We entered on the Katy Trail side, which unfortunately immediately disqualified us from the swag bags that they'd been hyping up on their Facebook, while simultaneously recommending entering on the Katy Trail side of the park. I seriously hope that if they plan on repeating the swag bags next year, they create some type of advertised structure on what entrance you have to use, etc, instead of just "for the first 400 people!" More annoyingly, the first person I asked about it seemed clueless on the situation, despite her being in charge of passing out the swag bags (I know, I know; they're volunteers...). However, the woman I spoke to at the gate on the "front side" of the park apologized and agreed that if they were going to do it that way they should have told us that it mattered what side we entered on, etc. Bummer.. hopefully I can actually get one next year.
We looped through the park to find that some vendors were pumped and ready to talk to us, while others still seemed to be in the process of setting up. We looped around a few times so it didn't matter in the long run, but we came close to 11:00am to prevent being in long lines.. because of delayed setups and having to make multiple loops through, there were a few booths we passed on based off of the wait time.
|The first thing we sampled: Upton's Naturals on a chocolate creme Newman-Os. SO good; we're already huge Upton Naturals fans anyways; on pizza, in stir fries, tacos, etc, it's all good!|
|I was so happy that they tasted exactly like I remember marshmallows tasting!|
|The Veginator with a handmade veggie dog.|
|Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pie with Cherry Cheesecake from Capital City Bakery|
|The Snack Grab bag; it's seriously like getting a whole box!|
|This is what was inside!|
We waited in line at Boba Tea and Treats. It wasn't a terrible line. There were three options to choose from; I chose the pumpkin latte boba and Aaron had the Thai tea boba. We both agreed that while it wasn't bad boba, it certainly wasn't the best that we'd had. They were scooping the boba out with an ice cream scoop so that was how they sat in the bottom of your tea; one big un-suck-able chunk. It was a little disappointing, but again; consequences of ill fair preparation. Unfortunately for them, it means we would not go there for boba.
All in all, it was a great day! We are really looking forward to going again next year and we hope we can get his mostly vegan aunt and her partner to join us next year. His mom is visiting us next week and I'm so sad that she missed going this year! We're going to find lots of fun things to do with her instead though!