Makers Fair, ASEANA Festival Draw Hundreds to Historic Texas Avenue
Quite a few folks turned out for the Texas Avenue Makers Fair and, right next to that, the ASEANA Festival -- featuring the art, music, culture and food of India. And the rain held off until both events were over.
Among the local artisans who were selling their wares at the Makers Fair were woodworkers, visual artists, jewelry-makers...even hula-hoopers. I picked up a lovely, orange sparkly hoop wrapped with purple and bright green tape for my daughter. There were also lots of great treats...like Rice Krispie pops dipped in chocolate and rolled in different toppings, homemade pork rinds, and Pecan Pie Muffins. Everything was delicious!
At the ASEANA Festival, the lines stayed long, so I never got to sample the Indian food. But I did get to watch some of the Indian dances and listen to the interesting music.
The two festivals seemed to complement, rather than compete, with each other. Folks were going from one to the other to enjoy the festivities at both.