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10.) Luckey Fall Festival Review – September 25, 2021

In the Village of Luckey’s Basic Park… …the annual Fall Festival was taking place… …offering decorated pumpkins… …wood carvings… …and all sorts of interesting items. At this rather impressively sized flea market… …visitors could find everything from Match Box cars to metaphysical supplies (Indigo Elephant Gifts)… …milk jugs to traffic … Read more

4.) The Summer Market Review – Lorain, Ohio – July 24, 2021

Author’s Note #1: I first attended the Summer Market in 2014, when it was located in Avon Lake. You can read that post at https://ohiofestivals.net/the-summer-market-avon-lake/ Author’s Note #2: When I was at the festival, the music was played through a loudspeaker system but friends told me that there were live … Read more

2.) Russian Maslenitsa-Pancake Festival Review – Cleveland – March 1, 2020

Just before Eastern Orthodox churches entered the Lenten season… …Cleveland’s Russian community came together at the Russian Cultural Garden of Cleveland… …to celebrate Maslenitsa… …a holiday of pagan origin that bids farewell to Lady Maslenitsa, representative of the winter… …and hello to the spring with a plethora of blini or … Read more

1.) Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival Review – February 22, 2020

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first documented this festival in 2014, which you can read about at https://ohiofestivals.net/cleveland-kurentovanje-winter-festival/ **** It had been a few years since I last attended the Cleveland Kurentovanje… …yet it was still as lively as ever. As Polka music filled the Slovenian National Home, vendors on the main … Read more

31.) Christmas in the Village Review – Plymouth, Ohio – December 7, 2019

At the annual Christmas in the Village… …downtown Plymouth was particularly festive. Skaters glided across an ice-less rink… …kids played in a miniature castle (Castle Playhouse by Gary)… …and pretended to be king… …adults drank in the spirits of the holidays… …through specialty drinks that included Christmas Mimosa, Gingerbread Eggnog … Read more