Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where do 35,000 people park?



I’m going to hop around a bit and go back in time to the Festivals I went to last weekend!


McIntosh was by far the BIGGEST festival I’ve ever been to!


35,000 people from all over the country pour into the small town of McIntosh for ONE DAY of shopping!


All of the vendors are selling hand made items ONLY!


So there are some incredible arts and crafts!

Aren’t these mosaics gorgeous!


I saw a LOT of things I wanted but I only bought a few things!


It was overwhelming to me!


Have you ever seen SO many wonderful things that you had trouble knowing what to buy! I have to be careful with money so I made my selections with care!


I bought a sweet little Raggedy Annie doll

from Sandy… the Olde Country Cupboard !


My girlfriend, Kat KNEW I would get one!

And some Spa scented tarts from Samantha … Samantha's Accessories !


I could not pass up this gourd that looks like a pumpkin!


It was an amazing Festival!


I can’t wait for next year! (I better start saving my money!)


Have you ever been to a Festival this big..

or seen puppies this CUTE!!!


PatC - All is Bright said...

Looks wonderful! Wish I had gone. You are right - looks like it would be hard to pick just a few things. Thanks for the pics!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I hate crowds but I might have braved it to walk thru that festival - looks like lots of great stuff! My sister was just at a festival in TN and sent me a picture of dauschund puppies that someone was selling - SO cute!

Cindy said...

I love festivals like that! We have one called The Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County, IN. This is the first year we haven't gone. I miss all the great crafts.
Such cute puppies!

Della said...

I can't believe I missed all the fun! I want to go to this one next year. I haven't ever been to a festival that big that I can think of. Although I prefer big dogs, the Yorkie with the rhinestone studded sunglasses is too cute! Hope it's not too cold in your neck of the woods...stay warm!

Donna said...

What a great looking festival! Love the new treasures you got too!

Tina said...

I don't know how you made it out of there without having to get a 'home decor' loan! would be overwhelming to me too!
Your doll is adorable. I have the perfect place for her!
I just looked on the web site and I am in love with the Elves! Cute little guys! Hoping she ships!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow that looks like a wonderful festival. I would have enjoyed going to that and seeing all the handmade items. Love what you bought, esp that raggedy annie is soooo cute!
hugs, Linda

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

WOW, that is quite the arts and crafts show.

Those doggies - it looks like there would be room for me in that front compartment. (o: Giggle (It's always about ME!) I have sunglasses too.

Heaps of Hugs

Unknown said...

Didn't you just LOVE it?!!! Those pups have been there the last few years. Can't remember their names but they are the CUTEST and generate lots of pictures! Love your little dolly and pumpkin gourd! I park up front for $10. TOTALLY worth it for me as I get there around 7:30 a.m.
We will DEFINITELY meet up next year!

Unknown said...

That just about blew my mind ! I love the puppies with the cuteness in the stroller..un-be-lieve-able that that pup would put up with wearing little sunglasses. I love the mosaic enormousness-ly... a lot !
Yoou doll is so so sweet !

- KAT-
Im doing an owl giveaway and the My Memories software deal on my latest post come on over and check it out if you want to


Unknown said...

WOW! That's really large!! I thought Bardstown's was pretty big, but not big. Looks like a lot of fun.

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Wow! so many pretty things to see, it's hard to focus. I haven't been to a fair that large. I would be so afraid of not finding my car among 35,000 other cars.

Those are such darling puppies!


Joanne said...

Wow! that is alot of people! That doll is precious. I have a very soft spot for raggedy dolls. Thanks for is a rainy day here and thanks to your blog ...I got a bit of sunshine!
Blessings, Joanne

Barbara F. said...

Diane, you find the best and most fun festivals. I can't believe 35,000 cars! The Raggedy Ann is just adorable. xo

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a FUN day! Looks like it was beautiful weather too.
The sweet little pups were adorable;)
Thanks so much for sharing your fun day!

Anonymous said...

I have not been to a festival this big and i have never saw such a cute little pampered pair of pooches.You made some lovely buys at the Festival , thats a lovely doll.


That was a fun festival. I think I missed some of the booths, I don't remember seeing some of stuff in your pics. Love that pic of the dogs!

It's Just Dottie said...

It looks like so much fun. The dogs are so very cute. I would love to go but alas I can not do crowds.
Smiles, Dottie

Vee said...

Those baskets are amazing. I'd have loved one of those!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks like it was a great time! I'm in love with those baskets!!! Did you buy one?

Terra said...

What a way cool festival, and the Raggedy Ann doll is adorable.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Wow, that is a big festival! I can honestly say I haven't had the fun chance of hitting one that huge. I so want to go to Round Top or to the World's largest yard sale. It intails 6 states. Can you even imagine that? I would have a darn hard time choosing. Raggedy is so cute. Glad she's going to a nice home. Love the pups too!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This event looks awesome!! I have never been to a festival that big!! The doll you got is just adorable.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful festival! I'm like you, Diane, I get overwhelmed by all the items I want to buy that I pick out very few in the end. It is probably better that way as I'm trying to downsize a little.

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like a wonderful festival!! My Fall show that I've done for 27 years has 200,000 to 300,000 people that come through it over that weekend. I really wonder where all those folks park...because the show is in a really small village.


Bev said...

Ohhh I want a basket!!!!

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Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is fantastic--and I love those little pooches!!!

Unknown said...

Ohhh that looks like SO much fun! I would love it if they had something this huge here! >.< Your finds are sweet! ;)


Rachel said...

Ooooh, I love fall festivals! And my guess is that you would be the FUNNEST person to go with!!! :) Those dogs at the end cracked me up. :)

Dianne said...

I've never been to one this big! But you can bet, if I'm not already booked for another one next year, I'll be visiting at this one! Hugs to you! Let me know when you get back to Florida and maybe we can visit some together!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! What a crowd...but what fun! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Unknown said...

wow! that many people? but i would love to go there as I love handmade stuff.. hugs :)

Lily's Lace said...

Egads! I thought Round Top was bad enough but that takes the cake. Round Top is in well...Round Top Texas. This past September I went and it was so hot I was just miserable and hot I thought I was just gonna die! I didn't buy much, I just couldn't think it was so hot, 106 that one day. They even had people passing out and they passed out salt tablets to vendors. SO your crazy yet cool festival looks wonderful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments. I'll be your blog buddy and understand you anyday!!xoxo-cindy

oldthings said...

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