Every year Austin hosts an art festival, the Pecan Street Festival on 6th Street, which is held on the first weekend of May and the last weekend of September. When I first heard about it, I thought it was a pecan nut festival, but it turns out the name Pecan is really the original name for 6th Street.
We thought it a good idea to check out the local festivity, so we put on our walking shoes and walked on over from Lady Bird Lake Trail.
At the start of the strip on 6th and Brazos Street, the Austin Boxer Rescue, a non-profit organization that rescues stray and abused dogs was there with dogs to be adopted. We hung out with these cuties and made some donations to help out the cause before venturing down the street.
After perusing the different vendors, we then made a stop to feed the animals. The friendly goats were hungry, and one particular guy was so excited I had food, he jumped on me every time before I had the chance to pour some feed.
The giant tortoise was entertaining, as he plowed his way through the crowd aimlessly as if he owned the pen. His hard shield was quite something. He couldn’t hold still for even one second when I tried petting him.
People go there for the art, food or music. We went as curious tourists, to people watch and play with the animals. It was also just nice to be out in the sun, while getting in some walking.