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August 3, 2011
Loon Day
Mercer, Wisconsin
Celebrate this 31st anniversary with a street dance (the night before from 7-11pm), bake sale, Loon Calling Contests at 12:30pm, more than 250 artisans showing and selling their work 9am-4pm, festival foods, raffles, sidewalk sales, merchant specials, music and dance entertainment.
(While you're in the area, check out Superior Falls off Highway 122.)
Learn More: Call 715-476-2389

August 3-6, 2011
Baltimore Festival
Johnson Park,
Baltimore, Ohio
The festival celebrates 23 years in 2011. Planned activities include a parade at 10am on Saturday, baby pageant, drawings for prizes, Ohio-Erie Canal tours, food vendors, carnival rides, cruise-in on Friday, 5K run at 8:30am on Saturday, staged musical entertainment.
Details: Call 740-438-7881

August 4-6, 2011
Bear Lake Raspberry Days Festival
Various locations,
Garden City, Utah
For a 28th year you can enjoy rodeo events at Laketown Arena, a parade Thursday at 6pm, Berry Princess Contest, helicopter rides, golf tournament (on Sunday), pancake breakfast Saturday from 8-11am in Garden City Park, family street dance, music and other entertainment, fireworks Saturday at 10pm. Please, leave pets happier and safer at home while you enjoy the festivities.
Questions? Call 435-946-2197 or 800-448-BEAR

August 4-5, 2011
Municipal Center Grounds at 1050 W. Romeo Road,
Romeoville, Illinois
Arts and crafts, staged musical entertainment, beverage garden, fireworks Sunday at Village Park (9:15pm), bean bag tournament, Radio Disney, bingo, activities for kids, carnival rides and games, tennis tournament, face painting, reptile educational program, commercial and not-for-profit booths.
Get The Facts: Call 815-886-6222

August 4-7, 2011
Wood Turtle Days
Village Park,
Wilton, Wisconsin
2011 marks the festival's 20th season. Plans include games for kids, 5K run Saturday at 7am and a kids race at 7:45am, volleyball tournament, fireworks, arts and crafts Friday and Saturday, musical entertainment, softball tournament, festival foods.
Further Information: Call 608-435-6512

August 5-6, 2011
Pine Tree Festival
City Park,
Dierks, Arkansas
Horseshoe pitching contest, pie baking contest, arts and crafts, music from The Dust Drifters, classic cars, rides and other activities for the kids, duck races. It's the 39th year for this one.
Questions? Call 870-286-2019

August 5-6, 2011
Wilton Blueberry Festival
Main Street and Downtown,
Wilton, Maine
It's the festival's 29th anniversary. Celebrate with church bazaars, raffles, horse drawn-wagon rides, library book sale, blueberry pancake breakfast on Saturday (next to Key Bank) 6-10am, church lunches and dinners, yard sale at the Methodist Church (and blueberry muffins for sale), van with health checks and screenings, arts and crafts, boat parade, blueberry baked goods, face painting and games for the kids, dunk tank, Fish and Game Open House, blueberry cooking contest, laser tag, child ID program, baby and toddler derby race, blueberry pie sale (and a la mode is available) at First Congregational Church, fireworks at dusk on Saturday (with a rain date of Sunday), fire truck rides for kids ages 10 and younger (with parent present to allow), bingo, quilt and rug show.
Details: Call 227-778-4726

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August 5-6, 2011
Bodock Fest
Courthouse Square,
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Pancake breakfast Friday morning at the fire department, Tour de Bodock bike ride, flea market, festival foods, bodock fence post throwing contest, games and rides, petting zoo, Twilight 5K Run on Friday, arts and crafts, pet show for kids, golf scramble on Friday, motorcycle ride, gospel music on Friday night.
Questions? Call 662-489-5042 or 662-488-0388

August 5-6, 2011
Watermelon Carnival
City Park and Main Street,
Water Valley, Mississippi
This event celebrates 40 years in 2011. Enjoy arts and crafts, musical entertainment, watermelon eating contests, classic cars, BBQ cooking contest, 5K run/walk, watermelon toss, parade, street dance, activities for kids, grower contests, festival foods (including plenty of chilled watermelon slices).
Learn More: Call 662-473-1122 or 662-473-4169

August 5-7, 2011
Ole Hickory Days
Various venues,
Colfax, Indiana
K105 radio personalities on hand, library book sale, farm combine machine demolition derby Thursday at 7pm at the Lions Club Park, parade at 10am on Saturday, food vendors, wood carvers, fish fry at the firehouse Friday from 5-8pm, arts and crafts, tractor and truck pull, museum exhibits, Mud Sling in the Park, chicken noodle supper at the United Methodist Church.
Get the Facts: Call 765-324-2961 or 765-894-7280

August 5-7, 2011
Glier's Goettafest
Riverfront Levee,
Newport, Kentucky
Harbor cruises, cloggers and musical entertainment, activities for kids and much more. Goetta is a type of meat-extending food that was invented when meat was scarce. Meat is mixed with oats and seasonings and then made into little sausages and fried like breakfast sausage. You might find other creative uses at the festival, including Goetta cheese puffs, Goetta Reubens and even Goetta fudge. (There will also be a variety of other festival foods available.) If you still can't get enough of this clever product you can try the Goetta Toss, Goetta Slide or Goetta Ring Toss. There will be locally brewed beers and a Goetta Eating Contest. There are rumors that Goetta will be available as an ice cream topping, so go and try it. There's even a Goetta vending machine. They're adding another stage this year for spotlighting more of the local musical talent.
Find Out More: Call 859-291-1880 ext. 225

August 5-7, 2011
Various venues,
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
This year's theme is "Ages of Ag". Look for a Whist tournament, Scandinavian foods, musical entertainment, car and tractor show, arts and crafts, merchant specials, 5K run, games, garage sales throughout town, Great Snoose Box Hunt, fireworks Friday night at Flekkefjord Lake, farmers market, mini golf, face painting, root beer floats, Taste of Scandinavia, child ID program, softball tournaments, library used book sale, disc golf tournament, pony rides, parade down Main Street Saturday at 6pm, corn and BBQ feed, pedal tractor pull
Details: Call 218-685-5380 or 218-747-2108

August 5-7, 2011
Belgian American Days
Ghent, Minnesota
Fire department water soccer, musical entertainment, parade, beer garden, street dance, Belgian waffles and other festival foods, Rolle Bolle Tournament, softball tournament, car show, breakfast buffet.
Learn More: Call 507-428-3505

August 5-7, 2011
Schulenburg Festival
Wolters Park,
Schulenburg, Texas
Scholarship silent auction, horseshoe pitching contest, 3-on-3 basketball, golf tournament, tricycle races, arts and crafts, washer pitching contest, egg toss, Jackpot Beans Contest, beer garden, Bloody Mary Contest, cow chip toss, rodeo events, 5K walk/run, chili cooking contest, kiddie parade, cow patty bingo, BBQ cooking contest, food booths, carnival, softball tournaments, festival parade on Sunday, plus music from Bart Crow Band, Texas Unlimited Band and others.
Additional Information: Call 888-515-1195

August 5-7, 2011
Utica Festival
Community Association Park at county Roads B and W,
Cambridge, Wisconsin
Plans for this 40th year include a truck pull, mini rod pull, festival foods, beer tent, raffles, horse pull, karaoke, slow pitch softball tournament, musical entertainment, tractor pull, baseball (Utica vs. Stoughton).
Get the Facts: Call 606-764-6480

August 5-7, 2011
Jack Pine Savage Days
Spooner, Wisconsin
This 19th season brings with it music from Porch Dogs (and others), an outdoor show on Saturday, bounce houses and other activities for kids, Sober Bus rides, bean bag tournament, sidewalk sale, arts and crafts on Walnut Street, horseshoe pitching tournament, festival merchandise, book sale in Centennial Park, pancake breakfast, volleyball tournament, 5-mile and 2-mile walk/run on Saturday at 8:30am, car and motorcycle show, farmers market at River and Oak Streets, beer and wine tent, health fair.
Questions? Call 715-635-2168 or 800-367-3306

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Village Fair
Village Green,
Stonington, Connecticut
Arts and crafts, face painting, book fair, entertainment, demonstrations, activities for kids, festival foods, games. General hours are 10am-3pm and the fun goes on rain or shine.
Additional Info: Call 860-535-2476

August 6, 2011
Funday & Possum Festival
Wausau, Florida
The festival celebrates 42 years in 2011. The Possum Auction often brings politicans to town to get in on the attention. And what man or woman on the soap box wouldn't love a photo opp with a real live possum? You can also enjoy arts and crafts, a hog callin' contest, Cow Lowin' Contest, Possum Parade at 10am, rooster crowing contest, pancake breakfast at 6am, Possum Trot 5K run/walk, pageant (just before the main festival events), corn pone baking contest, greasy pole contest, sack races, martial arts display, quilt auction, plus music from Billy Lipford, The Parish Family, Swiftwater.
Details: Call 850-638-7888 or 850-638-1781

August 6, 2011
Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
State and Williams Street area Downtown,
Mossyrock, Washington
Dunk tank, blueberry pie eating contest, parade at 11:30am, blueberry pancake breakfast 7-11am at Assembly of God Church (at Williams and Mossyrock Avenue), quilt show, non-profit displays, blueberry (and other) beer, rock climbing wall, pinata party, parade, fish tank for kids, face painting, car show, arts and crafts, music.
Get the Facts: 360-983-3734

August 6, 2011
Cherry Fest
Lakeside Park on Highway 57,
Jacksonport, Wisconsin
Celebrate 17 years with wagon rides, fresh cherries for sale, music (and do bring a chair or blanket for enjoyment), arts and crafts, cherry hamburgers and cherry brats, cherry kolaches and other baked goods, funnel cakes, penny hunt for the kidsk, musical entertainment, historical displays, cherry jam, cherry cookies, demonstrations.
Learn More: Call 920-823-2316 or 920-823-2388

August 6, 2011
Burger Fiesta Balloon Rally
South Main Street area,
Seymour, Wisconsin
Festival parade at 11am, burger eating contest, car show, music from Starwood (and others), railroad museum displays, Ketchup Slide, Big Wheel races, hot air balloon ascensions in the morning and balloon glows in the evening (weather permitting), weight lifting competition (not open to general public contestants), 5K Bun Run.
Questions? Call 920-833-6688

August 6-7, 2011
Watsonville Strawberry Festival at Monterey Bay
Downtown in and around City Plaza,
Watsonville, California
Arts and crafts, beer and wine garden, chocolate-dipped berries, carnival, fried rice, pad thai, cooking demos, classic cars, breakfast burritos, garlic fries, strawberry pie eating contest, Strawberry Crown Criterium bicycle race on Saturday at 3:30pm (plus a bike race for kids about an hour later), music from Caravanserai (Santana Tribute Band) and others. Please, no coolers, skates/skateboards, weapons, outside alcohol or tobacco. Pets are not permitted at the festival, but service animals are welcomed. There is free admission to this 17th year of fun.
Further Information: Call 800-336-7009

August 7, 2011
Raspberry Festival
Monastery of St. Gertrude,
Cottonwood, Idaho
The festival marks 19 years in 2011. Enjoy a pancake breakfast from 8-10am, fun run/walk, quilt show, Living History encounter, jam and other raspberry products for sale, tours of the monastery chapel, classic cars and motorcycles, arts and crafts 9am-4pm, kids' carnival, spinning/weaving info, alpacas on view, craft demos, raspberry shortcake and other festival foods, raffle. The fun begins at 8am and things wrap up about 4pm.
Further Information: Call 208-962-5053

August 9-13, 2011
Tontitown Grape Festival
Tontitown, Arkansas
Flea market, arts and crafts, museum exhibits, Run for the Grapes 5K run/walk plus a kids run, Grape Stomp, Italian spaghetti dinners, arts and crafts, carnival rides, music from Junior Brown, Ouachita River Band, Andy Griggs and others. The festival celebrates an impressive 113 years in 2011.
Get The Facts: Call 479-361-2612 or 479-361-2700

August 11-13, 2011
Hope Watermelon Festival
Fair Park,
Hope, Arkansas
2011 marks 35 seasons for this event. Plans include a ride-in bike show, talent competition, softball tournament, classic cars, artisans from 6 different states, melon toss, melon grower competitions and show, pageant, watermelon by the slice, watermelon seed spitting contest, food booths, games for kids, giant melons on display, 5K walk/run, antique engine show, lawn mower races, games for kids.
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Fun Fest
Main and Market area,
Manchester, Indiana
Car show, kickball, tennis tournament, canoe race, pie baking contest, table tennis tournament, festival foods, music from Spike and the Bulldogs, bed races, watermelon feed and more.
Further Information: Call 260-982-7544 or 260-982-2184

August 11-13, 2011
St. Joe Pickle Festival
Riverdale Elementary School and other venues,
St. Joseph, Indiana
Festival plans for this 15th year inclulde musical entertainment, fireworks on Saturday at 10pm, tours of the Sechlers pickle factory, arts and crafts, activities for kids, festival foods (including fried pickles and even pickle ice cream), kids parade, Pickle Derby, Pickle Pepper Poker Walk, Pickle People, pancke breakfast Saturday 7-10am, gospel music, Blue Light Parade Friday at 9:30pm, kids tractor pull, horseshoe pitching contest, cruise-in, grand parade on Saturday at 1pm.
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August 11-14, 2011
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
Downtown (and other venues),
Mendota, Illinois
It's the festival's 64th season. Get ready for magicians and balloon artists, drum corps performances, tumbling demos, drill team demos, K-9 demos, 5K/10K run (plus a 5K walk), beer garden, arts and crafts, tennis tournament, corn cooking contest, face painting, carnival, pageant, Red Cross Blood Drive, festival foods, grand parade on Sunday at 1pm, fresh corn sold by the bag Friday/Saturday/Sunday, dunk tank, hot fresh corn giveaway at about 2pm on Sunday, music.
Get The Facts: Call 815-539-6507

August 11-14, 2011
West Point Sweet Corn Festival
West Point, Iowa
Celebrate 59 seasons with a parade, bingo, BBQ (and other festival foods), 5K and 10K run, arts and crafts, garden tractor pull, cooked sweet corn. They have the popular Shuckfest the Wednesday before the festival (August 10 this year) and all are welcome to come and help get corn ready for the event. Lee Bank & Trust provides a meal for the volunteers and this year there will also be a fireworks display the night of the Shuckfest. Do call ahead to find out the details of Shuckfest and plan to go early so you can get to know the great people of West Point.
Learn More: Call 319-837-6313

August 11-14, 2011
National Blueberry Festival
South Haven, Michigan
The festival celebrates its 48th anniversary this year. Enjoy a blueberry baking contest, BBQ, 5K run/walk, festival foods, child ID program, parade at 1:30pm on Saturday, blueberry pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8am-noon, lawn tractor pull, fresth blueberries for sale, blueberry plants for sale, festival merchandise, Rotary Fly-In and Car Show at South Haven Regional Airport Sunday (and a pancake breakfast starts the day at 7am), kids blueberry pie eating contest, blueberry pie social on Thursday, golf scramble on Sunday, basketball tournament, sand castle building competition, plus music from Big Gun (AC/DC Tribute Band), Delta Rose, Junk Yard Dawgs.
Find Out Details: Call 269-637-1572 or 800-754-2836

August 11-14, 2011
Looney Daze
Main Street area,
Vergas, Minnesota
Loon Calling Contest, bingo, tractor pull, raffles, area rummage sales, Fire and Rescue open houses, Idol Karaoke, car show, outdoor church service (and do bring lawn chairs), 5K run/walk plus kids run, food vendors, games and actiities for kids, street dance, parade on Sunday at 2pm, merchant specials.
Questions? Call 218-234-1175

August 11-14, 2011
Scandinavian Festival
Festival Grounds,
Junction City, Oregon
Plans for this 51st year include Scandinavian folk music and dance, Swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter, Finnish cheese cakes, sweet and sour cabbage, museum displays, Loven Oven (sour cream pastry filled with ground beef and shredded red potatoes plus Tillamook cheddar cheese), Fri-Jo (yeast-raised deep-fried pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar), chocolate cream puffs, salad on a stick, fried rosette pastries dipped in powdered sugar, wine and microbrew tasting, 10K Scandia Run plus a 4.4 mile walk, arts and crafts, tamales, vegetarian dishes.
Learn More: Call 541-998-9372

August 11-14, 2011
Riverside Park,
Watertown, Wisconsin
Roving entertainment, A Taste of Watertown, classic cars, tennis tournament, fireworks at 10pm on Saturday, 5K run/walk on Saturday plus kids fun run, kids casting contest, arts and crafts, raffles, raft race, music from Cajun Strangers, Sammy Kershaw, Great White (and others). It's the festival's 25th year.
Information: Call 920-261-6320

August 11-21, 2011
Greater Alliance Carnation Festival
Silver Park and other venues,
Alliance, Ohio
2011 marks the 52nd season for this event. Enjoy Carnation 5K Run on August 16, golf scramble August 12, fishing derby, flower show August 12-13, vintage baseball games, Tours of Glamorgan Castle, ice cream socials, sewing/quilting display, RibFest outside Carnation Mall on Thursday at noon, fishing derby, arts and crafts, library used book sale, historic home tours, pet show, grand parade August 21 at 11am, hot air balloons, festival foods, fireworks August 20, youth sports events. Shuttles will run between venues at peak times.
Further Details: Call 920-235-5584

August 12-14, 2011
Collins, Colorado
Carnival, 250-plus arts and crafts and food booths, 2 beer gardens, youth arts exhibits, Bohemian Nights Music, a whopping 9 stages of entertainment. Please, leave pets at home for their comfort and safety. 2011 marks the event's 23rd year.
Details: Call 970-224-FEST

August 12-14, 2011
Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Tydings Park,
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Commercial vendors, arts and crafts, Old Bay chicken wings, breakfast sandwiches, grilled seafood, pit BBQ meats, pasta salad, cole slaw, grilled vegetables, musical entertainment from Days of Vinyl, caramel apples, sweet potato fries. General festival hours are 4-8pm on Friday, 10am-8pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday. Proceeds benefit Haven House, which helps those affected by substance abuse.
Learn More: Call 410-939-1525 or 410-939-2100

August 12-14, 2011
Polska Kielbasa Days
Various locations,
Ivanhoe, Minnesota
Parade Saturday at 12:30pm, kids' water fights, pancake breakfast Saturday 8-10:30am at Gilson Field, sidewalk chalk contest at the library, fireworks, square dance, tractor pull, softball tournament, 5K/1-mile run/walk, kiddie tractor pull, chili cooking contest, bean bag tournament, festival and ethnic foods, activities for kids, 3-on-3 basketball. The folks in Ivanhoe invite everyone to help them celebrate this 39th year of fun.
Get The Facts: Call 507-694-1736 or 507-694-1529

August 12-14, 2011
Minnesota Irish Fair
Harriet Island,
St. Paul, Minnesota
Sweet and savory scones baking contest, travel info for the British Isles, Irish soda bread baking contest, craft demonstrations and displays, beverage tent with potato beer, men's rugby exhibition, Gaelic Football exhibition, women's rugby exhibition, Irish Got Talent, cooking demos, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, entertainment stage for kids, kids races, border collies herding sheep in demonstration, speakers and storytellers, Run with Celts 5K/1K/10K run, Irish music and dance (and you might get in on some dance lessons).
Questions? Call 952-474-7411

August 12-14, 2011
Huckleberry Festival
Community Park area,
Trout Creek, Minnesota
Plans for this 32nd year include fresh berries for sale, 5K fun run, an Elk Bugling Contest, huckleberry ice cream cones, pentathlon, huckleberry pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall Saturday and Sunday from 7-11am, Huckleberry Hounds dog agility demo, jam and jelly making contests, bounce houses and other activities for the kids, parade Saturday at 11am, huckleberry dessert contest, horseshoe pitching contest, auction, bingo, music.
Further Information: Call 406-827-3301

August 12-14, 2011
Kool-Aid Days
Backyard Park and Downtown,
Hastings, Nebraska
Kool-Aid Smile T-shirts and bandanas for sale, farmers market, parade on Saturday at 9am, child ID program, Kool-Aid CuteKid Contest, Kahuna Beach Party (Beach Boys Tribute Band), Fun in the Sun Car Show, Kardboard Boat Races, carnival games, Kool-Aid Collectibles, Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest, 5K run/walk Sunday at 9am, YWCA Duck Days Race, volkswalk, museum exhibits, World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand where you can buy a two-dollar commemorative mug and then drink all you like of 14 different flavors of Kool-Aid. (Can you name them all?)
Additional Details: Call 402-461-8405 or 800-987-2189

August 12-14, 2011
Elephant Garlic Festival
Jessie Mays Community Center,
North Plains, Oregon
This event is celebrating its 14th anniversary. Get ready for a parade Saturday at 10am, arts and crafts booths, pancake breakfast Saturday at the Senior Center, beer garden, 10K/5K run and 2-mile walk, car show, obstacle course, plus music from Rogue Bluegrass, Twangshifters, Concrete Cowboy and others. And sniff that air to find your way to elephant garlic burgers, garlic mashed potatoes, fries with elephanct garlic aioli, garlic biscuits and gravy, plus you can find homemade pies, fresh jam, strawberry shortcake and other sweets.
Get The Facts: Call 503-647-2619

August 12-14, 2011
Musky Jamboree
Main Street and other venues,
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Kids' casting contest, Taste of Musky, pub crawl, Festival foods, arts and crafts, vendors, fireworks on Friday at 9:30pm, 5K and 10K Musky Run on Sunday, flea market, car show, music from the Community Concert Band. This festival is 55 years young in 2011.
Learn More: Call 715-385-2400 or 800-466-6759

August 12-21, 2011
Bill Johnston's Pirate Days
Various venues,
Alexandria Bay, New York
Archaic weapons demonstrations, magic shows, skirmishes breaking out in the crowds and maybe a bit of sword-play by swaggering pirates, Brookville Infantry Encampment and drill demos, reptile exhibition, duck races, activities for kids, photo opps with those swashbuckling types roaming the area, festival foods, musical concerts, grand parade on August 21 at 3pm. If you come dressed as a pirate or other appropriately-garbed character you will fit right in with the atmosphere, but donning a costume is not necessary in order to have fun. There will still be plenty of pirates riding in on the St. Lawrence River and storming the Village for your amusement. (Do note that if you come in costume it's always a good idea to check in at admittance because some items might not be permitted at a festival for safety reasons.)
Further Information: Call 800-541-2110

August 13, 2011
Corn Festival
Various locations,
Avon, New York
For a 25th year you can enjoy activities such as mascot Kernel Cornfestus roaming the area, freshly steamed corn, commercial vendors, non-profit booths, corn eating contests, corn fritters and other festival foods, night concert by Skycoasters, arts and crafts, food products for sale, rock climbing wall, festival merchandise, games for children. Admission is free, but no pets, please. (Service animals are welcomed.)
Questions? Call 585-243-1547 or 585-226-8094

August 13, 2011
Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival
Canal Street and Liberty Square,
Ellenville, New York
Music, festival foods, arts and crafts, bluberry bake sale, blueberry pie making contest, pancake breakfast 7:30-11am at Pioneer Engine Company on Center Street, cultural exhibits, activities for kids. General hours are 9am-4pm for this 12th season and the fun goes on rain or shine.
Get the Facts: Call 845-647-4620.

August 13, 2011
Coffee Break Festival
Mandt Community Park,
Stoughton, Wisconsin
Plans for this 14th anniversary include museum tours, festival foods, giant inflatable houses and other fun for the kids, car and bike show from 9am-3pm, beer vendor, arts and crafts 9am-3pm, Coffee Brew-Off, Java Jog 5K/1-mile race, a dance from 8pm-midnight at Mandt Center. There will also be plenty of hot coffee served, which is a nod back to the days of the first coffee breaks. Housewives (as they were called back then) used to help the local tobacco famers harvest tobacco leaves during the day, but the ladies insisted on having their coffee break so they could go home and catch up on a few things and enjoy their cup of coffee. The went home to work, but now we relax when we take our coffee break.
Details: Call 608-973-7912 or 888-873-7912

August 13-14, 2011
Gravenstein Apple Fair
Ragle Ranch Park,
Sebastopol, California
Arts and crafts, beer and wine tent, gas engine display, farm animals on display, apple tasting, beekeeping exhibits and information, hay maze, educational and community booths, souvenirs, apple pie by the slice or whole pie, horse-drawn buggy rides, activities for kids. As if apple pie isn't enough to keep you going, you can dive into French-Vietnamese dishes, garlic fries, BBQ, crepes, Greek specialties, corn on the cob, chow mein, nachos, corn dogs, pizza, apple fritters, fresh juices, apple turnovers and caramel apples. Among those scheduled to bring music: String Plays, The Fondettes, One World Band, Gator Beet. General festival hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Further Information: Call 707-824-1765 or 800-207-9464

August 13-14, 2011
Gold Rush Days
Main Street area and McPhelemy Park,
Buena Vista, Colorado
Pack Burro Race (with the burros carrying equipment and humans doing the running alongside the animals), duck race down Cottonwood Creek, chain saw carving, museum displays, Mountain Man ecampment with stories, activities for kids, toilet seat races, kayaking on Town lake, storytellers, gem panning, costume promenade (and you're welcome to attend the festival in costume), crafts, food, music from Randy and Carole Barnes, Tom Munch (and others).
Details: Call 719-395-6612

August 13-14, 2011
Victorian Art Fair
Irons Park,
West Branch, Michigan
Frog jumping contest (and please bring your own frog), more than 250 arts and crafts vendors, ice cream eating contest, duck race, panning for gold, old-fashioned entertainment. General hours are 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. Victorian costumes are encouraged at this event, but aren't required in order to have a great time.
Further Information: Call 989-345-3856

August 13-14, 2011
Jour de Fete
Historic District,
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Come and celebrate 45 years of festival fun with French Colonial displays, classic cars, wine tasting, music and dance, open galleries, festival foods, arts and crafts, tours of historic homes, antiques window displays. General hours are 10am-8pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.
Get the Facts: Call 573-883-3686

August 13-14, 2011
Covered Bridge Days
Brodhead, Wisconsin
Volleyball tournament, parade at noon on Sunday, street dance at 8pm on Friday, tours of historical spots around town, softball tournament, festival foods, horse show, tractor pull, arts and crafts, classic car and motorcycle show, flea market, sidewalk sales, Thresheree.
Questions? Call 608-897-8411

August 17-20, 2011
Pemberville Free Fair
Memorial Park,
Pemberville, Ohio
Street vault Saturday at 9am (at Pemberville Elementary School), baked goods contest (and sale) Wednesday at 5pm, vehicle show, 5-mile and 1-mile run, raffle, kiddie parade Wednesday at 6:30pm, horse pull, pony pull, collectibles, cattle sale, sidewalk chalk art, corn hole tournament, arts and crafts, frog jumping contest, flower show, quilt show, Swine Scramble, volleyball tournament, Big Wheel race, kids pedal tractor pull, pancake breakfast on Thursday 7-9:30am at the Fair Board Food tent, bingo, community mural, youth talent contest, beef BBQ, grand parade Saturday at 1pm, produce displays.
Further Info: Call 419-287-4836 or 419-287-7465

August 18-21, 2011
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Angell Park,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Storytelling on Saturday, mini golf, beer tent, arts and crafts, fresh corn for sale by the bag Saturday and Sunday noon-7pm, quad power jump, helicopter rides, bingo on Saturday, face painting, karate demos, paintless paintball, freshly steamed corn from a contraption that turns out hundreds of ears every hour, petting zoo, beer shelter, festival merchandise, carnival, parade down Main Street at 6pm on Thursday, large inflatables and other fun for kids, music and other entertainment. (Park off Highway N for five dollars and your admission is included.)
Additional Details? Call 608-837-4547

August 18-21, 2011
Beef and Dairy Days
Whitehall, Wisconsin
Top of the World Bike Tour, parade Saturday at 1pm games and activities for kids, arts and crafts, mud bog, 5k and 3K run/walk on Saturday, food and beverages, quilt and needlework show Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm, pageant.
Questions? Call 715-536-4353 or 715-538-4252

August 19-20, 2011
Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival
Anderson Park at 44th and Field,
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Petting zoo, chili cooking contest Saturday night, fireworks Friday and Saturday nights at 9:15pm, toy swap for kids, craft activities for kids, car show, art show, carnival, parade down 38th Avenue Saturday at 10am, spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast (just before the parade), entertainment, games. It's the festival's 42nd year.
Find Out More: Call 303-424-0086

August 19-20, 2011
National Lentil Festival
Reaney Park,
Pullman, Washington
For a 23rd year you can enjoy fun such as Boards and Blades skateboarding competition, Snap fitness 5K run, softball tournament, farm tent, beer tent, 3-on-3 basketball, Tase T. Lentil 5K run/walk on Saturday at 8am, free lentil chili on Friday night, pancake breakfast Saturday 8-11am from Pullman Community Band in Cougar Plaza, microbrew tastings, street fair Friday evenings with area just for kids, food court, arts and crafts, Tour de Lentil 100K bike ride Saturday at 9am.
Get the Facts: Call 509-334-3565 or 888-365-6948

August 19-21, 2011
Elwood Glass Festival
Calloway Park,
Elwood, Indiana
Scholarship pageant, festival food booths, arts and crafts, art glass factory tours via bus plus tours of Elwood Opera House and Venus Chocolate Shop, demos, 300-plus classic cars on display, contests, carnival, collectibles, parade, entertainment, quilt show. The festival celebrates 30 seasons in 2011.
Further Information: Call 765-552-0180

August 19-21, 2011
Howell Melon Festival
Historic Downtown,
Howell, Michigan
The festival celebrates its 52nd anniversary this year. Plans include River Cruises, Kute Kid and Beautiful Baby Contests, kids' bubble gum blowing contest, kids' watermelon seed spitting contest, pancake breakfast Saturday 8am-noon, diesel train rides, lake cruises, Melon Run, library used book sale, Main Street Dueling Pianos, dunk tank, art show and tours at the Opera House, sand volleyball, melon toss by trebuchet and catapult, festival foods, entertainment, activities for kids, BBQ, commercial and community booths, vintage trolley tours, melon ice cream, antique tractor show.
Details: Call 517-548-7477

August 19-21, 2011
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
Various venues,
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Pancake breakfast at the Rotary Club Sunday from 8am-1:30pm, Italian dinner at First United Methodist Church Friday 4:30-7:30pm, Beautiful Baby Contest, food and drink vendors, parade Saturday at 10am, Children's Village at Riverside Park, Animal Oasis Mobile Animal Exhibit, drum circle, pony rides for the kids, Precious Pet Contest, chess, checkers, bingo, local high school gathering, beer tent and music in Riverside Park, chuck wagon meal, World War II encampment/reenactors, Ypsilanti Idol, rubber duck race, Running the Rails (5L/10K plus a one-half-mile kids run) Sunday at 8am, museum displays, arts and crafts. 2011 marks the event's 33rd anniversay.
Questions? Call 734-483-6071

August 19-21, 2011
Festival of the Little Hills
Frontier Park area Dowmtown,
St. Charles, Missouri
Magicians, entertainment, face painting and other activities for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, food ranging in everything from spanikopita to snow cones, music from Blues Rocket, Pat Holt Singers, Trixie Delight, Hillbilly Authority and others. General hours are 4-10pm on Friday, 9:30am-10pm on Saturday and 9:30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 635-940-0095 or 800-366-2427

August 12-21, 2011
Cucumber Festival
Pafko Park and Main Street,
Boyceville, Wisconsin
The festival, also called Pickle Festival, marks its 11th anniversary this year. Enjoy fireworks Saturday at dusk, horse parade Friday at 7pm, festival parade Sunday at 1pm, dance in firemen's tent, softball tournament, 10K/1-mile/5K Cucumber Run, festival foods, quilt show and raffle, arts and crafts.
Details: Call 715-643-2351 or 888-623-3866

August 20, 2011
Rio Grande Depot,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Italian movie showings, Italian genealogical assistance, bocce ball tournament, festival foods, Italian wine and brews, music, photos and art on display, car and motor scooter show, arts and crafts booths. General hours are 10am-10pm.
Get the Facts: Call 801-979-1997 or 888-800-1441

August 20-21, 2011
Round Valley Blackberry Festival
Festival Grounds,
Covelo, California
Blackberry pie, 10K/5K run on Sunday (followed by a breakfast buffet), blackberry cobbler, blackberry jam, arts and crafts, wine and beer, wine tasting, activities for kids. Well-behaved, leashed pets are permitted. Hours are noon-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. This is the 29th year for blackberries to take the spotlight in Covelo. There is no admission charge.
Additional Information: Call 707-963-6144 or 707-367-8393

August 20-21, 2011
McCloud Heritage Days
Various locations,
McCloud, California
Arts and crafts, music and dance, family/history exhibits, community church service, antiques, home and business tours, melodrama at the Heritage Museum, classic cars, antique tractor show, festival foods.
Questions? Call 530-964-2558 or 530-964-3113
August 29-31, 2011
Blueberry Festival
Various venues,
Lake George, Minnesota
Arts and crafts, Firemen's Bean Feed and raffle, pie and ice cream festival, outdoor gospel concert, bingo, medallion hunt, fish fry, parade Sunday at 1pm, music, quilt show and raffle, pedal tractor pull, pie sale, beer garden, blueberry pancake breakfast Sunday from 7-11am, children's carnival, Blueberry Ball. 2011 marks the event's 28th year.
Info: Call 218-266-2995 or 218-256-3977

August 20-21, 2011
Greek Fest
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church at 111 Island Pond Road,
Manchester, New Hampshire
Most Greek festivals are similar to one another, but you get to visit wonderful churches and see their architecture and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy tours of the church, arts and crafts, activities for kids, music, raffles and great Greek foods.
Get The Facts: Call 603-623-2045

August 20-21, 2011
Corn City Festival
Deshier Park,
Deshier, Ohio
Cheerleader competition, parade on Saturday at 5pm, beer garden, breakfast at the fire department at 8am on Sunday, bingo, pedal tractor pull on Saturday, music and other entertainment, volleyball tournament, Corn City Idol, diaper derby, car show, cornhole tournament, chicken BBQ and other festival foods, 5K run and 1K fun run, pageant.
Further Details: Call 419-278-0000

August 20-21, 2011
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts
Fowler Park,
Oconomowoc, Wisconson
For a 41st year locals and visitors will gather to enjoy entertainment on 3 stages, art (and other) activities for kids, Wildlife in Need presentations, pizza, sandwiches, cookies, more than 130 artisans showing and selling their work, clowns and more. One big tip is that pie (including slices served a la mode) from the Zion Episcopal Church is not to be missed. General festival hours are 10am-5pm.
Additional Info: Call 262-567-1243

August 20-27, 2011
Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival
Cory Park on Common Road,
Union, Maine
Antique tractor pull, carnival midway, dairy goat show (and other livestock events), harness racing, pig scramble for the kids, rooster crowing contest, hen cackling contest, Wild Blueberry Pie Eating Contest, Blueberry Spitting Contest, talent show, demolition derby, musical entertainment, 4-H events, wild blueberry dessert contest, wild blueberry pancake breakfast on Friday (August 26) at 7am, blueberry muffin contest, blueberry pie eating contest, drawings for prizes and much more.
Questions? Call 207-765-3281

August 21, 2011
Arts & Crafts Fair
Civic Park,
New Holstein, Wisconsin
Pancake breakfast 9am-noon, Kiwanis , arts and crafts, entertainment, library used book sale (across from the park, afternoon corn roast, food vendors.
Details: Call 920-898-5640

August 25-28, 2011
Obetz Zucchinifest
Memorial Park,
Obetz, Ohio
For a 26th year Obetz celebrates with a zucchini grower judging, games for kids, pageant, carnival rides, classic cars, festival merchandise, fresh zucchini for sale, zuchini burgers, zucchini fudge, music from Rick Springfield and others. Hours are 5-10pm on Thursday, 5-11pm on Friday, 9am-11pm on Saturday and 10am-11pm on Sunday.
Questions? Call 614-497-2516 or 614-492-6364

August 25-28, 2011
Coplay Community Days
Saylor Park on North Second Street,
Coplay, Pennsylvania
Chili cooking contest, carnival, March of Dimes duck pond, sidewalk art contest, tours of the kilns, arts and crafts, festival foods, entertainment, games, raffles, bingo, library book sale. 2011 marks the festival's 31st season.
Find Out More: Call 610-262-6086 or 610-262-7322

August 26-27, 2011
Olive Festival
Woodson City Park,
Corning, California
Celebrate 22 years with the Missing Olive Contest, Olive Drop, pageant, music and other entertainment, food booths, parade Friday at 6pm, cooking contest, arts and crafts, raffle, pancake breakfast on Saturday, fun run/walk on Saturday, activities for the kids, talent show, bed race after the parade.
Additional Info: Call 530-824-5550

August 26-28, 2011
Markle Wildcat Festival
Markle Park,
Markle, Indiana
It's the 35th year for this one. Get ready for a town-wide garage sale, arts and crafts, food booths, frog jumping contest, pageant, pancake breakfast 7-9:30am at the Methodist Church on Saturday, car and truck show, fireworks Friday at 9pm, corn hole tournament, pie baking contest, parade Saturday at 10am, 3-on-3 basketball, LIfeguard Challenge Saturday at 3pm, bingo. They're using the theme "Last Days of Summer" this year.
Further Details: Call 260-758-2855

August 26-28, 2011
Prairie Festival
Huxley, Iowa
Hot air balloon rides (tethered), bake sale, horseshoe pitching tournament, festival foods, ice cream social, parade on Saturday at 10am, sand volleyball, pancake breakfast Saturday at the fire station from 7-9:30am, giant inflatables and other activities for the kids, Tae Kwon Do demos, arts and crafts, dunk tank, pedal tractor pull, Huxley's Got Talent, remote control plane show, hot air balloon glow, dog show, bingo, music and other entertainment.
Information: Call 515-231-3665 or 515-597-3174

August 26-28, 2011
Jefferson and Walnut area Downtown,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Young artist area (ages 8-18), Sanimax Recycle Street, art raffle, art activities for kids, festival merchandise, book signings, more than 200 artisans showing and selling their work, street performers, community booths, staged musical performances, festival foods such as dolmades, fruit kabobs, pizza and deep-fried cheese curds.
Additional Info: Call 920-435-2787 or 920-435-5220

August 27-28, 2011
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts
Elmwood Avenue at Auburn Street,
Buffalo, New York
Swing dance workshop, art activities for kids, dance performances, artists and craftspeople showing and selling their work, environmental info and ideas for helping the planet, info from local arts groups and not-for-profit agencies, community vendors, strolling entertainment, Cajun/Zydeco dance workshop, Slow & Steady Snail Parade. Hungry? Try Italian sausages, chicken teriyaki, stuffed pitas, veggie burgers, Thai peanut noodle salad, hot dogs, falafel wraps, roasted almonds, Italian ice, frozen bananas, gelato. Scheduled to perform at this writing: Jazzbugs, Alison Pipitone Band, Outer Circle Orchestra, Davey O, Creek Band (and others). General festival hours are 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. 2011 marks the festival's 12th anniversary.
Get the Facts: Call 716-830-2484

August 27-28, 2011
Festival in the Pines
Carson Park,
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Music and other entertainment, games for kids, petting zoo, arts and crafts, beer garden (and you must obtain a permit), games and rides, ice cream, pizza, pony rides, shuttle buses running to and from parking areas. The Girl Scouts will hold your purchases while you continue shopping, so please be generous in your support. General hours are 9am-6pm Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. Eau Claire is celebrating the festival's 29th year this summer.
Questions? Call 715-552-5504 or 888-611-7463

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Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:

Aug 3-7 Lucy's Birthday Celebration (100th), Lucy-Desi Museum, Jamestown, New York, 585-426-7835
Aug 4-6 Phelps Sauerkraut Festival (45th), Festival Grounds on Ontario, Phelps, New York, 315-546-8017
Aug 4-6 West Virginia Blackberry Festival, Clarksburg City Park, Nutter Fort, Virginia, 304-623-3206
Aug 4-7 Steinbeck Festival (31st), Oldtown, Salinas, California, 831-775-4721
Aug 4-7 Covered Wagon Days, Downtown, Del Norte, Colorado, 719-616-4638 or 719-657-2845
Aug 4-7 Jasper Strassenfest, Various locations, Jasper, Indiana, 812-482-6888
Aug 4-7 Pig Gig, Veterans Memorial Park, Bay City, Michigan, 866-684-0450
Aug 4-7 Flambeau Rama (59th), Park Falls, Wisconsin, 715-762-2703 or 877-762-2703
Aug 5-6 Zoar Mosquito Festival (39th),
                   United Methodist Church picnic grounds on Old State Rd. 64, Holland, Indiana, 812-536-2920
Aug 5-7 SoNo Arts Celebration (35th), S. Main and Washington area, South Norwalk, Connecticut, 203-866-7915
Aug 5-7 Street Car Days, Downtown, Red Cloud, Minnesota, 402-7462211-3121
Aug 5-7 Old Lincoln Days, Lincoln, New Mexico, 505-653-4025
Aug 5-7 Twin Days, Glenn Chamberlain Park, Twinsburg, Ohio, 330-425-3652
Aug 5-7 Gateway Balloon Festival, Will Rogers Downs on S. 4200 Rd., Claremont, Oklahoma, 918-259-3900
Aug 6 Fayette Festival of the Arts (3rd), Courthouse Square, Fayette, Missouri, 660-888-0586
Aug 6 Lima Crossroads Festival, Downtown, Lima, New York, 585-582-1481
Aug 6 Black-eyed Peas Festival, Main & Broadway, Hollis, Oklahoma, 580-688-9545
Aug 6 Cookie Daze (16th), Barlow Park, Ripon, Wisconsin, 920-748-6764
Aug 6 Cherry Fest (17th), Lakeside Park on Hwy. 57, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 920-823-2288
Aug 6-7 Fremont Festival of the Arts (28th), Paseo Parkway between Mowry & Walnut, Fremont, California, 510-795-2344
Aug 6-7 Festa Italiana (26th), 11-10/11-7, 3730 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, California, 915-690-5634
Aug 6-7 Cabrillo Music, Art & Wine Festival (20th),
                   11-8, Church Street near Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, 831-420-5260
Aug 6-7 Old Home Days, Andover, Maine, 207-392-4311
Aug 6-7 Heritage Days (42nd), Whaler's Village, Angelica, New York, 585-456-3216
Aug 6-7 Lebanese Festival (13th), St. John Maron Church, Williamsville, New York, 716-634-0669
Aug 7 Taste of Dorset, 11-3, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 216-732-0275
Aug 10 Seascare and Porchlight Parade, Brier, Washington, 425-778-5440 or 425-672-3252
Aug 10-13 Schweizer Fest (53rd), City Hall Park and other venues, Tell City, Indiana, 888-343-6262
Aug 11-13 Great River Tug Fest (25th), Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa, 800-747-7800
Aug 11-14 Pure Water Days & Heritage Fun Fest (35th), Various venues, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 888-723-0024
Aug 12-13 Sudbury Canada Days, Bethel, Maine, 207-824-2908 or 800-824-2910
Aug 12-14 Escalante Days, Dolores, Colorado, 719-982-4018
Aug 12-14 German Fest, Fireman's Field, Rochester, New York, 585-425-7835
Aug 13 Twine Ball Celbration (20th), Darwin, Minnesota
Aug 13 Watermelon Festival, 9-9, Jeff Davis Park, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 580-476-9348
Aug 13 Tomato Art Fest (8th), 10-6, Five Points area, E. Nashville, Tennessee, 615-226-2070
Aug 13 Cornucopia Day, 8-5, Marina, Cornucopia, Wisconsin, 715-743-3365
Aug 13-14 Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar (65th),
                   noon-9pm, 2401 Riverside Avenue, Sacramento, California, 916-445-0121
Aug 13-14 Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival (12th), 10-6, Skypark, Scotts Valley, California, 831-438-1010
Aug 13-14 Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, 10-6/10-5, Historic Downtown, Mystic, Connecticut, 860-572-5098
Aug 13-14, 20-21 Big Bear Renaissance Faire (10th), 10-6, Fawnskin (North Shore), Big Bear, California, 909-585-7825
Aug 14-21 Old Home Days, Phillips, Maine, 207-639-3561
Aug 17-20 Parade of the Hills (62nd), Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio
Aug 18-20 Bratwurst Festival (44th), Bucyrus, Ohio, 419-562-2728
Aug 18-21 Peach Festival (43rd), Riverbend Park and Downtown, Palisade, Colorado, 970-454-7458
Aug 18-21 Telluride Mushroom Festival (31st), Various locations, Telluride, Colorado, 970-726-1412
Aug 19-20 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival (422nd), Anderson Park at 44th & Field, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 303-985-4555
Aug 19-20 Columbia Daze, Turner Hall & Main Street, Columbia, Illinois, 618-281-5393
Aug 19-21 Balloon Fest, Foundation Park, Centralia, Illinois, 618-532-6789
Aug 19-21 Spassfest (44th), Germantown, Illinois, 618-523-4202
Aug 19-21 Great Falls Balloon Festival (19th), Simard & Payne Memorial Park, Auburn, Maine, 800-639-6331
Aug 19-21 Pepper Festival, Pepperfest Park, North Hudson, Wisconsin, 800-657-6775
Aug 20 Milford Oyster Festival (37th), 10-6, Downtown and along harbor, Milford, Connecticut, 203-679-5363
Aug 20 Multi-Cultural Festival, Owensboro, Kentucky, 800-489-1131
Aug 20 Summer in the City, noon-10, Downtown, Batavia, New York, 585-344-0900
Aug 20-21 Tomato Festival (20th), Texas Street Downtown, Fairfield, California, 707-423-0103
Aug 20-21 Olde Farmers Fest, Downtown, Rolling Prairie, Indiana, 219-324-6202 or 219-778-2471
Aug 20-21 Wild Blueberry Festival (36th), Downtown, Machias, Maine, 207-255-6665
Aug 20-21 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, 11-7/11-6, Community Park, Fairborn, Ohio, 937-305-0800
Aug 21 Corn 'n Tater Festival, Community Center, Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, 608-339-7657
Aug 24-28 Rutabaga Festival (79th), Various venues, Cumberland, New York, 585-344-0900
Aug 24-Sept 4 Oak Leaf Festival (13th), Main Street and other venues, Oak Hill, West Virginia, 800-927-0263
Aug 25-27 Winterville Watermelon Festival (26th),
                   Church & Sylvania area, Winterville, North Carolina
Aug 25-28 Swiss Wine Festival, Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, Vevay, Indiana, 800-435-5688
Aug 25-28 Crown of Maine Balloon Festival (8th), Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, Maine, 207-784-6561
Aug 26-27 Caladium Festival (21st), Stuart Park, Lake Placid, Florida, 863-465-4331
Aug 26-27 Barnesville Potato Days Festival, Downtown, Barnesville, Minnesota, 800-525-4901
Aug 26-27 Broiler Festival (60th), Crane, Missouri, 417-723-5248
Aug 26-28 North Country Moose Festival (20th),
                   Colebrook, New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, New Hampshire & Canaan, Vermont, 603-237-8939 or 800-898-8939
Aug 26-28 Legion Community Days, 731 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska, Wisconsin, 800-673-1901
Aug 27 Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (35th), 9-5, Cary, North Carolina, 919-462-3864
Aug 27 Crape Myrtle Festival (19th), 8-3, Downtown, Ardmore, Tennessee, 256-423-7588
Aug 27-28 Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival (17th),
                   10-6/10-5, Watts Ranch on Bodega Hwy., Bodega, California, 707-824-8717 or 707-792-0298
Aug 27-28 Festival of the Arts, 10-5, Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 630-790-9180
Aug 27-28 Kirchenfest (41st), St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Illinois, 619-654-2238 or 619-654-2339
Aug 27-28 Leon Gatorfest, Downtown, Leon, Wisconsin, 800-354-2453

Other August 2011 Events You Might Enjoy
Aug 2-4 Farmfest (30th), Gilfillan Estate, Redwood Falls, Missesota, 800-827-8007
Aug 3 Taste of Greater Waterville (18th), 11-11, Downtown, Waterville, Maine, 207-873-3315
Aug 4 Taste on Broadway, 5-11, Broadway Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 920-437-2531
Aug 4-7 Gen Con Indy, Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 206-957-EXPO or 800-957-EXPO
Aug 4-7 Street Rod Nationals, Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky, 901-452-4030
Aug 4-7 World's Largest Outdoor Sale, along U.S. Highway 127
                   from Hudson, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama, headquartered in Jamestown, Tennessee, 800-327-3945
Aug 5-7 Fandemonium, Civic Center, Nampa, Idaho, 208-468-5500
Aug 5-7 Uptown Art fair, Hennepin Avenue at Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612-823-4581
Aug 5-7 Great Southwestern Antique Show (13th), Expo Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-255-4054
Aug 6-7 Depression Glass Club China, Glass & Pottery Show/Sale, 10-5/11-4, Scottish Rite Temple, Sacramento, California
Aug 6-7 Vintage Paper Fair, 10-5/10-4, Hall of Flowers at 9th Ave. & Lincoln Way, San Francisco, California, 415-668-1636
Aug 6-7 Northeast Nebraska Toy Show (24th), Community College Learning Center, Norfolk, Nebraska, 402-329-6210
Aug 6-7 Artists Studio Tour, Alto, New Mexico, 505-336-7707
Aug 6-7 Dixie Gun & Knife Show, Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 910-846-2555
Aug 11-14 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
Aug 11-14 Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show (42nd),
                   9-5/10-4, Fairgrounds on Blanchard Road, Cumberland, Maine, 207-621-1945 or 207-621-2818
Aug 11-14 The Rock Show (20th), Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista, Colorado, 720-938-4194
Aug 12-13 Waldensian Festival (36th), Main Street area, Valdese, North Carolina, 828-879-2126
Aug 12-14 Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Surf Contest (27th), Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, California, 760-931-0301
Aug 12-14 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show (9th), Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine, 207-236-8622
Aug 12-14 Maine Antiques Festival (30th), Fairgrounds off Rt. 17, Union, Maine, 207-221-3108
Aug 12-14 On the Green Arts & Crafts Festival,
                   10-5/10-5/10-4, Brewster Academy on S. Main, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Aug 13 Sam Jose Super Toy, Comic and Record Show, County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California, 408-298-1709
Aug 13 Fly-in, Rice Lake Regional Airport, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 800-523-6318
Aug 13-14 Collectors Carnival Antique & Flea Market, 9-5, 4-H Fairgrounds, Evansville, Indiana, 812-471-9419
Aug 13-14 Sourwood Festival (34th), Black Mountain, North Carolina, 826-669-2300
Aug 13-14 Art in the Park (31st), 10-5/10-4, Flat Iron Park, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 262-249-7968
Aug 13-14 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair (37th), 10-5, 929 N. Water, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-259-1440
Aug 14 Cars, Crafts & Rock-N-Roll in the Park (14th), 8-3, Village Park, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, 715-986-4680
Aug 16-21 Bay Area Tap Festival, Various locations, San Francisco, California, 415-294-4941
Aug 19-20 Ignite the Nites (50th), Mineral Avenue Downtown, Libby, Montana, 406-293-2276 or 406-293-3584
Aug 19-21 Monster-Mania Con, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Email davidm@monstermania.net
Aug 20 New England Auto Auctionn (34th), Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine, 207-594-4418
Aug 20-21 Golden Gate Antique & Collectibles Show, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, 415-383-2252
Aug 20-21 AFB Woodland Art Fair, 10-6/10-5, Woodland Park, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-233-1221
Aug 20-21 Santa Fe Indian Market (90th), Historic Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 505-983-5220
Aug 20-21 Mount Morris Italian Festival (15th), Main Street, Mount Morris, New York, 585-658-9830
Aug 21 Concours d' Elegance, Pebble Beach, California, 831-622-1700
Aug 21 Poags Hole Professional Motorcycle Hillclimb, off Rt. 36, Dansville, New York, 585-335-9250
Aug 21 Classic Car & Bike Show (16th), 10-4, Racine Zoo on N. Main, Racine, Wisconsin, 262-636-9189
Aug 26-27 Cape BBQ Fest (19th), Arena Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 573-275-7162
Aug 26-28 Frog Follies (37th), Vanderburgh 4-H Center, Evansville, Indiana, 812-426-3754
Aug 26-28 Armadillicon, Renaissance Hotel, Austin, Texas, 512-477-8259
Aug 27-28 Island Park Show, 10-5, Island Park, Fargo, North Dakota, 701-241-1350

It's always best to call ahead to verify festival information.
Please tell them you saw the listing in Deb's Monthly Review.

Feather Choker Necklace
Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

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Joan Garnand
creates from her home in Tennessee.
Her design styles range from simple elegance to whimsical fun. Joan does hand-painted stationery, uses spare moments at festivals to paint faces, and entertains children at private parties.
A sample of her work is illustrated online.
Talk to her about what you're looking for!

Michael Parks' CD is no longer available.
I admire his music and film work tremendously
and it's been great fun to say that in a very public way.

A Little Browsing...
There are great tips on traveling with your pets at GoPetFriendly.com blog.

Six hot tub health risks you need to be aware of

Will SkyTran be part of travel in the future?

More Summer food ideas (continuing the list from last month):
It's been a scorcher and summer's not over, so lighten up the season and enjoy these treats.

Two ingredients, plus water. What could be easier? Frosted Grapes

Set out a bowl of washed strawberries alongside a bowl of sour cream and a bowl of brown sugar.

Make a tossed (or chopped) salad the main dish by adding about diced, grilled chicken.

Use a green salad as a taco salad by adding corn chips, burger cooked in taco seasoning, sour cream and salsa.

Sandwich wraps ideas
(Hint: If you're lowering carbs, try several butter lettuce leaves in place of bread.)

Caponata can be served warm, chilled or at room temperature. You can even make it in a slow cooker.

Pizza reheated in the microwave can be rubbery. Try using a skillet or oven.


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