We arrived into the town square and the town was hopping. There were people everywhere. I thought it was pretty cool because the downtown was completely blocked off for the festival and all ages were volunteering and greeting us. When we got out of our car we walked over to a "pick up" station to get a hayride up to the festival area. In the picture Jen and Jonas are waiting patiently.
Abby was ready for a day of "daddy hiking" at the festival.
HAYRIDE TO FESTIVAL
The streets were lined with little booths- everything from Mayfield buttermilk, bbq, to quilts, and native flutes... I really wanted that giant rhinestone beltbuckle that said- My Granny Chews Tabacco...
These were the Huntly sisters: Tori is 11 and plays fiddle, mandolin, and guitar; her sis Kati is 8 and plays guitar and mandolin. They are from Loretto TN and they TORE IT UP!!.
This is "Cornbread Alley"- folks had cooked up the most amazingly diverse concoctions of cornbread you'll ever see. I tried: chicken and dressing cornbread, apple cinnemon cornbread, brocolli cornbread, mountain cornbread, and more that I cannot remember. But it was cool to note that the UMC WAS REPRESENTIN'!!! Randolph UMC was in the house cookin' up some good stuff!!
This is under the "Jam Tent". People would show up with their instruments and before you'd know it there was a circle of bluegrass music just spontaneously happening- Jonas and I LOVED IT!!
Jen and Jonas next to- Mabelle the Mayfield cow. South Pittsburg folks like there Mayfield Dairy Products.
The National Cornbread Festival is a must see for anyone who likes random.