Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Little Get-Away

As I was driving home from work last Friday afternoon, I had the desire to take a little trip. When I got home I found that it was fine with Dan, so we packed up our things and off we went to a small town in southeastern Michigan. Our goal was to attend a Fall festival, but the weather wasn't the best.

 My first stop was to look at some crafts. There were many pretty handmade doilies.

I have always wanted to make a sock monkey. They were available here in all colors and sizes.

I have a friend who knits dish rags. She says they hold up fine. I have thought about making some myself. I love the texture of these.

The vintage Halloween decorations caught my eye.

Pigs were the theme of this festival. There would be a pig roast later in the day and for dessert, some Piggie Pops.

Even though it rained, people still enjoyed themselves. This festival had a warm and cozy feeling. I just loved being there all nice and warm under my umbrella!

Tractors were pulling people around. At the back of this photo you can see the petting zoo.

We were instantly attracted to these little peeps.

They were so soft, fuzzy and sweet looking.

The children enjoyed the animals.

These llamas were just adorable. 

Buggy rides were available.

There's a small child in there!

Ahh...a food tent!

I wanted one of these but by the time I decided to get one the line was too long to wait for it.

There was a hayride

and cute t-shirts

dyed wool that can be made into yarn

and pretty wild flowers.

I would have never thought to use a child's clothing hanger for bubble making, would you?

And what would a festival be without pumpkins of all sizes!

There was an old school house on the site.

Note the music box.

My how far we have come!

Whee! This is a kid-powered 100 year old merry-go-round!

What a gloomy sky...

This lady had the spirit though!

Time to go...

This was our second fall festival this year. I think this is our year for fall festivals!


  1. Oh, Patty, I love fall festivals. I haven't been to one in ages. They're not so common down here in South Florida, but I have been to a few and absolutely love them. Sock Monkey is ADORABLE. It always takes me back to our son's first college semester away from home (08). We sent him one in his first care package.
    Thank you so much for taking us along.

  2. By the way, I forgot to mention that clicking on your comment will not allow me access to your blog. A message pops up stating that your blog is for invited readers only. I had to type in the blog address. Maybe it's something in your profile settings.
    Hope it's simple.

  3. Hope you had a great time! No pictures???

  4. Looks like a fun day out, hope you got your candy apple in the end.

  5. What fun ... love the lady in the pig hat ! Thanks for sharing your photos are great.


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