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July 1-5, 2009
Sawdust Days
Menominee Park,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Lucky button hunt, flea market, Historic Village, sporting laser tag, 4 stages of musical entertainment, fireworks on July 4 at 9:45pm, KidZone, parade on July 4, karaoke, festival foods, tiger/leopard exhibit.
Learn More: Call 920-235-5584

July 2-4, 2009
National Tom Sawyer Days
Downtown near Tanyard Gardens,
Hannibal, Missouri
Raft race, festival foods, movie in the park, Hannibal Cannibal 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk, musical entertainment, arts and crafts in Central Park at 4th and Broadway, baby contest, pet show, parade on Broadway, beer tent, frog jumping contest, raffle, washer pitching tournament, Tom & Becky Contest, fireworks, car cruise-in, carnival, tricycle races, back seat driver contest, Fence Painting Contest, mud volleyball, disc golf tournament, horseshoe tournament. It's the 54th year for this event.
Details: Call 573-221-2477

July 2-5, 2009
First Town Days Festival
Tuscora Park,
New Philadelphia, Ohio
City vs. County Softball Tournament, bocce tournament, pageant, baby contest, men's legs contest, Guitar Hero/Rock Band Tournament, car show on Sunday, carnival, fishing derby, band booster chicken BBQ, grand parade July 3 at 6:30pm, fireworks July 4 at 10pm, 5K run July 4 at 9am, plate auction, music and other entertainment, talent show (to pre-register call 330-339-9840), frog jumping contest, pie eating contest, senior bingo, hoop shoot, Big Wheel races. The festival celebrates its 32nd anniversary in 2009.
Further Information: Call 330-343-6814

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July 4, 2009
Ice Cream Festival
Schrock Park,
Tuttle, Oklahoma
There is plenty of fun planned for the festival's 18th year, including hot air balloon rides, a patriotic program, festival foods, activities for kids, pageant, parade down Main Street at 10am that then heads to the park, vendors, Braum's ice cream treats, antique farm equipment on display, music, ice cream eating contest, turtle races, fireworks at 9:45pm.
Get The Facts: Call 405-381-4600

July 4-11, 2009
National Cherry Festival
Traverse City, Michigan
Cherries Grand Buffet July 10 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm (Call the festival number for reservations.) You can also enjoy an air show, Cherry Classic Film Series, teddy bear tea, teen volleyball tournament, Fire and Smoke on the Bay Grilling Contest, cherry pit spitting contest, beer tent, Global Wine Pavilion, bingo, pet show, cherry pie eating contest for kids, cherry pie eating contest for grown-ups, beach volleyball, Cherries D'Vine, Million Dollar Hole-in-one, bed races, Heroes Day on July 6, fireworks, games for kids, Cherrypoly Tournament finals, teen golf outing, sand sculpting contest, carnival, ice cream social, DTE Energy Cherry Royal Parade July 11 at 11:15a.m., bicycle rodeo, youth chalk art contest.
More: Call 231-947-4230 or 800-968-3380

July 6-12, 2009
Spring Ho Festival
W.M. Brook Park and other venues,
Lampasas, Texas
Horseshoe tournament, water polo, gospel night on Wednesday, corn shucking contest, diaper derby, Kiwanis Club Dance on Friday, museum special exhibits, county fair exhibits, pet parade, carnival, arts and crafts, washer pitching tournament, kid's fishing derby, 10K and 1-mile runs, BBQ Cook-off, dance contest, pageant, talent contest, entertainment, fireworks, activities for children, local class reunions, grand parade July 11 at 11am, festival foods.
Questions? Call 512-556-5301

July 8-11, 2009
Wyandotte Street Art Fair
Biddle Avenue from Oak to Eureka,
Wyandotte, Michigan
It's the festival's 48th anniversary. Have fun with face painting, local merchant specials, art activities for kids, a mist tent, more than 250 artists showing and selling their work, staged musical entertainment on the riverfront, street entertainers, festival merchandise. The food court has plenty to keep you going, with deep-fried cauliflower and broccoli, Mexican dishes, burgers and hot dogs, gyros, potato pancakes, corn dogs, cheesesteaks, caramel apples, funnel cakes, fudge, taffy, cotton candy. General festival hours are 10am-9pm, with entertainment going until 11pm. Please leave pets at home. (Service animals are welcome, of course.)
Details: Call 734-324-4502

July 8-11, 2009
Ohio Hills Folk Festival
Quaker City, Ohio
Arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, entertainment (including Cabin Fever String Band), kiddie parade, fireworks on Saturday night, pet show, farm museum, kids' bike race, 5K run, car show, flea market. The event celebrates 105 years in 2009.
Learn More: Call 740-678-2704

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July 8-11, 2009
Pioneer Days
Marlinton, West Virginia
Festival foods, parade on Saturday, classic cars, horse and buggy rides, photography exhibit, old-time music, games, demonstrations, pioneer village, firefighter/EMS parade Friday at 7pm.
Questions? Call 920-766-7390 or 920-786-7380

July 9-11, 2009
Slugburger Festival
Historic downtown,
Corinth, Mississippi
For a 22nd year the town celebrates the joys of slugburgers, which do not, of course, contain actual slugs. They're a salute to the days of stretching materials and have a combination of meat and grain or soybean meal. They're most often deep-fried and served with mustard, pickles and onion. There is one slug at the festival and that's the big green mascot, so watch for him. Meanwhile, you can enjoy food, music, festival merchandise, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts. Rocket 88 is among those scheduled to perform this year.
Further Details: Call 662-287-1550 or 877-347-0545

July 9-11, 2009
Diller Picnic
Diller, Nebraska
Celebrate 113 years with a "Blast from the Past". Enjoy a carnival, Civil War reenactments, evening bingo, fireworks July 11 at 10pm, music and other entertainment, Nebraska Bush Pullers tractor pull, food stands, prizes, chicken BBQ, Mid-State Mud Drags, pasture golf tournament, parade on Saturday at 7pm, dance and beer garden (following parade).
Additional Facts: Call 402-793-5991

July 9-12, 2009
Potsdam Summer Festival
Market Street area downtown,
Potsdam, New York
Local Heroes Parade, music, library book sale, vendors, arts and crafts in Ives Park, Tour de Potsdam 5K Run/Walk, classic cars, sidewalk sales, merchant specials, Potsdam SUNY Reunion, Bubble Man Doug Rougeux (fee). There is plenty of fun planned for this 42nd year.
Learn More: Call 315-274-9000

July 9-12, 2009
People's Choice Festival
Pennsylvania Military Museum on Rt. 322,
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
Art by young people ages 8-17, Artisans showing and selling their work, bounce houses and other fun for the kids, activities for teens, music and other entertainment in 2 areas. Need some munchies for sustenance? Try pierogies, fish sandwiches, burgers or hot dogs, BBQ beef and cheddar melts, pizza, nachos, loaded baked potatoes, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, cheesecake, brownies, peach cobbler, smoothies, strawberry shortcake or similar treats. It's the 17th anniversary for this one.
Info: Email info@peopleschoicefestival.com

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Turkey Festival
Various venues,
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
The festival celebrates 126 years in 2009. Enjoy a street dance, kiddie parade, bingo, ice cream social, beard growing contest, beer garden, car show, pancake breakfast Saturday from 7:30-10am, youth street dance, festival parade on Saturday at 11am, library used book sale, turkey BBQ.
Learn More: Call 218-863-1221

July 10-12, 2009
Byron Fest
Byron, Illinois
Celebrate the festival's 22nd year with classic cars at the United Church of Byron Saturday from 8am-3pm, musical entertainment, Gospelfest (one night earlier on July 9), softball tournament, carnival midway, arts and crafts, activities for kids, parade on Sunday at 2pm, bed races, 5K run, Taste of Byron (pizza, philly beef or chicken, baked potato, kabobs, nachos, corn dogs, funnel cakes, deep-fried Twinkies, chocolate-covered strawberries and more). There is no admission fee for kids age 7 and younger.
Get The Facts: Call 815-234-5500

July 10-12, 2009
Moxie Festival
Main Street area,
Lisbon Falls, Maine
Moxie is a soft drink with a hint of bitterness that is a favorite for some and this year Lisbon Falls celebrates its unique taste for the 26th year. There's a 5K road race, food court, recipe contest, canoe race, raffle, car shows, fireman's muster, games and entertainment for kids, fireworks show at 9:15pm on Friday, bubble gum blowing contest, bake sale.
Questions? Call 207-783-2249

July 10-12, 2009
River Raisin Festival
Ellis Park and Bachmayer Park,
Blissfield, Michigan
This is the event's 26th season. Enjoy the Frosty Boy Softball Tournament, activities for kids, entertainment on 3 stages, parade at 10:30am on Saturday, pancake breakfast Sunday from 8am-noon, pageant, Festival Idol Contest, fireworks Friday night (rain date Saturday night), classic cars, carnival rides (open Wed. at 5pm), chicken BBQ, arts and crafts, pony rides, drawings for prizes, 3-on-3 basketball, antique tractor pulls and more.
Details: Call 517-266-8909 or 888-68-BLISS

July 10-12, 2009
LaGrange Street Polish Festival
LaGrange Street between Central and Mettler,
Toledo, Ohio
Plans for this 26th year include a dancing competition, polka mass, pierogie eating contest, arts and crafts, polka bands and dancing, Polish and American beers, activities for children, festival foods such as pierogies, potato pancakes, paczki, corn on the cob, funnel cakes, coffee cakes. Ages 6 and younger are admitted free and I hear there is admission for all for just one dollar on Sunday.
Further Information: Call 419-255-8406

July 10-12, 2009
Catfish Days
Central Park,
Trempealeau, Wisconsin
Catfish sandwiches and other festival foods, parade at 2pm on Sunday, fishing tournament, foot race/walk, games, musical entertainment, motorcycle poker run, Catfish 50 Bike Tour, fireworks Sunday at 10pm.
Learn More: Call 608-534-6335 or 608-534-6780

July 11, 2009
Parker County Peach Festival
Historic downtown,
Weatherford, Texas
Fresh peaches for sale, activities for kids, misting area, entertainment, food court with peach smoothies and peach cobbler (and other goodies), 200 arts and crafts vendors, Peach Pedal Bike Tour (later, on July 14). It's the 26th year for this one.
Get the Facts: Call 888-594-3801

July 11-12, 2009
Moose Dropping Festival
Talkeetna, Alaska
Wilderness Woman (Mountain Mother) Contest, Moose Drop Dropping (AKA Moose Poop Raffle (think cow patty bingo, but the droppings have been shellacked and numbered and dropped on a bullseye) at the VFW hall at 6pm on Saturday. There are also merchant specials, salmon fishing, rafting tours, food vendors, music, 5K run/walk, music and dancing, KidZone.
Questions? Call 907-732-2487

July 11-12, 2009
Los Altos Art and Wine Festival
Main and State Streets,
Los Altos, California
Wine and microbrews, appearances by local media personalities, several hundred artisans show and sell their wares, gourmet festival foods, special area for the kids, entertainment on 4 stages. 10am-8pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday. Please, no pets (service animals welcome). 2009 marks the festival's 30th anniversary.
Additional Details: Call 650-917-9799 or 650-844-3507

July 11-14, 2008
Santa Barbara French Festival
Oak Park,
Santa Barbara, California
The festival celebrates 22 seasons with an art show, puppet shows, wandering mimes and other entertainers, a tribute to Maurice Chevalier and a tribute to Edith Piaf, entertainment on 3 stages, Poodle Parade (at 5:30pm on Sunday), drawings for airfare, jugglers, and you might spot a pirate in the crowd, or Marie Antoinette or Napolean. You can feast on French-Vietnamese fusion dishes and sidewalk cafe specialties such as crepes, pastries and quiche, Moroccan dishes, Cajun treats and you can sip cafe au lait. Enjoy can can by the West Coast Ballet, Tahitian dance demonstrations from French Polynesia or a tango demo from Brian and Fay. Catch a wandering minstrel's tune or listen to the accordion. Get travel info on France and find out about student exchange. Buy books or recordings. Be sure to see the replica of the Eiffel Tower at the festival and listen to a few stories. The event is non-smoking and the general hours are 11am-7pm.
More: Call 805-897-PARIS(7274)

July 11-12, 2009
Choochokam Langley Festival of the Arts
Whidbey Island Center,
Langley, Washington
Digital Film Festival, activities for kids, street dance on Saturday night, arts and crafts, 4 stages of entertainment, half marathon on Saturday at 8:30am, street performers, festival foods. General hours are 10am-9:30pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. It's the 34th year for this one.
Get The Facts: Call 360-221-2010

July 11-13, 2009
Quietside Flamingo Festival
Pemetic Field and Harbor Home Community Center,
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Coast Guard pancake breakfast Saturday morning, Grand Flamingo Parade Saturday morning, Polo and Yacht Club Cocktail Party, kids' carnival, golf scramble, activities for kids, music and other entertainment, arts and crafts fair, lots of pink flamingos all over town. 2009 marks the 52nd year for the festival.
Info: Call 207-244-3713

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July 11-19, 2009
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Fort Fairfield, Maine
Gospel music concerts, photography contest, jewelry making demos, woodworking demos, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, spaghetti dinner, pageant, coloring contest, fireworks over the river Sunday night, mashed potato wrestling, girls softball tournament, pet show, Veteran's BBQ and Open House, antique farm equipment display, laser tag, movie under the stars, potato picking contest, beer garden, beans and hot dogs, appearance by Junston McKenney (who's working with the younger guys on the whole Blue Collar Comedy Tour), food court, 3-person golf scramble, road race, trees for sale, pancake breakfast on Saturday morning from 6-10 at Railroad Park on Depot Street, bike parade, baby parade, grand parade at 1pm on Saturday, human chess game, canoe and kayak regatta on the river, horsehoe pitching, Spud Cycle bike race (and one for the youth), prizes, chicken BBQ, Tractor Trek, street dance and much more.
Get Details: Call 207-472-3802

July 12-18, 2009
Sinclair Lewis Days
Various venues,
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Kiddie Parade at 7pm on Wednesday, ribs and chicken cooking contest, turtle races (BYOT: Bring Your Own Turtle), softball tournnament, church pie social, musical entertainment, bean bag tournament, food vendors, treasure hunt, street dance on Saturday night, girls basketball tournament, disc golf tournament, merchant specials, pageant, school house tours, Concert in the Park, 5K run/walk, arts and crafts, Kids' Concert in the Park.
Further Facts: Call 320-352-5201

July 16-18, 2008
Peterson Park,
Mattoon, Illinois
Enjoy a softball tournament, Run for the Bagel 5K and 10K run, plus a 5K walk and a 1-mile fun run, arts and crafts, bagel breakfast with all the toppings you can imagine, musical entertainment. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing: Zac Brown Band, Neverly Brothers.
Further Information: Call 217-256-6266 or 800-500-6286

July 16-19, 2009
Auburn Cornfest
Community Park and Downtown on Main,
Auburn, Ohio
Texas Hold 'Em and other gaming activities, Corn Stalk 5K (July 16 at 6:30pm), kid's fishing derby, fireworks at dusk on July 11, festival foods, parade on Sunday at 1pm, arts and crafts, collectibles, men's fastpitch softball tournament, corn eating contest, carnival rides and games, commercial vendors, entertainment from New Brass Express, Steel Wheel and others.
Find Out More: Call 989-225-4039 or 989-662-4001

July 16-19, 2009
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
Celebrate 32 years with arts and crafts, Italian mass and procession on Sunday, pizza dough tossing, San Marco Venetian bell tower display replica that stands 36 feet tall, religious exhibits, dozens of local food vendors, raffle, cooking demonstrations, fireworks nightly at 10:15pm, 6 stages of entertainment. Among those scheduled to share their music at this writing: Sandra Mandella, Pat McCurdy, Modern Giants, Al Martino, Giada Valenti, The Vogues, Bobby Valli, Franco Corso, Dominic Mantuano, Emerson Drive. Casting was also going on to find 4 Pinocchios to help lead a parade.
Additional Information: Call 414-223-2806

July 17-18, 2009
Green River Festival
Greenfield Community College,
Greenfield, Massachusetts
It's the 23rd year for this one. Enjoy hot air balloons (weather permitting), dance tent, activities for kids, arts and crafts, festival foods. There will also be music on 2 stages from Kathleen Edwards, Michael Frant and Spearhead, Winterpills and others. Those age 12 and younger get in free. Please, no dogs except service dogs. This is an alcohol-free event.
Questions? Call 413-773-5463

July 17-18, 2009
Mize Watermelon Festival
City Park,
Mize, Mississippi
Gospel sing on Friday evening, free watermelon slices, biggest watermelon contest, Mississippi Delta Shows Carnival, poker run, classic cars, watermelon eating contest, greased watermelon race, arts and crafts, entertainment, watermelon seed spitting contest, festival foods. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy the music. It's the festival's 31st anniversary.
Details: Call 601-733-2775 or 601-733-5647

July 17-18, 2009
Cookson Jubilee
Tenkiller Area Community Bldg. and grounds,
Cookson, Oklahoma
Local talent, arts and crafts, activities for kids, dancing and music, BBQ and other festival foods, drawings for prizes. Please, no pets or outside coolers. Lawn chairs and blankets are fine. This event is alcohol-free. There is an admission charge, but you can see local merchants for coupons. The festival marks its 32nd year in 2009.
Questions? Call 918-457-3220

July 17-18, 2009
Watermelon Festival
Various venues,
Pageland, South Carolina
Pageant, children's stage in Moore's Park, watermelon seed spitting contest, parade on Saturday at 11am, classic car cruise-in, rodeo events, festival foods, arts and crafts, festival merchandise. General hours are 3-9:30pm on Friday and 9am-9:30pm on Saturday.
Further Information: Call 843-673-6400

July 17-18, 2009
Raspberry Festival
Various venues,
Lynden, Washington
Wine tasting, raspberry pancake breakfast at the Community Center, Raz and Shine car cruise-in, storytelling at the library, 5K run/walk meets Saturday at 9am in the Lynden High School parking lot, raspberry sundaes, Razz to Riches prize drawing, petting zoo, sidewalk sales, fresh berries for sale, museum displays, 3-on-3 basketball, arts and crafts.
Find Out Details: Call 360-354-5995

July 17-19, 2009
Culver Lake Fest
Beach front at Lake Maxinkuckee,
Culver, Indiana
For a 26th year you can enjoy a golf scramble, pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday beginning at 6am, bass tournament, parade on Saturday at 10am, activities for kids, golf cart decorating contest, arts and crafts, games for kids, car show, bike ride (10, 35, 60 and 100-mile routes), festival foods, ski show, Burn Out Contest on West Mill Street, corn hole toss tournament, firefighter waterball contest, wake board show.
Learn More: Call 574-842-2899

July 17-19, 2009
Yarmouth Clam Festival
Various venues,
Yarmouth, Maine
Celebrate 44 years with a 5-mile road race and 1-mile fun run for the kids, parade on Friday at 6pm, bluegrass (plus jazz and blues and more) music, firefighters muster, artisans showing and selling their work, horse-drawn carriage rides, blueberry pancake breakfast beginning 7am Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Green, flapjack breakfast beginning 7am Saturday and Sunday at First Parish Church. When you get hungry through the day you can enjoy burgers, veggie burgers, onion rings, fries, pizza, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, muffins, peach shortcake, blueberry crisp, strawberry shortcake. Clams are part of the food abundance or you can opt for tuna salad. There's also a clam-shucking competition. There will be sports events, a balloon zoo, canoe and kayak races and festival merchandise. And there is plenty of entertainment plus activities for the kids. Catch the carnival and stay for the fireworks.
Get The Festival Facts: Call 207-846-3964

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July 17-19, 2009
California Peach Festival
D Street in Historic downtown,
Marysville, California
Plans for this 11th anniversary include a peaches and pancake breakfast at The Silver Dollar Saturday from 8-10:30am, merchant specials, 5k run/walk, rides and other activities for kids, arts and crafts, fresh peaches for sale, peach treats, musical entertainment. You'll be rubbing elbows with about an expected 40,000 other folks.
Info: Call 530-749-3954

July 17-19, 2009
214 S. Harrison,
Somerset, Pennsylvania
Celebrate 31 years with roving entertainers, teen area, entertainment on 2 stages, Fiesta Village with a climbing wall and bounce houses (and other activities) for the kids, arts and crafts, food, Senior Day.
Questions? Call 814-443-2433

July 17-19, 2009
Covington Days
17700SE 272nd Street,
Covington, Washington
Chalk art, dog show, quilt show, fireworks and BBQ on Friday night, festival foods, parade at 11am on Saturday, 5K run/walk on Saturday, activities for kids, classic cars, arts and crafts, non-profit booths, skateboard events, carnival, musical entertainment. 2009 marks the festival's 24th year of fun.
More: Call 425-432-9140

July 17-19, 2009
Comcast Bite of Seattle
Seattle Center,
Seattle, Washington
We begin with 6 stages of entertainment: Among those who plan to perform are Intervision, MIchael Powers, Scott Lindenmuth, Still Time, Soulstice, 2112, Blind Floyd, Creme Tangerine, Brickhouse, Vicci Martinez, Michael O' Neill, GruVbox, Triple Threat, Bump Kitchen. There will be activities and entertainment just for kids, plus a comedy club (for ages 21 and older). Wine tasting and cooking demos are planned, plus there will be food from about 50 area restaurants and 30 food product companies. Tastes you might find are gyros, blackened salmon sandwiches, kabobs, sausages, pad Thai, veggie stir-fry, potato knishes, tempura, gumbo, funnel cakes, chocolate-dipped berries on skewers, lemon crepes, waffle cones, smoothies or strawberry lemonade. This is the festival's 27th year of fun.
Learn Details: Call 425-283-5050

July 17-19, 2009
Strawberry Festival
Various venues,
Vashon Island, Washington
How about a 100th anniversary celebration? There will be a classic car parade, grand parade Saturday, arts and crafts, carnival, beer garden on 100th Avenue (with a cover charge), Kiwanis pancake (with berries) breakfast 7-11am on Saturday and 8am-noon on Sunday, Wine and Jazz Fusion, jam contest, TV and internet radio broadcasts, entertainment on 4 stages, Bill Furoy 5K Fun Run/Walk, Tractor Jam Procession.
Further Information: Call 206-463-6217 or 206-408-8057

July 18, 2009
Mollyockett Day
Downtown on the Common,
Bethel, Maine
Duck race on the Sunday River at 5pm, fireworks, games, parade, arts and crafts, festival foods, entertainment, 5-mile race, 3-mile race, kids' 1-mile fun run. Molly Ockett was an Abenaki Indian who was part of the Pigwacket tribe. Her local influence has become somewhat legendary.
Find Out More: Call 207-824-2282

July 18, 2009
Main Street,
Hamburg, New York
Animal Alley (with rescue and adoption info plus pet supplies and games), arts and crafts, games for kids, community and commercial vendors, Taste of Hamburg food court, burger eating contest, entertainment on 2 stages, including tunes by The Ifs.
Further Information: Call 716-983-9861

July 18, 2009
North Carolina Peach Festival
Fitzgerald Park,
Candor, North Carolina
Festival foods, pageant, festival merchandise, miniature trains, helicopter rides, classic vehicles, Donkey Baseball Game (the night before), parade at 10am, peaches and ice cream, peach eating contest, entertainment (bring lawn chairs if you like). It's the event's 13th anniversary.
Further Facts: Call 910-974-4221

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July 18, 2009
Peach Festival
City Park,
Stratford, Oklahoma
The festival celebrates its 33rd year in 2009. Enjoy arts and crafts, Peach Idol Competition, peach ice cream in the afternoon, games, car show, entertainment, festival foods.
Further Information: Call 580-759-4405

July 18-19, 2009
San Clemente Ocean Festival
San Clemente Pier,
San Clemente, California
City Lifeguard pancake breakfast both days from 7:30-10:30am, Woody car show, California Waterman and Waterwoman Championships, children's pavilion, ocean art show, rubber duck race, fishing derby for the kids, commercial vendors, food vendors, music, 5K Beach Run, sand sculpture, free bodysurfing clinics, bodysurfing competitions, Dolphin Dash Kid's Beach Run for ages 12 and under.
Further Information: Call 949-440-6141

July 18-19, 2009
Ethnic Arts Festival
Dawes Park,
Evanston, Illinois
Folk dancing, poetry, music, fiber arts, theatre, art auction, arts and crafts. Get your festival food in the form of kabobs, beans and rice, Thai noodles, gyros, sausages, grilled veggies, falafel, sandwiches, scones with whipped cream, lemonade, chai smoothies, fruit bars, cookies. This year marks the festival's 24th season.
Find Out Details: Call 847-448-8058

July 18-19, 2009
Rosendale Street Festival
Main Street,
Rosendale, New York
From noon until 10pm on Saturday and noon until 6pm on Sunday you can enjoy festival fun such as face painting, arts and crafts, musical entertainment on 5 stages, ethnic foods, activities for kids.
Questions? Call 845-750-6168

July 18-19, 2009
Blueberry Festival
Burnside Plantation,
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Plans for this 24th year include farm tours, arts and crafts in the lower meadow, activities for kids, blueberry pie eating contest, interactive family drum circle, music, petting zoo and more. I'm told that ages 11 and younger are admitted free of charge.
Find Out Details: Call 610-888-5044 or 610-882-0450

July 18-19, 2009
Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival
Walla Walla, Washington
For a 25th year you can enjoy activities for kids, Sweet Onion 5K Run at 6am on Saturday, arts and crafts, onion recipe contest, chef demos, onion museum, Saturday night street dance, beer garden, farmers market and more.
Questions? Call 509-525-1031

July 19-25, 2009
Venetian Festival
St. Joseph, Michigan
Now in its 31st year, the festival features boating events, fireworks, arts and crafts, lighted boat parade Saturday at 10pm, golf tournament, sports for kids, sports for teens, festival foods, Blessing of the River.
Further Information: Call 259-963-7917

July 21-25, 2009
Plainfield Farmer's Fair
Fairgrounds on Route 191,
Plainfield, Pennsylvania
Truck and tractor pull, bingo, craft tent, antique equipment display, old-fashioned games, livestock on display, 4-H projects, cookbooks and other festival merchandise, home arts exhibits, music, food vendors, pie eating contest, baking contest, commercial vendors, kiddie pedal tractor pull, adult pedal tractor pull, demolition derby.
Get The Facts: Call 610-963-6816

July 22-25, 2009
National Baby Food Festival
Fremont, Michigan
Now in its 19th year, the festival offers fun such as a kid's obstacle course, petting zoo, arts and crafts (Friday and Saturday), grand parade on Saturday at 10:30am, 3-on-3 basketball, bed races, co-ed softball tournament, Corporate Olympics, karaoke competition, bike races, Baby Food Cook-off, Baby Food Eating Contest for the grown-ups, pop ring toss, frog jumping contest, U.S Army Strong Tour, praise service on Sunday, baby crawl, Hula Hoop Contest, baby photo contest, water balloon toss, pie eating contest, library used book sale, dunk tank, Guiter Hero Challenge, carnival, firefighters water battle, junior baby food eating contest.
Find Out Details: Call 800-592-2229

July 22-25, 2009
Violet Festival
Victory Park,
Pickerington, Ohio
Arts and crafts on the 24th and 25th, carnival rides, Downtown Dash, car and bike show, parade Friday at 7pm, fireworks at 10:30pm on Friday, community vendors, beer garden. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy music by Low Cash Cowboys, Deep 6 and others.
More: Call 614-834-2717

July 23-25, 2009
Durbin Days
Various venues,
Durbin, West Virginia
Parade, fireworks, old-time music, arts and crafts, classic cars, festival foods and more.
Find Out Details: Call 800-336-7009

July 23-25, 2009
Paducah Summer Festival
Various venues,
Paducah, Kentucky
Games and contests, commercial vendors, festival foods, activities for children, arts and crafts and more. Thanks for leaving bikes, skateboards and rollerblades outside the festival.
Learn Information: Call 800-PADUCAH

July 23-25, 2009
Louisiana Watermelon Festival
Farmerville, Louisiana
Golf tournament, storytelling, best-dressed watermelon contest, 5K run, tricycle races, motorcycle poker run, bicycle races, treasure hunt, games, vendors, textile exhibit, melon growing competition, Union Parish Voters League Banquet, tennnis tournament, arm wrestling, street dance, pet photo contest, arts and crafts, parade, watermelon auction, baby photo contest, watermelon hunt, watermelon eating contest. The festival celebrates 46 seasons in 2009.
Questions? Call 316-368-0044

July 23-25, 2009
Great Texas Mosquito Festival
Municipal Park,
Clute, Texas
It's the 29th year for this one. Enjoy a Mr. and Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest, washer pitching tournament, arts and crafts, carnival, Mosquito Chase 5K Run, haystack dive, Dodge Ball Sting Tournament, horseshow pitching tournament, senior bingo, Mosquito Calling Contest, festival foods, music from Dog Town Blues, Brandon Ryder, Radio Disney, The Josh Ward Band and others.
Get Details: Call 979-265-8392 or 800-371-2971

July 23-26, 2009
Swiss Days
Throughout downtown,
Berne, Indiana
Celebrate 58 years with a sand sculpture competition at Pine Lake, polka music and chicken dancing, antique engine, 5K and 1-mile races, fireworks Sunday at 9:30pm, local company tours, pancake breakfast on Saturday at the fire station from 6-10am, tennis tournament, Agape Sports League ball game, games and rides, arts and crafts, National Wiener Dog Races Saturday, parade at 6pm on Saturday, bowling tournament, baking contest, cheesemaking tour, food vendors, kid's pedal tractor pull, Swiss Steintoss competition, quilt show, amateur radio gathering, horse pull and miniature horse pull, merchant specials, musical theatre.
Learn More: Call 260-589-8080

July 23-26, 2009
Turkey Days
Frazee, Minnesota
Parade on East Main Street Sunday at 2pm, pre-festival pageant, activities for children, demolition derby, drawings for prizes, turkey cooking competition, street dance and more.
Find Out The Facts: Call 800-407-3488

July 24-25, 2009
Hot Dog Festival
Frankfurt, Indiana
National Dachshund Races, 5K run/walk, antiques, clowns, magicians, bike rodeo, motorcycle show, karaoke, street dance, Greatest American Hot Dog Challenge, Puppy Park area for the kids, flea market, car show, hot dogs with all the toppings, music and more. General hours are 11am-10pm both days. No admission charge. Come and help celebrate 15 years.
Details: Call 765-654-4081

July 24-26, 2009
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Christmas Hill Park,
Gilroy, California
More than 107,000 people attended in 2008, so get ready to rub elbows with a big crowd and bring your sunscreen and big hats. This will be the 31st year in honor of garlic, with arts and crafts, festival merchandise, battle of the bands, strolling entertainment. Among the staged entertainment scheduled at this writing: JJ Hawg, The Corvairs, Central Coast Sax, Take 2, Eye Eighty, Garlic City Harmony, Red Beans & Rice, Barry Kaufman, Patty & Abigail, Pearl Alley, Refugees. And you're coming with an empty stomach, aren't you? Feast on garlic fries, garlic bread, gralic sausage sandwiches, wraps and gyros, garlic almonds, guacamole, corn dogs, deep-fried artichoke hearts, garlic fried green tomatoes, corn on the cob, funnel cakes, shaved ice, soft drinks, garlic ice cream, smoothies, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, shakes and more.
Learn More: Call 408-842-1625

July 24-26, 2009
Pierogi Fest
119th Street downtown,
Whiting, Indiana
Entertainment on 3 stages, beer garden, Eastern Bloc Jeopardy, and a parade that includes the Lawnmower Precision Drill Team, Twirling Babushka Brigade, Mr. Pierogi and the Pieroguettes, Marching MBAs with their briefcases, Lazy Boy Float. Browse arts and crafts, let the kids enjoy Kids' Kourt, take a turn at dousing a local personality in the dunk tank. Munchies may include: Polish sausages, cheese blintzes, potato pancakes, pierogis, stuffed cabbage, corn dogs and hot dogs, Cajun dishes, funnel cakes, root beer floats, shaved ice, lemonade. General festival hours are 11am-1opm on Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.
Questions? Call 877-659-0292

July 24-26, 2009
Blueberry Art Festival
Whiteside Park,
Ely, Minnesota
Bounce houses, train rides and other activities for the kids. On Saturday and Sunday mornings you can start with a blueberry pancake breakfast. Enjoy more than 300 booths of arts and crafts and festival foods. Be sure to hunt down some fresh blueberry pie. There will also be musical entertainment. Hours are noon-7pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. There is no admission charge. It's the 29th year for this event.
Learn More: Call 218-365-6123

July 24-26, 2009
Blueberry Festival
Various venues,
Lake George, Minnesota
Celebrate the festival's 26th year with a pie sale, flea market, Kids' Sawdust Money Pit, Firemen's Bean Feed, blueberry pancake breakfast, parade, quilt show, festival foods.
Find Out The Facts: Call 218-266-2995 or 218-256-3977

July 24-26, 2009
Bele Chere
Ashville, North Carolina
The event celebrates 31 seasons this year. Plans include Shoot for the Cure, craft activities and rides for kids, festival merchandise, Purina Ultimate Air Dogs, street performers, 5K run, drumming tent, non-profit booths, commercial booths, 4 stages of entertainment. Hours are noon-10pm on July 24, 10am-10pm on July 25 and noon-6pm on July 26. There will be beer at the festival, but Sunday is an alcohol-free day. Please do not bring pets or outside coolers to the festival.
Details: Call 828-259-5800

July 24-26, 2009
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
Berea, Ohio
Irish historical exhibits, exhibits highlighting the work of Irish actors and sports figures, tourist and travel info, musical entertainment with Irish bands and step dancers, Irish poetry and stories, children's activities, Irish ale and Irish foods. The festival celebrates its 27th anniversary this year.
Questions? Call 330-231-6174 or 800-485-8013

July 24-26, 2009
Various venues,
Lake Stevens, Washington
Quadrathon, duck dash, pizza eating contest, Proud Pet Show, fifty-dollar boat races, Aquarun 10K/5K/kids fun run July 25 at 6:45pm, Grand Parade down Main Street on Saturday at 1pm, disc golf competition, firefighter breakfast Saturday and Sunday 6am-noon at the downtown fire station on 21st Street NE, Rain Gutter Regatta, street soccer, softball tournament, tennis tournament, classic car show, horse-drawn wagon rides, fireworks over the lake at 10pm Saturday night (bring blankets or lawn chairs if you like.) There will also be a children's parade, a water ski/wakeboard tournament and an art show and sale. Festival foods available will include treats such as corn dogs, pizza, burgers, vegetable chow mein, tacos, burritos, strawberry shortcake, shaved ice, root beer floats, chocolate fruit kabobs.
Learn Information: Call 425-397-2344

July 24-26, 2009
Tour de Terrance Festival
56th Avenue West between 220th and 224th,
Mountain Terrace, Washington
Help celebrate 16 years with a pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday 8am-noon, music, beer garden, arts and crafts, dance performance, food booths, parade Friday at 7pm, carnival, car show, possibly fireworks Saturday night.
Find Out More: Call 425-776-7331

July 24-26, 2009
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival
Heritage Park,
Wheeling, West Virginia
The festival celebrates Italian heritage and history with exhibits of geography and pasta. Get in on a pizza eating contest. There is wine tasting. Enjoy musical entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games and rides. Attend a Veterans Appreciation Ceremony, worship at a Catholic mass. Check out festival foods and view fireowrks (Saturday at 9:30pm). Somewhere in all this there's a bocce tournament, wine competition, a scholarship awards ceremony and a marching band.
Further Details: Call 304-233-1090

July 24-26, 2009
Derby Days
Cory Park,
Dousman, Wisconsin
Have fun this 54th year with a kickball tournament, food tent, men's softball tournament, Derby Dash, State Frog Jumping Championship, parade Sunday at 11am, chicken BBQ, beer tent, teen talent show, carnival, entertainment.
Questions? Call 262-965-3128 or 262-965-3043

July 25-26, 2009
Iron River Blueberry Festival
Moon Lake Park and downtown,
Iron River, Wisconsin
Blueberry pie eating contest, music, fresh blueberries for sale, Lions Club chicken BBQ, games and rides, pageant, blueberry pie for sale whole or by the slice, diabetes testing, flea market, parade on Sunday in the early afternoon, arts and crafts, drawings for prizes, pedal tractor pull for the kids, food booths, beer garden.
Information: Call 800-345-0716

July 24-August 2, 2009
Coast Guard Festival
Waterfront area,
Grand Haven, Michigan
Kids Parade July 25 at 10:30am, tennis tournament, pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 26 from 8am-noon, tours of a Coast Guard cutter, street dances, arts and crafts, fireworks on August 1 at dusk, quilt show, 5K run/walk, 10K run, 1-mile family fun run, Tot Trot obstacle course, Grand Parade August 1 at 11:45am, battle of the bands, Coast Guard Retirees Dinner, Coast Guard Memorial Service, Christian vocal group performances, bike tour (30/60/100-miles), Coast Guard Band performances, softball tournament, tributes to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, carnival. 2009 marks the 85th anniversary of the festival.
More: Call 616-846-5940 or 888-207-2434

July 25, 2009
West Union Fest
Historic downtown,
West Union, New York
Fat Cat Fishing Contest (catch and release), Liars Contest, Outhouse Float Contest entries on display, Train on the Tracks 5K run/walk, walking tours, historical items and reproductions, Civil War display, tribal singing and dancing, Victorian era costume contest, flag ceremony, parade the night before on July 24 at 7pm, antique car show, food vendors, gospel music, HELCO (elevated lift for ATVs) display, book sale, town birthday cake cutting (and serving), bed race on Main Street, pie eating contest, amateur radio broadcasts.
Have Questions? Call 304-673-1400 or 304-873-3379

July 27-August 1, 2009
Butch Cassidy Days
Juction, Utah
Parade, cooking competition, volleyball, horseshoe tournament, rodeo events, fishing derby at Otter Creek State Park, Movie in the Park July 29, Outdoor Corn Cookoff, 3-on-3 basketball, Outlaw Breakfast, outdoor dances.
Get Details: Call 435-577-2029

July 30-August 1, 2009
West Virginia Blackberry Festival
Clarksburg City Park,
Fort Nutter, West Virginia
Pet parade, arts and crafts, food vendors, blackberry baking contest, car parade, talent contest, carnival, 5K run (Saturday at 6am, fireworks. There is no admission charge. This is an alcohol-free event.
Further Information: Call 304-622-3206

July 30-August 2, 2009
Munger Potato Festival
Community Park and Township Hall,
Munger, Michigan
Children's pedal pull contest, parade August 2 at 1pm, pageant, bingo tent, potato sack races and other games for kids, food tent with hot fries and other treats, demolition derby, Figure Eight Derby, teen dance, chicken BBQ, music, carnival games and rides.
More: Call 989-659-3471

July 30-August 2, 2009
Flambeau Rama
5th Street North,
Park Falls, Wisconsin
Arts and crafts (Saturday and Sunday), parade, carnival, sidewalk sales and merchant specials, chalk drawing contest, music, run/walk, car show, frog jumping, flea market, food court, youth casting contest.
Get Details: Call 715-762-2703 or 800-762-2709

July 31-August 9, 2009
Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival
2121 George Halas Drive Northwest,
Canton, Ohio
5-mile and 2-mile races, concert and fireworks, Enshrinees Dinner, hot air balloon launches, night balloon glows, Hall of Fame Game, Ribs Burnoff, Drum Corps International Competition, fashion show and luncheon, family party and more.
Learn Information: Call 330-456-6207

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

June 30-July 2 Pancake Days, various venues, Butte, Nebraska, 402-775-2425
July 2-4 Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta & River Festival, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 304-675-8788
July 2-5 Roswell UFO Festival, Roswell, New Mexico, 888-ROS-FEST
July 2-5 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival (35th), Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 724-834-7474
July 4 Americana Festival, various venues, Centerville, Ohio, 937-433-5898
July 8-12 Bear Paw Festival, Eagle River, Alaska, 907-694-4702
July 9-10 Truckers Jamboree (30th), Iowa 80 Truckstop (Exit 284), Walcott, Iowa, 563-284-6961
July 9-11 Dairy Festival, Elsie, Michigan, 989-862-5210 or 989-834-2132
July 9-12 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (42nd),
                   Penn State University campus & Downtown, State College, Pennsylvania, 814-237-3682
July 10-11 Batesville Summerfest/Berryfest, Downtown, Batesville, Indiana, 812-934-3101 or 812-933-6116
July 10-11 Michigan Elvisfest, Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 734-480-3974 ext. 1
July 10-11 Freedom Fest, Grayson County Middle School, Leitchfield, Kentucky, 270-259-6164
July 10-11 July Jamboree (12th), downtown on Main, Cedar City, Utah, 435-586-3121
July 10-12 The Wayne Chicken Show & Henoween, Bressler Park, Wayne, Nebraska, 402-375-2240
July 10-12 Grease Pole Festival, Community Center at 261 Swan Street, Buffalo, New York, 716-852-1648 or 716-578-6254
July 10-12 Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, Stoweflake Resort, Stowe, Vermont, 800-253-2232
July 10-12 Benedum Festival (15th), City Park, Bridgeport, West Virginia, 800-368-4324
July 10-12 New Deal Festival, Arthurdale, West Virginia, 304-864-3959
July 10-12 Nabor Days, Riverview Park, Cadott, Wisconsin, 715-289-3338
July 11 North Carolina Blackberry Festival (8th), downtown, Lenoir, North Carolina, 828-726-0616
July 11 Redmond Derby Days, 10am-10pm, City Hall Complex on 85th Street, Redmond, Washington, 425-556-2299
July 11 Hanover Tomato Festival (31st), 9-4, Pole Green Park, Hanover, Virginia, 804-550-4705
July 11-12 International Mango Festival, Fairchild Botanical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, 305-667-1651
July 11-12 Sugar Creek Arts Festival (26th), 10-5, Uptown at North Street/Quad area, Normal, Illinois, 309-454-9557
July 11-12 July Jamboree, 10-5, Zenith Park, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, 505-682-2733
July 11-12 Haddonfield Craft & Fine Art Festival (17th), Kings Highway downtown, Haddonfield, New Jersey, 856-216-7253
July 11-12 Corn Hill Arts Festival, 10-6/10-5, Corn Hill neighborhood/Clinton Ave. area, Rochester, New York, 585-262-3142
July 15-18 Crawford County Fair (63rd), Hood Park, Cuba, Missouri, 877-212-8429
July 15-19 Capital Lakefair, downtown, Olympia, Washington, 360-943-7344
July 16-19 Polish Festival, Bronson, Michigan, 517-369-7334 or 800-968-8333
July 16-19 Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival (32nd), Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 716-674-6133 ext. 17
July 17-18 Riverfest, Haworth Park, Bellevue, Nebraska, 402-898-3000
July 17-19 Stir-Up Days, Ashland, Nebraska, 402-944-3613
July 17-19 Downtown Days and Hungry Mother Arts & Crafts Festival,
                   Marion downtown area and Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, Virginia, 276-783-4190
July 17-19 Lavender Festival, Sequim, Washington, 877-681-3035
July 18 Oldham County Days, Main Street, LaGrange, Kentucky, 502-222-4454 or 502-222-1625
July 18 Paw Paw Days, Downtown, Paw Paw, Michigan, 269-657-5395
July 18 Farmers Day Festival, Main Street, China Grove, North Carolina, 704-857-8811
July 18-19 Main Street Festival, Main Street area, Polson, Montana, 405-883-5800
July 18-19 Oatka Festival (21st), LeRoy, New York, 585-768-7433
July 18-19 Meet Me in Mill Creek Fetival, 11am-6pm, Main Street, Mill Creek, Washington, 425-745-1891
July 23-26 Feast of Lantersn, various venues, Pacific Grove, California, 831-649-8737
July 23-26 Barre Heritage Festival (formerly Homecoming Days), Main Street, Barre, Vermont, 802-476-1812
July 23-26 Jamboree Days, Lion's Memorial Park, New Auburn, Wisconsin, 715-237-2223
July 24-25 Altus Grape Festival, City Park, Altus, Arkansas, 479-468-4684
July 24-25 Wells Fargo Street Festival (38th), 2nd Street area, Davenport, Iowa, 563-823-3694 or 800-732-3538
July 24-25 Bologna Festival, Downtown, Yale, Michigan, 810-387-8253
July 24-26 Lebanese Festival (10th),
                   St. John Maron Church at 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, New York, 716-634-0669
July 24-26 Town & Country Jamboree, City Park, Moulton, Texas, 361-596-7205
July 24-26 Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival (50th), Kingston on the Cover, Port Gamble, Washington, 360-297-2490
July 24-26 Whaling Days (37th), Waterfront Park on Byron St., Silverdale, Washington, 360-692-1107
July 25 Dutch Festival, 8-4, Center Square, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 717-637-6130
July 25-26 Salsa Festival, Plaza Park, Oxnard, California, 805-247-0197
July 25-26 Geneva Arts Fair, 10-5, S. Third Street, Geneva, Illinois, 630-232-6060
July 25-26 Old Olcott Days, Lakeview Village Shoppes, Olcott, New York, 716-735-7489
July 26 Pear Fair (37th), 9-6, Downtown, Courtland, California, 916-775-2000
July 26 WWISCAA Food Festival & Hot Tamale Contest,
                   County Convention Center, Greenville, Mississippi, 552-376-8663 or 800-820-8204
July 26 Watermelon Festival, Chapman Park, Stanley, Wisconsin, 715-644-5880
July 29-August 1 Onion Days, Township Park, Wolf Lake, Indiana, 260-635-1199
July 29-August 1 North Carolina Watermelon Festival (24th), Murfreesboro, North Carolina, 252-398-5922
July 29-August 2 Maine Lobster Festival (62nd), Harbor Park, Rockford, Maine, 207-596-0376 or 800-LOB-CLAW
July 30-August 1 Bear Lake Raspberry Days, various venues, Garden City, Utah, 435-946-2901
July 30-August 2 Jasper Strassenfest, various venues, Jasper, Indiana, 812-482-6866
July 30-August 2 Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival (47th),
                   Amish Acres on U.S. 6, Nappanee, Indiana, 574-773-4188 or 800-800-4942
July 30-August 2 Phelps Sauerkraut Festival (43rd), Downtown, Phelps, New York, 315-546-8017

Other July 2009 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
July 2-5 CONvergence 1009, Sheraton Bloomington Hotel on S. Normandale, Bloomington, Minnesota, 651-647-3487
July 3-5 U.S. Grand Prix, Laguna Seca Raceway, Salinas, California, 831-242-8201
July 4 International Worm Races, Austin Park, Clearlake, California, 707-994-3600
July 4 World's Largest Salmon Barbecue (38th), 11-6, Fort Bragg, California, 707-964-1228
July 4 Burklyn Arts Council Summer Craft Fair (39th), Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, Vermont, 902-626-5836
July 5 Northeast Nebraska Toy Show (22nd), Community College Learning Center, Norfolk, Nebraska, 402-329-6210
July 10-12 Be Cool Car Show, Downtown, Bay City, Michigan, 989-892-2567
July 10-12 Shore Leave, Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, Maryland, 410-496-4456
July 10-12 LibertyCon 22,
                   Comfort Inn at 6710 Ringgold Rd., Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-893-7979 or Email uncletimmy@libertycon.org
July 10-12 Great Texas Balloon Race, County Airport, Longview, Texas, 903-237-4040
July 11-12 Western Maine Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show (48th),
                   9-5/10-4, Telstar High School, Bethel, Maine, 207-824-3611
July 11-12 Antiques & Collectibles Show, Expo Center, Portland, Oregon, 503-282-0877
July 11-12 Bridal Show, 10-5, Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, Texas, 972-713-9620
July 11-12 RAVE Car Show, Fairgrounds on Rt. 7 S., Rutland, Vermont, 802-265-8026
July 15-18 Street Art Fair (50th), Ingalls Mall lawn, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 800-888-9497
July 16-19 Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival (44th), Village Park, Roseville, Ohio, 740-982-2712
July 17-19 Gem & Mineral Show, National Guard Armory on Hunting Hills Ln., Boone, North Carolina, 540-384-6047
July 17-26 Cheyenne Frontier Days, various venues, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 800-227-6336
July 17-19 & 24-26 Summer Boat Show(24th), Market Hall, Dallas, Texas 469-549-0673
July 18 Shipwreck Day, Downtown, Anacortes, Washington, 360-293-7911
July 18-19 Dayton Air Show, Dayton International Airport, Dayton, Ohio, 937-898-5901
July 18-19 Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival,
                   10-5/10-4, Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, 817-410-3459 or 541-574-8000
July 23-25 Nebraska's Big Rodeo (88th), Junction of Hwy. 11 & Hwy. 91, Burwell, Nebraska, 308-346-5010
July 23-26 Comic-Con International (40th), Convention Center, San Diego, California, (Be sure to call first) 619-491-2475
July 24-26 Maine Quilts Show (32nd), Civic Center, Augusta, Maine, 207-577-0648
July 23-26 European Motorcycle Meet, Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry (and Bethel), Maine, 800-282-0139
July 25-27 Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo (19th), Fortuna, California,707-725-3916
July 26 Art in the Park (40th), 9-4:30, City Park, Appleton, Wisconsin, 920-733-4089

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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

This CD was a long time
coming, but it was
worth waiting for.

Take a trip to
Listen Recordings
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Michael Parks - Coolin Soup' - Listen Recordings

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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!

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...
Reportedly romantic restaurants for marriage proposals
(presented in no particular order):

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistroin Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Blue Door at Delano in Miami Beach, Florida
North Pond Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois
Rainbow Lodge in Houston, Texas
Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Dining Room at Woodlands Inn in Summerville, South Carolina.
2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia
Palisade in Seattle
La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills, California
River Cafe in Brooklyn, New York
Jean-Louis in Greenwich, Connecticut
La Croix at the Rittenhouse in Philadelphia
The Cliff House in San Francisco
McNinch House in Charlotte, North Carolina
More coming in the August issue

How to make your own Vanilla Latte Syrup like Starbucks

Make a small Patriotic Pinwheel from the Disney Family Fun site.
Pick your own July produce. Call to confirm specific availability!

Pick your own blackberries:
Lay Berry Farm in Canton, Texas
Greer Farm in Daingerfield, Texas
Pick your own raspberries:
Alstede Farms in Chester, New Jersey
Wildwood Farm in E. Dorset, Vermont
Pick your own olallieberries:
Jack Creek Farms in Templeton, California
Other pick your own places:
Blann Berries in Oaktown, Indiana.
Orchard Valley Farms in Paonia, Colorado
Applewood Orchard in Lakeville, Minnesota
Wilson Banner Ranch in Clarkston, Washington
Mingodale Farm in Parkton, Maryland
For more farms, check your local listings, Farm Bureau or Chamber of Commerce.


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