Summer is so precious Up North because it's so short and we wait for it for so long. So, we take every opportunity we can to celebrate outdoors. Every little town, it seems, can find something that sets them apart from the others, get together a committee, and put on a festival.
Ellsworth, Wisconsin, has a cheese factory that has become well known for its delicious cheese curds and their festival is called -- you guessed it! -- the Cheese Curd Festival.
Here are the ladies getting those curds ready for sale. Fresh from the vat, still warm, and soooo squeeky when you bite them. You have to make someone else hold the bag for awhile in order to stop eating them.
So, how do you turn everyday cheese into a celebration?
You need booths of people selling those things they have been making all winter. Best if you can market to the local sports fans!
Local music, and of course, dessert -- a maple ice cream cone from the Wisconsin maple syrup people, who bring you everything maple including maple milk shakes and maple root beer floats!