Photos: Maifest 2009 Covington, KY

I crossed the river into Covington, KY for Maifest on Sunday. 

What is Maifest?  From the Covington, KY website:

is to celebrate the first spring wine, theoretically, and Oktoberfest
is in honor of the first Oktoberfest, which was King Ludwig’s wedding,
in the 1800s, in Bavaria. But for our purposes, they’re basically the

I didn’t see a lot of wine being served there, definitely not a wine festival.  It is pretty much as they say, Oktoberfest in Mai, or May as we like to call it.  But, it is a nice festival and it was a beautiful sunny day to walk around MainStrasse to people watch and to look at booths.  The vendor booths are interesting, but really, how many Redneck Windchimes does one need?

Surprisingly the MainStrasse area wasn’t too crowded Sunday afternoon and much of Main Street was pretty empty.  But, I love walking around there.  Main Street is so quaint, so much character, one of the nicer areas in greater Cincinnati.

We discovered that a new place called Europa is opening up on Main Street in a couple of weeks.  They were open, handing out free sample cones of their tasty Gelato.  In addition to Gelato, they’ll be serving High Tea and baked goods.  I spoke to the owner and she said that they’re planning to be open until 1AM on Friday and Saturday.  Sounds like a great place to pick up a late night snack.

Europa3.jpgHere are some photos that I took:

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