Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kolache Festival

My husband celebrated a birthday this weekend.  I wanted to do something different from the norm and found that a town near by was having a street festival.  Caldwell, Texas is about an hour drive from where we live, so we headed out first thing.

Entry was free (nice), and there were over 200 vendors selling clothes, candles, all kinds of goodies, and of course kolaches since it was called a Kolache Festival.

We bought several to bring home and freeze for breakfasts.  We even found one guy selling Texas Longhorn and Cowboy wall art.

The turkey legs smelled amazing on the grill.  Look at these guys!

You know you are in Texas when part of the festival is an antique tractor exhibit.  Yep.  Breck was especially happy to see they had an early model Cub Cadet.

They also had a cute little antique store in the town square.

And I do love photographing ghost walls.

After doing a little shopping, I found a shady spot on the courthouse lawn while Breck went and got lunch.

He looks a little proud of his findings, doesn't he?

Believe it or not, this is one potato.  It's cut in one long spiral ribbon, fried, and seasoned with salt and pepper.  Very wrong, and very delicious.  We couldn't even finish it all.

Did I mention he also splurged on a corn dog?  They always taste better at fairs and festivals washed down with an Arnold Palmer (50% tea, 50% lemonade).

Great way to spend his birthday.