Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Saturday we went to the Bodock Festival in nearby Pontotoc, Mississippi, a small town of about 5,000 people a few miles west of Tupelo. The name "Pontotoc" is an American Indian word meaning "The Land of Hanging Grapes." But instead of grapes, the focus of Saturday's festival was the Bodock tree and its fruit.
Bodock fruit
The Bodock tree (Maclura pomfera), aka Osage Orange, is native to the southern United States. It's wood is very durable and is used for fence posts and tool handles. The bumpy green fruit cannot be eaten, but it is often used in Autumn decorations along with pumpkins and gourds. For more information on the Bodock Tree Click Here!

Booths were set up along several blocks of Main Street for arts and crafts vendors.

We enjoy Gospel music; this group was just setting up their equipment when we arrived.

Numerous food vendors were set up along a side street.

T-shirts and other cloth-based crafts made bright displays.

I was attracted to this table of jewelry, but didn't buy any.

Many booths had wood, ceramic, and floral crafts.

Even this large buffalo sculpture was for sale.

The car show attracted a good crowd.

1930 Model A Ford
1955 Chevrolet
1949 Chevrolet
I think this guy has been working on that engine too long!

There was a 5K run and lots of children's activities, too.
It was a fun day! The weather was just right: partly cloudy with a cool breeze blowing.

Today I am joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday: Click Here!


Ruby Tuesday Too: Click Here!


  1. What a bright and colourful clebration. Looks like the little village may have doubled its numbers on this day. The bull is grand character.

  2. This looks like a very interesting day for someone with a camera! Great photos. Maria’s Space

  3. I didn't even know we had that festival in Mississippi.

  4. Fun photos of what must have been a fun time ~ Love the Buffalo shot for OWT!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    Happy Day to you!

  5. The skeleton is too cute!! I'm so glad you got to go out and have some fun!

  6. I had never heard of the Bodock fruit although I have heard of Osage Orange. The festival looks like fun! Wishing you a great day!


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