As far as we can tell, organized barter and sale has been a part of society since hairy knuckles and protruding foreheads. You could wander around a marketplace of salesmen and see that Org had the best stone blades, while Shesha made the finest brontosaurus pie. To this day, cities around the world gather varieties of vendors to share their finest wares and services with curious people looking to spend the day out.
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The Scottsdale Street Fair is no different. Now that fall’s (sort of) in the air, organizers are setting up for the grand reopening on Sunday, October 7, at Talking Stick Pavilions, 9175 East Indian Bend Road. A display of artistry and craftsmanship combined with local produce, clothing, and specialty services will help you whittle away a leisurely Sunday to the soothing sounds of Lemo and other local musicians. People-watchers welcome. Call 480-256-9627.
Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., March 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., March 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., March 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., March 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., April 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., April 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2013