Monday, October 5, 2009

Weston's Apple Festival

We took a bike ride yesterday to join in the festivities being held in a quaint little town called Weston, Mo. This town actually holds alot of my family history and has always been near and dear to my heart because of that.
Their annual Fall Apple Festival was held over the weekend and this normally sleepy little town on the banks of the Missouri River was bustling with excitement.

We found a place to park, which just happened to be right in front of a tobacco drying barn. If you have never seen tobacco drying, it's actually quite captivating (at least it is for me). The aroma is so rich and sweet ... I stood inside the door for several minutes just gazing at row upon row of the wonderful stuff.

There are several drying barns in the area and I'd love to find an owner of one to see if I could buy a stalk or two! I would love some hanging in my house.
It was a great day popping in the tents, boutiques, and artists shops. One shop had some very unusual pieces from rusted iron and metal and reminded me of the wonderful pieces our very own Tee of Hot Metal Mama creates! I'll leave you with one of my simple favorites ... which contains the perfect sentiment for us all:


  1. I love this time of year, so many things to do and see!
    I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and thanks so much for sharing a bit of this lovely small town with us all. :)

  2. love your blog, just wanted to say hi, and thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway, i am off to look at the rest of your blog

  3. Cookie,What a fun looking festival.I bet the tobacco did smell good.Me wants some too. I think I could find you some wacky tobacco,wanna hang that in your house ? lol. ;)~~Pam

  4. Oh Cookie what a quaint little town! I am glad you had a fun day! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cookie what a wonderful time! To be outside in good weather, great company and wonderful things to see. Just perfect!

  6. oh, it looks like a fun day indeed! Thank you for sharing w/ us Cookie!

    Pammie, you're such a nut ;)

  7. Cookie, Those tobacco leaves are amazing, thanks for showing me something I had never seen before!


  8. Cookie,I always enjoy seeing your pictures from your bike rides!Thanks so much for sharing them with us!It looks like you had a wonderful time!


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