Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Brookings Art Festival
South Dakota's Finest
2 day Art Festival...
Brookings, South Dakota...
200 Top National Artists
42 Gourmet & Ethnic Food Booths
11 Antique & Collectible Booths
22 Historic Displays & Old West Booths
This is the one, folks!
The one we would travel 100 miles
to see the latest and greatest,
crafi-est, hottest, trendi-est,
funnest art show
in our fine state!!
And this year
I got to do it all by myself,
just me and my Canon!!
It was a little soggy when I first arrived,
with a few clouds lingering and some
drippy drips falling from the sky...
some of the vendors were wondering
the same thing as I was (I'm sure)...
are we gonna get rained out today or what??
eventually, we all agreed the rain was done
and it turned into a beautiful, cool day to
enjoy some art, food, and music in the park!
I actually had a boxing match with
myself to get passed the corndog stand!
Good Grief, Corn Dogs and Cheese Curds??
They know the way to this girl's heart!!
I ended up at the Stir Fry Stand
(all vegetable and low fat blah,blah,blah)
and, it was delicious!!
What a treat it was to be able to stroll
and cajole through hundreds of booths
on my own, nobody pushing me
or moaning and groaning
(yes, I actually heard some fellows
groaning from the pain of following
their spouse through a jewelry booth)...
I certainly hope she groans with equal intensity the
next time he wants to watch a football game
on the family t.v.!
I haven't been to this art fair
in quite a number of years,
and I enjoyed
Here are some of my highlights...
Unique to Antique
Sturgis, South Dakota
Furnishings, Jewelry, Accessories
they were lined up for it...
The manly men,
you know, (the ones groaning
about jewelry shopping) were all
lined up for a cool collector's mug
of old fashioned soda pop!
I think just standing
in front of a booth
called Wild Bill's
made them feel better!
was about the coolest
thing in the park!
What do you think...
statue or person??
Here's a closer look...
the blue eyes give it away!
(I'm still at a loss as to male
or female slugger?)
And as for my favorite booth...
this one takes the honors...
I loved the unique artsy jewelry,
the trendy style of blending old
the authentic displays
brought together a perfect match
and made me want to get out
the plastic to take it all home with me!
So I splurged on a funky little
bauble for me...
a fun necklace...
A pretty little
of the grands....
An uppercase 'L' for "Lusty"...
and a crown
for the queen of picklin'...
(oops, did I say lusty?
I meant Lisa!)
Just talkin' to
those gals made
me dip into my sassy side!
Two fun gals
and one Funky Booth
check them out
Such a fun festival!
this South Dakota Girl
needs to do it every year!
How about next year
we make it a date?
See you then!