Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fairmount Elementary FiestaVal

Saturday, May 8th from Noon – 4pm
Location: Fairmount Elementary, 65 Chenery St., SF, CA 94131

You are all invited to FiestaVal, a fabulous Fairmount Community Event. Every year, Fairmount Elementary hosts an outdoor festival, silent auction and live auction. The entire San Francisco community is invited to enjoy and share in this annual celebration.

FiestaVal’s food offerings will again be overseen by parent, local celebrity chef, and cookbook author, Tara Duggan. She has planned a sumptuous selection of Latin influenced food with pan con chumpe, a Salvadoran specialty as the main course. Reserved for celebrations, pan con chumpe is roasted marinated turkey served in a bolillo (roll) with garnishes and a secret sauce that is never the same from cook to cook. Come hungry because there'll be lots more such as chicken mole and cochinita pibil (Yucatecan pork), as well as vegetarian options. Tara’s cooking will not disappoint!

This year, several local musical acts will be performing. Come out and see Los Bomberas de Bahia, Peein’ in the Dark, Gen 11, the Fairmount 5, and our own Fairmount Elementary School Choir!

For the kids, FiestaVal offers a host of rides and carnival themed events including jumpy houses, clowns, face-painting, and the YMCA Bike Rodeo. Best of all, the FiestaVal silent auction is Open to the Public. Come and bid on a great variety of gift cards, wine and food baskets, Giants and A’s Tix, kids camps and lessons, lunches with San Francisco Supervisors, stays at beautiful hotels and vacation get-a-ways, massages, art classes, babysitting, a set DisneyLand Park Hopper tix, and so much more. Check out the lists of available items and services ahead of time, and come prepared to bid:

Link to the Intangibles (certificates and coupons, tickets)

Link to the Tangibles

Link to the Fabulous Fairmount Services

If you can’t make the live auction, this year, the Fairmount auction is venturing into the electronic medium. We will have On-line Bidding for a few select items at

You can also submit an absentee bid for any of the items listed via e-mail to Provide your contact info, cc#, highest bid, and bid increments by 5 p.m. Friday, May 7th.

Auction items can be paid for by cash, check, Visa, MC, Amex, & PayPal.

FiestaVal Schedule
12:00 – 12:15 Performance: FAIRMOUNT CHOIR
12:30 – 1:15 Performance: LAS BOMBERAS DE BAHIA
1:15 – 1:30 Performance: FAIRMOUNT 5
1:45 – 2:30 Performance: PEEIN’ IN THE DARK
3:30 – 4:15 Performance: GEN 11


  1. The online auction is very limited but there are two interesting political offers that still have no bids. Lunch with District 9 Supervisor, David Campos (starting at $100) and lunch and a tour of City Hall Rotunda with District 8's Bevan Dufty (also starts at $100).

    Anyone with a political issue to raise or someone who works for an organization that have been trying to get some time with these men (one the potential future Mayor of our city!) may find these offerings an excellent deal and for a good cause.

    You can bid online - the auction closes on Friday night. If the minimum bid is not reached by then the items will be offered during the silent auction on Saturday.

  2. The Fiestaval was great fun and my kids had a ball. Thanks so much! Except for the goldfish. Ah, hello Mr Goldfish...