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September 4-6, 2009
Eugene Celebration
Eugene, Oregon
It's the festival's 27th anniversary. Enjoy classic cars, Mayor's Art Show, 4 stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, parade on Saturday, Bike Lights Parade Saturday evening, KidZone, Slug Queen competition, Health & Well-being Celebration, film festival.
Get details: Call 541-681-4108

September 5-8, 2009
Baltimore Festival
Johnson Park,
Baltimore, Ohio
Plans for this 21st year include carnival rides, 5K road race, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks Friday at 10pm, kiddie tractor pull, pie baking contest, strolling entertainment plus entertainment on stage, parade Saturday at 10:30am.
Learn More: Call 303-688-4597

September 8-12, 2009
Wellston Coal Festival
Wellston, Ohio
Coal Bowl, games and rides, youth activities, festival foods, Go-cart races, karaoke contest, pageant, senior activities, quilt and craft show, 2 parades, tours of a working mine, Coal Miner Olympics, line dancing, sundae eating contest, art show, classic cars, street dance, baton and flag competition, health screenings, music, pet show, dessert making contest, lawnmower races.
Questions? Call 740-364-5141

September 9-13, 2009
Defeat of Jesse James Days
Downtown area,
Northfield, Minnesota
The festival celebrates 61 years in 2009 with arts and crafts at the ice arena, Jesse James Bike Tour, grand parade Sunday at 2pm, rodeo dance, carnival, pancake breakfast at the VFW building Sunday from 7:30-11am, festival merchandise, vintage baseball, rodeo, musical entertainment, garden tractor pull, 15K run and 5K walk/run, food court at Bridge Square, square dance, kiddie parade, theatre, bingo on Bridge Square.
Further Information: Call 507-645-5604

September 10-12, 2009
Grape Fall Festival=
Nelson Hart Community Park and downtown,
St. James, Missouri
Bike contest, pageant, antique tractor pull, demolition derby, carnival halls, exhibit hall, games for kids, 4-H exhibits, livestock show & buyer's dinner, parade at 11am on Saturday, wine garden, grape stomping, festival foods, entertainment. It's the 76th season for this event.
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September 8-12, 2009
Seymour Apple Festival
Seymour, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair for more comfortable listening of evening music. You can also enjoy arts and crafts, festival foods, apple baking contest, parade on Saturday, apple peeling contests and more. It's the festival's 37th year of fun.
Details: Call 417-935-4801 or 417-935-2257

September 9-13, 2009
Rustic Lore Days
Various venues,
Glenwood City, Wisconsin
Golden Wheel Hunt, raffles, BBQ dinner, pedal tractor pull, coloring contest for kids, street dance, softball tournament, tractor pull, grand parade on Sunday at 1pm, city-wide garage sales, car show, antique tractor show, pageant, ATV pull, arts and crafts, variety show.
Questions? Call 715-265-4011

September 10-12, 2009
Marion Popcorn Festival
Marion, Ohio
Popcorn cooking contest, golf outing, Bike Night, Popcorn 100 Bike Tour, Popcorn 5000 5K Run, Poppin Pooch Pageant, Corn Hole Classic, window decorating contest, senior rest area, 49-plus softball tournament, carnival midway, opportunity to visit the Wyandotte Popcorn Museum, Marion Midget Footall, merchant specials, scholarship pageaqnt, arts and crafts, festival merchandise, music, activities for kids, parade on Thursday, bowling tournament..
More: Call 740-387-8919

September 11-12, 2009
Valley Fair Days
Community Center (and other venues),
Grain Valley, Missouri
Activities for kids, arts and crafts, games and rides, parade on Saturday at 10am, festival foods, entertainment, commercial vendors.
Further Info: Call 818-647-2627

September 11-13, 2009
Broom Corn Festival
Arcola, Illinois
Lawn Rangers broom and mower drill team, parade on Saturday, beer and wine tent with large-screen TV, antique tractors on display, arts and crafts, 5K and 10K race plus 5-mile walk, National Broom Sweeping Contest held Friday on Main Street, carnival rides, food booths, music, Tanger Outlets sidewalk sale in nearby Tuscola, lawnmower races, broom-making demos. 2009 marks the 39th year for the event, but it's the inaugural year for the Lawn Rangers.
Details: Call 217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456

September 11-13, 2009
Popeye Picnic
Chester, Illinois
Horseshoe tournament, Comedy (must be over age 21), caricatures in State Street Plaza, Birds of Prey educational exhibit, teen dance, giant inflatables and pony rides for the kids, puppets, Good Island sand sculpting, arts and crafts, fireman's muster, History and Mystery Tours, wrestling, remote control model plane show, unveiling of Bluto statue, 5K run/walk and 1.5 mile fun run/walk, carnival rides, volleyball tournament, petting zoo, Popeye Museum and Store, Army exhibit, sacred concert at St. Mary's Church, Randolph County Humane Society Pet Show, raffles, washer pitching tournament, Bluto Look-Alike Contest, juggling, Popeye films, parade at 11:30am on Saturday, smorgasbord. Watch for Popeye and other cartoon characters strolling during this 30th year.
Learn More: Call 616-828-5000

September 11-13, 2009
Posen Potato Festival
Various venues downtown,
Posen, Michigan
Musical entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts, pancake breakfast, potato displays and industry info, flea market, polka dance, potato dish contest, parade at 11:30am on Sunday, sausages and other festival foods. 2009 marks the festival's 58th year.
Questions? Call 989-766-8128

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September 11-13, 2009
Boxelder Bug Days
Minneota, Minnesota
For this 25th year the town celebrates with a garden tractor pull, Sawdust Scramble, Xtreme Bull Riding on Sunday, music, sporting clay shoot, boxelder bug races, carnival, fireworks Saturday at 9:30pm, Run the Bug 5K run/walk on Saturday, arts and crafts, parade Sunday at 1pm, pedal tractor pull, fireman's pancake breakfast at the firehall on Sunday from 8:30-11am, golf ball roll, saddle club show, chili cooking competition, bingo, carnival. Most events are held at Memorial Park.
Further Details: Call 507-872-6790 or 507-872-5256

September 11-13, 2009
Niagara County Peach Festival
Academy Park,
Lewiston, New York
Plans for this 52nd year include a parade at 11am on Saturday, carnival rides, entertainment, 5K run and 1-mile walk, Peach Fuzz Contest, Tribute to Elvis, arts and crafts, festival foods such as hot dogs and burgers, fresh peach treats (try the peach shortcake), peach dessert baking contest, pageant.
Additional Facts: Call 716-754-7214 or 716-754-9500

September 11-13, 2009
Mantua Potato Festival
Buchert Park on East High Street,
Mantue, Ohio
There is plenty of fun planned for this 36th year. Enjoy a French fry eating contest, potato chip eating contest, pageant, Potato Figure Contest, balloon art, parade at 2pm on Sunday, raffle, games and rides, entertainment, Potato Stomp road race and 1-mile fun run, festival foods, potato dish cooking contest.
Questions? Call 330-274-0770

September 11-13, 2009
Clinton County Corn Festival
County Fairgrounds on West Main,
Worthington, Ohio
Corn Olympics, quilt show, parade on Saturday at 10am, festival foods, games, antiques, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, antique farm equipment on display.
Learn More: Call 937-382-1965

September 11-13, 2009
Melon Festival
Riverbend Park,
Winston, Oregon
Celebrate 27 years of fun with a car show, community booths, talent show, contests, food, KIdZone, arts and crafts, music, parade on Saturday, festival foods.
Additional Facts: Call 541-681-4108

September 11-13, 2009
Huckleberry Festival
Daubenspeck Park,
Bingen, Washington
Carnival, sawdust coin hunt for kids, classic cars, talent show, parade at 11am on Saturday, arts and crafts, egg toss, entertainment, microbrews and plenty of festival foods, including huckleberry pie and huckleberry jam.
Get Further Details: Call 509-493-5294

September 11-13, 15, 17, 18-20, 2009
Jesse James Festival
Festival Grounds on Highway 33,
Kearney, Missouri
Fishing tournament on the 20th, Mutton Bustin', grandstand entertainment, parade at 10am on the 19th, arts and crafts, festival dances (ages 21 and older), rodeo, teen dance, demolition derby, breakfast buffet on the 19th from 7:30-10:30am, activities for kids, BBQ competition, firefighter contest, horseshoe pitching tournament, chainsaw carving, food and drink, car show, senior dinner, mud volleyball tournament. Please do not bring outside food and drink (or coolers) to the festival. There is plenty of fun planned for this 39th year.
Learn More: Call 816-628-4646

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September 12, 2009
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana
Radio Disney, parade at 10am, hot air balloons, theatre performance of "How to Eat Like a Child", games and stories for the kids, food booths, entertainment, Popcorn Panic 5K walk and 5 mile run, Popcorn Parade, arts and crafts. Please no pets. (Working service animals are welcome, of course.) This year marks the event's 31st season.
Info: Call 219-464-8332

September 12, 2009
Spinach Festival
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 87th & Lackman Roads,
Lenexa, Kansas
The festival celebrates 25 years in 2009. Enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, antiques, pony rides and other activities for the kids, Spinach Recipe Contest, food and drink vendors paddleboats on the lake, Mad Science. Hours are 9am-5pm.
Learn More: Call 913-541-8592 or 913-541-0209

September 12, 2009
Checotah, Oklahoma
Arts and crafts, activities for children, music, fried okra, food and drink vendors. General hours are 10am-4pm.
Get The Facts: Call 918-473-4178

September 12, 2009
Kolache Festival
Courthouse Square,
Caldwell, Texas
Czech Easter eggs, Kolache Krunch 5K run/walk, arts and crafts, quilt show, street rod and classic car show, golf tournament, kolache bake show, Czech craft demonstrations, parade of costumes, more than 50 food concessions, museum displays, kolache eating contest, Czech meal and street dance the night before, kolache (and other pastries) for sale, antique tractors and engines on display, Czech genealogical assistance. 2009 marks the 25th year of fun.
Questions? Call 979-567-0000

September 12-13, 2009
Tracy Dry Bean Festival
10th and Central Streets downtown,
Tracy, California
Enjoy classic cars, activities for kids, arm wrestling contest, bean art, BBQ and other festival foods, arts and crafts, chili bean cook-off, bean tasting pavilion, 4 stages of entertainment, vendors, bean stalks planted by kids. General hours are 10am-7pm.
Details: Call 209-835-2131 or 209-835-2244

September 12-13, 2009
Eastport Salmon Festival
Eastport, Maine
Plans for this 23rd year include a horseshoe pitching tournament, farmers market, bike rally, nature/birding cruise, 5K run/walk (plus a 1-mile race for the kids), arts and crafts, museum displays, Silent Auction, salmon meals midday on Water Street, Paint Eastport, food vendors, music.
Further Information: Call 207-853-4644

September 12-13, 2009
Central New York's TomatoFest
Emerson Park,
Auburn, New York
Friday night dance, Tomato Recipe Cook-off, arts and crafts, fresh produce, veggie art, music (and other) entertainment, plus plenty of food vendors with pizza, pierogies, fried green tomatoes, chicken BBQ, fried dough, fried Twinkies and more. It's the event's 24th year.
Learn More: Call 315-255-1658 or 315-253-6569

September 12-13, 2009
Clothesline Festival
University Avenue, Prince Street & Goodman Street area,
Rochester, New York
It's the 53rd year for this celebration. Plans include museum displays, student art, library art book sale, art (and other) activities for kids, entertainment, food concessions, several hundred artisans showing and selling their work, festival merchandise. Kids age 10 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.
Get the Facts: Call 585-473-7720

September 12-13, 2009
Hazelton, Pennsylvania
Celebrate 31 years with Hazelton by enjoying a street fair, giant helium balloons, garage sale, arts and crafts, frozen pierogie slingshot challenge, parade Sunday at 2:30pm, karaoke, muscle car and street machine show, fireworks, teen activities, chili cook-off, activities for seniors, Run for the Gold 5K run/walk plus Kid Race, hot wing contest, music, Latin music celebration, activities for children, health fair.
Questions? Call 570-455-1508 or 570-455-1509

September 12-13, 2009
Mushroom Festival
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
2009 marks the festival's 24th season. Plans for fun include a parade at 10am on Saturday, Song & Wine Fest, Cute as a Button Mushroom Photo Contest, activities for kids, fresh mushroom sales, growers' mushroom judging, festival merchandise, classic cars, cooking demos, 5K run/walk, music, farm tours. Please leave pets comfortably at home while you come to enjoy the festival.
Additional Details: Call 610-925-3373 or 888-440-9920

September 12-19, 2009
McClure Bean Soup Festival
Moondust Meadows on Old Stage Road,
McClure, Pennsylvania
This is the 118th year for the festival. Enjoy a cake/cupcake decorating contest, shoe box float contest, homemade ice cream contest, garden tractor pull, basket raffle, chili contest, pumpkin decorating, basket bingo, pageant, activities for kids, horseshoe pitching contest, pet photo contest, Baby Bean Photo Contest, milk chugging contest, Pepsi Parade Day, scarecrow contest, pony rides, entertainment (bring a lawn chair for comfortable viewing). And let's not forget the famous bean soup served from big iron kettles much the same way it's been done for generations.
More: Call 800-336-7389

September 13, 2009
Pet Rock Festival
Quinsagamond Community College,
Worcestershire, Massachusetts
Worcestershire celebrates the event's 11th anniversary with a cat photo contest, dog contests for best ears and waggiest tail, Owner-dog LookALike Contest, info on rescue and adoption of animals, Doggie Water Park, celebrity guests and speakers, rabies clinic, low-cost microchipping for your pets, Kind Kids activity tent, New England Disco Dogs, doggie massages, vendors, raffle, vegetarian food court, Adoptable Dog Parade. Funds raised at the event assist local animal shelters and other charities. Rain date is September 20.
Details: Call 508-755-7400 ext. 222

September 17-20, 2008
Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee, Indiana
Have fun this 34th year with a lumberjack show, laser light show, karaoke, cloggers, Guitar Hero Contest, teen dance, a 7-foot in diameter apple pie, music and more.
More: Call 574-773-7812

September 17-20, 2009
Grapevine Grapefest
Main Street,
Grapevine, Texas
Pre-festival golf tournament, carnival games and rides, Italian CarFest, beer pavilion, mini train excursions, a whopping 6 stages of entertainment, Kid Zone, cooking demos, wine and food pairings, wine auction, arts and crafts. Kids under age 6 get in free with an adult. Some activities may require a fee and/or reservations. It's the 23rd year for this one.
Further Information: Call 817-470-3185 or 800-457-6338

September 17-20, 2009
Golden Delicious Festival
Courthouse area,
Clay, West Virginia
Plans for this 36th season include a stroller decorating contest, quilt show, grower's expo, bingo, festival foods, carnival rides, chili cook-off, 5K walk/run, local musical entertainment, art auction, outdoor drama, motorcyle show, karaoke, baking contest, fireworks on Saturday night, patriotic ceremonies, gospel sing, antique cars, festival parade at 1pm on Saturday, Kid's Day, apples for sale.
Get The Facts: Call 304-587-4455

September 18-19, 2009
Festival of the Forks
Albion, Michigan
Street dance with Hula Hoops and vintage music, parade on Saturday at 10am, auction, Class Reunion Cruise-in and Dinner, festival merchandise, library book sale, Spanish Heritage Month music, Jazz Stage, Art at the Forks, arts and crafts, food vendors, reunion picnic in Victory Park on Sunday, activities for kids. It's the 43rd year for this one.
Info: Call 517-629-5533

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September 18-19, 2009
Big River Days
River Front Park,
Clarksville, Missouri
Students' Day (for third graders) on Friday, recycling demos, festival foods, historic re-enactments, Birds of Prey info, storytelling, activities for kids, tours of the lock, Native American encampment, trout pond, aquarium. It's a great celebration of life on (and along) the Mississippi River.
Get Details: Call 573-242-3336 or 573-242-3112

September 18-20, 2009
Francesville Fall Festival
Francesville, Indiana
Flea market, auto show, fireworks, antiques, harvest dance, chicken dinner, pancake breakfast Saturday from 6-10am at the fire station, baked goods auction, parade at 2pm on Saturday, 5K walk/run on Saturday at 8am, cornhole tournament, stonewheel pottery demonstrations, baking contest, American Legion fish and tenderloin fry, firefighter water battle, chicken bingo, 3-on-3 basketball, entertainment. It's the 39th season for the festival.
Further Facts: Call 219-567-2234

September 18-20, 2008
Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival
Main Street,
Blue Springs, Missouri
Celebrate 40 years of fun with Dock Dogs show each day, bands inside the beer tent (except Sunday, when there is no beer). The community stage on the far west end of Main Street will host karaoke, dance, kids' activities and more. View the parade on Saturday at 10am, check out arts and crafts, plus commercial booths and food vendors.
Details: Call 816-228-8322

September 18-20, 2009
Clark County Mule Festival
County Fairgrounds on Route EE,
Kahoka, Missouri
Mules are the stars in this event. Enjoy mule polo, mule pulls in various classes, team mule roping and penning, mule jumps, bareback mule riding. In the back-to-back race two riders must switch positions on a mule without dismounting. In the popular Dolly Parton race each rider wears a huge bra filled with water balloons and attempts to finish a race without losing his or her balloons. In addition to the mule events you can enjoy arts and crafts, musical tires (a bit like musical chairs), silent auction, trail rides, festival merchandise, breakfast, costume contest, saddle give-away, quilt give-away.
Find Out More: Call 660-866-2330 or 660-727-3295

September 18-20, 2009
Greentree Festival
Kirkwood Park at Geyer & Adams,
Kirkwood, Missouri
Parade Saturday at 10am, festival foods, cutest baby contest, more than 200 arts and crafts vendors Saturday and Sunday, dog show, book fair, entertainment, classic cars, activities for kids, sailboat regatta, Canine Frisbee Contest, wine garden, folklife artisans and re-enactors, fiddler tent. General festival hours are 5-10pm on Friday, 8:30-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. It's the festival's 40th anniversary.
Additional Information: Call 314-821-4181

September 18-20, 2009
Southside Fall Festival & Rodeo
Hyde Park & South Street,
St. Joseph, Missouri
It's the 21st year for this one. Enjoy professional rodeo events, rides and games, arts and crafts, pony rides and other activities for kids, food court, parade on Saturday at 10am, 2 stages of musical entertainment, baby contest. No pets, please. Do note that this is an alcohol-free event.
Questions? Call 815-238-3515

September 18-20, 2009
Peanut Butter Festival
Gumtown Park,
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Anything That Floats Race, Peanut Butter Cook-Off, parade on Saturday at 3pm on Broad Street, carnival, Subway Sub Eating Contest, 5K run and 2-mile walk, mountain bike race, classic car cruise-in, arts and crafts, festival foods, music. 2009 marks the festival's 14th season.
Details: Call 814-275-1718 or 814-275-3929

September 18-20, 2009
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Celebrate 11 years with German food and beer, fireworks Saturday night, music and dance, arts and crafts, activities for children, Bavarian products, festival foods. Hours are 5-11pm on Friday, 11am-11pm on Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday.
Questions? Call 724-745-1812

September 18-20, 2009
Jordan Fall Festival
Festival grounds on Beaver Street,
Jordan, New York
Fish fry, soccer challenge, chicken BBQ, pancake breakfast Sunday at 8am, teen karaoke, kids' greased pole climb, classic cars (plus a truck and bike show), arts and crafts, music, festival, pre-read book sale, Alpine Run (8.5 miles and 1.5 mile). When you get the munchies you can indulge in BBQ favorites, curly fries, nachos, homemade pie, ice cream and there's a stop called the candy store. It's the event's 63rd year.
Further Information: Call 315-889-9423 or 315-730-7498

September 18-20, 2009
German Russian Schmeckfest
Various venues,
Eureka, South Dakota
Polkafest, antique tractor pull at the Horse Arena, vintage car and tractor show, quilt exhibit at the Gary Krein Insurance Building, music and dance, German dinner, fresh kuchen.
Find Out Details: Call 605-284-5137 or 605-284-5110

September 19, 2009
Sunflower Fair
La Porte, Indiana
Plans for this 11th year include an art gallery walk, kids' coloring contest, rides and games for kids, rib cooking competition, festival foods, American Red Cross, antique auto show, music, arts and crafts, collectibles, 5K run and health walk, trolley rides, sunflower contest for largest and tallest sunflower.
Learn More: Call 219-362-2084

September 19, 2009
Bethel Harvest Fest
Village Common on Broad Street,
Bethel, Maine
Celebrate 12 years with a Chowdah Cook-Off, music, bike tours, festival foods, farmers market, hiking, chainsaw carving, apple picking, fresh apples for sale, demonstrations, arts and crafts, apple pie baking contest.
Get The Festival Facts: Call 207-824-2282 or 800-442-5826

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September 19, 2009
King Turkey Day
Various venues,
Worthington, Minnesota
Great Gobbler Gallup Turkey Race will be run. The second leg (pun intended) will be run in Cuervo, Texas on October 10. There is a King Turkey Day Parade after the race (bring your lawn chair if you like). There are also festival foods, a flea market, sports and other activities.
Info: Call 507-372-2929 or 800-279-2929

September 19-20, 2009
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Park & Archer Park,
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Celebrate 35 years with fresh apple cider, entertainment on 4 stages, historical displays, re-enactments, old-time medicine show (for fun only with no sales), arts and crafts, blacksmithing demonstrations, activities for children, wool-spinning demonstrations, apple pie, bagpipe gathering, Abraham Lincoln (Fritz Klein) giving a speech or two, fife and drum corps, apple pancake roll-ups, plus savory foods such as chicken and dumplings. General festival hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Questions? Call 260-427-6003

September 19-20, 2009
Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden,
Albany, Ohio
2009 marks the festival's 11th year of fun. Enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides, pawpaw trees for sale, Pawpaw Cook-Off, beer garden (with pawpaw beer), commercial vendors, fresh pawpaws for sale, festival foods, arts and crafts, cooking demos, bike ride, pawpaw eating contest, atlatl throwing, horse-drawn wagon rides, games for kids, information booths and displays, music.
More: Call 740-992-7992 or 800-878-9767

September 19-20, 2009
Maple Fall Festival
Wildwood Park at 1800 S. Central Ave. (Hwy. 13),
Marshfield, Wisconsin
Maple syrup judging, maple recipe contest, pancake and maple syrup breakfasts both days from 8am-2pm, Dress a Sunflower Contest for kids, maple sundaes and other maple treats, area especially for kids, giant sunflower contest, entertainment, 200 arts and crafts booths, beer garden. This is the festival's 17th year.
Learn Details: Call 715-384-4314 or 800-422-4541

September 19-26, 2009
Persimmon Festival
Main Street area,
Mitchell, Indiana
Candlelight Tour, carnival games and rides, pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge 6-10am on the 26th, Persimmon Pudding Contest, community dinners, music, Red Cross blood drive, quilt display, photo contest, ham radio exhibit, arts and crafts, antique tractor and machinery show, historic walking tours, lip sync contest, road rally, classic cars, community yard sale, emergency equipment day, softball tournament, parade at 2pm on the 26th, horseshoe pitching tournament. 2009 marks the event's 63rd season.
Further Information: Call 812-849-4441 or 800-580-1985

September 22-26, 2009
Jackson County Apple Festival
Jackson, Ohio
Square dancers, baby stroller race, rides and games, school parade, rollerblade competition, lawnmower races, volleyball tournament, grand finale parade, raffle, apple peeling contest, baby crawling contest, stuffed animal competition, lip sync contest, pageants, quilt show, freshly-made apple butter, apple treats, ice cream blizzard eating contest, apple pie. Among those scheduled (at this writing) to entertain: Lewis Brothers, Wellston Wranglers, Smooth Sounds of Santana, James King Band.
Find Out More: Call 740-286-1339

September 23-26, 2009
Fall Harvest Festival
Central Park,
North Branch, Minnesota
The festival celebrates 19 years with classic cars, commercial vendors, arts and crafts, silent auction, entertainment, food. The fun goes from 9am-4pm.
Further Information: Call 651-674-4077

September 23-26, 2009
Black Walnut Festival
City Park and other venues,
Stockton, Missouri
Pancake breakfast Friday and Saturday beginning at 7am, tractor pull, terrapin race, Nut Run (10K and 2-miles) on Saturday, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, craft demonstrations, street dance Saturday night, festival parade Saturday at 2pm, food, pageant. There is plenty of fun planned for this 49th year.
Further Facts: Call 417-276-5213

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September 23-27, 2009
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
Flea market, Rockwell Orchards open house, music, pet show, pumpkin weigh-in, carnival rides, crafts, football game, antique displays, pumpkin pie baking contest, fudge making contest, farm equipment on display, classic cars, pageant, miniature train rides, media broadcasts, book sale, 5K Pumpkin Run and Fitness Walk, horticultural displays, soup and sandwich lunches, pumpkin pies for sale, dance at the Elks Lodge, quilt show, parade on Saturday at 2pm, pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin roll, storytelling competition, pumpkin treats such as pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin doughnuts.
Additional Details: Call 740-425-2593

September 24-27, 2009
World Chicken Festival
London, Kentucky
Colonel Sanders Look-Alike Contest on Saturday, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, festival foods, car show. Plans for entertainment on 4 stages currently include: Magic Mike, Hogue Family, Grampa Cratchet Show, Colony Riders, The Cupps, The Sargents, Mark Bishop. It's the festival's 20th anniversary.
Info: Call 606-878-6900 or 800-346-0095

September 24-27, 2009
Preston County Buckwheat Festival
Various venues,
Kingoowd, West Virginia
Bingo, timber show, Fireman's Day Parade, 4-H exhibits, fireworks Saturday at 10pm, Ag Olympics, carnival rides (opening Wednesday evening), arts and crafts, livestock judging, road bowling, musical entertainment, kid's pet show, Tug of War, agricultural exhibits, buckwheat pancakes and sausage dinners, drawings for prizes. There is plenty of fun planned for this 68th year.
Find Out Details: Call 304-379-2203

September 25-26, 2009
Unity Village (M-350 and Colbern Road),
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Wiener Dog Contest and Parade Saturday morning, activities for kids, 4 areas of entertainment, biergarten, German music and dance, arts and crafts, food.
Questions? Call 815-524-2424 or 888-647-5470

September 25-27, 2009
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Various venues downtown,
Wanatah, Indiana
Plans for the 2009 event include karaoke, soybean stalk with the most pods contest, heaviest pumpkin contest, rides for kids, music, rock climbing wall, duck raffle, food vendors, bingo, 5K run and 3K walk, car show, fish fry, largest zinnia contest, pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8am-1pm, tallest sunflower contest, pedal tractor pull, scarecrow sculpting for small children, Scarecrow Scamper fun run for kids ages 2-9, arts and crafts, scarecrow displays throughout town.
Find Out Details: Call 219-733-2183 or 800-584-1417

September 25-27, 2009
Mississippi Pecan Festival
Wingate Road,
Richton, Mississippi
The event takes place in a pecan Orchard on Wingate Road between Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 15. Enjoy trail rides, draft horse demo, pecan charity baking contest, crafts demos, fiddlers' competition, pony rides for the kids, antique engine show, chainsaw carving, stock dog demos, mule pull, pecan pies, pageant, festival foods, Purtiest Rooster Contest, antiques, quilt show, arts and crafts booths, wagon rides, music, rock climbing wall, drawings for prizes.
Questions? Call 601-525-3782 or 601-964-8201

September 25-27, 2009
Whole Enchilada Festival
Meerscheidt/Hadley Sports Complex,
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Games and activities for kids, making (and serving) of the World's Largest Enchilada on Sunday, motorcyle and car show, 1-mile fun run plus 5K run, parade Saturday at 10am, festival foods, beer garden. There are 2 stages of entertainment with planned musical artists including Los Lobos, Phat Soul, Triple Jack and Algo Nuevo.
Further Information: Call 505-526-1938

September 25-27, 2009
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
Leavenworth, Washington
Kiddie parade, festival foods, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, beer garden, rock climbing wall, Bavarian music and a street dance, giant inflatables for the kids. The town's Bavarian theme also makes it fun to visit any time of the year.
Get The Facts: Call 509-548-5807

September 26, 2009
Grape and Fall Festival
Historic Downing Street,
Hollister, Missouri
Celebrate this 11th year with games and other activities for kids, arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, teams competing for the Ugly Monkey trophy in the Grape Stomp contest.
Find Out Details: Call 417-234-3050

September 26, 2009
Shakin' in the Shell Festival & Car Show
Highway 39,
Shell Knob, Missouri
The general fun goes from 10am-10pm. Enjoy classic cars, music, contests, raffle, festival foods, ugly dog contest, rock climbing wall, games, Re/Max Balloon Rides 5-8pm, arts and crafts. I received some conflicting information. Most festivals do seem to have their share of local political issues, so just go for the fun and celebrate the best of Shell Knob.
More: Call 417-858-3300

September 26, 2009
Hallettsville Kolache Festival
Knights of Columbus Hall,
Hallettsville, Texas
Kolache baking demonstrations, classic car and bike show, pageant, arts and crafts, parade at 10am, horseshoe pitching tournament, activities for kids, kolache eating contest, washing pitching tournament, 42 tournament, rock climbing wall, food and drink vendors. 2009 marks the festival's 15th anniversary.
Find Out Details: Call 361-798-2662

September 26, 2009
Autumn Harvest Festival
Marlinton, West Virginia
It's the 23rd year for this one, with fun such as craft and gift vendors, a pageant, horseshoe pitching and other games, farmers market, wagon rides, activities for kids, music, soccer match, agricultural and homemaking exhibits, a youth fiddle contest. And let's not forget the 18th Annual West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff. No actual roadkill is used in this clever competition. Instead, chefs prepare wild game dishes. (Last year's Fried Moose Balls were actually a mix of sausage, sauerkraut and cream cheese.)
Learn Information: Call 800-336-7009

September 26-27, 2009
Taste of Morgan Hill
Monterey Road area downtown,
Morgan Hill, California
Custom and classic cars, local restaurant foods and beverages, commercial vendors, quilt show, wine and microbrews, Kids Zone, arts and crafts, 2 stages of musical entertainment. The festival celebrates 20 seasons in 2009.
Questions? Call 408-779-9444

September 26-27, 2009
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Adams Avenue (between Bancroft & 35th Streets),
San Diego, California
Arts and crafts by the hundreds, carnival rides, 3 beer gardens, activities for the kids, food vendors, an impressive 6 stages of entertainment featuring more than 50 musical acts.
Get Details: Call 619-282-7329

September 26-27, 2009
AppleUmpkin Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
Gaslight Village,
Wyoming, New York
Baking contest, food court, cookbooks, arts and crafts booths, music, strolling entertainment, antiques and more.
Learn More: Call 585-495-9940

September 26-27, 2009
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Intersection of Routes 534 and 20 downtown,
Geneva, Ohio
Grape stomping, grape baking contest, pie eating contest, baby contest, pageant, rides, vendors, fresh grape juice, arts and crafts, entertainment, grape products for sale, parade at 1:30pm on Saturday and another parade at 2pm on Sunday. It's the festival's 46th anniversary.
Find Out The Facts: Call 440-466-JAMB

September 26-27, 2009
Corvallis Fall Festival
6th Street and Monroe Avenue area,
Corvallis, Oregon
Now celebrating its 37th season, the festival offers fun such as arts and crafts, 2 stages of entertainment, Children's Talent Spotlight, food court, wine tasting, artist demonstrations, Art Discovery Zone for kids of all ages, 5K/10K run Sunday morning. Please, no pets. Service dogs are welcome.
Details: Call 541-752-9655

September 30-October 3, 2009
Ohio Swiss Festival
Main Street (and other venues),
Sugarcreek, Ohio
Swiss costumes, pageant, arts and crafts, rides, wine and cheese tasting, festival grande parade on the 29th, kids' parade, Swiss wrestling and stone throwing, music and dancing.
Learn More: Call 330-852-4113 or 888-609-7592

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

Sept. 2-5 Millersport Sweet Corn Festival, Lions Park, Portsmouth, Ohio, 740-467-3639
Sept. 3-7 Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival (74th), Downtown, Morgan City, Louisiana, 985-256-2931 or 985-385-0703
Sept. 3-6 River Days Festival, Riverfront Landing, Portsmouth, Ohio, 740-354-8807
Sept. 3-7 Marshmallow Festival (18th), Main Street area, Ligonier, Indiana, 260-894-4073
Sept. 3-7 Septemberfest, Qwest Center on 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 586-752-4436
Sept. 4-6 Caramel Festival, Winchester, Ohio, 937-695-0950
Sept. 4-6 West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival (31st), Clarksburg, West Virginia, 304-622-7314
Sept. 4-6 Progress Days, Lions Park, Progress, Wisconsin, 715-428-2861
Sept. 4-7 Capitola Begonia Festival, Stockton Bridge area, Capitola, California, 831-476-3566 or 800-919-8156
Sept. 4-7 Gold Rush Days (10th), Old Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 916-808-7777
Sept. 4-7 Wagon Days, downtown, Ketchum, Idaho, 866-305-9899
Sept. 4-7 Little Italy Festival, Clinton, Indiana, 765-832-9935 or 765-832-7254
Sept. 4-7 Marshall County Blueberry Festival, Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana, 888-936-5020
Sept. 4-7 Arts, Beats & Eats, downtown, Pontiac, Michigan, 248-334-4600
Sept. 4-7 Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence Square on Lexington, Independence, Missouri, 816-252-4745
Sept. 4-7 Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival, Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon, Nevada, 775-427-3428 or (msg) 775-423-4802
Sept. 4-7 North Carolina Apple Festival, downtown, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 828-697-4557
Sept. 4-7 Sturgeon Festival, Anson Park on Cty. Hwy. S, Jim Falls, Wisconsin, 715-832-5405
Sept. 5-6 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival (31st), Winchester, Kentucky, 858-744-0556 or 800-298-9105
Sept. 5-7 Paul Bunyan Days (70th), various venues, Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Sept. 8 Ayden Collard Festival (35th), West Avenue area, Ayden, North Carolina, 252-746-7080 or 252-746-2266
Sept. 9-12 Grande Fiesta Italian,
                   N. Hempstead Harbor Beach Park, Port Washington, New York, 516-883-3826
Sept. 9-12 Peach Days, Main Street and downtown, Brigham City, Utah, 435-723-3931
Sept. 10-13 Yellow Daisy Festival (41st), Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Sept. 10-13 Roann Covered Bridge Festival, downtown, Roann, Indiana, 765-833-2167
Sept. 10-13 West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, City Park and downtown area, Sistersville, West Virginia, 303-455-1257 or 304-652-2939
Sept. 10-20 Feast of San Gennaro (82nd), Mulberry Street area (Little Italy), New York, New York, 212-768-9320
Sept. 11-12 Arenzville Burgoo, Town Park, Arenzville, Illinois
Sept. 11-12 Chief Sarcoxie Days, Sarcoxie Square, Sarcoxie, Missouri, 417-548-7639
Sept. 11-12 Nordicfest (25th), Libby, Montana, 406-293-6430 or 800-785-6541
Sept. 11-12 International Goat Days Festival, USA Stadium (Babe Howard Ave.), Millington, Tennessee, 901-872-4559
Sept. 11-12 TosaFest, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 414-899-6449
Sept. 11-13 Loblolly Days, downtown, Bryant, Indiana, 260-997-6476
Sept. 11-13 Greek Festival (48th), 12001 Wornal Rd., Kansas City, Kansas, 816-942-9100
Sept. 11-13 Harvest Festival, Cromwell Park Pavilion (5577 Hwy. 73N.), Cromwell, Minnesota, 218-644-3430 or 719-657-2845
Sept. 11-13 Harvest Moon Festival (16th), Whiteside Park on Sheridan St., Ely, Minnesota, 218-365-6123
Sept. 11-13 Japanese Fall Festival, Mizumoto Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Park, Springfield, Missouri, 417-854-1049
Sept. 11-13 St. Louis Art Fair (16th), Business District, Clayton, Missouri, 314-863-0278
Sept. 11-13 Knox County Corn Festival, City Square, Edina, Missouri, 660-397-2326 or 660-397-2202
Sept. 11-13 Seafood Festival Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, 603-925-6717
Sept. 11-13 Irish Festival, Riverplex at Sandcastle Waterpark, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-422-1113
Sept. 11-13 Dairy Days, Legion Park, Platteville, Wisconsin, 608-348-8888
Sept. 12 Heritage Day, downtown, Owensville, Missouri, 573-437-7027
Sept. 12 Montana State Chokeberry Festival, Main Street, Lewiston, Montana, 406-535-5436
Sept. 12-13 Capitola Art & Wine Festival, 10am-6pm, corner of Capitola & Monterey Ave., Capitola, California, 831-475-5622
Sept. 12-13 Cornbread Festival, along Big Raccoon Creek, Mansfield, Indiana, 765-653-4025
Sept. 12-13 Old Albany Days (43rd), Albany Museum, Sabetha, Kansas, 785-284-3446
Sept. 12-13 Harwich Cranberry Festival, Oak Street area, Harwichport, Massachusetts, 508-430-2811
Sept. 12-13 Biloxi Seafood Festival, Town Green, Biloxi, Mississippi, 228-594-0014
Sept. 12-13 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival (15th), downtown, Norwich, New York, 507-336-3378
Sept. 12-13 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, Duchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, New York, 645-658-7181
Sept. 12-13 Rockaway Music and Arts Fall Festival, Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway Beach, New York, 718-474-6760
Sept. 12-13 North Carolina Gourd Festival (68th), State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 336-886-8937
Sept. 12-13 Texas Gatorfest, Fort Anahuac Park, Anahuac, Texas, 409-267-4190
Sept. 15-20 Kentucky Bourbon Festival, downtown, Bardstown, Kentucky, 800-638-4877
Sept. 17-19 Hootin and Hollarin, Downtown Square, Gainesville, Missouri, 417-679-4913
Sept. 17-20 Newark Days Cirque de Newark (54th), Community Center Park, Newark, California
Sept. 17-20 Black Gold Festival, downtown, Hazard, Kentucky, 606-436-0161
Sept. 18-19 Italain Fest, 11am-10pm, Main Street, Collinsville, Illinois, 704-338-1080
Sept. 18-19 Back to the Fifties, Courthouse Square, Lebanon, Indiana, 866-447-5050
Sept. 18-19 Cow Days Festival, Downtown, Greensburg, Kentucky, 270-932-4298
Sept. 18-19 Arts & Crafts Festival/Taste of Hutchinson, Liberty Square Park, Hutchinson, Minnesota, 320-587-5252 or 800-572-6689
Sept. 18-19 Cider Days, 10am-5pm, Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri, 417-631-6200
Sept. 18-19 Lexington FunFest, Municipal Complex on Maiden Ln., Lexington, South Carolina, Email beth@lexingtonfest.com
Sept. 18-19 Doodle Soup Days, Bradford, Tennessee, 731-742-3494
Sept. 18-19 Melon Days, City Park, Green River, Utah, 435-564-3448
Sept. 18-20 Saengerbund Oktoberfest, 49 Salem Church Rd., Newark, Delaware, 302-385-9454
Sept. 18-20 Monterey Jazz Festival (52nd), County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-655-8070
Sept. 18-20 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro, California, 310-798-7476
Sept. 18-20 Oktoberfest, Peoria, Illinois, 309-671-5555
Sept. 18-20 Wizard of Oz Festival (28th), Expo Center at Hwy. 49 & Division Rd., Chesterton, Indiana, 219-963-1691
Sept. 18-20 Victorian Festival, downtown, Northville, Michigan, 248-349-0345
Sept. 18-20 Potato Fest (15th), Savannah, New York, 315-365-3156
Sept. 18-20 Festival of Grapes, Village Green, Silver Creek, New York, 716-934-3983
Sept. 18-20 Greek Festival, State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-751-4548 or 919-859-9715
Sept. 18-20 Street Painting Festival (11th), Moore Square & City Market, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-828-7834
Sept. 18-20 Rally Round Greenville, Downtown on the Square, Greenville, Texas, 903-455-1510
Sept. 18-20 Plano Balloon Festival, Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas, 972-867-7566
Sept. 18-21 Scarecrow Festival, Courthouse area, Washington, Ohio, 740-636-2354
Sept. 19 Wings of the Warners Festival, Veteran's Memorial Park, Alturas, California, 530-233-4434
Sept. 19 Larkfest (28th), Lark Street neighborhood, Albany, New York, 518-434-3861
Sept. 19 Spud Day, City Park, Shelley, Ohio, 208-357-3390
Sept. 19 Potato Festival (16th), 9am-4pm, Richford, New York, 607-657-2526
Sept. 19-20 Balloonfest, Alturas, California, 530-233-3572
Sept. 19-20 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (83rd),
                   10-6/10-5, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, Calfornia, 415-381-8090
Sept. 19-20 Oceanside Harbor Days, 9-6, 1540 Harbor Drive N., Oceanside, California, 760-722-1534
Sept. 19-20 Autumn Moon Festival (19th), Grant Ave. (between California & Pacific Streets), San Francisco, California, 514-982-6306
Sept. 19-20 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival,
                   10-5, Central Park at Kiely & Homestead, Santa Clara, California, 408-615-3140
Sept. 19-20 Levi Coffin Days, Downtown, Fountain City, Indiana, 785-994-9551
Sept. 19-20 Cuba Garlic Festival (5th), Empire City Farms, Cuba, New York, 585-968-5654
Sept. 19-20 Quaker Arts Festival (48th), 9-5/10-4, Middle School, Orchard Park, New York, 716-662-3366
Sept. 19-20 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sept. 23-27 Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, City Park and other venues, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-9323
Sept. 24-26 Tallahatchie Riverfest, downtown, New Albany, Mississippi, 888-534-8232
Sept. 24-27 Honeybee Festival, County Fairgrounds, Paris, Illinois, 217-363-9440
Sept. 24-27 Huntingburg Herbstfest, City Park, Huntingburg, Indiana, 812-683-5699
Sept. 24-27 Festival in the Park (45th), Freedom Lake Park, Charlotte, North Carolina, 704-338-1080 or 219-778-2471
Sept. 24-27 Oktoberfest, Town Square, Marienville, Pennsylvania, 814-927-8218
Sept. 25-26 Irmo Okra Strut, 6-11pm/10am-5pm, St. Andrews Road, Columbia, South Carolina, 803-781-6122
Sept. 25-26 Beef-A-Rama (45th), Minocqua, Wisconsin, 800-44-NORTH
Sept. 25-26 Big Country Hot Air Balloon Festival Red Bud Park, Abilene, Texas, 325-692-2637
Sept. 25-27 Antique & Apple Festival, Moulton, Alabama, 256-974-5067
Sept. 25-27 Pensacola Seafood Festival (32nd), Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida, 850-433-6512
Sept. 25-27 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, various venues, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 508-842-4438
Sept. 25-27 Tipp City Mum Festival (51st), City Park, Tipp City, Ohio, 937-667-8631
Sept. 25-27 Fort Hand Festival (77th),
                   Kunkle Park (285 Pine Run Church Rd.), Washington Township, Apollo, Pennsylvania, 412-496-3611 or 724-989-4808
Sept. 25-27 Atalya Arts & Crafts Festival (34th), Huntington Beach State Park, Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, 843-237-4440
Sept. 25-27 Morgan County Sorghum Festival (37th), West Liberty, Texas, 606-743-3330
Sept. 25-27 Cranberry Fest (37th), Warrens, Wisconsin, 606-378-4200
Sept. 25-Oct. 1 Oktoberfest, Fairgrounds, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 608-784-3378
Sept. 26 Applefest (21st), various venues, Woodbine, Iowa, 712-647-2943
Sept. 26 Dog Days Celebration, Farmers Market, Kirkwood, Missouri, 314-622-0084
Sept. 26 National Soybean Festival/Antique Tractor Show, Main Street, Portageville, Missouri, 573-379-2292
Sept. 26 Cauliflower Festival (7th), 10-4, Village Park, Margaretville, New York, 845-586-4464 or 845-586-2219
Sept. 26 Mansfield Pecan Festival (24th), Rose Park, Mansfield, Texas, 817-473-0507
Sept. 26-27 Marion County Country Ham Days (40th), Main Street, Lebanon, Kentucky, 270-692-9694
Sept. 26-27 Heritage Reunion (32nd), 8-6/8-5, Downtown, Fair Grove, Missouri, 417-759-2807
Sept. 26-27 North Carolina Spot Festival (45th),
                   Field south of Hwy. 17/210 intersection, Hampstead, North Carolina, 910-270-9642 or 888-576-4756
Sept. 26-27 Pretzel Festival, 9-9/noon-6, Veterans Memorial Park, Germantown, Ohio, 937-859-8331
Sept. 26-28 Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival, Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, 605-255-4515
Sept. 27 Busti Apple Festival, Historical Society grounds/Grist Mill, Busti, New York, 716-483-0134

Other September 2009 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. 4-7 Dragon Con, Hyatt Regency & Atlanta Marriott, Atlanta, Georgia, 770-909-0115 or Email dragoncon@dragoncon.org
Sept. 4-7 Crawford Rock Swap, City Park, Crawford, Nebraska, 308-432-8950
Sept. 4-7 Mason Shoe's Annual Labor Day Sale 301 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 715-723-4323
Sept. 5 Fireworks Extravaganza, Genesee County Village (1410 Flint Hill Rd.), Mumford, New York, 585-538-6822
Sept. 5-7 Arts Festival Oklahoma, Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-882-7576
Sept. 11-12 Bristol Hills Storytelling Festival (20th), County Historical Museum, Bristol, Indiana, 574-875-9135
Sept. 11-13 Scarefest, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-576-5517 or Email thescarefest@hotmail.com
Sept. 11-13 Gen Show, Prairie County Fairgrounds, Terry, Montana, 406-653-2154
Sept. 11-13 Camel Races (50th), Camel Dome on F Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 775-887-1294 or 775-647-7008
Sept. 11-13 Mud Bowl, Hog Coliseum, North Conway, New Hampshire, 603-356-2096 or 800-367-3364
Sept. 11-13 Charlotte Antique & Classic Boat Show, Queens Landing, Mooresville, North Carolina, 800-633-6224
Sept. 11-13 Tulsa House Beautiful Show, State Fairgrounds, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 800-469-0990
Sept. 11-13 A Fair in the Park (40th), Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-687-8858
Sept. 12 Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off, 10-4, Bull Shoals State Park on Hwy. 178, Lakeview, Arkansas, 870-445-4538
Sept. 12 Hopedale Day in the Park (rain date Sept. 13), 10-4, Town Park on Dutcher St., Hopedale, Massachusetts, 508-473-8753
Sept. 12 Dam J.A.M. Bicycle Tour, (30, 55, 71 or 101 miles), Pryor, Oklahoma, 918-825-0158
Sept. 12 Sidewalk Arts Festival, 9-5, Main Avenue area, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 605-338-1167
Sept. 12-13 RK Gun Show, Expo Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 563-927-8176
Sept. 12-13 What the Hay (hay bale sculptures) (20th), Hwy. 239 & 541 (off 87), Hobson, Montana, 406-423-5366
Sept. 12-13 Rubber Stamps & Paper Arts Festival,
                   10-5/11-4, One Exposition Ave., Greenville, South Carolina, 854-233-2562 or 541-574-8000
Sept. 12-20 Fall Boat Show, Jack London Square, Oakland, California, 800-698-5777
Sept. 13 Arts Festival, 9:30-4, Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio, 419-882-2135
Sept. 16-20 National Championship Air Races & Air Show, Reno-Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada, 775-972-6663
Sept. 18-20 Off the Beaten Track Studio Tour (8th), Mountain View, Arkansas, 870-269-8068 or 888-679-2859
Sept. 18-20 Denver Gem & Mineral Show, Merchandise Mart Expo Hall, Denver, Colorado, Email info@denvermineralshow.com
Sept. 19 Great Forest Park Balloon Race (plus other balloon events that weekend),
                   Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Email info@greatforestparkballoonrace.com
Sept. 19-20 Arts & Crafts Show (25th), Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, Mississippi, 228-255-2697 or 228-255-3451
Sept. 19-20 Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival,
                   10-5/10-3, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, New York, 845-876-4001 or 541-574-8000
Sept. 19-27 Frontier Days, Eva, Alabama, 256-796-7023
Sept. 23-27 Cherry's Jubilee, various venues, Monterey, California, 831-759-1836
Sept. 25-27 Ohio Gourd Show (47th), Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Ohio, 740-965-4661
Sept. 26-27 Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Show (50th),
                   10-6/10-5, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-755-7741
Sept. 26-27 Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire (89th), 9-5, Orchard House, Genoa, Nevada, 775-782-8896
Sept. 26-27 Longhorn Rod Run, Main Street, Spring, Texas, 281-259-7633

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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
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

Feather Choker Necklace
Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

Left: Feather Choker Necklace

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...
More romantic places for marriage proposals
(We did restaurants in July and August)
(presented in no particular order):

Ladew Gardensin Monkton, Maryland
On a hot air balloon ride
The Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island
Muir Woods in Mill Valley, California
The place where you met.
Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, Illinois
at Woodlands Inn in Summerville, South Carolina.
Snow White Grotto at Disneyland in Anaheim, California
Bellagio in Las Vegas
On a carnival ride or on a trail ride (but the kiss may be tricky on horseback)
Central Park in New York, New York
At a sports stadium. The Kansas City Royals even have a marriage proposal package.
Note: Before you propose in a very public way, be sure you're fairly certain of getting a "yes".
And be sure your intended likes such a public display.
Sometimes the best place to propose is a spot that has meaning only to the two of you.

Vermont has some of the earliest fall color

Does your home need a fire alarm system?.
Tasty, consistent pizza:

Antonio's Pizzeria & Restaurant, 318 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 718-398-2300
Sicilian pizza, calzone, garlic knots, eggplant parm heros, meatball sandwiches, more.
Pantaleone's New York Pizza, 2120 S. Holly, Denver, CO 303-757-3456
The margherita pizza is a favorite with many, more of a knife and fork dish.
Locatelli's Pizza, 13215 Grant Rd., Cypress, TX 832-717-3300
Houston area, pizza, tortellini, lasagna, sandwiches, salad, more.
Rocco's Pizza, 6335 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 323-655-0058
Meat Lovers Pie, white pie, wings, salad, calzone, spaghetti.
Amadeo's, 3905 Western Blvd., Raleigh, NC 919-851-0473
Pizza, calzone, stromboli, spinach lasagna, cheese ravioli, cheese bread
And here's one people seem to either love or hate:
Nu Yalk Pizza, 2205 Kietzke Ln., Reno, NV 775-826-8508
Whole or slice, Sicilian Wednesdays (slices only), calzone, sandwiches, attitude (or so I hear)
You get one topping per slice. No exceptions. And don't take the crushed red peppers to the table.


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