We took the RV to the Road Kill Festival in Marlinton, West Virginia last weekend. The trip didn’t start out so well – trouble with the slider on the rv but I’ll go into that in another post. Just before we left we wanted to put some things in the bedroom drawer – but the slider wouldn’t move so we did the whole trip with the slider all the way in. It was a bit tight.
The festival has been going on for over 10 years. It’s actually Marlinton’s October Festival with a Road Kill Cook off. It’s a great ride through the Allegheny National Forest. It’s also a real challenge to drive a 9 ton motor home through the winding roads going into to 25 mph turns coming down from 3,853 feet! I got a bit of experience under my belt. Got quite a bit more comfortable but still it’s a little tense which maybe is a good thing.
We stayed at the Riverside Campgrounds that is within walking distance of the festival that is held on the main street. They close off about 6 or 7 blocks and line the vendors up and down and also on a couple side streets. All kinds of arts and crafts and food available. The cook off is a $5 charge for tastings at the various booths. I hit all of the booths, I think there were 12 or 13. Mostly venison, didn’t have anything that was bad. For me the outstanding ones were the gopher gravy (very tasty), the roasted boar (always loved boar) and the possum stew – not ‘bad’ but a very different and strong flavor. I’m not sure if the possum was the actual possum or just a bad recipe.