Two weeks ago, Labor Day Weekend in the United States, we went to the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival Even though Labor Day marks the official end of summer, we love this festival. First we headed to the Farmer’s Market.
Don’t these vegetables look enticing? And, there is more.
The flowers are beautiful. Pappardelles, The Fine Art of Pasta, had many types of pasta available.
So many types of pasta
Makes us hungry just looking at them. Next we saw the Big Taste Grill, a truck by Johnsonville.
Big Taste Grill by Johnsonville
This is the world’s largest touring grill. It weighs 53,000 pounds, is 65 feet long and 6 feet wide. It can cook 750 Brats at a time, or 2,500 Brats per hour. 440,000 BTU’s are heat by propane fuel. Since 1995 the Big Taste Grill has been raising money for charities. The profits from this weekend are aiding victims of Hurricane Harvey that severely damaged Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. We ducks are on the stairs, ready for Brats. Festivals are great for kids to play.
Play area for small humans
Oh, sometimes we wish we were human. Next we sampled ice cream.
Interesting place and delicious ice cream
We love ice cream. What are these kids doing?
It looks like so much fun. They can bump into each other. Of course, it is called bumper balls. End of summer means all gardens have too many huge zucchinis. What to do with them… Decorate zucchinis.
Then race the decorated zucchinis. You buy a zucchini and the decorations are there for you to decorate. Wheels first. After the zucchinis are decorated, let’s race.
And the race begins
Such fun. Next to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art we spotted this statue.
Near Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Just not sure how to describe it, but it certainly got our attention. OK moms, let’s eat. We love the Dushanbe Teahouse, also known as the Boulder Teahouse.
Let’s go in
This was a gift from Dushanbe, Boulder’s sister city in Tajikistan. The teahouse is serene, located on the banks of the Boulder Creek and surrounded by beautiful gardens.
While eating, you hardly hear any of the activities of the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. We ordered a Cuban sandwich and Indonesian Noodles with chicken.
So very tasty. Since this is a tea house, we ordered a display tea. This is Jasmine Bouquet, a hand tied green tea around yellow chrysanthemum and jasmine buds.
Jasmine Bouquet, a display tea
With the glass of hot water, we received the tea ball. Drop the tea into the hot water, and soon it will sink to the bottom of the glass. It was interesting to watch the tea ball open and the buds come into view.
Tea with buds coming into view
The display was fascinating and the tea tasted very nice. We do like green tea, so we were very happy. We also go to the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse when there is no festival. Isn’t the inside beautiful?
Indoor pool with Seven Beauties
When inside, don’t forget to look up.
Ceiling. Made by hand, no power tools.
We really enjoy visiting this tea house. When in Boulder, Colorado, we hope you visit the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. And don’t miss the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival the first weekend of September.