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First stop-The Carousel Festival http://www.ci.burlington.nc.us/index.aspx?NID=867

This year was the best I have ever attended!  The music was divine!  We had two full days of amazing bands!  The food and craft vendors were pretty great, too.

Second stop-The Co-Hops Festival downtown  http://companyshopsmarket.coop/co-hops/

This was the second year that the Company Shop has hosted this event and my first year being able to attend.  It was so much fun.  

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There were quite a few rows of NC beers to sample!  I was unable to taste them all.  The turn out for vendors was really stellar.  After you tasted the beers, your ticket allowed you to “mix-a-six” pack to take home or one growler of your favorite.

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My absolute favorite for the day was a special blend that Natty Greene’s made just to test out on us-Hibiscus+Ginger Wildflower Wit.  I hope that it will receive the same reviews from others because I would like them to bottle that one.  So good!

I was really happy to taste and take home some of my local favorites, like Red Oak.  Yummy! You really can’t go wrong with a Red Oak beer.

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I was really happy with my six pack.

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My last stop for the day was at the Kudzu Festival.  A local family started this grand tradition and it is such a privilege to attend.  It’s a huge potluck of yummy food and drink.  They usually have a great band, but sadly the band was a “no-show” this year.  I may have eaten my weight in food.  Just kidding.  Dang it was good though.  Have you ever had a pickle slathered in cream cheese and wrapped in prosciutto and then sliced into a round?  Sounds crazy.  It is.  Try it.  I was hesitant, but tried it anyway.  It did not disappoint.  The family that hosts the party is really cool. I guess that’s obvious-they have a festival annually at their home every year.
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2 thoughts on “Three Festivals in One Day!!

  1. WOW! Once again, I want to live with you!!! So much fun and activities to enjoy. There are activities here also, but I don’t tend to seek them out. Maybe once my nest is completely empty, hubster and I will venture out. It does not appear that the rain got in the way for you. 🙂

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