Strange Folk Festival Recap + October Shows

Late-night shift in the park getting Holly set up for Strange Folk!

This past weekend Holly and I ventured out to O'Fallon, Ill., for the yearly Strange Folk Festival. It's put together by the lovely lady who runs The Upcycle Exchange, just up the street from the Parsimonia Store, and Autumn keeps making the event bigger and better each year through her hard work and creativity. 

Ta-da! Ready for two days of awesome!
This year saw the addition of a 5K run on Sunday, and the most amazing DIY activities, all themed around wilderness. Holly was a stop on the scavenger hunt, so all weekend the most adorable kids kept coming up and rummaging through a basket of vintage fabric scraps from which they made cute little bunting banners once the hunt was over.

Esmeralda rocking a fun fall outfit!

All the makings for a perfectly vintage fall picnic!

I, of course, neglected to take any pictures other than the trailer. But my friend Michelle over at Creature Type (who is creating an ah-mazing chalkboard mural for the store) made a really cute video of the event and is kind enough to let us share it with you. Check it out!

Isn't it great?? Really captures the spirit of fun and community that these shows create! So thank you to all the organizers, vendors, musicians and shoppers who came out! We'll definitely be seeing you there next year! 

Until then, Holly and I have a some more shows booked in the next month: 

First is The Boulevard Etsy Show at The Boulevard (across from The Galleria where Crate & Barrel is) on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Then it's time for CRAFTOBERFEST (yay!!) on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5-10 p.m. at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. We'll be parked right outside that gorgeous outdoor patio with The Retrailer, and lots of crafty and vintage folk will be set up inside said patio, along with beer, bites and music for what is sure to be a perfect fall evening.

And our last event in October will be the Tower Grove Farmers' Market Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the video, Beth! :) I had such a blast at Strange Folk and can't wait to get back to the store to finish the mural! <3


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