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Who doesn’t love a festival? OK, maybe if you don’t like music or people or fun, you don’t love a festival, but I think those folks may be beyond help ;)
For the rest of us, festivals can be some of the best times you’ll ever have. Let’s face it though, without proper preparation, things can get janky fast. So, here’s a list of must-haves to make your outing the MOST-FUN!
SASH BAG (Duh!)
First things first, you have got to have a Sash Bag. When at a festival, you are on your feet all day doing tons of walking and the last thing you want is a big backpack with unnecessary items weighing you down. You need something lightweight, organized, cute and it has an RFID built-in wallet so that’s one less thing to carry! Plus, everyone else will love you for not banging into them with your big ole bag or pack.
Don’t forget your ID, debit/credit cards, some cash, and insurance cards. These are best to keep in a card holder or coin case so everything stays together! What seems like the obvious, one of these items always gets missed!
Being outside all day in the heat, you’re going to need to carry a travel size bottle of sunscreen and reapply throughout the day. Also, your favorite pair of sunnies or a hat!
Like we said, most music festivals are hot and you’re walking around and dancing all day. Here are some items to keep you smelling good and feeling fresh!
- You don’t always have the option of washing your hands when you need to, so hand sanitizer it is!
- It’s hot, you’re sweating and your makeup is melting- you’re going to need this to cool down. This face mist from Coola is cooling and BONUS, has sunscreen!
- Sometimes they run out of TP, so tissues are always a must have. You can never be too prepared.
- Keep your hair out of your face with these cute hair ties that won’t give you ponytail headaches or indents for when you want to let your hair down again.
- And any extras like lip balm, lip gloss, deodorant, body spray, tampons, tylenol etc.
Staying hydrated is so important and at some festivals, they don’t allow metal water bottles. We suggest these lightweight collapsible water bottles that can clip right onto your Sash when filled or collapse right into a pocket.
If the festival is somewhere windy with dirt, a bandana is going to be your best friend for protecting your face. The great part of it is, when you don’t need to wear it, just clip it on your Sash for a cute little accessory. And last but certainly not least, a portable phone charger. You don’t want to be that person stuck sitting near a wall while your phone charges while the rest of your friends are having fun.
Growing up in San Diego meant as soon as school was out you were going to the fair! The San Diego fair is one of my favorite childhood memories, janky rides with hair band hits playing a little too loud, cotton candy that made you sticky from nose to navel, livestock from the kids who were doing 4H, and the shopping exhibit hall my mom would always try and make me walk through with her.
It’s been several years since I’ve been back in San Diego for the fair and with my recent move the fair was a must hit this summer! I’m the kind of gal who wants to walk around the midway rides, watch everyone try their hardest to win those giant gorilla stuffies, and eat every fried food and all the cotton candy. This year I did most of those things with the Sash gang in tow we hit the fair strong and hard!
Southern California’s June gloom was in full effect and while normally I’d be bummed about the gray, the shade was well welcomed as we roamed the black top.
Nichole’s first stop was the games – with her eye on the prize she shot some hoops – all hands free with her Sash bag by her side. Jocelyn cheered her on and shot in moral support with her new Sashionista.Shop kimono protecting her from SoCal’s harsh UV rays.
Onward we went chasing down those precious stuffed animals in the brightest colors! From fishing for glass bottles (do you see that laser focus in Sophie and Nichole?!) to shooting water gun races where Jocelyn took the cake and won the cutest colorful alpaca there ever was, to popping balloons with bean bags – the team mustered their competitive spirits and rocked their Sashes the whole time!
From games, it was onward to the midway rides where everyone was ready to slip and slide. The steep climb up some janky stairs made everyone light headed and the quick decent even more fun! As though climbing the steepest stairs didn’t take them up high enough, on to the sky in the air swings. Shrieks and screams were had, but not a single Sash was removed!
Lesa made a break away visit to the carousel with her son while I snuck off for my favorite sweet treat – Dole Whip! One more spin on the tilt a-whirl and then it was off for fried delights!
While the fair may be designed with kids in mind, this Sash team outing was a reminder that you’re never too old to have fun…and it’s even better when your hands are free and your goodies are close and secure all at your finger-tips! From games, to rides, fried foods to petting your favorite farm animal there’s something for everyone and my Sash never had to come off once!
We want to know what your favorite part of the county or state fair is! Let us know in the comments below and maybe even share a photo of you in your Sash!