Thursday, August 25, 2011

Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival

Lately we have been all over the place, so we are hardly ever at home - much less together. Three weekends in a row, one or both of us were out of town, and for the past three weeks Bo has been traveling for work. Last weekend was the first weekend both of us were home in Atlanta since mid-July.  It's been kinda crazy around here to say the least.

For once, we decided to have a low-key weekend at home with no plans at all. Ha! That didn't last long. As much as we like the idea of having nothing to do, we really just aren't very good at it. While we did spend most of last weekend watching movies, reading books, playing with Molly, and taking naps, we did manage to get out of the house Saturday afternoon. We decided to do something a little different, and went to the 11th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival held at Harmony Park in Decatur. One of the things we love about living in Atlanta is that there are always several festivals going on every weekend, and we are bound to be interested in at least one of them.

The weather was great and the music was pretty good, though not our typical choice - we just wanted to check it out. The food was yummy (we love barbeque) but there weren't a ton of options. Our favorite local restaurant was there (Fox Brothers!) and we also tried some new ones that were really good. All the beer was by New Belgium, which we like, but we prefer to have more of a variety.  But more than anything, our biggest red flag should have been that children under the age of 10 got in for free. Which meant that this festival was more of the "young family oriented" type rather than the "all you can drink" type. Nothing wrong with that, we just aren't exactly in that phase of life yet, and we weren't quite expecting so many strollers and a Thomas the Engine train ride...

So, we had a good time at the festival and it was a very relaxing Saturday afternoon, but I don't think this is one we'll go back to for a while. We probably should have read more about it before we went. Oh well... live and learn. If and when we decide to go back, we'd bring Molly - it was very dog-friendly!, and we'd bring our own chairs and/or blanket so we don't have to sit on the grass.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the German Bierfest we're going to this coming weekend will be a little different. :) Those of you in Atlanta - let me know if you'll be there. Prost!


  1. Love the photo if you and Bo :)

  2. I love this pic of you and Bo :)

    I really hope someone asked you to hold their child. That would have been awesome!!



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