(Link to 2013 Festival: Uptown Shelby Livermush Festival Saturday, October 19, 2013)

You may want to look away for a moment. If you’re a livermush lover this won’t sit well with you.

I don’t like livermush!

I have to confess. I just. can’t. eat it.

Photo: Chuck Shuford

I know! I know! I appreciate all the suggestions. Yes, I have tried it thin and crispy.  And according to facebook, there are at least 24,630 of you who “like” it! So for all y’all who just looooove the stuff – it’s a big weekend for you!

If you’re like me and plan to avoid the unique taste, there is PLENTY to do in Cleveland County this weekend. Families (including your pets!) are welcome to join the festivities.

Tonight is the kick-off for Art of Sound Music Festival and it looks to be an excellent line-up of musicians!

All weekend events are listed in the community calendar: http://shelbyknown.com/local-events/ (If you know of any events or are sponsoring one yourself, contact me and I’ll add it for free.)

The Shelby Star has an article to check out: http://www.shelbystar.com/articles/county-59355-hard-love.html (read Jackie Bridges article for details on how local restaurants are participating!)

Below is an excerpt taken from Jackie’s article.


Want to go?

The 2011 Livermush Festival is one of three events Saturday on the court square in Shelby. The Art of Sound and the Uptown Shelby Fall Festival will also be going on. Saturday is also the last market day for the Foothills Farmers Market (opening at 8 a.m.), with growers selling  local produce, prepared foods, and other products from across Cleveland  County.


Fall Festival and Livermush Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — pumpkin painting,  fall crafts, inflatable obstacle course, balloon animals, pin the tail  on the pig, activities for dogs and cats, Ident-A-Kid and Safe Kids  Cleveland County.

The Little Miss Livermush Pageant, begins at 9 am.

Costume parade for Pets, 10:30 a.m.

Costume parade for children, Noon

Art of Sound, 10 a.m.-10:15 p.m. — Free concerts on the outdoor stage  on Washington Street; Tickets for Saturday only are $20 in advance or  $25 day of for adults or $15 in advance or $20 day of for youth (ages  13-17). For more information about Art of Sound, see Thursday’s Spot  section. http://www.shelbystar.com/articles/county-59355-hard-love.html