Newtown Festival 2013

James and I went to the Newtown Community Festival yesterday. We went last year, but this year we were a bit disappointed. I guess it was because it rained a little and most of the time this year the stalls were the same. To be honest, I find most festivals are pretty similar year after year. A band I like, Palms, was playing that day, but I wasn’t too keen on hanging around a few more hours to see them because the rest of the festival was not that interesting.

Still an opportunity to get some nice pictures and have a bit of a chilled day. I did some hula-hooping too, which was pretty fun.

Me hula hooping 🙂
Me hula hooping

This is also my first “photoblog” post since I decided to move my photoblog over to my blog, so here are photos of the rest of the festival!

Cute voodoo dolls
Cute voodoo dolls
A range of bracelets
A range of bracelets
Discover Your Colour – various alcoholic drinks by Yellowtail
Discover Your Colour – various alcoholic drinks by Yellowtail
Amnesty International balloons
Amnesty International balloons
Some roasted garlic
Some roasted garlic
Some festival-goers exploring the stalls
Some festival-goers exploring the stalls
Day of the Dead ceramic skulls
Day of the Dead ceramic skulls
The busier, longer walk
The busier, longer walk
Some kids’ toys
Some kids’ toys
The grass in front of one of the stages before it got packed
The grass in front of one of the stages before it got packed
Snow cones
Snow cones
More crowds
More crowds
Seafood paella that James and I bought. Only $12. Eating stall food is always an interesting experience.
Seafood paella that James and I bought. Only $12. Eating stall food is always an interesting experience.
These two people dressed up in polar bear suits were dancing to the R’n’B music.
These two people dressed up in polar bear suits were dancing to the R’n’B music.
Some cute handmade animal-inspired purses
Some cute handmade animal-inspired purses
Pretty jewellery from the same seller
Pretty jewellery from the same seller
Signage related to various suburbs in Sydney
Signage related to various suburbs in Sydney
Chopping boards
Chopping boards
“Family Chopper” – the chopping board sign
“Family Chopper” – the chopping board sign
These cute cloud-and-lightning hangings had faces on the opposite side
These cute cloud-and-lightning hangings had faces on the opposite side
All handmade little trinkets and gifts
All handmade little trinkets and gifts
What a cute dog! There was also a dog show at the festival.
What a cute dog! There was also a dog show at the festival.
Local artist Bec Sandridge.
Local artist Bec Sandridge.
Organic tea leaves. So colourful!
Organic tea leaves. So colourful!
More organic tea leaves
More organic tea leaves
Boxes of organic tea leaves
Boxes of organic tea leaves
Various sunglasses for sale
Various sunglasses for sale
Cane juice with a splash of lime 🙂
Cane juice with a splash of lime
Fried Asian seafood, chicken and the like
Fried Asian seafood, chicken and the like
$5 for this fried calamari. Delish!
$5 for this fried calamari. Delish!
Cute little stall called Veggie Patch.
Cute little stall called Veggie Patch.
This stall sold biodegradable plates/containers. I got a small sample one!
This stall sold biodegradable plates/containers. I got a small sample one!
A van with various bulletins
A van with various bulletins
This little stall sold colourful resin accessories and painted rocks
This little stall sold colourful resin accessories and painted rocks
A vegetarian butcher!
A vegetarian butcher!
More food stalls
More food stalls
Melbourne band All The Colours, playing on one of the stages
Melbourne band All The Colours, playing on one of the stages
Polar Pouch – frozen raspberry/mango cordial
Polar Pouch – frozen raspberry/mango cordial
Some necklaces at a jewellery stall
Some necklaces at a jewellery stall
More jewellery
More jewellery
A lady trying on a flower headband
A lady trying on a flower headband

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Loved seeing all these photos! I don’t have much time in my work/daily life to go out to festivals and events, so I have to live vicariously through my blogger friends, haha.

You look like you’re totally rocking it with the hula hoop 😉

Oh wow! I love all of the cute little items that they had for sale. I think that the voodoo doll keyrings are my favorite. I haven’t been hula-hooping in forever. I definitely need to get a new one and start doing again – it was a great ab exercise. 🙂

All of the photos you took are absolutely gorgeous, and make me want to go to the festival so bad. I definitely need to go to festivals more often…perhaps when we get a vehicle. 🙂

Wow. It’s nice to see that festival come to life in your photos. Festivals in the Philippines tend to be more traditional than contemporary.

And oh, those voodoo dolls made me remember that I onced collected voodoo dolls when I was in high school.

Wowee you looked like you and James had a lot of fun at this festival! I love seeing all the stalls in one area like this ♥️ But I don’t get to go to many here in England.

The calamari looks so yummy, want!

Georgie! It seems like it’s been forever… It’s Zee! Remember? That obnoxious little thirteen year-old that idolized you years ago? 🙂 Haha, well I’m back. I’m certainly changed, and I’ve finally got a blog going that I intend to keep. It would honestly be a shock if you remembered me, never mind regarded me fondly, but ah… It’s worth a shot. > /// <

Anyway, that fair looked like it was so much fun!! I actually thought the clam in the seafood picture was a giant bug when I first scrolled through so that was quite the shock (And disappointment; bugs are pretty cool!) You really have hula hooping skills, girl. You should be a professional. ;D

Haha, obnoxious you certainly weren’t, I might have come across as rude and obnoxious myself (let’s face it, I was a bit of a know-it-all, and that’s what you’re usually like when you’re nearly done with being a teenager, LOL). It is great to hear from you again, Zee. I do remember you from a few years ago as Zee, but I suppose you prefer to be called Avery from now on?

I am not such a huge fan of bugs, though I suppose it depends what kind of bug. 😛 Now that you mention it, it does look a bit freaky as a big dark shell among the bright rice and other seafood, haha.

Everything is so colorful there. It may just be your photography, but everything also looks nicer there than it does here at various little events with vendors. You guys also have cool stuff, like the animal wallets & the jewelry by the same company, the painted rocks and those juice cordials. Like, I really want one of those. 😛

ANYWAYS. Hula hooping in a skirt? You look so flawless and graceful. 😦 😧 😏 👏

B-b-but I otherwise hate pants! Nah, really, my outfit of choice is skirts/dresses, I find them a lot more comfortable than pants/jeans. I ice skated in a skirt once! 😛

o.o Did you change your footer? I know the cisco exams link is missing, but it looks totally different. Unless that one thing can change everything. 😒

Um no…? I removed that link, and that was the only change. Maybe you need to do a hard refresh?

That is a bummer that is was a bit disappointing. It still looks like fun though, and I adore the photos you have taken. Man, those clouds look so adorable, I wish I could have seen the faces. ♥️