Well it’s late and my kids are finally asleep and I can blog about my day. Today and tomorrow are the 42nd Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival. It starts at 10 am and runs till 6 pm. My family and I had a great time! I love our local business they are the best people you can ever meet, and just seeing them all on the strip made it all the more easy to see them all.
I saw some new faces and some and I missed a few. But the atmosphere was surreal; there were so many people that it blew my mind.
Let me just say the amazing smell of the vendors would make any tummy rumble.
The lines seem to go down the street for some food vendors and I can tell you why. If your vegan turn away this is not for you. But for all of you that love the smell of BBQ keep watching.
Oh yeah, mouth-watering!!! You can smell this for blocks and this is why people were coming. But once you were there the rest is what made you stay. There was music from live bands which sadly I couldn’t get clear photos of. But you saw little kids and adults just rocking out right on the street.
But I did get some nice shots of the local vendors like “Auntie Nel’s Fine Foods” best-baked goods and hot food this side of Castro Valley. If you go to her site get 20% off discount when you place your first order. www.auntienels.com
My favorite stop was the “FRESH KETTLE KORN” Oh those delicious kernels of caramel goodness have me coming around every Saturday at the Farmers Market. However, I didn’t need to go there today since they were at the festival.
And after my bag loads of popcorn, I headed over to Mehendi Artist nothing better than some henna tattooing while you’re at a festival. I think that was Swati Shah giving a customer a lovely ink job. If you want to see their handy work, check them out at www.hennatraditions.com.
And Operation MOM was there, got to give it to the military family support group. These ladies really dedicated their time while I was there. If you want to know what they are all about take a look at their site www.operationmom.org.
After a few hours there we got a little thirsty so we got ourselves some drinks. Not bad beer or wine for 5 bucks and you get one of these lovely glasses.
Once we had our drinks we stop off at Kate Bartolomei’s place called USBORNE Books & More. She is a lovely woman that is an author and lover of the written word. My son kept snatching at her books trying to read them; we would have spent the rest of the day at her booth if it wasn’t for my 11-month-old daughter’s grumpy mood. It was a bit warm and she was on her last leg. She wanted her naptime and she wanted it now. If you want to check her out, click www.usborneus.com.
I wish I had more photos, but it didn’t dawn on me to take them when we got there. There was a big kids section with a bouncy house, climbing tents, space jumpers, and tons of kids with faces paintings. Oh, I almost forgot “SEW IN LOVE” where there. My favorite shop in Castro Valley. They had the cuties Halloween clothing you can check them out at http://sewinlove3113.wix.com/sewinlove.