How does it work?
Porchfest is much more an afternoon of coordinated 45-minute Porch/yard performances than it is a conventional festival. Everyone who organized this are volunteers. Our oversight gets delegated to our volunteering neighbors and guest who then work with performers to make the performance happen. Volunteers are here to help, but we love the organic nature of the event. People working with people with a common goal of a laid-back, fun and easygoing day.
For attendees, you are responsible for their own behavior and welfare when moving from yard to yard. Wander around, keep yourself safe, and watch out for others. Pretty simple.
Want to host a performer? Register here Got a Porch?
Are you a performer? Register here Are You A Performer?
Want to park a food truck? For more information
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Why no more than two sets per porch?
It's simple! Shorter timeframes allow you the opportunity to take in multiple smaller performances through the afternoon.
Do the musicians get paid?
No, no organizers, volunteers, performers or porch hosts are paid by Fulton Porchfest.
That's exactly what keeps it cool. It's people hosting and performing for the community. There are many who make this day possible. Thank a volunteer when you see them!
Should I drive?
We're easy to find, up by Voorhees Park, Please look for homes with the signs in front of them. They are homes where there are performers. We ask you not to park in front of homes with performers. Please find alternative options in the neighborhood.
Rather than driving, consider walking, biking, roller skating or piggyback rides.
If there are Shared Streets
Street Access is open and unrestricted for everyone throughout the event and all those using streets and sidewalks remain responsible for their own welfare, actions, and impacts on others, just as they would at any other time.
We are committed to the sharing of public space and making the effort to accommodate one another. Drivers, be aware of pedestrians, bikes, potential spill-over, and children darting around. Festival goers, be aware of your surroundings, especially when in the street.
Be cool all y'all. There's plenty of room for all. Relax and enjoy, everyone!
Is Porchfest accessible for those with disabilities?
Absolutely. We prioritize walking and rolling (including wheelchairs) over motor vehicles in most areas of the event.
Wicked Important: Porchfest is not a festival and does not have a contained and managed festival area. That means there are no alcohol sales. When in public, you're liable for your own behavior and subject to all existing ordinances regarding alcohol consumption and public disruption. So be cool.
What to Bring
Not much, if anything, sunscreen, camp chairs or a blanket if you plan on sitting down for a while. And if spanning the 'hood or catching the most performers possible is your goal, a bike's a great way to get around. Don't forget your instrument for the Drum circle around 4:00pm
Rules for pets — including leash laws, owner liability, and waste pick-up — are the same as they'd be on any public street at any other time. Homeowners may have different preferences as it relates to pets on their property. So just be aware of and sensitive to and respective of that and everyone, man and beast, should get along fine.
- Please be respectful of people’s private property. We wanna be invited back.
- Please say hello and thanks to members of the Fulton Police and Fire Departments, who will be out and about during Porchfest as part of their Community Policing efforts. We thank them for their support of Fulton Porchfest!
That said, we hope to generate one heckuva crowd! Musicians are free to put out a tip jar or sell their music and merch, artists and crafters set up yard-shops, and enterprising neighbors and do-good nonprofits help make refreshments available. If it's legal, have at it.
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