A good friend of mine went with me to the Back Woods Fest today. I haven't been there for awhile. They have all kinds of good old fashion food and lots of outdoor booths. We didn't buy one thing. It took 2 hours to get there by car. It should have only been 30 minutes but traffic was so backed up. I have never seen such a line. We had to walk and walk to get in. We walked the whole lot and just didn't see anything that we thought we should buy. Lots of wooden Halloween things. I mean lots. No vintage like things like last week. I saw a cute bear and owl out of wood that were for outside but I won't need those when we finally move. (No offers but a couple of showings) I saw the cute stone houses like the one I have. I think it was the same person that I bought mine from. I haven't been able to find them since. Prices were reasonable. I have seen similar for tons of money. I did see these miniature paper houses that were on a chain as a charm. Those were cute but I didn't price them. When it came to eating, good golly there were lines 50 people deep. We went to one line that was almost empty It was a "meatless" stand. After many questions about what they had, I ordered something I thought was gluten free. They had fried eggplant, salads in flour tortillas, every thing was dipped in batter. I ordered sliced tomatoes and mozzarella. So it comes out they were fried tomatoes with the cheese in between. I don't even like tomatoes raw. Oh my gosh it was delicious. Like little sandwiches, we'll see if my belly survives. I had the same problem last week. The only thing I could have were the French fries. I guess I will have to pack snacks the next time. It's hard being gluten free.
I don't know why Dorothy and the Tin Man were there. They looked a bit out of place. But here are the pictures I took. Except for the one of me. My friend told me to stand by Dorothy to get a picture for my blog. So, will I go back next year. Nope. Glad I went and had a great time just being with my friend. But I guess I am just spoiled by the other events I go to.
Okay the tin man is okay, but Dorothy???/ She had red high heels on. She's also very tall.
I told you it was crowded.
I think the last time I went here I bought one of these dolls. They are so cute but not nearly as nice as the ones Pat C. of All is Bright makes.
Here are the houses. I can't remember what they call the stone/cement mixture (hypertula, something like that) they make them with Now these all had colors on the doors and I like them better without the colors.
A true artist at work. There is old fashioned entertainment and some dress pioneer style. I know some go just for the food and the entertainment. I saw so many people with arm loads of the wooden scarecrows and other big outdoor items so I guess some really liked what they had.
For that long wait, we could have driven to the Springfield Vintage Market place, it's going on this week-end too.
But all in all, the company of my sweet friend was enough enjoyment for me.
Have a nice week-end.