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Big hairdos and even bigger donations top Austin's annual Big Hair Country Fair

Big hairdos and big donations at Austin's annual Big Hair Country Fair

Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Kendall McMinn, Lindsay Warnock, and Yvette Farrell. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Creative Action board member Jim McDermott. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Event performance artists.  Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Teen performers from Creative Action's Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Autumn Rich, David Nowlan, and Michelle Alldredge. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
The evening was filled with games, performances, and more. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Event chair and Creative Action board member Carly Christopher with event auctioneer Logan Thomas. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Ritual Salon gave guests big hair makeovers. Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Creative Action students performing "Seize the Day." Courtesy photo
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018
Big Hair Country Fair 2018

What: Big Hair Country Fair

Where: Fair Market

The lowdown: On Saturday, February 24, arts nonprofit Creative Action hosted Big Hair Country Fair, its eighth annual "anti-gala." Attendees at the Fair Market soiree were treated to an evening of over-the-top hairdos, carnival games, special student performances, and more.

Hosted by Carly Christopher, guests were treated to cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka and Austin Eastciders, as well has complimentary hairdos courtesy of Ritual Salon. (After all, you know what they say about the higher the hair ....)

Among the evening's highlights was a performance from Creative Action’s Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble who performed an original song entitled, "My Voice." 

In all, the evening's ticket sales and donations totaled more than $385,000, which goes directly towards funding Creative Action's interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies, and community-based arts programs in Central Texas.

Who: Carly Christoper, David Masters, Shelly Masters, Laura Logan, Tony Logan, Vanessa Miller, Skeeter Miller, Kendall McMinn, Lindsay Warnock, Yvette Farrell, and Jim McDermott.