After a totally full Saturday of art happenings (to which we still have more things to share tomorrow), we wrapped things up with a visit to the closing affairs at the Hester Street Fair. The event was the first time the weekly New York fair swapped coasts to Los Angeles, seeing a handful of fantastic vendors to share treats on the Los Angeles streets (well, the parking lot diagonal from the Pantages).
The fair got going around 11AM; however, we did not make it there until 6PM, an hour until it was set to close. The festival was the “Bite Size Food & Craft Festival” and assembled everyone from Cool Haus to Valerie Confections to Awkward Family Photos to Amoeba: everyone was there! At the point we arrived, the market was settling down a bit–but the food vendors were still going in full force. We didn’t get a chance to try any of them but we did make our way into the very nice beer garden which not only was serving four great beers (Ballast Point, Double Barrel, Lagunitas, ans Sam Adams Summer Ale) but also a nice cucumber margarita-like drink. We were pleasantly surprised to see a few dog friends in the space as really great freestyle music filled the air.
The fair was a great kick-off for the brand in Los Angeles; however, we certainly wish it extended much later into the day. Be that as it may, that wish will be fulfilled at the next fair: July 7, they’ll be returning with the Hollywood Night Market. The event will feature 120 vendors and food and drinks–but this time stretching from late afternoon until the evening. Seems like the perfect start to a Saturday night! And, if you can’t make that, they’re also going to be having the Indie Craft Market on August 18th and their going away party August 25th with the Goodnight Hollywood Blvd. Music Festival.