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18.) Lorain International Festival and Bazaar – June 25, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I returned to the Lorain International Festival and Bazaar in 2016. You can read that review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/lorain-international-festival ********************************************* When I was a child, my mother would take my brother and me to the Lorain International Festival. At the time, it was held in a Sheffield Village parking lot, where two to three large circus tents held …

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16 & 17 – Old Fashioned Days (Brunswick) and Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival – June 23, 2010

With all the festivals going on this weekend alone (I intend on hitting about 4-5 festivals between Friday and Sunday), I thought I would take advantage of the length (5 days) and proximity (30 minutes from each other) of the Old Fashioned Days in Brunswick and the Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival. Both festivals are set on interesting themes and their …

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15.) Dean Martin Festival – Steubenville – June 19, 2010

When thinking of reasons to visit Steubenville, there are two things that come to mind. The first are all the murals throughout the city. ; And the second, of course, is… ; ; …Dean. You don’t have to resort to history books to realize that Dean Martin was born and raised in Steubenville. A walk through downtown should give you …

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14.) Grecian Food Festival – Steubenville – June 19, 2010

Being that I’ve already done two other Greek festivals on this blog alone, I can’t say I expected anything different at the Grecian Food Festival. I went there to grab lunch before the Dean Martin Festival and I arrived there fairly early. To say anything about the entertainment would be unfair, since I was early. I can talk, though, about …

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13.) Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival – June 18, 2010

Seven years ago, a committee in Avon was trying to replace the Festival of Flowers, which faded away with the area’s greenhouses. Turning to the city’s biggest employer, the German industrial company Henkel Corp., who sold Duck brand duct tape out of the Avon location, the committee made an agreement for an interesting new festival idea. ; Duct Tape ; …

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12.) Festival of the Fish – Vermilion – June 18, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve returned to this festival in 2016. You can read the updated festival review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/festival-of-the-fish-vermilion/ ********************************************* When festival-goers hear of Vermilion, Ohio, the first thing that pops in their head is the Woolly Bear Festival, a festival where people look to the width of a caterpillar’s reddish-orange band to predict the severity of the upcoming winter. …

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11.) St. Anthony Parish Festival/Pierogi Fest – Lorain – June 6, 2010

I really try to avoid church festivals unless there’s a cultural or food element involved. That’s why I’ll attend a cultural festival (Greek, Italian, Polish, etc.) that is held by a church, but I won’t go to a traditional annual church festival…basically because I wouldn’t be able to keep up. But when word of mouth came my way that Lorain’s …

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10.) Troy Strawberry Festival – June 5, 2010

When deciding on a festival to attend, the town’s size and location are important factors. Those closer to Columbus, for example, might draw a greater crowd, even if the town itself is small. A larger crowd typically means more vendors and products available to those attending. When I read about the Troy Strawberry Festival, I was surprised to learn that …

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9.) Columbus Arts Festival – June 4, 2010

Although this blog and my life both put great emphasis on food – cooking, eating, experimentation, exploration – it’s only one of my interests. I love art as well and even paint a bit. See? So it’s always a delight to go to art festivals and see what talents are out there. At the Columbus Arts Festival, there were plenty …