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21 – Via Colori Festival – Columbus, Ohio – 9/19/09

*** AUTHOR’S NOTE *** The other festival referred to in this posting (which does not involve chalk drawings) is the Independents’ Day Festival. This is why it’s referred to as a “Quasi-Review” on the Festival Schedule Page. I arrived in downtown Columbus without a problem, eventually finding the 2 street blocks closed on Gay Street. As I went from one …

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20 – Pawpaw Festival – Lake Snowden, Ohio – 9/19/09

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I have 2 more current posts on this festival. To read my 2011 experience, you can go to http://ohiofestivals.net/52-pawpaw-festival-albany-september-17-2011/ To read my 2016 experience, you can go to http://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-pawpaw-festival-albany ********************************************* Before discussing my time at the Pawpaw Festival, allow me to briefly discuss what a fun state Ohio can be with its city names. I’ve already taken a …

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19 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Mapleside Farms – Brunswick, Ohio – 9/19/09

(Click photo to see bigger version or right-click and open in a new window) I really should start out that this was a MEGA-festival weekend. My goal was to get 6 festivals in, but I “only” got in 5. The Johnny Appleseed Festival in Brunswick was my first of the weekend, being only a half hour away and starting around …

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Tremont Arts Festival

For my third festival of the weekend, I met a friend of mine and her two sons in Tremont (an artsy section near downtown Cleveland) for some brunch and the Tremont Arts Festival. I parked the car and had to cross the park to get to the South Side Restaurant. The park was packed with people and music, much bigger …

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Skunk Fest – North Ridgeville, Ohio

I really wasn’t sure where to go today. On the one hand, there’s a potato festival in Mantua (1 hr 15 min) that advertises pierogies and potato pancakes. But, on the other hand, there’s the Skunk Fest. Where else am I going to get that? And – what’s more – where else will I have to sign a waver to …

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St. Nicholas Greek Festival

So the St. Nicholas Greek Festival is not new to me. It’s the first Greek Festival I’ve ever been to and the main comparison I use to other Greek Festivals. It’s filled with great food and desserts and an ever-growing amount of people who go each year. Taking place on a limited amount of space and parking, Lorain city officers …

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The Milan Melon Festival

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2014 Review here – http://ohiofestivals.net/milan-melon-festival-revisited/ ********************************************** For a town so close (30 minutes), it shames me to say I’ve never been in one of Thomas Edison’s homes. Although I doubt I would be greatly excited by the tour, I have gone out of my way for lesser things and (again shamefully) I admit how …

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A quick listing of festival hopping (so far)!

When I got back from Ireland towards the end of June, the remaining summer seemed lifeless. Apart from summertime duties – like mowing the lawn – what would I really have to look forward to? There were no more big trips planned or great outings scheduled. Looking at my calendar seemed quite a bit disappointing. So I found a site …