Monday, October 17, 2016

A Rainy Festival

 Last weekend, we headed towards Maryland to go to a folk festival.  The closer we got, the more it rained.  By the time we arrived, it was pouring.  That booth on the left was selling Thanksgiving in a cup.  They put a scoop of mashed potatoes in the bottom of a cup and layered turkey and stuffing and ladled gravy over the top.  We split one and it was very good.  Click any of the pics to enlarge them.

 This was the sauerkraut booth.  Most of the festivals we attend sell fresh sauerkraut.


 Fortunately, a lot of the booths were indoors.

This man was selling wonderful pottery.  I didn't buy any but I sure was tempted.
 And this sweet woman was making intricate paper folded ornaments.  I bought some for The Blog Tech and his wife to decorate their first Xmas tree.

 Beeswax candle making.

 Wreaths and garlands.

 Dulcimers.  I have several and I still can hardly play them.

 Wonderful Shaker boxes.
 They had a small farmer's market and were selling locally grown produce.

 For 1.00, you could buy a slice of freshly baked bread spread with Amish butter.  My kitchen sort of looks similar to this today.  I am baking bread for the kids and taking it to them with apple butter.

And yes, we got soaked through to the skin.  It can't always be sunny.