Sunday, October 26, 2008
HAPPY APPLE BUTTER DAY
We went to Kimmwick for the Annual Apple Butter Festival. It was crowded with hundreds of art and craft booths, homemade items, the good old times funnel cakes, curly taters and corn dogs. We walked around looking but did not make any purchase as we are trying to de-cluster our home. It was a beautiful Fall day.
Here was what I wrote about Small Towns USA (November 25, 2006). "Kimmwick, Missouri, is a historic riverfront town, just 22 miles south of St. Louis. In 1859, Theodore Kimms, a German dry goods merchant, purchased the land of 160 acres and named the town after himself, Kimmswick. Wealthy German merchants and stonecutters were among early settlers as the town prospered due to easy access to railroad and river transportation. The coming of automobiles sealed the fate of Kimmswick at the turn of the century. Today, the town is known for its unique antiques shops, historic buildings and landmarks, gift shops, annual Apple Butter Festivals in October, Strawberry Festivals in June, and The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery well known for its 40 different selections of pies and the Levee High Apple Pie (I measured the pie at 7 inches high!)" For more information, please visit www.discoverkimmswick.com.