Top Five Things I Love about Warren's Cranberry Festival


1.) The cranberry fritters.
I'm not a cranberry lover (dont eat them at Thanksgiving), and a fritter would not be my donut of choice. But these fritters...eaten fresh and soft and in the crisp fall outdoors...are delicious. Dare I say I will eat one each and every day of the festival?

2.) The buzz in the air.
There's just something about 100,000 people all together in one tiny little space that makes a buzzing sound. CranFesthas its own sound. Its the way the throng of people looks when you view them from the top of the hill. 

3.) The shoppers

These women come to SHOP. Their carts, their lists, their game plans. They are on a mission. And there is always that ONE item every year, that every one has in their posession. And if you don't you are going to be asked where you got it. And then you hear them say "but you better hurry over there..they are almost out!" One year it was bird feeders on a stick. One year it was a flower on a stick. (I'm sensing a theme here.) I can't wait to see what this year's "must have item" is.

Its cheesecake. ON. A. STICK. 

4.) The loudspeaker. Yeah that's right. The loud speaker. A town of 17 people, and they use a major intercom system to announce daily "Good morning Cranfesters! Welcome to the 37th annual Warren's Cranberry Festival!" and then bid you goodbye each night at closing time. Throughout the day you're also reminded of any tour, event, parade, specialty item with the announcement of "Attention Cranfesters!"

5.) Pretty much every single thing. It's a dang fine festival that has its own vendor wristbands, a firefighter fish fry, a Miss Cranberry Festival pageant and a parade with 20 bands. I can't even begin to list everything. You'll just have to attend and see for yourself. 

Can't make it to Cranfest? Shop at Paper Miniskirt's website!


See you at the Bismarck Street Fair!

Paper Miniskirt will be at the Bismarck Street Fair Friday and Saturday! Mention that you are a preferred customer and you'll receive a free set of magnets with any purchase!

This month's best seller: Teal Chevron

Come see six new styles/fabrics this weekend, and if you can't make it to the show, watch for them to be added to my Facebook Page.

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Paper Miniskirt's September schedule and celebrating dorm rooms!

September at Paper Miniskirt

Happy back-to-school and happy almost Fall! September marks the start of a few busy months around here so I want to share where you can find Paper Miniskirt.

This Saturday is the Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival. I'll be in 197 on 11th street. This is a different spot than last year. I've got lots of monogrammed burlap and lots of chevron coming with me! Hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Its a quick busy day and you'll find LOTS of great things!

Also this weekend is the Little Falls Arts and Craft Fair. Stop in and see the awesome Kelly at booth JF44. This is the same great spot as last year, in the parking lot to the west of the court house.

September 12th and 13th I'll be at Bismarck Street Fair. This is always a super fun weekend! Booth location is on Main Street right in front of the radio station. (I'll get an exact number and put it on Facebook!)

September 26-28 is the annual Warrens Cranberry Festival. This one is AHHH-MAZING. If you've never been, its worth the drive from wherever you are coming from! Arts and Crafts, cranberry flavored everything, a parade, bands...you get the idea.

Here's an idea for a way to use your magnet board: A chore chart!

I used little chalkboard clips (found at Crafts Direct in St. Cloud), and glued magnets to the back. I then used a white marker to write the name of the chores I wanted completed. I attached the value of the chore, and hung it up. This picture was taken two weeks ago. I could show you what it looks like today, but it'd be the same photo. As in...none of my kids took the bait. More money for me, I guess.

Did you hang your Paper Miniskirt magnet board in your dorm room? I want to see the pictures! Post them on Facebook and I'll mail you a FREE extra set of magnets! I had so much fun this summer with all the girls bringing photos of their bedding, and trying to match it to a magnet board. You guys have super classy dorm rooms! I can't wait to see how it all looks, so post the photo of your magnet board hanging in your dorm on the Paper Miniskirt Facebook page!

If you can't make it to  a show you can always order at http://www.paperminiskirt.com.  Hope to see you soon!