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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 …

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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 …