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June Events
Festivals For June Travelers

June 3-6, 2004
Depot Days
Downtown and City Park,
Stevenson, Alabama
This event celebrates the area's railroad heritage, with parades, an ice cream social, lawn mower racing, concerts, stories, vendors, games and contests and entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 256-259-5500.

June 3-6, 2004
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, Vermont.
Cow lovers, ranchers, art lovers and fun-seekers join in this event to enjoy Heifers on Parade, dairy fest and marketplace, chef demonstrations, square dancing, a celebrity milking contest, hayrides, ice cream social, 4-H displays and activities, music, art, silent auction, library book sale, Vermont Cheese making displays and tasting, local farm tours and more.
More: Call 877-VTSBEST.

June 3-6, 2004
Church Point Buggy Festival
City Park,
Church Point, Louisiana.
Baby crawling contest, cultural tent for children, music and dance, carnival, accordian contest for children, children's French contest, queen pageant, buggy display, poker run, vendors and more.
Learn Details: Call 337-684-2739.

June 3-7, 2004
Sun Fun Festival
various venues,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Air Show, Miss Sun fun and Miss Bikini Wahine pageants, sailboat race, 5K run, 5K walk, 1-mile run, activities for kids, volleyball tournament, watermelon eating contest, sandcastle building. This is the event's 53rd year.
Find Out More: Call 800-488-8998.

June 3-30, 2004
Portland Rose Festival
various venues,
Portland, Oregon.
All month long the community celebrates, with events such as a pageant, races, entertainment, rose show, fleet week, arts festival, floral parade and much more.
Get More Information: Call 503-227-2681.

June 4-5, 2004
Steamboat Days
River Park downtown,
Des Arc, Arkansas.
Carnival, world championship backseat driving contest, food, talent contest, duck calling contest, turkey calling contest, and more. The event is in its 20th year.
Further Information: Call 870-256-3660.

June 4-5, 2004
Route 66 Summerfest
various venues,
Rolla, Missouri.
Entertainment, car show, cruise-in, burn out contest, arts and crafts, activities for kids, pageant, food court and beer garden.
Get More Information: Call 573-364-3577.

June 4-6, 2004
Diamond Festival
Town Square,
Murfreesboro, Arkansas.
Music, arts and crafts, antiques, rides for the kids, face painting, and festival foods.
Details: Call 870-285-3131.

June 4-6, 2004
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park,
Little Chute, Wisconsin
Big Cheese Parade, Big Cheese Breakfast, curd eating contest, cheese cake contest (later the slices are sold for everyone to try), cheese carving demonstration, Children's Tee Ball contest (ages 4-8), free cheese tasting, music, food and drink.
Find Out More: Call 920-788-7390.

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June 4-6, 2004
Mission Mountain Testicle Festival
Branding Iron Bar & Grill,
Charlo, Montana.
Music, BBQ, horseshoes, pool, darts, food from the community, and plenty of the specialty food is breaded and deep-fried. There will be alcohol served at the event.
More: Call 406-644-2984.

June 4-6, 2004
Longview, Texas.
Chili cooking contest, activities for kids, music, sports, arts and crafts, plenty of food.
Additional Details: Call 903-237-4040.

June 4-6, 2004
Hog Wild Days
unknown venue(s),
Island City, Oregon.
BBQ, parade, fun run, flea market activities for kids.
Get More Information: Call 541-963-3540.

June 5, 2004
Elmwood Strawberry Festival
Central Park,
Elmwood, Illinois.
Car show, crafts, entertainment, strawberry treats and other festival foods.
Learn Details: Call 309-742-8272.

June 5-6, 2004
Riverless Festival
Phillipsburg, Kansas
Turtle Races, 5K run and 2 mile run/walk, food, arts and crafts, show and shine for vehicles, drawings, free swimming at local pool, simple health screenings, music and more.
Find Out More: Call 785-543-2321 or 800-543-2321.

June 5-6, 2004
Cherry Festival
Marina Park,
San Leandro, California.
Kids Zone, parade, arts and crafts, cherry farmer exhibits and information, cherry pie baking contest, games and rides, food and more.
Information: Call 510-577-3462.

June 5-6, 2004
Fairport Canal Days
Main Street area,
Fairport, New York.
In its 27th year, this event features 300 arts and crafts booths, food, entertainment and boat cruises on the Erie Canal.
Questions: Call 585-234-4323.

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June 5-6, 2004
Strawberry Festival
City Hall area,
Vidalia, Georgia.
Strawberry preserves, carnival rides, strawberry merchandise, crafts, food, entertainment, games for kids.
Details: Call 636-464-6464 or 636-464-7407.

June 5-13, 2004
Salty Sea Days
various venues,
Everett, Washington.
Budget cuts have forced many festival committees to scale back their celebrations. The association which has been responsible for Salty Sea Days is working to make this year fun and worthwhile during a time of change. They're doing the parade, but other groups will be sponsoring events such as a carnival, car show and canoe races. They still want everyone to come and be part of the fun, so don't stay away just because of rumors you may have heard.
Additional Information: Please email saltyseadays@aol.com.

June 9-12, 2004
George Westinghouse Days
various venues,
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.
Pancake breakfast, entertainment, fireworks, bingo, rides and games, puppet show, and festival foods such as stuffed cabbage, gyros, grilled cheesesteak sandwiches and watermelon. The event celebrates George Westinghouse and his affiliaton with the area. Take time to visit 325 Commerce Street, to see the stone castle that houses the George Westinghouse Museum.
Further Details: Call 412-823-0500.

June 9-13, 2004
Heritage Days
Lexington, Missouri.
Parade, food, crafts, carnival rides and games, and more.
Questions: Call 660-259-3082.

June 10-12, 2004
Jubilee Days
Warsaw, Misouri.
In its 38th year, the festival offers such fun as a carnival, crafts, fiddler's contest, car show, parade and more.
Further Information: Call 800-WARSAW-4.

June 10-12, 2004
Party In The Pines
Main Street,
Whitmire, South Carolina.
Poker Run, carnival, entertainment, parade, street dance, arts and crafts, food, karaoke.
Questions: Call 803-694-4361 or 803-694-3797.

June 10-13, 2004
Kolach Days
various venues,
Verdigre, Nebraska.
A Czech-centered event, with ethnic foods, polka music, entertainment, games and contests, parades and more.
Get More Information: Call 402-668-2305.

June 11-12, 2004
Texas Blueberry Festival
various venues,
Nacogdoches, Texas.
Quilt display, music, blueberry pancakes, blueberry farm tours, growers' sales, Blue Threads Costume Contest, vendors, petting zoo, BBQ cook-off, pie eating contest, blueberry cobbler contest, blueberry ice cream contest, entertainment, classic car show and more.
Details: Call 936-564-7351 or 888-653-3788.

June 11-13, 2004
Versailles Poultry Days
unknown venue(s),
Versailles, Ohio.
Flower show, baking contest, entertainment, rides for kids, 5K Heritage Run, softball, fireworks, BBQ chicken, ice cream, egg decorating contest, talent show and more.
Further Information: Call 937-526-5465.

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June 11-13, 2004
Tremont Turkey Festival
various venues,
Tremont, Illinois
Strawberry shortcake eating contest, merchants' specials, food, music, carnival, car show, 4-H petting zoo, lip sync contest, 5K race, concerts (bring lawn chairs), parade and more.
Additional Information: Call 309-925-2451.

June 11-19, 2004
Riverbend Festival
Riverfront downtown,
Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Six stages of entertainment, plus roving entertainers, food concessions, 5K run, 1-mile run/walk, Riverbend Challenge, children's village. You may bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. More than 650,000 people attended last year.
More: Call 423-756-2211.

June 11-12, 2004
911 Heritage Day Festival
Downtown mall,
Haleyville, Alabama.
The first 911 call was made in Haleyville, and the town celebrates with fire and rescue demonstrations and competitions, plus a car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts, street dance, bubble blowing contest, and plenty of food.
Learn Details: Call 205-486-4984.

June 11-12, 2004
Iron Horse Festival
various venues,
McComb, Mississippi
Carnival games, local talent showcase, antique engine and tractor show, entertainment, arts and crafts, fireworks, battle of the bands, BBQ competition, activities for kids and more.
Find Out More: Call 601-249-0116.

June 11-12, 2004
Pink Tomato Festival
Historic Square,
Warren, Arkansas.
Events actually begin a bit earlier, with pageants on June 5, plus a fish fry and a talent contest before the weekend. But most of the events are tucked into Friday and Saturday and they include a tomato eating contest, pancake breakfast, Diaper Dash baby race, tomato packing contest, green tomato relish contest, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, a parade and more.
Further Information: Call 870-226-5225.

June 11-12, 2004
Blueberry Festival
Eugenia Sterne Park,
Nacogdoches, Texas.
Country and Blues music, water balloon toss, arts and crafts and more. (The editor thinks this may be a second entry for the Texas Blueberry Festival, and not necessarily a separate event).
Additional Details: Call 936-560-5533.

June 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, 2004
South Carolina Festival
Of Flowers

various venues,
Greenwood, South Carolina.
Local theatre, arts and crafts, photo exhibit, historical exhibits, beach dance, softball, ABA and BMX racing, pops concert, gospel fest, garden tours, golf tournament, square dance, jazz concert and more. A few events also fall outside the list of dates given above.
Learn Details: Call 864-223-8411.

June 11-13, 2004
Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival
various venues,
Cambridge, New York.
Bicycle race, road race, music, balloon launches, chicken BBQ, parade, music, pancake breakfast, skateboard competition, pilots breakfast, vendors and more.
Further Information: Call 518-677-0887.

June 11-13, 2004
Sparta Butter Festival
Memorial Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin.
Carnival, quilt show, classic cars, parade, magic shows, entertainment, food, arts and crafts.
Learn Details: Call 800-354-2453 or 608-269-4123.
Note: While you're in the area, be sure to check out the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum.

June 11-13, 2004
Louisiana Corn Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland.
Pageant, corn-eating contests, corn-shucking contests, music, 5K run and walk and more.
Find Out More: Call 318-346-2575.

June 12, 2004
Tomato Fest
Jacksonville, Texas.
Arts and crafts, tomato eating contest, Couch Tomato No Sweat Olympics, entertainment and more. The event is celebrating its 20th year.
Information: Call 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217.

June 12, 2004
Blueberry Jubilee
unknown venue(s),
Poplarville, Mississippi
Antique car show, blueberries for sale, entertainment, storytelling, arts and crafts and plenty of food.
Find Out More: Call 601-795-4224.

June 12, 2004
Rocking Chair Festival
unknown venue(s),
Thomastown, Mississippi.
Entertainment, arts and crafts, food. You can visit the Rocking Chair Museum.
Further Details: Call 601-267-9231.

June 12-13, 2004
Maine Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds,
Windsor, Maine.
Sheep dog demonstrations, llama drill team, workshops, fleece and fiber competitions, kids area, displays on spinning and carding, llama shearing, sheep shearing, parade of animals, flapjack race (llamas or alpacas and their handlers participate), goat show, angora rabbit information, and foods such as smoked salmonburger, falafel, and sweet potato fries.
More Information: Call 207-549-5491 or 207-993-6262.

June 12-13, 2004
June Bug Festival
Highways H & 54,
Fulton, Missouri
Auction, BBQ cooking contest, art contest, talent contest, craft booths, flea market beer garden, entertainment, back seat driver contest, turkey calling contest.
Find Out More: Call 573-642-4623 or 573-826-0435.

June 12-13, 2004
Heritage Days Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland.
In its 36th year, the event features historic military encampments and demonstrations, train-related events, activities for kids, local museum displays, stories, music, food and more.
Learn Details: Call 301-722-0037.

June 12-13, 2004
Main Street Festival
Polson, Montana
Sidewalk sales, dunking booth, exhibits, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, antiques, vendors, fish cooking contest.
Find Out More: Call 406-883-5800.

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June 12-13, 2004
Allentown Art Festival
unknown venue(s),
Elkhorn City, Kentucky.
The festival is in its 47th year, and features more than 400 juried artists, plus food and entertainment.
Additional Information: Call 715-8811-4269.

June 13-20, 2004
Marysville Strawberry Festival
unknown venue(s),
Marysville, Washington.
Carnival, Go-Karts, talent show, golf tournament, trike race, baseball tournament, outdoor market, sales of fresh berries, parade and more.
More: Call 360-659-7664.

June 15-20, 2004
Western Pennsylvania
Laurel Festival

various venues,
Brookville, Pennsylvania.
It's been 200 years since Brookville became an established town, so this year's festival has a definite bicentennial feel to it. There will be a library book sale, camp fire concert, art show, parade, prizes, spelling bee, pet parade, rides and games, music, food and more.
Details: Call 814-849-8448.

June 15-20, 2004
Butter Festival
Nishan park,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Arts and crafts, parade, carnival and more.
To Find Out More: Call 800-844-3507.

June 16-19, 2004
Bushwhacker Days
Nevada, Missouri.
Gospel music, lip sync contest, entertainment, parade, hot air balloon launch, petting zoo, climbing wall, car cruise-in, carnival games and rides, food, vendor booths.
Information: Call 417-667-5300.

June 16-19, 2004
Mighty Moo Festival
various venues,
Cowpens, South Carolina.
This festival is also a reunion for the men and women who served on the USS Cowpens Aircraft Carrier CVL 25 and US Cowpens Aegis Guilded Missile Cruiser CG 63. Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun of a softball game, golf, arts and crafts, carnival rides, food, gospel music, street dance and more.
Learn Details: Call 864-474-2868.

June 17-19, 2004
Whittington Park,
Greenwood, Mississippi.
Hot air balloon launches and balloon glows, battle of the bands, rides, petting zoo, BBQ, Harley Bike Fest (more than 500 expected), blues music and more.
Questions: Call 800-748-9064.

June 17-19, 2004
Steamboat Festival
Riverfront Festival Park,
Peoria, Illinois.
Children's area, entertainment, high performance boat races, lighted boat parade, fireworks, food.
More: Call 309-681-0696.

June 18-19, 2004
Berry Festival
Kitchen Kettle Village,
Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
Food displays and cooking ideas, berry sauces served with grilled meats, plenty of music, an antebellum theme throughout the Village.
Learn Details: Call 717-768-8261 or 800-732-3538.

June 18-19, 2004
Peach Jamboree
unknown venue(s),
Stonewall, Texas.
Arts and crafts, pageant, rodeo, peach auction and more.
More Information: Call 830-644-2735.

June 18-20, 2004
Polish Fest
Henry W. Maier Festival Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
You can samply traditional Polish foods, learn more about the culture, and enjoy music and dance. Kids 15 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.
Learn More: Call 414-529-2140.

June 18-20, 2004
Quechee Balloon Festival
Village Green,
Quechee, Vermont.
This event is celebrating its 25th year, and will include early morning balloon launches, balloon rides, library book sale, activities for kids, food, beer and wine garden, classic cars (Sunday), Green Mountain Volleyball Tournament, arts and crafts, music and more.
Further Information: Call 802-295-7900 or 800-295-5451.

June 18-20, 2004
Edmonds Arts Festival
Frances Anderson Center,
Edmonds, Washington.
Approximately 250 artisans participate in this even, plus there will be a Children's Plaza, entertainment, and treats such as blackened salmon, roasted corn, fruit dumplings, gyros, and chocolate-covered fruit. No dogs are permitted on the festival grounds unless they are assisted living companions.
More: Call 425-771-6412.

June 18-20, 2004
McClure Radish Festival
Village Park,
McClure, Ohio
Dance with a variety of music, games and contests, BBQ, radish recipe contest, bratwurst, free radishes and more.
Find Out Details: Call 419-592-1786.

June 18-21, 2004
Volcano Days
various venues,
Shingletown, California.
Book fair, microbrew and wine tasting, kids' parade, art show, star-gazing party, BBQ and more.
More Information: Call 530-474-4220.

June 19, 2004
Strawberry Fest
Waupaca, Wisconsin.
Trolley rides, strawberry shortcake, arts and crafts, entertainment, farmers market, children's costume contest, Kids Alley, free throw contest, model railroad show (at the old armory), and more.
Details: Call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040.

June 19, 2004
Moon Pie Festival
unknown venue(s),
Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
Bell Buckle Poker Run, arts and crafts, 10-mile run, RC Moon Pie King and Queen, water balloon toss, very large Moon Pie, synchronized wading, a Moon Pie tossing contest, prizes for oldest and youngest people present, entertainment. You can enjoy BBQ, fresh lemonade, and even a deep fried moon pie. The event is in its 10th year.
Further Information: Call 931-389-9663.
Note: Near the festival is Bridlewood Farm, where champion Tennessee Walking Horses are bred. (they're not open on Sundays).

June 19, 2004
Strawberry Festival
Owego, New York.
Entertainment, music, strawberries and cream, crafts, parade and more. I'm told the parking rules are strictly enforced for this event, so do take advantage of the available parking in the designated areas. This year the festival is also celebrating 100 years of Crowley Foods. The Bike Tioga 2004 cyclists will be coming through town that weekend and can enjoy the free strawberry shortcake and other goodies with their Tioga Advantage Card. For information on the bike ride, call 607-687-7440.
Find Out Details: Call 607-687-2020.

June 19, 2004
Alabama Blueberry Festival
Jefferson Davis Community College,
Brewton, Alabama.
Arts and crafts, food, blueberries for sale, blueberry bushes for sale, entertainment, games for kids, blueberry cookbooks, classic cars.
More: Call 334-867-3224.

June 19-20, 2004
Riverwalk Festival
Waterfront area,
Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Lots of musical entertainment, Artist Cove, commercial and non-profit vendors, ChildzPlay Harbour, U.S. Marine demonstrations and displays, Riverwalk Poker Paddle, sporting events, sailing regatta, plenty of festival foods.
Learn Details: Call 910-937-7222.

June 19-20, 2004
High Rolls Cherry Festival
Community Center,
High Rolls Mtn. Park, New Mexico.
Fresh cherries and cherry products for sale, activities for kids, arts and crafts.
More Information: Call 505-682-1151.

June 19-22, 2004
Chautauqua Festival
Cleveland Park,
Greenville, South Carolina.
Ever wished you could talk to visionaries who are no longer with us? How would you like to ask Thomas Paine a few questions? Martin Luther King? Well, you can do something a little like that at Chautauqua. In a tent-setting, actors portray several of those who are considered leaders in thought. You may (and are encouraged to) ask questions and be part of the show, which is what makes it unique in terms of the way the historical characters are presented. And the actors are also scholars and are well-versed in the lives of those they portray. Bring a picnic lunch and a lawn chair. The event is free.
Details: Call 864-233-4975.

June 19-27, 2004
Hampton County
Watermelon Festival

various venues,
Hampton, South Carolina.
Pageant, golf tournament, melon growers' competition, arts and crafts, poker run, concerts, games, free watermelon slices, youth parade, fishing contest, watermelon craft exhibit, historical displays, watermelon eating contest, Mud Runs. This year the community is also celebrating the 125th anniversary of the local newspaper.
Additional Information: Call 803-943-4978.

June 20-26, 2004
Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama.
5K Peach Run and 1-mile walk, pageant, Peach Parade, peach growers competition, auction, arts and crafts, food.
Further Details: Call 205-755-2400.

June 23-26, 2004
London Strawberry Festival
Village Park,
Whitehouse, Ohio.
Parade, decorated bike contest, strawberry recipe contest, music, stories, pageants, events for kids, rides, games, and foods such as burgers, candy apples and strawberry shortcake.
Information: Call 740-852-1582.

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June 23-27, 2004
Brunswick Old Fashioned Days
High School Complex,
3581 Center Road,
Brunswick, Ohio.
Parade, entertainment, games and rides, vendors, prizes, fireworks, garage band contest, auctions, kiddie tractor pull, pooch pageant, rolling pin toss, toilet seat toss, basketball, Big Wheel race, karaoke, watermelon eating contest, pie eating contest and more.
Details: Call 330-225-2720.

June 23-27, 2004
Little Bighorn Days
unknown venue(s),
Hardin, Montana.
Rodeo events, reenactment of Custer's Last Stand, 18176 Grand Ball, arts and crafts and more.
Further Information: Call 888-450-3577.

June 24-26, 2004
Community Days
Markey Park,
Belton, Missouri.
Carnival, parade, vendors and more.
Find Out More: Call 816-331-2420.

June 24-26, 2004
County Courthouse area.
Malvern, Arkansas.
Games, arts and crafts, entertainment, parade, brick car derby, best dressed brick contest.
Learn Details: Call 501-332-2721.

June 25-26, 2004
Tomato Festival
unknown venue(s),
Crystal Springs, Mississippi
Contests for biggest tomato, tastiest tomato and ugliest tomato, Tomato Queen Contest, BBQ, flea market, kiddie parade, entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 601-892-2711.

June 25-26, 2004
Purplehull Pea Festival
various venues,
Emerson, Arkansas.
Pageant, arts and crafts, Million Tiller Parade, Weyerhaeuser 200 World Championship Rotary Tiller Race, pea shelling contest, puplehull peas and cornbread cooking contest, music, domino tournament, fishing derby for kids and more.
Questions: Call 870-547-2707 or 501-3115-7373.

June 25-27, 2004
Rockwood River and
Rails Festival

unknown venue(s),
Rockwood, Pennsylvania.
Petting zoo, 5-K run, music, food vendors, crafts, classic cars, train displays and more.
Details: Call 814-926-3797.

June 25-27, 2004
Musky Festival
various venues
Hayward, Wisconsin.
The town with the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame celebrates with a fishing contest, plus many other events throughout the community.
More: Call 715-634-8662.

June 25-27, 2004
Italian-American Festival
Olde New Jersey Avenue.
North Wildwood, New Jersey.
Arts and crafts, food vendors, face painting, pageant, grape stomping contest, pasta dinner, entertainment.
Additional Information: Call 609-729-4533.

June 25-27, 2004
Northwest Connecticut
Balloon Festival

Goshen, Connecticut.
Mass balloon launch, Hawaiian Shirt Party, vendors, balloon rides, entertainment, and foods such as Thai dishes, seafood and hot dogs.
Learn More: Call 860-582-1004.

June 25-27, 2004
Lorain International Festival
Veterans Memorial Park,
Lorain, Ohio.
Entertainment, breakfast, African-American Cultural Night, pageant, Sacred Music NIght, many international foods.
Further Information: Call 440-282-6263.

June 25-27, 2004
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School,
12 W. Grand River,
Howell, Michigan.
More than 50 balloons participate, with additional events with stunt kites, the Comcast Skydiving Team, activities for kids, Patriotic Pet Parade, music, cookie decorating workshop, dog show, photo clinic, Twilight Sale, farmers market and more.
Additional Details: Call 517-546-3920.

June 25-July 4, 2004
Taste of Chicago
Grant Park,
Chicago, Illinois.
Taste portions from more than 70 restaurants, plus rides, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, fireworks, trivia challenges, wireless cafe, Family Village and more.
Information: Call 312-744-3315.

June 26-27, 2004
Strawberry Festival
Historic District,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Pet pageant, art auction, music, Berry Big 5K run/walk/roll, marketplace, wine-by-the-glass, strawberry pie eating contest, bubblegum blowing contest, a berry bob contest, plus plenty of food, including chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, and fresh berries by the quart.
More: Call 262-377-9620.

June 26-July 4, 2004
Kutztown Festival
Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
This festival celebrates the Pennsylvania Dutch culture, with German music, one of the nation's largest quilt shows, historical reenactments, antiques, arts and crafts, activities for children, plus an Independence Day celebration that includes a parade. You'll be able to find traditional Pennsylvania Dutch foods such as shoofly pie, fresh breads, sausages and roasted ox.
Further Details: Call 888-674-6136 or 610-683-1597.

June 30-July 4, 2004
Sawdust Days
Menominee Park,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Parade, fireworks, entertainment, soccer tournament, jalapeno eating contest, Sabor A Mexico festival, pig races, petting zoo, footbag demonstration by champion Andy Linder, a ride called The Ultimate Drop, pancake breakfast.
Find Out More: Call 920-235-4624 or 920-235-5584.

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June 3-5 Kudzu Festival, Holly Springs, Mississippi, 601-252-1120
June 3-6 Edmonds Waterfront Festival, Edmonds, Washington, 425-771-1744
June 4-6 Fish Days, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 605-487-7361
June 4-6 Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Arlington, Texas
June 4-6 Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival, Tupelo, Mississippi, 662-841-6598
June 4-20 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-281-8723
June 5 Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, Florida, 352-490-5400 (call before 9 pm)
June 5 WCMBA Strawberry Festival, Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, New Jersey, 609-884-8382
June 5 Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Wellborn, Florida, 386-208-1733
June 5-6 Greek Food Festival, Community Center, Folsom, California, 916-783-8097
June 10-12 Hometown Days, Verona, Wisconsin, 608-845-9333
June 10-13 Bayfest, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 920-336-6123
June 11-12 River Fest, Moragne Park, Gadsden, Alabama, 256-543-3472
June 11-13 Greek Festival, 400 Skyway Drive, Camarillo, California, 805-701-6430
June 11-20, 24-26 Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, Nebraska, 308-532-7939
June 12 Strawberry Festival & Craft Show, Friendship School, Palermo, New Jersey, 609-390-5656
June 12 Gold Strike Festival, Arvada, Colorado
June 12-13 Winnemucca Basque Festival, Winnemucca, California
June 12-13 Potomac Celtic Festival, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Virginia, 800-752-6118
June 15-20 Juneteenth Film Festival, Dallas, Texas
June 15-20 Juneteenth Festival, Lubbock, Texas, 806-745-5271
June 17-20 Juneteenth Festival, Natchez, Mississippi, 601-445-8878
June 17-20 Charleston Maritime Festival, Maritime Center, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-722-1030
June 19-20 Lavender Festival, Town Square, Healdsburg, California, 707-431-4219
June 18-20 International Washboard Festival, 740-380-3828
June 18-20 Crawdad Festival, Isleton, California, 916-777-5880
June 19-20 West Boulevard Summer Festival, Wilson Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, 605-348-9439
June 19-20 Northwest Garlic Festival, Sheldon Park, Ocean Park, Washington, 888-751-9354
June 22-27 Helen Keller Festival, Downtown, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 256-383-0783 or 800-344-0783
June 23-27 Flower Festival, Ryon Park, Lompoc, California
June 24-27 Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee, various venues, Tuolumne, California, 209-928-3848
June 24-27 Watermelon Thump, Downtown, Luling, Texas, 830-875-3214
June 25-27 Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival, Moorhead, Minnesota-Fargo, North Dakota, 218-299-5452
June 25-27 Pearl Day, City Park, Pearl, Mississippi, 601-932-3541
June 26 Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Square, Denver, Colorado
June 26 Sand Mountain Festival, City Park, Fyffe, Alabama, 256-623-4871
June 26-27 Manayunk Arts Festival, Main Street, Manayunk, Pennsylvania, 215-482-9565
June 26-27 Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival, Main Street, Lockport, New York, 716-433-0813

Other June 2004 Events You Might Enjoy
June 5 Yada Yada Parade & Antique Fair, Downtown, Kingman, Arizona, 928-753-9095
June 5-6 Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Crazy Horse, South Dakota, 605-673-4681
June 5-6 Art in the Park, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 573-443-2131
June 6 Frontier Day, Pope's Tavern, Florence, Alabama, 256-760-6439 or 888-356-8687
June 10-12 New Jersey Quilt Convention, Convention & Expo Center, Edison, New Jersey, 732-591-0257
June 11-13 Craftfair at Hathaway Brown, 19600 North Park Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio
June 11-13 Contemporary Crafts Market, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 310-285-3655
June 11-27 Dali 100 Years (exhibit & sale), Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas, 800-367-3254
June 12 Lititz Ambucs Crafts in the Park, Springs Park, Lititz, Pennsylvania, 717-626-7186
June 12 Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair, Sheehan Park, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 800-400-6162
June 12-13 Quasquicentennial, City Park, Elsberry, Missouri, 573-898-5588
June 12-13 Art in the Park, Burlingame, California, 650-558-7300
June 12-13 Amphibian & Reptile Celebration, Kern River Preserve, Weldon, California, 760-378-3044
June 12-13 16 Art By The Falls, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 440-247-7507
June 16 National Skillet Toss, Macksburg, Iowa, 515-768-2208
June 17-20 Boardwalk Art Show, Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-425-0000
June 17-26 Reno Rodeo, Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3877
June 19-20 AthFest, Downtown, Athens, Georgia, 706-548-1973
June 19-20 Big Daddy's Day Cool Car Show, Addison, Texas, 972-450-2851
June 21-24 National Marbles Tournament, Ringer Stadium, Wildwood, New Jersey, 301-724-1297
June 26 River Day 2004, Oosoola Park, Skowhegan, Maine, 207-474-3621 or 888-772-4392
June 26 BBQ Cook-off, Moberly, Missouri, 660-263-5251

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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.
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Left: Dreamcatcher Earrings

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. Only a small sample
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