Last Sunday, the St. Louis World’s Fare was held in Forest Park in commemoration of the original 1904 world’s fair. I was so excited to go, because as luck would have it, I was in the right place at the right time (studying in St. Louis, right next to Forest Park, in 2014).
This was one of the many different attractions & events that were a part of this heritage fair. Peddler’s row was where a bunch of artists, musicians, even a fortune teller came to sell their goods or perform.
We even got to sample hot sauces from a local hot sauce company (Ken’s). There were a wide variety of flavors, ranging from salty to sweet. Most memorable was this pineapple flavored sauce that was supposed to be “Asian” influenced, but in my experience I’ve never tasted an Asian hot sauce that was pineapple flavored…
This booth was pretty cool; the artist made jewelry and headpieces out of metal wire.
I really liked the work of the following artist, Christy Sawyer. She started out by doing a small “painting-a-day,” which turned into pieces that people liked and bought. I liked all the different tones and expressions captured just from the “windows of their soul…”
The colorful portraits this artist made (ugh I forgot to write down his name!) were also really neat.
All the pops of color and styles in these paintings were so exciting! No two pieces were the same. The pink Twiggy was my personal favorite.
My friend Sherry bought a “young, fresh coconut” from a food truck. Was it as true as advertised?
Somehow, “young & fresh” translated to “soft & baby” in my mind. Imagine how that sounded out loud when I affirmed that the soft, baby coconut indeed tasted young & fresh. Mmm.
That entire time, I was craving BBQ. In fact, I craved it all summer – I didn’t know what I had until it was gone! Finally, I got my wish at Pappy’s! 3 ribs for $6, baby!! What a good way to conclude my visit to the Fare.
Did anyone from around St. Louis (or even out of town) also go to the World’s Fare? What was your experience like?
Thanks for reading!