Sunday, August 8, 2010

Weston 10 Mile Trail Antique and Garden Show

The first weekend of August, Weston, Missouri hosts a 10 mile trail around historic Weston, with 4 stops to shop, eat and drink. What a deal! You drive your own car to each location and stay as long as you want. Weston is a beautiful area of rolling hills, lush farmland, orchards, and tobacco fields. It is the world's leading producer of twist tobacco. William Buffalo Bill Cody was at one time a resident of Weston, and the town was a major "jumping off" point for the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail and the California Gold Rush.

Gourds for painting and bird houses.
And here is the gourd "house" made with cattle panels bent into arches. It was shady and cool inside.

Inside the Red Barn:

Oh Yum! Black Walnut syrup on ice cream and pancakes!

Lots of old insulators

American feed sacks, NOT French!

The antique dealers set up in the back of the barn.Then we walked around the rest of the farm.

LaMancha goats are  a medium sized breed of milking goat, known for their apparent lack of floppy ears.

The next stop was an interior design shop.

Cigar pics in tobacco country.

And lastly, the statuary store housed in the old grain elevators.

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