Moss Rock Festival at The Preserve

My parents, the kids and I went to the Moss Rock Festival at The Preserve in Hoover today. I’ve always wanted to attend this festival and it was a beautiful fall day to enjoy it! My friend since Junior High, Jon Jobes, who owns NatureScape Inc., is the President of the event’s Board of Directors this year, so we headed on over there to check it out. The festival’s focus is on nature, eco-ideas, art and design. There were artist booths, eco-friendly demonstrations and food vendors, while the band “Mile Marker 7” played on the Village Green. If you’ve never been, you should go and take the kids! It will still be going on tomorrow (Sunday, November 7th) from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Since my kids were with me, I didn’t get to peruse around and shoot everything, but here are a few highlights…

The kids enjoyed making paints out of flower petals

 

A hoola hoop artisan was there with handmade hoops in all sizes and colors. You could even choose your own design!



The band "Mile Marker 7" played on the Village Green



These little cricket toys jumped around by the solar powered cells on their backs.
My kids were fascinated with this old typewriter and had to try it out for themselves. They couldn't believe that's what we used before computers! This artisan was typing out quick poems for $1.
I had to snap a shot of this because it depicted an interesting dichotomy. Check out the Blackberry phone sitting in the bowl next to the old typewriter!
This teenager thought it was pretty cool to be sitting in a Tesla. Wish I could have gotten the entire car in the shot, but too many people were around it.
The kids were so excited to go on their first carriage ride. The horse and carriage owner told us an interesting tidbit...Amish made carriages are the Mercedes of carriages and much better than their Canadian made competitor. He will wait 6 months to a year when he orders an Amish carriage. He also told us that when he goes to pick it up, he has seen Amish teenage boys with radios and boom boxes in their carriages...funny!
a Hoover Belle

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