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July 29-August 15, 2010
Greater Alliance Carnation Festival
Silver Park and other venues,
Alliance, Ohio
Tours of Glamorgan Castle, ice cream social, sewing/quilting display, triathlon/duathlon, Ribfest outside Carnation Mall, fishing derby, community breakfast August 7 at 7:30am, pet show, vintage baseball games, flower show, cruise-in, firefighter muster, library used book sale, arts and crafts, pageant, historic home tours, grand parade August 14 at 11am, hot air balloons, food, fireworks August 14 and 15 at 9:50pm, shuttle buses between venues at peak times.
Learn More: Call 920-235-5584

July 30-August 1, 2010
Wood Turtle Days
Village Park,
Wilton, Wisconsin
Fireworks, parade, arts and crafts, volleyball tournament, games for kids, musical entertainment, softball tournament, festival foods.
Details: Call 608-435-6512

July 31-August 1, 2010
Watsonville Strawberry Festival of Monterey Bay
Downtown near City Plaza,
Watsonville, California
Strawberry pizza, classic cars on display, music, arts and crafts, corn dogs and other savory foods, beer and wine garden, carnival rides, fried apple pies, strawberry shortcake, strawberry parfaits, deep-fried Twinkies, chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry tamales and other treats. General hours are 10am-7pm.
Get the Facts: Call 831-768-3240

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August 1, 2010
Village Fair
Village Green,
Stonington, Connecticut
Festival foods and beverages, activities for kids, face painting, games, arts and crafts, book fair, demonstrations. Festival hours are 10am-4pm, rain or shine.
Questions? Call 860-505-2476

August 1, 2010
Raspberry Festival
Monastery of St. Gertrude,
Cottonwood, Idaho
Cultural demos, pancake breakfast, tours of the monastery chapel, craft demos, classic cars and motorcycles, arts and crafts 9am-4pm, 10K fun on a scenic route with a 5K marker for those wishing to do the "shortcake" run, entertainment, raspberry products for sale, Mountain Men encampment, kids' carnival, raspberry treats such as shortcake, other festival foods. 2010 marks the festival's 18th season.
Further Information: Call 208-962-2050

August 3-7, 2010
Tontitown Grape Festival
Tontitown, Arkansas
The festival celebrates a whopping 112 years in 2010. Enjoy museum exhibits, Run for the Grapes 5K walk/run and kids fun run, arts and crafts, Italian spaghetti dinners, music, prizes, carnival rides.
Learn More: Call 479-361-2612 or 479-361-2700

August 4, 2010
Loon Day
Mercer, Wisconsin
Music and dance, basketball tournament, festival foods, face painting, bake sale, flea market, helicopter rides, Loon Calling Contests, more than 250 artisans showing and selling their work, used book sale at the Community Center, raffles, live radio and TV coverage, sidewalk sales and merchants specials. It's the festival's 30th anniversary. General hours are 9am-4pm.
Questions? Call 715-476-2389

August 4-7, 2010
Baltimore Festival
Johnson Park,
Baltimore, Ohio
It's the festival's 22nd year. Plans include food vendors, fireworks Saturday night at 10pm, 5K run at 8:30am on Saturday, watermelon eating contest, carnival rides, pie baking contest, parade 10:30am on Saturday, baby pageant, drawings for prizes, food vendors, cake baking contest, kiddie tractor pull, Teen Night on Thursday, cruise-in on Friday, staged musical entertainment.
Details: Call 740-438-7881

August 5-7, 2010
Bear Lake Raspberry Days
Various venues,
Garden City, Utah
The festival is celebrating 27 seasons this year. Enjoy fireworks on Saturday at 10pm, arts and crafts, music and other entertainment, parade Thursday at 6pm, rodeo events in Laketown, 5K run, pancake breakfast Saturday at the LDS Church from 8-11am, family street dance. Please, no pets.
Further Info: Call 435-946-2901 or 800-448-BEAR

August 5-8, 2010
Village Park Rec Center at 900 W. Romeo Road,
Romeoville, Illinois
Radio Disney, senior bingo, bean bag tournament, arts and crafts, staged musical entertainment, beverage garden, fireworks Sunday at 9:15pm, activities for kids, carnival rides and games, softball tournament, tennis tournament, Reptile Rampage animal educational program, commerical and not-for-profit booths.
Get the Facts: Call 815-886-6222

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August 5-8, 2010
Schulenburg Festival
Wolters Park,
Schulenburg, Texas
Antiques, horseshoe pitching, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, tricycle races, washer pitching, festival parade Sunday at 11am, egg toss, collectibles for sale, 5K fun run/walk, chili cook-off, kiddie parade, golf tournament, cow patty bingo, Go Team BBQ Cook-Off, food booths, carnival, men's and women's softball tournament, volleyball tournament, Jackpot Beans Contest, beer garden, Bloody Mary Contest, music, cow chip toss, rodeo events.
Questions? Call 888-515-1195

August 5-8, 2010
Jack Pine Savage Days
Spooner, Wisconsin
It's the festival's 18th anniversary. Plans include an outdoor show on Saturday, festival foods, 3-on-3 basketball, health fair, arts and crafts on Walnut Street, sidewalk sale, musical entertainment, festival merchandise, book sale in Centennial Park, pancake breakfast on Sunday, volleyball tournament, horseshoe pitching tournament, car show, 5-mile and 2-mile walk/run on Saturday at 8:30am, mechanical bull, farmers market.
Additional Info: Call 715-635-2168 or 800-367-3306

August 5-8, 2010
Riverside Park,
Watertown, Wisconsin
The festival celebrates 24 years in 2010. Enjoy a tennis tournament, roving entertainment, Taste of Watertown, fireworks at 10pm on Saturday, 5K run on Saturday, kids' casting contest on Satruday, arts and crafts, carnival rides, raffles, raft race, Carp Classic, entertainment, water ski show.
Get the Facts: Call 920-261-6320

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August 6-7, 2010
Wilton Blueberry Festival
Main Street and downtown,
Wilton, Maine
Boat tours, blueberry pie a la mode, yard sale at the Methodist Church, arts and crafts, boat parade, blueberry baked goods, sidewalk sales, blueberry pancake breakfast on Saturday (next to Key Bank) from 6-10am, van with health checks and screenings, Historical Society tours, fireworks, church lunches and dinners, firetruck rides for kids ages 10 and younger (parent must be present), bingo, pie sale, 10K walk/run, face painting and games for kids, rock climbing wall.
Questions? Call 227-778-4726

August 6-7, 2010
Pine Tree Festival
City Park,
Dierks, Arkansas
Celebrate 38 years with a 5K run, log loader competition, hot dog eating contests, horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts, rides and other activities for the kids, evening volleyball tournament, pie baking contest, duck races, chainsaw competition, arm wrestling, kid's parade, firefighter challenge, music from The Marshall Tucker Band at City Park (ticket info 870-286-2019).
Further Information: Call 870-286-2019

August 6-7, 2010
Watermelon Carnival
City Park and Main Street,
Water Valley, Mississippi
Celebrate 39 years with a watermelon toss, parade, street dance, local class reunions, activities for kids, grower contests, classic cars, 3K fun run/walk, festival foods (including plenty of chilled watermelon), musical entertainment, arts and crafts, watermelon eating contests.
Get Details: Call 662-473-1122 or 662-473-4169

August 6-8, 2010
Belgian American Days
Ghent, Minnesota
Festival foods, Rolle Bolle tournament, car show, arts and crafts, musical entertainment.
Details: Call 507-428-3505

August 6-8, 2010
Ole Hickory Days
Various venues,
Colfax, Indiana
Breakfast at the Christian Church on Saturday morning, farm combine machine demolition derby, parade at 10am on Saturday, 5K run/walk on Saturday, musuem exhibits, food vendors, tractor and truck pull, arts and crafts, Mud Sling in the Park, chicken noodle supper at the United Methodist Church.
More: Call 765-324-2961 or 765-894-7280

August 6-8, 2010
Riverfront Levee,
Newport, Kentucky
Goetta is made from meat, oats and seasonings and then usually made into sausages and eaten at breakfast. You'll find goodies such as Goetta wraps, Goetta cheese puffs, Goetta calzones, Goetta Reubens and even Goetta Fudge, plus other festival foods. Beer and soft drinks will be available. There's a Goetta Toss, Goetta Slide and Goetta Ring Toss. You can get festival merchandise and other commercial items, plus there will be a big shade tent, activities for kids, cloggers and plenty of music. There is no admission charge to the festival.
Questions? Call 859-291-1880 ext. 225

August 6-8, 2010
Various venues,
Elbow Lake, Minnesota
Classic cars, corn maze, softball tournament, skateboard and BMX demos, pancake breakfast Friday and Saturday 7-10am, 5K run/walk, kids ID program, farmers market, corn and BBQ feed, craft show on the courthouse lawn, used book sale, parade down Main Street at 4pm on Saturday, festival merchandise, fish fry on Sunday from 11am-1pm, dunk tank, games for kids, kids' pedal pull, pedal pull for the grown-ups, city-side garage sales, pony rides, train ride for kids, vintage tractors, Whist tournament, Scandinavian buffet lunch, music and dance. 2010 marks the festival's 33rd season.
Further Details: Call 218-685-5380 or 218-747-2108

August 6-8, 2010
Elephant Garlic Festival
Jessie Mays Community Center,
North Plains, Oregon
Pancake breakfast Saturday at 7am at the Senior Center, 10K and 2-mile walk/run Saturday at 8am, parade Saturday at 10am, beer garden, garlic kettle corn, battle of the bands, arts and crafts, vintage car show. Festival foods include homemade peach pie, homemade blueberry pie, homemade blackberry pie, homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie, homemade apple pie, garlic biscuits and gravy, Frito pie, gyros, garlic mashed potatoes, BBQ beef sandwiches, elephant garlic burgers, marinated steak on a stick, criss-cross fries with elephant garlic aioli, Hawaiian noodles, corn dogs, strawberry shortcake, root beer floats, caramel pecan bars, mango lemonade. Music (at this writing) is scheduled to come from Remedy, Laura Ivancie, Concrete Cowboy, Rogue Bluegrass and others.
Get the Facts: Call 503-647-2619

August 6-8, 2010
Musky Jamboree
Main Street and other venues,
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Plans for this 54th year include a picnic lunch and bake sale, antique autos, kids' casting contest, flea market, theatre, arts and crafts, entertainment, fireworks on Friday at 9:30pm, 5K and 10K Musky Fun Run on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 715-385-2400 or 800-466-8759

August 6-8, 2010
Utica Festival
Community Association Park at County Roads B and W,
Cambridge, Wisconsin
2010 marks the festival's 39th year. Get ready for baseball (Utica vs. Stoughton), festival foods, a beer tent, raffles, karaoke, slow pitch softball tournament, tractor pull, music and more.
Get The Facts: Call 606-764-6480

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August 6-15, 2010
Bill Johnston's Pirate Days
Various venues,
Alexandria Bay, New York
Pirates on the St. Lawrence River storm the village again this year. You can bet there will be plenty of sword-wielding and skirmishes breaking out in the crowd, so be ready for the fun. You can enjoy magic shows, festival foods, musical concerts, duck races, activities for kids, the grand parade on August 15 at 2pm, raft races, photo opportunities with the pirates, Brockville Infantry encampment and drill demonstrations. If you come dressed as a pirate or other appropriately garbed character, the locals will love it.
Info: Call 800-541-2110

August 7, 2010
Funday & Possum Festival
Wausau, Florida
Pancake breakfast at 6am, Possum Trot 5K run/walk, Cow Lowin' Contest, Possum Parade at 10am, sack races, greasy pole contest, dixieland (plus bluegrass and gospel) music, pageant (just before the main festival), hog callin' contest, corn pone baking contest, horseshoe pitching, rooster crowing contest, festival foods. The Possum Auction is a major draw, and politicians have been known to get in on it for the political attention they get. General festival hours for this 41st year are 6am-5pm.
Get Details: Call 850-638-7888 or 850-638-1781

August 7, 2010
Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
State and Williams Street area downtown,
Mossyrock, Washington
Celebrate 4 seasons with music, a parade at 11:30am, blueberry pancake breakfast from 7-11am at the Assembly of God Church (at Williams and Mossyrock Avenue), blueberry pie eating contest, quilt show, non-profit displays, dog show and agility demos, beer garden, vendors, rock climbing wall, face painting, car show, arts and crafts, vintage cookie jar display, pinata party.
Questions? Call 360-983-3734

August 7, 2010
Cherry Fest
Lakeside Park on Highway 57,
Jacksonsport, Wisconsin
Cherry kolaches and other baked goods, funnel cakes, penny hunt for the kids, wagon rides, fresh cherries for sale, cherry hamburgers and brats, historical displays, artisans showing and selling their work, demonstrations, music (and do bring a chair or blanket for comfy listening), cherry pie, cherry chip cookies, cherry jam. The festival celebrates 16 seasons in 2010.
Further Information: Call 920-823-2316

August 7, 2010
Burger Fiesta Balloon Rally
South Main Street area,
Seymour, Wisconsin
You can buy an entrance button at one of several locations in town or just buy one at the gate. Plans include a charity motorcycle ride, weight lifting competition (not open to general public contestants), hot air balloon ascensions in the morning and glows at night (weather permitting), parade at 11am, Big Wheel races, the Ketchup Slide, games and activities for the kids (including pony rides), 5K Bun Run, model railroad display, music, classic cars. A very large hamburger is served to the crowd at about 2:30pm. Please, no pets at the festival (service animals are welcome).
Get The Facts: Call 920-833-6688

August 12-14, 2010
Hope Watermelon Festival
Fair Park,
Hope, Arkansas
Celebrate 34 years of fun with a softball tournament, classic cars, artisans from 6 different states, melon toss, melon grower competitions and giant melons on display, games for kids, watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, food booths, 5K run/walk, antique engine show, lawn mower races, concert from Joe Nichols on the 14th.
Learn More: Call 870-777-3640

August 12-14, 2010
Fun Fest
Main and Market area,
Manchester, Indiana
3-on-3 basketball, quilt show, dunk tank, parade at 5pm on Saturday, arts and crafts, 5K/1-mile fun run at Warvel Park, child ID program, free watermelon feed, euchre tournament, pony rides, breakfast buffet Saturday 6:30-10am, fire department water ball fights, table tennis tournament, bed races, duck race, K-9 demos, pizza eating contest, music, hamburger eating contest, pie baking contest, hymn sing, petting zoo, car smash, auction, cruise-in, carnival rides, festival foods. This year's theme is "Pirates on the Eel".
Additional Info: Call 260-982-7544 or 260-982-2184

August 12-14, 2010
St, Joe Pickle Festival
Riverdale Elementary School and other venues,
St. Joseph, Indiana
It's the festival's 14th anniversary. Plans include a cruise-in, Pickle People Contest, pancake breakfast 7-10am on Saturday in the entertainment tent, Blue Light Parade Friday at 9:30pm, parade Saturday at 1pm, activities for kids, volksmarch, fireworks on Saturday at 10pm, pickle/pepper cook-off, K-9 demos, chicken dinner, kids' tractor pull, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, tours of the Sechlers pickle factory, children's parade Thursday at 5pm, horseshoe pitching contest, festival foods (including fried pickles and pickle ice cream).
Questions? Call 260-337-5470

August 12-15, 2010
Mendota Sweet Corn Festival
Most events are downtown,
Mendota, Illinois
Youth parade, stolling entertainers (magician, balloon artist), arts and crafts, tennis tournament, corn cooking contest, car racing simulator, Contemporary Christian Music, 5K/10K run/5K walk, K-9 demos, face painting, carnival, pageant, flea market, Red Cross Blood Drive, food booths, grand parade on Sunday at 1pm, sweet corn eating contest for ages 12 and younger on Sunday at 4:30pm, hot fresh corn giveaway at about 2pm on Sunday, dunk tank, pony rides, petting zoo. You'll be rubbing elbows with about 60,000 other corn fans at this popular event.
Further Details: Call 815-539-6507

August 12-15, 2010
West Point Sweet Corn Festival
West Point, Iowa
Arts and crafts, carnival, sweet corn eating contest, BBQ and other festival foods, 5K and 10K run, horseshoe pitching tournament, Colgate Country Showdown. It's the festival's 58th year. If you get there early you can get in on the Shuckfest August 11, when everyone comes to shuck corn and enjoy a meal generously provided by Lee County Bank & Trust.
More Info: Call 319-837-6313

August 12-15, 2010
National Blueberry Festival
South Haven, Michigan
The festival celebrates 47 seasons with a basketball tournament, blueberry pie social, Kiwanis blueberry pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8am-noon, food vendors, health fair, car show, lawn tractor pull, child ID program, sidewalk sales, AAUW book sale, arts and crafts, fresh blueberries for sale, blueberry pies for sale, festival merchandise, 5K run/walk, musical entertainment, kids' blueberry pie eating contest and other activities, blueberry plants for sale.
Get The Facts: 269-637-1572 or 800-754-2836

August 12-15, 2010
Looney Daze
Main Street area,
Vergas, Minnesota
Loon Calling Contest, Vergas Kids Got Talent karaoke, Fire and Rescue open houses, rummage sales, karaoke for the grown-ups, car show, food vendors, 5K run/walk and kids'1K fun run, turtle races, outdoor church service (bring lawn chairs), scholarship program, arts and crafts, beer garden, Fire and Rescue water fights, games and activities for kids, sidewalk sales, street dance (18 and older), parade on Sunday at 2pm, merchant specials.
Questions? Call 218-234-1175

August 12-15, 2010
Scandinavian Festival
Festival Grounds,
Junction City, Oregon
It's the festival's 50th year and the fun includes Scandinavian folk music and dance, 10K Scandia Run (plus a 4.4-mile walk), Scandinavian arts and crafts plus craft demonstrations, museum displays, a chance to learn more of the Danish language, storytelling, wine and microbrew tasting, beer garden. Food is abundant. Enjoy pasha (Finnish cheese cakes), sweet and sour cabbage, Loven Oven (sour cream pastry filled with ground beef and shredded red potatoes plus Tillamook cheddar cheese), plattar (Swedish pancakes with lingonberry butter), vegetarian hot dogs and sausages, lefse, cotton candy, ice cream, Fri-Jo (yeast-raised, deep-fried pastry rolled in cinnamon sugar), chocolate cream puffs, rarakor (lacy fried potatoes), aebelskiver, limpa (rye bread), pastry rosettes fried and dusted with powdered sugar.
More Info: Call 541-998-9372

August 13-14, 2010
Duncan Hines Festival
Circus Square Park and other venues,
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Good Baking Contest, Shine Up and Show Off, recipe contest Gallery Hop, art activities for kids, arts and crafts booths, entertainment, food vendors, art exhibit and competition, duck derby. It's the 14th year for this one.
Learn More: Call 270-782-0800 or 800-326-7465

August 13-15, 2010
Polska Kielbasa Days
Various venues,
Ivanhoe, Minnesota
Fun run, pancake breakfast, activities for kids, parade, festival and ethnic foods, volleyball tournament, more.
Further Details: 507-694-1736 or 507-694-1529

August 13-15, 2010
Minnesota Irish Fair
Harriet Island,
St. Paul, Minnesota
Travel info for British Isles, Irish soda bread baking contest, photo contest, sheep herding demonstrations, Irish Got Talent, raffle, cooking demos, women's rugby exhibition, Gaelic Football Exhibition, men's rugby exhibition, Native dog show and parade, speakers and storytellers, Pub Quiz, festival foods, Irish music and dance (with some lessons thrown in), Best Legs in a Kilt, craft demonstrations and displays, Run with Celts 5K run, activities for kids, Fitzgerald Cup Piping Contest.
Info: 952-474-7411

August 13-15, 2010
Huckleberry Festival
Community Park area,
Trout Creek, Minnesota
Huckleberry Hound dog agility demo, jam and jelly making contests, huckleberry pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall Saturday and Sunday from 7-11am, music, bounce houses and other activities for the kids, pageant, fresh berries for sale, karaoke, parade Saturday at 11am, huckleberry dessert contest, auction, 5K race.
Questions? 406-827-3301

August 13-15, 2010
Kool-Aid Days
Backyard Park and downtown,
Hastings, Nebraska
Kool-Aid Jammers Boat Race, flying disc golf tournament, parade on Saturday at 9am, musical tribute to Buddy Holly, green pavilion, fireworks at 10pm on Saturday, children ID program, carnival games, food vendors, Kardboard Boat Races, bike tour, Kool-Aid Kollectibles, special postal cancellations, Kwickest Kool-Aid Drinking Contest, festival merchandise, 5K run/walk Sunday at 9am, World's Largest Kool-Aid stand where you can buy a commemorative mug and then drink all you like of 14 different flavors of Kool-Aid.
More Information: 402-461-8405 or 800-987-2189

August 13-15, 2010
Covered Bridge Days
Brodhead, Wisconsin
Street dance, tractor show, flea market, sidewalk sales, Railroad Depot Museum exhibits, EMS rummage sale, parade at noon on Sunday, wagon tours of historical spots around town, music, softball tournament, garden tractor pull, arts and crafts, classic car and motorcycle show, church service in Veterans Park, sand volleyball tournament, 5K run/walk on Saturday at 8am, Jazz Fest, beer sales.
Get The Facts: 608-897-8411

August 14, 2010
Corn Festival
Various venues,
Avon, New York
It's the festival's 24th year. Enjoy freshly steamed corn, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, food products, festival merchandise, a rock climbing wall, corn eating contest, non-profit booths, corn fritters and other festival foods, games for children, martial arts demos, music and dance on 3 stages. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing: Steel Alchemy, Off the Porch, The Table Top Three, Dance Emporium, Killin' Time.
Find Out More: 585-243-1547 or 585-226-8094

August 14, 2010
Rio Grande Depot,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Fun planned for this year includes a bocce ball tournament, food tent, Italian wine and brews, Italian movie showings, genealogical assistance, music, historical photos and art on display, car and motor scooter show, arts and crafts.
Info: 801-979-1997 or 888-800-1441

August 14, 2010
Coffee Break Festival
Mandt Community Park,
Stoughton, Wisconsin
The festival is 13 years old, but its origins trace back to many years ago when a group of housewives used to help a local tobacco farmer harvest tobacco leaves during the day. They insisted on a break so that they could go home and get a few things done there and take time for a cup of coffee. To this day, when we take a break from the job, we tend to refer to that time as a coffee break. The town celebrates with giant inflatbles and other fun for the kids, a Coffee Brew-Off, museum tours, Java Jog 5K/1-mile race, car show, arts and crafts and plenty of free hot coffee.
Further Details: 608-873-7912 or 888-873-7912

August 14-15, 2010
Gravenstein Apple Fair
Ragle Ranch Park,
Sebastopol, California
Apple grower judging, cooking demos, music, wagon rides, farm animals, souvenirs, apple tasting, new apple cookbooks for sale, fresh apple juice, beer and wine tent, arts and crafts, gas engine display, farm exhibits, educational and community booths, hay maze. When the munchies hit you can have pizza, sausages, teriyaki chicken, lemonade, caramel apples, apple pie by-the-slice (or whole to take home), apple turnovers, apple fritters and more. Please, no pets. Admission is charged for those age 5 and older. General hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Questions? 707-824-1765 or 800-207-9464

August 14-15, 2010
Gold Rush Days
Main Street area and McPhelmy Park,
Buena Vista, Colorado
Kayaking on Town Lake, rubber duck race down Cottonwood Creek, Mountain Man encampment, food, crafts, festival merchandise, toilet seat races, Pack Burro Races (with the burros carrying equipment and humans running alongside), storytelling, entertainment, activities for kids, log rolling, beer and wine garden, gem panning, costume promenade (and costumes are very welcome at this festival). .
Get The Facts: 719-395-6612

August 14-15, 2010
Potato Fest
Medaryville, Indiana
Tractor pull, games for the kids, arts and crafts, potatoes and other festival foods, fish fry, parade, music.
Further Details: 218-843-5263

August 14-15, 2010
Havre de Grace Seafood Festival
Tydings Park,
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Arts and crafts, commercial vendors, musical entertainment from Days of Vinyl, The Esquires and others. Food is in abundant supply with egg rolls, seafood baskets, roasted pecans, burgers and hot dogs, chicken tenders, grilled seafood, sweet potato fries, eggplant baskets, sausages, potato salad, Oreo Puffs, cheesecake, funnel cakes, gelato. Wine will also be available. General festival hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday.
More: 410-939-1525 or 410-939-2100

August 14-15, 2010
Victorian Art Fair
Irons Park,
West Branch, Michigan
Arts and crafts booths, duck race, ice cream licking contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, frog jumping contest (bring your own frog), panning for gold, food, old-fashioned entertainment.
Additional Information: 989-345-3856

August 14-15, 2010
Jour de Fete
Historic District,
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
Celebrate 44 years with classic cars, open galleries, wine tasting, music and dance, antique farm equipment display, fried chicken dinner, 5K run, arts and crafts booths, historical home tours, festival foods, French Colonial history displays, antique window displays.
Details: 573-883-3686

August 15, 2010
Arts & Crafts Fair
Civic Park,
New Holstein, Wisconsin
Library used book sale (across from the park) 9am-3pm, entertainment, arts and crafts, pancake breakfast 9am-12:30pm, corn roast in the afternoon, food vendors.
Get The Facts: 920-898-5640

August 18-21, 2010
Pemberville Free Fair
Memorial Park,
Pemberville, Ohio
Kiddie Parade on the 18th at 6:30pm, horse pull, collectibles, pony pull, baked goods contest (and sale) on the 18th at 6pm, vehicle show, Big Wheel Race, kids' pedal tractor pull, arts and crafts, frog jumping contest, fun run, flower show, quilt show, Swine Scramble, volleyball tournament, corn hole tournament, pancake breakfast Thursday from 7-10amm tug of war, youth talent contest, dog show, beef BBQ, sidewalk chalk art contest, grand parade on Saturday at 1pm, Marching Band Extravaganza, produce contest and display, Five Miler, senior bingo, carnival rides, drawings for prizes.
Learn More: 419-287-4836 or 419-287-7465

August 19-22, 2010
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Angell Park,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Fresh corn for sale, arts and crafts, quad power jump, helicopter rides, bingo, freshly steamed corn from a contraption that turns out 200-300 ears at once, paintless paintball, beer shelter, carnival, karate demo, petting zoo, large inflatables and other activities for kids, festival merchandise, music and other entertainment. Steamed corn is available noon-7pm Saturday and Sunday.
Questions? Call 608-837-4547

August 19-22, 2010
Beef and Dairy Days
Whitehall, Wisconsin
Softball tournament, Top of the World Bike Tour, arts and crafts, street dance, parade Saturday at 1pm, quilt and needlework show Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm, pageant, classic cars, carnival, music, food and beverages, volleyball tournament, 5K run/walk on Saturday.
Further Details: Call 715-538-4353 or 715-538-4252

August 20-21, 2010
Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival
Anderson Park at 44th and Field,
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Art show, beer garden, parade, car show, food, fireworks Friday night, Chili cooking contest Saturday night, carnival, crafts, 3 stages of entertainment, senior vs. police department softball game. The festival is celebrating 41 seasons this year.
Further Details: Call 303-424-0086

August 20-21, 2010
Bodock Fest
Courthouse Square,
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Twilight 5K Run (sometimes held post-festival weekend), festival foods, parade, bodock fence post throwing contest, games and rides for the kids, arts and crafts, petting zoo, exhibits. There is no admission charge.
Learn More: Call 662-489-5042 or 562-488-0388

August 20-22, 2010
Fort Collins, Colorado
It's the 22nd year for this one. Enjoy 300 arts and crafts (and food) booths, 2 beer gardens, activities for kids, Bohemian Nights Music, a whopping 8 stages of entertainment. Among those scheduled at this writing: Flobots and Earth, Wind & Fire. Bring your big shade hat and please leave pets at home for their comfort and safety.
Info: Call 970-224-FEST

August 20-22, 2010
Elwood Glass Festival
Calloway Park,
Elwood, Indiana
It's the 29th anniversary for this one. Arts and crafts, art glass factory tours and tours of Elwood Opera House, demos, 300-plus classic cars, contests, carnival, collectibles, parade, entertainment.
Learn Details: Call 765-552-0180

August 20-22, 2010
Howell Melon Festival
Historic downtown,
Howell, Michigan
Celebrate 51 seasons with melon wine tasting, used library book sale, Rain House, art show and tours at the Opera House, melon toss by trebuchet and catapult, Melon Run, festival foods, entertainment, fresh melons for sale, activities for kids, BBQ, commercial and community booths, petting farm and butterfly house, diesel train rides, pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge Saturday 8am-noo, vintage trolley tours, melon farm tours, melon recipe contest, Radio Disney, parade, bed races, Doc Ray Commemorative Melon Ride.
Additional Facts: Call 517-548-7477

August 22-22, 2010
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
Various venues,
Ypsilanti, Michigan
2010 marks the 32nd season for this event. Enjoy an Italian dinner at the First United Methodist Church Friday 4:30-7:30pm, pancake breakfast Sunday from 8am-1:30pm, Kids Crushing Cars Saturday at 1pm, Beautiful Baby Contest, arts and crafts, activities for kids, hot dog eating contest, bed races Saturday at 11:30am, Chuck Wagon meal, museum displays, food and drink vendors, music, auto display, rubber duck race, Running the Rails Sunday at 8am (5K, 10K and 1/2 mile kids fun run), Antique Road Show Friday 4-7pm, butterfly exhibit, local high school gathering (1930-2010) Saturday 5-10pm, beer tent in Riverside Park with gaming tables, vintage baseball game Sunday at 1:30pm at Frog Island.
Further Details: Call 734-483-6071

August 20-22, 2010
Festival of the Little Hills
Frontier Park area downtown,
St. Charles, Missouri
Music and other entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts, stories and other activities for the kids. Festival foods include egg rolls, brats, hot dogs, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, tacos, burgers, frozen custard and cheesecake. General hours are 4-10pm on Friday, 9:30am-10pm on Saturday and 9:30am-5pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 635-940-0095 or 800-366-2427

August 20-22, 2010
National Lentil Festival
Reaney Park,
Pullman, Washington
It's the festival's 22nd year of fun. Enjoy a farm tent, beer tent, 3-on-3 basketball, Tase T. Lentil 5K run/walk on Saturday at 8am, free lentil chili Friday night, lentil cooking contest, arts and crafts, golf tournament on Sunday, street fair Friday evening with an area just for kids (bubble pools and crafts will be available), food court, pancake breakfast Saturday 8-11am with music from Pullman Community Band in Cougar Plaza, microbrew tastings, Tour de Lentil 100K bike ride Saturday at 9am, grand parade on Saturday at 11am.
Questions? Call 509-334-3565 or 888-365-6948

August 20-22, 2010
Cucumber Fest
Pafko Park and Main Street,
Boyceville, Wisconsin
The town of Boyceville turns 150 this year, so there are lots of thing planned to celebrate. Enjoy a horse parade Friday at 7pm, festival parade Sunday at 1pm, arts and crafts, street dance community chicken dinner, quilt show and raffle, music and dance, petting zoo, pancake breakfast and much more.
Details: Call 715-643-2351 or 888-623-3866

August 21-22, 2010
McCloud Heritage Days
Various venues,
McCloud, California
Arts and crafts, music and dance, home and business tours, antiques, melodrama at the Heritage Museum, classic cars, antique tractor show, entertainment, wood carving, festival foods.
Further Information: Call 530-964-2558 or 530-964-3113

August 21, 2010
Shawangunk Mountain Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival
Canal Street and Liberty Square,
Ellenville, New York
Health fair, arts and crafts, blueberry bake sale, blueberry pie making contest, area for kids, pancake breakfast 7:30-11am at Pioneer Engine Co. on Center Street, book signing, cultural exhibits, festival foods, music, area for kids. Events go on rain or shine. General hours are 9am-4pm for this 11th season.
Learn More: Call 845-647-4620

August 21-22, 2010
Round Valley Blackberry Festival
Festival Grounds,
Covelo, California
The festival celebrates 28 years with a 10K fun run, blackerry jam, blackberry pie, blackberry cobbler, classic cars, arts and crafts, music, savory festival foods, wine and beer.
Get The Facts: Call 707-963-6144 or 707-963-6736

August 21-22, 2010
Greek Fest
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church at 111 Island Pond Road,
Manchester, New Hampshire
Most Greek festivals are fun because you can depend on comfort and that goes as well for this one. There are activities for kids, arts and crafts, Greek pastries, savory Greek dishes, church tours, raffles and music.
Info: Call 603-623-2045

August 21-22, 2010
Corn City Festival
Deshier Park,
Deshier, Ohio
Fun planned for this year includes a Corn City Idol Contest, parade on Saturday at 5pm, volleyball tournament, musical entertainment, breakfast at the fire department on Sunday, Prairie Mills breakfast on Saturday, car show, diaper derby, cornhole tournament, 5K run and 1K fun run, pageant, tug of war, chicken BBQ and more.
Details: Call 419-278-0000

August 21-22, 2010
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts
Fowler Park,
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Fun planned for this 40th year includes clowns, art and other activities for the kids, pizza and salad, more than 130 artisans showing and selling their work, entertainment on 3 stages. I'm told the pies (and you can get a slice a la mode) at Zion Episcopal Church are not to be missed.
Questions? Call 262-567-1243

August 21-28, 2010
Union Fair and Blueberry Festival
Fairgrounds on Common Road,
Union, Maine
Shoe box float contest, rooster crowing contest, Moxie tasting, carnival midway, drawings for prizes, steer poll, museum exhibits, fireworks Wednesday at 9pm, 4-H events, Dock Dogs, antique tractor pull, lawnmower races, kids' pedal tractor pull, bubblegum blowing contest, Kid's Kooking Kontest, harness racing, wild blueberry pancake breakfast, blueberry muffin contest, demolition derby, pig scramble, blueberry pie eating contest, festival merchandise, livestock events, wild blueberry spitting contest, music.
Information: Call 207-785-3281

August 26-29, 2010
Obetz Zucchinifest
Memorial Park,
Obetz, Ohio
Zucchini judging, pageant, games for kids, arts and crafts, grand parade on Saturday, carnival rides, festival merchandise, cruise-in (Friday), fresh zucchini for sale, car show (Friday), food vendors with zucchini burgers and even zucchini fudge), entertainment from Josh Gracin, Mark Willis and Blue Oyster Cult. The festival is celebrating 25 years in 2010. There is no admission charge.
Learn Information: Call 614-497-2518 or 614-492-8364

August 27-28, 2010
Olive Festival
Woodson City Park,
Corning, California
The festival celebrates 21 seasons in 2010. Plans include a pancake breakfast on Saturday, cooking contest, food booths, fun run/walk, arts and crafts, raffle, talent show, parade Friday at 6pm, activities for the kids, Missing Olive Contest (pre-festival), Olive Drop. (They also usually have a bed race right after the parade.)
Additional Details: Call 530-824-5550

August 27-29, 2010
Markle Wildcat Festival
Markle Park,
Markle, Indiana
Plans for this 34th year include arts and crafts, food booths, pancake breakfast Saturday 6:30-9:30am, car and truck show Sunday noon-3pm, corn hole tournament, pie baking contest, flower and vegetable show, parade Saturday at 10am, 3-on-3 basketball, Lifeguard Challenge, Discover Scuba Diving Program, pool swimming (weather permitting), bingo. The theme this year is "Wizard of Oz".
Info: Call 260-758-2855

August 27-29, 2010
Prairie Festival
Huxley, Iowa
Tae Kwon Do demo, arts and crafts, dunk tank, 5K/10K run/walk, kiddie tractor pull, tractor pull, sand volleyball, pancake breakfast Saturday 7-9:30am, mud volleyball, giant inflatables and other activities for kids, strong man competition, music and other entertainment, Huxley's Got Talent Show, hot air balloon glow, co-ed softball tournament, dog show, ice cream social, teen dance on Friday, parade on Saturday at 10am, community church service.
Get The Details: Call 515-231-3665 or 515-597-3174

August 27-29, 2010
Jefferson and Walnut area downtown,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Plans for this year include a young artist area (ages 8-18), art activities for kids, festival merchandise, book signings, more than 200 artisans showing and selling their work, street performers, community booths, Sanimax Recycle Street, 3 stages of performing arts, festival foods such as pizza, cheese curds and kabobs.
Questions? Call 920-435-2787 or 920-435-5220

August 28-29, 2010
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts
Elmwood Avenue at Auburn Street,
Buffalo, New York
The festival celebrates 11 seasons in 2010. Enjoy a Tango-Dancing Crash Course, art activities for kids, Kidsfest Parade, info from local arts groups and not-for-profit agencies, community vendors, artists and craftspeople, strolling performers, festival foods. music from Jamie Moses Band, Steam Donkeys, The Lake Effect, Leroy Townes, LeeRon Zydeco, After Hours, Latin Jazz Project. Munchies will include vegetarian curries, pita sandwiches, lasagna, stuffed artichokes, Italian sausages, roast beef, popcorn, gelato, lemonade.
Details: Call 716-830-2484

August 27-28, 2010
Coplay Community Days
Saylor Park on North Second Street,
Coplay, Pennsylvania
The old kilns in the park made cement until 1904, but are now a museum and a kind of town Stonehenge. The unique setting plays host to arts and crafts, a 5K race, festival foods, tours of the kilns and entertainment. There will also be greyound rescue information this year. There is no admission charge.
Get More Info: Call 610-262-6086 or 610-262-7322

August 28-29, 2010
Festival in the Pines
Carson Park,
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Games and rides, arts and crafts, games for kids, petting zoo, beer garden, music and other entertainment, food. The Girl Scouts will have a service for holding purchases while you do further shopping. You can take a shuttle from Eau Claire County Courthouse parking lot, Hobbs Ice Arena or UWEC Fine Arts parking lot. The festival celebrates 28 seasons this summer.
Information: Call 715-552-5504 or 888-611-7463

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

July 31-Aug 1 Fremont Festival of the Arts (27th), Paseo Parkway between Mowry & Walnut, Fremont, California, 510-795-2344
Aug 1 Taste of Dorset, 11-3, Park Rapids, Minnesota, 216-732-0275
Aug 4-8 Covered Wagon Days, Del Norte, Colorado, 719-616-4638 or 719-657-2845
Aug 5-7 Phelps Sauerkraut Festival, downtown, Phelps, New York, 315-546-8017
Aug 5-7 West Virginia Blackberry Festival, Clarksburg City Park, Nutter Fort, West Virginia, 304-623-2381 or 304-622-3206
Aug 5-8 Steinbeck Festival (30th), Oldtown, Salinas, California, 831-775-4721
Aug 5-8 Jasper Strassenfest, various venues, Jasper, Indiana, 812-482-6888
Aug 5-8 Pig Gig, Veterans Memorial Park, Bay City, Michigan, 866-684-0450
Aug 6-7 Carmel Valley Fiesta, Community Park, Carmel Valley, California, 831-659-4502 or 831-644-6180
Aug 6-7 Zoar Mosquito Festival (38th),
                   United Methodist Church picnic grounds on Old State Rd. 64, Holland, Indiana, 812-536-2920
Aug 6-8 Street Car Days, downtown, Red Cloud, Minnesota, 402-746-2211
Aug 6-8 Old Lincoln Days, Lincoln, New Mexico, 505-653-4025
Aug 6-8 Lucy's Birthday Celebration, Lucy-Desi Museum, Jamestown, New York, 585-426-7835
Aug 6-8 Twin Days, Glenn Chamberlain Park, Twinsburg, Ohio, 330-425-3652
Aug 6-8 Gateway Balloon Festival, Will Rogers Downs on S. 4200 Rd., Claremont, Oklahoma, 918-259-3900
Aug 7 Fayette Festival of the Arts (2nd), Courthouse Square, Fayette, Fayette, Missouri, 660-888-0586
Aug 7 Crossroads Festival, Lima, New York, 585-582-1481
Aug 7 Black-eyed Pea Festival, Main & Broadway, Hollis, Oklahoma, 580-688-9545
Aug 7 Cookie Daze (15th), Barlow Park, Ripon, Wisconsin, 920-748-6764
Aug 7 Cherry Fest (16th), Lakeside Park on Hwy. 57, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 920-823-2288
Aug 7-8 Fiesta Italiana (25th), 3730 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, California, 915-690-5634
Aug 7-8 Cabrillo Music, Art & Wine Festival (19th),
                   11-8, Church Street near Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California, 831-420-5260
Aug 7-8 SoNo Arts Celebration (34th), S. Main & Washington area, South Norwalk, Connecticut, 203-866-7915
Aug 7-8 Old Home Days, Andover, Maine, 207-392-4311
Aug 7-8 Heritage Days (41st), Whaler's Village, Angelica, New York, 585-456-3216
Aug 7-8 Lebanese Festival (12th), St. John Maron Church, Williamsville, New York, 716-634-0669
Aug 11 SeaScare & Porchlight Parade, Brier, Washington, 425-778-5440 or 425-672-3252
Aug 11-14 Schweizer Fest, Tell City, Indiana, 888-343-6262
Aug 12-14 Great River Tug Fest (24th), Port Byron, Illinois and LeClaire, Iowa, 800-747-7800
Aug 13-14 Coal Festival (31st), City Park on Main Street, Marissa, Illinois, 618-295-2562
Aug 13-14 Sudbury Canada Days, Bethel, Maine, 207-824-2908 or 800-824-2910
Aug 13-15 Pure Water Days & Heritage Fun Fest (34th), various venues, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 888-723-0024
Aug 13-15 Escalante Days, Dolores, Colorado, 719-982-4018
Aug 13-15 German Fest, Fireman's Field, Rochester, New York, 585-425-7835
Aug 14 Twine Ball Celebration (19th), Darwin, Minnesota
Aug 14 Watermelon Festival, 9-9, Jeff Davis Park, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 580-476-9348
Aug 14 Tomato Art Fest (7th), Five Points area, E. Nashville, Tennessee, 615-226-2070
Aug 14 Cornucopia Day, 8-5, Marina, Cornucopia, Wisconson, 715-743-3365
Aug 14-15 Tomato Festival (19th), Texas Street downtown, Fairfield, California, 707-423-0103
Aug 14-15 Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar (64th),
                   noon-9pm, 2401 Riverside Ave., Sacramento, California, 916-445-0121
Aug 14-15 Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival (11th), 10-6, Skypark, Scotts Valley, California, 831-438-1010
Aug 14-15 Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, 10-6/10-5, Historic Downtown, Mystic, Connecticut, 860-572-5098
Aug 14-15, 21-22 Big Bear Renaissance Faire (9th), 10-6, Fawnskin (North Shore), Big Bear, California, 909-585-7825
Aug 15 Corn 'n Tater Festival, Community Center, Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, 608-339-7657
Aug 15-22 Old Home Days, Phillips, Maine, 207-639-3561
Aug 18-21 Parade of the Hills (61st), Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio
Aug 19-21 Bratwurst Festival (43rd), Bucyrus, Ohio, 419-562-2728
Aug 19-22 Peach Festival (42nd), Riverbend Park and downtown, Palisade, Colorado, 970-454-7458
Aug 20-21 Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival (41st), Anderson Park at 44th & Field, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 303-985-4555
Aug 20-21 Milford Oyster Festival (36th), 5-9/10-6, downtown and along harbor, Milford, Connecticut, 203-679-5363
Aug 20-21 Columbia Daze, Turner Hall & Main Street, Columbia, Illinois, 618-281-5393
Aug 20-22 Balloon Fest, Foundation Park, Centralia, Illinois, 618-532-6789
Aug 20-22 Spassfest (43rd), Germantown, Illinois, 618-523-4202
Aug 20-22 Great Falls Balloon Festival (18th), Simard & Payne Memorial Park, Auburn, Maine, 800-639-6331
Aug 20-22 Wild Blueberry Festival (35th), downtown, Machias, Maine, 207-255-6665
Aug 20-22 Pepper Festival, Pepperfest Park, North Hudson, Wisconsin, 800-657-6775
Aug 21 Multi-Cultural Festival, Owensboro, Kentucky, 800-489-1131
Aug 21 Summer in the City, various venues, Batavia, New York, 585-344-0900
Aug 21-22 Olde Farmers Fest, downtown, Rolling Prairie, Indiana, 219-324-6202 or 219-778-2471
Aug 21-22 Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, 11-7/11-6, Community Park, Fairborn, Ohio, 937-305-0800
Aug 21-22 Lewis & Clark Heritage Days, Heritage Park, Elk Point, South Dakota, 605-356-2164
Aug 25-29 Rutabaga Festival (78th), various venues, Cumberland, Wisconsin, 715-822-FEST
Aug 25-Sept 5 Oak Leaf Festival (12th), Main Street area, Oak Hill, West Virginia, 800-927-0263
Aug 26-28 Winterville Watermelon Festival (25th),
                   Church & Sylvania area, Winterville, North Carolina, Email ectrophy@earthlink.net
Aug 26-29 Telluride Mushroom Festival (30th), various venues, Telluride, Colorado, 970-726-1412
Aug 26-29 Crown of Maine Balloon Festival (7th), Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, Maine, 207-784-6561
Aug 27-28 Barnesville Potato Days Festival, Barnesville, Minnesota, 800-525-4901
Aug 27-29 Caladium Festival (20th), DeVane Park, Lake Placid, Florida, 863-465-4331
Aug 27-29 Swiss Wine Festival, Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, Vevay, Indiana, 800-435-5688
Aug 27-29 Kentucky Heartland Festival, Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 270-765-4334
Aug 27-29 Broiler Festival, Crane, Missouri, 417-723-5248
Aug 27-29 North Country Moose Festival (19th),
                   Colebrook, New Hampshire, Pittsburgh, New Hampshire & Canaan, Vermont, 603-237-8939 or 800-898-8939
Aug 27-29 Legion Community Days, 731 Sand Lake Rd., Onalaska, Wisconsin, 800-873-1901
Aug 28 Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (34th), 9-5, downtown, Cary, North Carolina, 919-462-3864
Aug 28 Crape Myrtle Festival (18th), 8-3, downtown, Ardmore, Tennessee, 256-423-7588
Aug 28-29 Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival (16th), Watts Ranch on Bodega Hwy., Bodega, California, 707-824-8717 or 707-792-0298
Aug 28-29 Festival of the Arts, 10-5, Lake Ellyn Park, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 630-790-9180
Aug 28-29 Kirchenfest (40th), St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, Illinois, 619-654-2238 or 618-634-3721
Aug 28-29 Leon Gatorfest, downtown, Leon, Wisconsin, 800-354-2453

Other August 2010 Events You Might Enjoy
Aug 3-5 Farmfest (29th), Gilfillan Estate, Redwood County, Minnesota, 800-827-8007
Aug 4 Taste of Greater Waterville (18th), 11am-11pm, downtown, Waterville, Maine, 207-873-3315
Aug 5 Taste on Broadway, 5-11pm, Broadway Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 920-437-2531
Aug 5-8 Gen Con Indy, Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 206-957-EXPO or 800-957-EXPO
Aug 5-8 World's Largest Outdoor Sale, along US Highway 127,
                   from Hudson, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama, headquartered in Jamestown, Tennessee, 931-878-9948 or 800-327-3945
Aug 6-8 Uptown Art Fair, Hennepin Avenue at Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 612-823-4581
Agu 6-8 Steel City Con (Pittsburgh Toy, Comic and Childhood Collectibles Show), Convention Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 412-213-0224
Aug 7-8, Depression Glass Club China, Glass & Pottery Show & Sale, 10-5/11-4, Scottish Rite Temple, Sacramento, California
Aug 7-8 Fandemonium, Civic Center, Nampa, Idaho, 208-468-5500
Aug 7-8 Street Rod Nationals, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky, 901-452-4030
Aug 7-8 Artists Studio Tour, Alto, New Mexico, 505-336-7707
Aug 7-8 Great Southwestern Antique Show (12th), Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-255-4054
Aug 7-8 Dixie Gun & Knife Show, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 910-846-2555
Aug 8 Cars, Crafts & Rock-N-Roll in the Park (13th), 8-3, Village Park, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, 715-986-4680
Aug 12-14 Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, Fairgrounds on Blanchard Road, Cumberland, Maine, 207-621-1945 or 207-621-2818
Aug 12-15 The Rock Show, Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista, Colorado, 720-938-4194
Aug 13-14 Waldensian Festival (35th), Main Street area, Valdese, North Carolina, 828-879-2126
Aug 13-15 Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Surf Contest (26th), Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, California, 760-931-0301
Aug 13-15 On the Green Arts & Crafts Festival,
                   10-5/10-5/11-4, Brewster Academy on S. Main, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Aug 13-15 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show (8th), Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine, 207-236-8622
Aug 13-15 Maine Antiques Festival (29th), Fairgrounds off Rt. 17, Union, Maine, 207-221-3108
Aug 14 San Jose Super Toy, Comic and Record Show, County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California, 408-298-1709
Aug 14 Fly-in, Airport, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, 800-523-6318
Aug 14-15 Vintage Paper Fair, 10-5/10-4, Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, 415-668-1636
Aug 14-15 Collectors Carnival Antique & Flea Market, 4-H Center, Evansville, Indiana, 812-471-9419
Aug 14-15 Sourwood Festival (33rd), Black Mountain, North Carolina, 826-669-2300
Aug 14-15 Art in the Park (30th), 10-5/10-4, Flat Iron Park, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 262-249-7968
Aug 14-15 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair (36th), 10-5, 929 N. Water, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-259-1440
Aug 15 Concours d' Elegance, Pebble Beach, California, 831-622-1700
Aug 15 Poags Hole Professional Motorcycle Hillclimb, off Rt. 36, Dansville, New York, 585-335-9250
Aug 15 Bay Area Tap Festival, various venues, San Francisco, California, 415-294-4941
Aug 19-22 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, Email soktan@wizardent.com
Aug 20-21 Ignite the Nites (49th), Mineral Avenue downtown, Libby, Montana, 406-293-2276 or 406-293-3584
Aug 20-22 Monster-Mania Con, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Email dhag@comcast.net
Aug 21 New England Auto Auction (33rd), Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine, 207-594-4418
Aug 21-22 Golden Gate Antique & Collectibles Show, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, 415-383-2252
Aug 21-22 AFB Woodland Art Fair, 10-6/11-6, Woodland Park, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-233-1221
Aug 21-22 Santa Fe Indian Market (89th), Historic Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 505-983-5220
Aug 21-22 Mount Morris Italian Festival (14th), Main Street, Mount Morris, New York, 585-658-9830
Aug 22 Racine Zoo Classic Car Show (15th), 10-4, Racine Zoo on N. Main, Racine, Wisconsin, 262-636-9189
Aug 26-28 Frog Follies (36th), Vandenburgh 4-H Center, Evansville, Indiana, 812-426-3754
Aug 27-28 Cape BBQ Fest (18th), Arena Park, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 573-275-7162
Aug 27-29 Armadillocon, Renaissance Hotel, Austin, Texas, 512-477-8259
Aug 28-29 Island Park Show, 10-5, Island Park, Fargo, North Dakota, 701-241-1350

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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...
If you're looking for a unique setting for a wedding or other event, have a look at Okaland, California's Roof Garden at Kaiser Center.

What looks great without being hard to assemble and makes a great summer dessert? Trifle.

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Cupcakes have been popular the last couple of years. You see them at wedding receptions and school functions, upscale functions and budget buffets. They've become a challenge for the pro-baking crowd and are the darling of TV baking competitions and food bloggers. Whole shops are dedicated to this cake-and-frosting treat. Recent additions include gluten-free and vegan versions. You can find cupcake shops in many places on your travels. Here are just a few, along with a sampling of their flavors:

Sugar Sweet Sunshine, 126 Rivington Street (between Essex and Norfolk), New York, New York. 212-995-1960
(2 kinds of red velvet, pistachio, lemon, pumpkin)

Molly's Cupcakes, 2530 North Clark Street (between Deming Place and Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 773-883-7220
(peanut butter and chocolate, lemon meringue, red velvet, berry)

The Cupcakery (soon to be called The Cup), 28 S. Maryland Plaza at York, St. Louis, Missouri. 314-367-6111
(tuxedo, carrot cake, lemon drop, red velvet with new store opening in Springfield, Missouri)

Cupprimo Cupcakery and Coffee Spot, Suite 105, 8650 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, Texas. 512-335-7746
(Caramel butterscotch, Chocolate Elvis, Brownie Sundae, Almond Joy, strawberry)

Daddy Cakes, 4036 SW Huntoon, Topeka, Kansas. 785-228-2300
(Grasshopper, Old Yeller, Margarita, I Love Lemon, German Chocolate)

Heavenly Cupcake Shop, 162 N. York St., Elmhurst, Illinois. 630-833-0008
(chocolate/chocolate, lemon cream pie, banana cinnamon, French Toast, Heath)

Kara's Cupakes, 3249 Scott Street (between Chestnut and Lombard), San Francisco, California. 415-563-2253
(Sweet S'mores, Raspberry Dazzle, banana, java, Chocolate Velvet)

Pink Moon Cupcake Bakery, 84 W. Olentagy Street, Powell, Ohio. 614-802-0230
(Dreamsicle, German chocolate, vanilla/vanilla, strawberry)

Trophy Cupcakes, multiple locations, Seattle, Washington. 206-632-7020
(Neapolitan, PB and J, coconut, snickerdoodle)

One tip is to get there early in the day for best selection. You might even stop in or call the day before if you're craving a particular flavor, to be sure they'll have some waiting for you when you go in to buy.


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