Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Need an ice cream sojourn?

Just an hour on the other side of Chattanooga, the folks in Athens, Tenn., are getting ready for their first run at a National Dairy Festival.

MooFest will be May 31 and is an all-day event (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) set to glorify ice cream (oddly enough, Mayfield Dairy is a prime, prime sponsor).

In additon to food, music and standard Southern festival happenings, there are recipe contests (go online for entry information) ice cream scoop stacking contests, tours of the ice cream plant and a slew of other things. Not to be missed is the chance to be named the best milker of MooFest.
Athens is on I-75, exits 49 and 52, about an hour on the other side of Chattanooga, making it a three-hour tour, a three-hour tour (sorry), from Calhoun County.