Monday, September 29, 2014

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Weekending: Strange Folk Festival

This weekend was my fourth visit to the annual Strange Folk Festival in Illinois. It has been my favorite craft fair ever since I first visited! It's a great place to eat "strange" food (I had b.b.q. pork bao, and a friend had blue cheese bread pudding), buy awesome gifts, meet "strange" and wonderful people, see magical sights, and enjoy a festive atmosphere. There is a scavenger hunt, craft area, and play area for children.

I also volunteered at the information booth this year, which was a blast! Here is a tiny peek at some of the beauty found here. Most of the pictures were taken in the late afternoon, since I was having such a good time that I forgot to take pictures until the very end. Can't wait until next year!

Huge metal flower sculptures.
Embroidered notebooks and ornaments and cards.
So much incredible hand-made jewelry. 
The cutest baby clothes.
It was her birthday! I loved her hair. She sold delicious ice cream!
Crazy instruments.
I adore this artwork, so I'm putting it on my Christmas wish list!
She writes a fashion blog, which didn't surprise me because her outfit was so cute.
Hand-made decorations are everywhere.
Part of the children's play area.
Even the food vendors added a touch of whimsy.
Interesting scenes everywhere you look.
She sold vintage clothes and told me that she would accept "gold coins, or art" for payment.
Autumn is here!
A sweet lady gave me a bag full of these pins, for free!
I bought a few postcards!
It's the best.


V. Nino said...

Now THIS is something I would love to attend! =D

RaChil Luke said...

This looks like it was a blast Lyssa! I wish they had events like that in my area :)

Thanks for your interest in Venture, he'd love to come visit and you could be up next if you'd like! Email me at and I'll give you the details