The 46th Annual Aiken’s Makin’ was held this past weekend in Downtown Aiken. I always like to check out these types of arts and crafts festivals when I get a chance. So, I mentioned it to David on Saturday morning. After knocking out a few things around the house, we headed to Aiken.
We got there right before noon, and I’ll tell you– it was packed! It was hard even to find a parking spot to start. But we finally got parked and headed toward all the activity.
Aiken’s Makin’ – Our Visit
This is probably our third time going to Aiken’s Makin’ since we’ve lived in the area. There’s always so much to see! Such a great variety. I always feel like I should’ve planned a Christmas shopping list ahead of this event. Because it’s perfect for finding unique items that you won’t find just anywhere. But, of course, I didn’t plan ahead… so instead we just perused the vendors.
The only things we bought while we were there were pecans and almonds. We got some sweet heat pecans, praline pecans, and cinnamon almonds. And they are delicious!
We honestly were going to get some lunch while we were there. Because who doesn’t love festival food? Well, apparently, everyone loved it because the lines were SO long. And the next thing we knew… it started to rain!
On the way to Aiken, we noticed some clouds, but the weather app was showing it was going to roll in later. But, it didn’t hold off. We still had some vendors to check out, and the bottom fell out. So, we wound up finding a vendor tent and waited out the worst of it while chatting with the vendor.
Once the rain slowed down, we finished making our rounds and headed back to the truck. We still had a great time checking out all of the fun items. It’s always interesting to see the great, talented artists who bring out their items each year. I always see things that blow my mind– people have truly gotten so creative with everyday items.
Check out a few photos I captured while we were there!