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German American Festival

I recently discovered Eventbrite and decided to join their Trends in Food & Drink project!

Eventbrite is a great platform that assists you in finding events in your area.

I used it to find this German American Festival that I recently attended.

They also have free event management tools to tell others about your event, you can even sell tickets, and track your event progress!

 

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It happened to be a dark, rainy evening when I attended the event, so the photos are not the best, but I captured a lot of really cool things and amazing food, so enjoy!
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Upon entering they have tents set up with cute apparel, accessories, etc that you can purchase!

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To participate in the festival, they have a ticket system.

So, no cash allowed.

It really made me have to use my math skills, which are NOT that great, and figure out exactly how many tickets i would need for all the food I wanted to eat!

p.s. i may have miscounted and ended up with a few extra! 

(I never said math was my forte!)

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This was just a sample of the menu items available all around the festival. 

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I stumbled on this stand and the line was SO long that I figured I would at least HAVE to try Schnitzel!

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30 minutes later and I got one!

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For those of you who don’t know what it is, which was me, up until that night, here is the definition. Schnitzel is a boneless meat, thinned with a meat tenderizer, and then breaded and fried. The one I ate was veal, but they also can use beef, chicken, turkey, or reindeer. 

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I was impressed by the large amount of people that attended the event. 

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There were all sorts of yummy snacks too! Like these LandJager’s, pretzels, and Pommes Frites (French Fries)!

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Look at all that sausage being cooked!

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I have NO idea what this man had to eat, but I stopped him because I just HAD to take a picture of it!German American Festival

 

Then I, of course, had to try a bratwurst….because I am half german!German American Festival

and it’s not “German” without kraut!

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My boys would LOVE the raccoons that they were selling!

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They had a good deal of music too all over the festival!

In the back they performed these shows, complete with costumes and all!

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Here is a video I took of the show:

I even was able to snap a quick pic with the men in their outfits!

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There was a polka band playing too and lots of people were out on the dance floor having a grand ole time!

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This older couple was by far my favorite!

I mean, how adorbable?!

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It was a fantastic time complete with entertainment and great food.

It you ever get the opportunity, check out the German American Festival!

It was 50 years this year!

Thank you to Eventbrite for letting me know about this wonderful festival!

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Linky Party

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It’s Friday again – time for another edition of Friday Finds! Check out our favorites from this week and don’t forget to link up for a chance to be featured across all of our blogs this week!
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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Buttermilk Ranch Dip from Kleinworth & Co.

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Laura from Pink Cake Plate || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Painted Platstic Flatware from Delineate Your Dwellingl

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Grilled Garlic BreadThe Food Nanny

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Black Bean and Corn Chowder recipe from All She Cooks

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Soft Buttery Pretzel Bitesl from Liz On Call

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

Blueberry Peach Oatmeal from The Casual Craftlete

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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Minion Bookmark Craft for Kids from One Creative Mommy

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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Elephant Knobs from My Creative Days

 

Don’t forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!
 
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Linky Party 8/21

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Happy Friday, friends! Time to show off your fabulous projects! Take a peek at these awesome ones that caught our eye last week:
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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers from Delineate Your Dwelling

Laura

Laura from Pink Cake Plate || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Coconut Banana Bread from Liz On Call

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Grilled Garlic BreadThe Food Nanny

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Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe from All She Cooks

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Bib Tutorial from Bugaboo City

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

Blueberry Mint Lemonade from The Casual Craftletel

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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Hello Dolly Bars from The Food Nanny

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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Simple Painted Notebooks from Delineate Your Dwelling

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SS Gravy Burger

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A burger with gravy all over it?!

Seriously.

I know, I know…..that’s what I thought at first too, BUT I decided to use some homemade chicken gravy from my local specialty grocery store and with the addition of a cooked egg on the meat, this burger was DELICIOUS!

 Especially cooked out on the grill on a beautiful summer night, I mean does it get better?!

No….I don’t think so!

 

Form your patties and season with salt and pepper.

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Cook them to perfection on the grill…

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Cook an egg to your liking…

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and Enjoy!

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SS Gravy Burger
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound hamburger meat
  2. eggs
  3. extra sharp cheddar cheese slices
  4. chicken gravy
  5. lettuce
  6. tomato
  7. mustard
  8. ketchup
  9. salt & fresh pepper
  10. hamburger buns
Instructions
  1. Form hamburger patties with the meat and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place them on the grill and cook until each side is cooked through and to your liking on the inside.
  3. Begin getting all the topping ready for the burgers!
  4. Cut the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese slices.
  5. While the burgers are cooking, crack an egg and begin to cook that to your desired preference of either over easy, over medium, or over hard.
  6. I found this delicious pre-made chicken gravy in my local specialty grocery store. They sold it in the deli. You can either make your own chicken gravy or buy it pre-made. Warm that up and make sure that everything is coming together at the same time.....that is the HARDEST part!
  7. Then when everything is cooked, place the burger on the hamburger bun and then add whichever toppings to like.
  8. Then add the egg at the top, place the top of the bun on, and then drizzle with as little or as much gravy as you like!
Cooking with Crystal http://www.cookingwithcrystal.net/

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Linky Party

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Yay for another weekend! Time to show off what you’ve been up to! Here’s a quick look at some fabulousness that caught our eye last week!
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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Button Stud Earrings from Little Koo

Laura

Laura from Pink Cake Plate || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Blog Tracking Printable from Delineate Your Dwelling

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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Crayon Box The Casual Craftlete

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe from All She Cooks

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Thankful for Sweet People Like You Candy Jar from Polka Dotted Blue Jay

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

I Can’t Even Printable from Little Gold Pixel

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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Back To School Teacher Gift from Liz on Call

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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Healthier Peach Crisp from The Casual Craftlete

Don’t forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

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2. Limit 3 Links per person per week
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Friday Finds Linky Party

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Happy Friday! Your projects from last week were so awesome – here are a few favorites from last week! Don’t forget to link up for a chance to be featured next week!

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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Sweet as Pie Party from The Casual Craftlete

Laura

Laura from Pink Cake Plate || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

M&M Cookie Bar Birthday Party Favors
from Shaken Together Life

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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Adventures in Canning: Dill Pickles The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Large Marquee Letters from Crafting in the Rain

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Garden Clock from My Creative Days

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

Fresh Green Beans with carmelized onions from Amy’s Cooking Adventures

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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Milkshake from Honey and Birch

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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Gold Foil Doily Art from Delineate Your Dwelling

Don’t forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!

Rules for Friday Finds:
1. Link to a specific post on your blog
2. Limit 3 Links per person per week
3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party
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6. Link back to this blog with a text link.
7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.
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Linky Party

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Woohoo! Friday Finds is here for another week with some fabulous features from last week’s linky party. After you’re finished gawking at these great finds, add your own link up for a chance to be featured next week!

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Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

DIY Accessories Bag from The Casual Craftlete

Laura

Laura from Pink Cake Plate || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Strawberry Lemonade Birthday Party
from Liz on Call

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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Blackberry Arugula Salad The Casual Craftlete

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Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Blue Chair Makeover from Redo It Yourself

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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Milkshake from Cute As A Fox

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Crystal from Cooking with Crystal || Pinterest || Facebook

Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwiches from Cute as a Fox

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Devin & Tara from Salt & Pepper Moms || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

Leaf Inspired Earrings from Woodland Flower

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Aki from Minted Strawberry || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook

1890s William Morris Initials Book Bag from Whatcha Workin’ On?

 

Don’t forget to post your favorite links from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!
 
Rules for Friday Finds:

1. Link to a specific post on your blog

2. Limit 3 Links per person per week

3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party

4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale

5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!)

6. Link back to this blog with a text link.

7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.

Friday Finds Link Party


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