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March 1-4, 2007
Navigation Park,
Fulton, Texas
The festival is celebrating its 28th year with carnival games and rides, arts and crafts, an oyster eating contest, oyster shucking contest, decorated oyster contest, vendors, entertainment. If oysters are not your cup of tea you can enjoy many other festival foods on the site.
Details: Call 361-729-5533

March 1-4, 2007
Dodge Arena,
Hidalgo, Texas
Pageants, arts and crafts, music, festival foods, many stages of entertainment, cultural displays, drawings for prizes and more. The theme centers on Ireland as the festival celebrates its 30th year.
Get the Facts: Call 956-843-2302 or 956-843-2734

March 2-11, 2007
Tahoe Snow Festival
Various venues,
Tahoe City, California
Polar Bear Swim, dog agility events, children's theatre, Irish stew feed, dog pull, battle of the bands, fastest server contest, broomball, tricycle races, sumo suit wrestling, pancake breakfasts on Mar. 3, snow sculpture contest, fireworks, ski events, parades, ice cream eating contest, sushi eating contest, wasabi eating contest, school science expo and more. This is the festival's 26th year.
Find Out More: Call 530-583-7167

March 3, 2007
Blossom Days Festival
7th & N Streets,
Sanger, California
Sanger celebrates a 19th year of blooms with a full day of arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids, food, 10K run and 2-mile walk, car show and more. The fun goes from 9am-4pm.
Additional Details: Call 559-875-4575

March 3-4, 2007
Floral City Strawberry Festival
Floral Park on US Hwy 41,
Floral City, Florida
Classic cars, pageant, activities for kids, pie eating contests, flats of berries for sale, berry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries, more than 120 arts and crafts booths, more than 20 food booths, entertainment. The festival is in its 20th year. You can park at the County Fairgrounds and take the free shuttle to and from Floral Park. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older. Festival hours are 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.
Questions? Call 352-726-2801 or 352-795-3149

March 3-4, 2007
Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
Interstate Fairgrounds,
Pensacola, Florida
Arabian dancers, medieval foods, games, crafts, jousting and swordfighting, drawings for prizes, falconry demonstrations, fire breathers, medieval merchants and more. You are encouraged to come in period costume but it's not required. There is an admission charge for those age 5 and older. The event runs from 10am-5pm and is strictly alcohol-free. Period weapons must be peace-tied. Please, no pets and no outside food or beverages.
Further Information: Call 877-429-8462 or 850-470-8420

March 3-4, 2007
Mussel Fest
Coupeville Recreation Hall & Wharf,
Coupeville, Washington
Recipe Contest, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids, crafts, festival foods, entertainment.
More: Call 360-678-1100

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March 9-10, 2007
Camden Daffodil Festival
Various venues,
Camden, Arkansas
Now in its 14th year, the festival includes fun such as martial arts demonstrations, activities for kids, a Civil War encampment, cemetery walk with actors portraying historical figures, merchant specials, steak cook-off, yard and garden vendors, an art show and sale, pageant, Daffodil Poker run, petting zoo, motorcycle show, Kiwanis pancake breakfast at the high school, Westside United Methodist Church lunch, home and museum tours, music, quilt show, garden tours, food vendors, 5K run/walk.
Additional Details: Call 870-836-0023

March 9-11, 2007
Ostrich Festival
Tumbleweed Park,
Chandler, Arizona
Carnival, strolling and staged entertainment, arts and crafts, Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, Kids Zone, exhibits, commercial vendors, festival foods, ostrich races, parade. The festival is in its 19th year.
Learn More: Call 480-963-4571

March 10, 2006
Redbud Festival
Buna Schools on Hwy. 62,
Buna, Texas
Parade on Main Street before the fun moves to the schools. Enjoy games and rides, 2 stages of entertainment, activities for kids, vendors, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, festival foods. There's no admission charge. The fun goes from 10am-5pm.
Get The Facts: Call 409-994-5586

March 10-11, 2007
Chatanika Days
Chatanika Lodge,
Chatanika, Alaska
This former mining town uses the festival to look back at their history with fun in the great outdoors. Expect wacky outhouse races, a snowmachine tug of war, human bowling on ice, snowshoe races and other events.
Questions? Call 907-389-2164

March 10-11, 2007
Irish Fair & Music Festival
Pomona, Los Angeles
Sheepherding demonstrations, genealogy information, Irish dog demonstrations, games and rides for the kids, Irish clan gatherings, Irish sporting competitions and games, Irish music and dances, storytelling, an Irish elephant appearance, corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, other Irish treats. It's the festival's 5th year.
Info: Call 213-305-8618

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March 10-11, 2007
Almond Blossom Festival
George Lane Park,
Quartz Hill, California
The festival celebrates its 58th year with games and rides, contests, parade, entertainment, pancake breakfast (in the community room), arts and crafts, raffle, festival foods, pet parade.
Get The Facts: Call 661-722-4811

March 10-11, 2007
Hebron Maple Festival
Various venues,
Hebron, Connecticut
Dog sled competition, pancake breakfasts, bounce houses and pony rides for the kids, tours of the sugar houses, ice cream eating contest, softball speed pitching, arts and crafts, sales of Girl Scout Cookies, library book sale, blacksmith demonstrations, rescue/search dog demonstrations, maple cotton candy and other maple treats, gymnastics demos, quilt appraisals and exhibition, teacup auction, birds of prey exhibit, festival merchandise, bake sale. It's the 17th year for this event.
Find Out More: Call 860-228-9317

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March 10-11, 2007
Rattlesnake Roundup
Claxton, Georgia
Parade at 10am on Saturday, turkey calling contest, activities for kids, rattlesnake and wildlife information, pageant, music, food vendors, arts and crafts, festival merchandise. It's the festival's 40th year.
Questions? Call 912-739-3820

Marchy 10-11, 2007
Forsythia Festival
Courthouse Square area,
Forsyth, Georgia
Yellow Dessert Contest, art show, pancake breakfast Saturday (6:30am at the United Methodist Church), 5K run, arts and crafts, used book sale, health fair, treasure hunt, horseshoe tournament, entertainment, activities for kids, street dance. A few events take place prior to the main weekend.
Get Details: Call 478-994-9239

March 10-11, 2007
Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival
Drexel Park,
Valdosta, Georgia
From 10am-5pm you can enjoy arts and crafts, azalea displays, food, a Kid Zone and more. Park in Valdosta State University parking lots for convenience. There is no admission charge to the festival.
Further Information: Call 229-333-1861 or 229-259-3500

March 10-11 & 17-18, 2007
Highland Maple Festival
Various venues,
Monterey (and McDowell), Virginia
Pancake breakfasts (with tasty maple syrup, of course), maple syrup making demonstrations and exhibits, music and other entertainment, sugar camp tours, arts and crafts, vendors, festival dance, chicken dinners, baked goods for sale, trout dinners, maple doughnuts and other maple treats. The festival is celebrating its 49th year.
Find Out More: Call 540-468-2550

March 11, 2007
Calle Ocho Festival
SW 8th Street,
Miami, Florida
This event, also known as Carnaval Miani, is a really big block part that actually takes place over about 23 city blocks in Little Havana. Enjoy Latin music and dance, lots of costumed entertainment and folklore, ethnic foods, activities for kids and more. Hours are 11am-7pm.
Questions? Call 305-644-8888

March 16-18, 2007
Irish Spring Festival
Community Building,
Ireland, West Virginia
(If you can get there a bit earl you can enjoy the Gospel Sing.) Plans for the festival include a car show, Irish road bowling, a snake chase, Irish jig and Irish harp workshops, arts and crafts, games, a parade, festival foods.
Find Out More: Call 304-452-8962

March 13-18, 2007
Nederland Heritage Festival
Boston Avenue at 17th,
Nederland, Texas
Zoo dynamics display, Chamber of Commerce members coffee session, motorcycle and car show, treasure hunt, art and photography show, washer tournament, carnival, pageants, golf tournament, parade at 10am on Saturday, talent show, chili cooking contest, Cuisine Walk, collectibles, music in many genres. There is no admission charge.
Details: Call 409-724-2269

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March 15-18, 2007
Ocean Arts Festival
Banyan Tree Park
(and Campbell Park),
Lahaina, Hawaii
Kids Ocean Art Contest, whale photo displays, hula demonstrations and Hawaiian music, ocean-themed art sale, Creature Feature touch pool exhibit, marine-themed movies, marine biologist presentations.
Additional Information: Call 808-667-9193

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Catfish Festival
Washington, Louisiana
Now in its 7th year, the festival offers a flower show, games and rides, a pageant, Farmers' Parade, activities for kids, catfish cooking contest, Cajun and other festival foods, Cajun and Zydeco music, antiques.
Learn More: Call 377-826-3627

March 16-18, 2007
Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown streets,
Fairhope, Alabama
Now in its 55th year, the festival will feature entertainment, festival foods, more than 230 arts and crafts exhibitors, festival merchandise, a model train show (Sat. and Sun. at the Kindergarten Center in Fairhope at 100 S. Church St.) and more. Some 200,000 people are expected to enjoy this event. The festival is from 10am-5pm and there is no admission charge. Shuttles are available at nearby shopping centers.
Further Information: Call 251-621-8222

March 16-18, 2007
Amite Oyster Festival
Tangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds,
Amite, Louisiana
Rodeo, fireman's challenge, carnival, music, scavenger hunt at Spitale's Restaurant (preceding the festival), arts and crafts, chili cookoff, parade on Saturday, brunches, pageant.
Get The Facts: Call 985-748-7156

March 16-18, 2007
Rabbit Festival
City Park,
Iowa, Louisiana
Arts and crafts, festival foods, vendors, carnival, Cajun and other music, rabbit cooking compettion. There is an admission charge. Hours are 5pm-midnight on Friday, 10am-12am Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Info: Call 337-582-3044 or 800-456-7952

March 16-18, 2007
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Various venues,
Shamrock, Texas
Pageant, dance for those age 21 and older, parade (10:30am on Sauturday), lawnmower races, Youth Night, arts and crafts, Donegal Beard Contest, carnival, Irish Stew and other festival foods, classic cars (and other vehicles). The event is celebrating its 61st year.
Questions? Call 806-256-2501

March 16-25, 2007
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Central City Park and
other downtown venues
Macon, Georgia
300,000 cherry trees should be blooming this month in the Macon area, so the community throws in a lot more fun in with the showy blossoms. Enjoy this 25th year of the festival with pink pancakes, a cherry market, model railroad display, Bengal Tigers demo and viewing, amesaiku-shaped candy making demos, gospel concert, tours of local homes, lantern tours of Ocmulgee National Monument, the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, marathon race, Balloon Fest & Air Show, Cherry Blossom Riding Tours, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, ikebana and other floral displays, activities for kids, sales of cherry trees, international food fair, high school girls' soccer, Mustang & Ford Show, fireworks, Special Olympics Summer Games, Cherry Blossom Gala & Ball, musical tribute to Elvis, pet fashion show, Family Day, organ concerts, Latino Night, cherries & ice cream, Casino Night, a health fair, bed races, environmental presentations, the Dixie Disco Dog Championships, College Night, fashion show, golf tournament and lots of pink around town. Get some cherry blossoms painted on your car windows.
Additional Details: Call 478-751-7429

March 17, 2007
Azalea Festival
Courthouse Square,
Jasper, Texas
In its 18th year the festival will feature entertainment, food, games for the kids, the Annual Azalea Trail tour of blooms, arts and crafts, cake decorating contest and more.
Further Information: Call 409-384-2762

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March 17-18, 2007
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Civic Center,
Dublin, California
Pancake breakfast 7-10am on Saturday, Shamrock 5k Fun Run (7am on Sunday), Green & White Gala, parade Saturday at 9am, rides for kids, roaming entertainers, storytelling, music and dance, arts and crafts. Most of the events run from 10am-5pm.
Find Out More: Call 925-556-4500

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March 17-18, 2007
Potomac Highlands Maplefest
New Creek Elementary School on Rt. 972,
New Creek, West Virginia
5K run, buckwheat pancakes and sausage breakfast, maple syrup making, arts and crafts, music, petting zoo. There is no fee to park and no admission charge.
Questions? Call 304-788-1831

March 17-18, 2007
West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival
Main Street,
Pickens, West Virginia
Pancakes and maple syrup will be available all day long. Enjoy an art and photo show, 5K run/1-mile fun run, tours of a maple syrup camp, activities for kids, maple syrup items for sale, festival merchandise, muzzle loading contest, dances, crafts, festival foods, quilt show and sale, music, antiques, soapmaking demos. Hours are 9am-11pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday.
Further Details: Call 304-924-6288

March 21-25, 2007
Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital campus,
Mobile, Alabama
The festival celebrates its 14th year with the World of Flowers landscaped gardens, Designer Tablescapes, Floral Design Showcase, activities for kids, floral artworks, seminars, an amateur horticultural exhibit, winemaker dinner, wine tasting and more.
Info: Call 251-639-2050 or 877-777-0529

March 22-April 1, 2007
Chasco Fiesta
Various venues,
Port Richey, Florida
Most events take place the weekend of March 30-April 1. Enjoy a 5K & 10K run, 8K off-road run, 11 mile run/walk, parade, Lions Club breakfast, 10K in-line skate, Noche Latina, poker run, BBQ, golf tournament, kayak race, talent search, musical concerts, flea market, Native American arts and crafts, softball tournament, antiques. Many events are held at Sims Park on Bank Street.
Get The Facts: Call 727-842-7651

March 23-24, 2007
Fire Ant Festival
Heritage Park,
Ashburn, Georgia
Art show, Fire Ant Walk & 5K Run, fireworks, lip sync contest, pet parade, car and bike show, entertainment, health fair, carnival, arts and crafts, poker run, Fire Ant Calling Contest, food vendors, strawberry cooking contest.
Questions? Call 229-567-9696

March 23-24, 2006
Liberty Jubilee
On the Square,
Liberty, Texas
Library book sale, parade, photo contest, craft demonstrations, activities for the kids, art and crafts sale, festival foods, entertainment on 3 stages, sporting events, BBQ cookoff, strolling entertainers.
Additional Details: Call 936-336-3684

March 24, 2007
Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Festival
City Park on N. Airport Dr.,
Weslaco, Texas
It's the 18th year for this one. Onion recipe contest, pageant, arts and crafts, food vendors, commercial vendors, activities for kids, 4 areas of entertainment (including the impressive Andalusian horses), music, Onion Eating Contest, Le Gran Cebolla Cookoff. There is a parking fee but there is no admission charged to the festival.
Learn More: Call 956-968-2102

March 24-25, 2007
Santa Barbara Whale Festival
Stearns Wharf,
Santa Barbara, California
This is the festival's 12th year. Enjoy whale watching tours, marine education information and displays, festival foods, arts and crafts, activities for kids, diving demonstrations, rubber duck race, and more. Hours are 10am-4pm and there is no admission charge.
Get the Facts: Call 800-793-7666 or 805-897-3187

March 24-25, 2007
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia International Horse Park,
Conyers, Georgia
For its 26th year festival organizers have planned fun such as entertainment on 3 different stages, commerical vendors, activities for kids, a golf tournament, croquet tournament, civic and nonprofit displays, arts and crafts, cherry pie and more. Hours are 10am-5pm.
Questions? Call 770-929-4270

March 24-25 and 28-April 1, 2007
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Various venues,
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Pageant, pancake breakfasts, street rod and classic car show, historical drama, 8K run/5K walk, car cruise, parade, antique tractor display, horse pulling contest, tractor contest, model railroad display, quilt show, arts and crafts, storytelling, living historical village with demonstrations and displays, maple syrup making and demonstrations, more. The festival celebrates its 60th year in 2007.
Further Information: Call 814-634-0213

March 29-April 1, 2007
Windfest 2007
Community Center,
Portland, Texas
Bike stunt team performance, Wild West Shootout Shows, petting zoo, clowns, activities for kids, helicopter demonstration, fireworks, music, arts and crafts, festival foods, chili cookoff, horseshoe tournament, washer pitching tournament, parade, dachshund dash.
Details: Call 361-643-2475 or 877-643-2475

March 30-April 1, 2007
Cypress Sawmill Festival
Kemper Williams Park/Campground,
Patterson, Louisiana
Passe partout (2-person saw competition) by festival queens, softball tournament, sawmill display, festival merchandise, carnival games and rides, Fun Walk, fireworks, bass tournament, petting zoo, classic vehicles, horseshoe tournament, antique engine display, entertainment, festival foods, arts and crafts.
Questions? Call 985-395-4905 or 800-256-2931

March 31, 2007
German Sausage Festival
Town Park,
Elberta, Alabama
German foods (including sausage and sauerkraut), rides and games for the kids, arts and crafts booths, polka and other German music. The festival runs from 8am-5pm—but if you want to buy sausage you should get there as early as possible. They often sell out by mid-afternoon.
Get the Facts: Call 251-986-5805

March 31-April 15, 2007
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Various venues,
Washington, D.C.
Kite festival, sushi and saki tasting, Family Day, Go tournament, art show, parade, soccer, music, flea market, paddleboat photo excursions, Blossoms by Bike, walking tours, kimono exhibit, Japanese garden photo exhibit, sailing regatta, cherry tree lantern tours, Junior Ranger programs, Freedom Walk, 10-mile run, lantern lighting ceremony, anime presentations, golf tournament, fireworks, much more.
Find Out More: Call 202-661-7584

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

Mar. 2-4 Greek Festival, St. Catherine's at 110 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida, 561-833-6387
Mar. 2-4 Danville Heritage Festival, High School, Danville, Kentucky, 859-238-6223 or 800-755-0076
Mar. 3 Rosenberg Railroad Festival, 11am-9pm, Rosenberg, Texas, 281-633-2848
Mar. 3-4 Oregon Chocolate Festival, Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland, Oregon, 541-488-1700
Mar. 3-4 Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival, Winthrop, Washington, 888-463-8469
Mar. 9-11 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup (46th),
                   Nolan County Coliseum, Sweetwater, Texas, 325-235-8938 or 325-235-5488
Mar. 10-11 Apollo Beach Manatee Arts Festival, 10am-5pm & 10am-4pm, Hwy. 41, Apollo Beach, Florida, 813-645-1366
Mar. 11 Maple Sugaring Fest (rain date Mar. 18), Beaver Brook Maple Hill Farm, Hollis, New Hampshire, 603-465-7787
Mar. 16-18 Arts & Crafts Festival (55th), Downtown, Fairhope, Alabama, 251-621-8222 or 251-928-6387
Mar. 16-18 Jonquil Festival, 9am-5pm, Old Washington Historic State Park, Washington, Arkansas, 870-983-2684
Mar. 16-18 Taste of Solvang, Downtown, Solvang, California, 800-468-6765
Mar. 17 Festival of Live Oaks, 9am-5pm, City Park, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-2337
Mar. 17 Wild Hog Explosion, Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas, 830-796-4447
Mar. 17-18 Fort Bragg Whale Festival, Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Mar. 17-18 Dandelion Days, 8am-5pm, Downtown, Jackson, California, 209-223-1706
Mar. 17-18 Maple Sugar Festival, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-381-1574
Mar. 21-25 Festival of Flowers,
                   Providence Hospital Campus, Mobile, Alabama, 251-639-2050 or 877-777-0529
Mar. 23-25 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, Connecticut, 301-990-1400
Mar. 23-25 South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival
                   Knights of Columbus Hall, Hallettsville, Texas, 361-798-2311
Mar. 24-25 Maple Harvest Festival,
                   10am-4pm, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 814-667-3424 or 814-863-2000
Mar. 24-25 Wild Hog Festival & Craft Fair (16th), City Park, Sabinal, Texas, 830-988-2709
Mar. 24-25 Whitingham Maple Festival, Whitingham School on Rt. 100 S., Whitingham, Vermont moehog@msn.com
Mar. 25 Wistaria Festival, 9am-5pm, Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, California, 626-306-1150 or 626-355-7135
Mar. 29-Apr. 1 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, 504-581-1144
Mar. 30-Apr. 1 Creole Festival, City Park, Jeanerette, Louisiana, 337-276-3615
Mar. 31 Egg Celebration, 8am-2pm, Civic Center, West Covina, California, 626-939-8430
Mar. 31 Attapulgus Dogwood Festival, Attapulgus, Georgia, 229-465-3482
Mar. 31 Daffodil Festival, Main Street, Fremont, North Carolina, 919-242-6011 or 919-242-2149
Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Texas SandFest (11th), 9am-5pm, Beach Markers 9 & 10, Port Aransas. Texas, 800-452-6278

Other March 2007 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may also be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Mar. 1-4 Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show, National Western Complex, Denver, Colorado, 800-457-2434
Mar. 1-4 Reno Boat Show, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada
Mar. 1-4 Lawn & Garden Show, State Fairgrounds, Nashville, Tennessee, 615-876-7680
Mar. 2-4 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 501-821-4000
Mar. 2-4 Gem Faire, County Fair & Expo Center, Costa Mesa, California, 760-747-9215
Mar. 2-4 WonderCon 2007, Moscone Center South, San Francisco, California, 619-491-2475
Mar. 2-4 Central Illinois Recreational Show, Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois, 309-692-6465
Mar. 2-4 Rhode Island RV, Camping Show, Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 800-332-3976
Mar. 2-4 Houston Sci-Fi Expo, Sheraton North Houston, Houston, Texas
Mar. 2-4 Hostlers Model Railroad Festival, Union Station, Ogden, Utah, 801-394-4952
Mar. 2-5 Skinny Tire Festival, Moab Valley Inn, Moab, Utah, 435-259-2698
Mar. 3 Arizona State Open Chili Championship, Ed Hooper Park, Casa Grande, Arizona, 520-792-0005
Mar. 3 Chinese New Year Parade, begins at Market & Second, San Francisco, California, 415-391-9680 or 415-982-3071
Mar. 3 Conch Shell Blowing Contest, 1:30pm, Key West, Florida, 305-294-9501
Mar. 3 Staple! Independent Media Expo, Red Oak Ballroom, Austin, Texas, info@staple-austin.org
Mar. 3-4 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (44th), 400 Staton-Christiana Rd., Newark, Delaware, 302-234-4488
Mar. 3-4 Meet Me Arts & Crafts Festival,
                   North Federal Hwy. between Palmetto Park Rd. & Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida, 561-999-1997
Mar. 3-4 Antiques & Vintage Collectibles Show, The Centre, Evansville, Indiana, 812-471-9419
Mar. 3-4 Woodcarvers Show, 10am-5pm & 12:30pm-5pm, 700 S. Marshall Rd., Middletown, Ohio
Mar. 3-4 Mid-State Gun & Knife Show, Ag Complex, Sparta, Tennessee, 931-738-8675
Mar. 3-4 Buffalo Gun Show, Civic Center, Buffalo, Texas, 903-322-4298
Mar. 3-4 Sports Show, Caroline Community Services Center on 301 S., Bowling Green, Virginia
Mar. 3-11 Home & Garden Show, Convention Center, Buffalo, New York, 716-631-2266
Mar. 4 Winter Antiques Show, 10am-5pm, 60 N. Salem Rd. (Rt. 121), Cross River, New York, 914-273-4667
Mar. 8-9 Community Garage Sale, Magnolia Park, Kirbyville, Texas, 409-423-6500
Mar. 8-10 Book Bazaar (31st), LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-578-5925
Mar. 9-11 Storytelling Festival, Mariposa, California, 800-903-9936
Mar. 9-11 Antiques & Garden Show, Keene Barn, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-253-0362
Mar. 9-11 Campers World RV Show, Expo Center, York, Pennsylvania
Mar. 10 Wrestling Show, Convention Center on N. High St., Columbus, Ohio, 614-827-2540
Mar. 10 Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (57th), 7am-2pm, VFW Hall on W. Crawford, Salina, Kansas, 785-827-4461
Mar. 10-11 Texas Guitar Show, Crockett Center, Mansfield, Texas, 817-473-6059
Mar. 10-11 Gem & Mineral Show, Armory, Sussex, Wisconsin, 262-246-6684
Mar. 10-Apr. 15 Dallas Blooms, 9am-5pm, Arboretum, Dallas, Texas, 214-515-2006
Mar. 11 Ugly Dog Contest, 11:15am-3pm, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, 858-755-5913
Mar. 11 Crash Test Dummies Race, Cannon Mtn. Ski Area, Franconia, New Hampshire, 603-823-8800
Mar. 11 Philadelphia Comic-Con, 10am-4pm, Ramada Philadelphia Airport, Essington, Pennsylvania, 856-782-0817
Mar. 11 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist, 10:30am, Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-606-1601
Mar. 14-16 Deep South Con, Radisson on S. Main, High Point, North Carolina
Mar. 15-18 Friends of Jefferson Public Library Book Sale,
                   Ponchartrain Center on Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana, 504-455-2665 or 800-884-3247
Mar. 16-18 Wizard World, Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, conventions@wizarduniverse.com
Mar. 16-18 Sidewalk Art Festival (48th), Central Park, Winter Park, Florida, 407-672-6390
Mar. 16-18 Dallas All-Con 2007,
                   North Crowne Plaza Hotel, Addison, Texas, 817-472-6368 or info@all-con.org
Mar. 17 Homeland Security Expo, Centennial Square, West Palm Beach, Florida, 561-832-2364
Mar. 17 Daffodil Day, 10am-2pm, Town Hall, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 931-389-9663
Mar. 17-18 Calico Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-5pm & 9am-4pm, Spence Field, Moultrie, Georgia, 229-985-1968
Mar. 17-18 Home & Garden Show, Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, North Carolina, 252-637-1551
Mar. 17-18 Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair (12th),
                   10-6 & 11-5, County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, info@bayareaanarchistbookfair.org
Mar. 18 Chocolate & Coffee Festival,
                   10:30am-3pm, Adirondack Community College Auditorium, Queensbury, New York, 518-743-1348
Mar. 18 Greater Rhode Island Model Train Show,
                   10am-4pm, Civic Center, West Warwick, Rhode Island, lrd_shows@yahoo.com
Mar. 21-25 Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale, Princeton Day School, Princeton, New Jersey, 609-921-7479
Mar. 22-24 Kona Chocolate Festival, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 808-324-4606
Mar. 22-25 Aggie Con, Texas A&M U, College Station, Texas
Mar. 23-25 Fear Fest, Hampton Inn on Rodeo Dr., Mesquite, Texas, 800-722-1891
Mar. 23-26 Winter Craft Fair, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm, Florida
Mar. 24 Arizona Burn Center Chili Cookoff, Western Trails Ranch on NW Grand Ave., Morristown, Arizona, 623-388-9748
Mar. 24 Toy, Doll & Collectible Show, County Fairgrounds, San Jose, California, 408-298-1709
Mar. 24-25 Gun & Knife Show, Old Hardy Gym, Hardy, Arkansas, 875-856-3571
Mar. 24-25 Gun Show, County Fair & Expo Center, Costa Mesa, California, 801-544-9125
Mar. 24-25 DeLand Outdoor Art Festival (42nd),
                   Earl Brown Park on S. Alabama Ave., DeLand, Florida, 386-734-3243 or 386-740-5800
Mar. 24-25 Asian Food & Cultural Show, Old School Square, Delray Beach, Florida, 561-243-7922
Mar. 24-25 Annual Herb & Garden Fest, Marshall Park, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 228-875-4424
Mar. 24-25 Steel City Con (a.k.a. Pittsburgh Toy, Comic and Childhood Collectibles Show,
                   Expo Mart on Business Rt. 22, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 814-467-1500
Mar. 24-25 Spring Spectacular Arts & Crafts Extravaganza,
                   10am-4pm, Fire Department on University Ave., Star City (suburb of Morgantown), West Virginia, 304-276-9380
Mar. 30-31 Home, Garden & Sports Show, County Fairgrounds, Ash Flat, Arkansas, 870-994-2311
Mar. 30-31 Home & Garden Show, County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, Oklahoma, 405-244-0787
Mar. 30-Apr. 1 Boom Design show, Barker Hangar at the Airport, Santa Monica, California, 310-394-8600
Mar. 31 Jell-O A Go-Go Art Show, 5-8pm, Maude Kerns Art Center on E. 15th Ave., Eugene, Oregon, 541-345-1571
Mar. 31 Rose City Chili Cookoff, Gander Mountain Store on Hwy. 69 S., Tyler, Texas, 903-372-2818
Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Southeast Idaho Gem & Mineral Society Show County Fairgrounds, Pocatello, Idaho, 208-233-2438
Mar. 31-Apr. 1 Emerald City ComiCon, Qwest Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington, info@emeraldcitycomicon.com

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Joan Garnand
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Her design styles range from simple elegance to whimsical fun. Joan does hand-painted stationery, uses spare moments at festivals to paint faces, and entertains children at private parties.
A sample of her work is illustrated online.
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...
So, who is it who takes the throne if, for whatever reason, Prince William of Wales can not take the position someday? Discover the rules for the Line of Succession on the web site of the Royal Family. And if you're having trouble remembering what the Line of Succession is for U.S. President you can renew your old civics notes here.

Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, Baseball Hall of Fame—did you know there is also a Bicycle Hall of Fame?

No passport is required to visit the San Juan Islands of Washington state. Want to stay on a 60-acre ranch? Check out States Inn & Ranch of Friday Harbor. No TV, but they do have WiFi!
A little different way to grab a sandwich on your travels: When in Atlanta, try a sandwich at Which Wich. You pick up a paper bag and mark on the bag what you want on your sandwich. They also have shops in several Texas locations (maybe Oklahoma too?) and more are coming soon.

When in the St. Louis area, be sure to get to Blueberry Hill for a Sweetheart hot dog (with Swiss cheese and onions).

Zingerman's Deli (in Ann Arbor, Michigan) has corned beef and other favorites, but veggie lovers can get a sandwich filled with marinated grilled portabello mushrooms and tomato spread and another veggie one of roasted eggplant, cheese and peppers.

Other sandwich stops worth a visit include Capriotti's in Vegas. (They may have opened a shop back East too.) Hopkins Eatery in Tallahassee, Florida sounds great and also child-friendly for travelers with kids. And I keep hearing about a "double-dipped" sandwich at Johnny's Pastrami in Los Angeles. If you've found other great sandwich stops on your travels, please let me know!


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