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48.) Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival Review – August 21, 2010

l Although I had been to the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival last year, this visit felt like the first. This was mostly because the festival took place at the county fairgrounds last year… …thanks to all the construction downtown. But it was also because I had to park a few blocks away from the event… l …in order to avoid $4 …

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47. ) Romanian Festival Review – Cleveland – August 20, 2010

l On Cleveland’s Warren Road sits the oldest Romanian parish in the country… …St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church. Founded in 1904, the parish was originally built on Detroit Road to meet the demand of a wave of Romanian immigrants that started in the 1890’s after Romanians had enough of Austro-Hungarian policy. Later, in1960, the parish moved to the Warren Road …

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46.) North Ridgeville Corn Festival Review – August 15, 2010

. When the North Ridgeville Corn Festival began in 1975, it consisted of only 12 booths placed around the track of the North Ridgeville Middle School. Since then, it’s gotten a lot bigger. In fact, the Corn Festival is a pretty sizable event… k …with its own carnival area for the kids… …equipped with games and rides… …and a nearby …

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45.) The Valley City Frog Jump Festival Review – August 15, 2010

In 1962, Liverpool Township was trying to plan their 150-year town celebration. Inspired by Mark Twain’s short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” a frog jumping competition was created to give children something to take part in. Nearly 50 years later, that competition is now going stronger than ever as the Frog Jump Festival in the unincorporated community …

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44.) Feast of the Assumption Review – Cleveland – August 14, 2010

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – Feast of the Assumption ********************************************** The hot, sunny weather of the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival changed rapidly before we headed out to the Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy. Clouds were filling the sky and the sun was becoming a memory. At first, I figured this would be a …

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43.) Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival Review – Wellington – August 14, 2010

When I came across some information about a quilt festival, I can’t say that I was inspired to run out and check it out. Granted, it was in Wellington, so not that far away, but there was a $5 admission charge and I knew nothing about quilts. But then I read on and my foodie senses began to tingle. The …

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42.) Berlin Heights Basket Festival Review – August 8, 2010

In 1858, Samuel Patterson founded the Berlin Fruit Box Company in Berlin Heights, Ohio to make the ladders, crates and baskets that nearby orchards needed. Now in its sixth generation of basket making, the family company is the oldest basket making business in Ohio – and the second in the nation – concentrating on home basket collections. But in this …

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41.) International Festival Review – Perrysburg – August 8, 2010

. As you cross I-75 and pass the Perrysburg water tower… . …you can notice something in the distance… . . …a structure unlike others in Northwest Ohio… . . …an Islamic center. . . Opening its doors in 1983, the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo was the first Islamic style mosque in North America, constructed after the Muslim community …

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40.) Ukrainian Festival Review – Parma – August 7, 2010

. While heading back from the Twins Day Festival, we stopped in Parma for the Ukrainian Festival, hosted by the Pokrova Ukrainian Catholic Parish. In many ways, it was constructed like a Greek festival with a dining area… l …cafeteria style food service… k l …cultural entertainment as you ate… l l …and various gift ideas to check out once …