logo Deb's Monthly Review
bullet September 2007 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.

Special Quotation
"I cannot believe
that the inscrutable
universe turns on an
axis of suffering; surely
the strange beauty of the
world must somewhere
rest on pure joy!"
--Louise Bogan

Zinio Systems, Inc. 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!

           Important Message Just For Kids:
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 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 push 1 to talk to someone.

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

Western Union The Artsy Site
Of The Month:

Dyeing Your Hair With Koolaid
If you crave a little wild color, at least this is temporary.

Handy Site
Of The Month:

Safe Food Handling: Cooking for Groups
How to keep food safe when you cook for the whole gang.

Just Fun Site
Of The Month:

Road Construction Sign Generator
Type and tell what road conditions are really like

Scientific/Technical Site
Of The Month:

Turn Around Don't Drown
You're smart, so use the free signs to warn others.

Crock-Pot.com (Jarden Direct) 0 Colorful Images

PajamaGram (Vermont Teddy Bear Company) 0 Hickory Farms

bullet September 2007 Festivals and Events bullet

    Need a place to stay?
Days Inn - Great San Francisco rates!
Wingate Inns - Great Columbia, SC rates!
Ramada - Great Washington D.C. rates!
Howard Johnson - Great Anaheim rates!
Travelodge - Great Las Vegas rates!
Super 8 - Great NYC rates!
Knights Inn - Great value on the road.
Scroll down for
September Festivals
and other events
for travelers
in the U.S.

September 1, 2007
Alabama Butterbean Festival
Main Street area,
Pinson, Alabama
Golf tournament, Elvis impersonation contest, festival foods, non-profit booths, softball tournament, recipe contest, 5K and 1-mile race, car show, motorcycle show, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, bike road race, activities for the kids, pageant, rock climbing wall, festival merchandise, Tail Waggin' Pageant for dogs. Hours are 9am-4pm.
Questions? Call 205-390-1952 or 800-691-6088

September 1, 2007
Dolan Days
Community Park,
Dolan Springs, Arizona
A pageant is held the night before the official festival begins. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, horse-centric events, arts and crafts, music, festival foods and more.
Further Information: Call 928-767-3833

September 1-2, 2007
National Buffalo Wing Festival
Dunn Tire Park on Swan Street,
Buffalo, New York
Miss Buffalo Wing Contest, Baby Wing Contest, Hot Sauce recipe contest, Blue Cheese Bowl competition, Kid Zone, Running of the Chickens (a mere 0.5K, which makes it a race anyone can get in on), festival merchandise, musical entertainment, cooking demos and more.
Get The Facts: Call 716-565-4141

September 1-2, 2007
Pocono Garlic Festival
Shawnee Mountain Ski area,
Shroudsburg, Pennsylvania
It's the festival's 13th year. They have expanded the festival to two days, but there will also be an admission charge for those over age 2. The garlic-eating tuba players will entertain you, as will other acts on stage and strolling near you. There will be arts and crafts and wine tasting, plus plenty of garlic-laden treats such as garlic funnel cakes and garlic soup.
Learn More: Call 570-421-7321

September 1-3, 2007
Milan Melon Festival
Town Square,
Milan, Ohio
Classic cars, parade on Sunday at 2pm, arts and crafts, activities for kids, games and rides, muskmelon ice cream, muskmelon pie, watermelon sherbet, BBQ (and other festival foods).
Details: Call 419-668-5231 or 419-499-4909

September 1-3, 2007
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
Downtown Boardwalk,
Bremerton, Oregon
Entertainment, arts and crafts, tours of the USS Turner Joy, fly-in at the airport, Blackberry Criterium Bike Race, chalk art, Berry Fun Run (5K/1-mile), treats such as corn dogs, beef brisket, chow mein, crepes, blackberry slugs (a sweet treat filled with blackberries and whipped cream), blackberry products for purchase, more. Come and have fun at this 18th year.
Further Information: Call 360-377-3041

September 1-4, 2007
Box Car Days
Tracy, Minnesota
Golf tournament, mechanical bull, exotic animals petting zoo, pony rides, softball tournament, pageant, Belgian waffle breakfast at St. Mary's School (Morgan & Sixth St.) from 9am-1pm on Sunday, arts and crafts, festival foods, mud volleyball tournament, tractor show, fly-in/drive-in breakfast, box car road race, parade, Tracy Pigeon Race, beer garden, bingo, music, carnival, BBQ. It's the 80th year for this fun celebration.
Questions? Call 507-629-4021 or 507-629-5540

September 1-4, 2007
Wellston Coal Festival
Wellston, Ohio
Karaoke, pageant, Coal Miner Olympics, square dancing, antique tractors, classic cars, tours of a working mine, lawnmower races, parade, line dancing, pageant, food vendors, rides and games, entertainment.
Get The Facts: Call 740-364-5141

September 5-9, 2007
Defeat of Jesse James Days
Downtown area,
Northfield, Minnesota
Plans include vintage baseball, rodeo, bank raid reenactments, 5K walk/run, pedal tractor pull, music, helicopter rides, kiddie parade, antique tractor pull, carnival, festival merchandise, Jesse James Bike Tour, food court at Bridge Square area, fireworks, grand parade Sunday at 2pm, bingo, Horseshoe Hunt scavenger competition, arts and crafts, golf tournament, Western-style steak fry at the rodeo.
Additional Details: Call 507-645-5604

September 5-9, 2007
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Civic Park on Daugherty Drive,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
It's the event's 42nd year of fun. Enjoy the Mutt Masquerade on Friday night, car and bike cruise-in, K-9 Cruise-in Friday night, Idol Contest, music, Civil War reenactors and encampment, carnival rides, arts and crafts, pizza taste-off, grand parade, festival merchandise, senior bingo, tomato growing contests (with categories for kids too), treats such as tomato jam, plenty of festival foods. (There will be no Civil War cannons or other firing during the canine-related events.)
Learn More: Call 614-866-2861

September 6-8, 2007
Grape Fall Festival
Nelson Hart Community Park & downtown,
St. James, Missouri
Wine garden, parade at 11am on Saturday, carnival rides, greased pig contest, 4-H exhibits, demolition derby, livestock events, grape stomping, horseshoe tournaments, food, entertainment, classic cars. The festival is celebrating its 74th year.
Questions? Call 573-265-7013

Thanks for using
these merchants'
products and services
Zinio Systems, Inc.
Your purchases
help make the next
issue free to read
September 6-8, 2007
Seymour Apple Festival
Seymour, Missouri
Come and help celebrate this 35th year with arts and crafts, food booths, contests, youth games, apple peeling contests, parade on Saturday, music in the evenings (bring your lawn chairs).
Get The Facts: Call 417-935-4801

September 6-8, 2007
Marion Popcorn Festival
Marion, Ohio
This year's theme is "The Big Pop Goes to the Islands". Plans include a senior softball tournament plus the popcorn cooking finalists will be in competition for winnings in categories like salads, meatloaf and cheesecakes. There will be a Popcorn 5000 5K run, the Popcorn 100 Bicycle Tour, Corn Hole Tournament, festival merchandise for sale, musical entertainment, an opportunity to visit the Wyandot Popcorn Museum, beer gardens, merchant specials, volleyball tournament, arts and crafts, activities for kids, a parade on Thursday (6pm.), plenty of festival foods.
Find Out More: Call 740-387-8919

September 7-8, 2006
Grain Valley Fair Daze
City Fairgrounds,
Grain Valley, Missouri
It's the festival's 21st year and plans include fireworks, car show, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, a parade, carnival, festival foods, entertainment and a cutest baby contest.
Additional Details: Call 818-847-2627

September 7-9, 2007
Broom Corn Festival
Arcola, Illinois
Come and have fun at this 37th year with carnival rides, flea market, arts and crafts, parade on Sat., 5K and 10K race (plus a 5-mile walk), food booths, kiddie tractor pull, National Broom Sweeping Contest, music (Andy Griggs is scheduled to perform at this writing.)
Questions? Call 217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456

September 7-9, 2007
Popeye Picnic
Chester, Illinois
It's the 28th year for this festival. Plan to enjoy a carnival that opens on the 7th, volksmarch, Lazer Tag Arena, arts and crafts, smorgasbord, petting zoo, a visit from Popeye characters, Popeye's 5K run/walk plus a 1.5-mile run/walk, sand sculptures, remote control model plane air show, teen dance, fireworks, giant inflatables for the kids, Popeye Film Festival, Popeye Museum & Store, parade (11:30am on Sat.), volleyball tournament, Heartland Championship Wrestling, comic book artists, Sea Hag's History & Mystery Tour, food booths, U.S. Air Force exhibits, clowns and strolling entertainment, video game challenge, plus the unveiling of a statue of Olive Oyl, Swee' Pea and The Jeep.
Info: Call 618-828-5000

September 7-9, 2007
Eastport Salmon Festival
Eastport, Maine
Now in its 21st year, the festival features a architectural walking tours, festival dance, motorcyle show and rally (and toy run), salmon and chicken BBQ dinners, 5k run/walk (plus a 1-mile race for kids), sailboat races, arts and crafts, antiques, aquaculture info, educational displays and salmon industry info, dessert sale, coffee house/ice cream social, museum displays, wine tent, church breakfasts and luncheons, Chinese raffle, Paint Eastport Day at Eastport Gallery with a Silent Auction. (The Friday night session is mostly musical concerts.)
Questions? Call 207-853-4644

September 7-9, 2007
Maryland Seafood Festival
Sandy Point State Park,
Annapolis, Maryland
Activities for kids, 3 stages of entertainment, educational displays, crab soup cooking competition, a tent full of arts and crafts, food and more. Festival hours are 11am-9pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am-7pm on Sun. Kids under age 7 are admitted free with a paying adult. The festival is celebrating its 41st year.
Learn More: Call 410-266-3113

September 7-9, 2007
Posen Potato Festival
various venues,
Posen, Michigan
Potato dish contest, buttermilk pancake breakfast on Sun., bingo, lawn tractor pull, polka dance, polka folk mass, potato pancake breakfast on Sat., grand parade (1:30pm on Sun.), potato cookbooks for sale, Bump & Run, kiddie parade, antiques, festival lunches and dinners, flea market, potato displays and industry info, Sat. evening football game at the high school.
Get The Facts: Call 989-766-8128

September 7-9, 2007
Boxelder Bug Days
Minneota, Minnesota
Pottery sale, parade, pedal tractor pull, carnival, arts and crafts, rolle bolle, street dance, 5K run/walk, boxelder bug races, sports events and more.
Details: Call 507-872-6790 or 507-872-5256

International Jock Colorful Images
September 7-9, 2007
Grape and Fall Festival
Historic Downing Street,
Hollister, Missouri
Enjoy this 9th year with arts and crafts, activities for kids, classic cars, 3-on-3 basketball, food vendors, entertainment. Teams compete for the Ugly Monkey Trophy in the Grape Stomp competition. There is no admission charge.
Find Out More: Call 417-334-3050

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 7-9, 2007
Niagara County Peach Festival
Academy Park,
Lewiston, New York
Opening ceremony with National Anthem, arts and crafts, pageant, Peach Fuzz Contest, carnival rides, parade at 11am on Sat., entertainment, 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk, festival foods, plenty of fresh peach treats such as peach shortcake, a peach dessert baking competition. Hours are 5-11pm on Friday, 11am-11pm on Saturday and 11am-11pm on Sunday. There is no admission charge. The festival celebrates a happy 50 years in 2007.
Get The Facts: Call 716-754-7214 or 716-754-9500

September 7-9, 2007
Mantua Potato Festival
Buchert Park on E. High St.,
Mantua, Ohio
Parade, Potato Stomp road race and 1-mile fun run, antique farm equipment display, games and rides, entertainment, potato baking contest, arts and crafts, one-on-one paintball tournament (Sept. 9), lots of festival foods (including potato treats). There is no admission charge. It's the festival's 34th year.
Questions? Call 330-274-0770

September 7-9, 2007
Clinton County Corn Festival
County Fairgrounds on W. Main,
Wilmington, Ohio
Corn Olympics, hog calling contest, music, antiques, arts and crafts, quilt show, parade on Sat. at 10am, festival foods, antique farm equipment on display, games. Come and enjoy this 30th year. There is no admission charge.
Details: Call 887-428-4748

September 7-9, 2007
Eugene Celebration
Eugene, Oregon
Musical entertainment, hot air balloons, pet parade on Sunday at 1:30pm, arts and crafts, activities for kids, film festival, classic cars, parade and more. It's the 25th year for this one.
More: Call 541-681-4108

September 7-9, 2007
Melon Festival
Riverbend Park,
Winston, Oregon
Festival foods, music and other entertainment, games for kids, car show, talent show, parade on Saturday, mud volleyball, softball, basketball and more. It's the festival's 39th year.
Details: Call 541-679-0118

September 7-9, 2007
Huckleberry Festival
Daubenbeck Park,
Bingen, Washington
Beverage garden and North West Brew Fest, carnival, parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, huckleberry pie and other festival treats.
Further Info: 509-493-5294

September 8, 2007
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana
Cutest baby contest, theatre, Popcorn Panic 5-mile run and 5K walk, 2 stages of entertainment, games and rides for the kids, Popcorn Parade, arts and crafts booths, hot air balloons, Lil Kernel Puff Kiddie Run, food booths, street dance. The event celebrates 29 years in 2007.
Get The Facts: Call 219-464-8332

September 8, 2007
Spinach Festival
Sar-Ko-Par-Trails Park at 87th & Lackman Roads,
Lenexa, Kansas
In its 23rd year the festival offers food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, antiques, petting zoo, Spinach Speedway car show, appearances by Popeye and Olive Oyl and the making of the World's Largest Spinach Salad. Enjoy the fun from 9am-5pm. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older.
Further Details: Call 913-541-8592 or 913-541-0209

September 8, 2007
Checotah, Oklahoma
Arts and crafts, games, activities for kids, car show, food and drink vendors, entertainment.
Additional Information: Call 918-473-4178

September 8, 2007
Kolache Festival
Courthouse Square,
Caldwell, Texas
It's the 23rd year for this event, which features a kolache bake show, antique tractors and engines on display, craft demonstrations, kolache eating contest, polka music, Kolache Krunch 5K run/walk, street dance, arts and crafts booths, classic cars, displays, quilt show and more. Hours are 9am-10pm.
Questions? Call 979-567-0000

September 8-9, 2007
Tracy Dry Bean Festival
10th & Central Streets downtown,
Tracy, California
It's the festival's 21st year. Enjoy a chili bean cook-off, bean tasting pavilion, Spam cook-off, salsa cook-off, Spam carving contest, jalapeno eating contest, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, non-profit information, dry beans for sale, BBQ and other festival foods, 2 stage of entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 209-835-2131 or 209-835-2244

September 8-9, 2007
Castle Rock Artfest
Town Hall & Miller Library parking lots,
Castle Rock, Colorado
Plans for this 18th year include a new venue, more than 150 artisans showing and selling their work, Imagination Zone for kids, strolling entertainment plus entertainment on stage, plenty of festival foods, silent auction. Please do not bring outside food or beverages (or pets). There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older.
Additional Facts: Call 303-688-4597

September 8-9, 2007
Canal Days
various venues,
Cambridge City, Indiana
Parade, Haunts & History Tour, food vendors, antiques, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids. The fun goes from 9am-6pm.
Further Info: Call 765-478-4689

September 8-9, 2007
Little Falls Arts & Crafts Fair
Little Falls, Minnesota
Celebrating its 35th year, the festival will offer such fun as an antiques and collectibles fair (at Le Bourget Park), food vendors, 700-plus juried artists and more. Hours are 8am-6pm on Saturday and 9am-4pm on Sunday. Park free at the Morrison County Fairgrounds and catch a free shuttle to the downtown area. (While you're at the Fairgrounds, be sure to check out the car show.)
Learn More: Call 320-832-5155 or 800-325-5916

PajamaGram (Vermont Teddy Bear Company) 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 8-9, 2007
Emerson Park,
Auburn, New York
Food vendors, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, rides, entertainment and more. Come and enjoy the fun and also help raise money for local charities.
Further Details: Call 315-255-1658 or 315-253-6569

September 8-9, 2007
Clothesline Festival
Memorial Art Gallery on University Ave.,
Rochester, New York
More than 500 artistans show and sell their work. You can also enjoy food concessions, entertainment, activities for kids, festival merchandise, Creative Workshop Open House, an organ concert at the museum and more. Please, no pets. The event is held rain or shine, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Kids age 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. It's the festival's 51st year.
Additional Information: Call 585-473-7720

September 8-9, 2007
Hazelton, Pennsylvania
Craft show, rides and games, ethnic foods, activities for kids, fireworks (Sat. night at 9pm), karaoke contest, drawings for prizes, activities for seniors, teen activities, musical entertainment, parade Sunday at 2:30pm, 5k run/2-mile walk, muscle car and street machine show, health fair. This year's theme is "FunFest Remembers the Wild West".
Learn More: Call 570-455-1508 or 800-OKF-FEST

September 8-9, 2007
Mushroom Festival
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Mushroom bobbing contest, arts and crafts, parade at 10am on Saturday, Underground Railroad tours, fresh mushroom soup cooking competition, music, cooking demonstrations, dance party, art show, antiques, remote control air show, Soup & Wine Fest on Broad Street, free prostate cancer screening, golf tournament, growers' mushroom judging, fresh mushrooms for sale, rides for kids, festival merchandise, classic cars, farm tours. Please leave pets comfortably at home while you come to enjoy the festival's 22nd year.
Questions? Call 610-925-3373 or 888-440-9920

September 8-15, 2007
McClure Bean Soup Festival
Moondust Meadows on Old Stage Rd.,
McClure, Pennsylvania
The festival celebrates an impressive 116 with years a pageant, frog jumping contest, milk chuggin contest, hot potato toss, parade, historical reenactors, carnival, music, homemade ice cream contest, karaoke, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, basket bingo, garden tractor pull, horseshoe pitching contest, Baby Bean Photo Contest, car stereo competition. There are also plenty of festival foods, including the famous bean soup that is made in big iron kettles and served with crackers, much the same way it was given out to soldiers so long ago.
Get The Facts: Call 800-338-7389

September 9, 2007
Pet Rock Festival
Quinsigamond Community College,
Worcestershire, Massachusetts
Doggie water park, Adoptable Dog Parade, cat photo contest, celebrity guests, dog contests, rabies clinic, information on rescue and adoption of animals, festival merchandise, entertainment, food. Leased pets are welcomed. There is an admission charge and the funds raised at the event go to help local food drives and animal shelters.
Further Information: Call 508-755-8004 ext. 245

September 13-16, 2007
Nappanee Apple Fair
Nappanee, Indiana
Carnival, health fair, Apple Dumpling Contest, classic cars, garden tractor pull, parade, helicopter rides, karaoke, teen dance, entertainment on 2 stages, apple pie eating contest, senior bingo, arts and crafts, foot race, Mr. Crabapple Contest, Fall Furniture Festival & Haystack Supper, drawings for prizes, horseshoe pitching, 3-on-3 basketball, BBQ challenge, baking contests, car & plane show, cross-cut saw contest, Baby Olympics, line dancing, talent show, plenty of apple butter and other apple treats, plus festival foods. Watch for the 7-foot (in diameter) apple pie.
Learn More: Call 574-773-7812

September 13-16, 2007
Grapevine GrapeFest
Main Street,
Grapevine, Texas
Grape stomp, 4 stages of musical (and other) entertainment, cooking demos, KidZone, wine and food pairings, Italian CarFest, wine tasting, wine auction, carnival, food vendors, tennis tournament. Some activities may require a separate fee and/or reservations. It's the festival's 21st year.
Details: Call 817-410-3185 or 800-457-6338

September 13-16, 2007
Golden Delicious Festival
Courthouse area,
Clay, West Virginia
Apple pie eating contest, carnival, baking contest, pageant, festival auction, local musical entertainment, rope jumping contest, chili cook-off, fireworks, quilt show, pig tail contest, antique cars, outdoor drama, motorcyle show, Golden Delicious Grand Parade, karaoke, patriotic ceremonies, gospel sing, Oreo stacking contest, Hula Hoop contest, hat decorating contest, banjo and fiddle contest, antique engines on display, 5K run/walk on Sunday.
Additional Facts: Call 304-587-4455

September 14-15, 2007
A Taste of Lahaina
Lahaina Recreation Park II,
Lahaina, Hawaii
Enjoy this 16th year with rides and activities for kids, country store, Best of Island Music Festival, beer and wine garden, tasting size portions of food from area restaurants. Chefs compete for Best of Tastes. The fun goes from 5-10pm.
Further Info: Call 808-667-9175 or 888-310-1117

September 14-16, 2007
Francesville Fall Festival
Francesville, Indiana
It's the festival's 37th year and plans include arts and crafts, 3-on-3 basketball, garden tractor pull, auto show, pancake breakfast Sat. 6-10am, volleyball tournament, parade at 2pm on Saturday, baked goods auction, entertainment, pageant, garden tour, dinners, 5K walk/run Sat. at 8am, festival foods.
Additional Information: Call 219-567-9689 or 219-567-2224

September 14-16, 2007
Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival
Main Street,
Blue Springs, Missouri
Carnival, arts and crafts, area for kids' fun, karaoke, parade on Sat. at 10am., 9 Ball Open Pool Tournament, quilt show, 3 stages of entertainment, commercial booths, food.
Details: Call 816-228-6322

September 14-16, 2007
Clark County Mule Festival
County Fairgrounds on Rt. EE,
Kahoka, Missouri
Mule parade, mule pulls in various wt. categories, mule polo, team mule roping and penning, mule jumps, bareback mule riding, back-to-back race in which riders must switch positions without dismounting, the Dolly Parton race (in which riders wear a huge bra dilled with water balloons and try to finish the race without losing the balloons). You can also enjoy musical tires, a flea market, carnival, arts and crafts, breakfasts, homemade ice cream and other festival foods, plus drawings for prizes. It's the festival's 22nd year.
Get The Facts: Call 660-866-2330 or 660-727-3295

September 14-16, 2007
Jesse James Festival
Festival Grounds on Hwy. 33,
Kearney, Missouri
Enjoy this 37th year with a carnival, mud volleyball, truck and tractor pull, 5K/10K run and 5K walk, merchant specials, festival dances, demolition derby, senior dinner, teen dance, arts and crafts, firefighter contest, parade, portable laser tag, fire apparatus show, BBQ competition, breakfast buffet, chainsaw carving, horseshoe pitching, apple pie contest, food and drink. Please—no outside beverages or coolers.
Find Out More: Call 816-628-4646

September 14-16, 2007
Greentree Festival
Kirkwood Park at Geyer & Adams,
Kirkwood, Missouri
Come and have fun at this 47th year with a sailboat regatta, the GreenTeen Festival, bike ride, book fair, classic cars, cutest baby contest, parade, tennis tournament, arts and crafts (Sat. & Sun. only), kids' dog show, entertainment, Canine Frisbee Contest, wine garden, senior bingo, activities for kids. Hours are 5-10pm Fri., 8:30am-7pm on Sat and 10am-5pm on Sun.
Questions? Call 314-821-4161

September 14-16, 2007
Southside Fall Festival & Rodeo
Hyde Park & South Street,
St. Joseph, Missouri
Karaoke, 2 stages of musical entertainment, arts and crafts, food court, parade Sat. at 10am, fireworks, baby contest, professional rodeo events at the Stockyard Arena, pony rides and other activities for kids. The festival is an alcohol-free event. Please leave pets comfortably at home while you attend this 19th year of fun.
Additional Details: Call 816-238-3515

September 14-16, 2007
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Plans for this year include arts and crafts, music and dance, rides, activities for kids, festival foods, Bavarian products, Bavarian Bike Run (Sunday), fireworks. Hours are 4-11pm Fri., 11am-11pm Sat. and noon-6pm on Sun.
Learn More: Call 724-745-1812

September 14-16, 2007
Peanut Butter Festival
Gumtown Park,
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
5K run and 2-mile walk, mountain bike race on the 15th, chicken barbecue, health fair, carnival, police motorcyle rally, parade Sat. at 3pm, musical entertainment, class car cruise-in, festival foods, bingo. 2007 marks the festival's 12th year.
Further Information: Call 814-275-1718 or 814-275-3929

September 14-16, 2007
German Russian Schmeckfest
various venues,
Eureka, South Dakota
German dinner, arm wrestling competition, music, dance, vintage vehicles, fresh kuchen coffee cake, German church service at Zion Lutheran Church, more.
Details: Call 605-284-5137 or 605-284-5110

September 15, 2007
Sunflower Fair
La Porte, Indiana
Antique auto show, art gallery walk, music, activities for kids, American Red Cross 5K run and health walk, trolley rides, kids' coloring contest, crafts and collectibles, festival foods, sunflower contests for largest and tallest sunflowers. It's the festival's 8th year.
Questions? Call 219-362-2084

September 15, 2007
Bethel Harvest Fest
Village Common on Broad Street,
Bethel, Maine
Bike tours, wagon rides, chainsaw carving, apple picking, Chowdah Cook-Off, festival foods, fresh apples for sale, arts and crafts, demonstrations, apple pie baking contest, music. The festival celebrates its 19th year in 2007.
Details: Call 207-824-2282 or 800-442-5826

September 15, 2007
King Turkey Day
various venues,
Worthington, Minnesota
Pancake breakfast from 9am-noon, junior varsity volleyball, baseball card show, King Turkey Day Parade at 1pm (bring your lawn chairs), Great Gobbler turkey race, food vendors, Turkey Day 10K foot race, flea market, more.
More: Call 507-372-2929 or 800-279-2919

Thanks for using
these merchants'
products and services
Your purchases
using these links
help make issues
free to read
Forzieri.com / Firenze Seta srl
September 15, 2007
Heritage Day
Houston, Missouri
Antique tractors on display, arts and crafts, contests, pageant, entertainment.
Get The Facts: Call 417-967-2220

September 15, 2007
Monett Fall Festival
Broadway St. and Downtown,
Monett, Missouri
Tamale Cook-off, entertainment, arts and crafts, drawings for prizes, karaoke, carnival, festival T-shirts, car show, activities for kids.
Further Information: Call 417-235-3349 or 417-354-0841

September 15, 2007
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Park & Archer Park,
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Old-time medicine show (for fun only with no sales), farmer's market, arts and crafts, entertainment on 4 stages, historical displays and reenactments, antiques and reenactments, activities for kids, There will be a pipe, fife and drum corps gathering. You will have the privilege of hearing Abraham Lincoln (Fritz Klein) speak during this 33rd year. Please do not bring pets to the event. You can forget deep-fried snack cakes at this festival. The festival food is all made on open grills and in big kettles. How about a dish of chicken and dumplings or fried apples rolled in cinnamon-sugar?
Details: Call 260-427-6003

September 15-16, 2007
Big River Days
Riverfront Park,
Clarksville, Missouri
British Regiment reenacments, riverboat music, river otter show, Native American encampment, 5000-gallon aquarium, activities for kids, tours of the lock, festival foods.
Questions? Call 573-242-3769

September 15-16, 2007
Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden,
Albany, Ohio
The festival celebrates 9 years of fun with games for kids, cooking demonstrations, pawpaw trees for sale, atlatl throwing competition, fresh pawpaws for sale, pawpaw eating contest, face painting, information booths and displays, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, food. Pets are permitted if kept on leash. There is an admission charge for those 12 and older. Hours are 10am-10pm on Sat. and 10am-4pm on Sun.
Additional Information: Call 740-992-7992 or 800-878-9767

September 15-16, 2007
Maple Fall Festival
Wildwood Park at 1800 S. Central Ave. (Hwy. 13),
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Dress a Sunflower Contest for kids, giant sunflower contest, maple syrup products for sale, entertainment, area especially for kids, maple syrup recipe contest, pancake and maple syrup breakfast both days from 8am-1pm, more than 150 arts and crafts booths, maple sundaes and other goodies. Hours are 9am-5pm on Sat. and 10am-4pm on Sun. It's the festival's 15th anniversary.
Learn More: Call 715-384-3454 or 800-422-4541

September 16-19, 2007
Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival
Angell Park,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
There will be uncooked, sweet corn for sale Sat. and Sun. In addition, enjoy a parade on Thursday at 6:30pm, food booths, carnival games and rides, petting zoo, beer tent, entertainment, activities for kids, bingo, arts and crafts Sat. and Sun., cooked sweet corn and other festival foods, midget auto racing, rock climbing wall, face painting. More than 100,000 are expected to attend this popular event. There is no admission charge for those age 6 and younger.
Info: Call 715-538-4353 or 715-538-4252

September 18-22, 2007
Jackson County Apple Festival
Jackson, Ohio
This year's theme is "Football Nights and Apple Delights". Celebrate with freshly-made apple butter, car show, quilt show and quilt demonstrations, musical entertainment, carnival games, opening parade, apple pie baking contest, pageants, arts and crafts, marching bands, karaoke, lip sync contest, baby crawling contest, grand finale parade, lawnmower races, raffle, Ice Cream Blizzard eating contest, gospel music, gospel karaoke, rollerblade competition, volleyball tournament, all kinds of apple treats and festival foods.
Further Details: Call 740-286-1339

September 21-23, 2007
Rhythm & Ribs
Raley Field at 400 Ball Park Dr.,
Sacramento, California
The festival celebrates its 5th anniversary with arts and crafts, music from local bands, rib cooking contest (some samples available), activities for kids and more.
Additional Information: Call 916-376-4676

September 21-23, 2007
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Various venues downtown,
Wanatah, Indiana
Church dinners, 3-on-3 basketball, pancake breakfast Sun. from 8am-1pm, entertainment, fish fry, rock climbing wall, Scarecrow Scamper fun run for kids ages 2-9, antique sale, fireworks, game booths, softball tournament, toy and collectibles show, car show, 5K run and 3K walk, pedal tractor pull, scarecrow sculpting for small children, food booths, garden tractor pull, tallest sunflower contest, bingo, scarecrow displays throughout town, karaoke, largest zinnia contest, duck race. Please—no bikes, lasers, weapons or silly string. Your pets will be more comfortable at home, so please do not bring them to the festival area. No alcohol or smoking at this event, please.
Get The Facts: Call 219-733-2183 or 800-584-1417

September 21-23, 2007
Festival of the Forks
Albion, Michigan
BBQ, fire and circus performances, parade on Sat. at 10am, flea market, arts and crafts, music, dance contests, food vendors and more. It's the festival's 41st year.
More: Call 517-629-5533

September 21-23, 2007
Crown Center, Union Station & Washington Square Park,
Kansas City, Missouri
Chainsaw carving demo, racing pigs, commercial vendors, fireworks, arts and crafts, carnival, entertainment, activities for kids, festival foods such as Italian sausage, gyros and burritos. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older. You're asked to leave Fido safely at home when you attend. No outside coolers, please.
Additional Information: Call 816-221-0636 or 816-421-2341 ext. 102

September 21-23, 2007
Jordan Fall Festival
Festival grounds on Beaver St.,
Jordan, New York
Classic cars (plusa bike & truck show), pumpkin painting, teen karaoke, BBQ, arts and crafts, festival foods, games for kids, music, antique tractor and engine display, greased pole climb, drawings for prizes, pancake breakfast, homemade pies, pre-read book sale, merchants tent. There is no admission charge. Hours are 5-10pm on Fri., 10am-10pm on Sat. and 11am-5pm on Sun.
Questions? Call 315-689-9423 or 315-730-7498

September 21-22, 2007
Pelican Festival
Flying Cow Arena,
Grove, Oklahoma
Pie auction, battle of the bands, pelican viewing tours, KidsZone, parade on Sat. at 10am, music, commercial vendors, carnival, food booths, arts and crafts. Hours are 2-10pm on Sat. and 9am-10pm on Sun. There is no admission charge.
Get Details: Call 918-786-2289 or 866-588-4726

September 22-23, 2007
Autumn Moon Festival
Grant Avenue (between California & Pacific Streets),
San Francisco, California
Celebrate this 17th year with music, lion dancing, dragon dances, arts and crafts, magic show, martial arts demos, balloon artists, parade, activities for kids, entertainment and ethnic foods such as moon cakes, bubble tea, hot teas and dim sum.
More: Call 514-982-6306

September 22-29, 2007
Persimmon Festival
Main Street area,
Mitchell, Indiana
Most of the downtown Main Street activities are held between Sept. 24 and Sept. 29. There will be a parade Sat at 2pm, pageant, carnival rides, Persimmon Pudding Contest, community dinners almost every evening (lasagna on Monday), pancake breakfasts at the Masonic Lodge, arts and crafts, ham radio exhibit and gathering, photo contest, quilt display, classic cars, karaoke, musical entertainment, chili cooking contest, historic walking tours, 5K/1-mile run and 5K walk, persimmon pudding eating contest, exhibition of art by kids, community yard sale, commercial vendors, displays of the police and fire vehicles and life line helicopters, lip sync contest, horseshoe tournament, road rally and scavenger hunt. The festival celebrates 61 seasons this year.
Questions? Call 812-849-4441 or 800-580-1985

September 26-29, 2007
Black Walnut Festival
City Park and other venues,
Stockton, Missouri
Plans for this year include a pet parade, talent contest, street dance, craft demonstrations, pancake feed (Fri. and Sat. at the Am. Legion Hall), terrapin race, festival parade at 2pm on Sat., pageant. The festival is celebrating its 47th season.
Learn More: Call 417-276-5213

September 26-29, 2007
Ohio Swiss Festival
Main Street (and other venues),
Sugarcreek, Ohio
Enjoy Swiss music and dancing, Big Wheel race, arts and crafts, kiddie tractor pull, kid talent show, classic car parade and festival parade, yodeling competition, Swiss costume contest, Swiss-cheese making competition and cheese auction, 5K run, pageant, steinstossen (stone throw competition), staged musical entertainment.
Details: Call 330-852-4113 or 888-609-7592

September 27-30, 2007
World Chicken Festival
London, Kentucky
Car show, volleyball tournament, Gospel Eggs-stravganza, parade Saturday at 11am on Main Street, activities for kids, cooking contest, musical entertainment, chicken served from a large frying skillet, carnival rides and midway and more.
Info: Call 606-878-6900 or 800-348-0095

Cendant Hotel Group, Inc.
September 27-30, 2007
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
Classic cars and farm equipment on display, pageant, pumpkin weigh-ins, festival foods plus pumpkin ice cream and doughnuts, pumpkin pies, decorated pumpkin contest, carnival rides, pumpkin baby contest, art show, pumpkin pie contest, talent show, flea market, media broadcasts, 5K Pumpkin Run and Fitness Walk, crafts, music, pumpkin roll contest, miniature train rides, music, soup and sandwich lunches, pet show, book sale, open house at Rockwell Orchards, beard and moustache contest, tall tales story competition, dance at the Elks Lodge.
Get The Facts: Call 740-425-2593

September 27-30, 2007
Preston County Buckwheat Festival
various venues,
Kingwood, West Virginia
Buckwheat cake and sausage dinners, Fireman's Parade, Farmer's Day Parade, trampoline show, pageant, Irish road bowling, Ag Olympics, livestock exhibits, bicycle decorating, arts and crafts, agricultural exhibits, livestock judging, Lumberjack Show, bingo, 5K run/2-mile walk, pumpking decorating contest, School Day Parade, fireworks Fri. night at 10pm (rain date is Sat. night at 10pm.) It's the festival's 66th season.
Learn More: Call 304-379-2203

September 28-30, 2007
Westville Pumpkin Festival
Prairie Meadows Park (at U.S. Hwys. 6 & 421),
Westville, Indiana
Horseshoe tournament, pumpkin contest, arts and crafts, pumpkin pie, parade, foot race, antique tractor pull, festival foods.
Details: Call 219-785-2463

September 28-30, 2007
Unity Village (M-350 Hwy & Colbern Rd.),
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Celebrate with German music and dance, arts and crafts, activities for kids, 2 stages of entertainment, carnival.
Get The Facts: Call 816-524-2424

September 28-30, 2007
Mississippi Pecan Festival
Wingate Road,
Richton, Mississippi
The venue is an actual pecan orchard. (Wingate Road is between Hwy. 49 & Hwy. 15.) Enjoy a pecan charity baking contest, Purtiest Rooster Contest, festival foods, bluegrass and gospel music, mule pull, arts and crafts, pageant, antique engines on display.
Questions? Call 601-525-3792 or 601-964-8201

September 28-30, 2007
Whole Enchilada Festival
Meersheidt/Hadley Sports Complex,
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Celebrate 27 years of festival fun with a parade, carnival rides, poker run, horseshoe pitching, motorcycle and car show, festival foods, arts and crafts, the making of the World's Largest Enchilada (with samples), 1-mile fun run plus 5K run, music, dancing. There is an admission charge for those age 7 or older.
Additional Information: Call 505-526-1938

September 28-30, 2007
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
Leavenworth, Washington
Kiddie parade, rock wall climbing, giant inflatables for kids, pumpkin carving, beer garden, arts and crafts, festival foods, Bavarian music and a street dance, grande parade on Saturday at noon.
Details: Call 509-548-5807 or Email abk@crownet.com

September 29, 2007
Hallettsville Kolache Festival
Knights of Columbus Hall,
Hallettsville, Texas
Plans for this 13th year include a horseshoe tournament, car show, kolache baking contest, kolache eating contest, activities for kids, washer pitching tournament, petting zoo, arts and crafts, music, parade, food and drink booths. Some of treats in store will be tamales, Frito pie, red beans, nachos, fries, kolache pastries, snow cones and lemonade.
Get The Facts: Call 361-798-2662

September 29, 2007
Autumn Harvest Festival
Marlinton, West Virginia
Craft and gift vendors, classic car show, clowns, agricultural and homemaking exhibits, music, horse show, activities for kids, largest pumpkin contest, 16th Annual West Virginia RoadKill Cookoff—no actual road kill is involved in this competition—a variety of wild game is prepared instead.
Further Information: Call 800-336-7009

September 29-30, 2007
Taste of Morgan Hill
Monterey Road area Downtown,
Morgan Hill, California
This is the event's 18th year and plans include a Kids Zone, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, quilt show, custom and classic cars, entertainment, festival foods. Hours are 10am-6pm.
More: Call 408-779-9444

September 29-30, 2007
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Adams Avenue (between Bancroft & 35th Streets),
San Diego, California
Arts and crafts, activities for kids, 3 beer gardens, food vendors, 6 stages of entertainment (more than 70 musical acts), carnival, pancake breakfast at the Normal Hts. Community Center. Festival hours are 10am-9pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday. The fun takes place across an 8-block area of town.
Still Have Questions? Call 619-282-7329

September 29-30, 2007
Fall Harvest Festival
Central Park,
North Branch, Minnesota
Block party, commercial vendors, classic cars, arts and crafts, festival foods, entertainment, breakfasts. It's the festival's 17th season and hours are 10am-4pm on Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.
Info: Call 651-674-4077

September 29-30, 2007
Hilton Apple Fest
Community Center,
Hilton, New York
Approximately 200 arts and crafts booths, Apple Derby run, fresh apples for sale, festival merchandise, photography contest, apple pie contest, car show, entertainment, apple cider.
Find Out More: Call 585-234-3378

September 29-30, 2007
AppleUmpkin Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
Gaslight Village,
Wyoming, New York
From 10am until 5pm enjoy arts and crafts booths, musical entertainment and dancing, food court, baking contest, cookbooks for sale, antiques and more.
Questions? Call 585-495-9940

September 29-30, 2007
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Intersection of Rts. 534 & 20 Downtown,
Geneva, Ohio
Entertainment, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, Slovenian dancers in full costume, grape stomping, exhibits, grape products for sale, fire truck pull Sat. at 4pm (which is a benefit event for Special Olympics), baby contest for grapiest baby, Jamboree Parade, drawings for prizes.
Details: Call 440-466-JAMB

September 29-30, 2007
Taste of Rhode Island
Newport Harbor (4 Commercial Wharf),
Newport, Rhode Island
Family Fun Zone, 5 stages of entertainment, tasting-size portions of food from dozens of area restaurants, New England Oyster Festival, cooking demonstrations, wine garden. It's the event's 19th year.
Additional Information: Call 401-846-1600

Western Union
bullet If you enjoy this issue, please tell a friend about it!
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.

Send Our Troops a Taste of Home
Want more next month?
Sign up here to be notified when the next Review is uploaded.
You'll receive more news and festivals not listed online!

If you sign up, be sure to check your mailbox from time to time...
Some Notify notes are bouncing because subscriber mailoxes are full or over quota.

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

Sept. 1 Prairie Arts Festival (29th), 9am-5pm, Downtown, West Point, Mississippi, 662-494-5121
Sept. 1 Festivale Italiano, Silver Street, Hurley, Wisconsin, 866-340-4334
Sept. 1-2 Gold Camp Days, Oatman, Arizona, 928-768-6222
Sept. 1-2 Heritage Celebration, Memorial Park, Foresthill, California, 530-367-2474
Sept. 1-2 Salsa Fiesta (12th), Creede, Colorado, 719-658-2374 or 800-327-2102
Sept. 1-2 Big Muddy Blues Festival, Laclede's Landing, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-241-5875
Sept. 1-2 Chile Festival, Airport area, Hatch, New Mexico, 505-267-5050
Sept. 1-2 Lobsterfest (41st), Marina, Westport, New York, 518-962-4356 or 800-626-0342
Sept. 1-2 Oatmeal Festival, 4H Club Arena, Bertram, Texas, 512-355-2197
Sept. 1-2 Mad River Valley Craft Fair,
                   10am-5pm & 10am-4pm, Kenyon's Field on Route 100, Waitsfield, Vermont, 802-496-4420 (before 8:30pm)
Sept. 1-3 Apple Harvest Festival, Apple Annie's Orchard, Willcox, Arizona, 520-384-2084
Sept. 1-3 Art & Soul Festival, Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, California, 510-444-2489
Sept. 1-3 Tapestry Arts Festival, Downtown, San Jose, California, 408-494-3590
Sept. 1-3 Kingsland Catfish Festival, Downtown, Kingsland, Georgia, 912-729-5999
Sept. 1-3 Schaumburg Septemberfest (37th), Schaumburg Rd. at Summit Dr., Schaumburg, Illinois, 847-923-3636
Sept. 1-3 Watermelon Festival, Downtown, Clyde, Kansas, 765-446-3300
Sept. 1-9 Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, Tennessee, 731-588-2507
Sept. 2 Brewery Gulch Days (42nd), 11am-5pm, Bisbee, Arizona, 520-432-3554 or 866-2BISBEE
Sept. 2 Running of the Sheep, Downtown, Reed Point, Montana, 406-326-2315
Sept. 2-3 Pioneer Days, Pioneer Museum off US 301 North, Dade City, Florida, 352-567-0262
Sept. 4-8 Concordia Fall Festival, Downtown, Concordia, Missouri, 660-463-2454
Sept. 4-8 Harvest Festival, Steelville, Missouri, 573-775-5533 or 573-775-2151
Sept. 5-9 Grande Festa Italiana,
                   Hempstead Harbor Beach Park, Port Washington, New York, 516-883-3826
Sept. 5-9 Rustic Lore Days, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, 715-265-4011
Sept. 6-9 Yellow Daisy Festival Stone Mountain, Georgia
Sept. 6-9 Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Downtown, Roann, Indiana, 765-833-2187
Sept. 7-8 Peach Days, Main St. & downtown, Brigham City, Utah, 435-723-3931
Sept. 7-9 Greek Festival, 223 Church St., Santa Cruz, California, 831-429-6500
Sept. 7-9 Bryant Loblolly Days, Downtown, Bryant, Indiana, 260-997-6476
Sept. 7-9 Cornbread Festival, Mansfield, Indiana, 765-653-4025
Sept. 7-9 Greek Festival, 120th & Womal, Kansas City, Kansas, 816-942-9100 or 816-728-2127
Sept. 7-9 Harvest Festival, Cromwell Park Pavilion, Cromwell, Minnesota, 218-644-3430
Sept. 7-9 Japanese Fall Festival, Mizumoto Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene Park, Springfield, Missouri, 417-854-1049
Sept. 7-9 St. Louis Art Fair, Business District, Clayton, Missouri, 314-863-0278
Sept. 7-9 Knox County Corn Festival, Courthouse on the Square, Edina, Missouri, 660-397-2326 or 660-397-2202
Sept. 7-9 Nordicfest (23rd), Libby, Montana, 406-293-6430 or 800-785-6541
Sept. 7-9 Seafood Festival (18th), Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, 603-925-8717
Sept. 7-9 Irish Festival, Chevrolet Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-422-1113
Sept. 7-9 Dairy Days, Legion Field, Platteville, Wisconsin, 608-348-8888
Sept. 7-23 Expo New Mexico (State Fair),
                   State Fairgrounds at San Mateo & Central, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 800-284-2282 or 505-265-1791
Sept. 8 Montana State Chokecherry Festival (19th), Lewiston, Montana, 406-535-5436
Sept. 8 Ossian Hey Days & Outhouse Races, 4760 Ossian Hill Rd., Dansville, New York, 585-335-2191
Sept. 8 Marion Fall Festival, Main Street, Marion, New York, 315-926-1166
Sept. 8 Ayden Collard Festival, West Avenue area, Ayden, North Carolina, 252-746-7080 or 252-746-2266
Sept. 8-9 Old Albany Days (41st), Albany Museum, Sabetha, Kansas, 785-284-3446
Sept. 8-9 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival (13th), downtown, Norwich, New York, 507-336-3378
Sept. 8-9 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, New York, 845-658-7181
Sept. 8-9 Art & Craft Fall Festival, Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway Beach, New York, 718-474-6760
Sept. 8-9 North Carolina Gourd Festival (66th), State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-557-5946
Sept. 8-9 Fort Hand Festival,
                   Kunkle Park at 285 Pine Run Church Road (Washington Township), Apollo, Pennsylvania, 412-491-6152
Sept. 9-15 Berlin Brothers Valley Community Fair, High School Gym, Berlin, Pennsylvania, 814-267-3763
Sept. 11-16 Kentucky Bourbon Festival, downtown, Bardstown, Kentucky, 800-638-4877
Sept. 13-15 Chief Sarcoxie Days, Sarcoxie Square, Sarcoxie, Missouri, 417-548-7639
Sept. 13-16 West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, City Park, Sistersville, West Virginia, 304-455-1257 or 304-652-2939
Sept. 14-15 Back to the Fifties, Courthouse Square, Lebanon, Indiana, 866-447-5050
Sept. 14-15 Cow Days Festival, Downtowwn, Greensburg, Kentucky, 270-932-4298
Sept. 14-15 Home Town Harvest Days, Town Square, Marshfield, Missouri, 417-468-2324
Sept. 14-15 Doodle Soup Days, Bradford, Tennessee, 731-742-3494
Sept. 14-16 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, San Pedro, California, 310-798-7478 or 310-366-6472
Sept. 14-16 Saengerbund Oktoberfest, 49 Salem Chruch Road, Newark, Delaware, 302-385-9454
Sept. 14-16 Wizard of Oz Festival, Hwy. 49 at Division Rd., Chesterton, Indiana, 219-983-1691
Sept. 14-16 Victorian Festival, Downtown, Northville, Michigan, 248-349-0345
Sept. 14-16 Festival of Grapes, Village Green, Silver Creek, New York, 716-934-3983
Sept. 14-16 Grecian Festival, State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-781-4548 or 919-859-9715
Sept. 14-16 Scarecrow Festival, Downtown, Washington Court House, Ohio, 740-335-7514 or 740-636-2340
Sept. 14-16 Texas Gatorfest, Fort Anahuac Park, Anahuac, Texas, 409-267-4190
Sept. 15 Spud Day, City Park, Shelley, Idaho, 208-357-3390
Sept. 15 Heritage Day, Downtown, Houston, Missouri, 417-967-2220
Sept. 15 Heritage Days, Downtown, Owensville, Missouri, 573-437-7027
Sept. 15 Potato Festival (15th), 9am-4pm, various venues, Richford, New York, 607-657-2526 or 607-539-6283
Sept. 15 Rally Round Greenville, Downtown on the Square, Greenville, Texas, 903-455-1510
Sept. 15-16 Balloonfest, Alturas, California, 530-233-4433
Sept. 15-16 Wings of the Warners Migratory Birdfest, Veteran's Memorial Park, Alturas, California, 530-233-4434
Sept. 15-16 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (51st), Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, California, 415-3811-8090
Sept. 15-16 Levi Coffin Days, Downtown, Fountain City, Indiana, 785-994-9551
Sept. 15-16 Harwich Cranberry Festival, Harwichport, Massachusetts, 508-430-2811
Sept. 15-16 Biloxi Seafood Festival, Town Green, Biloxi, Mississippi, 228-504-0014
Sept. 15-16 Cider Days, 10am-5pm, Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri, 417-831-6200
Sept. 15-16 Cuba Garlic Festival (3rd), Cuba, New York, 585-968-5654
Sept. 15-16 Family Festival by the Sea, Lido Beach Town Park, Hempstead, New York, 516-431-6650
Sept. 15-16 Quaker Arts Festival (46th), 10am-5pm & 10am-4pm, Middle School, Orchard Park, New York, 716-662-3366
Sept. 15-16 Scarecrow Festival, Peddler's Village, Lahaska, Pennsylvania, 215-794-4000
Sept. 15-16 Burrillville Arts & Crafts Festival (43rd), Harrisville Center, Burrillville, Rhode Island, 401-568-7470
Sept. 18-19 Fall Festival/Chili Cook-off/Talent Contest, Rockaway Beach, Missouri, 417-561-4280 or 800-798-0178
Sept. 20-22 Hootin and Hollarin, Downtown Square, Gainesville, Missouri, 417-679-4913
Sept. 20-23 Newark Days Cirque de Newark (52nd), Community Center Park, Newark, California, 510-793-5683
Sept. 20-23 Walnut Festival, Heather Farms Park, Walnut Creek California, 925-935-6755
Sept. 20-23 Huntinburg Herbstfest, City Park, Huntinburg, Indiana, 812-683-5699
Sept. 20-23 Black Gold Festival, downtown, Hazard, Kentucky, 606-438-0161
Sept. 20-23 Festival in the Park (43rd), Freedom Lake Park, Charlotte, North Carolina, 704-338-1060
Sept. 21-22 Italian Fest, Main Street, Collinsville, Illinois, 618-344-2884
Sept. 21-22 Street Painting Festival, Moore Square & City Market, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-828-7834
Sept. 21-22 Tallahatchie Riverfest, Downtown, New Albany, Mississippi, 888-534-8232
Sept. 21-23 Antique & Apple Festival, Moulton, Alabama, 256-974-5067
Sept. 21-23 Monterey Jazz Festival, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-655-8070
Sept. 21-23 Pensacola Seafood Festival (30th), Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida, 850-433-6512
Sept. 21-23 Potato Fest, Savannah, New York, 315-365-3156
Sept. 21-23 Tipp City Mum Festival (49th), City Park, Tipp City, Ohio, 937-667-8631
Sept. 21-23 Plano Balloon Festival, Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas, 972-867-7566
Sept. 22 Dog Days Celebration, 9am-noon, Farmers Market, Kirkwood, Missouri, 314-822-0084
Sept. 22 Soybean Festival, Main Street, Portageville, Missouri, 573-379-2292
Sept. 22 Shakin' in the Shell Festival & Car Show (2nd), Shell Knob, Missouri, 417-858-3300
Sept. 22 Mansfield Pecan Festival, Katherine Rose Memorial Park, Mansfield, Texas, 817-473-0507
Sept. 22-23 Pretzel Festival, Veterans Memorial Park, Germantown, Ohio, 937-859-8331
Sept. 22-23 Corvallis Fall Festival (35th), Corvallis, Oregon, 541-752-9655
Sept. 25-31 Comal County Fair, Fair Park, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-625-1505
Sept. 26-30 Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, City Park and other venues, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-9323
Sept. 27-30 Honeybee Festival, County Fairgrounds, Paris, Illinois, 217-463-9440
Sept. 27-30 Remembering James Dean Festival, Main Street & Playacres Park, Fairmount, Indiana, 765-948-4555
Sept. 27-30 Oktoberfest, Town Square, Marienville, Pennsylvania, 814-927-8218
Sept. 28-29 Harvest Moon Festival, Shadow Rock Park on Anthony Way, Forsyth, Missouri, 417-546-2741
Sept. 28-29 Mining Days, King Jack Park, Webb City, Missouri, 417-673-1154 or 417-673-1264
Sept. 28-29 Beef-A-Rama, Minocqua, Wisconsin, 800-44-NORTH
Sept. 28-30 Morgan County Sorghum Festival (35th), West Liberty, Kentucky, 606-743-3330
Sept. 28-30 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 508-842-4436
Sept. 28-30 Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival (32nd), Huntington Beach State Park, Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, 843-237-4440
Sept. 28-30 Hot Air Balloon Festival, Red Bud Park, Abilene, Texas, 325-692-2637
Sept. 28-30 Cranberry Fest, Warrens, Wisconsin, 608-378-4200
Sept. 28-Oct. 6 Oktoberfest, Fairgrounds, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 608-784-3378
Sept. 29 Cauliflower Festival (5th), Village Park, Margaretville, New York, 845-586-4464 or 845-586-2219
Sept. 29-30 Monterey Seafood & Music Festival (14th), Custom House Plaza, Monterey, California, 831-655-8070
Sept. 29-30 Applefest, various venues, Woodbine, Iowa, 712-647-2943
Sept. 29-30 Marion County Country Ham Days (38th), Main Street, Lebanon, Kentucky, 270-692-9594
Sept. 29-30 Heritage Reunion, Downtown, Fair Grove, Missouri, 417-759-2807
Sept. 29-30 North Carolina Spot Festival (44th),
                   field south of Hwy. 17/210 intersection, Hampstead, North Carolina, 910-270-9642 or 888-576-4756
Sept. 29-30 Whiskey Rebellion Celebration, J.B. Shrock Playground, Berlin, Pennsylvania, 814-367-5987
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival, Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, 605-255-4515
Sept. 29-Oct. 7 Orange County Pumpkin Festival, Downtown, French Lick, Indiana, 812-936-2405
Sept. 30 Chile Pepper Fiesta, noon-6pm, Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York
Sept. 30 Busti Apple Festival, Busti, New York, 716-483-0134

Other September 2007 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may also be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Sept. 1-3 Hello Kitty Boardfest, just south of the Pier, Huntington Beach, California, 714-375-1132
Sept. 2 Antiques in the Square, City Park, Clear Lake, Iowa, 641-357-4000 or 800-285-5338
Sept. 7-8 Arenzville Burgoo, Arenzville, Illinois
Sept. 7-8 Bristol Hills Storytelling Festival, Congdon Park, Bristol, Indiana, 574-875-9135
Sept. 7-9 Cherry's Jubilee various venues, Monterey, California, 831-759-1836
Sept. 7-9 Westport Kiwanis BBQ, Community Bldg., Westport, Indiana, 812-591-2066
Sept. 7-9 Camel Races, Camel Dome on F Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 775-887-1294 or 775-847-7008
Sept. 7-9 Mud Bowl, Hog Coliseum, North Conway, New Hampshire, 603-356-2096 or 800-367-3364
Sept. 7-9 Tulsa House Beautiful Show, State Fairgrounds, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 800-469-0990
Sept. 7-9 A Fair in the Park, Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-687-8858
Sept. 7-9 Charlotte Antique & Classic Boat Show, Mooresville, North Carolina, 800-633-6224
Sept. 8-9 What the Hay (hay bale sculptures), Hwy. 239 and 541 (off 87), Hobson, Montana, 406-423-5366
Sept. 8-9 Fort Klock Craft Fair, St. Johnsville, New York, 518-993-2352
Sept. 8 Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour, (30, 55, 71 or 101 miles), Pryor, Oklahoma, 918-825-0158
Sept. 8 Sidewalk Arts Festival, 9am-5pm, Main Avenue area, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 605-336-1167
Sept. 8-16 Fall Boat Show, Jack London Square, Oakland, California, 866-295-9853
Sept. 8-16 Friendship Flea Market, Friendship, Indiana, 859-341-9188
Sept. 9 Arts Festival, 9:30am-4pm, Lourdes College on Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Ohio, 419-882-2135
Sept. 14-15 Arts & Crafts Festival/Taste of Hutchinson,
                   10am-6pm & 9am-4pm, Liberty Square Park, Hutchinson, Minnesota, 320-587-5252 or 800-572-6689
Sept. 14-16 Off the Beaten Track Studio Tour, Mountain View, Arkansas, 870-269-8068 or 888-679-2859
Sept. 14-16 Denver Gem & Mineral Show, Merchandise Mart Expo Hall, Denver, Colorado, Email bobl@peaktopeak.com
Sept. 14-16 Great Forest Park Balloon Race, various venues, St. Louis, Missouri, Email info@greatforestparkballoonrace.com
Sept. 14-16 Gun Show, Prairie County Fairgrounds, Terry, Montana
Sept. 15 Hillbilly Chili Cook Off, 10am-4pm, Bull Shoals State Park, Lakeview, Arkansas, 870-445-4538
Sept. 15 Northern California Doll & Teddy Bear Show, Centennial Hall, Hayward, California, 925-947-1572
Sept. 15 Hopedale Day in the Park, 10am-4pm, Town Park, Hopedale, Massachusetts, 508-473-8753
Sept. 15 Larkfest (26th), 10:30am-5:30pm, Lark Street neighborhood, Albany, New York, 518-434-3861
Sept. 15-16 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival,
                   10am-5pm, Central Park at Kiely Blvd. & Homestead Blvd., Santa Clara, California, 408-615-3140
Sept. 15-16 Artists in the Country, 52 County Rd., Woodstock, Connecticut, 860-455-0103
Sept. 15-16 Columbia Gun Show, Midway Expo Center, Columbia, Missouri, 563-927-8176 or 563-927-8310
Sept. 15-16 Arts & Crafts Show (23rd), Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, Mississippi, 228-255-2697 or 228-255-3451
Sept. 15-16 Oklahoma Scottish Festival, River West Festival Park at 2105 S. Jackson Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sept. 15-16 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival,
                   One Exposition Avenue, Greenville, South Carolina, 864-233-2562 or 541-574-8000
Sept. 22 Food Bazaar, 10am-5pm, Placer Buddhist Church, Penryn, California, 916-652-6139
Sept. 22 Pursuit of Excellence Marching Band Competition,
                   Mattke Field at SMSU, Marshall, Minnesota, 507-532-2157 or 800-260-0970
Sept. 22-23 Gun Show, Dome Center, Henrietta, New York, 585-334-4000
Sept. 22-23 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival,
                   Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, New York, 845-876-4001 or 541-574-8000
Sept. 22-29 Frontier Days, Eva, Alabama, 256-796-7023
Sept. 23 By Land & By Sea: Antique Vehicles Show, 9am-3pm, Mystic, Connecticut, 860-572-5315 or 888-973-2767
Sept. 23 Wood Carving & Art Sale, 10am-4pm, 2470 Old Bridge Rd., Saginaw, Michigan, 614-258-9783
Sept. 28-29 Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society Show, Senior Center on W. 29th, Sioux City, Iowa, 712-258-3645
Sept. 28-30 South Dakota Festival of Books, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sept. 28-30 Renewable Energy Roundup (8th), Market Square, Fredericksburg, Texas, 541-482-0858
Sept. 28-30 Farm Aid, Randall's Island, New York, New York, 800-FARM-AID
Sept. 29-30 Gem & Mineral Show (48th), County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-755-7741 or 755-417-7477
Sept. 29-30 Rock-a-thon, Museum Complex, Joplin, Missouri, 417-623-1180
Sept. 29-30 Ohio Gourd Show (45th), 9am-5pm, Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Ohio, 740-965-4661
Sept. 29-30 Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire (87th), 9am-5pm, Orchard House, Genoa, Nevada, 775-782-8696
Sept. 29-30 Autumn Craft Festival, Mill Falls Marketplace on Rt. 3, Meredith, New Hampshire, 603-332-2616
Sept. 29-30 Longhorn Rod Run, Main Street, Spring, Texas, 800-OLDTOWN
Sept. 30 Taste of Lodi, 1-5pm, Wine & Roses Hotel & Spa, Lodi, California, 209-365-1195 or 800-798-1810
Aug. 31-Sept. 3 State H.O.G. Rally, Bellingham, Washington, 360-739-6453

Subscribers to the Notify List receive extra information,
including a heads-up on other events.
If you'd like to get the extras via email each month, sign up here.

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

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.



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

William Malmskog Ever since William Malmskog and I began a dialogue I've been impressed by his willingness to share openly the details of his life. Most of us hide a lot of our lives from others and present only the parts we can polish and make look acceptable. He isn't afraid to talk about how his difficulties, including physical challenges, have guided him to an increased sense of abilities and possibilities.

I have a special place in my heart for people who allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to show us their pain. But this isn't about being a victim. It's about using adversity as a stepping stone to new challenges and then helping the rest of us do the same. When he sends me welcome updates of what he's been doing I know he's going to bring me something I can bite into and use in my own daily challenges. Please take time to visit his web site and explore the man who calls himself the Crazy Viking.

A Little Browsing...
Among the grand openings this fall:
The Aurora on Catalina Island in California.
MotorCity Casino in Detroit.
Snow Mountain (snow park) in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Currents Riverview Bistro in Jacksonville.

September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day.

September 22 is World Carfree Day.
One of the fall comfort foods that many of us love is one variation or another of the tasty Corn Casserole. One recipe uses biscuit mix as an ingredient. Another variations skips the cornbread mix and biscuit mix and calls for crushed crackers. One version ups the amount of cream-style corn and includes uncooked white rice. It's a very forgiving recipe and each cook seems to have his or her own favorite touches like chopped bell peppers, green chiles, Parmesan cheese or fresh herbs.


Graphics are original, excluding the Email graphic and those which link to other sites. 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 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

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
Sep   Oct
Nov   Dec

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

Jan   Feb
Mar   Apr
May   Jun
Jul   Aug

(Link broken—Zinos.com is up for sale.) The HTML Writers Guild

Fill out the Notify Form to be notified when new issues are uploaded.       You can also use the form to be taken off the Notify List or to send comments.
Your information will not be sold to third parties.       Kids and teens—get permission before you sign up!

Visit Deb's other pages...
   Ye Olde Home Page          Deb's Mystery (And Other) Books Page          Deb's TV Page

Deb's Favorite Movies Page          Deb's Selected Bookmarks          Deb's List of WWW "Of The" Sites

Write Lightning (blog)    

Send Deb email: envelope image deb@lightpatch.com

Last Updated August 26, 2007
logo Deb's Monthly Review © copyright Deb Thompson