With June upon us, we’ve entered a new season: festival season. Where we live, it seems like every suburban city has an Art & Wine festival and there’s a festival for every rural town’s pride and joy, from artichokes to pumpkins to garlic. These festivals draw huge crowds and are wildly popular with everyone. Except me, that is.
Between the huge crowds, the predictable crafts and the overpriced food, I’d usually rather stay home. But this weekend there were three festivals that piqued my interest, so I hopped on my bike and went for it. Dick came along for two of them. He’s surprisingly a bigger fan of street fairs than I am.
I survived the weekend with enough energy to bang out this blog post. What I learned: festivals are a lot more fun when you arrive by bike. You avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic and the long walk from the parking area or the long wait for the shuttle buses. You just roll right up, lock up and you are in on the action.
Are you a fan of street festivals? What draws you there: the food, the music, the arts and crafts? Which ones are on your “do not miss” list for the season?