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Virginia, Newport News, Event Date: October 10-12, 2014

Harvest Faire Returns for 20th Year of Medieval fun, Newport News, VA

Harvest Faire, the Virginia Peninsula’s oldest Renaissance Festival, will return to Newport News to celebrate its 20th season October 10-12, 2014. The Faire is held at Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Rd. Visitors will enjoy medieval combat and encampments, knights on horseback, live music and dance, merchants, food and period games. You don’t have to wear a costume and they don’t mind if you do wear one. Times are Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tickets are $20 for an adult weekend pass ...

 


 

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Arizona, Tucson, Event Date: September 12th, 2014

UV Splash Color Dash Run/Walk Lights up Tucson, September 12th

Participate in the UV Splash Color Dash on September 12, at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ. This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker - it's Tucson’s Brightest 5k run/walk. The UV Splash Color Dash is a fun-filled experience for walkers, runners, and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The dash is not timed - it's more about sharing memories, laughing, and getting colored like a glow-in-the-dark sticker than competing. As participants run, walk the course, the Dasher-Splasher volunteers will ...

 


 

Arkansas, Maumelle, Event Date: September 27th to 28th

Pianist Andrew Staupe Opens Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Season in Maumelle, AR With Rachmaninoff Concerto

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, opens the 2014-2015 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Andrew Staupe, piano. The program also features Promenade Overture, composed by ASO Composer of the Year John Corigliano, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. The ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Date: September 30th

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Landers FIAT River Rhapsodies: Death and the Maiden with Bridge, Brahms at Clinton Center, Little Rock, AR

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the opening concert of the 2014-2015 Landers FIAT River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series: Death and the Maiden, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM. ASO’s Quapaw and Rockefeller Quartets, along with David Renfro, horn, Geoffrey Robson, violin, and May Tsao-Lim, piano, present music ...

 


 

California, Burbank, Event Date: Sept. 5-7, 2014

3rd Annual Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival Runs September 5th-7th, Burbank, CA

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival will be held on Sept. 5th to 7th at the Victory Theater (3326 W Victory Blvd.) in Burbank, California. The festival celebrates upcoming feature and short films in the genre of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, for both adults and children. This boutique festival attracts working professionals and upcoming producers and directors. The festival was created by director Logan Thomas and Aric Cushing. The festival selects only the finest films from around the world ...

 


 

California, Pleasanton, Event Date: August 30 & 31, 2014

149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, August 30 & 31, Pleasanton, CA

The 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band have been signed to perform at the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games, set for this Labor Day weekend (August 30 & 31) at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California (4501 Pleasanton Avenue). Among the premium attractions is the 40th U.S. Invitational Heavy Event Championship featuring the world’s top heavy event pro and amateur athletes; the Western U.S. Open Highland Dancing ...

 


 

California, Big Bear Lake, Event Date: Weekends, Sept. 13 - Oct. 25, 2014

44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Expands German Entertainment, Weekends, September 13th - October 25th

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times, weekends, September 13th - October 25th. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this fall’s festival once again will expand the entertainment line-up to feature two bands from Germany and more free contests. The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has continuously expanded its entertainment offerings over the past five years, providing guests with a wide variety of music, dance groups and ...

 


 

California, Maripoa, Event Date: Saturday September 20, 2014

Blazin Hog Competition, BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival, Mariposa, CA

The 8th Annual "Blazin Hog" Competition, BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival will take place in Mariposa, California, Saturday September 20, 2014, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds (40 miles from Yosemite National Park). The music stage will once again, be alive with well known Cajun/Zydeco recording artists for toe-tapping dancing pleasure. Enjoy a huge shaded dance floor while you move your feet to the sounds of the Blues Box Bayou Band,  Ron Bombardier and his Bayou Boys and the local favorite, Good Medicine. Get your BBQ teams together ...

 


 

California, Kelseyville, Event Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Celebrate All Things Pear at the 22nd Kelseyville Pear Festival, Kelseyville, CA, September 27th

Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, marks the 22nd annual Kelseyville Pear Festival, Kelseyville, CA. Admission to the Festival is a free, family-focused event showcasing the greater Kelseyville  area’s agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen and community services. Join in the fun filled day with a home town parade starting on Main Street in Kelseyville. Festivities include a children’s area, musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse demonstrations; antique cars, engine ...

 


 

California, South Lake Tahoe, Event Date: August 31, 2014

Lake Tahoe's Only Farm-to-Fork Festival Highlights Sierra Nevada Region, August 31st

Foodies and wine lovers alike will gather in South Lake Tahoe this Labor Day weekend as Sample the Sierra celebrates its 5th anniversary on Sunday, August 31st in Bijou Community Park. For the past four years, this Farm-to-Fork event has supported regional talent by showcasing only locally grown and cultivated food paired with wine, beer or spirits. Sample the Sierra is a one-day festival set in scenic South Lake Tahoe. Sample the Sierra goes from 12pm to 5pm on August 31st with tastings ending at 4pm. Attendees ...

 


 

California, Napa, Event Date: September 5, 2014

Cosentino Winery Annual Wine & Movie Night, Yountville, CA, September 5th

The 4th annual Cosentino Winery Wine & Movie Night will take place at 7415 St. Helena Hwy., Yountville, CA on September 5th from 8pm – 10pm. The feature film will be The Princess Bride. Ticket includes freshly popped popcorn, custom chocolates from local Vintage Sweet Shoppe and Cosentino wines. Visitors should bring lawn chairs. The event benefits the Napa Valley Food Bank. Bring non-perishable donation and receive 30% off all wine purchases ...

 


 

California, Lotus, Event Date: September 12 - 14

8th Annual American River Music Festival, September 12 - 14, Lotus, CA

Dip your toes in the river while grooving to world renowned vintage rock, blues, new and old grass, sweet jam and the finest of folk at the 8th Annual American River Music Festival in California’s scenic Gold Country. Situated on the South Fork of the American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Coloma Lotus Valley offers a stunning backdrop for 30 live music performances. The event takes place September 12 - 14 at Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Rd, Lotus CA. One of the most popular tickets is the festival camping ticket, which includes Friday-Monday riverfront camping, all music  ...

 


 

California, San Francisco, Event Date: September 5-20, 2014

San Francisco Fringe Festival Brings Stunning, Surprising Indie Theater

The San Francisco Fringe Festival returns for its 23rd year with 35 examples of the best in stunning, surprising, and often over-the-top new theatre.There’s everything from sketch comedy to Russian-style Vaudeville, from angry ghosts disrupting a tech startup to a pair of clowns sharing a dream, from a new take on speed dating to a tale of the murder of the West Coast’s most famous promoter of black music.Plus the tale of an amnesiac Belgian cabaret singer discovered frozen in a block of ice ...

 


 

California, Ojai, Event Date: October 11-13, 2014

Prestigious Ojai Studio Artists Tour Set for October 11-13, Ojai, CA

The 31st annual self-guided Ojai Studio Artists Tour – one of the premier art events in California – is set for Columbus Day weekend, October 11-13. This is the first three-day event in the Tour’s history. Fifty artist studios throughout the breathtaking Ojai Valley will be open each day from 10am to 5pm. The event takes place at the Ojai Center for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai, CA. The 2014 Tour features the work of six new OSA artists. This year, artist demonstrations will also be a feature at several studios, with the Demonstration Schedule ...

 


 

Colorado, Colorado Springs, Event Date: September 6, 2014

Entirely Expo’s First Annual End of Summer Bash, Colorado Springs, September 6th

Entirely Expo’s of Denver will be hosting the first annual End of Summer Bash, September 6th, at the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. This free event will be held indoors, in a 40,000 sq. ft. event center, complete with a Vendor Marketplace, Colorado Corner, Artists of Colorado, a Handmade and Artisan Area, Kidz Korner, and Silent Auction to benefit  ... 

 


 

Colorado, Trinidad, Event Date: September 18 to 21, 2014

3rd Annual TrindieFest Film Festival set to turn Trinidad, CO into a “film town”

The 3rd Annual TrindieFest Truly Independent Film Festival will run from September 18th to 21st with a VIP reception at the A. R. Mitchell Memorial Museum of Western Art on September 18th. Over the festival’s three-day run, the 30 award-winning films of 2014 will screen at Trinidad State Junior College (600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO). Film industry professionals will share their experience and expertise at The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre located in downtown Trinidad. Featured among the 2014 guest speakers are: distributer Jamie ...

 


 

Colorado, Pueblo, Event Date: September 19, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Brings Picasso, Matisse and Chagall Collection to Pueblo

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center celebrates the most important artists of the 20th century with Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, an exhibition of prints, opening its doors to the public September 19. An opening reception for Arts Center members will be held September 18. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall were among the trailblazers of their time, an era defined by artistic leaps in freedom from academia constraints ...

 


Connecticut, Westport, Event Date: August 30 & 31

7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Westport CT

The 7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, presented by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, will be held in Westport CT on August 30 and 31 at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and the Westport Library. It will be the strongest musical lineup, fiercest barbecue competition, and spiciest selection of food and drink vendors yet. This Festival isn’t just Blues or barbecue: it’s a huge downtown Westport party for all ages and tastes. There are two ways to enjoy the ...

 


 

Connecticut, Milford, Event Date: September 19-20, 2014

Live Music, Food & Fun at the 9th Annual Irish Festival, Milford CT, September 19-20

The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will host their 9th Annual Irish Festival on September 19 & 20 (rain or shine). The festival will take place at The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT. The Festival kicks-off on Friday, September 19th (6:00pm – 11:00pm) with live musical performances by Calley McGrane and the Exiles, Kevin McKernon of County Cavan, and Hair of the Dog. There will be a variety of food samplings ...

 


 

Florida, Gulf Breeze, Event Date: March 28-29, 2015

CALL TO ARTISTS: 2015 Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival and Pre-Festival Poster Contest

Each year, the The City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. (GBAI) sponsors a competition to select the artwork to be used in the design of the official festival poster for the Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival. 2015 Festival Poster Contest: Winning artwork will receive a $250 cash award and will be displayed on Festival T-shirts, Posters, and pre-festival publicity. Contest Deadline: 12/2/14.  2015 Fine Arts & Crafts Festival: Artists may apply online at www.zapplication.org or download an application at www.gulfbreezearts.org. Application deadline:  12/7/14. The City of Gulf Breeze  ...

 


 

Florida, Ocoee (Orlando), Event Date: August 29th to 31st, 2014

31 Florida Films Featured in Central Florida Film Festival 9th Annual Event, August 29th to 31st

The 9th Annual Central Florida Film Festival will take place at the West Orange Cinemas in Ocoee, Florida over the Labor Day weekend, August 29th thru 31st, 2014. This year's festival features thirty-one films from Florida including the World Premier of the feature film "UNTOLD."  Seventy-nine films in all will be screened at the newly renovated West Orange Cinemas on McGuire Road in Ocoee, Florida. Independent films starring such performers at Lee Merewether, Daniel J. Travanti, Charles ...

 


 

Florida, West Palm Beach, Event Date: September 19-21, 2014

Home and Boat Show returns to West Palm Beach, September 19-21

Attendees coming to the Palm Beach Convention Center September 19-21 will find two shows in one. The Home and Remodeling Show will offer hundreds of exhibits on the latest in home remodeling, landscape, windows and doors, spas and much more. After strolling aisles of home remodel ideas you will then enter the Boat Show portion which will have over 100 boats featuring center consoles, cruisers, deck boats, pontoons, ski and much more. Hours are Friday 12-7, Saturday 11-7 and Sunday ...

 


 

Florida, Key Largo, Event Date: October 10th to 12th

Third Annual Key Largo Songfest, Downtown Key Largo, October 10th to 12th

Columbus Day Weekend welcomes the 3rd Annual Key Largo Songfest in Downtown Key Largo at the all waterfront venue's of Bayside Grille, Pilot House, and Key Largo Fisheries (Friday through Sunday, October 10th, 11th, & 12th). The Downtown Key Largo Association will host a group of professional songwriters at three different venues simultaneously including Greg Barnhill, Mark Stephen Jones ...

 


 

Illinois, Springfield, Event Date: September 26-28, 2014 

13th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show Returns to Downtown Springfield, IL September 26-28

The lure of over 1,000 cool cars, live music, food and fun will bring over 80,000 spectators to scenic Downtown Springfield, IL on Friday through Sunday, September 26-28. The 13th Annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival and Car Show celebrates the Golden Age of Automobiles, and America’s love of the open road on the legendary Route 66. Vehicles can register at www.Route66Fest.com but admission is free to all spectators. The fun starts on Friday evening, September 26th with the Route 66 City Nights Cruise ...

 


 

Illinois, Naperville

Von Heidecke Dance Center Announces Maria Tallchief Scholarship, Naperville, IL

The Von Heidecke’s Dance Center announces the Maria Tallchief Scholarship, which is available to new students of the Dance Center. The scholarship is made possible by an anonymous donor, and a grant from the Brackthorn Foundation. New students interested in being considered for the scholarship must make an appointment for a free evaluation at the Dance Center, 1239 S. Naper Boulevard, Naperville, IL. President Obama's daughters appeared in this school’s production of The Nutcracker ...

 


 

Indiana, Shelbyville, Event Date: September 20 & 21, 2014

Journey Into the Past at the Blue River Valley Pioneer Fair, Shelbyville, IN, September 20 & 21

The Blue River Valley Pioneer Fair takes place at the Shelby Co. Fairgrounds, 500 Frank St., Shelbyville, IN, on Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 21st from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Costumed participants demonstrate the labors of living in the early 1800s to post-Civil War and recreate the atmosphere of a fur-trade rendezvous. Experience living history at its best with the sounds of music and laughter, the aroma of campfires and food and the colorful ...

 


 

Iowa, Davenport, Event Date: September 6 & 7, 2014

Beaux Arts Fall Fair - A Premier Art Festival, Davenport, Iowa, September 6 & 7

The Beaux Arts Fund Committee has announced their 61st Bi-Annual Fall Art Fair being held on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7. This juried fine art/fine craft fair is held outdoors on the Figge Art Museum Plaza, 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa.  Admission to the fair is free all weekend.  Hours are Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. The fall fair features artists from multiple states ...

 


 

Kansas, Topeka, Event Date: August 16, 2014

7th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival, August 16th, Topeka, KS

The 7th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival will be held Saturday, August 16, 9:30am – 4:30pm, at Great Overland Station, 701 N Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS. The Festival celebrates Topeka’s rich railroad heritage with telegraph demonstrations, handcar rides, tours of the new railroad park, trackless train rides, model train layouts, model demonstrations, kids’ activities, great food and entertainment and much more. Admission is $6 in advance, $10 at the gate, ages 2 & under are free. Railroad Heritage, Inc. ...

 


 

Maryland, Havre De Grace, Event Date: August 8-10, 2014

34th Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival to feature seafood delicacies, Three Dog Night, Havre de Grace, MD, August 8-10

The 34th Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is the longest continuously running Seafood Festival in Maryland.  It will be held on August 8-10 in Tydings Memorial Park (350 Commerce St.) overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Historic Havre de Grace, Maryland. Festivities include 28 vendors serving more than 265 different foods with an abundance of seafood delicacies and other great foods; 120 Arts & Craft Vendors featuring artisan self-made products; A C ...

 

 


 

Massachusetts, Northampton, Event Date: October 11, 12 & 13, 2014

Award-Winning Paradise City Arts Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Remarkable Art, Stylish Crafts, Great Food and Cool Jazz

The 20th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA on Columbus Day Weekend, October 11, 12 & 13. The Fairgrounds are located at 54 Old Ferry Road (off Route 9). It’s a world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. A carefully selected collection of 275 painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Harvard, Event Date: September 13 - 14

Harvard Fall Festival – Fun for the Entire Family in Picturesque Harvard, MA

The annual Harvard Fall Festival, September 13-14, is a weekend of fun for the entire family and folks of all ages. Enjoy ‘live music’ all day, the Mass state championship BBQ Cook-Off with the opportunity to sample the best in BBQ, a craft fair featuring beautiful hand made goods, kids attractions including giant inflatable’s, adult & teen challenges including the Castle Siege and Log Jousting, classic car show with over 100 antique and classic automobiles on display (Sunday only) and delicious festival food including BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, hand-cut  ...

 


 

Mexico, Mexico City

Experience authentic Mexican food in a way that only the locals do with Mexican Food Tours, Mexico City

Mexican Food Tours takes intrepid foodies on walking food tours through Mexico City to sample the very best authentic Mexican food. Customers try both savory and sweet local specialties while exploring the ever-colorful Mexico City through the eyes of a local. And as it’s a walking tour, you won’t miss a thing in this unique journey through a city where you never know what culinary delights are just around the corner. Set up by passionate local foodies Connie Estefan and Jimena Gil, Mexican ...

 


 

Michigan, Rochester, Event Date: September 5 to 7, 2014

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Presents Spotlights Market, Rochester, MI, September 5-7

On September 5th through 7th, artists tents line the streets of Walnut and Fourth in bustling downtown Rochester. Spotlights Market, with more than 120 juried exhibitors will feature something for everyone. There will be jewelry, pottery, photography, fiber, metal, painting and floral booths. The Older Persons' Commission booth features their famous apple pies, a Rochester tradition. There are several specialty food ...

 


 

Missouri, Kansas City, Event Date: August 29 and 30, 2014

Rag Swing Bop! Premieres on Charlie Parker's Birthday, August 29th at Kansas City’s Historic Gem Theater

Paul Mesner Puppets celebrates Kansas City jazz in its newest production Rag Swing Bop! (previously Ragtime to Bebop: The KC Jazz Story) August 29 and 30. Set on the birth date of the central character, iconic saxophonist Charlie Parker, the premiere will be at the Gem Theater in the historic jazz district of Kansas City, 1616 East 18th Street. The musical play starts out with Missourian Scott Joplin’s "12th Street Rag" and will consist of many classic jazz recordings including "Night ...

 


 

Missouri, Eureka, Event Date: August 22 and 23

TOCO Family Festival and Camp Out, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, Eureka, MO, August 22 to 23

For the 13th consecutive year, the TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) Family Festival offers music and camping, food and beverage vendors, plus a multitude of child and family focused entertainment including a campsite decorating contest, costume exhibitions, parades, collective arts project, face painting, performances and workshops by St. Louis Music and Science Teachers and St. Louis Hoop Club, playground ...

 


 

Missouri, Pilot Knob, Event Date: September 27th & 28th, 2014

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob Sesquicentennial Events, Pilot Knob, MO, September 27th & 28th

September 27th & 28th Visit the Arcadia Valley September 27th and 28th  where you will step back in time to September of 1864 when the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pilot Knob is re-enacted at the Historic Fort Davidson State Park, September 27th & 28th in Pilot Knob, MO. Today, the Arcadia Valley in Iron County is a peaceful setting in one of Missouri’s most scenic areas. But in 1864, the valley was the scene of one of the largest and most hard-fought Civil War battles waged on the state’s soil. Confederate ...

 


 

New Jersey, Montclair, Event Date: September 20-21, 2014

Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, Montclair, NJ, September 20-21

Many new exhibitors, as well as some favorites, will grace Essex County’s Anderson Park in Upper Montclair, NJ on September 20-21 with their exquisite fine art and fine crafts. From 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine, Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, for the 31st time, will transform the park into 170 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry ...

 


 

New Jersey, Riverdale, Event Date: September 1st

10th Annual Street Fair Returning to Riverdale, NJ on September 1st

On Monday, September 1st, the Borough of Riverdale, NJ is holding its 10th Annual Labor Day Street Fair.  This event will once again be held on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike and Jackson Ave. from 10AM-5PM. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party.  There will be 200 exhibitors, the Kidz Traveling Shindig area, over twenty food vendors and live entertainment all day. There will be many creative crafters with hand crafted works and merchandise dealers offering unique items for sale. The special kids section will be brimming ...

 


 

New Jersey, New Providence, Event Date: September 7th

New Providence, New Jersey to Hold Annual Street Fair, September 7th

On Sunday, September 7, 2014 the New Providence Business Community is holding its Annual Street Fair. This free event will once again be held in New Providence, NJ, on Springfield Ave. from Livingston St. to South St. The hours of the Street Fair are 10am-5pm. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, clown, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos and much more. There will be live ...

 


 

New Jersey, Fort Lee, Event Date: September 7, 2014

21st Century Folk Revival: A Celebration of the People's Music, Fort Lee, NJ, September 7th

The Fort Lee Public Library presents an Ensemble NYC concert “21st Century Folk Revival: A Celebration of the People’s Music” (classical guitar, violin, cello, soprano and koto). The event takes place September 7th at 2:00pm at the Fort Lee Public Library, 320 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ. Michael Gilsinan, guitar; Harmonnia Junus, violin; Mizuho Takeshita, soprano; Monica Ji, cello and Masayo Ishigure, koto will perform a unique blend of music by Bach, Paganini, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and a premiere of new music written ...

 


 

New Jersey, Woodland Park, Event Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Woodland Park's 2nd Annual Street Fair, Woodland Park, NJ, August 31st

On Sunday August 31, the Woodland Park Recreation Department will hold the 2nd Annual Street Fair, Woodland Park, NJ.  This free event will be held on McBride Ave. from Lackawanna Ave. to Memorial Drive. The Street Fair hours are 10am-5pm.   The street will be transformed into a giant town block party.  There will be 200 exhibitors, the Kidz Traveling Shindig area, over twenty food vendors and live entertainment all day, including Jamie Lee Gaita, Joshua Van Ness, The Echos and much ...

 


 

New Jersey, Woodstown, Event Date: October 10-12, 2014

Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off coming to South Jersey, October 10-12

Giant pumpkin growers and pumpkin enthusiast will be planting seeds, watering, and fertizing, pampering and burying vines from spring to fall, as they prepare for their moment in the spot light. Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the South Jersey South Jersey Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Sunday, October 12th, at the Salem County ...

 


 

New Jersey, Newton, Event Date: September 13 & 14, 2014

Wilbur’s Fall Country Craft Fair, Newton, New Jersey, September 13 & 14

Wilbur’s Fall Country Craft Fair will  be held September 13 & 14,  rain or shine,  at Wilbur’s Country Store and Barn Shops, 735, Rt. 94,  8 miles south of Newton, N.J. Show hours are 10 am to  4: 30 pm,  Saturday and Sunday. Free admission and parking on site.  This is the 34th year for the show, which combines the talents of crafters from four states.  Their crafts include jewelry, quilting, folk art, decorative signs and country wood items ...

 


 

New York, Sloatsburg, Event Date: September 7, 2014

Bluegrass Comes to the Ramapo Highlands, Sloatsburg, NY, September 7th

Bring your lawn chairs to the Great Lawn of Harmony Hall, Jacob Sloat House (1848), 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg, NY, on Sunday, September 7th from 1-6 PM for The 5th Annual Highlands Bluegrass and Crafts Festival. World-renowned fiddler, Sue Cunningham and her band bring Bluegrass back to the heart of the Ramapo Highlands. Joining the festival this year are The Ebony Hillbillies, a black string band proficient in down home Americana that incorporates bits of jazz and other flavors into an old-time ...

 


 

New York, South Wales, Event Date: September 27, 2014

Western New York Fiber Arts Festival, South Wales, NY, September 27th

History is alive and well and you can experience it at the 10th annual Western New York Fiber Arts Festival, September 27th from 10 am to 5 pm. at the Ski Lodge in Emery Park, South Wales, NY. The event will open your eyes to how people have provided for themselves for generations. Need a set of clothes? Want to see how it was made 100 years ago, 200 years ago, 500 years ago? The connection between humans ...

 


 

North Carolina, Mocksville, Event Date: September 13, 2014

Kruger Brothers Coming to Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival, Mocksville, NC

The Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, September 13th, will feature the highly acclaimed Kruger Brothers. In 2007, the Krugers Brothers received the Award for Artistic Excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011, Jens Kruger was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he won the coveted Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The Snyder Family Band will also perform. The Snyders have had several IBMA ...

 


 

North Carolina, Rocky Mount, Event Date: October 30, 2014

Dunn Center Performance Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Beatles Tour, Rocky Mount, NC, October 30th

For 30 years, 1964 The Tribute has put on an exciting show that Rolling Stone Magazine calls the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” 1964 The Tribute will be performing at the Dunn Center of Performing Arts, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC, on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $27.00. This year, the rock group has a brand new show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Beatles Tour. This talented group of musicians create a thrilling ...

 


 

North Carolina, Concord, Event Date: September 9-10

Meetings Quest Programming Lineup Features Sports Figures and Meetings Industry Experts

Meetings Quest, the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for association and corporate meeting planners, will be held September 9–10 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The programming lineup includes Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen, NASCAR driver David Ragan, meetings industry experts and technology innovators. The event is located in Concord at 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW. Hosted by the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau and presented by Association News ...

 


 

North Carolina, Mars Hill, Event Date: October 4, 2014

Mars Hill Heritage Festival and the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival Coming to Mars Hill, NC

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the town of Mars Hill, NC, will be transformed into a celebration of traditional music, dance, locally made arts and crafts, and of course delicious food. Two of the finest festivals in the Southern Appalachian region - the twenty-year-old Mars Hill Heritage Festival and the forty-seven year old Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival - join to showcase and preserve our rich traditions. You won’t walk away without a smile and a renewed appreciation for all that this community ...

 


 

North Carolina, Cherryville, Event Date: August 30, 31, Sept 5, 6, 2014

Family Friendly, Affordable Music Festivals in Cherryville, North Carolina

The nonprofit organization Catawba Valley Music Revival announces its Fall Music Schedule held at 5799 Coot Williams Road, Cherryville, NC on August 30, 31 and Sept 5, 6. The God of Second Chances Music Festival will be held August 30th with an advance ticket price of $10, $15 at the gate. Scheduled artist include The Pioneers, Plans View Worship Band, Heartstrings of Fairview, Three 16 Band, Leon Everette & the Faith Riders and closing out the night at 7pm, Mr. Michael Combs. Children 12 and under are ...

 


 

Ohio, Mount Vernon, Event Date: August 7 to 10, 2014

Gatlin Brothers Headline Music Festival in Mount Vernon, Ohio, August 7 to 10

The 2014 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival will be held in the streets of downtown Mount Vernon, OH, on August 7th – 10th, marking the 27th year for the event. The Festival’s mission is to “Celebrate the Legacy” of Dan Emmett. This homegrown musician, composer and founder of minstrelsy tradition is known world-wide as the author of “Dixie.” Dan Emmett’s life and career is honored through a varied format of performing and creative artists on four stages and all along South Main Street for ...

 


 

Ohio, Event Date: September 16, 2014

Salvation Army Offering Free Continuing Education Credits Throughout Ohio: Estate and Charitable Gift Planning Institute Seminar

The Salvation Army will be hosting its 22nd annual Estate and Charitable Gift Planning Institute Seminar on September 16, 2014. This free seminar will be broadcast to twenty-two locations throughout Ohio. The seminar will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. EST. Attorneys, CPAs, Certified Financial Advisors, Trust Officers and other planning professionals will receive continuing education credits in their field for attending the seminar ...

 


 

Oklahoma, Newkirk, Event Date: August 30 to 31, 2014

Country Went Wild Music Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Native Lights Casino, Newkirk, OK

Native Lights Casino is gearing up for Country Went Wild, an outdoor music festival happening this Labor Day Weekend (August 30 to 31) featuring 10 bands over two days. Tickets are $28 for one day and $50 for two days. There will be camping, live music, great food/spirits, and you can play the slots all at the same place. The event is Saturday and Sunday Labor Day weekend with gates opening at 4:00 and an after party in the Casino ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: October 11th and 12th

Philadelphia Region's Helicopter Story Revealed; Helicopter Air Show Plans Unveiled at American Helicopter Museum

The Cradle of Rotary Wing Aviation exhibit at the American Helicopter Museum explains why everywhere you go in the Philadelphia and Southeastern PA region, you will find pioneers and places related to the development of the helicopter. The American Helicopter Museum’s RotorFest 2014, the annual, only all-helicopter air show in the US, is scheduled for October 11th and 12th from 10am – 4:30pm at the American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA. A family ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Chalfont, Event Date: September 20th, 2014

New Britain Township Veterans Committee to Host 5th Annual Fall Festival, September 20th

The New Britain Township Veterans Committee will be hosting its 5th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20th at North Branch Park, 207 Park Avenue, Chalfont, PA, from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  All proceeds from the event benefit the construction of Veterans Park. Veterans Park will honor all Veterans who served or are presently serving in the United States Armed Forces.    As part of the Fall Festival, a car show will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Awards will be given based on Veterans’ choice and public choice ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Unionville, Event Date: September 19-21, 2014

Top Horses in the Country to Compete in Equestrian Triathlon at Plantation Field Three Day Event and Country Fair, Unionville, PA

The Equestrian Triathlon at Plantation Field will take place September 19-21 at 387 N. Green Valley Rd., Unionville PA. With 285 horses and riders competing, spectators will see the top horses in the country compete in an equestrian triathlon, including local Olympians Phillip Dutton, Buck Davidson and Boyd Martin. This year’s theme “Dancing with the Stars” will delight competitors and spectators alike, with fun and festive events planned all weekend. Admission is free on Friday, dressage day ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Rankin, Event Date: August 16, 2014

Help Save the Carrie Deer Restoration - Iconic Urban Art - Rankin, PA, August 16th

Join Rivers of Steel Heritage Area on August 16th for an evening of food, fun and film at the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, PA, and show your support for the restoration of one of Pittsburgh's great urban artworks and the historic site that inspired its creation: the Carrie Deer. In 1997, a group of artists entered the grounds of the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin and Swissvale, PA, to explore the abandoned iron mill as a potential site for their urban art. Inspired by the site, they erected a 40’ sculpture out of the remnants ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Homestead

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Announces Mini-Grant Applications Available, Homestead, PA

The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, in conjunction with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, announces that applications are now available for the 2014 Mini-Grant Program. To be considered for a 2014 grant, completed applications must be received by 3:00 pm on September 22, 2014. Applicants to the grant program are required to address how their project correlates with the mission of the Rivers of Steel that includes the region’s natural, cultural, recreational ...

 


 

South Africa, Event Date: April 17 to April 25

Safari and Wine Tour: The Two Splendors of South Africa

The two most important attractions for tourism in South Africa are safaris and wine. The spectacular Cape Town area is one of the world's most picturesque wine regions and its bush camps are world famous. Wine Lovers Tours announces a unique opportunity from April 17 to April 25, 2015 to combine the best of South Africa: a wine and food tour and a safari. The wine tour starts April 17 with two nights in Cape Town, three nights in Stellenbosch and three nights in Constantia at one of the area's leading ...

 


 

Tennessee, Knoxville, Event Date: August 23, 2014

Learn all about ruby-throated hummingbirds at the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival, Knoxville, TN, August 23rd

On Saturday, August 23rd, at the fourth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will take place at the Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and see them up-close at the banding table. Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander of both hummingbirds and songbird species, will demonstrate how hummingbirds are harmlessly captured, weighed and measured, and banded before ...

 


 

Texas, Dallas, Event Date: September 17 to 21, 2014

Create Mixed Media Retreats Inspire Dallas Area Artists, September 17 to 21

Artists from Dallas and the surrounding area will come together for 5 days of creative inspiration at the Create Mixed Media Retreat Texas, September 17 to 21, at the Night Hotel Dallas. The Hotel is located at 2645 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX. From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Create Mixed Media Retreats Texas brings together over twenty top mixed-media artists from all over the country who offer their expertise in full-day and half-day workshops within five ...

 


 

Texas, Lakehills, Event Date: September 27th, 2014

Medina Lake Cajun Festival Brings the Music, Food and Culture of Louisiana to Lakehills, Texas

The Lakehills Civic Center is a beehive of activity as volunteers transform the grounds to a little slice of Cajun Country. On Saturday, September 27th, the Medina Lake Cajun Festival brings the music, food and culture of Louisiana to the Texas Hill Country. The key elements of this successful festival are three: topnotch Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco music on two stages, the best homemade Cajun food this side of Louisiana, and the “Great Gumbo Cook-off.” Visitors can savor Cajun food such as crawfish pies, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, boudin, fried catfish and shrimp, red beans and rice, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Attendees can sample ...

 


 

Texas, Houston, Event Date: September 19, 2014

Salsa y Salud is Texas' Biggest Live Salsa & Health Initiative, Houston, September 19th

The 4th Annual Salsa y Salud, La Fiesta del Barrio, the biggest live salsa and health initiative in Texas, returns with a World Premiere production, La Fiesta del Barrio, at Miller Outdoor Theatre (6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX) at 7:30pm.  A collaborative presentation of Foundation for Modern Music, Flamart, Miller Outdoor Theatre and Strictly Street Salsa, this free festival focuses on using artistic expression, in this case salsa, to promote community awareness and improvement in areas such as arts education ...

 


 

Vermont, Castleton, Event Date: August 16, 2014

Step Back in Time During Castleton Vermont's Colonial Day House Tour, August 16

The 76th Annual Castleton Woman’s Club Colonial Day House Tour, held Saturday, August 16th, Castleton, VT, will feature outstanding private homes in a wide variety of architectural styles including Colonial Revival, Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Gothic Revival. The tour includes over a dozen sites throughout the village including outstanding period homes, public buildings, galleries ...

 

 


 

Virginia, Castlewood, Event Date: August 29, to September 6, 2014

Russell County Fair and Horse Show "Hog Wild and Pig Crazy," Castlewood, VA, August 29 to September 6

The 2014 Russell County Fair and Horse Show is going “Hog Wild & Pig Crazy” for eight exciting days, August 29 – September 6, in Castlewood, VA (237 Donnie Dean Dr.). The Fair features a wide variety of events all ages can enjoy. Highlights include a Demolition Derby, Tough Truck "Tug of War," Pro Bull Riding, Ranch Rodeo, ATV Rodeo, Team Roping, Lawn Mower Races, Pet Show, Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music, Miss Russell County Fair Pageant, Craft ...

 


 

Virginia, Fredericksburg, Event Date: August 17, 2014

1st Annual Big Day - Special Event and Bridal Show, August 17th, Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center

The 1st Annual Big Day - Special Event and Bridal Show will be held August 17th, 11am-4pm, at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, Fredericksburg VA (2371 Carl D Silver Parkway).  Premier event professionals will be available under one roof to help you create a memorable event. Attendees can interview photographers, florists, caterers, DJs, bakeries, event sites, décor, party favor ...

 


 

Virginia, Amherst, Event Date: August 30, 2014

Labor Day Wine and Music Fest, Rebec Vineyards, Amherst, VA, August 30th

The 4th Annual Labor Day Wine and Music Fest will take place on Saturday, August 30th, from noon-6pm. at Rebec Vineyards, home of the Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival. The event is located at 2229 North Amherst Hwy., Amherst, VA. Live entertainment includes soloist Pete Turpin, cover band Rare Form, and the jazzy Deanie Blues Band. Wine Tastings: In addition to Rebec Vineyards, The Peaks of Otter, Stanburn Winery, Horton Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Tomahawk Mill ...

 


 

Washington, Burien, Event Date: September 20, 2014

Is There a Van Gogh in Your Garage?

The Highline Historical Society is hosting their always- popular Antique Appraisal and Artifact Identification event on September 20, 2014. This event appeals to collectors of many types of memorabilia. Haul out those treasures you have always wondered about and learn more about them. Professional Appraiser Chris Foss will help visitors decide whether they want to simply value the item and keep it. Society members’ items will be appraised at a fee of $10 per ...

 


 

Washington, Seattle, Event Date: October 22 to 26, 2014

Create Mixed Media Retreats Inspire Seattle Area Artists, October 22 to 26

Artists from Seattle and the surrounding area will come together for 5 days of creative inspiration at the Create Mixed Media Retreat Seattle, October 22 to 26, at the Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel. The Hotel is located at 18740 International Blvd., Seattle, WA. From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Create Mixed Media Retreats Seattle brings together over twenty top mixed-media artists from all over the country who offer their expertise in full-day and half-day workshops within five mixed media ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Osceola, Event Date: September 6, 2014

Osceola, WI Celebrates 34th Annual Wheels & Wings, September 6th

Osceola will turn the town and airport over to its giant, end-of-summer-festival, Wheels and Wings, Saturday, September 6th 8am- 4pm. Focusing on core attractions that are wholesome and family friendly, the entertainment includes an aerobatics show and airplane fly-in along with a Classic Car Show featuring some 750 cars and the largest Radar Run in the region. New this year will be a Kid Zone with more hands on family activities. Aviation and car enthusiasts, and their friends and families ...

 


 

Wisconsin, Lake Tomahawk, Event Date: September 20, 2014

Celebrate Fall Harvest Fest in Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin

The Lake Tomahawk Lioness Club hosts its annual Fall Harvest Fest at Snowshoe Park, Lake Tomahawk, WI, on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Lions Club hold its third car show starting at 8:00 AM. Making its debut is the Northwoods Model Railroad Club with a large exhibit of running trains, marking the town's centennial and it's logging history.   Filled with arts and crafts, cars, a farmers market and fun, this free event has something for everyone in the family. It ...

 


 

Washington, Olympia, Event Date: August 29th- August 31st

Harbor Days Maritime Festival & Tugboat Races, Olympia, WA, August 29th-31st

For four decades, Olympia has celebrated its long maritime heritage — and the big-shouldered working boats that made it happen — with the Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tug Boat Races.  The 41st annual festival, August 29th- August 31st, fills the weekend with a fascinating mix of seafaring, food and fun. As many as fifteen vintage and modern tugs are expected to participate, and most will be open for tours at Percival Landing all day Saturday, August 30th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m... 

 


 

 

 

 


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