The first thing we saw was the Oaxacan cheese booth. It was a treat to watch him separate the cheese into the traditional Oaxacan style and then wrap it into a ball. Reminded me of making a ball of yarn!
Chapulines. Remember that word if ever in Oaxaca....or at a Oaxacan fair!
A closer look reveals what they are. Dried grasshoppers! I must say, I have never tried these in all the times I have visited Oaxaca. I just don't see the need or sense in purposely eating bugs.
There was a great stand selling different types of moles and thick sauces. We bought some of the green Pipian and I can't wait to try it.
Colorful little toys were abundant. I wanted to buy one of each to send off to Xico. And I would have too if I could have gotten the salesman to stop texting or playing games or whatever the *X(#%% he was doing on his cell phone. I finally gave up and walked away in disgust. Sorry kids.
The handmade fabrics at this fair were far and away a better class of workmanship than at the last one. Look at the quality of the hand embroidery on this top.
And here. This was very well done with no gaps in the fabric at all. These things are truly pieces of art.
Being a crocheter, I really appreciated this one.
A closer look shows you the quality of the tiny stitches. They must have used like a -5 hook or something!
I thought this purse was cool. The beads are on an elastic band so one size fits all.
Candy and food was plentiful also.
Evidently all of it handmade in Oaxaca!
From 7 to 9 PM everynight, there are folkloric dancers. I haven't had a chance to stop by and see them yet.
Undoubtedly my best buy that day was this hand loomed rug. Just the thing I needed for beside my bed! Negotiated a pretty good deal too!
They even had a restaurant area with handmade goodies.
We had just been served some warm quesadillas and empanadas when we suddenly had to take flight. We got a call that the alarm at our house was going off. Meaning somebody was trying to break in!
Running to the car, stuffing food in our faces at the same time, we made it home within 15 minutes of getting the call. We saw nothing unusual outside so unlocked the doors. What we found was one very upset cat inside! Simon had evidently hidden somewhere and after we left, he woke up and set off the motion detectors inside the house.
At least we know they work!