June brings a week-long arts and crafts fair to the Stary Rynek (Old Square) in Poznan. I met a friend in the rynek for dinner Tuesday evening and she asked if I had been down to see the exhibits before, and I realized that, for one reason or another, we had been to the square everyday since they were setting up on Friday. Even so, I don’t know if I saw it all.
I was tempted by many booths but ended up buying a wood carving.
And of course there were special booths with traditional Polish food and beer.
I tried the kabob. I thought it had slices of potato in between the meat, but it was actually a slice of onion and a slice of bacon. The meat was ham-like.
Ed had the kiełbasa.
Woody had the bigos.
And one of our favorite establishments, The Dubliner, sponsored a booth with Ed’s favorite beer. Lech Pils; the pils is only available in this region of Poland.
There were all kinds of musical performances over the weekend – on this stage a brass band.
Even Native Americans performed.
The Medieval Merry-go-round didn’t seem to have a many takers.