It was a very cool morning to attend the Backwoods Festival Friday. In the upper 40’s and overcast with a chilly wind that even the sea of people did not block out from going through you chilling you. But if you are into Crafts and Fall decor it was a paradise of eye candy.
We were greeted by Ohio’s biggest Buckeye fan. She was sitting in the middle of Stone leave birdbaths and decorations for the garden. I love these stone leaved birdbaths but a little pricey for my small purse. Colorful glass plates from thrift shops were made into glass flowers of every color.
The Tin Man was waiting at the entrance on the path that lead down to the food booths. Kettles of beans were cooking over open fires that smelled so good.
Some of the good eating that was offered were: Vegetable Soup in Bread bowls, Sausage Gravy and biscuits, Fish, Brats, BBQ Pork which also smelled so good, Fried Green Tomatoes, Kettle corn, Apple Dumplings, Fried Buckeye’s and Carmel apples just to name a few.
I brought home some Buffalo jerky for my son hunts on occasion and likes game meat. He took it to work this morning to share with the guys.
I heard a few grumbles to other men there by some husbands who were dragged along with the wives to carry things that the only reason they came was for the food. LOL! Right, like they are too macho to admit they liked to look at all of the great displays so that they could go back home and make that table or birdhouse.
Or grab up that Buckeye memorabilia or funny signs for their man cave. LOL!
And there are always booths upon booths filled with Christmas and Fall crafts. I wish I could have gotten more pictures but some booth crafters do not like people taking pictures of their crafts so I had to respect that since I use to sell crafts also years ago.
These painted pumpkins were so pretty and some were really cutesy.
I liked the Acorn sign that you could get your name or message painted onto for free. I brought one of those home to make a display for the front door and an iron Scarecrow form to dress up for Fall. I will show him when I get him dressed out for his debut.
These stone houses were my favorite things of the day. The gardener in me would have loved to have one for the Fairy Garden. They also had stone toadstools of every size and great stone troughs which were made into Fairy Gardens.
My daughter and I had a wonderful time spending hours looking at everything that was offered this year. Finally the sun decided to come out as we were heading out of the Festival.
We had some other chores to run before heading home.
We were greeted by these gorgeous rays shining through the clouds as the sun set on the hills as we neared home.