Well, last weekend was a great time for us! As many of you know, it was my birthday last Saturday. More importantly, it was the Little Falls Craft Festival!!!
The fair itself has been going on for 38 years, and I think my family has been going for a majority of that time! How it all started I’m not really sure, but I can remember my grandma (my mom’s mother) and my aunts coming up from Kansas City, MO to go to the craft show. Yes, they drove over 500 miles to go to a craft show! It was only the ladies who went and kids were never allowed because we were too young (so they said!) and it’s just something they did as mother/daughters. They would get up before the sun and not come home until it was dark and they had more treasures than you could imagine!
A few years ago I started going crafting with the ladies 🙂 Unfortunately, my grandmother had already passed away so I never got to craft with her, but the stories my mom and aunts tell are funny. My grandma was the ultimate shopper. She could go ALL DAY. I swear her feet never hurt, her legs never got sore, and she never used a public restroom! Sorry grandma for outing you, but that is truly amazing!!! (You can roll back over now!) Anyway, the first year I went was a little overwhelming to say the least. This isn’t some 100 vendor craft fair you can walk in an hour. This is 600+ vendors. There are blocks and blocks of them. They are on both sides of the river. There are so many people that it’s like being at the state fair. And if you’re lucky and really push yourself you can see it all in 8-9 hours. No, I’m not kidding! So, without further ado, here are some pictures from this year’s adventure for your enjoyment!
We made it! Now we have to synchronize our watches.. My mom, sisters Julie and Christy.
My cousin Anna and My Aunt Lisa drove all the way from Missouri!
Anna made the first purchase of our group. She bought a book and this cute bag for her daughter. Following the “rules” and waiting at the end of the row for all members of our group. Hey, it’s easy to get lost! I should also say that in MN the weather could be hot hot hot or not so much. That day it was very windy and chilly!Lunch time at a craft fair with a bunch of hungry ladies! There were vendors for blocks and blocks. If you wanted it, someone had it! At the end of the day we went out for dinner and drinks since it was my birthday! It was a great day and we’re all excited for next year 🙂 L-R back row: my mom, me. Front L-R: my sister Christy, cousin Anna and aunt Lisa. Sister Julie stayed back and watched the kids. Thanks Jules!!!
My cousin Jenny and I. I will get her to come with us eventually, but at least she was there for the birthday part!We are always accepting new members and it’s free to join! We don’t require any funky clothing or hats, but a cell phone is a good idea 🙂 See ya’ll next year for the craft fair!