Sunday, October 27th, 11 AM- 5 PM


Join us for the 5th annual UMLAUF Straw Fest!

Straw Fest is a free fall festival hosted by the UMLAUF every year on the final Sunday in October. Stop by to enjoy pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, a fall fashion show, and plenty of other fall activities for the whole family.


Lineup: (Timing and Schedule subject to change)


Activity Vendors:


Free Samples From:


Admission to Straw Fest is free. There will be both paid and free activities for you and your family to enjoy. 


Outside food & beverage (Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. There is a water fountain with a water bottle filling station on site)

Pets (with the exception of dogs participating in the Straw Fest Fashion Show)


Please note that parking options are limited in the area surrounding the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum. We encourage alternative methods of transportation to get to Straw Fest. Please see below for options.


Bike Parking

Everyone is encouraged to use pedal power — by far the easiest way to get to an event! Bike racks are located just inside the “Exit” gate of the UMLAUF parking lot located at 605 Azie Morton Rd. Bring your lock.


Find out about biking in Austin at the following link: 

For information about trails in Austin, visit:


Public Transportation

To plan your trip using Cap Metro, visit:



Attendees: Limited event parking is available at the Pecan Grove Picnic Area parking lot, located on Barton Springs Rd. to the west of the Barton Springs and Azie Morton intersection. Please see the the maps to the Pecan Grove Picnic Area parking lot.

ADA parking: Limited ADA parking spots are available in the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum parking lot, with entrance at 605 Azie Morton Rd.


Event vendor parking: Event vendor parking is available in the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum parking lot. If you are a vendor who has been approved to park in the lot, parking permission and instructions will be communicated to you prior to the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on 2019 Sponsorships, please email

Every activity will be underwritten so that each of the sponsorships will support the multiple free and low-cost public programs the UMLAUF offers year-round, including our groundbreaking Shaping Space art education program for disadvantaged youth. Through Shaping Space, the UMLAUF serves twenty-seven community sites to provide youth with carefully crafted art education programming, reaching over six-hundred middle school-aged children annually. Collaborating with the UMLAUF Straw Fest will be an opportunity for your business to drive brand awareness, inspire action, build loyalty, and grow lifetime value while showcasing community support.


Your Sponsorship will be recognized by 2000+ Straw Fest visitors, our social media followers, ad our email subscribers. You will gain additional exposure through our Facebook live stream along with coverage by our community media partners. Sponsorship of this event provides highly visible marketing opportunities with a substantial package of supporter benefits. Join us today!


$20,000 Presenting Sponsor

  • Exclusive recognition as "Presenting Sponsor of Straw Fest 2019"

  • Year-long color logo recognition in the footer of every UMLAUF webpage

  • Logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor

  • Table option on the terrace 

  • 50 activity tickets


$5,000 Activities

  • Austin's 2nd Annual Fall-Inspired Family and Pet Fashion Show

  • Petting Zoo​

  • Pumping Carving

  • Year-long color logo recognition in the footer of every UMLAUF webpage

  • Logo recognition as first-tier sponsor 

  • Table option

  • Logo recognition next to your sponsored Straw Fest activity

  • 30 activity tickets


$2,500 Activities Sponsor 

  • Photo Booth

  • Straw Pit

  • Face Painting

  • Name recognition as Straw Fest Sponsor

  • Logo recognition next to Straw Fest activity of your choosing

  • 20 activity tickets

$1,000 Activities Sponsor

  • Lawn Games

  • Balloon Twisting

  • Straw Pit

  • Face Painting

  • Craft Table

  • Screen Printing

  • Name recognition as Straw Fest sponsor

  • Logo recognition next to Straw Fest activity of your choosing

  • 15 activity tickets


InKind Sponsor and/or Raffle Donation​

  • Name recognition as Straw Fest sponsor

  • Benefits based on cash value of donation


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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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