Monday, September 1, 2014

North Carolina Apple Festival!

It was a beautiful weekend for the Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC! More about it HERE !

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I thought the tents and booths were set up much better this year, giving everyone room to browse and shop.

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It’s always crowded but I went Friday morning and it was perfect! Temps in the 70s with a breeze and a gorgeous clear sky.

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(police on patrol, mountains in background)

A quote from their website, “The North Carolina Apple Festival is considered one of the finest street fairs in the southeastern part of the United States. Our attendance averages over 250,000 people each year.”

It’s always fun to see people I’ve bought from over the years. There are so many talented artists and craftsmen here.

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Things I wanted but didn’t buy, included these bird houses…

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Beautiful art…

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Lavender from a farm nearby…

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APPLES ( already have some Henderson county apples in my kitchen)

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or a new car! hahaha!

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But I did meet this sweet lady and bought a new Fall bag. (yes, I remember that I make bags but I couldn’t resist one of these well made and reasonably priced bags and I NEEDED it !)

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I’m joining Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday.

FUN FUN FUN!

I love Festivals, don’t you?

32 comments:

Crafy Lady said...

Thank you for letting us go with you to the Festival. Enjoyed seeing this.
Barbara-onecraftylady08

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a wonderful festival ! We always need 1 more bag !

ann said...

The festival brings back sweet memories of my mom in law who had did the craft show ciruct all summer and into fall. She worked so hard to make the little bit of extra income and it was so much fun to go see what all of other artists and crafters made. The Apple Festival looks like a dandy. I don't blame you for buying a fall bag. Its fun to have someone else's handywork once in a while. I would have had a hard time resisisting a bird house and apple cider.

NanaDiana said...

Hi Diane- Wow-that is quite a festival! And what a setting!!! Glad you were able to get to the mountains for a bit. xo Diana

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Can't ever have too many handbags, can we? I love apple festivals and that one looks like a lot of fun. xo Laura

Diane Writes said...

Namemate! I wouldn't mind the crowd. I want to be here seriously!! I'm sure I will end up penniless after the event. Hahaha

Donna said...

I love down-home festivals like that!

cucki said...

looks like a lovely festival..
big hugs x

Montanagirl said...

It looks like a "fabulous" festival - and what a beautiful day!!

My name is Riet said...

Indeed we always need a new bag, LOL. I love them and have a lot:))
I also love the birdhouses, so cute. I also love festivals.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a fun festival to browse through. I'm sure you will enjoy using that new bag. I'm a bag lady too :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I do love festivals and I haven't been to one in a long time. I'm hoping to get to the mountains this fall!
hugs,
Linda

Kathy said...

It looks like a perfect way to spend a morning!!

Becca said...

Looks like my kind of shopping day! Love your new bag too. :-)

Arlene Grimm said...

I have been MIA as we had no internet connection for two days. Thanks to the ATT men who work on Labor Day for putting us back online.

Oh, your pictures make me long for the mountains Diane. Ellijay Georgia near my home town, of Chatsworth is known for its Apple Festival.

Blackberry Lane said...

The weather looks delightful and I love apples. So happy you found the purse to remind you of your fun day at the festival.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Yes love them too! And your post was fun, and of course you needed the bag! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a fun festival, Diane! Glad you got yourself the new bag. I am visiting from Judith's party and your mosaics are lovely. I have never seen a hummingbird moth before. How unique it is! Happy Labour Day and enjoy your first week of September.

Blessings,
Sandi

Barbara F. said...

Weather looks perfect, Diane. A fun day.

Mimi said...

Oh, it looks like such fun! I love the different festivals that towns put on throughout the summer and fall. I would have had a hard time passing up a lot of those wares! Thanks for sharing!

Sam I Am...... said...

What a fun event! I haven't been to a festival in years. Just as well...I would probably buy too many apples for canning! LOL! Lovely purse!

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Diane, thank you for these pictures! I love festivals! You can always find so many nice handmade things there! The fall bag is awesome! :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love autumn - all the festivals and craft shows are starting up. Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. xo

cynthia lee designs said...

I love Fall Festivals and my first show is in 2 weeks. Hope you had a great 3 day weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

20 North Ora said...

Looks like a really fun day. Glad the weather was good.

Judy

bj said...

Yes, ma'am, I do love festivals...

ladyfi said...

WHat a fun weekend - and great weather too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love festivals like this, Diane! Your new bag is very pretty! We missed a few lately because we were getting new landscaping put in. We hope to go to the Italian Festival one next week. Hope you had a fun Labor Day Weekend!

Patty Antle said...

Looks like a fun festival! Love your new purse!

doodles n daydreams said...

Yes I love festivals too...and of course you needed that bag, who could doubt it?
Hoping you've enjoyed your long weekend.

Diana

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love craft festivals like this! Those hobby horses remind me that I will need to buy one for my little granddaughter.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I love seeing the world through your eyes Diane! You have such a zest for life and it shows as clear as a bell!

I've been rv'ing and we had very limited wifi but like you, am now back home and catching up with my favs, and that, my friend, most definitely includes you!

xxx