(Bedford, Indiana, US)
Greg Morris works on his booth smoking various meats at the 2010 BBQ at the Quarry. Times Mail Photo/ Garet Cobb 2010
Every year, Bedford Indiana is host to an awesome festival called the Limestone Heritage Festival. The entire weekend is filled with events for people of all ages, locals and visitors alike.
Friday night, the festival kicks off with an event called BBQ at the Quarry. An entire city street is blocked off for this, and vendors are slow-cooking smoked chicken, beef and pork to perfection. Visitors can pay a single fee and taste wares from all of the vendors. Adults over the age of 21 can enjoy the beer garden and taste different varieties.
It isn't all about the food, however. Live music is usually provided free in the Harp Commons area, a small outdoor concert/picnic venue. The 2011 festival will feature the Summertime Band.
The fun doesn't stop there. Saturday morning kicks off the annual Masonic Lodge Pancake Festival, a family-friendly breakfast of flapjacks, sausages, bacon and all the fixins.
The day continues with a farmer's market, a classic car drive in, a poker run, bounce houses for the children and more BBQ tasting in the afternoon. More live musical entertainment goes on all day long, and the beer gardens are open again after 4pm.
The festivities continue late into the night for this awesome street party. People come from all around to experience this great festival, one of the best street parties around.
Information is available at the local newspaper, The Times Mail.
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