April 15, 2015

A First-Timer's Visit Inside The Fiesta Store

by Albert Salazar
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A First-Timer's Visit Inside The Fiesta Store
So I have a confession to make. Despite being born here and living here most of my life, I have never been to the Fiesta Store. Yes, #SanAntonioFail, I know — #SanAntonioShame even. This year I decided to remedy this by dragging my co-workers to the Fiesta Store during lunch, because I was wondering what exactly they sold there. Answer? A lot of weird shit, but weird shit that'll put you in the Fiesta mood nonetheless. Here's a look at all the amazingness that's available for purchase.

So I have a confession to make. Despite being born here and living here most of my life, I have never been to the Fiesta Store. Yes, #SanAntonioFail, I know — #SanAntonioShame even. This year I decided to remedy this by dragging my co-workers to the Fiesta Store during lunch, because I was wondering what exactly they sold there. Answer? A lot of weird shit, but weird shit that'll put you in the Fiesta mood nonetheless. Here's a look at all the amazingness that's available for purchase.

Let's get this out of the way. There are a lot of pigs.

Let's get this out of the way. There are a lot of pigs.

Like a lot.

Like a lot.

There's even a pig basket purse. And guess where the basket lid is ...

There's even a pig basket purse. And guess where the basket lid is ...

... on the pig's butt! I asked the cashier why there were so many pigs. Were they the official Fiesta farm animal? She didn't know. She figured people just liked pigs, which makes sense, because pigs are pretty great.

... on the pig's butt! I asked the cashier why there were so many pigs. Were they the official Fiesta farm animal? She didn't know. She figured people just liked pigs, which makes sense, because pigs are pretty great.

 At first I thought this was some sort of pan dulce hernia pillow Battle of Flowers parade attendees can buy for their chairs. But it's hard and plastic, like the fake food they put out in model homes, so now I don't even know what's real anymore.

At first I thought this was some sort of pan dulce hernia pillow Battle of Flowers parade attendees can buy for their chairs. But it's hard and plastic, like the fake food they put out in model homes, so now I don't even know what's real anymore.

Meanwhile, if I were more committed to accessorizing, I would totally buy these little conchitas coin purses.

Meanwhile, if I were more committed to accessorizing, I would totally buy these little conchitas coin purses.

Speaking of accessories, you can buy this tiny, burlap doll for the Blair Witch in your life.

Speaking of accessories, you can buy this tiny, burlap doll for the Blair Witch in your life.

The doll hair clip will go really nice with this super pink feather earrings.

The doll hair clip will go really nice with this super pink feather earrings.