International Festival in Columbia, Oct 2 & 3
I had been seeing fliers at the little shopping center where I go to get lunch most days about an international festival being held at a church near the mall so my family & I went to check it out on Saturday.
It was a fun little festival with vendors, raffles, lots of different kinds of food and even bands.
We tried food from four different regions with varying results.
The lamb kebob & hummus were yummy but the grape leaf wrapped rice stuff was on the gross side (I tried it twice just to make sure). The Mexican food left much to be desired (Taco Bell makes better Tex/Mex) and everything else was so-so. The girls were pretty good about sampling the different foods.
We ate in the big tent where an Eastern European rock band was playing. They seemed like they were having a good time and we jammed along with them while we sampled the ethnic fare.
It was a really fun afternoon and I’m glad we had the chance to enjoy the festival.
The only downside to the afternoon was the persistent yellow jackets who wanted to share our lunches (primarily the sodas). It’s a good thing the event programs were of a good size for whacking!