National Mustard Day is but three weeks away from taking over Main Street in Mount Horeb. The annual festival is hosted by the "world famous" Mustard Museum -- home of nearly 5,000 containers of the condiment from more than 60 nations around the world as well as America's mustard college Poupon U. This late summer party features hot dogs from Oscar Mayer -- free with the addition of mustard -- along with samples of the plant paste, Culver's mustard custard, children's games, and live music.
The 2006 edition of the festival featured the Minneapolitan musician Luke Taylor singing "The Mustard Museum Song" as a tribute to the world's largest collection of mustards and its founder Barry Levenson. This performance was captured on video and follows below.
A history and overview of the Mustard Museum is provided in this documentary, complete with numerous images of the jars, bottles, and tubes lining the walls of the Mount Horeb attraction. More videos about mustard, meanwhile, are provided by its curator, "just so ou don't have to wade through the worthless twaddle that's out there."
This year's National Mustard Day will be held on Saturday, August 4 in the heart of Mount Horeb. In addition to all the food and condiments, the party will feature music by the Red Hot Horn Dogs and Clear Blue Betty, along with the traditional opening theme of "Roll Out the Mustard" by Levenson and the Poupon U Accordion Band.