Ah, next week will be better: there are a million things going on here (incl. construction of an addition to our home) and I haven't been able to put up a lot of things I had planned. Promise...next week will be *goooood*!
In the meantime, have a fantastic weekend:
Mule Day / Chickenfest, Gordo - great way to see the studios of Glenn House Sr., Kathy Fetters, and Barbara Lee Black. I'm not sure if Amos Kennedy is in town or halfway around the world, but either way Gordo is a wonderful, wonderful little artistic town.
Art in the Gardens, Hoover (important: last year they directed all festival-goers to a shopping center a couple of miles away where buses run back & forth to the festival. If you don't believe in putting your preschoolers/toddlers/babies in a moving vehicle w/out being buckled in, make arrangements to have someone available to be dropped off at the entrance with your children while you drive to the shopping center, get a bus, and come back. I am hoping this year they reserve spaces in their lot for for people with little ones but really doubt it.) Okay! If you can make it, this is a small festival but pretty nice: Debra Riffe, Paveen Chunhaswasdikul, Susan Brown Freeman, Toby Klein, Tena Payne, Robert Taylor & more will be there.
Hydrangea Festival, Douglasville
Downtown Art Fest, Monroe
Buggy Festival, Church Point
Elvis Festival, Tupelo
Dairy Festival, Tylertown
Hwy 61 Blues Festival, Leland
Festival South, Hattiesburg (this is actually a two-week music festival)
Italian Festival, Memphis
Arts & Crafts Festival, Lenoir City
National MooFest, Athens
Art Fusion Festival, Franklin
(oh wait!! Today is National Doughnut Day and Krispy Kreme is giving everyone a free doughnut. Details here.)
Biscuit Festival in Knoxville
Oyster Festival in New Orleans