Also known as Eeyore’s Birthday Party. Not that the name makes any more sense, but this year was the 50th annual celebration. Oh Austin. You can google the actual event and read the history.Eeyores-birthday-2013-4

I tried to mostly stay away from just taking pictures of wacky people, so I focused on wacky animals and their people instead. And Abbie’s very popular painted belly.

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Snake #1 - Burmese python

Snake #2

When you literally have to go see a man about a horse.

Best body and body painting spotted at the festival

Ok. So I took a few pictures of just wacky people.

Eeyore!

Hamming it up

This guy didn't fare so well.

Don't bring your cat to the festival.

The sugar glider was not actually the cutest pet there, but it was a close second.

The best serious costume

I respect the group and their (short) protest, but we had to move because of the declining air quality.

I think she went with Robin Hood.

Artsy black and white is the only way this looks good.

I think I was overall glad to not be drinking at this event. There are many ways to experience Eeyore’s Birthday, and I found it very interesting as a sober person. Times sure change. I have to accept that I’m just not as hip as I think I am, or was.