Alliston Potato Festival

This past Saturday, I was a vendor at the Alliston Potato Festival, an event that closes off the main (Victoria Street) of Alliston, Ontario, where vendors — selling everything from soap to art to books to jewelry to food — line the street. As a member of the South Simcoe Arts Council, I was invited to share a booth.

This was my first time as a vendor at Potato Festival — the past two years (I moved to Alliston in 2015) I was a curious customer. Unfortunately, afternoon thunderstorms forced us to call it an early day, but I’d definitely do it again next year. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea!

Yours truly before the rain!

Battle of the Brushes! Artists were given 30 minutes to paint a picture with 7 acrylic colors.

Painting in earnest.

The winners!

South Simcoe Arts Council members selling the Spirit of Canada, a collection of short essays and stories.

Jewelry is always popular…

The Carrot Sticks. Find them on Facebook! A terrific Country/Folk/Rock group.

6 responses to “Alliston Potato Festival

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Hahahaha… as if I could afford to go to New Orleans…Bouchercon was there last Sept. It’s just too pricey from Canada.

  2. Hi Judy, I’m glad you enjoyed the festival. Sorry you got rained out-We’ve had a ton of thunderstorms here. One day maybe we can be at a festival together. Want to meet in New Orleans??

  3. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Hi Vicki, It was fun. So many great things to see and buy. What’s really cool is when someone says, “I recognized you from your photo in the local paper!”

  4. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Arlene. It is fun, getting out there! See you at Bouchercon, a “small town” on its own!

  5. Arlene McCarthy

    Good for you, Judy! Small Town festivals are good fun. Too bad the weather did not co-operate.
    See you at Bouchercon in October


    That looks like fun! Love street fairs.

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