Dutch folk music sounded today from the speakers in Groningen’s De Hoogte neighborhood, which was converted into fairgrounds. After a 2 year hiatus, punters could finally shop for vintage wares, foodie delights, crafts, books, and more, Omroep OOG reports.
The festival had an artisan food village, a bar, and dozens of stalls where parents and children were selling all sorts of arts and crafts. Kids were were also entertained with a vintage carnival that included a carousel that looked like it was a hundred years old.
Younger children could also fish ducks. The duck fishing was a great success, because there were prizes to be won.
Kids must have scoured their entire attics for things to sell. “We sell jewelry and some small items. We made the bracelets ourselves,” friends Djevaneya and Denise told the broadcaster. Another girl had set up a stall with her mom, where she sold cupcakes and press on tattoos for children.
The festival was exactly the sort of pick-me-up the kids, their parents and the city needed after the two challenging years.