Here are photos from recent festivals we’ve attended:

July 18 and 19, 2014, we attended the Watermelon Festival in Pageland, South Carolina. This is a wonderful, small, southern town that knows how to celebrate! We enjoyed ourselves tremendously, and plan to return. The watermelon, by the way, was delicious!

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We spent the Fourth of July, 2014, in St. Marys, Georgia. This was our second time in St. Marys this year. We had another pleasant, successful visit. This is becoming one of our favorite towns.

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June 13 and 14, 2014, found us in the Secret City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Secret City Festival was a great success, and we made many new friends, including a local yardbird!

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The Blairsville, Georgia Spring Arts and Crafts Festival was held the last weekend of May, 2014, and we enjoyed this pleasant little mountain town. We plan to return to Blairsville later in the year.

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The Rutledge, Georgia, Country Fair was held May 24, 2014. We enjoyed the fellowship of our neighbors (Rutledge is a mere 10 miles from our hometown), and the pleasant spring weather.

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On April 19, 2014, we attended the Southland Jubilee in nearby Greensboro, Georgia. There is no telling who, or what, will show up on the streets of Greensboro, Georgia, on a cool and damp April morning!

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Yes, even Pogo stopped by the Chile Today – Hot Tamale booth at the Waycross, Georgia, Swampfest on April 5, 2014.

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The Dublin, Georgia, St. Patrick’s Festival (March 22, 2014) was an event to behold! We enjoyed the music, as we were across the street from the bandstand. Several music groups performed for 30 minutes or so at a time, but our favorite was the West Laurens Jazz Ensemble. Those young musicians are quite talented!

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March 15, 2014, found us in Tucker, Georgia, at the Chili Cookoff. It was a pleasant day, with a hint of springtime in the air. Plus, the chili was delicious!

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St. Marys, Georgia, is very near the Florida-Georgia state line, and across a small channel from historic Cumberland Island National Seashore. It is also near the King’s Bay Submarine Base. On March 1, 2014 (the birthday of our CEO, though I can’t remember which birthday that was), we attended the Mardi Gras Festival in St. Marys, and had a rollicking good time!

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On January 25, 2014, we attended the Rattlesnake Roundup in Whigham, Georgia. Whigham is next door to Cairo, Georgia, the birthplace of baseball great Jackie Robinson. The day was bitterly cold: the rattlers needed heat lamps to stay warm. This event is more than 50 years old, and has survived through both cold and warm days. It is always on the last Saturday in January.

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There was a hint of winter in the air at the Cleveland, Georgia “Christmas in the Mountains” celebration, complete with a Christmas parade featuring the Grinch, followed by the Fat Man himself, December 7, 2013.

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Mr. Pig likes Chile Today – Hot Tamale sauces! At the Richland, Georgia 16th Annual Pig Fest, November 9, 2013.

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The South Will Rise Again, with Chile Today – Hot Tamale pepper sauces! At the Bostwick, Georgia Cotton Gin Festival, November 2, 2013.

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Cabbage Patch Kids agree that the very best hot sauces are made by Chile Today – Hot Tamale! At the Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown and Fall Festival, Cleveland, GA, October 26, 2013

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Urbanites at the upscale Brookhaven, GA, Chili Cookoff enjoyed the great sauces made by Chile Today – Hot Tamale! October 12, 2013

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Our hometown, Madison, GA, featured an outstanding Chili Cookoff on October 5, 2013. If you are in the vicinity, you should try to attend this event next October.

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We cannot say enough good things about the North Carolina Hot Sauce Competition in Oxford, NC, September 14, 2013. If we didn’t already live in such a wonderful hometown, we would consider moving to Oxford. The people are friendly, the event was well-organized, and the visitors to the event appreciated fine pepper sauces. As you can see, this crowd kept the Chile Today – Hot Tamale boss-lady busy!

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