Festivals and Fairs

by jerseygirl on October 20, 2008 · 30 comments


I am back from the Oyster Cook off and ready to start my week. I didn’t win but it was a great time. I had fun meeting some new friends and seeing some old ones. The cook off organizers really know how to make the contestants comfortable. They hosted a nice reception the night before the cook off and a great dinner after the cook off. Brendan Cahill was the grand prize winner with his dish, Oyster En Brochette with Remoulade Sauce. I didn’t get to taste it but heard it was fabulous.

The festival also had some great food. Here is something I ate……..


Doesn’t that look good? It is a crab stuffed pretzel. I had to get something with crab when visiting Maryland, right? I have never seen these before. It was a soft pretzel stuffed with a creamy crab mixture topped with a generous portion of melted cheddar cheese. Very tasty!

On our way home, I was able to do something very exciting. I went to Super Walmart. Believe it or not, I have never been to one. (You are probably laughing at me!) They only have regular Walmarts near my house. I was able to buy lots of baking products that are not sold in the grocery stores near my house.

Now on to the PA Renaissance Faire that I went to last week. This was a great day also. The weather was perfect and there was so much to do at the fair. The children loved it and they had some great fare food. Check out this giant turkey leg.


Everyone was walking around with them so we had to have one. They were so good that I might make them this week. Here is a picture of my daughter and her friend with their snack.


It is now time for me to get organized from being away and catch up on my blog reading. The weather is very chilly and I think I need to make some soups in the next few weeks. But my next thing up will be a fabulous fall cake.

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Candy October 20, 2008 at 10:29 am

Glad you had fun at the oysterfest! I vow to get back there one day!

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Stacey Snacks October 20, 2008 at 10:54 am

That turkey leg looks sooooo good!
You’ve been a busy gal!

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Pam October 20, 2008 at 11:21 am

I would love to go to oysterfest. I am sure you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing your fall cake recipe.

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Leslie October 20, 2008 at 11:28 am

Lisa, I am sorry you didnt win, but I am glad you had a great time!

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Maria October 20, 2008 at 11:45 am

That pretzel looks really good! glad you had a fun time!

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Clumbsy Cookie October 20, 2008 at 11:53 am

Glad you had a great time Lisa, even if you didn’t win. Having a good time is allways more important I think! That crab stuffed pretzel looks like something I would love to eat!!!

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Mary October 20, 2008 at 11:53 am

Lisa, everytime I see those turkey legs I’m reminded of the eating scene in Tom Jones! Your family is at a perfect age for the festival – I’ll bet they had a great time.

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Patsyk October 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Both of those Fall festival/fairs look and sound like so much fun! I can’t wait to read about your cake… and it is chilly enough to really get in to soup making right now!

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Lucy October 20, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Looks like lots of fun was had and great eating too!!

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco October 20, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun! – John

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Zesty Cook October 20, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Looks like you had a great time! That turkey leg looks so yummy!

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nicole October 20, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Both the turkey leg and pretzel look so yummy.

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Barbara October 20, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Lisa, I’m sorry you didn’t win, but having a great time is a Win in my Book! I hope to meet up with some of you one of these days at Oyster.

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Barbara Bakes October 20, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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Rosie October 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I am gald to hear you had fun at the oysterfest & festivals.

That crab stuffed pretzel looks very good!

Rosie x

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Allie October 20, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Congrats on making it to the festival! Sorry to hear you didn’t win, but it sounds like you had a great time.

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Emily October 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Lisa it sounds like you had fun!!! I am jealous that you live near such amazing events!!! How fun to get out and play!

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Bridgett October 20, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Sounds like you had a great time! I am definitely looking forward to that fall cake.

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1215656559s20768 October 20, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Congrats on getting to go to the Oyster cook-off. I keep saying I’m going to enter one of these years.

That crab stuffed pretzel looks wonderful. What a great idea.

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The Blonde Duck October 20, 2008 at 7:37 pm

I want a giant turkey leg! Me next, me next!

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Jan October 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm

I’m sorry you didn’t win the cook off, but it sounds like you had a fab time anyway. That crab pretzel looks yummy, as do the turkey legs.

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Bunny October 20, 2008 at 8:55 pm

I’m from Pa., I’ve never gotten to that fair but hear its great! I LOVE the soft pretzel with the crabmeat!!

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That Girl October 21, 2008 at 1:05 am

I want a crab stuffed pretzel!

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Emiline October 21, 2008 at 2:49 am

Sorry you didn’t win, but it sounds like a great time! I would gobble up that crab-stuffed pretzel.

I would enjoy the turkey leg also.

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Debbie October 21, 2008 at 7:15 am

Oyster festivals are so much fun. We have one here in Virginia every year in Urbanna….love fried oysters!

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Aggie October 21, 2008 at 7:16 am

Oh…that pretzel! Looks so delicious!! And that turkey leg! We love those, they sell them at Sea World and some of the Disney Parks so we always get one…if you make them please post how!!

Glad you had a good time!

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Veronica October 21, 2008 at 8:37 am

I’m with Candy…I want to go back again. Sounds like you had a great time!

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Prudy October 21, 2008 at 9:06 am

Huge congrats on the Oyster Festival and YOU DID WIN 3rd so there!

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Maris October 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Fairs and festivals always have the craziest foods – like crab stuffed pretzels! Wow. Looks like you had a great time. I grew up in New Jersey and have been to a fair share of fairs and festivals – there is always funnel cake galore! So it’s nice to see some different things and creative options.

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Maris October 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm

Fairs and festivals always have the craziest foods – like crab stuffed pretzels! Wow. Looks like you had a great time. I grew up in New Jersey and have been to a fair share of fairs and festivals – there is always funnel cake galore! So it’s nice to see some different things and creative options.

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