Wednesday, June 15, 2011
It Was a Business Trip... Really! Chickenstock Music Festival
Rather than manning my usual booth at the Farmers' market I decided to attend a little music festival out in the Alaskan boonies. Chickenstock Music Festival in Chicken, Alaska.
Chicken is an old gold mining town from the early 1900's
The old dredge site made for some picturesque camping.
I had been approached last summer by the proprietor of the Chicken Gold Camp in regards to selling my jewelry in their gift shop. Lots of adventurous tourists pour through the town on their way to and from Canada on the Top of the World Highway and the Taylor Highway.
I saw it as an excellent excuse to personally deliver the goods.
They constructed this nice & funky stage for the performers.
This massive chicken sculpture was delivered to the site all the way from Homer, Alaska, 100's of miles away. I heard they could only drive 20 miles an hour with the load. that's 616 miles or 991 km!
more of the stage and a sculpture
It got fairly warm during the day but I sure missed the huz in my little teardrop trailer when it dropped down to 40 degrees at night (5 C)
Some of the revelers nearby my parking spot... a very Alaskan scene
View from the Teardrop trailer...a gal's got to nap a bit to keep up with the younger folk.
I'm wild about that barkcloth fabric that I got in Tucson... so retro
What 'rustafarian" wouldn't like these chickens?
I actually made some sales out of my trailer too that ended up paying for my gas and ticket, making it a very worthwhile trip for sure