An Afternoon Festival

Some moves are more difficult than others, and this last move has been a doozy.  While only an hour away from where I lived before, this town feels strange, and I feel strange in it.  It’s a quiet area that indulges in random events that can only be found by those who have already been before.  However, a daily reading of the newspaper, much like reading a treasure map, can lead you to the most unlikely of places…

german armerican festival

This town loves heritage festivals.  Usually, I hear about them after they’ve happened, but the newspaper has been touting the German-American Festival for the past week.

German American Festival

The festival is a celebration of all things German, which meant food and beer were the order of the day.

German-American Festival

This place served the best potato salad I have ever eaten, and I don’t even like potato salad.

funnel cake

What’s a festival without funnel cake?

festival fair

There were even carnival rides.

what i wore

Top:  Denim & Supply Bohemian Beach Top (similar)

Jeans: Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (similar)

Hat:  Scala (c/o Lipton Publicity)

Bag:  Antonio Melani

Sunglasses:  Gap

Shoes:  Nike

While Lederhosen and dirndls were worn by many festival goers, I was not as colorfully attired.  Maybe next year.  I am, however, sporting the much eyed green wristband, which was only given to those over 21 and under 30.  It was the most fashionable accessory of the festival.


  1. Kudos to you for finding the strange and wonderful things to do. Moving is always a doozy for me, and our last move was only 3.5 miles from our last place!! So same town and everything, although it’s a different zip code because it’s all part of a city. And I was six weeks pregnant..

    Anyway, enjoy!
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  2. wow, i see festivals everywhere and I did not even went to one…my summer is pretty much over and I just want to relax…but I do loooove Scala hats, I got one myself from Carmel if I am right, in fact I posted it in my latest post.