Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Flavors Fest

Every autumn, Greenfield Village, a local historical attraction, holds its fall flavors fest and farmers market for two weekends. I love these weekends!! So much so, that we went both weekends this year. I always love this time of year at the Village, when everything is decorated for fall, including the trees themselves, which are all decked out in the autumn finery. 

Warning: This is a very photo heavy post!


The fall flavors fest is straight down Main street, inside the open air pavilion. Inside are a host of goodies waiting to be exclaimed over, touched, sniffed, and tasted. It is a feast for the senses! I couldn't get very many photos inside, as it was crowded and hard to maneuver, but I did manage to grab a few. 


I love these handmade brooms. I just had to buy one, and it was only $20! I bought the one right in front, with the multicolored bottom. The crafstman, Henry, who makes them was to the right of the display, using a machine that his ancestors have used for years and years. I found a youtube video that shows Henry Tschetter making his antique brooms if you were interested. Just skip past the credits about 30 seconds. This is a link to his website.


Wow did this booth smell amazing! Everything was lavender or balsam scented, I had a hard time walking away empty-handed! There were wreaths, sachets, lotions, food products - so much to choose from! How cool would it be to live on a lavender farm? 




After perusing the wares inside to our hearts content, we chose to wander around the village.











The Village is one of my favorite places, especially in autumn. It shuts down for the winter, with the exception of opening for the Holiday Nights in December, which is another favorite of mine.

Next fall weekend: The Apple Orchard!

Do you have any places you visit every fall?


Please note: all photos are mine. Please do not use for any purpose without permission.

9 comments:

  1. I love these photos-- you have a good eye for taking interesting pics! I love the ones with the pumpkins, and that black cat is beautiful. Thanks for sharing; I wish I could magically fly there for a quick weekend, but alas, no :)

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    1. Thanks Rita! That black cat was so funny; she was wriggling around on the ground in front of us, wanting us to pet her. :)

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  2. I love this post, very autumnal. That village looks so cute - main street, to me, from the UK, is a thing from the movies y'know. I bet the lavender stall was divine!

    I look forward to the apple orchard images!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thanks! I never thought of Main Street being an American thing! Interesting! Oh yes, that lavender stall was divine to be sure - it was hard to tear myself away!

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  3. I haven't been to Greenfield Village in ages, but your post makes me want to go! Looks awesome for fall, and great pics too. Love that black cat... :)

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    1. I love it there! We live close and have a membership so we can just pop in whenever. It is a nice way to spend the day, and in the winter we can hit the Henry Ford Museum as well. :)

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  4. The brooms are amazing, and I love the one you bought! Also, I want that cat. Maybe the Hubs won't notice a third one...

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    1. It is so awesome that he makes them by hand still!

      Lol!! I know, such a cutie, right?

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  5. Beautiful pictures and post! I could practically smell all those heavenly scents.

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