|May's Lick, KY home of the Asparagus Festival|
|Brad with his fossil art|
|Musicians accompany the art competition|
Larry found a selection of quirky sticks. Brad envisioned them as Guiness Record holders for asparagus (forked, number of heads, twisty and cherry.) He created AsparaGuiness. I was not able to discreetly photograph his work in place. But I do have a pre-assembly photo (that includes Brad!) Larry also provided the beautiful cedar slice base. Brilliant! Even with the wonderfulness of it all, Brad did not repeat the victorious outcome of last year, when his entry Whale Food came home with the blue ribbon.
|Larry and his special walking sticks (simply the best!)|
It was a fine day for the festival, which goes from 10 am to 10 pm. There was music everywhere. There was an oompah band just outside the Presbyterian church, where the competition was exhibited, along with archival asparagus art work and all things asparagus in general. Inside the church, a folk duet was singing and strumming along. When I left the church, a featured band was amplified at the main music venue. It was truly and appropriately a festival atmosphere.
I bought two pounds of beautiful asparagus and stopped by to check on Brad and his fossil art and Larry with his walking sticks. I bought another walking stick so that I will always have one handy for a walk in the woods. Larry's are the best! All in all, this a festival to enjoy, even if it is so close to home.
|The oompah band|