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June 5-8, 2008
Opelousas Spice and Music Festival
Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino,
Opelousas, Louisiana
Plans for this year include a carnival that begins on Thursday, spice cook-off, musical entertainment, pepper eating contest, Cajun dance contest, Zydeco dance contest, festival foods, Spice 5K/1-mile Fun Run, pageant, arts and crafts. No ice chests or glass containers are allowed on the grounds, but you're welcome to bring chairs for enjoying the music. There is an admission charge.
Learn More: Call 337-948-5227

June 5-8, 2008
Hometown Days
Lincoln Street area (at Culvers),
Verona, Wisconsin
Inflatables and other activities for kids, area food pantry collection, carnival, beer tent, arts and crafts, games, volleyball tournament, basketball tournament, music and other entertainment, car show, parade June 8 at noon, bingo tent, run/walk at Harriet Park on June 8 at 7:45am, fireworks on Thursday evening, festival foods, possible a "dunk a cop" booth.
Details: Call 608-845-9333

June 6-7, 2008
Steamboat Days
River Park downtown,
Des Arc, Arkansas
Bar B Q Cookoff, car show, bass tournament, festival foods, arts and crafts, chili cookoff, music, Backseat Drivers Contest, mini tractor pull, 5K run, car show at the school grounds, firefighter exhibit, crawfish eating contest, activities for kids, ice cream social, fireworks.
Further Information: Call 870-256-3333

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June 6-7, 2008
Lum 'n Abner Festival
Janssen Park & County Fairgrounds,
Mena, Arkansas
BBQ Cookoff, gun & knife show, commercial vendors, 3-on-3 basketball, quilt show, Lum 'n Abner skits, Firefighter Challenge, Ouachitas Car Show, activities for kids, baby crawling contest, entertainment, 5K run.
Get The Facts: Call 379-394-8355

June 6-7, 2008
Georgia Blueberry Festival
Goldwasser Park and First Baptist Church,
Alma, Georgia
The event is 34 years old and plans for this year include a car show, Big Bass Contest, rides and games, musical entertainment, vendors, sidewalk chalk contest, 5K run, pancake breakfast from 7-11am on Saturday, car show, festival foods, arts and crafts.
More: Call 912-632-5859

June 6-8, 2008
Tremont Turkey Festival
Tremont Park,
Tremont, Illinois
The festival offers such fun as a water volleyball tournament, strawberry shortcake, horseshoe tournament, antique tractor pulls, BBQ turkey sandwiches and other festival foods, strawberry shortcake eating contest, carnival (opens a day early on the 5th), kid's tractor pull, festival merchandise, parade at 4pm on Saturday, bed races, musical entertainment, antiques, pancake breakfast on Saturday from 6:30-10am, lip sync contest. Park at the high school and take a free shuttle to and from the fun. The theme of this 43rd year is "A Community in Harmony".
Questions? Call 309-925-5269

June 6-8, 2008
Church Point Buggy Festival
City Park,
Church Point, Louisiana
Celebrate 26 years of festival fun with a children's French speaking contest, buggy display, pageants, Cajun (and other) festival foods, music and dance, arts and crafts, buggy parade on Church Blvd. at 1:30pm on Sunday, possibly a carnival.
Learn More: Call 337-684-2739

June 6-8, 2008
Boomtown Days
Landreth Park on North Main,
Joplin, Missouri
Food and beverage vendors, activities for kids, Boomtown Idol, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, 5k/10K run on Saturday at 7:30am, rock climbing wall, music, beer garden for the grown-ups, appearance by Marvel Comics' The Incredible Hulk on Sunday.
Further Details: Call 417-624-4150 or 417-625-4789

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June 6-8, 2008
Fiesta Italiana
Zona Rosa Town Square,
Kansas City, Missouri
Wine tasting, beer garden, music, food vendors, activities for kids, activities for teens, cooking demos, commercial vendors and more.
Additional Facts: Call 816-274-8444 or 816-587-8180

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June 6-8, 2008
Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival
Cambridge Central School,
Cambridge, New York
Pilots breakfast (with time for autographs), dawn and dusk balloon launches (subject to weather conditions), Taste of Cambridge (at Cambridge Guest Home Park), carnival games and rides, arts and crafts, music, bicycle race, activities for kids, BBQ and other food concessions.
Learn More: Call 518-677-0887

June 6-8, 2008
Fairport Canal Days
Fairport Junction,
Fairport, New York
Enjoy this 31st year with 40 traditional/ethnic food booths, storytelling, more than 300 arts and crafts booths, chicken BBQ, music, activities for kids, fireworks Friday at 9pm, classic wooden boats on display June 7. General hours are 4:30-11pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Info: Call 585-234-4323

June 6-8, 2008
Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus, Ohio
A general arts festival with poetry, dance performances, theatre, jazz musicians, magic acts, craftspeople on hand with their wares, visual artists showing and selling their work, food from area restaurants. A performance of "Pinocchio" will be presented Saturday and Sunday in the topiary gardens behind the library. There will be arts demonstrations, including plenty of art suitable for children. Enjoy music from local groups. General festival hours are 11:30am-10pm on Friday and Saturday and 11:30am-6pm on Sunday.
Get The Facts: Call 614-234-2606

June 6-8, 2008
Hog Wild Days
Island City, Oregon
Fireman's breakfast, parade, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, Pig Train, fun run, activities for kids, entertainment, food vendors.
Questions? Call 541-963-3540

June 6-8, 2008
Alley Fest
Longview, Texas
Now in its 30th year, the festival offers fun such as Alley Art with arts and crafts, 10K/5K/1-mile Alley Run on Saturday, chili cooking contest, activities for kids, Kids on Stage, musical entertainment (including Back in Black tribute band for AC/DC and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Details: Call 903-237-4040

June 6-8, 2008
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park,
Little Chute, Wisconsin
Enjoy music and other entertainment, Big Cheese breakfast, arts and crafts, activities for kids, festival foods, karate demo, cheese carving demos, wine tasting, cheese curd eating contest, petting zoo, Cheddar Chase Walk/Run, carnival, cheesecake contest, Big Cheese Parade, all with no general admission charge. The festival celebrates 20 years in 2008.
More: Call 920-786-7390 or 920-786-7380

June 6-8, 2008
Sparta Butterfest
Comeford Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
It's the festival's 24th anniversary. Plan to help celebrate with the Sparta Stampede 5-mile/2-mile walk, antiques, sand volleyball tournament, kid's fishing derby, bingo, festival foods, pancake breakfast Sat. and Sun. from 7-10:30am, strongman competition, milking contest, lip sync contest, fire department water games, flea market, arts and crafts, butter making display, carnival, Tae Kwon Do demos, parade Sunday at 12:30pm, scrabble tournament. This year they are skipping the car show.
Get The Facts: Call 608-269-4123

June 6-8, 2008
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, Vermont
The theme for this 7th year is "Live Green". Enjoy the Gallery Walk Night and street party on Friday, farmers market, community contra dance, multi-media tribute to the local farmers, Celebration of Women in Agriculture at Latchis Theater, a Green Expo with Toyota Hybrids (and more), Vermont wine tasting, cheese tasting, Royal Farmer's Feast with local produce and Chelse Royal Dinner on Rte. 9, self-guided farm tours. And of course, the signature event is the Heifers on Parade down Main Street at 10am on Saturday.
Info: Call 318-435-7607

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June 7, 2008
Riverless Festival
Various venues downtown,
Phillipsburg, Kansas
It's the 24th year for this one and plans include an airport fly-in and pancake feed from 7-10am, health screenings, KKAN/KQMA live remote broadcasting, antique tractor display, car show, men's softball tournament, food vendors, arts and crafts, 2-mile walk/run, activities for kids, golf scramble, music and other entertainment, games. Most events take place between 10am and 4pm.
Get Details: Call 785-543-2321

June 7-8, 2008
Maine Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds on Rte. 32,
Windsor, Maine
Fleece show and sale, llama show, marketplace, sheep dog demonstrations, workshops, food vendors, wool spinning, activities for the kids. Event hours are 10am-4pm and there is an admission charge.
Further Facts: Call 207-832-5162

June 7-8, 2008
Strawberry Festival
Various venues downtown,
Troy, Ohio
Kids' waterball, firefighter waterball competition, Berry Beach volleyball, entertainment, 10,000 meter run, 2000 meter run, pie eating contest, food vendors, art show, softball tournament, Berry Bike Tour, car show, diaper derby, backseat driving contest, duck race, plenty of strawberry treats such as shortcake and chocolate-covered berries. There will also be some pre-festival events on June 6, including a cruise-in, children's parade, crafts and games, Big Wheel races and a pageant. You can park at the Sherwood Shopping Center (or at WACO Airfield) and take the free shuttle. The festival is celebrating its 32nd year of fun.
Find Out More: Call 937-339-7714

June 7-14, 2008
Pink Tomato Festival
Historic Square,
Warren, Arkansas
Cutest Dog Contest, fish fry at Hermitage, golf tournament, pageant, classic cars, activities for kids, all-tomato luncheon, tomato packing contest, quilt show, diaper dash, 4-H fast pitch competition, parade on the 14th at 10am, Tomato Duck Drop, lawn mower races, fireworks at 10pm on the 14th, street dance, talent show, arts and crafts, 5K run/walk, entertainment. The festival is celebrating its 52nd season.
Additional Information: Call 870-226-5225

June 10-15, 2008
Depot Days
Downtown and City Park,
Stevenson, Alabama
Alabama Bug Jam, pioneer breakfast, lawn mower racing, festival foods, music, storytelling, ice cream social, Stevenson Bug Blast, parade, museum tours, street dance. Rub elbows with up to 15,000 other folks as you enjoy the celebration of the town's railroad heritage.
Questions? Call 256-437-3012 or 256-636-3604

June 10-15, 2008
Butter Festival
Nishan Park,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Big Wheel races, parade downtown at 10:30am on Saturday, tractor pulls, draft horse pull, Run for the Butter at 8am on Saturday, arts and crafts, Kiwanis Bossy Bingo, Honey Butter baking contest, pedal tractor pull, carnival midway, BBQ chicken, ATV races, demolition derby, activities for the kids, entertainment.
Find Out Details: Call 608-524-3208 or 800-844-3507

June 11-14, 2008
Ice Cream Days
Various venues,
Le Mars, Iowa
Art in the Park, Tom Skram (5K) Memorial Fun Run, ice cream social, 3-on-3 basketball, parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, food.
Further Details: Call 712-546-8821

June 11-14, 2008
Bushwhacker Days
Town Square,
Nevada, Missouri
Sunrise hot air balloon launches (weather permitting), gospel music, ice cream social, dog show, Bushwhacker Museum programs, lip sync contest, carnival, cookout, celebration of the 100-year-old courthouse, "Legends of Our Flags" ceremony, exhibitors and reeactors of Civil War era, WWII reenactors, Colgate Country Showdown, quilt guild show, motorcycle show, car show, firefighter water games, entertainment from Parrots of the Caribbean (tribute band to Jimmy Buffet). The festival celebrates 44 years in 2008.
Info: Call 417-667-5300

June 11-14, 2008
Jubilee Days
Warsaw, Missouri
For a 42nd year you can enjoy games, pageants, fiddler's contest, pie baking contest, car show, carnival, arts and crafts, parade on Saturday morning, 5K River Run/Walk, food.
Get Details: Call 660-438-5184

June 11-14, 2008
Mighty Moo Festival
Various venues,
Cowpens, South Carolina
This is the 31st year of recognizing the work of the men and women who labored on the USS Cowpens Aircraft Carrier CVL 25 and the Cowpens Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser CG-63. There are reunion activities for those workers, plus the community celebrates with general activities. Enjoy a golf tournament, baseball game, pageant, gospel singing, parade, fireworks, rides and games and much more.
Further Information: Call 854-463-2129

June 12-14, 2008
Atkins, Alabama
Celebrate this 32nd year with a carnival (begins a day early on Thursday of that week), arts and crafts, climbing wall, activities for kids, food vendors, entertainment and more. There is no admission charge.
Learn More: Call 870-238-4183

June 12-14, 2008
Steamboat Festival
Riverfront Festival Park,
Peoria, Illinois
Sporting events, activities for kids, musical entertainment, high-performance boat races, foot race, carnival, volleyball tournament, food. General festival hours are 4-11pm on Thursday, noon-midnight on Friday, 7am-midnight on Saturday.
Get The Facts: Call 309-681-0696

June 12-14, 2008
Party in the Pines
Main Street,
Whitmire, South Carolina
Street dance and musical entertainment, motorcycle poker run, arts and crafts, festival foods, carnival, parade on Friday at 7pm, bike ride, possibly helicopter rides. It's the event's 21st year.
Find Out Details: Call 803-694-3003 or 803-694-3797

June 12-15, 2008
Kolach Days
Various venues,
Verdigre, Nebraska
Street dances, arts and crafts, full lunch menu at the United Methodist Church, festival merchandise, fun run/walk, mud volleyball, fresh kolaches for sale, grand parade Sunday on Main Street, kolache eating contest (just after the parade), Cozy Corner Cafe menu, pool party, polka dance contest, frog races, duck races, men's slowpitch softball tournament, variety show on Thursday and Friday evenings, Heritage Museum displays, Czech cookbooks for sale, plenty of festival treats such as burgers, hot dogs, doughnuts, sweet rolls, Czech soul food (think of kraut, goulash and sausages). You won't go hungry and you won't run out of fun at this 40th celebration.
Further Information: Call 402-668-2621 or 402-668-2305

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June 13-14, 2008
Ice Cream Social
Public Square,
Berryville, Arkansas
Now in its 23rd year, the festival offers fun such as games, entertainment, arts and crafts, 5K/1-mile run, festival foods, soap box derby and plenty of ice cream treats.
Get The Facts: Call 870-423-3704

June 13-14, 2008
International Washboard Festival
Worthington Park,
Logan, Ohio
Enjoy festival foods, washboard music and other entertainment, factory tours of the Columbus Washboard Company (where you can still get working washboards and musical washboards), wandering minstrels, arts and crafts and more. The festival celebrates 8 years of fun in 2008.
Note: While you're in the area, check out the Midwest Glassware Outlet on State Route 664 near the Wal-Mart in Remples Grove.
Questions? Call 740-380-3828

June 13-14, 2008
Banana Split Festival
Denver Williams Memorial Park,
Wilmington, Ohio
Hula hoops, poodle skirts and bobby socks are welcomed at this event. Enjoy a car cruise-in, arts and crafts, collectibles, commercial booths, carnival games, giant inflatables and pony rides for the kids, a rock climbing wall, 50s and 60s memorabilia, a banana split eating contest and the very popular Make Your Own Banana Split Booth.
Learn Details: Call 877-426-4748

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June 13-14, 2008
Boll Weevil Festival
City Park,
Blair, Oklahoma
Tractor show, arts and crafts booths, a parade at 9:30am on Saturday, bag lady races, festival foods, bluegrass music, gospel music, lawn mower races, kid pageants, drawings for prizes. Who knew the pesky boll weevil could inspire so much fun?
Further Information: Call 580-563-2051

June 13-15, 2008
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
Children's Corn Parade, balloon launch, food vendors, arts and crafts, music, softball tournament, city-wide parade, cooking contest, carnival, talent contest, pirogue races.
Find Out Details: Call 318-346-2575

June 13-15, 2008
Carson City Rendezvous
Mills Park,
Carson City, Nevada
This year marks the festival's 25th season. Plans include a Dutch oven cooking contest, BBQ cooking contest, camel rides, food court, stagecoach rides, activities for kids, gunfighter shows, BAC-In-Time Kids, Pueble de Nevada dancing, Civil War reenactments and encampment, arts and crafts, Mountain Man encampment and demonstrations, Kid's Stick Horse Rodeo (for ages 2-13),
Get The Facts: Call 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1

June 13-15, 2008
Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Veteran's Memorial Park
Avon, Ohio
Help celebrate this 5th season with games, music, a carnival, colorful duct tape art and sculpture, a parade (Saturday at 10am) with floats decorate with duct tape, duct tape fashions, Duck brand duct tape info, vendors, arts and crafts. Festival hours are 4-11pm on the 13th, 11am-11pm on the 14th and 11am-5pm on the 15th.
Further Information: Call 866-818-1116

June 13-15, 2008
Versailles Poultry Festival
Various venues,
Versailles, Ohio
Library book sale Friday noon-8pm, art show, commercial vendors, ice cream parlor, Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, 5K run, classic car and tractor parade, bean bag tournament, flower show, musical entertainment, bingo, BBQ chicken dinners, photography exhibit, golf scramble, parade Saturday at 11am, pageant, crafts and more.
Questions? Call 937-526-3294

June 13-15, 2008
Quechee Balloon Festival
Village Green,
Quechee, Vermont
Train rides, Kids Zone, music (and other) entertainment, volleyball tournament, beer garden, commercial vendors, balloon glows in the evenings, early morning balloon launches and balloon rides (as weather permits). It's the festival's 29th year. Please leave pets safely at home.
Learn More: Call 602-295-7900 or 800-295-5451

June 13-15, 2008
International Bayfest
Leicht Memorial Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
Activities for kids, bocce ball, illuminated boat parade the evening of June 14, volleyball, cricket, rugby, world market, educational and cultural displays, arts and crafts, 4 stages of entertainment, fireworks the evening of June 13.
Find Out Details: Call 920-435-5220

June 13-15, 2008
Edmonds Arts Festival
Frances Anderson Center at 7th and Main,
Edmonds, Washington
Artisans showing and selling their work, art activities for kids, wine bar, festival merchandise, art exhibits, student art, festival foods (including pizza, crepes, BBQ and chocolate-dipped berries). You can also enjoy music from Marimba Jam and Geoffrey Castle. Hours are 11am-9pm Friday, 10am-8pm on Saturday, and 10am-6pm on Sunday.
Further Information: Call 425-771-6412

June 13-19, 2008
Chautauqua Festival
Falls Park and Greenville Tech,
Greenville, South Carolina
This year's theme is "America: The Land, What will our children inherit?" Several actors portray historical figures. The material is presented in a scholarly fashion, but all actors are completely in character during their appearances. This year's characters are Teddy Roosevelt, Black Elk, Rachel Carson and John J. Audubon. There is also usually music plus other activities. The basic festival is free to attend and you may bring blankets and a picnic or bring chairs. Be aware that venues may change if there is a downpour in the park.
Get The Facts: Call 854-608-5812

June 13-22, 2008
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Comford Park,
Marysville, Washington
Golf tournament June 13, arts and crafts, Berry 1 mile and 5k run/walk, entertainment, parade on Saturday at 7:45pm, strawberry shortcake, activities for kids, talent show on June 19, festival foods, fashion show June 17 at noon at Leifer Manor. The theme of this 77th year is "Wish Upon a Berry".
Questions? Call 903-572-8567

June 14 2008
911 Festival
Downtown Mall,
Haleyville, Alabama
Word has it that the very first 911 call was handled in Haleyville. The community celebrates this distinction with a parade, activities for kids, vehicle show, rescue and fire information, arts and crafts, street dance, festival foods, historical displays and the auctioning off of a 1923 Ford Model T.
Learn More: Call 205-486-3121 or 205-486-4611

June 14, 2008
Blueberry Jubilee
Poplarville, Mississippi
There is a pageant earlier in the month. Then on June 14 you can enjoy bluegrass music, storytelling, a Kids' Hula Hoop Contest, Kids' bubble gum blowing contest, 5K run, baby crawl, arts and crafts, food vendors.
Find Out Details: Call 601-795-0651 or 601-795-8377

June 14, 2008
Tomato Fest
Commerce and Austin Street area downtown,
Jacksonville, Texas
Now in its 24th year, the festival offers fun such as a fishing tournament, arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment.
Further Information: Call 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217

June 14, 2008
Texas Blueberry Festival
Various venues,
Nacogdoches, Texas
Celebrate 19 years of fun with a horsehoe tournament, The Big Blue Mural, make-and-take crafts, blueberry grower sales and tours, giant inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts booths, blueberry cobbler baking contest, petting zoo, washer pitching tournament, 42 tournament (begins at 9am), fresh berries for sale, blueberry pancakes, music and other entertainment, food vendors. General hours are 8am-4pm.
Questions? Call 936-564-7351 or 936-560-5533

June 14-15, 2008
Heritage Days Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland
Arts Bus display, tour of of tunnels beneath Emmanuel Episcopal Church, classic cars, Civil War encampments, petting zoo, railroad exhibits, arts and crafts, activities for kids, library used book sale, canal boat replica, music from Kate Evans, Acousticats and Arion Band. Hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. It's the festival's 40th anniversary.
Learn More: Call 301-722-0037

June 14-15, 2008
French Heritage Festival
Historic District,
St. Genevieve , Missouri
Music and dancing, period costumes, French folk dancing demonstrations, wine tasting, French cuisine, living history demonstrations, walking tours and more.
Info: Call 800-373-7007

June 14-15, 2008
McClure Radish Festival
Big Creek Park on State Routes 6 and 65,
McClure, Ohio
Games and contests, radish eating competition, food concessions, beer vendors, polka (and other) music and dancing, free radishes, BBQ chicken, activities for kids, car cruise-in. The event celebrates 17 years in 2008.
Additional Details: Call 419-592-1786 or 419-748-8370

June 14-22, 2008
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
Various venues,
Hampton, South Carolina
Pet shows, gospel concert, Taste of Hampton, health walk, melon grower competitions and watermelon judging, parade June 21st at 10am, watermelon craft exhibit, a tribute to our military, festival merchandise, musical entertainment, Mud Run, youth parade, fishing contest, motorcycle ride/tour, pageants, free watermelon slices. It's the festival's 66th year.
Find Out More: Call 803-943-4876

June 16-22, 2008
Festival of Flags
Aetna Park,
Oak Hill, Ohio
Celebrate 51 years of fun with a BBQ, pageant, craft show, obedience dog show, exhibits, teen concert, model railroad show, art show, food court, afternoon tea, karaoke, mural painting, grande parade on Main Street on Saturday at noon, Kids Pet Parade, afternoon burnch, car cruise and show, cemetery torchlight tours, library used book sale, Senior Day.
Questions? Call 419-691-7060

June 18-21, 2008
London Strawberry Festival
Village Park,
London, Ohio
Pet contest, London AC Cobra Car Show, coloring contest, musical entertainment, commercial vendors, story contest, parades, arts and crafts, strawberry shortcake, cake and cookie decorating contest, pageant, karaoke, toy building contest, kiddie tractor pull, poetry contest, decorated bike and wagon contest, carnival rides. There's plenty to do during this 26th season.
Further Information: Call 740-852-1582 or 614-879-5726

June 18-22, 2008
Old Fashioned Days
High School Complex at 3581 Center Road,
Brunswick, Ohio
Karaoke Friday evening, parade at 2pm on Sunday, pageant, food and retail concessions, corn hole toss, Big Wheel races, Penny Find, football toss competition, pie eating contest, Hula Hoop contest, Pooch Pageant, toilet seat toss, watermelon eating contest, talent search.
Learn More: Call 330-273-4492

June 19-22, 2008
Lumber Jubilee
Memorial Park,
Tuolumne, California
Lumber Jack Breakfast 8am-noon on Saturday and Sunday at Vets Memorial Hall, carnival, arts and crafts, pageant, activities for kids, arm wrestling competition, musical entertainment, professional logging show, door prizes. tug-o-war competition, parade on Saturday at 11am. It's the festival's 59th anniversary.
Get The Facts: Call 209-928-3648 or 800-266-6436

June 19-22, 2008
Hog Wild Days
Guthridge Park,
Hiawatha, Iowa
Musical entertainment, Big Beverage Tent, bingo, pie eating contest, pageant, dunk tank, flea market, pinewood derby races, fire department waterball fight, bowling pin toss, raffle, fireworks, Texas Hold 'em Poker, parade at 10:30am on June 21 (rain date June 22).
More: Email hogwilddays@hotmail.com

June 19-22, 2008
Dan Patch Days
Community Park,
Savage, Minnesota
This festival honors Dan Patch, record-breaking race horse. Enjoy a wings eating contest, parade at 1pm on Sunday, historical displays, wine tasting fundraiser on the 19th, horseshoe hunt, Frisbee Disc Dog Championships on Saturday, pony rides and other activities for kids, rock climbing wall, pancake breakfast 7:30-11:30am on Sunday, burger eating contest, business expo, fire department demonstrations, 5K Pace run/walk, coloring contest, music. The Taste of Savage offers pizza, sesame chicken, Southwest egg rolls, wings (mild, medium and spicy), BBQ, fajitas, waffle fries with seasoned sour cream, Cheddar Dogs, Pad Thai, frozen custard, flourless chocolate cake and more.
Additional Details: Call 952-440-6255

June 20-21 2008
Fulton Street Fair
Fulton, Missouri
Washer pitching tournament, 5K run/walk plus kid's mile run (for those in 8th grade or younger) on June 20, commercial vendors, grand parade June 21 at 5pm, mule auction, arts and crafts, carnival, beer garden, rides on Old Smokey to and from the train depot, Kiddie Corral, ice cream social on the courthouse lawn, Touch a Truck display, music from Cowboy Crush and K.C. Street Band.
Further Information: Call 573-642-4841

June 20-21, 2008
Peachy Jamboree & Rodeo
Various venues,
Stonewall, Texas
Now in its 47th season, the festival offers fun such as peaches and ice cream, arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors, a peach auction, peach show and judging, pageant, evening dance, rodeo events and more.
More: Call 830-644-2735

June 20-22 2008
Rockwood River & Rails Festival
Downtown area,
Rockwood, Pennsylvania
It's the event's 11th year and plans include karate demos, food vendors, train displays, fireworks, a fishing derby, classic cars, music, pageant, arts and crafts, historical exhibits, plus activities for kids.
Details: Call 814-926-4236

June 20-22, 2008
Oahe Days & Art Festival
Steamboat Park,
Pierre, South Dakota
Celebrate with a laser quick-draw contest, fun run/walk on Saturday morning, high school cheerleading clinic, parade on Friday at 7pm, arts and crafts, United Way Dance Off, bingo tent, Tae Kwan Do demo, Oahe Idol, lumberjack contest, wine sampling, rides for kids, play area for kids, chainsaw carving, raft race, dog races, Drug Dog demonstation, reptile show, Kids Olympics and more.
Get The Facts: Call 605-224-7361 or 605-280-9806

June 20-22 2008
Polish Fest
Henry Maier Festival Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This one celebrates its 27th anniversary this year. Enjoy folk music and dance, Polish Lowland sheepdogs on display, vodka tastings, Easter Seals Walk on Saturday morning, Polish marketplace, cooking demos, travel info, Chopin Youth Piano competition, arts and crafts, photography, Polish Catholic Mass at 10:15am on Sunday, folk art demonstrations, Polish cuisine such as sausages, pastries, roast corn and more.
Learn More: Call 414-529-2140

June 20-22, 2008
Strawberry Fest
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Model railroad show on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm, Strawberry Fest Run, band concerts, fresh berries for sale, strawberry shortcake, entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids, festival foods, Strawberry Dance, beer tent.
Questions? Call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040

June 21, 2008
Alabama Blueberry Festival
Burnt Corn Creek Park,
Brewton, Alabama
Celebrate 28 years with fresh blueberries and festival foods, entertainment, a motorcycle rally, blueberry bushes for sale, activities for kids, classic cars, blueberry festival cookbooks for sale, arts and crafts. There is no admission charge.
Additional Details: Call 251-867-3224

June 21, 2008
Strawberry Festival
Owego, New York
More than 150 arts and crafts booths, strawberry shortcake and other strawberry treats plus general food and drink vendors, activities for kids, art activities for kids, Pooches on Parade, morning parade, rock climbing wall, merchant specials. (Preceding the main day there is a Strawberries and Wine Gala on Thursday at the Elks' Lodge, plus a Friday Night Block Party on Lake and Front Street from 5:30-10:30pm.) There will also be fireworks at Draper Park. There is parking at Hickories Park and Marvin Park.
Further Information: Call 607-687-2556

June 21, 2008
RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival
Town Square,
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Celebrate 14 years with a Moon Pie Toss, the RC Dash, 10-mile run at 7am, hog calling contests, the zany Synchronized Wading, deep-fried Moon Pies, Moon Pie Parade, arts and crafts, festival food vendors, watermelon seed spitting contest, music, the serving of a very large Moon Pie. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Questions? Call 931-389-9663

June 21-22, 2008
High Rolls Cherry Festival
Community Center,
High Rolls, New Mexico
Cherry cider and other cherry products for sale, cherry pit spitting contest, fresh cherries, activities for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment. Hours are 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. It's the festival's 43rd year of fun.
Learn More: Call 505-682-1151

June 21-22, 2008
Northwest Garlic Festival
Sheldon Field,
Ocean Park, Washington
Games, garlic peeling contest, festival merchandise, wine tasting, brew garden, chocolate covered garlic, deep-fried garlic, garlic cashews, the Clove Brothers mascots appearing here and there at the event. The festival is 26 years young in 2008. General hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
Get The Facts: Call 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542

June 21, 27-28 2008
Chilton County Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama
Peach Run on the 21st at 7am (5K and 10K), fashion show, art show, peach auction, Peach Jam Jubilee, arts and crafts, Peach Parade on June 28 at 9am, fishing tournament, classic cars, pageants, peach cook-off.
More Details: Call 205-755-2400 or 205-755-6740

June 23-29 2008
Helen Keller Festival
Spring Park,
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Family bike ride on June 27th (27-mile or 4-mile), vintage car and truck show, senior picnic, parade, historic tours, art show, Lucky Ducky Derby, theatre, educational activities for kids, water show, golf tournament, spaghetti supper, trolley tours (extra fee), Railroad Museum exhibits and activities, charity motorcyle ride, library book sale. There's plenty of fun planned for this 30th year.
Questions? Call 256-383-0783 or 800-344-0783

June 25-28 2008
Community Days
Markey Park,
Belton, Missouri
Contests, carnival, vendors, music, car show, talent contest, parade on Saturday at 10am, festival foods, car show and cruise, fireworks. This year's theme is: "Belton-Leading the Way".
Further Information: Call 816-331-2420

June 25-29, 2008
Lompoc Valley Flower Festival
Ryon Park,
Lompoc, California
The festival is celebrating 56 years in 2008. Enjoy a parade on Saturday at 10am, flower show at the Veterans Memorial Building on H Street, arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors, commercial vendors, carnival and more.
Get The Facts: Call 805-735-8511

June 25-29, 2008
Little Bighorn Days
Hardin, Montana
Arts and crafts, activities for kids, Living History Program at the Big Horn County Historical Museum, church-sponsored breakfasts and dinners, BBQ, Custer's Last Stand reenactment outside town, activities for kids, entertainment, fine art show, 1870s period costume ball.
Learn More: Call 406-685-1672

June 26-28, 2008
Various venues downtown,
Malvern, Arkansas
It's the 30th year for this one. Enjoy a motorcyle show, festival foods, arts and crafts, Kids Zone, entertainment, 5K run on Saturday, brick car derby, Best-dressed Brick Contest, 3-on-3 basketball, vehicle show and more.
Questions? Call 501-337-7788 or 501-332-2721

June 27-28 2008
Purplehull Pea Festival
Emerson High School area,
Emerson, Arkansas
Now in its 19th year, the festival focus is still on peas, with the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race, Million Tiller Parade, Pea Stompin' Street Dance and pea-based meals. enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, Senior Walk for World Peas June 28 at 8am, a pageant (earlier in the month on June 14), festival quilt raffle, Kids Fishing Derby (earlier in the month on June 21), food vendors, fireworks earlier in the month on June 14.
Further Information: Call 879-547-2707

June 27-28, 2008
Mudtown Days
McClure Park,
Lowell, Arkansas
Free carnival rides, youth talent contest, pageants, vendors, festival foods, music, arts and crafts, Civil War information.
Further Information: Call 479-770-2185

June 27-28, 2008
Great Arkansas Pig Out
City Park,
Morrilton, Arkansas
Games and contests, musical entertainment, pig chase for the kids, sporting events, food.
Questions? Call 501-354-5400

June 27-28, 2008
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School,
Howell, Michigan
This is the festival's 24th season. Enjoy a Medieval Village, stunt kite team, sky diving demos, more than 50 balloons on hand for launches and other events (weather can suddenly alter the schedule), arts and crafts, activities for kids, music, games and more.
Further Information: Call 517-546-3920

June 27-29, 2008
Lorain International Festival
DeLuca's Place in the Park, Palace Civic Center & Black River Landing
Lorain, Ohio
Pageants, 40 ethnic food vendors, Parade of Lights on the Black River at dusk on Saturday, parade on Sunday at noon, entertainment, car show, arts and crafts. General festival hours are 5-11pm on Friday, noon-11pm on Saturday and noon-6pm on Sunday.
Further Information: Call 440-244-6808

June 27-29, 2008
Route 66 Festival
Various venues,
Clinton, Oklahoma
Various towns host the festival from year to year, but Clinton had such a great time in 2007 that the decided to do it all again in 2008! enjoy the Wiener Nationals dog races, a cruise on Old 66, entertainment, vendors, car and motorcyle show, poker run, Hot Dog Daze, activities for kids and much more.
Further Information: Call 580-323-2222

June 27-July 6, 2008
Taste of Chicago
Grant Park,
Chicago, Illinois
Race to Taste (5K & 2-mile) June 29 at 8am, concerts and other entertainment (including Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Ryan Shaw, Joss Stone), fireworks July 4 at 9:30pm, 30-minute cooking demonstrations beginning at 11am each day with food editors, dieticians and chefs. Area restaurants provide tasting-size portions of food which you get by buying tickets and then redeeming tickets for tastes. There is free admission to this event. Please leave pets at home when you come to enjoy the fun. (Service animals are always welcomed, of course.)
Further Information: Call 312-744-3370

June 28, 2008
Jubilee in June
City Park,
Hatfield, Arkansas
3-on-3 basketball, activities for the kids, BBQ competition, games, arts and crafts booths, parade at 10am, fireworks at 9:30pm.
Further Information: Call 870-389-6611

June 28-29, 2008
Cherry Blossom Festival
Area bordered by 19th to 20th Street & Larimer to Lawrence,
Denver, Colorado
Japanese street dance, Japanese festival foods, entertainment, martial arts demos, arts and crafts, festival merchandise. It's the festival's 35th year.
Further Information: Call 303-380-8972

June 28-29, 2008
Strawberry Festival
Historic District,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Come and help celebrate the festival's 23rd year with a Pet Talent Show, Kids Korner, Plein Air Painting competition, arts and crafts, fresh berries and strawberry shortcake, strawberry pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8-11am at Cedar Creek Settlement, Berry Big Run/walk at 9am on Sunday, strawberry bubble gum blowing contest, Berry Bob and more strawberry treats such as slush, pie, chocolate-covered berries, crepes, wine and schaumtorte.
Further Information: Call 262-377-9620 or 888-894-4001

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

June 1 Old Port Festival (35th), Downtown, Portland, Maine
June 5-9 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (53rd), Beach Landing, Fort Walton, Florida, 850-244-8191
June 4-7 Calhoun County Wood Festival (46th), Grantsville, West Virginia, 304-477-3489
June 5-8 Vermont Dairy Festival, Enosburg Falls, Vermont, 802-933-2513
June 5-9 Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 843-916-7239 or 643-626-7444
June 6 Frontier Days, Elementary School grounds, Double Springs, Alabama, 205-489-3534
June 6-7 Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Downtown, Wellborn, Florida, 386-362-3071 or 386-963-5002
June 6-7 Winnemucca Basque Festival, Winnemucca, Nevada, 800-962-2638
June 6-7 Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival, Jackson, Tennessee, 731-427-7573
June 6-7 Deseret Peak Stampede Days, Tooele, Utah, 425-241-0037
June 6-8 Greek Festival, Camarillo, California, 805-482-1273
June 6-8 Scandinavian Days, Story City, Iowa, 515-733-4214
June 6-8 Old Home Days, West Paris, Maine, 207-674-2701
June 6-8 Hot Air Balloon Festival, Fairgrounds, Coshocton, Ohio, 740-622-5411
June 6-8 Elvis Presley Festival, Front Street & Main, Tupelo, Mississippi, 800-533-0611
June 6-8 Fish Days, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 605-487-7545
June 6-8 Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 800-363-7268
June 6-14 Riverbend Festival, Riverfront, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-756-2211
June 6-22 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-262-8723
June 7 Arts & Crafts Festival, Lanett, Alabama, 234-644-5266
June 7 Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, Florida, 352-493-2330
June 7 WCMBA Strawberry Festival (rain date June 8),
                   9am-5pm, Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, New Jersey, 609-884-8382 or 609-884-9325
June 8-15 St. Anthony's Italian Festival, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-3790 or 302-983-3200
June 12-15 Superman Celebration, Metropolis, Illinois, 800-949-5470
June 12-15 Salisbury Steak Festival, Salisbury, Missouri, 660-388-5030
June 12-22 Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, Nebraska, 308-532-7939
June 12-15 River Festival, Island Park, Roncerverte, West Virginia, 304-647-3825
June 13-14 Dandelion Daze, various venues, Holyoke, Colorado, 970-854-3517
June 13-14 Route 66 Festival, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-656-7600
June 13-14 St. Peters Oly Tyme Picnic (39th), Old Town Park & Lone Wolff Park, St. Peters, Missousi, 636-286-3236
June 13-14 Pork Rind Heritage Festival, Harrod, Ohio, 419-648-5091
June 13-14 Cherry Fest, Downtown, Whitehouse, Ohio, 419-877-2747 or 410-877-9473
June 13-15 Crawdad Festival, Downtown & Highway 60, Isleton, California, 916-777-5880
June 13-15 Juneteenth Festival, John Lucas Rec Complex at 18th & Charles St., St. Joseph, Missouri, 816-367-9598
June 13-15 Montana Mule Days, American Legion Rodeo Grounds, Drummond, Montana, 406-777-2331 or 406-846-1943
June 13-15 Festival of the Fish, Vermilion, Ohio, 440-967-4477
June 14 Yellow Springs Street Fair, Downtown, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-2686
June 14 Potomac Celtic Festival, 10am-7pm, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Virginia, 703-938-9779 or 800-752-6118
June 14-15 Allentown Art Festival (51st), 11am-6pm, Delaware Avenue area, Buffalo, New York, 716-881-4269
June 14-15 West Boulevard Summer Festival, Wilson Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, 605-348-9438
June 18-21 Oil Town Festival (38th), Tennyson Park, Smackover, Arkansas, 870-725-3521
June 19-21 Black Gold Days, Black Gold Park, Glenpool, Oklahoma, 918-322-3505
June 19-22 Ithaca Festival, Stewart Park, Ithaca, New York, 607-273-3646
June 19-July 4 Freedom Festival, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 319-365-8313
June 20-21 Grovefest, 3-8pm ∓ 9am-8pm, Community Center & Civic Center, Grove, Oklahoma, 918-786-9079
June 20-21 Berry Festival, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, 717-768-8261 or 800-732-3538
June 20-21 Catalpa Worm Festival, Scroggins, Texas, 903-860-7020 or 903-537-4365
June 20-22 Goettafest, Mainstrasse Village, Covington, Kentucky, 859-491-0458
June 21 Margaretta Day Festival, Machias, Maine, 207-255-4402
June 21-22 Gold Strike Festival (7th), Olde Town, Arvada, Colorado, 303-420-6100
June 21 Riverfest, 2-9pm, Tayson Rotary Park, Pocatello, Idaho, 208-234-GWAY
June 21 Juneteenth Celebration, Attucks Park on S. 12th Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma, 580-765-2499 or 580-767-3662
June 23-28 Magnolia Fair, Downtown, Matewan, West Virginia, 304-426-8118
June 24-28 Western Days (39th), Elgin, Texas, 512-285-4515
June 26-29 Cheese Curd Festival, Pierce County Fairgrounds, Ellsworth, Wisconsin, 715-273-6442
June 27-28 Buffalo River Elk Festival (11th), Town Square, Jasper, Arkansas, 870-446-2455
June 27-28 Red, White & Blue Festival, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 870-421-7341
June 27-29 Italian-American Festival, North Wildwood, New Jersey, 609-729-4533
June 27-28 New Melle Festival, New Melle, Missouri, 635-828-5158
June 28 Liberty Day (23rd), Columbiana, Alabama, 205-669-5800
June 28 Archey Fork Summer Festival, City Park, Clinton, Arkansas, 501-745-7222
June 28 Strawberry Festival, 9am-4pm, Central School Grounds on Main Street, Berwick, Maine, 207-354-3208
June 28 Catch the Glow, Main Street, Warrenton, Missouri, 636-456-1917
June 28 Blueberry Festival (25th), Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, New Jersey, 609-893-4646
June 28-29 Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival, Main Street, Lockport, New York, 716-433-0813
June 28-29 Gene Autry Days, County Fairgrounds, Kenton, Ohio, 419-673-4131
June 28-29 Manayunk Arts Festival (18th), Main Street, Manayunk, Pennsylvania, 215-482-9585

Other June 2008 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 1-8 Bead & Button Show, Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 800-533-6644
June 6-7 West Coast Antique Fly-in, Municipal Airport, Merced, California, 209-384-2791
June 6-8 Contemporary Crafts Market,
                   10am-6pm, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 808-422-7362
June 7 Westport Antique Show ,
                   Westport Rd. in District Lot behind Harry's Bar (at Pennsylvania), Kansas City, Missouri, 816-531-4370
June 7-8 Art in the Park (38th), Washington Park, Burlingame, California, 650-556-7300
June 7-8 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival, 10-5 & 11-4, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts, 413-737-2443
June 7-8 Art in the Park (50th), Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Missouri, 573-443-8838 or 573-443-2131
June 7-8 Sassy Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament, Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, Nebraska, 308-385-5316
June 7-8 Big Apple Con, Penn Plaza Pavilion, New York, New York, 201-861-1414
June 7-8 Art by the Falls (25th), Riverbank at Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 440-247-7507
June 7-8 Crazy Horse Volksmarch (23rd), Crazy Horse, South Dakota, 605-673-4681
June 7-8 Sidewalk Art Show (50th), Downtown at Market Street & Salem Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia, 540-342-5760
June 12-15 Boardwalk Art Show (53rd), Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-425-0000 or 800-822-3224
June 14 Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair (27th),
                   Sheehan Park on Lennerud Dr., Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 608-837-4547 or 800-400-6162
June 14-15 Obsidian Days, City Park, Hines, Oregon, 541-573-2251
June 15 Western Pennsylvania Reptile Expo, VFW Post 7505 at 323 Mars-Valencia Rd., Mars, Pennsylvania, 724-991-6658
June 15-19 National Marbles Tournament, Ringer Stadium, Wildwood, New Jersey, Email berifox@verizon.net
June 18-22 Athfest, Downtown, Athens, Georgia, 706-548-1973
June 19-28 Reno Rodeo (89th), Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3877
June 26-29 Wizard World Chicago,
                   Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois, Email conventions@wizarduniverse.com
June 27-28 & July 3-4 Boston Mills Artfest (47th), Peninsula, Ohio, 800-875-4241
June 28 Tour de Corn (bike ride), East Prairie, Missouri, Email tourdecorn@yahoo.com
June 28-29 International Air Show, Huntsville, Alabama, 256-258-1977
June 28-29 Artfest, Down, Long Beach, California, 805-962-9636
June 28-29 Crosby Festival of the Arts (43rd), Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio, 419-936-2986

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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...
Food tips heard in passing...
The almond macaroons at Praline Bakery and Restaurant, 4611 Sangamore Rd. in Bethesda, Maryland, phone 301-229-8180
Fresh beignets at Coffee Call, 3132 College Dr. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, phone 225-925-9493.
French onion soup and apple turnovers at Paris Cafe, 116 N. Main St. in Greenville, SC, phone 864-242-6121.
Homemade potato chips with blue cheese dressing at Bambara Restaurant, 202 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City, Utah, phone 801-363-5454.

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The kids (and you) would have a great time at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.
There are a lot of places where you can have a unique birthday party. For instance, Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts supplies food, decorations, cake and admission to the historic naval ships. Check your local area for aquariums, zoos, farms, cooking schools and other unique places that will accommodate a group party.


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