Saturday, October 6, 2012
Mountain Magic in Fall 2012
Well, it's that time again. Once again, Buchanan is hosting a Fall celebration right through the center of downtown. Granted there is not much more to the town than right through the center, but they do a pretty good job for a small town.
The main street is blocked off and all the merchants have something going.
Each year we have more and more vendors and more visitors, based on my perusal of the parking situation.
There is a car show for a couple of blocks. From classic cars to muscle cars to hot rods. Oh, and an old fire truck.
There is a lot of jewelry and wooden crafts. The antique stores put out a few things, but you really need to go inside to see all that is for sale.
They have Bluegrass music with different bands throughout the day. And these aren't garage bands, but real bands with good music.
But, if you are like me, then it is the totally forbidden junk food that is the biggest attraction. You guessed it FUNNEL CAKES. These were the best I've had. I am a purist. Gotta be just out of the fryer. They have to have a light dusting of powdered sugar so they are crispy, not smothered and soggy. Yum.
Of course we had some lemonade for our fruit....and kettle corn for our vegetable.
We both had a hot dog, but didn't slow down long enough for a picture. That was the healthy entree. Hey! Mine had pickle relish (veg) and coleslaw (more veg). I would have had onions (veg) but they were out. Thereby making a hot dog merely a vessel for lots of delicious veggies.
Then we walked up and down the WHOLE street. That was at least 3 or 4 blocks. Up and back. So that was our exercise. All in all, a great day.