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15.) Dean Martin Festival Review – 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 Review – 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 Review – 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 Review – 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 Review – 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 Review – 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 Review – 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 …

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8.) The Port Clinton Walleye Festival Review – May 31, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/port-clinton-walleye-festival-revisited/ **********************************************   One of the great risks of both planning and attending a festival is weather. You never can tell what’s going to happen – especially in Ohio. And, sometimes, while things may seem nice where you are, it may be a completely different story at the festival location. …

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7.) Utica Sertoma’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival Review – May 30, 2010

Only hours after leaving the Taste of Cincinnati, we made our way to Utica, town of Velvet Ice Cream, for the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival that Sertoma puts on every Memorial Day weekend. It was already close to 5:30 when we arrived and the festival was scheduled to close at 7. We had an hour and a half to …