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September 2, 2005
Because of Hurricane Katrina's damage, it is especially
important right now that you verify
all festival or event information. Even areas that were not in
the direct path of the storm 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 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.

Until then, please show patience with event operators and communities.
September 1-3, 2005
Sweet Corn Festival
Lions Park,
Millersport, Ohio
Enjoy a parade, carnival, 4 stages of entertainment, Hula Hoop contest, outhouse races, tractor pull, nature education tent, Cob Cleaning corn eating contest, rolling pin throwing contest, pageant, festival foods and more. (Some events beginning Wednesday, August 31).
Further Information: Call 740-467-3639.

September 2-3, 2005
Dolan Days
Dolan Springs School,
Dolan Springs, Arizona
Dance, pancake breakfast, parade, car show, road apple roulette, arts and crafts, more.
Additional Details: Call 928-767-3890

September 2-4, 2005
National Buffalo Wing Festival
Dunn Tire Park on Swan Street,
Buffalo, New York
Pageant, festival merchandise, 0.5K Chicken Wing Run, bobbing for wings, baby wing contest, sauce cooking contest, entertainment, car and truck show, wing eating contest, activities for kids, cooking demonstrations. Some events may be ticketed separately and/or require registration.
Questions: Call 716-565-4141

September 2-5, 2005
various venues,
Seattle, Washington
Now in its 35th year, Bumbershoot attracts more than 2500 performers to share poetry and literature, dance, comedy, theatre, film, music and more. In addition to live performances you can enjoy an artisan marketplace, festival foods and special activities for kids. It's a great way to experience the arts for a reasonable price. For tickets, call the number below or call Ticketmaster. Tickets will also be available at some Western Washington Starbucks locations.
Learn More: Call 206-628-0888

September 2-5, 2005
North Carolina Apple Festival
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Breakfasts, apple orchard tours, 8K run/1-mile walk, Gem & Mineral Spectacular, arts and crafts, kiddie carnival, merchant specials and sidewalk sales, vendors, postage stamp cancellation, King Apple Parade, street dance, and music from Last Man Standing, Caribbean Cowboys, Russ Wilson and many others. Park in Jackson Park and take a shuttle to the festival area. (Check out the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, which is celebrating a 100th anniversary this year).
Find Out More: Call 828-697-4557

September 2-5, 2005
Box Car Days
Tracy, Minnesota
Parade, beer tent, fly-in breakfast, pageant, arts and crafts, street dance, carnival, food.
Questions: Call 507-629-4021

September 2-5, 2005
Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival
Churchill County Fairgrounds,
Fallon, Nevada
Cantaloupe eating contest, battle of the bands, camel rides, carnival, entertainment, K-9 demonstration, music, karaoke, rodeo events, cowboy poetry, car show, arts and crafts, food. The festival is celebrating its 20th year.
Further Details: Call 775-423-2544

September 3, 2005
Blackberry Festival
various venues,
Bremerton, Oregon
5K/1 mile Berry Fun Run plus a Berry Dash for the kids, golf tournament, chalk art competition, bike race, car show, festival foods, entertainment, arts and crafts and plenty of berry treats such as blackberry scones, pie, blackberry wine and blackberry syrup.
Information: Call 360-377-3041

September 3, 2005
Festivale Italiano
Silver Street,
Hurley, Wisconsin
Watermelon eating contest, spaghetti eating contest, raffle, arts and crafts, music, food.
Learn More: Call 715-561-4334

September 3, 2005
Pocono Garlic Festival
Courthouse Square,
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Area vineyards offer tastes and sales plus some 50 restaurants bring out treats such as garlic funnel cakes and other garlic-laden goodies (some sweet and some savory). This is one festival where you are encouraged to bring your coolers and buy treats to take home with you! You can also enjoy arts and crafts, a garlic eating contest, and music from the famous Garlic Eating Tuba Troubadours. The festival runs from 10am-5pm.
Further Details: Call 610-381-3303 or 570-421-7235.

September 3-5, 2005
Capitola Begonia Festival
various venues,
Capitola, California
Horseshoes on the sand, fishing derby, sand sculpture contest, music, student art in the park, chalk art area for kids, rowboat races, community beach volleyball, nautical parade down Soquel Creek, Beach Blanket Begonias hat decorating.
More: Call 831-476-3566 or 800-919-8155

September 3-5, 2005
Milan Melon Festival
Town Square area,
Milan, Ohio
Big Wheelie Race, melon eating contest, activities for kids, games and rides, music, chicken BBQ, 10K run, pedal tractor pull, classic cars, arts and crafts, watermelon sherbet, melon ice cream, other festival foods.
Questions: Call 419-499-2766

September 3-5, 2005
Findley Lake Harvest Festival
Main Street,
Findley Lake, New York
Quilt show, entertainment, arts and crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, vendors, pony rides for the kids, food.
Learn More: Call 716-769-7852

September 6-10, 2005
Harvest Festival
various venues,
Steelville, Missouri
Rodeo events, food, entertainment, parade, merchant specials and sidewalk sales.
Further Information: Call 573-775-5533

September 6-10, 2005
Concordia Fall Festival
Concordia, Missouri
Tribute to veterans, drawings for prizes, square dance, food, entertainment, parades, carnival, pedal tractor pull, back seat driving contest, livestock show.
Further Information: Call 660-463-2454

September 6-10, 2005
Wellston Coal Festival
Wellston, Ohio
Classic cars, karaoke, lawnmower races, entertainment, a parade, Coal Miner Olympics, tours of mine, dances, rides and games, vendors.
Additional Details: Call 740-384-5141

September 7-11, 2005
Defeat of Jesse James Days
various venues,
Northfield, Minnesota
5K Walk/Run and 15K run, pedal tractor pull, helicopter rides, entertainment, bank raid reenactments, food court at Bridge Square area, Horseshoe Hunt scavenger competition, square dance, bingo, Jesse James bike tour, parades, arts and crafts, breakfasts, rodeo, carnival, appearance by the Hollywood Cowboys (among those sceduled at this writing are Ben Cooper, Will Hutchins and Jan Merlin).
Questions: Call 507-645-5604 or 800-658-2548

September 7-11, 2005
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Civic Park
on Daugherty Drive,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
The festival celebrates its 40th year with tomato exhibits, a Tallest Tomato Plant contest, free tomato juice, carnival, arts and crafts, entertainment, pizza taste-off, Civil War reenactors, grand parade, senior bingo, festival merchandise, motorcycle cruise-in, commercial vendors, car cruise-in.
Further Details: Call 614-866-2861

September 8-10, 2005
Grape and Fall Festival
Downtown/Hart Park,
St. James, Missouri
5K Run and 1 mile walk, carnival, arts and crafts, pageant, ATV pull, demolition derby, softball and horseshoe tournaments, food, entertainment, grape stomp, wine tasting.
Get More Information: Call 573-265-3899

September 8-10, 2005
Seymour Apple Festival
Seymour, Missouri
Games, arts and crafts, entertainment, pageant, food, 5K run. The festival is celebrating its 33rd year.
Further Details: Call 417-935-2888

September 8-10, 2005
Marion Popcorn Festival
Marion, Ohio
Popcorn cooking contest, pageant, arts and crafts (on Oak Street), entertainment, carnival, Popcorn 5000 5K Run, Popcorn 100 Bicycle tour, Marion Midget Football, parade, activities for kids, Popcorn golf tournament, vendors, Popcorn volleyball tournament, opportunity to visit the Wyandot Popcorn Museum.
Learn More: Call 740-387-8919

September 8-11, 2005
Grapevine GrapeFest
Main Street,
Grapevine, Texas
Grape stomp, classic cars, 4 stages of entertainment, wine tasting, wine auction, champagne brunch (reservations: 817-410-3185), tennis tournament, carnival, food.
Find Out Details: Call 817-410-3185 or 800-457-6338

September 9-10, 2005
Grape and Fall Festival
Historic Downing Street,
Hollister, Missouri
Arts and crafts, entertainment, pageant, activities for kids, car show, grape stomp, food.
Further Information: Call 417-334-3050

September 9-10, 2005
A Taste of Lahaina
Lahaina Recreation Park II,
Lahaina, Hawaii
Vendors, entertainment, beer and wine garden, tasting-size portions of food from local restaurants, activities for kids. There is an admission charge for those age 13 and older.
Get Details: Call 808-667-9175 or 888-310-1117

September 9-11, 2005
Niagara County Peach Festival
Academy Park,
Lewiston, New York
Peach fuzz contest, carnival rides, peach dessert baking contest, peach shortcake, festival foods, entertainment, pageant, parade, arts and crafts, 5K run/walk.
Questions: Call 716-754-9500.

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September 9-11, 2005
Huckleberry Festival
Daubenspeck park,
Bingen, Washington
Parade, carnival, talent show, huckleberry pie, vendors, beverage garden, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 509-493-2122.

September 9-11, 2005
Broom Corn Festival
Arcola, Illinois
Kiddie tractor pull, arts and crafts, parade, antique tractor display, Lawn Rangers, 5k and 10K race, beer tent, broom-making demonstrations, food. Come and enjoy the festival's 35th year!
Information: Call 217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456.

Septemeber 9-11, 2005
Mantua Potato Festival
Buchert Park,
Mantua, Ohio
In its 32nd year the festival offers classic cars, rides, games for kids, raffle, arts and crafts, antique farm equipment show, 2 stages of entertainment, potato doughnuts, baked potatoes, potato pancakes, a potato baking contest and more.
Further Details: Call 330-274-0770

September 9-11, 2005
Boxelder Bug Days
Minneota, Minnesota
Boxelder bug races, sports events, arts and crafts, more. Minneota is also celebrating its Quasquicentennial this year.
Additional Information: Call 507-872-6790

September 9-11, 2005
Posen Potato Festival
various venues,
Posen, Michigan
Antiques, potato pancake breakfast, carnival, entertainment, grist mill tours, VFW roast beef dinner, potato dish contest, arts and crafts, potato displays, polka folk mass, demolition derby, bingo, flea market, polka dance, entertainment. The festival is now in its 54th year.
Learn More: Call 989-766-8128

September 9-11, 2005
Maryland Seafood Festival
Sandy Point State Park,
Annapolis, Maryland
Mad Dog Canine Free Flight Frisbee Show, crab soup cooking competition, arts and crafts, National Guard display, entertainment, seafood, art tent and beach golf for kids, climbing wall, dog stunt show, Marine tug-of-war challenge, volleyball tournament, petting farm. The event runs from 11am-8pm.
Further Information: Call 410-266-3113

September 9-11, 2005
Eureka! California Admission
Day Weekend

various venues,
Sacramento, California
State Parks in the area will have free admission, and for those of us who have been waiting to see the renovation of the Leland Stanford Mansion, this is the grand opening of that building. There will be Living History events at Rooftop Park, free tours of the State Capitol Museum, railroad exhibits and more. If you plan to arrive in town a few days before the celebration you might be able to increase your fun by catching the last day or two of the California State Fair, which closes September 5.
Learn More: Call 916-445-7373 or 888-831-8585

September 9-11, 2005
Popeye Picnic
Chester, Illinois
Remote control air show, Popeye 5K Run/walk, motorcycle show, petting zoo, car cruise-in, carnival, teen dance, games, fireworks, arts and crafts, flea market, helicopter rides, Popeye Film Festival, volleyball tournament, talent show, Popeye Museum, smorgasboard, entertainment, a visit from Popeye characters, washer tournament, food, prizes. Some activities require a separate admission charge or reservation.
Additional Details: Call 618-826-5000 ext. 221

September 9-11, 2005
Clinton County Corn Festival
County Fairgrounds on Main St.,
Wilmington, Ohio
Entertainment, quilt show, classic cars, antique tractors and engines on display, parade, arts and crafts, antiques, contests and food.
Further Information: Call 937-382-1965

September 9-11, 2005
St. Louis Art Fair
Clayton business district,
St. Louis, Missouri
Creative Castle for kids, hands-on art for the grown ups, arts and crafts, and entertainment. Keep up your festival energy with nachos, soba noodles, enchiladas, sandwiches, Southwest spring rolls, kabobs, burritos, seafood, cheesecake and other foods.
Questions: Call 314-863-0278.

September 10, 2005
Spinach Festival
Sar-Ko-Par-Trails Park,
Lenexa, Kansas
The World's Largest Spinach Salad arrives with no less than Olive Oyl and Popeye to present it. Enjoy antiques, arts and crafts, green rock skipping, petting zoo, pony rides, Spinach Speedway car show, largest sunflower contest, paddle boats, quilt show, drawing for quilt, Spinach Cafe.
Further Details: Call 913-541-8592

September 10, 2005
Checotah, Oklahoma
Car show, arts and crafts, entertainment, games, free fried okra, okra eating contest, festival foods, activities for kids, pageant, more.
More: Call 918-473-4178

September 10, 2005
Kolache Festival
Courthouse Square,
Caldwell, Texas
Co-ed softball, polka music, arts and crafts, street dance, costumes, kolache baking contest, kolache eating contest, classic cars, Kolache Krunch 5K run/walk, food vendors.
Learn Details: Call 970-567-3218

September 10, 2005
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana
Popcorn Panic 5M run and Popcorn 5K walk, talent show, lunches, parade, entertainment, dinners petting zoo, more than 500 arts and crafts booths, food vendors, Lil Kernel Puff (kiddie run), hot air balloons. Please leave pets at home.
Questions: Call 219-464-8332.

September 10-11, 2005
Eastport Salmon Festival
various venues,
Eastport, Maine
Chowder cooking contest, salmon dinners and BBQ, arts and crafts, antiques, tours of salmon pens by boat, entertainment, sailboat sail-in, 5K run/walk (and a 1 mile race for kids), educational displays, microbrewery tent, strawberry shortcake.
Learn More: Call 207-853-4644.

September 10-11, 2005
California Dry Bean Festival
10th & Central Streets,
Tracy, California
3 stages of entertainment, area for kids, AARP Road Show, more than 350 arts and crafts vendors, food. Admission to the festival is free, but some events may require separate fees and/or registration. Festival hours are 10am-9pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday.
Questions: Call 816-524-2424

September 10-11, 2005
Canal Days
various venues,
Cambridge City, Indiana
Activities for kids, antique tractor show, car show, karaoke, entertainment, parade, food vendors and more.
Further Details: Call 765-478-4689 or 765-478-6315

September 10-11, 2005
Autumn Moon Festival
Grant & Washington in Chinatown,
San Francisco, California
Lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations, parade, youth talent contest, 3 stages of entertainment, moon cakes and other food, activities for children.
Questions: Call 415-982-6306

September 10-11, 2005
Grain Valley Fair Daze
Main Street
behind Community Center,
Grain Valley, Missouri
Frog jumping contest, arts and crafts booths, fireworks, entertainment, carnival, car show.
Further Details: Call 816-847-2627

September 10-11, 2005
Clothesline Festival
Memorial Art Gallery grounds,
Rochester, New York
600 artisans show and sell their work, plus there are special activities for kids. Browse festival merchandise, food vendors and more.
Additional Information: Call 585-473-7720

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September 10-11, 2005
Castle Rock Artfest
Wilcox Square,
Castle Rock, Colorado
Children's Imagination Zone, 150 artisans showing and selling their work, food booths, microwbrew tasting, festival merchandise, silent auction, entertainment on stage, strolling entertainment. You can park at the county fairgrounds and take a shuttle to the festival. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older. Please do not bring pets to the event.
Get Details: Call 303-688-4597.

September 10-11, 2005
Little Falls Arts &
Crafts Fair

Little Falls, Minnesota
850 juried artists participate, plus there are food vendors and more. You can park at the Morrison County fairgrounds and catch a shuttle to the downtown area. It's the 33rd year for this event.
Further Information: Call 320-632-5155.

September 10-11, 2005
Mushroom Festival
various venues,
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Mushrooms for sale, entertainment, rides for kids, arts and crafts, Underground Railroad tours, parade, dance party, golf tournament, fresh mushroom soup cooking contest, Soup & Winefest, remote control air show, cooking demonstrations. The festival is celebrating its 20th year.
Learn More: Call 610-925-3373 or 888-440-9920

September 10-11, 2005
Hazelton, Pennsylvania
Entertainment, parade, pageant, Hula-Hoop contest, variety show, activities for seniors, arts and crafts, classic cars, 5K run/2 mile walk.
Questions: Call 570-455-1508 or 800-OKF-FEST

September 10-11, 2005
Emerson Park,
Auburn, New York
Commercial vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids, carnival rides and food. Kids under age 12 are admitted free with a can of food. The event brings in food for local charities, so do bring any and all canned items you are able to.
Additional Details: Call 315-255-1658

September 11, 2005
Pet Rock Festival
Quinsigamond College,
Worcestershire, Massachusetts
Local food drives and local animal shelters benefit from this great charity event. Enjoy dog contests of all types, raffles, a doggie water park, rabies clinic, cat photo contest, festival merchandise, food, information on rescue and adoption of animals. Entertainment scheduled includes Pet Rock (the band), Jediah and Orleans. The event runs from noon-5pm. (September 18 has been set as a rain date).
Further Information: Call 508-755-8004 ext. 245

September 13-17, 2005
McClure Bean Soup Festival
unknown venue(s),
McClure, Pennsylvania
Lots of food, including the great bean soup, will be at this event. Enjoy fireworks, historical reenactors, country music karaoke, a carnival and more. Veterans in uniform get free soup. It's the 114th year for this festival.
Additional Details: Call 800-338-7389

September 16-17, 2005
Heritage Day
Houston, Missouri
Classic cars, antique tractors on display, arts and crafts, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 417-967-2220

September 16-18, 2005
Jordan Fall Festival
Festival grounds on Beaver Street,
Jordan, New York
8.5 mile Alpine Classic Run, classic cars, antique tractor display, karaoke, BBQ, entertainment, arts and crafts, greased pole climb, drawings for prizes, rides, festival foods.
Information: Call 315-730-7498

September 16-18, 2005
Peanut Butter Festival
Gumtown Park,
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Mountain bike race (on the 17th), 5K run, parade, arts and crafts, games, motorcycle cruise-in, entertainment, food.
Questions: Call 814-275-1718 or 814-275-3929

September 16-18, 2005
Blue Springs Fall Festival
Main Center,
Blue Springs, Missouri
Parade, children's area, carnival, arts and crafts, 3 stages of entertainment, other events. The festival is celebrating its 36th year.
Additional Information: Call 816-228-2667

September 16-18, 2005
Jesse James Festival
Festival Grounds on Hwy 33,
Kearney, Missouri
Senior dinner, farmers market, parade, 5K/10K run and 5K walk, arts and crafts, teen dance, rodeo events, mud volleball, fire apparatus show, breakfast buffet, entertainment, Jesse James Corral for kids, BBQ contest, mule show, carnival, festival foods.
Get Details: Call 816-628-4646

September 16-18, 2005
Greentree Festival
Kirkwood Park at Geyer & Adams,
Kirkwood, Missouri
In its 45th year the festival offers the fun of a bicycle race, book fair, Kirkwood's Kutest Baby Contest, a tennis tournament and a parade. You can also enjoy a wine garden, Canine Frisbee Contest, entertainment, senior bingo, senior pool tournament, Greenteen Festival, kids' dog show, arts and crafts and plenty of food.
Learn More: Call 314-821-4161

September 16-18, 2005
Nappanee Apple Fair
Nappanee, Indiana
Pancake breakfast, pageant, helicopter rides, apple dumpling contest, biking events, antique fire truck display, carnival, bed races, teen dance, classic cars, apple pie eating contest, apple peeling contest, scarecrow contest, apple baking contest, arts and crafts, talent show, garden tractor pull and plenty of treats such as apple cider, apple butter and apple cobbler. The festival is in its 30th year.
Details: Call 574-773-7812

September 16-18, 2005
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Rock climbing wall, vendors, activities for kids, rides and games, arts and crafts, casino tent, music and dance and plenty of food.
Get Information: Call 724-745-1812

September 16-18, 2005
Southside Fall Festival & Rodeo
Hyde Park & South Street,
St. Joseph, Missouri
Professional rodeo events at the Stockyard arena, parade, pony rides, karaoke, entertainment, activities for kids, food court, arts and crafts, fireworks. This is an alcohol-free event.
Questions: Call 816-238-3515

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September 16-18, 2005
Irish Festival
Fifth Regiment Armory,
Baltimore, Maryland
Songs and stories for kids, lectures on Irish history and culture, Irish language lessons, vendors, entertainment and festival foods such as potato dishes, pretzels and beer.
Further Information: Call 410-747-6868

September 16-18, 2005
Francesville Fall Festival
Francesville, Indiana
Arts and crafts, festival foods, sports competitions, collectibles, dinners, parade, carnival, car show, baked goods and entertainment.
Additional Details: Call 219-567-9689

September 16-18, 2005
East Side Floral &
Antique Festival

Blackstone Boulevard
across from Swan Point Cemetery,
Providence, Rhode Island
Antiques, fall planting gardens, lectures, vendors and more.
Find Out More: Call 401-785-9450

September 16-18, 2005
Clark County Mule Festival
County Fairgrounds on Rt. EE,
Kahoka, Missouri
Mule parade, mule jumping competition, festival foods, flea market, arts and crafts, trail ride, carnival, rodeo, mule polo and other sporting events, Dolly Parton Race. Some events require separate admission or addition charge.
Further Details: Call 660-866-2330 or 660-727-3295

September 16-18, 2005
Festival of the Forks
Albion, Michigan
In its 39th year the festival offers an AAUW book sale, art show, food vendors, entertainment, parade, antiques, a music workshop for the kids and more.
Questions: Call 517-629-5533

September 17, 2005
King Turkey Day
various venues,
Worthington, Minnesota
Pancake breakfast, carnival, classic cars, flower show, flea market, turkey parade, food and beer vendors, Turkey Day 10K race and picnic reception, Great Gobbler Gallop turkey race, miniature golf, animal show, sports card show.
Learn More: Call 507-372-2929

September 17, 2005
Sunflower Fair
La Porte, Indiana
Kids' coloring contest, crafts and collectibles, sunflower contests for largest and tallest sunflowers, American Red Cross 5K run and health walk, trolley rides, classic cars, rib cook-off, entertainment, food vendors. This is the event's 6th year.
Get Details: Call 219-362-2084

September 17, 2005
Monett Fall Festival
Monett, Missouri
Car show, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids, food, visit from Smokey Bear, games, rides.
Get Details: Call 417-235-3349

September 17, 2005
Bethel Harvest Fest
Village Common,
Bethel, Maine
Chowdah Cook-Off, fresh apples for sale, produce for sale, arts and crafts, music, apple pie baking contest, guided and self-guided bike tours.
Additional Information: Call 207-824-2282

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September 17-18, 2005
German Russian Schmeckfest
unknown venue(s),
Eureka, South Dakota
Parade, vintage vehicle show, arts and crafts, tractor pull, ethnic foods, variety show.
Additional Information: Call 605-284-5137

September 17-18, 2005
Maple Fall Festival
Wildwood Park & Zoo at
1800 S. Central Ave (Hwy 13),
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Pancake and maple syrup breakfast, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, food court, beer garden, bingo, activities for kids, largest sunflower contest, sunflower seed spitting contest.
Additional Information: Call 715-384-3454 or 800-422-4541

September 17-18, 2005
Creative Arts Guild Festival
Dalton, Georgia
Arts and crafts, entertainment, area for kids, U21 for teens, food.
Questions: Call 706-278-0168

September 17-18, 2005
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Park & Archer Park,
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Food, arts and crafts, historical displays and reenactments, games, more. Please do not bring dogs to the festival.
Learn More: Call 260-427-6020 or 260-471-8941

September 17-18, 2005
Big River Days
Riverfront Park,
Clarksville, Missouri
River otter show, food, tours of the lock, 5000 gallon aquarium, historic reenactments, activities for kids.
Information: Call 573-242-3132

September 17-18, 2005
Ohio PawPaw Festival
Lake Snowden,
Albany, Ohio
Pawpaw trees for sale, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, pawpaw eating contest, pawpaw wheat beer, atlatl throwing, pawpaw cooking contest, food vendors, fresh pawpaws for sale. Pets are welcome if kept on leash. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older. The festival is in its 7th year.
Additional Details: Call 740-698-2124 or 800-878-9767

September 17-24, 2005
Persimmon Festival
Main Street area,
Mitchell, Indiana
Karaoke, entertainment, food vendors, parade, lasagna dinner, persimmon pudding cooking contest, persimmon pudding eating contest, golf scramble, chicken BBQ, horseshoe tournament, tennis tournament, blood drive, road rally, chili cook-off, fish fry, walking tours, pageant, carnival, pancake breakfast. This is the festival's 59th year.
Learn More: Call 812-849-4441 or 800-580-1985

September 18-21, 2005
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Angell Park,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Carnival games and rides, parade on Thursday, beer tent, activities for kids, petting zoo, food booths, entertainment, uncooked corn for sale, cooked sweet corn and other festival foods, storytelling, rock climbing wall, arts and crafts.
Questions: Call 608-837-4547

September 20-24, 2005
Jackson County Apple Festival
Jackson, Ohio
Quilt demonstrations and quilt show, apple peeling contest, parades, arts and crafts, pageants, apples for sale, games, Big Wheel race for kids ages 4-6, volleyball tournament, marching bands, stuffed animal contest for pre-schoolers, baby stroller race, carnival rides, rollerblade contest, ice cream blizzard eating contest, lip sync contest, martial arts demonstrations, apple pie baking contest, lawn mower races, music.
Further Information: Call 740-286-1339

September 21-24, 2005
Black Walnut Festival
City Park,
Stockton, Missouri
Parade, carnival, pet show, local craft sales and craft demonstrations, relay race, pageant, music, food. This event is celebrating its 45th year.
Questions: Call 412-276-5213

September 22-24, 2005
Raytown Roundup Days
Raytown, Missouri
Carnival, arts and crafts, parade, talent contest, games, food.
Additional Details: Call 816-353-8500

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September 22-25, 2005
World Chicken Festival
London, Kentucky
Soap box derby, arts and crafts, battle of the bluegrass bands, Colonel Sanders look-a-like contest, quilt display, egg drop contest, karaoke, bowling tournament, wing eating contest, hot wing eating contest, golf scramble, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, chicken hat contest, world's largest stainless steel skillet. The festival is in its 16th year.
Learn More: Call 606-878-6900 or 800-348-0095

September 22-25, 2005
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
Hog calling contest, beard and mustache competition, flea market, 5K Pumpkin Run, pumpkin rolling contest, parade, pageant, classic cars, farm machinery displays, arts and crafts, tall tales competition, fudge contest, carnival, food vendors with treats such as pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin doughnuts.
Further Details: Call 740-425-2593

September 23-24, 2005
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Area for kids (with face painting, pony rides and visits from Road Runner and Bugs Bunny), arts and crafts, carnival, German foods, entertainment on 2 stages, beer garden, pancake breakfast.
Further Information: Call 816-524-2424

September 23-24, 2005
Whole Enchilada Festival
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Parade, martial arts demonstrations, enchilada cooking contest, carnival, entertainment, pet parade, poker run, motorcyle and car show, festival foods, arts and crafts, activities for kids, the making of The World's Largest Enchilada (with free samples). It's the 25th year for this event.
Questions: Call 505-526-1938

September 23-25, 2005
Pelican Festival
various venues,
Grove, Oklahoma
Arts and crafts, pelican viewing tours, carnival, parade, talent competition, food.
Find Out More: Call 918-786-2289

September 23-25, 2005
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Wanatah, Indiana
Parade, arts and crafts, Scarecrow Scamper fun run for kids, antique tractor display, entertainment, antiques, car show, toy and collectibles show, 5K run and 3K walk, food.
Further Information: Call 219-733-2340

September 23-25, 2005
Rhythm & Ribs
Raley Field,
Sacramento, California
Local bands, rib cooking contest (with samples for visitors), arts and crafts, activities for kids. It's the festival's 3rd year.
Details: Call 916-376-4676

September 23-25, 2005
Berkley Riverfront Park,
Kansas City, Missouri
Area for kids, fireworks, arts and crafts, carnival, German foods such as bratwurst and hand-twisted pretzels, entertainment, beer garden. There is an admission charge for those age 13 and older.
Learn More: Call 816-221-0636

September 23-25, 2005
Cory Apple Fest
Community Center,
Cory, Indiana
Tractor display, parade, fish fry, 5K run, golf tournament, arts and crafts, food.
Further Details: Call 812-232-2391

September 24, 2005
Halletsville Kolache Fest
Knights of Columbus Hall,
Hallettsville, Texas
In its 11th year the festival offers karaoke, activities for kids, kolache eating contest, arts and crafts and more.
Questions: Call 361-798-2662

September 24, 2005
Autumn Harvest Festival
Marlinton, West Virginia
Games for everyone, auction, horseshow pitching, scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, entertainment, agricultural and homemaking exhibits, food concessions. Also on this day, Marlinton hosts the West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off. Crazy dishes like Tire Tread Tortillas are judged and served up. Just about anything is all right to put in, as long as the main ingredient is an animal that might be of the type commonly found along the road. But don't worry. No one goes out and chases down dinner with their SUV for this event. It's all in fun and the best cooks win cash prizes for their creativity.
Find Out More: Call 800-336-7009

September 24-25, 2005
Taste of Morgan Hill
Monterey Road area downtown,
Morgan Hill, California
Quilt show, arts and crafts, Kids Zone, garden show, entertainment, classic cars, commercial vendors, lots of food. The festival runs from 10am-6pm.
Further Information: Call 408-779-9444

September 24-25, 2005
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Adams Avenue (between
Bancroft & 35th Streets),
San Diego, California
Food vendors, arts and crafts, carnival rides and seven stages of entertainment. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing are Little Charlie & The Nightcats and Pinetop Perkins.
Additional Details: Call 619-282-7329

September 24-25, 2005
Mississippi Pecan Festival
Wingate Road,
Richton, Mississippi
The event is held in an actual pecan orchard and offers fun such as a mule pull, music, arts and crafts, talent show, purtiest rooster contest, stock dog demonstrations, pageant, antique engines on display, pecan charity baking contest, food. There is an admission charge.
Questions: Call 601-525-3792

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September 24-25, 2005
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Downtown at intersection of
Routes 534 & 20,
Geneva, Ohio
Parades, arts and crafts, entertainment, wine tasting, grape products for sale, sporting events, freshly squeezed grape juice.
Learn More: Call 440-466-JAMB

September 24-25, 2005
Taste of Rhode Island
Newport Harbor,
Newport, Rhode Island
Now in its 17th year, this event features appetizer-size portions of food from 40 of the area's restaurants, plus 2 stages of music, strolling entertainers, a marketplace, area for kids, cooking demonstrations, plus a wine garden. Children under age 12 are admitted free with an accompanying adult. The event runs from 11am-9pm on Saturday and from 11am-6pm on Sunday.
Questions: Call 401-223-0815 ext. 214

September 24-25, 2005
Fall Harvest Festival
Central Park,
North Branch, Minnesota
Vehicle fair, arts and crafts, Spud Run, commercial booths, remote control car races, classic cars, omelet and pancake breakfasts, food vendors. It's the 15th year for this event.
Find Out More: Call 651-674-4077

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September 25, 2005
Colden Visual Arts
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Route 240 at Bosten Colden Road,
Colden, New York
Antique car show, arts and crafts booths, entertainment, trolley rides and food. The event runs from 11am-5pm.
Additional Details: Call 716-941-5016

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September 26-October 2, 2005
Northeast Kingdom Fall
Foliage Festival

various venues,
Cabot, Vermont
The festival actually takes place over a range of seven towns and includes music, arts and crafts, special dinners, fall color viewing and more.
Get More Information: Call 802-639-6379 or 802-748-3678

September 29-October 1, 2005
Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival
Piney Creek Park,
Alton, Missouri
Talent contest, pumpkin carving, games, music, arts and crafts, carnival.
Details: Call 417-778-7295

September 29-October 2, 2005
Buckwheat Festival
various venues,
Kingwood, West Virginia
5K run/2-mile walk, race cars and modified trucks on display, carnival, livestock exhibits and judging, buckwheat cake and sausage dinners, arts and crafts, drawings for prizes, entertainment, pet show, bicycle decorating contest, agricultural exhibits, fireworks.
Find Out More: Call 304-329-0021

September 30-October 1, 2005
Ohio Swiss Festival
Main Street
(and other venues),
Sugarcreek, Ohio
Swiss music and dancing, costume contest, pageant, arts and crafts booths, kiddie parade, sporting events, Big Wheel Race, cheese making competition, yodeling contest, 5K run, food, grand parade, more.
Questions: Call 330-852-4113 or 888-609-7592

September 30-October 2, 2005
Eugene Celebration
Eugene, Oregon
Pet parade, sporting events, arts and crafts, commercial and non-profit vendors, entertainment on several stages, KidZone, health information, parade, food.
Learn More: Call 541-681-4108

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

Sept. 1-5 Michigan Peach Festival, Romeo, Michigan, 586-752-4436
Sept. 2-3 Old Settlers Festival, Clupper Grove, Bean Blossom, Indiana, 812-988-2626
Sept. 2-3 Mamou Cajun Music Festival, Mamou, Louisiana, 337-486-3273
Sept. 2-3 Oatmeal Festival, 4H Club Arena, Bertram, Texas, 512-355-2197
Sept. 2-3 Hatch Chile Festival, Hatch, New Mexico, 505-267-5050
Sept. 2-4 Greek Festival, Convention Center, Sacramento, California, 816-443-2033
Sept. 2-4 Big Muddy Blues Festival, Laclede's Landing, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-241-5875
Sept. 2-4 Caramel Festival, Winchester, Ohio, 937-695-0950
Sept. 2-4 Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival, DC Minner Street.
                               (off Rentiesville-Honey Springs Road), Rentiesville, Oklahoma, 918-473-2411
Sept. 2-5 Marshmallow Festival, Ligonier, Indiana, 260-894-4986 or 260-410-3056
Sept. 2-5 Gold Rush Days, Old Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 916-808-7777
Sept. 2-5 Little Italy Festival, Clinton, Indiana, 765-832-823-9935 or 765-832-7254
Sept. 2-5 Earl Park Fall Festival,
                               Community Park, Earl Park, Indiana, 219-474-5081 or 765-385-2678
Sept. 2-5 Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence, Missouri, 816-252-4745
Sept. 2-5 Balloonfest, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 208-667-2314
Sept. 2-17 Moab Music Festival, Moab, Utah, 435-259-7003
Sept. 3 Septemberfest, Ventura, Iowa
Sept. 3 Big Butt Lumber Heritage Festival,
                               County Fairgrounds, Brookville, Pennsylvania, 814-849-4661
Sept. 3 Prairie Arts Festival, Downtown, West Point, Mississippi, 662-494-5121
Sept. 3-4 Lumberjack Festival, Andes, New York, 845-676-3143
Sept. 3-4 Pirates on the Waterfront, Harbor Lawn, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-228-6080
Sept. 3-4 Heritage Celebration, Memorial Park, Forresthill, California, 530-367-2474
Sept. 3-4 Mad River Valley Craft Fair,
                               Kenyon's Field on Route 100, Waitsville, Vermont, 802-496-4420 (before 8:30pm)
Sept. 3-5 Tapestry Arts Festival, San Jose, California, 408-494-3590
Sept. 4 Labor Day Lobsterfest, Marina, Westport, New York, 518-962-4899
Sept. 4 Running of the Sheep , Downtown, Reed Point, Montana, 406-326-2288
Sept. 4 Brewery Gulch Daze, Bisbee, Arizona, 520-432-5421
Sept. 4 Salsa Fiesta, (pancake breakfast next day), Creede, Colorado, 800-327-2102
Sept. 4-6 Pioneer Florida Festival, Pioneer Museum, Dade City, Florida, 352-567-0262
Sept. 7-11 Grande Festa Italiana,
                               Hempstead Harbor Park, Port Washington, New York, 516-767-3123
Sept. 8-11 Nordicfest, Libby, Montana, 406-293-6430 or 800-785-6541
Sept. 9 Heritage Day, Downtown, Houston, Missouri, 417-967-2220
Sept. 9-11 Greek Festival, 223 Church St., Santa Cruz, California, 831-429-6500
Sept. 9-11 Seafood Festival, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, 603-926-8718
Sept. 9-11 Irish Festival, Chevrolet Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-422-1113
Sept. 9-11 Japanese Fall Festival, Nathanael Greene Park, Springfield, Missouri, 417-864-1049
Sept. 9-11 Hudson Valley Wine Fest, Grieg Farm, Red Hook, New York, 845-658-7181
Setp. 9-11 Melon Festival, Riverbend Park, Winston, Oregon, 541-679-0118
Sept. 9-11 Harvest Festival, Cromwell, Minnesota, 218-644-3570
Sept. 9-11 Greek Festival, 120th & Wornall, Kansas City, Kansas, 816-942-9100
Sept. 10-11 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Norwich, New York, 507-336-3378
Sept. 10-11 North Carolina Gourd Festival,
                               State Fair Grounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-557-5946
Sept. 10-11 Almond Community Days, Almond, New York, 800-836-1869
Sept. 10-11 Louisiana Folklife Festival, Monroe, Louisiana, 318-324-1665
Sept. 10-11 Fort Hand Festival, 285 Pine Run Church Road (Washington Twp.),
                               Apollo, Pennsylvania, 412-491-8152
Sept. 11 Scott County Sorghum Festival, Oneida, Tennessee, 800-645-6905
Sept. 12-Oct. 3 Oktoberfest (and Dachshund Races) ,
                               Old World Village, Huntington Beach, California
Sept. 14-17 Berlin Brothers Valley Community Fair,
                               High School Gym, Berlin, Pennsylvania, 814-267-3763
Sept. 14-18 Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Downtown, Bardstown, Kentucky, 800-638-4877
Sept. 15-18 Black Gold Festival, Downtown, Hazard, Kentucky, 606-436-0161
Sept. 15-18 Golden Delicious Festival, Clay, West Virginia, 304-587-4455
Sept. 15-18 Texas Gatorfest, various venues, Anahuac, Texas, 409-267-4190
Sept. 16-17 Back to the Fifties, Courthouse Square, Lebanon, Indiana, 866-447-5050
Sept. 16-17 Doodle Soup Days, Bradford, Tennessee, 731-742-3494
Sept. 16-17 Cow Days Festival, Downtown, Greensburg, Kentucky, 270-932-4298
Sept. 16-18 Railroad Days, Depot Park, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, 816-540-3266
Sept. 16-18 Monterey Jazz Festival, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 925-275-9255
Sept. 16-18 Levi Coffin Days, Downtown, Fountain City, Indiana, 765-847-5305
Sept. 16-18 Grecian Festival, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-781-4548
Sept. 16-18 Inkslingers Ball, Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California, 800-824-8046
Sept. 16-18 Victorian Festival, Northville, Michigan
Sept. 16-18 Scarecrow Festival, Washington, Ohio, 740-335-7514
Sept. 16-18 Saengerbund Oktoberfest,
                               49 Salem Church Road, Newark, Delaware, 302-366-9454
Sept. 16-18 Lobster Festival,
                               Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro, California, 310-798-7478 or 310-366-6472
Sept. 16-18 Wizard of Oz Festival, Chesterton, Indiana, 219-983-1691
Sept. 17 Larkfest, Lark Street, Albany, New York, 518-434-3861
Sept. 17 Potato Festival, Richford, New York, 607-657-2526
Sept. 17 Summer's End Festival,
                               Firemen's Grounds on US 219, Ridgway, Pennsylvania, 814-772-7051
Sept. 17 Autumnfest, Owensville, Missouri, 573-437-4270
Sept. 17-18 Balloonfest, Alturas, California, 530-233-4433
Sept. 17-18 Wings of the Warners Festival,
                               Veteran's Memorial Park, Alturas, California, 530-233-4434
Sept. 17-18 Cider Days, Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri, 417-831-6200
Sept. 17-18 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, California, 415-381-8090
Sept. 17-18 Harwich Cranberry Festival, Harwichport, Massachusetts, 508-430-2811
Sept. 17-18 Scarecrow Festival, Peddler's Village, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 215-794-4000
Sept. 17-18 Family Festival by the Sea,
                               Lido Beach Town Park, Hempstead, New York, 516-431-6650
Sept. 17-18 Fall Festival/Chili Cook-off, Rockaway Beach, Missouri, 800-798-0178
Sept. 17-18 Quaker Arts Festival, Middle School, Orchard Park, New York, 716-662-3366
Sept. 17-18 Burrillville Arts & Crafts Festival, Burrillville, Rhode Island, 401-568-7470
Sept. 17-18 Garlic Festival, Empire City Farms, Cuba, New York, 585-968-5654
Sept. 17-18 Street Painting Festival, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-828-7834
Sept. 17-18 Hootin and Hollarin, Gainsville, Missouri, 417-679-4913
Sept. 17-24 Frontier Days, Eva, Alabama, 256-796-7023
Sept. 17-24 Soybean Festival, Portageville, Missouri, 573-379-5390
Sept. 18 St. Teresa's Basque Festival, Fuji Park, Carson City, Nevada, 775-885-1434
Sept. 21-25 Sugar Cane Festival, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-9323
Sept. 22-25 Newark Days (their 50th!), Community Center Park, Newark, California, 510-793-5683
Sept. 22-25 Festival in the Park, Freedom Lake Park, Charlotte, North Carolina, 704-338-1060
Sept. 23-24 Tallahatchie Riverfest, Courthouse lawn, New Albany, Mississippi, 888-534-8232
Sept. 23-25 Oktoberfest, Town Square Marienville, Pennsylvania, 814-927-8218
Sept. 23-25 Pensacola Seafood Festival, Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida, 850-433-6512
Sept. 23-25 San Francisco Blues Festival, San Francisco, California, 415-979-5588
Sept. 23-25 Antique & Apple Festival, Moulton, Alabama, 256-974-8813
Sept. 23-25 Fall Festival, Downtown, Boulder, Colorado, 303-440-3774
Sept. 23-25 Tipp City Mum Festival, City Park, Tipp City, Ohio, 937-667-8631
Sept. 23-25 Remembering James Dean Festival, Fairmount, Indiana, 765-948-4555
Sept. 23-25 Flat Rock Music Festival, Flat Rock, North Carolina, 828-692-2005
Sept. 24 Mining Days & Band Festival, Webb City, Missouri, 417-673-1154
Sept. 24 Beef-A-Rama, Minocqua, Wisconsin, 800-44-NORTH
Sept. 24 Septoberfest, Bozeman, Montana, 406-582-3270
Sept. 24 Fall Festival, Walther Park, DeSoto, Missouri, 636-337-7000
Sept. 24-25 Pretzel Festival, Veterans Memorial Park, Germantown, Ohio
Sept. 24-25 Whiskey Rebellion Celebration,
                               J.B. Shrock Playground, Berlin, Pennsylvania, 814-367-5987
Sept. 24-25 Marion County Country Ham Days, Main Street, Lebanon, Kentucky, 270-692-9594
Sept. 24-25 Corvallis Fall Festival, Corvallis, Oregon, 541-752-9655
Sept. 24-25 AppleUmpkin Festival, 10am-5pm, Wyoming, New York, 585-495-9940
Sept. 24-25 Ottertoberfest, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-781-0900
Sept. 24-25 Art in the Pass, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 228-452-2252
Sept. 25 Busti Apple Festival, Busti, New York, 716-483-0134
Sept. 25 Carmel Mission Fiesta, Carmel, California, 831-624-9035
Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Rex Allen Days, Willcox, Arizona, 520-384-2272
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Kentucky Apple Fest, Downtown, Paintsville, Kentucky, 606-789-4355

Other September 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
Sept. 1-4 Homier Tool Sale, Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, New York, 716-649-3900
Sept. 2-3 Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo, McAlester, Oklahoma, 800-879-2550
Sept. 2-4 Arts & Fine Craft Festival, Base Lodge, Stratton Mountain, Vermont, 802-362-0110
Sept. 2-5 Dragon Con, Atlanta, Georgia, 770-909-0115
Sept. 2-5 Arts Festival Oklahoma, Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-682-7576
Sept. 2-5 Hello Kitty Boardfest, just south of the Pier, Huntington Beach, California, 714-375-1132
Sept. 2-5 Crawford Rock Swap, City Park, Crawford, Nebraska, 308-432-8950
Sept. 3 Art Walk, 10-4, Downtown, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 228-875-4424
Sept. 3-5 Aire on the Square, Courthouse Square, Prescott, Arizona, 928-445-2000
Sept. 4 Antiques in the Square, City Park, Clear Lake, Iowa, 641-357-4000 or 800-285-5338
Sept. 4 Wave Fest, Coleman Avenue, Waveland, Mississippi, 228-467-3922 or 800-466-9048
Sept. 9-10 Bald is Beautiful Convention, Hampton Inn, Morehead City, North Carolina, 252-726-1004
Sept. 9-10 Bristol Hills Storytelling Festival, Congdon Park, Bristol, Indiana, bob@bristolhills.net
Sept. 9-10 Field Days & Carnival, 4591 Lake Shore, Hamburg, New York
Sept. 9-10 Arenzville Burgoo, Arenzville, Illinois
Sept. 9-11 Mud Bowl, Hog Coliseum, North Conway, New Hampshire, 603-447-6336
Sept. 9-11 Sep-A Fair, Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-431-6270
Sept. 9-11 Camel Races, Camel Dome on F Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 775-887-1294
Sept. 10 Dam J.A.M. Bucycle Tour,
                               (30, 55, 71 or 101 miles), Pryor, Oklahoma, 918-825-0158
Sept. 10 Masters Garden Tour, Santa Cruz, California, 831-384-8328
Sept. 10 Sidewalk Arts Festival,
                               Main Avenue area, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wisconsin, 605-336-1167
Sept. 10 Missouri Chili Cook-off, West Port Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-576-2727 ext. 211
Sept. 10-11 Gem & Mineral Expo, Museum Complex, Joplin, Missouri, 417-623-1180
Sept. 10-11 Print, Photo & Paper Fair, Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, 209-358-3134
Sept. 10-11 Niagara Frontier Collectors Show, WNY Event Center, Clarence, New York, 800-225-7338
Sept. 10-11 Seafood Festival, Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi, Mississippi, 228-374-2717
Sept. 10-18 Friendship Flea Market, Friendship, Indiana, 859-341-9188
Sept. 11 Arts & Crafts Festival, Starlite Plaza, Sylvania, Ohio
Sept. 11 Great Fire Engine Rally, Memorial Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-487-9154
Sept. 17 Great Forest Park Balloon Race, St. Louis, Missouri
Sept. 16-17 Arts & Crafts Festival/Taste of Hutchinson,
                               Liberty Square Park, Hutchinson, Minnesota, 320-587-5252
Sept. 16-18 Cherry's Jubilee, Monterey, California, 831-759-1836
Sept. 16-18 Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, Mountain View, Arkansas, 870-269-8068
Sept. 16-18 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Municipal Bldg., Murfreesboro, Arkansas
Sept. 17 Marching Band Competition,
                               Mattke Field at SMSU, Marshall, Minnesota, 507-532-2157
Sept. 17 Hillbilly Chili Cook Off, City Park, Bull Shoals, Arkansas, 870-445-4505
Sept. 17-18 Central States Gun Show,
                               North Iowa Fairgrounds, Mason City, Iowa, 641-423-3811
Sept. 17-18 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival, 10am-5pm, Central Park, Santa Clara, California
Sept. 17-18 Artists in the Country, Woodstock, Connecticut, achuk@mindspring.com
Sept. 17-18 Scottish Games, River Parks West (2105 Jackson Ave), Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sept. 17-18 Central States Gun Show, North Iowa Fairgrounds, Mason City, Iowa, 641-424-2826
Sept. 17-18 Mendon Arts Festival, various venues, Mendon, New York, 585-624-3182
Sept. 17-18 Arts & Crafts Show, Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, Mississippi, 228-255-2697
Sept. 18 Farm Aid, Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois, 800-FARM-AID
Sept. 23-25 Renewable Energy Roundup,
                               Market Square, Fredericksburg, Texas, 512-326-3391 or 877-3ROUNDUP
Sept. 24 Hopedale Day in the Park, Town Park, Hopedale, Massachusetts, 508-473-8753
Sept. 24 Chili Cook-Off & Block Party, Third Street downtown, Alton, Illinois, 618-465-6676
Sept. 24-25 Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire, Genoa, Nevada, 775-782-8696
Sept. 24-25 Gem & Mineral Show, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-755-7741
Sept. 25 Food Bazaar, 10am-5pm, Placer Buddhist Church, Penryn, California, 916-652-6139
Sept. 25 Wood Carving & Art Sale, 10-4, Horizons Center, Saginaw, Michigan
Sept. 30-October 2 Neptune Festival's Boardwalk Weekend,
                               Virginia Beach, Virginia, 866-NEPFEST
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Red Flannel Festival, Cedar Springs, Minnesota
Sept. 30-Oct. 9 Autumn Leaf Festival, Clarion, Pennsylvania, 814-226-9161
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 St. James Court Art Show, Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-635-1842

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This guy means business.
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Big may come easy, because he's 6'10" and weighs about 300 pounds.
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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.

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
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Santa Cruz Barter thanks
everyone for their
loyal support!
The owners have
moved on to other
entrepreneurial projects.



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...

Are you busier than you've ever been? It seems as though we're all trying to fit too much into twenty four hours. Part of making better use of time might start with knowing exactly where your time currently goes. Kristie Tamsevicius provided a nice Personal Time Survey to use as a starting point. You might be surprised at how little things add up to big time. Just waiting in line or sitting in traffic can be huge time wasters. Some people listen to audio books in their car while they drive or ride. And sometimes we can trade off time for a little extra money. We might weigh the cost of having something delivered against the chunk of our time it takes to go pick it up. With gas prices rising, we might be able to plan errands so that we stop by the bank when we pick up kids from school.
If you're finding it especially tough to get in some exercise time, take some tips from the pros. Athletes know the importance of sticking to priorities and making small goals add up to big goals.

Banned Books Week is
September 24-October 1. The American Library Association has information on past banned books and has materials that encourage open access to books.

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September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day.
September 18-24 is National Unmarried and Single Americans Week.
September 5-11 is National Waffle Week.

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