SOMETHING DELICIOUS FOR EVERYONE!
Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department Community Building
The Festival's namesake- buckwheat- is served each year as deliciously sour cakes that can be smothered in butter and syrup or applesauce. These filling cakes are accompanied by Preston County pork sausage patties that are ground, seasoned, and formed on site. A tasty cup of coffee, a refreshing glass of milk, or cool ice water is available with the meal.
Buckwheat cakes are served at the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department Community Building on Brown Avenue from 4PM to 8PM on Wednesday, 9:00AM to 9:00PM, Thursday; from 8:00AM to 9:00PM, Friday and Saturday; and from 8:00AM to 6:00PM, Sunday.
Cost is $8.00 for adults 12 and over. Children's price is $5.
Chicken Dinners cost $10.00 and include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, roll and applesauce. Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches will also be available
Dinners will be available starting at 4:00PM on Wednesday & Thursday evening; 10:00 AM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Hot Dog Stand
So much more than hot dogs can be found at this "fast-food" stand! Grilled hamburgers, sliced pizza, nachos with cheese, candy bars, milk, soft drinks, and bottled water are also available in addition to the sizzling hot dogs. Another favorite sold from this stand is the homemade French fries that are peeled, cut, and fried on site and then served hot with your choice of salt, ketchup, and/or vinegar.
The Hot Dog Stand is located below the Information Booth, and hours are Thursday, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM,; Saturday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tickets, sold at a booth near the stand, are needed to purchase these foods. Cost is 25 cents per ticket; most food items require multiple tickets.
There's nothing like the wafting aromas of sausage and onions, kettle corn, sweet cotton candy, ice cream, candied apples, refreshing lemonade and soft drinks to remind us of days spent at the carnival. You won't be disappointed here with all of the above- and even more- available at trailers, tents, and booths throughout the carnival grounds.
PRESTON COUNTY RAISED BUCKWHEAT CAKES
(Recipe makes 8-12 cakes)
In a large bowl, mix 1/2 cake household yeast (or 1 cake Fleishman's Yeast or 1 envelope dry yeast) and 1 teaspoon salt into one quart lukewarm water. Let stand a few minutes and then add 3 cups, or enough buckwheat flour to make a stiff batter.
Cover and let stand overnight (or at least 4 or 5 hours)
When ready to bake the cakes, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 2 teaspoons sugar in 1 cup hot water. Stir into batter, then add about 1 cup or enough warm water to make a thin batter. Bake on a hot griddle.
Save at least 1 cup of the batter for the next baking. (It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week) To renew, add 1 pint lukewarm water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and enough buckwheat flour to make a stiff batter.
Repeat step 2.