Saturday, April 26, 2008

Scratch Ankle Festival

You have one more day to enjoy the Scratch Ankle Festival in downtown Milton, Florida.

The historical society tent displays old photographs and newspapers from days long ago, and you'll see some participants in the festival dressed in period costumes. "Cold lemonade? Cold pickle?" Cold pickle??

Scratch Ankle was the name of the community in its earliest days. Traders or settlers who came ashore were scratched by the dense brambles along the banks of Blackwater River, hence the name.

My mother in front of a beautiful gazebo sitting next to the Blackwater River.

The gazebo offers cool shade and a quiet spot to enjoy the river.

Milton has a very nice riverwalk along the west bank of the Blackwater.

Bagpipers play for a gathering crowd in downtown Milton.

Sunburned cheeks and a blue balloon.

The Flying Pig barbeque?

It was a beautiful day, but warm enough to make this vendor very popular.

Granny Annie showcased her Vidalia Onion Relish, Apple Relish, Pickled Okra, Hot Chow Chow, Hot Pickled Garlic, Tomato Relish, and more!

Little Miss Sunshine!

They brought out the little canons!

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