The enlightened among us know that things like french fries and hot dogs are truly just vehicles for delicious, delicious catsup. Join other tomato enthusiasts at the seventeenth annual Brooks World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival Birthday Party & Car Show
today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Woodland Park (Vandalia Street and Pine Lake Road, Collinsville, Illinois; 618-344-8775 or www.catsupbottlefestival.com
). This full day of fun includes eating contests, a Big Bottle Bike Ride, a pageant for the wee ones, and visits from VIPs including the Rams cheerleaders. The Collinsville-Maryville-Evening Lions Club serves up brats, pulled-pork sandwiches, and more, and the Horseshoe Restaurant and Lounge offers cold beer for sale. Connect with other catsup aficionados by using the hashtag #CatsupFest. Admission is free.
Sun., July 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2015