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36.) Pomeroy Sternwheel Riverfest – September 17, 2016

When I got to the picturesque town of Pomeroy… …it was easy to find where the Pomeroy Sternwheel Riverfest was taking place… …you just had to look for the boats. Unfortunately, when I arrived, the rain (I believe) canceled the Chili Cook-Off… …as well as the talent show at the stage area below. So there weren’t too many people looking …

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35.) Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant, WV – September 17, 2016

On November 15, 1966, two young couples were driving outside of Point Pleasant, WV… …when they saw a large flying white creature with glowing red eyes. Soon after, more people saw this “Mothman” in the area… …and these sightings lasted until December 15, 1967 (Jamie C. Sloane)…   …when the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. …

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34.) Ohio Pawpaw Festival – Albany – September 16, 2016

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival two other times, so it may be helpful to read my other experiences as well. You can read my 2011 experience at http://ohiofestivals.net/52-pawpaw-festival-albany-september-17-2011/ And you can read my 2009 experience at http://ohiofestivals.net/20-pawpaw-festival-lake-snowden-ohio-91909/ ********************************************* After 5 years, I returned to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival… …and tried to see everything before the sun …

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33.) Dutch Valley Fall Festival – Sugarcreek – September 16, 2016

I set my navigation for the Dutch Valley Market… …in order to visit the Dutch Valley Fall Festival. At first, when I stepped out into the parking lot… …I only saw a few cute craft vendors (Morgan’s Special Treasures)… …a sample and sandwich booth from the market… …and some inflatables. But then I was pointed to a pathway… …where the …

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32.) Greek Festival – Akron – September 16, 2016

As soon as I arrived at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Festival… …my nose led me to the tent entrance… …where hungry festival goers were filling their plates with delicious food… …and then enjoying it under the blue and white stripes. Vendors were lined up along the side… …with a stage ready for performances in the back. Beyond the tent, …

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31.) Firelands Labor Day Festival – New London – September 4, 2016

The Firelands Labor Day Festival (108th this year) is a festival to explore. Beyond the carnival midway… …with its various rides… …and games… …there’s a back seemingly private wooden area where you can get a steak dinner… …or hang out in the beer tent. An unmarked building with no signs leading you there… …will bring you to some vendors… …and …

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30.) Russia Homecoming Festival – September 4, 2016

The Russia (pronounced “ROO-shee”) Homecoming Festival… …is a small community festival that takes place on the grounds of St. Remy Hall. To one side, there’s a carnival area with rides… …games… …and food… …while another side has gambling tents for the evening… …a fancy stand, a cake booth… …and a rather popular dunk tank. Activities this year included an exotic …

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29.) Fort Rowdy Gathering – Covington – September 4, 2016

I walked on over to Covington Community Park… …as kids played in the playground below… …and festival goers wavered in time… …between the present day with cornhole boards and dish towels… …and the past circa late 1700’s/early 1800’s, where you would find box makers… …stitchers and homemade soaps. This was the Fort Rowdy Gathering… …a celebration done through music… …plenty …

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28.) Fair at New Boston – Springfield – September 4, 2016

Beyond the entrance banner, admission gate… …and some area historical society booths… …something magical happened. As festival goers approached the Mad River military camp… …with the possibility of seeing a cannon fire… …they felt themselves pass through time while descending upon the Fair at New Boston. Set between 1790 to 1810… …the Fair at New Boston actually made the festival …