29.) Penn’s Colony Festival Review – Saxonburg, Pennsylvania – September 29, 2019

The Penn’s Colony Festival invites festival goers to a wooded area in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania… …only to transport them to the mid 1700’s… …where children are taught of different times… …military men of rank freely travel about on horseback… …and parades are done through the market streets… …as festival goers and … Read more

4.) The Civil War Encampment Review – Burton – May 25, 2019

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln with Family

Just beyond the entrance gates of the Century Village Museum… …as the fifes and drums remembered Johnny (Crooked River Fife and Drums)… …19th century men chatted in the shade… …young Union solders set up a rifle pyramid… …and cannon operations were demonstrated strictly through gestures and explanation – no actual … Read more

46.) Michigan Renaissance Festival Review – Holly, Michigan – August 26, 2018

Down in Holly Grove… …there’s a magical land… …with mermaids… …unicorns… …a living tree… …and many other fascinating characters. Welcome to the Michigan Renaissance Festival… …a huge festival… …where ogres sang… …princesses flourished… …elves and warriors could walk their dog together in peace… …and visitors could easily transform themselves… …into … Read more

33.) The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace Review – Rock Creek – August 12, 2018

Beyond the ticket booths and castle walls… …past the feast hall… …and after the band… …there’s a pathway that takes you by… …a Peasant Village… …camel and horse rides… …and your first armor and sword shop… …before unleashing you into the woods… …where you could go off and create your … Read more

27.) Sonnenberg Homecoming Review – Kidron – August 11, 2018

In 1819, settlers from the area of Switzerland’s Sonnenburg Mountain settled in Wayne County to flee religious persecution and start new lives with their families. Many years later, those descendants (sometimes in the same clothing)… …came to Sonnenberg Village… …to reunite with loved ones… …and celebrate their annual Homecoming. One … Read more

21.) Mountain Craft Days Review – Somerset, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

The Somerset Historical Center is a beautiful property to explore… …with a covered bridge… …a cider press… …a newly finished lime kiln… …and an annual festival called Mountain Craft Days. All over the grounds, festival goers were able to watch demonstrations and learn about such things as stone cutting… …coopering… … Read more

29.) Fort Rowdy Gathering Review – Covington – September 4, 2016

I walked on over to Covington Community Park… …as kids played in the playground below… …and festival goers wavered in time… …between the present day with cornhole boards and dish towels… …and the past circa late 1700’s/early 1800’s, where you would find box makers… …stitchers and homemade soaps. This was … Read more

28.) Fair at New Boston Review – Springfield – September 4, 2016

Beyond the entrance banner, admission gate… …and some area historical society booths… …something magical happened. As festival goers approached the Mad River military camp… …with the possibility of seeing a cannon fire… …they felt themselves pass through time while descending upon the Fair at New Boston. Set between 1790 to … Read more

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