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2.) Burning Snowman Fest Review – Port Clinton – February 23, 2019

In downtown Port Clinton, festival goers waited in front of participating businesses… …for a short bus ride… …to an area between Mr. Ed’s and Dock’s Beach House… …where they could celebrate a festival called the Burning Snowman. Mr. Ed’s felt more like the pre-party celebrations… …where festival goers could get their first drink… …enjoy some food options that included pizza …

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64.) Hudson Christkindlmarkt Review – December 15, 2018

On a chilly day in downtown Hudson… …a Christkindlmarkt (German Christmas market) took place on the Clocktower Green… …with Christmas music performances (Blaskapelle)… …free candy canes for the kids (Howard Hanna)… …and various vendors spread about… …offering warm alpaca clothing (Whistler’s Glen)… …beautiful silver jewelry (The Silver Dragon)… …handmade cajons and hand percussion instruments (JDub)… …palm free soaps (Usoapia)… …carved …

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My Favorite Festivals of 2018

Last year, I wrote a post about My Favorite Festivals of 2017, which you can read HERE. I really liked this idea since it not only gave me a chance to reflect on all the year’s festivals, but it gave readers a chance to catch up on some great festival reviews that they (you) may have missed.  So let’s continue …

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61.) The Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest Review – Dayton – September 23, 2018

Out at the Dayton Art Institute… …it wasn’t your average weekend. Guests were climbing into oversized chairs… …posing for crazy pictures… …eating their weight in sauerkraut balls (Hey Hey Bar and Grill)… …singing along with the Polka band… …and maybe purchasing a funny hat… …to celebrate this year’s Oktoberfest. At the Oktoberfest, those with a craving for German food didn’t …

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58.) St. George Festival Review – Fishers, Indiana – September 22, 2018

At St. George’s in Fishers, Indiana… …their annual festival was taking place. Out in front… …the large yard was used for a children’s area with jump houses… …and prize games… …that included Test Your Strength and Skee Ball… …while, inside the church… …festival goers could shop the church’s market area… …offering religious items… …books… …and hip scarves… …and they could …

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51.) Carmel International Arts Festival Review – Carmel, Indiana – September 22, 2018

When I arrived in downtown Carmel, Indiana… …I greeted some of the residents… …and then joined the mass of festival goers… …to celebrate the Carmel International Arts Festival. Here, artists were lined up along Main and Rangeline Streets… …displaying beautiful leather journals (The Binding Bee)… …fine art abstractions (William Oistad)… …colorful clay (Michael Kifer)… …surreal paintings (Vladimir Ovtcharov)… …whimsical sculptures …

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50.) New Earth Festival Review – Atlanta, Indiana – September 22, 2018

In the town of Atlanta, Indiana… …festival goers came early to park in fields and yards… …purchase a rolling shopping bag… …and shop… …shop… …and shop… …among over 600 vendors… …that took over the entire town… …whether along the streets… …along the train tracks… …in front of churches… …inside barns… …and even on many people’s yards in town. As kids …

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47.) YpsiFest Review – Ypsilanti, Michigan – August 26, 2018

Along Ypsilanti’s Cross Street… …and throughout Riverside Park (even Frog Island at times)… …the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, or YpsiFest, took place… …uniting community groups to bring awareness to our land (Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy)… …our sustainability (Ypsilanti Food Co-op)… …our veterans and youth (VVA310/Ypsi Kids)… …our government and faith (MI Issue 2/Emmanuel Lutheran)… …our homeless (Groundcover News)… …our recovering (Huron …

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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 …