On A Stick — The Recommended Daily’s taste of the state fair — was Thursday, August 14. The sold-out event, which benefited Cultivate Kansas City, brought folks together at the Alexander Majors House Barn to enjoy food on a stick, local beer and spirits, try their hands at games of chance, pose at Say Cheez’s photo booth (with mustaches on sticks) and listen to bluegrass music.
On the first floor of the barn, Little Freshie was serving watermelon basil popsicles, Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott had chocolate-covered bananas and root beer sticks on floats, and Renee Kelly’s Harvest was handing out roasted corn on a stick.
The second floor of the barn had treats from Preservation Market (sausage and Brussels sprouts), Kaldi’s (giving the big thumbs up), Baked in Kansas City (French macarons and pastry cream-filled choux dipped in carmelized sugar) and Our Sassy Pantry (meatballs with savory jam).
Ripple Glass’ ring toss proved to be a challenging game, but a few lucky winners walked home with prizes (stuffed animals, balsa wood airplanes, animal-shaped drinking mugs) from the Cultivate Kansas City booth.
Like all State Fairs, On A Stick came to a close, but we’re hopeful that we can bring it back to town in 2015. Until then, we’ll raise a glass of Cinder Block brew in toast to the volunteers, vendors who donated their time and effort, and the city that came out to support us.[Images by Jeff Akin/Feed Me Creative]