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Happy 2017! Here are some fests.

Happy 2017, festival fan! I apologize for not writing earlier, but I’ve been busy updating this year’s Festival Schedule Pages, digging through over 3,000 websites to confirm dates for festivals in Ohio and all her surrounding states. The problem with checking this early is that many festivals either haven’t updated their pages yet, still don’t know the dates, or possibly …

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Weekend Festival Picks: December 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! December has finally found us and I’m sure many of you already have your tree up (ours goes up this weekend). As you may have guessed, the month is made up mostly of holiday shows and bazaars. There are some festivals as well and most of them all take place this weekend.  After that, the festivals are …

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Weekend Festival Picks: November 2016

Hello, Festival Fans! If you haven’t noticed by the Festival Schedule page, the amount of festivals has diminished to less than 10 per week. And, thanks to Ohio weather, they are mostly all indoor festivals focused on shopping and, if listed as a festival, have some form of entertainment. And while the amount of festivals has decreased tremendously in November, …

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44.) Jeromesville Sycamore Festival – October 1, 2016

In the village of Jeromesville (originally spelled Jeromeville)… …the Jeromesville Sycamore Festival took place at Dr. Lewis Memorial Park… …to celebrate the nation’s largest sycamore tree. To see the tree, you needed to fill out a waiver for a ticket… …and then take your ticket to board one of the hayride vehicles. After a two mile ride on road, field and …

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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 …