Sunday, September 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Festival

Yesterday morning was spent at the Peanut Butter Festival...well so was part of Friday Night. There is a Smuckers plant in New Bethlehem, Pa and the Festival is a yearly event. Fun, small town event, I love those! This is the welcoming sign as you drive into town. We were there early for the 5k Run yesterday and after the runners took off, I walked to the creek with my camera and got this shot.
All of the downtown decorates with peanuts. All the businesses have peanut displays in their windows and I was fascinated with these light up peanuts. Just where do you go to shop for light up peanuts?

The midway of the festival was not really open at the hour of the morning.

Landscaping in town and the bridge over Redbank Creek.

John is finishing the run. He took almost three more minutes off the time of his last run.

Some of the craft booths just beginning to open.

And the view at the creek again once the fog cleared.

This is the little restaurant in Hawthorn, PA where we had a very nice breakfast buffet. Just a small, homey place, my favorite kind to eat at.

We drove the 5k route after it was over, this was the second leg of it, the first was all uphill. A pretty run though.

Then we hopped on the bikes and rode to Pittsburgh to visit a friend that was in a car show there. This is a pic of Boys and their Toys. They are camp buddies and wanted this pic to hang in the hunting camp. My "toy" is in the background. Apparently they did not want a Girl in the picture! Great day, but I have to admit, I actually had cobwebs on my bike! This has not been a good summer for riding. Cold, busy and lots of rain.

I did manage to finish up a couple more of these penny rug pillows that I have had started for MONTHS! Two more to go and that basket will be empty.


Coloradolady said...

This looks like a lot of fun, perfect weather too.

Rooster Inn Primitives said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. Im in Maryland and i know how the weather has been. Not a good summer.

I'm having a give away over at my blog so if you get a chance stop over.


cwa said...

That certainly looks like a fun day. I just love going to fall festivals, especially when they are held in smaller towns. Your pillows are a really cute way to use your pennies. I would never have thought of that. They turned out to be really nice. Have a blessed week.

Grandma Nina said...

Yes you do have a blog, found it.
I never knew New Bethlehem had a Peanut Butter Festival. I'll have to try to get there next year.
I also have a grandson named Logan, age 5.
Love your penny rug pillows.

Mary said...

What a great weekend! Looks like a lot of fun. Penny rug pillows are darling!

Kath K said...

Beautiful pics.. looks like it was a fun festival.. love peanuts.. would love a light up one!! lol
penny rug pillows look great..