Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chicago Renegade Craft Fair

This weekend Kim and I and our good friend Liz (aka Craft E Magee) went on a getaway trip to Chicago for Renegade Craft Fair.  And let me tell you, Renegade was awesome.  Amazing.  Overwhelmingly good.  So many talented artists and craftspeople.  All of them excited about their art and thankful for the opportunity to show off, and even more grateful for your business.  So much fun.

Our only complaint about Renegade is that by midday the crowds were so thick that you could hardly get into any of the booths. So even though we walked the entire fair twice, we feel like we missed seeing some things, and we even skipped on buying a few things because we were just too tired to elbow our way through the crowds.  It was no less fun, but maybe a little disappointing.

With all of the busyness and crowds, I didn’t pull out my camera much.  Here are just a few of the snapshots from our weekend:

Chicago Renegade Craft FairKim taking a break from the crowd at Renegade.


Chicago Renegade Craft Fair Puffs of DoomBlueberry cheesecake Puffs of Doom.  Heaven.


Chicago Renegade Craft FairThe only picture of all three of us.


Chicago Renegade Craft FairChicago Renegade Craft Fair Chicago Renegade Craft FairBeing tourists at Millennium Park.


Chicago Renegade Craft FairKim adding to the graffiti at Gino’s East Pizza.


Chicago Renegade Craft FairRefreshments.


Chicago Renegade Craft Fair Magnolia BakeryOf course we had to stop at Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes.


Chicago Renegade Craft Fair

We had an amazing weekend. 

Have you ever been to any of the Renegade Craft Fairs?  What was your experience?

We’ll be sharing more of our photos on our Facebook page if you’re interested in checking them out.



  1. Oh I would LOVE to go to Renegade! It looks like you had so much fun. Craft fairs around here are mostly junk so I can only imagine going to one where every single thing was beautiful and unique...must be like Etsy turned into a craft fair, right? :)

    1. That's a great way of explaining it! I think it's fair to say that we didn't see one booth with junk. You pretty much want to buy something from every seller. :)

  2. Looks like so much fun! Those puffs look amazing!

  3. so fun!! I wish I would've known about this! I live in the suburbs of chicago and would've gone!


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