Yep, you read that correctly---a festival devoted to the Ham and Turkey production in California, MO. Burger's smokehouse, and Cargill turkey production is highlighted in this homey, Ozark festival. If you all need gifts to ship or something 'different' for those of you not living in Missouri, contact Burgers, and get a catalog....they have really good meat products.....seriously.
Mr. Perfectly and I trekked the 20 miles to this festival. We were looking forward to smoked turkey legs (they are huge) and freshly squeezed lemonade, homemade potato chips, and homemade apple butter.
The festival must be lacking vendors this year, because we weren't sure if they had the homemade potato chips, or turkey legs (we didn't see them), and the DID NOT have my homemade apple butter. NO APPLE BUTTER...that's the only reason I WENT!!
I did, however, buy 2 princess tiara's (one for me and one for Teenie), and a melted bottle to use as a cheese tray. I'm now obsessed. Hey, I drink wine---and sometimes from a bottle (as opposed to a box)...so I want to make flattened, melted bottles to use for crackers and cheese. The problem is that I don't have a kiln. Anyone out there have a spare kiln I could use for a couple of months? And the Cliffs Notes version of how to operate it?
Anyway, our festival adventure was mildly disappointing......we did get freshly squeezed lemonade and limeade, which was.....meh...just okay......and Mr. Perfectly got a corndog (I DETEST corndogs.....blech), and we got a ham sandwich---from the Burgers Smokehouse tent. It was actually quite good despite the fact when I opened it up, I saw a nearly soggy hamburger bun with a couple of slabs of ham thrown on it. I was worried, Internet about the $4.00 I'd spent for it....but it ended up being quite good........
Here are some festival photos. It looks like there were thousands of people in attendance...I know...but really it wasn't very crowded.......I think it's the long couple of blocks long camera angle..........Ummm...yeah, the 'camera angle' is also responsible for my ample backside...yea!! That's it!!!
Here's some of the 'entertainment' on the South Flat Bed Truck......I mean STAGE....oops STAGE is what I meant......
We called son #1 so he could come and get his tattoo finished, but alas, he was working.....he should have come...what a DEAL!!
Here is the washer competition. I am not sure what washers is....a game akin to horseshoes, I assume. People were nuts about it, though!!
Here is the hand thrown pottery! I ADORE hand thrown pottery. I also have realized I can't afford hand thrown pottery!! Even in rural MO. The covered dish I'm looking at was $40...so until I get that kiln, I'm stuck admiring it.
Mr. Perfectly and I were SO SURPRISED at the people that showed up to this small town festival!!
Oh Crissy? Awesome Networking!!
Stoogie, Mr. Perfectly wants to make 'sure' he wins that prize package........he wants the Photoshop most rabidly!! What does one need to do to assure a win? I mean 'randomly' of course.............how do we assure his 'random' winning of the prizes?
Toodles for now!!