Festivals... the food, the people, the music, the art, the goodies for sale, being out in the sunshine, walking, spending time with good company = happiness!
I opened with week with drummers from the Rosendale Music Festival and promised more pictures... well here they are! It was an excellent afternoon. Some of the highlights for me was the food, the mushroom stools, and this neat metal dragon sculpture.
As you can imagine they had all types of food. I endulged in a philly cheese steak made with hot sauce, cheese and peppers. They also had Jamacan, Puerto Rican, German, Italian, and Greek food... YUM! Then all sorts of snacks and desserts like frozen chocolate dipped bananas, funnel cakes, kettle corn, deep fried oreos, chocolate covered strawberries... seriously it was comfort food heaven!
Next up was the mushroom stools. Made by a very friendly britsh couple. The husband uses a chainsaw to shape them and the wife painted them. They were prepared to be placed outdoors in a garden and they raved about how they only got better over time! One of my favorite memories from the day was seeing the wife dancing while standing on one of her mushrooms. Really made me want to get one for myself! (note to self, Mr. Happy said he could make one for me one day!)
So, the festival boasted 70 bands over 2 days... and the music was enjoyable. And as fun surprise to me, they also had an arts area. Lots of paintings, handmade clothing, and sculptures. My favorite piece of the day was this metal dragon. Made from all sorts of recycled metal bits. It reminded me that I would really enjoy to take a welding class.
I hope you are having a great day so far and if you see any festivals in your local area... go support them! You may find a few surprises of your own!