Sunday, September 25, 2011

Strangefolk 2011!

We went to visit an old friend yesterday! The annual Strangefolk festival located in O'Fallon, IL is a celebration of family fun, craft, and local St. Louis artisans. As a tradition in the strangefolk way, there were llamas, live music, fresh stall food stuffs, and the ever growing DIY crafty population.

Over a hundred stalls on a beautiful day! Strangefolk is a great place to see a variety of pups and dogs too.

It was pretty crowded, as it always was. People were hustling and bustling about trying to get to the goods. Pretty unaware of anyone else around them...

Tasty pork steak in sweet honey bbq sauce on top of bread slices, with a side of baked beans and potato salad. Delicious!

Llamas! There were only three this year. Two juniors and one baby. We could hardly get to them due to the number of children wanting to pet them....for hours. They were brought in from Circle B Alpacas.

New this year was something called Tenth Life, an animal rescue organization helping strays and abused animals find homes. The kittens they brought were heavily sedated presumably because of the amount of people at the festival would have surely stressed the kittens out.

Overall, it was a nice outing for a Saturday afternoon. Really great if you like crowds and socializing with local handicraft vendors, but most of the time you're too busy trying to not get trampled over. It's definitely different being just a visitor instead of a vendor at this festival. Strangefolk still runs until the end of the day Sunday, Sept. 25 so if you're in the area, go check them out! It'll make for an interesting experience.

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