I do realize that photos are supposed to enhance, not follow, a blog, but since I wasn't able to share last weekend, here's a quick photographic journey through Becky and I's Pre-Thanksgiving Milwaukee Food Fest
Once again, we began our day at the Fondy Farmers Market
, which surprisingly had a lot of produce for the last day of the season.
We passed on the apples having just finished our take from last month's Elegant Farmer
Once again, the prices here were beyond reasonable. The average price for one of those bins or huge heads of produce was about $2-$4.
Our next stop was Outpost
, I didn't take any photos of the inside of the store, but that's okay because it's worth it just to show you the name of the Auto Parts store next door.
I fix your truck Mofoco!
We then stopped at the new Good Harvest Market
in the Third Ward. This place was definitely a little pricey, but it's nice to have a new option for organic food downtown. Also, I love grand openings because everything is so pretty.
After our dose of high class, it was off to 'Stallis
and State Fair Park
for the Holiday International Folk Fair.
Upon walking in we encountered some revolutionaries:
But quickly moved on to find the food. Nearly everyone selling food was stereotypically dressed.
A revolutionary in a motor scooter. Handcrafted by Paul Revere?
Decorations at the Native American food stand.
The Great Danes.
I actually just really love this shot. It's the back of one of the Native American dancers. I definitely feel the Native Americans were the least cheesy of the folks at the fair. They seemed there to actually take pride in their culture, versus just have an excuse to throw on the Leiderhosen.
For some reason there was a bonsai contest. Sure, why not?
And when I think International Cultures, I think ANIMAL PUPPET THEATER!
In comic sans no less!
There were plenty of non-plush animal entertainers at the event as well. Unfortunately the lighting in the Expo Center was pretty craptastic.
I think it was the poles that were selling "coffins."
We didn't eat one, for many reasons. Though I am curious as to how representative of traditional Polish culture they are if only 25 years old?
Besides, the beehives looked much more delicious, although we didn't eat. Instead we split this delight from Bavaria:
Yeah, that's right we dove into that bad boy before we took a picture. You're lucky you got one.
But honestly, what holiday or folk fair or office bridal shower
is complete without one man?
Ben Flippin' Franklin!
See wasn't it worth the wait for the photos?
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