Monday, September 22, 2008

Johnny Appleseed Festival, 2008

It was a great week end at the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We had two absolutely gorgeous days with highs in the 70's and a slight breeze to keep away all the yellow jackets!

The food was phenomenal from apple dumplings to corn fritters...with everything in between. All the crafts were exceptional and built using the tools of the 1770's. Canons, fife and drum participants, cloggers, dulcimer players and bagpipers were around every bend in the old road.

And, of course, there was storytelling. I had full crowds for my shows and loved sharing my homespun tales. The highlight is always Johnny Appleseed, aka, my friend, Scott Mertz!

By the end of the week end, my shoes were covered with dust and straw was still clinging to the back of my old dress, but oh, Indiana in the Autumn is like no other place!

Lou Ann

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I miss your stories. Every time I tell a story for my mini lessons during writers workshops, I think of you and add a little extra flare! Thanks for being my mentor!