The Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair, which is held annually during the weekend following Labor Day, is celebrating its 40th anniversary on September 8 and 9, 2012. (Little Falls is located 30 miles south of Brainerd, Minnesota.) Over time, the festival has grown to 650 exhibitors, 40 food vendors, and many musicians. With the upcoming weekend's sweater-cozy temperatures, it's the perfect outing to greet early autumn.
One year, I purchased locally grown hops from a festival vendor that were similar to this garland that drapes the French doors in our "out my kitchen window cabin." Growing on the vine, hops are green. In their dried state, they are tan. The ones in this photo have been dyed a rosy color.