Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy World Strawberry Festival Day!

Ok, so I don't think that there really is a World Strawberry Festival Day, but it sure seems like today is that day. Charles and I picked up a brochure for the Strawberry Festival about 30 minutes away from where we live. We like going to festivals, so this was right up our alley. He also found out that his tech school classmate who is stationed in England went to a Strawberry Fair today and his brother who lives in Germany went to a Strawberry Festival today--hence, World Strawberry Festival Day.

The festival was very well organized. They had parking around town and shuttle buses to take you to the actual festival. We definitely took advantage of that because parking at festivals is always a nightmare. It was the first time I've been on a school bus in a very long time. The festival was at a great location. The town seemed very quaint. Some of the houses we passed reminded me of Summerville and the south. The festival was right along a river which was great.

The festival had some interesting vendors. We didn't purchase anything, but there were definitely things I wanted to purchase like some really cool blown glass flowers on a stake to put in your yard. I really wanted one of those but they were over $100. However, at fairs and festivals there are always some booths with things that no one in their right mind would need. The high for today was 90 degrees and it was super sunny. However, there were people selling sweaters and jean jackets. I felt hotter just looking at those things. Also, there were at least two booths selling tie-dye shirts and stuff. Do people like tie-dye that much?

Because it was a Strawberry Festival there were all kinds of strawberry foods to enjoy. They had chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry pie, strawberry donuts, strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry lemonade, strawberry ice cream and strawberry popcorn. And there was a booth selling fresh strawberries. That booth smelled the best!

We also had some pretty good pulled pork at the festival. We're huge pulled pork fans and it can be hard to find in a non-BBQ part of the country.

Overall, it was another great date day with my love!

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