The Delta Hot Tamale Festival began in 2012 in Greenville, MS by 3 women, Valerie Rankin, Anne Martin Vetrano and Betty Lynn Cameron, known now as “The 3 Hot Ta’Mamas.” It is run by The Greater Greenville Foundation now. The festival has grown every year and last year over 20,000 people attended from all over the U.S. There is a cooking (hot tamales) contest. Greenville is now “The Hot Tamale Capital of the World”! The festival is held this year on October 20, 2018. Anne Martin wrote a book about Hot Tamales and Valerie Rankin bottled 2 hot sauces called “3 Hot Ta’Mamas.
Ellsworth’s Cheese Curd Festival celebrates our town’s designation as the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin! It’s our very own Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery that creates the tasty white morsels, which have earned worldwide acclaim.
Taking place in June, it’s part food and beer festival, part music event. Several guided tasting experiences offer the opportunity to learn and engage with the crafters, cooks and makers of the festival’s starring foods: Cheese, craft beer, wine, hard ciders, real dairy ice-cream and authentic Sconnie BBQ. All with a heaping helping of music on the side.
Insider Tip: Wear your stretchy pants! You’ll want to take in the wide variety of creative cheese curd dishes, fresh hand-battered, deep-fried cheese curds and dipping sauces, and an exclusive top-secret dessert curd that rivals the mini donut!
The festival will take place again on June 21 & 22, 2019.
More details: https://www.cheesecurdfestival.com/