The Festival

 There were wonderful hand carved wooden spoons.

 But they won't take children or scalps in trade.  Click for a closer look.

 Apple cider being made.

 Beautiful handmade boxes.


 Hand churned ice cream made with local cream.
Have you ever had cornmeal mush or scrapple?  You don't know what you are missing?  Princess Grace used to fly back to the states just to eat scrapple.
Corn on the cob being boiled.

 End of the season gardens.

 I love the displays they have all over the grounds.

 Such a  great way to decorate.  So simple but very festive.

 A bee hive oven.

 This is when I really miss The Blog Tech.  He would have SO stuck his face in these for me!

 These guys are splitting rails to build this fence.  Once this type of fence is put in place, the bottom will be filled with field stones.  They call this a cow high, pig low fence.  Cows can't get over it and pigs can't get under it.

 There were lots of Amish and Mennonites attending the fair. They still do all of these things the same way they're being demonstrated.

 At first this was a bit unnerving.

 Until you realize they are not breathing.

 They blend into the woods very well.

Put in place by this trapper.
These gourds were really terrific. I wanted the black one with the oak leaves on the middle shelf but I was on a quest for something else.
You could take a hay ride out into the fields.

 This is what I was after.  This is a barn star made out of PVC.  Look at the artistry that went into this. I saw these last year when I was here and I thought about it all year and was determined to buy one.  Score! Now I need a barn.


Anonymous said…
I love the hand made boxes, the bee oven and the spoons,
what a great place to see, the star is truly a work of art,
the stuffed wild life does make you turn your head doesn't it,,
Nellie said…
If you can't find a barn, I have one here.:-) This looks like an amazing festival! Just the kind we would love attending!
Amazing! Corn mazes and festivals are beginning this week in East Tennessee. What fun!
Anonymous said…
No I have never had scrappels or cornmeal mush so now I want it :-) :-)

Lots of things I would have liked to buy from that festival!

I just watched all photos before I read the text and did think the wolf looked a bit stale :-)

What a beautiful barn star! I can see why You wanted one!

Have a great day!
What a fabulous place.
greekwitch said…
This trip is getting better and better! I would have stuck my face in there too!! Lovely pictures!
Guillaume said…
I love everything about this festival. The woods, the little houses that look like they could belong to a witch, the stuffed animals. It is like stepping in a dark fairy tale.
Jim said…
Now THAT is a festival!! Really like those wooden spoons....such a variety. We have some in the gallery/artisan room in the building where I have my shop.
Also appreciate the artistry put into those boxes. Great work.
Happy you got that barn star.
Mary Ann said…
I love the star! By the way, I tried the open crock pot method and I dismally failed. I should have taken pictures for a good laugh for everyone!
That barn star is so beautiful! I can see why you lusted after it all year.
Heritage Hall said…
Nostalgia, nostalgia... one among many of the things I miss in
your part of the world...thank you for sharing the journey.
Rue said…
I love your festival posts so much! Great finds!
chickpea678 said…
I was recently in the market for a beautiful handmade box! Wish one of those festivals were around here!