Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bell Buckle Craft Fair

On Saturday, I hit the road with my friend, Lorie, and headed to the metropolis of Bell Buckle, Tennessee for the annual craft fair hosted there by the Webb School. I'd been once before, last year, and was definitely looking forward to going again. While the weather was a bit overcast and chilly when I left the house a little after 7 a.m., it was forecast to be upper 70s and sunny by late afternoon.

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.

And, yes, I had Lorie take my photo in front of the large mural because that's just what scrapbookers do. Then, I took her photo in the same spot, because that's what you do. :)

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!


  1. That’s not a Biggy. If I were you, I would have enjoyed more and almost know pictures for the day. The Fair seemed quite amusing and I would wish to attend this again if this happens again.

  2. People engage in arts & crafts as artisans and crafters - that is, those who make their living by producing and selling handmade objects - as well as countless hobbyists who do it just for their own enjoyment.hotfix rhinestones