The calendar says it is fall but we, in Louisiana, are still waiting for the weather to catch up. On the bright side, we are expected to have some much cooler weather this Saturday, just in time for our local Art and Folk Festival.
When I was a girl, my grandfather grew sugar cane and would use it to make syrup at the festival. There were so many things to do and see. There were ladies dressed in antebellum dresses quilting and cooking on wood-burning stoves, men grinding corn into meal and making fishing nets. Those days are long since over and now the younger generation is trying to bring the festival to what it once was. We have a long way to go but I believe within the next couple of years we can make it happen.
I, myself, am trying to ready my booth to satisfy happy shoppers wanting to spend their money. I have rearranged and am in the process of sewing up a few pumpkins and pillows just for the occasion.
If you are local, I hope you will make the time to stop by the 61st annual Louisiana Art and Folk Festival held in downtown Columbia.