Wire | 3rd Annual Phoestivus Market Promotes Local Holiday Shopping

December 5th, 2012

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Phoestivus will be returning once again for two fun Wednesday evenings of holiday cheer on December 5th and 12th from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm at 14 E. Pierce St. in Downtown Phoenix.  Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase unique hand-crafted gifts from 70+ local vendors.  The event will also feature the World’s Largest Phoestivus Pole, Feats of Strength, Airing of Grievances, holiday entertainment and much more.  Last year’s Phoestivus event saw over 2000 attendees!  Bring your friends and family to enjoy dinner from the food trucks and drinks at our Phoestivus beer garden, sponsored by Phoenix’s own Phoenix Ale Brewery.

Ken Clark, Phoestivus Market Founder says: “We have always believed that this time of the year calls for an open air festival, which supports local business and that everybody can enjoy. We are honored to have a seasonal brew from Phoenix Ale Brewery named after our event. Eat your heart out, Adolph Coors!”

Proceeds will benefit the Phoenix Public Market, a program of Community Food Connections, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  “Community Food Connections sees this as a great opportunity to solidify the important role that we play in the community, as a meeting place, a place to shop for healthy foods and a place to generate new business for downtown. We are happy to play a part in Phoestivus for the third year in a row”, said Dan Klocke, Community Food Connections board member.

Event sponsors include: 180 Degree Automotive , CenPho.com , Core Crossfit , The Crescent Ballroom , Downtown Phoenix Partnership , Downtown Voices Coalition , FM Solutions , Local First Arizona ,Phoenix New Times , Oasis on Grand , REALTOR Ken Clark  and Yelp.

For more information on Phoestivus, visit: http://www.phoestivus.com or the event page on Facebook.

About Get Your PHX: Get Your PHX was started in Jan 2009 by long-time Phoenix activist and realtor, Ken Clark. With the help of a well-connected steering committee, Get Your PHX monthly gatherings have grown to become a regular event, averaging close to 100 community leaders, business owners and friends of Central Phoenix.  The goal of Get Your PHX is to show up, en masse, to support those who pioneer new restaurants, stores, bars and event spaces to provide them a boost as they put their sweat, tears and wealth on the line to make life great downtown.  http://www.GetYourPHX.com

About Community Food Connections: Community Food Connections (CFC) exists to support small businesses and local farmers while simultaneously creating community around healthy food.  As a program of Community Food Connections, a 501c3 non-profit organization, the Phoenix Public Market consists of the Open-Air Markets on Wednesday nights (4-8 pm) and Saturday mornings (8 am to 1 pm), and Food Truck Fridays (11 am to 1:30 pm).  The Market’s goals are to: Increase access to fresh, healthy food in an underserved area, help micro-businesses get started and build their capacity, create jobs and family self-sufficiency, help farmers stay on the land and to create a vibrant gathering place in the heart of our community.  http://foodconnect.org