The event starts at 10am, but we will plan on leaving Chandler at 9:15am so we can be there for opening. This is a very populolar event and gets crowded. Maybe, we could plan on carpooling from Nordstom's parking lot at the Chandler Mall. The Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills is normally a busy thoroughfare for local residents. Each November, however, it is closed to vehicular traffic, and becomes transformed into the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts, one of the largest arts and crafts events in the Valley of the Sun. With between 400 and 500 booths, you can find original works of art in every price range, hand crafted clothing and hats, knick knacks, local food items and more.