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Inside the Fest: Not to miss food, art and vendors at Fun Fun Fun

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Fun Fun Fun Fest is back again, taking over Auditorium Shores for the weekend, transforming an outdoor cityscape into a three-day hub for metal, indie and rap reunions.

Aside from music and general oddities (Veggie hot dog eating contest!), Fun Fun Fun Fest is a chance to explore some of Austin's finest offerings in the form of food, art and local organizations.

While you're at the Shores, take a break from the music to dive into the rest of what the fest has to offer.

Fun Fun Fun Food

This year's festival food includes an extended menu with additions like Whole Foods Market and express Indian food trailer, NaanStop. But don't fret: Your FFF foodie favorites have stuck it out. Beloved purveyor of hot dogs (and cold beers), Frank, is back again to meet your artisan dog needs.

Also on this year's menu is barbecue from new(ish) North Lamar haunt, Styles Switch BBQ. Any way you dice it, there's plenty to keep you fueled throughout the fun.

Poster Art and Merch

If you find a lull in your preferred festival lineup (and that will be difficult), take a few minutes to dig into the API poster show. With work from the talented folks who turn music into art, the show features some of Austin's most loved poster artists, as well as exhibits from artists beyond the Texas border.

You can also make any necessary stage-specific wardrobe changes while sifting through retail vendors on site. San Francisco-based Chrome Bags is on hand with their iconic commuter bags, along with local favorites like Buffalo Exchange and Prototype Vintage.

Non-Profits

Fun Fun Fun Fest brings more to the landscape than just hip bands and underground artists. The festival also incorporates the local non-profits that keep Austin's music legacy alive. AMP (Austin Music People), HAAM, the SIMS Foundation and the Gram Parsons Foundation are all on hand at Auditorium Shores to spread the good word of how we can keep Austin's music culture growing.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest takes place at Auditorium Shores through Sunday, Nov. 4.

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