Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Memphis Italian Festival

Our family never went to the Memphis Italian Festival. The several reasons for that included the fact that it was a food festival where you couldn't eat the food -something about local health department regulations. Last year The Husband and I went, and the available food wasn't as limited as we had been led to expect. We had a great time! There were food trucks, of course, but they also had a couple of Italian options. Last year we did the food trucks. We were going to go this year, but we decided to stay home and have pizza here instead.

Here are some photos from last year:

We heard Idle&Wild and the Mason Jar Fireflies at the acoustic stage and Memphis Mystery Machine on the main stage. There was a sign at the entrance asking that no photos or videos be taken of the musical acts, and so I didn't, but...

Idle & Wild has a Youtube channel. Here's a sample:

They also performed some of their own work, which I really enjoyed.

The Mason Jar Fireflies also has a Youtube channel, and this is a song they wrote and which they played at last year's festival:

While the crowds were massing at the festival, we settled into a fun evening at home. Here's a picture of the pizza The Husband made from scratch while we played homebody instead of going out:

What a treat! And we had coffee afterwards:

We can have just as good a time at home as we can going out.

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  1. Looks like a fun event, and the pizza and coffee look very appetizing! Thanks fo sharin the photos. Happy T day, hugs, Valerie

  2. A food festival with no food...hmmmm that sounds odd LOL
    Glad you had a fun time anyway.
    Happy T Day oxo

  3. What a unique festival if you can't eat the food. Glad the restrictions were lifted a bit last year. It was fun to see the fair and wonderful to see you saved the photos. I really enjoyed the trip you took, and like you, stayed home and enjoyed the photos from last year, as well as your hubby's pizza and your coffees, too.

    Thanks for saving these photos and sharing them with us for T this Tuesday.

  4. wow...a delicious looking pizza for sure! Love the mason-jar-fireflies video...I am puzzled by the idea of a food festival with eating restrictions, but certainly understand that the health department must regulate that...thanks for sharing your photos! happy T day!

  5. you are right, staying home can also be good... esp with this yummy looking Pizza!!

  6. Looks like you had a great day for the festival-but I have NEVER heard of a food festival that wasn't allowed to serve food-what?? Your homemade pizza looks yummy. I too can be just as happy at home as when out. Happy T day!

  7. A food festival with limited food doesn't sound an idea destination to me. The pizza you made looks delicious and We also like stay at home special days.
    Happy T day

  8. I am impressed with your husband's pizza skills. I bet it was yummy! A food festival without food sounds really weird. The mind boggles.
    I'm going to watch your ittle videos and enjoy the music.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Happy T-Day,

  9. Too bad you decided to stay home this year, but then that pizza looks so yummy maybe it was better than going. Sometimes staying home is more fun than going out. Happy T day.

  10. Hey nothing wrong with being a homebody... we do it alot too... sometimes its just the thought of fighting the crowds that can make us stay home...lol that pizza looked good!! I'd stay home for that too. :) Hugs! deb

  11. The festival looks fun and the music was very good. I love pizza too and easy to just stay home and enjoy it sometimes.

  12. Oh, a festival at home can be great too, when you have the best company (and chef) imaginable! :-) I really like the Mason Jar band, I will explore them more.

  13. That pizza looks delicious. More and more I find staying home suits me better than going out if there is going to be a crowd. Happy T day two days late, LOL