Ohio Festivals Sept. 19-24, 2017

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September 19-23, 2017 Apple Week – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Fall is the favorite season for many in the Midwest, and what better way to welcome in the season with a week dedicated to apples. Sauder Village will be highlighting this fall fruit throughout the week with special apple-themed recipes in our historic homes and hands-on activities. Visitors will also be able to visit our 130 year-old cider mill-it’s a guest favorite! On Friday and Saturday guests can join us for a day of apple butter making! Watch us schnitz and stir our way through a batch of delicious apple butter. Sneak a sample fresh from the kettle and make this harvesting tradition one of your family’s own!

https://saudervillage.org/classes-events

 

September 21-24, 2017 54th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

 

September 22-23, 2017 Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
Cincinnati, Ohio
A celebration of the Midwest through grand tastings, demos, wine seminars, competitions, after parties and more. A portion of proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank, the event’s non-profit partner.
https://www.cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com/

 

September 23-24, 2017 38th Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival
Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

 

September 23-24, 2017 54th Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/

 

September 24, 2017 – Taste of Yesteryear – Peninsula, Ohio
At Hale Farm & Village 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Festival will showcase circa 1900 foods prepared over open wood flame, charcoal, or on potbellied stoves. Individual Chef’s, restaurants and organizations around Northeast Ohio will share their turn-of-the-century creations. Step back in time at as you roam the grounds of Hale Farm & Village, a 200-year-old family farm, now an outdoor living history museum, nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Experience the tastes, smells and lifestyle of early residents of the Cuyahoga Valley. Proceeds from the event will fund the Rotary’s community service programs.
http://tasteofyesteryear.com/

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Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

September 16, 2017 at 5:03 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off! One delicious Breakfast!

 

 

After Lunch I went over to see Dad for a while. I had to get back and get some outdoor cleaning done. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then got the cart out so I could pull some weeds and spray some weed killer along our back property line. Beautiful outside today, 82 degrees and sunny! So for Dinner tonight its a Smoked Turkey Sausage Dog w/ Baked Shoestring Fries.

 

 

 

 

I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

To go with the Sausage Dog I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar, love these things!

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.
http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch…..Swiss Style Bratwurst

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This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) its Swiss Style Bratwurst. Just not your average Bratwurst, Swiss Style Bratwurst! No mater if you’re looking for Brats, Franks, Hamburgers, Roasts, Steaks, or anything else you can find it at the SayersBrook website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) You can choose from items like; Bison, Elk, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Chicken, and more! So check their site out today! Now more on the Swiss Style Bratwurst. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Swiss Style Bratwurst
Swiss Style Bratwurst – Three-Time “Grand Champion Winner” – 3 lb. package
Our original, best selling, mouth watering, bratwurst made from extra lean cuts of pork and spiced to an old family recipe with a hint of garlic and onion.

 

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All our cooked sausage and bratwurst needs regrigeration. Put it in the fridge when it arrives. Reheat to a temperature of 140°F internal temperature.

Bratwurst & Link Sausage products are vacuum sealed and can be kept refrigerated up to 2 weeks and frozen up to 6-9 months. Uncooked sausage and bratwurst are best cooked until thoroughly done and browned.

Use within 5 days or freeze for later use
http://www.sayersbrook.com/swiss-style-bratwurst/

 

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Cincinnati, Ohio – September 15-17, 2017

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 5 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

LOCATION
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati takes places on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown.

What is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati?
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 500,000 people attending each year.

Chicken Dance

The 2017 World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be led by Grand Marshals A.J. Green and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals!
One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the World’s Largest Chicken dance. Join thousands of dancers for a few choruses of the Chicken Dance.

Sunday, September 17, 2017
1:00pm
Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

Ohio Festivals – Sept. 15-17, 2017

September 13, 2017 at 5:21 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Some great Festivals this weekend in Ohio!

September 15-16, 2017 Jamestown Bean Festival – Jamestown, Ohio
All during the Festival the bean tent is open serving bean soup, Mexican beans, baked beans, burgers, chops, sausages and more. On Saturday morning the Fire Department has a really great pancake and sausage breakfast at the fire house. Auction with lots of items donated by local businesses -Some really good stuff for some really good prices for some really good causes! The money raised during the event goes back into the community and donations for many causes the Lions help with. (also: http://www.jtchamber.com/ )

http://www.ohio.org/events/jamestown-lions-club-bean-festival

September 15-17, 2017 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

September 15-17, 2017 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Albany, Ohio
A fun-filled and educational event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw. Delectable foods, quality entertainment, and unique arts & crafts. Special events include competitions for the best pawpaw, best pawpaw-related work of art, pawpaw cook-off, and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest. Presentations will cover pawpaw growing, cooking, and other related topics.

https://ohiopawpawfest.com/

September 16, 2017 Firehouse Clam & Steak Extravaganza
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
‘Firehouse Clam Bake & Food Extravaganza’ Live music! Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake.

http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/

September 16-17, 2017 Johnny Appleseed Festival – Lisbon, Ohio
Many local organizations provide old fashioned apple butter, apple ice cream, apple fritters & apple dumplings. There is an apple pie baking contest along with 35 food concessions, arts & crafts including yarn spinning, goat milk soap, chain saw wood crafts, dunk tank, games, dancing, music and theatre.

http://www.lisbonareachamber.com/

September 16-17, 2017 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more!

https://www.porkfestival.org/

END OF SUMMER CINCY BEERFEST! on Fountain Square Cincinnati, Ohio

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END OF SUMMER CINCY BEERFEST! on Fountain Square Cincinnati, Ohio

September 8-9, 2017
Friday 6:30-11:00 PM
Saturday 3-11:00 PM
Fountain Square
5th & Vine Streets
Cincinnati , OH 45202 United States

Join Us In 2017, As We Celebrate Great Craft Beer From Down The Street & Around The Country!

Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on two September evenings for a sampling of hundreds of craft beers of all styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun! All while raising funds for the Big Joe Duskin Music Foundation, a 501-C-3 tax exempt organization dedicated to helping music programs in underfunded elementary and junior high schools. For more information about our programs or to donate, go to Www.BigJoeDuskin.org

http://www.cincybeerfest.com/Summer/

Ohio Festivals August 30 – Sept. 4, 2017

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August 30-September 2, 2017
The Sweet Corn Festival
Millersport, Ohio
http://www.sweetcornfest.com/

 

August 30-September 4, 2017
Van Wert County Fair
Van Wert, Ohio
http://vanwertcountyfair.com/

Ohio Festivals August 25-27, 2017

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August 24-27, 2017 Obetz Zucchinifest – Obetz, Ohio
The festival continues to celebrate the wonder that is the zucchini. Experience the first-class entertainment, great food and fun rides.

http://www.obetzzucchinifest.com/

 

August 25-26, 2017 Jungle Jim’s BBQ & Grilling Festival – Fairfield, Ohio
Great BBQ festival featuring a professional BBQ contest, FREE BBQ samples during our Peoples Choice contest on Saturday, plenty of the nations best BBQ vendors onsite.

http://www.junglejims.com/junglefests/

 

August 25-27, 2017 52nd Annual German-American Festival
Oregon, Ohio
Taking place at Oak Shade Grove. The Toledo Area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival With Authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. (also: gafsociety.org/Festival_Information.htm ) Attendance: 30,000

https://germanamericanfestival.net/

 

August 26-27, 2017 Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival – Cleveland, Ohio
Funds from the Cleveland Garlic Festival allow North Union Farmers’ Market to operate markets weekly throughout the year in Greater Cleveland. We administer and expand our educational and charitable market programs, which continue to be very important complements to our market season (Food Stamp enhanced purchases/EBT-SNAP, Music at the Market, Chef at the Market, Mighty Locavores K-2 educational programming in Cleveland Municipal School District and much more). With the help of 150 loyal farmers and producers, North Union Farmers Market will bring fresh, local, healthy food to more than 275,000+ customers this year.

http://clevelandgarlicfestival.org/

 

August 26-27, 2017 Uncork’d WineFest – Ashtabula, Ohio
Formerly known as Wine & Walleye Festival. Original Festival, New Name. Celebrating Ashtabula County’s favorite exports, the festival has live music, wine tastings, a fishing tournament, and food from local restaurants.

http://www.uncorkdwinefest.com/

Ohio Festivals August 17th – 20th, 2017

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August 17, 2017 – Taste to Remember – Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual Taste to Remember. Freshly prepared food and fine wine will delight your senses as you tour the silent auction and vie for the chance to have a local chef dazzle you with a delicious, multi-course meal in your home. Your fabulous night out will benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.

https://www.childrenshungeralliance.org/events2/

 

August 17-19, 2017 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers. First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

 

August 17-20, 2017 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Burning River Fest – Cleveland, Ohio
Burning River Fest invites guests to discover Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a special, yet to be determined beer perfect for summer and the Burning River Fest. Festival goers can dance, eat, drink, and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland’s most unique monuments.

http://burningriverfest.org/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg’s claim as “birthplace of the commercial tomato”. Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. Attendance: 35,000.

http://www.reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org/

 

August 19, 2017 109th Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2017 will be “Rivals in the Corn – Who Ya Rootin’ For?”. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.

http://swantoncornfest.com/

 

August 19-20, 2017 36th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

August 10, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Turkey Sausage Dogs w/ Baked Shoestring Fries

 

 

For Breakfast on this Thursday morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped with Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly sunny and 54 degrees out but the humidity was up a bit. Started the laundry after Breakfast. Outside got the leaf blower out and cleaned of the deck area and the driveway. After Lunch went over to see Dad for the afternoon. He’s doing good one day and not so good the next day. Hope he starts improving soon! So for Dinner tonight its a Smoked Turkey Sausage Dog w/ Baked Shoestring Fries.

 

 

I used the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I cut the Sausage Links into Bun length pieces. I absolutely love the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. It’s got such a fantastic flavor and always cooks up just right. To prepare them I used a large skillet, added about a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and preheated it on medium heat. Put the Sausage in the skillet when it was heated up and covered with a lid. I turned the Sausage every few minutes to get an even char on them, cooked about 11 minutes total. As always they came out just bursting with flavor and flat-out delicious! I served it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard.

 

To go with the Sausage Dog I baked up some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with Morton’s Lite salt and Ground Black Pepper. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right.! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. Served with a side of my favorite Ketchup, Hunt’s Ketchup. I had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar, love these things!

 

 

 

Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage
14 oz. | Servings: 7

Try Butterball’s fully cooked Smoked Turkey Dinner Sausage. Now you and your family can enjoy the great taste of hardwood-smoked lean turkey sausage with less fat than pork or beef smoked sausage. Serve with your favorite side dish for a quick and easy meal solution that always tastes great.

Skillet:
Cook in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, 10 – 12 minutes, turning frequently.
Always heat thoroughly.
Serving Size 2 oz. (51 g)
Servings Per Container 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 610mg25%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g16%

Ingredients: Poultry Ingredients (Mechanically Separated Chicken, Mechanically Separated Turkey), Water, Corn Syrup, Salt. Contains 2% or less of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Autolyzed yeast, Dextrose, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Phosphate, Flavorings, Potassium and Sodium Lactate.

http://www.butterball.com/products/turkey-sausage-and-franks/every-day-smoked-turkey-dinner-sausage

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