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1.) Ice-A-Fair – Vermilion – February 4, 2017

On a sunny, winter day in downtown Vermilion… …ice sculptures were set about the town… …in celebration of an event called Ice-A-Fair. The sculptures caught visitors’ attention… …and often led them into area businesses… …where they might find some candles (Swan Creek)… …a sweet or salty snack (Poppin Around)… …a nice meal (Rudy’s/Wine Vault)… …or a little well-deserved pampering (Paradise …

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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 …

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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 …