Friday, September 19, 2014

The Back Woods Fest (I know another adventure so soon)

I know,  I said I would show you what I bought at the Country Living Fair.  I will,  I promise.  Trust me I wasn't a big spender.
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. 
This was funny.  An umbrella with a tutu and witches legs hanging out.  Strange but different.

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.


vivian said...

Busy girl! You sure get around. So whats on your agenda foor this weekkend? Maybe you'll get an offer on your house. Fingers crossed! Happy weekend!

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the rag dolls! I'm looking forward to Fall Festivals. Love this time of year!

Anonymous said...

I've never been to a fair like this and would love to see the artisans in action!!Hope your belly is OK!!!

NanaDiana said...

How disappointing, Debby, to go all that way and then have to suffer crowds and "ordinary" crafts. It is hard to go to those smaller affairs after you have been to some really GOOD big ones.

Praying your house sells, Debby, and hope you are feeling well. xo Diana

Kimberly said...

sorry it was a disappointment but you did get a lot of exercise in with all your walking! Have a great weekend!

Julia said...

I've never herd of a Back Wood Fest and at least now you know what's it's all about.

Best of luck with house showing.
Have a great weeked.

Susie said...

Debby, I have gone to festivals and come home empty handed many times. I did love the dolls and houses. At least you were with a friend. xoxo,Susie

Carla from The River said...

I like the little houses. They are fun.
Have a great weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little Annie dolls are very sweet! Not as cute as Pat's though...I agree! But I love them all! Lots of cute things. I hope you got something special for yourself! Hugs!

Poppy said...

Hi Debby,

Gotta say, those dolls are adorable! You are such an adventurer, trekking to and supporting such gatherings of artists and craftspeople!


At Home in English Valley said...

I haven't visited for a are the busiest lady, having so much fun. Someday we'll shop the Country Living Fair together my friend. Until then, take care...someone will fine your cozy cottage perfect. Love, Penny

PatC - All is Bright said...

Debby, Debby, Debby!

You are so sweet! Those dolls are cute, but thank you for your sweet compliment. And I have to agree - you are such a busy lady going on so many adventures. You are just enjoying life! Good on you. Meanwhile, take care!

Sweet hugs,

Edna B said...

I love the dolls and the little houses. I'm with you though, I don't like huge crowds. It was okay when I was younger, but no so much now.

Good luck with the showings. I hope someone makes an offer soon. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.