MrsBlissful’s Event Journal

Frugal festival 040811
Saturday June 25, 2011 / 11:00am
Frugal Festival Food!
2 tickets
Discounted General Admission with Canned Food Donation

How was your experience?

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If it weren't for the delicious peaches from Albertson's, and the gift cards in our "swag bags," this festival would've been a bust - that was the only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. They had a few good raffle prizes so we had to stay until the end. Maybe if I had won, I could've given the event 3 stars -LOL. I was embarrassed to have dragged my hubby to it, when he really wanted to take our daughter fishing that day. I'm a self-proclaimed "foodie," and try not to miss a reasonably-priced festival. But this event abused the word "festival," and should've been called...hmmm, can't think of a non-misleading marketing term for it. There were only 3 food vendors, and two of them I couldn't partake in b/c they were meat (mini-burger, and a piece of hotdog in chili). The other was from Yozen Frogurt, which was tasty. We were dying for water -how do you have a food festival, and NO beverages (either for free or purchase) on a hot valley day?! I finally looked pitifully at the woman behind the Albertson's table, and asked if my kid could have a bottle of water that they had for their representatives. All 4 of us shared it like we were on Survivor Island. I sent my husband into the workshop on coupon-clipping, since he buys the groceries. He said the speaker admitted that she wasn't used to public speaking, was scattered, and he fell asleep. So, we didn't learn anything about frugal living/food shopping/cooking. Most guests left before the end. There was some sidewalk chalk for the kids that no one was using, & they had face painters who were very talented. Our family outing was a bit boring for all of us.