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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Festival "Kraut N' Wurst"

My small town is significantly German and Catholic descendants.  It has changed a lot over the years but that basis formed the corner stones.  As a result the local festival is called "Kraut N' Wurst" and one of the items served is bratwurst with sauerkraut. 

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Grand Marshal Float
The 2013 Festival marked the 100th Anniversary of the local volunteer fire department.  And all the firemen past and present were invited to be part of the grand marshal float.

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Grand Marshals
I didn't take pictures from Friday evening the Little Miss Watkins competition and the Cow Drop.  Oh I need to explain that: they take a section of land that is not used the rest of the year.  It is railroad property at the end of the park.  They fence it off and grid it.  Then at the predetermined time the cow gets let out and whatever block it poops on the person that has that number wins $1000. I took almost a thousand pictures and will show you one of each event.

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Climbing Wall
 These two pictures are pretty self explanatory.  They are family fun activities that are available for renting. 

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Bouncy Tent
The kiddie tractor pull is a common activity for a small community surrounded by farms.  It mimics a real tractor-pull with a weight that slides up making it more difficult the further they go.  The weight also measures the length of the pull.

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Tractor Pull
Fireman's Water-hose competition.  This one takes a whole blog just by itself.  So check in later and I will describe this interesting competition.  It isn't new.  When I was a child, my father used to compete.

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Fireman's Water-hose Competition
The evening ended with a bull riding ring and a band playing in the band shell.  The kids had a competition from 8-9 PM then the adults contest started at 9 PM.  Throughout the day food was sold at the food court and beer was sold at the beer garden. That should explain why women (she wasn't the only one) in dresses would get up on top of a mechanical bull in an attempt to win the contest.  I was surprised she did pretty good.

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Bull Riding
The band in the background was a typical wedding dance band.  I think a favorite from the area.  There you have it the community event that pulls people from all over the county and even as far as 90 miles away.  You missed it?  Don't make that mistake next year.  It is always the first Friday evening and Saturday of August.

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