swiss days...

 
There is a fun three day event I kept hearing all about in Utah called Swiss Days. There is an area in Utah that was settled by a large group of immigrants from Switzerland and they have been holding this event since the 1940's. Of course I wanted to go when I heard people raving about how fun the booths and entertainment were, and come on, fair food? You just can't pass up fair food.  

Trevor had already planned a camping and hunting trip with his guy friends, but luckily for me my parents happened to be in town dropping off my little sister's wedding presents and helping Alex settle into his new house for the new school year. So naturally I begged them to do Swiss Days with me so I could see what all the fun was about.

I decided to get festive and put my hair into some milk braids - you know, to channel the Swiss vibe :) When we got there it was poring rain, but soon the sun came out and we could enjoy ourselves. We tried to find some traditional Swiss food... not sure if what we ate was really traditional Swiss food or not but it was scrumptious either way!

We had these amazing sausage sandwiches called knockwurst sandwiches that had a mustardy like sauce with some cheese, sauerkraut and pickles. I am normally not a big sauerkraut fan but the tastes just all came together perfectly and it was such a good sandwich!

We also had some fried bread with jam and honey poured on top. You can't really go wrong when you have fried bread and sugary toppings now can you? It was warm, sweet and perfect after walking around in the rain!

To top of the meal we got some cheese curds, a favorite of my dad's and mine. I love how it squeaks! I do prefer cheddar curds though, I like that stinging tang it gives :)

We ended the day off with a Dairy Keen shake - you know since we didn't get enough sugar from the fried bread! We had heard so much about Dairy Keen and how amazing their ice cream is, so we figured we would see what the hype was all about. They were pretty great! I wouldn't say they were amazing or anything, I have had shakes similar (JCW'S), but it was a great shake! If you are in the area and wanting some great ice cream, I would definitely stop by! I recommend the strawberry shortcake, it was perfection.  

All in all it was a great day! Everyone always thinks I am from Switzerland because I am blonde. While I do not have heritage from Switzerland, it was fun to try and play the part :) It was fun to spend the afternoon with my little brother and my parents. Happy Swiss Days!


59 comments

  1. How fun!! I always wanted to go to this when I was in Utah, but never heard about it until the week after. And your hair is perfect!

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  2. that event sounds like so much fun! i've never been to utah but i will mark that on my TO DO list when i go!! and your hair looks so adorable!

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  3. Looked like a fun and different kinda festival than I'm used to...and I totally got the Swiss vibe once I saw your hair style! ;)

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  4. loving the hairstyle on you! so cute :) what a fun day out!

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  6. What?! I've lived in Utah my whole life and never heard about this. This definitely going on the calendar for next year.

    Thanks for the tip!

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  7. I never heard about Swiss Days. Next time they have it I'll have to go with my parents! Looks fun!

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  8. I've never heard of it but it looks so fun! Love your umbrella too!

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  9. I've always wanted to go to Swiss Days. Maybe next year!

    Also, I want my hair to be long enough for braids like yours!!

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  10. I had no clue this existed when I lived in Utah. So sad! Looks like so much fun and I adore your Heidi braids. Too cute!

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  11. The sandwich sounds amazing!Looks like so much fun!

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  12. The fried bread looked so good! the one with jam on it. And the sandwich. Heck! It all looked good! and I love how your outfit was part of the festivities! :)

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  13. What fun! I love events like this! We live near a town called Turlock that is home to a lot of Scandinavians, and they have a "Scandifest" every year (pretty much the same as Swiss Days) and since my family's Norwegian, we went one year and omg. It was the best. Your pictures here are making me want to go again! :)
    Annnd love your milk maid braids! Too cute.

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  14. oh that looked like so much fun! I wish I could've gone!

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  15. haha no, you definitely can't pass up on fair food. that sounds like such a fun time- i had no idea Utah was set up by Swiss originally. I love that silly picture of you two eating- that's so adorable. And i love your milkmaid braids- so perfect for the day!

    ps, the koleslaw and sausage sandwich made me want to die- looks soooo yummmy!

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  16. THis looks super fun! We live really close to Solvang, CA, which is (I think...) a swiss town that goes all-out like this. We'll go to buy cheap candles, drink yummy wine, and people-watch. Also eat food that's to DIE for that will probably give us heartburn. Delish.

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  17. Ooh, this looks like so much fun. I love your milkmaid braids. Even when my hair was long, I really wasn't able to master braiding my own hair. It's super thick and likes to go rogue, plus my dexterity is a bit lacking. I tend to get asked if I'm German. In reality, I am about 50% German, but I really don't know anything about my German roots at all!

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  18. What a cool festive fair. Sounds and looks interesting. The Swiss!! Who would have known some immigrated to that area? That is cool. I like the hair braid. The food, just made me more hungry. haha I like roaming around a fair with family. So FUN!

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  19. That looks like SO much fun! The food all looks amazingly yummo!

    While I was scrolling through the pictures I noticed your hair and thought it was very cute a festive! Than I read your comment bout it. :-D

    And your outfit was adorable! I love the bag! <3

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  20. i want to participate in swiss days!! and i have to ask how squeaky was that squeaky cheese and how in the world did it gets its name if it isn't squeaky?

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  21. How cute is your hair! Looks like you had a great time. Thank you for stopping by! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. My stars, you are so darling in your little braids and pink gingham :) I love the idea of all those dairy products...esp the cheese curds, yum.

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  23. ah! I so want to go to that! :D It looks fantastic. ^_^ Your pictures are fantastic. They all scream fun. <3
    xx

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  24. That looks like so much fun! And that fried bread looks ridiculously delicious.

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  25. so fun! I've always wanted to go to swiss days but never had! Boo! Love Dairy keen though!

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  26. I just went to Switzerland...I love that country! Mmm this post makes me want a shake.

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  27. Could your hair be any cuter??! We were just in Utah and they told us about Swiss Days! Wish we could have gone! Cant remember what town (Heber maybe) but we passed a bunch of swiss cheese shops but they were closed since it was Sunday boooo

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  28. that looks like so much fun! love your cute outfit and your braids!

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  29. 1. This looks so incredibly fun!
    2. I was already hungry, now I'm starving...

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  30. So cool! I wish they had one of these in Louisville. The food looks yummy and your braids are so cute!

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  31. I'm totally experiencing food envy right now. That all looks so very good! And I love the braids... so festive!

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  32. Awwww, I should have gone, too. I'm Swiss. And I'm not blond. :) Just saying. Now I'm a little homesick...haha, although really, from where I am we don't have any of those dishes. Whatsoever. Hahahaha. It still sounded and looked good.

    xoxo

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  34. You couls totally pass for a Swiss Miss! So cute!

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  35. This looks like SO much fun, I want to find a similar events in my area! I especially love events where you can dress the part, and I just wore the perfect Swiss dress on my blog for this haha!
    I love the pink plaid and you hair is darling! Thanks for sharing,
    xo Hannah

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  36. I love your braids :) so cute!! And cheese curd is the BEST!!

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  37. This makes me miss Utah so much!! I miss squeaky cheese. It is amazing.

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  38. I don't like saurkruat either, but that sandwich looks delish. Love the festive hair.

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  39. This pregnant lady could go for a whole lotta fried food and ice cream right now :) How fun!

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  40. So cute! Reminds me of something you'd come across here in Wisconsin. Adore your milkmaid braids!

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  41. All that food looks amazing, and of course your hair looks amazing as well!!

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  42. Great photos! Looked like u had fun :)) Love ur pink umbrella btw :)

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  43. looks awesome, and you have the cutest hair x

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  44. Thanks for stopping by my site:) I have a good friend who lives in Midway and she took me to Swiss Days--I still remember how much fun we had. Great times:)

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  45. You are the cutest everrr! Love your swiss miss braids. So lovely!

    I go to these types of things for the food. I mean the best food is made at festivals. :)

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  46. I am living in Switzerland right now with my Swiss husband and we plan on moving to the States next year, so we will have to make our way down to Utah, not hard, and check out Swiss days. Thanks, now I know such a thing exists.

    Wow, shakes? I have never seen a shake here, not even at Mcdonald's. I wish though, I could use a milkshake.

    And I have never heard that thing about blonde hair...weird. There aren't that many blonde people here!

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  47. looks like an amazing day, that ice cream looks delicious!
    you look great! love your braids and blouse

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  48. I love your hair! (I need to go look up a tutorial because I just love milk braids now) Super cool, I just love the idea of Swiss Days :D We have a festival where we live (only it's a whole bunch of countries) and I just love it!
    Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!
    P.S. I used love three times and now it seems redundant...

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  49. Ooh, how fun!! I live just east of an area where there are a lot of people of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage (descendents of German immigrants). This past summer we went to the Kutztown Folk Festival, and the food was very similar to what you guys had at Swiss Days - delicious! :-)

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  50. oh my goodness, your hair! It's so flawlessly perfect for the occasion.

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  51. I have that j crew shirt too.. it looks so cute how you have it styled!

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  52. squeaky cheese is the best! that looks like it was a lot of fun (and very delicious too).

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  53. You and your brother are adorable. That food looks so good!

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  54. Your shirt matches the color of the umbrella. So cute. That event looks fun! =)



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