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June 1-2, 2007
Lum 'n Abner Festival
Janssen Park &
County Fairgrounds,
Mena, Arkansas
Lum n' Abner skits, quilt show, arts and crafts, rock climbing wall, 5K run, festival foods, activites for kids, Ouachitas Car Show and Firefighter Challenge, baby crawling contest.
Questions? Call 379-394-8355

June 1-2, 2007
Klown Festival
Bandshell Park,
Plainview, Nebraska
Bull riding, horse events, BBQ, tractor pull, Best Klown Contest, parades, carnival, entertainment, fireworks. The festival is also called Klown Days
Get The Facts: Call 402-582-4941 or 402-582-3728

June 1-3, 2006
Church Point Buggy Festival
City Park,
Church Point, Louisiana
In its 25th year the festival offers arts and crafts, a children's French language contest, pageant, buggy display, Cajun (and other) foods, music and dance, buggy parade on Church Blvd at 1:30pm on Sunday, carnival.
Additional Details: Call 337-684-2739

June 1-3, 2007
Boomtown Days
Landreth Park,
Joplin, Missouri
Face painting, musical entertainment, rock climbing wall, kid's tractor pull, Boomtown Idol, treasure mine sand pile for kids, vehicle show, visual fine arts show, arts and crafts, 5K/10K run, rib eating competition and more. Hours are 5-10pm on Fri., 9am-10pm on Sat. and noon-5pm on Sun.
Info: Call 417-624-4150 or 417-625-4789

June 1-3, 2007
Fairport Canal Days
Fairport Junction,
Fairport, New York
In this 30th year you can enjoy more than 300 arts and crafts booths, a rubber duck race, talent competition, 40 food booths, Eric Canal rides, activities for kids, fireworks on Fri. at 9pm, chicken BBQ, music. Please plan to leave Fido safely at home while you enjoy the festival.
Questions? Call 585-234-4323

June 1-3, 2007
Strawberry Festival
Troy, Ohio
Now in its 31st year, the festival will offer an art show, Berry Special Olympics, duck race, 250 arts and crafts booths, games, pageants, firefighter waterball competition, strawberry shortcake, kiddie tractor pull, 10,000-meter run, 2000-meter run, treasure hunt for the kids, pie eating contest, food vendors, soccer, parades, bed races, music and dance, Big Wheel races, Strawberry Stroll, bowling tournament, golf scramble, Berry Beach volleyball, bike tours, diaper derby, softball tournament, car cruise-in, plus strawberry treats like shortcake, chocolate-covered berries and more.
Learn More: Call 937-339-7714

June 1-3, 2007
Hog Wild Days
Island City, Oregon
10K fun run, Pig Train, entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors, parade, arts and crafts, commercial vendors.
Get The Facts: Call 541-963-3540

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June 1-3, 2007
Alley Fest
Longview, Texas
10K/5K/1-mile Alley Run on Sat., chili cooking contest, Alley Art, festival foods, activities for kids. Entertainment will include the music of the Little River Band and Shoebox.
Details: Call 903-237-4040

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June 1-3, 2007
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park,
Little Chute, Wisconsin
Petting zoo, pony rides, cheese curd eating contest, cheese tasting, Cheddar Chase Run/Walk, Big Cheese breakfast, carnival, cheesecake contest, Big Cheese Parade, chainsaw art, wine tasting, cheese carving demonstration, festival foods, activities for kids, karate demo. It's the 19th year for this one. There is no admission charge.
Find Out More: Call 920-788-7390 or 920-788-7380

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June 1-3, 2007
Apricot Fiesta
Various Venues,
Patterson, California
In its 37th year the festival will offer a pageant, parade on Sat. at 10am, horseshoe tournament, food booths, petting zoo, games for kids, BBQ, historical displays, arm wrestling competition, 5K/10K fun run, hot air balloon launch (weather permitting), student art on display, fireworks, breakfast in North Park on Sun. 7am-noon.
Get The Facts: Call 209-892-3118

June 1-3, 2007
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, Vermont
Best Chefs of Vermont Pavilion, dairy fest and marketplace, library book sale, Heifers on Parade down Main Street from 10-11am on Saturday, community contra dance, farmers market, "Celebrating our Roots" Recipe Contest, Farmer's Breakfast on Sunday morning, free ice cream, local farm tours and more. It's the festival's 6th year.
Questions? Call 318-435-7607

June 1-13, 2007
Portland Rose Festival
various venues,
Portland, Oregon
The festival celebrates 100 years with a Centennial Ball, junior parade, auction, ballet performances, Grand Floral Parade, rose show, concerts, fleet week (June 6-12), Starlight Parade and Starlight Run (June 2), dragon boat races, Rose Cup races, fireworks, pageants and more. Events are sprinkled throughout the spring, although most take place within the June dates given here.
Details: Call 503-227-2681

June 2, 2007
Riverless Festival
Phillipsburg, Kansas
Men's softball tournament, food vendors, arts and crafts, 2-mile walk/run, activities for kids, pancake breakfast 7-10:30am at Golden Senior Center, mechanical bull, car show, garden show, free movie showings in the evening, health screenings, turtle races, golf scramble, music and other entertainment, antique tractor display. Most events occur from 10am-4pm. The festival is celebrating its 23rd year.
Info: Call 785-543-2321

June 2-3, 2007
Steamboat Days
River Park downtown,
Des Arc, Arkansas
Chili cook-off, festival foods, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, carnival, bass tournament, mini tractor pull, pageant, 3-on-3 basketball games, softball, activities for kids. This one celebrates 22 years in 2007.
Find Out More: Call 870-256-3333

June 7-9, 2007
Wynne Farmfest
Knights of Columbus Hall grounds
Wynne, Arkansas
In its 31st year the festival features a carnival that begins a day early (on Thursday), activities for kids, food vendors, entertainment, pet show, fishing rodeo and more. There is no admission charge.
Additional Information: Call 870-238-4183

June 7-9, 2007
Jubilee Days
Warsaw, Missouri
The festival celebrates 41 years with the 5K River Run/Walk, games, pageants, fiddler's contest, car show, carnival, arts and crafts, parade on Satam, food.
Questions? Call 660-438-5922

June 7-9, 2007
Party in the Pines
Main Street,
Whitmire, South Carolina
Festival foods, arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival, parade on Friday at 7pm, bike ride, helicopter rides, street dances, gospel music motorcyle poker run. It's the event's 20th year.
Find Out More: Call 803-694-3003 or 803-694-3797

June 7-10, 2007
Kolach Days
various venues,
Verdigre, Nebraska
In its 39th year the festival will bring a flea market, kolach eating contest, fresh kolaches for sale, entertainment, carnival, turtle races at Chalupnik Park, arts and crafts, street dances, full lunch menu at the United Methodist Church (starting at 10:30am), Bull-o-Rama, festival merchandise, kolache baking contest and more.
Additional Facts: Call 402-668-2621 or 402-668-2305

June 7-10, 2007
Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, Ohio
Poetry, theatre performances, dance, jazz, magic acts and other performing arts. You can also browse the work of many craftspeople and visual artists, plus taste and enjoy specialties from area restaurants. There will be art activities for all ages to enjoy, including the kids. There is no admission charge but individual events may require separate ticketing or admission fees.
Learn More: Call 614-224-2606

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June 7-10, 2007
Hometown Days
Lincoln Street area,
Verona, Wisconsin
Carnival, volleyball tournament, beer tent, arts and crafts, games, petting zoo, fireworks (Thurs. evening), classic cars, bean bag tournament, men's slowpitch softball tournament, basketball tournament, kiddie tractor pull, music and other entertainment, activities for kids, parade June 10 at noon, Veteran's Remembrance June 10 at 10am in Hometown Junction Park on Main Street.
Info: Call 608-845-9333

June 8-9, 2007
911 Festival
Downtown Mall,
Haleyville, Alabama
The first 911 call was handled in Haleyville and the community celebrates its distinction with a parade, vehicle show, rescue and fire information, arts and crafts, music, BBQ contest, historical displays, street dance and festival foods.
Further Details: Call 205-486-3121 or 205-486-4611

June 8-9, 2007
Ice Cream Social
Public Square,
Berryville, Arkansas
5K/1-mile run (8am on Sat.), festival foods, arts and crafts, games, entertainment, fishing derby, lots of ice cream treats. Come and enjoy the fun at this 22nd year of the Social.
Learn More: Call 870-423-3704

June 8-9, 2007
French Heritage Festival
Historic District,
St. Genevieve, Arkansas
Gumbo cooking contest, walking tours, lectures and displays, music and dancing, period costumes, candlelight home tours, French folk dancing demonstrations, French folktale tellings, wine tasting, French cuisine, living history demonstrations.
Additional Information: Call 800-373-7007

June 8-9, 2007
Banana Split Festival
Denver Williams Memorial Park,
Wilmington, Ohio
Now in its 13th year, the festival offers fun such as carnival games, a car cruise-in, giant inflatables and pony rides for the kids, 5K run/walk, arts and crafts, collectibles, festival foods, commercial booths, banana split eating contest, jump rope demo, portable hockey rink for kids, a Make Your Own Banana Split booth, 50s and 60s memorabilia for sale. There are both chef and amateur divisions for the Banana Split Master Competition. And 2007 is the 100th anniversary of the banana split, so what better place to celebrate? Poodle skirts and bobby socks welcomed. Let's rock!
Questions? Call 877-426-4748

June 8-9, 2007
Boll Weevil Bash
City Park,
Blair, Oklahoma
Arts and crafts booths, a parade at 9:30am on Sat., bike events for kids, bluegrass music, gospel music, 11-class car show, lawn mower races, kid pageants, motorcycle stunts, ladies' trash barrel races, food booths, games, drawings for prizes (must be present to win).
Get The Facts: Call 580-563-2051

June 8-10, 2007
Depot Days
Downtown and City Park,
Stevenson, Alabama
Come and help celebrate Stevenson's railroad heritage with storytelling, Ho-bo stew, airport displays, a parade on Sat. at 11:30am, street dance Sat. night, ice cream social Thurs. at 6pm, Ugly Woman Contest, pioneer breakfast, quilt show, lawn mower racing, festival foods, music, model train show, arts and crafts, vintage vehicles and the Stevenson Bug Blast.
Details: Call 256-437-3012 or 256-638-3604

June 8-10, 2007
Tremont Turkey Festival
Tremont Park,
Tremont, Illinois
This year's theme is "My Kind of Town". Enjoy an antique tractor pull, arts and crafts, food booths, strawberry shortcake eating contest Sat. afternoon, strawberry shortcake for sale, horseshoe tournament, country store, carnival (opens 5pm on the 7th), petting zoo in the park, lip sync contest, kid's tractor pull, festival merchandise, 5K race, parade at 4pm on Sat., bed races, music, antiques, merchant specials, car show on Sun. from 10am-3pm, pancake breakfast on Sun. from 7-10am in the pavilioin. It's the 422nd year for this event.
More: Call 309-925-5269

June 8-10, 2007
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
In its 21st year the festival brings a carnival, parade on Sunday, Corn Idol Contest, Kids Corn Creature Contest, pirogue races on the bayou, music, arts and crafts, corn eating contest, lizard races, corn shucking contests, corn cooking contests, street dances. There is no admission charge.
Info: Call 318-346-2575

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June 8-10, 2007
Fiesta Italiana
Zona Rosa,
Kansas City, Missouri
The festival moves to a new venue this year with no admission charged. Enjoy wine tasting, activities for kids, fireworks the evening of June 8, commercial vendors, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, beer garden, musical entertainment, activities for teens and more. Hours are 5-10pm Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday. (Zona Rosa is at I-29 and Barry Road.)
Additional Information: Call 815-274-8444 or 816-587-8180

June 8-10, 2007
Carson City Rendezvous
various venues,
Carson City, Nevada
The festival celebrates 24 years with a Scottish clan camp, stage coach rides, gunfighter show, activities for kids, Victorian fashion show, Pueblo de Nevada dancing, camel rides, food court, cowboy church, arts and crafts, Dutch oven cooking, Native American dancing, Civil War reenactments.
Details: Call 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1

June 8-10, 2007
Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival
Cambridge Central School,
Cambridge, New York
Arts and crafts, bicycle race, Bike Bash, tours of St. Luke's Church, pilots breakfast (with time for autographs), balloon launches (subject to weather conditions), music, parade, carnival games and rides, food concessions, commercial vendors, activities for kids, chicken BBQ. The festival celebrates its 7th year.
Get The Facts: Call 518-677-0887

June 8-10, 2007
Versaille Poultry Festival
various venues,
Versailles, Ohio
Theatre, art show, commercial vendors, 5K run June 9 at 8:45am, egg decorating contest, library book sale, classic car parade, bean bag tournament, flower show, egg eating contest, music, golf scramble, bingo, parade Saturday at 11am, ice cream, BBQ chicken, photography exhibit, flying disc tournament, pageant, carnival and more.
Find Out More: Call 937-526-3294

June 8-10, 2007
International Bayfest
Memorial Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
Come and have fun at this 27th year with an illuminated boat parade the evening of June 9, fireworks, activities for kids, walleye tournament, global village, carnival games and rides, world market, educational and cultural displays, international cuisine, arts and crafts, 4 stages of entertainment.
Questions? Call 920-435-5220

June 8-10, 2007
Sparta Butterfest
Comeford Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
In its 23rd year the festival offers a kid's fishing derby, karate demos, golf scramble, flea market, arts and crafts, milking contest, lip sync contest, fire department water games, bingo, festival foods, softball tournament, pancake breakfast Sat and Sun 7-10:30am, strongman competition, Tae Kwon Do demos, carnival, classic cars, quilt show, butter making display, horseshoe tournament, parade Sunday at 12:30pm, Sparta Stampede Run/Walk (5-mile and 2-mile).
Additional Details: Call 608-269-4123

June 9, 2007
Blueberry Jubilee
Poplarville, Mississippi
Kids' bubble gum blowing contest, 5K run, baby crawl, arts and crafts, pageant, food vendors, entertainment, storytelling and story workshop, Kids' Hula Hoop contest.
Further Information: Call 601-795-0651 or 601-795-8377

June 9, 2007
Tomato Fest
Commerce & Austin Street
area downtown,
Jacksonville, Texas
The festival's 23rd year brings a fishing tournament, Couch Tomato "No Sweat" Olympics, activities for kids, arts and crafts, salsa contest, tomato shoot, tomato eating contest, auction, Best Home Grown Tomato Contest, food vendors, gospel concert, entertainment.
More: Call 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217

June 9, 2007
Texas Blueberry Festival
various venues,
Nacogdoches, Texas
Giant inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts, Elsie's Borden Express Train, classic cars, Strut Your Mutt Contest, The Big Blue Mural, 42 tournament, blueberry ice cream contest, pie eating contest, blueberry cobbler baking contest, blueberry grower sales and tours, fresh berries for sale, blueberry pancakes, food vendors, music and other entertainment.
Questions? Call 936-564-7351 or 936-560-5533

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Pink Tomato Festival
Historic Square,
Warren, Arkansas
Talent show, arts and crafts, tomato eating contest, street dance, pageant, classic cars, activities for kids, homemade salsa contest, all-tomato luncheon, 5K run/walk, entertainment. This event is in its 51st year.
Further Details: Call 870-226-5225

June 9-10, 2007
Heritage Days Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland
Tours of tunnels beneath Emmanual Episcopal Church and other historic tours, classic cars, salad and strawberry shortcake luncheon, railroad exhibits, activities for kids, arts and crafts, petting zoo, library used book sale, canal boat replica, Beer Tray Relay. Among the entertainment scheduled at this writing: Acoustic Katz, Flashback, Potomac Concert Band and Johnny Moore Trio. The festival is celebrating its 39th year.
Questions? Call 301-722-0037

June 9-10, 2007
Maine Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds on Rt. 32,
Windsor, Maine
Fleece show and sale, food vendors, wool spinning, activities for kids, goat show, llama show, used equipment marketplace, sheep dog demonstrations, workshops on making felted scarves (separate fee), general felting (separate fee) and natural plant dyeing (separate fee) and more. Event hours are 10am-4pm.
Learn More: Call 207-832-5162

June 12-17, 2007
Butter Festival
various venues,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Parade on Sat. at 10:30am in Nisham Park, food court, tractor pull, draft horse pull, Big Wheel races, Reedsburg Idol, pageant, arts and crafts, carnival, Family Night on Wednesday, Run for the Butter in Webb Park on Saturday at 10am, Honey Butter Baking Contest, volleyball tournament, demolition derby (separate fee), chicken BBQ.
Info: Call 608-524-3208 or 800-844-3507

June 13-16, 2007
Mighty Moo Festival
various venues,
Cowpens, South Carolina
This is the 30th year for the festival, which recognizes the work of the men and women who worked on the USS Cowpens Aircraft Carrier CVL 25 and the Cowpens Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser CG-63. Besides reunions for the workers, the general public is invited to enjoy a pageant, street dance, arts and crafts, fireworks, entertainment, parade, golf and food vendors.
Get The Facts: Call 854-463-2129

June 13-17, 2007
Ice Cream Days
various venues,
Le Mars, Iowa
Smile contest for kids, parade (June 16 at 9am), kite flying, arts and crafts, band concert, 3-on-3 basketball, ice cream socials, tours of the Plymouth County Courthouse, Arts Center exhibits, walking tours of the historic district, root beer floats, charity golf tournament, genealogical assistance, fishing derby for kids, drive-in movie, family ride ride, Dessert Fantasia, toy auction at the fairgrounds, Northwest Iowa Horse Show. Most events are at one of these venues: Foster Park, Bolser Park and Cleveland Park, Plymouth County Fairgrounds.
Additional Information: Call 712-546-8821

June 13-17, 2007
Bushwhacker Days
Town Square,
Nevada, Missouri
Celebrate this 43rd year with and ice cream and cookout, carnival, parade, dog show, Civil War info at the Bushwhacker Museum, war reenactors, sunrise hot air balloon launch (weather permitting), lip sync contest, food, gospel music, celebrity pie challenge, horseshoe pitching, Colgate Country Showdown, storytelling, cycle show. The festival is celebrating its 43rd year.
More: Call 417-667-5300

June 14-16, 2007
Steamboat Festival
Riverfront Festival Park,
Peoria, Illinois
Volleyball tournament, Steamboat Idol, high performance boat races, musical entertainment, sports events, fireworks, activities for kids, Steamboat Classic foot race, carnival, motorcycle stunt show.
Questions? Call 309-681-0696

June 14-17, 2007
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Comeford Park,
Marysville, Washington
Arts and crafts, Market in the Park, festival foods, pageant, parade on Sat. at 7:45pm, strawberry shortcake, activities for kids, carnival, talent show, outdoor recreation show, fireworks.
Info: Call 360-659-7564

June 15-16, 2007
Fulton Street Fair
Fulton, Missouri
Mule auction, kid's parade, arts and crafts, Mule Derby, carnival, Kiddie Corral, Touch a Truck display, 5K run/walk plus kid's mile run (for those in 8th grade or younger), grand parade, baby contest, rides on Old Smokey to and from the train depot, ice cream social. Scheduled to entertain at this writing: Lisa Henry, Wild River Band, and others.
Further Details: Call 573-642-4841

June 15-16, 2007
Peach Jamboree & Rodeo
Various venues,
Stonewall, Texas
Breakfast at the fire station, washer pitching tournament, arts and crafts, entertainment, preserves contest, baking contest, peach auction, peach show and judging, peaches and ice cream, pageant, evening dance, rodeo events, 5K/10K run/walk, food vendors. It's the festival's 46th year.
Learn More: Call 830-644-2735

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Kentland Summer Festival
Kentland, Indiana
Musical entertainment, carnival, mechanical bull, car show, beer garden, activities for kids, 5K run, games, food.
Get the Facts: Call 219-474-6050

June 15-17, 2007
Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Veteran's Memorial Park,
Avon, Ohio
Carnival, colorful duct tape art and sculpture, music, parade (Sat. at 10am) with floats made mostly of duct tape, duct tape fashions, Duck brand duct tape giveways, vendors, arts and crafts, laser light show Friday night.
More: Call 866-818-1116

June 15-17, 2007
International Washboard Festival
Worthington Park,
Logan, Ohio
In its 7th year festival fun includes historic exhibits, arts and crafts, festival foods, classic cars, motorcycle tours, washboard (and other) entertainment, factory tours of the Columbus Washboard Company, parade on Sat. at 2pm, quilt show, Children's Fair.
Questions? Call 740-380-3828

June 15-17, 2007
McClure Radish Festival
Village Park,
McClure, Ohio
Radish eating contest, radish recipe contest, games and contests, food concessions, music and dancing, car cruise-in, BBQ chicken, activities for kids.
Additional Information: Call 419-592-1786

June 15-17, 2007
Quechee Balloon Festival
Village Green,
Quechee, Vermont
In its 28th year the festival presents early morning balloon launches (as weather permits) and balloon rides, volleyball tournament, beer garden, festival foods such as BBQ and hot-apple-cinnamon buns, arts and crafts, music and other entertainment, commercial vendors, library book sale, balloon glows in the evenings. Please leave pets safely at home.
Details: Call 802-295-7900 or 800-295-5451

June 15-17, 2007
Edmonds Art Festival
Frances Anderson Center at 7th & Main
Edmonds, Washington
Plans for this 50th big year include 240 artisans showing and selling their work, a wine bar, festival merchandise, art exhibit, student art exhibit, storytelling, art activities for kids and festival foods, including soba noodles & veggies, crepes, pizza, BBQ, chocolate-dipped berries and chocolate-dipped cheesecake. Enjoy music from the Pete Moss Band, Budapest West, Cheryl Serio and others. Hours are 11am-9pm Fri., 10am-9pm on Sat. and 10am-6pm on Sun.
Get The Facts: Call 425-771-6412

June 15-20, 2007
Chautauqua Festival
Falls Park and Greenville Tech,
Greenville, South Carolina
This year the unusual festival takes on the theme of "America on Stage: Spotlight on Ourselves". Actors who specialize in portraying particular characters take on the roles of historical figures, and this year you'll be able to rub elbows with the likes of Harry Houdini, Paul Robeson, Will Rogers, Lillian Hellman and Mark Twain. Material is presented in a scholarly fasion, but the actors are completely in character during their appearances. It's a unique and entertaining way to experience a bit of history. You can also enjoy music and a Father's Day lunch. There are no fees associated with the festival, but side activities may have a fee. Do be sure to check on alternate venues in case of a summer downpour. There is generally no seating at Falls Park, so bring a chair or blanket and a picnic if you like.
Additional Information: Call 854-608-5812

June 16, 2007
Alabama Blueberry Festival
Burnt Corn Creek Park,
Brewton, Alabama
Classic cars, blueberry festival cookbooks for sale, fresh blueberries, arts and crafts, entertainment, motorcycle rally, blueberry bushes for sale, activities for kids. Hours are 9am-5pm. There is no admission charge. It's the festival's 27th season.
Questions? Call 251-867-3224

June 16, 2007
Strawberry Festival
Owego, New York
Morning parade, duck derby, Pooches on Parade contest, strawberry treats, arts and crafts, activities for kids, art activities for kids, food and drink vendors, rock climbing wall. It's the festival's 27th year and hours are 9am-4pm. Most events are either at Paike Hickories Park or Marvin Park.
Details: Call 607-687-2556

June 16, 2007
RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival
Town Square,
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
In its 13th year the festival will offer a Moon Pie Parade, deep-fried Moon Pies, BBQ, Moon Pie Hoops, 10-mile run, entertainment, RC Dash, watermelon seed spitting contest, food vendors, arts and crafts, the serving of a very, very large Moon Pie. Events go from 7am-5pm.
Get The Facts: Call 931-389-9663

June 16, 2007
Strawberry Fest
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Fresh berries for sale, children's costume contest, pancake breakfast and fly-in at the Municipal Airport, model railroad show at 401 School Street, arts and crafts, activities for kids, festival foods and more.
Info: Call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040

June 16-17, 2007
Main Street Festival
Main Street area,
Polson, Montana
Now in it's 8th year, the Main Street Festival offers a car show, entertainment, activities for kids, antiques, BBQ, sidwalk sales and arts and crafts. Hours are 9am-6pm on Sat. and 10am-4pm on Sun.
More Details: Call 406-883-5800

June 16-17, 2007
High Rolls Cherry Festival
community Center,
High Rolls, New Mexico
Fresh cherries for sale, cherry pies, cherry cider and other cherry products for sale, cherry pit spitting contest, activities for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment. Hours are 9am-5pm on Sat. and 9am-4pm on Sun. Please, no dogs (except service dogs, of course). There is no admission charge.
Questions? Call 505-682-1151

June 16-17, 2007
Northwest Garlic Festival
Sheldon Field,
Ocean Park, Washington
Now in its 25th year, the festival offers games, garlic peeling contest, garlic churros, festival merchandise, wine tasting, brew garden, chocolate-covered garlic and other garlic foods. Come and meet the Clove Brothers. Festival fun runs from 10am-6pm Sat. and 10am-4pm Sun.
Find Out More: Call 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542

June 16-24, 2007
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
various venues,
Hampton, South Carolina
In the festival's impressive 65th year you can enjoy musical entertainment, festival merchandise, fishing contest, a motorcycle ride/tour, canoes and kayaks, Taste of Hampton, pet shop, a tribute to the military, carnival rides, street dance, poker run, watermelon eating contest, watermelon craft exhibit, free watermelon slices, arts and crafts, melon grower competitions, Mud Run, youth parade.
Details: Call 803-943-4978

June 19-24, 2007
Western Pennsylvania Laurel Festival
various venues,
Brookville, Pennsylvania
Obedience dog show, exhibits, food court, carnival rides, 5K race (6pm on the 23rd), art show, bike derby, library used book sale, tea party, model railroad show, teen concert, grand parade on Main Street, cemetery torch light tours, car cruise and show, crafts, strawberry treats. It's the festival's 50th big year.
Questions? Call 419-691-7060

June 20-23, 2007
London Strawberry Festival
Village Park,
London, Ohio
Musical entertainment, commercial vendors, parades, arts and crafts, pageant, youth karaoke, adult karaoke, toy building contest, kiddie tractor pull, cookbooks, car show, poetry contest, story contest, coloring contest, cake and cookie decorating contest, decorated wagon contest, carnival rides, bike tour. The festival celebrates 25 years in 2007.
Info: Call 740-852-1582 or 614-879-5726

June 20-24, 2007
Helen Keller Festival
Spring Park,
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Vintage car and truck show, senior picnic, historic tours, parade, athletic events, library book sale, storytelling, Lucky Ducky Derby, theatre, art show, educational activities for kids, water show, music, hot air balloon glow and hot air balloon rides (weather-dependent), golf tournament, spaghetti supper, trolley tours, burger supper, family bike ride (27-mile or 4-mile), 5-mile and 1-mile run. There's plenty to do in this 29th year of the festival.
More: Call 256-383-0783 or 800-344-0783

June 20-24, 2007
Flower Festival
Ryon Park,
Lompoc, California
This 55th year's theme is "American History on Parade". enjoy arts and crafts, commercial vendors, carnival, beer garden, entertainment, parade (Sat. at 10am), food vendors, a flower show at the Veterans Memorial Building on H Street.
Additional Info: Call 805-735-85111

June 20-24, 2007
Little Bighorn Days
Hardin, Montana
Activities for kids, rodeo events, entertainment, circus acts, parades, church-sponsored breakfasts and dinners, BBQ, Custer's Last Stand reenactment outside town, antiques, arts and crafts, fine art show, 1876 period costume ball.
Get the Facts: Call 406-685-1672

June 20-24, 2007
Brunswick Old Fashioned Days
High School Complex at
3581 Center Road,
Brunswick, Ohio
Basketball shootout, parade on the 23rd, garage band contest, Newlywed Game, Big Wheel races, corn toss, watermelon eating contest, football toss, toilet seat toss, pedal tractor pull, retail vendors, food vendors, bike drawing, penny find and more.
Details: Call 330-273-4492

June 21-23, 2007
Various venues downtown,
Malvern, Arkansas
Talent show, arts and crafts, entertainment, Kids Zone, watermelon eating contest, NASCAR display, vehicle show, quilt show, gymnastics and cheerleading demos, dog show, best-dressed brick contest, brick car derby, tractor show, 3-on-3 basketball, 5K run, brick toss. It's the festival's 29th year.
Learn More: Call 501-337-7788

June 21-23, 2007
Community Days
Markey Park,
Belton, Missouri
Mobile aquarium display, music, car show and cruise, pageant, vendors, talent contest, pies, parade on Sat. (10am) down Main Street, pancake breakfast Sat. 7:30-10am at Bank of Belton, fireworks.
Info: Call 816-331-2420

June 21-24, 2007
Lumber Jubilee
Memorial Park,
Tuolumne, California
In its 58th year the festival will offer chainsaw contests, axe throwing competitions, arts and crafts, carnival, parade on Saturday at 11am, pageant, Lumber Jack Breakfast 8am-noon on Sat. and Sun. at Vets Memorial Hall, activities for kids, arm wrestling competitions, musical entertainment, professional logging show, door prizes, tug-o-war competition.
Questions? Call 209-928-3848 or 800-266-6436

June 21-24, 2007
Dan Patch Days
Community Park,
Savage, Minnesota
Dan Patch was a record breaking race horse who made history again and again. The festival celebrates Dan with fireworks, pancake breakfast (7:30-11:30am on Sunday), parade at 1pm on Sunday, historical displays, raffle, petting zoo, activities for kids, music, fire department water fights, kickball tournament, 5K Pace run/walk, Taste of Savage (with Southwestern Fried Egg Rolls, wings, pizza, fried rice, ice cream and more.) There will also be a burger eating contest and there's a rock climbing wall to help you work off all those calories. The Guns and Hoses softball game pits the Savage Police Department (good-naturedly) against the Savage Fire Department.
Learn Details: Call 952-440-6255

June 21-24, 2007
Route 66 Festival
Various venues,
Clinton, Oklahoma
Different towns host the festival each year. This year you can enjoy music, activities for kids, 5K run/walk, fireworks, Monster Trucks, motorcycle show, silent auction, golf tournament, food booths, arts and crafts, collectibles, a fly-in (June 23) at the airport, motorcycle stunt show, artists' and authors' expo, poker run.
Further Information: Call 580-323-2222

June 22-23, 2007
Mudtown Days
McClure Park,
Lowell, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, musical entertainment, firefighter's muster, festival foods, vendors, flea market, parade, Civil War information.
Additional Details: Call 479-770-2185

June 22-24, 2007
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School,
Howell, Michigan
5K chase plus kid's run, face painting, Rock-N-Roll K9s, arts and crafts, music, games, dog show, Medieval Village, stunt kite team, picnic on the courthouse lawn, sky diving demos, activities for teens. More than 50 balloons are scheduled to be on hand for launches and other events, but remember that the weather can change things in a hurry. This is the festival's 23rd year.
Info: Call 517-546-3920

June 22-24, 2007
Lorain International Festival
DeLuca's Place in the Park, Palace
Civic Center & Black River Landing
Lorain, Ohio
Some events are often held before the weekend's flurry of activitiy. Enjoy a car show, arts and crafts, 40 ethnic food vendors, Parade of Lights on the Black River at dusk, parade on Sun. at noon.
Get the Facts: Call 440-244-6808

June 22-24, 2007
Rockwood River & Rails Festival
Downtown area,
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
It's the 10th year for this festival. Expect fun such as train displays, food vendors, classic cars, music, a parade, pageant, teen dance, arts and crafts, raffle, activities for kids, historical exhibits, fireworks.
More: Call 814-926-4236

June 22-24, 2007
Oahe Days & Art Festival
Steamboat Park,
Pierre, South Dakota
Parade Saturday at 9am, 5K/10K fun run/walk, dog agility demo, food vendors, sidewalk chalk art, Tae Kwan Do demonstration, Yo-Yo workshop, music, BNX stunt bike show, beer garden, frog jump contest, coloring contest, raft race, dog races, pancake breakfast Sun 7:30-11am at Legion Cabin, Dakota Duck Derby, arts and crafts.
Info: Call 605-224-7361 or 605-280-9806

June 22-24, 2007
Polish Fest
Henry Maier Festival Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Polish Lowland sheepdogs on display, folk music and dance, photo exhibit, arts and crafts, Chopin Youth Piano competition, Catholic Mass 10:15am on Sun., fireworks at 10pm on the 22nd, folk art demonstrations, storytelling, Polish cuisine (try pierogi, sausage, pastries, roast corn and much more). It's the 26th year for this one.
Further Details: Call 414-529-2140

June 22-30, 2007
Chilton County Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama
It's a bit tough to pin these folks down to certain festival days, because they seem to want to celebrate all month long! Enjoy music, a fashion show, BBQ, Peach Parade (June 30 at 9am), Peach Jam Jubilee, rock climbing wall, fly-in at Gragg-Wade Field (June 30 at 1pm), peach cook-off, pageants, classic cars, an art show, fishing tournament, arts and crafts and more. If you don't see you favorite event here, call and check with them, because they really stretch out the fun as long as they can, so they may be having that event before or after the dates here.
Questions? Call 205-755-2400 or 205-755-6740

June 23-24, 2007
Cherry Blossom Festival
Sakura Square,
Denver, Colorado
Celebrate 34 years with taiko drums, ikebana demonstrations, a beer garden, festival merchandise, entertainment, caligraphy demonstrations, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts, traditional Japanese street dance, tasty festival foods such as teriyaki, fresh noodles, sushi, green tea ice cream and ginger ice cream.
Learn More: Call 303-380-8972
Note: While in Denver, the kids will want to check out the Big Bugs Exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens. (The exhibit ends June 24!)

June 23-24, 2007
Strawberry Festival
Historic District,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Celebrating its 22nd year, the festival brings the Berry Big 5K run/walk at 9am on Sat., 250-plus artisans showing and selling their wares, strawberry pancake breakfast on Sun. 8:30-10:30am, fresh berries by the quart, strawberry shortcake, strawberry wine, musical entertainment, merchant specials, activities for kids, Plein Air painting competition and more. Hours are 10am-6pm on Sat. and 10am-5pm on Sun.
Info: Call 262-377-9620 or 888-894-4001

June 29-30, 2007
Purplehull Pea Festival
Emerson High School area,
Emerson, Arkansas
Pea Stompin' Street Dance, pea-based meals, food vendors, World Championship Rotary Tiller Race, Million Tiller Parade, area high school reunions, fireworks, pageant, World Cup Purplehull Pea Shelling, athletic games. Come and celebrate 18 years of festival fun.
Find Out More: Call 879-547-2707

June 29-July 1, 2007
Arts, Crafts & Food Festival
Ewing Park,
Ellwood, Pennsylvania
More than 200 arts and crafts booths, musical entertainment, festival foods, Sunday morning nondenominational church service, Kids Corner, fireworks the evening of July 1. There is no admission charge. Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs.
Get the Facts: Call 7224-758-3115 or 724-758-5630

June 29-July 8, 2007
Taste of Chicago
Grant Park,
Chicago, Illinois
More than 60 area restaurants serve tasting-size portions, plus you can enjoy the Taste of Talent competition, Country Music Festival, theatre, concerts, cooking demonstrations, fireworks (July 3 at 8pm), Race to Taste (in Grant Park on July 1 at 8:30am), activities for kids, farmers market.
Further Details: Call 312-744-3370

June 30, 2007
Jubilee in June
City Park,
Hatfield, Arkansas
In its 8th year this festival lures us with BBQ, arts and crafts booths, fireworks at 9:30pm, a parade at 10am, pie, basketball, activities for the kids and more. There is no admission charge.
Additional Information: Call 870-389-6611

June 30-July 3, 2007
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival
Twin Lakes Park,
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
In its 33rd year the festival presents more than 220 artisans showing and sellng their wares, poetry, short stories, youth art, youth poetry, youth short stories, musical entertainment on 4 stages, festival foods (including Greek, Polish, Vietnamese and Lebanese dishes). You'll find dessert and also plenty of lighter fare. More than 100,000 festival-goers enjoy this event each year.
Get the Facts: Call 724-834-7474

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

June 1-2 Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Downtown, Wellborn, Florida, 386-362-3071 or 386-963-5002
June 1-2 Haskell Fest 100, Haskell, Oklahoma, 918-482-1245
June 1-2 Deseret Peak Stampede & Days (8th), Tooele, Utah, 435-241-0037
June 1-2 Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival, Jackson, Tennessee, 731-427-7573
June 1-2 Greek Food Festival (6th), St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 304-624-5331
June 1-3 Scandinavian Days, Story City, Iowa, 515-733-4214
June 1-3 Old Home Days, West Paris, Maine, 207-674-2701
June 1-3 Fish Days, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 605-487-7645
June 1-3 Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 800-363-7268
June 1-4 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (52nd), Beach Landing, Fort Walton, Florida, 850-244-8191
June 1-17 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-262-8723
June 2 Arts & Crafts Festival, Downtown, Lanett, Alabama, 334-644-5266
June 2 Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, Florida, 352-493-2330
June 2 WCMBA Strawberry Festival, Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, New Jersey, 609-884-8382 or 609-884-9325
June 2-3 Skunk River Festival, Kellogg, Iowa, 641-526-8751
June 2-3 Strawberry Festival, South End Park on Rt. 220, Keyser, West Virginia, 304-788-2513
June 3 Old Port Festival (34th), 11am-5pm, Downtown, Portland, Maine
June 6-9 St. Anthony's Italian Festival, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-3790
June 7-9 Pecan Festival, Downtown, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 918-759-7332
June 7-10 Superman Celebration, Metropolis, Illinois, 800-949-5470
June 7-10 Salisbury Steak Festival, Salisbury, Missouri, 660-388-5030
June 7-10 River Festival, Island Park, Ronceverte, West Virginia, 304-647-3825
June 8-9 Hoopla Festival (4th), West Side School on Hwy. 92, Greers Ferry, Arkansas, 501-825-7188
June 8-9 FeatherFest, Emma Ave. downtown, Springdale, Arkansas, 800-972-7261
June 8-9 Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-656-7600
June 8-9 Pork Rind Heritage Festival, Harrod, Ohio, 419-648-5091
June 8-9 Cherry Fest, Downtown, Whitehouse, Ohio, 419-877-2747 or 419-877-9473
June 8-10 Greek Festival, Camarillo, California, 805-482-1273
June 8-10 Boothbay in Bloom, Waterfront Park, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
June 8-10 Margaretta Days Festival, Machias, Maine, 207-255-4402
June 8-10 Juneteenth Festival, John Lucas Rec Complex at 18th & Charles, St. Joseph, Missouri, 816-387-9598
June 8-10 Montana Mule Days, American Legion Rodeo Grounds, Drummond, Montana, 406-777-2331 or 406-846-1943
June 8-10 Violet Festival, Dolgeville, New York, 315-823-1584
June 8-10 Hot Air Balloon Festival, Fairgrounds, Coshocton, Ohio, 740-622-5411
June 8-16 Riverbend Festival, Riverfront, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-756-2211
June 9 Cherry Festival, 10am-6pm, Downtown along W. Estudillo Ave., San Leandro, California, 510-577-3462
June 9 Yellow Springs Street Fair, Downtown, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-2686
June 9 Potomac Celtic Festival, 10am-7pm, Morven Park Equestrian Ctr., Leesburg, Virginia, 703-938-9779 or 800-752-6118
June 9-10 Winnemucca Basque Festival, Winnemucca, California, 800-962-2638
June 9-10 Allentown Art Festival, Delaware Avenue area, Buffalo, New York, 716-881-4269
June 9-17 & 21-23 Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, Nebraska, 308-532-7939
June 10 Gold Strike Festival, Olde Town, Arvada, Colorado, 303-420-6100
June 13-16 Oil Town Festival, Tennyson Park, Smackover, Arkansas, 870-725-3521
June 15-16 Grovefest, various venues, Grove, Oklahoma, 918-786-9079
June 15-16 Dandelion Daze, various venues, Holyoke, Colorado, 970-854-3517
June 15-16 St. Peters Old Tyme Picnic (38th), Old Town Park & Lone Wolff Park, St. Peters, Missouri, 636-286-3236
June 15-16 Grasshopper Train Festival, Bowersville, Ohio, 937-546-3435
June 15-16 Berry Festival, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, 717-768-8261 or 800-732-3538
June 15-16 Catalpa Worm Festival, Scroggins, Texas, 903-860-7020
June 15-17 Wabash Days (4th), Wentzville, Missouri, 636-639-2082
June 15-17 Festival of the Fish, Vermilion, Ohio, 440-967-4477
June 16-17 Crawdad Festival, Downtown, Isleton, California, 916-777-5880
June 16-17 Goettafest & Renaissance Festival, Mainstrausse Village, Covington, Kentucky, 859-491-0458
June 16-17 Inola Hay Day, Fleming Park, Inola, Oklahoma, 918-543-2900
June 16-17 West Boulevard Summer Festival, Wilson Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, 605-348-9439
June 18-23 Western Days (38th), Elgin, Texas, 512-285-4515
June 19-July 4 Freedom Festival, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 319-365-8313
June 21 Black Gold Days, Black Gold Park, Glenpool, Oklahoma, 918-322-3505
June 22-24 New Melle Festival, New Melle, Missouri, 636-828-5158
June 22-24 Cheese Curd Festival, Pierce County Fairgrounds, Elsworth, Wisconsin, 715-273-6442
June 23 Riverfest, Pocatello, Idaho, 208-234-GWAY
June 23 Juneteenth Celebration, Attucks Park on S. 12th St., Ponca City, Oklahoma, 580-765-2499 or 580-767-3662
June 23-24 Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival, Main Street, Lockport, New York, 716-433-0813
June 23-24 Gene Autry Days, County Fairgrounds, Kenton, Ohio, 419-673-4131
June 22-24 Manayunk Arts Festival(18th), Main Street, Manayunk, Pennsylvania, 215-482-9565
June 29-30 Buffalo River Elk Festival (10th), Town Square, Jasper, Arkansas, 870-446-2455
June 29-30 Red, White & Blue Festival, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 870-421-7341
June 29-30 Pearl Day City Park, Pearl, Mississippi, 601-932-3541 or 601-932-3500
June 29-30 Huckleberry Festival, Downtown, Jay, Oklahoma, 918-253-8698
June 29-July 1 Crab Festival (24th), 11am-11pm, Church grounds at 228 S. Beach, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 228-467-6509
June 29-July 1 National Basque Festival (44th), Elko, Nevada, 775-738-7135 or 775-738-3418
June 29-July 1 Italian-American Festival, North Wildwood, New Jersey, 609-729-6223
June 29-July 1 & July 4 Heritage Days (35th), Bath, Maine, 207-442-7291
June 30 Liberty Day (22nd), Columbiana, Alabama, 205-669-5800
June 30 Archey Fork Summer Festival, City Park, Clinton, Arkansas, 501-745-7222
June 30 Strawberry Festival, Central School Grounds on Main St., S. Berwick, Maine, 207-354-3208
June 30 Catch the Glow, Main Street, Warrenton, Missouri, 636-456-1917
June 30 Blueberry Festival (24th), Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, New Jersey, 609-893-4646

Other June 2007 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may also be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
June 1-2 West Coast Antique Fly-in, Municipal Airport, Merced, California, 209-384-2791
June 1-3 Indy 500 Fun & Knife Show,
                   State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, 405-340-1333, week of show use 317-870-9296
June 2 Minnechaduza Turtle Races & Art in the Park, Valentine, Nebraska, 402-376-2969
June 2-3 Frontier Days, Pope's Tavern, Florence, Alabama, 256-760-6439
June 2-3 Super-con, Convention Center (South Hall), San Jose, California, swyatt@super-con.com
June 2-3 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts, 413-737-2443
June 2-3 Art in the Park, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 573-443-8838 or 573-443-2131
June 2-3 Sassy Classic Vintage Baseball Festival, Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, Nebraska, 308-385-5316
June 2-3 Crazy Horse Volksmarch (22nd), Crazy Horse, South Dakota, 605-673-4681
June 2-3 Sidewalk Art Show, Downtown—Market St. & Salem Ave., Roanoke, Virginia, 540-342-5760
June 3 Wild Salmon on Parade, Anchorage, Alaska, jendsley@ibew1547.org
June 6-15 Pony Express Ride, Gothenburg, Nebraska, 308-537-3677
June 8-9 Ham-Con 2007 (Hamfest), Plano Centre, Plano, Texas, 469-361-2143
June 8-10 Contemporary Crafts Market, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 310-458-2288 or info@craftsource.org
June 8-10 Bead & Button Show, open at 10am, Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
June 9 Pancake Breakfast, 7-10am,
                   American Legion Auxiliary at 4901 1/2 Midland Blvd., Fort Smith, Arkansas, 479-783-3892
June 9 Westport Antique Show, Pennsylvania St. at Westport Rd., Kansas City, Missouri, 816-531-4370
June 9 Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair (26th),
                   9am-4pm, Sheehan Park, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 608-837-4547 or 800-400-6162
June 9-10 Art in the Park (37th), Washington Park, Burlingame, California, 650-558-7300
June 9-10 Art by the Falls, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 440-247-7507
June 9-10 Obsidian Days, City Park, Hines, Oregon, 541-573-2251
June 10 Western Pennsylvania Reptile Expo, VFW Post 7505 at 323 Mars-Valencia Rd., Mars, Pennsylvania, 724-991-6658
June 14-17 Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-425-0000 or 800-822-3224
June 15-17 Wizard World Philadelphia,
                   Convention Center on Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, conventions@wizarduniverse.com
June 15-23 Reno Rodeo, Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3877
June 17 Jamba Juice 5K Banana Man Chase (MDA fundraiser), 7am, Ala Moana Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
June 18-21 National Marbles Tournament (84th), Ringer Stadium, Wildwood, New Jersey, bj@ovis.net
June 22-24 Ferret Symposium, Sheraton Portland Airport, Portland, Oregon, julie_fossa@yahoo.com
June 20-24 Artfest, Downtown, Athens, Georgia, 706-548-1973
June 23 Tour de Corn (bike ride), East Prairie, Missouri, www.tourdecorn.com
June 23-24 Springfield Air Rendezvous, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois, 217-766-6935
June 23-24 Big Apple Con, 10am-7pm, Penn Plaza Pavilion, New York, New York, 201-861-1414
June 23-24 Crosby Festival of the Arts (42nd), Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio, 419-936-2986
June 29-30 & July 6-7 Boston Mills Artfest (46th), Peninsula, Ohio, 800-875-4241
June 29-July 1 Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Auto Races (19th), Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington, 206-987-2777
June 30 Strother Field Day & Airshow, Strother Field, Wonfield, Kansas, 620-229-3895

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This guy means business.
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Once upon a time there was a man with a gentle voice and quiet charm. He made several movies and worked in a TV show playing a character who rode a motorcycle from town to town, touching lives, and singing a little here and there. Then some of us didn't hear much of him for awhile.
We wondered if he would ever come to sing for us again.

Michael Parks is singing, and he recorded 17 songs for us to enjoy, including:

I'll Never Be Free
Basin Street Blues
Don't Go To Strangers
Easy Street

This CD was a long time
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Take a trip to
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Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

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.
A sample of her work is illustrated online.
Talk to her about what you're looking for!

William Malmskog Ever since William Malmskog and I began a dialogue I've been impressed by his willingness to share openly the details of his life. Most of us hide a lot of our lives from others and present only the parts we can polish and make look acceptable. He isn't afraid to talk about how his difficulties, including physical challenges, have guided him to an increased sense of abilities and possibilities.

I have a special place in my heart for people who allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to show us their pain. But this isn't about being a victim. It's about using adversity as a stepping stone to new challenges and then helping the rest of us do the same. When he sends me welcome updates of what he's been doing I know he's going to bring me something I can bite into and use in my own daily challenges. Please take time to visit his web site and explore the man who calls himself the Crazy Viking.

A Little Browsing...
Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is going to have a floor of shoes with its own dedicated zip code. The eighth floor will be 10022-SHOE.
Apple is also taking on Manhattan, with a monster-sized store on 14th Street in the meatpacking district. Other gargantuan Manhattan stores include Palm, Inc., Macy's.

Not the biggest, but of good reputation are these bookstores: Three Lives & Company, Housing Works (which sells used books and uses profits for non-profit) and St. Mark's. I'm hearing that the Gotham Book Mart has bitten the dust.

Does bread get stale before you can eat it all? Make a Bread Salad.
Here's another version.

Single, in New Jersey and in the mood for a weekend hike?
Check out Harriman Hikers.
Going through Utah this summer? If you're near Cedar City June 21-24 you should try to take advantage of the Groovefest American Music Festival. Two dozen musicians or bands perform and present workshops. Food is available and sometimes there are vendors and other merchandise. It's very friendly territory for anyone physically challenged, so don't be frightened off by the idea of rugged Utah terrain. And it's touted as a family-freiendly festival. If you want more information call Tim at 435-867-9800 or visit their website.


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