A rootin’ tootin’ festival

We have found some of our best summer fun in the most unassuming places.

For instance, last weekend we made our way to Almond, Wisconsin, home of the very a-peel-ing Tater Toot Festival.

It’s hard to say what delighted us the most — the kiddie train that zoomed up and down an empty Main Street, the free face painting booth, the Master of Ceremonies who regaled us all with interesting tater tidbits or the potato that landed in our makeshift candy sack.

We loved it all.

Wisconsin throws these cool little parties all summer long and everyone’s invited.

Last weekend, we went to three festivals. This week is Mile of Music, the week prior was the EAA Fly in.

You can be a lot of things during summer in Wisconsin but you can’t be bored.

The kiddie train had plenty of room to zoom up and down Main Street ahead of the parade.
Next year we’re going to hit up the very popular chicken and pork chop dinner.
And I’m definitely hoping the potato stand will be back next year.
I became one with the taters.
And cheered on the Spuds.
Great message in this piece of public art.
Potato Bugs.
A free face painting stand.
Some aggressive candy throwing and some delighted candy catchers. We collected an impressive haul of candy and potatoes.
This gentleman posed for me, the spud stud.
A nice slice of Americana.

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