In the vendor tent, lots of nifty stuff, but nothing that screamed "take me home" until I got to the vendor that sold me the Indonesian batiked flannelette last year. This year her fabric was all from Uganda ... a treasure-trove of handwoven lengths (which she was willing to cut), each with a different design woven into the fabric and then uniquely handpainted/tie-dyed/ block-printed/otherwise decorated ... no two were alike, in colours or design and no pattern repeat (aside from the damask-like woven patterns underneath the colours). They were beautiful and tempting, but also $25.00 a metre and I honestly couldn't think of what I'd make out of them. And today, not one of them is jumping up and down in my memory, so I don't think I'll bother going back (last year, I DID go back on the second day, to fetch home the flannelette, which had burned itself into my brain).
Another thing I noticed ... Heritage Park's roadways and parking lot aisles are all one-way (which makes it wonderfully easy to get around in), with directions clearly marked by giant yellow arrows painted on the pavement every few feet, yet there were a record number of blind twits (the ones I saw were all in SUVs, minivans, and trucks ... mebbe they were too far off the ground to see the arrows?) going the wrong way and buggering up the traffic. I confess that when I saw one going up the winding downward-only exit roadway from the entrance gate drop-off zone, I was visited by a momentary fantasy of seeing it meet a bus coming down and having to reverse all the way down in front of it. No such luck, though. :P
Ended up going home after the show ... 'twas only +3 when I headed out to the Park yesterday morning, but temps had warmed up considerably by noon, so I was a tad overdressed and overwarm. Decided to skip Fanny's in the afternoon ... figured that, being Saturday, it'd likely be a zoo over there (especially in their tiny, horribly-laid-out parking lot) and, on reflection, realized that a new futon cover can wait: I've got Ontario-and-Ohio-in-August airfares to save for! :-)