This past weekend saw the debut of the very popular “Lumiere” event in London. Described as “installations from the world’s most exciting artists working with light,” this outside exhibit joined a long line of other city light festivals held throughout the year and all over the world, including Sydney, Singapore, Helsinki, Amsterdam, and Lyon. Each […]
2014 World Champion Squirrel Cook Off – Wait, What??
The first time I heard about the World Champion Squirrel Cook Off I thought it sounded, well, nuts. Yet last Saturday I found myself standing in the middle of a crowded festival in Bentonville, Arkansas holding a sample of cooked squirrel pot pie. How did that happen?! And more important, did I go through […]
Bacon Bowl 2014 Part 2 – Video Fun!
Earlier this week I wrote about once again attending Petit Jean Meat’s Bacon Bowl, held this year in Bentonville, AR with proceeds benefitting local charitable organization Youth Bridge. While there, I also took some video clips I wanted to share. First up is a small video showing my Mom and Dad’s first ever time […]
Bacon Bowl 2014: There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Bacon!
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, Bacon Bowl! Yesterday, I was thrilled to attend the 2nd annual Bacon Bowl festival, which was sponsored by Petit Jean Meats. I wrote last year about attending the inaugural event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which was fun and incredibly delicious. But this year’s event, which was held up the road in downtown Bentonville, […]
Guest Posting about Upcoming Bacon Bowl 2014
I wrote last year about getting to attend the first annual Bacon Bowl, sponsored by Petit Jean Meats – and about all the wonderful food samples that let me literally pig out. Well, it’s almost that time again. Yay! This year the event will be held in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas (not too far from the […]
A Jolly Good Time at Muskogee’s Renaissance Fair
Walking through the gates at the Castle in Muskogee, Oklahoma during its annual Renaissance Festival truly feels like stepping back into a long ago era. As far as the eye can see, costumed cast members man food and crafts booths, entertain with song and/or musical instruments, and roam around while interacting with guests, often whom […]
Alma’s Annual Festival Celebrates… Spinach?
Visitors to Alma, Arkansas were seeing green last weekend – literally! On Saturday, the city that bills itself as the “Spinach Capital of the World” hosted its 28th annual Spinach Festival. Yep, it was a full day dedicated to the slimy green stuff that Popeye credits for giving him strength. We went last year, as […]
Celebrating the King at Elvis Haircut Day Festival
“Thank you, thank you very much!” Last Saturday was a warm, beautiful day — perfect weather for enjoying the Chaffee Crossing Spring Festival and the Sixth Annual Elvis Haircut Day just outside Fort Smith, Arkansas. The what?? Yep, there’s actually a festival dedicated to celebrating the king AND the most famous haircut of the 1950s. […]