Did someone say “mutton?”

They say everything comes back around, especially food trends. As a youngster growing up in Callaway County, I remember my grandparents and parents looking forward to community events where mutton sandwiches would be served. I remember thinking they were so old fashioned. With all the modern “new” foods available (like fish sticks and frozen pizza) why would anyone want to eat mutton?

Today, traditional foods such as mutton are making trendy comebacks. The funny thing is, mutton is still “a thing” in Callaway County. You can find mutton and more at various events throughout the year, including this Labor Day weekend. 

The New Bloomfield Lions Club is hosting an antique tractor pull, Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6pm. There will be classes for tractor models 1958 and older at the Lions Club Park off Oak Street. BBQ mutton and pork steaks are just a few of the food offerings at this family-friendly event.

Mutton will also be on the menu at the 68th Annual Mokane Lions Club Fall Festival. Affectionately called the “Mokane Worlds Fair,” this free event is known as the place to go for mutton sandwiches, bingo, beer and bands. Also enjoy truck and tractor pulls and Old Fiddlers Contest, Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3.

The annual Calwood Mutton BBQ will be held later this fall on Saturday, October 7 as a benefit for the Calwood Community Center. Food will be served 12 – 7 pm, including mutton, hot dogs, pork steak, sides, pies and other deserts. All-you-can-eat option available for $12. Enjoy raffle, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, kids bounce house and more.  

For more information about these and other fall activities, visit our online calendar  website, https://www.visitfulton.com/event. 


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