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38.) Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival Review – Cleveland – September 17, 2017

The Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival took place in Lincoln Park… …and was divided into “villages” along pathways that ran from the gazebo. The artist village, for example, brought metal art and fabrication (Rust, Inc.)… …jewelry… …paintings… …and sun-inspired decor… …whereas the cultural village was where you would find fair trade vendors (INTO)… …and organizations that reflect diversity (United Church …

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37.) Harvest of the Arts Review – Wellington – September 17, 2017

I originally went to Wellington… …because I thought Harvest of the Arts was a festival… …with food, which it had… …vendors, which it had… …and music, which it hadn’t apparently had in over 5 years. This was a craft show (not a festival)… …with dog-decorated bags… …cool holiday soaps… …cooler owls made of recycled materials (What a Hoot)… …and all …

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36.) Dayton Pagan Pride Day Review – September 16, 2017

Deep in the Eastwood Metropark… …people came together to celebrate Dayton Pagan Pride Day. To help direct arriving visitors, arrows with markers pointed festival goers… …to marked shelters surrounding the grounds… …where they would find either musical performances or educational lectures (Selena Fox)… …while, in the midst of the shelters sat a Ritual Circle… …as well as an altar walk… …

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Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 21-24, 2017

  One of the last big weekends, Festival fans! This is one of the last huge festival weekends in Ohio (there will still be a lot of festivals, just significantly less) with over 80 festivals! Surrounding the state, there will be nearly 40 in Indiana, over 20 in Michigan,and over 20 in Kentucky, 20 in Western PA and over 10 …

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35.) HoneyFest Review – Kettering – September 16, 2017

Out in Delco Park… …local beekeepers got together (Pittman Apiaries)… …for a special event called HoneyFest… …where they taught festival goers about bees… …committed themselves in building stronger pollinators (Propolis Projects)… …and offered free samples of their tasty local honey. All around the area were posts that gave bee-related facts… …oftentimes stressing the importance of pollination… …but, along with the …

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34.) Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival Review – Miamisburg – September 16, 2017

It was a beautiful day in Miamisburg… …perfect for celebrating the Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival. This festival incorporated the Miamisburg Historical Society‘s artisan festival… …with crafters… …woodworkers (BlackWater Workshops)… …and dulcimer players (Star City Dulcimers)… …and blended it with the previously attempted Brewgrass Festival (they had rain the last two fests)… …with its great music (The Vintage Ramblers)… …and …

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33.) Apple Daze Review – Lebanon – September 16, 2017

  AUTHOR’S NOTE: Although this is a review for Apple Daze, there is the possibility that all festivals at this location are similar to this one. ********************************************** When I got to the Hidden Valley Fruit Farm for Apple Daze… …the music was playing and all seemed great (Sugargrove). But when I passed the Barn Yard activities and the inflatables… …I …

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32.) Mason Heritage Festival Review – September 16, 2017

After getting around various road closures and detours, I finally parked and followed walkers down a street… …to the Mason Municipal Center… …where I successfully made it to the Mason Heritage Festival. As it was early, the stage was still being set up. Some kids were already jumping on the inflatables… …and they were possibly eyeing the nearby rock-climbing, putt-putt …

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31.) Spoonbread Festival Review – Berea, Kentucky – September 15, 2017

If there’s ever a way to try a dish for the first time… …you should do it through a festival. But, interestingly enough, the Spoonbread Festival isn’t so much a food festival… …as it is a vendor and community festival… …with over 200 booths hosted by artists, businesses and community organizations. Vendors sold a range of products that included Amish …