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9.) Asian Lantern Festival – Cleveland – September 10, 2021

After normal business hours, many ticket-bearing guests came to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo… …where they passed through an illuminated wisteria tunnel… …and entered a world of illuminated color and fantasy… …at the Asian Lantern Festival. Upon entering the festival, guests were greeted by the pleasant vision of Jack Frost Donuts… … Read more

3.) FarmFest Review – Kirtland, Ohio – July 10, 2021

Through the barn-like entrance building of Lake Metroparks Farmpark… …visitors came to this working farm and education center to celebrate FarmFest… …where a tractor and wagon could give you a lift… …to the Pond Pavilion… …for a Wood vs. Ice Carving Competition… …to The Barnyard area… …for a visit with … 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

22.) Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival Review – Mansfield – July 14, 2018

Out at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield… …people were flocking out to the Inkcarceration Festival… …where they socialized at the entrance bar… …lounged on the sloped lawn… …possibly caught a circus sideshow (Hellzapoppin)… …and rocked with some pretty well-known bands (ie Bush, Our Lady Peace)… …among two stages. Just … Read more

19.) Festival of Sail Review – Sandusky – July 13, 2018

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Festival of Sail takes place at various cities/states. While this experience was in Sandusky, Ohio, similar offerings may be at other locations. **** Just down W. Shoreline Drive at Jackson Pier… …Sandusky was celebrating their Bicentennial through Festival of Sail. While some food and drink could be … Read more

9.) Annie Oakley Festival Review – Ansonia – July 25, 2015

AUTHOR’S NOTE: In 2018, the festival moved to the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville. ******************** Phoebe Ann Mosey, known around the world today as Annie Oakley, was born in Darke County, Ohio on August 13, 1860. She grew up under poor conditions and some rather unfortunate circumstances, but this eventually … Read more