Sugarloaf Craft Festival


Where: Montgomery County Fairground


This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to check out the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery Country Fairground. I invited my friend from out of town, ChiChi, to join in on the fun. Over 250 creative minds from all over the nation were at the venue to showcase their work. From accessories to clothing to photography and sculptures, there were a lot to check out. I mean, there is no way you can attend this festival and leave NOT in awe. I just love to see someone talk so passionately about their work. From young to old (there was a couple, 70+ years old, who has been in business for more than 40yrs selling beautiful and funky magnifiers, eyeglass frames and accessories), they are showing off their work of art with pride. It's crazy how one can possess so much talent. 

Besides vendors (outside and indoors) there were also craft demonstrations (ex. wheel thrown pottery) and ongoing demos (ex. hand carved bowls). We were entertained with live music from Mbandi Music while strolling around the area.

I highly recommend this festival. The next one two will be this Fall: October 12, 13, 14 and November 16, 17, 18. It will be held at the same location, Montgomery County Fairground. And while typing this post I just discovered that the Sugarloaf Craft Festival stops by Baltimore, Central NJ area and Philadelphia area! For more details, click here.

Alrighty, it's that time again....pictures time! Enjoy.

ChiChi
Not only is ChiChi stylish with those shades, silver arm cuff and her bright purple  across body bag...
...she's also the co-owner of One 3 Snapshot.
Check out the store for beautiful art prints, graphic apparel and hand-crafted accessories.




Wald Works



Created my first name with the help of Amazing Photo Letters.
ChiChi created the name of  best friend's soon-to-be newborn. Talk about a great baby gift!



Wald Works

This lovely lady here is Sher.
She is the creator of "Life With a Bit of a Giggle". She creates humorous situations that women find themselves into.
She does all of her art with pens, pencils and watercolors.
Click here to see more of her work. 
My favorite vendor at the festival, by a mile, was Mondo Art. Based in South Carolina, Gerardo Leccese showcased his 'one of a kind, tri-dimensional artwork'. I loved each and every one. And, of course, he did not want me to take pictures of his paintings. Of course. I damn near begged him but he refused.  *le sigh* Completely understandable. 

Have a great and safe weekend!