28.) Preston County Buckwheat Festival Review – Kingwood, West Virginia – September 28, 2019

In the city of Kingwood, West Virginia… …the Preston County Buckwheat Festival was a multi-faceted celebration. Right off the bat, the festival came off as huge carnival with plenty of rides… …fun houses… …attractions… …games… …and carnival grub. Then, within the structures that bordered part of the carnival… …it began … 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

36.) Woollybear Festival Review – Vermilion – September 28, 2014

Author’s Note: I wrote a review of the Woollybear Festival back in 2010.  After a few years and a better camera, I decided to come back and be a little more thorough. You can read my 2010 here – 2010 Review ******************** I present you with the Woolly Bear. Larva … Read more

59.) St. Stanislaus Polish Festival Review – Cleveland – October 4, 2013

On the property of Slavic Village’s impressive St. Stanislaus… …people were heading to the social center… …for the annual Polish Festival. Divided among two floors… …the festival offered Polish food products… …Polish knick knacks… …some colorful jewelry and dresses… …and gambling via 50/50’s… …basket games… …and raffles galore! Although the … Read more

60.) Algonquin Mill Fall Festival Review – Carrollton (Petersburg) – October 7, 2011

Around 1800, George Tope moved to the village of Algonquin (now the village of Petersburg near Carrollton) and built the area’s first saw mill (1818), which later became the area’s first grist mill (1826). He ran this mill until his death in 1845, when family members took over operations and … Read more