Off we went this afternoon to have our first buckwheat cakes and sausage...
See the sign? Thatta way to buckwheat cakes and sausage...
There they are. Not pancakes. Buckwheat cakes...slightly sour is the best.
The sausage is processed by students at the high school.
After the first plate of all you can eat buckwheat cakes you must
go downstairs to the arts and crafts (pictures tomorrow) and
then next door to the judged exhibits.
From quilts to
4-H projects to
canned veggies to
Prize winning zucchini....
sweet sweet potatoes,
and heritage corn.
And then something for the kids....
In the next building there were a few more crafts and I was lured in for my first purchase.
These are tie-dyed scarves made out of the softest t-shirt material. There were so many
to choose from! It took forever!
The next stop is one that I have trouble with even after 30+ years. The barns.
This is where the animals that the kids have raised all year are shown and sold.
I get it that it is a good way for the kids to raise some money for college, but
I just can not stand it...
Seeing how beautiful my hamburger is BEFORE....oy.
So, no photos. I was walking too fast.
Here are some pretty horses.
And look at those colors.
Home for about an hour to feed Mercy and rest a moment before the parade.
Bands line up on our street, right in front of our house.
Firetrucks line up on the 'main' street.
See the big building? Remember it from my retirement party?
And the parade. Lots of firetrucks. The festival royalty...
Queen Ceres and King Buckwheat....photos tomorrow in the daytime parade.
And the lighted toy guy.
I love parades. I cry at parades. In this one there were bands from 250 strong to only 25.
They come from 3 states and the firetrucks from the band's home town
or area are always right behind them.
Tomorrow's parade is my favorite. It has my little one's on floats and in trucks...
Tomorrow I'll show you more favorite festival food and some of the arts and crafts...
if they will let me take any pictures...