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Festival Weekend: July 6-9, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! I hope you had a great 4th of July yesterday.  I’ll allow you to relax and take a deep breath after all the fireworks, BBQ and fun you just had… … …okay, great! Ready for more festivals? 🙂 Festivals worth noting this weekend include the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland, the Delta Chicken Festival, the …

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14.) St. Demetrios Greek Festival Review – Rocky River – June 25, 2017

It was a Sunday afternoon at St. Demetrios. The drive thru line was busy… …the outdoor stage was being set up… …kids took advantage of the play area and the bounce house… …and tours were going on in the church. This was the St. Demetrios Greek Festival… …and it consisted of a collection of rooms and stations… …where hungry visitors …

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13.) Comfest Review – Columbus – June 25, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first visited Comfest in 2010 and wrote about both the festival and its history. You can read that post here – http://ohiofestivals.net/21-com-fest-columbus-june-26-2010/ ************************************************************ Seven years after my first visit to Comfest, I had the chance to return. I understand that Comfest has gotten pretty big over the years and that the festival doesn’t care to advertise to …

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12.) London Strawberry Festival Review – June 24, 2017

Mere hours after eating turtle soup, I arrived in downtown London for the Strawberry Festival… …and came across a tortoise heading straight for me. Fortunately, he was only there to make friends with some festival princesses (whew!). As the princess headed to the main stage to introduce themselves… …I walked along South Main Street to check out the festival. Vendors …

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11.) Toast to Summer Review – Washington Court House – June 24, 2017

It was a beautiful day at the Fayette County Airport. A biplane ride was going on above me… …a guitarist was singing a Gordon Lightfoot song… …and festival goers were purchasing beer and wine tasting tickets… …before thoroughly exploring the grounds at the Toast to Summer festival. With planes parked outside to be admired… …all the hangars were filled with …

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Festival Weekend: June 29 – July 4, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! This is an interesting festival weekend because you have the typical Friday-Sunday weekend, followed by a possible work day (I personally have to work on Monday), followed by Independence Day. It can make for some really weird scheduling. And, as you can bet, a good amount of festivals are Fourth of July/Independence Day Festivals, Firework Festivals, …

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10.) Festival on the Hill Review – Dayton – June 24, 2017

After a $6 admission… …to benefit the Masonic Center… …I was granted access to the Festival on the Hill. I was greeted immediately by the aromas of frying churros… …only to be followed by the tempting perfumes of fish and chips… …pad Thai… …and bourbon chicken. Across the front steps of the Masonic Center was a row of vendors… …offering …

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9.) Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow Review – Dayton – June 24, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I reviewed a festival at SunWatch where I explain more about the history of the park.  You can read that review at http://ohiofestivals.net/sunwatch-native-flute-festival-dayton/ ********************************************* Here at Sunwatch… …the sun brightened the colors of the archaeological park… …as well as the Native American dress… …used in various dances at the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow. Put on by the …

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8.) Maria Stein Country Fest Review – Maria Stein – June 24, 2017

At the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics… …a quite impressive festival called Country Fest took place on the grounds. Like other festivals, there were rows of vendors… …many offering knick-knacks and accessories. But here, there was also an art show at the Shrine… …as well as a large crafts tent… …with goat milk soaps (Goodwin Knoll)… …hand-cut glass …