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Tremont Arts Festival

For my third festival of the weekend, I met a friend of mine and her two sons in Tremont (an artsy section near downtown Cleveland) for some brunch and the Tremont Arts Festival.

I parked the car and had to cross the park to get to the South Side Restaurant. The park was packed with people and music, much bigger than I remember from the year before. Maybe I arrived too early the previous year. Who knows? There were PEOPLE!

I got to South Side and they had chicken and waffles, which has always fascinated a northerner like myself. Fried chicken in the morning…and with syrup. Wow.

I contemplated waiting until I visited the south for my first tasting, but the waitress raved about it. Plus it was real maple syrup, tempura fried chicken breast and a pat of cinnamon butter.

How could I pass?
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Check out that syrup-soaked waffle. It was really good, but I would get the syrup on the side next time. It was a sugar overload. With the sriracha sauce on the side, though, the maple sugar and chicken went well together. I liked that a lot.
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We went to the festival after, which consisted of 2-3 paths off the park’s center, where chalk drawings were found.

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There were also entertainers in the center and around the park as you can see in the next pic.

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The paths had booths on each side with various art. Some were organizations, one was for the Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson – who shook hands with everyone, and there were things for the kids and some food vendors too.
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In the park area, they had some vehicles from Tim’s Wild Creations…
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Basically, these were suped up vehicles where maybe the top came off like this one…
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Or maybe they were just monster vehicles…

They were there for kids and adults alike to climb on and check out, which they did. Tim stood around and enjoyed their enjoyment. I even climbed up in this truck on the left here…
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…because a woman looked at me and said, “Did you go up?”
“No,” I replied.
“I think you should.”
So I did…and was created by him…

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He smelled the maple, I’m sure.

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Comments

  1. Barb Bloom

    Wow, you missed so much – over 100 juried artists, fine quality works of art, pottery, photography, wearable textiles. And you never mentioned the non stop stage with a variety of ethnic performers, or the two spokes of the park that were food only… local church groups, and local restaurants. and you never mentioned the non profit/political spoke of the park, or the kids village, or the roving living history people, or the imprompteau street performers. Sounds like you need to visit again!!!

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      ohiofestivals

      Right, Barb! This was very early in my festival blogging, so I’m glad you put all of that in for people to read. Maybe I will make it this year.

      We’ll see. :-)

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