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Eclipse Festival Weekend: August 17-21, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! It’s a total solar eclipse weekend, especially if you are heading south to Kentucky on Monday for nearly 3 minutes of total nighttime darkness (I’m so excited!).  There are either festivals extending into Monday because of the eclipse or special eclipse events/festivals. No matter where you see the eclipse or how much of it you see, …

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16.) National Hamburger Festival Update – Akron – August 12, 2017

  AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post will show you updated photos of the National Hamburger Festival. But if you want an official review with history and layout, please check out http://ohiofestivals.net/39-national-hamburger-festival-akron-august-19-2012/ ********************************************** I was invited back to the National Hamburger Festival… …to sign my name on a sheet… …sit with other hamburger lovers (photo courtesy of National Hamburger Festival)… …and judge …

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Festival Weekend: August 10-13, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! There are nearly 60 festivals in Ohio, 40 in Michigan and more in the other neighboring states. Some not-to-miss festivals this weekend include Cleveland’s Feast of the Assumption with it’s large crowds, beautiful people and delicious stainable foods (sauces, cheeses and wine – Oh My!), the National Hamburger Festival in Akron where you’ll find all sorts …

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Festival Weekend: August 3-6, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! There are nearly 80 festivals in Ohio, 50 in Michigan and more in the other neighboring states. More importantly, there are some really special festivals this weekend like the Dublin Irish Festival, the biggest Irish festival I have ever seen.  It took me at least 2 hours just to comb through the festival to see what …

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15.) Kent Potterfest Review – July 29, 2017

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter… …AND a fan of festivals… …then you likely found yourself at Kent Potterfest this last Saturday. Muggles flew in from all over… …read (Voldemort’s) writing on the wall… …and kept themselves safe with a wizard’s assistance (courtesy of Couponing with Rachel). The festival set itself up around downtown with various Harry Potter points …

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Festival Weekend: July 27-30, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! There are over 50 festivals in Ohio, over 30 in Michigan and more in the other neighboring states. Among visited Ohio festivals, I would definitely check out the Celina Lake Festival, The Gathering at Garst in Greenville, the Annie Oakley Festival in Ansonia (near Greenville), The Summer Market in Avon, Canal Winchester Blues and Ribsfest, and …

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Festival Weekend: July 20-23, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! There are nearly 50 festivals in Ohio, over 40 in Michigan and some more in the other neighboring states. Among visited Ohio festivals, I would definitely check out the Headlands BeachFest in Mentor, St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair in Mantua (pronounced man-a-way), the Summer Moon Festival in Wapakoneta and the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival at the …

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A visit to The Wilds

  This past weekend, I took the family’s animal lover… …to Cumberland, Ohio where 10,000 acres once used for surface mining… …are now used as the North America’s largest conservation center. Welcome to The Wilds… …a magical land where we took a 2.5 hour bus tour… …to see everything from Bactrian Camels… …and Persian Onagers… …to Sichuan Takins… …and the …

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Festival Weekend: July 13-16, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! There are over 50 festivals in Ohio and plenty more in neighboring states this weekend. Among visited Ohio festivals, I would definitely check out the beautiful natural setting of Lilyfest in Rockbridge, the artistry of the Willoughby ArtsFest, the local vintages of the Toast of Ohio Wine Festival in Sandusky, and the ethnic delights of the …