One thing about the Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods' People's Fair is that it's consistent. Now in its 40th year, the event brings out the best in Colorado people-watching, plus, you know, several stages of local entertainment and booths full of tie-dye, made-to-order art and, of course, "turkey" legs. (The consumption of emu legs can't just be a Colorado fair thing, right?)
If you've been to the People's Fair once in the last four decades, you've kind of been to them all; the thing still takes over Civic Center Park for two days and offers food and other stuff for people of all ages to enjoy -- like this year's stationary bungee jump and blow-up slide area, which looked awesome.
Beyond the yard tchotchkes, roasted corn and kiddie rides were the winding pathways of booths sharing information on everything from group outdoor sporting activities to psychic and massage services -- and a lot of that was free to anyone willing to stop and chat for a while. This might be the best part about The People's Fair in general: The crafters, small business owners and non-profit spokespeople are are a very cordial group, generally willing to talk and share information without seeming like pushy sales people.
But for those who came to look and barter and buy, there were plenty of personalized parking signs, paintings of sheep doing human stuff and leather fanny packs for all waist sizes and styles on hand. Or, if you needed a new hat for your dog, there was a booth for that too. And one for non-clip hair clips, of course.
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