Friday, August 31, 2012

Morden's Corn and Apple Festival - Part 3

Part three of the Festival and I will share some items which were special to me.

We all know that at a festival the food plays a very important part.There are lots of burger and french fry places,but this group serves up a delicious barbecued beef,baked potato and coleslaw.
Here you can see the giant barbecue they use,and by the way,these men do the hard work.Way to go guys.

Here is a look at the menu and prices.

Of course no festival would be complete without the Mini Donuts.This was one of several places where they were available,and yes,I did have some and they were GOOD.

This is another place I whole heartily endorse.  Spenst Bros. is a family run business and not only do they serve delicious pizza and burgers,but they love the Lord as well.Dad is in the background cooking up the burgers.He and his children also sing well together.

 I am thrilled to see that so many are letting their lights shine,even during the festival,or should I say,especially during the festival.

I like these sun catchers and would love to have a few hanging in my window.

Churches are well represented on the street.
Hillside Community Church served some of the most delicious homemade cinnamon buns I have had in a long time. YUMMY!!!

My church,the Morden EMMC (Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church) served fresh waffles with vanilla pudding and strawberries on them.These were also very tasty.
The sign on the side indicates that any funds raised would go to help a mission project in Kenya,Africa.

This is another church booth. They have had the tradition for many years to serve fresh Borsht.The recipe was first made by one of their members,Mr.Abe Thiessen,who has since passed on,but the tradition lives on. A huge cooking pt is on the outside of the building and the Borsht really is cooked fresh each day.

I saw this sign on a booth representing our belief in creation as told in the Bible.

 Child Evangelism  makes sure every year that the children can get their faces painted while listening to a Bible story.

 Here are a couple of parade pictures taken with my iPhone.
I love to see those flags proudly displayed.

A local Bible Camp clearly displayed what they are standing for.I am so thankful that we have the freedom to do this.

If you look closely at the banner being carried by these two,you will notice that I no longer live in a 'town',but rather in the City of Morden. The 'City' status was announced Friday night at just before one of the Headline performances. I don't know if that will affect my life in any way,but at least I am now a city girl. Yeah!!!

 I promise,this is the last picture.Our festival closed on Sunday with the whole day being dedicated to Gospel music and preaching from the free stage.
The Browns sang for almost two hours. This family can sing,play the violins and guitar.
Check out their web site by clicking on the name.
It was a time a blessing and even though I was so tired,it ended too soon.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Corn and Apple Festival through my eyes.It will happen again next year during the last full weekend in August.
We'd love to have you.


  1. What a fun event you've shared, you city girl! Some of the goodies seem to be unique to your festival. Borscht sounds delicious right about now! Fine photos, Ruth.

  2. What a fabulous festival, Ruth.. There's a little bit of everything offered for all ages. I can only imagine how much you and your 'city' enjoyed it!!!!!

    I have been to many festivals such as this--but yours seems to be one of the BEST.

  3. Hi Ruth, Another excellent series of photos. Your festival reminds me of the Western Washington Fair which is held annually in Puyallup, Washington. That little town is between Tacoma and Seattle. They have big crowds every year. I have been a few times and always look forward to the "Fair Burger" ... your photos reminded me of that. Those guys in your first photo look like experts to me. :-) By the way, I wondered if school has started and are you driving again this year? John

  4. We have a similar local festival around here. The booths are almost all food or crafts, and many are sponsored by churches. It does my heart good to see so many proclaiming their faith in this way. Thanks for sharing these pictures of your festival. Makes me feel like I was there...only without the calories. :)

  5. your community is close - um, well, your city is... :)

  6. Congratulations on now being a city girl. I love the picture of the flags you got with your iPhone. I also like the sign about what we see in God's world agreeing with what we read in the Bible. The waffles your church served sound delicious.

  7. Loved this wonderful festival! Wish I could have been there with you.

  8. Ruth, glad your festival was a success! Hope you didn't eat from every one of those vendors. Although it all looks and sounds good!

  9. God, good food, happy CITY people(teehee)- what more could you ask for.

  10. these are all amazing photos. bring on the waffles and donuts and crystals for me and i love that sign about what we see in God's world. great post

  11. Another fun post! Ruth, don't you get 'stuck-up' just because you are a "city girl" now;-) Great pictures!

  12. Mmmm, looks like lots of good food!

    I posted tonight about what cropping I did on my Crane photos. Not much, but I did do a little. If you're standing in the right place when they move from one field to the other you can get right close to them.

  13. It was nice to see your Festival. So much good food and nice folks! Thanks for sharing with us.

  14. Looks llike a neat festival. Now, after you made me so hungery, I think I better have some breakfast.

    Have a great day!

  15. All the food offerings made my mouth water! What a great time you must have had Ruth. :c)

  16. Looks like such a great event ... and now I need a snack!

  17. This is what I call some Good Food Stations! Anything one would want.
    I do love that big ol' cooker...could cook lots of burgers on that thing..
    Just can't beat a good festival.
    Have a great weekend.

  18. I enjoyed your posts on the festival. We have an Apple Butter and Cheese festival in our region at the end of September.

  19. Wow, Ruth, I felt like I was there!

    You know, it's interesting we've never talked about this... but I come from a long line of Mennonite folk and I bet that many of my relatives live in your area. When you said Abe Thiessen I almost fell off my chair; there must be about a dozen Abe Thiessens in my family tree. Thiessens and Theichroebs and Funks and... well you get the picture.

    Thanks for taking us along with you to the festival!

  20. Wow - how did I miss reading this post? I loved reading about the Festival - would have loved to have gone with you! It's so much fun to be a part of a close knit community and even church family! Great shots Ruth!

  21. It may now be called a 'city' but I hope it never loses its small town atmosphere and friendliness. Good to see that the politically correct crowd hasn't had their negative impact there yet.

    Canada - land of the free.

    Lovely post and photos, Ruth.


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