logo Deb's Monthly Review
bullet September 2004 bullet Editor: Deb Thompson
Festivals for Travelers,
Sites of the Month, Archives,
Selected Links and more.

What Do Writers Do All Day?
      (Deb's Writer Cam)

Are you viewing
an archived issue?
To read the current
issue, click here!
    Fill out this Form to be notified
when the next Review is up.
Get more festival news and
items not included here.


      Important Message Just For The Kids Here:
If someone (even someone you love) has touched you
in a way that didn't seem right or made you feel bad,
you can talk about it with someone. There are really
nice people at this number who will listen and will let
you talk about what you might want to do next to stay safe.

Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
and then push 1 to talk to someone.

Nobody has the right to hurt you and tell you not to tell.
It's important to talk about it. Tell someone!

Special Quotation
"The important thing is this:
To be able at any moment
To sacrifice what we are
for what we could become."
--Charles DuBois

The Other Side Of The News:
To parents, teachers, and other
guardians of children:

The Review is a place
where adults or kids
should be able to stop by
and browse comfortably.
But, remember - I have no
control over outside links.
For happiest results, please
surf the Web with your kids!

Amazon.com links
will open in a
new browser window.

Thanks for shopping!

Your purchases help
keep this site
free to view.

The Artsy Site
Of The Month:

The Stained Glass Museum
Click on The Collections and then choose
a category to browse.

Handy Site
Of The Month:

2000 Uses For WD40
Tips from users of the product

Just Fun Site
Of The Month:

Geo Quiz
A point-and-click geography game.

Scientific Site
Of The Month:

Science a Gogo
Odd science news, hot topics, discussion forum and more.


Banner 10000028

Buy great spices at great prices


September Events
Festivals For September Travelers

September 1-4, 2004
Sweet Corn Festival
Lions Park,
Millersport, Ohio.
This is the festival's 58th year, and you can enjoy hot, buttered corn, plus a parade, 4 stages of entertainment, Cob Cleaning corn eating contest, rolling pin throwing contest, storytelling pageant, festival foods and more.
Learn More: Call 740-246-6217.

September 3-4, 2004
Blackberry Festival
various venues,
Bremerton, Oregon.
Pony rides and other fun for children, lots of fresh blackberries and blackberry treats. There is a 5K/1 mile Berry Fun Run. Kids' can do the Berry Dash. Enjoy a chalk art competition, air show, bike show, car show, music, food and arts and crafts. The festival is in its 15th year.
Additional Details: Call 360-377-3041.

September 3-5, 2004
National Buffalo Wing Festival
Dunn Tire Park on Swan Street,
Buffalo, New York.
There's a 0.5K Chicken Wing Run, pageant, cooking demonstrations, vendors, fun for kids, cooking competitions, sauce cooking contests, car show, wing eating contest, entertainment, bobbing for wings, baby wing contest and more. Some events may be ticketed separately.
Information: Call 716-565-4141 ext. 10.

Help me to help you!
If you sign up for the Notify List and you have spam filters,
remember to put deb@lightpatch.com on your list of approved email addresses.

September 3-6, 2004
Box Car Days
Tracy, Minnesota.
Pageant, parade, beer tent, fly-in breakfast, street dance, softball tournament, carnival midway, food vendors. The event is now in its 77th year.
Learn More: Call 507-629-4021.

September 3-6, 2004
various venues,
Seattle, Washington.
More than 2500 artists present poetry, dance, comedy, film, music and more. You pay one price and that is your ticket to everything. In addition to art performances, there will be a craft/artisan marketplace, special activities for kids, an international bazaar, clothing and fiber art for sale, and more. Enjoy foods such as Filipino specialties, curry, pizza, berry shortcake, potstickers, falafel, apple pie, calzone, teriyaki salmon, burgers, bratwurst and dessert crepes. This event is a tremendous entertainment value. For tickets, you can call the number below, call Ticketmaster, or go into a Western Washington Starbucks to purchase.
Additional Details: Call 206-628-0888.

September 3-6, 2004
Cantaloupe Festival
unknown venue(s),
Fallon, Nevada.
Cantaloupe eating contest, Wild West Bear Show, music, karaoke, Jr. rodeo events, gold panning, cowboy poetry, car show, mud volleball, livestock show, arts and crafts, food.
Further Information: Call 775-423-2544.

September 4, 2004
Festivale Italiano
Hwy 52 & Hwy 77,
Hurley, Wisconsin
Music, arts and crafts, food, games for all ages.
Find Out More: Call 715-561-4334.

September 4, 2004
Pocono Garlic Festival
Courthouse Square,
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Plan to park at Stroudsburg Borough Park and take the shuttle to the festival. The Garlic Eating Tuba Troubadours consume garlic and then play their music for you. Area vineyards offer wine tastings and sales, and some 50 restaurants feature garlic-laden treats. How about pickled garlic, a hot beef sandwich with creamy garlic sauce, fried garlic sweet potatoes, garlic funnel cake and roasted garlic ice cream? You can buy many of the treats to take home. This is one festival where coolers are very welcome! Bring one and purchase food to take home. Enjoy arts and crafts, music from local radio, a garlic eating contest, and more.
Additional Information: Call 610-381-3303 or 570-421-7235.

Sorry, festival-goers. I am unable to fulfill requests for personalized festival lists free of charge.
You may hire me by the hour for personal research.
September 4, 2004
Heritage Festival
Runge Park,
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Motorcycle poker run, silent auction, raffle, food and drink, arts and crafts, pageant BBQ, historical exhibits, street dance, entertainment.
Further Details: Call 409-925-8558.

September 4, 2004
Dolan Days
unknown venue(s),
Dolan Springs, Arizona.
Pancake breakfast, miniature golf, wife calling contest, dance, liar's contest, arts and crafts, and a watermelon eating contest. The Marshall Contest lets you pay Marshall candidates to put your friends and family in jail. There will also be a parade and car show, and food vendors will be on hand.
Learn More: Call 928-767-3498.

September 4-6, 2004
Capitola Begonia Festival
various venues,
Capitola, California.
Sand sculpture contest, music, 52nd nautical parade down Soquel Creek, chalk art, fishing derby, horseshoes on the sand, community beach volleyball, rowboat races, art area for children. Parking in Capitola can be tough on light days, so expect a crowd. Your best plan would be to park at Crossroads Center (Bay Avenue) and take the shuttle to the festival.
Find Out Details: Call 831-475-6522.

September 4-6, 2004
Milan Melon Festival
Town Square area,
Milan, Ohio.
Bingo, classic cars, arts and crafts, pageant, games and rides, parade, melon eating contest, music, chicken BBQ, 10K run, pedal tractor pull, and festival foods (including melon ice cream).
Further Information: Call 419-499-9929.

September 4-6, 2004
Findley Lake Harvest Festival
Main Street,
Findley Lake, New York.
Quilt show, arts and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, chicken BBQ, entertainment, farmers market, more.
Learn More: Call 716-769-7852.

September 6-11, 2004
Harvest Festival
various venues,
Steelville, Missouri.
Parade, blues festival, Berryman Adventure Race at Bass River Resort, rodeo, pageant, gospel sing, merchant specials and sidewalk sales, breakfasts, dinners .
Additional Details: Call 573-775-5533.

September 7-11, 2004
Concordia Fall Festival
Concordia, Missouri.
Carnival, pedal tractor pull, back seat driving contest, livestock show, drawings for prizes, pageant, square dance, parades, more.
Further Information: Call 660-463-2454.

Colorful festivals are great
for taking pictures.
Please ask permission
before taking photos of
arts and crafts items
at a festival booth.
      cameras at amazon
September 8-11, 2004
Wellston Coal Festival
Wellston, Ohio.
Rides, parade, games, contests, commercial and community vendors and displays, pageant, festival foods.
Get More Details: Call 740-384-6669.

September 8-12, 2004
Defeat of Jesse James Days
various venues,
Northfield, Minnesota.
Horseshoe Hunt scavenger competition, medicine show, bingo, entertainment, bank raid reenactments, antique tractors, Jesse James bike tour, parade, arts and crafts, rodeo, square dance, 5K fun walk, helicopter rides, steak dinner, rodeo dance, merchant specials, Ames Mill tours, Teddy Bear Band (bring your bear), breakfasts, carnival. You must have a button to enter some events, and buttons will be readily available at local stores and from golf cart sales during the festival.
Further Information: Call 507-645-5604.

September 8-12, 2004
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Civic Park on Daugherty Drive,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Pooch Parade, tractor race, motorcyle cruise-in, pageant, commercial vendors, free tomato juice, carnival, arts and crafts, entertainment, festival merchandise, tomato exhibits.
Learn Details: Call 614-866-2861.

September 9-11, 2004
Grape and Fall Festival
Downtown/Hart Park,
St. James, Missouri.
The festival is celebrating its 71st year. Enjoy music, food, pageant, carnival and more
Additional Information: Call 573-265-3899 or 800-480-3899.

September 9-11, 2004
Seymour Apple Festival
unknown venue(s),
Seymour, Missouri
It's the 32nd year for this event. Arts and crafts, games, music.
Learn More: Call 417-935-2888 or 417-935-4801.

ABC Art & Craft Event Directory:
2003 National Edition
by Mary Reed

Carnival Secrets
by Matthew L. Gryczan

September 9-11, 2004
Marion Popcorn Festival
Marion, Ohio.
Pageant, parade (more than 300 units), entertainment, carnival midway, food, activities for kids, popcorn cooking contest, Popcorn 5000 5K Run, Popcorn 100 Bicyle Tour, Marion Midget Football, arts and crafts (on Oak Street), commercial vendors, Popcorn Golf Tournament, Popcorn Volleyball Tournament, much more.
Details: Call 740-387-8919.

September 9-12, 2004
Grapevine GrapeFest
Main Street,
Grapevine, Texas
Auction, wine tasting, tennis tournament, champagne brunch (reservations: 817-410-3185), three stages of entertainment, carnival midway, food and more.
Find Out More: Call 817-410-3185 or 800-457-6338.

September 10-11, 2004
Grape and Fall Festival
Historic Downing Street,
Hollister, Missouri.
Pageant, entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids, food, more. (I hear that this festival, like many others, has been struggling to fund its event. They need sponsors, volunteers, and crafters to help them stay sucessful.)
Learn Details: Call 417-334-3050.

September 10-11, 2004
Schell City Fall Festival
Main Street,
Schell City, Missouri.
Games, music, street dance, festival foods.
Further Information: Call 417-432-3220.

September 10-11, 2004
A Taste Of Lahaina
Lahaina Recreation Park II,
Lahaina, Hawaii.
Enjoy tasting-sized portions of food from local restaurants, a beer and wine garden, activities for kids, entertainment and vendors.
Get Details: Call 808-667-9193.

September 10-11, 2004
Web City Mining Days
unknown venue(s),
Webb City, Missouri.
Classic cars, music, carnival, parade, arts and crafts.
More: Call 417-781-9696.

September 10-12, 2004
Niagara County Peach Festival
Academy Park,
Lewiston, New York.
Peach dessert baking contest, peach fuzz contest, entertainment, pageant, parade, cheerleading contest, festival foods, carnival rides, peach shortcake.
Additional Information: Call 716-754-4338 or 716-754-7591.

September 10-12, 2004
Huckleberry Festival
unknown venue(s),
Bingen, Washington.
Carnival, parade, brewers fest, entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 509-493-2293 or 509-493-3630.

September 10-12, 2004
Clinton County Corn Festival
County Fairgrounds,
Wilmington, Ohio.
Antique farm machinery display, games, food, quilt show, entertainment, arts and crafts, Corn Olympics.
Further Details: Call 937-382-1965 .

September 10-12, 2004
Broom Corn Festival
Arcola, Illinois.
National Sweeping Contest, broom making demonstrations, Lawn Rangers, 5K and 10K race, beer tent, parade, arts and crafts, kiddie tractor pull, food.
More: Call 217-268-4530.

September 10-12, 2004
Mantua Potato Festival
Buchert Park,
Mantua, Ohio.
15K Potato Stomp, duck race, pageant, 5K run/walk, antique farm equipment display, classic cars, rides, games for kids, entertainment, potato doughnuts, baked potatoes and other potato dishes.
Additional Facts: Call 330-274-0770.

September 10-12, 2004
Boxelder Bug Days
unknown venue(s),
Minneota, Minnesota.
Prairie Winds Zoo, pedal tractor pull, arts and crafts, street dance, beer garden, variety show, strolling entertainers, photography exhibits, games for kids, 5K run/walk, softball tournament, music, food, more.
More: Call 507-872-6790.

September 10-12, 2004
Posen Potato Festival
various venues,
Posen, Michigan.
Parade, pancake breakfasts, potato displays, flea market, antiques, arts and crafts show (this will possibly be one day only), polka dance, roast beef dinners, polka folk mass, Bump and Run, entertainment, dance, demolition derby, bingo, potato pancake buffet, football.
Further Details: Call 989-766-8128.

September 10-12, 2004
St. Louis Art Fair
Clayton business district,
St. Louis, Missouri.
Artisans show and sell their work, plus there will be jazz and other entertainment. Enjoy festival foods such as hot wings, sandwiches, gelato, kabobs, burritos, seafood and cheesecake.
More Information: Call 314-863-0278.

September 10-12, 2004
Tom Mix Festival
various venues,
DuBois, Pennsylvania.
Best Dressed Western Contest, appearance by a Tom Mix look-a-like, benefit dance, Tom Mix memorabilia on display, collectibles, chess tournament, crafts, food, The festival is in its 25th year.
Additional Details: Call 814-371-5010 or 614-371-4406.

September 10-12, 2004
Texas Gatorfest
various venues,
Anahuac, Texas.
BBQ, street dance (Friday night), Dirty Rice cooking contest, pageants, bike tour, waterfront beer garden, the Great Texas Alligator Roundup, river boat tours and airboat rides, three stages of entertainment, medicine man show, face painting and other fun for kids, arts and crafts.
More: Call 409-267-4190 or (days) 409-267-8225.

September 11, 2004
unknown venue(s),
Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Arts and crafts, games, food, rides, entertainment.
Get Information: Call 816-630-6161.

September 11, 2004
Spinach Festival
Sar-Ko-Par-Trails Park,
Lenexa, Kansas.
Antiques, arts and crafts, classic cars, local youth dance and gymnastic performances, Spinach Cafe. Enjoy the world's largest spinach salad, which is prepared by Popeye and Olive Oyl.
More: Call 913-541-0209.

September 11, 2004
Checotah, Oklahoma.
Car show, arts and crafts, entertainment, games, brisket cooking contest, free fried okra, okra eating contest, pageant, activities for kids.
Find Out Details: Call 918-473-4178.

September 11, 2004
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana.
Popcorn Panic 5M run and Popcorn 5K walk, 9-11 moment of reflection, Lit'l Kernel Puff (kiddie run), hot air balloons, storytelling, entertainment, parade, car cruise, more than 500 arts and crafts booths, more than 50 food vendors.
More: Call 219-464-8332.

September 11-12, 2004
Eastport Salmon Festival
various venues,
Eastport, Maine
Antiques, tours of salmon pens by boat, entertainment, salmon dinners, arts and crafts, raffle, educational displays, microbrewery tent, strawberry shortcake. Come to town a day early and enjoy Paint Eastport Day.
Additional Information: Call 207-853-4644.

September 11-12, 2004
California Dried Plum Festival
Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds,
Yuba City, California.
Firefighters' Cooking Contest, dishes made with dried plums (which we used to call prunes), entertainment.
More: Call 530-671-3100.

September 11-12, 2004
Burrillville Arts &
Crafts Festival

Routes 107 & 98,
Burrillville, Rhode Island.
Entertainment, activities for children, arts and crafts.
Further Information: Call 401-568-1741.

September 11-12, 2004
Butte Fall Festival

various venues,
Crested Butte, Colorado.
Micro Brew fest, chili and salsa cooking contests (in Crested Butte). the fun moves to Gunnison on Sunday with more food and events.
Get Details: Call 800-545-4505.

September 11-12, 2004
Canal Days
various venues,
Cambridge City, Indiana.
Antique tractor show, golf tournament, baby contest, kid's fishing contest, vendors, arts and crafts, Firefighter 5K run and 2 mile walk, car show, coloring contest, fashion show, historic encampment, dance contest, karaoke, entertainment, duck race, parade, more.
Find Out More: Call 765-478-4689.

September 11-12, 2004
Grain Valley Fair Daze
Main Street,
Grain Valley, Missouri.
Parade, arts and crafts, fireworks, entertainment, food.
Details: Call 816-847-2627.

September 11-12, 2004
Clothesline Festival
Memorial Art Gallery grounds,
Rochester, New York.
600 artists show and sell their work, with special presentations, art area for children, food, festival merchandise and more. Plan to park at East Main and Solo Streets and take the shuttle.
Find Out More: Call 585-473-7720.

September 11-12, 2004
Maryland Seafood Festival
Sandy Point State Park,
Annapolis, Maryland.
Arts and crafts, seafood, entertainment.
Additional Details: Call 410-268-7676.

September 11-12, 2004
Wilcox Square,
Castle Rock, Colorado.
150 artisans show and sell their work, plus you can enjoy entertainment on stage, strolling entertainers, Children's Imagination Zone, microwbrew tasting, food. The event is in its 15th year.
More Facts: Call 303-688-4597.

September 11-12, 2004
Little Falls Arts &
Crafts Fair

Little Falls, Minnesota.
Some 900 juried artists participate in this event. 70 food vendors will be there to feed the festival-goers. You can park at the Morrison County Fairgrounds and catch a shuttle to the downtown area, although there will be parking around town.
Additional Details: Call 320-632-5155.

September 11-12, 2004
Mushroom Festival
various venues,
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Mushroom cook-off, cooking demonstrations, guided tours of a mushroom farm, rides for kids, entertainment, Beatlemania, arts and crafts, golf tournament, Underground Railroad heritage tours, soup and wine tasting, remote control air show, more.
More: Call 888-440-9920.

September 11-12, 2004
Broad Street, downtown,
Hazelton, Pennsylvania.
Car show, parade, Wing Fling, fireworks, entertainment, Hula-Hoop Contest, bed race, variety show, arts and crafts.
Find Out Details: Call 800-698-7111.

September 11-12, 2004
Emerson Park,
Auburn, New York.
Arts and crafts, commercial vendors, entertainment, food vendors. It would be great if everyone who attends brings a donation of canned food.
More: Call 315-253-5611.

September 11-12, 2004
Burrillville Arts &
Crafts Festival

Routes 107 & 98,
Burrillville, Rhode Island.
Entertainment, activities for children, arts and crafts.
Further Information: Call 401-568-1741.

September 12, 2004
Pet Rock Festival
Quinsigamond College,
Worcestershire, Massachusetts
These folks raised a lot of money last year. The event benefits local animal shelters and similar groups. Enjoy a cat photo contest, dog-owner look-alike contest, best bark contest, dog and frisbee show, festival merchandise, carnival games, entertainment, festival foods such as veggie wraps and cotton candy, information on animal rescue and adoption.
Find Out More: Call 508-755-8004 ext. 245 or 508-845-8051 ext. 227.

September 13, 2004
Kolache Festival
Courthouse Square,
Caldwell, Texas.
The festival celebrates its 20th year, with arts and crafts, polka music, costumes, kolache bake show, recipes, kolache eating contest, Kolache Krunch 5K run/walk, food.
Further Details: Call 979-567-3218.

September 14-18, 2004
McClure Bean Soup Festival
unknown venue(s),
McClure Pennsylvania.
Lots of food, including the bean soup. There will also be historical reenactors, fireworks, basket bingo, doggie parade, garden tractor pull, country music karaoke, carnival, entertainment. It's the 113th year for this event. Any veteran who attends in uniform will get free soup. (I have some conficting information on dates for this event, so do call to be certain the dates are correct.)
More: Call 800-338-7389.

September 17-18, 2004
Arts & Crafts Festival
& Taste of Hutchinson
Library Square Park,
Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Now in its 30th year, the festival draws more than 200 artisans to show and sell their work. More than 20 food vendors have something to keep your energy up for browsing. The event is held rain or shine.
Additional Information: Call 320-587-5252.

September 17-18, 2004
Heritage Day
Houston, Missouri.
Antique tractor display, pageant, arts and crafts, contests, entertaiment.
Additional Details: Call 417-967-2220.

September 17-19, 2004
Jordan Fall Festival
unknown venue(s),
Jordan, New York.
Pancake breakfast, pumpkin painting, cake walk, greased pole climbing, classic cars, jazz fest, crafts, vendors, duck race, entertainment, drawings for prizes, used book sale. The festival is in its 58th year.
Questions: Call 315-730-7498.

September 17-19, 2004
Peanut Butter Festival
Gumtown Park,
New Bethelem, Pennsylvania.
Parade, carnival, crafts, entertainment, food, 5K run.
Further Details: Call 814-275-3929 or 914-536-6615.

September 17-19, 2004
Blue Springs Fall Festival
Main Center,
Blue Springs, Missouri.
Parade, lip sync contest, entertainment, more than 250 arts and crafts booths, children's area, beer garden, biscuits and gravy breakfast, bingo, karaoke contest, martial arts demonstrations, poker tournament, festival foods.
Information: Call 816-228-6322.

September 17-19, 2004
Jesse James Festival
Festival Grounds, on Hwy.
33, north of town,
Kearney, Missouri.
Parade, 5K/10K run and 5K walk, BBQ contest, arts and crafts, mule show, carnival, Jesse James Corral for kids, horseshoe pitching tournament, rodeo, breakfast buffet, entertainment, festival foods. (The carnival begins on Thursday evening.)
Learn Details: Call 816-628-4646.

September 17-19, 2004
Greentree Festival
Kirkwood Park,
Kirkwood, Missouri.
The event is in its 44th year, and the celebration includes a Canine Frisbee Contest, food, entertainment, and more than 200 arts and crafts booths.
Questions: Call 314-984-5984.

September 17-19, 2004
Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee, Indiana.
Parade, fresh apples, apple peeling contest, apple bake-off, antique fire truck show, classic cars, apple butter, apple cider, frog jumping contest, 5K run, cheerleading contest, arts and crafts, scarecrow contest, commercial booths, apple cobbler and fritters, and other foods.
Further Information: Call 574-773-7812.

September 17-19, 2004
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
The Poverty Neck Hillbillies headline the event again this year. You can enjoy German music and dance, fireworks, rides, games, crafts and plenty of food.
Additional Details: Call 724-745-1812.

DriveWerks - Everything for cars
Thanks for using
these merchants'
products and services
Link to your favorite stores and earn money!
Your purchases
help make the next
issue free to read
4919 : Banner 10000082
Totally Shades

September 17-19, 2004
Eugene Celebration
Eugene, Oregon.
Also called The Big EC, this festival includes a parade, canoe regatta, 5K walk, pet parade, health information, KidZone, art show, entertainment on several stages, and foods such as gyros, Tofu Tia, curry, tamales, fried ravioli, corn on the cob and more. (how about candy bars baked in puff pastry and then dipped in chocolate?)
Further Information: Call 541-681-4108.

September 17-19, 2004
Southside Fall Festival
& Rodeo

Hyde Park,
St. Joseph, Missouri
Professional rodeo events at the Stockyard Arena, entertainment, activities for children, petting zoo, food court, arts and crafts. This is an alcohol-free event.
Find Out More: Call 816-238-3515.

September 17-19, 2004
Irish Festival
Fifth Regiment Armory,
Baltimore, Maryland.
Strolling entertainers, Irish language lessons, songs and stories for kids, puppet shows, vendors, Irish dance and other musical entertainment, and festival foods, plus ethnic specialties such as Irish stew and corned beef.
Get Information: Call 410-747-6868.

September 17-19, 2004
Francesville Fall Festival
Francesville, Indiana
Carnival games and rides, car show, entertainment, dinners, arts and crafts, baked goods, collectibles, scarecrow contest, 3-on-3 basketball, festival foods.
Find Out More: Call 219-567-9689.

September 17-19, 2004
East Side Floral &
Antique Festival

Blackstone Boulevard, across
from Swan Point Cemetery,
Providence, Rhode Island.
Lecture series, vendors, antiques, fall planting gardens, more.
Learn Details: Call 401-785-9459 ext. 206.

September 17-19, 2004
Festival of the Forks
Albion, Michigan
Parade, carnival, art show, crafts, flea market, food vendors, Boy Scout canoe race, 5K run/walk, magician, more.
Additional Information: Call 517-629-5533.

September 17-19, 2004
German Russian Schmeckfest
unknown venue(s),
Eureka, South Dakota
Arts and crafts, ethnic foods, vintage vehicle show, variety show.
Details: Call 605-284-2455.

September 18, 2004
Sunflower Fair
La Porte, Indiana
American Red Cross 5K run & health walk, trolly rides, more than 80 crafts and collectibles booths, classic cars, rib cook-off, art, entertainment, food.
Find Out More: Call 219-325-5354 or 219-362-3178.

September 18, 2004
King Turkey Day
various venues,
Washington, Minnesota
I have conflicting dates for this event, so check before you go!
Additional Details: Call 507-372-2929 or 800-279-2919.

September 18, 2004
Bethel Harvest Fest
Village Common,
Bethel, Maine
Chowdah Cook-Off, apple pie baking contest, wagon rides, chain saw art, produce, arts and crafts, music, food.
Find Out More: Call 207-824-2282.

September 18, 2004
Monett Fall Festival
Monett, Missouri
Puppet show, arts and crafts, truck and motorcycle shows, carnival, entertainment, Best Mom Contest, more.
Further Information: Call 417-235-3349.

September 18-19, 2004
Creative Arts Guild Festival
Dalton, Georgia
Children's activities, arts and crafts, entertainment, food.
Additional Details: Call 706-278-0168.
Note: While you are in the area, see if Crown Gardens & Archives is open. Dalton is known for carpet, but before that, chenille fabric (and fabric in general) was a major industry. You can see exhibits of industry, Cherokee history, the Civil War years and more.

September 18-19, 2004
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Archer Park,
Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Civil War encampment, Native American Village portrayal, visits to the Johnny Appleseed gravesite, farmers' market, antiques and collectibles, crafts, medicine show, old crafts demonstrations, area for kids, entertainment.
More: Call 260-483-5638.

September 18-19, 2004
Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden,
Albany, Ohio
Pawpaw cooking contest, pawpaw wheat beer, music, art, pawpaw trees for sale, cooking demonstrations, pawpaw ice cream, pawpaw eating contest.
Find Out Details: Call 740-698-2124.

September 18-19, 2004
Autumn Moon Festival
San Francisco, California
Parade, lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, magic show, entertainment, talent show, moon cakes, activities for children.
Questions: Call 415-982-6306.

September 18-19, 2004
Clark County Mule Festival
County Fairgrounds on Rt. EE,
Kahoka, Missouri.
Mule sporting events (such as mule polo), quilt displays, trail ride, carnival midway, rodeo, silent auction, flea market, arts and crafts. Some events charge admission.
Learn Details: Call 660-866-2330.

September 18-19, 2004
Maple Fall Festival
Wildwood Park & Zoo,
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Pancake and maple syrup breakfast, entertainment, more than 250 arts and crafts booths, sunflower house contest, largest sunflower contest results, food court.
Further Information: Call 715-384-3454 or 800-422-4541.

September 18-19, 2004
Big River Days
Riverfront Park,
Clarksville, Missouri
Food, tours of the lock, 5,000 gallon aquariuim, historic reenactments, activities for kids, river otter show, music.
Find Out More: Call 573-242-3132.

September 19-21, 2004
Humansville Fall Festival
Humansville, Missouri.
Games and rides, parade, area for kids.
Learn Details: Call 417-754-2257.

September 19-25, 2004
Persimmon Festival
Main Street area,
Mitchell, Indiana.
Persimmon pudding cooking contest, entertainment, food booths, scavenger hunt, pageant, carnival rides, more. The celebration goes on for a full week.
Questions: Call 800-580-1985.

September 21-25, 2004
Jackson County Apple Festival
Jackson, Ohio
Parades, crafts, quilt show at the library, cheerleading competition, lip sync contest, apple butter, entertainment, ice cream blizzard eating contest, martial arts demonstrations, pageants, gospel music, baby stroller race, baby crawling contest, carnival rides, rollerblade contest, apple pie baking contest, lawn mower races.
Find Out More: Call 740-286-1339.

September 22-25, 2004
Black Walnut Festival
City Park,
Stockton, Missouri.
Pet show, talent show, parade, carnival rides, baby contest, local crafts, music, food.
Additional Information: Call 412-276-5213.

September 23-25, 2004
Raytown Roundup Days
Raytown, Missouri.
Parade, Merry-go-round, games, talent contest, food, food.
Learn Details: Call 816-353-8500.

September 23-26, 2004
World Chicken Festival
London, Kentucky.
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Moving Wall on display, Gospel Eggstravaganza, antique cars, volleyball tournament, activities for kids, parade, entertainent, tribute to Colonel Sanders, chicken cooking contest, World's Largest Skillet, chicken dinners.
More: Call 800-348-0095.

September 23-26, 2004
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio.
Pumpkin growing contest results, pumpkin rolling contest, parade, queen pageant, classic cars, crafts displays, farm machinery displays, hog calling, quilt displays, music, tall tales, banjo and fiddle contest, pumpkin pie baking contest.
Further Information: Call 740-425-4300.

September 23-26, 2004
Town Square,
Marienville, Pennsylvania.
Arts and crafts, music, demonstrations, pet parade, wood carvers, street dance, horse and wagon rides, children's area, drawings for prizes, food, bed races.
Questions: Call 814-725-4262.

September 24-25, 2004
Harvest Fest
Main Street,
Emmett, Ohio
Merchant sales, vendors, arts and crafts, bake sale, other foods. This event is in its 12th year.
Further Details: Call 208-365-3485.

Forzieri shop italian fashion and gifts
Italian fashion and gifts
If you enjoy this issue, please tell a friend about it!
September 24-25, 2004
Pioneer Days
unknown venue(s),
Marquand, Missouri.
Antique tractors on display, classic cars, arts and crafts, bluegrass festival, tours of the local depot, food, games.
Questions: Call 573-783-7525.

September 24-26, 2004
Pelican Festival
Civic Center,
Grove, Oklahoma.
Pelican viewing tours, carnival, parade, talent competition, arts and crafts, food. The event is in its 21st year.
More Information: Call 866-588-4726.

September 24-26, 2004
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Wanatah, Indiana
Scarecrow Scamper fun run for kids, car show, parade, talent show, commercial vendors, toy and collectibles show, Scarecrow Stampede 5K run and 3K walk, arts and crafts, antiques, games and food.
Further Details: Call 219-733-2183 or 800-584-1417.

September 24-26, 2004
unknown venue(s),
Corpus Christi, Texas
Non-profit booths, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for children, Bayfest Run, carnival rides and games, fireworks.
Find Out More: Call 361-887-0868.

September 24-26, 2004
Rhythm & Ribs
Raley Field,
Sacramento, California.
Rib cooking contest with samples for everyone, and lots of music on three stages. You can also enjoy arts and crafts and extra activities for kids.
Additional Information: Call 916-376-4676.

September 24-26, 2004
Whole Enchilada Fiesta
Las Cruces, New Mexico.
5K run/1-mile fun run, martial arts demonstrations and competitions, parade, cooking contest, entertainment, carnival rides, festival foods, arts and crafts, activities for kids, motorcycle and car show, festival foods, the making of The World's Largest Enchildada. The Enchilada is a tradional layered one, and requires 750 pounds of stone ground corn. Its toppings include 175 pounds of grated cheese. The celebration is in its 24th year.
Find Out More: Call 505-526-1938.

September 24-26, 2004
Lee's Summitt, Missouri
Arts and crafts, music, area for children, beer garden, carnival, German food and more.
Further Details: Call 816-524-2424.

September 24-26, 2004
Berkley Riverfront Park,
Kansas City, Missouri
German food and beverages, two stages of entertainment, an area for children, arts and crafts, fireworks, carnival.
Details: Call 816-691-2140.

September 24-26, 2004
Cory Apple Fest
Community Center,
Cory, Indiana
Tractor display, carnival, food, antiques, arts and crafts, entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 812-864-2229.

September 25, 2004
Hallettsville Kolache Fest
Knights of Columbus Hall,
Hallettsville, Texas
Polka music, car show, karaoke contest, activities for children, arts and crafts, domino tournament, parade, kolache baking contest, kolache eating contest, arts and crafts.
Further Details: Call 979-567-3218.

September 25, 2004
Oil Patch Jamboree
Downtown and Way Park,
Drumright, Oklahoma.
Food vendors, games for kids, 5K job, entertainment, contests, parade.
More: Call 918-352-2631.

September 25-26, 2004
Taste of Morgan Hill
Main Steet & Monterey Road,
Morgan Hill, California.
Classic cars, entertainment, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, music and food.
Learn Details: Call 408-779-9994.

September 25-26, 2004
Great Adirondack Fall Festival
Elm Lake Road,
Speculator, New York.
Arts and crafts, chair-lift rides, vendors, music, food.
Questions: Call 518-548-7311.

September 25-26, 2004
Stowe Oktoberfest
unknown venue(s),
Stowe, Vermont.
Local micro-brewed beers, parade, German music, German foods, children's area.
More: Call 802-GO-STOWE.

September 25-26, 2004
Autumn Gold
Bond Park,
Estes Park, Colorado.
Bratwurst, beer and cider, music, drawings for prizes.
Additional Information: Call 800-44-ESTES.

September 25-26, 2004
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
The Grieg Farm,
Red Hook, New York.
Music, wine, and food in a great setting.
Learn Details: Call 845-758-1234.

September 25-26, 2004
Taste of Rhode Island
Newport Yachting Center,
Newport, Rhode Island.
40 local restaurants and caterers present appetizer-sized portions of food. There will also be entertainment, vendors and activities for children.
Further Information: Call 401-846-2600.

September 25-26, 2004
Fall Harvest Festival
Central Park,
North Branch, Minnesota
Vehicle fair, arts and crafts, remote control car races, Spud Run, classic car show, food.
Details: Call 651-674-4077.

September 25-26, 2004
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Downtown at intersection of
Routes 534 & 20,
Geneva, Ohio.
Parades, pageant, grape stomping, arts and crafts, sports events, raffle, exhibits, entertainment, and treats such as freshly squeezed grape juice. The event is in its 41st year.
Additional Information: Call 440-466-JAMB.

September 25-26, 2004
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Adams Avenue (between
Bancroft & 35th streets),
San Diego, California.
This is the event's 23rd year, and it features lots of food, carnival rides, beer gardens, arts and crafts, and plenty of music. Those scheduled to perform this year include The Shamrockers, Peggy Watson, Becky Barksdale Trio, Jupiter Affect, and Texmaniacs.
Further Details: Call 619-282-7833.

September 26, 2004
Colden Visual Arts
& Crafts Fair

At Route 240 &
Boston Colden Road,
Colden, New York.
Arts and crafts, entertainment, antique car show, BBQ.
To Find Out More: Call 716-941-5016.

September 27 - October 3, 2004
Northeast Kingdom Fall
Foliage Festival

various venues,
Cabot, Vermont.
The festival actually takes place in several towns, and includes music, crafts, silent auction, fall color viewing, special dinners and more.
Further Information: Call 802-639-6379 or 802-748-3678.

September 30 - October 2, 2004
Ozark Black Gold
Walnut Festival

Piney Creek Park,
Alton, Missouri.
Pumpkin carving, Anything Goes contest, games, music, carnival, food, arts and crafts.
Get Details: Call 417-778-7295.

September 30 - October 3, 2004
Buckwheat Festival
various venues,
Kingwood, West Virginia
Livestock exhibits, buckwheat cake dinners, arts and crafts, drawings for prizes, entertainment, pet show, classic cars, commercial and agricultural exhibits, road bowling, fireworks.
Find Out More: Call 304-329-0021.

Sign up here to be notified when the next Review is uploaded.
You'll receive more news and festivals not listed online!

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

September 3 Oktoberfest, Bavarian Hall, Jackson, Missouri, 573-243-8131
September 3-4 Mining Days, Marysville, Utah, 435-326-4506
September 3-4 Old Settlers Festival, Bean Blossom, Indiana, 812-988-2626
September 3-5 Dusk 'Til Dawn Blues Festival, Rentiesville, Oklahoma, 918-473-2411
September 3-6 Marshmallow Festival, Ligonier, Indiana, 260-894-3042 or 260-894-9000
September 3-6 Little Italy Festival, Clinton, Indiana 812-234-5555 or 800-366-3043
September 3-6 Earl Park Fall Festival, Earl Park, Indiana, 219-474-6563
September 3-6 Apple Festival, Downtown, Hendersonville, North Carolina
September 3-6 Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence Square, Independence, Missouri, 816-252-4745
September 3-6 Balloonfest, Couer d'Alene, Idaho, 208-667-2314
September 3-18 Moab Music Festival, Moab, Utah, 435-259-7003
September 4 Lumberjack Festival, Andes, New York, 845-676-3143
September 4 Prairie Arts Festival, West Point, Mississippi
September 4 September Fest, Downtown, Ventura, Iowa, 641-829-3808
September 4-5 Hatch Valley Chili Festival, Hatch, New Mexico
September 4-5 Heritage Celebration, Memorial Park, Foresthill, California, 530-367-2474
September 4-5 Mad River Valley Craft Fair, Kenyon's Field on Rte. 100,
                            Waitsville, Vermont, 802-496-4420 (before 8:30 p.m.)
September 4-5 Big Muddy Blues Festival, Laclede's Landing, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-241-5875
September 4-6 Tapestry Arts (Tapestry In Talent), San Jose, California, 408-494-3590
September 5 Labor Day Lobsterfest, Westport, New York, 518-962-4899
September 5 Salsa Fiesta, Creede, Colorado, 800-327-2102
September 5-6 Mamou Cajun Music Festival, Mamou, Louisiana
September 8-12 Grande Festa Italiana, Port Washington, New York, 516-767-3123
September 9-11 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Norwich, New York, 607-336-3378
September 10-12 Harvest Festival, Cromwell, Minnesota, 218-644-3570
September 10-11 Doodle Soup Days, Bradford, Tennessee, 731-742-3494
September 10-11 Fair at Saint Raphael, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-368-6828
September 10-11 Harvest Home Festival, Springfield, Missouri, 417-868-8622
September 10-12 Nordicfest, Libby, Montana, 406-293-6430
September 10-12 Seafood Festival, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, 800-GETATAN
September 10-12 Greek Festival, 120th & Wornall, Kansas City, Kansas, 816-942-9100
September 10-12 Popeye Picnic, Chester, Illinois, 618-826-5000 ext. 221
September 10-12 Migratory Bird Festival, Veteran's Park, Alturas, California, 530-233-4434
September 11 Scott County Sorghum Festival, Oneida, Tennessee, 800-645-6905
September 11-12 North Carolina Gourd Festival, State Fairgrounds,
                              Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-557-5946
September 11-12 Fine Arts Festival, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 479-571-3337
September 13-14 Scarecrow Festival, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 215-794-4000
September 13-14 Louisiana Folklife Festival, Monroe, Louisiana
September 16-18 Hootin' And Hollarin', Gainsville, Missouri, 417-679-4913
September 16-18 Fayette County Cotton Festival, Somerville, Tennessee, 901-465-8690
September 16-19 Shrimp Festival, Yemassee, South Carolina, 843-589-2120
September 16-19 Country Harvest Festival, Maysville, Missouri
September 17-18 Back to the Fifties, Courthouse Square, Lebanon, Indiana, 765-482-1320
September 17-19 Railroad Days, Depot Park, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 816-540-3266
September 17-19 Monterey Jazz Festival, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 925-275-9255
September 17-19 Scarecrow Festival, Washington, Ohio, 740-335-7514
September 17-19 Street Painting Festival, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-828-7834
September 17-19 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, San Pedro, California, 310-366-6472
September 17-19 Wizard of Oz Festival, Chesterton, Indiana, 219-926-5513
September 17-19 Grecian Festival, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-781-4548
September 17-19 Saengerbund Oktoberfest, Newark, Delaware, 302-366-9454
September 18 Walker Fun Days, Walker, Missouri
September 18 Lark Fest, Lark Street, Albany, New York, 528-434-3861
September 18 Autumnfest, Owensville, Missouri, 573-437-4270
September 18 Potato Fest, Richford, New York, 607-657-2526
September 18 Hopedale Day in the Park, Town Park, Hopedale, Massachusetts, 508-473-8439
September 18-19 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley, California, 415-381-8090
September 18-19 Quaker Arts Festival, Niddle School, Orchard Park, New York, 716-677-ARTS
September 18-19 Ottertoberfest, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-781-0900
September 18-19 Harwich Cranberry Festival, Harwich Port, Massachusetts, 508-430-2811
September 18-19 Family Festival by the Sea, Lido Beach Town Park, Hempstead, New York, 516-489-5000
September 18-19 Carousel Festival, Burlington, North Carolina
September 18-19 Fall Festival/Chili Cook-off , Rockaway Beach, Missouri, 800-798-0178
September 18-25 Frontier Days, Eva, Alabama, 256-796-7023
September 19 St. Teresa's Basque Festival, Fuji Park, Carson City, Nevada, 775-885-1434
September 22-26 Sugar Cane Festival, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-9323
September 23-26 Festival in the Park, Freedom Lake Park, Charlotte, North Carolina
September 24 Chile & Frijole Festival, Pueblo, Colorado, 719-542-1704
September 24-25 Tallahatchie Riverfest, Courthouse lawn, New Albany, Mississippi
Setpember 24-26 Pensacola Seafood Festival, Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida, 850-433-6512
September 24-26 San Francisco Blues Festival, San Francisco, California, 415-979-5588
September 24-26 Antique and Apple Festival, Moulton, Alabama, 256-974-8813
September 24-26 Remembering James Dean Festival, Fairmount, Indiana, 765-948-4555
September 24-26 Flat Rock Music Festival, Flat Rock, North Carolina
September 24-26 Septoberfest, Bozeman, Montana, 406-582-3270
September 24-26 Oktoberfest, East Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, Mississippi, 228-864-4310
September 24-26 Fall Festival, Downtown, Boulder, Colorado, 303-440-3774
September 25 Fall Festival, Walther Park, DeSoto, Missouri, 636-586-4062
September 25 Soybean Festival, Portageville, Missouri
September 25 Corndog Festival, Lakewood Theater, Dallas, Texas, 214-769-9704
September 25 Rods & Ribs On Main Street, Ozark Square, Ozark, Arkansas, 479-667-5337
September 25-26 Whiskey Rebellion Celebration, Vine & North, Berlin, Pennsylvania, 814-267-5054
September 25-26 Art in the Pass, Memorial Park, Pass Christian, Mississippi
September 26 Asian Moon Festival, Worcester, Massachusetts, 508-799-4406
September 26 Carmel Mission Fiesta, Carmel, California, 831-624-9035

Other September 2004 Events You Might Enjoy
September 4 Art Walk, Downtown, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 228-875-4424
September 4-5 Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market, Stormville, New York, 845-221-6561
September 4-6 Arts & Fine Craft Festival, Stratton Mountain, Vermont
September 5 Wave-Fest, Coleman Avenue, Waveland, Mississippi, 228-467-3922
September 5 Antiques in the Square, City Park, Clear Lake, Iowa, 641-357-4000
September 10-11 Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company Field Days & Carnival, Hamburg, New York
September 10-11 Arenzville Burgoo (soup), Arenzville, Illinois
September 10-12 Camel Races, Carson City, Nevada, 775-847-7500
September 11 Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Festival, County Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi
September 11 Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour, Whitaker Park, Pryor, Oklahoma, 918-825-0157
September 11 Masters Tour (gardens), Santa Cruz, California, 831-206-3623
September 11 Sidewalk Arts Festival, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 605-336-1167
September 11 Missouri Chili Cook-Off, West Port Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-576-2727 ext. 211
September 11-12 Seafood Festival, Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi, Mississippi, 228-374-2717
September 11-19 Friendship Flea Market, Friendship, Indiana, 859-341-9188
September 12 Great Fire Engine Rally, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-487-9154
September 17-18 Great Forest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Missouri
September 17-19 Cherry's Jubilee, Monterey, California, 831-759-1836
September 17-19 Off The Beaten Path Studion Tour, Mountain View, Arkansas, 870-269-8068
September 18 Farm Aid 2004, White River Ampitheatre, Seattle, Washington, 800-FARM-AID
September 18 Marching Band Competition, SMSU campus, Marshall, Minnesota, 507-532-2157
September 18 Arkansas State Hillbilly Chili Cookoff, Bull Shoals, Arkansas, 870-445-4443
September 18 Hawk Watch (migration), Mount Magazine State Park, Paris, Arkansas
September 18-19 Scottish Games, Chandler Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 918-499-2585
September 18-19 Mendon Arts Festival, Rte. 251 and 64, Mendon, New York, 585-624-3182
September 18-19 Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival, Central Park, Santa Clara, California
September 18-19 Artists In The Country, 57 County Road,
                              Woodstock, Connecticut, achuk@mindspring.com
September 18-19 Arts and Crafts Show, Diamondhead, Mississippi, 228-255-2697
September 24-26 Renewable Energy Roundup, Fredericksburg, Texas, 512-326-3391
September 24-26 Arts & Crafts Christmas Spectacular, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Setpember 25 Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili Cook-Off, Alton, Illinois, 618-463-1016
September 25 A Celebration of Books, Corning, New York, 607-936-4732
September 25 Neptune Festival, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 757-498-0215 or 866-NEP-FEST
September 25-26 Candy Dance Arts & Crafts, Genoa, Nevada, 775-782-8696
September 25-26 Gem and Mineral Expo, Museum Complex, Joplin, Missouri, 417-623-1180
September 25 - October 3 Autumn Leaf Festival, Clarion, Pennsylvania
September 26 A Taste of the North Country, Glen Falls, New York, 518-745-7076
September 29 Arts & Crafts Show, Westmoreland Mall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

It's always best to call ahead to verify festival information.
Please tell them you saw the listing in Deb's Monthly Review.

Trade something you have for something you want!
Keep more of your cash--
And barter!
Check out Santa Cruz Barter!



Look at this guy!
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...

Well, never mind. Just click on the banner and get ready for some action.



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...

Though we're just approaching September, some northern latitudes are beginning to show signs of possible early fall foliage. Keep your eye on the fall color for Michigan, Maine, and Vermont.

On September 18, motorcycle riders will gather to ride the Trail of Tears. Last year there were 150,000 motorcyles, and the attendance has gone up steadily with each ride, so expect an increase for this year. To find out more about it all, take a look at the Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride Web Site.


If you've ever wondered why we say things like "no room to swing a cat" and "three sheets to the wind", you'll enjoy reading Nautical Terms in Common Usage.

Promotions 125x250

Graphics are original, excluding those linking to other sites, Home graphic and Email graphic. If you want to use any, please ask first.
Note: Graphics linking to
www.ultimatebadguy.com and www.michaelparks.com
are owned by the respective artists/webmasters and are displayed here with their consent.
Deb's Monthly Review is copyrighted!
It is not in the public domain.
When in doubt about your use of someone's writings or graphics, ask!

Please don't link back to the graphics on the Review - copy them to your own server! Thanks!


Deb's Monthly Review Archive

Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug

Note: The issue with the original Special Feature on clothing for people with special needs is here.
The updated article is here.

The HTML Writers Guild

Note: Links on past Monthly Review Pages are NOT kept up-to-date!
If I have linked to your site in the past and you make a change, I will attempt to update
the link if you let me know about it.


Fill out this Form to be notified
when the next issue is uploaded.
You can also use the form to be taken off
the Notify List, and to send comments.
      You'll get an email from me once
or twice a month.
I do not sell or share your information with
other parties except at your specific request.

Visit My Other Pages

sign that says home imageHome Page
(though I spend little time there)
Deb's Mystery (And Other) Books Page
Deb's Favorite Movies Page Deb's TV Page
Deb's Selected Bookmarks Deb's List of WWW "Of The" Sites
Write Lighting
(Deb's Blog)
This Page Was Last Updated On August 26, 2004

Send me email
envelope image deb@lightpatch.com

logo Deb's Monthly Review © copyright Deb Thompson