Since 1939, features a family festival with live bands, 350 arts and craft exhibitors, children's carnival, games, home and garden show, spring boat and automotive show and international food and beverage gardens. Stroll along 11 blocks and shop at vendors with high quality merchandise from top of the line photography and art to home goods and even children's toys and clothing. Visit local commercial business booths or contribute to a non-profit organization. After all that walking, you're bound to be hungry so let the BIG Hat Days food vendors take care of that appetite. If you're looking for some delicious snack type food, stop at the kettle corn, shaved ice or chocolate covered fruit or hot pretzel trailers along Pollasky Ave. If barbeque, Mexican food, corn dogs or shrimp filled artichokes are your forte, go to the Bullard Food Court. Takes place along Pollasky Avenue Between 3th Street and 8th Street.