Everfest stands in solidarity with the Black community and supports the fight for justice and equality. We will be donating the first month of each new vendor & artist subscription to the Austin Justice Coalition. We encourage you to join us and consider supporting the Austin Justice Coalition or the organization leading the ongoing movement for accountability and change in your community.
Turkey’s storied line of festivals dates back to the almost ancient years of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks love a good spectacle. Every year, they suit up camels in ornate cloth, set a pair into a ring and let them run wild on each other, brother. At Yağlı Güreş, men oil up and engage in testosterone fueled wrestling competitions for the alpha male status. They, like many of their Middle Eastern neighbors celebrate the Mevlana Festival with Whirling Dervishes. It’s an amazing sight. Men spin tightly for minutes as their unique attire flares into diameters of swirling circles.