The Miller, Missouri fall festival was this past week.
Miller is a small town, but they put on quite a show. There are rides for the kids, several food booths, crafts, nightly musical entertainment, and a parade. The festival continues for four days and is held right in the middle of Miller's Main Street.
This year there was even an Elvis impersonator. I missed that, so I can't report back on how Elvis-y he was.
My husband and I chatted with neighbors and had some dinner. Then I dragged him off to the senior center where the crafts were being shown. He showed his good nature by standing there with a smile as the ladies and I chatted about quilting, old-fashioned mangles and more. Eventually he started to look glazed, and I figured I'd better get him out of there. I bought a quilt raffle ticket and a pair of hand-crocheted slippers and we headed out.
Next stop was a more "manly" raffle booth where we put in tickets for an ATV and a rifle. We spent a bit more time listening to the music and chatting, and then had to head out to put the chickens away.
We didn't win the quilt or any of hunting gear (sigh...). Maybe next year.
I foolishly left my camera at home while we were down there, so I can't show you the Miller festival, only tell you about it. If you're in the area during the first week of September I'd encourage you to come down and check it out. It's a lot of fun and a great way to show support for the town.