Strange Folk Festival

Melissa DeCicco
3444 days ago.

I haven’t been this excited about an ‘Art Fair’ in a really long time!  The Strange Folk Festival is a free event with an amazing collection of 150 Indie vendors and 10 bands sharing their masterpieces with us.  This festival has all the great ‘art fair’ things as well as amazing twists on the ordinary; I don’t even know where to start but with the Art!


Art – There is truly something for everyone from furniture, jewelry, clothes, bags/purses, ceramics, painting,  photography, etc. Some of my favorites include (and those whose photos are displayed)  Artworks that Work (Amazing Bike Guitars!) & Sew Good and Trendy & New Spin on Tradition.  Check out all the vendors.

Food (a close second to the art) –  Not just beer and cupcakes, but fried tacos, crab rangoon, BBQ, gyros, philly cheese  steak sandwiches, and frozen custard to name a few!

Sounds –  10 bands will adorn the stage this weekend including Dance Floor Riot, The Ukulele Cowboy Society, and  Angry Panda among others!

Play – So many things for children and adults including craft demos, weaving, spinning, wood carving, hula hoops, and so much more.

Upcycle – have to mention this really cool concept.  Bring in items from the artists wish list on this website and you get a discount on merchandise for helping them out.  Check it out!


Where and When – You won’t miss the park, the ‘Yarn Bomb’ will give it away!

September 24th & 25th from 10 – 6pm

Community Park
401 E. 5th St.
O’Fallon, IL 62269

Metro – take to Scott AFB/Shiloh Station then grab the #12 Bus westbound (note: bus does not have a bike rack)

Photos courtesy of: Artworks that Work & Sew Good and Trendy & New Spin on Tradition
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Melissa DeCicco

Melissa is a wiz at crazy facial expressions, golfs at every chance possible, and loves super uncomfortable shoes. A dedicated Dolly Parton fan, she purchased Dollywood season passes several years in a row (it’s 500 miles away) and finally met her in 2004 – she ROCKS!

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