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May Events
Festivals For May Travelers

May 1, 2004
Prague Kolache Festival
Downtown area,
Prague, Oklahoma.
Czech costumes, bull riding competition, arts and crafts, parade, polka street dance, kolaches and other foods.
Learn Details: Call 405-567-4866.

May 1, 2004
Fried Onion Burger Day Festival
unknown venue(s),
El Reno, Oklahoma.
Craft show, activities for kids, classic car show, entertainment, and a chance to share in a sample of a very large burger weighing in at more than 850 pounds.
Find Out More: Call 888-535-7366.

May 1, 2004
Santa Fe Depot area,
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.
Rodeo events, kids activities, music, arts and crafts, food vendors, pie eating contest, brick throw, 3-on-3 basketball contest, health fair, Valley Rally Bike Tour..
Further Information: Call 405-238-2555.

May 1, 2004
Chisolm Trail Cowboy Festival
Heritage Center,
Duncan, Oklahoma.
5K walk/run, Western commercial vendors, activities for kids, cow chip bingo, Western parade, chuck wagon cooks' competition, entertainment and more.
Further Details: Call 580-252-6692.

May 1, 2004
Heart and Soul Festival
Main Street area,
Houston, Texas.
About a dozen churches and synagogues participate in this event, opening their doors for the day to present concerts, art and tours of the buildings.
More: Call 713-526-9123.

May 1-2, 2004
Apple Blossom Festival
S. Mountain Fairgrounds,
Arendtsville, Pennsylvania.
Enjoy orchard blossoms and tours, entertainment, contests and arts and crafts.
Additional Iformation: Call 717-677-7444.

May 1-2, 2004
Elk Grove Westerm Sandfest
Elk Grove Regional Park,
Elk Grove, California.
In its 47th year, the event features a classic car show, crafts, food vendors, parade, music, commercial vendors, rodeo events and more.
Further Information: Call 916-685-5475.

May 1-2, 2004
North Boulevard,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Children's Village with activities such as stories and animal encounters, arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more.
More: Call 225-344-8558.

May 1-8, 2004
West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
various venues,
Humboldt, Tennessee.
Carnival, strawberry recipe contest, fireworks, crafts, parades, BBQ cookoff, concerts, checker tournament, motocross, golf tournament, events for kids, 5K and 10K Run, art show, car show and more. It's the 67th year for the festival.
Learn Details: Call 731-784-1842.

May 1-8, 2004
Dogwood Festival
various venues,
Coshocton, Ohio.
Performing arts presentations, quilt show, Family Art Days, 100th Anniversary celebration of the Coshocton Public Library (May 5), postal cancellations, Rock Around The Clock musical, art auction, Tea and Harmony and more. Some events may require reservations and/or separate ticketing.
Further Information: Call 740-622-0326.

May 1-8, 2004
Tulip Time Festival
various venues,
Holland, Michigan.
It's a special season for this event, marking 75 years of celebration. Special guests will be arriving from the Netherlands to join in the fun, and others, (including author Anna Pavord, who also works for Gardens Illustrated) will attend. Events include the Run For Habitat, themed parades, entertainment, food, and a quilt show. You'll have a chance to enjoy the many colorful tulip plantings throughout the town. Some events are ticketed separately, so be sure to check on availability.
Learn Details: Call 800-822-2770.

May 2, 2004
Jewish Festival
Oak Park,
Santa Barbara, California.
Dance, food, crafts, information and displays, art, Park Halom for kids with rock climbing and other activities, used book sale, storytelling, crafts. The festival is in its 18th year.
Further Information: Call 805-957-1115.

May 5-9, 2004
Vidalia Onion Festival
various venues,
Vidalia, Georgia.
Arts and crafts booths, turtle race, chef contest, museum exhibits, tour of a plantation, fireworks, golf tournament, special events for kids, carnival rides and games, rodeo, 5K and 10K Onion Run and Walk, vehicle show, Christian concert, air show, onion eating contest, Vidalia Onion Chili Cook-Off, and plenty of foods, including onion rings and other treats.
Find Out More: Call 912-538-8687.

May 6-9, 2004
Wild Turkey Festival
McArthur, Ohio.
Quilt show, musical entertainment, carnival rides and games, car show, pageant, festival foods.
Learn Details: Call 740-596-4945.

May 6-9, 2004
Rooster Days Festival
Central Park,
Humboldt, Tennessee.
Carnival, high school jazz band performance, arts and crafts, trade show, parade, rock climbing wall, rooster crowing contest, gospel music, festival foods and more.
More Information: Call 918-251-1518.

May 6-9, 2004
Black Gold Days
Black Gold Park,
Glenpool, Oklahoma.
Blue Grass concert, games and contests for kids, tractor show, tractor pull, horseshoe pitching tournament, arts and crafts, carnival, parade, gospel music and more.
Learn Details: Call 918-322-3505.

May 7-8, 2004
Apple Blossom Festival
unknown venue(s),
Elkhorn City, Kentucky.
Local art, crafts, music, parade, food.
Additional Information: Call 606-432-5063.

May 7-8, 2004
Rough And Ready Days
various venues,
Monticello, Arkansas.
5K run/walk , chicken cooking contest, silent auction, games, rides, fireworks, arts and crafts, pancake breakfast, entertainment (inlcuding a Rock and Roll celebration), antique car show, activities for children, fishing derby, bike show, chicken races, egg drop, and more.
Find Out More: Call 870-367-6741.

May 7-9, 2004
Kernersville Spring Folly
unknown venue(s),
Kernersville, North Carolina.
Carnival rides, Spring Folly 10K and 1-mile Fun Run, vendors, living history encampments, classic cars and antique trucks, music, arts and crafts, food.
Information: Call 336-993-4521.

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May 7-9, 2004
Dogwood Festival
1045 Old Academy Road,
Fairfield, Connecticut.
Local choirs and bands perform at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church. You can enjoy walking tours, art, crafts, baked goods and other foods. This is the event's 69th year.
Learn Details: Call 203-259-5596.

May 7-9, 2004
Apple Blossom Festival
unknown venue(s),
Manson, Washington.
Now in its 84th year, the festival will include a street fair with food and crafts, car and motorcycle show, quilt show, gem and mineral show, Pig Jig Fun Run, carnival, art show, parade, Edible Apple contest and more.
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May 8, 2004
Cherry Fest
Village Park,
Whitehouse, Ohio.
Dessert contest, parade, cherry pie, games and more.
Further Information: Call 419-877-5182.

May 8, 2004
Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival
unknown venue(s),
Abbeville, Georgia.
Arts and crafts, music, activities for children.
Find Out More: Call 229-467-2107.

May 8-9, 2004
Free State of Yell Fest
unknown venue(s),
Dardanelle, Arkansas.
Carnival, food, entertainment, 5K race and more. This is the event's 15th year.
Further Information: Call 479-229-3328.

May 8-9, 2004
Gum Tree Festival
Courthouse Square,
Tupelo, Mississippi.
Juried art show, food, vendors, activities for kids, entertainment and more.
Details: Call 662-844-2787.

May 8-9, 2004
Poke Salad Festival
unknown venue(s),
Blanchard, Louisiana.
Parade, street dance, carnival, entertainment, arts and crafts and food.
Further Information: Call 318-929-3219.

May 10-15, 2004
Strawberry Festival
various venues,
Adairville, Kentucky.
Crafts, pet show, pageant, womanless beauty pageant.
Learn More: Call 270-539-4231.

May 11-15, 2004
Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival
various venues,
Portland, Tennessee.
Golf tournament, Church Choir Night, Chamber Day at the Tennessee Welcome Center, pancake breakfast, Strawberry Stride Run (5K, 1 mile and kids fun run), music, food, crafts, games, drawings, kiddie parade and more.
Details: Call 615-325-9032.

May 13-14, 2004
Mayhaw Festival
Hwy 129 & 109,
Starks, Louisiana.
Games, arts and crafts, carnival rides, food booths and more.
Additional Information: Call 337-743-6297.

May 13-16, 2004
Festival of Greece
St. Basil The Great
Greek Orthodox Church.
Houston, Texas.
This is the 8th year for the festival. Enjoy a Greek marketplace, music, foods, and activities for the kids.
More: Call 281-679-5395.

May 13-16, 2004
Calaveras County Fair &
Jumping Frog Jubilee

Angels Camp, California.
You get the fun of a county fair, with the added fun of the frog-jumping contests.
Find Out Details: Call 209-736-2561 or 800-225-3764.

May 14-15, 2004
Blackbeard Fest
various venues,
Morehead City, North Carolina.
Focus on Queen Anne's Revenge vessel project (with a barbecue and music) and other events in Jaycee Park downtown with pirate costumes and other fun.
Learn More: Call 252-808-0440.

May 14-15, 2004
Stagecoach Days
unknown venue(s),
Marshall, Texas.
Western re-enactments, Bull Plop, horseshoe tournament, domino tournament, stagecoach rides, arts and crafts.
Further Information: Call 903-935-7868.

May 14-15, 2004
Swedish Festival
Swedish Village,
Kingsburg, California.
Crafts, entertainment, plenty of ethnic foods.
Additional Details: Call 559-897-1111.

May 14-15, 2004
Downtown area,
Atkins, Arkansas.
This may be the last year for this event as it's named now. The pickle industry seems to have gone to other areas, and the folks would like to have a festival, but may focus on other area fun rather than the pickles. For the best up-to-date information, I suggest calling them to find out what events will still be happening this year.
Further Information: Call 479-641-2363 or 479-641-0959.

May 14-15, 2004
Mike The Headless Chicken Days
unknown venues,
Fruita, Colorado.
The tale says that Mike survived the attempt to make him dinner in 1945, though he lost his head in the process. Each year the town clebrates his will to live with events such as a pet parade, the 5K Run Like a Headless Chicken, games, microbrew fest, car show, music, and the chicken market with products based on a chicken-theme.
More: Call 970-858-3663.

May 14-16, 2004
Grand Canyon Sweet Onion Festival
Sahuaro Ranch Park,
Glendale, Arizona.
Music, pancake breakfasts, games and contests, magic show, fresh onions for sale, theatre. Bring a canned food donation for one dollar off admission
Further Information: Call 623-435-9578.

May 14-16, 2004
Queen Creek Peach Festival
Schnepf Farms,
Queen Creek, Arizona.
Pick your own peaches during the festival, plus there are chef demonstrations, canning demonstrations, peach tree pruning demonstrations, a peach sampling area, activities for children, peach pies for sale, pancake breakfast with fresh peaches, and more.
More Details: Call 480-987-3100.

May 14-16, 2004
Live Oak Festival
Courthouse Square,
Columbus, Texas.
Antique Fair, entertainment, pet parade, melodrama, stagecoach rides, antique car display, youth talent show, cake walk, children's activities, Cowboy Grub Breakfast, arts and crafts show and more.
Information: Call 979-732-5135.

May 14-16, 2004
Spring Fair
Memorial Park,
Berea, Kentucky.
Kentucky foods, demonstrations, music, international pavilion, arts and crafts, projects for kids.
Further Details: Call 859-986-3192.

May 14-16, 2004
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Pasadena, Texas.
Call Washer pitching contest, Mud Volleyball tournament, rides, petting zoo, pony rides, Texas' largest Strawberry Shortcake, teen area, entertainment, barbecue cookoff and lots of festival foods.
Find Out More: Call 281-991-9500.

May 15, 2004
Moonlight Jubilee
Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Cornbread and Bean Cookoff, motorcycle rally, dominoes tournament, outhouse parade, Northeast Texas Championship Outhouse Races, Fun Run, arts and crafts, Cow Pattie Bingo, quilt show, entertainment, events for kids, ice cream and more.
Details: Call 903-572-8567.

May 15, 2004
Wash Pot Festival
unknown venue(s),
Garfield, Georgia.
Arts and crafts, lawnmower pull, kids area, soapbox derby, street dance, and you can sample foods cooked in "wash pots".
Find Out More: Call 478-763-2211.

May 15, 2004
Cherokee Rose Festival
Downtown area,
Gilmer, Texas.
Car show, hip hop carnival, cow milking contest, baby crawling contest, quilt show, Hoola-Hoop contest, turtle races, pet show, street dance, bubble gum blowing contest and more.
Additional Information: Call 903-843-2413.

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May 15-16, 2004
Taste Addison
4970 Addison Circle Drive,
Addison, Texas.
Nearly 50 restaurants present samplings of their menus, plus there will be carnival rides and games, and you can browse arts and crafts. There will also be wine tasting, activities for kids, and musical entertainmnet (at this writing, the B52's are scheduled to perform).
Find Out Details: Call 800-ADDISON.

May 15-16, 2004
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Hwy 183 area,
(called Merritt Street downtown),
Castroville, California.
Arts and crafts, farmers market, tours of artichoke fields, music, wine tasting, vintage cars, artichoke treats, activities for kids, 10K run for PAL, classic car show and more.
Further Information: Call 281-451-5999.

May 15-16, 2004
Chocolate Festival
Wood Park,
Oakdale, California.
Arts and crafts, foot court (including chocolate funnel cakes), Old West reenactments, climbing wall, bounce houses, agricultural displays, family area, classic car show, games, music, 5K and 1-mile runs, Chocolate Avenue (with plenty of chocolate treats). Bring a donation of canned goods for one dollar off admission.
More: Call 209-847-2244.

May 15-16, 2004
California Strawberry Festival
unknown venue(s),
Oxnard, California.
Entertainment, Strawberryland for the kids, Strawberry Tart Toss, Shortcake eating contest, an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales, arts and crafts, strawberries for sale, and festival foods such as strawberry pizza, kabobs, and even BBQ sandwiches served with sweet strawberry sauce.
Further Details: Call 805-385-4739 or 888-288-9242.

May 15-16, 2004
Blue Crab Festival
Little River, South Carolina.
Arts and crafts, food, entertainment, kids area, and more.
Learn More: Call 843-249-4252.

May 16, 2004
Street Faire
Escondido, California.
Entertainment, food, arts and crafts, commericial vendors.
Further Information: Call 760-745-2125.

May 16, 2004
Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival
Mount Rodgers Fire Hall,
Whitetop, Virginia.
BBQ chicken dinner (which includes fried potatoes and ramps), arts and crafts, plus bluegrass and mountain music. There will be a ramp eating contest. (If you've never had ramps, think of something like leeks, but with a stronger flavor and aroma).
More: Call 276-773-3711 or 276-388-3477.

May 21-23, 2004
Strawberry Festival
Veteran's Field,
Galt, California.
Arts and crafts, kids area, entertainment, carnival rides, retail vendors, international festival foods, and treats such as strawberry waffles and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Details: Call 209-745-2529.

May 21-23, 2004
Chesapeake Jubilee
City Park,
Chesapeake, Virginia.
Musical entertainment, food, 4-H events, crafts and more.
Additional Information: Call 757-482-4848.

May 22, 2004
Black Bart Festival
Cloverdale, California.
This event celebrates a bit of local color involving a bandit who was also a poet of sorts. You can enjoy a pancake breakfast, music, food, bathtub races, a cow chip toss, 3K run/walk, antiques, crafts and more.
Details: Call 707-894-4470.

May 22, 2004
Gold Dust Days
various venues,
Fredonia, Kansas.
Arts and crafts, ragtime music, old-fashioned games, and more.
Further Information: Call 620-378-3221.

May 22, 2004
Albemarle Potato Festival
unknown venue(s),
Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Potato peeling contest and other events.
Additional Details: Call 252-338-2227.

May 22, 2004
Rhubarb Festival
Native Wines,
Mount Pleasant, Utah.
Parade, box car derby, ugly truck contest, wine tasting, raw rhubarb-eating competition, rhubarb pie baking contest queen pageant, music and more.
Details: Call 435-462-9261.

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May 22-23, 2004
Downtown Arts Fest
Downtown area,
Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Arts and crafts, children's art area, entertainment and plenty of food.
Additional Details: Call 570-322-5544.

May 27-29, 2004
Sulphur Water Festival
unknown venue(s),
Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Children's area, musical entertainment, food, carnival.
Details: Call 580-622-2824.

May 27-30, 2004
Mudbug Madness
Festival Plaza, downtown,
Shreveport, Louisiana.
The term "mudbug" actually refers to a crawfish. There is a huge crawfish boil during the festival, but you can also enjoy lots of Cajun atmosphere, with music, vendors, events for kids, and plenty of food.
Learn More: Call 318-222-7403.

May 27-31, 2004
Grubstake Days
various venues,
Yucca Valley, California.
The first night there is a carnival, and then as the carnival continues on subsequent days, the festival adds a food court, parade, team roping and barrel racing, cowboy church, vendor fair, gold panning exhibit, demolition derby and more.
Further Information: Call 760-365-6323.

May 27-31, 2004
Walleye Festival
Waterworks Park,
Port Clinton, Ohio.
Strolling entertainment, commercial vendors, parade, carnival rides, pancake breakfast, food vendors.
Find Out More: Call 419-732-2864.

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May 27-31, 2004
Moonshine Festival
unknown venue(s),
New Straitsville, Ohio.
History museum exhibits, talent show, fiddle and banjo contest, vehicle show, parades, carnival games and rides, entertainment, working Moonshine Still display, moonshine doggies, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, flea market and more.
Additional Details: Call 740-394-2838.

May 28-30, 2004
Olden Days Festival
Historic District of town,
Smithfield, Virginia.
Antiques, crafts (including many older crafts), entertainment on stage and strolling entertainment, classic cars, activities for kids, food.
Further Information: Call 757-365-0223 or 800-365-9339.

May 28-30, 2004
Iris Festival
Swan Lake area,
Sumter, South Carolina.
Tennis tournament, flower show, entertainment, arts and crafts, food court, chalk drawing contest, sale of iris (and other) plants and more.
Information: Call 803-436-2640 or 800-688-4748.

May 28-30, 2004
Lilac Festival
Main Street,
Lisbon, New Hampshire.
In honor of the state flower the event includes a parade, special stamp cancellation, flea markets, concessions, carnival rides, quilt show, entertainment, golf tournament, fireworks, petting zoo, karaoke, tree planting ceremony, magic show.
Learn Details: Call 603-838-2862 or 603-838-6336.

May 28-30, 2004
Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival
Festival Grounds,
4253 W. Ponkan Road,
Zellwood, Florida.
In its 31st year, the event offers entertainment, arts and crafts, a corn eating contest, a corn shucking contest, carnival, plenty of sweet corn for sale and more.
More: Call 407-886-0014.

May 28-31, 2004
Norwalk Jaycees Strawberry Festival
Main Street,
Norwalk, Ohio.
This event includes a variety show, Rose Parade, Carnival rides, crafts, entertainment, food, 5K run, strolling entertainment.
Further Information: Call 419-663-4062.

May 28-31, 2004
Horned Toad Derby
Olsen Park,
Coalinga, California.
Parade, crafts, carnival rides, food vendors, deep pit BBQ, firefighter competitions, softball tournament, horned toad races, entertainment.
More Details: Call 800-854-3885.

May 28-31, 2004
Garden Grove
Strawberry Festival

Village Green,
Garden Grove, California.
Child and queen pageants, karaoke contest, celebrity autograph signing, entertainment, Red Head Roundup, Memorial Day service, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, largest Strawberry Shortcake, commercial vendors and food.
Information: Call 714-638-0981.

May 28-31, 2004
Festival Of Flags
Oak Hill, Ohio
More than 2000 flags are displayed during this event, with more banners and other patriotic touches adding to the decorations. You can enjoy a quilt show, arts and crafts, carnival rides, food booths, activities for children
Additional Details: Call 740-682-6301 (days) or
740-682-7057 (eve).

May 28-31, 2004
Pound Heritage Days
Main Street,
Pound, Virginia.
Music, a car show, entertainment, street dance, crafts, carnival rides.
Further Information: Call 276-679-0961.

May 28-31, 2004
Azalea Festival
various venues,
Brookings, Oregon.
Street fair, dried flower sale, flower show, crafts, carnival, parade and more.
To Learn More: Call 800-535-9469.

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May 28-31, 2004
Chestertown Tea Party
Chestertown, Maryland.
It's the 29th year for this event, and there will be historic militia and music groups, craft workers, festival foods, a Sneaker Creeper race for kids, raft race, mime and puppet shows, bluegrass music, face painting, farmers market, displays on tea, walking tours of the historic area, sea stories, and more.
Additional Details: Call 4101-778-0416.

May 29-30, 2004
Strawberry Festival
Downtown area,
Arroyo Grande, California.
Hundreds of arts and crafts booths, strawberry shortcake, games, music, strawberries by the box, and more.
Further Information: Call 805-473-2250.

May 29-30, 2004
Camas Festival
Mini Park,
Weippe, Idaho.
Melodrama, historic craft demonstrations, food booths, bake sale, entertainment, historic talks and more.
Find Out More: Call 208-435-4362.

May 29-31, 2004
Utica Old Fashioned
Ice Cream Festival

1 mile South of town
on State Route 13,
Utica, Ohio.
Entertainment, sheep herding demonstrations using border collies, motorcyle show, kiddie tractor pull, car show, displays at the museum of ice cream making, ice cream eating contest and more.
Learn Details: Call 740-892-4272.

May 29-31, 2004
Wyatt Earp Days
unknown venue(s),
Tombstone, Arizona.
Chili cook-off, Wyatt Earp Look-alike Contest, American Legion BBQ, gunfight reenactments, other Old West stunts.
Get More Information: Call 520-457-3197.

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

May 1 Pine Tree Festival, Swainsboro, Georgia, 478-237-6426
May 1-2 Wine Country Festival, Livermore, California, 925-373-1795
May 1-2 Frog Fest, City Park, Waynesville, Missouri, 573-774-6171
May 1-2 Montpelier Wine Festival, Montpelier Station, Virginia, 540-672-2728
May 6-9 River City Fest, River Front Park, Logansport, Texas, 318-697-5498
May 6-9 Cochon de Lait Festival, Mansura, Louisiana, 318-964-2152
May 6-9 Azalea Festival, Fredericktown, Missouri, 573-783-2507
May 7-9 Pan American Festival, Mayfair Park, Lakewood, California, 562-866-9771
May 8 Happy Birthday Harry Truman, Independence Square, Independence, Missouri, 816-325-7111
May 8 Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, Farmers Market, Glennville, Georgia, 912-654-3332
May 8-9 Seafood Festival & 65th Blessing of Fleet, Brunswick, Georgia, 912-265-4032
May 12-15 Patriot Days, City Park, Clay City, Kentucky, 606-663-0263
May 14-15 Fountain Run Barbecue Festival, Main Street, Fountain Run, Kentucky, 270-434-4080
May 15 McLean Day, Lewinsville Park, McLean, Virginia, 703-790-0123
May 15 International Street Fair, Athens, Ohio, 740-593-4330
May 15 Luther Burbank Parade & Festival, Downtown, Santa Rosa, California
May 15 Oak Street Arts & Crafts Festival, Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, 570-339-2930
May 15 Mayfest, Strasburg, Virginia, 540-465-3187
May 15 Spring Festival, Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia, 540-347-4414
May 15 Red Suspenders Day, Gridley, California, 530-846-3142
May 15-16 Local Colors Parade & Festival, Roanoke, Virginia, 540-342-2640
May 15-16 Old Timer's Day, Main Street, Van Buren, Arkansas, 479-474-7300
May 18-22 Dylan Days, Hibbing, Minnesota, 218-262-3895
May 21-22 Bonnie and Clyde Festival, Gibsland, Louisiana, 318-843-6141
May 21-22 Little River Days, Little River Park, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 270-885-9096
May 21-23 Festival Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, 757-282-2800
May 22-23 Raggedy Ann & Andy™ Festival, Arcola, Illinois, 800-336-5456
May 25-30 Gullah Festival, Beaufort, South Carolina, 843-525-0628
May 26-29 Blossburg Coal Festival, Blossburg, Pennsylvania, 570-638-3313
May 27 Yellow Brick Road Festival, Sedan, Kansas, 620-725-5221
May 27-29 Water Festival, Sulphur, Oklahoma, 580-622-2824
May 28-29 Escalante Festival, various venues, Escalante, Utah, 435-826-4660
May 28-30 Riverfest, Riverfront Park, Little Rock, Arkansas, 501-376-4781
May 28-30 Arts & Music Festival, Bay Street, Emeryville, California, 510-655-4002
May 29 Virgilina Summerfest, Virgilina, Virginia, 434-585-2657
May 29 Maple City Spring Festival, Center Street, Hornell, New York, 607-324-9786
May 29 Circle K Days, Cody, Nebraska, 800-658-4024
May 29 Strawberry Festival, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Heathsville, Virginia, 804-580-6172
May 29 Plumb Alley Day, Historic area, Abingdon, Virginia, 276-676-2282
May 29 Talala Festival, City Park, Talala, Oklahoma, 918-275-4380
May 29-30 Delaplane Strawberry Festival, Delaplane, Virginia, 540-592-3556
May 29-30 Farmington Internation Balloon Festival, Farmington, New Mexico, 505-326-7602
May 29-30 Hydrangea Festival, Lafayette Square, LaGrange, Georgia, 706-884-2500
May 29-30 Andersonville Spring Fair, Andersonville, Georgia, 229-924-2558
May 29-30 Greek Festival, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Rd., Fredericksburg, Virginia
May 29-30 Pungo Strawberry Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-721-6001
May 29-31 Blue Crab Festival, Palatka, Florida, 386-325-4406

Other May 2004 Events You Might Enjoy
May 1 Hampden Meadows Arts & Crafts Show, Barrington, Rhode Island
May 1-2 Plein Air Paint-Off, Angel Fire, New Mexico
May 8 Spring Arts & Crafts Fair, City Park, Sullivan, Missouri, 573-468-3314
May 14-16 Springtime Reunion Car Show, Fairgrounds, Merced, California, 209-384-7092
May 15 Art In The Park, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, Virginia, 540-885-2028
May 15-21 Green Valley Book Fair, Mt. Crawford, Virginia, 800-385-0099
May 16 Bay To Breakers Race, San Francisco, California
May 20 Guitar Concert, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, 310-434-4323
May 22 Big Boy Toy Show, Civic Center, Salem, Virginia, 540-375-3004
May 22 High School Choral Concert, Magnolia Park, Upland, California
May 28-30 Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show, Watsonville, California, 831-763-5600
May 28-30 Gem & Mineral Show, Civic Center, Salem, Virginia, 540-384-6047
May 29-30 Moab Arts, Moab, Utah, 435-259-2742
May 29-30 Library Book Sale, Town Hall, Julian, California
May 29-31 Kinetic Sculpture Race, Arcata to Ferndale, Arcata, California, 707-845-1717
May 29-31 Fine Art & Craft Show, Roanoke, Virginia, 540-342-2640

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This spring he's a henchman let loose on the big screen!!!
Starsky & Hutch opened March 5, 2004



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:

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Easy Street

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Left: Dreamcatcher Earrings

Joan Garnand
creates from her home in Tennessee.
Her design styles range from simple elegance to whimsical fun. Joan
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spare moments at festivals to paint
faces, and entertains children at private
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A Little Browsing...

There are lots of seminars, books, videos and programs that promise to get you government grant money for everything from college degrees to dancing. Some are a fair amount of help, some are scams and some overstate the availablity of funds. Before you plunk down hard-earned money to some third party, browse over to Grants.gov and get the real numbers for grant statistics, real information on applying, and real help with real forms.

Will that beautiful (but bullet-hard) peach ripen once you take it home from the store? Find out which fruits ripen after picking.


California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar is calling for a "Hydrogen Highway" in the state. Will other states follow? Read more about the brave new way to run cars at Fuel Cell Today.

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