A Heated Festival in Collinsville, Illinois
I love summers in Southwestern Illinois, not for the searing temperature and high humidity that can wilt those who aren't used to it, but for the various activities and festivals in many townships and villages. It's the time for festivals, outdoor picnics, sailing, fine art shows, and parades for families, residents, and visitors.
One of the festivals is the 2011 Collinsville Illinois International Horseradish Festival that will conclude on Sunday, June 5, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Woodland Park. There are tons of activities scheduled for the full day: contests, food and drink, relay race, the Little Miss Horseradish Festival Pageant, and of course horseradish, in fresh and processed form, (sample of product on the left.)
So come on out and take home some heat... the kind that goes through your nose and hits the back of your head!