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Marfa Lights Festival on tap for Labor Day weekend

May 31st, 2012 under Community

MARFA – The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the annual Marfa Lights Festival will take place on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 through September 2nd around the historic Presidio County Courthouse. The festival will begin at 5 PM on Friday when food and craft vendors open their booths for business. The fun continues Saturday morning with a parade down Highland Avenue. On Sunday, the vendors and entertainment will continue from noon until 5 PM.

The Marfa Chamber of Commerce is seeking local crafts people, eateries, entertainers and parade lovers to participate in this year’s festival to make it a true Marfa-style event showcasing Marfa talent.  Discounts are available to MARFA-based vendors.

Tee-shirt Design: We are looking for creative tee-shirt ideas for the Marfa Lights Festival through our Tee-Shirt Design Contest. Send submissions to with the subject line “design contest” or bring your submission to the Marfa Chamber of Commerce office at 207 N Highland Ave. during office hours (Tue- Sat, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM). Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2012.

Vendors: 12’x12’ Vendor Booth spaces at this year’s festival are open to retail vendors and artisans selling handcrafted items and food. Additionally, we are very interested in providing more family/child oriented activities. Vendor Applications are available at  The deadline for vendor applications is July 31, 2012.

Entertainment: The festival’s free outdoor entertainment series will begin on Friday night.  Throughout the weekend there will be music, dancing and other performances. If you are an entertainer, and you’re interested in showcasing your talent at this year’s Marfa Lights Festival, call the Marfa Chamber office at 432.729.4942.

For more information on any aspect of the Marfa Lights Festival, call 432.729.4942, email or come by the Chamber offices on North Highland Avenue during office hours. We look forward to celebrating again with you this year!

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