Good evening everyone!
I’m writing later than I wanted I had planned, but that’s ok. Today I went to the Yankee Peddler Festival in Ohio with my mom and aunt Colleen. In short, it’s a craft show set in the colonial days that takes place in the woods. Possibly sounds weird but there’s some really great stuff and I’ve enjoyed going for the past 18 years, which is crazy, but it’s tradition. The one thing I look forward to the most is the food. The really, really unhealthy and delicious food. I mean, not every day can be healthy after all.
When we first arrived, we agreed that we were starving, so we hurried up and got something to eat. I opted for the sausage sandwich.
After eating, we made our way to the various vendors selling crafts. As mentioned, the entire festival is set in the colonial days, so there are various teepees and cannons set up along the paths.
Pretty neat, huh? Though the sausage sandwich I ate for lunch was good, I was still a bit hungry. Luckily, I found a stand selling pumpkin rolls (note the bite taken before this photo—I was “starving”).
SO GOOD. I hadn’t had a pumpkin roll in ages and it was the perfect lunch dessert. ….or so I thought. Until I stumbled upon this…
Chocolate peanut butter fudge. Could there be a more perfect combination? No. And ok yes I did go a little overboard on the sweets but I couldn’t help it. It’s not every day I stumble upon pumpkin rolls and fudge.
My mother and I looking very match-matchy. Unplanned, of course.
When I returned back to Pittsburgh, Miguel and I went out to dinner. I was feeling huge, so I opted for a salad topped with peppers, onions, tomatoes, chicken, and guacamole.
Overall, I’d say it was another successful year at the Yankee Peddler. If anyone lives near Canal Fulton in Ohio, I’d highly recommend checking it out.
Q: Do you and your family have a traditional event you go to on a regular basis?