Another day, another festival!

I happened to be shopping at one of the local malls Thursday and I stumbled upon this… 

Another festival outside?

Another festival outside?

Yes, it was a little festival selling traditional Polish stuff and a few other things.  After looking at the flyer it looked like it is outside side of the mall all this week.  I never really shop at this mall, so it was just dumb luck I happened to be there.  So outside I went and this is what I found.

Woo Hoo another market!

Woo Hoo another market!

 

Are these not the cutest?

Are these not the cutest?

This bread was HUGE!

This bread was HUGE!

Cheese anyone?

Cheese anyone?

Smoked goat cheese, YUMMY!!

Smoked goat cheese, YUMMY!!

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Not sure how this is considered Polish crafts but who does not like jewelry?

Just few spices and spice mixes to choose from.  I won't tell how much damage I did to my wallet at this stand.  But they were only 3 zlotys each(less than $1)

Just few spices and spice mixes to choose from. I won’t tell how much damage I did too my wallet at this stand. But they were only 3 zlotys each(less than $1)

So then Friday I heard there was an street festival in the center of town so I headed down that way to see what I could find. 

Yet another street fair!

Yet another street fair!

Sausages are always popular at these things.

Sausages are always popular at these things.

Amazing bread!

Amazing bread!

This one had a few antique stands.

This one had a few antique stands.

And more antiques.

And more antiques.

Of course there was honey!

Of course there was honey!

I need to hit the rotary, what things I could do with a building like that.

I need to play the lottery, what things I could do with a building like that.

I Iove the fall time and all the festivals that come  with it.

I Iove the fall time and all the festivals that come with it.

Another day, another festival which is really true here the next couple of weeks as there is the Plum festival this weekend and there are few others on my calendar in the upcoming weeks!

What are your favorite street fairs to go to?  Me, any that have handmade items!

love kelley
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10 Responses to Another day, another festival!

  1. Michalina says:

    Plum festival! I’m going there tomorrow, can’t wait. Need to try their “powidła” and compare to my mom’s. And yes, Bydgoszcz is full of festivals, esp at this time of a year.

  2. Michalina says:

    *the year

  3. Dorothy Durkee says:

    Not sure those hand-carved figures of what appear to be elderly Jews holding coins are all that “cute.” Am I missing something here? Could be I’m overly sensitive, but the stereotypical connection between Jews and money has long been a basis for anti-Semitism — and throughout Europe’s painful history, terrible actions resulting from that.

    • hm says:

      I haven’t noticed it until you pointed it out.

    • Tomasz says:

      The problem is, whatever you say about Jews, even good things, you can be easly marked as antisemitic. Oversensitiveness at that topic is absurdly huge. You can’t critic Jews at all, because you are automaticly antisemitic. Few months Ago, Polish talented tennis player, Agnieszka Radwańska was treaded in Israel very badly by audience – they were yelling at her without reason (only one – nationality) and named her with very bad words. Now, if you try complain about it – you are antisemitic.

  4. Dorothy Durkee says:

    I guess what I’m trying to ask is whether these are objects of affection — or derision?

    • Dorothy,

      I had no clue they have a meaning behind them! To be honest I did not look that hard at them and even realize they were Jewish. I guess I need to find out the meaning behind those figures.

    • Krystian says:

      Figures are certainly not done maliciously, and I think that they have nothing to do with anti-Semitism. Much of the craft shows different things with a sense of humor and show negative stereotypes: Jew – greedy for money; pole – a thief, a drunkard, German women – ugly, french – cowards; Americans – fatties. Everyone knows that only a stereotype and no one looks at this seriously … so you have to smile like for a good joke.
      Remember that the painful history of Europe is not only Jews and antysemistyzm. The Nazis murdered many other nations and none of this does not laugh! It does not matter if it’s the Jews, gypsies, or poles.
      I hope my English is understandable;)
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  5. Scott R. Lucado says:

    Looks like fun! I came across an event like this when I was in Torun; found a dealer selling some cool coins, which always make great souvenirs. See any coin dealers there?

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