30.) McConnells Mill Heritage Festival Review – Portersville, Pennsylvania – September 29, 2019

At McConnells Mill State Park… …there was a lot going on to celebrate the annual Heritage Festival. Over at the Civil War Camp… …excited festival goers got ready… …for some old-fashioned canon firing. Just a stone’s throw away, a free Hayride Shuttle picked up festival goers… …to take them to … Read more

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 … Read more

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

26.) Autumn Harvest Festival and WV RoadKill Cook-Off Review – Marlinton, West Virginia – September 28, 2019

I arrived in Marlinton early Saturday morning… …as a rainbow greeted me from above. The Biscuit Bake-Off was taking place at the Opera House… …with plenty of delicious-looking entries… …people were registering… …for the morning’s Possum Trot… …and many, including myself, headed to the Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce booth … Read more

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 … Read more

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)… … Read more

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… … 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

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