Our first sample of lemon goods was a nice cold cup of fresh Lemonade. My criteria for a good lemonade is tartness, a mild sweetness, and a fresh taste. Fortunately this lemonade passed the test.
If I had felt like walking around the festival more I might have eaten a bratwurst or tried some lemon ice cream. Since I was actually hoping I could convince my friend (who was visiting at the time) to go to a local Hawaiian/burger joint I knew there was only one more "must eat" at the fair.
Before we left we tried a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie ($2, they also had lemon bars) from a local bakery; I believe it was Anna's bakery. The pie looked average and I wasn't really expecting much since I've had a lot of bad lemon meringue pie in my day. However, I have to say this was the best lemon meringue pie (aside from one I made about a year ago) that I've ever had. I can't pinpoint it's strongest feature but I think it was just the fresh lemon flavor balanced with the perfectly fluffy meringue. It had just the right kick of lemon without being too intense.
So the Lemon Festival ended up being a lot more low-key than I was hoping but it was still an enjoyable afternoon and it's a good day when you have a tasty fresh lemonade and pie.