Saturday, September 27, 2008

WurstFest 2008

All week we were looking forward to Boulder City's annual WurstFest 2008. My husband and I met his parents, John and Maggie, at the Bicentennial Park. The beer booth seemed like a logical place (besides beer on tap, they also serve soft drinks and margaritas).

Then we went to bet some brats to wash down with our beer. We had our choice of brats, sausages or hot dogs (but the brats are a requirement to have at WurstFest). I loaded in with sauerkraut, grilled peppers, onions, ketchup and mustard. I know I've committed the worst crime ever to a brat but all my guilt went out the window with the first bite...and each bite thereafter. YUM!!

The girls serving the buns and "Brat Boys", Bob, Rob and Bobby were all kind enough to let me take photos of them working.

We grabbed another round of drinks before wandering to the concert in the park. There was also wine tasting for $15 all-you-can-drink but a generous $3 glass was enough for me.

During the day, starting at 11 a.m. there's a classic car show, a silent and live auction to benefit community activity. This fundraiser hosted by the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary club is held every year. With $3 beer/$4 margarita, $3 brat/sausages/or hot dogs and $3 wine by the glass...I don't know how they make a profit but we are always happy to support the little town by the dam.

The stage for the band, Johnny Rocker, was set up on the street. People everywhere are dancing, heads bobbing on lawn chairs and blankets on the grass in the surrounding park. Kids with glow sticks jammed to the music forming congo lines. This is truly a family event we enjoyed watching and listening to the band.

The band played one of my favorite songs by Jimmy Buffet, It's Five O'clock Somewhere and yes it always is!

We stayed a while, enjoying the music filling the warm night air before we made our way home to rest. I'm already looking forward to next year's event.

Photos from the WurstFest 2008 album on Flickr.

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