Worthington Plant Fest

5.) Worthington Plant Fest – May 11, 2013

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Now that Julia is enjoying an artist residency in Columbus for two weeks, it makes it easier to enjoy some area festival trips as a family.

This past Saturday, since she wasn’t that familiar with downtown Worthington, we decided to head there first for the Plant Fest.

As we walked into the parking lot…

…I did notice plants…

…but there were also booths with honey and seafood.

Yes, this actually wasn’t the Plant Fest – it was the Olde Worthington Farmers Market, which coincided with a large part of the festival…

…but it did leave a trail of plant possibilities down the downtown sidewalks…

…until you found yourself at the main attraction.

As members of the Columbus Folk Music Society showed off their talents…

…festival goers browsed greenery not only for their yard or garden…

…but for their old kettles…

…watering cans, boots…

…and unused children’s toys (obviously!).

Vendors offered plants in metal and glass for those without green thumbs…

…but most did come in either food-producing or flowering varieties…

…and they sometimes even accompanied vendors who may have sold handmade jewelry (Mary’s)…

…or birdhouses.

Julia and I found ourselves stopping at a booth that didn’t have plants (KLZ art)…

…but it did have the cutest Max-related onesie that we couldn’t pass up.

And, fortunately for him, we didn’t actually eat him up like the onesie promised…

…thanks to some of the food stands present*.

* = the fritters looked and smelled fantastic!

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