Over Memorial Weekend we went to Brevard, North Carolina to enjoy the White Squirrel Festival. It is a family tradition now as we have been several years in a row. We stay with my parents at their house in the mountains and have so much fun.
This year we had some fun new food finds over the weekend, unfortunately I didn’t capture them all. I forgot to get pictures from the taco food truck or the food we ate from there. What can I say, I was too busy enjoying it to bother!
Our big dessert find was Sunshine Sammies. They make heavenly ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is homemade as are the cookies. This is a food truck based out of Asheville, I plan on hunting it down again!
We tried only two of the flavors, but they were wonderful. The cookies and cream ice cream on chocolate cookies was easier to eat as the cookies were not frozen rock solid. The cookie dough ice cream on chocolate chip cookies was also great, but the cookies were very frozen and a little trickier to eat, not that it stopped us!
We also finally got to Oskar Blues Brewery. It is only a couple of miles from the house, almost stumbling distance if not for the busy road! Josh and my dad had a wonderful time tasting beers here.
It is a great place, both child and dog friendly! The boys enjoyed riding big wheels and playing games while the grown ups enjoyed drinking beer. They don’t serve food, so if you go plan to bring something along. You are more than welcome to bring in any outside food you wish.
So if you are in the Asheville/Brevard area give these places a try. They were a hit with our family!
A lovely, fun festival, Gretchen. Your boys are adorable and seem so happy in spirit. 🙂 Did you receive my email about the vanilla post? We’d love it if you could join in. Have a fun week, amiga. Oh, I need an ice-cream sandwich now!
Darn, didn’t get the email. I would love to have participated, but the vanilla dessert I made for Ewan’s graduation didn’t turn out as planned. Still delicious, but not up to blog standards. Let me know about next month and I’m in. Don’t think I can whip up anything vanilla and blog it by tomorrow, crazy schedule as always. I see an ice cream sandwich post in my future! They were tasty! Given time we may make ice cream today!
I will absolutely keep you in the loop for next month. Please check your junk to make sure my emails aren’t being marked as spam. I am sure the dessert was amazing… Gretchen made it, after all! If you make ice-cream today, do post the recipe. It is the season for the sweet, creamy, dreamy stuff!!!
Checked all junk mails and didn’t find it. Odd. I will make sure to check around. Looking forward to the next one.
If I don’t hear back, I’ll post on your blog. No worries chica. 🙂
I love homemade ice cream and cookies. They taste so good, nothing can ever match them. Oskar blues looks like a lovely place for children. They seem to be totally enjoying themselves. What great weekend you had!
We definitely had a fun time! Great hiking too. Oskar Blues was fun, even if I don’t like beer. The boys had a blast!
I am glad the boys had a blast! enjoy the weekend!
looks like fun 🙂 Food trucks are the best, especially those serving ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!!!!
I love food trucks. We have so few so to see some is always exciting, especially ones new to us. It has really improved the whole festival experience, no more fair food!
Looks like a fun time!! I had already planned on making ice cream sandwiches tomorrow so it was great seeing this 🙂
I will definitely be making ice cream sandwiches soon too! Enjoy your goodies!
Gretchen looks like a lot of fun!! Cornhole and Ice Cream Sandwiches YUM!!! 🙂
It was indeed yummy! Thanks for stopping by.
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Ahh! Your sons are so adorable. ❤