I was unprepared for the huge crowds when I visited the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason at noon on Saturday. The large number of vendors offered jewelry, clothing, prints, food in jars, accessories, printed t-shirts, stationery, & more, all of it cute & lovingly made. Indeed, items such as Twinkie Chan's crocheted bacon and egg scarf are criminally cute. Cleverhands's journal bandoliers do seem to be a practical & attractive way to secure writing implements to a notebook. I really liked CityFabric's designs that reveal a city by showing only the footprints of its buildings.
There are caterers on the site, so one can easily spend the whole day there, but I was overwhelmed by the crowds. Later in the day, I had a conversation with a fair veteran who said the best time to go is later in the day, around 3p, when it is less crowded. The attendees were mostly women, & I saw a lot of families as well. The fair also seems to be a popular activity for dogs.
§ 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair
July 21+22, 2012
Fort Mason Center