More Than Just Music

A guide to the best of Fun Fun Fun Fest: Music is just the beginning

A guide to the best of Fun Fun Fun Fest: Music is just the beginning

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 3 Luden's Sign
There's more than just music at Fun Fun Fun Fest.  Photo by Shelley Neuman
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 2 Wrestling
Wrestling is just one of the many entertainment alternatives at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 2 Volcom BMX
The Volcom Super Collider returns with more big-name skaters and BMX riders. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 3 Judy W. Anthony King Ping Pong
Keep an eye out for backyard games and other fun activities around the fest. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 3 Luden's Sign
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 2 Wrestling
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 2 Volcom BMX
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 Day 3 Judy W. Anthony King Ping Pong

There's a lot more to Fun Fun Fun Fest than just the tunes. Although the homegrown festival is best known for bringing in big names like Wu-Tang Clan, Jane's Addiction, and now Lauryn Hill, the three-day affair at Auditorium Shores is chock-full of non-musical entertainment.

To ensure you make the most of your FFF pass, here's a guide to the best of the fest — that isn't music.

Laugh
The blue, black, and orange stages may get the most attention at Fun Fun Fun, but the yellow stage is the fastest growing facet to the festival. The smaller, more intimate viewing area will showcase amazing comedians like Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Kurt Braunohler, and Eric André.

Learn
Speaking of the yellow stage, there will be quite a bit of programming that's educational — if you count booty dancing as educational (which we do). Our favorites include a "twerkshop" with Big Freedia, a special lecture from Andrew W.K., the Science of Hip Hop talk with GZA, and a mind-blowing appearance from actual NASA scientist Dr. Scott Bolton.

Watch
The Volcom Super Collider is returning to FFF Fest for the second year in a row. This "super ramp" will play host to top talent from the skateboarding and BMX worlds, including Ryan Sheckler, Chase Hawk, Aaron Ross, and Grant Taylor. Even if you're not a fan of extreme sports, this massive aerial display is worth a visit during the weekend.

Cringe
The wrestling ring at FFF Fest is not for the faint of heart. With a lineup of local wrestling leagues, including the always intense Anarchy Championship Wrestling, you're sure to be entertained ... as long as you don't pass out at the sight of blood.

Play
FFF Fest has a habit of peppering the festival grounds with fun backyard games. If you need a break between sets, keep your eye out for pingpong or cornhole, which are usually near the food area.

Shop
Aching for some new festival duds? You can snag T-shirts, vintage clothing, artwork, jewelry, and more at the fest. Prototype Vintage, Strut, Blue Lux, Soul Rebel Vintage, Bella & Chloe, Gear From Last Night, and Austin Facial Hair Club will be onsite with their wares. In addition to the usual festival swag, you can also snag band posters at Flatstock.

Follow
Don't forget to track the migration of the famous taco cannon for your chance to catch a flying tortilla bundle. The festival schedule includes taco cannon appearances, but you can also follow the delicious weapon via the official FFF Fest app. This year is a tasty one, because the tacos will be supplied by El Chilito.