The Oconee Fall Festival is a huge gathering of artists, crafters, good music and of course, lot’s of food. Food that I can’t eat right for another few months, but I didn’t let that stop me from having a great day. Here’s some photographs I took of our day.
The morning began with a free tractor ride into downtown Watksinville. This was a lot easier than attempting to park closer to the festivities. The girls thought of it as a treat–double win!
Watkinsville is a typical small town in Georgia, with a historic main street and many Victorian homes. This is just one small view.
Across the street was where the Festival began and also where I met my first fellow Etsian. Terra Headrick creates original, handmade fine silver jewelry. She’s only just opened her shop and plans to begin filling it soon. She was a delight to chat with and her jewelry was stunning.
The next row over I met a local photography, Catie Bennett. She’s not on Etsy but her images are breathtaking.
From there my daughter had to have an airbrush tattoo, and how could I say no? It’s a very cute, tribal-like sea turtle. 😉
While the tattoo was taking shape, I darted over to another stand selling jewelry, kitchen accessories and more all made from recycled glass. Even the silver findings used in her jewelry designs are from recycled silver. You can learn more at Beca Designs.
From there we headed back towards the OCAF (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Gallery. The Rocket Field was transformed into a bazaar of vendors, food, a Blues band and more. But you’ll have to wait and read about that tomorrow. 🙂
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Catie Bennett said:
Thanks for posting the photo!! I just got around to reading through my list of scribbled contacts, advice and tidbits from the Fall Festival. I’m so pleased to read your words about the festival. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and am very glad to have met you. May I have your permission to re-blog this post to my own blog? I’ll happily link to your homepage! Feel free to email if you’d like to discuss. : )
Amanda Makepeace said:
You’re very welcome! Feel free to to re-blog and share. Spreading the word helps us all! 😉
Catie Bennett said: