Suffolk Peanut Festival-from Oct. 6-9
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South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival-Held on Oct.8
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Annual National Shrimp Festival-Oct. 13-16
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival-From Oct. 21-23
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Arizona Taco Festival-On Oct. 15
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World Food Festival-Oct. 7-9
Des Moines, Iowa
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Milford Pumpkin Festival-Held from Oct. 7-9
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Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival-From Oct. 14-15
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Wellfleet Oyster Fest-Oct. 15-16
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Kausi Coconut Festival-from Oct. 1-2
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup of packed brown sugar
One 20 oz. can of sliced pineapple, drained
1 deluxe yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
Optional: Maraschino cherry halves
In a 9 x 13” baking pan, melt the butter; sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over butter.
Arrange pineapple slices in pan; if you’re using the cherry halves, put them with the round tops down in the center of the pineapple slices.
Beat cake mix, eggs, water and oil on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour the batter over pineapple slices and gently spread in pan.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 (degrees) F for 35 minutes, until the cake tests (or tastes!) done.
Cool in pan 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter (Sources vary on the time, but any longer may release steam, which will make the cake soggy; some flip the cake over while still in the pan and then wait. It‘s up to you!)
Makes 12 servings
Use only firm, just-ripened fruit; overripe fruit are too moist.
You can substitute apple slices instead of pineapple. Whatever you choose, you can also combine the fruit with a flavoring of 2 tsp grated orange peel, 2 Tbs minced candied ginger, 2 tsp ground cardamom or 2 tsp allspice. You can further combine the fruit and flavoring with: Toasted hazelnuts, walnut pieces, pecan pieces or pignoli nuts.