Indian Bayou Arts Festival will be September 26th this year. It's always the Last Saturday in September and the weather should be wonderful! The Cypress Trees are really starting to turn to that beautiful bronze color that makes me so happy to see! The Festival is across from the B.B. King Museum and runs north down the block to the banks of Indian Bayou. The food vendors are set up along the bayou with the artists in tents on the grass. The streets are blocked off and everyone loves walking along the bayou, looking at the color in the trees and the cypress knees so beautiful.
Fifty artists, photographers, potters, etc. will be showing their work and visiting with everyone. It's a lovely day out, starting at 9:00 and running until 4. Plenty of parking behind the Museum and along the streets so bring your chairs and plan to spend the day in Indianola, listening to the live music and enjoying the beautiful fall weather! Go to Facebook/Indian Bayou Arts Festival for more details.
We'll be serving lunch that day in The Crown, The Blue Biscuit is part of the festival grounds, Solly's Hot Tamales are coming up from Vicksburg, Motton's Rib Hut has glorious BBQ and Funnel Cakes to round out the day. Last year, I had a funnel cake for breakfast, one for lunch AND for an afternoon snack!
The Festival is a project of Indianola Chamber Main Street and is supported by loyal sponsors from town, including the Blues Society of Indianola, who have sent blues artists to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge for years. Ad this is one of the kick off events for Bridging the Blues, a Mississippi Delta wide blues event for two weeks. This is blues country and my new cookbook pays tribute to B.B. King and the Blues, even in its title, The Crown of Southern Cooking, Recipes from the Birthplace of the Blues.