Ladies and gents, (drum roll please) allow us to introduce to you, your one stop fun shop for shop local and meet the maker experiences, the first ever Jackalope Art & Craft Fair!!!
And the crowd went wild as the Jackalope Art & Craft Fair took the stage for the first time last weekend at Central Park in Old Pasadena! Like bright confetti, beautiful handmade treasures scattered across the grass in tents where curious crowds ducked in and out exploring, tasting, touching, trying and taking home their perfect finds!
Over 200 artisans and thousands of shoppers made the first ever Jackalope Art & Craft Fair a huge success. However, day 1 suffered the nightmare of any outdoor event, rain. Topped with our scheduled food truck not showing up, we were wet and hangry but pushed through as umbrella covered shoppers persisted on. We came out relatively unscathed and dried out disappointment in the warm sun on Sunday morning!
Sunday proved to be a gorgeous day and the Fair came to life simply breathing with excitement! The rows of artisan tents thronged with crowds of all ages!
The artisan workshops scheduled for the day were a huge hit and groups of creative guests mixed their own essential oils, crafted their own terrariums, made their own jewelry and more under the shade of the giant pine trees!
Thankfully the two food trucks arrived and had consistent lines throughout the day (perhaps we need 3 next time!) As the day rolled on, the grass provided a delightful place for attendees to rest, eat and plan their shopping strategy, and hundreds seemed to be picnicked out on the lawn! The Pasadena Humane Society dogs enjoyed the grass too and we are happy to report that both a dog and a kitten were adopted that day!
And speaking of animals, no Jackalope Fair recap would be complete without a photo of our special guest, Paprika the Bun!
The Jackalope Team is high on the first success and excited to grow and build the Fair within the Pasadena community. Our next stop is Denver with our Fair on July 25th & 26th but we will be back in Pasadena in the beginning of November to kick off Holiday shopping! You can see the photo album from this first event on our Facebook page here. Be sure to follow us and start your shopping list for next time!