Maysville Kentucky Blog

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Chocolate Festival in Old Washington

This year's Chocolate Festival appears to be drawing the best turnout in years. And why wouldn't it? In addition to cramming your face full of chocolate, you can cram your day full of fun events.

That's Sophie (above). She's the horse from "R" Farms leading the carriage rides. The kids might prefer the Pig Train (behind Sophie) or the Pony Cart instead. Of course the more adventurous kids can take the Pirate Ship, arggh! There's also dart throwing, old tyme photos, dulcimer musicians, a caricature artist, flute music, and much much more. Plus all the shops and museums are open and there's dozens of vendors and food booths.

One place I plan to return to tomorrow is the Cajun Gumbo booth outside the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. I had already eaten by the time I got there today, but now I've got a craving for gumbo. That's definitely my lunch tomorrow.

That's Ernie Parnell above giving a demonstration on how to make "Buckeyes". Buckeyes are peanut butter and chocolate based candies. Ernie's secret ingredient (don't tell anyone I told you) is recycled coffee grounds. He'll be giving another demonstration Sunday at 12:00 pm if you want to learn the entire process.

Also on the schedule for tomorrow is the "Chocolate Candy Hunt" for children on the Harriet Beecher Stowe Lawn and the "Chocolate Fudge Contest". There'll also be door prizes, music, and a whole lot more. Things kick off around ten o'clock and last until 5 pm.

See you there!


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