Friday, October 25, 2013

Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, Ohio, October 13


We stopped in to see our friends, Andy and Wanda, at the Waynesville Sauerkraut Festival  before heading down to Cincinnati for the performance of Nunsense.  A year ago, I bought the GRANDCHILDREN mat from them.

They have a wonderful computer driven machine which creates a wide variety of  photo mats. Favorite snapshots can be inserted in the cutout letters.  One of Andy's big contributions to their business is programming the computer.

To the right, you can see three different styles of mats suitable for a graduating SENIOR.  There is the choice of the word SENIOR or the year or simply rectangles for favorite photos.

I saw one mat with the word FRIENDS cut out.  That may be my next purchase.  If you are interested in having a mat with your child's name cut out on it or BAND or SPORTS or...There are endless possibilities... Andy and Wanda's  website is

Waynesville's Main Street was crowded with a wide variety of craft booths and with people who had come to buy.

Here are a few of the booths.  The range of items was extensive.  These caught my eye but Tom was more interested in those involving woodworking.  I wish now I had taken at least one picture of his favorites.


And Ohio State Sweatshirts
                                  Totes and quilts
The leather bags and purses always catch my eye.  When I am ready to replace a purse, I generally buy them at a festival.

Where there are crowds of people, there is an opportunity for food vendors and there were plenty of those as well.  Sauerkraut is an important ingredient.

Tom picked a winner when he chose these Sauerkraut cookies.  Full of sugary richness, no one would suspect that one of the ingredients was sauerkraut.


In the hand he is holding close to his body he has a cabbage roll.  We always eat them when we come to this festival.  The tomato sauce adds just the right touch of sweetness to the vinegary flavor of the kraut.

Our parking spot was unique this year.  We parked inside an automatic car wash slot.  Three motorcycles were parked in front of us in the same slot.  This parking lot was a money making project for the Bread of Life Ministries.


  1. I'm going to need to track down a sauerkraut cookie now, I think. Or a recipe - but I do generally prefer to try the real thing before I try to make something myself! I had no idea that a sauerkraut festival was a thing... very interesting :)

    1. There was an Ohio Sauerkraut Festival Cook Book for sale for 17.00. The festival's website is

  2. When I lived in Milwaukee I ate.a lot of sauerkraut with bratwurst. Loved it. Craft fairs are so much fun, aren't they?

  3. Looks like a great festival, I love sauerkraut especially the homemade kind. :)