The annual Mineral Point Cornish Festival celebrates its 25th year this weekend. Myriad events will be held over three days from September 29th to October 1st, and the town will be filled with the sights, sounds, and stories of Cornwall.
One of the festival highlights is the Taste of Mineral Point. Lynnea Lauffer from Gray Dog Deli has organized a group of local restaurateurs and café owners to come together and showcase some of their finest fare. She says, “The Cornish Festival is such a well loved and attended event – people come from all over the country. It’s the perfect opportunity, for us, as restaurateurs, to connect one-on-one with our customers – and have lots of fun at the same time.”
Essentially, a great big picnic in the park, festival goers can buy tickets, exchanging them for food and beverages from the vendors. Participating cafes and restaurants include Gray Dog Deli, Popolo, Red Rooster Café, Suzy’s Pointer Café, and Tequila Point.
In keeping with the Cornish theme, Red Rooster will be serving their famous pasties and soup. The Pointer Café has chosen pies, pies, and more pies.
Gray Dog Deli will dish up two of their signature sandwiches: Curried Chicken Salad and The Original Opera Club, slaw, chips, luscious Buttercream Cup Cakes, and Blumers sodas. Popolo will provide Sausage and Peppers with a Garlic Bread Knot, Caprese Skewers, and Tiramisu. Tequila Point is selling Mexican sodas, street tacos, burritos and New Zealand Meat Pies, as well as hosting the Cornish Festival Cornhole Tournament. (Get a team together and compete).
Held at Library Park on High Street, this outdoor event also features local rock band and crowd favorite, Better Daze, who will be performing live. The City is providing picnic tables, and Karen Wells will be handing out quilts for people to borrow and use. Ginger Brand Biere will be roaming about face painting. Crazy fun food games including Cake in the Face, Egg Toss, Rotten Bananas (drop it, you lose), and, Name the Celebrity Food Heads will top off what promises to be a splendid day of entertainment, games, and delicious food.
Taste of Mineral Point: Saturday, September 30th, from 11 am-2 pm at Library Park. 137 High Street.
To see the full list of events and activities happening at the 2017 Mineral Point Cornish Festival, go to: www.cornishfest.org/events/
Contributed by Lily Bragge