A Fair in the Park – first proper craft fair

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Yes, A Fair in the Park is my first proper craft fair in the USA!


A Fair in the Park, September 9-11, 2016 Mellon Park, Pittsburgh

If you follow FeltHappiness on Instagram or Facebook you may already be aware of my news about A Fair in the Park.


But if not, here’s the scoop –

I will be showing (and hopefully selling) my unique felted hats at a Pittsburgh institution, A Fair in the Park.

WHAT: A Fair in the Park is a venerable fine arts and craft fair, now in its 47th year.

WHERE: Mellon Park, Pittsburgh  PA 15232

WHEN:    September 9th -11th 2016

Friday, September 9th, 1 – 7 pm
Saturday, September 10th, 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, September 11th, 10 am – 5 pm


A Fair in the Park 2016, Map of Mellon Park, Pittsburgh

Here’s a handy-dandy map. I will be in booth #87.


A Fair in the park has more than art. I’m right near a trio of food trucks: Berlin Street FoodsSouth Side BBQ Company and Lascola’s Italian Ice. I’m not right next to the Mac & Gold Truck, but can attest that their stuff is yummy-divine (even for grownups)!

A colleague on Instagram, evysews says that “Being near food is super good! Everyone eats!”  She did add that I might need to watch out for spills.  Good thing that felt is so robust!


In addition, to lovely art and craft, there will be artists’ demos, live music and kids’ activities at A Fair in the Park!


WHY am I so excited?

I started felting hats in Norwich, England. As I made more and more it became apparent that neither I nor my loved ones could wear them all.  I opened an Etsy shop and then began to try to sell locally at fairs and Open Studio. It took time to figure out the appropriate venues and events. Some were ‘a good fit,’ whereas others were not.

Two years ago, on September 12, 2014, my family and I moved to the ‘burbs of Pittsburgh. And like in England, it has taken time to learn about opportunities. Not everyone wears hats. And not everyone wants to look unique. But, hopefully, visitors to A Fair in the Park will enjoy my hats.

After all, life is too short to wear a boring hat!


Here’s a pic of my new and improved craft fair booth. Much better than the previous incarnations!

What do you think??


A Fair in the Park booth layout



PS: Pardon for being so quiet during the summer holidays.  It was a sad-slow time for the blog and hats. I missed you and feltmaking!

2 Responses

  1. jgorman

    Thanks Susan! There has been a bit of a learning curve with the floor in relation to the tent. They are BOTH 10X10…which makes it tricky to zip up the tent at night! It could be an instructive blog post on what not to do 😉