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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 …

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14.) Headlands BeachFest – Mentor – July 16, 2016

Headlands Beach State Park is the longest natural beach in Ohio (1 mile)… …and most likely the most beautiful in the state. So obviously it would be the most perfect setting… …for the Headlands BeachFest. As I walked onto the festival grounds, vehicles were parked… …to instruct on both fire and water safety… …and to feed via barbeque (Stewart’s Smokin …

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13.) Willoughby ArtsFest – July 16, 2016

As Willoughby residents got their weekly veggies at the farmer’s market… …tons of visitors were flocking into the neighboring downtown area… …for the Willoughby ArtsFest.   Lined along three roads… …and within an area in the park… …artists offered everything from porcelain jewelry to leather purses… …photographs to hand-painted silks… …shell and bottle wind chimes to copper kinetic sculptures… …glass …

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Kristian’s Quick Festival Picks: July 15-17, 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! I’ve decided to try something different. Instead of simply relisting all of this weekend’s festivals (something you can easily find on the Schedule Pages)… …why don’t I list my top picks for you? Some of these festivals I have been to and others I want to attend.  The former will include links to my reviews, the latter …

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Upcoming Events: July 13-17, 2016

  Over 60 Ohio festivals plus various county fairs and shows! Festivals celebrating Ox Roasts, Beans, Corn, Cheese, Wine, Beaches, Swamps and more. **********************************************   THIS WEEKEND’S Festivals, Craft Shows, Expos, & Bazaars: So I’m playing around with the website’s formats, decreasing the amount of advertising in exchange for better placement, cleaning up sections so that it’s easier to access …

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Upcoming Events: July 6-10, 2016

  County Fairs are starting in Ohio, adding to the 50+ festivals! And they’re all around the corner with this shortened week. **********************************************   THIS WEEKEND’S Festivals, Craft Shows, Expos, & Bazaars: I hope everyone is now well-recovered from all the Independence Weekend festivities.  It’s hard to believe that another festival weekend is already just around the corner. Along with …

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12.) Bay Days – Bay Village – June 30, 2016

As the car show was being set up at the middle school… …I made my way into Cahoon Memorial Park… …where Bay Days had already begun. This four day festival (no events on Sunday) acted mostly as a town carnival… …with fair food… …a good amount of rides… …and games galore. But as I looked more closely at the homemade …

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Upcoming Events: June 29 – July 4, 2016

  It’s Independence Day Weekend! Plenty of firework fests to help you celebrate the 4th of July among all our listed states! **********************************************   THIS WEEKEND’S Festivals, Craft Shows, Expos, & Bazaars: This weekend, we extend into Monday because of July 4. There are nearly 60 fests in Ohio and a good portion of these festivals are Independence Day related…whether …