This year, there seemed to be a larger crowd than I'd seen in 2016, but there seemed to be fewer handmade vendors. Yes, there were still lots of food vendors and lots of retail vendors, but I was really there to look for handmade goods or raw materials. That kind of thing still existed, but the handmade items didn't seem quite as prevalent as I remembered. Take a look at some of the photos I snapped of the marketplace.
We had lunch on the square in the Bell Buckle Diner, and my chicken and dressing combo was delicious. It was down-home cooking without all the lard that often accompanies meals in the South. My meal here was tasty and fresh, and the sweet tea was perfection.
To be honest, I didn't take as many pictures as I had hoped. Instead, I just focused on enjoying the moment and feasting my eyes on all the inspiration around me. Let's just say I have some great ideas for some goodies I'd like to make for the holidays. Stay tuned in case any of them end up for sale here on my blog!