Not many vegetables can pull in crowds as festival headliners. Millersport's Sweet Corn Festival's one notable exception. Reynoldsburg's Tomato Festival? Technically a fruit.

Not many vegetables can pull in crowds as festival headliners. Millersport's Sweet Corn Festival's one notable exception. Reynoldsburg's Tomato Festival? Technically a fruit.

But asparagus is a vegetable I feel so passionate about, I don't feel silly singing its praises. In season and steamed, they're so tender they almost melt in your mouth. I'm hoping to meet like-minded asparagus aficionados at this Sunday's Asparafest, Wild Goose Creative's latest super-creative soiree.

Attendees can browse asparagus-themed artwork while sampling dishes from the Asparagus Throwdown cooking competition. (Asparagus soup? Asparagus ice cream? Who knows what those Wild Goose cooks might come up with.)

Next up is a screening of "Asparagus!: Stalking the American Life," a documentary about Oceana County, Michigan, once the Asparagus Capital of the World. Director Kristen Kelly will take part in a Q&A session afterward, and the Asparagus Throwdown winner will be announced at 8:30 p.m.