AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – https://ohiofestivals.net/dandelion-may-festival-revisited/
There’s something to be said about unexpected surprises.
When you hear about a festival that’s in a small town (let alone a winery in that small town), you can’t help but be a little apprehensive in regards to what the festival has to offer. Put that small town winery in Amish Country (a two hour drive from me) and you may even reconsider going.
But I became suddenly hopeful as I drove down Old Route 39 and found myself directed up a hill into some hidden parking area (a bit fearful too, perhaps). There, I found more cars than I expected, especially on this rather cool, overcast day.
…passed the abandoned building near the lot and then along the road downhill…
…passed the Breitenbach sign and along the bend…
…to a rather decently-looking festival that Breitenbach Wine Cellars started in 1993 after their dandelion wine-making skills sparked a flowery intrigue among the people.
And Breitenbach easily sold off their own dandelion wine and other gifts.
There was also a barn where they made dandelion jelly…
…and had cooking demonstrations with dandelions.
“Lasanga” for you non Eye-talians
Dandelion ice cream (there’s a scoop of Coconut in here as well).
And some wonderful Dandelion Gravy over Mashed Potatoes
Before signing off with this post, I wanted to see if you noticed something particular about one of the above photos. Particularly this one…
Spider Man did too!