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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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3.) Testicle Festival Review – Tiro – May 12, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been to the Testicle Festival once before in 2013.  To read that experience and learn the festival’s history, please go to  https://ohiofestivals.net/4-tiro-testicle-festival-may-19-2013/ ******************** It was a beautiful Friday evening at the Tiro Tavern… …perfect for heading around back… …and celebrating their annual Testicle Festival. After a quick visit inside the tavern for wristbands and beer tickets… …festival …

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6.) Port Clinton Walleye Festival Review – May 25, 2015

Author’s Note: I first visited the Port Clinton Walleye Festival in 2010 right after a huge rainstorm washed out most of the festival goers.  If you want to read that review, you can go to https://ohiofestivals.net/8-the-port-clinton-walleye-festival-may-31-2010/ ******************** With my mom and Max, I headed back up to Port Clinton… …the Walleye Capital of the World… …and walked on over to …

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18.) Toast of Ohio Wine Festival Review – Sandusky – July 26, 2014

For the first time, I didn’t head to the Merry-Go-Round Museum… …to ride the carrousel… …or admire the wonderfully carved and painted animals on display. No, I was actually here for the Toast of Ohio Wine Festival… …where festival goers were having a blast… …thanks to a music performance by SandTown… …and a wee bit of help from the contents …

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11.) Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off Review – May 24, 2014

Deep within the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds… …beyond the bike parking… …and next to the windmill… …Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off was taking place… …and one particular kid was happy about getting to taste his first BBQ rib! But first he had to make his way through the vendor booths… …which consisted of the bath fitter, hot tub… …and window variety… …with …

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13.) Banana Split Festival Review – Wilmington – June 8, 2013

In the winter of 1907, Ernest R. Hazard, owner of Hazard’s Restaurant, needed a way to lure in the students from nearby Wilmington College. In order to do this, he held a contest with his employees, bringing out various ingredients for them to try and create a new dish. This was a contest that Ernest ended up winning himself. (sounds …

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7.) Moonshine Festival Review – New Straitsville – May 25, 2012

The village of New Straitsville was founded in 1870 by the New Straitsville Mining Company in order to provide housing for its workers. In just a short time, an entire town was constructed that included stores, a railroad station, a telegraph office, a jail, a school, churches, and houses for families placed anywhere there was land to fit them. The …

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62.) Yellow Springs Street Fair Review – October 8, 2011

Founded in 1825, the village of Yellow Springs was named after a nearby natural spring thought to possess healing properties (it was rich in iron ore, which left a yellow-orange color on surrounding rock). Originally, the village founders came here with the intention of creating a Utopian community, but that vision eventually fell apart due to differences of opinion and, …