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4.) Spring Greek Festival – Lorain, Ohio – May 21, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: In 2014, this spring festival has turned into a drive-thru with no indoor activities or services.  Therefore, although they are now calling it a Gyro Fest, it doesn’t match festival criteria and has been moved to the In Memorium listings.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I attended the St. Nicholas Greek Festival in September, …

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3.) International Migratory Bird Day /Family Bird Festival – Oak Harbor, Ohio – May 8, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I originally only listed the Family Bird Festival at Magee Marsh in Oak Harbor since this was the only real festival-like event that I’ve found. Unfortunately, I’m not even sure if this event even still goes on. But since I now list the full birding events for other states, I thought I would be fair in this case. …

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2.) Dandelion Festival – Dover, Ohio – May 1, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/dandelion-may-festival-revisited/ **********************************************   There’s something to be said about unexpected surprises. When you hear about a festival that’s in a small town (let alone a winery in that small town), you can’t help but be a little apprehensive in regards to what the festival has to offer. Put that small …

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1.) Geauga County Maple Festival – Chardon, Ohio – April 25, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/maple-festival-chardon/ ********************************************** With all the festivals I went to in 2009, those that stood out the most were those that really seemed to take advantage of the theme or product their festival stood for. The Grape Festival in Geneva had grapes, wine, grape pie, grape candy apples and grape ice …

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28 – Ghoulardi Fest – Cleveland – October 23, 2009

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2013 Review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/ghoulardifest-cleveland/ ********************************************** . I headed to, possibly, my last festival of the year, only to be guided by the faint rainbow that fell here. / Very faint. And as the leaves began to change and fall, bringing in the Halloween season, Cleveland set itself for some local television nostalgia with …

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27 – St. John’s Columbus Italian Festival – Columbus, Ohio – October 10, 2009

. Let me say right off that I’m not a big Italian festival fan and that is due to the fact that I’m not a tomato-sauce kind of guy. I love tomatoes, but I really don’t care for tomato paste or sauce. (Keep in mind that tomatoes weren’t really incorporated in Italian cooking until the late 17th century…they came from …

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26 – The Prairie Peddler Festival – Butler, Ohio – October 10, 2009

It’s after 9:30 pm as I write this and I just consumed some DQ small sundae with pumpkin pie pieces, tag-a-longs and caramel sauce. The 15 year old cashier even raised her eyebrow when I ordered it. That HAS to imply some mistake on my part. So, sure, I’m wired…but I can crash at any time. So, if my rather …

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25 – Colonial Williamsburg Festival – Wooster, Ohio – October 4, 2009

This was almost my Festival Hiatus Weekend……almost. I really had nothing scheduled and I may have mentioned it as such to a coworker, because she later gave me a rather thorough list of Ohio Festivals for the month of October. Finding the one in Wooster rather feasible, I decided to take a drive to the Colonial Williamsburg Festival at the …

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24 – Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio – Saturday, September 26, 2009

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/geneva-grape-jamboree-revisited/ ********************************************** Geneva, Ohio, not to be confused with Geneva-on-the-Lake, seems a rather quaint city. Surrounded by wineries and country roads, one wouldn’t expect a festival all that big. I mean, when you’re passing this… . …how big a festival would you expect? But I was REALLY happily surprised. . …