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March 4-7, 2010
Navigation Park,
Fulton, Texas
This event celebrates 31 years in 2010. Enjoy a parade at 11am on the 6th, oysters (and plenty of other festival foods for non-oyster eaters), carnival games and rides, vendors, music and other entertainment, arts and crafts booths, oyster eating contests, oyster shucking contests. Proceeds benefit the local Volunteer Fire Department.
Learn More: Call 361-463-9955

March 6, 2010
Blossom Days Festival
7th & N Streets,
Sanger, California
Food booths, Blossom Trail 10K run (plus some shorter routes), car show, blossom-viewing in orchards (plus vineyards and wildflower fields), arts and crafts, activities for the kids. It's the festival's 22nd year and general hours are 9am-4pm.
Get details: Call 559-875-4575

March 6-7, 2010
Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Music Festival
Pomona, California
It's the 8th anniversary for this one. Current plans include a Redhead Contest, Freckle Contest, sheepherding demonstrations, Irish clan gatherings, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches, Irish sporting competitions, Irish music and dance on a whopping 8 entertainment stages, Leprechaun Village (with a petting zoo plus pony rides and other activities for the kids), storytelling. If your last name is Murphy, bring your ID to get free admission this year.
Questions? Call 310-537-4240

March 6-7, 2010
Floral City Strawberry Festival
Floral Park on US Hwy. 41,
Floral City, Florida
Strawberry Sweets Cotest, Model A Car Club Show, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, pageants, pony rides and other activities for the kids, strawberry shortcake, rock climbing wall, chocolate-covered strawberries, at least 2 dozen food vendors, strawberries sold by the flat, music. It's the festival's 23rd anniversary.
Further Information: Call 352-726-2801

March 6-7, 2010
Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair
Interstate Fairgrounds on Mobile Highway at Pine Forest Rd.,
Pensacola, Florida
Staged and mingling entertainment from jugglers and firebreathers, drawings for prizes, crafts, games, miniature horses, renaissance merchants, jousting and playful swordfighting, food. You're invited to come in costume, but it's not required. All weapons must be peace-tied. Please, no pets. We're also asked not to bring in outside food or beverages.
Get The Facts: Call 677-429-8462

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March 9-14, 2010
Nederland Heritage Festival
Boston Avenue at 17th,
Nederland, Texas
Petting zoo, pageants, country music show, parade at 10am on the 13th, treasure hunt, carnival, Characters in the Park, motorcycle and car show, washer tournament, chili cooking competition, battle of the bands, collectibles, Cuisine Walk with burgers, stuffed potatoes, chicken gumbo, sausage bread, pizza, soft pretzels, deep-fried Oreo cookies, strawberry shortcake and more.
Questions? Call 409-724-2269

March 10-13, 2010
Irish Festival
Clare, Michigan
5K/10K road race plus kid's fun run, parade, Irish Recipe Contest, craft show at Clare Primary School on the 13th from 9am-4pm, bed races. The festival celebrates 35 seasons in 2010.
Details: Call 989-386-2442 or 888-AT-CLARE

March 12-13, 2010
Camden Daffodil Festival
Various venues,
Camden, Arkansas
Plans for this 17th year include a motorcycle ride-in show, Daffodil Poker Run, Civil War re-enactors and encampment, United Methodist Church lunch, daffodil garden tours, Oakland Confederate Cemetery Walk, activities for kids, quilt show, 5K run/walk, historic home tours, antiques and collectibles, art show and sale, music, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Camden Fairview Middle School, rock climbing competition, Steak Cook-Off, crafts, martial arts demonstrations, festival merchandise, daffodil painting contest, festival foods. General hours are 9am-6pm.
More: Call 870-836-0023

March 12-14, 2010
Ostrich Festival
Tumbleweed Park,
Chandler, Arizona
Carnival, pig races, Dock Dogs performance, Ostrich Alley (with feather products and other items), food vendors, live ostriches and emus on display, activities for kids, ostrich races, medieval jousting, petting zoo, roping demo, stunt show, boxing, archery show, arts and crafts, plus music from Nina Curri, Los Consentidos, Phillip Roebuck, Chris Young and others. This year marks the festival's 22nd anniversary. Hours are 2pm-midnight on Friday, 10am-midnight on Saturday and 10am-11pm on Sunday.
Further Info: Call 480-963-4571

March 13, 2010
Redbud Festival
Buna School on Highway 62,
Buna, Texas
Parade on Main Street at 10am, food, music, activities for kids, arts and crafts and more.
Details: Call 409-994-5586

March 13-14, 2010
Chatanika Days
Chatanika Lodge,
Chatanika, Alaska
Long-johns underwear contest, music, snowmobile tug-of-war, wacky outhouse races, snowshoe races, more snow-centric events.
Learn More: Call 907-389-2164

March 13-14, 2010
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Civic Center,
Dublin, California
Roaming entertainers, Irish music and Irish dancers, pancake breakfast from 7-10am on Saturday at Fire Station No. 16 at 7494 Donohue Drive, carnival games and rides, arts and crafts, 5K fun run/walk, Green and White Gala. There will be plenty of festival foods such as lumpia, grilled artichokes, BBQ specialties, corned beef sandwiches, garlic fries, stir-fry and boxty (potato cakes). Please leave pets comfortable at home when you come to enjoy the festivities.
Questions? Call 925-556-4500

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March 13-14, 2010
Almond Blossom Festival
George Lane Park,
Quartz Hill, California
Now in its 61st year, the festival offers fun such as a parade at 10am on Saturday, carnival games and rides (beginning on the 12th), pancake breakfast in the community room at the park, Nutty Runners 5K Run on Saturday at 8:30am, festival foods. This year's theme is "It's Bloomin' Fun for Everyone".
Further Details: Call 661-772-4811

March 13-14, 2010
Hebron Maple Festival
Various venues,
Hebron, Connecticut
Self-guided tours of the sugar houses, fire apparatus display, tours of historic churches, quilt show and sale, dog sled exhibit, art (and other) activities for children, pancake breakfasts, face painting, chainsaw carvers, greyhound adoption information, ice cream eating contest, blacksmith demonstrations, sales of Girl Scout Cookies, pony rides, S'mores, drawings for prizes, maple products for sale, craft fair at the Gilead Church. Festival foods will include maple kettle corn, pastries, maple cotton candy and maple pudding cake. It's the event's 20th year of fun.
Additional Facts: Call 860-228-9317

March 13-14, 2010
Rattlesnake Festival
Evans County Wildlife Club Facility,
Claxton, Georgia
Activities for kids, rattlesake and other wildlife info, essay contest, festival merchandise, arts and crafts, parade, entertainment. No snakes are harmed. They are captured so that venom can be collected for medical purposes. Please, no pets at this event. It's the event's 43rd year.
Questions? Call 912-739-3820

March 13-14, 2010
Forsythia Festival
Courthouse Square,
Forsyth, Georgia
This beautiful plant is related to olives. The town celebrates its beauty and its call to spring with a pre-festival pageant, sporting tournaments, 5K and 1-mile run, community and non-profit booths, arts and crafts, activities for the kids, artist demonstrations, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 478-994-9239

March 13-14, 2010
Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival
Drexel Park,
Valdosta, Georgia
Native American Village, 3 stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, racing pigs, frisbee dogs, 5K run and 1-mile run/walk, activities for kids, festival foods. There is no admission charge. It's the festival's 10th year.
Additional Facts: Call 229-269-9381

March 13-14, 2010
Ocean Arts Festival
Banyan Tree Park,
Lahaina, Hawaii
Kids Ocean Art, hula demonstrations, marine biologist presentations, whale photo displays, ocean-themed art, touch pool exhibit. There is no admission charge.
Details: Call 808-667-9193

March 13-14 & 20-21, 2010
Highland Maple Festival
Various venues,
Monterey (and McDowell), Virginia
It's the festival's 52nd year. Enjoy (with some 50,000 other people) sugar camp tours (do dress warmly), maple syrup making demonstrations and exhibits, arts and crafts, several pancake breakfasts, chicken dinners, baked goods for sale, maple syrup products and more. There is an admission charge.
Get Further Details: Call 540-466-2550

March 14, 2010
Calle Ocho Festival
Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida
Since 1978 the area known as Little Havana has been celebrating with Latin (plus Hispanic and Caribbean) music and dance, costumed entertainers, KidZone (4 blocks of fun), festival foods and more. The fun on 8th street is between 4th and 27th Avenue and this 23-block party is part of Carnaval. General hours and 11am-7pm.
Learn More: Call 305-644-8888

March 17-21, 2010
Irish Spring Festival
Community Building,
Ireland, West Virginia
Car show, Snake Chase walk/run, Irish road bowling, Irish jig and Irish harp workshops, games, festival foods, arts and crafts. There is no admission charge. It's the 29th year for this one.
Info: Call 304-452-8962

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March 18-21, 2010
Catfish Festival
Washington, Louisiana
Catfish cooking contest, antiques, arts and crafts, activities for kids, games and rides, parade on Saturday at 10am.Plenty of fun is planned for this 11th year.
Learn More: Call 337-319-1635 or 337-826-3627

March 18-28, 2010
Chasco Festa
Various venues,
New Port Richey, Florida
Golf tournament, kayak race and fun paddle, street parade March 20th at 1pm, drawings for prizes, softball tournament, flea market, food drive, pageant, musical entertainment, boat parade on the 27th at 1pm, antiques, Native American arts and crafts, BBQ, carnival, Children's Village.
Get The Facts: Call 727-842-7651 or 877-CHASCO

March 19-21, 2010
Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown streets,
Fairhope, Alabama
Art activities for kids, model train show on Saturday and Sunday at the Kindergarten Center in Fairhope at 100 S. Church Street, entertainment, more than 200 artisans and crafters, pet adoption info, Spring Fever Chase 10K and 2-mile run on Saturday, festival merchandise, award/sponsor dinner. There is no admission charge. This year marks the festival's 58th anniversary.
Questions? Call 251-621-8222

March 19-21, 2010
Jonquil Festival
Washington Historic State Park,
Washington, Arkansas
Plans for this 42nnd year include arts and crafts, entertainment and festival foods. Yellow jonquils have been planted for optimum bloom time during the celebration. Outside activities are free of charge, but there is a fee to tour buildings in the park. General hours are 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday.
Details: Call 870-983-2684

March 19-21, 2010
Amite Oyster Festival
Tangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds,
Amite, Louisiana
Local dance performance, Oyster Toast, parade on March 21 at 10am, chili cooking contest at the fire station with music and a street dance following on March 19, Scavenger Hunt at Spilale's Restaurant (on March 15, just preceding the festival), oyster eating contest, pageant.
Further Information: Call 985-746-7156

March 19-21, 2010
Rabbit Festival
Lawrence Toups Jr. Memorial Park,
Iowa, Louisiana
Celebrate 24 years (I rushed their numbers last year) with a carnival, parade on Saturday at 10am, 2 stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, petting zoo, Miss Bunny pageant, festival foods. Hours are 5pm-midnight on Friday, 10am-midnight on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 337-433-8475 or 800-456-7952

March 19-21, 2010
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Various venues,
Shamrock, Texas
It's the 64th year for this one and plans include a 5K/10K run, motorcycle rally, classic vehicles on display, Old Settler's Reunion at the Fire Station, carnival, Donegal Beard Growing Contest, parade on Saturday (beginnning at North Main and moving south to Water Tower Plaza), Youth Night, dance on Saturday night at the Community Center, arts and crafts at the Jr. High Gym, festival foods such as Irish stew.
Get the Facts: Call 806-256-2501

March 19-28, 2010
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Central City Park (and other Downtown venues),
Macon, Georgia
Lantern lighting ceremony, international food fair, pancake breakfast at Central City park March 20 from 7:30-10:30am, Cherry Blossom Festival Parade March 21 at 3pm, Mulberry Street Festival, Tour of Homes, pet fashion show, food vendors, Sea Lion Splash, Dixie Disc Dogs, hot air balloons, music, Kaleidoscope of Cultures, concert and fireworks, festival merchandise, Mustang and Ford Show, Paws for a Cause, sidewalk chalk fun, Twins Day on Mar. 24, Diamond Ball, vendors, model train exhibits, helicopter rides, gospel concert, pancake breakfast on Mar. 27 from 7:30-10:30am at Central City Park, more than 300,000 Yoshino Cherry trees in bloom (subject to Mother Nature's conditions, of course).
Questions? Call 478-751-7429

March 20, 2010
Azalea Festival
Courthouse Square,
Jasper, Texas
Air Show (Mar. 20-21) at Bell Field (info on Air Show only is at 409-384-2626), entertainment, Tour of Homes, arts and crafts, rod run, classic cars, games for the kids. It's the 22nd year for this event and general hours are 9am-4pm.
Details: Call 409-364-2762 or 409-384-4651

March 20-21, 2010
Dandelion Days
Jackson, California
Outdoor bazaar and flea market, festival foods, antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, 5K fun run. Most of the fun for this 38th year goes from 8am-5pm.
Additional Details: Call 209-223-1706

March 20-21, 2010
Potomac Highlands Maplefest
Keyser High School at 1 Tornado Way,
Keyser, West Virginia
Maple products for sale, petting zoo, pony rides, buckwheat pancake breakfasts with maple syrup at the high school and possible also at Laurel Dale Church, music, arts and crafts, farmers market.
More: Call 304-788-1831

March 20-21, 2010
West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival
Main Street,
Pickens, West Virginia
Antique gas engines on display, woodcarvers, rock climbing wall, art and photo show, artist demos, festival foods, basket sale, festival merchandise, activities for kids, muzzle loading contest, pancake and maple syrup available all day, antiques, soapmaking demonstrations, 5K run/walk.
Further Details: Call 304-924-6286 or 304-924-5096

March 20-21 and 24-28, 2010
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Various venues,
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
It's the 63rd year for this one. Enjoy a car cruise, parade March 27 at 3pm, historical drama, antique tractor show, agricultural displays, festival dance, 5K and 8K run, tractor games, Lions pancake breakfasts, horse pulling contest, maple syrup making and demos.
Details: Call 814-634-0213

March 25-28, 2010
Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital Campus,
Mobile, Alabama
Master Gardeners available for assistance, photo contest, Garden Cafe, Everything But Flowers, Blooming Cuisine, container garden ideas, landscaped gardens, activities for kids, seminars and demos. General hours are 9-6 Thursday and Friday, 9-5 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.
Details: Call 251-639-2050 or 877-777-0529

March 26-27, 2010
Fire Ant Festival
Heritage Park,
Ashburn, Georgia
Fire Ant Parade on Saturday at 9am, pet parade Saturday at 10am, photo contests, Dixieland Carnival (opens Thur. night before main festival), lip sync contest on Friday night (theme is "The Car Songs of All Time"), entertainment, arts and crafts, Fire Ant 5K Run, strawberry cooking contest, poker run, fireworks on Friday at 9:45pm, Fly-in at Turner County Airport, Fire Ant Maze, Fire Ant Calling Contest.
Get the Facts: Call 229-567-9696

March 26-27, 2010
Liberty Jubilee
On the Square,
Liberty, Texas
Craft demos, library book sale, BBQ Cookoff, bake sale, arts and crafts, fireworks, festival foods, parade, activities for kids. It's the festival's 25th year.
Questions? Call 936-336-3684

March 27, 2010
German Sausage Festival
Town Park,
Elberta, Alabama
Polka and other German music and dancing, red beans and rice, games for the kids, 250-some arts and crafts vendors, filled cabbage, sausages and sauerkraut, goulash, potato salad, popcorn, BBQ specialties, peanuts and other festival treats. This event is a fundraiser for the Volunteer Fire Department.
Further Information: Call 251-986-5805

March 27-28 2010
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia International Horse Park,
Conyers, Georgia
Golf tournament, non-profit booths, arts and crafts, festival foods (including cherry pie), reptile rescue info, activities for kids, festival merchandise. The fun goes fro 10am-5pm, rain or shine. You're asked to bring food for the emergency relief fund (macaroni and cheese mixes, canned goods, boxes of oats and more). 2010 marks the festival's 29th year.
Learn More: Call 770-929-4270

March 27-28, 2010
Wild Hog Festival
City Park,
Sabinal, Texas
Games and rides, rock climbing wall, helicopter rides, BBQ, music, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, wild hog chasing, festival foods. It's the 19th year for this one.
Questions? Call 830-988-2709

March 27-April 11, 2010
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Various venues,
Washington, D.C.
Japanese fashion showcase, dinner cruise, 10-mile run on April 10, lantern walks, parade down Constitution Avenue (from 7th to 17th Streets) on April 10, soccer tournament, lantern lighting ceremony, Cherry Blossom River Teas, Blossoms By Bike, festival merchandise, Japan Bowl (academic competition), Smithsonian Kite Festival, regatta, paddle boats at the Tidal Basin on Maine Avenue, photo excursions, Freedom Walk.
Details: Call 877-44BLOOM

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

Mar. 5-7 Cotton Days, San Carlos Park on W. Central, Coolidge, Arizona, 520-723-3009
Mar. 5-7 Oregon Chocolate Festival (6th), Ashland Springs Hotel (and other venues), Ashland, Oregon, 541-486-1700
Mar. 5-7 Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival, Winthrop, Washington, 888-463-8469
Mar. 6-7 Fort Bragg Whale Festival (28th), Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Mar. 11-14 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup (52nd),
                   Newman Park & Nolan County Coliseum, Sweetwater, Texas, 325-235-8938 or 325-235-5488
Mar. 12-14 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Garden State Expo Center, Somerset, New Jersey, 301-990-1400
Mar. 13-14 Apollo Beach Manatee Arts Festival (18th),
                   Teco Southshore Community Event Center on Noonan Branch Rd., Apollo Beach, Florida, 813-645-1366
Mar. 14 Wistaria Festival, 9-5, Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, California, 626-355-5111 or 626-355-7135
Mar. 19 Wild Hog Explosion, Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas, 830-796-4447
Mar. 19-21 Arts & Crafts Festival (58th), 10-5, Downtown, Fairhope, Alabama, 251-621-8222 or 251-926-6387
Mar. 19-20 Taste of Solvang (18th), Downtown, Solvang, California, 800-468-6765
Mar. 20 Festival of Live Oaks, 8-5, City Park at 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-2337
Mar. 20-21 Maple Sugar Festival (50th), Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-361-1574
Mar. 20-21 Whitingham Maple Festival (12th),
                   Whitingham School on Rt. 200 S. (and other venues), Whitingham, Vermont, 802-464-1154 or 802-380-2093
Mar. 26-28 German Heritage Festival (10th), 10-6, Downtown, Tomball, Texas, 281-379-6844
Mar. 27 Daffodil Festival, Main Street, Fremont, North Carolina, 919-242-6011
Mar. 27-28 Maple Heritage Festival,
                   Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 814-667-3424
Mar. 28 Festival Ray-la-ne, Civic Center, Rayne, Louisiana, 337-334-4470

Other March 2010 Events You Might Enjoy
Mar. 4-6 Book Bazaar (34th), 4-H Mini Farm Bldg. on LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-578-5925
Mar. 4-7 Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show (53rd),
                   National Wester Complex, Denver, Colorado, 800-457-2434
Mar. 4-7 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, State Fairgrounds, Nashville, Tennessee, 615-876-7680
Mar. 5-6 Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, Holiday Inn Roselyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, Virginia, 703-807-0005
Mar. 6 Arizona State Open Chili Championship, 10-6, Ed Hooper Park, Casa Grande, Arizona, 520-792-5000
Mar. 6 Conch Blowing Contest, 1:30pm, Oldest House (322 Duval St.), Key West, Florida, 305-294-9501
Mar. 6 Staple! Independent Media Expo, Monarch Event Center, Austin, Texas, Email info@staple-austin.org
Mar. 6-7 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (47th), Delaware Tech on Churchmans Rd., Newark, Delaware, 302-234-4488
Mar. 6-7 Miami Valley Woodcarvers Show,
                   10-5/12:30-5, Christ United Methodist Church at 700 S. Marshall Rd., Middletown, Ohio, 513-423-0822
Mar. 6-April 11 Dallas Blooms, Arboretum, Dallas, Texas, 214-515-6500
Mar. 7 Cross River Winter Antiques Show (7th),
                   John Jay High School at 60 N. Salem Rd. (Rt. 121), Cross River, New York, 914-273-4667
Mar. 11-14 Friends of Jefferson Public Library Book Sale,
                   Pontchartrain Center on Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana, 504-455-2665 or 800-884-3247
Mar. 11-14 Rockhound Roundup (45th), Southwestern State Fairgrounds, Deming, New Mexico, 505-544-8231
Mar. 12-14 Mariposa Storytelling Festival (23rd),
                   Mariposa High School and Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, California, 800-903-2000
Mar. 12-14 Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show (13th), Keene Barn, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-253-0362
Mar. 12-14 York Campers World RV Show, York Expo Center on Carlisle Ave., York, Pennsylvania, 610-767-5026
Mar. 12-14 Dallas All-Con 2010
                   North Crowne Plaza Hotel on Midway Rd., Addison, Texas, 817-472-6368 or Email info@all-con.org
Mar. 12 -15 Skinny Tire Festival Archway Inn, Moab, Utah, 435-259-2598
Mar. 13-14 Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair (15th),
                   Country Fair Bldg. in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, Email abookfair@yahoo.com
Mar. 13-14 Home & Garden Show, 10-5/noon-4, Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, North Carolina, 910-219-8403
Mar. 13-14 Mid State Gun & Knife Show, White County Ag Complex, Sparta, Tennessee, 921-738-8675
Mar. 14 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist, 10:30-noon, Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-606-1601
Mar. 19-20 Siouxland Garden Show, 9-8/9-6, Marina Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 712-276-2157
Mar. 19-20 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (51st), Central Park, Winter Park, Florida, 407-672-6390
Mar. 20 Daffodil Day, Various venues, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 931-389-9653
Mar. 20-21 Thunder in the Valley Air Show (13th), Metropolitan Airport, Columbus, Georgia, 706-327-2634 ext. 303
Mar. 20-21 Calico Arts & Crafts Show, 9-5/10-4, Sunbelt Expo (Spence Field), Moultrie, Georgia
Mar. 24-28 Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale (79th), Princeton Day School, Princeton, New Jersey, 609-921-7479
Mar. 27 Public Bake Day, 10-5, Fort Gibson Historic Site, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, 918-478-4088
Mar. 27 County Market Days, 9-4, Courthouse Square, Kerrville, Texas, 830-792-4655
Mar. 27-28 Spring into Wings, Wings Stadium on VanRick Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-349-1185

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of last year's Golden Carrot Award
If you're traveling and you feel up for a challenge you might try the Cowtown Diner in Fort Worth, Texas. A 64-ounce chicken-fried steak comes with 6 pounds of mashed potatoes and 10 slices of Texas toast. And gravy. If that's just too much food you might try the sweet potato pancakes or the chipped beef shortribs. (The 64-ounce steak meal is free if you can finish it.)

And since we're in the season when the Irish rule, how about a monster corned beef sandwich? Gus & Paul's in Springfield, Massachusetts has one with two-and-a-half pounds of corned beef and all the fixings. But you only get an hour to devour it if you want it free. If that's just too much food, consider one of their regular-size sandwiches with some sweet potato fries and follow it up with a canoli. You can also get breakfast all day long and if you want to get married you can put in an order for a wedding cake (though I suspect that will take a bit more time than a regular order).


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