I love festivals.
I love the food. I love the dance. I love meeting the friendly people.
From eating homemade Kefta and dolmas with a thousand other attendees at the annual Mediterranean fest to spicy green papaya with a couple of hundred folks hanging at the appropriately named Festival Beach for the Thai fest to just over two dozen friendly folks who covered several picnic tables with crock pots of meat and rice at the Colombian Festival.
The biggest problem I have is finding these things to begin with. I reckon we need a thread to help us out. If you hear of a festival going on around Austin or nearby, please post info here.
I'll get you started with "Taste of Greece" happening this weekend. A free festival featuring "Greek music, Bazaar, traditional dancing, authentic Greek food and delicious pastries", see http://austinahepa.org/events.html or http://transfiguration.org/ for details. I'm not sure if this is going to be a dozen people or hundreds - you seldom know at these things, but it could be fun.
Anyone else - where are the other hidden fests in our town?