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November 5-6, 2010
Pomegranate Festival
Clark County Fairgrounds on North Whipple,
Logandale, Nevada
Fresh pomegranate jelly for sale, art activities for kids, festival foods, arts and crafts, craft demos, raffles, pomegranate-related products for sale, entertainment. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Learn More: Call 702-398-7007 or 702-397-6444

November 5-6, 2010
Urbanna Oyster Festival
Urbanna, Virginia
The festival celebrates 53 seasons in 2010. Enjoy a pageant, RV and boat show, balloon art, arts and crafts, model boat builder displays, Fireman's Parade Friday at 7pm, festival parade Saturday at 2pm, puppets and magic shows, clowns, games, music on several stages, rides for the kids, merchant specials, oyster shucking contest, Education Day on Thursday of that week (when things are open only to schoolchildren), festival foods such as burgers, hot dogs, seafood, roast beef and Asian specialties.
Details: Call 804-758-0368

November 5-7, 2010
Heritage Harbor Days
Heritage Park,
Foley, Alabama
Help celebrate 10 years of fun with a cowboy chuckwagon, wooden boat show, dance entertainemt, quilters at work, Children's Art Village, potato shed with antique farm implements on display plus history and stories, model train exhibit, shrimp boats, musical entertainment. America Day will be November 7 with a Veteran's Parade at 1:45pm, patriotic ceremony and fireworks later. Festival foods will include corn dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, snow cones and ice cream.
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November 5-7, 2010
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Seville Square,
Pensacola, Florida
Fun planned for this year includes heritage craft demonstrations, more than 200 artisans showing and selling their work, Children's Art Festival, art activities for kids, festival foods, plus music and other entertainment on 2 stages. Among those scheduled (at this writing) to perform: Holly Shelton, Martha's Trouble, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. There is no admission charge. Please leave pets at home when you come to enjoy this event. (Service animals are welcome, of course.)
Questions? Call 800-874-1234

November 5-7, 2010
Louisiana Pecan Festival
Front Street downtown,
Colfax, Louisiana
Arts and crafts, pecan pies and pralines for sale, carnival rides, costume contest, music, sausage stand, other festival foods, fireworks.
Further Information: Call 318-627-5196

November 5-6, 2010
Special Olympics Fall Festival
Villanova University,
Villanova, Pennsylvania
This event is put together by more than 80 student volunteers at the university and includes 1000 athletes and also coaches from some 40 countries. Athletes participate in power lifting, soccer, bocce, volleyball, long-distance running and roller skating. There are also other activities such as face painting, food and a Victory Dance. The theme this year is The 1950s and the director this year is Charlie Hannon, a biology major. This is the 22nd year for the festival and they welcome everyone to come and cheer on the athletes.
Learn More: Call 610-519-7244

November 6, 2010
Jackson Fall Festival
Commerce Street area downtown,
Jackson, Alabama
Bass tournament, BBQ competition, festival foods, entertainment, lumberjack competition, classic cars, arts and crafts. It's the 28th year for this one and general hours are 9am-4pm.
Questions? Call 251-246-3251

November 6, 2010
Cotton Gin Festival
Bostwick, Georgia
Come and help celebrate 21 years with a parade at 11am, Civil War reenactors, festival foods, horse-drawn wagons that shuttle festival-goers to and from the parking area, 4-mile and 1-mile Gin Run, festival merchandise, arts and crafts. And do bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the entertainment portion of the festival. It's the festival's 21st season.
Details: Call 706-342-0182

November 6, 2010
Mule Day
Mule Day Grounds,
Calvary, Georgia
Mule show, mule barrel races, Sling Shot Shoot, chicken pilau dinner, cloggers and other entertainers, museum displays, parade at 11am, can juice making and cane syrup making, food concessions, corn grinding, flea market, petting zoo, arts and crafts, biscuits and sausage breakfast at 6am. (They're starting this 38th year early in the day!) Please, no alcohol and no pets.
Further Info: Call 229-377-3663 or 229-377-6859

November 6, 2010
Granite City Fall Festival
On the Square,
Elberton, Georgia
It's the event's 11th anniversary. Enjoy arts and crafts, activities and rides for the kids, festival foods, entertainment. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Get the Facts: Call 706-213-0626

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November 6, 2010
Monticello-Jasper County Deer Festival
Historic Square downtown,
Monticello, Georgia
2010 marks the festival's 44th season. Venison cooking competition, non-profit booths, arts and crafts, pony rides and other activities for kids, parade at 11am, beard contest, 1-mile fun run at 7:30am, 5K Deer Dash run/walk at 8am, festival foods such as turkey legs, curly fries, BBQ chicken, ice cream, Italian ice.
Questions? Call 706-468-8994

November 6, 2010
Crossroads Pumpkin Fest
Historic downtown,
Statesville, North Carolina
It's the festival's 8th anniversary. Plans include the Pumpkin Chunkin' Catapult Competition, WSIC Biggest Pumpkin Contest, arts and crafts booths, cornhole tournament, bounce houses and other actvities for kids, several stages of entertainment, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin smashing, plus festival treats such as gyros, buffalo wings, BBQ and fried apple pies.
Additional Info: Call 877-531-1819 or 704-878-3436

November 6, 2010
Society Hill Catfish Festival
St. David's Academy on South Main,
Hartsville, South Carolina
The festival celebrates 24 years in 2010. Enjoy Catfish Stew, arts and crafts, games, a food court, vehicle show, parade at 11am, activities for kids, 5K run/walk at 8am.
Get the Facts: Call 843-378-4681 or 888-427-8720

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November 6-7, 2010
Litchfield Park Festival of the Arts
Downtown on Library lawn & at City Square,
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Artist demos, more than 250 artisans showing and selling their work, giant inflatables and other activities for kids, book and antiques sale, wine tasting, entertainment. Hungry? You'll find Greek, Jamaican, Italian, Mexican and other dishes to help with that. The festival celebrates its 40th season in 2010. There is no admission charge and general hours are 9am-5pm.
Questions? Call 623-393-7820

November 6-7, 2010
Toccoa Harvest Festival
Doyle Street area downtown,
Toccoa, Georgia
Petting zoo, horse and wagon (or buggy) rides, farm displays, festival foods, classic car cruise-in, 2 stages of entertainment, produce and baked goods for sale, puppet shows, arts and crafts. Hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday. 2010 marks the festival's 34th anniversary.
Further Information: Call 706-282-3269

November 6-7, 2010
Giant Omelette Celebration
Magdalen Square,
Abbeville, Louisiana
Procession of chefs, tractor egg cracking competition, antique cars, musical entertainment, antique farm implements on display, walk for charity, Kid's World, arts and crafts, poker run, 5000-egg omelette made for the crowd, Omelette Mass at the Catholic High School auditorium on Sunday at 9am. The omelette gets served to festival-goers, but there will also be chicken kabobs, red beans, sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers, eggrolls, Frito pie and seafood dishes to enjoy. Among those scheduled at this writing to perform: Jim Voorhies and the All Niters, Steve Riley and The Namou Playboys.
Get Details: Call 337-893-0013

November 6-7, 2010
Picayune Street Fair
Canal Street area downtown,
Picayune, Mississippi
Euro-style 4-person bungee, robotics club display, pony rides, classic cars, entertainment, arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, merchant specials. The festival goes from 9am-5pm so you might need some food to keep you going. Try BBQ plates, eggrolls, hot dogs and burgers, Chinese dishes, roasted corn, seafood, funnel cakes and ice cream.
Information: Call 601-799-3070

November 6-13, 2010
Vardamon Sweet Potato Festival
Various locations,
Vardamon, Mississippi
Sweet potato recipe contest, arts and crafts, sweet potato grower competition, sweet potato pie eating contest, sweet potato cookbooks, a banquet, sweet potato tasting booth, 5K run at 9am on Saturday, BBQ chicken dinner at the fire station, pageant. 2010 marks the festival's 37th season.
More: Call 662-682-7559

November 7, 2010
Fall Back Festival
Gaslamp Quarter,
San Diego, California
Come and celebrate 10 seasons with gold panning, pony rides, giant inflatables and other activities for kids, face painting, historical info, festival foods, House of 1000 Spiders. The fun is particularly great for kids, so bring them to the area of 5th and Island Avenue. General hours are 11am-4pm.
Questions? Call 830-374-3161

November 11-14, 2010
Cracklin' Festival
Veterans Park,
Port Barre, Louisiana
It's the festival's 25th season. Enjoy carnival rides (starting Thursday night), music (beginning Friday night), parade at 10am on Saturday, cracklin' cooking and judging, arts and crafts. No admission charge for those age 10 and younger. Please, no pets. The festival raises money for the local Lions Club.
Further Details: Call 337-585-6673 or 337-585-6251

November 11-14, 2010
Spinach Festival
Crystal City, Texas
Parade Saturday at 1pm, sports events, food, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, car show, festival food concessions. The festival is in its 29th season this year.
Get the Facts: Call 830-374-3161

November 12-14, 2010
Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts
Avenue of the Fountains,
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Breakfast and lunch food booths with plenty of shaded areas for dining, music, holiday items, arts and crafts from more than 400 artisans, craft demos. General hours are 10am-5pm.
Learn More: Call 480-337-1654

November 12-14, 2010
St. Rita Pecan Festival
St. Rita Church School at 7100 Jefferson Highway,
Harrahan, Louisiana
Musical entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival games and rides, raffle, festival foods (including pecan pie and pecan fudge).
Get The Facts: Call 504-737-2915

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November 13, 2010
Elegant Evening Downtown
Downtown area,
Paso Robles, California
The Paderewski Festival is held the same day and the winners come to help clebrate that evening. Merchants open their doors from 5-8pm with refreshments and special sales to entice you inside. There are carriage rides in town and luminarias lining sidewalks. You can also do some window shopping, but wait. Don't run by that window too quickly or you'll miss the very live mannequins from local dance studios.
Get The Facts: Call 805-238-4103

November 13, 2010
Old South Day
Community Civic Center on Spense Street,
Ochlocknee, Georgia
Celebrate 34 years of fun with a parade, quilt raffle, living museum, festival foods, country fair home crafts, BBQ, entertainment, cane syrup made in open kettles, sausage and biscuit breakfast earlier in the day.
Learn More: Call 229-574-5375 or 229-574-5151

November 13, 2010
Thibodeaux Fall Festival
Thibodeauxville, Louisiana
Cajun and other festival foods, entertainment, arts and crafts, duck race on Bayou Lafourche, activities for kids, antiques and collectibles, car show.
Further Details: Call 985-446-1187

November 13-14, 2010
Homosassa Arts, Crafts & Seafood Festival
Mason Creek Road at Yulee Drive,
Homosassa, Florida
Celebrate 36 years with juried and non-juried arts and crafts, festival T-shirts, door prizes, music, plus treats such as fried green tomatoes, seafood platters, fried eggplant, gyros, blackened mahi mahi, fries, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, lemonade, cotton candy, cream puffs, frozen bananas, caramel apples. Hours are 8am-5pm on Saturday and 8am-4:30pm on Sunday.
Questions? Call 352-628-2666

November 13-14, 2010
Three Rivers Art Festival
North Columbia Street area,
Covington, Louisiana
It's the festival's 14th season. Planned fun includes 200 juried artisans showing and selling their work, Three Rivers Run (5K and 1-mile) Sunday at Covington Trailhead, art area for kids, music, student art exhibit. When you get hungry you can go for red beans and rice, hot dogs, turkey gumbo, pizza, fried corn on the cob, funnel cakes, kettle corn and bread pudding.
More Info: Call 965-871-4141 or 985-705-7968

November 18-21, 2010
Rock Falls Hometown Holidays
Various venues,
Rock Falls, Illinois
Bingo at the American Legion Hall Thursday evening, merchant specials, tree lighting memorials, parade on Saturday at 1pm, refreshments, craft shows, live reindeer on display, turkey supper plus a dance, Festival of Praise on Sunday3-4pm at St. Andrews Church, VFW soup and sandwich supper Friday from 4-7pm.
Learn More: Call 815-625-4500

November 19-20, 2010
Elk Falls Annual Open House
7th and Osage Streets,
Elk Falls, Kansas
Check out the themed and decorated outhouses and vote for your favorites. Then enjoy merchant specials, arts and crafts, quilt displays, flea market, walking tours and open houses of historic homes, fetival foods.
Questions? 620-329-4425

November 19-21, 2010
Mountain Mandarin Festival
Gold Country Fairgrounds,
Auburn, California
Come and help celebrate 17 years with industry displays, chef demos, 3 stages of entertainment, mandarin recipe contests, activities for kids, fresh mandarins for sale, mandarin orange cookbooks, festival foods (including chocolate-covered mandarin slices). Hours are 11am-5pm on Friday, 9am-5pm on saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. Please, no dogs, except assistance dogs.
More Information: 916-663-1918

November 19-21, 2010
Holiday Folk Fair International
Wisconsin State Fair Park,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For a 67th year you can get in on the fun of music, arts and crafts, food, a 5K run/walk Saturday at 9am, not-for-profit booths, Education Day, a coffee pavilion with light snacks, historical 1776 Army encampment. Hours are 2-10pm on Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday and 10am-7pm.
Get The Facts: 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060

November 20, 2010
Peterman Station Arts & Crafts Festival
Alongside railroad tracks,
Peterman, Alabama
It's the festival's 27th year. Enjoy Festival foods such as Brunswick stew, activities for kids, music, arts and crafts booths. General hours are 9am-4pm.
Find Out More: 251-564-2260

November 20, 2010
Pecan Fest
Walnut Street at 6th Street,
Chetopa, Kansas
Talent competition, games and other activities for kids, vendors, pecan pies, pecan cooking contest, music, festival foods, quilts, arts and crafts, smorgasbord luncheon, pancake breakfast at Masonic Lodge from 7-11am, 5K walk/run.
Info: 620-236-7371

November 21, 2010
Fall Festival
Coastal Highway from D to J Streets,
Encinitas, California
There are approximately 450 vendors in total and they'll have arts and crafts, gifts, commercial items and services, food, non-profit info plus antiques. Local merchants run specials and there are 2 stages of entertainment and floral displays at Capital Flower Pavilion. There will be activities for kids and food at nearby restaurants.
Further Details: 760-945-9288 or 760-943-1950

November 21, 2010
International Pickle Festival
Community Center on Route 32 South,
Rosendale, New York
The festival celebrates 13 seasons this year. Enjoy music, Japanese dancing, judging of canned (pickled) produce, pickle eating contest, pickled products for sale, German dancing, pickle toss game in which you grab a partner and toss as many pickle chips as you can into his or her mouth. Hours are 10am-6pm.
Questions? Call 845-658-9649

November 26, 2010
Holidays Happen
Town Center on Market Street,
Reston, Virginia
Annual parade at 11am, Race for the Kids run at 7:30am, fun and photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday tree lighting at 6pm and a sing-along with help from a brass quintet and the Reston Chorale.
Info: Call 703-689-4699

November 26-28, 2010
Rockland Festival of Lights
Various locations,
Rockland, Maine
Santa arrives with the Coast Guard and later also attends the pancake breakfast on Sunday morning (with time for pictures). There will also be the lighting of the lobster trap boat plus refreshments, home decor workshops, horse drawn carriage rides, merchant specials, crafts, food, Parade of Lights Saturday evening with caroling and hot chocolate. Historic inns will be available for touring that weekend.
Further Details: Call 207-596-6378 or 800-562-2529

November 27, 2010
Olde Fashioned Christmas at Home
Various venues,
Gustine, California
Fire truck rides, Christmas tree lighting, lighted truck and tractor parade down 5th Street, a visit from Santa, arts and crafts along 5th Street, breakfast, music, open house at the local museum. (This event is often titled as Olde Fashion Christmas at Home.)
Get The Facts: Call 209-854-6975

November 27, 2010
Swine Time Festival
Swine Time Grounds on US Highway 84,
Climax, Georgia
Historic log cabin, quilts on display and quilting demonstrations, quilt auction, entertainment on 3 stages, kiddie rides, 5K run at 8:30am, Hog Calling Contest, arts and crafts, syrup making, baby crawling contest, pig racing.
Details: Call 229-248-8850 or 229-246-1050

November 27, 2010
Chitlin' Strut
Civic Center & Fairgrounds,
Salley, South Carolina
Antique tractors on display, parade at 10am, festival foods, hog calling contest, pancake breakfast 7-11am at the Masonic Lodge, chitlin' plate luncheon, arts and crafts, music, festival merchandise, festival foods, Strut Contest, carnival rides and games. The festival is 45 years old in 2010.
Questions? Call 803-258-3485

November 27, 2010
Christmas in Olde Ballinger
County Courthouse lawn,
Ballinger, Texas
Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, festival foods, games for kids, tree lighting ceremony, visit from Santa.
Info: Call 325-365-2333 or 325-365-5811

November 27-28, 2010
Space Coast Art Festival
Minuteman Causeway & 36 N. Brevard Avenue,
Coconut Beach, Florida
Food court, art activities for kids, student art, music, arts and crafts, 1/4-mile Lil Gobbler Run and 1/2-mile Youth Run, Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot (held earlier, 7:30am on Thanksgiving Day).
Information: Call 321-784-3322

November 26-December 5, 2010
Pirates in Paradise
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park,
Key West, Florida
Celebrate with pirate exhibits, walking tours of Oldtown, Norma Miller's 91st Birthday Party, Shipwreck Ball, Thieves Market, lighted holiday parade Dec. 4 at 7pm, Pub Stroll, National Walk the Plank Championships, a reenactment of a Pyrate Trial and more. Mingling with the crowd, or maybe leaping into the crowd now and then, will be swashbucklers who are looking to start a verbal confrontation with their costumed mates. Skirmishes may break out and there may be swordplay amongst the brutes, but it's all in good fun.
Info: Call 305-296-9694

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

Nov 4-6 Greek Fest (48th), 50 S. Ann Street, Mobile, Alabama, 251-438-9888
Nov 5-7 Hudson Seafest, USA Flea Market, Hudson, Florida, 727-236-3854 or 800-842-1873
Nov 5-13 American Indian Film Festival (35th), San Francisco, California, 415-554-0525
Nov 6 Harvest Festival, 11-5, County Park, Johns Island, South Carolina, 843-795-4FUN
Nov 6-7 Halifax Art Festival Festival (48th),
                   9-5/10-4, Marketplace on Beach Street, Daytona, Florida, 396-441-2776 or 800-854-1234
Nov 6-7 Downtown Festival & Art Show (29th), downtown, Gainesville, Florida, 352-334-5064
Nov 6-7 Festival of the Arts (39th), 9:30-4, Inverness, Florida, 352-726-3913
Nov 7 Vaquero Festival, County Courthouse grounds, Hebbronville, Texas, 361-527-4461
Nov 7 World's Championship Shrimp Cookoff (17th), 10-6, Port Isabel, Texas, 800-251-2550 or 800-527-6102
Nov 10-14 Bald Eagle Festival (16th), Haine, Alaska, 907-766-2202 or 907-766-3094
Nov 12-14 Greek Festival (43rd), 2020 NW 21st Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 817-626-5578
Nov 12-14 Scottish Clan Gathering & Highland Games (49th), Pace Park, Salado, Texas, 254-947-5232
Nov 13 Turkey Trot 9-3, downtown, Collinsville, Alabama, 256-524-2788
Nov 13 Great Day in the Country, 9-4, Lawton Elementary School grounds on Broadway St., Oviedo, Florida, 407-365-9420
Nov 13 Heritage Syrup Festival (22nd), 9-5, 514 N. High, Henderson, Texas, 903-657-4303 or 866-650-5529
Nov 13-14 Mobile Renaissance Fair, Abba Shriners Temple, Mobile, Alabama, 877-429-84622
Nov 18-21 Indy International Festival, State Fairgrounds on E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 317-236-6515
Nov 19-20 Seaside Treasure Festival, 53rd & Avenue U, Galveston, Texas, 409-744-4526 ext. 783
Nov 20-21 ArtFest, 10-5, Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, Arizona, 480-968-5353 or 888-278-3378
Nov 23 World's Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival (75th),
                   Main Street, Stuttgart, Arkansas, 870-673-1602
Nov 26 Festival of Lights, 5:30-8pm, Main Street, Placerville, California, 530-672-3436
Nov 26 Festival of Lights (21st), downtown, Yountville, California, 707-944-0904

Other November 2010 Events You Might Enjoy
Nov 3-6 Mistletoe Marketplace, Mississippi Trade Mart, Jackson, Mississippi, 601-948-2357
Nov 5-6 Arkansas Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, 10-7/9-5, Pope Cty. Fairgrounds, Russellville, Arkansas, 479-229-4200 or 479-968-3208
Nov 5-6 Bookworm Bash, 9-6, Addison Circle Park Pavilion, Addison, Texas, 800-233-4766
Nov 5-7 Stargate SG-1 Atlantis Convention, LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, California, 818-409-0960
Nov 5-7 Farscape Convention (4th), LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, California, 818-409-0960
Nov 5-7 Paso Gathering (18th), 10-5/10-4, Pioneer Museum, Paso Robles, California, 805-239-4566
Nov 5-7 Hillsborough Antiques Show & Sale, County Expo Center, San Mateo, California, 208-629-0891
Nov 5-7 EyeCon, Florida Hotel/Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, 352-874-8500
Nov 5-7 National Farm Toy Show (33rd),
                   Beckman High School & National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, Iowa, 701-883-5206
Nov 5-7 Scarefest Horror & Paranormal Convention, Convention Center, Lexington, Kentucky, Email thescarefest@hotmail.com
Nov 5-7 Iron Horse Festival, Railroad Blvd., McComb, Mississippi, 601-684-8664
Nov 5-7 Big Reno Show (firearm and Western memorabilia), 9-6/9-6/9-3, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada, 775-828-2350
Nov 5-7 Delafield Antique Show, 5-9/10-5/11-4, Delafield Hotel, Delafield, Wisconsin, 262-968-4913
Nov 6 Harvest Pumpkin Craft Festival, 9-4, Robertson Activity Center on Lakeshore Dr., Yukon, Oklahoma, 405-350-8937
Nov 6 Holiday Craft Sale, 9-3, High School on Elm Street, Lancaster, Wisconsin, 608-723-2173 ext. 354
Nov 6-7 Intertribal Marketplace, 10-5, Autry National Center in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, 323-667-2000
Nov 6-7 Midwestern Woodcarvers Show (40th), 9-5/10-4, Belle Claire Expo Hall, Belleville, Illinois, 616-235-1003
Nov 6-7 Christmas in New Orleans Crafts Expo,
                   Ponchartrain Convention Center at 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana, 504-796-5853
Nov 6-7 Clinton Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, 10-5/10-4, High School, Clinton, New York, 315-853-5574
Nov 6-7 Mid-Ohio-Con 2010, Convention Center on N. High St., Columbus, Ohio, 203-724-1698
Nov 7 Taste of the Town (28th), 11-5, Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida, 239-277-1197
Nov 9-10 Christmas Boutique & Angel Street Cafe, St. Mark Presbyterian Church at 601 Claymont Drive, Ballwin, Missouri, 636-394-2233
Nov 9-11 Wichita Farm & Ranch Show, Kansas Coliseum, Valley Center, Kansas, 316-755-8834
Nov 10-14 Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (13th), Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 302-645-9095
Nov 10-14 American Sandsculpting Championship (24th), Fort Myers, Florida, 866-916-7283
Nov 11-13 Blue Angels Homecoming Show, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 850-452-2583 or 800-874-1234
Nov 11-13 Mistletoe Mart (37th), Church of the Ascension on Court St., Westminster, Maryland, 410-848-3251
Nov 11-14 Fall AutoFest (26th), Festival Park on US Hwy. 301, Zephyrhills, Florida, 813-256-6725
Nov 11-14 Fall Festival Craft Show, Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota, 952-445-7223
Nov 11-14 Dickens Christmas Show (29th), Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 843-448-9483
Nov 12-14 Antique Show, Fresno Fairgrounds, Fresno, California, 559-485-3354
Nov 12-14 Pomona Home Improvement & Remodeling Show,
                   2-7/10-7/10-6, Fairplex on McKinley Ave., Pomona, California, 909-623-3111 or 800-356-7469
Nov 12-14 Sacramento International Auto Show, Cal Expo, Sacramento, California, 916-635-2728
Nov 12-14 Southern Colorado Holiday Food & Gift Festival,
                   10-6/10-6/10-5, Expo Center on Auto Mall Loop, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 888-412-6015
Nov 12-14 Ramble A Garden Festival, 9:30-4:30, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, 305-667-1651
Nov 12-14 Antique Market, 9-6/9-6/10-4, Expo Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 740-569-4112
Nov 12-14 New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair, 10-5, Rockingham Park, Salem, New Hampshire, 603-332-2616
Nov 12-14 Weems International Artfest,
                   State Fairgrounds, , Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-293-6133
Nov 12-14 Rug Show & Sale (21st), Snow Park Lodge, Park City, Utah, 435-649-0535
Nov 12-14 YMCA Crafts Fair, Noon-7/10-7/Noon-5, University Mall, Blacksburg, Virginia, 540-552-9686
Nov 12-14 Northern Virginia Cristmas Market (14th), 10-6/10-5, Dulles Expo & Convention Center, Chantilly, Virginia, 757-417-7771
Nov 12-14 Old Dominion Gun Show, National Guard Armory, Charleston, West Virginia, 276-238-1343
Nov 13 Meadowcrest Arts & Crafts, 9-4, Green County High School on S. Main, Greensboro, Georgia, 404-274-5555 or 800-886-5253
Nov 13 Telfair Art Fair (16th), Telfair Square, Savannah, Georgia, 912-700-8800
Nov 13 Homemade Holidays Craft Show, 9-4, Ottawa Middle School, Ottawa, Kansas, 785-242-8818
Nov 13 Great Hartford Craft Exposition,
                   9-3, Hartford Union High School on Cedar St., Hartford, Wisconsin, 262-273-5033 or 262-670-0117
Nov 13-14 Gun Show, Seaside Park at County Fairgrounds, Ventura, California, 602-843-5303
Nov 13-14 Flamingo Follies Art Show (20th), 9-5, Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 386-424-2175
Nov 13-14 Dahlonega Library Festival (7th), Historic Square downtown, Dahlonega, Georgia, 706-864-3711 or 800-231-5543
Nov 13-14 Best Friend Model Train Show, Armory at 5000 Lackawanna Blvd., Saginaw, Michigan, 989-799-2772
Nov 13-14 Holiday Fine Craft Fair, 10-6/11-5, Manheim Township High School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 717-431-7405
Nov 14 Hudson Valley Railroad Society Annual Railroad Exposition (38th),
                   10-3, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, 645-297-0901
Nov 14-21 Miami Book Fair International (27th), Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, 305-237-3258
Nov 18-20 YMCA Christmas Market (35th), Convention Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-265-8834
Nov 19 Holiday Lighted Parade, 6:30pm, Northville, Michigan, 248-349-7640
Nov 19 Window Wonderland, 7-9:30pm, downtown, Wooster, Ohio, 330-262-6222
Nov 19-20 Broadmoor Art & Craft Festival,
                   3-9pm/9-4, Broadmoor High School at 9650 Goodwood Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-926-1420
Nov. 19-21 Paradise City Arts Festival,
                   10-5/10-6/11-5, Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts, 413-587-0772 or 800-511-0725
Nov 19-21 Zia Arts & Crafts Festival, State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-823-1092
Nov 19-21 Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular (13th),
                   10-6/10-8/10-5, Convention Center at 135 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 724-863-4577
Nov 19-21 Wasatch Gun Show, 10-5, CAM-PLEX, Gillette, Wyoming, 801-466-7556
Nov 20 Merritt Potter Show & Sale, Crawford County High School Gym, Roberta, Georgia, 478-474-7833
Nov. 20 Pfall Pfest Arts & Crafts Show (24th), 9-3, Rec Center on Immanuel Road, Pflugerville, Texas, 512-251-5082
Nov 20-21 Vintage Paper Fair, 10-6/10-4, Centre Concord on Clayton Rd., Concord, California, 415-668-1636
Nov 20 Gazette Holiday Parade, 5pm, State Street & Erie Blvd., Schenectady, New York, 518-372-5656
Nov 20 Craft Show, 8-4, Linton Middle School on Aster St., Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, 412-244-9440 or 412-796-2147
Nov 20 Jaycees Arts & Crafts Fair, Richland Middle School on Hwy. 80 S., Richland Center, Wisconsin, 608-647-5501
Nov 20 Holiday Marketplace, 9-4, County Fairgrounds, West Bend, Wisconsin, 262-334-2402
Nov 20-21 Gem & Mineral Show, 9-5/10-5, Performing Arts Center on Hobson Way, Oxnard, California, 805-642-5779 or 805-271-0538
Nov 20-21 Christmas on Vinegar Hill (22nd), Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, 217-792-5698
Nov 20-21 Christmas Arts & Crafts Extravaganza,
                   10-6/10-4, Show Me Center & Osage Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 573-334-9233
Nov 20-21 Band Booster Holiday Spirit Craft Fair (25th),
                   9-4/10-4, Parkway South High School on Hanna Road, Manchester, Missouri, 314-415-7786
Nov 20-21 Classic Gun Show, Town Exhibition Hall, Mesquite, Texas, 214-341-2895
Nov 20-21 Holiday Crafts Show, 10-5/10-3, Fairfax High School on Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, Virginia, 703-246-6321
Nov 20-21 Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show, 9-5/9-3, Raceway Complex, Richmond, Virginia, 804-928-1006
Nov 24 Christmas in the Sky, 6pm, Longview Lake Beach, Blue Springs, Missouri, 816-503-4830
Nov 26 Lighted Christmas Parade (18th), 6pm, 13th & Main, Clarinda, Iowa, 712-542-2166
Nov 26 Christmas Light Parade (19th), 7pm, Center Avenue, Oakley, Kansas, 785-672-3251
Nov 26 Sundance Square Parade of Lights (28th), 6pm, Fort Worth, Texas, 617-336-2787
Nov 26-27 Winter Art & Craft Fair, 10-6/10-5, Seasons Convention Center on Hwy. 46, Nashville, Indiana, 812-587-5068
Nov 26-27 Lakes Region Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair,
                   Opechee Conference Center on Doris Ray Ct. (off Elm), Laconia, New Hampshire, 603-528-4014
Nov 26-28 Gig Harbor Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair,
                   Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Washington, 253-530-4400 or 253-857-4842
Nov 26-28 Loscon 37, LAX Marriott, Los Angeles, California, 818-760-9234 or Email registration@loscon.org
Nov 26-28 Holiday Craft & Gift Show (33rd), Wisconsin Expo Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 414-321-2100
Nov 27 Jacksonville Light Parade, 7pm, Downtown Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, 904-630-3690
Nov 27 Christms Parade, Emporia, Kansas, 620-342-1600
Nov 27 Homemade for the Holidays (24th), 9-4, Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park, Manhattan, Kansas, 785-776-8829
Nov 27 Christmas Parade, 6:30pm, Town Square, Garnett, Kansas, 785-448-6767
Nov 27 Lighted Christmas Parade, 7:15pm, Main Street, Russell, Kansas, 785-483-2897
Nov 17 Rockets Over the Red, 5-10pm, River View Park, Shreveport, Louisiana, 318-223-7403
Nov 28 Mid-American Train Show,
                   9-3, BTC Exhibit Hall at 1775 Universal Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, 913-561-5864 or 913-680-0404
Nov 30-Dec 2 Farm & Ranch Show, Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, 806-378-4297

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Joan Garnand
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Michael Parks' CD is no longer available.
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A Little Browsing...
If you start cutting right now you can make most of your Christmas bows from magazine pages (or from other paper). This would be a great project to keep older kids busy with on bad-weather days.

The List Wall Project is coming to Brooklyn, opening November 12, 2010.

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Looking for seasonal, but unusual, things to serve around the Thanksgiving holiday? How about Sweet Potato Biscuits from Paula Deen? Or you could pass on the usual stuffing and mix up some Creole Cornbread Stuffing. The method that brings Autumn Roasted Vegetables brings out the natural sweetness in the produce. When it comes to preparing mashed potatoes, comfort food may be the phrase to keep in mind. If someone in the crowd doesn't like pumpkin pie you could make Cousin Eunice's Carrot Pie. Whatever you munch, have a blessed Thanksgiving.


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