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June 3-6, 2009
Steamboat Days
Riverfront Park downtown,
Des Arc, Arkansas
It's the festival's 24th year. Have fun with an Air Guitar competition, Steamboat Days American Idol, fireworks, festival merchandise, entertainment, gospel concert, pageant, horseshoe pitching contest, festival foods, 5K run (June 6), BBQ Cookoff, bass tournament, crawfish eating contest, arts and crafts, chili cooking contest
Learn More: Call 870-256-3333

June 4-7, 2009
Depot Days
City Park and downtown,
Stevenson, Alabama
Pioneer breakfast, lawnmower racing, ice cream social, music, storytelling, museum tours, street dance, Stevenson Bug Blast (June 5-7). Events celebrates the town's railroad heritage.
Details: Call 256-437-3012 or 256-636-3604

June 5-6, 2009
Lum 'n Abner Festival
Janssen Park & County Fairgrounds,
Mena, Arkansas
Non-profit booths, quilt show, Lum 'n Abner radio skits, festival foods, Firefighter Challenge, Ouachitas Car Show, commercial vendors, activities for kids, 5K run, pageant, arts and crafts, entertainment, baby crawling contest.
Further Information: Call 379-394-8355

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June 5-6, 2009
Georgia Blueberry Festival
First Baptist Church and Goldwasser Park,
Alma, Georgia
5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk, festival foods, Big Bass Contest, car show, rides and games, music, vendors. It's the festival's 35th year of fun.
Get The Facts: Call 912-632-5859

June 5-7, 2009
Riverless Festival
Various venues downtown,
Phillipsburg, Kansas
Turtle races, car and motorcycle show, KKAN/KQMA live remote broadcasting, airport fly-in and pancake feed, horse show, health screenings, food vendors, flea market, men's softball tournament, 2-mile walk/run, golf scramble, music and other entertainment, arts and crafts on the courthouse lawn, activities for kids. Lots of fun is planned for this 25th anniversary.
More: Call 785-543-2321

June 5-7, 2009
Church Point Buggy Festival
City Park,
Church Point, Louisiana
Pageants (pre-festival), Accordion Extravaganza, children's French-speaking contest, carnival, Cajun (and other) festival foods, music and dance, buggy display, arts and crafts, buggy parade on Church Blvd. at 1:30pm on Sunday. It's the 27th year for this one.
Questions? Call 337-684-2739

June 5-7, 2009
Opelousas Spice and Music Festival
Various venues,
Opelousas, Louisiana
Historic trolley tours, accordion contest, carnival, pepper eating contest, Zydeco dance contest, arts and crafts, cooking demos and plenty of music entertainment. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing: Hot Line, Chris Ardoin, Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, Nu Stop. It's the festival's 5th anniversary.
Details: Call 337-948-5227

June 5-7, 2009
Fiesta Italiana
Zona Rosa Town Square,
Kansas City, Missouri
Activities for children, commercial vendors, beer garden, food vendors, activities for teens, Italian music and dance, cooking demos, fireworks. General hours are 5-10pm on Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 816-274-8444 or 816-587-8180

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June 5-7, 2009
Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival
Cambridge Central School,
Cambridge, New York
Dawn and dusk balloon launches (subject to weather conditions), pilots breakfast on Sunday (with time for autographs), arts and crafts, Taste of Cambridge food festival, BBQ and other food concessions, merchant specials, local cafes open, balloon Moon Glow in the evenings, activities for kids.
Questions? Call 518-677-0887

June 5-7, 2009
Fairport Canal Days
Fairport Junction,
Fairport, New York
For a 32nd year you can enjoy fun such as rubber duck races (Sunday at 3pm), storytelling, more than 300 arts and crafts booths, chicken BBQ, music and dance, activities for kids, 40 food booths with treats such as egg rolls, fried artichoke hearts, gyros, cinnamon-roasted almonds, deep-Fried Oreos, pizza, fried dough, ice cream and fruit smoothies.
Further Details: Call 585-234-4323

June 5-7, 2009
Columbus Arts Festival
Discovery District downtown,
Columbus, Ohio
Celebrate 48 years with a Festival Photo Contest, poetry, art demonstrations, art demonstrations and activities for children, visual artists and craftspeople showing and selling their work, jazz musicians, magic acts, rhythm and blues artists, pop and rock music, hands-on art, food from area restaurants.
Additional Facts: Call 614-234-2606

June 5-7, 2009
Hog Wild Days
Island City, Oregon
Flea market, fun run, activities for kids, entertainment, food vendors, parade, arts and crafts, commercial vendors.
Learn More: Call 541-963-3540

June 5-7, 2009
Alley Fest
Longview, Texas
Enjoy music from (among others) the Alan Fox Band, Foghat and Whiskey Myers. There will also be arts and crafts, 10K/5K/1-mile Alley Run on Saturday, activities for kids, Kids on Stage, food, the ending mile for the Kids Marathon. New for this 31st year is a car show on Methvin Street Saturday from 10am-4pm.
Info: Call 903-237-4040

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June 5-7, 2009
Strolling of the Heifers
Brattleboro, Vermont
Friday is Gallery Walk Night with a street party, balloons and face painting. Other festival activities include The Great Vermont Grilled Cheese Cookoff, Green Expo, self-guided farm tours, farmers market, community contra dance, cheese tasting, Dairy Fest and Marketplace, Great Moo-Off Contest, library book sale, Celebration of Youth in Agriculture at Latchis Theatre on Main Street. The big event is Heifers on Parade down Main Street at 10am on Saturday. The festival celebrates 8 years in 2009.
Learn More: Call 318-435-7607

June 5-7, 2009
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Doyle Park,
Little Chute, Wisconsin
Celebrate the festival's 21st year with fireworks, chainsaw art, festival foods, a petting zoo, rides and other activities for kids, Big Cheese Breakfast at the Little Chute Civic Center, music and other entertainment, cheese tasting, Cheddar Cheese walk/run, cheese carving demos, arts and crafts, Big Cheese Parade. Some activities open for Friday evening. Check their schedule before you travel, of course.
Get The Facts: Call 920-786-7390 or 920-786-7380

June 6-7, 2009
Maine Fiber Frolic
Windsor Fairgrounds on Route 32,
Windsor, Maine
Workshops, sheep dog demonstrations, llama drill team, wool spinning, activities for children, llama show, marketplace, goat show, fleece show and sale, treats such as strawberry Belgian waffles, ice cream. General hours are 9am-4pm and kids under age 12 get in free.
Questions? Call 207-832-5162

June 6-7, 2009
Strawberry Festival
Various venues downtown,
Troy, Ohio
Parade at 8:45am on Saturday, bed races, pickleball tournament, children's treasure hunt, kids' crawl, Columbus Blue Jacket Breakaway, talent show, cornhole tournament, kiddie tractor pull, Berry Special Olympics, teen concert, strawberry doughnuts, car show, diaper derby, art show, softball, tournament, Berry Bike Tour, 10,000 meter (plus a 2000 meter) run on Sunday, strawberry pie eating contest, firefighter water ball competition, kids' waterball, strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, backseat driving contest, duck race, Big Wheel races and more. They pack a lot into 2 days. You can park at Sherwood Shopping Center (or at WACO Airfield) and take the free shuttle. This is the event's 33rd season (There may be several pre-festival events scheduled, so check with the locals).
Details: Call 937-339-7714

June 10-13, 2009
Bushwhacker Days
Town Square,
Nevada, Missouri
Plans for this 45th year include carnival rides and games, historic reenactments, music, contests, living history exhibits, hot air balloon launches (weather permitting), dunk tank, quilt show, horseshoe pitching tournament, firefighter water games, car racing, motorcycle show.
Further Information: Call 417-667-5300

June 10-13, 2009
Jubilee Days
Warsaw, Missouri
During the festival's 43rd year you can enjoy a carnival, arts and crafts, pie baking contest, car show, parade on Saturday morning, 5K run/walk Saturday at 7:30am, , fiddler's contest, games, food.
Learn More: Call 660-438-5184 or 660-438-5922

June 11-13, 2009
Boomtown Days
Landreth Park on North Main Street,
Joplin, Missouri
Food and beverage vendors, pony rides, petting zoo, poetry contest, carnival rides, car show/cruise-in, appearance by Wolverine, arts and crafts, fireworks, face painting, battle of the bands, beer garden for the grown-ups. It's the 7th year for this one.
Get the Facts: Call 417-624-4150 or 417-625-4789

June 11-13, 2009
Party in the Pines
Main Street,
Whitmire, South Carolina
With the festival in its 22nd year there are plans for Gospel in the Streets on Thursday, motorcycle poker run, music and dance, arts and crafts, carnival, parade on Friday at 7pm, festival foods.
Questions? Call 803-694-3003 or 803-694-3797

June 11-14, 2009
Kolach Days
Various venues,
Verdigre, Nebraska
Kolaches single or by the dozen, horseshow throwing, parade Sunday on Main Street at 1:30pm, street dances, 10K/5K run/walk, mud volleyball tournament, pool party, polka dance, beer garden, variety show on Thursday and Friday evenings, duck races, turtle races, tractor pull, poker run, drawing for a quilt, Cozy Corner Cafe menu, lunch Sunday at the United Methodist Church, festival merchandise, food ranging from kraut and dumplings to hot dogs to goulash to doughnuts. 2009 marks the festival's 41st anniversary.
Additional Details: Call 402-668-2621 or 402-668-2305

June 11-14, 2008
Sparta Butterfest
Comeford Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
Parade on Sunday, A & P Carnival, quilt show at Maplewood School, music and other entertainment, arts and crafts, festival foods, lip sync contest, antiques and more. The festival celebrates 25 seasons this year.
More: Call 608-269-4123

June 11-14, 2009
Hometown Days
Community Park,
Verona, Wisconsin
Sandbox coin dig for kids, arts and crafts, festival foods, bingo tent, balloon sculpture, kiddie tractor pull, carnival, games, run/walk in Harriet park on June 14 at 9am, fireworks on Thrusday evening, car show, parade June 14, festival foods, helicopter rides, entertainment.
Get The Facts: Call 608-845-9333

June 12-13, 2009
911 Festival
Downtown Mall,
Haleyville, Alabama
BBQ cooking competition in the elementary school parking lot Friday and Saturday, street dance, arts and crafts, festival foods, historical displays, parade, activities for kids, rescue and fire information. Haleyville is historic in its reputation as the home of the first 911 call.
Info: Call 205-486-4611

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June 12-13, 2009
Ice Cream Social
Public Square,
Berryville, Arkansas
Fishing derby for kids, games for kids, classic cars, 5K/1-mile run, arts and crafts, gospel and bluegrass music, festival foods (including plenty of ice cream treats). It's the festival's 24th year of fun.
Get Details: Call 870-423-3704

June 12-13, 2009
Pink Tomato Festival
Historic Square,
Warren, Arkansas
For a 53rd year you can celebrate with the all-tomato luncheon, pageants, classic cars, quilt show, fireworks on Saturday night, 5K run/walk, talent show, activities for kids, street dance, music from Confederate Railroad, festival foods.
Further Facts: Call 870-226-5225

June 12-14, 2008
Tremont Turkey Festival
Tremont Park,
Tremont, Illinois
Celebrate 44 years of fun with a carnival (opening a day early), festival merchandise, antiques, bed race, musical entertainment, Country Store, 5K run, Frozen Turkey Toss, parade at 4pm on Saturday, strawberry shortcake, horseshoe pitching tournament, antique tractor pull, BBQ turkey sandwiches, medallion hunt, petting zoo, arts and crafts, strawberry smoothies and more.
Further Information: Call 306-925-5269

June 12-13, 2009
Banana Split Festival
Denver Williams Memorial Park,
Wilmington, Ohio
Car cruise-in, arts and crafts, commercial booths, collectibles, giant inflatables and pony rides for the children, 5K walk/run, souvenirs, banana split eating contest, a Build Your Own Banana Split station, banana split building contest on June 13, music from Phil Dirt & the Dozers. The festival celebrates 15 years in 2009.
Find Out More: Call 877-426-4748

June 12-14, 2009
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
Celebrate 23 seasons with a softball tournament, city-wide parade, Mitchell Bros. Carnival, corn shucking contest, corn eating contest, 5K run on Saturday, food vendors, arts and crafts, music, Children's Corn Parade, balloon launch, talent contest, pirogue races.
Additional Information: Call 318-346-2575

June 12-14, 2009
Carson City Rendezvous
Mills Park,
Carson City, Nevada
It's the 26th year for this one. Enjoy an Old West Fashion Show, Native American dances and demonstrations, comedy on stage, stagecoach rides, Pony Express Re-rides, Kid's Stick Horse Rodeo (for ages 2-13), Dutch oven cooking contest, activities for kids, arts and crafts, Civil War reenactments and encampment, Mountain Man encampment and demonstrations, Passport to the Past, food court, musical entertainment, gunfighter shows.
Questions? Call 775-687-7410 or 800-NEVADA-1

June 12-14, 2009
Versailles Poultry Days
Various venues,
Versailles, Ohio
Kiddie tractor pull, angel food cake contest, 5K run/walk, Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, classic car and tractor parade, library book sale, commercial vendors, ice cream parlor, arts and crafts, petting zoo, flower show, bean bag tournament, pageant, parade Saturday at 11am, bingo, musical entertainment, photography exhibit.
Details: Call 937-626-3294

June 12-14, 2009
International Bayfest
Leicht Memorial Park,
Sparta, Wisconsin
Talent showcase, activities for kids, 3 stages of entertainment, Tip Top Shows Carnival, festival foods, fireworks Friday evening, rugby, world market, arts and crafts, educational and cultural displays, volleyball.
Questions? Call 920-435-5220

June 13, 2009
Blueberry Jubilee
Poplarville, Mississippi
USDA tours, blueberry products, Good Time Cruisers Open Car Show, bluegrass music, storytelling, pageant (earlier in the month), food vendors, arts and crafts, 5K run at 8am on Main Street, baby crawl, contests for kids, entertainment.
Further Information: Call 601-795-0651 or 601-795-8377

June 13, 2009
Tomato Fest
Commerce Street & Austin Street area downtown,
Jacksonville, Texas
Karaoke, 5K run, Gospel concert, antique car show, auction, tomato mashing contest, tomato eating contests, soccer tournament, arts and crafts, Tomato Shoot and Tomato Town, Aviation Open House and Fly-In at Cherokee County Airport, fishing tournament, tomato trivia, Best Home Grown Tomato Contest, street dance, salsa (the kind you have with chips rather than the dance) contest. It's the festival's 25th season.
Find Out Details: Call 903-586-2217 or 800-376-2217

June 13, 2009
Texas Blueberry Festival
Various venues,
Nacogdoches, Texas
For a 20th year you can enjoy blueberry pie, Deja Blue Classic Car Show, blueberry ice cream making contest, art activities for kids, horseshoe tournament, make-and-take crafts, blueberry grower sales and tours, arts and crafts booths, blueberry cobbler baking contest, petting zoo, food vendors, Honda Goldwing Motorcycle Show, musical and other entertainment, fresh berries for sale, blueberry pancakes.
Learn More: Call 936-564-7351 or 936-560-5533

June 13-14, 2009
Heritage Days Festival
Downtown area,
Cumberland, Maryland
Celebrate 41 years with the Arts Bus Display, tours of tunnels beneath the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, salad luncheon and strawberry shortcake (at the same church) Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11:30am-5pm, music from the South End Trio, an organ concert, pony rides and other activities for children, arts and crafts, old toys and games on display, mountain man encampment, music from Acousticats and the Arion Band, Civil War encampments, railroad exhibits, canal boat replica.
Get The Festival Facts: Call 301-722-0037

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June 13-14, 2009
French Heritage Festival
Historic District,
St. Genevieve, Missouri
Colonial architectural walking tours, wine tasting, French cuisine, French folk dancing demonstrations, period costumes, music and dance, living history demonstrations, lectures, historic reenactments.
Info: Call 800-373-7007

June 16-21, 2009
Butter Festival
Nishan Park and Viking Drive,
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
The festival offers fun such as Run for the Butter at 8am on Saturday, parade at 10:30am on Saturday, food court, carnival midway, pedal tractor pull, honey butter baking contest, demolition derby, draft horse pull, BBQ chicken, activities for kids, tractor pulls, Big Wheel races, entertainment, pageant on the 16th, arts and crafts.
Questions? Call 608-524-3208 or 800-844-3507

June 17-20, 2009
Community Days
Markey Park,
Belton, Missouri
Belton's Got Talent Contest, USSSA State Baseball Tournament, festival foods, parade on Saturday at 10am, fireworks, carnival, vendors, pageants and more.
Learn Details: Call 816-331-2420

June 18-20, 2009
Steamboat Sports Festival
Riverfront Festival Park,
Peoria, Illinois
Steamboat Classic (15K/4-mile) June 20 at 7am, activities for kids, carnival, volleyball tournament, other sports events, food.
Further Information: Call 309-681-0696

June 18-20, 2009
Ice Cream Days
County Fairgrounds, Olson Cultural Center, other venues,
Le Mars, Iowa
Kids' fishing derby, genealogical assistance at library, kite flying, arts and crafts for kids, golf ball drop, cone sculptures, family bike ride, parade at 9am on Saturday, Tom Skram Memorial Fun Run, ice cream social, 3-on-3 basketball, arts and crafts booths, Toy Auction at the fairgrounds, smile contest, Dueling Pianos/River Rats, outdoor movie (bring chairs/blankets), band concert, food.
Find Out More: Call 712-546-8821

June 18-20, 2009
International Washboard Festival
Worthington Park,
Logan, Ohio
Classic cars, activities for kids, Saturday parade at 6pm, festival auction, factory tours of the Columbus Washboard Company (where you can still get working washboards and musical washboards), festival foods, arts and crafts plus plenty of washboard (and other) music from Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, Sister Jean and Kenan, Vicki Cox, Kaye Wade and others. Watch for the strolling balloon entertainer.
Further Information: Call 740-380-3828

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June 18-20, 2009
McClure Radish Festival
Big Creek Park on State Routes 6 & 65,
McClure, Ohio
The festival celebrates its 18th year with Food concessions, polka (and other) music and dancing, radish recipe contest, kiddie tractor pull, radish eating competition, beer vendors, free radishes, activities for kids, car cruise-in, more.
Further Facts: Call 419-592-1786 or 419-748-8370

June 18-21, 2009
Lumber Jubilee
Memorial Park on Pine Street,
Tuolumne, California
Antique tractors, car show, axe throwing by loggers, Bull of the Woods (in which 2 loggers stand on a log and try to fight the other off said log), tug of war, Christian rock band performing, pancake breakfast Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7am, Father's Day Fly-in at the Columbia Airport, carnival, arts and crafts, music, arm wrestling competition, door prizesparade on Saturday at 11am. The festival celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Further Information: Call 209-928-4548 or 800-266-6436

June 18-21, 2009
Hog Wild Days
Guthridge Park,
Hiawatha, Iowa
Karaoke contest, Boy Scout dunk tank, carnival rides, parade on Saturday, flea market, 5K Squeal N Run/walk, pie eating contest, music, Big Beverage Tent, fireworks at 10pm on Sunday (rain date June 22nd), pageant, bingo, festival foods.
Further Information: Email hogwilddays@hotmail.com

June 18-21, 2009
Mighty Moo Festival
Various venues,
Cowpens, South Carolina
The festival honors the work of the men and women of the USS Cowpens Aircraft Carrier CVL 25 and the Cowpens Aegis Guided Missile Cruiser CG-63. There will be reunion activities as well as general activities for the community. Enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts, Mighty Moo Parade Saturday, games and more. This year marks the festival's 32nd season.
Find Out Details: Call 854-463-2129

June 19-20, 2009
Fulton Street Fair
Fulton, Missouri
Drawings for prizes, 5K run/walk (plus kid's mile run for those in 8th grade or younger) on June 19, grand parade June 20 at 5pm, commercial vendors, washer pitching tournament, Kiddie Corral, ice cream social on the courthouse lawn, arts and crafts, mule auction, beer garden, carnival, Touch a Truck display, music from Little Dixie Band and the Kansas City Street Band. The Mule Derby is June 16 at 6pm. Teams build mules that race along cables for the competition. It's great fun and no real animals are harmed at all. The Derby takes place on Court Street between 4th and 5th Streets. It's the 6th year for this event.
Questions? Call 573-642-4841

June 19-20, 2009
Strawberry Festival
Oswego, New York
Plans for this 29th year include a chicken BBQ, strawberry pie baking contest, music, art walk, car displays, ducky derby race, strawberry shortcake, more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, activities for kids, Pooches on Parade, rock climbing wall, merchant specials, fireworks at Draper Park, Father's Day Breakfast on Hiawatha Island (reservations required, at 607-625-2221), bicycle race, Friday Night Block Party on Lake and Front Street from 5:30-10:30pm.
Find Out Details: Call 607-687-2556

June 19-20, 2009
Peachy Jamboree & Rodeo
Various venues,
Stonewall, Texas
For a 48th year there is fun such as rodeo events, entertainment, food vendors, peach auction, peach show and judging, pageant, arts and crafts. At Lyndon Baines Johnson State Park the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm will have blacksmith demos, rope making demos, soap making, old-style cooking and other activities as they might have been done on a German farm in the early 1900s.
Questions? Call 830-644-2735

June 19-21, 2009
Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Veteran's Memorial Park,
Avon, Ohio
Now in its 6th year, the festival features a parade (Saturday at 10am) with floats decorated with colorful duct tape, games and rides, duct tape art and sculpture, arts and crafts, music, beer garden, food, commercial vendors. General festival hours are 4-11pm on Friday, 11am-11pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.
Further Information: Call 866-818-1118

June 19-21, 2009
Oahe Days & Art Festival
Steamboat Park,
Pierre, South Dakota
Music, duck race, food vendors, lighted boat parade, cheerleading camp clinic, kayak rentals, Tribute to Our Troops, car stereo competition, karate demos, fishing seminar, MX Freestyle Show, wine sampling, mechanical bull, arts and crafts.
Get The Facts: Call 605-224-7361 or 605-280-9808

June 19-21, 2009
Quechee Balloon Festival
Village Green,
Quechee, Vermont
Mini train rides, raptor encounter, Kids Zone, music and other entertainment, New England Disco Dogs, commercial vendors, photo contest, balloon glows in the evenings, early morning balloon launches, balloon rides (you may need to book ahead to get your ride). It's the event's 30th anniversary.
Find Out Details: Call 602-295-7900 or 800-295-5451

June 19-21, 2009
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Various venues,
Marysville, Washington
Outdoor recreation show, parade on Saturday at 7:45pm (begins at 76th Street NE and State Ave.), festival foods, strawberry shortcake, fashion show June 16 at noon at Leifer Manor, talent show on June 18, golf tournament, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids. The theme for this 78th year is "Magical Fantasy".
More: Call 903-572-8567

June 19-21, 2009
Polish Fest
Henry Maier Festival Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Folk music and dance, cash raffle, Polish scholar presentations, Chopin Youth Piano competition, arts and crafts, Easter Seals Walk on Saturday morning, Polish marketplace, cooking demos, travel info, Polish Catholic Mass at 10:15am on Sunday, Polish Lowland sheepdogs on display, potato pancakes, Polish sausages, pastries and other treats. (Try the Wisconsin fried cheese.) It's the festival's 28th season.
Find Out Details: Call 414-529-2140

June 19-21, 2009
Strawberry Fest
Waupaca, Wisconsin
Children's costume contest, fresh berries for sale, strawberry shortcake, Strawberry Fest 5K Run, model railroad show on Saturday from 10am-5pm and on Sunday from 10am-3pm, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids, festival foods, beer tent.
Learn Information: Call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040

June 19-24, 2009
Chautauqua Summer Festival
Falls Park and Greenville Tech,
Greenville, South Carolina
Chautauqua is a literary festival with several actors who portray historical figures and present educational material in character. Many of the actors specialize in their particular character's life and study to be as authentic as possible. Historical figures to expect this year include Nathaneal Green at Falls Park, plus at Greenville Tech you can experience Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Deleanor Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks and George Washington. Check locally for any changes in venue or schedule. The basic festival is free to attend and you may generally bring blankets/chairs and a picnic.
Questions? Call 854-608-5812

June 20, 2009
Alabama Blueberry Festival
Burnt Corn Creek Park,
Brewton, Alabama
It's the 29th year for this one. Enjoy blueberry ice cream, blueberry cobbler, festival t-shirts, entertainment, fresh blueberries and festival foods, blueberry festival cookbooks for sale, arts and crafts, classic cars, activities for kids, motorcycle rally and show. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Get Details: Call 251-867-3224

June 20, 2009
RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival
Town Square,
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
Celebrate 15 years with RC Moon Pie 10-mile Run at 7am, Synchronized Wading, deep-fried Moon Pies, Moon Pie Parade at 11am, festival food vendors, arts and crafts, watermelon seed spitting contest, hog calling contest. There will also be contests for the youngest festival guest, oldest, the family who traveled the farthest and so on.
Learn More: Call 931-389-9663

June 20-21, 2009
High Rolls Cherry Festival
Community Center,
High Rolls, New Mexico
Fresh cherries, activities for children, arts and crafts, entertainment, cherry cider and other cherry products for sale, cherry pit spitting contest. Hours for this 44th year are 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.
Find Out The Facts: Call 505-692-1151

June 20-21, 2009
Northwest Garlic Festival
Wilson Field on Sandridge Road,
Ocean Park, Washington
Arts and crafts, festival merchandise, games, garlic peeling contest, wine tasting, brew garden, chocolate-covered garlic, deep-fried garlic, Clove Brothers mascots, musical entertainment. The venue this year is a new one.
Details: Call 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542

June 20-27, 2009
Chilton County Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama
Peach Parade on June 27 at 9am, Peach Jam Jubilee, arts and crafts, BBQ, auction, peach cooking competition, fashion show, art show, Peach Run on the 20th at 7am (10K & 5K), classic cars, pageants, fishing tournament.
Learn More: Call 205-755-2400 or 205-755-6740

June 20-28, 2009
Hampton County Watermelon Festival
Various venues,
Hampton, South Carolina
Michael's Carnival, street dance, fishing contest, Taste of Hampton June 23, gospel concert, health walk, fashion and talent show, art exhibit, pet show, arts and crafts, festival merchandise, pageants, watermelon slices, motorcycle ride/tour, music, watermelon eating contest, Mud Run, youth parade. Celebrate 67 years of fun with the folks in Hampton.
Questions? Call 803-943-4876

June 22-28, 2009
Helen Keller Festival
Spring Park,
Tuscumbia, Alabama
Car and truck show, trolley tours (extra fee), Christian comedy, parade June 26 at 6pm on Main Street, senior picnic, family bike ride on June 27 (27-mile or 4-mile), golf tournament, water show, educational activities for kids, spaghetti supper, Railroad Museum exhibits and activities, storytelling, hamburger supper, 5-mile/1-mile fun run, ironworking artists. You can also enjoy music from Eric Church, Shane Baker and other performers.
Learn More: Call 256-383-0783 or 800-344-0783

June 24-27, 2009
London Strawberry Festival
Village Park,
London, Ohio
Celebrate the festival's 27th year with a shoebox float contest, kiddie tractor pull, coloring contest, modeling contest, London AC Cobra Car Show (which is a benefit for Cystic Fibrosis), music, commercial vendors, story contest, parades, arts and crafts, strawberry shortcake, cake and cookie decorating contest, pageant, poetry contest. There will also be free plane rides for young people ages 8-17 at the Madison County Airport and a pancake brunch at the airport on June 26.
Find Out The Facts: Call 740-852-1582 or 614-879-5728

June 24-28, 2009
Lompoc Valley Flower Festival
Ryon Park,
Lompoc, California
The event celebrates 57 seasons this year. Plans include a parade on Saturday at 10am, commercial vendors, beer garden, arts and crafts, entertainment, food vendors, carnival, flower show at Anderson Recreation Center on W. Walnut (June 27 from noon-6pm and June 28 from 10am-4pm), pageants. Music is scheduled from Smoking Gunz, Casey Cubero, Hart Party, Soulamente, Desperado and more.
Details: Call 805-735-8511

June 24-28, 2009
Little Bighorn Days
Hardin, Montana
Food vendors, yesterday's crafts, several church-sponsored breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There will also be activities for kids, entertainment, 1870s period costume ball (and you can get lessons ahead of time), a Living History Program at the Big Horn County Historical Museum, arts and crafts, Custer's Last Stand reenactment outside town.
Questions? Call 406-665-1672

June 24-28, 2009
Old Fashioned Days
High School Complex at 3553 Center Road,
Brunswick, Ohio
Parade at 2pm on Sunday, Bates Brothers Amusements carnival, watermelon, music, contests, possibly fireworks.
Learn Information: Call 330-273-4492

June 25-27, 2009
Various venues downtown,
Malvern, Arkansas
3-on-3 basketball, Best Dressed Brick, brick car derby, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, activities for kids, tractor show, 5K run on Saturday at 7:30am, a car, truck and motorcycle show at Centennial Park on Saturday.
Find Out More: Call 501-332-2721

June 25-28, 2009
Dan Patch Days
Community Park,
Savage, Minnesota
The festival is in honor of Dan Patch, record-breaking race horse. Plans include a burger eating contest, music, coloring contest, wine tasting, festival foods, fireworks, face painting, bingo, petting zoo, inflatables and other activities for kids, horseshoe hunt, business expo, Dan Patch Game Show, Savage Fire Department-sponsored pancake breakfast on Sunday from 7:30-11:30am, parade on Sunday at 1pm, musical entertainment.
Further Details: Call 952-440-6255

June 26-27, 2009
Purplehull Pea Festival
Emerson High School area,
Emerson, Arkansas
Have fun this 20th year with the blessing of the crop, kids' bike race and trike race, entertainment, Peas and Cornbread Cook Off, World Championship Rotary Tiller Race at 1pm on Saturday, Senior Walk for World "Pease" on Saturday at 8am, pageant (earlier in the month), Million Tiller Parade, Pea Stompin' Street Dance, pea-based meals, arts and crafts, festival quilt raffle, fireworks Friday night at 9pm, Kids' Fishing Derby (earlier in the month). New this year is the golf tournament.
Questions? Call 879-547-2707

June 26-27, 2009
Mudtown Days
McClure Park,
Lowell, Arkansas
Business expo, music, Chamber Picnic in honor of volunteers, festival foods, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, carnival rides, Civil War info and reenactments, car show June 27 from 9am-4pm.
Information: Call 479-770-2185

June 26-27, 2009
Great Arkansas Pig Out
City Park,
Morrilton, Arkansas
Colgate Country Showcase, Food Alley, arts and crafts, pig chase for the kids, musical entertainment, Pig Dig Volleyball, Tour de Oink Bike Ride downtown, commercial vendors, climbing wall, Pig Tail Contest, car and motorcycle show, hotdog eating contest, Piggy Dash 1K Family Fun Run, Grill-Off, Little Rock Zoo presentation, tennis tournament (begins Thursday), horseshoe tournament, mechanical bull, 5K walk/run.
More: Call 501-354-5400

June 26-28, 2009
Michigan Challenge Balloonfest
Howell High School,
Howell, Michigan
Enjoy a 25th year with a skydiving team show, music, balloon glows, Medieval Village, fireworks June 26, classic car show, arts and crafts, activities for kids, games, frisbee catching dogs, Wade Show Carnival, more than 50 balloons with launches planned (subject to weather conditions), festival foods.
Have Questions? Call 517-546-3920

June 26-28, 2009
Lorain International Festival
DeLuca's Place in the Park, Palace Civic Center
and Black River Landing,
Lorain, Ohio
It's the 43rd season for this event. Events take place over a period of time from June 22-28, with the majority falling between June 26-28. Enjoy a parade on Sunday at 11:30am, kids' obstacle courses and bungee run (plus bounce house), more than 40 ethnic food vendors, music, car show and more.
Get Details: Call 440-244-6808

June 26-28, 2009
Route 66 Festival
Various venues,
Clinton, Oklahoma
Concert on Friday night, poker run, car and motorcycle show, cruise on Old 66, Wiener Nationals dog races, vendors, extended hours at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, activities for kids, free hot dogs.
Further Information: Call 580-323-2222

June 26-July 5, 2009
Taste of Chicago
Grant Park,
Chicago, Illinois
Activities for kids, entertainment for kids, fireworks July 3 (with a pre-concert at 7:30pm), Taste of Talent, international market, battle of the bands, cooking demonstrations beginning at 11am each day, tastings (beginning mostly at 11am each day). I'm told the trick is to get a map and choose your tastings ahead of time, plus avoid the busy lunch and dinner hours if possible. One or two people have cautioned that there have been isolated folks celebrating a little too much in some areas in past years. Keep an eye on the kids, as always. Admission is free, but please leave pets safely at home. (Service animals are welcomed, of course.)
More: Call 312-744-3370

June 27, 2009
Jubilee in June
City Park,
Hatfield, Arkansas
Games, arts and crafts, parade at 10am, fireworks at 8:30pm, BBQ competition, activities for children, 3-on-3 basketball.
Get Details: Call 870-389-6611

June 27-28, 2009
Cherry Blossom Festival
19th to 20th Street, from Larimer to Lawrence,
Denver, Colorado
Asian marketplace, beer garden, drum performance, martial arts demo, arts and crafts, festival merchandise, Japanese street dance, Japanese festival foods, bonsai demonstrations. It's the 36th year for this event.
Learn Information: Call 303-380-8972

June 27-28, 2009
Strawberry Festival
Historic District,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Strawberry shortcake eating contest, food courts (where they even have strawberry bratwurst), Berry Big 5K run/walk/roll on Saturday at 9am, Plein Air competition, arts and crafts, fresh berries and strawberry shortcake, strawberry pancake breakfast on Sunday from 6-11am at Cedar Creek Settlement, strawberry bubble gum blowing contest, Berry Bob, art auction, strawberry wine. General hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm. The festival marks its 24th season in 2009.
Further Info: Call 262-377-9620 or 888-894-4001

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

June 3-6 Calhoun County Wood Festival (54th), Grantsville, West Virginia, 304-477-3489
June 4-7 Vermont Dairy Festival (53rd), Enosburg Falls, Vermont, 802-933-2513
June 4-8 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (54th), Beach Landing, Fort Walton, Florida, 850-242-8191
June 4-8 Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 843-916-7239 or 843-626-7444
June 5-6 Frontier Days, Elementary School grounds, Double Springs, Alabama, 205-489-3534
June 5-6 Chicken & Egg Festival (22nd), City Park, Prescott, Arizona, 870-887-2101
June 5-6 Wellborn Blueberry Festival (16th), Andrews Square downtown, Wellborn, Florida, 386-362-3071 or 386-963-5002
June 5-6 Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival, Jackson, Tennessee, 731-427-7573
June 5-6 Deseret Peak Stampede Days (9th), Deseret Peak Complex, Tooele, Utah, 425-241-0037
June 5-7 Scandinavian Days, Downtown, Story City, Iowa, 515-733-4214
June 5-7 Old Home Days, West Paris, Maine, 207-674-2701 or 207-674-3576
June 5-7 Elvis Presley Festival, Front Street & Main, Tupelo, Mississippi, 800-533-0611
June 5-7 Route 66 Summerfest, Rolla, Missouri, 573-364-3577
June 5-7 Hot Air Balloon Festival, Fairgrounds, Coshocton, Ohio, 740-622-5411
June 5-7 Fish Days, Lake Andes, South Dakota, 605-487-7545
June 5-7 Scottish Festival & Highland Games (23rd), Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 800-363-7288
June 5-13 Riverbend Festival, Riverfront, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-756-2211
June 5-14 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-262-6723
June 6 Chiefland Watermelon Festival, Chiefland, Florida, 352-493-1849
June 6 Rhubarb Festival, 10-2, Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, Minnesota
June 6 WCMBA Strawberry Festival (rain date June 7),
                   9am-5pm, Wilbraham Park, West Cape May, New Jersey, 609-894-8382 or 609-884-9325
June 7 Old Port Festival (36th), downtown, Portland, Maine, 207-772-6828
June 7-14 St. Anthony's Italian Festival, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-421-3790 or 302-983-3200
June 9-13 Magnolia Fair, Hatfield Bottom on Rt. 65, Matewan, West Virginia, 304-426-8118
June 11-14 Superman Celebration, Metropolis, Illinois, 800-949-5470
June 11-14 Salisbury Steak Festival, Salisbury, Missouri, 660-388-5030
June 11-14 River Festival, Island Park, Roncerverte, West Virginia, 304-647-3825
June 11-21 Nebraskaland Days, North Platte, Nebraska, 308-532-7939
June 12-13 St. Peters Olde Tyme Picnic (40th), Old Town Park & Lone Wolff Park, St. Peters, Missouri, 636-286-3236
June 12-13 Pork Rind Heritage Festival, Harrod, Ohio, 419-648-5091
June 12-14 Montana Mule Days, County Fairgrounds , Hamilton, Montana, 406-777-2331 or 406-846-1943
June 13 Margaretta Day Festival, Machias, Maine, 207-255-4402 or 207-255-8961
June 13 Winnemucca Basque Festival, Nixon Lawn, Winnemucca, Nevada, 800-962-2638
June 13 Yellow Springs Street Fair, 9-5, Downtown, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-2686
June 13-14 Allentown Art Festival (52nd), 11-6, Delaware Avenue area, Buffalo, New York, 716-881-4269
June 13-14 West Boulevard Summer Festival (30th), Wilson Park, Rapid City, South Dakota, 605-348-9438
June 17-20 Oil Town Festival, Tennyson Park, Smackover, Arkansas, 870-725-3521
June 18-20 Cherry Fest/NW Ohio Fireman's Convention, Downtown, Whitehouse, Ohio, 419-877-2747
June 18-20 Black Gold Days, Black Gold Park, Glenpool, Oklahoma, 918-322-3505
June 18-July 4 Freedom Festival, Various venues, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 319-365-6313
June 19-20 Dandelion Daze, Various venues, Holyoke, Colorado, 970-854-3517
June 19-20 Grovefest, 3-8pm & 9am-8pm, Community Center & Civic Center, Grove, Oklahoma, 918-785-9070
June 19-20 Berry Festival (14th), Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse, Pennsylvania, 717-768-8261 or 800-732-3538
June 19-21 Festival of the Fish, Victory Park, Vermilion, Ohio, 440-967-4477
June 20 Portneuf Greenway Riverfest, 2-9pm, Tayson Rotary Park, Pocatello, Idaho, 208-234-4929
June 20 Juneteenth Celebration, Attucks Community Center on S. 12th St., Ponca City, Oklahoma, 580-765-2499 or 580-767-3662
June 20-21 Gold Strike Festival (8th), Olde Town, Arvada, Colorado, 303-420-6100
June 23-27 Western Days (40th), Elgin, Texas, 512-285-4515
June 25-27 New Melle Festival, New Melle, Missouri, 635-828-5158
June 25-28 Cheese Curd Festival (8th), Pierce County Fairgrounds, Ellsworth, Wisconsin, 715-273-6442
June 26-27 Archey Fork Summer Festival, Downtown & City Park, Clinton, Arkansas, 501-745-7222
June 26-27 Buffalo River Elk Festival (12th), Town Square, Jasper, Arkansas, 870-446-2455
June 26-28 Red, White & Blue Festival (19th), Mountain Home, Arkansas, 870-421-7341
June 26-28 Italian-American Festival, Old New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood, New Jersey, 609-729-4533 or 609-522-2955
June 26-27, July 3-4 Sweet Corn Festival (35th), Downtown, East Prairie, Missouri, 573-649-5243
June 26-28 Geoettafest (9th), Mainstrasse, Covington, Kentucky, 859-491-0458
June 27 Liberty Day (24th), Columbiana, Alabama, 205-669-5800
June 27 Strawberry Festival, 9-4, Central School Grounds on Main St., South Berwick, Maine, 207-354-3208
June 27 Catch the Glow, Main Street area, Warrenton, Missouri, 636-456-3535
June 27 Blueberry Festival (26th), Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills, New Jersey, 609-893-4646
June 27-28 Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival (34th), Main Street, Lockport, New York, 715-433-0813
June 27-28 Gene Autry Days, County Fairgrounds, Kenton, Ohio, 419-673-4131
June 27-28 Manayunk Arts Festival (19th), Main Street, Manayunk, Pennsylvania, 215-482-9585
June 28-Jul 4 Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival (43rd), Barclay Square, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, 814-988-2947 or 800-752-PHIL

Other June 2009 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 5-7 Bead & Button Show, Midwest Airlines Center, Merced, California, 800-533-6644
June 5-7 Contemporary Crafts Market,
                   10-6, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, 323-936-1447
June 6-7 Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival, 10-5/11-4, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Massachusetts, 413-737-2443
June 6-7 Art in the Park (51st), Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Missouri, 573-443-8838 or 573-443-2131
June 6-7 Crazy Horse Volklsmarch (24th), Crazy Horse, South Dakota, 605-673-4681
June 7 Sac-Con, 10-5, Scottish Rite Center on H Street, Sacramento, California, Email sacanime@gmail.com
June 13 Big Apple Con Summer Sizzler, 10:30am-7pm, Penn Plaza Pavilion, New York, New York, 201-861-1414
June 13 Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair (28th),
                   Sheehan Park on Lennerud Drive, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 608--837-4547 or 800-400-6162
June 13-14 Art in the Park (39th), Washington Park, Burlingame, California, 650-556-7300
June 13-14 Art by the Falls (26th), Riverbank at Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 440-247-7507
June 14 Western Pennsylvania Reptile Expo, 9-4, VFW Post at 323 Mars-Valencia Rd., Mars, Pennsylvania, 724-991-6658
June 14 Scranton Comic-con, Clarion Hotel, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 570-327-1486
June 18-21 Boardwalk Art Show(54th), Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, Virginia 757-425-0000 or 800-822-3224
June 18-27 Reno Rodeo (90th), Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada, 775-329-3877
June 19-21 Wizard World Philadelphhia, Convention Center on Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 21-25 National Marbles Tournament (85th), Ringer Stadium, Wildwood, New Jersey, berifox@verizon.net
June 25-28 Athfest, Downtown, Athens, Georgia, 706-548-1973
June 27-28 & July 3-5 Boston Mills Artfest (48th), Boston Mills Ski Resort, Peninsula, Ohio, 800-875-4241
June 27-28 Crosby Festival of the Arts (44th), Botanical Garden, Toledo, Ohio, 419-936-2986 or 419-936-2490

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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
coming, but it was
worth waiting for.

Take a trip to
Listen Recordings
where you can order your copy.

Michael Parks - Coolin Soup' - Listen Recordings

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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...
A dozen places to try a burger in the US this summer:

Blue 9 Burger, 92 3rd Avenue, New York, New York, 212-979-0053
Millie's (busy), 2603 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia, 804-643-5512
Hi Boy Drive In, 167 E. Gudgell Rd., Independence, Missouri, 816-350-2120 (and 3 other locations)
Cotham's in the City, 1401 W. 3rd Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 501-370-9177
Elsa's on the Park (loud, small seats), 833 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
Carlsbad Tavern, 3313 Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona, 480-970-8164.
Red Mill Burgers, 312 N. 67th St., Seattle, 206-783-6362
Original Tommy's (chili burgers), several locations in CA/NV
Big Juds (big burgers), 1289 Protest Rd., Boise, Idaho, 208-343-4430
Local Burger & Fries, 16 Main St., Northampton, Massuchusetts, 413-586-5857
The Stockyards (for local color), E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, Texas
Vortex (try sweet potato fries), 438 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 404-688-1828

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And more toe socks

Cool sounding, easy Berry Fruit Smoothie from Dole.
Baseball trivia and other tidbits:
World Series Quizzes
Today in Baseball History
Major League Baseball retired numbers
Baseball: What if it rains?


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