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Festival Weekend: April 27-30, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! First of all, a big CONGRATS to last week’s two Bumper Sticker winners. Each week, I’ll be giving away bumper stickers to two randomly selected people who share this post on Facebook AND let me know via a comment under that post (to find the Ohio Festivals Facebook page, go HERE). Best of luck to all …

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Festival Weekend: April 20-23, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! Finally, festivals are around us! Each state has at least 4 festivals going on and, although it doesn’t seem like much, it is a sign that the festivals are beginning! Not only in Ohio, but in all the surrounding states, festivals are springing up about Earth Day, beer, wine and more! Kentucky is the big winner …

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Festival Weekend: April 13-17, 2017

Happy Passover and Happy Easter Weekend! As you may have guessed, there aren’t too many festivals and events going on this weekend. I’m sure there are Easter egg hunts and brunches galore but, alas, I don’t cover those types of events.  Sorry. Fortunately, I DO want to tell you about a crazy event that takes place in Cleveland on Monday…it’s …

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A finely smoked meat and greet with Bertman Mustard at the Proper Pig

I was recently invited to meet the fine people behind Cleveland’s glorious mustards, Bertman Foods… …at The Proper Pig Smokehouse (Lakewood) for some small talk and eats. This was a quickly accepted invitation, as I’ve been wanting to try the food at The Proper Pig for some time, having seen their food truck at festivals (but somehow missing the opportunity …

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Festival Weekend: April 7-9, 2017

Morning, festival fans! I’ve been busy trying to confirm dates and remove as many asterisks as possible.  If any of you are in charge of a festival, you may have been called by me to double-check a festival status or two. I’m doing this now because things are slow, but they’re about to pick up soon.  In the next few …

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Festival Weekend: March 31 – April 2, 2017

Morning, festival fans! I hope you are happy and chipper this morning because I have some bad news to tell you. There are NO festivals in Ohio this weekend. I know it’s incredible, but it’s true.  There is a nice selection of fairs and shows this weekend, but no festivals. Fortunately, this won’t happen again until the weekend of November …

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Festival Weekend: March 24-26, 2017

Morning, festival fans! Well, festivals and events are starting to slow down for a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Along with the many shows in Ohio this weekend and an Indoor Music Festival (also in Ohio), there’s a Polka Festival in West Virginia, an Arts and Crafts Festival in the Pittsburgh area of PA, a …

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Festival Weekend: March 17-19, 2017

Happy St. Paddy’s Day Weekend, Festival Fans! Along with your occasional St. Paddy’s Day events, there are some really cool festivals this weekend. In Peebles, there’s an interesting festival at the Serpent Mounds (I’ve always wanted to go there).  In Hinckley, where the buzzards have been returning every year on March 15th (today) since 1819, they’ll be celebrating their return …

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Festival Weekend: March 10-12, 2017

Morning, Festival Fans! Maple syrup still dominates this weekend with a variety of shows and events.  The weather forecast calls for cooler temperatures, so anywhere with a hot pancake breakfast sounds about good right now. So far this year, this is the first weekend where all surrounding states have some festival going on this weekend.  This is significant because it …