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March 5-8, 2009
Navigation Park,
Fulton, Texas
Parade at 11am on the 7th, oyster eating contests, carnival games and rides, vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts. If you don't indulge in oysters there are plenty of other festival foods to munch. It's the festival's 30th season.
Learn More: Call 361-729-5533

March 6-7, 2009
Camden Daffodil Festival
Various venues,
Camden, Arkansas
Activities for kids, quilt show, 5K run/walk, Oakland Confederate Cemetery Walk, historic home tours, daffodil garden tours, drive-by tours of Oakland Farm, antiques and collectibles, art show & sale, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Camden Fairview Middle School, Steak Cook-Off, rock climbing competition, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, musical entertainment, coffee and cookies at the United First Methodist church (where you can get info on the festival), Civil War re-enactors and encampment Downtown on the Riverfront, festival merchandise, festival foods, daffodil painting contest, Westside United Methodist Church lunch. There's plenty to do during this 16th year.
Details: Call 870-836-0023

March 7, 2009
Blossom Days Festival
7th & N Streets,
Sanger, California
Plans for this year include the Blossom Trail 10K run (along with some shorter routes), arts and crafts, a car show, entertainment, activities for the kids, plenty of spots for enjoying blossoms of the almond (plus apple, nectarine and peach) trees.
Further Information: Call 559-875-4575

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March 7-8, 2009
Chatanika Days
Chatanika Lodge,
Chatanika, Alaska
Enjoy wacky outhouse races, snowmobile tug-of-war, long-john contest, music, more snow-centric events. Festival-goers, be sure to confirm these dates!
Get The Facts: Call 907-389-2164

March 7-8, 2009
Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Music Festival
Pomona, California
Irish music and dance on a whopping nine entertainmennt stages, Leprechaun Village, sheepherding demonstrations, Irish clan gatherings, storytelling, Irish sporting competitions and games, Irish dog demonstrations, and plenty of Irish foods such as Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches. The fun goes from 10am-6pm both days this 7th year.
More: Call 310-537-4240

March 6-7, 2009
Floral City Strawberry Festival
Floral Park on US Hwy. 41,
Floral City, Florida
Strawberry shortcake, pony rides, rock climbing wall, tractor show, more than 150 arts and crafts booths, pageants, car shows, activities for kids, chocolate-covered strawberries, at least 2 dozen food vendors, strawberries for sale by the flat. You can park at the fairgrounds and take a bus to and from Floral Park. Hours are 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday.
Questions? Call 352-726-2801 or 352-795-3149

March 7-8, 2009
Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair
Interstate Fairgrounds on Mobile Hwy. at Pine Forest Rd.,
Pensacola, Florida
Miniature horses, renaissance merchants, crafts, games, music, jugglers, firebreathers, drawings for prizes, plenty of jousting and pretend swordfighting. You may certainly come in costume, but period weapons must be peace-tied. Please leave pets safely at home and refrain from bringing in outside food or beverages.
Learn More: Call 877-429-8462

March 9-14, 2009
Irish Festival
Clare, Michigan
Recipe contest, parade, 5/10K road race, bed races, craft show at the Clare Primary School on the 14th from 9am-4pm, more. It's the event's 34th season.
Questions? Call 989-386-2442 or 888-AT-CLARE

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March 10-15, 2009
Nederland Heritage Festival
Boston Avenue at 17th,
Nederland, Texas
Enjoy a parade at 10am on Saturday, treasure hunt, art and photography shows, carnival, Characters in the Park, battle of the bands, motorcycle and car show, washer tournament, collectibles, chili cooking contest, crafts. The Cuisine Walk will include burgers, stuffed potatoes, chicken gumbo, pizza, deep-fried Oreo Cookies, strawberry shortcake (and more).
Further Details: Call 409-724-2269

March 12-15, 2009
Ocean Arts Festival
Banyan Tree Park,
Lahaina, Hawaii
Ocean-themed art, whale photo displays, a touch pool exhibit, Kids Ocean Art, hula demonstrations, marine biologist presentations, all in a great setting. There is no admission charge.
Additional Facts: Call 808-667-9193

March 12-15, 2009
Catfish Festival
Washington, Louisiana
Games and rides, parade, activities for kids, catfish cooking contest, Cajun and Zydeco music, arts and crafts, craft (and other) booths. It's the festival's 10th year of fun.
Learn More: Call 337-319-1635 or 337-826-3627

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March 13-15, 2009
Ostrich Festival
Tumbleweed Park,
Chandler, Arizona
Sea lion show, pig races, live ostriches and emus on display, 5K run/walk on Sat. at 8am (begins Downtown at Frye & Arizona Ave.), Ostrich Festival Parade on Sat. at 10am, fire truck display, Ostrich Alley (with feather products plus foods, activities for kids, Jest in Time Circus, medieval jousting, ostrich races, muscle car show, demo derby, petting zoo. There will also be plenty of music: among those scheduled (at this writing) to perform are Foghat, Mark Chestnut, Grass Roots.
Info: Call 480-963-4571

March 13-15, 2009
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Various venues,
Shamrock, Texas
Help celebrate this 63rd year with with a Miss Irish Rose Pageant, Chuckwagon Cookoff near the First National Bank, gospel singing on Sat. evening, Old Settler's Reunion at the Fire Station, carnival, classic vehicles on Old Route 66, rodeo events, Donegal Beard Growing Contest, parade at 10:30am on Sat., music and dance, arts and crafts at the JayCee Gym on Main Street. When you get the need for food, delve into Irish stew and other dishes.
Get The Facts: Call 806-256-2501

March 14, 2009
Redbud Festival
Buna School on Hwy. 62,
Buna, Texas
Entertainment, activities for kids, games and rides, parade on Main Street at 10am, vendors, arts and crafts, festival foods. There is no admission charge.
Questions? Call 409-994-5586

March 14-15, 2009
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Civic Center,
Dublin, California
Pancke breakfast from 7-10am on Sat. at Fire Station No. 16 on Donohue Drive, parade Sat. at 9:30am, roaming entertainers, arts and crafts, music and dance, 5K Fun Run/Walk, carnival games and rides, festival foods such as fish and chips, BBQ specialties, burritos, corned beef sandwiches and garlic fries.
Details: Call 925-556-4500

March 14-15, 2009
Dandelion Days
Jackson, California
General hours for this 37th year are 8am-5pm. Enjoy street entertainers, arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, festival foods, Dandelion Days 5K Fun Run.
Further Information: Call 209-223-1706

March 14-15, 2009
Almond Blossom Festival
George Lane Park,
Quartz Hill, California
In this 60th year you can enjoy a raffle, festival foods, games and rides, parade at 10am on Sat., pancake breakfast in the community room at the park, Children's Pet Parade at 9:30am on Sat., main Festival Parade at 10am on Sat., more.
Learn More: Call 661-722-4811

March 14-15, 2009
Hebron Maple Festival
Various venues,
Hebron, Connecticut
Fire apparatus display, dog sled exhibition, art (and other) activities for children, pancake breakfasts, face painting, greyhound adoption info, self-guided tours of the sugar houses, ice cream eating contest, blacksmith demonstrations, sales of Girl Scout Cookies, arts and crafts, woodworking demonstrations, festival merchandise, plus plenty of maple treats such as maple cotton candy and maple pudding cake. There will be other festival foods on hand as well. It's the festival's 19th anniversary.
Get the Facts: Call 860-228-9317

March 14-15, 2009
Rattlesnake Roundup
Evans County Wildlife Club Facility,
Claxton, Georgia
In its 42nd year the festival offers fun such as arts and crafts, activities for kids, rattlesnake and wildlife info, a pageant, food vendors, festival merchandise, a parade and more. The snakes are captured so that venom can be collected for medical purposes and the animals are not harmed.
Questions? Call 912-739-3820

March 14-15, 2009
Forsythia Festival
Courthouse Square,
Forsyth, Georgia
Boy Scouts pancake breakfast on Sat. from 7-10am at the United Methodist Church, sporting tournaments, 5K and 1-mile run, community and non-profit booths, arts and crafts, horseshoe tournament, activities for the kids, food vendors, artist demonstrations, entertainment, Faithfest, used book sale at the library.
Additional Details: Call 478-994-9239

March 14-15, 2008
Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival
Drexel Park,
Valdosta, Georgia
Roaming entertainers, arts and crafts, Native American Village with storytelling and other activities, pet contest, 5K road race, 1-mile walk/run, racing pigs, bungee jumps, plant sale, Outertoons, music, festival foods, azaleas on display. There is no admission charge. Some 35,000 people are expected to get in on the fun.
More: Call 229-269-9381

March 14-15, 2009
Irish Spring Festival
Community Building,
Ireland, West Virginia
Irish road bowling, Snake Chase walk/run, car show, Greenery Stroll (parade), Irish jig and Irish harp workshops, games, festival foods, arts and crafts. It's the 28th season for this one.
Get The Facts: Call 304-452-8962

March 14-15, 21-22, 2009
Highland Maple Carnival
Various venues,
Monterey (and McDowell), Virginia
Rub elbows with more than 50,000 who are expected to attend this 51st year of fun. Plans include 5 venues with pancake breakfasts, arts and crafts, maple syrup making demonstrations and exhibits, music and other entertainment, sugar camp tours (for which you should dress warmly), chicken dinners, baked goods for sale, plenty of festival treats such as fish sandwiches, maple syrup products and maple doughnuts.
Info: Call 540-466-2550

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March 15, 2009
Calle Ocho Festival
Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida
The area known as Little Havana puts on a party on 8th between 4th and 27th Avenue. Enjoy Latin (plus Hispanic and Caribbean) music and dance, costumed entertainers, KidZone (4 blocks of fun), festival foods and more. This 23-block party is part of Carnaval Miami. General hours are 11am-7pm.
Get Details: Call 305-644-8888

March 19-29, 2009
Chasco Fiesta
Various venues,
New Port Richey, Florida
Boat parade on the 25th at 1pm, golf tournament, antiques, country music concerts, flea market. There will be a car, truck and bike show on the 22nd from 8am-3pm and the festival will feature Native American arts and crafts. Enjoy a softball tournament, Noche Latina, antiques, Children's village, talent search, carnival, wines and more.
Further Facts: Call 727-842-7651 or 877-CHASCO

March 20, 2008
Azalea Festival
Courthouse Square,
Jasper, Texas
Annual Azalea Tour of Homes, festival foods, entertainment, petting zoo, arts and crafts, classic cars, games for the kids. Hours are 9am-4pm for this 21st year.
Get Details: Call 409-384-2762 or 409-384-4651

March 20-22, 2009
Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown streets,
Fairhope, Alabama
Fun planned for this 57th year: Spring Fever Chase 10K and 2-mile run, festival merchandise, art activities for kids, model train show Sat. and Sun. at the Kindergarten Center in Fairhope at 100 S. Church Street, entertainment, more than 200 artisans and crafters, pet adoption info. More than a quarter of a million people attended last year. General hours are 10am-5pm.
Find Out More: Call 291-621-8222

March 20-22, 2009
Jonquil Festival
Washington Historic State Park,
Washington, Arkansas
Festival foods, arts and crafts, entertainment, thousands of yellow jonquils in bloom for viewing and enjoyment. Outside activities are free of charge, but there is a fee to tour buildings in the park. General hours are 9-5 on Friday and Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. It's the event's 41st year.
Additional Information: Call 870-983-2684

March 20-22, 2009
Amite Oyster Festival
Tangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds,
Amite, Louisiana
Scavenger Hunt at Spitale's Restaurant (just preceding the festival), chili cookoff at the fire station (with a street dance following), more. (We had a request in for more information, but no one has gotten back to us at this writing. The festival has had some struggles in the past year or two. If you live in the local area, how about volunteering to give them a boost with your time?)
Questions? Call 985-746-7156

March 20-22, 2009
Rabbit Festival
Lawrence Toups Jr. Memorial Park,
Iowa, Louisiana
Rabbit show, Miss Bunny pageant, festival foods, parade on Sat. at 10am, carnival, 2 stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, petting zoo, Cajun and other music, carnival. It's the 24th season for the festival.
Find Out Details: Call 337-582-3044 or 800-456-7952

March 20-29, 2009
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Central City Park (and other Downtown venues),
Macon, Georgia
Pet fashion show, Tour of Homes, more than 100 motorcycles on display, international food fair, festival merchandise, golf tournaments, Sealion Splash, College Night, Mulberry Street Festival, ham radio activities, Mustang & Ford show, lawnmower races, concert and fireworks, Kaleidoscope of Cultures, lantern lighting ceremony, Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, pink pancakes, hot air balloons, children's sidewalk chalk art, bed races, Cherry Blossom Ballroom Spectacular, cherry blossom riding tours, Army Ground Forces Band Concert, Special Olympics Track & Field events, Founders Day Celebration, contemporary Christian music concerts, horse-drawn carriage rides, plus you can probably find yourself some great cherry baked goods to enjoy.
Further Details: Call 478-751-7429

March 21-22, 2009
Potomac Highlands Maplefest
Keyser High School at 1 Tornado Way,
Keyser, West Virginia
Buckwheat pancake breakfasts (with maple syrup) at Keyser High School and at Laurel Dale Church, music, arts and crafts, farmers market, more. Hours are 9am-4pm. (Breakfasts may begin earlier, so check first.)
Further Information: Call 304-788-1831

March 21-22, 2009
West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival
Main Street,
Pickens, West Virginia
Basket sale, festival merchandise, artist demos, festival foods, quilt show and sale, art and photo show, pottery sale, paintball, special postal cancellation, activities for kids, muzzle loading contest, pancakes and maple syrup available all day, music, antiques, soapmaking demonstrations, square dancing.
Find Out Details: Call 304-924-6288

March 21-22, 25-29, 2009
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Various venues,
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
5K and 6K run, festival dance, tractor games, Lions pancake breakfasts, agricultural displays, home arts displays, quilt show, model railroad display, street rod and classic car show, horse pulling contest, maple syrup making and demos, historical drama. Some activities may have separate ticketing and/or may require reservations. It's the event's 62nd year.
Learn More: Call 814-634-0213

March 25-29, 2009
Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital Campus,
Mobile, Alabama
Designer Tablescapes, Bellingrath Gardens display, landscape and gardening equipment, landscaped gardens, The Garden of Eating, Gardener's Galleria, activities for kids, World of Flowers exhibit, photo contest, Garden Cafe, container garden ideas, more. Hours are 9am-5pm Wed. through Sat. and 11am-5pm Sun.
Get The Festival Facts: Call 251-639-2050 or 877-777-0529

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March 27-28, 2009
Fire Ant Festival
Heritage Park,
Ashburn, Georgia
Celebrate with a pet parade, lip sync contest on Friday night, car show, Dixieland Carnival (opens Wed night before main festival), poker run, Health Fair, bike show and contest, giant fire ant maze, Fire Ant 5k Run, entertainment, art show, arts and crafts, Fire Ant Calling Contest, food vendors, strawberry cooking contest, fireworks at 8:30pm on Friday, soap carving contest, drive-in movie, pageant (the week before festival), Fire Ant Fling, fly-in at Turner County Airport.
Find Out Details: Call 229-567-9696

March 27-29, 2009
Creole Festival
City Park on Tarleton Street,
Jeanerette, Louisiana
Arts and crafts, fais dodo, music, rides and games, cabbage ball tournament, Cajun food. Festival-goers, please verify dates before traveling!
Questions? Call 337-276-3615 or 888-9-IBERIA

March 27-28, 2009
Liberty Jubilee
On the Square,
Liberty, Texas
Fish fry, street dance, parade, petting zoo, activities for children, book sale, BBQ Cookoff, arts and crafts, bake sale, fireworks, festival foods.
Learn Details: Call 936-336-3684

March 28, 2009
German Sausage Festival
Town Park,
Elberta, Alabama
Arts and crafts vendors, games for the kids, baked goods for sale, polka and other German music and dancing, plus lots of German food such as sausages and sauerkraut, goulash, filled cabbage, potato salad. There will also be BBQ specialties, popcorn, peanuts and other festival treats.
Find Out More: Call 251-986-5805

March 28-29, 2009
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia International Horse Park,
Conyers, Georgia
Golf tournament, reptile rescue info, activities for kids, festival merchandise, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, food (including cherry pie) non-profit displays, 5K trail Fun Run For Relief. Parking is 5 dollars, but there is no admission charge to the festival. Please leave pets comfortably at home while you come to enjoy this 28th year.
Note: Please bring food for the emergency relief fund (mac and cheese mixes, canned chili, cans of spaghetti meals, boxes of oatmeal, canned tuna, peanut butter, etc.
Further Information: Call 770-929-4270

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March 28-29, 2009
Wild Hog Festival
City Park,
Sabinal, Texas
Living history demos, arts and crafts, 3-on-3 basketball, wild hog catching, games and rides, helicopter rides, BBQ, musical entertainment, gunfighter shows, plenty of treats such as Hawaiian Shaved Ice, tacos, Creole battered chicken, fajitas, nachos, hotdogs, cinnamon roasted nuts, fruit smoothies and more. The festival celebrates 18 seasons in 2009.
Further Facts: Call 830-988-2709 or Email Ross Burris rburris@yahoo.com

March 28-April 12, 2009
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Various venues,
Washington, D.C.
Art show at Union Station, parade down Constitution Avenue on April 4 at 10am, Freedom Walk, Blossom Photo Safaris, River Blossom Tour, 10-mile run on April 5, lantern walks, Japan Bowl (academic competition), Smithsonian Kite Festival, soccer tournament, lantern lighting ceremony, music, festival merchandise, fireworks, Blossoms By Bike, walking tours, Cherry Blossom River Teas, sushi and sake tasting, sailing regatta, rugby tournament, Blossom Secrets Stroll, photo excursions and more.
Further Facts: Call 877-44BLOOM

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

Mar. 6-7 Cotton Days, San Carlos Park on W. Central, Coolidge, Arizona, 520-723-3009
Mar. 6-8 Oregon Chocolate Festival (5th), Ashland Springs Hotel (and other venues), Ashland, Oregon, 541-488-1700
Mar. 6-8 Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival, Winthrop, Washington, 888-463-8469
Mar. 7-8 Fort Bragg Whale Festival, Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Mar. 12-15 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup (51st),
                   Newman Park & Nolan County Colseum, Sweetwater, Texas, 325-235-8938 or 325-235-5488
Mar. 14 Wild Hog Explosion, Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas, 830-796-4447
Mar. 14-15 Apollo Beach Manatee Arts Festival (17th), 10-5/10-4,
                   Hwy. 41 just south of Big Bend Rd., Apollo Beach, Florida, 813-645-1366
Mar. 14-15 Maple Sugar Festival (46th), Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-381-1574
Mar. 15 Wistaria Festival, Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, California 626-355-5111 or 626-355-7135
Mar. 21 Festival of Live Oaks, 9-5, City Park at 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-2337
Mar. 20-22 Arts & Crafts Festival (57th), 10-5, Downtown, Fairhope, Alabama, 251-621-8222 or 251-926-6387
Mar. 20-22 Taste of Solvang (17th), Downtown, Solvang, California, 800-468-6765
Mar. 27-29 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, Connecticut. 301-990-1400
Mar. 27-29 German Heritage Festival (9th), Downtown, Tomball, Texas, 281-379-6844
Mar. 28 Festival Ray-la-ne, Civic Center, Rayne, Louisiana, 337-334-4470
Mar. 28 Daffodil Festival, Main Street, Fremont, North Carolina, 919-242-6011
Mar. 28-29 Maple Harvest Festival, 11-a,
                   Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 814-667-3424
Mar. 28-29 Whitingham Maple Festival (11th),
                   Whitingham School on Rt. 100 S. (info center), Whitingham, Vermont, 802-464-1154

Other March 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
Mar. 1 Cross River Winter Antiques Show (6th),
                   10-5, John Jay High School at 60 N. Salem Rd (Rt. 121), Cross River, New York, 914-273-4867
Mar. 1-8 Philadelphia Flower Show,
                   Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th & Arch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-988-8899
Mar. 5-8 Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show, National Western Complex, Denver, Colorado, 800-457-2434
Mar. 5-8 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, State Fairgrounds, Nashville, Tennessee, 615-876-7680
Mar. 6-7 Book Bazaar (33rd), 4-H Mini Farm Bldg. on LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-578-5925
Mar. 6-7 Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, Virginia, 703-807-3000
Mar. 6-8 York Campers World RV Show, York Expo Center on Carlisle Ave., York, Pennsylvania, 610-767-5026
Mar. 7 Arizona State Open Chili Championship, 10-6, Ed Hooper Park, Casa Grande, Arizona, 520-792-0005
Mar. 7 Conch Blowing Contest (Conch Honk), 1:30pm, Oldest House (322 Duval St.), Key West, Florida, 305-294-9501
Mar. 7 Staple! Independent Media Expo, Monarch Event Center, Austin, Texas, Email info@staple-austin.org
Mar. 7-Apr. 12 Dallas Blooms, Arboretum, Dallas, Texas, 214-515-6500
Mar. 7-8 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (46th), Delaware Tech on Churchmans Rd., Newark, Delaware, 302-234-4488
Mar. 7-8 Miami Valley Woodcarvers Show,
                   10-5/12:30-5, Christ United Methodist Church at 700 S. Marshall Rd., Middletown, Ohio, 513-423-0822
Mar. 7-8 Mid State Gun & Knife Show, White County Ag Complex, Sparta, Tennessee, 921-738-8675
Mar. 8 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist, 10:30-noon, Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-606-1601
Mar. 12-13 Community Garage Sale, Magnolia Park, Kirbyville, Texas, 409-423-6500
Mar. 12-15 Friend of Jefferson Public Library Book Sale,
                   Pontchartrain Center on Williams Blvd., Kenner, Lousiania, 504-455-2665 or 800-884-3247
Mar. 12-15 Rockhound Roundup (44th), Southwestern State Fairgrounds, Deming, New Mexico, 505-544-8231
Mar. 13-15 Wizard World, Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, Email conventions@wizardent.com
Mar. 13-15 Mariposa Storytelling Festival (22nd),
                   Mariposa High School & Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, California, 800-903-2000
Mar. 13-15 Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show (12th), Keene Barn, Lexinton, Kentucky, 859-253-0362
Mar. 13-15 Dallas All-Con 2009,
                   North Crowne Plaza Hotel on Midway Rd., Addison, Texas, 817-472-6368 or Email info@all-con.org
Mar. 14-15 Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair (14th), 10-6/11-5,
                   County Fair Bldg. in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, Email info@bayareaanarchistbookfair.org
Mar. 14-16 Skinny Tire Festival, Archway Inn, Moab, Utah, 435-259-2598
Mar. 20-21 Siouxland Garden Show, 9-8/9-6, Marina Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 712-276-2157
Mar. 20-22 Winter Park Sidwalk Art Festival (50th), Central Park, Winter Park, Florida, 407-672-6390
Mar. 21 Arizona Burn Center Chili Cookoff, 16130 Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria, Arizona, 623-388-9748
Mar. 21 Daffodil Day, Various venues, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 931-389-9653
Mar. 21-22 Thunder in the Valley Air Show (12th), Metropolitan Airport, Columbus, Georgia, 706-327-2634 ext 303
Mar. 21-22 Calico Arts & Crafts Show, 9-5/10-4, Sunbelt Expo (Spence Field), Moultrie, Georgia, 229-985-1968
Mar. 21-22 Home & Garden Show, 10-5/noon-4, Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, North Carolina, 910-219-8403
Mar. 25-29 Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale (78th), Princeton Day School, Princeton, New Jersey, 609-921-7479
Mar. 26-29 Aggie Con, Texas A & M U, College Station, Texas, Email aggiecondirector@gmail.com
Mar. 28 Public Bake Day, 10-5, Fort Gibson Historic Site, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, 918-478-4088
Mar. 28 Kerr County Market Days, 9-4, Courthouse Square, Kerrville, Texas, 830-792-4655
Mar. 28-29 Spring Into Wings, Wings Stadium on VanRick Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-349-1185
Mar. 31-Apr. 5 Kona Chocolate Festival & Symposium (8th),
                   Sheraton Keahou Bay Resort & Spa, Kalua-Kona, Hawaii, 808-324-4606 or 808-640-5500

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Look at this guy!

This is Scott L. Schwartz.
If you ever get into trouble, you'll want him on your side.

This guy means business.
And his business is playing big and bad.
Big may come easy, because he's 6'10" and weighs about 300 pounds.
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Happy Birthday to Scott on March 16!


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

Feather Choker Necklace
Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

Left: Feather Choker Necklace

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...
Selected vehicle-related links:
Official Kelley Blue Book Site
Muscular Mustangs
Eastwood Shop Talk Forum
Two Guys Garage TV Show
Plate Hut
Lambo Door Conversion
Love Wheels
Auto Recalls
The True Cost of Driving

Before you hit the trail to a Disney theme park or resort, you owe it to yourself to visit MouseSavers.com.

If you'd like to pledge to keep your speech and conversation r-word free, join with others at r-word.org.
A few places in Washington, D.C. that you may not have thought about seeing yet:
International Spy Museum
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
Eastern Market
National Building Museum
If you're not going soon, tuck the ideas away for a later date.


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