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Because of the very active hurricane season of 2005,
many festivals have been scaled back or cancelled.

It's especially important that you verify all festival information.

Once affected areas are tidied up and restored, your support
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the local economy and our national economy in general.

June 1-3, 2006
Kudzu Festival
Thomas Arena,
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Arts and crafts, gospel jamboree, festival foods, carnival, talent show, horse show, rodeo, baseball tournament, 5K run.
Additional Details: Call 662-252-2943

June 1-4, 2006
Church Point Buggy Festival
City Park,
Church Point, Louisiana
Music and dance, Cajun (and other) foods, arts and crafts, Buggy Parade on Church Blvd. (1pm on Sunday), children's French language contest, carnival, baby crawling contest, pageant, buggy display.
Get the Facts: Call 337-684-2739

June 1-4, 2006
Ithaca Festival
Stewart Park,
Ithaca, New York
A parade featuring unique Volvo ballet, natural health displays, solar-powered popcorn, full schedule of entertainment, arts and crafts and more.
Information: Call 607-273-3646

June 1-4, 2006
Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, Ohio
More than 200 artisons show and sell their work, plus there will be more than 75 musical acts on 2 stages. Enjoy specialties from area restaurants and get in on art activities for all ages. There is no admission charge. Enjoy the festival Thur-Sat 11:30am-10pm and on Sun. from 11:30am-6pm.
Further Details: Call 614-224-2606

June 1-4, 2006
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, Vermont
More than 40,000 came to enjoy the fun last year. You can see a pageant, experience the Hammy Awards, a farmers market, Funky Heifer Exhibition, dairy fest and marketplace, take local farm tours and visit the Best Chefs of Vermont Pavilion. The big event is the Heifers on Parade down Main Street.
Learn More: Call 877-887-2378

June 1-5, 2006
Sun Fun Festival
various venues,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jet ski stunt show, volleyball tournament, parade, concerts, sandcastle building, pageants, Sea Doo Surf & Turf Championship, rock karaoke, bocce ball, Corvette car show, Art in the Park, bubble gum blowing contest, NASCAR events, Lego building blocks contest, watermelon eating contest, fireworks. The festival is celebrating its 55th year.
Questions? Call 843-916-7239

June 1-30, 2006
Portland Rose Festival
various venues,
Portland, Oregon
Events occur throughout the month and include an arts festival, rose show, concerts, carnival, Starlight Parade, Starlight Run (June 3 at 8pm), auction, ballet, dragon boat races, Grand Floral Parade, pageants, fleet week (June 7-11) and more. Some events may require separate ticketing or reservations.
Get The Facts: Call 503-227-2681

June 2-3, 2006
Steamboat Days
River Park downtown,
Des Arc, Arkansas
The festival celebrates its 21st year with boat races, arts and crafts, a carnival, activities for kids and more. There is no admission charge.
Additional Details: Call 870-256-3660

June 2-3, 2006
Mudtown Days
McClure Park,
Lowell, Arkansas
Parade, arts and crafts, car show, Civil War information, food and more.
Questions? Call 479-770-2185

June 2-3, 2006
Diamond Festival
Town Square,
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Activities for kids, pageant, 5K run, music, arts and crafts, pet show, festival foods. This is the event's 33rd year.
Get the facts: Call 870-285-3131

June 2-3, 2006
Chicken & Egg Festival
unknown venue(s),
Moulton, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, crowing contest, cackling contest, tennis, search for Golden Egg, activities for kids, music, Chicks with Sticks Softball Women's Tournament, Fowl Ball Men's Softball Tournament, Hula-Hoop contest, rope jumping competition, egg spoon race, baby chick races, display of egg plates (they're looking for more if you have one to show), food vendors, chicken dinner, pageant.
Additional Information: Call 870-887-2101

June 2-3, 2006
Delta Jubilee
County Expo Center/Fairgrounds,
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Horseshoe tournament, fishing rodeo, pet show, motorcycle events, carnival, entertainment, volleyball, barbecue cooking contest, arts and crafts, festival foods, fireworks. Come and enjoy this 23rd year of the event.
Learn More: Call 662-627-7337 or 800-626-3764

June 2-4, 2006
Lum 'n Abner Festival
Janssen Park & County Fairgrounds,
Mena, Arkansas
Lum 'n Abner skits, quad racing, lawnmower racing, baby crawling contest, festival foods, activities for kids, Ouachitas Car Show and Firefighter Challenge, horse-drawn carriage rides, quilt show, arts and crafts.
Information: Call 379-394-8355

June 2-4, 2006
Boomtown Days
Landreth Park,
Joplin, Missouri
This festival had been called Festival of the Four States, but locals decided to focus a bit more on the mining heritage of Joplin. Come and enjoy a garden show, firefighter challenge, dog events, 5K/10K run, 3-on-3 basketball, photo competition, visual fine arts show, antiques and collectibles, rib eating competition, BBQ cook-off, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids, vehicle show, ice cream social, fireworks.
Get The Facts: Call 417-624-4150 or 417-625-4789

June 2-4, 2006
Klown Festival
Bandshell Park,
Plainview, Nebraska
Tractor pull, parades, carnival, Best Klown Contest, entertainment, BBQ, horse events, dances. The event is also called Klown Days.
Find Out Details: Call 402-582-4941 or 402-582-4433

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June 2-4, 2006
Fairport Canal Days
Fairport Junction,
Fairport, New York
More than 300 arts and crafts booths, talent competition, entertainment, fireworks, festival foods and more. Please plan to leave Fido safely at home.
Learn More: Call 585-234-4323

June 2-4, 2006
Strawberry Festival
Troy, Ohio
Flag football , pie eating contest, food booths, soccer, parades, bed races, entertainment, dance, Big Wheel races, bike tours, car show, Berry Beach Volleyball, golf scramble, car cruise-in, bowling tournament, softball tournament, Strawberry Stroll, 10,000-meter run, 2,000-meter run and a treasure hunt for the kids. Plus, enjoy arts and crafts and a lot of strawberry goodness in the form of strawberry doughnuts, chocolate-covered berries and more. There is also a kiddie tractor pull and a duck race. They expect to do serve than 12,000 portions of strawberry shortcake during this 30th year of the festival.
Get Info: Call 937-339-7714

June 2-4, 2006
Hog Wild Days
unknown venue(s),
Island City, Oregon
Antiques, 10K fun run, arts and crafts, food vendors, parade, activities for kids, flea market and more.
Questions? Call 541-963-3540

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June 2-4, 2006
Longview, Texas
10K/5K/1-mile Alley Run, chili cooking contest, festival foods, Alley Art, activities for kids, and more. Three Dog Night is among the entertainment scheduled to appear during this 28th year.
Further Info: Call 903-237-4040

June 2-4, 2006
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park,
Little Chute, Wisconsin
Now in its 18th year, the festival offers a curd eating contest, activities for kids, Big Cheese breakfast, Big Cheese Parade, carnival, cheesecake contest, cheese tasting, entertainment, festival foods and cheese carving demonstration.
Learn More: Call 920-788-7390 or 920-788-7380

June 3, 2006
White River Festival
Community Center,
Elkins, Arkansas
Parade (11am), helicopter rides, silent auction, open air market, drawings for prizes, dog show, activities for kids, duck race, entertainment, food.
Questions? Call 479-643-3460 or 479-643-2313

June 3, 2006
Wellborn Blueberry Festival
Wellborn, Florida
Pageant, pie eating contest, parade, entertainment, arts and crafts, lots of blueberry treats.
Get Information: Call 386-362-3071

June 3-4, 2006
Riverless Festival
Phillipsburg, Kansas
Men's softball tournament, quilt show, arts and crafts, 5-mile run and 2-mile walk/run, food vendors, wild bird show, flea market, senior golf scramble, turtle races, health screenings, music, antique tractor display, bike IDs for kids. The fun goes from 10am-4pm.
Questions? Call 785-543-2121 or 785-543-2321

June 7-10, 2006
George Westinghouse Days
Wilmerding Park,
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
Parade (Wednesday at 7pm), entertainment, local high school reunions, festival foods, displays at the George Westinghouse Museum (325 Commerce Street), games and more.
Further Details: Call 412-664-1727 or 412-823-0500

June 8-10, 2006
Jubilee Days
Warsaw, Missouri
In its 40th year the festival plans a carnival, 5K run/walk, entertainment, Mobile Aquarium Display, games, fiddler's contest, pie baking contest, arts and crafts, car show, parade and more.
Find Out More: Call 660-483-5922

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June 8-10, 2006
Party in the Pines
Main Street,
Whitmire, South Carolina
Entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival, parade (Friday at 7pm), gospel music, car show, street dances, festival foods. This is the event's 19th year.
Information: Call 803-694-3003 or 803-694-3797

June 8-11, 2006
Kolach Days
various venues,
Verdigre, Nebraska
Now in its 38th year, the festival offers a magic show, flea market, arts and crafts, street dances, tractor pull, pool party at Wildwood Acres, duck races, classic car cruise (evening of June 9), festival merchandise, carnival, fun run/walk, turtle races at Chalupnik Park, kiddie parade, polka mass, food vendors, kolaches for sale, kolache eating contest, drawing for a quilt, mud volleyball tournament, bathtub races.
Get The Facts: Call 402-668-2621

June 8-11, 2006
Hometown Days
Lincoln Street area,
Verona, Wisconsin
Parade, fireworks, arts and crafts, music, tractor pull, kiddie tractor pull, petting zoo, beer tent, games, vendors.
Additional Details: Call 608-845-9333

June 9-10, 2006
911 Festival
Downtown mall,
Haleyville, Alabama
Haleyville celebrates as the home of the first 911 call. Come and enjoy a car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts, music, carriage rides, historical displays, street dance, bubble blowing contest, food, rescue and fire information. ] There is no admission charge.
Get The Facts: Call 205-486-3121

June 9-10, 2006
Ice Cream Social
Public Square,
Berryville, Arkansas
Fishing derby, 5K/1-mile run (at 8am on the 10th), arts and crafts, games, entertainment, and plenty of ice cream in the event's 21st year..
Learn More: Call 870-423-3704

June 9-10, 2006
French Heritage Festival
Historic District,
St. Genevieve, Arkansas
Lectures and displays, music and dancing, period costumes, French folk dancing demonstrations, French folktale telling, wine tasting, French cuisine, living history demonstrations.
Questions? Call 800-373-7007

June 9-10, 2006
Pink Tomato Festival
Historic Square,
Warren, Arkansas
This is the festival's 50th year, and the celebration actually begins with a golf tournament on June 3. Enjoy a a quilt show, arts and crafts, pageant, classic cars, fireworks, tomato eating contest, activities for kids, tomato packing contest, tomato cookbooks for sale, pancake breakfast, entertainment, lawnmower races, 5K run/walk, all-tomato luncheon, baseball tournament, turtle races, street dance.
Details: Call 870-226-5225

June 9-10, 2006
Wynne Farmfest
Knights of Columbus Hall grounds,
Wynne, Arkansas
In its 30th year the festival offers a 5K run, activities for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors, carnival. There is no admission charge.
More Information: Call 870-238-4183 or 870-238-2601

June 9-10, 2006
Iron Horse Festival
Railroad Blvd.,
McComb, Mississippi
Railroad museum open for viewing, food, poker run, firefighter challenge, BBQ cook-off, firefighter challenge, local talent showcase, activitines for kids, games, arts and crafts entertainment, fireworks. Enjoy this 13th year of the festival.
Learn More: Call 601-249-4555

June 9-10, 2006
Banana Split Festival
J.W. Denver Williams Park,
Wilmington, Ohio
Celebrate early rock 'n roll and the days of malt shops and banana splits. More than 350 classic cars are expected to be on display, plus you can catch the parade on Saturday at 1pm. Go Bananas at the 5K run/walk, browse arts and crafts, enjoy collectibles displays and let the kids have a pony ride and play games. There will be a climbing wall, hockey, old-fashioned candy, a banana split eating contest and banana split building contests for both amateurs and professionals.
Questions? Call 877-426-4748

June 9-10, 2006
Tomato Fest
Commerce & Austin
Streets area, Downtown,
Jacksonville, Texas
Best Home Grown Tomato Contest, salsa contest, arts and crafts, hay rides, street dance, antique tractors on display, entertainment, activities for kids and more. It's the festival's 22nd year.
Further Info: Call 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217

June 9-11, 2006
Tremont Turkey Festival
various venues,
Tremont, Illinois
This year's theme is "Town of Dreams". Enjoy a car show, 3-on-3 basketball, library used book sale, food vendors, music, antique tractor pull, bed races, strawberry shortcake eating contest, horseshoe tournament, festival merchandise, 5K race, parade (4pm on Sunday), pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, strawberry shortcake for sale, antiques, merchant specials, carnival and more.
Additional Details: Call 309-925-5269

June 9-11, 2006
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
In its 20th year the festival planners hope to have a corn eating contest, parade, Kids Corn Creature Contest, pirogue races on the bayou, carnival, arts and crafts, Corn Idol talent contest, corn cooking contests, street dances, lizard races, corn shucking contests, entertainment.
Questions? Call 318-346-2575

June 9-11, 2006
Festa Italiana
Crown Center,
Kansas City, Missouri
Cooking demonstrations, activities for kids, wine tasting, Italian food, beer garden, music. Actors portray famous Italians from history and mingle with the crowd, so be ready for their appearance. The festival runs from 5-10pm on Friday, 11am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday. There is an admission charge for those 13 and older.
Further Information: Call 816-274-8444

June 9-11, 2006
Carson City Rendezvous
various venues,
Carson City, Nevada
Stage coach rides, Civil War reenactments, western music, Pueblo de Nevada dancing, Scottish clan camp, cowboy church, arts and crafts, old-fashioned games, Chinese Youth Dance Troupe performances, Victorian fashion show, activities for kids, food court, camel rides, gunfighter show, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1

June 9-11, 2006
Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival
Cambridge Central School,
Cambridge, New York
Balloon launches (subject to weather conditions), pilots breakfast (with time for autographs), arts and crafts, tours of St. Luke's Church, commercial vendors, flea market, activities for kids, music, parade, games and rides, food concessions, bicycle race. It's the 6th year for this event.
Details: Call 518-677-0887

June 9-11, 2006
International Bayfest
Leicht Memorial Park,
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Formerly called Bayfest, the event has been moved from the UW campus to Leicht Park and the concept has been worked into more of an international affair. Plan to enjoy an Oneida Nation Global Village, activities for kids, international cuisine, music and dance entertainment, arts and crafts, educational and cultural displays, boat parade, fireworks. Please do not bring pets to the festival. (Service animals are always welcome.) Festival hours will be from 5pm-midnight on Friday, 11am-midnight on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Come and watch this event transition and grow!
Questions? Call 920-435-5220

June 9-11, 2006
Sparta Butterfest
Memorial Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
It's the 22nd occurrence of this festival. Plans include a parade (on Sunday), flea market, arts and crafts, golf tournament, milking contest, Lip Sync Olympics, fire department water games, bingo, Spart Stampede Run/Walk, antiques, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, horseshoe tournament, a butter making display, classic cars, quilt show, entertainment, strongman competition. No food or drink may be carried into the festival, with one exception. There is a food drive, so do plan to bring one or more non-perishable food items to donate.
Further Information: Call 608-269-4123

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June 9-18, 2006
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Comeford Park,
Marysville, Washington
This event celebrates its 75th year with a fashion show, fireworks, 5K run/walk, 1-mile run, Market in the Park, motorcycle show, trike race for the grown-ups, RV show, parades, arts and crafts, strawberry shortcake and more.
Additional Details: Call 360-659-7664

June 10, 2006
Blueberry Jubilee
Poplarville, Mississippi
Blueberry bushes for sale, fresh blueberries for sale, other fruits and vegetables for sale, storytelling and workshop with Elizabeth Ellis, arts and crafts, pageant, food, baby crawl, entertainment, 5K run.
Questions? Call 601-795-0651 or 601-795-8377

June 10, 2006
Rocking Chair Festival
unknown venue(s),
Thomastown, Mississippi
Arts and crafts, festival foods, entertainment. You can also visit the Rocking Chair Museum.
Learn More: Call 662-289-6072

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Texas Blueberry Festival
various venues,
Nacogdoches, Texas
Blueberry cobbler baking contest, entertainment, petting zoo, horseshoe tournament, Blue Threads Costume Contest, classic cars, pie eating contest, blueberry ice cream contest, parades, motorcycle show, blueberry grower sales, blueberry pancakes, arts and crafts, food vendors, an appearance by Elsie the Borden Cow (with probable opportunity for photos).
Further Information: Call 936-564-7351 or936-560-5533

June 10-11, 2006
Depot Days
Downtown and City Park,
Stevenson, Alabama
The community celebrates its railroad heritage with parades, street dance, ice cream social, Alabama Bug Jam, pioneer breakfast, lawn mower racing, storytelling, vendors and entertainment.
Get the Facts: Call 256-437-3012 or 256-638-3604

June 10-11, 2006
Main Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds on Rt. 32,
Windsor, Maine
Fleece show and sale, llama drill team, sheep dog demonstrations, flapjack races (with llamas and handlers), used equipment marketplace, workshops on working with fibers, food vendors, wool spinning, llama shearing, goat show, activities for kids and more.
Questions? Call 207-832-5162

June 10-11, 2006
Heritage Days Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland
Historic tours, historic military encampments and demonstrations, canal boat replica, railroad exhibits, activities for kids, arts and crafts, Masonic Temple tours, church yard sale, diesel cab and caboose rides, petting zoo, bake sale, horse-drawn carriage rides, library used book sale. The fun goes on rain or shine. There is no admission charge. Enjoy this 38th year from 10am-5pm on Saturday and from 11am-5pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 301-722-0037

June 10-11, 2006
Versaille Poultry Festival
various venues,
Versailles, Ohio
5K run, egg eating contest, music, flower show, fireworks, golf scramble, bingo, classic car parade, bean bag tournament, kiddie tractor pull, arts and crafts, carnival, pageant, firefighter waterball fights, flying disc tournament, photography, BBQ chicken, ice cream, petting zoo and more.
Additional Details: Call 937-526-3294

June 13-18, 2006
Western Pennsylvania Laurel Festival
various venues,
Brookville, Pennsylvania
5K race, carnival, art show, bike derby, dog show, car cruise and show, mountain bike race, bingo, tea party, model railroad show, teen concert, pet parade, BBQ, quilt show, luau, strawberry treats, library used book sale, ghost tour.
Information: Call 814-849-4751

June 13-18, 2006
Butter Festival
various venues,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Pageant, arts and crafts, parade, carnival and more.
Find Out More: Call 608-524-3208 or 800-844-3507

June 14-17, 2006
Mighty Moo Festival
various venues,
Cowpens, South Carolina
Parade, golf, arts and crafts, pageant, fireworks, entertainment, street dance, softball, food vendors. The event is also a time for reunions of the men and women who served on the USS Cowpens Aircraft Carrier CVL 25 and the Cowpens Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser CG 63.
Get Details: Call 864-463-2129

June 14-18, 2006
Ice Cream Days
various venues,
Le Mars, Iowa
Parade, (June 17 at 9am), Arts and Crafts in the Park, tours of Plymouth County Courthouse, Arts Center exhibits, walking tours of historic district, entertainment, Children's Learning Fair, root beer floats, kite flying, community hymn sing at St. John's Lutheran Church, Golden Kernels Air Show, charity golf tournament, popcorn, genealogical assistance, fishing derby for kids, toy auction at the fairgrounds, golf ball drop, pancake breakfast, toy show, Northwest Iowa Horse Show, lots of ice cream desserts.
Learn More: Call 712-546-8821

June 15-17, 2006
Leslie Homecoming
various venues,
Leslie, Arkansas
Rodeo events, parade, pancake breakfast, 10th Fiddlers Contest (at Killebrew Theater), arts and crafts, street dance, table games, BBQ at City Park, turtle races, bubble gum blowing contest.
Information: Call 870-447-2500

June 15-17, 2006
Steamboat Festival
Riverfront Festival Park,
Peoria, Illinois
Activities for kids, Steamboat Classic foot race, high performance boat races, carnival, entertainment, food, sports events.
Questions? Call 309-681-0696

June 15-17, 2006
Bushwhacker Days
Town Square,
Nevada, Missouri
Car show and cruise-in, lots of Civil War info at the Bushwhacker Museum, carnival, 4-H events, parade, vendor booths, quilt show.
Get The Facts: Call 417-667-5300

June 16-17, 2006
Fulton Street Fair
Fulton, Missouri
Ice cream social, arts and crafts, entertainment, 5K race, Mule Derby, car show, Kiddie Corral, Touch A Truck display, kiddie & pet parade, activities for teens, food, grand parade, washer pitching tournament.
Details: Call 573-642-4841

June 16-17, 2006
Peach Jamboree & Rodeo
various venues,
Stonewall, Texas
Breakfast at the fire station, washer pitching tournament, dance, food vendors, preserves contest, baking contest, 5-10K run/walk, arts and crafts, peach auction, peach show and judging, pageant, peaches and ice cream, rodeo events. It's the 45th year for this event.
Further Information: Call 830-644-2735

June 16-18, 2006
Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Veterans Memorial Park,
Avon, Ohio
Colorful duct tape art and sculptures, comedy, music, vendors, parade with floats made mostly of duct tape, duct tape fashions and more.
Questions? Call 866-818-1116

June 16-18, 2006
International Washboard Festival
Worthington Park,
Logan, Ohio
In its 6th year the festival offers washboard displays, parades, washboard crafts, food vendors, a quilt show, Children's Fair, factory tours of the Columbus Washboard Company, classic cars, plus music from Dannie Sullivan, The Boondockers and washboard entertainment from Big Mama Sue.
Learn More: Call 740-385-6836 or 740-385-4349

June 16-18, 2006
McClure Radish Festival
Village Park,
McClure, Ohio
Radish recipe contest, radish eating competition, car cruise-in, BBQ chicken, games and contests, food concessions, music and dancing, activities for kids.
Get Details: Call 419-592-1786

June 16-18, 2006
Quechee Balloon Festival
Village Green,
Quechee, Vermont
Early morning balloon launches as weather permits, classic cars, activities for kids, ballon glows in the evening, arts and crafts, entertainment, juggling workshop, and plenty of festival foods such as turkey legs, fried dough, BBQ and ice cream. Please do not bring pets to the festival grounds. It's the 27th year for this event.
For More Information: Call 802-295-7900 or 800-295-5451

June 16-18, 2006
Edmonds Art Festival
Frances Anderson Center
at 7th & Main.
Edmonds, Washington
It's the 49th year for this event, and plans include a Junior Art exhibit, Kids Creative Corner, wine bar, food terrace, festival merchandise, entertainment, some 240 artisans showing and selling their work. Assistance animals welcome, but please do leave pets at home.
Learn More: Call 425-771-6412

June 16-21, 2006
Chautauqua Festival
Falls Park and Greenville Tech,
Greenville, South Carolina
(Rain site for Falls Park events will be Christ Church, and for Greenville Tech events rain means a move from the tent to the Student Center). This year's theme is "Great American Journey" and features well-known characters from our history. William Clark, Sequoyah, Herman Melville and Harriet Tubman will be portrayed by actors and will highlight the historic figures' lives from a uniquely entertaining, yet scholarly, viewpoint. The presentations at Falls Park will have no seating, so bring a chair, and a picnic meal if you like. There is no admission charge.
Get Info: Call 864-609-5812

June 16-24, 2006
Chilton County Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama
Music, 5K and 10K Peach Run, BBQ, Peach Parade (June 24), pageants, peach auction, Peach Jam Jubilee, arts and crafts, fly-in at Gragg-Wade Field, peach cook-off, art show, classic cars, fishing tournament.
Details: Call 205-755-2400

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June 17, 2006
Alabama Blueberry Festival
Burnt Corn Creek Park,
Brewton, Alabama
The festival moves to the downtown area this year. Plans include a food court, activities for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment, antique car show, motorcycle rally (may be at another venue), sales of blueberry festival cookbook, blueberry bushes. The fun goes from 9am-5pm. It's the 26th year for the event.
Get Info: Call 251-867-3224

June 17, 2006
Strawberry Festival
Owego, New York
It's the 26th year for this festival. Come and celebrate with a morning parade, strawberry treats, arts and crafts, activities for kids, food and drink vendors, entertainment.
Further Details: Call 607-687-2556

June 17, 2006
RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival
Town Square,
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Now in its 12th year, the festival offers arts and crafts, 10-mile run, Moon Pie Toss, RC Dash, entertainment, watermelon seed spitting contest, Moon Pie Parade, food vendors, deep-fried Moon Pies, the serving of a very large Moon Pie. Enjoy the fun from 7am-5pm.
Questions? Call 931-389-9663

June 17, 2006
Strawberry Fest
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Fresh berries for sale, activities for kids, entertainment, trolley rides, strawberry shortcake, arts and crafts, festival foods, all from 9am-4pm. The Waupaca Recreational Center will sponsor a model railroad show at 407 School Street on June 17 & 18. And you can enjoy a pancake breakfast and fly-in at the Municipal Airport on June 18.
More Information: Call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040

June 17-18, 2006
Cherry Blossom Festival
Sakura Square,
Denver, Colorado
In its 33rd year the festival offers ikebana demonstrations, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, calligraphy demos, bonsai demos, traditional Japanese street dance, raffles, talks inside the Denver Buddhist Temple, tea ceremony, fresh noodles and sushi.
Get the facts: Call 303-380-8972

June 17-18, 2006
Main Street Festival
Main Street area,
Polson, Montana
This is the festival's 7th year. Plans include arts and crafts, activities for kids, entertainment, a car show, an auction, antiques, BBQ and sidewalk sales.
Additional Details: Call 406-883-5800

June 17-18, 2006
High Rolls Cherry Festival
Community Center,
High Rolls, New Mexico
Activities for kids, arts and crafts, fresh cherries for sale, cherry pies, entertainment, cherry cider. The festival runs from 9am-5pm.
Questions? Call 505-682-1151

June 17-18, 2006
Riverwalk Festival
Riverwalk Crossing Park,
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Cajun (and other) foods, bungie trampoline, 2 stages of entertainment, car show, fireworks, dinner and a movie in the park (bring your own blanket or chair), arts and crafts, activities for kids.
Further Information: Call 910-937-7222

June 17-18, 2006
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
various venus,
Hampton, South Carolina
Entertainment, poker run, street dance, historical displays, fishing contest, carnival rides, decorated door contest, youth parade, food vendors, watermelon eating contest, watermelon craft exhibit, pageant, melon growers' competition, Mud Run, arts and crafts, free watermelon slices, Taste of Hampton County.
Get The Facts: Call 803-943-4978

June 17-18, 2006
Northwest Garlic Festival
Sheldon Field,
Ocean Park, Washington
Games, arts and crafts, garlic peeling contest, wine tasting, brew garden plenty of garlic foods, including chocolate-covered garlic. Come and meet the "Clove Brothers" at this 24th year of the festival. Hours are from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 110am-4pm on Sunday.
Details: Call 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542

June 21-24, 2006
Community Days
Markey Park,
Belton, Missouri
Car show and cruise, pageant, carnival, vendors, talent "idol" contest, pie baking contest and pie auction, parade, carnival, pancake breakfast.
Find Out More: Call 816-331-2420

June 21-24, 2006
London Strawberry Festival
Village Park,
Whitehouse, Ohio
Arts and crafts, parades, bike tour, 5K/1K race, entertainment, festival foods and more.
Additional Information: Call 740-852-1582 or 614-879-5726

June 21-25, 2006
Helen Keller Festival
Spring Park,
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Historic tours, parade, athletic events, theatre, car and truck show, Lucky Ducky Derby and more. This is the event's 28th year.
Questions? Call 256-383-0783 or 800-344-0783

June 21-25, 2006
Flower Festival
Ryon Park,
Lompoc, California
The 54th year's theme is "Back to the 60s". Come and enjoy arts and crafts, commercial vendors, entertainment, parade (Saturday at 10am), food booths and a flower show. There is no admission charge.
Get the facts: Call 805-735-8511

June 21-25, 2006
Little Bighorn Days
Hardin, Montana
Church-sponsored breakfasts and dinners, quilt display, parades, activities for kids, rodeo events, 1876 period costume ball, reenactment of Custer's Last Stand, antiques, arts and crafts, BBQ, street dance.
More Information: Call 406-665-1672

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June 21-25, 2006
Brunswick Old Fashioned Days
High School Complex,
3581 Center Road,
Brunswick, Ohio
Enjoy this 26th annual event with a parade, games and rides, fireworks, garage band contest, karaoke contest, pageants.
Further Details: Call 330-273-4492

June 22-25, 2006
Italian-American Festival
Olde New Jersey Avenue,
North Wildwood, New Jersey
Arts and crafts, grand procession, raffle, pasta dinner, grape stomping contest, face painting, food vendors and music. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing: 45 RPM, Lou Christie, Philly Cuzz. Come and enjoy this 12th year of the festival.
Get the Facts: Call 609-729-4533

June 22-25, 2006
Route 66 Festival
various venues,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Historic displays, collectibles displays, arts and crafts, bluegrass music, Native American dancers, silent auction, ice cream, BBQ, Neon Cruise on Rt. 66, food booths, pie eating contest, watermelon eating contest, dance, car and motorcycle show and more.
Questions? Call 505-344-9330 or 505-344-7814

June 22-25, 2006
Rockwood River and Rails Festival
unknown venue(s),
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
Teen dance, petting zoo, arts and crafts, raffle, activities for kids, historical exhibits, train displays, classic cars, food vendors. There is no admission charge.
Get the Facts: Call 814-926-4236

June 23-24, 2006
Purplehull Pea Festival
Emerson High School area,
Emerson, Arkansas
Kids' bike race, Million Tiller Parade, arts and crafts, pea-based meals, Pea Stompin' Street Dance, World Cup Purplehull Pea Shelling competition, 3-on-3 basketball, horseshoe pitching. The festival is celebrating its 17th year.
Additional Information: Call 879-547-2707

June 23-24, 2006
County Courthouse lawn,
Malvern, Arkansas
Car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts, entertainment, best-dressed brick contest, food, brick car derby and more. Have fun at this 26th year of the event.
Learn More: Call 501-337-7788

June 23-241, 2006
Tomato Festival
Crystal Springs, Mississippi
5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run, flea market, arts and crafts, Kids' Best-Dressed Tomato Contest, Tomato Queen pageant, activities for kids, kiddie parade, entertainment, Best Tomato Hat Contest, street dance, BBQ, art competition, farmers market, tomato growers' contests (including a prize for Ugliest Tomato).
Further Details: Call 601-892-2711

June 23-25, 2006
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School,
Howell, Michigan
More than 50 ballons are scheduled to be on hand for launches and other events. (Remember that weather affects things tremendously. Be ready for schedule changes.) There will also be Rock-n-Roll Canines, a stunt kite team, carnival, Medieval Village, skateboard exhibition, games, sky diving demonstrations, picnic on the courthouse lawn, activities for teens, entertainment, games.
Questions? Call 517-546-3920

June 23-25, 2006
Dan Patch Days
unknown venue(s),
Savage, Minnesota
Dan Patch was a pacing horse who broke the 2-minute record 35 times, and 2006 marks the 100-year anniversary of his world record of 1:55. The community is celebrating this year with a pancake breakfast (7:30-11:30am on Sunday), a parade (1pm on Sunday), Music in the Park (Friday night), activities for kids, fire department demonstrations, police/fire department softabll game, ProKart Grand Prix, historical displays, raffle, petting zoo, fire department water fights, kickball tournament, 5K Pace run/walk, and the Taste of Savage—area restaurants will have treats such as fajitas, fried rice, beef tenderloin, wings, pizza, BBQ, pie and ice cream.
Additional Information: Call 952-440-6255

June 23-25, 2006
Lorain International Festival
various venues,
Lorain, Ohio
Several events are held prior to the weekend cluster of activities. The weekend brings cultural booths, arts and crafts, more than 40 ethnic food vendors, entertainment, a car show, parade, and a Parade of Lights with boats on the Black River.
Learn More: Call 440-244-6808 or email

June 23-25, 2006
Oahe Days and Art Festival
various venues,
Pierre, South Dakota
Parade, sidewalk chalk art, food vendors, street dance, entertainment, car show, BMX stunt bike show, walleye fishing tournament, beer garden, Tae Kwan Do demonstration, arts and crafts, gymnastic show, pancake breakfast, activities for the kids.
Questions? Call 605-224-7361 or 605-280-9806

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June 23-25, 2006
Polish Fest
Henry Maier Festival Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Folk art demonstrations, storytelling, polka lessons, folk music and dance, pageant, fireworks, Chopin Youth Piano Competition, raffle, Polish cuisine, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs on display, activities for children. The festival is celebrating its 25th year.
Additional Information: Call 414-529-2140

June 24, 2006
Jubilee in June
City Park,
Hatfield, Arkansas
Come to the park via Port Arthur Drive and then enjoy arts and crafts, activities for children, parade at 10am, apple pie contest, 3-on-3 basketball, BBQ cook-off, fireworks at 9:30pm. There is no admission charge.
Get the Facts: Call 870-389-6611

June 24-25, 2006
Strawberry Festival
Historic District,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Now in its 21st year, the festival offers music, a bubblegum blowing contest, Berry Big 5K run/walk, strawberry pancake breakfast (Sunday from 8-10:30am), Plein Air painting competition, fresh berries by the quart, strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry shortcake eating contest, Berry Bob, activities for kids, rubber duck race, art auction, strawberry ice cream, strawberry wine, Barista Olympics with cappucino and latte making contests. Hours are from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
More: Call 262-377-9620 or 888-894-4001

June 30-July 9, 2006
Taste of Chicago
Grant Park,
Chicago, Illinois
Celebrate this 26th year of the event, with more than 70 area restaurants serving up tasting-size portions of food. You can also enjoy carnival rides, Farmers Market Day, appearances by the Budweiser Clydesdales, wine and beer, child fingerprinting program, Senior Pavilion, high diving team, shoreline boat rides, karaoke, tribute bands, Race to Taste, wireless cafe, area for kids, cooking demonstrations, fireworks (on July 3). There is no admission charge to the festival. Events may vary from day to day, so be flexible and ready to try something new!
Additional Details: Call 312-744-3370

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

June 1-3 Pecan Festival, Downtown, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 918-758-1015
June 1-3 Memphis Italian Festival, Marquette Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-767-6949
June 1-4 Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg Falls, Vermont, 802-933-2513
June 2-3 Scandinavian Days, Story City, Iowa, 515-733-4214
June 2-3 Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival, Jackson, Tennessee, 731-427-7573
June 2-4 Old Home Days, West Paris, Maine, 207-674-2701
June 2-4 Fish Days, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 605-487-7645
June 2-4 Elvis Presley Festival, Front Street & Main, Tupelo, Mississippi, 800-533-0611
June 2-4 Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 800-363-7268
June 2-5 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, Fort Walton Beach Landing, Fort Walton, Florida, 850-244-8191
June 2-18 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-281-8723
June 3 Arts & Crafts Festival & Fire Fighters Competition, Downtown, Lanett, Alabama, 334-644-5266
June 3 Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, Florida, 352-493-2330
June 3 Strawberry Festival & Craft Show, Friendship School, Palermo, New Jersey, 609-390-5656
June 3 WCMBA Strawberry Festival, Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, New Jersey, 609-884-8382 or 609-884-9325
June 3-4 Skunk River Festival, Kellogg, Iowa, 641-526-8751
June 4 Old Port Festival, Downtown, Portland, Maine
June 6-8 Middle of Nowhere Days, Ainsworth, Nebraska, 402-387-2740
June 8-10 Frontier Days Festival, Main Street area, Haskell, Oklahoma, 918-682-0686
June 8-11 Superman Celebration, Metropolis, Illinois, 800-949-5470
June 8-11 Margaretta Days Festival, Machias, Maine, 207-255-4402
June 9-10 Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-656-7600
June 9-10 Newburg Days, Downtown, Newburg, Missouri, 573-762-3977 or email
June 9-10 Pork Rind Heritage Festival, Harrod, Ohio, 419-648-5091
June 9-11 FeatherFest, Downtown on Emma Ave., Springdale, Arkansas, 800-972-7261
June 9-11 Greek Festival, Camarillo, California, 805-482-1273
June 9-11 Boothbay in Bloom, Waterfront Park, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
June 9-11 Hot Air Ballon Festival, Fairgrounds, Coshocton, Ohio, 740-622-5411
June 9-17 Riverbend Festival, Riverfront, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-756-2211
June 10 Grasshopper Train Festival, Bowersville, Ohio, 937-546-3435
June 10 Yellow Springs Street Fair, Downtown, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-2686
June 10 Macaroni Fest, Victoria, Texas, 361-573-5277
June 10-11 Winnemucca Basque Festival, Winnemucca, California, 800-962-2638
June 10-11 Gold Strike Festival, Olde Town, Arvada, Colorado, 303-420-6100
June 10-11 Allentown Art Festival, Delaware Avenue area, Buffalo, New York, 716-881-4269
June 10-18, 23-24 Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, Nebraska, 308-532-7939
June 12-18 St. Anthony's Italian Festival, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-3790
June 15-17 Lakeland Funfest, Agricenter International, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-757-7777
June 16-17 Dandelion Daze, various venues, Holyoke, Colorado, 970-854-3517
June 16-17 Grovefest, various venues, Grove, Oklahoma, 918-786-9079
June 16-17 Berry Festival, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, 717-768-8261 or 800-732-3538
June 16-18 Crawdad Festival, Downtown, Isleton, California, 916-777-5880
June 16-18 Wabash Days, Wentzville, Missouri, 636-639-2082
June 17-18 West Boulevard Summer Festival, Wilson Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, 605-348-9439
June 17-18 Goettafest, MainStrausse Village, Covington, Kentucky, 859-491-0458
June 17-18 Potomac Celtic Festival, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Virginia, 703-938-9779 or 800-752-6118
June 22-July 4 Freedom Festival, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 319-365-8313
June 23-25 Louisville Greek Heritage Festival, Belvedere, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-246-6036
June 24 Riverfest, 2-9pm, Taysom-Rotary Park, Pocatello, Idaho
June 24 Strawberry Festival, South Berwick, Maine, 207-384-3208
June 24 Liberty Day,
                   Main Street and Shelby County High School football stadium, Columbiana, Alabama, 205-669-5800
June 24 Pearl Day, City Park, Pearl, Mississippi, 601-932-3541 or 601-932-3500
June 24 Catch the Glow, Main Street area, Warrenton, Missouri, 636-456-1917
June 24 Edgarfest, Edgar, Nebraska, 402-224-4545
June 24 Blueberry Festival, Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, New Jersey, 609-893-4646
June 24-25 Gene Autry Days, Hardin County Fairgrounds Community Building, Kenton, Ohio, 419-673-4131
June 24-25 Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival, Main Street, Lockport, New York, 716-433-0813
June 24-25 Manayunk Arts Festival Main Street, Manayunk, Pennsylvania, 215-482-9565
June 30-July 4 Heritage Days, Bath, Maine
June 30-July 4 Sawdust Days Menominee Park, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 920-235-4624 or 920-235-5584

Other June 2006 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
June 2 Gun & Knife Show, State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, 317-927-7500
June 2-3 West Coast Antique Fly-In, Municipal Airport, Merced, California, 209-384-2791
June 3 Minnechaduza Turtle Races & Art in the Park, Valentine, Nebraska, 402-376-2969
June 3-4 Frontier Days, Pope's Tavern, Florence, Alabama, 256-740-4141 or 256-760-6439
June 3-4 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival,
                   1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts, 413-737-2443
June 3-4 Art in the Park, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 573-443-8838
June 3-4 Sassy Classic Vintage Baseball Festival, Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, Nebraska, 308-385-5316
June 3-4 Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Crazy Horse, South Dakota, 605-673-4681
June 3-4 Sidewalk Art Show, Downtown Market area, Roanoke, Virginia, 540-342-5760
June 4 Wild Salmon on Parade, Anchorage, Alaska
June 4 Reptile Expo, Hindman Hall, Butler, Pennsylvania, 724-991-6658
June 5-14 Pony Express Reride, Gothenburg, Nebraska, 308-537-3677
June 8-11 The Big Train Show, Queen Mary, Long Beach, California, 949-679-0616
June 9-101 Ham-Com 2006 (Hamfest), Plano Centre, Plano, Texas, 972-596-4669
June 9-11 Contemporary Crafts Market, Civic Auditorium, Sana Monica, California, 310-458-2288
June 9-11 Montana Mule Days, American Legion Rodeo Grounds, Drummond, Montana, 406-777-2331
June 10 Lititz Crafts in the Park, 9am-4pm, Springs Park, Lititz, Pennsylvania, 717-626-7186
June 10 Dr. Pepper 115th Birthday Celebration, 221 S. Patrick Street, Dublin, Texas, 254-445-3466
June 10 Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair, Sheehan Park, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 608-837-4547 or 800-400-6162
June 10-11 Art in the Park, Washington Park, Burlingame, California, 650-558-7300
June 10-11 Art by the Falls, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 440-247-7507
June 10-11 Obsidian Days, City Park, Hines, Oregon, 541-573-2251
June 14-17 Greek Food Fair, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 412-833-3355
June 15-17 Butler Rodeo, Butler Farm Show Fairgrounds, Butler, Pennsylvania, 724-865-9337
June 15-18 Boardwalk Art Show, Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-425-0000 or 800-822-3224
June 15 Skillet Toss, Macksburg, Iowa, 515-768-2208
June 16-24 Reno Rodeo, Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3877
June 19-22 National Marbles Tournament, Ringer Stadium, Wildwood, New Jersey, 609-729-6000 or email
June 20 Kids All-American Fishing Derby, Nienhuis Park, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
June 21-25 Artfest, Downtown, Athens, Georgia, 706-548-1973
June 22-25 Face and Body Art Cirque de Fantasie, Orlando, Florida
June 23-25, 30 & July 1-2 Boston Mills Artfest, Peninsula, Ohio, 800-U-SKI-241
June 24 Alaska Scottish Highland Games, 8am-6pm, Eagle River Lion's Park, Anchorage, Alaska, 907-770-4967
June 24-25 Springfield Air Rendezvous, Springfield, Illinois
June 24-25 Crosby Festival of the Arts, Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio, 419-936-2986
June 30 Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Car Races, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington, 206-987-2777

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Her design styles range from simple elegance to whimsical fun. Joan does hand-painted stationery, uses spare moments at festivals to paint faces, and entertains children at private parties.
A sample of her work is illustrated online.
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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.

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A Little Browsing...

A few of the many places not to miss when you are in Charleston, South Carolina:
Patriot's Point Maritime Museum
International Center for Birds of Prey
When you get hungry, Charleston Grill, Peninsula Grill and Circa 1886 are all well-known for their food and service. (Circa 1996 does a wonderful Southern vegetarian plate that will make you feel very catered to.), Also good, with a teeny bit less of an upscale price tag, is Zeus Grill and Seafood, where you can also get Greek specialties. Morgan Creek Grill has most entrees in the $15-$20 range (at this writing) and some great waterfront views. Try Torch (on King Street) if you like Tapas. Hatchells also has Tapas offerings and provides a kids menu. Coconut Joe's and Boulevard Diner both have a kids menu. If you want some of that Low-Country food at a nice price, head for Jestine's Kitchen.

And when your sweet tooth hits, try to make it over to The Confederate Coffee Company and Creamery for some McConnell's Cinnamon Ice Cream. You could also have a fresh pastry from Kennedy's on Calhoun Street. Or get some Coconut Cream Pie from the aforementioned Jestine's.

Ann Mitchell has put together a whole Banana Museum.

If you think of miniature golf as a place with gaudy castle facades and gigantic hippo mouths, you've never been to a course as beautiful as Pine Creek in West Amwell, New Jersey.
You probably knew that No-Doz, brewed coffed and Pepsi all contain caffeine. But did you know there is also caffeine in Dristan, Sunkist and A&W Creme Soda? Browse this caffeine content chart for a few surprises. When Jolt cola came out we thought its name told the story, but take a look at the caffeine in a 12-ounce serving of Red Bull!


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