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Festivals For November Travelers

November 4-7, 2004
Indy's International Festival
State Fairgrounds,
Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cultural displays, entertainment, ethnic foods, global bazaar, special accommodation for school groups prior to general opening.
Tickets: Call 317-236-6515 ext. 106.

November 5-7, 2004
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
various venues,
Kaiula-Kona, Hawaii.
In its 34th year, this event on the Big Island includes a coffee picking contest, ikebana display, lantern parade, coffee cupping workshop, lei contest, talent night and more. Some events may require reservations, and some may require separate tickets/admissions. with.
Information: Call 808-326-7820.

November 5-7, 2004
Louisiana Pecan Festival
Front Street,
Colfax, Louisiana.
Parade, talent show, arts and crafts, entertainment, food.
Information: Call 318-627-5196.

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November 5-7, 2004
Sabine Free State Festival
Toledo Bend Lake area,
Florien, Louisiana.
This area was a Free State from 1806-1822 (and thus not really part of the state of Louisiana), and this event looks back at that time. Enjoy trail rides, a pageant, old crafts such as lye-soap making, vendors, 5K run, parade, and plenty of food.
Information: Call 318-586-7655 or 800-358-7802.

November 5-7, 2004
Alabama Pecan Festival
Tillman's Corner Community Center,
5055 Carol Plantation Road,
Mobile, Alabama.
Southern pecan pie, carnival, children's activities, arts and crafts, vendors, musical talent contest, festival foods, entertainment.
Tickets: Call 251-401-5555.

November 5-7, 2004
Florida Seafood Festival
Battery Park,
Apalachicola, Florida.
Maritime exhibits, entertainment, parade, games and activities for kids, arts and crafts, blessing of the fleet, food (especially seafood).
Find Out More: Call 888-653-8100.

November 5-7, 2004
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Seville Square (see note!),
Pensacola, Florida.
Please note: Due to extensive damage from the 2004 hurricane season, this event has been cancelled.

The festival is scheduled to resume in 2005
Details: (event cancelled for 2004).

November 5-7, 2004
Flapjack Festival
Land O' Lakes Community Center,
Pasco, Florida.
Flapjack breakfast, pageant, 5K run, vendors, entertainment, non-profit and business displays, flapjack eating contest. The festival is in its 25th year.
Additional Details: Call 813-909-2722.

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November 5-7, 2004
Sunshine Festival
Downtown, near Crescent Park
Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Games, rides, seafood, arts and crafts, wild game cooking contest, music.
Information: Call 225-473-4814.

November 6, 2004
Chocolate Festival
Tahoe Biltmore Lodge
Crystal Bay, Nevada.
This one is a fund-raiser for Tahoe Women's Serivces, and includes entertainment, silent auction, samplings of chocolate desserts, wine tasting, chef demonstrations, prizes and more. The event will be held from 7 p.m-10 p.m.
Further Details: Call 775-298-0010.

November 6, 2004
Sweetwater Festival
Historic downtown,
Milledgeville, Georgia.
Enjoy 2 stages of entertainment, plus arts and crafts, classic cars, and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Get More Details: Call 478-452-4687 or 800-653-1804.

November 6, 2004
Granite City Fall Festival
On The Square,
Elberton, Georgia.
Entertainment, food, arts and crafts, activities and rides for kids.
Questions: Call 706-283-5651.

November 6, 2004
Society Hill Catfish Festival
unknown venue(s),
Hartsville, South Carolina.
5K run/walk, parade, games, entertainment, food.
Learn Information: Call 843-332-6401.

November 6, 2004
Cotton Gin Festival
Bostwick, Georgia.
In its 15th year, the day includes arts and crafts, antiques, road race, parade, food and entertainment. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Get More Details: Call 706-342-0182.

November 6-7, 2004
Giant Omelette Celebration
Magdalen Square,
Abbeville, Louisiana.
They have to break 5000 eggs to make this omelette, and they cook it in a 12-foot skillet and serve it to a large, hungry crowd. There is also a poker run and a parade, plus you can enjoy antique cars on display, arts and crafts, food vendors and music. Sunday is the day they make and serve the giant omelette.
Further Information: Call 337-893-0013 or 337-898-5884.

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November 6-7, 2004
Halifax Art Festival
Downtown, on Beach Street,
Daytona Beach, Florida.
In its 42nd year, the event features 2 stages of entertainment, 2 food courts, and more than 250 artisans showing and selling their wares. The event is held from 10am-5pm.
Details: Call 386-671-3272.

November 6-7, 2004
Toccoa Harvest Festival
Doyle Street,
Toccoa, Georgia.
Activities for kids, more than 200 vendors (including crafts, produce and baked goods), entertainment, food, classic cars, 5K run and walk. The event is in its 28th year.
Information: Call 706-282-3269.

November 6-7, 2004
Picayune Street Fair
Canal Street,
Picaynue, Mississippi.
The event runs from 9am-5pm, and includes collectibles and antiques, two courts of food vendors, more than 250 arts and crafts booths, plus entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 601-799-3070.

November 6-7, 2004
Litchfield Park Arts Festival
Litchfield Park, Arizona.
In its 34th year, the festival features wine tasting, entertainment, international foods, artist demonstrations and more than 250 arts and crafts booths.
More Information: Call 623-393-5338.

November 11-14, 2004
Thibodeauxville Fall Fest
Thibodeauxville, Louisiana.
More than 150 arts and crafts booths, a rubber duck race, entertainment, Cajun foods.
Learn More: Call 985-446-1187.

November 11-14, 2004
Cracklin' Festival
Veterans Memorial Park,
Port Barre, Louisiania
Carnival rides, arts and crafts, cracklin' cooking contest, entertainment, parade, pageant, history displays.
Further Details: Call 337-585-6251.

November 11-21, 2004
Wine and Mushroom Fest
various venues,
Mendocino, California
Demonstrations, information on edible mushrooms, cooking classes. You can walk with experts to identify wild mushrooms, enjoy wine tasting, art exhibits, Skunk Train rides, historical local walking tours of former brothel area (with a surprise character or two), music, films, crafts, mushroom breakfast, winemaker dinners, lighthouse tours, much more. Some events may require reservations and have limited enrollment. Some may require separating ticketing or an extra fee.
Further Details: Call 866-466-3636.

November 12-14, 2004
Spinach Festival
Crystal City, Texas.
Carnival, pageant, tournaments, arts and crafts, parade, spinach cooking contest and more.
Details: Call 830-374-3161.

November 12-14, 2004
Special Olympics
Pennsylvania Festival

Villanova University (and other venues),
Villanova, Pennsylvania.
More than a thousand athletes and nearly 400 coaches participate in one of the largest Special Olympics gatherings in the United States. Events include power lifting, bocce, soccer and volleyball. Volunteers are still needed, or you can just show up to cheer for the participants. The gathering is in its 16th year.
Information: Call 610-519-7244 or 800-235-9058 ext. 234.

November 12-14, 2004
St. Rita Pecan Festival
St. Rita Church/School,
Harahan, Louisiana.
Carnival, games, gift basket auction, entertainment, crafts, lots of food.
Additional Details: Call 504-737-2915.

November 12-14, 2004
Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts
Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Mingle with up to 150,000 people who come to see the work of almost 500 artisans. Enjoy music and find plenty of food with shaded seating areas.
Learn More: Call 480-837-1654.

November 13-14, 2004
Three Rivers Art Festival
North Columbia Street,
Covington, Louisiana.
In its 8th year, the event features 150 juried artists, entertainment, an area for children and a food court. The hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and admission is free.
Details: Call 985-871-4141.

November 13-14, 2004
Homosassa Arts, Crafts
& Seafood Festival

Yulee Drive,
Homosassa, Florida
In its 30th year, the festival features the work of 175 artisans, a raffle and entertainment. There will be plenty of festival foods, including low-fat choices, fruit and vegetables, seafood, Cajun specialties and BBQ dishes. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday.
More Information: Call 352-628-2666.

November 14, 2004
Elegant Evening Downtown
Downtown area,
Paso Robles, California.
Local merchants offer open house hospitality with hors d'oeuvres and beverages, plus the sidewalks are lined with luminaries and strolling minstrels offer music to add to the atmosphere. You can also enjoy a complimentary carriage ride. What you might not notice at first is the little extra that a local dance studio provides to the evening fun. Dancers in character costumes act as live mannequins in shop windows throughout the event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Additional Details: Call 805-238-4103.

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November 18-19, 2004
Elk Falls Annual Open House
Various venue(s),
Elk Falls, Kansas.
Baking contest, flea market, walking tours, arts and crafts, food, outhouse tour and contest (of decorated outhouses).
Additional Details: Call 620-329-4433.

November 20, 2004
Macaroni Fest
unknown venue(s),
Victoria, Texas.
This event celebrates the historic Macaroni Railroad, and features games, a 5K run, macaroni cooking contest, classic cars, poker run, historic reenactments, battle of the bands, fishing tournament for kids, food, arts and crafts.
Details: Call 361-573-5277.

November 20, 2004
Pecan Fest
unknown venue(s),
Chetopa, Kansas.
Pecan cooking contest, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, vendors, pecan harvesting demonstrations, community lunch.
Information: Call 620-236-7511.

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November 20-21, 2004
Mountain Mandarin Festival
Gold County Fairgrounds,
Auburn, California.
In its 11th year, the festival includes grower displays, foods with mandarin oranges and juice as ingredients, mandarin bowling, a bubble gum blowing contest, Kids Zone, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, a recipe contest and more.
Get More Details: Call 916-663-1918.

November 20-21, 2004
Ramble-A Garden Festival
Fairchild Tropical Gardens,
Miami, Florida
Plants on display and for sale, old and rare books, exhibits, activities for children, gifts for sale, farmers' market, antiques, entertainment, artist marketplace, plus plenty of festival foods such as smoothies, fresh corn on the cob and tropical tastes such as mango salsa.
Further Details: Call 305-667-1651.

November 20-21, 2004
Tomato Festival
unknown venue(s),
Palmetto, Florida.
Car show, tomato cooking contest, PRCA rodeo, entertainment, arts and crafts.
Find Out More: Call 941-722-1639.

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November 20-21, 2004
Pasadena Fall Fine Art
And Craft Festival

Central Park, Old Pasadena,
Pasadena, California.
Entertainment, international food court, activities for children and arts and crafts.
Learn Information: Call 626-797-6803.

November 20-27, 2004
Wings Over The Prairie Festival
Main Street area, (and other venues),
Stuttgart, Arkansas.
Merchant specials, arts and crafts, carnival, duck calling contests, off-road events, sporting collectibles show, 10K Duck Race, exhibits, duck gumbo cooking contest.
Find Out More: Call 870-673-1620.

November 21, 2004
Poinsettia Festival
Encinitas, California
400 vendor booths (non-profit, commercial, arts and crafts). You can also enjoy entertainment and the Flower Capital Pavilion displays. (Food is available at nearby restaurants.)
Further Details: Call 760-943-1950.

November 25 - December 5, 2004
Pirates in Paradise
various venues,
Key West, Florida
Storytelling, costumes (and contests), a lighted boat parade, sunset sailing, displays of maritime art, mock attacks by pirates on several different ships, pool party, pirate film fest, historic displays, museum displays, snorkeling trips, and much more. Some activities require a fee, but many are free. Activities do fill up in some cases, so it's best to check ahead for any event you have a special interest in.
Questions: Call 305-296-9694.

November 26-27, 2004
The Birthplace of Speed
various venues,
Ormond Beach, Florida
Gaslight Parade, more than 150 antique cars on display, block party. The event is in its 47th year.
Questions: Call 386-441-7793.

November 27, 2004
Swine Time Festival
Swine Time Grounds,
Climax, Georgia.
Quilts, Swine Time Parade, entertainment, soap making and quilt making demonstrations, arts and crafts, pig racing, hog calling, Best Dressed Pig Contest, corn shucking contest, festival foods and more.
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November 27, 2004
Olde Fashioned Christmas at Home
various venues,
Gustine, California.
Christmas tree lighting, music, crafts, community breakfast, lighted truck and tractor parade, fire truck rides for kids, more.
Learn More: Call 209-854-2384 or 209-854-2003.

November 27, 2004
Cracker Christmas Festival
Cadwell Park,
Umatilla, Florida
Concerts, visit from Santa, dog jog, Christmas parade, Kiddie Playland, arts and crafts, displays, food, announcement of beard growing contest winners. The festival is in its 29th year. This year is also the town's Centennial, so the festival includes the burial of a town time capsule.
Further Details: Call 352-669-3511.

November 27, 2004
Chitlin' Strut
Civic Center & Fairgrounds,
Salley, South Carolina
Mingle with up to 50,000 visitors in this small town as one of the more unusual food offerings of festival life is fried and served as a Southern delicacy. If you don't care to indulge, you can still enjoy entertainment, a carnival, a Hawg Call Contest, arts and crafts, concession stands, the Chitlin' Strut Parade and activities for kids.
Questions: Call 803-258-3485.

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November 27, 2004
Christmas in Olde Ballinger
County Court House lawn,
Ballinger, Texas.
Pageant, parade, tree lighting, food, crafts, an appearance by Santa, games for children.
Additional Information: Call 325-365-2333 or 325-365-5611.

November 27-28, 2004
Victorian Christmas on 6th Street
Historic 6th Street,
Austin, Texas
150 booths of arts and crafts, plus Christmas caroling by small groups and choirs and music from a handbell choir. There will be Mountainmen and American Indian encampments, rope tricks and a falconry demonstration, costumed participants, barbershop quartets, wild west show, festival foods and much more.
Questions: Call 512-441-9015.

November 27-28 2004
Space Coast Art Festival
unknown venue(s),
Cocoa Beach, Florida
More than 230 artisans show and sell their work. There are activities for kids, entertainment and food. The event is in its 40th year.
Further Information: Call 321-784-3322.

November 29, 2004
Christmas Chili Fest
Dodge City, Kansas.
Chili cooking contest, an old-fashioned parade of lights, cowboy-style Christmas caroling.
Get More Details: Call 620-225-8186 or 800-653-9378.

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

November 1-2 Oktoberfest, Helen, Georgia, 706-878-2181 or 800-858-8027
November 2-5 Greek Festival, 200 Hempstead St., New London, Connecticut, 860-442-2377
November 4-6 Greek Fest, 50 South Ann Street, Mobile, Alabama, 251-438-9888
November 4-7 International Festival, State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, 317-236-6515
November 5-6 Pig on the Ridge, Ridgeway, South Carolina, 803-337-8880
November 5-7 Great Las Vegas Craft Festival, Cashman Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, 805-481-7100
November 5-7 Greek Festival, Ball St., Galveston, Texas, 490-762-7591
November 6 Harvest Fest 2004, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island, South Carolina, 843-795-4FUN
November 6-7 Festival of the Arts, Inverness, Florida, 352-746-7606
November 6-7 Downtown Festival & Art show, Gainesville, Florida, 352-334-5064
November 6-7 Seafood & Arts Festival, E. G. Simmons Park, Ruskin, Florida, 813-645-3808
November 6-13 American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, California, 415-554-0525
November 7 World's Championship Shrimp Cookoff, Port Isabel, Texas, 800-527-6102
November 12-13 Holy Cross Medieval Festival, 205 E. College Street,
                               Simpsonville, South Carolina, 864-967-7470
November 12-14 Scottish Gathering, Salado, Texas, 254-947-5232
November 12-14 Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, Roanoke, Virginia
November 12-14 Greek Festival, St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Worth, Texas, 817-626-5578
November 13 Heritage Syrup Festival, 514 N. High, Henderson, Texas, 903-657-4303
November 17-21 Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, Haine, Alaska, 907-766-2202
November 19-21 Festival of Trees, Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 601-630-2929
November 19-20 Greek Festival, 294 Greenkill Ave., Kingston, New York, 845-331-3522
November 19-21 Paradise City Arts Festival, Royal Plaza Trade Center,
                               Marlborough, Pennsylvania, 413-587-0772
November 20 Tellabration, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
November 20-21 Arts & Crafts Festival, Longwood, Florida, 407-331-7354
November 20-21 Ozark Mountain Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival, Joplin, Missouri, 479-273-7478
November 26 Festival of Lights, Yountville, California, 707-944-0904
November 26 Festival of Lights, Main Street, Placerville, California, 530-672-3436
November 26 Christmas on the Square, Downtown, Belleville, Kansas, 785-527-2310
November 27 Christmas Festival & Electric Light Parade, Belen, New Mexico, 505-864-8091

Other November 2004 Events You Might Enjoy
November 2 Christmas in New Orleans Arts & Crafts Expo, Ponchartrain Center,
                               Kenner, Louisiana, 504-795-5853
November 2-8 HBA Fall Home Show, Bartle Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, 816-924-8800
November 4 An Evening of Sprituals, University of Mobile (Weaver Auditorium),
                               Mobile, Alabama, 251-442-2420
November 5-6 Delta Film Festival, PGM Theatres, Manteca, California, 209-823-7229
November 5-7 Heritage Arts & Crafts Market, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-629-6504
November 5-7 Southern Colorado Holiday Food & Gift Festival,
                               Colorado Springs, Colorado, 503-526-1080
November 5-7 National Farm Toy Show, Beckman High School, Dyersville, Iowa, 800-533-8293
November 5-7 Bookworm Bash, Esplanade Park, Addison, Texas, 972-242-4464
November 6 Clinton Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Clinton High School, Clinton, New York, 315-853-5574
November 6 Harvest Artwalk, Downtown, Ventura, California, 805-648-2075
November 6 Wine & Food Festival, Enid, Oklahoma, 580-233-1325
November 6 Fall Craft Fair, Yukon, Oklahoma, 405-354-7208
November 6 South Carolina Storytelling Festival, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-852-4200
November 6 AISD Pow Wow & Heritage Festival, Toney Burger Center, Austin, Texas, 512-448-1960
November 6-7 Midwestern Woodcarvers Show, Belle-Clair Expo Hall, Bellville, Illinois, 618-235-1003
November 6-7 Simsbury Antiques Show, Henry James Jr. High School,
                               Simsbury, Connecticut, 860-658-2500
November 6-7 Gem & Mineral Show, Performing Arts & Convention Center,
                               Oxnard, California, 805-486-2424
November 6-7 The Great Southwest Rubber Stamp Fall Fiesta, Mesa, Arizona, 480-649-3566
November 7 Golf Cart Parade, Palm Desert, California, 760-346-6111
November 7 Art on the Porches, Knowles Island, Ridgeland, South Carolina, 843-726-6468
November 7 Holidays Are Coming Arts & Crafts Show, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
November 8 Louisiana Book Festival, State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-219-9503
November 9 Prince of Peace Holiday Bazaar, Taylors, South Carolina, 864-268-8513
November 9-10 Christmas Boutique & Angel Street Cafe, 601 Claymont Drive,
                               Ballwin, Missouri, 636-394-2233
November 9-11 YMCA Christmas Market, Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-265-8834
November 9-11 Wichita Farm Show, Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas
November 11-13 Mistletoe Mart, Church of the Ascension, Westminster, Maryland, 410-848-3251
November 11-14 Dickens Christmas Show, Myrtle Beach, south Carolina, 843-448-9483
November 13 Norton County Arts Council Arts & Crafts Fair, Norton, Kansas, 785-877-2501
November 13 Creative Art ∓ Craft Show, Burnett, Texas, 512-756-0834
November 13 Homemade Holidays Craft Show, Middle School, Ottawa, Kansas, 785-242-8618
November 12-13 Sound The Alarm Christmas Bazaar, New Castle, Indiana, 765-521-4965
November 12-14 New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair, Salem, New Hampshire, 603-332-2616
November 12-14 Weems Artfest, State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-293-6133
November 12-14 Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Square, Savannah, Georgia, 912-232-1177, ext. 15
November 12-14 Festival of Trees, Riverfront Community Center, Leavenworth, Kansas, 913-682-7557
November 13-14 Deer Widows Weekend, Saginaw, Michigan, 989-624-6226
November 13-14 Herkimer County Arts & Crafts Fair, Community College,
                               Herkimer, New York, 315-866-0300 ext. 259
November 13-14 Flamingo Follies Art Show, Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 386-424-2175
November 13-14 Best Friend of Charleston Train Show, Johns Island, South Carolina, 843-760-7405
November 14-16 Louisiana Highland Games, Jackson, Louisiana, 225-344-7228
November 15-20 Gingerbread House Festival, University Mall, Orem, Utah, 801-785-8999
November 18 Taste of the Holidays, Community Center, Arcata, California, 707-845-7555
Novmeber 19-20 Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Allendale, South Carolina, 803-584-4207
November 19-20 Broadmoor Art & Crafts Show, Broadmoor High School,
                               Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-926-1420
November 19-21 Zia Arts & Crafts Show, State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-265-1791
November 19-21 Capital City Art & Craft show, Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, 304-345-1500
November 20 Handbell Concert, New Windsor Middle School, New Windsor, Maryland, 410-751-9584
November 20 Pfall Pfest Arts & Crafts Show, Recreation Center on Immanuel Road,
                               Pfugerville, Texas, 512-251-5082
November 20 Lighted Holiday Parade, Leavenworth, Kansas, 913-682-2113
November 20 Christmas Craft Fair, Burlington High School, Burlington, Kansas, 620-364-8484
November 20-21 Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Show, Manchester, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
November 20-22 Gingerbread Village, Garvey Center, Wichita, Kansas, 620-683-4788
November 20-21 Holiday Spirit Craft Fair, Ballwin, Missouri, 314-415-7766
November 21 Tejano Super Car Show, County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, 432-337-2189
November 23 Night of Nativities, Yoder, Kansas, 620-465-3613
November 24 KUDL's Christmas in the Sky, Blue Springs, Missouri, 816-795-8200
November 26 Parade of Lights, Downtown, Fort Worth, Texas, 817-336-2787 ext. 21
November 26 Santa's Holiday of Lights , Washington, Missouri, 636-239-1743
November 26 Light Up The Night Holiday Boat Parade, Beaufort, South Carolina, 843-525-6644
November 26 Christmas Light Parade, Center Avenue, Oakley, Kansas, 785-672-4862
November 26-27 Winter Art & Craft Fair, Seasons Conference Center, Nashville, Indiana, 812-587-5068
November 26-27 Christmas in the Spruce Craft Show, State Fairgrounds,
                               Hutchinson, Kansas, 620-669-1247
November 26-28 America's Largest Christmas Bazaar, State Fairgrounds,
                               Sacramento, California, 503-282-0974
November 26-28 Pioneer Christmas Arts & Crafts Expo, 225 W. Douglas,
                               Wichita, Kansas, 620-729-9443
November 26-28 Gingerbread Showcase, Canterbury Shaker Village,
                               Concord, Hew Hampshire, 603-783-9511
November 27 Rockets Over the Red, Shreveport, Louisiana
November 27 Christmas Craft Show, Guerin College Prep High School, River Grove, Illinois, 773-399-8531
November 27 Lighted Christmas Parade, Main Street, Russell, Kansas, 785-483-2897
November 27 Evening of Lights Christmas Parade, Town Square, Garnett, Kansas, 785-448-6767
November 27 Homemade for the Holidays, Cico Park, Manhattan, Kansas, 913-776-8829
November 27-28 Riley's Arts & Crafts Show, Ulysses, Kansas, 620-356-1206
November 27-28 U.S. Weapons Gun Show, Kansas Coliseum, Valley Center, Kansas, 316-755-1243
November 27-28 Christmas Showcase of Arts & Crafts, New Braunfels, Texas, 210-698-0811
November 27-28 Holiday Craft Fair, Franklin & Marshall College,
                               Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 215-579-5997 or 800-684-7440
November 27-28 Gig Harbor Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Peninsula High School,
                               Gig Harbor, Washington, 253-857-3530
November 28 Mid-America Train & Toy Show, Kansas City, Missouri, 913-651-5864
November 29 Twinkle Light Parade, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-768-3555
November 30 Christmas Spectacular (music), (7 p.m.) Dauphin Way Baptist Church, Mobile, Alabama
November 30 Christmas Parade, Downtown, Emporia, Kansas, 620-342-1600
November 30 - December 2 Farm and Ranch Show, Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, 806-378-4297

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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.
I'm not sure how he pulls off the bad part though, because he actually seems to be very...

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This spring he was unleashed on the big screen again!!!
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:

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


Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

Left: Dreamcatcher Earrings

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. Only a small sample
of her work is illustrated online.
Talk to her about what you're looking for!


A Little Browsing...

Even though Eric Von Zipper almost gave them a bad name in the old beach movies with Frankie and Annette, some people still love motorcycles with sidecars.

November 13 is World Kindness Day. But you don't have to keep it confined to one day.


If you're weary of the shopping hype that follows Thanksgiving Day, you might enjoy participating in Buy Nothing Day.

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