Noose You Can Use!
At the 2015 O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships, the COMPETITION WILL BE IN TENTS. Although we initially supposed tents would serve to protect the audience from shady characters, the Austin weather forecast is now for 60% rain on Saturday. So we can actually justify the erection of this 40 x 80 foot circus tent over our stage and audience area this year. We don’t want a repeat of 2009 when we were unexpectedly “reigned” into the Hilton Hotel.
The O.Henry Museum and Austin Parks and Recreation Department have spared no expense to ensure the audience will be sitting pretty in dry and cool comfort as we pummel you with puns on Saturday, May 9th. Kudos to PARD for taking our brand of foolishness so seriously and enrolling us in their “wetness protection program.” Want to rent your own tent? Visit Adam’s Canopy.
It’s A Chair-ity Event
We also are going to have lots of folding chairs to sit in this year instead of bleacher seating. Of course, we encourage you to bring blankets and spread out on the grass. Bring umbrellas too.
We also have three food trucks who will donate a portion of their sales to Brush Square Museums, so bring on your hunger games. In addition, the Brush Square Museum Foundation volunteers will sell bottles of ice-cold water. Remember, City park rules forbid open alcohol containers. This year’s food vendors include: