On Saturday, DH and I drove 16 miles west of Des Moines to Adel, Iowa, for that city's Sweet Corn Festival.
The temperature was a roasty 94 degrees F (34C).
A strong southerly wind, and shade are the only things that made it slightly tolerable.
Naturally, the big attraction was free sweet corn.
Here, bins of unroasted corn are ready to roll into the corn steamer.
We didn't miss the chance to enjoy it. Pass the butter, please!
Nothing beats this summertime taste treat. Delicious!
The Adel courthouse in the downtown square . . .
. . . was recreated as a cake, honoring the festival's 30th anniversary. Free slices of cake too.
No day is complete without something quilt-y,
so Adel Quilting and Dry Goods was a must-stop.
It was a busy place. Selected bolts of fabric were sale-priced at $1 a yard!
Only six yards made its way home with me, the definition of self-restraint.