The organizers announced a date change for next year’s Folsom Street Fair, marking the first time since 1992 that the event will not take place on the last weekend in September. In 2012, the fair will be pushed up one week from its regular date to Sunday, September 23 in order to avoid a scheduling conflict with Oracle Open World.
“The decision to move the fair date was not taken lightly,” according to Demetri Moshoyannis, Executive Director of Folsom Street Events. “We were told only weeks after this year’s fair that nearly the entire inventory of hotel rooms for the City had been sold out for the last weekend of September.”
Folsom Street Events and Oracle are attempting to avoid future conflicts. “We have been given the Open World dates for 2013 and 2015. So far, there are no additional future problems. Once we confirm their 2014 dates, we want to confirm our dates for the next three years,” says Jacob Richards, Board President. He adds, “We hope to get our message of the date change out to our community both quickly and broadly so that any necessary travel changes can be made soon. We truly regret any inconvenience this change may cause.”