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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. . …

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23 – Lorain Latino Fest – September 20, 2009

One of Lorain’s best festivals is definitely the Lorain International Festival. A cornucopia of food brought together for a mass of hungry festival goers. It’s almost like a culinary Epcot Center where the World Showcase is squeezed together in 1/1000 the space. If in a group, you and your friends can split up, get various items and share your treasures …

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22 – Clinton Apple Fest – Sept. 20, 2009

After a long driving day Saturday, I had another 2-3 festivals to hit on Sunday. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it, but I remained optimistic. From Columbus, I figured I should take advantage of my location and take a slight detour on my way to the next festival in Clinton, Ohio (near Canton). So I …

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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 …