Thursday, October 18, 2012

What is better than a Fall Festival?

How about TWO Fall festivals!

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We made it to one of the most awesome Fall Festivals I have ever been to in Waynesville, NC this past weekend.

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It was advertised as ‘one of the finest juried Arts show in the region’ and we weren’t disappointed! The quality of the items was amazing!

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And the crowd was HUGE!

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There were thousands of people there…most of them in stylish Fall outfits.

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(I always dress for comfort…heehee)

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Great music, yummy BBQ and friendly people.

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We had such FUN!

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And then we drove a few miles away to enjoy a smaller festival in Canton, NC.

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I was impressed with the revived downtown area and beautiful buildings.

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Fall is in the air and the weather for our day of Festivals was perfect!

I bought just a few special items to enjoy…

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local pottery by Jeff Hamilton, Greenbrier Pottery

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and handmade leather bags by Lyn Lyndall.

Do you love spending a day like this?

Have you been to a Fall festival yet?

29 comments:

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Fall festivals are the best! It sure does look like you had a wonderful time. Oh how I love North Carolina.

ImSoVintage said...

I love going to fall festivals. I would definitely be there in my jeans and sneakers. I, too am just too stylish. :)

Hugs,
Laura

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Fall Festivals....so much fun!! This is the first year I haven't been slammed and I have been able to attend a few. These two look like a great time! I am loving that giant smoker made from a propane tank. How cool!

Barbara F. said...

I love fall festivals and will be going to a couple soon. I always dress for comfort when it is an outdoor event. xo

Kim K. said...

We've had so much rain lately. I would love to enjoy an outdoor fall festival. What a splendid day you had.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Oh that looks like fun! I'm heading to Maggie Valley next week and I can't wait!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Fall festivals and pumpkin patches and all the fun things this time of year. Missing most this year but next year hope to do some fun things with my Grand!
hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Our Farmer's Markets are like having a festival every weekend, but other than that, I haven't been to one. I love the photos of your day and seeing all the artisans...and food! Must get to baking:-D

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Wish we had more in So. Florida, but it's never the same as further north. I can almost feel the weather. What a perfect day.
Marcia

cucki said...

so beautiful..looks like a fun day xxx

Cheapchick said...

Wow, sounds like a great day. Is that pottery Raku? I love it

The Boston Lady said...

It looks like the perfect way to celebrate the fall weather in NC! It is just beautiful there in the fall - enjoy! Ann

Trace4J said...

I love Fall festivals.
Looks like a wonderful time and yummy food.
Hugs
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah yes, Diane, that looks like a super way to spend a fall day. And you live in such a beautiful part of the country!

Icy BC said...

whoa..what a fun event, and looks like the weather was great also!

Kat Griffin said...

I'm so jealous ! that looks like a great way to spend a nice fall weekend. !I love your header photo ! did you take that one? it is wonderful. Love the vase and leather pouches
you lucky duck

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You had the perfect weather to stroll the outdoor festivals. I think that makes for a fun day!

Cameron said...

When the weather is nice like that....I can't think of a better way to spend the day! I could go to a Festival every weekend!

It's been too hot here to enjoy a day of walking....but, there is an indoor craft show coming up....looking forward to that!

Your vase and pouches are wonderful :)

Della said...

Neat things to see, beautiful weather, AND bbq! That sounds like a great day to me. I hope our local Fall Festivals are just as crowded. You found some really nice items Diane!

Elizabeth said...

I love fall festivals and I love Waynesville N.C. Thanks for sharing!

DearHelenHartman said...

I LOVE fall festivals in the south - it's perfect weather, good food, so much fun!

It's Just Dottie said...

I used to sell at craft shows. I made potpourri and sold dried flowers.
I alway loved shopping there also.
Smiles, Dottie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day.

Vee said...

Only with you! Very nice and absolutely gorgeous autumn color! Love the header. You always look as cute as a button and stylish to me.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

No..I have not..but now I am inspired to at least drive out into our so called countryside and visit the orchards and pick some apples for a couple of pies. We call it Apple country...but the name of it is really "Oak Glen" and it's wonderful. Hope I remember my camera.
I loved your purchases!!
You always look adorable, Diane. Always! Your gorgeous smile says it all!
Hugs,
Mona

cynthia lee designs said...

Why yes...I have been to a Fall festival just this past weekend when I had my show in Waynesville, Ohio. I love to do shows and I love to shop at them too.
hugs,
Cindy

Abi K. said...

I can't wait to go to a Fall festival this year! This is my kind of blog, nothing like a local arts fair :)

how about following each other?

www.abi-asaturdaymorning.blogspot.com

Abi K :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

No fall here yet!! I am still waiting. I will be going to my first fall festival, the Fancy Flea is November 3 in Lakeland, Fl...Are you going?

Carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great day! Thanks for sharing.