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August 1, 2007
Loon Day
Mercer, Wisconsin
Now in its 27th year, the festival will feature more than 250 arts and crafts booths, face painting, used book sale at the Community Center, a dance, musical entertainment, helicopter rides, sidewalk sales and merchant specials, raffle, bake sale, varsity basketball tournament, food, the Loon Calling Contest. Hours are 9am-4pm
Questions? Call 715-476-2389 or 877-551-2204

August 1-5, 2007
Village Park Rec Center,
Romeoville, Illinois
Music, softball tournament, karaoke, horseshoe pitching, beverage garden, fireworks Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm, games for kids, baggo tournament, face painting, food vendors, arts and crafts, carnival, clowns, community booths.
Further Information: Call 815-886-6222

August 1-5, 2007
Jasper Strassenfest
various venues,
Jasper, Indiana
Arts and crafts show, 5K run/walk, German music and dance, quilt show & raffle, basketball hoop shoot contest, bowling tournament, Children's Box Parade (6:15pm on Thursday), games and rides, polka dance contest, parade, festival foods, chicken dance contest, bier garten, miniature golf, log sawing contest, pageant (Wednesday), baseball throwing contest, hole-in-one contest, waterball for the kids (with the help of local firefighters), hot air balloons, duck race, car show, fireworks Sunday night, wine tasting, golf scramble, kids' lip sync contest, auto road rally, horseshow pitching, magic show, polka mass, car raffle, dunking booth.
Get The Facts: Call 812-482-6866
NOTE: Stop by the Jasper City Bakery for a fresh sugar cookie or get a loaf of their tasty rye bread.

August 1-5, 2007
Maine Lobster Festival
Harbor Park,
Rockland, Maine
It's the festival's 60th year. Plans include a 10K road race and a fun run, fireworks, storytelling marine displays, art show, art contest, pageant, pancake breakfast (Thursday through Saturday, 7:30-11am), music, juried arts and crafts, food tent, seafood cooking contest, tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard, kids' cod fish carry, King Neptune ceremonies, blindfolded boat race, strolling stiltwalkers, carnival, grand parade, crate race, diaper derby. You can park free at Rockland District High School (on Broadway) and take a shuttle to the festival.
Details: Call 207-596-0376 or 800-LOB-CLAW

August 2-4, 2007
Bear Lake Raspberry Days
various venues,
Garden City, Utah
Talent show, pancake breakfast (Sat. 7-11am), rodeo at Laketown area, 5K run, pageant, parade, teen dance, festival foods, arts and crafts, golf scramble, fireworks. Please keep pets comfortably at home while you come to enjoy the festival. It's the 24th year for this one.
Questions? Call 435-946-2901

Aug. 2-4, 2007
West Virginia Blackberry Festival
Clarksburg City Park,
Fort Nutter, West Virginia
Carnival, musical entertainment, 5K run (Sat. 8am), pet parade, blackberry baking contest, pro-wrestling, talent contest, arts and crafts, food vendors, fireworks. There is no admission charge. This is an alcohol-free event.
Further Information: Call 304-622-3206

August 2-5, 2007
Steinbeck Festival
Salinas, California
More literary than carnival-like, this festival takes an annual look at writer John Steinbeck, his life, his work, his influences and his legacy. This year's focus is "A Culture of Discontent". The 1960s were a time of upheaval socially, musically, politically and morally and plans are to see Steinbeck's work as part of this period of history. Enjoy films, art walks, theatre, the Monterey Movie Tour, museum openings, walking tours, wine tasting, BBQ, vintage rock posters on display, speakers, a look back at Cannery Row, plus looks at Berkeley, Vietnam, Civil Rights movement, rock music and more. The festival celebrates 27 years this season. Do be aware that many events are ticketed separately and have a fee. Seating for some events may be limited.
Questions? Call 831-775-4721

August 2-5, 2007
Pig Gig
Veterans Memorial Park,
Bay City, Michigan
Plans include a petting zoo, pig races, bubble gum blowing contest, art activities for kids, limbo contest, entertainment, oinking contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, Great Lakes Harley Davidson Hog Heaven, drawings for prizes, cooking demonstrations, Rock by the Dock (Sat.), clowns and magic shows, pig calling contest, rib-cooking competition, pie eating contest, coloring contest for kids, hospitality tent.
Additional Details: Call 866-684-0452

August 2-5, 2007
Phelps Sauerkraut Festival
Phelps, New York
20K road race, fireworks, games and rides, arts and crafts (at Fireman's Hall), magic shows and other entertainment, kiddle parade on Thursday, cabbage head decorating contest, sauerkraut recipe contest, grand parade at 2pm on Saturday, Idol contest, festival foods such as hot dogs, BBQ, and even sauerkraut chocolate cake. (Now, do give it a try. The sauerkraut makes the cake moist and enhances the chocolate.)
Learn More: Call 315-546-8017

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August 2-5, 2007
Flambeau Rama
5th Street North,
Park Falls, Wisconsin
Chalk drawing contest, musical entertainment, sidewalk sales, carnvial, arts and crafts (Sat. & Sun.), car show and parade (noon on Sunday), activities for kids, fireworks.
Details: Call 715-762-2703 or 800-762-2709

August 2-5, 2007
Jack Pine Savage Days
Spooner, Wisconsin
Pancake breakfast (7:30am) on Sunday at the fire hall, activities for the kids, pony rides, volleyball tournaments, arts and crafts, fun run, jousting, Newlywed Game, horseshoe tournament, entertainment, rock climbing wall, music from Joe Weiss and from 32 Below (plus others), safe night party for 12-18 year-olds (Aug. 3, 8pm-midnight at Spooner Middle School). When all those festival activities give you the growlies you can indulge in fried cheese curds, taco salad, stuffed chiles, rib eye sandwiches, pickles on a stick, battered and deep-fried mushrooms and more.
Get The Facts: Call 715-635-2168 or 800-367-3306

August 2-5, 2007
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
Amish Acres on U.S. 6,
Nappanee, Indiana
Now in its 45th year, the celebration features entertainment on 3 stages, guided farm tours, paddle boats on the pond, more than 350 artisans showing and selling their work, roving entertainment, shows at the Round Barn Theatre. Food offerings include zucchini bread, bean soup and apple pie. The local shops will have specials for you and you can buy old-fashioned farming products such as pine tar, bag balm and saddle soap. Parking is free and there is an admission charge to those age 12 and older. Festival hours are 9am-7pm Aug. 2-4 and 10am-5pm on Aug. 5. Fido should relax at home while you play at the festival. (As always, service animals are welcomed.)
Find Out More: Call 574-773-4188 or 800-800-4942

August 2-5, 2006
Riverside Park,
Watertown, Wisconsin
Drawings for prizes, raft races, arts and crafts, entertainment, tennis tournament, carnival rides, Taste of Watertown, classic cars on display, activities for kids, fireworks. It's the festival's 21st year.
Additional Details: Call 920-261-6320

August 3-4, 2007
Pine Tree Festival
City Park,
Dierks, Arkansas
Come and have fun at this 35th year with lumberjack competitions, archery events, rides and activities for kids, arts and crafts, IBCA BBQ cook-off, country music concert, antique cars, food, more. There is no admission charge.
Questions? Call 870-286-3163

August 3-4, 2007
Wilton Blueberry Festival
Main St. area downtown,
Wilton, Maine
It's the 25th year for this festival and tasty plans include a blueberry pancake breakfast on Sat from 8-10am, sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, yard sales, quilt and rug show, parade on Sat., Historical Society tours, blueberry baked goods for sale, blueberry cook-off, chili tasting contest, kayaking, church lunches, Coke bottle race, raffles, 10K and 1-mile runs, pie sale, bingo, chicken BBQ, boat tours, rock climbing wall, classic cars, wine tasting, library book sale.
Info: Call 207-778-4726

August 3-4, 2007
Watermelon Carnival
City Park,
Water Valley, Mississippi
Now in its 36th year, the carnival features a pageant, growers' contest, entertainment, festival foods (including plenty of chilled watermelon), classic cars, fun run/walk, lawnmower races.
Questions? Call 662-473-1122 or 662-473-4169

August 3-4, 2007
various venues,
Hardin, Missouri
Antique tractor pull, BBQ dinner, parade at 4pm on Saturday, back seat driving contest, beer garden, fish fry, scavenger hunt, kiddle pedal pull, 3-on-3 basketball, lip sync contest, car show, mud volleyball tournament, teen dance, flea market, arts and crafts, entertainment, games for kids, co-ed softball tournament.
Learn More: Call 660-398-4833

August 3-4, 10, 2007
Duncan Hines Festival
various venues,
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Pageants, kid's art contest, silent auction, local entertainment, food vendors, art exhibit and contest, street dance Sat. night at Fountain Square Park, recipe contest, duck derby, country breakfast on Sat. at the Kentucky Museum, activities for kids. It's the festival's 11th year of fun.
Get The Facts: Call 270-782-0800 or 800-326-7465

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August 3-5, 2007
Riverfront Levee,
Newport, Kentucky
Goetta (prounced "get'-uh") is a concoction made of meat, oats and seasonings. (For those of you who don't eat pork and have asked about it, the good news is that some Goetta is now being made with beef only.) Goetta is usually made into sausages and eaten at breakfast. It's enjoyed at this festival by more than 70,000 people each year. You can find Geotta vending machines, the Goetta Photo-Op Board, Kids Hut, music, festival merchandise, the Goetta Slide and Goetta Toss, Goetta ring toss, misting stations if the weather is hot, rides and more. Try Goetta Piza, Goetta Reubens, Goetta-stuffed mushrooms and even Goetta Fudge.
Details: Call 859-291-1800 ext. 225

August 3-5, 2007
Wild West Weekend
various venues,
Dexter, Maine
Enjoy this 5th year with arts and crafts, a hot dog eating contest, music, plenty of horse-centric events, big breakfasts and suppers, food vendors and much more.
Find Out More: Call 740-824-7351 or 207-924-3067

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August 3-5, 2007
various venues,
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Taste of Scandinavia, Teens Amazing Race, festival merchandise, dance, used book sale, musical entertainment, classic cars, fish fry on Sun., pancake breakfasts, tractor display, fireworks, dunk tank, farmers market, European Kaffee Haus, Troll's Moonwalk, corn maze, softball tournament, arts and crafts, face painting, pie tasting contest. Be sure to watch for wandering trolls!
Get The Facts: Call 218-685-5380

August 3-5, 2007
Belgian American Days
Ghent, Minnesota
This festival is laid-back, friendly and full of small-town atmosphere. You're invited to bring a chair to watch the parade. There's a Rolle Bolle tournament, plus musical entertainment, plenty of festival foods and arts and crafts.
Questions? Call 507-428-3505

August 3-5, 2007
Schulenburg Festival
Wolters Park,
Schulenburg, Texas
Celebrate with a parade, carnival, arts and crafts, collectibles, Jackpot Beans Contest, tricycle races, 3-on-3 basketball, cow chip toss, egg toss, chili cook-off, horseshoe pitching, men's and women's softball tournaments, rodeo events, Go Texan BBQ Cook-Off, volleyball tournament, biergarten, kiddie parade, food booths, a dance, antiques, turtle races. Enjoy music from the Eli Young Band and the Dujka Bros.
Details: Call 888-515-1195

August 3-5, 2007
Wood Turtle Days
Village Park,
Wilton, Wisconsin
Musical entertainment, softball tournament, parade, volleyball tournament, arts and crafts, games for kids, water fights, 5K run/walk, festival foods, fireworks.
More: Call 608-435-6512

August 4, 2007
Village Fair
Village Green,
Stonington, Connecticut
In its 59th year the festival offers a handmade pottery sale, used book fair, food and drink, musical entertainment, face painting, demonstrations, games, rides for the kids, karate demos, arts and crafts, bake sale. Hours are 10am-4pm, rain or shine.
Info: 860-535-2476

August 4, 2007
Funday & Possum Festival
Wausau, Florida
BBQ, musical entertainment, food and drink vendors, Possum Trot 5k run, Possum Auction (which is attended frequently by noted politicians), quilt auction, free rides and games for the kids, arts and crafts, parade at 10am. You can get your energy early in the day by hitting the pancake breakfast 6-9am, at the Masonic Lodge. A 3-dollar donation will get you filled and ready for possum-centric fun. There is also a corn pone baking contest, flag raising ceremony, car show and shine and hog calling contests. (What? No possum calling contest?)
Get The Facts: Call 850-638-7888 or 850-638-1781

August 4, 2007
Clark Potato Days
various venues,
Clark, South Dakota
Potato sculptures, 5K run/walk plus a 10K run, pancake breakfast 7-10am at the fire hall, 1-mile walk, kids' coloring contest, antique farming equipment on display, mashed potato wrestling, antique tractor parade, kids' tractor pull, kids' coin dig, horseshoe pitching tournament, arts and crafts, bike rodeo, potato dish cooking contest, potato decorating contests, festival merchandise, food and drink vendors, musical and other entertainment. The festival is celebrating its 16th year in 2007.
Further Details: Call 605-532-3512

August 4, 2007
Cherry Fest
Lakeside Park on Hwy. 57,
Jacksonport, Wisconsin
Pioneer living demonstrations, historical displays, more than 100 arts and crafts booths, food booths, penny hunt for kids, wagon rides, bounce activities for kids, baked goods and plenty of cherry products such as cherry jam and cherry chip cookies. Bring a chair and/or blanket to listen to the music. It's the festival's 13th year.
Additional Information: Call 920-823-2288

August 4, 2007
Burger Fest/Balloon Rally
S. Main Street area,
Seymour, Wisconsin
Games and activities for the kids, hot air balloon ascensions in the morning and balloon glows in the evening (weather permitting), ketchup slide competition, music, model railroad display, hamburger eating contest, classic cars, 5K Bun Run, Hamburger Press strength contest, Hamburger Parade, the serving of a very large hamburger to the crowd. (Most events are on August 4, but some of the balloon events may be Aug. 3-5).
Questions? Call 920-833-6688

August 5, 2007
Raspberry Festival
St. Gertrude's Museum grounds,
Cottonwood, Idaho
It's the Raspberry Festival's 15th year. Enjoy a 10K run on a scenic route (and there's also a 5K marker if you want to do the "shortcake walk"), activities for kids, arts and crafts, cowboy breakfast, raffle, craft demos, raspberry products for sale, music, quilt show, tours of the monastery chapel, classic cars and motorcyles, raspberry shortcake, BBQ. There is no admission charge to the festivities and hours are 10am-4pm.
Find Out More: Call 207-783-2249

August 8-11, 2007
Baltimore Festival
Johnson Park,
Baltimore, Ohio
Teen Night on Thursday, cruise-in on Friday, 5k run, parade, fireworks, bingo, firefighter games, prize drawing, staged musical entertainment and more.
Additional Facts: Call 740-438-0837 or 740-438-7881

August 9-11, 2007
Italian Festa
Holy Rosary Church on Chestnut Street,
Ansonia, Connecticut
Games and rides for the kids, clowns, music, marketplace, Italian foods, raffles and more. It's the event's 40th big year.
Further Info: Call 203-725-1787

August 9-11, 2007
St. Joe Pickle Festival
various venues,
St. Joseph, Indiana
Celebrating its 11th year, the festival will offer such fun as a pancake breakfast 6-10:30am, Pickle/Pepper Cook-off, grand parade, fireworks on Sat. night, gospel music, How about a Pickle, Pepper, Poker, People Walk? There's a blue light parade, plus you can enjoy a fish fry or chicken BBQ, browse arts and crafts, enjoy the petting zoo or hands-on animal show, photo show, tours of the Sechlers pickle factory (in business now for 86 years), horseshoe pitching contest, children's parade and more. Many events take place at Riverdale School.
Learn More: Call 260-337-5470 or 260-337-5290

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August 9-12, 2007
Hope Watermelon Festival
Fair Park,
Hope, Arkansas
Come and help celebrate 31 years with more than 200 arts and crafts booths, music, giant melons from the fields, antique cars, Watermelon Idol, watermelon seed spitting contest, sports card show, melon toss, civic club dinners and BBQs, games for kids, softball tournament, volleyball tournament, 5K run/walk, dog show, food booths and plenty of cold slices of watermelon.
Further Details: Call 870-777-3640

August 9-12, 2007
Fun Fest
Main & Market area,
North Manchester, Indiana
5K run, pony rides petting farm, pet costume contest, euchre tournament, library book sale, sporting events, arts and crafts, music, food, lip sync contest, cruise-in, bed races, drawings for prizes, water carnival Thursday at the Community Pool from 1-3pm.
Additional Information: Call 260-982-7644 or 260-982-2184

August 9-12, 2007
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
Most events held Downtown,
Mendota, Illinois
In the festival's 60th big year you can enjoy a recipe contest, WGLC Morning Show Idol, fresh corn for sale by the bag (Fri.-Sun.), carnival, beer garden, tennis tournament, commercial vendors, youth parade, music and other entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, flea market, pageant, face painting, K-9 demos, blood drive, grand parade. About 2pm on Sunday there will be a fresh corn giveaway at the intersection of Illinois Ave. & Jefferson St. Also on Sunday, south of town, there will be a fly-in/drive-in breakfast at Grandpa's Farm airport on Rt. 251. You can expect to munch corn with more than 60,000 other festival-goers at this popular event.
Learn More: Call 815-539-6507

August 9-12, 2007
West Point Sweet Corn Festival
West Point, Iowa
5K & 10K runs, arts and crafts, water fights, pageant, parade, musical and other entertainment, carnival, Pee Wee Drag Races, horseshoe pitching tournament, mini garden tractor pull, BBQ, fresh sweet corn, corn eating competition, food vendors. If you're in town a day or 2 early you can get in on the Shuckfest, which is always held the Wednesday just before the festival. Call for more information. It's the festival's 55th year.
Questions? Call 319-837-6313

August 9-12, 2007
National Blueberry Festival
South Haven, Michigan
The festival celebrates its 44th year with arts and crafts, blueberry plants for sale, fresh blueberries for sale, blueberry pies, festival merchandise, 5K run/walk, casino night, kids' pie eating contest, AAUW book sale, sidewalk chalk art, raffle, parade Sat. at 1:30pm, blueberry cooking contest, sand sculpture contest, health fair, musical entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors and more. There will be a blueberry pancake breakfast Sat. & Sun. at Huron St. pavilion from 8am-noon and a Rotary blueberry pancake breakfast Sun. beginning at 7am.
Get The Facts: Call 269-637-1572 or 800-764-2836

August 9-12, 2007
Looney Daze
Main Street area,
Vergas, Minnesota
Bingo, arts and crafts, hunt for The Emerald Egg, street dance (18 and older), merchant specials, food vendors, activities for the kids, drawings for prizes, parade on Sun. at 2pm, 5K run/walk, karaoke for different age levels, turtle races, loon calling contest, horseshoe pitching, classic cars. area-wide rummage sales, flea market. The theme for this 42nd year is "Once in a Blue Loon".
Further Information: Call 218-234-1175

August 9-12, 2007
Scandinavian Festival
Festival grounds,
Junction City, Oregon
Museum displays, Scandinavian arts and crafts, pancake breakfast, meatball dinner, 10K Scandia Run (plus a shorter walk) on Sat., storytelling, Ukranian dance group, Scandinavian folk music, wine and microbrews, dancing. There will be a rest area with ice water, air-conditioning and nursing/changing facilities. When the festival activities leave you with the munchies you can feast on abelskiver, frikadeller, lefse, rarakor, pasha, and rod kale or you can go for chicken patties, vegetable sausages, Italian sausages, ice cream and cotton candy. Festival hours are 10am-9pm.
Learn More: Call 541-998-9372

August 9-19, 2007
Carnation Festival
various venues,
Alliance, Ohio
Mayor's breakfast, kick-off parade, musical entertainment, community gospel songfest, junior sporting events, Carnation Photo Contest, 9th Ribfest, firefighter muster, grand parade, pageant, vintage baseball game, sales of carnations, historic home tours, golf scramble, hot air balloons (weather permitting), ice cream socials, senior bowling, pet show, flower show, triathlon/duathlon, cruise-in, fireworks, arts and crafts.
Details: Call 330-823-6260 or 330-337-6363

August 10-12, 2007
Ole Hickory Days
various venues,
Colfax, Indiana
Flea market, car show/rally, fish fry, music, arts and crafts, chicken noodle dinner at UM Church on Sunday, more.
Additional Facts: Call 765-324-2961 or 765-650-0231

August 10-12, 2007
Great Goshen Grill Out
Elkhart, Indiana
Race to the Great Goshen Grill Out Sunday (10K, 5K and a walk), tricycle races, Kids Tent, food vendors, restaurant race, grilling contest, music, art.
Further Info: Call 574-296-5844

August 10-12, 2007
Polska Kielbasa Festival
various venues,
Ivanhoe, Minnesota
It's the festival's 36th year and plans include a parade, golf tournament, volleyball tournament, fireworks on Sat. night, flea market, 3-on-3 basketball, softball tournaments, entertainment, arts and crafts, karaoke, festival and ethnic foods.
Additional Information: Call 507-694-1736 or 507-694-1529

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August 10-12, 2007
Minnesota Irish Festival
Harriet Island,
St. Paul, Minnesota
Sheep herding demonstrations, Run with the Celts 5K run, film & theatre, craft demonstrations and displays, Idol contest, Irish music and dance (and maybe some lessons), storytelling, lectures, activities for kids, games and more.
Details: Call 952-474-7411

August 10-12, 2007
Huckleberry Festival
Community Park area,
Trout Creek, Montana
100 arts and crafts booths, bingo, dance, entertainment, huckleberry pancake breakfast at the fire hall (7-11am, Sat. & Sun.), carnival, 5K run, parade, huckleberry dessert contest (with samples for sale while they last), auction, pageant, fresh huckleberries for sale, festival foods (including plenty of treats with huckleberries as ingredients). The festival is celebrating its 28th year.
Get The Facts: Call 406-827-3301

August 10-12, 2007
Kool-Aid Days
Brickyard Park & downtown,
Hastings, Nebraska
Enjoy this 10th year with Kool-Aid Kardboard Boat Races, fireworks, food vendors, carnival games, Kool-Aid Kollectibles, Jammers Boat Races, flying disc golf tournament, 5K fun run, non-profit displays, Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest, fresh produce market, Kool-Aid Edible Art Contest, fire department displays, special exhibits at the Hastings Museum, bike tour, volkswalk, World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand (you buy a commemorative mug and have all you like of any of 14 flavors of Kool-Aid). At this writing, Judy Collins is scheduled to give a concert on Sat. evening. There will be plenty of festival foods, including meatball subs, smoked meats, burgers, roast chicken, baked potatoes, funnel cake, Kettle Korn and ice cream.
Find Out More: Call 402-461-8405 or 800-967-2189

August 10-12, 2007
Musky Jamboree
various venues,
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Come and have fun at this 51st year with an air show, miniature aircraft fly-in, 5K and 10K Musky Fun Run, antique car show, street dance, fireworks on Fri. at 10pm, more than 170 arts and crafts booths, kids' casting contest, flea market, entertainment, food booths. Some events are at Community Park and several are on Main Street downtown.
Questions? Call 715-385-2400 or 800-466-8759

August 10-19, 2007
Bill Johnson's Pirate Days
various venues,
Alexandria Bay, New York
The St. Lawrence River is full of pirates who come to storm the village and take over for a day of fun. There will be sword fighting, muskets, cannon fire and skirmishes that may pop up from time to time amidst the crowd. You are encouraged to dress up if you wish! Enjoy a boat parade, life-size chessboard, storytelling, activities for kids, arts and crafts, food. Mingle with the pirates and catch a photo op. You may find them fighting over the chance to get into the picture with you!
Additional Details: Call 800-541-2110

August 11, 2007
Corn Festival
various venues,
Avon, New York
Plans for this 21st year include arts and crafts, music, games, food, corn eating contest and more.
Learn More: Call 585-243-1547 or 585-226-8094

August 11, 2007
Coffee Break Festival
Mandt Community Park,
Stoughton, Wisconsin
It may be that the original coffee break was in Stoughton, but it wasn't the same kind of break that we think of now. A tobacco grower hired a bunch of housewives to help him sort tobacco leaves during the heavy season and they would only help him out if they could take a break to go home and do a few things there. Now that we think of the coffee break as a time to relax for a few minutes you can hit this festival with some fun in mind. Enjoy arts and crafts, music, face painting, activities for kids, car show, festival foods, Java Jog 5K/1-mile race, museum tours, baked goods, beer garden and plenty of free hot coffee.
Further Information: Call 608-873-7912 or 888-873-7912

August 11-12, 2007
Gravenstein Apple Fair
Ragle Ranch Park,
Sebstopol, California
Apple juggling contest, farm exhibits, apple grower judging, farm animals, great chef demos, beekeeping information, applesauce eating contest, puppet show, arts and crafts, area for children, apple pie eating contest, beer and wine tent, blacksmith demos, horse drawn wagon rides, two stage of music, hay maze, caramel apple eating contest, fresh apple juice, apple fritters, kabobs, apple bread pudding, teriyaki chicken, corn dogs, tamales, thai chicken kabobs and other festival foods. Please leave pets comfortably at home while you enjoy the fair. This is event's 34th year.
Details: Call 707-824-1765 or 800-207-9464

August 11-12, 2007
Gold Rush Days
Main Street area,
Buena Vista, Colorado
More than 120 arts and crafts booths, festival merchandise, rubber duck race down Cottonwood Creek, gold panning, pancake breakfast, storytelling, western dancers, music, activities for kids, festival foods, the third leg of the Rocky Mountain Championship Pack Burro Race.
Questions? Call 719-395-6612

August 11-12, 2007
Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Tydings Park,
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Crab-calling contest, seafood and other festival foods, arts and crafts, music, auction. Hours are 11am-7pm on Sat. and 11am-6pm on Sun.
Details: Call 410-939-1525 or 410-939-2100

August 11-12, 2007
Victorian Art Fair
Irons Park,
West Branch, Michigan
Panning for gold, old-fashioned entertainment, more than 275 arts and crafts booth, food, games for kids and more. The fun goes from 9am-5pm on Sat. and 9am-4pm on Sun.
More: Call 989-345-3856

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August 11-12, 2007
Jour de Fete
Historic District,
St. Genevieve, Missouri
Come and have fun at this 41st year with several stages of entertainment, a French marine encampment, birds of prey exhibit, displays of a French Colonial nature, about 600 arts and crafts booths, classic cars Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall (6th & Market), food. Hours are 10am-6pm Sat. and 10am-5pm on Sun. There is no admission charge.
Get The Facts: Call 573-883-3686 or 800-373-7007

August 11-12, 2007
Covered Bridge Days
Brodhead, Wisconsin
Festival foods, softball tournament, historical tours, parade, antique tractors on display, street dance, 5K run/walk, sand volleyball tournament, sidewalk sale, flea market, music, tractor pull.
Further Information: Call 608-897-8411

August 14-18, 2007
Tontitown Grape Festival
Tontitown, Arkansas
The event celebrates a whopping 109 years with spaghetti dinners, arts and crafts, Grapes 5K Walk/Run, Grape Stomp. Enjoy entertainment from Lee Roy Parnell, Rhonda Vincent and others.
Details: Call 479-361-2612 or 479-361-2700

August 15-18, 2007
Pemberville Free Fair
Memorial Park,
Pemberville, Ohio
Kids pedal tractor pull, grand parade, frog jumping contest, pageant, horse pull, collectibles, arts and crafts, quilt show, kiddie parade, livestock events, pancake breakfast on Thursday from 7-1oam, Portage River Run, Fair Idol, tug of war, flower show, chicken BBQ, Cornhole tournament, face painting, volleyball tournament, Swine Scramble. Festival foods will include chicken noodle soup, burgers, deep-fried mushrooms, fish sandwiches, hot dogs, breakfast rolls, ice cream.
Questions? Call 419-287-4836 or 419-287-3832

August 16-19, 2007
Howell Melon Festival
Historic downtown,
Howell, Michigan
The festival celebrates 48 years of fun with kids' rides, a showing of the film "Happy Feet", karaoke, classic cars, activities for kids, arts and crafts on Sat. and Sun., festival parade on Sat. at noon, entertainment, ice cream eating contest, pageant, commercial and community vendors, food.
Additional Information: Call 517-546-7477

August 16-19, 2007
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Angell Park,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Parade Thursday at 6:30pm on Main, music and other entertainment, steamed sweet corn by the bag Sat. and Sun. from noon-7pm, arts and crafts, petting zoo, carnival, rock climbing wall, midget auto racing, bingo, large inflatables and other activities for kids. There is no admission charge for those age 6 and younger.
Learn More: Call 608-837-4547

August 16-19, 2007
Beef & Dairy Days
Whitehall, Wisconsin
Pageant, quilt and needlework show, Top of the World Bike Tour, classic cars, carnival, mud bog, arts and crafts, carnival, 5K run/walk, food, parades, musical entertainment, bed races.
Info: Call 715-538-4353 or 715-538-4252

August 17-18, 2007
National Lentil Festival
Pullman, Washington
It's the 19th year for this one. Celebrate with a grand parade on Sat. at 11am, lentil pancake breakfast in Cougar Plaza on Sat., wine tasting, Boards and Blades competition, free lentil chili and a street fair on Fri. evening, 5K run/walk, Tour de Lentil 100K bike ride, activities for kids, lentil cooking contests, farm exhibits, 3-on-3 basketball, microbrews, music. Several events take place in Reaney Park.
Further Details: Call 509-334-3565 or 800-365-6948

August 17-19, 2007
McCloud Heritage Days
various venues,
McCloud, California
Antique logging demonstrations, arts and crafts, antiques, classic cars, excursion train rides, wood carving demos, antique tractors, displays & exhibits, melodrama, food, entertainment.
Additional Information: Call 530-964-2105 or 530-964-3113

August 17-19, 2007
Fort Collins, Colorado
Kids' World, more than 300 arts, crafts and food booths, 7 stages of musical entertainment, Bohemian Nights, carnival. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing: Union Break, Tanukis, Dr. Neptune, Poqito Maz, Whitewater Ramble, Flobots, Dotsero, Gypsy Swing Revue. It's the festival's 19th year.
Get The Facts: Call 970-224-FEST

August 17-19, 2007
Elwood Glass Festival
Callaway Park,
Elwood, Indiana
Quilt show in Edgewood Elementary School gym, pageant, arts and crafts, glass factory tours, commercial booths, parade, classic cars, flea market. There is no admission charge. It's the festival's 30th year.
More: Call 765-552-0180

August 17-19, 2007
Peach Festival
Fountain Park,
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
The festival celebrates 23 years with arts and crafts, a parade on Sat., pancake breakfast Sun. from 7:30-11am, cruise-in, fireworks, antique engines on display, games for kids, entertainment, food vendors, business vendors, road race. Food choices will include corn on the cob, pierogi, chicken satay, calzone, fries, pizza and peach crisp. Hours are 3-10pm on Fri., 11am-10pm on Sat. and 11am-7pm on Sun.
Additional Information: Call 413-599-0010

August 17-19, 2007
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
various venues,
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Most festival events take place in either Riverside Park, Depot Town, Frog Island or Downtown. Enjoy historic tours, a rubber duck race, arts and crafts, music, parade, casino party (over 21 only), activities for children, museum displays, Civil War encampment, food and drink vendors. Please—no dogs, skates, blades, glass containers, bikes (there is bike valet parking available). The festival celebrates 29 years in 2007.
Questions? Call 734-483-6071

August 17-19, 2007
Festival of the Little Hills
Frontier Park area downtown,
St. Charles, Missouri
Arts and crafts, face painting, magic tricks, clowns, games and stories for kids, antiques, entertainment, and festival foods: homemade potato chips, taco salad, kabobs, chocolate funnel cakes, BBQ, burgers and hots dogs, egg rolls, frozen custard and more. Hours are 4-10pm Fri., 9:30am-10pm Sat., and 9:30am-5pm on Sun.
Get Details: Call 636-940-0095 or 800-366-2427

August 17-19, 2007
Cucumber Fest
Pafko Park & Main Street,
Boyceville, Wisconsin
Celebrate with music, dance, arts and crafts, fly-in pancake breakfast at the Municipal Airport on Sunday, helicopter rides, grand parade on Sunday afternoon, opening parade with lots of horses on Friday evening, bingo, 5K & 10K run, antique tractors on display.
More: Call 715-643-2351 or 888-523-3866

August 18, 2007
Rio Grande Depot,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Italian food and beverages, golf tournament, bocce ball tournament, Italian movie showings, spaghetti sauce cooking contest, festival merchandise, Italian car and scooter show, arts and crafts, cheese tasting, wine tasting, genealogical assistance. Hours are 11am-10pm.
Questions? Call 801-979-1997 or 888-800-1441

August 18-19, 2007
Round Valley Blackberry Festival
Festival grounds,
Covelo, California
Enjoy this 25th year with arts and crafts, wine tasting, classic car show, 10K fun run, musical entertainment. Dig into the likes of blackberry cobbler, blackberry jam and blackberry pie. Hours are 10am-5pm and there is no admission charge.
Details: Call 707-963-6144 or 707-963-6736

August 18-19, 2007
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church,
Manchester, New Hampshire
Penny sale, raffles, arts and crafts, church tours, music, activities for kids. Festival hours are 11am-9pm on Sat. and 11am-8pm on Sun.
Info: Call 603-623-2045

August 18-19, 2007
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts
Fowler Park,
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Beside Fowler Lake you can enjoy entertainment on 3 stages, more than 130 arts and crafts booths, activities for kids, silent auction, food vendors. Festival hours are 10am-5pm, rain or shine, and there is no admission charge. Service animals are welcomed, but please do not bring pets.
Get The Facts: Call 262-567-1243

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August 19, 2007
Arts & Crafts Fair
Civic Park,
New Holstein, Wisconsin
Pancake breakfast from 9am-12:30pm, food vendors, arts and crafts, corn roast from noon-4pm, entertainment, used book sale at the library across the street from the park. There is no admission charge.
Learn More: Call 920-898-5640 or 920-898-5766

August 19-25, 2007
Union Fair & Blueberry Festival
Fairgrounds on Common Rd.,
Union, Maine
Drawings for prizes, demolition derby, music, back seat driving contest, high-wire motorcycle stunt show, parade, bubblegum blowing contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, fireworks, pancake eating contest, wild blueberry dessert contest, blueberry pie eating contest for kids, blueberry pie eating contest for 2 people (with one blindfolded and feeding the other!). There will also be festival merchandise and lots of livestock events typical in a county fair setting.
Details: Call 207-785-3281

August 23-26, 2007
Obetz Zucchinifest
Lancaster Park,
Obetz, Ohio
Celebrate with a pageant, entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors (try a Zucchini Burger), rides, games, contests, grand parade on Sat., cruise-in. Hours are 5-10pm Thurs., 5-11pm Fri., 11am-11pm Sat. and 11am-6pm Sun. There is no admission charge.
Get The Facts: Call 614-497-2518 or 614-668-3069

August 24-25, 2007
Olive Festival
various venues,
Corning, California
Now in its 18th year, the festival will offer a fun run/walk, youth dance, arts and crafts, games and activities for kids, parade Fri. at 6pm, lawnmower races, pancake breakfast in Woodson City Park, food booths, raffle, talent show, cooking contest, entertainment.
Questions? Call 530-824-5550

August 24-25, 2007
Watermelon Days
Fayette, Iowa
Celebrate 24 years of festival fun with a community dinner and ice cream sundaes at Garbee Hall, bake sale and church luncheon, fire truck rides, crowning of Miss Fayette, watermelon games, 5K/10K run/walk plus a Tot Trot, parade on Sat. at 11am, free watermelon at scheduled times, petting zoo, waterball fights, firemen's supper, White Elephant Bingo, paintball, basketball, rock climbing wall, Watermelon Jam Talent Show, raffle, fireworks Sat. evening, classic car show. At this writing there were also plans in the works for a street dance. There will be a classic car show on Sunday, August 26.
Additional Information: Call 563-425-4316

August 24-25, 2007
Bodock Festival
Courthouse Square,
Pontoc, Mississippi
(A bodock is a type of tree. Think of hedge apples.) Celebrate its many charms with the Twilight 5K run, games and rides for the kids, arts and crafts, music, a parade, car show, Bodock Fence Throwing Contest, festival foods and more.
Details: Call 662-489-5042

August 24-26, 2007
Markle Wildcat Festival
Markle Park,
Markle, Indiana
Plans for this 31st year include pancake breakfast, drawings for prizes, entertainment, arts and crafts, parade, frog jumping contest, vendors, car and truck show, games and contests.
Get The Facts: Call 260-758-2855 or 260-758-2855

August 24-26, 2007
Prairie Festival
Huxley, Iowa
Kiddie tractor pull, pageant, talent show, horseshoe pitching tournament, mud volleyball, antique tractor pull, 5K run and 10K run/walk, parade, teen dance, dog show, arts and crafts. 2007 also marks the town's 125th birthday, so watch for special mention of this in displays or other activities.
Further Information: Call 515-231-3665 or 515-597-3174

August 24-26, 2007
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Art demonstrations, Arts for All, literary arts, edible arts (festival foods and ethnic specialties), 3 stages of entertainment, art activities for kids, festival merchandise, strolling performers Recycle Artstreet, art raffle, more than 200 artisans showing and selling their work, theatre. Festival foods include burgers and dogs, baklava, eggrolls, pita sandwiches, pizza, cheese curds, roasted almonds and fruit smoothies. This is the event's 26th year.
More: Call 920-435-2787 or 920-435-5220

August 25, 2007
Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival
Ellenville, New York
Pie sale, arts and crafts, blueberry pancake breakfast, area cultural exhibits, blueberry pie baking contest, art show, entertainment, festival foods. Most events are from 9am-5pm, rain or shine.
Still Have Questions? Call 845-647-4620

August 25-26, 2007
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts
Elmwood Avenue (at Auburn St.),
Buffalo, New York
Parade, activities for kids, commercial vendors, information from local arts groups and non-profit agencies, music, dance and plenty of festival foods—sauteed artichokes, veggie dogs, thai noodle salad, BBQ, tamales, portabella pitas, root beer floats and more.
Info: Call 716-830-2484

August 25-26, 2007
Coplay Community Days
Saylor Park,
Coplay, Pennsylvania
Kilns here made Portland cement until 1904. Now the kilns are a museum and they look a bit like Stonehenge as they sit sticking up above the ground. The community celebrates with tours of the kilns, arts and crafts, food, 5K race, entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 610-262-6088

August 25-26, 2007
Festival in the Pines
Carson Park,
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Petting zoo, more than 250 vendors, music and other entertainment, games and rides for kids, karate demo, beer garden, trout tank. If you buy so much that you don't want to carry it around you can have the Girl Scouts hold your items while you wander. There's a free shuttle to and from Chippewa Valley Technical College or the Eau Claire County Courthouse parking lot. Hours are 9am-6pm on Sat. and 10am-5pm on Sun. It's the festival's 25th season.
Details: Call 715-552-5504 or 888-611-7463

August 30-September 2, 2007
New York State Festival of Balloons
Dansville Airport area,
Dansville, New York
the festival celebrates 26 years of fun with balloon launches (weather permitting), activities for kids, balloon glow on Thursday evening, arts and crafts, staged entertainment, strolling entertainment, international food court, festival merchandise, car show. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older. Please—no pets, coolers, bicycles, skates, blades or skate boards.
Additional Information: Call 800-538-7365

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

Aug. 1-4 Onion Days, Nobel Township Park, Wolf Lake, Indiana, 260-635-1199
Aug. 1-4 North Carolina Watermelon Festival, Murfreesboro, North Carolina, 252-398-5922
Aug. 1-4 Big Coal River Festival, Whitesville, West Virginia, 304-854-1224
Aug. 2-4 Ohio Chile Pepper Festival, Trimble H.S. at 1 Tomcat Drive, Glouster, Ohio, 740-767-4407 or 740-767-4946
Aug. 3-4 Festival of Summer, downtown, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 262-723-5788
Aug. 3-4 Summer Sizzle, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-273-1173
Aug. 3-5 Monterey Bay Strawberry Festival (13th), Ramsey Park, Watsonville, California, 831-566-1230
Aug. 3-5 Covered Wagon Days, Del Norte, Colorado, 719-657-2845 or 888-616-4638
Aug. 3-5 Homecoming and Augustfest, Scheve Park, Mascoutah, Illinois, 618-566-2540
Aug. 3-5 Olde Home Days, Andover, Maine, 207-392-4311
Aug. 3-5 Fish Sandwich Festival, Bay Port, Michigan, 989-551-9929
Aug. 3-5 Riverfest, Vassar, Michigan, 989-823-2601
Aug. 3-5 Wilber Czech Festival, Wilber, Nebraska, 888-494-5237
Aug. 3-5 Old Lincoln Days, Lincoln, New Mexico, 505-653-4025
Aug. 3-5 Heritage Days, Park Circle, Angelica, New York, 585-456-3216
Aug. 3-5 Lucy's Birthday Celebration, Lucy-Desi Museum, Jamestown, New York, 877-LUCY-FAN
Aug. 3-5 Twin Days, Glenn Chamberlain Park, Twinsburg, Ohio, 330-425-3652
Aug. 3-5 Gatesway Balloon Festival, Will Rogers Downs on S. 4200 Rd., Claremont, Oklahoma, 918-258-3900
Aug. 4 Fayette Freeze Off Art & Music Festival (10th), Courthouse Square, Fayette, Missouri, 660-888-0586
Aug. 4 Crossroads Festival, Lima, New York, 585-582-1481
Aug. 4 Cookie Daze, Barlow Park, Ripon, Wisconsin, 920-748-6764
Aug. 4-5 Carmel Valley Fiesta, Carmel Valley, California, 831-659-4502 or 831-644-6180
Aug. 4-5 Fremont Festival of the Arts (24th), Paseo Padre Parkway between Mowry & Walnut, Fremont, California, 510-795-2344
Aug. 4-5 Festa Italians, 3730 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, California, 916-690-5634
Aug. 4-5 Cabrillo Music Art & Wine Festival,
                   11am-8pm, Church Street near Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, 831-420-5260 or Email cabrillomusic.org
Aug. 4-5 SoNo Arts Celebration, , S. Main & Washington area, South Norwalk, Connecticut, 203-866-7916
Aug. 4-5 Maui Onion Festival, Whaler's Village, Lahaina, Hawaii, 808-661-4567
Aug. 4-5 Zoar Mosquito Festival, United Methodist Church picnic grounds, Zoar, Indiana, 812-536-2920 or 812-354-8155
Aug. 4-14 Schweizer Fest (49th), Tell City, Indiana, 888-343-6262
Aug. 5 Taste of Dorset, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 218-732-0275
Aug. 7-11 De Leon Peach & Melon Festival, Downtown, Email pmdeleon@cctc.net
Aug. 8 SeaScare & Porchlight Parade (6th), Brier, Washington, 425-778-5440 or 425-672-3252
Aug. 9-11 Great River Tug Fest, Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa, 800-747-7800
Aug. 10-12 Escalante Days, Dolores, Colorado, 719-882-4018
Aug. 10-12 Coal Festival, City Park on Main St., Marissa, Illinois, 618-295-2562
Aug. 10-12 Sudbury Canada Days, Bethel, Maine, 207-824-2908 or 800-824-2910
Aug. 10-12 Street Car Days, Downtown, Red Cloud, Nebraska, 402-746-2211
Aug. 10-12 Milbank Arts & Train Festival, downtown, Milbank, South Dakota, 605-432-6656
Aug. 10-12 Pure Water Days /Heritage Fun Fest, 700 block of N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 888-723-0024
Aug. 11 Tomato Art Fest (4th), E. Nashville Five Points area, E. Nashville, Tennessee, 615-226-2070
Aug. 11 Twine Ball Celebration, Darwin, Minnesota
Aug. 11 Black-eyed Pea Festival, Main & Broadway, Hollis, OK, 580-688-9545
Aug. 11 Watermelon Festival, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 580-476-9348
Aug. 11-12 Big Bear Renaissance Faire (6th), Fawnskin (Big Bear Lake's north shore), Big Bear, California, 909-585-7825
Aug. 11-12 Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar (61st), 24011 Riverside Ave., Sacramento, California, 916-446-0121
Aug. 11-12 Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, Mystic, Connecticut, 860-572-9578
Aug. 11-12 Wooden Boat Festival (7th), Orleans County Marine Park on Rt. 98, Point Breeze, New York, 585-331-8814
Aug. 12 Peach Festival, Attica, New York, 585-591-2161
Aug. 13-19 Peaches & Cream Festival, Apple Holler, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, 262-886-8500
Aug. 15-18 Parade of the Hills (58th), Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio
Aug. 16-18 Bratwurst Festival (40th), Bucyrus, Ohio, 419-562-BRAT
Aug. 16-19 Peach Festival (39th), downtown, Palisade, Colorado, 970-464-7458
Aug. 17-18 Milford Oyster Festival, downtown and along harbor, Milford, Connecticut, 203-878-5363
Aug. 17-19 Great Falls Balloon Festival (15th), Auburn, Maine, 800-639-6331
Aug. 17-18 Wild Blueberry Festival (32nd), Congregational Church at 7 Centre Street, Machias, Maine, 207-255-6665
Aug. 17-19 Balloon Fest, Foundation Park, Centralia, Illinois
Aug. 17-19 Medaryville Community Potato Fest, Medaryville, Indiana, 219-843-5263
Aug. 17-19 Diamond Days, Blairsville, Pennsylvania, 724-459-6252
Aug. 17-19 Lewis & Clark Heritage Days, Heritage Park, Elk Point, South Dakota, 605-356-2164
Aug. 18 Tomato Festival, 10am-5pm, Texas Street downtown, Fairfield, California, 707-423-0103
Aug. 18 Cornfest, Drover Park, Huntington, Indiana, 260-356-9681
Aug. 18 Multi-Cultural Festival, Owensboro, Kentucky, 800-489-1131
Aug. 18 Newfane August Fest, 11am-6pm, Main Street, Newfane, New York, 716-778-7674
Aug. 18-19 Olde Farmers Fest, downtown, Rolling Prairie, Indiana, 219-324-6206
Aug. 18-19 Summer in the City, various venues, Batavia, New York, 585-344-0900
Aug. 18-19 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, Community Park, Fairborn, Ohio, 937-305-0800
Aug. 18 Polish Festival, noon-8pm, St. Stanislaus Church at 41st & J Streets, Omaha, Nebraska
Aug. 18 Festival on the Oatka, Main Street, Scottsville, New York, 585-889-6050
Aug. 19 Corn 'n Tater Festival, 11am-4pm, Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, 608-339-9284
Aug. 23-25 Winterville Watermelon Festival (22nd), Church and Sylvnia area, Winterville, North Carolina, Email ectrophy@earthlink.net
Aug. 23-26 Telluride Mushroom Festival (27th), various venues, Telluride, Colorado, 970-728-1412
Aug. 23-26 Swiss Wine Festival, Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, Vevay, Indiana, 800-435-5688
Aug. 24-25 Kentucky Heartland Festival, Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 270-765-4334
Aug. 24-25 Barnesville Potato Days Festival, Barnesville, Minnesota, 800-525-4901
Aug. 24-26 Caladium Festival (17th), DeVane Park, Lake Placid, Florida, 863-465-4331
Aug. 24-26 Crown of Maine Balloon Fest (4th), Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, Maine, 207-764-6561
Aug. 24-26 Popcorn Days, Main Street, North Loup, Nebraska, 308-496-4401
Aug. 24-26 North Country Moose Festival,
                   Colebrook, New Hampshire (also in Pittsburg, New Hampshire and Canaan, Vermont, 603-237-8939 or 800-698-8939
Aug. 25 Aquafest 11am-2pm, Cedar Lake on S. Lone Elm Rd., Olathe, Kansas, 913-971-6263
Aug. 25 Summer Festival, Holley, New York, 585-748-3254
Aug. 25 Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (31st), 9am-5pm, downtown, Cary, North Carolina, 919-462-3864
Aug. 25 Crepe Myrtle Festival, downtown, Ardmore, Tennessee, 256-423-7588
Aug. 25-26 Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival, Watts Ranch on Bodega Hwy., Bodega, California, 707-824-8717 or 707-792-0288
Aug. 25-26 Festival of the Arts, Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 630-790-9180
Aug. 25-26 Kirchenfest, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Illinois, 618-654-2339
Aug. 25-26 Seven Springs Wine & Food Festival, 777 Water Wheel Dr, Champion, Pennsylvania, 814-352-7777 or 800-452-2223
Aug. 25-26 Keystone State Hot & Stinky Garlic & Herb Festival,
                   Zanolini Nursery (603 St. Johns Rd.), Drums, Pennsylvania, 570-788-3152
Aug. 25-26 St. Mary's Parish Festival, St. Mary's Church, Richland, Wisconsin, 608-647-2621
Aug. 26 Broiler Festival, Crane, Missouri, 417-723-5248
Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Sweet Corn Festival, Lions Park., Millersport, Ohio, 740-467-3639
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Portsmouth River Festival, Riverfront Landing, Portsmouth, Ohio, 740-354-8807
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 Michigan Peach Festival (76th), various venues, Romeo, Michigan, 586-752-4436
Aug. 30-Sept. 3 Septemberfest, Qwest Center on 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska
Aug. 30-Sept. 15 Moab Music Festival, Moab, Utah, 435-259-7003
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Greek Festival, Community Center at J & 13, Sacramento, California, 916-264-5181
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Earl Park Fall Festival, Community Park, Earl Park, Indiana, 219-474-5081 or 765-385-2678
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival (29th), Winchester, Kentucky, 859-744-0556
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Caramel Festival, Winchester, Ohio, 937-695-0950
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival, DC Minner Street, Rentiesville, Oklahoma, 918-473-2411
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 304-622-7314
Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 7-9 Fayetteville Arts Festival, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 479-571-3337
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Capitola Begonia Festival, various venues, Capitola, California, 831-476-3566 or 800-919-8156
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Paul Bunyan Days, various venues, Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 916-808-7777
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Wagon Days, downtown, Ketchum, Idaho, 866-305-9899
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Little Italy Festival, Clinton, Indiana, 765-832-9935 or 765-832-7254
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Marshmallow Festival, Ligonier, Indiana, 260-894-4073
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Marshall County Blueberry Festival, Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana, 888-936-5020
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Arts, Beats & Eats, downtown, Pontiac, Michigan, 248-334-4600
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence Square on Lexington, Independence, Missouri, 816-252-4745
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival, Fallon, Nevada, 775-423-2544
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 North Carolina Apple Festival, downtown, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 828-697-4557
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Oak Leaf Festival, Main Street area, Oak Hill, West Virginia, 800-927-0263

Other August 2007 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may also be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Aug. 1 Free concert by Remus Lupins (Harry Potter themed), 6pm, Amherst Museum, Amherst, New York, 716-689-1440
                   (detailed information in this month's Notify Note, for subscribers only)
Aug. 2 Taste of Greater Waterville (15th), Main Street, Waterville, Maine, 207-873-3315
Aug. 2 Teddy Bear Picnic,
                   11am-1:30pm, 641 Delware Ave. (rain venue is 16 Linwood Ave.), Buffalo, New York, Reservations: 716-884-0095
Aug. 2-5 Street Rod Nationals (38th), Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky, 901-452-4030
Aug. 2-5 World's Longest Outdoor Sale (also called Hwy. 127 Corridor Sale),
                   Along U.S. Hwy 127, (headquarted in) Jamestown, Tennessee, 931-878-9948 or 800-327-3945
Aug. 3-5 Fandemonium '07, Civic Center, Nampa, Idaho, 208-468-5500 or Email borneo@fandemonium.org
Aug. 3-5 Uptown Art Fair (44th), Hennepin Ave. at Lake St., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612-823-4581
Aug. 4 Antiques Festival on the Green (34th), corner of Hubbard & Main, Glastonbury, Connecticut, 860-633-6890
Aug. 4-5 International Depression Glass Show, Scottish Rite Temple, Sacramento, California
Aug. 4-5 Great Southwestern Antique Show, Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-255-4054
Aug. 4-5 Artists' Studio Tour, Alto, New Mexico, 505-336-7707
Aug. 4-5 Wheat Harvest Dinner & Parade,Rural Life Museum on Rt. 34B, King Ferry, New York, 315-730-6134
Aug. 8 I Love NY Food Festival, 11am-10pm, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, 518-473-0559 or 518-474-5987
Aug. 7-9 Farmfest, Gilfillan Estate, Redwood County, Minnesota, 800-827-8007
Aug. 9-12 Glass Art & Bead Festival, Veterans Memorial Bldg., Sonoma, California
Aug. 9-12 Star Trek Convention, Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, Tickets: 818-409-0960 ext. 225
Aug. 9-12 Wizard World, Stephens Convention Center,Chicago, Illinois, Email conventions@wizarduniverse.com
Aug. 9-12 Cumberland Craft Show, Fairgrounds on Blanchard Rd., Cumberland, Maine, 207-621-1945 or 207-621-2818
Aug. 9-12 King Midget Jamboree, Holland, Michigan, 740-559-3983
Aug. 10-12 Conglomeration, Clarion Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, Eail info@conglomeration.org
Aug. 10-12 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, Harbor Park & Buoy Park, Rockland, Maine, 207-236-8622
Aug. 10-12 Maine Antiques Festival (26th), fairgrounds off Rt. 17, Union, Maine, 207-563-1013
Aug. 10-12 Horrorfind Weekend, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 444-465-0645
Aug. 10-12 On the Green Arts & Crafts Festival, 10am-5pm, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Aug. 10-12 German Fest, Gates Memorial Park on Spencerport Rd., Rochester, New York, 585-426-7835
Aug. 10-12 Armadillocon 29, Doubletree Hotel North, Austin, Texas, 512-477-6259
Aug. 11 Waldensian Festival, Main Street area, Valdese, North Carolina, 828-879-2126
Aug. 11 Somerset Antique Show, 8am-4pm, downtown, Somerset, Pennsylvania, 814-445-6431
Aug. 11-12 California Extreme, Parkside Hall, San Jose, California, Email info@caextreme.org
Aug. 11-12 Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival, 10am-6pm, SkyPark, Scotts Valley, California, 831-438-1010
Aug. 11-12 Outdoor Art Festival (50th), Historic downtown, Mystic, Connecticut, 860-572-9578
Aug. 11-12 Collectors Carnival Antique & Flea Market, 4-H Center, Evansville, Indiana, 812-471-9419
Aug. 11-12 Sourwood Festival (30th), Black Mountain, North Carolina, 826-669-2300
Aug. 11-12 Dixie Gun & Knife Show, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 910-846-2555
Aug. 11-12 Art in the Park, 10am-5pm, Library Park, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 262-249-7968
Aug. 11-12 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair (33rd), 929 N. Water, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-259-1440
Aug. 12 Stroll Through the Park, 9am-3pm, Albion Park Museum, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 608-864-3581
Aug. 12 Cars & Crafts in the Park, 8am-3pm, Village Park, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, 715-986-4680
Aug. 13-19 Bay Area Tap Festival, various venues, San Francisco, California, 4151-294-4941
Aug. 16 Super Cruise 3, Charcoal Corral, Perry, New York, 585-237-5270
Aug. 16-19 Gen Con Indy, Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 206-957-EXPO or 800-957-EXPO
Aug. 17-18 Ignite the Nites, downtown, Libby, Montana, 406-293-2633
Aug. 17-18 Oklahoma Prison Rodeo, State Penitentiary on North West St., McAlester, Oklahoma, 800-879-2550
Aug. 17-19 Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest, Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, California, 760-931-0301
Aug. 18 New England Auto Auction, 8:30am-5pm, Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine
Aug. 18-19 Golden Gate Antique & Collectibles Show, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California
Aug. 18-19 American Founders Band Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-233-1221
Aug. 18-19 Santa Fe Indian Market, downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 505-983-5220
Aug. 18-19 Mount Morris Italian Festival (11th), Main Street, Morris, New York, 585-658-9830
Aug. 19 Concours d'Elegance, Pebble Beach, California, 831-622-1700
Aug. 19 Northern Connecticut Vegetarian Society Vegan Picnic & Beach Day,
                   11am, Sunrise Park on Rt. 168, West Suffield, Connecticut, 860-623-8082 or Email joycegre@aol.com
Aug. 19 Tailwaggers Classic, 1-4pm, Mineral Springs Park, Pekin, Illinois, 309-370-2116
Aug. 19 Poags Hole Professional Motorcycle Hillclimb, off Rt. 36, Dansville, New York, 585-335-9260
Aug. 23-25 State H.O.G. Rally, Portland, Oregon, 503-319-9040
Aug. 24-25 Frog Follies, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, Evansville, Indiana, 812-428-3764
Aug. 24-25 Cape BBQ Fest, 10am-3pm, Arena Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 573-335-3312 or 573-579-8723
Aug. 24-26 Miami County Heritage Days, 4-H Fairgrounds at 1029 W. 200N., Peru, Indiana, 765-473-9183
Aug. 24-26 Bondville Fair, Rt. 30, Bondville, Vermont, 802-297-1882
Aug. 25 San Jose Super Toy, Doll & Collectible Show, 11am-4pm, County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California, 408-298-1709
Aug. 25-26 Indianapolis Air Show, Mt. Comfort Airport, Greenfield, Indiana, 317-335-7252
Aug. 25-26 Island Park Show, 10am-5pm, Island Park, Fargo, North Dakota, 701-241-1350
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Dragon Con,
                   Hyatt Regency and Atlanta Marriott, Atlanta, Georgia, 770-909-0115 or Email dragoncon@dragoncon.org

Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Arts Festival Oklahoma, Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-682-7576
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Crawford Rock Swap, City Park, Crawford, Nebraska, 308-432--8950
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 State H.O.G. Rally, Bellingham, Washington, 360-739-6453

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Once upon a time there was a man with a gentle voice and quiet charm. He made several movies and worked in a TV show playing a character who rode a motorcycle from town to town, touching lives, and singing a little here and there. Then some of us didn't hear much of him for awhile.
We wondered if he would ever come to sing for us again.

Michael Parks is singing, and he recorded 17 songs for us to enjoy, including:

I'll Never Be Free
Basin Street Blues
Don't Go To Strangers
Easy Street

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Joan Garnand
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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!

William Malmskog Ever since William Malmskog and I began a dialogue I've been impressed by his willingness to share openly the details of his life. Most of us hide a lot of our lives from others and present only the parts we can polish and make look acceptable. He isn't afraid to talk about how his difficulties, including physical challenges, have guided him to an increased sense of abilities and possibilities.

I have a special place in my heart for people who allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to show us their pain. But this isn't about being a victim. It's about using adversity as a stepping stone to new challenges and then helping the rest of us do the same. When he sends me welcome updates of what he's been doing I know he's going to bring me something I can bite into and use in my own daily challenges. Please take time to visit his web site and explore the man who calls himself the Crazy Viking.

A Little Browsing...
If you sit at work a lot there are still things you can do to sneak in some extra movement, work a little more toward fitness and maybe relieve some stress.

Is Six Columbus of NYC open yet?
They've been promising for a long time now.

Try doing a Cold Read
at the next social gathering you attend.
Want something sweet, cool and easy to fix? How about using a food processor to whip up some Peach Sorbet? Or, make fruit smoothies by combining juices (or your liquid ingredients of choice) in a blender with frozen chunks of bananas or frozen berries.


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