As promised,here are a few more pictures from our annual festival.
What would a Corn and Apple Festival be if there were no corn or apples.
I will not be showing the free apple cider,but they back a big truck into the street and serve small sealed cups of apple cider to all who want it.
The free corn is a bit more of a production,so I will try to show some of that.
This old tractor sits on a side lot and it is used to power the cooker for the corn as well as the husker.
Unfortunately,when I was there they were not husking the corn,so I have no pictures of that.
Here are the bins of corn,ready for the cooker,which you can also see.
Several men oversee this operation.
To the left you can see the volunteers who are handing out the corn as people walk by.
This picture shows some of the line-up,waiting for their one free cob of sweet corn.
The town has got this down to a science and the line flows very smoothly,and quite quickly.
On the long planks are bottles of pourable butter and salt shakers.
The town also makes sure that everyone gets their corn,even the people in the booths.
One fellow takes a shopping cart,with a cooler,filled with freshly cooked corn and a load of apple cider and makes his way down the street,handing out corn and cider to the vendors.
This fella enjoys his free corn.I might add that this is a very common sight on the street over the days of the festival.
I have mentioned A Rocha in previous posts,and they also had a booth.They were giving out samples of a fruit smoothie.
This was not just any smoothie.
Look carefully at the back of that bike and notice the base of a blender on it.
Someone got on the bike and pedaled away to generate the power to drive the blender and make a smoothie.
I cannot do a post on the festival without showing my favorite booth.
This is our son Steve and Jake,at Steve's display.
No,he doesn't sell anything right there,but hopes to generate interest in people who want to get their pictures taken by a pro.He had a good weekend,inspite of the fact that the weather was not ideal.
Thought for today:
Happiness isn't the easiest thing to find,
but one place you're guaranteed to find it is in a friend's smile.