Kelly Spencer at Indigo Lounge and Wellness Centre discovered on Saturday that if you ‘build’ an Outdoor Fall Festival, vendors and customers will come.
“This summer would have been our ninth annual Indigo Festival,” said Spencer. “We usually hold it in May or June on the anniversary of when I opened … and we didn’t do it this year.”
The idea for an October festival came after a couple of favourable weather weekends, and knowing the vendors would appreciate it.
“There’s a lot of businesses … this is their means. I posted that I was going to do an outdoor fall festival and, literally, every single person here contacted me.”
About a dozen vendors set up tables on Saturday on the Indigo Lounge and Wellness Centre’s lawn in Tillsonburg. They included a psychic, a jewellery vendor, and artists.
“These two here, they are local artists,” Spencer noted. “They created this stuff themselves. This lady, she makes porcelain coasters. Deb grows and makes her own preserves. And over there, she makes masks – she was one of the first (locally). There’s crystals, blankets, leggings … lots of fun stuff.