Here’s the conclusion!
Small town festivals are so worth your time. You’re surrounded by a community of people who, for the most part, all know one another. These people love celebrating their town’s identity, and they don’t need anything extravagant to do so. All the food is homemade, the music is great, and the fireworks at the end of the day are fantastic. Here’s a glimpse into Fremont’s 2010 Music Fest…
I was in the beer tent with some relatives when I noticed a guy carrying around a giant tortoise/turtle (whatever, I don’t know the difference, but it was a strange thing to see in a beer tent):
The Sweet Adelaides, a “barbershop” choir made up of local women, and let me tell you, these ladies really, truly enjoy what they do. My great-aunt Betty is the one in the white shirt.
Small towns have sweet raffles. The Moose Lodge gave away an old war rifle……
……and a new tractor!
Unlike many of today’s vendor’s who reheat frozen products, the elephant ears at Music Fest are made to order from scratch, and they are sooooooo worth the wait.
This is my family’s favorite part of Music Fest: The Applejack Cloggers, who are so enjoyable to watch and are so great at what they do.
Gotta have a caller who can spin a good tale and tell a bad joke:
I’ll leave you with my favorite shot of the day: