Four people attended this fascinating activity; Jim N, Milanne, Dave S, and yours truly. We couldn’t get in to see Heritage Village because unknown to me it closed at 4 PM. The attendant did open the “Hoosegow,” for us, I think he wanted to lock us up in there permanently!
We didn’t get a chance to visit the Privy, but Milanne wasn’t that excited about seeing it anyway. We offered Milanne $2 Dollars to swim across the Indiana-Michigan Canal, she said she wouldn’t swim across that even if we offered her $7. We also saw a petting zoo, if you wanted to see a Rhinoceros you were out of luck.
Naturally, we ended up at the beer tent, guess what? No chairs, I’ve been to 4 of these Canal Days Carnivals and until 2021 they had unlimited seating! Also, beer was not cheap at $5 a can! Milanne managed to locate a local brew that she enjoyed. So we had to stand, however, the huge beer tent was basically empty anyway because of the volume, you could be half a mile away and hear the band (and I’m a noisy guy)! If you stayed in the tent you’d be deaf within 15 minutes! None of the bands played any Polka music, the first band played “Acid Rock,” at ear-splitting volume, talk about a headache;- I could’ve taken a pass on that one. Eventually, we played Bingo because they had chairs. We left there around 7 PM and couldn’t believe the number of people that were coming to Canal Days as we were leaving.