annual Schmeckfest set for April 14 at Craigmont
WANTED: The Best Sausage Maker on the Camas Prairie
The Germans are coming.....
Downtown Craigmont Idaho looks a bit sleepy on most early April mornings but come April 14th, something will be brewing, errrrrr rather cooking! The second annual Schmeckfest is being planned. Schmeck is the German word for “Taste”. So a Schmeckfest is a tasting festival. With so many Germans bragging about their homemade sausage, a sausage cook off is planned as well as other ancestral German dishes and it will be determined who makes the very finest on the prairie. There will be two separate divisions - professional and non-professional.
A Schmeckfest is also a traditional time when people of German heritage get together, visit and share foods which take them back to an older time as well as offer a “taste” of stories and traditions they value in life. What a wonderful event to get spring started. Even if you are not German, the coming Schmeckfest is something you don’t want to miss.
Only 200 tickets will be sold and at $5.00 a ticket, you are sure to have your taste of Germany as well as a chance to vote on the peoples choice. German judges are being located for the official judging. If you have a German specialty you would like to enter, call Larry at the Camas Café at 924-5801 for an entry form or to purchase tickets. Mark your calendar for April 14th, the tasting starts at 5:00 pm.