We were at the festival early in the morning to explore and settle in. We visited the lodge store and bought some new skillets and other items. When the festival opened we went and saw a cool corn grinding demonstration.
We walked back to the car, which was parked by the Lodge Store, and took the tour again before grabbing all of Emmerson’s stuff for the contest and heading over to where he would cook. E got some really cool swag for being in the contest. We goofed around to try to keep him from stressing out. He was super nervous. E got to get up on the stage and get up his station. The contest got started with some photos and introductions. E makes his heart out. He struggled with oven temperature and the fact that everyone else finished before him but he got through it. He did great! We were all super proud of him.