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June 1-4, 2005
Deercreek Dam Days Festival
Along the banks,
Williamsport, Ohio
Three parades, carnival, flea market, food, entertainment.
Questions: Call 740-986-5863 or 740-986-5434.

June 1-5, 2005
George Westinghouse Days
Wilmerding Park,
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
Parade, local high school reunions, pancake breakfast, fireworks, bingo, rides and games, puppet show, BBQ, entertainment, festival foods. See the George Westinghouse Museum at 325 Commerce Street. This is the event's 21st year.
Further Information: Call 412-823-0500

June 2-4, 2005
Diamond Festival
Town Square,
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, music, antiques, face painting, festival foods, rides for kids. It's the 32nd year for this festival.
Details: Call 870-285-3131

June 2-4, 2005
Kudzu Festival
Thomas Arena,
Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Carnival, 5K run, rodeo events, gospel jamboree, food concessions, baseball tournament, arts and crafts.
Questions: Call 662-252-2943

June 2-4, 2005
Steamboat Days
River Park downtown,
Des Arc, Arkansas
Pageant, world championship backseat driving contest, duck calling contest, chili cook-off and more..
Learn More: Call 870-256-3286.

June 2-5, 2005
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, Vermont
The big event is the Heifers on Parade, but there is also a Heifer Ball (ticketed separately), an art cow auction, Best Chefs of Vermont Pavilion, local farm tours, 4-H displays, dairy fest and marketplace, farm summit and more. The event is in its 4th year.
Questions: Call 877-887-2378

June 2-5, 2005
Church Point Buggy Festival
City Park,
Church Point, Louisiana
Cultural tent for children, music and dance, baby crawling contest, poker run, vendors, carnival, accordian and fiddle contests, children's French contest, pageant, buggy display.
Further Details: Call 337-684-2739.

June 2-5, 2005
Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, Ohio
300 juried artisans show and sell their work, plus you can enjoy 2 stages of entertainment. There is sandcastle building by local architects plus art actitivies for the kids. Area restaurants will be selling some of their specialties at the festival. There is no admission charge.
Questions: Call 614-224-2606

June 2-5, 2005
Ithaca Festival
Ithaca, New York
Parade, arts and crafts, 6 stages of entertainment, food vendors, I-Fest Open Mic, stories, nature exhibits, juggling workshop and much more.
Additional Information: Call 607-273-3646

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June 2-6, 2005
Sun Fun Festival
various venues,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Volleyball tournament, pageants, horseshoe tournament, sandcastle building, bubble gum blowing contest. The festival is in its 54th year.
Learn More: Call 843-916-7239

June 2-30, 2005
Portland Rose Festival
various venues,
Portland, Oregon
The events occur throughout the month, with fun such as fleet week, an arts festival, Grand Floral Parade, pageants, Festival of Bands, entertainment, a rose show, races and more.
Information: Call 503-227-2681.

June 3-4, 2005
Route 66 Festival
various venues,
Rolla, Missouri
Car and motorcycle show and cruise-in, burn out contest, 5K road race, entertainment, tricycle races, activities for kids, flame thrower contest, street dance, arts and crafts, pageant food court, beer garden. The event's sponsorship is shifting a bit this year. It's the 11th year for the festival.
Learn More: Call 573-341-2562.

June 3-4, 2005
Mudtown Days
McClure Park,
Lowell, Arkansas
Parade, car show, lawnmower and wheelbarrow races, food, fireworks, 5K Asthma Walk, flea market and more.
Further Details: Call 479-770-0023.

June 3-4, 2005
Chicken and Egg Festival
unknown venue(s),
Prescott, Arkansas.
Chicken Chasers Kids Run, country breakfast, chicken or egg cooking contest, chicken dinners, crowing contest, music, Chicks With Sticks women's softball tournament, Fowl Ball mens' softball tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, tennis, Cock of the Walk weight lifting tournament, games and activities for kids, arts and crafts, Hoola Hoop contest, pageants and more.
Additional Information: Call 870-887-2101 or 870-887-6208

June 3-4, 2005
Delta Jubilee
County Expo Center/Fairgrounds,
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Classic cars, Mississippi State BBQ Championship, carnival, entertainment, 5K run, arts and crafts, food.
Questions: Call 662-627-9539.

June 3-4, 2005
Diamond Festival
Courthouse Square,
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
5K run, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors.
More: Call 870-285-3131.

June 3-5, 2005
Fairport Canal Days
Main Street area,
Fairport, New York
More than 300 arts and crafts booths, parade, foods such as burgers and strudel, entertainment, cruises on the Erie Canal, fireworks. Please, no pets (true for many events--always call ahead to be sure. Service animals are always welcome).
Details: Call 585-234-4323

June 3-5, 2005
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park,
Little Chute, Wisconsin.
Golf chipping, golf putting, celebrity curd eating contest, public curd eating contest, Big Cheese Parade, cheese carving demonstration, cheese tasting, entertainment, food and drink. The event is in its 17th year.
Further Information: Call 920-788-7390 or 920-788-7380.

June 3-5, 2005
White River Valley Festival
Elkins Community Center
& Bunch Park,
Elkins, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, petting zoo, carnival, parade, duck race on the river, entertainment, silent auction. There is no admission charge.
Get Details: Call 479-643-4094.

June 3-5, 2005
Longview, Texas.
BBQ, fruit, cotton candy, chili cooking contest, activities for kids, music, sports events, and festival treats such as fresh fruit and cotton candy. It's the 27th year for this festival.
Learn More: Call 903-237-4040.

June 3-5, 2005
Hog Wild Days
unknown venue(s),
Island City, Oregon
10K fun run, firefighters' breakfast, music, BBQ, parade, activities for kids, vendors, flea market.
Learn More: Call 541-963-3540.

June 3-5, 2005
Klown Days
unknown venue(s),
Plainview, Nebraska.
Parade, tractor pull, carnival, dances, BBQ, entertainment, fireworks and more.
Additional Information: Call 402-582-4433

June 3-5, 2005
Troy Strawberry Festival
Troy, Ohio
Parades, entertainment, bed races, Big Wheel races, bike races, Berry Beach Volleyball, softball tournament, a treasure hunt for the kids, chicken dinners, arts and crafts, strawberry shortcake, car show, strawberry doughnuts, chocolate-covered strawberries, kiddie tractor pull, duck race and more. There is no admission charge.
Questions: Call 937-339-7714.

June 4, 2005
Elmwood Strawberry Festival
Central Park,
Elmwood, Illinois.
Strawberry treats, car show, arts and crafts, entertainment, festival foods. There is no admission charge.
Learn More: Call 309-742-8272.

June 4, 2005
Wellborn Blueberry Festival
Wellborn, Florida.
Parade, entertainment, pie eating contest, arts and crafts, plenty of blueberry treats, more.
Further Details: Call 386-208-1733 (ans. machine)

June 4, 2005
Art Festival
Janssen Park,
Mena, Arkansas
Demonstrations by artists, music, drawings, art for sale. This is also the day of the Ouachita Car Show and Firefighter Challenge, which are held in the same park.
Additional Information: Call 479-394-3880.

June 4-5, 2005
Riverless Festival
Phillipsburg, Kansas
Turtle races, 5 mile run and 2 mile walk/run, arts and crafts, antique tractor display, music, health screenings and more. The festival runs from 10am-4pm.
Details: Call 785-543-2121 or 800-543-2321.

June 4-5, 2005
Pink Tomato Festival
Historic Square,
Warren, Arkansas
Tomato eating contest, All-tomato luncheon, golf tournament, salsa contest, street dance, pageants, 5k run/walk and more.
Questions: Call 870-226-5225.

June 6-12, 2005
Wynne Farmfest
County Courthouse lawn,
Wynne, Arkansas
Carnival, fishing rodeo, arts and crafts, 5K run, entertainment, food vendors and more. There is no admission charge.
Further Details: Call 870-238-4183.

June 8-11, 2005
Depot Days
Downtown and City Park,
Stevenson, Alabama
In celebration of the area's railroad heritage the community offers parades, an ice cream social, pioneer breakfast, lawn mower racing, stores, vendors and entertainment.
Further Details: Call 256-437-3012.
Note: While in the area, be sure to check out the Unclaimed Baggage Center.

June 9-11, 2005
Jubilee Days
Warsaw, Missouri.
Enjoy a carnival, entertainment, arts and crafts, fiddler's contest, parade, car show and more.
Questions: Call 660-483-5922 or 800-WARSAW-4.

June 9-11, 2005
Party in the Pines
Main Street,
Whitmire, South Carolina
Street dances, poker run, arts and crafts, entertainment, food, parade, car show. This is the festival's 18th year.
Learn More: Call 803-694-3003 or 803-694-3797.

June 9-12, 2005
UW Green Bay campus,
Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Carnival, entertainment, battle of the bands, sand sculpture, arts and crafts, fireworks (Friday night), cartoon characters, activities for kids, race car simulator.
Additional Details: Call 920-336-6123

June 9-12, 2005
Kolach Days
various venues,
Verdigre, Nebraska.
This one celebrates the Czech culture with ethnic foods, street dances, polka music, games and contests, parades and more.
Questions: Call 402-668-2621.

June 9-12, 2005
Hometown Days
unknown venue(s),
Verona, Wisconsin.
Carnival, beer tent, fireworks, treasure hunt for kids, sand art, card games, men's softball tournament, raffle, petting zoo, lumberjack show, bingo, pie baking contest, variety show, truck pull, pancake breakfast, vendors.
Additional Details: Call 608-845-9333

June 10-11, 2005
Iron Horse Festival
Depot District,
McComb, Mississippi
Food, poker run, games, arts and crafts, entertainment, fireworks, BBQ cook-off, local talent showcase, activities for kids.
Further Information: Call 601-249-0116

June 10-11, 2005
Banana Split Festival
Courthouse Square area,
Wilmington, Ohio
Celebrate the days of malt shops and drug store soda counters at the birthplace of the banana split. Enjoy rock 'n roll entertainment, a talent contest, banana split making contests (professional and amateur), 5K run/walk, car show, games for kids. Admission is free.
Questions: Call 877-428-4748.

June 10-11, 2005
Ice Cream Social
Public Square,
Berryville, Arkansas
5K/1-mile run, arts and crafts, games, ice cream. This is the event's 20th year. Admission is free.
Further Details: Call 870-423-3704.

June 10-11, 2005
Tomato Fest
Jacksonville, Texas.
Arts and crafts, tomato eating contest, tomato history display, Couch Tomato No Sweat Oylmpics, health screening, antique tractors on display, volleyball tournament, gospel concert, farmers market, entertainment.
More: Call 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217.

June 10-11, 2005
911 Heritage Day Festival
Downtown mall,
Haleyville, Alabama.
The very first 911 call was made in Haleyville. The festival features fire and rescue demonstrations and competitions, car and motorcyle show, arts and crafts, street dance, bubble blowing contest, food and more. There is no admission charge.
Get Details: Call 205-486-4984.

June 10-12, 2005
Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival
Cambridge Central School,
Cambridge, New York
Farmers market, breakfast buffet, road race, games and rides, skateboard and BMX events, food concessions, Taste of Cambridge, arts and crafts, a parade, balloon launches, bicycle race, pilots breakfast and more. The event is in its 5th year.
Learn More: Call 518-677-0887.

June 10-12, 2005
Sparta Butterfest
Memorial Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin.
Now in its 21st year, the festival celebrates with a pageant, scrabble tournament, golf tournament, fire department water games, bingo, milking contest, arts and crafts, food concessions, classic cars, a quilt show, entertainment and more. The lumberjack breakfast is Sat. and Sun. from 7-11am and you can take the shuttle from the Butterfest site to the Eagles Club to eat. The festival is also sponsoring a food drive, so plan to bring non-perishable food items.
Additional Details: Call 608-269-4123.

June 10-12, 2005
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
Carnival, arts and crafts, balloon launch, softball tournament, parade, corn shucking contests, lizard races, entertainment, 5K run and fun walk, cooking contests, Corn Idol talent contest, children's parade, street dances, corn cooking contests and more.
Questions: Call 318-346-2575.

June 10-12, 2005
Versaille Poultry Festival
various venues,
Versailles, Ohio
Rides, 5K run, fireworks, flower show, baking contest, golf scramble, bingo, bean bag tournament, library book sale, arts and crafts, photography, BBQ chicken, ice cream, egg decorating contest, pettin zoo and more. There is no admission charge.
Learn More: Call 937-526-3294

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June 10-12, 2005
Festa Italiana
Crown Center,
Kansas City, Missouri
Enjoy Italian food, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and music. Actors portray famous Italians from history and mingle with the crowd for added fun. Admission is charged. The festival runs from 5-10pm on Friday, 11am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-7pm on Sunday.
Questions: Call 816-274-8444.

June 10-12, 2005
Tremont Turkey Festival
various venues,
Tremont, Illinois.
Strawberry shortcake eating contest, horseshoe tournament, bed races, pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, strawberry shortcake, carnival, music, food, merchants' specials.
Additional Information: Call 309-925-5341 (eve)

June 10-12, 2005
Festival of the Four States
Landreth Park,
Joplin, Missouri
Activities for kids, vehicle show, arts and crafts, entertainment, BBQ cook-off, garden show, races, food. Admission is free.
Questions: Call 417-624-4150 or 417-625-4789.

June 10-12, 2005
Texas Blueberry Festival
various venues,
Nacogdoches, Texas.
Poker run, petting zoo, blueberry farm tours, blueberry grower sales, blueberry pancakes, pie eating contest, blueberry ice cream contest, parades, motorcyle show, arts and crafts. You can get your picture taken with Elsie (the Borden cow).
Learn More: Call 936-564-7351 or 888-653-3788

June 10-18, 2005
Riverbend Festival
Riverfront downtown,
Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The festival is celebrating its 25th year and the big focus is on music. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets, but please do not bring outside food or pets. Food is available on the festival site, plus there are other activities, including an area for kids. I'm told by others that in recent years this festival has areas that are not always good as a family atmosphere, so be aware of that as you make your plans to attend. Children age 10 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. The Budweiser Clydesdales will be on hand the first day. The musical entertainment (at this writing) includes Kid Rock, Michael McDonald, Pat Benatar, Phat Phunktion, Cheap Trick, Tom Horner Trio and the Cumberland Trio.
Additional Information: Call 423-756-2211.

June 11, 2005
Blueberry Jubilee
unknown venue(s),
Poplarville, Mississippi.
Blueberries and blueberry bushes for sale, fruits and vegetables for sale, storytelling, arts and crafts, plenty of food, pageant, baby crawl, 5K run, Hula Hoop contest, pie eating contest, entertainment.
Further Information: Call 601-795-0578 or 601-795-4572.

June 11, 2005
Queen Creek Peach Festival
Schnepf Farms,
Queen Creek, Arizona.
Peachy pancake breakfast, hay rides, peach sampling area, activities for kids, peach pies, country store and bakery, arts and crafts. The event runs from 7:30am-5pm.
Details: Call 480-987-3100.

June 11, 2005
Rocking Chair Festival
unknown venue(s),
Thomastown, Mississippi.
Entertainment, arts and crafts, food. Pay a visit to the Rocking Chair Museum.
Additional Information: Call 662-289-6072

June 11-12, 2005
Maine Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds on Rt. 32,
Windsor, Maine
Llama drill team, parade of costumed animals, sheep dog demonstrations, flapjack races (with llamas and handlers), wool spinning, festival foods, llama shearing, angora rabbit information, goat show, music, activities for kids, Lama Limbo and more.
Learn More: Call 207-832-5162

June 11-12, 2005
Heritage Days Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland.
Tours, historic military encampents and demonstrations, activities for kids, stories, food, arts and crafts. This event is held rain or shine. There is no admission charge.
Questions: Call 301-722-0037

June 11-12, 2005
French Heritage Festival
Historic District,
St. Genevieve, Arkansas
Music and dance, lectures and displays, street dance, period costumes, entertainment, wine tasting, French cuisine, living history demonstrations.
Further Details: Call 800-373-7007.

June 11-12, 2005
Allentown Art Festival
Delaware Avenue area,
Buffalo, New York.
More than 400 juried artists are expected to participate in this 48th year of the festival. Food and entertainment add to the fun. The festival proceeds put a lot of money into scholarships and foundations. You should expect to mingle with some 400,000 other visitors. The event runs from 11am-6pm.
More: Call 716-881-4269

June 11-19, 2005
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Comeford Park,
Marysville, Washington
Enjoy a car show, carnival, talent show, motorcycle show, Berry Run, sales of fresh berries, parades, strawberry shortcake eating contest, arts and crafts, trike race for the grown-ups.
Further Information: Call 360-659-7664

June 14-19, 2005
Western Pennsylvania Laurel Festival
various venues,
Brookville, Pennsylvania.
Sidewalk sale, art show, bike derby (on Wednesday), fashion show and luncheon, dog show, car show, table tennis tournament, parades, rides and games, music, library book sale, strawberry treats, karaoke, pony rides and more.
More: Call 814-849-8448

June 14-19, 2005
Butter Festival
various venues,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin.
Run for the Butter (in Web Park), arts and crafts (in Nishan Park), parade, carnival and more.
Further Details: Call 800-844-3507

June 15-18, 2005
Bushwhacker Days
Town Square,
Nevada, Missouri
Hot air balloon launch, car show and cruise-in, entertainment, arts and crafts, vendor booths, BBQ, carnival games and rides, ice cream social, lip sync contest. You can visit the Bushwhacker Jail Museum. Among those scheduled to entertain at the festival are Andy Griggs and Jeff Carson. Enjoy the 150th anniversary!
Questions: Call 417-667-5300

June 15-18, 2005
Mighty Moo Festival
various venues,
Cowpens, South Carolina.
The festival also serves as a reunion for the men and women who served on the USS Cowpens Aircraft Carrier CVL 25 and the Cowpens Aegis Gilded Missile Cruiser CG 63. The public is also invited to come and enjoy softball, a street dance, parade, golf, arts and crafts, gospel singing, a pageant, entertainment and fireworks.
More: Call 864-463-2129.

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June 16-18, 2005
Steamboat Festival
Riverfront Festival Park,
Peoria, Illinois.
Carnival, high performance boat races, children's area, entertainment, food and more. There is no admission charge.
More: Call 309-681-0696

June 16-18, 2005
Leslie Homecoming
various venues,
Leslie, Arkansas
Parade, pancake breakfast, table games, street dance, food, arts and crafts, BBQ at City Park, turtle races, bubble gum blowing contest.
Further Details: Call 870-447-2500

June 17-18, 2005
Berry Festival
Kitchen Kettle Village,
Intercourse, Pennsylvania.
BBQ meats grilled with berry sauces, music and more.
Additional Information: Call 717-768-82611 or 800-732-3538.

June 17-18, 2005
Peach Jamboree and Rodeo
various venues,
Stonewell, Texas.
Baking contest, preserves contest, breakfast at the fire station, 5-10K run/walk, arts and crafts, peach auction, pageant, rodeo events.
More: Call 830-644-2735

June 17-18, 2005
Fulton Street Fair
Fulton, Missouri
Arts and crafts, parades, entertainment, 5K race, Mule Derby, car show, Touch A Truck display, BBQ contest, special activities for teens and kids, food.
Questions: Call 573-642-4841.

June 17-18, 2005
Mosquito Fest
McCrory, Arkansas
Carnival, parade, car show, street dances, activities for the kids, arts and crafts, food.
Further Details: Call 870-731-5537 or 870-731-2521.

June 17-18, 2005
Darby Fun Days
Darby, Montana.
Parade, 1-mile run, 5K run, 12K run, dance, entertainment, activities for kids, games, BBQ and more.
Questions: Call 406-363-2400.

June 17-19, 2005
Quechee Balloon Festival
Village Green
Quechee, Vermont.
Early morning balloon launches, class cars (Sunday), beer and wine garden, arts and crafts, music, Green Mountain Volleyball Tournament, and plenty of treats such as fried dough, BBQ dishes and apple-cinnamon buns.
Learn Details: Call 802-295-7900 or 800-295-5451

June 17-19, 2005
Edmonds Arts Festival
Frances Anderson Center,
Edmonds, Washington
Some 250 artisans show and sell their work, plus there are more than 2 dozen food booths. Enjoy entertainment and let the kids have fun at the Children's Plaza. Please, no dogs unless they are assistance animals.
Get Information: Call 425-771-6412.

June 17-19, 2005
International Washboard Festival
Worthington Park,
Logan, Ohio
Washboard crafts, washboard displays, classic cars, parades, Children's Fair, factory tours of the Columbus Washboard Company, vendors, quilt show, auction, plus great washboard entertainment from Big Mama Sue, music from The Boondockers and more.
Questions: Call 740-385-6836.

June 17-19, 2005
McClure Radish Festival
Village Park,
McClure, Ohio.
Cruise-in, radish eating competition, BBQ chicken, games and contests, music and dancing, kiddie tractor pull.
Additional Information: Call 419-592-1786

June 17-22, 2005
Chautaqua Festival
Cleveland Park,
Greenville, South Carolina
Here's your chance to meet and greet historic figures who played a big part in our country. Actors, who are also scholars, portray visionaries from the past. This year's characters are from the Civil War era: Abraham Lincoln, Sam Watkins, Mary Chestnut, Frederick Douglas and Ambrose Bierce. The event is free, and you are invited to bring a picnic lunch and chair to enjoy as you watch, listen and learn.
Get Information: Call 864-609-5812.

June 18, 2005
Strawberry Fest
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Strawberry shortcake, trolley rides, entertainment, fireworks, parade, Kids Alley, costume contest, arts and crafts, food and a model railroad show at Waupaca Recreational Center (held June 18-19) at 407 School Street. There is also a pancake breakfast and fly-in (on June 19th) at the Waupaca Municipal Airport.
Details: Call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040.

June 18, 2005
Great Ozark Duck Race
On the Spring River,
Hardy, Arkansas
It costs $1 to adopt a duck to race for half a mile. In addition to the race you can enjoy the Hillbilly Olympics (with stump jumpin', high heel runnin', hubcap hurlin' and toilet seat tossin'). There is a fun run for the kids and a pet parade. Admission is free but some events have a registration charge if you wish to participate.
More: Call 870-856-3571.

June 18, 2005
Moon Pie Festival
Town Square,
Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
In its 10th year the festival celebrates with a 10K run, arts and crafts, Moon Pie games and contests, the serving of a very large Moon Pie, synchronized wading for spoofy fun, BBQ and more.
Questions: Call 931-389-2355

June 18, 2005
Strawberry Festival
Oswego, New York.
Music, shortcake, crafts and more. The event is celebrating its 25th year. The fun runs from 9am-5pm.
Further Details: Call 607-687-2020

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June 18, 2005
Alabama Blueberry Festival
Jefferson Davis Community College,
Brewton, Alabama.
Arts and crafts, entertainment, games, plenty of blueberry treats. The event runs from 9am-5pm.
Additional Information: Call 334-867-3224

June 18-19, 2005
Main Street Festival
Polson, Montana.
BBQ, sidewalk sales, dunking booth, arts and crafts, food, antiques, car show. The event is in its 6th year.
Get Details: Call 406-883-5800

June 18-19, 2005
Northwest Garlic Festival
Sheldon Field,
Ocean Park, Washington.
Enjoy a garlic peeling contest, arts and crafts, wine tasting, brew garden, games, entertainment and plenty of garlic-rich foods. How about trying the chocolate-covered garlic? The festival runs from 10an-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Additional Information: Call 360-642-3900

June 18-19, 2005
Riverwalk Festival
Waterfront area,
Jacksonville, North Carolina.
(The week before there are sporting events.) BBQ, seafood, Cajun specialities and more foods. Enjoy music, River Poker Paddle, sailing regatta, car show, fireworks, Dinner and a Movie in the Park (bring your own blanket or chair), arts and crafts.
Questions: Call 910-937-7222

June 18-19, 2005
Cherry Blossom Festival
Sakura Square,
Denver, Colorado.
Entertainment, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, bonsai demonstrations, beer garden, Japanese foods, tea ceremony, talks inside the Denver Buddhist Temple, traditional Japanese street dance, raffle and more.
Learn More: Call 303--380-8972

June 18-19, 2005
High Rolls Cherry Festival
Community Center,
High Rolls Mtn. Park, New Mexico.
Arts and crafts, fresh cherries and cherry products for sale, cherry pies, entertainment, activities for kids.
Additional Information: Call 505-682-1151

June 18-26, 2005
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
various venue(s),
Hampton, South Carolina
Street dance, entertainment, fishing contest, carnival rides, pet shows, food vendors, watermelon eating contest, watermelon craft exhibit, pageant, golf tournament, melon growers' competition, arts and crafts, Mud Run, Taste of Hampton City.
Get Details: Call 803-943-4978.

June 19-25, 2005
Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama.
5K and 10K Peach Run, fishing tournament, BBQ, peach cook-off, car show, peach growers' compeitions, Peach Parade, pageants.
More: Call 205-755-2400

June 22-25, 2005
London Strawberry Festival
Village Park,
Whitehouse, Ohio.
Decorated bike contest, parades, strawberry food contest, car show, pageants, entertainment, art show, and foods such as Texas Tenderloin, fried veggies, and strawberry shortcake.
Additional Information: Call 740-852-1582 or 614-879-5726

June 22-26, 2005
Brunswick Old Fashioned Days
High School Complex,
3581 Center Road,
Brunswick, Ohio.
Games and rides, lumberjack show, basketball shootout (men's and women's), parade, toilet seat toss, watermelon eating contest, pie eating contest, pooch pageant, rolling pin toss, Big Wheel race, fireworks. The festival is in its 25th year.
Questions: Call 330-273-4492.

June 22-26, 2005
Helen Keller Festival
Spring Park,
Tuscumbia, Alabama.
Parade, concerts, performances of The Miracle Worker, athletic events, arts and crafts, 5-mile run, 1-mile run, golf tournament, 5 and 10K walks, car and truck show, and new this year--the Civitan Duck Race. More than 75,000 people attended last year's activities.
Learn More: Call 256-383-0533

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June 22-26, 2005
Flower Festival
Ryon Park,
Lompoc, California.
Carnival, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, entertainment, parade (Saturday at 10am), food booths and a flower show. Admission to the festival is free.
Learn More: Call 805-735-8511

June 23-25, 2005
County Courthouse lawn,
Malvern, Arkansas.
Car and motorcycle show, 3-on-3 basketball, brick car derby, arts and crafts, entertainment, games, best-dressed brick contest. The event is celebrating 25 years. There is no admission charge.
Additional Information: Call 501-337-7788

June 23-26, 2005
Little Bighorn Days
Hardin, Montana.
Rodeo events, period costume ball, reenactment of Custer's Last Stand, antiques, arts and crafts, street dance, BBQ.
More: Call 406-665-1672

June 24-25, 2005
Purplehull Pea Festival
various venues,
Emerson, Arkansas.
Million Tiller Parade, arts and crafts, pea-based meals, Pea-Stompin' Street Dance, World Championship Rotary Tiller Race, purplehull peas and cornbread cooking contest, domino tournament, cake walk, 3-on-3 basketball, gospel concert, quilt raffle. The festival is in its 16th.
Additional Details: Call 879-547-2707

June 24-25, 2005
Tomato Festival
unknown venue(s),
Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
Kids' Best-Dressed Tomato Contest, pageant, art competition, flea market, Tomato Queen pageant, farmers market, tomato growers' contests (including one for the Ugliest Tomato). Enjoy BBQ, a street dance, flea market and more. This is the festival's 10th year.
Further Information: Call 601-892-2711

June 24-26, 2005
Polish Fest
Henry W. Maier Festival Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Enjoy storytelling, polka lessons, a raffle, music and dance, plus you get to sample traditional Polish foods. There will be a children's stage and some fun with Polish Lowland Sheepdogs on display.
Details: Call 414-529-2140

June 24-26, 2005
Community Days
Markey Park,
Belton, Missouri
Car show, vendors, carnival, parade, fireworks, music.
Get More Information: Call 816-331-2420

June 24-26, 2005
Rockwood River and Rails Festival
unknown venue(s),
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
Entertainment, petting zoo, 5K run, music, vendors, classic cars, train displays, arts and crafts. There is no admission charge.
Details: Call 814-926-4236

June 24-26, 2005
Italian-American Festival
Olde New Jersey Avenue,
North Wildwood, New Jersey
Raffle, arts and crafts, authentic organ grinder, face painting, pasta dinner, rock climbing, food vendors.
Questions: Call 609-729-4533

June 24-26, 2005
Lorain International Festival
Veterans Memorial Park,
Lorain, Ohio.
Parade, bazaar, entertainment. There is also a pageant earlier in the week, plus a breakfast and other events. Some activities may be ticketed separately.
More Details: Call 440-282-6263

June 24-26, 2005
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School,
Howell, Michigan.
There are balloon events, sky diving demonstrations and more. A picnic is held on the courthouse lawn with the creation of community quilts (some quilt blocks are made ahead of time and some will be created right on the festival site). There will also be putt-putt golf, a bubble factory, a parade, activities for the kids, a pie eating contest, a place for teens and entertainment.
Questions: Call 517-546-3920

June 24-26, 2005
Oahe Days and Art Festival
various venues,
Pierre, South Dakota
Food vendors, street dance, river raft races, entertainment, activities for the kids, pet show, arts and crafts and more. Many events are held in Steamboat Park.
Get More Information: Call 605-224-7361

June 24-July 4, 2005
Taste of Chicago
Grant Park,
Chicago, Illinois
In its 25th year, the festival offers tasting portions from Chicago restaurants, plus cooking demonstrations, fireworks, entertainment, the Race to Taste (run or walk), wireless cafe, pavilion for seniors, play area for kids, rides and other fun. Dishes you might try include Watermelon Gazpacho, potstickers, Italian ices, pizza, wings, corn on the cob, smoked salmon, fajita wraps, chocolate cake and much more. There is no admission charge to the festival.
Details: Call 312-744-3370.

June 25, 2005
Jubilee in June
City Park,
Hatfield, Arkansas.
Arts and crafts, BBQ cook-off, 3-on-3 basketball, apple pie, parade (at 10am) and fireworks (9:30pm).
Further Information: Call 870-389-6611

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June 25, 2005
Archey Fork Festival
City Park,
Clinton, Arkansas.
Entertainment, arts and crafts, food, games for kids, fishing derby, classic cars fireworks. Admission is free. The festival is celebrating its 6th year.
Questions: Call 501-745-7222

June 25-26, 2005
Strawberry Festival
Historic District,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Fresh berries by the quart, chocolate-covered berries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry wine, strawberry pancake breakfast, entertainment, quilt show, silent auction, Plein Air painting competition, strawberry shortcake eating contest, berry bob, dance and entertainment for kids, 13th Berry Big 5K run/walk, more.
Find Out More: Call 262-377-9620 or 800-237-2874

June 25-26, 2005
Gene Autry Days
Hardin Cty Fairgrounds: Community Bldg.,
Kenton, Ohio.
Gene Autry movies, memorabilia, Western collectibles, old toys, entertainment, Ohio State Championship Fast Draw Match, food. The event runs from 9am-5pm on June 25 and from 10am-3pm on June 26.
Further Details: Call 419-673-4131

June 30-July 4, 2005
Sawdust Days
Menominee Park,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Helicopter rides, live butterfly encounters, entertainment, karaoke, games and rides, pancake breakfast (July 2-4 from 6am-noon), parade, kiddie tractor pull.
Questions: Call 920-235-4624 or 920-235-5584

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

June 2-4 Mardi Gras in Branson, Ramada Festival Grounds, Branson, Missouri, 866-556-3378
June 2-4 Memphis Italian Festival, Marquette Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-767-6949
June 3-4 Blues & Heritage Festival, Downtown, Jackson, Tennessee, 731-427-7573
June 3-4 Scandinavian Days, Story City, Iowa
June 3-5 Elvis Presley Festival, Front Street & Main, Tupelo, Mississippi, 662-841-6598 or 888-273-7798
June 3-5 Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 800-363-7268
June 3-5 Fish Days, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 605-487-7645
June 3-19 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-281-8723
June 4 St. Paul Seafood Festival,
                               St. Paul Church, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 228-875-6855 or 228-452-4686
June 4 Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, Floria, 352-493-2330
June 4 WCMBA Strawberry Festival, Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, New Jersey, 609-884-8382
June 4-5 Greek Food Festival, Community Center, Folsom, California, 916-783-8097
June 10-11 Grasshopper Train Festival, Bowersville, Ohio, 937-546-3435
June 10-11 Pork Rind Heritage Festival, Harrod, Ohio, 419-648-5091
June 10-12 Strawberry Festival, 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, Pennsylvania, 412-835-3246
June 10-12 Wabash Days, West Allen, Wentzville, Missouri, 636-639-2082
June 10-12 Hot Air Balloon Festival, Fairgrounds, Coshocton, Ohio, 740-622-5411
June 10-12 Riverfest, Moragne Park, Gadsden, Alabama, 256-543-3472
June 10-12 Greek Festival, Airport, Camarillo, California, 805-482-1273
June 10-19, 23-25 Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, Nebraska, 308-532-7939
June 11 Yellow Springs Street Fair, Downtown, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-2686
June 11 Strawberry Festival & Craft Show, Friendship School, Palermo, New Jersey, 609-390-5656
June 11-12 Winnemucca Basque Festival, Winnemucca, California
June 11-12 Italian Festival, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 412-829-7397
June 11-12 Potomac Celtic Festival, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Virginia, 800-752-6118
June 12-19 St. Anthony's Italian Festival, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-3790
June 12 Gold Strike Festival, Olde Town, Arvada, Colorado
June 13-18 Station 149 Fair & Carnival,
                               Etna Ball Field/Fugh Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-782-1333
June 16-18 Lakeland Funfest, Agricenter International, Memphis, Tennessee
June 17-19 Crawdad Festival, Downtown, Isleton, California, 916-777-7770
June 18-19 West Boulevard Summer Festival, Wilson Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, 605-348-9439
June 24-26 New Melle Festival, New Melle, Missouri, 636-828-5158
June 24-26 Lorain International Festival, Downtown, Lorain, Ohio, 440-277-5244
June 25 Catch the Glow, Main Street area, Warrenton, Missouri, 636-456-1917
June 25-26 Pearl Day, City Park, Pearl, Mississippi, 601-932-3541
June 25-26 Manayunk Arts Festival, Main Street, Manayunk, Pennsylvania, 215-482-9565
June 25-25 Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival, Main Street, Lockport, New York, 716-433-0813

Other June 2005 Events You Might Enjoy
Items in this section may also be festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
June 1 Duck Race, Village Shopping Center, Libby, Montana, 406-293-4167
June 3-5 Pittsburgh Sports Spectacular, Monroeville Expo Mart, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-751-6271
June 4-5 Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Crazy Horse, South Dakota, 605-673-4681
June 4-5 Art in the Park, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 573-443-2131
June 4-5 Frontier Days, Pope's Tavern, Florence, Alabama, 256-740-4141 or 888-FLO-TOUR
June 5 Ability Fair, Kirtland, Ohio, 440-585-3041
June 5 Garden Tour, St. James, Missouri, 573-265-3899
June 5 Reptile Expo, Hindman Hall, Butler, Pennsylvania, 724-991-6658
June 10-12 Contemporary Crafts Market, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 310-458-2288
June 10-12 Montana Mule Days, American Legion Rodeo Grounds, Drummond, Montana, 406-777-2331
June 11 Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair, Sheehan Park, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 800-400-6162
June 11 Lititz Crafts in the Park, Springs Park, Lititz, Pennsylvania, 717-626-7186
June 11-12 14 Obsidian Days, City Park, Hines, Oregon, 541-573-2251
June 11-12 Art in the Park, Washington Park, Burlingame, California, 650-558-7300
June 11-12 Art by the Falls, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 440-247-7507
June 15-18 Greek Food Fair,
                               Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 412-833-3355
June 16-18 Butler Rodeo, Butler Farm Show Grounds, Butler, Pennsylvania, 724-865-9337
June 16-18 Boardwalk Art Show, Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-425-0000 or 800-822-3224
June 16-25 Reno Rodeo, Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3877
June 18 Skillet Toss, Macksburg, Iowa, 515-768-2208
June 19 Big Daddy's Day Cool Car Show, Addison, Texas, 972-450-2851
June 20-23 National Marbles Tournament, Ringer Stadium, Wildwood, New Jersey, 304-337-2764
June 23-26 AthFest, Downtown, Athens, Georgia, 706-548-1973
June 24-26 & July 1-4 Boston Mills Artfest, Peninsula, Ohio, 800-U-SKI-241
June 25 Flea Market & Craft Show, 100 Center Ice Drive, Delmont, Pennsylvania, 724-468-1100
June 25-26 Crosby Festival of the Arts, Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio, 419-936-2986

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