Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall Festivals Begin!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year because I enjoy going to fairs and festivals. A quick glance at a local calendar of events reveals festivals almost every weekend for the next few months. The weather is warm enough to enjoy the day without a jacket, but fall is peeking his head around the corner. I love it!

This weekend, the minnies and I went to our first fall festival of the season. In the Street is literally held in the streets of the town’s historic district. The family friendly event is packed full of fun and food. Vendors share their delightful and unique creations with over 50,000 attendees. My minnies found the most adorable ribbon crowns for two special little girls who loved their new “princess hair.” The girls also found a vendor with some yummy retro candy. The candy buttons are my favorite.

Many people enjoyed paddleboats and kayaks in my town’s interpretation of San Antonio’s River Walk.

A trip to the historic district is not complete without seeing the many trompe l'oeil murals from local artist William Cochran. This beautiful work, called Earthbound, is one of my favorite trick the eye paintings. Appropriately, it is located on Church Street.

The festival spans nearly 6 city blocks. The streets were filled from side to side with people. The minnies saw interesting animals, signed a copy of the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Week, enjoyed yummy street food, and played games. Bands and entertainers perform in between each city block throughout the day.

Although I was not as brave as the little boy in the background of the picture who engaged in a mini Renaissance battle, it was fun to talk with this brave warrior-knight!

What fall festivals are held in your town? 



  1. Relatively new reader here! Obviously knew you were from Maryland, but now I know you're from the town I grew up in! =) I definitely miss it and look forward to getting back to Maryland next year to partake in events such as this.

  2. What nice photos of Frederick! I love autumn festivals too, and here in Michigan we have plenty. Have fun on your festival tour!xxx

  3. This looks like such fun!! Fall festivals are the best, there are two coming up in my area in October that I can't wait for :)



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