Welcome back to the fourth and final installment of our Beer, Wine and Cheese Festival! As promised, I said I’d take you on a tour of a real, live festival! That’s just ahead, but if you’re still in the mood for tasting, please visit!
Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine, and Cheese Festival
This past weekend I attended the Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine, and Cheese Festival in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Being the second day so far this year where temperatures climbed to a nice 70°, the festival was packed! Held on the historic Oktoberfest grounds, the festival hosted a Wine Trail tent, three different beer tents, and a smattering of greasy and grilled cheeses to fill your gut!
Yes, that’s a picture of me wearing a pretzel necklace. It was made by my festival attending friend, Cat, and it’s an accessory I highly suggest you don should you attend a festival like this. The festival lasts for 3 hours and if you’re planning on walking out of there on your own two feet, you’re gonna need some food at some point!
There was live bluegrass music, a food and shopping tent, and good times had by all! Now in its 11th year, the number of attending breweries has increased from 11 to 70 different vendors! Many of them local to Wisconsin, however some were national brands such as California’s Barefoot Wines and Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company. The food and shopping tent had t-shirts and beer gloves aplenty, but what we hit up were the jalapeno cheddar brats and some fresh Wisconsin fried cheese curds! Mmmm
Jess’s Video Making Debut!
Ok, this part requires a little introduction. First off, I’ve never made a video before, and it was REALLY really loud at the fest grounds, so hopefully you can here what little info I share. But mostly you should know that because I’d been drinking for almost an hour when we started taping these clips, that my “reporting” skills are practically nonexistent. But hey, welcome to the festival!
Riveting live action reporting, isn’t it folks? Well, I’ve got good news and bad news: the good news is there’s a closing statement video in which I give directions around the festival that slightly resemble the ones Scarecrow gave Dorothy in Oz. And then the bad news is I couldn’t get my actual interview with some festival attendees to upload here, so if you’d like to see the interview, please bounce over to Facebook where I’ll share the video on my page! The gentlemen offered their favorite drink choices and how best to enjoy the festival as a new attendee.
How was your weekend? Did you wear a pretzel necklace? Would you like to? They’re delicious!
Can’t wait to hear how you all spent your weekends! See you in the comments section.