Free this weekend? Check out these three pin-related happenings in three different cities. All featured events include at least one pin vendor.
Little Expo of Horrors
San Francisco, California
About: Patches and Pins Expo presents a Halloween-themed event this weekend in San Francisco.
When: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158
Details: Event is free for general admission, guests just need to order a ticket through Eventbrite. VIP access is $35 and All Access is $70. All ages are welcome. The first 200 attendees receive a free pin. Street food will be for sale on site.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Nostalgia Vault, Geeky and Kinky Pins, King Pins, Move In Silence, Little Shop of Pins, Blank Slate Design, Midnight Dogs, Grandeur Division, PSA Press, Good Dope Supply Co., Nothing Pins, 77th Pinfantry, Nerd Pins, Storm Cloud Press, Alma Irene Art, Adorkable Pins, Mi Vida Boutique, Pin Lounge, The Pinskis, Evil Pin Club, Ever Good Merch, Flower Chainz Collective, Bakelike Press, Bolla Kills, Pugnacious Pins, Babe Pins, and King Pins.
Fort Worth, Texas
About: Artsgoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. The event is hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth.
When: Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m.
Where: 1201 Alston Avenue (Magnolia Village) or at more than 25+ venues in South Main Village
Fort Worth , Texas 76104
Location #1 – Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue
Location #2 – Indoor art shows, live music and performances at over 25 venues across South Main Village
The event takes place along the one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue.
(The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks.)
Details: This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ people. It includes 983 artists and 50 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. Guests can ride the free ArtsGoggle trolley, which visits 40+ venues. Free parking at Broadway and Baptist Church.
More information is available at the Near Southside Inc. website.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Stephanie Son
The Great Punk-Pin Show
Mission Hills, California
About: Mission Hills Fall Festival
When: 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Where: Mission Hills Christian Church, 14941 Devonshire Street, Los Angeles, CA 91345
Details: There will be live punk music, local artists, and pin vendors from around southern California. There will be a screening of the Halloween animated classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There will be tacos for purchase and free popcorn for the movies. Costumes are encouraged. The first 50 attendees will receive a free pin.