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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 villagers can shop, shop and shop. Vendors were plentiful, offering …

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

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 gun powder or fire. This was The Civil War Encampment… …

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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 whomever they wanted… …thanks to all the costume shops… …leather …

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30.) Shaker Woods Festival Review – Columbiana – August 11, 2018

When I entered the grounds of the Shaker Woods Festival… …I was a little overwhelmed… …but with a map in my hand… …and an eye out for location markers… …I set out to explore the 200+ vendors that made this event a shopper’s paradise. As you could guess with so many vendors, there was a little bit of everything… …from …

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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 obvious perk of the Homecoming was to explore the historic …

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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… …broom making… …surveying… …rifle making… …flax scutching… …and sauerkraut making… …

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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 the Fort Rowdy Gathering… …a celebration done through music… …plenty …

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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 1810… …the Fair at New Boston actually made the festival …