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Please Note:
Because of recent hurricanes affecting our coastal areas, it is
especially important right now that you verify all festival or
event information. Even areas that were not in the direct path of
major storms may have strained local resources in their attempts to
assist displaced people. Some typically available festival or event

venues may have become temporary evacuation centers.
Travel in some areas may still be difficult or restricted.

Once there has been more restoration to affected areas your attendance
and support at local events and festivals will be a great way to help
the local economy and our national economy in general.
November 3-6, 2005
Indy's International Festival
State Fairgrounds,
Indianapolis, Indiana
Entertainment, cultural displays, ethnic foods, global bazaar. School groups are invited at special times. The general public is welcome from 3-9pm on Friday, 10am-9pm on Saturday and from noon-6pm on Sunday.
Further Details: Call 317-236-6615 ext. 106

November 3-6, 2005
First Coast Ham Jam
Reynolds Park Yacht Center,
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Entertainment, carnival, BBQ cooking competition, arts and crafts, exhibits, vendors, petting zoo, talent showcase. At this writing Tracy Lawrence and Lorrie Morgan are among those scheduled to perform. There is a charge for parking and there is also an admission charge.
Further Details: Call 904-276-4746

November 4-6, 2005
Louisiana Pecan Festival
Front Street,
Colfax, Louisiana
Parade, entertainment, food, festival merchandise, carnival, pageant, arts and crafts booths, fireworks. The festival is celebrating its 37th year.
Information: Call 318-627-5196

November 4-6, 2005
Sabine Free State Festival
Toleda Bend Lake area,
Florien, Louisiana
The area was a Free State from 1806-1822 and the festival looks back on that time with old craft demonstrations, trail rides, a parade, food and more. Verify this one before you go. Parts of the South have been hard hit by the 2005 hurricane season.
Learn More: Call 318-586-7655

November 4-6, 2005
Florida Seafood Festival
Battery Park,
Apalachicola, Florida
Parade, maritime and fishing industry exhibits, oyster shucking contest, activities for kids, 5K Redfish Run, arts and crafts, food (and especially seafood), entertainment, blessing of the fleet.
Further Details: Call 888-653-8100.

November 4-6, 2005
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Seville Square,
Pensacola, Florida
Heritage arts and craft demonstrations, more than 200 artisans showing and selling their work, food and beverage vendors, entertainment, art projects for kids, student art display. The event runs from 9am-5pm and admission is free. The festival had to be cancelled in 2004 after the hurricane season, but is in full swing for 2005.
Questions: Call 800-874-1234

November 4-6, 2005
Alabama Pecan Festival
Tillman's Corner Community Center
(5055 Carol Plantation Road),
Mobile, Alabama
Activities for kids, carnival, entertainment, games, pecan pie and other pecan goodies, arts and crafts, more.
Additional Details: Call 251-401-5555

November 4-6, 2005
Flapjack Festival
Land O' Lakes Community Center,
Pasco, Florida
Flapjack breakfast, 5K run, entertainment, flapjack eating contest, free flapjacks from 8-10am on Saturday, Mr. Legs Contest, arts and crafts, talent show, magic show, parade.
More: Call 813-909-2722

November 5, 2005
Smicksburg Fall Festival
various venues,
Smicksburg, Pennsylvania
Amish farmers market, arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, quilt displays, local produce displays, entertainment, food.
Questions: Call 724-463-7505 or 814-257-8035

November 5, 2005
Chocolate Festival
(Passport to Chocolate)

The Chateau,
Incline Village, Nevada
The event is a fundraiser and includes a raffle, entertainment, samplings of chocolate desserts, wine tasting and a silent auction.
Further Information: Call 775-298-0010

November 5, 2005
Sweetwater Festival
Historic downtown
(200 S. Hancock Street area),
Milledgeville, Georgia
BBQ cookoff, KidZone, 2 stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, EndZone sports lounge, classic cars, festival foods and more.
Learn More: Call 800-653-1804

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November 5, 2005
Cotton Gin Festival
Bostwick, Georgia
In its 16th year the festival offers a parade, 4-mile and 1-mile fun runs, entertainment, tours of cotton gin, arts and crafts, food and more. The fun goes from 9am-5pm.
Additional Details: Call 706-342-0182

November 5, 2005
Granite City Fall Festival
On The Square,
Elberton, Georgia
Activities and rides for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment, festival foods.
Further Information: Call 706-213-0626

November 5, 2005
Monticello-Jasper County Deer Festival
On The Square,
Monticello, Georgia
5K and 1-mile runs, entertainment, parade, arts and crafts and more.
Questions: Call 706-468-8994.

November 5-6, 2005
Giant Omelette Celebration
Magdalen Square,
Abbeville, Louisiana
5000 eggs go into a gigantic omelette, which is cooked in a 12-foot skillet. Enjoy a poker run, antique cars, Kids World, arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment and more. If you can only attend one day of the event, note that Sunday is the day they make and serve the giant omelette.
Questions: Call 337-893-0013 or 337-898-5884

November 5-6, 2005
Toccoa Harvest Festival
Doyle Street area, downtown,
Toccoa, Georgia
More than 200 vendors (a mix of food, arts and crafts, produce and baked goods), activities for kids, activities for teens, entertainment, classic cars, 5K run and walk.
Get Details: Call 706-282-3269

November 5-6, 2005
Picayune Street Fair
Canal Street,
Picayune, Mississippi
In spite of the 2005 hurricane season, the folks in Picayune are planning to carry on with the fair. Do call to confirm events, just to be on the safe side. Plans at this writing include festival foods, entertainment, antiques and crafts.
More Information: Call 601-799-3070 or 601-749-0701

November 5-6, 2005
Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts
101 W. Wigwam Blvd.,
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Entertainment, wine tasting, international foods, artist demonstrations, more than 300 arts and crafts booths, activities for kids. It's the 35th year for this event. The fun runs from 10am-5pm and there is no admission charge.
Further Details: Call 623-393-5338.

November 10-13, 2005
Cracklin' Festival
Veterans Park,
Port Barre, Louisiana
Carnival rides, arts and crafts, cracklin' cooking contest, entertainment, parade, pageant. Thursday is family night.
Additional Details: Call 337-585-6251 or 337-585-6673

November 10-13, 2005
Spinach Festival
Crystal City, Texas
Food, spinach cooking contest, arts and crafts, beer booths, bingo. Among entertainment scheduled at this writing: Grupo Meetal, Eddie Gonzalez, Dyamante.
Questions: Call 830-374-3161

November 10-15, 2005
Wine and Mushroom Fest
various venues
Mendocino, California
Information on edible mushrooms, demonstrations and cooking classes, walks with experts to identify wild mushrooms, music, wine tasting, winemaker dinners, crafts, olive oil tasting, quilt exhibit and more. Some events may require reservations or have limited enrollment, and some may require separate ticketing or an extra fee.
Further Details: Call 843-524-3163 or 800-638-3525

November 11-13, 2005
Special Olympics Fall Festival
Villanova University
Villanova, Pennsylvania
This is one of the largest Special Olympic gatherings in the country. 44 countries are represented by more than a thousand atheletes and 400 coaches who come to participate in this student-run festival. Athletes participate in power lifting, bocce, soccer, volleyball and more. The events are held rain or shine and volunteers and still needed. It's also a wonderful event to attend and just be part of the cheering section.
Learn More: Call 610-519-7244

November 11-13, 2005
St. Rita Pecan Festival
St. Rita Church/School,
Harahan, Louisiana
Carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, entertainment and festival foods such as tamales, pizza, seafood gumbo, nachos, pecan pie and more. There is no admission charge.
Find Out Details: Call 504-737-2915

November 11-13, 2005
Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts
Avenue of the Fountains,
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Nearly 500 artisans show and sell their work, plus you can enjoy music and food in shaded seating areas. The event runs from 10am-5pm with no admission charge.
Additional Information: Call 480-837-1654

November 12, 2005
Down Home Days
High School Track Complex,
Trenton, Florida
Games, entertainment, food, more than 175 arts and crafts booths.
Questions: Call 352-463-3467.

November 12, 2005
Thibodeauxville Fall Festival
Thibodeauville, Louisiana
Car show, more than 150 arts and crafts booths, rubber duck race, entertainment, Cajun (and other) festival foods.
Learn More: Call 985-446-1187

November 12-13, 2005
Three Rivers Art Festival
North Columbia Street,
Covington, Louisiana
150 juried artisans, art area for kids, entertainment, craft demonstrations, food court. The event is from 10am-5pm and there is no admission charge.
Questions: Call 985-871-4141 or 985-705-7968.

November 12-13, 2005
Homosassa Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival
Mason Creek Road,
Homosassa, Florida
In its 31st year the festival features work by 175 artisans. There will also be exhibits, a raffle, entertainment and plenty of seafood plus Cajun specialties and BBQ dishes. The festival runs from 9am-5pm on Saturday and from 9am-4pm on Sunday. Proceeds from the requested two-dollar entry donation will go to charity.
Further Details: Call 352-628-2666

November 13, 2005
Elegant Evening Downtown
Downtown area,
Paso Robles, California
Local downtown merchants play hosts with munchies and beverages. The sidewalks are lined with luminaries for a soft glow and strolling minstrels bring music to the area. Enjoy a carriage ride through the streets. And take note: the shop windows will have a little something extra this evening. A local dance studio provides costumed live mannequins for your entertainment. The fun is from 5pm-8pm.
Information: Call 805-238-4103

November 18-19, 2005
Elk Falls Annual Open House
various venues,
Elk Falls, Kansas
Arts and crafts, food, pottery sale, merchant specials, baking contest, flea market and the yearly outhouse tour and contest for decorated outhouses.
Further Details: Call 620-329-4433

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November 19, 2005
Pecan Fest
Walnut Street,
Chetopa, Kansas
In its 5th year the festival offers games, arts and crafts, pecan harvesting demonstrations, vendors, entertainment pecan pie and more. Hours are from 9am-4pm.
Get Information: Call 620-236-7511

November 19, 2005
Society Hill Catfish Festival
St. David's Academy,
Hartsville, South Carolina
Games, parade, activities for kids, car show, arts and crafts, food court, entertainment and more.
Questions: Call 843-339-9511

November 19-20, 2005
Mountain Mandarin Festival
Gold Country Fairgrounds,
Auburn, California
It's the 12th year for this festival. Enjoy contests, foods with mandarin oranges and juice as ingredients, activities for kids, displays, mandarine orange cookbook, centerpiece contest, festival foods and more. Hours are from 9am-4pm. There is a parking fee but no admission charge.
Get The Facts: Call 916-663-1918

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November 19-20, 2005
Pasadena Fall Fine Art And Craft Festival
Central Park,
Pasadena, California
Entertainment, activities for kids, arts and crafts, international food court. Hours are from 10am-5pm.
Additional Information: Call 626-797-6803

November 19-20, 2005
Ramble-A Garden Festival
Fairchild Tropical Gardens,
Miami, Florida
Large number of plants on display and for sale, plus old and rare books, raffle, collectibles, farmers market, antiques, entertainment, artist marketplace, exhibits. There will be plant valets who will help you load your plant purchases in exchange for a tip (for charity). Enjoy corn on the cob, Chinese dishes and treats such as Key lime custard. The event is open to the public from 9:30am-4:30pm. There is an admissin charge to those age 13 and older.
Further Details: Call 305-667-1651

November 20, 2005
Pickle Festival
Community Center on Route 32,
Rosendale, New York
Pickle juice drinking contest, German and Irish music and dancers, the pickle toss (contestants try to toss pickle chips into a partner's mouth), judging of canned pickled produce, pickle product vendors, pickle soup and other foods.
Learn More: Call 845-658-9649

November 20, 2005
Poinsettia Festival
Encinitas, California
400 vendor booths (a mix of non-profit, commercial, antiques and arts and crafts), 2 stages of entertainment, rides for kids, poinsettias at the Flower Capital Pavilion displays. Food is nearby at area restaurants. The event runs from 9am-4pm.
More: Call 760-945-9288

November 25-December 4, 2005
Pirates in Paradise
Fort Zachary Taylor
Historic State Park,
Key West, Florida
Walk the Plank Championship, snorkeling trips, museum displays, pirate film fest, lighted boat parade, Pirate Tavern with stories and sea chanteys, Thieves' Market, holiday parade and more. As the ships sail and you wander the area you can expect to view and interact with more than 100 costumed actors and stunt performers. Periodic skirmishes and confrontations may break out amongst the crowd, so be ready for the fun at any time! Some activities may fill available seats, etc., so do check ahead.
Questions: Call 305-296-9694.

November 26, 2005
Swine Time Festival
Swine Time Grounds on US Hwy. 84,
Climax, Georgia
Swine Time Parade, soap making demonstrations, pig racing, quilt making demonstrations, Best Dressed Pig Contest, festival foods, arts and crafts, quilt auction, greased pig race.
Additional Information: Call 229-246-0910

November 26, 2005
Olde Fashion Christmas at Home
various venues,
Gustine, California
Community breakfast at Veterans Hall, lighted truck and tractor parade down 5th Street, Christmas tree lighting, music, arts and crafts and more.
Learn More: Call 209-854-2384 or 209-854-2003

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November 26, 2005
Christmas in Olde Ballinger
County Court House lawn,
Ballinger, Texas
Tree lighting, festival foods, arts and crafts, visit from Santa, games for kids, pageant, parade.
Additional Information: Call 325-365-2333 or 325-365-5611

November 26, 2005
Cracker Christmas Festival
Cadwell Park,
Umatilla, Florida
Christmas parade, dog jog, visit from Santa, displays, arts and crafts and more. The festival is celebrating its 30th year.
Further Details: Call 352-669-3511

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November 26, 2005
Chitlin' Strut
258 Pine Street,
Salley, South Carolina
In its 40th year this popular festival offers, once again, the chance to indulge in one of the more exotic foods, which is served deep-fried. If you don't care to partake you can go for a carnival, entertainment, arts and crafts, a Hawg Call Contest, activities for kids and the Chitlin' Strut Parade.
Further Details: Call 803-258-3485

November 26-27, 2005
Victorian Christmas on 6th Street
Historic 6th Street,
Austin, Texas
Christmas caroling by choirs and other groups, handbell choirs, petting zoo, 150 arts and crafts booths, food, Mountainmen and American Indian encampments, rope tricks, gunfighter shows, barbershop quartets, wild west shows with costumed action actors, a falconry demonstration and more.
Get The Facts: Call 512-441-9015

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Space Coast Art Festival
Cocoa Beach, Florida
In its 42nd year the festival offers a student art show, activities for kids, more than 250 arts and crafts booths, entertainment and a food court. Park at the high school and take the shuttle. There is no admission charge. The festival runs from 9am-5pm. (If you're in town early, on Thansgiving morning at 7:30am you can get in on the 5K Turkey Trot.)
Additional Information: Call 321-784-3322


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

Nov. 4-5 Pig on the Ridge, Ridgeway, South Carolina, 803-337-8880
Nov. 4-6 Greek Fest, 50 S. Ann Street, Mobile, Alabama, 251-438-9888
Nov. 4-6 Louisiana Swine Festival, Town Park, Basile, Louisiana, 337-432-6807
Nov. 4-6 Bridge City Gumbo Festival, Bridge City, Louisiana, 504-436-4712
Nov. 4-6 Greek Festival, Ball St., Galveston, Texas, 490-762-7591
Nov. 4-12 National Peanut Festival, Dothan, Alabama
Nov. 4-13 Wurstfest, Landa Park, New Braunfels, Texas, 800-221-4369
Nov. 5 Mule Day, Calvary, Georgia, 229-377-3663
Nov. 5 Harvest Festival, County Park, Johns Island, South Carolina, 843-795-4FUN
Nov. 5-6 Festival of the Arts, Inverness, Florida, 352-746-7606 or 352-726-3913 or 800-451-2542
Nov. 5-6 Silver Springs Fall Festival, Silver Springs, Florida, 352-236-2121
Nov. 5-6 Seafood & Arts Festival, E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin, Florida, 813-645-3808
Nov. 5-6 Halifax Art Festival, Beach Street downtown, Daytona Beach, Florida, 800-854-1234
Nov. 5-12 American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, California, 415-554-0525
Nov. 7 World's Championship Shrimp Cookoff, Port Isabel, Texas, 800-527-6102
Nov. 9-13 Bald Eagle Festival, Haine, Alaska, 907-766-2202
Nov. 10-12 Founder's Day, Kissimmee, Florida, 800-859-1550
Nov. 11-13 Greek Festival, 2020 NW 21st St., Fort Worth, Texas, 817-626-5578
Nov. 11-13 Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, Roanoke, Virginia
Nov. 12 Great Day in the Country, Lawton Grove Park, Oviedo, Florida, 407-365-9420
Nov. 12 Heritage Syrup Festival, 514 N. High, Henderson, Texas, 903-657-4303
Nov. 12-13 Scottish Gathering, Salado, Texas, 254-947-5232
Nov. 12-13 Down Festival & Art Show, Gainesville, Florida, 352-334-5064
Nov. 12-13 Art & Craft Festival, Main Street, Leesburg, Florida, 352-728-1482
Nov. 12-13 Crestview Music Fest, Old Spanish Trail Park, Crestview, Florida, 850-682-6132
Nov. 18-20 Hudson Seafest, Hudson, Florida, 727-847-8887
Nov. 18-20 Wasatch Gun Show, County Fairgrounds, Buffalo, Wyoming, 307-684-7872
Nov. 18-20 Festival of Trees, Convention Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 601-630-2929
Nov. 19 Holiday Lights Festival, Valparaiso, Indiana, 219-405-2542
Nov. 19-20, 23-26 Wings Over The Prairie Festival, Main Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas, 870-673-1620
Nov. 19-20 ArtFest, Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, Arizona, 480-968-5353
Nov. 19-22 Ozark Mountain Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival, Joplin, Missouri, 479-273-7478
Nov. 25 Christmas on the Square, Courtyard Square, Belleville, Kansas, 785-527-2310
Nov. 25 Festival of Lights, Main Street, Placerville, California, 530-672-3436
Nov. 25 Festival of Lights, Yountville, California, 707-944-0904
Nov. 25 Cowboy Country Christmas Parade & Festival of Lights, Thermopolis, Wyoming
Nov. 27 Jingle Bellevue Winterfest, Mission Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska
Nov. 27-Dec. 3 Christmas on the River, Demopolis, Alabama, 334-289-0270

Other November 2005 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Nov. 2-6 NAS Jax Air Show, Oceanfront/Downtown Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, 904-542-0931
Nov. 3-6 Mistletoe Marketplace, Jackson, Mississippi, 601-948-2357
Nov. 4-5 MacFair, 10am-5:30pm, Cerritos College, Norwalk, California, 949-721-9280
Nov. 4-6 Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Square, Savannah, Georgia, 912-232-1177 ext. 15
Nov. 4-6 Paradise City Arts Festival, Royal Plaza Trading Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts, 800-511-9725 or 413-587-0772
Nov. 4-6 KFOR Arts & Crafts Show, State Fair Park, Lincoln, Nebraska, 402-489-5001
Nov. 4-6 Weems Artfest, State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-293-6133
Nov. 4-6 Scrap Dakota, State Fairgrounds, Huron, South Dakota, 800-529-0900
Nov. 4-6 Great Las Vegas Craft Festival, Cashman Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, 805-481-7100
Nov. 4-6 National Farm Toy Show, Beckman High School, Dyersville, Iowa, 563-875-2311
Nov. 4-6 Bookworm Bash, Addison Circle Park, Addison, Texas, 800-233-4766
Nov. 4-6 Antique & Collectibles Show, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida, 800-640-FAIR
Nov. 5 Harvest Pumpkin Craft Festival, 9am-4pm, 1200 Lakeshore Drive, Yukon, Oklahoma, 405-350-8937
Nov. 5 Harvest Artwalk, Downtown, Ventura, California, 805-648-2075
Nov. 5 Holiday Craft Sale, High School, Lancaster, Wisconsin, 608-7232-2173 ext. 354
Nov. 5-6 Gem & Mineral Show, Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California, 805-486-2424
Nov. 5-6 Intertribal Marketplace, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California, 323-221-2164
Nov. 5-6 Gun & Knife Show, State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas, 563-927-8176
Nov. 5-6 Paso Gathering (Western Art & Cowboy Gear), Pioneer Museum, Paso Robles, California, 805-239-4556
Nov. 5-6 Midwestern Woodcarvers Show, Belle-Clair Expo Hall, Bellville, Illinois, 618-235-1003
Nov. 5-6 Simsbury Antiques Show, Henry James School on Firetown Road, Simsbury, Connecticut, 860-658-2500
Nov. 5-6 Gun Show, Seaside Park, Ventura, California, 805-648-3376 ext. 2
Nov. 5-6 Wurstcraft Show & Sale in Texas, NBU Parking Lot (E. Main Plaza), New Branufels, Texas, 830-629-3727
Nov. 5-6 Great Southwest Rubber Stamp Fall Fiesta, Mesa Centennial Center, Mesa, Arizona, 417-443-2231
Nov. 5-6 Clinton Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, High School, Clinton, New York, 315-853-5574
Nov. 5-6 Arts & Crafts Fair, Reeder Thornton Ag Building, Heavener, Oklahoma, 918-653-4303
Nov. 6 Taste of the Town, Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida, 239-277-1197
Nov. 6-7 Christmas in New Orleans Crafts Fest, Ponchartrain Center (4545 Williams Blvd.), Kenner, Louisiana, 504-796-5853
Nov. 8-10 Wichita Farm Show, Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, Kansas, 316-755-1243
Nov. 8-10 YMCA Christmas Market, Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-265-8834
Nov. 9-13 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 302-645-9095
Nov. 9-13 American Sandsculpting Championship, near Outrigger Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach, Florida866-916-7263
Nov. 10-12 Mistletoe Mart, Church of the Ascension (on Court St.), Westminster, Maryland, 410-848-3251
Nov. 10-13 Miami Book Fair International, 300 NE Second Avenue, Miami, Florida, 305-237-3258
Nov. 10-13 Fall Festival Craft Show, Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota 952-445-7223
Nov. 10-13 Chocolate Show, 125 W. 18th Street, New York, New York, 866-246-2692
Nov. 10-13 Dickens Christmas Show, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 843-448-9483
Nov. 10-13 Sacramento International Auto Show, State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, California
Nov. 11-12 Sound The Alarm Christmas Bazaar, New Castle, Indiana, 765-521-4965
Nov. 11-12 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 850-452-2583
Nov. 12 Meadowcrest Arts & Crafts, Green County High School, Greensboro, Georgia, 800-886-5253
Nov. 11-13 New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair, Rockingham Park Racetrack, Salem, New Hampshire, 603-332-2616
Nov. 11-13 Festival of Trees, Riverfront Community Center, Leavenworth, Kansas, 913-682-7557
Nov. 11-13 Southern Colorado Holiday Food & Gift Show, Expo Center (1515 Auto Mall Loop), Colorado Springs, Colorado, 503-526-1080
Nov. 12 Fall Art & Craft Show, 10am-5pm, Community Center, Burnet, Texas, 512-756-0834
Nov. 12 Holiday Craft Fair, St. Stanislaus Hall, Nashua, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Nov. 12 Homemade Holidays Craft Show, Middle School, Ottawa, Kansas, 785-242-8618
Nov. 12 Norton County Arts Council Arts & Crafts Fair, National Guard Armory & 4-H Building, Norton, Kansas, 785-877-2501
Nov. 12 Great Hartford Craft Exposition, Hartford Union High School, Hartford, Wisconsin, 262-673-5033
Nov. 12-13 Deer Widows Weekend, Outlets on Beyer Rd., Saginaw, Michigan, 989-624-6226
Nov. 12-13 Gingerbread House Festival, 10am-9pm, Show Barn at Thansgiving Point, Orem, Utah, 801-437-6219 or 801-473-9465
Nov. 12-13 Best Friend of Charleston Train Show, 865 Brownswood Rd., Johns Island, South Carolina, 843-760-7405
Nov. 12-13 Flamingo Follies Art Show, Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 386-424-2175
Nov. 12-13 Herkimer County Arts & Crafts Fair, Community College, Herkimer, New York, 315-866-0300
Nov. 12-13 Friends of Library Book Sale, 4000 Middlefied Rd., Palo Alto, California, 650-213-8755
Nov. 15-16 Christmas Boutique & Angel Street Cafe, 601 Claymont Drive, Ballwin, Missouri, 636-394-2233
Nov. 16-19 Yuletide Treasures, Tointon Gallery, Greeley, Colorado, 970-350-9491
Nov. 17 Taste of the Holidays, 5-8pm, Community Center, Arcata, California, email
Nov. 17-20 Autumn Arts & Crafts Show, Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park, Illinois, 630-941-9292
Nov. 17-20 Comedy Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada, 310-382-3595
Nov. 17-Dec. 26 St. Francis Hospital Festival of Trees, Greenville, South Carolina, 864-255-1199
Nov. 18 Holiday Lighted Parade, 6:30pm, Northville, Michigan, 248-349-7640
Nov. 18 Window Wonderland, Downtown, Wooster, Ohio, 330-262-6222
Nov. 18 Eaton Canyon Moonlight Hike, Pasadena, California, 626-398-5420
Nov. 18-19 Broadmoor Art & Crafts Show, Broadmoor High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-926-1420
Nov. 18-19 Arts & Crafts Fair, Courthouse Complex, Allendale, South Carolina, 803-584-4207
Nov. 18-20 Zia Arts & Crafts Festival, State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-823-1092
Nov. 18-20 Capital City Art & Craft Show, Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, 304-345-1500
Nov. 18-20 Louisiana Highland Games, Jackson, Louisiana, 225-344-7228
Nov. 19 Car Show & Chili Cookoff, Flowery Branch, Georgia, 770-967-2934
Nov. 19 Holiday Lighted Parade, Downtown, Leavenworth, Kansas, 913-682-2313
Nov. 19 Adult Handbell Festival Conference Concert, 7pm, New Windsor Middle School, New Windsor, Maryland, 410-751-9584
Nov. 19 Pfall Pfest Arts & Crafts Show, Rec Center on Immanuel Rd., Pflugerville, Texas, 512-251-5082
Nov. 19 Arts and Crafts Fair, Recreation Center/Burlington High School, Burlington, Kansas, 620-364-8484
Nov. 18 Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade, 4:30pm, Owensboro, Kentucky, 270-691-1288
Nov. 19-20 Japan Expo 2005, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, 213-617-0868
Nov. 19-20 Holiday Spirit Craft Fair, Parkway South High School, Manchester, Missouri, 314-415-7766
Nov. 19-20 Craft Festival, Stephen O' Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida, 352-392-7238
Nov. 19-20 Christmas Arts & Crafts Extravaganza, Show Me Center & Osage Centre, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 573-334-9233
Nov. 19-20 Holly Berry Arts & Show, Armory on Canal St., Manchester, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Nov. 19-20 WCTC Craft Fair, 800 Main St., Pewaukee, Wisconsin, 262-691-5470
Nov. 20 Carson Camera Show, 90 E. Carson Street, Carson, California, 925-253-0466
Nov. 20 Tejano Super Car Show, County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, 432-337-2189
Nov. 20 Cycle Show & Swap Meet, Fairplex, Pomona, California, 800-875-0068
Nov. 20 Night of Nativities, 3-8pm, Yoder, Kansas, 620-465-3613
Nov. 20-21 Gingerbread Village, Church of the Magdalen (12626 e. 21st North), Wichita, Kansas, 620-683-4788
Nov. 23 Christmas in the Sky, Longview Lake Park, Blue Springs, Missouri, 816-503-4830
Nov. 25 Lighted Christmas Parade, 6pm, 13th & Main, Clarinda, Iowa, 712-542-2166
Nov. 25 Christmas Light Parade, Center Avenue, Oakley, Kansas, 785-672-4862
Nov. 25 Art Walk, 4-9pm, Canandaigua, New York
Nov. 25 Gazette Holiday Parade, 7pm, State Street to Erie Blvd., Schenectady, New York
Nov. 25 Parade of Lights, Huron, South Dakota
Nov. 25 Sundance Square Parade of Lights, Downtown, Fort Worth, Texas, 817-255-5700
Nov. 25-26 Winter Art & Craft Fair, Seasons Conference Center, Nashville, Indiana, 812-587-5068
Nov. 25-27 Gingerbread Showcases, 10am-4pm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Concord, New Hampshire, 603-783-9511
Nov. 25-27 Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Show, County Fairgrounds, Henrietta, New York, 315-686-5789
Nov. 25-27 Pioneer Christmas Arts & Crafts Expo, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas, 620-729-9443
Nov. 25-27 Holiday Craft & Gift Show, State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-321-2100
Nov. 26 Rockets Over The Red, River View Park, Shreveport, Louisiana, 318-222-7403
Nov. 26 Evening of Lights Christmas Parade, 6:30pm, Town Square, Garnett, Kansas, 785-448-6767
Nov. 26 Homemade for the Holidays, CiCo Park, Manhattan, Kansas, 913-776-8829
Nov. 26 Lighted Christmas Parade, 7:15pm, Main Street, Russell, Kansas, 785-483-2897
Nov. 26 Jacksonville Light Parade Downtown Waterfront, Jacksonville, Florida, 904-630-3690
Nov. 26 Twinkle Light Parade, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-768-3555
Nov. 26-27 Lakes Region Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Expo Center on Elm, Winnepesaukee, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Nov. 26-27 Holiday Craft Fair, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 215-579-5997
Nov. 26-27 Christmas Showcase of Arts & Crafts, Civic Center, New Braunfels, Texas, 210-698-0811
Nov. 26-27 Gig Harbor Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Washington, 253-857-3530
Nov. 27 Mid-America Train & Toy Show, Kansas City, Missouri, 913-651-5864
Nov. 29 Christmas Parade, Emporia, Kansas, 620-342-1600
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Farm & Ranch Show, Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, 806-378-4297
Nov. 30-Dec. 4 Christmas & Gift Show,
                Pennsyvlania Farm Show Complex (at Cameron & MaClay), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 717-233-5100

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This guy means business.
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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.

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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...

Roadmaster Inc. has a helpful informational page on state laws regarding towing without auxiliary brakes. It's a nice place to do a quick check before you head out on a multi-state trip with a vehicle or trailer in tow. Things can certainly change on a local basis, but a quick glance at this page will give you a general guideline for most areas.

Looking for some different lighting this year for the holiday season? Consider luminarias. If you live in an area with a lot of wind or storms, you might try Simple Luminaries. You can get electric ones, candle ones, clear bag style and paper bag style. The wooden bases make them safer and more reliable than sand in windy conditions.

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