The market sets up along side the harbor where the fishing boats come and go as you walk the length of the dock. Just park where you see all the fisherman's trucks with boat trailers.
There's everything from food to hand crafted items to toys and woodwork. The best part is I don't think I saw anything that was overpriced except maybe the tacos. If you have a special request and can hang around another week, most of the artists will make whatever you want.
These boats were being cleaned after coming back to the dock with crab and fish. Unlike other docks where gates keep you out, you can walk down these docks to the boats and talk to the fishermen.
A group effort, ladies were selling raffle tickets for this beautiful quilt. Patty and I donated a couple bucks to this and to the local animal shelter that works to adopt out all their dogs.
A couple years ago I bought some of the best smoked barbecue sauce, but he wasn't here this time. Patty's fish tacos were however!! Too bad I ate that big breakfast!!
Here was an entire table of "Barbara" purses. Barbara Westerfield has many purses this size, in just about every color under the sun. These were all made from heavy tapestry material with matching glass zipper pulls that she made for each piece.
For $15.00 I purchased this one after the one I had my eye on was taken by someone else!! RATS!!! It's okay, this one is beautiful too!! There were fancy ones and plain ones ... perfect for Barbara!
There were several wood carvers making everything from knife handles to bowls, but this Hobbit bird house had me at tweet tweet!! It's over twelve inches tall carved out of a solid piece of wood and at a measly $25, paid for his entire space at the market. Every other sale for him will be money in the bank!! Now THAT'S the kind of crafter I like to purchase things from.
It was a great day in Ilwaco and I came home with a few treasures, but not until we stopped in at the quilt store in Astoria, to save Dan the embarrassment of being the only husband waiting outside on the sidewalk. He was certainly happy about that!!
Today is the HUGE Astoria Farmers Market, my all time favorite ... also one you should NOT miss if you are anywhere near this part of Oregon/Washington. After last night's deluge from the sky, we will again have beautiful clean cool air to breathe. I can't wait to see what treasures reside on the street corners of Astoria!!