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Lowell Folk Festival! July 24 - 26


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Lowell Folk Festival! July 24 - 26

fredid | Jul 22, 2009 11:58 AM

Hi all!

Just a heads up that the Lowell Folk Festival is this weekend - Friday evening through Sunday. Food from around the world, cooked by the local community (Latino, Greek, Portuguese, Jamaicain, African American, Filipino - that's just off the top of my head! (As they're cooking outside, and for hundreds (thousands!), each dish may not be as special as you might find in a restaurant - but the variety! The "hunt"! And the excitement of finding new treats!

There are past posts about favorites - Look for the Nigerians in St Anne's courtyard (Several of us Hounds think this food is the standout at Lowell!), the octopus stew from the Portuguese at JFK, and, for something lighter, the fatoosh sandwich (salad with delicious zatar on pita) from the Armenian's, also at JFK. I also always get sweet potato pie at the African- American tables!

Check back here during the Festival for new finds!

The Festival itself is a wonderful, FREE conglomeration of home-grown, terrific music from around the world, on six outdoor stages....Rain or shine! (Will be moved indoors if non-stop rain or if Friday evening is very wet - Otherwise, bring a small umbrella, and a plastic bag to sit on!)

EXTREMELY kid friendly!

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