City Pulse: Victoria Faire brings unique vendors to area

Bianca Montes By Bianca Montes

Aug. 14, 2013 at 3:14 a.m.

Ready. Set. SHOP!

The Victoria Faire shopping extravaganza is back for its second year, bringing more than 40 vendors to the Victoria Community Center this weekend.

I don't know about you, but if you're anything like me - and most women - you're probably already excited.

Where else can you find an assortment of Texan artists selling candles, gourmet food, jewelry, herbs, flowers, photography and so much more?

If that does not fancy you, the promoters said they even have vendors catered to you.

People always ask me where I get my unique jewelry and headbands, and most of the time it's from crafters who sell their work at conventions such as craft fairs, comic-cons and even burlesque shows.

I love that I've never seen anyone else wear a "Hunger Games" "May the odds be ever in your favor" necklace or a Lone Star bottle cap ring. Those items are what I like to call "conversation starters."

In fact, an editor here at the Victoria Advocate sent me a tweet after my interview telling me how much he loved my "Hunger Games" necklace. Maybe it's why I got the job?

If you need other reasons to attend this event, that it supports local artists and the Victoria area are two really great points.

That it also benefits the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is just a bonus.

If you bring nonperishable food or hygiene items to the fair, you will get $1 off admission, and the products will get donated to the food bank.

The food bank services 11 counties in the Crossroads, providing food for about 23,000 people, said Robin Cadle, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent executive director.

Whether you are looking for some unique finds, want to support Texas artists or are just a shopping fanatic, Victoria Faire seems like a lot of fun - I hope I'll see you there. I'll be in the jewelry section.



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