Hello, Vixens!!! How are all of you enjoying this beautiful fall season??? You know I am loving it which is why I have not had the time to blog. But I indulged in a Connecticut fall tradition that was so fantastic I wanted to share it with you: The Garlic & Harvest Festival.
Held every year in the scenic little town of Bethlehem, CT this autumnal feast celebrates all things garlic and more varieties of garlic than even an Italian American woman like me could imagine (Please forgive the quality of the pictures-they were taken on my iPhone and the weather was overcast, so some of the pictures are a little hazy).
These pictures are only a taste (sorry, had to!) of the many different varieties of garlic that were showcased. But there was so much more to do…and see…and buy…and EAT!!! Like…..
Wall climbing for the kiddos and some brave adults (i.e. not me!!! 🙂
Seasonal ceramic shopping…..
Country life shopping…..
Time travel shopping back to the 1970’s courtesy of macrame crafts…..
Or all natural hand-made soap shopping.
If shopping for food was what you wanted, there was plenty to choose from like……
Smoked pork (the poor little thing…..it still has its curly Q tail!!!)…..
Or cupcakes. I asked if the whole truck was for sale. For some reason, they looked at me funny…..
or stuffed bread. I sampled the potato & onion version because if you are a carb addict like me, two are ALWAYS better than one!!! (Later in the day I had roasted corn on the cob followed by cider donuts. I was so overloaded on carbs I forgot to take pictures but they were the best tasting part of my day!!!!!)
And of course, you need something to was it all down with, right? My choice……….
This is mere glimpse of what this festival had to offer. There was live music, food sampling galore, carnival rides, cooking demonstrations and so much more. It was really a lot of fun. I enjoyed it so much I was planning to go back on the second day, but the rain stopped me. And if the festival was not enough of a joy in and of itself, I got to explore the charm of another adorable small town in CT while I indulged in the beauty of this season:
And saw more pumpkins than even Linus, the Great Pumpkin believer himself, could imagine……
Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into a great New England fall festival.
And don’t forget, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” turns 50 this year (the first time we heard that pitiful sigh, “I got a rock” was on October 27, 1966) so don’t forget to wish this Peanuts classic a happy golden anniversary while watching Sally swoon over her Sweet Baboo, Linus!!!
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!
4 thoughts on “Fall Kinds Of Fun: The Garlic & Harvest Festival”
That is my idea, I’m not just say that, of a perfect day. Garlic, fresh lemonade, cider donuts, and the exquisite countryside decorated with pumpkins of every kind. What could be nicer? Did you try the garlic soap? ~Ginene
Hi Ginene, thanks for stopping by!!! No, sadly I di not try the garlic soap or the garlic ice cream. The lines were so long I tried twice for both but never made it to the front of the line. But it still was a great day. What types of harvest festivals do you have in the Midwest?
Beautiful pictures, I have never been to the East Coast but when I do, I want to go in the fall!!!
Thanks you, Christine!!! The fall here in New England really ts gorgeous!!!