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September 3-5, 2010
Eastport Salmon Festival
Eastport, Maine
Cruises to salmon pens, farmers market, horseshoe pitching tournament, salmon meals midday on Water Street, Paint Eastport, games for kids, food vendors, music, 5K run/walk, arts and crafts, motorcycle rally, silent auction, salmon dinner, museum displays. It's the festival's 24th season.
Learn More: Call 207-853-4544

September 3-5, 2010
Caramel Festival
Winchester, Ohio
Parade, baby contest, arts and crafts, games, carnival rides, culinary auction.
Details: Call 937-695-0950

September 3-5, 2010
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Pasta Cook-Off on Saturday, homemade wine contest, food booths, parade, area for kids, honors and awards presentations, pageant, author's forum. Entertainment scheduled at this writing includes Rudy Amato, Oh What a Night (tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons), Justin Guarini, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels. The festival celebrates 32 years of fun in 2010.
Get the Facts: Call 304-622-7314

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September 7-11, 2010
Wellston Coal Festival
Wellston, Ohio
Tours of a working mine, Coal Miner Olympics, festival foods, pageant, senior activities, square dancing, line dancing, antique tractors and classic cars on display, carnival rides and games, 2 parades, youth day activities, musical entertainment, lawnmower races, karaoke contest.
Questions? Call 740-364-5141

September 8-12, 2010
Defeat of Jesse James Days
Northfield, Minnesota
2010 marks the festival's 62nd season. Fun planned includes a grand parade, food court at Bridge Square, arts and crafts at the Ice Arena, carnival, rodeo, golf tournament, Riverfront Fine Arts Fair Festival, classic cars, pedal tractor pull, rodeo dance, Northfield High School all-class reception, steak fry, antique tractor pull, band raid re-enactments, kiddie parade, festival merchandise, Jesse James Bike Tour, vintage baseball game, music, horseshoe hunt, garden tractor pull, 15K run and 5K walk/run, bingo on Bridge Square. You can buy a button for best seating at several events.
Further Information: Call 507-645-5604

September 8-12, 2010
Rustic Lore Days
Various venues,
Glenwood City, Wisconsin
BBQ dinner, parade Sunday at 1pm, pedal tractor pull following the parade, street dance, variety show Wednesday at 7pm, softball tournament, coloring contest for kids, ATV pull, tractor pull, Golden Wheel Hunt, raffles, city-wide garage sale, car show, pageant, arts and crafts. Glenwood City is celebrating its 125th birthday this year.
Learn More: Call 715-265-4011

September 9-11, 2010
Grape Fall Festival
Nelson Hart Community Park and downtown,
St. James, Missouri
Car show September 10, wine and beer garden, horseshoe pitching tournament, spaghetti dinner, demolition derby, antique tractor pull, pageant, carnival, 4-H exhibits, livestock show and buyer's dinner, fun dog show, bingo, festival foods, entertainment, grape stomping, parade at 11am on Saturday. 2010 marks the festival's 77th anniversary.
Questions? Call 573-265-3899 or 573-265-6649

September 9-11, 2010
Valley Fair Days
Community Center and other venues,
Grain Valley, Nissouri
Plans include Family Night on Thursday, arts and crafts, Disc Dogs, activities for kids, parade on Saturday at 10am (with a theme of Disco Party), bingo Friday and Saturday, horseshoe tournament, beer garden, commercial vendors, carnival, BBQ contest, festival foods.
Details: Call 818-647-2627

September 9-11, 2010
Marion Popcorn Festival
Marion, Ohio
The festival is celebrating 30 seasons this year. Enjoy a fine arts show and sale, festival merchandise, arts and crafts, Bike Nights, Popcorn 100 Bicycle Tour, Popcorn 500 5K Run, Poppin Pooch Pageant, popcorn cooking contest, golf outing, senior rest area, Corn Hole Classic, window decorating contest, 49-plus softball tournament carnival midway, opportunity to visit the Wyandotte Popcorn Museum, Marion Midget Football, merchant specials, scholarship pageant, music, activities for kids, commercial booths, parade on Thursday at 6pm, entertainment. Among those scheduled to perfrom at this writing: Seventh Ech, Mario Messina Timeless Music (at Palace Theatre), Martha Douce Dancers, River Valley Music Company, Blues Traveler, Joe Nichols, Kentucky Headhunters.
Further Info: Call 740-387-8919

September 9-12, 2010
Roann Covered Bridge Festival
Roann, Indiana
Car show, karaoke, mud volleyball, pedal tractor pull, parade, antique tractor pull, entertainment, lip sync contest. Events are still being finalized at this writing.
Get the Facts: Call 765-833-2167

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September 10-12, 2010
Broom Corn Festival
Arcola, Illinois
Food booths, music, National Broom Sweeping Contest held Friday on Main Street, parade on Saturday, Lawn Rangers broom and mower drill team, beer and wine tent, free concert on Sunday, Tanger Outlets specials, arts and crafts, 5K and 10K race plus 5-mile walk, lawnmower races, broom-making demos. The festival celebrates 40 years in 2010. As a note of interest, President Barack Obama marched with the Lawn Rangers back in about 2003.
Questions? Call 217-268-4530 or 800-336-5456

September 10-12, 2010
Popeye Picnic
Chester, Maine
It's the festival's 31st anniversary. Plans include the Popeye Film Festival, Jr. Fireman's Muster, unveiling of the Sea Hag & Company statue, fireworks Saturday at 9:30pm, inflatables and pony rides for the kids, rock climbing wall, wrestling matches, carnival rides, volleyball tournament, remote control model plane show, sacred concert at St. Mary's Church, caricatures at State Street Plaza, Birds of Prey educational exhibit, petting zoo, parade at 11:30am on Saturday, 5K run/walk and 1.5 mile fun run/walk, Popeye Museum and Store, pet show, smorgasbord, wiener dog derby, Popeye and other characters on hand for photo opportunities.
Additional Info: Call 616-828-5000

September 10-12, 2010
Posen Potato Festival
Various venues downtown,
Posen, Michigan
The festival celebrates 59 years in 2010. Enjoy moto-cross racing, antiques, polka pavilion, arts and crafts, carnival rides, parade at 1:30pm on Sunday, polka dance, VFW breakfast at the VFW hall 8am-noon Sunday, Knights of Columbus breakfast at the Green Pavilion 8am-2pm on Saturday, VFW dinner Saturday at the VFW hall, noon-7pm, kiddie parade Saturday at noon, music, Bump and Run, Potato pancake dinner at the Community Center Sunday 10am-4pm, bingo, high school football, tribute to armed forces personnel, appearance by Budweiser Cyldesdales, potato displays and industry info, flea market, potato dish contest, sausages and other festival foods, folk mass on Sunday.
Get the Facts: Call 989-766-8128

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September 10-12, 2010
Boxelder Bug Days
Minneota, Minnesota
Minneota celebrates 26 years of festival fun with a sawdust scramble, boxelder bug races, sporting clay shoot, Xtreme Bull Riding on Sunday, music, kiddie parade Saturday at 10:15am, 1K kiddie run, variety show, Kid Zone Carnival at Bethel Fellowship, fireman's pancake breakfast at the fire hall Sunday 8-11am, garden tractor pull, bean bag tournament, pedal tractor pull, grand parade Sunday at 1pm, fireworks Saturday at 9:30pm, golf ball roll Sunday after the parade, arts and crafts, chili cooking competition.
Questions? Call 507-872-6790 or 507-872-5256

September 10-12, 2010
Niagara County Peach Festival
Academy Park,
Lewiston, New York
Celebrate 53 years with a parade at 11am on Saturday, 5K run and 1-mile walk on Saturday, Peach Fuzz Contest, cheerleader contest, festival foods such as burgers and hot dogs, arts and crafts, Tribute to Elvis, peach dessert making contest, pageant, carnival rides, entertainment, fresh peach treats (including peach shortcake).
Further Information: Call 716-754-7214 or 716-754-9500

September 10-12, 2010
Mantua Potato Festival
Buchert Park on East High Street,
Mantua, Ohio
The festival celebrates 37 seasons with a mashed potato eating contest, Kids Got Talent Contest, pageant, Potato Figure Contest, entertainment, cornhole tournament, raffle, games and rides, potato dish cooking contest, Potato Stomp road race, French fry eating contest. Please, no pets. (Service animals are welcome.)
Get Details: Call 320-274-0770

September 10-12, 2010
Seymour Apple Festival
Seymour, Ohio
Festival foods, pet show, arts and crafts, apple pie baking contest, games for kids, 5K fun run, parade on Saturday, apple peeling contests.
Details: Call 417-935-4801 or 417-935-2888

September 10-12, 2010
Clinton County Corn Festival
County Fairgrounds on West Main,
Worthington, Ohio
Corn Olympics, festival foods (including corn treats), music, arts and crafts, antique farm equipment on display, quilt show, parade on Saturday at 10am, games, antiques. 2010 marks the festival's 33rd season.
More: Call 937-382-1965

September 10-12, 2010
Melon Festival
Riverbend Park,
Winston, Oregon
Talent show, contests, games, KidZone, arts and crafts, music, parade on Saturday, car show, community booths, festival foods (including fresh melon). There is no admission charge.
Questions? Call 541-681-4108

September 10-12, 2010
Mushroom Festival
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Mushroom soup cooking contest, growers' exhibits, festival cookbooks for sale, carnival, parade at 7pm on Friday, fresh mushrooms for sale, Cute as a Button Mushroom Photo Contest, activities for kids, growers' mushroom judging, festival merchandise, Soup & Wine, classic cars, cooking demos, 5K run/walk, music, farm tours. This is the festival's 25th season.
Further Details: Call 610-925-3373 or 888-440-9920

September 10-12, 2010
Huckleberry Festival
Daubenspeck Park,
Bingen, Washington
Huckleberry pie and huckleberry jam, watermelon eating contest, festival foods, talent show, entertainment, arts and crafts, egg toss for kids, parade at 11am on Saturday, sawdust coin hunt for kids, classic cars.
Get the Facts: Call 509-493-5294

September 10-12, 2010
Dairy Days
Legion Park,
Platteville, Wisconsin
Plans for this 63rd year include a dairy cattle show, Platteville's Got Talent, parade Saturday, carnival midway, Fantasy Truck Pull, tractor pull, pedal tractor pull, craft fair, kid's pedal tractor pull, cheese samples, car show, Dairy Queen Dilly Bar Eating Contest, 4-H exhibits, fire department water fights, flea market, music from Tony Rocker and other entertainment.
Learn More: Call 608-348-8888

September 10-12, 14, 16, 17-19, 2010
Jesse James Festival
Festival Grounds on Highway 33,
Kearney, Missouri
2010 marks the festival's 40th year. Get ready for fast-draw demonstrations, a demolition derby, 5K/10K run and 5K walk, shooting competition, tethered balloon rides, festival dance, senior dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall, carnival, rodeo, arts and crafts, mud volleyball tournament, BBQ competition and more.
Get The Facts: Call 816-628-4646

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September 11, 2010
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana
Popcorn Panic 5K walk and 5-mile run at 7am, then the Lit'l Kernel Puff Race for kids ages 2-9, arts and crafts, parade at 10am, food booths, tethered hot air balloon rides, entertainment. Please, no pets.
Info: Call 219-464-8332

September 11, 2010
Spinach Festival
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at 67th & Lackman Roads,
Lenexa, Kansas
Take a free shuttle to and from the park at either 95th and Lackman or at the City Hall. Enjoy arts and crafts, antiques, a spinach recipe contest, activities for the kids, food and drink and more at a beautiful lake setting. Hours are 9am-5pm for this 26th year.
Get Details: Call 913-541-8592 or 913-541-0209

September 22, 2010
Checotah, Oklahoma
Car show, okara eating contest, fried okra, music, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, activities for children. General hours are 10am-4pm.
Questions? Call 918-473-4178

September 11, 2010
Kolache Festival
Courthouse Square,
Caldwell, Texas
Street rod and classic car show, Kolache Krunch 5K run/walk and kid's 1-mile race, Czech craft demonstrations, co-ed softball, antique tractors and engines on display, kolache eating contest, Czech meal and street dance the night before, kolache (and other pastries) for sale, more than 50 food concessions, crafts. General hours are 9am-5pm. It's the festival's 26th year.
Further Information: Call 979-567-0000

September 11-12, 2010
Tracy Dry Bean Festival
10th and Central Streets downtown,
Tracy, California
Car and bike show, vendors, Bean Run, craft area for kids, arm wrestling contest, bean tasting pavilion, bean art, BBQ and other festival foods, chili bean cook-off, arts and crafts, entertainment. The festival celebrates 24 seasons in 2010.
Get The Facts: Call 209-835-2131 or 209-835-2244

September 11-12, 2010
Central New York's TomatoFest
Emerson Park,
Auburn, New York
Celebrate 25 years of fun with a golf ball drop, 3 stages of music and other entertainment, Tomato Recipe Cook-Off, Friday night dance, fresh produce for sale, activities for kids, arts and crafts, wine tasting, plenty of food vendors with treats such as chicken BBQ, pizza, pierogies, fried dough and deep-fried Twinkies.
Learn More: Call 315-255-1658 or 315-253-6569

September 11-12, 2010
Clothesline Festival
University Avenue, Prince Street & Goodman Street area,
Rochester, New York
More than 400 artisans showing and selling their work, food concessions, museum displays, art (and other) activities for kids, entertainment, festival merchandise, student art and more for this 54th year.
Additional Info: Call 585-473-7720 or 585-276-8903

September 11-12, 2010
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
It's the festival's 32nd anniversary. Plans include a hot wings contest, fireworks Saturday at 9pm, street fair, giant helium balloons, pierogi eating contest, car show, chili cook-off, arts and crafts, teen party, entertainment, parade Sunday at 2:30pm, karaoke, Run for the Gold 5K run/walk plus Kid Race, garage sale, music.
Questions? Call 570-455-1508 or 570-455-1509

September 11-18, 2010
McClure Bean Soup Festival
Moondust Meadows on Old Stage Road,
McClure, Pennsylvania
For the 119th year they're serving up the great bean soup from big iron kettles. You can also enjoy Pepsi Parade Day, a shoe box float contest, Senior Day, homemade ice cream contest, activities for kids, milk chugging contest, horse show, Veterans' Day, pumpkin decorating contest, an auction, cake/cupcake decorating contest, Pet Photo Contest, scarecrow contest, Civil War re-enactments, Baby Bean Photo Contest, baked goods contest, basket bingo, Horticulture Day, entertainment (bring a lawn chair for comfortable viewing/listening), pony rides. The bean soup is sold daily at noon.
Further Details: Call 800-336-7389

September 12, 2010
Pet Rock Festival
Quinsagamond Community College,
Worcestershire, Massachusetts
Musical entertainment, games, raffles, prizes, cat photo contest, dog contests for best ears and waggiest tail, Owner-Dog Look-Alike Contest, info on rescue and adoption of animals, Adoptable Pet Parade, Kind Kids activity tent, celebrity guests and speakers, rabies clinic, low-cost microchipping for your pets, arts and crafts, appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog, Doggie Water Park, vegetarian food court. Pet dogs are being allowed, but not other pets. Cats are allowed in for the rabies clinic and possibly for microchipping, but must be in a carrier. (Call ahead for best advice.) Hours are noon-5pm. Funds raised assist local animal shelters and other non-profits. Rain date is September 19. It's the festival's 12th year.
More Info: Call 508-755-7400 ext. 222

September 16-19, 2010
Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee, Indiana
The festival celebrates 35 seasons with a 7-foot diameter apple pie, music and dance, Apple Dumpling Contest, cutest pet contest, carnival rides, puppet show, tractor and farm equipment show, arts and crafts, Guitar Hero Contest, fall furniture festival, Embrace the Pace Half Marathon, parade Saturday 10:30am, car show, fire truck and fire apparatus show, vintage baseball game, garden tractor pull, apple butter making demonstration, kid's pedal pull contest, aircraft displays, helicopter rides, Young Eagles free youth plane rides (ages 8-18 with parent consent and may not be on every day of festival), apple peeling contest, entertainment from Billy Dee, Acrodunk, John Kirkwood Band, Touch of Texas, Mike Hemmelgam, Diener Quartet and others.
Get The Facts: 574-773-7812

September 16-19, 2010
Grapevine Grapefest
Main Street,
Grapevine, Texas
Pre-festival golf tournament, Champagne Cork Shoot-off, black tie gala, ice carving, wine and food pairings, wine auction, cooking demos, arts and crafts, wine tasting, food booths, Tennis Classic, carnival for kids, Grape Stomp, wine education, petting zoo, Italian Car Fest, a whopping 6 stages of entertainment with talent such as Back in Black, Texas Pearl Band, Stymie, Trio Loco, Railhead, Mark McKinney and more. Kids under age 6 get in free with a paying adult. Some activities may require a fee and/or reservations. Please leave pets at home as you come to enjoy the festivities.
Questions? Call 817-470-3185 or 800-457-6338

September 16-19, 2010
Golden Delicious Festival
Courthouse area,
Clay, West Virginia
It's the festival's 37th year and the fun includes a wagon decorating contest, carnival rides, stroller decorating contest, karaoke, chili cook-off, 5K walk/run, festival parade at 1pm on Saturday, Literary Arts Show, art auction, baking contest, fireworks at 10pm on Saturday, patriotic ceremonies, gospel sing, antique cars, Mother-Daughter Look-Alike Contest, outdoor drama, local musical entertainment, festival foods, cookie stacking contest for kids, Hula Hoop Contest for kids.
More Info: Call 304-587-4455

September 17-18, 2010
Festival of the Forks
Albion, Michigan
Activities for kids, parade on Saturday at 10:30am, Class Reunion Cruise-in and Dinner, flea market, festival merchandise, Art at the Forks, food vendors, arts and crafts, music. It's the 44th year for this one.
Learn More: Call 517-629-5533

September 17-18, 2010
Melon Days
City Park,
Green River, Utah
Softball games, dances, breakfast (sponsored by the Boy Scouts) Saturday from 7-9:30am, 5K run, walk, duck races, pageant, square dancers on stage, golf scramble, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, parade Saturday at 10am.
Further Details: 435-564-3448

September 17-19, 2010
Francesville Fall Festival
Francesville, Indiana
Pancake breakfast Saturday from 6-10am at the fire station, auto show, fireworks Saturday night at dusk, 5K walk/run on Saturday at 8am, parade at 2pm on Saturday, woodcarving demos, stonewheel pottery demos, baking contest and auction, carnival, petting zoo, American Legion fish and tenderloin fry, firefighter water battle, chicken bingo, 3-on-3 basketball.
Info: 219-567-2234

September 17-19, 2010
Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival
Main Street,
Blue Springs, Missouri
Arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment on 3 stages, activities for kids, parade and more. It's the 41st season for the festival.
Questions? 816-228-8322

September 17-19, 2010
Clark County Mule Festival
County Fairgrounds on Route EE,
Kahoka, Missouri
Come and help celebrate 24 years with lots of activities centered around mules. Enjoy the Tack on a Trailer Race, Mule Polo (with brooms and a ball), Mule Parade Saturday and Sunday at 10am, Pantyhose Race (each rider on a mule and taking a leg of the pantyhose and a race to barrels), Musical Tires (a bit like musical chairs), mule roping and penning, mule jumps, Dolly Parton Race (rider wears a huge bra filled with water balloons and attempts to finish the race without losing his or her balloons), back-to-back race (riders must switch front/back positions on a mule without a dismount). There will also be food vendors, trail rides, festival merchandise, costume contest, quilt give-away and arts and crafts.
More Information: 660-866-2330 or 660-727-3295

September 17-19, 2010
Greentree Festival
Kirkwood Park at Geyer & Adams,
Kirkwood, Missouri
Fiddlers' Stage, sailboat regatta, parade Saturday at 10am, festival foods, classic car show, arts and crafts vendors Saturday and Sunday, book fair, dog show, entertainment, activities for kids, Canine Frisbee Contest, wine garden, folklife artisans and re-enactors, kids' dog show. General hours 5-10pm on Friday, 8:30am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Get The Facts: 314-821-4181

September 17-19, 2010
Southside Fall Festival
Hyde Park & South Street,
St. Joseph, Missouri
It's the festival's 22nd year. Enjoy Karaoke, 2 stages of musical entertainment (bring lawn chairs for comfort), food court, parade on Saturday, baby contest, arts and crafts, pony rides and other activities for kids, fireworks Friday night. No pets, please.
Find Out More: 815-238-3515

September 17-19, 2010
Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden,
Albany, Ohio
Fun planned for this 12th year includes Pawpaw 101, beer garden with paw paw beer, arts and crafts, festival foods, pawpaw-related art, Pawpaw Eating Contest, Pawpaw Cook-Off, pawpaw trees for sale, fresh pawpaws for sale, commercial vendors, games for kids, cooking demos, bike ride. General hours are 9pm-midnight on Friday, 10am-midnight on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
Info: 740-992-7992 or 800-878-9767

September 17-19, 2010
Peanut Butter Festival
Gumtown Park,
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The festival is 15 years old in 2010. Plan on arts and crafts, festival foods, parade on Saturday at 3pm on Broad Street, carnival, 5K run and 2-mile walk, music, mountain bike race, carnival.
Further Details: 814-275-1718 or 814-275-3929

September 17-19, 2010
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Rocktoberfest stage, arts and crafts, German food and beer, Bavarian products, festival foods, fireworks Saturday night, music and dance, activities for kids.
Questions? 724-745-1812

September 17-19, 2010
Jordan Fall Festival
Festival Grounds on Beaver Street,
Jordan, New York
Carnival, classic cars (plus a truck and bike show), commercial vendors, music, arts and crafts, kid's greased pole climb, festival foods such as BBQ, curly fries, nachos, homemade pie, ice cream and the candy store. 2010 marks the festival's 64th season.
Get The Facts: 315-889-9423 or 315-730-7498

September 17-19, 2010
German Russian Schmeckfest
Various venues,
Eureka, South Dakota
Variety show, pioneer demos, 9-hole golf scramble, quilt exhibit at Gary E. Krein Building, music and dance, polkafest, antique tractor pull at the Horse Arena, hymn sing, vintage car and tractor (and motorcycle) show, German dinner.
Further Details: 605-284-5137 or 605-284-5110

September 18, 2010
Sunflower Fair
La Porte, Indiana
Baking contest, library events, art gallery walk, kids' cooking contest, rides and games for kids, festival foods, sunflower recipes, arts and crafts, music, 5K run and health walk, contest for largest and tallest sunflowers. It's the 12th year for this one.
More: 219-362-2084

September 18, 2010
Bethel Harvest Fest
Village Common on Broad Street,
Bethel, Maine
Bethel celebrates 13 years of festival fun with canoeing, horse-drawn wagon rides, kayaking, barn tours, chainsaw carving, apple picking, fly casting, Chowdah Cook-Off, music, bike tours, farmers market, drift boat competition, fresh apples for sale, demonstrations, arts and crafts, apple pie baking contest, festival foods.
Additional Information: 207-824-2282 or 800-442-5826

September 18, 2010
King Turkey Days
Various venues,
Worthington, Minnesota
Flea market, festival foods, sports events and more. The highlight, of course, is the Great Gobbler Gallop Turkey Race at 11:30 and the King Turkey Day Parade, which is held following the race. (The second leg of the race will be run in Cuervo, Texas on October 9. This is in honor of a long-standing, good-natured rivalry between Cuervo's Ruby Begonia and Worthington's Paycheck. The turkeys love the attention and none are harmed. It's just silly fun for everyone.
Details: 507-372-2929 or 800-279-2929

September 18-19, 2010
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Park and Archer Park,
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Let's start by mentioning the farmer's market with produce, baked goods, plants, honey and dried herbs. You can also enjoy fresh apple cider, entertainment on 4 stages, activities for kids, straw maze, antiques, apple pancake roll-ups, savory foods such as chicken and dumplings cooked over open fires with no electricity or propane, fife and drum corps, re-enactments, old-time medicine show (for entertainment purposes only with no sales), arts and crafts, blacksmithing demonstrations, wool-spinning demonstrations, bagpipe gathering, Abraham Lincold (Fritz Klein) wandering the grounds and maybe taking a stump to give a speech or two. It's the festival's 36th year.
Get The Facts: 260-427-6003

September 18-19, 2010
Maple Fall Festival
Wildwood Park at 1800 South Central Avenue (Hwy. 13),
Marshfield, Wisconsinn
2010 marks the festival's 18th year. Plans include pancake and maple syrup breakfasts both days from 8am-2pm, maple syrup judging, maple recipe contest, area especially for kids, Dress a Sunflower Contest for kids, entertainment, beer garden, arts and crafts booths, giant sunflower contest, maple sundaes and other treats.
Learn More: 715-384-4314 or 800-422-4541

September 18-25, 2010
Persimmon Festival
Main Street area,
Mitchell, Indiana
Candlelight tour of Spring Mill Park, community meals, Kid's Day, music, 5K/1-mile fun run and 1K walk, arts and crafts, Red Cross blood drive, Persimmon Pudding Contest, antique tractor and machinery show, ham radio exhibit, emergency equipment display, parade at 2pm on the 25th, carnival, fish fry, Senior Afternoon, pageant, chili cooking competition, horseshoe pitching tournament, community yard sale. The festival celebrates 64 seasons this year.
Questions? Call 812-849-4441 or 800-580-1985

September 21-25, 2010
Jackson County Apple Festival
Jackson, Ohio
Apple pie contest, car show, pre-school parade and stuffed animal competition, square dancers, baby stroller race, pretty baby contest, craft show, carnival, rides and games, rollerblade competition, lawn mower race, volleyball tournament, grande finale parade, raffle, apple peeling contest, apple pie, quilt show, freshly-made apple butter, apple treats, Ice Cream Blizzard Eating Contest, gospel karaoke, lip sync contest, pageants, music from Lew Brothers, Wellston, James King Band (among others).
Info: Call 740-286-1339

September 22-25, 2010
Black Walnut Festival
City Park and other venues,
Stockton, Missouri
The festival is celebrating 50 seasons this year. Enjoy a pageant, carnival, arts and crafts booths, craft demonstrations, tractor pull, festival parade on Saturday at 2pm, festival foods, possibly a multiple class reunion, Nut Run (10K and 2-miles) on Saturday, music, possible a pancake breakfast. Plans are still being finalized at this writing.
Further Details: Call 417-276-5213 or 816-229-8558

September 22-26, 2010
Grundy County Corn Festival
Main Street area,
Morris, Illinoia
Chili supper, Taste of Corn, farm fair, water fights, arts show, carnival, brown bag concert, popcorn giveaway, log home festival, hobby and handicraft show, music, pageant, flower show, Crackerbox Derby, kids' water fights (sponsored by Morris and Gardner Fire Departments), bed races, grain and flower show, photography show, pie eating contest, farm equipment on display, Big Wheel Race, parade Sunday at 2pm.
Get The Facts: Call 815-942-2676

September 23-26, 2010
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
Farm equipment on display, pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin pie baking contest, carnival rides, horticultural displays, pet show, pumpkin weigh-in, carnival rides, Tall Tales Contest, classic cars, hog calling contest, antique displays, fudge making contest, 5K Pumpkin Run and Fitness Walk, pumpkin pies for sale, horseshoe tournament, parad on Saturday at 2pm, Pumpkin Roll, pizza eating contest, talent show, beard and mustache contest. There's also a lively Fiddle, Banjo and Mandolin Contest. Among the scheduled musical entertainment: Not So Rich & Famous, Millard Neal/Side By Side and Voices of Ohio.
Learn More: Call 740-425-2593

September 23-26, 2010
World Chicken Festival
London, Kentucky
It's the 21st year for this one. Enjoy festival foods, parade Saturday at 10am, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, Colonel Sanders Look-A-Like Contest. Check out the 10-foot-6-inch skillet for frying festival chicken. There will be entertainment on 4 stages. Among those scheduled to perform at this writing: Alabama Blues Brothers and Exile. One whole stage is devoted to children's entertainment.
Info: Call 606-878-6900 or 800-345-0095

September 24-25, 2010
Unity Village (M-350) and Colbern Road,
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Arts and crafts, 2 stages of entertainment, German meals, German music and dance, biergarten, Wiener Dog Contest, festival foods, baby contest, carnival, raffle.
Learn Details: Call 815-524-2424 or 888-647-5470

September 24-26, 2010
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Various venues downtown,
Wanatah, Indiana
Celebrate with a heaviest pumpkin contest, rides for kids, music, rock climbing wall, Big Bale Roll, merchant giveaways, 3-on-3 basketball, karaoke contest, horse-drawn narrated tours, scarecrow sculpting for small children, 5K run and 3K walk, car show, largest zinnia contest, food vendors, duck raffle, pancake breakfast on Sunday from 8am-1pm, tallest sunflower contest, pedal tractor pull, Scarecrow Scamper fun run for kids ages 2-9, arts and crafts, scarecrow displays throughout town. Please, no pets. Please do not bring alcohol to this event.
Additional Facts: Call 219-733-2183 or 800-584-1417

September 24-26, 2010
Mississippi Pecan Festival
Wingate Road,
Richton, Mississippi
2010 marks the 23rd season for this event. Enjoy bluegrass and gospel music, fiddlers' competition, crafts demos, pony rides for the kids, rock climbing wall, arts and crafts booths, craft demos, antique engine show, draft horse demos, stock dog demos, mule pull, pecan pies, festival foods, Purtiest Rooster Contest.
Further Details: Call 601-525-3782 or 601-984-9201

September 24-26, 2010
Whole Enchilada Fiesta
Meerscheidt Recreation Complex on Hadley,
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Karaoke, horseshoe tournament, games and activities for the kids, making and serving of the World's Largest Enchilada at 11am on Sunday, 4x4 truck and car show, 5K run and 1-mile fun run, parade Saturday at 10am, festival foods, 2 stages of entertainment featuring (at this writing) Fierro, Los Lonely Boys, Cadillac Kings, Sunny & The Sunliners, Algo Nuevo, Liquid Cheese, The Phuz, Phat Soul. It's the 30th year for this one.
Learn More: Call 505-526-1938

September 24-26, 2010
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
Leavenworth, Washington
Bavarian music and a street dance, grand parade Saturday at noon, arts and crafts, beer garden, rock climbing wall, festival foods, giant inflatables for the kids, clowns. The town has a Bavarian theme, so you can really soak up atmosphere.
Questions? Call 509-548-5807

September 25, 2010
Fall Harvest Festival
Central Park,
North Branch, Minnesota
The festival marks its 20th season this year. Plans include entertainment, silent auction, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, food, classic cars. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Details: Call 651-674-4077

September 25, 2010
Hollister Grape and Fall Festival
Historic Downing Street,
Hollister, Missouri
Arts and crafts, games and other activities for kids, food vendors, entertainment, teams competing for the coveted Ugly Monkey trophy in the Grape Stomp contest. 2010 marks the festival's 12th year of fun.
Further Information: Call 417-234-3050

September 25, 2010
Shakin' in the Shell Festival & Car Show
Highway 39 (behind Country Fresh Market),
Shell Knob, Missouri
Sport show, beer garden, hot air balloon rides, classic cars, contests, festival foods, raffle, plus dance, comedy and other entertainment.
Learn More: Call 417-858-3300

September 25, 2010
Hallettsville Kolache Festival
Knights of Columbus Hall,
Hallettsville, Texas
The festival celebrates 16 years with polka music, pageant, classic cars, arts and crafts, parade at 10am, kolache baking demonstrations, kolache eating contest at 1:30pm, horseshoe pitching tournament, games and activities for kids, food and drink vendors, 42 tournament, washer pitching tournament, stew cooking competition. You can also enjoy music from Texas Dream, Los Kolaches, The Czechaholics and others.
Get The Facts: Call 361-798-2662

September 25, 2010
Autumn Harvest Festival
Marlinton, West Virginia
Agricultural and homemaking exhibits, dog show, scavenger hunt, cloggers, craft and gift vendors, pageant, music, horseshoe pitching and other games, soccer match, activities for kids, youth fiddle contest, plus the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff. Now, don't worry. No one goes out aiming their truck for some poor little possum. Chefs prepare wild game dishes and give them interesting names that add to the fun. This year marks the festival's 24th anniversary. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Info: Call 800-336-7009

September 25-26, 2010
Taste of Morgan Hill
Monterey Road area downtown,
Morgan Hill, California
Fun planned for this 21st year includes classic (and custom) cars on display, wine and microbrews, commercial vendors, quilt show, Kids Zone, arts and crafts, community and non-profit displays, local restaurant foods and beverages, 2 stages of musical entertainment. Please, no pets. (Service animals are welcome.) Hours are 10am-6pm.
Details: Call 408-779-9444

September 25-26, 2010
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Adams Avenue between Bancroft and 35th Streets,
San Diego, California
Festival foods, activities for the kids, carnival rides, arts and crafts booths by the hundreds, 3 beer gardens, an impressive 6 stages of entertainment featuring more than 70 musical acts.
Questions? Call 619-282-7329

September 25-26, 2010
AppleUmpkin Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
Various venues in the Main Street area,
Wyoming, New York
From 10am-5pm you can enjoy activities such as Natural History Museum exhibits, pancake breakfast at the Village Hall 7-10am on Saturday and 8-10am on Sunday, strolling entertainment, arts and crafts booths, baking contest, chicken BBQ, food court, music, antiques.
Information: Call 585-495-9940

September 25-26, 2010
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Intersection of Routes 534 and 20 downtown,
Geneva, Ohio
Arts and crafts, baby contest, pageant, baking contest, grape stomping, fresh grape juice, entertainment, parades. The festival is celebrating 47 years in 2010.
Learn Information: Call 440-466-JAMB

September 25-26, 2010
Pretzel Festival
Veterans Memorial Park,
Germantown, Ohio
Most of the fun goes from 9am-9pm on Saturday and noon-6pm on Sunday. Enjoy arts and crafts, festival foods (including big fresh pretzels), music and other entertainment from Samantha Lynn Hart, Todd Berry, Kentucky Strait and others.
Info: Call 937-859-8331

September 25-26, 2010
Corvallis Fall Festival
6th Street and Monroe Avenue area,
Corvallis, Oregon
The festival celebrates 38 seasons this year. Plans include the Children's Talent Spotlight, food court, arts and crafts, street dance, 2 stages of entertainment, artist demonstrations, wine tasting, 5K/10K run Sunday morning, Art Discovery Zone for kids of all ages. Please, no pets.
Additional Details: Call 541-752-9655

September 30-October 3, 2010
Preston County Buckwheat Festival
Various venues,
Kingwood, West Virginia
Carnival rides (opening Wednesday evening), arts and crafts, Youth Ag Olympics Contest, School Day Parade, horse pull, commercial exhibits, fireworks Saturday at 10pm, 4-H exhibits, bingo, timber show, music, pet show, drawings for prizes, buckwheat pancake and sausage dinners, livestock judging. It's the 69 year for this one
Get The Details: Call 515-231-3665 or 515-597-3174

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

Sept 1-4 Millersport Sweet Corn Festival, Lions Park, Portsmouth, Ohio, 740-467-3639
Sept 2-6 Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival (75th),
                   Downtown, Morgan City, Louisiana, 985-256-2031 or 985-385-0703
Sept 2-6 Marshmallow Festival (19th), Maine Street area, Ligonier, Indiana, 260-894-4073
Sept 2-6 Septemberfest, Qwest Center on 10th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 586-752-4436
Sept 2-6 New York State Festival of Balloons (30th), Airport area, Dansville, New York, 800-536-7365
Sept 3-4 Alabama Butterbean Festival (5th), Main Street area, Pinson, Alabama, 205-390-1962 or 877-691-6088
Sept 3-4 Swiss Days, Town Square, Midway, Utah
Sept 3-5 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival (32nd), Winchester, Kentucky, 958-744-0556 or 800-298-9105
Sept 3-5 Progress Days, Lions Park, Prentice, Wisconsin, 715-428-2861
Sept 3-6 Capitola Begonia Festival, Stockton Bridge area, Capitola, California, 831-476-3566 or 800-919-8156
Sept 3-6 Gold Rush Days (11th), Old Sacramento, Sacramento, California, 916-808-7777
Sept 3-6 Wagon Days, Downtown, Ketchum, Idaho, 866-305-9899
Sept 3-6 Little Italy Festival, Clinton, Indiana, 765-832-9935 or 765-832-7254
Sept 3-6 Marshall County Blueberry Festival, Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana, 888-936-5020
Sept 3-6 Arts, Beats & Eats, Downtown, Pontiac, Michigan, 248-334-4600
Sept 3-6 Santa-Cali-Gon Days, Independence Square on Lexington, Independence, Missouri, 816-252-4745
Sept 3-6 Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival, Churchill County Fairgrounds, Fallon, Nevada, 775-427-3428
Sept 3-6 North Carolina Apple Festival, Downtown, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 828-697-4557
Sept 3-6 Sturgeon Festival, Anson Park on Cty. Hwy. S., Jim Falls, Wisconsin, 715-832-5405
Sept 4-6 Paul Buntan Days (71st), various venues, Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Sept 8-11 Peach Days, Main Street and downtown, Brigham City, Utah, 435-723-3931
Sept 8-12 Grande Fiesta Italiana,
                   N. Hempstead Harbor Beach Park, Port Washington, New York, 516-583-3826
Sept 9-11 Chief Sarcoxie Days, Sarcoxie Square, Sarcoxie, Missouri, 417-543-7639
Sept 9-12 Yellow Daisy Festival (42nd), Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Sept 9-12 Stage Coch Days, Dysart Prk off 22nd Street, Banning, California, 951-922-3242
Sept 9-12 Ayden Collard Festival (36th), West Avenue area, Ayden, North Carolina, 252-745-7080 or 252-746-2266
Sept 10-11 Arenzville Burgoo, Town Park, Arenzville, Illinois
Sept 10-11 International Goat Days Festival, USA Stadium (Babe Howard Ave.), Millington, Tennessee, 901-872-4559
Sept 10-11 TosaFest, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 414-899-6449
Sept 10-12 Nordicfest (26th), Libby, Montana, 406-293-6430 or 800-785-6541
Sept 10-12 Loblolly Days, Downtown, Bryant, Indiana, 260-997-6476
Sept 10-12 Greek Festival (49th), 12001 Wornal Road, Kansas City, Kansas, 816-942-9100
Sept 10-12 Harvest Festival, Cromwell Park Pavilion (5577 Hwy. 73N), Cromwell, Minnesota, 216-644-3430 or 719-657-2845
Sept 10-12 Harvest Moon Festival (17th), Whiteside Park on Sheridan St., Ely, Minnesota, 218-365-6123
Sept 10-12 Japanese Fall Festival, Mizumoto Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Close Park, Springfield, Missouri, 417-854-1049
Sept 10-12 St. Louis Art Fair (17th), Business District, Clayton, Missouri, 314-863-0278
Sept 10-12 Knob County Corn Festival, City Square, Edina, Minnesota, 660-397-2326 or 660-397-2202
Sept 10-12 Seafood Festival (21st), Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, 603-925-6717
Sept 10-12 Irish Festival (20th), Riverplex at Sandcastle Waterpark, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-423-1113
Sept 10-12 Texas Gatorfest, Fort Anahuac Park, Anahuac, Texas, 409-267-4190
Sept 11 Montana State Chokecherry Festival, Main Street, Lewiston, Montana, 406-535-5436
Sept 11-12 Capitola Art & Wine Festival,
                   10am-6pm, corner of Capitola & Monterey Ave., Capitola, California, 831-475-5622
Sept 11-12 Bonneyville Celebration (28th), Mill County Park, Bristol, Indiana, 574-535-6458
Sept 11-12 Cornbread Festival, along Big Raccoon Creek, Mansfield, Indiana, 765-653-4025
Sept 11-12 Old Albany Days (44th), Albany Museum, Sabetha, Kansas, 785-284-3448
Sept 11-12 Biloxi Seafood Festival, Town Green, Biloxi, Mississippi, 228-594-0014
Sept 11-12 Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival (16th), Downtown, Norwich, New York, 507-336-3378
Sept 11-12 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, Duchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, New York, 645-658-7181
Sept 11-12 Rockaway Music and Arts Fall Festival, Jacob Riis Park Beach, Rockaway Beach, New York, 718-474-6760
Sept 11-12 North Carolina Gourd Festival (69th), State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina, 336-886-8937
Sept 14-19 Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Downtown, Bardstown, Kentucky, 800-638-4877
Sept 16-18 Hootin and Hollerin, Downtown Square, Gainesville, Missouri, 417-679-4913
Sept 16-19 Newark Days (55th), Community Center Park, Newark, California
Sept 16-19 Festival of Grapes, Village Green, Silver Creek, New York, 716-934-3983
Sept 16-26 Feast of San Gennaro, Mulberry Street area, New York, New York, 212-768-9320
Sept 17-18 Italian Fest, 11am-10pm, Main Street, Collinsville, Illinois, 704-338-1080
Sept 17-18 Back to the Fifties, Courthouse Square, Lebanon, Indiana, 866-447-5050
Sept 17-18 Cow Days Festival, Downtown, Greensburg, Kentucky, 270-932-4298
Sept 17-18 Arts & Crafts Festival/Taste of Hutchinson, Liberty Square Park, Hutchinson, Maine, 320-587-5252 or 800-572-6889
Sept 17-18 Street Painting Festival (12th), Moore Square & City Market, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-828-7834
Sept 17-18 Lexington FunFest, Municipal Complex on Maiden Ln., Lexington, South Carolina, Email beth@lexingtonfest.com
Sept 17-19 Monterey Jazz Festival (53rd), County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-655-8070
Sept 17-19 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro, California, 310-798-7476
Sept 17-19 Saengerbund Oktoberfest, 49 Salem Church Road, Newark, Delaware, 302-385-9454
Sept 17-19 Oktoberfest, Peoria, Illinois, 309-671-5555
Sept 17-19 Wizard of Oz Festival (29th), Expo Center at Hwy. 49 & Division Rd., Chesterton, Indiana, 219-963-1691
Sept 17-19 Victorian Festival, Downtown, Northville, Michigan, 248-349-0345
Sept 17-19 Potato Fest (16th), Savannah, New York, 315-365-3156
Sept 17-19 Greek Festival, State Fairgrounds Expo Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 919-751-4548 or 919-859-9715
Sept 17-19 Rally Round Greenville, Downtown on the Square, Greenville, Texas, 903-455-1510
Sept 17-19 Plano Balloon Festival, Oak Point Park, Plano, Texas, 972-867-7566
Sept 18 Potato Festival (17th), 9am-4pm, Richford, New York, 607-657-2526
Sept 18-19 Balloonfest, Alturas, California, 530-253-3572
Sept 18-19 Autumn Moon Festival (20th), Grant Ave. between Pacific & California Streets, San Francisco, California, 514-982-6306
Sept 18-19 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival (30th),
                   10-5, Central Park at Kiely & Homestead, Santa Clara, California, 408-615-3140
Sept 18-19 Levi Coffin Days, Downtown, Fountain City, Indiana, 785-994-9551
Sept 18-19 Harwich Cranberry Festival, Oak Street area, Harwichport, Massachusetts, 508-430-2811
Sept 18-19 Cider Days, 10-5, Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri, 417-631-6200
Sept 18-19 Cuba Garlic Festival (6th), Empire City Farms, Cuba, New York, 585-968-5854
Sept 18-19 Quaker Arts Festival (49th), 10-5/10-4, Middle School, Orchard Park, New York, 716-662-3366
Sept 18-19 Oktoberfest Zincinnati, Fifth Street between Race & Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 513-579-3111
Sept 22-25 Huntingburg Herbstfest, City Park, Huntingburg, Indiana, 812-683-5699
Sept 22-26 Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival, City Park and other venues, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-9323
Sept 23-25 Tallahatchie Riverfest, Downtown, New Albany, Mississippi, 888-534-8232
Sept 23-26 Honeybee Festival, County Fairgrounds, Paris, Illinois, 217-363-2238 or 618-634-9440
Sept 23-26 Festival in the Park (46th), Freedom Lake Park, Charlotte, North Carolina, 704-338-1080 or 219-778-2471
Sept 23-26 Oktoberfest, Town Square, Marienville, Pennsylvania, 814-927-8218
Sept 24-25 Irmo Okra Strut, 6-11pm/10am-5pm, St. Andrews Road, Columbia, South Carolina, 803-781-6122
Sept 24-26 Big Country Hot Air Balloon Festival, Red Bud Park, Abilene, Texas, 325-692-2637
Sept 24-26 Antique & Apple Festival, Moulton, Alabama, 256-974-5067
Sept 24-26 Pensacola Seafood Festival (33rd), Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida, 850-433-6512
Sept 24-26 Kewanna Fall Festival, Kewanna, Indiana, 574-653-2055
Sept 24-26 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, various venues, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 508-642-4438
Sept 24-26 Tipp City Mum Festival (52nd), City Park, Tipp City, Ohio, 937-667-8631
Sept 24-26 Fort Hand Festival (78th),
                   Kunkle Park (285 Pine Run Church Rd.), Washington Township, Apollo, Pennsylvania, 412-496-3611 or 724-989-4808
Sept 24-26 Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival (35th), Huntington Beach State Park, Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, 843-237-4440
Sept 24-26 Morgan County Sorghum Festival (38th), West Liberty, Texas, 606-743-3330
Sept 24-26 Cranberry Fest (38th), Warrens, Wisconsin, 606-378-4200
Sept 24-Oct 2 Oktoberfest (50th), Fairgrounds La Crosse, Wisconsin, 608-784-3378
Sept 25 Applefest (22nd), various venues, Woodbine, Iowa, 712-647-2943
Sept 25 Turkey Festival, Downtown, Eldon, Missouri, 573-392-3752
Sept 25 Dog Days Celebration, Farmers Market, Kirkwood, Missouri, 314-622-0084
Sept 25 Caulilower Festival (8th), 10-4, Village Park, Margaretville, New York, 845-586-4464 or 845-586-2219
Sept 25 Larkfest (29th), Lark Street neighborhood, Albany, New York, 518-434-3861
Sept 25 Spud Day, City Park, Shelley, Ohio, 208-357-3390
Sept 25 Mansfield Pecan Festival (25th), Rose Park, Mansfield, Texas, 817-473-0507
Sept 25 Fall Harvest Festival, 9-3, Downtown, Phillips, Wisconsin, 715-339-4100 or 888-408-4800
Sept 25-26 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (84th),
                   10-6/10-5, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, California, 415-381-8090
Sept 25-26 Marion County Country Ham Days (41st), Main Street, Lebanon, Kentucky, 270-692-9694
Sept 25-26 Heritage Reunion (33rd), 8-6/8-5, Downtown, Fair Grove, Missouri, 417-759-2807
Sept 25-26 North Carolina Spot Festival (46th),
                   Field south of Hwy. 17/210 intersection, Hampstead, North Carolina, 910-270-9642 or 888-576-4758
Sept 25-27 Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival, Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, 605-255-4515
Sept 26 Busti Apple Festival, Historical Society Grounds/Grist Mill, Busti, New York, 716-483-0134
Sept 30-Oct 3 Rex Allen Days, Willcox, Arizona, 520-364-2272

Other September 2010 Events You Might Enjoy
Sept 3 Mason Shoes Annual Labor Day Sale, 301 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 715-723-4323
Sept 3-5 Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show, Community Airport, Watsonville, California, 831-763-5600
Sept 3-6 Dragon Con, Hyatt Regency & Marriott, Atlanta, Georgia, 770-909-0115
Sept 3-6 Crawford Rock Swap (24th), City Park, Crawford, Nebraska, 308-432-8950 or 308-430-1399
Sept 4 Fireworks Extravaganza, Genessee County Village, Mumford on Flint Hill Rd., New York, 585-538-6822
Sept 4-6 Arts Festival Oklahoma, Community College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 405-882-7576
Sept 7-12 Harvest Festival, Steelville, Missouri, 573-775-5533 or 573-775-2151
Sept 8-12 Cherry's Jubilee, various venues, Monterey, California, 831-759-1836
Sept 9-12 Charlotte Antique & Classic Boat Show, Queens Landing, Mooresville, North Carolina, 800-633-6224
Sept 10-11 Bristol Hills Storytelling (21st), County Historical Museum, Bristol, Indiana, 574-875-9135
Sept 10-12 Camel Races (51st), Camel Dome on F Street, Virignia City, Nevada, 775-887-1294 or 775-647-7008
Sept 10-12 Mud Bowl, Hog Coliseum, North Conway, New Hampshire, 603-356-2096 or 800-367-3364
Sept 10-12 Tulsa House Beautiful Show, State Fairgrounds, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 800-469-0990
Sept 10-12 A Fair in the Park (41st), Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 412-687-8858
Sept 11 Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off, 10-4, Bull Shoals State Park on Hwy. 178, Lakeview, Arkansas, 870-445-4538
Sept 11 Hopedale Day in the Park, 10-4, Town Park on Dutcher St., Hopedale, Massachusetts, 508-473-8753
Sept 11 Sidewalk Arts Festival, 9-5, Main Avenue area, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 605-338-1167
Sept 11-22 California Capital Airshow, Airport, Mather, California, 916-875-7077
Sept 11-12 RK Gun Show, Expo Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 563-927-8176
Sept 12 What the Hay (21st), Hwy. 239 & 541 (off 87), Hobson, Montana, 405-423-5803
Sept 12 Arts Festival, 9:30-4, Lourdes College, Sylvania, Ohio, 419-882-2135
Sept 15-19 Fall Boat Show, Jack London Square, Oakland, California, 800-898-6777
Sept 15-19 National Champsionship Air Race & Air Show, Reno-Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada, 775-972-6663
Sept 17-19 Off the Beaten Track Studio Tour (9th), Mountain View, Arkansas, 870-269-8068 or 888-679-2859
Sept 17-19 Denver Gem & Mineral Show, Merchandise Mart Expo Hall, Denver, Colorado, Email info@denvermineralshow.com
Sept 18 Great Forest Park Balloon Race (38th) (plus other events that weekend),
                   Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, Email info@greatforestparkballoonrace.com
Sept 18-19 Arts & Crafts Show (26th), Country Club Circle, Diamondhead, Mississippi, 228-255-2697 or 228-255-3451
Sept 18-19 Rubber Stamp, Scrapbook & Paper Arts Show, Carroll County Ag Center, Rhinebeck, New York, 727-644-0590
Sept 18-25 Frontier Days, Eva, Alabama, 256-796-7023
Sept 25-26 Ohio Gourd Show (48th), 9-5/9-4, Darke County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Ohio, 740-965-4661
Sept 25-26 Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Show (51st),
                   10-6/10-5, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-755-7741 or 831-659-4156
Sept 25-26 Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire (90th), 9-5, Orchard House, Genoa, Nevada, 775-782-8896
Sept 25-26 Longhorn Rod Run, Main Street, Spring, Texas, 281-259-7633

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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!

Michael Parks' CD is no longer available.
I admire his music and film work tremendously
and it's been great fun to say that in a very public way.

A Little Browsing...
A college dropout named Dick Bowser designed (in two weeks' time) the tram system that takes people up into the The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

It's time to think about getting ready to plant spring-flowering bulbs.

The next time we have an egg alert and you have to get rid of the fresh eggs in the house, here's an Eggless Snack Cake (with variations) you can make.

Not all the wonderful books are at chain book sellers. You can get unique experiences as you travel by popping into independent book stores. For instance:

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts. 617-661-1515 or 800-542-READ.
Cafe Book, 395 Lake Street, Antioch, Illinois. 847-395-2223
Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 504-899-7323
Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. Fourth Street, Reno, Nevada. 775-786-1188
The Book Vine, 204 W. Main, Cherokee, Iowa. 712-225-2445
Front Street Books, 121 & 201 E. Holland Ave., Alpine, Texas. 432-837-3360
(Second location next to the Gage Hotel in Marathon, Texas. 432-386-4249) Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, Washington. 206-624-6600
Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Florida. 727-822-8616
Clear Creek Books, 1200 Washington Ave., Golden, Colorado. 303-278-4593
The Town Book Store, 270 E. Broad St., Westfield, New Jersey. 908-233-3535
Those are a few to get you started. Sadly, book stores fail all the time, so if you see one you'd like to visit, be sure to call before you drop by.


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