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Weekend Festival Picks: August 25-28, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! There are over 40 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)! Festivals are starting to get a little autumn-esque, meaning more historic themes, shopping and admission fees.  We’ll really see this more after Labor Day. Here are my picks – hopefully, they’ll be helpful to you as you try to decide what to do …

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20.) Valley City Street Fair – August 21, 2016

As firefighters took turns at the Dunking Booth… …we strolled into downtown Valley City… …to join their annual Street Fair celebration. We circled the area and found various food vendors… …offering everything from tacos to donuts… …gift vendors ranging from chainsawed wooden sculptures to jewelry… …local veteran groups… …a local church offering free water (Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church)… …and activities …

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Weekend Festival Picks: August 18-21, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! There are over 60 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)! Tons of food-related festival in the Top 10 this week.  If you gain weight as a result of my suggestions, allow me to apologize in advance. Kristian Weekend Festival Picks August 18-21, 2016 ************************************************************ 1.) Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – August 18-20 – FREE …

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19.) “The Reckoning” Highland Games and Festival – Vermilion – August 13, 2016

Early Saturday morning in Vermilion’s Sherod Park… …kilt-wearing weight lifters had a “gathering” of sorts… …where they set up stations all around the area… …to compete against each other with their weight-lifting skills… …during “The Reckoning” Highland Games and Festival. Although some people fixed their viewing from one spot… …Max and I walked all around to check out all the …

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Weekend Festival Picks: August 11-14, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! There are 60 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)! I am actually going to be a guest judge at the National Hamburger Festival in Akron on Saturday, so feel free to say hi.  I also hope to stop at some nearby fests soon after, so maybe you can catch me at one of …

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18.) Our Lady Queen of Peace Home Days Festival – Grafton – August 5, 2016

  We arrived at Our Lady Queen of Peace on Friday evening for their Home Days Festival… …just as vintage cars were finding a spot in the car show… …toddlers were bumping each other in the paddle boats… …and here, in the entertainment tent… …there was some serious rockin’ going on. The festival had a small vendor area… …offering specialty …

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Weekend Festival Picks: August 4-7, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! We are already into August and the festival weekends are getting even bigger with nearly 80 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)! Also, if you are near the border, check the other Festival Schedules because there are bound to be other nearby fests in neighboring states. So how are you liking these picks?  …

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Weekend Festival Picks: July 28-31, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! Well, this weekend I’ll be off to Kentucky, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay and enjoy some festivals right here in Ohio (if you are traveling out of state, there’s a map below of where to find the festivals closest to where you’ll be). Once again, I’m listing 10 festivals that I find appealing either thanks …

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17.) Marblehead Summerfest – July 23, 2016

Even in the hot weather, the whole family wanted to check out the Marblehead Summerfest. Max, pausing to consider the Vintage Car Ride… …decided on a vehicle more his size. Meanwhile, I strolled down the rows of vendors… …where merchandise ranged from maritime decor and jewelry to clothing and accessories… …ideas were written both in books by local authors (P.J. …

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16.) Lagrange Lions Festival – July 22, 2016

I made it to the Lagrange Lions Festival just before the sun set. The mechanical bull was taking a short break… …kids were knocking each other over during a match of Bubble Soccer… …and the adults were filling up the beer gazebo. Before I lost anymore light, I started down the main pathway… …and found vendors who sold clothing and …

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Weekend Festival Picks: July 22-24, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! Welcome to my second edition of Weekend Festival Picks (I thought that sounded better than “Kristian’s Quick Festival Picks”). Although there aren’t as many festivals this weekend, I was able to still select 10 that I thought were either great or interesting. If there’s a review, be sure to check it out. Also, on the map at …

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15.) Painesville Party in the Park – July 16, 2016

When I first arrived at Painesville Party in the Park… …the first thing I noticed was a path of food vendors that circled the festival… …and it offered such dishes as fried bologna, grilled cheese… …Puerto Rican dishes… …and a few BBQ options. Among the food, festival goers could also find games… …local church organizations… …and local politicians to chat …