The annual Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival is held the third Saturday of September in California, Mo. It began in 1990 in honor of the small town's two biggest employers, Burger's Smokehouse and Cargill. The festival, sponsored by the California Area Chamber of Commerce, features an early morning parade through downtown, arts and crafts vendors, live music, a 5K walk/run and a classic car and antique tractor show. There is also plenty of food, such as turkey drumsticks, ham sandwiches and the world's largest sub sandwich. My fiance's father works for Cargill, and he drives the turkey float in the parade. I rode in the float this year with my fiance and our miniature pinscher, Maggie, who was a big hit with the crowd.
Watch my video below to experience The 2013 Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival.
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