If all my clients cancel on me tomorrow I am going to the Marshmallow Fluff Festival in Union Square.
According to Cheap Thrill Rob:
"3:00 to 7:00 pm
What the Fluff? A Tribute to Union Square Invention
at Union Square Plaza, Somerville
This year State Senator Jarrett Barrios of Cambridge freaked out when his 3rd-grader son was served a fluffernutter sandwich, and he thought about introducing legislation against serving it in school cafeterias. Now we have a day to celebrate that marshmallow goo that was invented in Union Square about 90 years ago.
From Fluff cooking contest to Fluff science fair to to an art exhibit to bands who will each perform a song about it, there will be a lot of fluff but with some substance. There will even be prizes for best recipes and science displays.
The entertainment will be provided by Los Diablos, The Patrons, and Paddy Saul. Thru the Keyhole Burlesque will make you feel hot and sticky in between bands as The Flufferettes and serve Fluff-based treats to the crowd.
If you're up to it, there's a Fluff-inspired art exhibit inside the Somerville Community Access TV building next door. Various local restaurants have added Fluff dishes and drinks to their offerings. If you like rumtastic sweet drinks that look like a toilet bowl, I tried (just a sip!) the 'Coney Island Men's Room' at The Independent.
Raindate: SUN 10/1