Going down to the farm usually means a good time, unless it belongs to Maggie, in which case you'll just be stuck trying to figure whether you're more annoyed at the folk protest movement, or Bob Dylan for protesting the folk protest movement. Thankfully, the Milk Cow Music Festival being held at Fair Oaks Farms is 100% red-blooded American, where the music is country, the cars are muscled, and their only beef is delicious BBQ brisket
While the fest had its maiden voyage last year as a music-centric event, this year they've added a KC Barbecue Society-sanctioned Indiana State Championship cook off, where more than 60 teams will vie for cash payouts in categories including chicken, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. That means many teams'll be selling their wares to you on the side, which you can wash down with sponsored Crown Brewing beers including their Industrial Porter, and Special Forces IPA, thought it's not clear if it's a good idea to have those guys all hopped up. Also new: the auto show & contest, in which 300 entrants will show off boss whips from pre-1950 stock cars, to modded-up hot rods and Corvettes -- if you see any little red ones, make sure you love 'em and leave 'em as fast as all that BBQ will allow
And of course there's still the music, headlined by Nashville country band Little Texas, as Little Boxes wasn't invited due to concerns that Pete Seeger might take an axe to them.