J.R. Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Weekend Accomplished!

Last weekend was definitely well spent, 4 local fairs, 1 Quest and a lot of mulching done.

Louisville Springfest on Friday was a little less festive this year, fewer vendors and fewer visitors probably due to the colder than normal weather.  The chicken food truck I looked forward to wasn't there either.  But it was still a nice stroll.  See that green tent, make sure you stop if you see them this month.  You can roll the wheel to wind a free prize, so far I got a free ticket to to the Stephen Foster Musical and free admission to Locus Grove.

St. Matthews Festival, a street fair filled with local business and vendors promoting their products.  Lots of opportunities to sign up for give aways and fun freebies.  The kids zone had a ping pong table too.  The music was playing all day long and lots of greasy foods to try  
Not really a lot going on Bardstown Bound.  Lula's was giving away free samples and a nice old man was doing portraits for free at the same corner. It didn't seem like a lot of businesses were participating, but it's still a nice day to stroll down this busy street.  Beer festival was going full swing though with lots of people trying out the beers at mid-city mall.

 Louisville Quest is still one of my favorite events! We got there at 2:30 p.m. and found out we had only until 3:00 p.m. to visit 5 sites, complete a task and return to the Visitor's Center for our free Louisville t-shirt.  It was a mad dash around town, lots of teamwork and illegal drivings but we made it back in records time.  It really felt like the Amazing Race and the kids had so much fun.

I could spent hours at the Buy Local Fair browsing the many arts, crafts and foods booths here, all made locally.  There are so many beautiful handcraft products and foods to look at and try.  It was also an ideal setting to sit back, enjoyed local foods and listen to the music with the Ohio river as the background.

And of course mulching accomplished!