The annual festival features hand-made goods. It was initated in 2003 on Division Street in Wicker Park . Now, it travels all over the country. Events are held annually in five American cities; Chicago (IL), Brooklyn (NY), Los Angeles (CA), San Francisco (CA), and Austin (TX). In 2011, the Renegade Craft Fair will hold its first international event, in London (UK).
The Festival dates are September 10th and 11th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There’s a wide variety of independently designed jewelry, clothing and artwork. Here are some of the booths that I loved:
The neighborhood offers plenty of Vino con Vista restaurants and bars with plenty of outdoor seating. I like Via Carducci, The Boundary and Smoke Daddy.
The most innovate bakery in town is in the heart of this neighborhood. Stop in the Alliance Bakery to enjoy some of their artistic cakes designed for kids of all ages. Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com