People of Roots N Blues – Mark Max


D Dee’s Kettle Korn employees work during the Roots N Blues festival. Photo by Bailey Stover.

Bailey Stover

A man of few words, Mark Max, owner of D Dee’s Kettle Korn, described how he first took over the business and what he most enjoys about the festival.

How did you first start this business?

“Actually, I was sitting across the street from D Dee’s Kettle Korn at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Fest, so I bought him out. [It was] five years [ago].”

What made you want to buy him out?

“Income. Jobs going away, and I needed an income.”

Do you enjoy doing this?

“Oh yeah. We’ve got two machines now. We go all over the place.”

What drew you to the Roots N Blues festival?

“It’s one of them shows that come with the business.”

What is your favorite part of what you do?

“Meeting people. You see them all.”[vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”6″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1569799307755-41afaca2-8e11-4″ include=”317555,317554,317553,317552,317551,317557,317560″][penci_text_block block_title_align=”style-title-left”]Where is your favorite place to eat at Roots N Blues? Let us know in the comments below.[/penci_text_block]