Av and I went to the Okra Festival this weekend in Burkville (AL).
It was much smaller than the average food-festival, but it was pretty neat. The festival is on the grounds of Annie Mae’s Place, a cottage filled with Annie Mae’s artwork.
Office at Annie Mae’s Place in Burkville, AL, home of Okra Festival
Activist buttons in office at Annie Mae’s Place
Outside, there were vendors selling woodwork, handmade bags, cement creatures, and pickled okra. There were a couple of trucks selling okra and sweet potatoes, and several food vendors with everything from fried okra in cups to sausages, fried catfish, and pig ear sandwiches.
Av wore his Delta State Fighting Okra shirt and a few people commented on it. One of the blues players even offered Av another t-shirt in trade for his Delta State shirt (Av declined)!
We stayed for a while, and picked up a 2005 festival poster and a t-shirt. The festival posters were done by York Show Print of York, AL…I’ll blog more about them in the next day or two.