While attendance was reported as way down for the air show held at the Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells airport over the weekend, crowds did seem to show up for Spring Green’s annual arts and crafts fair. On Saturday the streets of Spring Green were filled with amazing works by area artists while live music filled the air. The only down side to the event was the rather un-scripted parking which could easily disorient first time attendees unfamiliar with the layout of the town or the event. All in all however, the show had a wonderfully festive summer spirit and was certainty a great way to spend a hot summer Saturday.
For us the highlights of the 2010 Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair went beyond the amazing artwork that lined the streets. We were impressed by two young percussionists had set up a collection of plastic boxes, pails and barrels on a street corner who were kicking out some amazing background rhythms. We discovered the local ice cream shop was doing brisk business even though it was hidden behind the street vendor’s tents, (By the way, their butter pecan ice cream was so rich it seamed as if they had scooped pure butter into your waffle cone! ) and the classic hot dog & brat stands somehow seemed exactly right for this Wisconsin summer event. Oh, and yes, that singer DID sound amazingly like Neil Young!!
It’s a good bet that we’ll be attending next year!
We’ve posted a collection of pictures from the weekend’s event on our Flickr, so be sure to check that out as well.