Memorial Day Weekend is usually when people escape to the beach for a fun weekend with friends - but since we live here, we escaped the beach and headed to the woods of Maryland.
WELCOME TO DELFEST 2018.
We were invited to DelFest Music Festival to cover all of the amazing food they were offering this year. New city, new music festival, new food ? Of course we were 100% down!
Quick run down of what DelFest is. DelFest is a 3 day bluegrass music festival held in Cumberland Maryland at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. The festival originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the rich legacy of McCoury Music while creating a venue for world-class musical collaborations and to showcase fresh new talent with a down-home feeling.
BOLD ROCK & SWEET WATER BREWING CO. quenched our thirst all weekend long! (note: Bold Rock's hard cider is gluten free!)
This was hands down the best BBQ we've ever had - not even exaggerating. This pulled pork was tender, juicy & everything a BBQ lover could want. The slaw added a nice creamy crunch to the sandwich as well.
We had a bunch of people asking us what we would recommend for lunch and every time we had to point them to Archie's!
The Queen City Creamery
One of our favorite things at festivals is trying the local vendors. It's so fun to try food that Cumberland locals get to enjoy year round, and honestly, they are always the best food available! Insert: The Queen City Creamery. At 85 degrees and humid it was definitely necessary to take an ice cream break to cool off and this was the perfect spot to do so!
We enjoyed Vanilla Cherry - which only lasted for about .5 seconds past this photo!
The Flaming Wok
Vegan? Vegetarian? Or just looking for something besides fried sandwiches and pizza? Then The Flaming Wok is for you. The offered a good amount of veg options (not necessary healthy - but veg options nonetheless!) with an ethnic flare. We loved trying their sampler plate because it was so hard for us to decide on just one meal to order. Insider Tip: You will get very full & might need to take a break from dancing for a few!
We couldn't see a HUGE sign for tacos and not stop! We ordered the fried avocado & bbq chicken tacos. They are exactly what you would expect to receive at a festival - just a generic overpriced taco. (just keeping it real) If you're looking to fuel up without being too full, this is definitely the vendor to visit.
It torrential down poured the third day of DelFest so we opted to eat at a local restaurant near the festival instead. We saw great reviews for Puccini Restaurant so we decided to pop in and beat the rain. Once we got there we realized how much awesome history was behind this building. Like the fact that it was built in 1818, a temporary hospital for wounded soldiers during the Battle of Folck’s Mill. Wounded soldier’s etchings can still be seen on the plaster of the third floor walls. So cool!
We ordered crab dip & cheesy bread (pictured), a bruschetta burger, and a honey bbq pizza. Can you tell we like BBQ yet?
We had such an amazing time attending DelFest and exploring Cumberland, MD. Thank you so much DelFest for inviting us to this years event. We already are looking forward to next year! #DelYeah
For more information about DelFest visit: delfest.com