Our upstairs neighbor, Justin, is part of the local home-brewing club (yes, they brew their own beers at home) which had a little setup at the festival. So Jason and I came out to support the locals and the club and sample some beers. There were several mini-kegs filled with unique home-brews like pepper beer, smoke beer and pumpkin beer. Beer samples were free and any tips/donations left in the jar went to a local animal shelter. Drink beer to save the animals!
Here are some pictures from the event:
The Home Brew Club. Maybe something you'd be interested in? Micro-brews are the ish, or so I've been told.
150lb pumpkin. On sale for only $20! Temptation set in for several seconds, but I was able to resist.
They like it HOT.
That light orange one to the left is a Habanero pepper. The darker ones on the right (with the toothpicks stuck in them) are Ghost Peppers - the HOTTEST pepper in the world. We sampled it by licking the toothpicks. First my mouth & throat burned. Then it went numb for a good 30 minutes.
Craft booths by local artists set up inside the market
Yum - shaved ice! I got a coffee flavored one with cream. You don't see it here because I devoured it before I could remember to take a picture. This seems to happen a lot...
Waiting patiently for "2nd lunch" at the Market's cafe. Sampling Virginia wines in the meantime.
Bison burger with veggie sticks. Y-U-MMMM.