GOODLAND — Every Sunday, Goodland puts its attitude on display at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant. But one weekend a year, they go all out, and hold the Mullet Festival.
The 28th annual festival was this weekend, and bikes, beers, and bikini tops once again held sway. The big blowout is Sunday, when the Buzzard Lope Queen is crowned, but Saturday afternoon, the younger girls got their chance, with the Buzzard Princess contest.
“Everybody’s doing the Buzzard Lope,” went the song, as the young ladies flapped their wings and pranced. Kylie Cook of Estero took top honors and was named Buzzard Princess, winning a bicycle, and $50 in cash, handed to her by Stan Gober, the 85-year-old patriarch of Stan’s, for a spirited performance – although not spirited in the sense that some of the Queen contestants can be expected to turn in on Sunday.