October 22, 2014

Harvest Lunch


Every fall we get excited to head out to my mom's, in western Massachusetts, for the local Harvest Festival. It's always a good time to take part in the various activities they have for kids, grab some hometown food and beer, shop some crafts, and listen to live music. The festival has gotten bigger, and more commercial since my own childhood, but there are still lots of the old stand-by's represented, like the pumpkin toss, hay jump, and pocket lady (always my favorite, and I love that James snapped a covert picture of me pilfering a pocket... I did give that prize to the kids- honest!).

This year we waited out a rainy morning, and arrived just in time to order up some warm lunch. Little Smith got the most enormous potato pancake loaded with apple sauce, it seemed the perfect indulgence for a fall fair. I would have loved a little sour cream on there too, but the boy could not be convinced.


We finished up our food sitting on the grass and listening to some music. The kids are in a dancing phase right now, but in typical Smith fashion it's very understated... the subtle synchronized bobbing makes me laugh.  I also tried my best to give hula hoop instruction, which is far more challenging than I remember. Scary!

*And don't worry, there is plenty more of this festival to share (otherwise known as, I took way too many pictures and am having an editing crisis... so check back for more photos of pumpkins, hay mazes, my cute family, and that most unfortunate hat choice for myself... you've been warned!). 

See our Harvest Festival fun though the years here

9 comments:

  1. What fun! I love these types of festivals. That potato pancake looks/sounds so good. I'm with you on the sour cream!

    Also, I can't get over how adorably you dress your littles. I am always smiling when I see what they're in. If I had ever had a little girl, you would be my inspiration! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren, as I've mentioned, I am really not super fashion conscious... but I have to admit it's been surprisingly fun outfitting a little girl! I didn't think I'd get wrapped up in it, but I suppose it happens to the best of us ;)

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  2. Great pictures. Adorable family! Looks like such a fun event. What is a pocket lady? (I see her and her many pockets, I just don't know what's behind it.) Jo

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    1. Oh the pocket lady is so awesome! It's just a woman that wanders around with a big skirt of pockets full of cracker-jack box style prizes. Irresistible! ;)

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  3. How sweet! I love those kind of events.

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  4. Wonderful fall! PS I love your hat!

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    1. Ha! That hat, it's killing me, needless to say I 'thought' I looked much cooler than I did ;)

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