Visitors to Perrysburg’s annual Harrison Rally Day this weekend will get their fill of art, music, and, of course, food.
At least one vendor among the Taste of Perrysburg participants will try to make sure to fill bellies with healthy options during the festival, slated from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along Louisiana Avenue downtown.
Tea Tree Asian Bistro from Levis Commons will be offering seaweed salad at its downtown booth. Lynn Wang, general manager, insists the dish isn’t as unappetizing as it may sound.
“It’s all cooked. Most people think of seaweed floating in the ocean,” she said. But the vinegar-dressed salad is as delicious as it is good for you, Ms. Wang insists.
“Seaweed itself is high in iron. It’s very good for women,” she said.
Fear not, fried items will be on Tea Tree’s Harrison Day menu as well, including General Tso’s chicken, egg rolls, and a popular item called tornado chips — spiral-cut potato fries on a stick with salt, garlic, and cheese toppings.
About 15 other area food vendors will offer restaurant menu and catered items during Taste of Perrysburg, joining the downtown eateries that will be open during the festival.
Other events include a parade at 10 a.m., a juried art show, merchant booths, musical entertainment, and children’s activities.
Musicians include three local bands slated to play on the stage at the corner of Louisiana and Second Street: Blowing Grains at 11 a.m.; Swingmania at 1 p.m., and Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band at 3 p.m.
Harrison Rally Day is sponsored by the Perrysburg Chamber of Commerce and the Perrysburg Area Arts Council.
Contact Rebecca Conklin Kleiboemer at firstname.lastname@example.org.