When: Sat., Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2015
The Strange Folk Festival, a fantastical handmade fair (www.strangefolkfestival.com), has followed its gnome mascot and trekked its way from the out-of-doors to St. Louis Union Station (1820 Market Street) — but that's really not so strange, is it? After all, crafters often take items that are unused (or underused) and reimagine them, making something new and wonderful and beloved. Plus, an indoor festival ensures the weather can't ruin the fun! From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (September 26 and 27), approximately 200 makers — artists, crafters and more — fill the former mall's retail spaces, while local bands play and food trucks park outside. Admission to the festival is free, but donations are encouraged and rewarded — you could net yourself a coupon, a T-shirt or another prize, depending upon how much you give to keep the festival's future dreams alive.
Price: free admission