I had liver mush once. It was in the general area this festival was taking place. I’d spent a couple days in Asheville, NC and was driving back home and stopped at a roadside diner to get some breakfast and liver mush was on the menu and, of course, I had to try it. The taste is nothing really out of the ordinary. It is rich and greasy and has a flavor not unlike regular ol’ patty sausage, which is common across The South. One could also say it has a flavor resembling blood sausage or, perhaps, even a light in texture meatloaf. It was pretty good.
Mountains of Music Homecoming – Virginia
AthFest is not only an excuse to saunter around one of the coolest college towns in all of the USA, drink beer, eat delicions food and watch some great local and regional musical talent, it is much more than that. It is an embrace of art in and of itself and an opportunity for parents to bring the entire family and get exposed to the idea of creating and to plant the seed of creativity of little ones as well via the KidFest. Here you’ll find a block long area with kid friendly bands on the KidsFest stage, kid friendly arts and crafts, and much more. Oh, and once they’re over perusing the countless arts and crafts vendors, there is a bounce house for them to wear themselves out in.
Tomato Art Fest – Nashville, TN
Now in its twelfth year, The Tomato Art Fest began in 2004 when East Nashville’s Art and Invention gallery hosted an even celebrating the tomato in late summer. The event proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual event bringing larger and larger crowds every year. The festival has not only been mentioned in publications such as Oxford American, but Southern Living as well, and has been voted the best festival in Nashville by Nashville Scene nine years in a row.
Not only does the festival highlight tomato oriented art, but it also hosts a Beautiful Tomato contest where the idea is to dress up, or adorn, an ordinary tomato as if it were going out on the town for the evening.
Along with the Beautiful Tomato contest, there is an Ugliest Tomato, Biggest Tomato and Littlest Tomato contest, live music across five stages, and even a parade! And, frankly much, much more. Click here for more details.
Biloxi Seafood Festival – Biloxi, MS
September 10 & 11