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August Events
Festivals For August Travelers

August 1, 2004
Raspberry Festival
St. Gertrude's,
Cottonwood, Idaho
Classic car show, quilt show, 10K Run Run and 5K Cake Walk, arts and crafts, raspberry products for sale, music, activities for children.
Further Information: Call 208-962-3231.

August 1, 2004
Lebanese Festival
2040 Wehrle Drive,
Williamsville, New York.
Dancing, entertainment, ethnic foods, activities for kids.
Details: Call 716-634-0669.

August 1, 2004
Taste of Dorset
Park Rapids, Minnesota.
Music of all kinds, local merchant specials, sample portions of food from local restaurants, corn feed, games for everyone, stories, pie social, drawing to be the honorary mayor of Dorset (anyone on the planet may enter for a dollar).
Find Out More: Call 218-732-0275.

August 3-7, 2004
Spud Fest
various venues,
Driggs, Idaho.
Music, films and food, with a decorate-your-truck night, and special guests (at this writing, Danny Glover is one of those expected to attend). There will also be a collectible sale in the area during the festival.
Learn Details: Call 818-840-6990 or 877-SPUDFILM.

August 4, 2004
Loon Day
Mercer, Wisconsin.
Flea market, music, merchant specials, bake sale, activities for kids, loon calling contest, arts and crafts, helicopter rides, quilt raffle, used book sale, food.
Questions: Call 715-476-2389.

August 4-8, 2004
Maine Lobster Festival
Harbor Park,
Rockland, Maine.
Seafood is the star here, but you can also enjoy other tasty festival foods. Enter the 10K race, and babies can go for the diaper derby. There are marine exhibits, arts and crafts, a parade, pageant, cooking contests, entertainment and more.
Further Information: Call 207-596-0376.

August 4-8, 2004
Kenosha Days Of Discovery
Kenosha Harbor,
Kenosha, Wisconsin.
This maritime festival features tall ships, sailing opportunities, displays, music, fireworks, activities for children, and lots of food. Some 60,000 people came to see the ships last year. This year's 5 vessels will include a replica of an 18th century Great Lakes schooner.
Learn Details: Call 262-654-6604.

August 5-7, 2004
various venues,
Hardin, Missouri.
BBQ dinner, parade, antique tractor pull, beer garden, carnival, fish fry, back seat driving contest, lip sync contest, food, co-ed softball tournament, car show, quilt show, 3-on-3 basketball, crafts, Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull.
Get More Information: Call 660-398-4537.

August 5-8, 2004
Jasper Strassenfest
Peterson Park,
Jasper, Indiana.
Basketball shooting contest, photography exhibit, German music, gold scramble, bowling tournament, chicken dance contest, strolling performers, golf hole-in-one contest, polka mass, quilt show, parade, food, vendors and more.
Learn Details: Call 812-482-6866.

August 5-8, 2004
Steinbeck Festival
Oldtown area,
Salinas, California
It's the 24th year of the festival, and the celebration includes walking tours, bus tours, museum displays, art, drama, receptions, readings, lunchtime activities and more. This is more of a literary festival, but local activities reflect the festival atmosphere, and you can enjoy the exploration of Steinbeck country and the special places that influenced his work. Some events are ticketed separately and have an admission charge.
Tickets and Information: Call 831-775-4721.

August 5-8, 2004
Jack Pine Savage Days
Spooner, Wisconsin.
2-on-3 basketball, horseshoe tournaments, music, lip sync contest, air band contest, pancake breakfast, fun run, arts and crafts, food.
Further Details: Call 800-367-3306.

August 5-8, 2004
Riverside Park,
Watertown, Wisconsin.
5K Fun Run/Walk (and a 1-mile and 5K run for kids 12 and under), car show, Taste of Watertown, music from acts such as Paul Revere and the Raiders and the Gin Blossoms.
Information: Call 920-261-6320.

August 6-7, 2004
Village Fair
Village Green,
Stonington, Connecticut.
Silent auction, book fair, games, rides for kids, demonstrations, arts and crafts, music, food.
Learn Details: Call 860-535-2476.

August 6-8, 2004
Twin Days
various venues,
Twinsburg, Ohio.
Twins are the stars at this event, but everyone is welcome to come and join the fun. There are games for kids, plus a wiener roast, parade of twins, contests for twins, fireworks, pancake breakfast, golf tournament, chicken dinner, 5K run, entertainment, talent show.
Additional Information: Call 330-425-3652.

August 6-8, 2004
Belgian American Days
unknown venue(s),
Ghent, Minnesota.
Food, parade, Rolle Bolle tournament, arts and crafts.
Further Details: Call 507-428-3505.

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August 6-8, 2004
Lucy's Birthday Celebration
Lucy-Desi Museum,
Jamestown, New York.
Lucille Ball's hometown plans more than twenty events, including a birthday cake baking contest, a film festival and a fashion show. Scriptwriter Bob Schiller is scheduled to join the fun, as is Wanda Clark (who was Lucy's secretary).
Learn Details: Call 716-484-7070.

August 6-8, 2004
Grizzly Fest
River Road,
Portage, New York.
BBQ, ultralite demonstrations, contests and games, antique tractor pulls, mini tractor pulls, pony pulls, blue grass music, arts and crafts, mountain men encampment.
Further Information: Call 585-476-2249.

August 6-8, 2004
Metris Uptown Art Fair
Hennepin Avenue area,
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Almost 400 artisans show and sell their work, plus you can enjoy performances by members of Cirque du Soleil, and can check out the cats and kittens up for adoption (courtesy of Purina Cat Chow). You won't go hungry with treats such as chicken artichoke pitas, potstickers, roasted sweet corn, ribs, hot dogs, mango sorbet and chocolate-dipped cheesecake.
Learn More: Call 612-823-4581.

August 7, 2004
Forbestown Daze
Forbestown, California.
Noon parade, gold panning, arts and crafts, gunfighter reenactments, Mountain Men contests, music, food.
Further Details: Call 530-675-2577 or 530-675-0194.

August 7, 2004
Clark Potato Days
various venues,
Clark, South Dakota.
Parade, youth bike rodeo, mashed potato wrestling, coloring contest, horseshoe tournament, mime theatre, golf cart poker run, potato cooking contests, potato sculpture contest, best decorated potato contest, pancake breakfast, classic car show, arts and crafts, kiddie pedal tractor pull, softball tournament, french fry eating contest, square dancing.
Learn More: Call 605-532-3512.

August 7, 2004
Acorn Days
unknown venue(s),
Cedar, Minnesota.
Tractor pull, kiddie pedal tractor pull, petting zoo, horseshoe tournament, parade, medallion hunt, music, plenty of festival foods, dance and more.
Further Information: Call 763-753-1920.

August 7, 2004
Burger Fest
unknown venue(s),
Seymour, Wisconsin
This year's theme is "Charlie Burger in Paradise". (Charlie got this whole hampburger thing started several decades ago.) You can slide down the giant ketchup slide, if you dare. There's a parade, a Bun Toss, a Bun Run, car show, motorcycle rally, and tastes of giant grilled hamburger.
Find Out More: Call 920-833-2725.

August 7, 2004
Cookie Daze
Barlow Park,
Ripon, Wisconsin
Entertainment, Cookie Blaster Rocket Shop, wagon rides, food, prizes, plenty of cookies.
Further Details: Call 920-748-6764.

August 7, 2004
Cherry Fest
Lakeside Park on Hwy 57,
Jacksonport, Wisconsin.
Wagon rides, historical displays, juried arts and crafts, kids' penny hunt, music, food.
Additional Information: Call 920-823-2288.

August 7-8, 2004
Cabrillo Music, Art
and Wine Festival

Church Street in front of the
Civic Auditorium,
Santa Cruz, California
Enjoy music by local performers, plus artisans, vintners, and events for kids.
Further Details: Call 831-420-5250 or 831-420-5243.

August 7-8, 2004
California Dry Bean Festival
10th & Central Streets,
Tracy, California
Show-N-Shine Car & Bike Show, family fun zone, more than 250 vendors with crafts, food and commercial items. You can also get in on the US Bank Bean Run with a 5K and 10K race. Entertainment includes music from Black Cat Bone. It's the festival's 18th year, and you can expect to celebrate with more than 80,000 people.
Find Out More: Call 209-835-2131.

August 7-8, 2004
Waterfront Arts Festival
Waterfront Park,
New London, Connecticut.
Enjoy the harbor area with a boat parade, entertainment, food and arts and crafts.
Details: Call 860-912-0422.

August 8, 2004
Musky Jamboree
unknown venue(s),
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.
A Taste of Musky, Musky Fun Run, classic cars, flea market, entertainment, more than 170 arts and crafts booths, kids' casting contest, food booths and more. The event is in its 48th year.
Questions: Call 715-385-2400 or 800-466-8759.

August 8-17, 2004
Bill Johnston's Pirate Days
Heart Island,
Alexandria Bay, New York.
Magic show, block dance, swordfighting demonstrations, crafts, activities for kids, boat parade, pirate invasion, duck races, reptile exhibit, raft races, archaic weapons demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunt, parade, Corvette car display, music and more.
Learn Details: Call 315-482-9531 or 800-541-2110.

August 11-14, 2004
Baltimore Festival
Johnson Park,
Baltimore, Ohio
Pageants, carnival games and rides, kiddie tractor pull, food.
Further Information: Call 740-438-0837.

August 12-14, 2004
St. Joe Pickle Festival
Johnson Park,
St. Joseph, Indiana
Tours of local pickle factory, music, entertainment, crafts, food, petting zoo, art and photography show, canoe race, music, kiddie tractor pull, lawn mower tractor pull, horseshoe pitching, fireworks, pancake breakfast, pickle/pepper cooking contest.
Details: Call 260-337-5470.

August 12-14, 2004
Holy Rosary Church,
Ansonia, Connecticut.
Italian heritage event with music, games, marketplace, raffle, activities for kids, Italian food.
Learn More: Call 203-735-1787.

August 12-15, 2004
Looney Days
Main Street area,
Vergas, Minnesota.
They celebrate the bird called a loon at this festival, with a parade, flea market, loon calling contest, karoke contests, rummage sales, antique car show, bingo, horseshoe tournament, games, turtle races, food booths and more.
Get More Information: Call 218-342-2401.

August 12-15, 2004
Scandinavian Festival
Festival Park,
Junction City, Oregon
Traditional crafts on display and for sale, costumed storytellers and entertainers, wine and microbrew tastings, local museum exhibits, and plenty of Scandinavian treats such as pastries, lefse, and potato pancakes.
Find Out Details: Call 541-998-9372.

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August 12-15, 2004
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
various venues,
Mendota, Illinois.
Wildlife demonstrations, carnival, festival queen pageant, entertainment, American Red Cross blood drive, youth parade, arts and crafts, police dog demonstration, tennis tournament, classic cars, food booths, flea market, battle of the bands.
More: Call 815-539-6507.

August 12-15, 2004
National Blueberry Festival
South Haven, Michigan.
Blueberry pie social, entertainment, blueberry pie eating contest, storytelling, bubble gum blowing contest, fish dinner, raffle, blueberry plants for sale, fresh blueberries for sale, blueberry pancake breakfst, 5K run/walk, magic show, grilled chicken dinner, regional airport fly-in, arts and crafts, sand sculptures.
Questions: Call 269-637-5252 or 800-764-2836.

August 12-15, 2004
Hope Watermelon Festival
Fair Park,
Hope, Arkansas
Antique car show, softball tournament, cold watermelon by the slice, baseball card show, music, 5K run/walk, activities for children, arts and crafts, motorcycle show, Watermelon Olympics, bluegrass music, jazz and blues, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, dog show, display of largest watermelons, whole melons for sale and more.
Further Details: Call 870-777-3640.

August 12-15, 2004
Sweet Corn Festival
unknown venue(s),
West Point, Iowa.
BBQ, free throw contest, arts and crafts, fresh sweet corn, entertainment, carnival games and rides, mini garden tractor pull, and more. This is the event's 52nd year.
Additional Information: Call 319-837-6313.

August 12-15, 2004
Amish Acres Arts &
Crafts Festival

1600 W. Market Street,
Nappanee, Indiana.
In its 42nd year, the event features more than 375 artisans displaying and selling their work. Many demonstrate their crafts on the site. There are 3 stage of entertainment, paddle boats on the pond, and treats such as sandwiches and sassafras iced tea.
Find Out More: Call 574-773-4168 or 800-800-4942.

August 12-15, 2004
Polska Keilbasa Days
unknown venue(s),
Ivanhoe, Minnesota.
Softball and volleyball tournaments, entertainment, parade, crafts, food.
Details: Call 507-694-1738.

August 13-14, 2004
Great Goshen Grill Out
Elkhart, Indiana.
Fine art exhibits, grilling contest, pancake breakfast, activities for kids, entertainment, food vendors.
Learn More: Call 574-296-5844.

August 13-15, 2004
Minnesota Irish Fair
Harriet Island,
St. Paul, Minnesota.
Irish music and dance, storytelling, Irish photo contest, Irish soda bread baking contest, Irish and Celtic merchandise, sheep herding demonstrations, food and drink.
Additional Details: Call 952-474-7411.

August 13-15, 2004
Kentland Summer Festival
unknown venue(s),
Kentland, Indiana.
Horseshoe throwing contest, flea market, dance, games and contests, quilt show, carnival, kiddie tractor pull, antique tractor show, basketball, softball, weed wacker pull, food.
Find Out More: Call 219-474-6050.

August 13-15, 2004
Dan Patch Days
unknown venue(s),
Oxford, Indiana.
Parade, teen dance, softball tournament, arts and crafts, flea market, rodeo, Dan Patch Memorabilia display, bingo. (Dan Patch was a race horse).
Learn Details: Call 765-385-2531.

August 13-15, 2004
Huckleberry Festival
Community Park,
Trout Creek, Montana
Family dance, exhibits, arts and crafts, huckleberry pancake breakfast, race, parade, carnival, entertainment, huckleberry dessert contest, food. It's the event's 25th year.
Further Information: Call 406-827-4091.

August 14, 2004
Stroll Through The Park
Albion Park,
Edgerton, Wisconsin.
In its 9th year, the event features arts and crafts on display and for sale, a bake sale, antique buggy display, food vendors, and access to the Albion Historical Museum.
Learn Details: Call 608-884-3581.

August 14, 2004
300 South and 300 West,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bocce ball, Italian cars (and other vehicles) on display, music, merchandise, crafts, and plenty of Italian tastes such as meatball sandwiches.
Find Out More: Call 801-979-1997.

August 14-15, 2004
Gold Rush Days
Main Street Area,
Buena Vista, Colorado
Rubber duck race, melodrama, gunfighter shows, pancake breakfast, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, music, storytellers, Rocky Mountain Championship Pack Burro Race.
Questions: Call 719-395-6612.

August 14-15, 2004
Gravenstein Apple Fair
Ragle Ranch Park,
Sebastopol, California.
Farm exhibits, apple pie eating contest, beer and wine tasting, apple pie baking contest, children's corner, music on 2 stages, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, applesauce.
Further Details: Call 800-207-9464.

August 14-15, 2004
Jour De Fete
Historic District,
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
More than 600 arts and crafts booths, craftspeople demonstrating historic crafts, plus music, food.
Learn More: Call 573-883-3686 or 800-373-7007.

August 14-15, 2004
Outdoor Art Festival
Historic Downtown,
Mystic, Connecticut.
Magic show, block dance, swordfighting demonstrations, Juried art with more than 300 artists, entertainment, art area for children, food.
Additional Details: Call 860-572-9578.

August 14-15, 2004
Havre de Grace
Seafood Festival

Tydings Park,
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Charity raffle, entertainment, crafts, food.
Find Out More: Call 410-939-1525.

August 15, 2004
Kiwanis Arts & Craft Fair
Civic Park,
New Holstein, Wisconsin
Pancake breakfast, corn roast (plus other foods), entertainment, art.
Additional Information: Call 920-898-5640.

August 15-18, 2004
Brothersville Community Fair
High School Gym,
Berlin, Pennsylvania.
Floral exhibits, arts and crafts, garden tractor pull, pet parade, photography, pumpkin face painting, Hershey baking contest, scarecrow contest, food.
Learn Details: Call 814-267-3763.

August 18-21, 2004
Pemberville Free Fair
Memorial Park,
Pemberville, Ohio.
Now in its 60th year, the fair maintains its small-town fair atmosphere, while still packing in a lot of fun, with a frog jumping contest, grand parade, pageant, arts and crafts, collectibles on display and for sale, a flower show, cheerleading contest, Portage River Poker Run, auto show, quilt show, youth talent contest, volleyball tournament, tug-of-war competitions, Swine Scramble, produce on display and for sale, and much more.
Further Information: Call 419-287-4836.

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August 18-22, 2004
Higbee World's Fair
City Park,
Higbee, Missouri.
(I'm getting conflicting dates for this event. It may be one week earlier. Please check before traveling!) Contests and games, pageant, truck pull, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, carnival, food.
Learn Details: Call 660-456-7665.

August 19-22, 2004
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Angell Park,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Petting zoo, carnival rides, entertainment, activities for kids, and lots of fresh sweet corn.
More: Call 608-837-4547.

August 19-22, 2004
Telluride Mushroom Festival
unknown venue(s),
Telluride, Colorado.
Seminars, cooking demonstrations, music, poetry, drug discussion, mushroom tasting party, mushroom parade.
Learn Details: Call 303-296-9359.

August 19-22, 2004
Howell Jaycees Melon Festival
Howell, Michigan.
Arts and crafts, entertainment, chicken BBQ, turtle races, bingo, car display, activities for kids.
Further Information: Call 517-546-7477.

August 20-22, 2004
Festival of the Little Hills
various venues,
St. Charles, Missouri.
Food and drink, music, other entertainment, more than 300 arts and crafts booths.
Learn Details: Call 636-949-8686.

August 20-22, 2004
Elwood Glass Festival
unknown venue(s),
Elwood, Indiana.
Home show, quilt show, carnival, tours of glass factory, arts and crafts, parade, vintage cars, flea market, food entertainment. This is the event's 33rd year.
Find Out More: Call 765-552-0180.

August 20-22, 2004
Derby Days
unknown venue(s),
Dousman, Wisconsin.
Music, chicken BBQ, parade, frog jump, carnival, baseball, Derby Dash, beer tent, food.
Learn Details: Call 262-965-2815.

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August 20-22, 2004
Sutherlin Blackberry Festival
unknown venue(s),
Sutherlin, Oregon
In its 16th year, this alcohol-free celebration offers street dances, arts and crafts, food booths, motorcycle show, car show and cruise, contests.
Learn More: Call 541-459-1546 or 541-459-5399.

August 20-22, 2004
Elephant Garlic Festival
Community Center,
North Plains, Oregon
Car show, arts and crafts, parade, music, a beer and wine garden, and treats such as garlic sausages, garlic chips and garlic ice cream.
Find Out Details: Call 503-647-2207.

August 20-22, 2004
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
Downtown Parks,
Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Pancake breakfast, raffle, rubber duck race, auto display, Italian dinner arts and crafts, farmer's market, chicken BBQ, parade, 3-on-3 soccer, chess competition, hot dog eating contest, checkers competition, music.
More: Call 734-483-6071.

August 20-22, 2004
Diamond Days
Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
Antiques for sale, arts and crafts, demonstrations, entertainment, food.
Learn Details: Call 724-459-0110.

August 20-22, 2004
Potato Fest
unknown venue(s),
Medaryville, Indiana.
Quilt show, raffle, flea market, fish fry, arts and crafts, pageant, car show, antique farm equipment display, games, entertainment.
Additional Information: Call 219-843-3371 or 219-843-5263.

August 20-22, 2004
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival
various venues,
Machias, Maine.
Wild Blueberry Cooking Contest, dinners, raffle of special quilt, merchant specials, entertainment, children's parade, fish fry, library used book sale, arts and crafts, postal cancellation, wild blueberry dessert bar, wild blueberry pie eating contest.
More: Call 207-244-0175.

August 21, 2004
International Tomato Festival
Yuba City, California.
Gardening demonstrations, music, merchandise, 3 stages of entertainment, a Tomato Stomp, tastes of tomato dishes from chef demonstrations, salsa dancing, wine garden, area for kids, farmer's market with tomatoes and other fresh produce.
Further Details: Call 530-671-9600.

August 21, 2004
Milford Oyster Festival
Milford Green,
Milford, Connecticut.
Canoe race, events for kids, entertainment, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, classic cars, food.
Questions: Call 203-878-5363.

August 21, 2004
Chokecherry Festival
City Park,
Lander, Wyoming.
Merchant specials, ice cream with chokecherry syrup, arts and crafts, BBQ, chokecherry jam, music.
Learn Details: Call 307-332-9728.

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August 21-22, 2004
Greek Festival
111 Island Pond Road,
Manchester, New Hampshire.
Penny sale, Greek food and music, activities for kids, raffles, Greek merchandise, tours of the church, food.
Further Information: Call 603-623-2045.

August 21-22, 2004
Truck Fest
County Fairgrounds,
Lakeport, California.
Pancake breakfast, poker walk, stereo contest, truck show.
Additional Details: Call 707-263-5816.

August 21-22, 2004
McCloud Heritage Days
unknown venue(s),
Mccloud, California.
Quilt show, antique logging demonstrations, melodrama, arts and crafts, antiques, entertainment, train rides, classic car show, food.
Further Information: Call 530-964-2591.

August 21-22, 2004
Seven Springs Wine &
Food Festival

777 Water Wheel Drive,
Champion, Pennsylvania
Wine tastings, grape stomp, arts and crafts, fireworks, music and food.
Find Out More: Call 800-452-2223.

August 21-22, 2004
Blackberry Festival
Blackberry Festival Grounds,
Covelo, California
Music, arts and crafts, 5K run, 10K run, games for kids, car show, and treats such as blackberry slushes, jams, pies, and a dish called bobbler.
Additional Details: Call 707-983-6144.

August 21-22, 2004
Oconomowic Festival of the Arts
Fowler Park,
Oconomowic, Wisconsin.
135 artisans show and sell their work next to Fowler Lake. There are 3 stages of entertainment, and plenty of food available. Thanks for leaving Fido at home. (On Saturday night, hop over to City Beach downtown for the summer concert at 7 pm. Call 262-569-2199 for details.)
Questions: Call 262-567-1243.

August 21-22, 2004
Virginia Wine Festival
Long Branch Farm,
Millwood, Virginia.
Merchant specials, seminars, arts and crafts, face painting for kids, grape stomp for kids, wine tasting, gourmet foods, 2 stages of entertainment.
Learn Details: Call 800-520-9670.

August 22, 2004
Tomato/To-mah-to Heirloom
Tomato Tasting Feast

86 Nooks Hill Road,
Cromwell, Connecticut.
This event has a significant cost associated with it (think of a meal out) and space is limited, so do make a reservation. There are heirloom tomatoes for tasting, specialty olive oils, plus baked goods and fine cheeses. This festival is new to me, so I'm not sure about music or other possible activities. Food may be the sole focus.
Questions: Call 860-523-0173.

August 22-28, 2004
Union Fair &
Blueberry Festival

Fairgrounds on Common Road,
Union, Maine.
Traditional fair events and displays, plus a celebration of area blueberries, with blueberry pie, muffins, festival merchandise, baking contests, music, pageant, blueberry pie eating contest, blueberry pancake breakfast, games and more.
Further Information: Call 207-785-3281.

August 26-29, 2004
Obetz Zucchinifest
Lancaster Park,
Obetz, Ohio.
Car cruise in, parade, pageant, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, and foods such as Zucchini Burgers.
Questions: Call 614-497-2518.

August 27-28, 2004
Bodock Festival
Courthouse square,
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Golf tournament, arts and crafts, petting zoo, Bodock Fence Post Throwing Contest, 5K run, games, food.
Further Details: Call 662-489-5042.

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August 27-29, 2004
Artstreet 2004
Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Artisans show and sell their work, with plenty of gourment and ethnic foods nearby, plus musical entertainment. The kids can enjoy their own area, and there will be art demonstrations and strolling performers.
Additional Information: Call 920-435-2787.

August 27-29, 2004
Prairie Festival
unknown venue(s),
Huxley, Iowa
Arts and crafts, mud volleyball, pageant, talent show, 5K/10k run/walk,.
Further Details: Call 515-597-2561.

August 27-29, 2004
Markle Wildcat Festival
unknown venue(s),
Markle, Indiana.
Car show, garden tractor pull, parade, games, arts and crafts, vendors, historic encampment.
Learn More: Call 260-758-2855.

August 28, 2004
Crush Festival
unknown venue(s),
Rocheport, Missouri.
Grape stomping, fishing derby, face painting, amateur winemaking contest, music, food.
Details: email laura@missouriwine.com.

August 28-29, 2004
Elmwood Avenue Festival
Of The Arts

Elmwood Avenue (between
Lafayette & West Ferry),
Buffalo, New York.
Wine tasting, dance performances, music, art, activities for kids, festival cafe.
Additional Information: Call 716-830-2484.

August 28-29, 2004
Bodega Bay Seafood, Art
& Wine Festival

Chanslor Ranch,
Bodega Bay, California.
Music, restaurant and caterer tastings, wine tastings 85 arts and crafts vendors, Kids Zone, entertainment, wildlife displays, mountain bike raffle, plus a special guest animal-advocate actress will be signing autographs.
Further Details: Call 707-824-8404.

August 28-29, 2004
Keystone State Hot & Stinky
Garlic & Herb Festival

Zanolini Nursery,
Drums, Pennsylvania.
Raw garlic eating contest, chili cooking contest, hot pepper eating contest, crafts, commercial sellers, pottery demonstrations, music and food.
To Find Out More: Call 570-788-3152.

August 28-29, 2004
Festival of the Arts
Lake Ellyn Park,
Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Juried arts, entertainment, activities for kids, food.
Further Information: Call 630-790-9180.

August 28-29, 2004
Coplay Community Days
Saylor Park,
Coplay, Pennsylvania
Entertainment, tours of area kilns, arts and crafts, food.
Find Out More: Call 610-435-1074.

August 28-29, 2004
Festival in the Pines
Carson Park,
Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
More than 250 arts and crafts booths, petting zoo, games and rides for kids, entertainment, free admission to Paul Bunyon Logging Camp, Pub Garden, entertainment, food.
Learn Details: Call 888-611-7463.

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August Somethings!
Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:

August 3-6 Arts Festival Oklahoma, OKC Community College, Oklahoma City, 405-475-7006
August 5-8 Marian Days, Carthage, Missouri
August 6-7 Hume Fair, Nevada, Missouri
August 6-7 Festival of Summer, Downtown, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 262-723-5788
August 7 Heritage Days, Angelica, New York, 585-466-3216
August 7 Brush Valley Days Festival, Brush Valley, Pennsylvania, 724-479-0845
August 7-8 Carmel Valley Fiesta, Carmel Valley, California, 831-659-2038
August 7-8 West Springfield Art Festival, West Springfield, Massachusetts
August 7-8 Peaches & Cream Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 262-886-8500
August 7-8 Maui Onion Festival, Whalers Village, Lahaina, Hawaii, 808-661-4567
August 7-10 Perry County Schweizer Fest, Tell City, Indiana, 888-343-6262
August 12-14 Fun Fest, Main & Market, North Manchester, Indiana, 260-982-7644
August 13-15 Great River Road Food Festival, Main St. Marketplace,
                       Natchez, Mississippi, 601-445-0338
August 13-15 Ole' Hickory Days, Colfax, Indiana, 765-650-0231
August 13-15 Magdalena Plein Air Painting Festival, High Country Lodge,
                      Magdalena, New Mexico, 505-854-2953
August 14 Corn Festival, Avon, New York, 585-226-8118
August 14 Scandinavian Saturday Festival, High School, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, 715-468-2904
August 14 Pure Water Days/Heritage Fun Fest, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 715-723-7858
August 14-15 Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar, Sacramento, California, 916-446-0121
August 15 Arts & Crafts Fair, Civic Park, New Holstein, Wisconsin, 920-898-5640
August 15 Peach Festival, Attica, New York, 585-591-2161
August 21-22 Ole Farmers Fest, Rolling Prairie, Indiana, 219-778-4319
August 20-21 National Lentil Festival, Pullman, Washington, 800-365-6948
August 21-22 Egyptfest/Antique Tractor Pull, Cape Giradeau, Missouri
August 22 Children's 1st Festival, Ellicottville, New York, 716-699-5586
August 26-29 Swiss Wine Festival, Vevay, Indiana, 800-435-5688
August 27-28 Crane Broiler Festival, Crane, Missouri
August 28 AquaFest, Cedar Lake Park, Olathe, Kansas, 913-971-6263

Other August 2004 Events You Might Enjoy
August 1 Marilla Sesquicentennial, Marilla, New York, 585-652-7293
August 1 Peach Social & Pancake Breakfast, Albion, New York, 800-274-5897
August 4 Teddy Bear Picnic, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 716-884-0095
August 6-8 Boswell Centennial, Boswell, Pennsylvania
August 6-8 Conglomeration , Clarion Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky,
August 7 Midwest Scroll Saw Picnic, Middle School, Richland, Wisconsin, 608-647-2591
August 7-8 Gun Show, Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas
August 7-8 Great Hattiesburg Gun & Knife Show, Sullivan Rd., Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 601-583-7500
August 7-8 Trade Days, Coldwater, Mississippi,
August 8 Crafts In The Park, Village Park, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, 715-357-6088
August 13-14 West Coast Barbecue Championship, Fairfield, California, 925-639-7436
August 13-15 Sci-fi Vulkon, Holiday Inn, Independence, Ohio, 954-441-8735
August 13-15 Fandemonium, Red Lion Hotel downtown, Boise, Idaho, borneo@fandemonium.org
August 13-15 ArmadilloCon (Sci-fi Literary), Austin, Texas, 512-477-6259
August 14 Crafts Fair, Saybrook County Barn, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, 860-388-0891
August 14 Somerset Antique Show, Downtown, Somerset, Pennsylvania, 814-445-6431
August 14-15 Art in the Park, Library Park, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 262-249-7988
August 14-15 Morning Glory Craft Fair, 929 N. Water, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-259-1440
August 15 Concours d'Elegance, Pebble Beach, California, 831-622-1700
August 19-22 Gen Con Indy (gaming), Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
August 20-21 St. Louis BBQ Fest, St. Louis, Missouri
August 20-21 Guitarbque, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 615-758-8749
August 20-21 Mums The Word, Courthouse Lawn, Bedford, Indiana, 812-275-8047
August 20-22 Ignite The Nites Car Show, Downtown, Libby, Montana, 406-293-2185
August 21 Winds, Waves & Wines, Aquarium, Niagara Falls, New York, 716-285-3575
August 21-22 Santa Fe Indian Market, Downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 505-983-5220
August 21-22 Art Show, Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, Maryland, 410-939-9342
August 27-29 Miami County Heritage Days, Denver, Indiana, 765-985-3435
August 27-29 Bondville Fair, Route 30, Bondville, Vermont, 802-297-1882
August 27-September 2 Centre County Grange Fair, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, 866-CEN-FAIR
August 29 U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York, 716-357-6250

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