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3.) Testicle Festival – Tiro – May 12, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been to the Testicle Festival once before in 2013.  To read that experience and learn the festival’s history, please go to  http://ohiofestivals.net/4-tiro-testicle-festival-may-19-2013/ ********************************************* It was a beautiful Friday evening at the Tiro Tavern… …perfect for heading around back… …and celebrating their annual Testicle Festival. After a quick visit inside the tavern for wristbands and beer tickets… …festival …

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Festival Weekend: May 11-14, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! It’s happening, Ohio! There are 15 festivals going on around the state this weekend and there will be over 40 next weekend! Festival season is practically upon us! So get out there and explore festivals that celebrate the Irish culture (Cleveland and Norton), Asian cultures (Cincinnati), the Appalachian culture (Cincinnati), beer (Newark and Columbus), food trucks …

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Exploring Ashtabula County with the Lakehouse Inn

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This experience was thanks to the people of the Lakehouse Inn, where I was treated as a guest.  All meals at the Crosswinds Grille and my stay at the Lakehouse Inn were complimentary. ********************************************* On a late April morning, I drove down Geneva-on the Lake’s summertime strip… …where I followed my nose to Madsen’s Donuts… …for a quick …

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Festival Weekend: May 4-7, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! Festivals are steadily increasing in numbers and I’m getting a good handle on date confirmations for 2017. That being said, I thought it would be a good time to bring back the Ohio Festival Schedule page series based on smaller areas of Ohio – Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast and the Columbus area. These smaller festival schedules …

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Festival Weekend: April 27-30, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans! First of all, a big CONGRATS to last week’s two Bumper Sticker winners. Each week, I’ll be giving away bumper stickers to two randomly selected people who share this post on Facebook AND let me know via a comment under that post (to find the Ohio Festivals Facebook page, go HERE). Best of luck to all …

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A finely smoked meat and greet with Bertman Mustard at the Proper Pig

I was recently invited to meet the fine people behind Cleveland’s glorious mustards, Bertman Foods… …at The Proper Pig Smokehouse (Lakewood) for some small talk and eats. This was a quickly accepted invitation, as I’ve been wanting to try the food at The Proper Pig for some time, having seen their food truck at festivals (but somehow missing the opportunity …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 4 – Gasparilla Pirate Festival

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Saturday, January 28, 2017 On my last full day in Florida, I headed out to Tampa to meet up with my cousin and his husband. After a nice Cuban breakfast… …we headed to their …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 3 – International Festival of the Arts

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Friday, January 27, 2017   Although I missed Universal’s Harry Potter Festival by attending the day before… …I did not miss the International Festival of the Arts at Epcot. Basically, this festival consisted of …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 2 – Universal

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Thursday, January 26, 2017 Even though the Harry Potter Festival was taking place at Universal Studios from Friday to Sunday (a coincidence, I promise you), I knew I had better luck experiencing the parks …