Sunday, March 28, 2010

National Mustard Day

National Mustard Museum: Middleton, WI

There are so many tacky festivals in Wisconsin, and this one is the best! Every year on the first Saturday in August, the Mustard Museum hosts National Mustard Day. It's always been in Mt. Horeb, WI (a 30 minute drive from Madison), and has had a small town feel to it. There are samples of mustard everywhere you turn, a car show with all yellow cars that are being judged as to which one is the closest color to yellow mustard (judges walk around with a plate that has French's mustard squirted on it), mustard related games, and the Dutchess of Mustard walking around taking pictures with people. It's been a great festival. The museum is fun too. There are many bottles of mustard from around the country, and around the world. There's a video that's playing on how to make mustard and other mustard curiousities. In general, the museum in Mt. Horeb was small, but quaint. They had a big sales area with a "mustard bar" for sampling mustard before you bought it. This summer I'll have to check out the new location in Middleton.

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