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A Kentucky Getaway

In late March, my youngest and I headed down to visit my wife’s family in Kentucky, get away from our usual routine in Ohio and visit some places I’ve been meaning to see for a few years now, particularly Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville and the city of Danville, Kentucky… …this is that story. Claudia Sanders Dinner House – …

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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 villagers can shop, shop and shop. Vendors were plentiful, offering …

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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 to feel more like a county fair feel with the …

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27.) Leaf Peeper’s Festival Review – Davis, West Virginia – September 28, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Leaf Peeper’s Festival has Heritage Exhibits at various locations. This may include a train exhibit, a petting zoo and more. This experience only covers what was found at the festival’s main site. **** As travelers drove into Davis, West Virginia, they became instantly aware of the Leaf Peeper’s Festival… …a festival found further along and on both …

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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 for a $5 wristband… …so that they could enjoy samples …

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24.) Sistersville Marble Festival Review – Sistersville, West Virginia – September 27, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I visited the festival on Friday morning before any serious crowds had arrived. I was told that Saturday is the big day. **** The Sistersville Marble Festival is a marble show and festival… …where marble enthusiasts come together (WV Marble Shooters Association)… …promoting marbles to festival goers through various games… …as well as through the selling of an …

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22.) Howell Melon Festival Review – Howell, Michigan – August 27, 2019

On the Howell Carnegie Library lawn… …the Rotary Club of Howell was selling something rather special and delicious… …ice cream made from official Howell melons… …in celebration of their annual Melon Festival. The Melon Festival took place in downtown Howell, with the majority running along W. Grand River Avenue… …where vendors sold everything from local maple products and salsas (4D …