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24.) Hempfield Township Community Days Review – Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

After a free ride to the grounds, thanks to a volunteer in a golf cart… …I checked out the offerings of the Hempfield Township Community Days. Community was the perfect name, as booths represented the local library (GHAL)… …the local fire department (Hempfield Bureau of Fire)… …the local Kiwanis Club (of Greensburg)… …and a local organization to bring awareness to …

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23.) Autumn Mum Festival Review – Connellsville, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

Deep in the heart of Connellsville… …festival goers were celebrating the change of seasons… …with an Autumn Mum Festival. Most of the mums were gone by the time I had arrived… …but that didn’t stop festival goers from shopping among the jewelry… …soaps… …and fresh produce. There were many local organizations present, selling brooms (Connellsville Lions Club)… …hosting children’s activities …

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22.) Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee Review – New Centerville, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

  AUTHOR’S NOTE: When I arrived at this festival, I only saw a few small parking lots that were filled with cars.  I eventually found a spot in a lot near the entrance and considered myself lucky. While going through the festival, I realized there were other entrances and a huge field filled with cars. When I left the festival, …

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21.) Mountain Craft Days Review – Somerset, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

The Somerset Historical Center is a beautiful property to explore… …with a covered bridge… …a cider press… …a newly finished lime kiln… …and an annual festival called Mountain Craft Days. All over the grounds, festival goers were able to watch demonstrations and learn about such things as stone cutting… …coopering… …broom making… …surveying… …rifle making… …flax scutching… …and sauerkraut making… …

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20.) Pittsburgh Irish Festival Review – West Homestead, Pennsylvania – September 8, 2017

After a 10 minute walk from my hotel, I arrived at Riverplex… …made my way through security, handed over my ticket… …and entered to celebrate the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Attractions and events occurred all over the grounds… …including a children’s area designated… …for games, arts, crafts, song and dance… …an Irish dog area… …where dog lovers could get up close …

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19.) Ukrainian Food Festival Review – Carnegie, Pennsylvania – September 8, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I arrived at a weird mid-afternoon time right after some rain had passed through Carnegie, PA. ********************************************** I came to St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church… …to not only check out the beautiful hand-painted artistry on the walls… …and the beautiful decor inside… …but to check out a food festival I had read about online. Signs …

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18.) St. Josaphat Ukrainian Festival Review – Parma – August 26, 2017

Behind St. Josaphat’s in Ukrainian Village… …passed the Men’s Club’s Rummage Sale… …and across the field… …there was a festival taking place. The St. Josaphat Ukrainian Festival was split into an outdoor and indoor area… …with the outdoor offering such activities as an inflatable sports center… …tractor rides… …face painting… …musical entertainment… …and, deep in this corner of food vendors… …

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17.) “Little Green Men” Days Festival Review – Kelly, Kentucky – August 21, 2017

On August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children drove to the police station in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to report an unbelievable incident. They claimed that a spaceship with small alien creatures had come to their farmhouse in nearby Kelly, only to peer through windows and pop up in doorways. Later known as Hopkinsville Goblins, these extraterrestrial  peeping Toms weren’t particularly …

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16.) National Hamburger Festival Update – Akron – August 12, 2017

  AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post will show you updated photos of the National Hamburger Festival. But if you want an official review with history and layout, please check out http://ohiofestivals.net/39-national-hamburger-festival-akron-august-19-2012/ ********************************************** I was invited back to the National Hamburger Festival… …to sign my name on a sheet… …sit with other hamburger lovers (photo courtesy of National Hamburger Festival)… …and judge …