My friend Sally and I headed to The Museum of World Treasures, where I had secured two free tickets for Smithsonian's Free Day.
However, right before we were headed inside, Sally thought we should check out the craft booths first, since she thought they often close at noon.
Not sure if they do this every Saturday, but there was a lot going on in this area that weekend besides free admission to the Museum of World Treasures. In addition to this craft fair, there was a barbecue cook-off that attracted over 70 entrants. That was a mere two blocks away.
I decided to take photos of these booths, which was far different from the art fair we had seen just days before.
Please peruse these booths
while I catch up to Sally.
Have I not mentioned I live in beef country?
Not sure if you can see how far ahead Sally is, but I wasn't worried. I could see every booth from where I stood.
HMMM! This looks interesting.
It didn't take long at all to catch up to Sally.
There was even live entertainment.
By this time, some of the booths were beginning to pack up to leave.
It was a good thing this vendor hadn't packed up yet, because I bought a pound of spinach garlic fettuccine.
I wish this vendor hadn't sold out of Chile Rellenos. I would have bought a couple.
I wonder if there had been any treats for Bleubeard and Squiggles, but just as I was about to ask,
my eye was drawn to this man and his dogs.
You can see the entrance to the museum is in the background.
But of course, I was more impressed by the two dogs putting on a show
as the man peddled away.
I suspect it's rather obvious the difference between the booths you saw from Autumn and Art, and this farmer's type market we saw that day.
BTW, a couple of you suggested I was lucky that the Autumn and Art show allowed photos. I remember from two years ago, there were two booths that didn't allow photos and, at one stand where I didn't see the sign, before I could get a shot, a person stepped in front of me and nearly grabbed my camera out of my hand. I noticed neither of those vendors was back this year, and NONE of the booths had signs not allowing photos. I wonder if it was a provision of the art show that photos were allowed, because everyone was SO friendly and encouraging, especially when I got up close and personal at some of the booths.
But now it was time to head to the Museum of World Treasures.
And because I have no colored ink in my printer, I printed it on colored paper. It got a few nice comments, too.
Thanks for taking a look around this area where booths were set up to sell wares that were indicative of Kansas food and art. I appreciate you joining me.