Moose Dropping Festival
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the big day; the day for the 36th annual Moose Dropping
Festival. As I often do I checked the
Talkeetna web cam to see if
to the campground, we determined that walking into town for the festival would
be the wiser choice, since the available parking was almost as far out as the
campground. So off we went to see what
the festival had to offer. There was a
lot of food which we avoided and lots of crafters which we did not. I am always looking for items made in
At noon the parade started. For a little town it had a variety of participants, including the red hat ladies, a bagpipe band, several floats carrying the moose that were going to be auctioned off later in the afternoon, and high wheel riders. If you missed the parade the first time, it circles back a second time and ends where it started.
Not having walked far enough we made one last trip out to the beach.
Then it was back to the trailer for lunch. After lunch we walked back into town and watched a little of the “one pitch” softball game.Now it was time for the big “Moose Dropping Drop”. The crowd gathered and everyone waited with bated breath to see whose number would be closest to the target. Bottom line, it wasn’t me; nor was mine the greatest distance away. So there no money for me.