Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Good Ol Time at Good Ol Days!!!!

For the 29th year, our little town on the prairie hosted it's summer festival, aptly named -- Good Ol' Days.

It's a three day affair -- a parade Friday night and Saturday and Sunday
is the street festival with a hundred booths and thousands of festival goers.

Every festival needs good things to eat and Good Ol' Days is no exception. We heard rumor that there were deep fried Snickers and Oreos but we didn't indulge. We did, however, have a deep fried foot long corn dog!

And of course, good things to drink!
There are pony rides for the children . . . .
And a carnival!

And at our National Historic Site, we were thrilled to see a Chinook helicopter land admist the buildings of the 19th century.

An Army chopper, once landed, they opened up the inside so that people could see the helicopter "up close and personal"!

But the Fort was more than just about the helicopter, it had exhibits of military past and present. This is Military transporation 1842 meeting Military transporation 2010!

Another interesting exhibit was the soldiers of all the wars . . . from the Revolutionary War through the current one. It was interesting to compare weapons and uniforms!

All small towns have their summer festivals and we're proud of ours . . . . and since it's Outdoor Wednesday and since it is an Outdoor Festival, I'm sharing this with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Join her and see what other outdoor events there are this Wednesday!


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looks like a fun festival!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a wonderful festival! The food looked so good and I love history so I would enjoy the soldier exhibit.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

LV said...

This is one festival I would have enjoyed. Thanks for taking us along through your lens.

Unknown said...

a fun festival! i love carnival rides. the pony rides are cool, too.:p

Karena said...

I do love summer festivals with all of the treats and wonders!

Art by Karena

Mary Bergfeld said...

It was a perfect theme for Outdoor Wednesday. Your photos are terrific. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...MAry

Lottie said...

What a wonderful time for the community to gather together! Thank you for posting the pictures. It made me feel like I was there, too!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Allie and Pattie said...

There is nothing better than a small town summer parade and street festival! How much fun!!
xoxo Pattie

Erica (Irene) said...

There is nothing better then a summer festival, they are so much fun...... we have one here in Toronto at the end of August, I can hardly wait. But today I did an outdoor Turkish festival. Thanks for sharing your pics Martha.

Allison Shops said...

Looks like a fun festival. I have never ever eaten funnel cake! lol

Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday (post #3). If you haven't registered for our glass vessel sink giveaway, it's open until 5pm EST Wednesday.


parTea lady said...

Your festival looks like a lot of fun and educational as well.

Unknown said...

Too bad my parents were out of town-- my dad would have loved that. I love Ft. Scott.

Pondside said...

Local festivals are some of the best things about summer. I looks like yours was a lot of fun! Love all those horses and food booths!

Nancy said...

Such festivals are favorites in our home, too. Loved seeing the pics of yours.

Ann said...

That looks like a whole lot of fun. Love these summer festivals--I always get the kettle corn. Happy Outdoor Wed.

mARTy said...

cool festival;-)

Tracy F. said...

Festivals like this are such good, old-fashioned fun. I go to as many as I can. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love festivals! I chuckled at the Military transportation 1842 meeting Military transportation 2010 comparison! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Thanks for taking us along with you!

~ Tracy