Typewriter Rodeo: Small-Town Festivals

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Kari Anne HoltOctober 18, 2019 3:12 pm,

With rows and rows of carnival games, odd attractions and as much fried food as your heart could desire, who can resist the allure of a small local festival? That was the inspiration for this week’s Typewriter Rodeo.

Small-Town Festivals

hey tiny baby pig

would you like this oreo

better run fast!


hey tiny baby human

would you like this funnel cake

corn dog

sample of cheese

cotton candy?

better beg for it!


hey bigger grown-up human

would you like a 




weekend afternoon?

better pop by the 

rattlesnake festival

strawberry festival

watermelon thump

FFA round-up

hot sauce jubilee

cause oh baby

small town festival season 

is here

right now

for you 

for them

for me 

yee haw!


Produced by Laura Rice.