Sunday, September 28, 2014

Duluth Fall Festival 2014

Hello everyone!

This weekend I went to a Fall festival in a nearby town.  It was a lot of fun.  There were lots of homemade crafts and the typical "fair" food.  But most of all, there was great weather and fun shops to scour.


The town is very cute with old buildings and even a railroad going through it.  The main area of the town has been revamped with a park like setting, including an outdoor concert area.


There was even an Elvis impersonator performing!


Do you ever get tired of seeing that????

I took my camera with me (of course) and thought I'd share some of the homemade crafts that caught my eye.

These are homemade hummingbird feeders made out of various glass containers.


And these are bird feeders made from Ball glass jars.


These were cute.  They were made from things you can find in nature, such as pine cones and sticks.


I thought these rustic birdhouses were cute with the metal roofs.


But these were my favorite. No two were alike.


What I enjoyed the most was going into the local shops along the sidewalks.  They were full of unique things.













See what I mean? And since these shops are open year round,  I can visit them whenever I want. 

I hope to go to more festivals before Fall is over.

Have you been to any Fall festivals lately?

~ Kelly ~

25 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Kelly how fun. What a great fair to go too. I love those old white birdhouses too. They are fabulous. Hope you got one of those for yourself. Great shops too. Have a good Sunday.
Kris

must love junk said...

I love festivals like this! Those shops look amazing! :)
Susan

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh it looks like such a fun day! Such a darling town and wonderful shopping! Wish I could have gone with you!

Gigi Harlan said...

Thanks for sharing all of these great pictures of these shops with us! I love that bed!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like I need to check out some shops.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

That looks like so much fun, Kelly. I haven't been to any fall festivals yet this fall. xo Laura

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Kelly for taking the time to visit my place your words encourage all that we are over here at BurlapLuxe.

I love this event and the shop amazes me! I so wish I lived closer to artsy events as this one, our town is smaller then most and a mix of less shabby, salvage artist then most.

This was a beautiful share, yet made me jealous that I was not there shopping with you:)

A beautiful Sunday to you and it's week to follow moving right into a bit more beauty fall offers.

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Kelly, I have added you to my blog roll on my sidebar of inspirational bloggers this way I don't hunt you down now and then, but will see you with all your updates in postings.

See you soon.

Xx
Dore

Debby said...

What a cute town. Reminds me of ours. We had a little bit of everything going on this week-end. So much that some of the locals complained big time on Face Book, hah.
I love the bunny in the bird bath and those owls.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love fall festivals and this looks like a fun one!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Kelly, this looks like the most fun day! I haven't been to any fall festivals yet :( and I doubt any around here would be as nice as the one you went to. I would spend days in those shops! I really enjoyed this post!

Ron said...

I love Fall festivals, Kelly. The shops look amazing.

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love that sort of thing. And those shops look like my idea of fun!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great festival and great shops with lots of eye candy!!
~Cindy

White Lace and Promises said...

I don't know if I've seen a good Fall Festival in a long time. What some great things! I could have shopped the shops all day. Some really great booths. Everything around her is 1990 country stuff that is so out of date. Ughh. We have a Kaolin festival every year (Kaolin/chalk is our industry) with a parade, etc. I want to see painted furniture and hand made pillows and fabric pumpkins, crafty new stuff. Maybe this year it will be better. Here's hoping!

Olive said...

The shops look great Kelly. CC visits Duluth pretty often for the Korean food. Also she is having a bridesmaids dress made there. Ugh-so expensive but at least she is not interested in getting married.

Little Farmstead said...

What a charming town and fair! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day! xo

Sally Somervill said...

Looks like so much fun! I love those cute bird feeders made out of the ball jars.
Sally

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I haven't been to any fall festivals this year. We have a county fair but I avoid it! Like the plague! I too love those bird houses Kelly. So pretty!

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

Those stores look awesome! Earlier this month I went to a Fall Farm Museum craft show. It is a bit too much the same every year. This past weekend our artist friends from work hosted a small but fantastic fine artisan/foodie type outdoor show they call 'buzzfest', on their country property. It was a beautiful day and so much to see and taste.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What a fun day! That's great that they're open year round too...what a bonus! I love getting unique one of a kind things at festivals like that. Looks like they had a lot of good stuff!

Anne said...

Looks like a fun day and lots of beautiful pieces.How fun....Elvis was there!

Babs R said...

I haven't been to the Duluth Fall Festival in years. I actually forgot they even had one. Shame on me. I'm checking out the shops. Thanks so much for the fun outing.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved taking the festival journey with you...lots of great things to see...the town reminds me a bit of Dahlonega....glad you had a great time!

Patty said...

Kelly, how fun ! I'm just now catching up on some blogs. We were in Duluth a few weeks ago so the title caught my eye and I had to look at the pictures to see if it was the same town. One store you went into, Smith's, belongs to my husband's cousin. We were there to surprise his mother for her 70th birthday. I'll have to pass along your blog to him so he can see the store is being blogged about! The fall festival was the weekend before we were there, so we missed it. We really enjoyed our trip through the mountains of Georgia!! You lucky girl!