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Weekend Festival Picks: September 29-October 2, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! There are nearly 50 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)! Tons of Oktoberfests, pumpkin festivals, apple and fall festival this weekend.  And I really love this fall weather to go along with it. If you only want fall and holiday festivals and events, be sure to check out my Ohio Fall into the …

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43.) Ohio City Street Festival – Cleveland – September 25, 2016

Parts of West 25th Street were closed to traffic… …so that Clevelanders could celebrate the Ohio City Street Festival. Here, as local organizations performed… …and men sold Hillary Clinton buttons… …festival goers walked along sections of lined tables… …hosted by area galleries (Zygote), flower shops (Lush and Lovely)… …legal practices (Taubman), athletic clubs (Tremont)… …farms (Ohio City Farm)… …inspiring non-profit …

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42.) North Coast Oktoberfest – Sandusky – September 24, 2016

Here in downtown Sandusky… …the Sandusky State Theatre was putting on its 5th North Coast Oktoberfest. QS Jazz was rocking under the main tent… …as lined vendors sold various products… …from comic-based gifts to beer-related beard balm (The Beerded Beard Company). Around the corner… …more vendors sold Oktoberfest merchandise… …doll clothing… …and many fall crafts.   As adults took advantage …

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41.) St. Augustine Turtle Fest – Napoleon – September 18, 2016

When I walked onto the festival grounds… …to check out the St. Augustine Turtle Fest… …I had just missed the 2:00 pm turtle race. Soon the band began to play again… …and I headed to the betting table for the final race at 3… …where I placed a $2 bet on Equity Eili (#7). Meanwhile, festival goers were either shopping …

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40.) Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – Paulding – September 18, 2016

After a 15 minute parking line, I was happy to walk to the entrance… …of the Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival… …a rather large festival… …with all sort of things to do and see. I started in the flea market area… …where I found fishing poles… …old tools… …politically charged apparel… …foodstuffs… …coffee pot water fountains (John Auer)… …and lawn …

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39.) Lake Loramie Harvest Festival – Minster – September 18, 2016

I went to Lake Loramie State Park early Sunday morning… …as campers leisurely enjoyed their breakfast… …and antique machine owners worked to start up their contraptions… …for the Lake Loramie Harvest Festival. Tractors, both big and small, sat out on display… …along with impressive farm equipment… …and the cutest mechanisms. Beyond that was an area of crafts… …just beyond a …

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38.) Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival – Parkersburg, WV – September 17, 2016

The Harvest Moon Festival (frame by Jeff Davis)… …took place at Parkersburg City Park… …and offered a pavilion… …and (3) tents… …filled and surrounded by all sorts of vendors. Offerings were vast as they included seasonal crafts… …pottery… …leather… …designer jewelry (Penny Whistle Jewels)… …and framed lit trinket Christmas trees. There was also furniture… …chain-sawed sculptures… …and all sort of …

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37.) Mountain State Art and Craft Fair – Ripley, WV – September 17, 2016

It was a beautiful day at Cedar Lakes… …perfect for the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair. This festival was spread out over a large picturesque property… …and sectioned into one Americas Village… …and 4 villages based on the cultures that make up Appalachia. There was an Irish pub/restaurant in the Celtic Village… …Polka music in the Swiss Village… …pizza …

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Weekend Festival Picks: September 22-25, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! There are over 80 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)! This may be the last super weekend of the year so get out there and enjoy some caramel apples or funnel cake or something! Also, I wanted to help you plan your weekends as the weather starts to cool over these next few …

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36.) Pomeroy Sternwheel Riverfest – September 17, 2016

When I got to the picturesque town of Pomeroy… …it was easy to find where the Pomeroy Sternwheel Riverfest was taking place… …you just had to look for the boats. Unfortunately, when I arrived, the rain (I believe) canceled the Chili Cook-Off… …as well as the talent show at the stage area below. So there weren’t too many people looking …

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35.) Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant, WV – September 17, 2016

On November 15, 1966, two young couples were driving outside of Point Pleasant, WV… …when they saw a large flying white creature with glowing red eyes. Soon after, more people saw this “Mothman” in the area… …and these sightings lasted until December 15, 1967 (Jamie C. Sloane)…   …when the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. …

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34.) Ohio Pawpaw Festival – Albany – September 16, 2016

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival two other times, so it may be helpful to read my other experiences as well. You can read my 2011 experience at http://ohiofestivals.net/52-pawpaw-festival-albany-september-17-2011/ And you can read my 2009 experience at http://ohiofestivals.net/20-pawpaw-festival-lake-snowden-ohio-91909/ ********************************************* After 5 years, I returned to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival… …and tried to see everything before the sun …