A chance of rain didn’t deter thousands from descending Saturday on Pease Park for the 50th renewal of Eeyore’s Birthday Party, which over the years has become an only-in-Austin institution.
The smell of roasted turkey mingled with the earthy aroma of incense, and tie-dyed hippies rubbed shoulders with half-dressed fairies, mermaids and Renaissance lords. The ancient beat of drums attracted both fresh-faced youngsters and gray-headed elders. Children stared wide-eyed at paint-covered and costumed grown-ups, everyone enchanted by the whimsical revelry.
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