National Mustard Day Festival in Middleton

8-3-13  or first Saturday of August

I have not been to this festival in four years so I was real happy that this year it worked out. Barry Levenson is the owner and curator of the National Mustard Museum in Middleton.  This is his moment to shine, he is very excited during the festival and it shows when he mixes and mingles with the crowd.

At 9:30 the event kicks off with the Accordion Band, headed by the Duchess of Mustard, who also yodeled for the crowd.

Accordion Band

Soon Barry arrives to kick off the festival and to thanks his sponsors.

Barry Levenson 8-3-13

He even took a picture with us a little later. What an honor!  We had many pictures taken with the many mascots wandering about.

Barry Levenson and us 8-3-13French's Mustard Mascot 8-3-13

Scoopie and us 8-3-13Duchess de Mustard and us

It was time for lunch! Hot dogs were offered for free, $1 donation encouraged for each hot dog.  Merchandise was for sale also, and lots of it.  Culver’s  was there selling their famous Mustard Custard, made and sold ONLY at this festival.  Its an interesting taste.

Mustard Custard

It was quite busy inside the museum and store as well, for some people their first time going there.

National Mustard Museum

They also offer mustard tasting so you can pick the perfect mustard 🙂

Mustard Tasting

The museum is downstairs. The collection is over 5000 mustards and mustard pots, used to keep a personal supply of mustard with you at the dinner table.

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We were entertained by two wonderful groups. The first one was the Red Hot Horn Dawgs. They got everyone going playing popular classic rock songs.

RedHotHornDawgs logoRed Hot Horn Dawgs

Next up was Harmonious Wail.  Their genre is Gypsy swing, a combination that  works better than you would think!

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While I was taking pictures of the group, a Photographer from the Capital Times took my picture in turn.  It was up on their website today!

Photo by Michelle Stocker, Capital Times, Madison.

Photo by Michelle Stocker, Capital Times, Madison.

This was the best Mustard Fest ever, we highly recommend going if you love mustard!

Weinermobile and us as hot dogs

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