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. NOTE 2: This festival was moved to Paden City in 2021. **** The Sistersville Marble Festival is a marble show and festival… …where marble enthusiasts come … Read more

7.) Bigfoot BBQ UFO Festival Review – Dayton, Pennsylvania – June 15, 2019

Throughout my festival career, I’ve seen festivals about Bigfoot… …BBQ (photo from a different festival)… …and even UFO’s (photo from a different festival)… …but never have I seen one about all three..until now. Located at the Milton Loop Campground in Dayton, Pennsylvania, the Bigfoot BBQ UFO Festival was a newer, … Read more

59.) Warm Glow Candle Company Fall Festival – Centerville, Indiana – September 23, 2018

Right off I-70, I stopped at the Warm Glow Candle Company… …where I found all sorts of scented candles… …(even Circus Peanut)… …and a special Fall Festival… …set up with a maze… …and bounce houses for the kids… …as well as 100+ vendors lining the back of the parking lot… … Read more

52.) Hopwood’s Big Grape Stomp Review – Zionsville, Indiana – September 22, 2018

In the picturesque town of Zionsville… …a local winery decided to have a festival… …called the Big Grape Stomp. With a $3 entrance admission… …festival goers received a raffle ticket, a $3 coupon for winery purchases… …and access to a painting party… …outdoor lounging… …adult jump houses… …(which were sometimes … 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

47.) YpsiFest Review – Ypsilanti, Michigan – August 26, 2018

Along Ypsilanti’s Cross Street… …and throughout Riverside Park (even Frog Island at times)… …the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, or YpsiFest, took place… …uniting community groups to bring awareness to our land (Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy)… …our sustainability (Ypsilanti Food Co-op)… …our veterans and youth (VVA310/Ypsi Kids)… …our government and faith (MI … Read more

45.) Dragon on the Lake Review – Lake Orion, Michigan – August 25, 2018

Through this gate… …you can find Lake Orion… …a place where teams practice on boats… …equipped with dragon heads… …for a Dragon Boat Festival called… …Dragon on the Lake. But while other dragon boat festivals took place in the racing area during the race… …most of this festival’s activities occurred … Read more

22.) Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee Review – New Centerville, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: When I arrived at this festival, I only saw a few small parking lots that were filled with cars.  I eventually found a spot in a lot near the entrance and considered myself lucky. While going through the festival, I realized there were other entrances and a huge … Read more

17.) “Little Green Men” Days Festival Review – Kelly, Kentucky – August 21, 2017

On August 21, 1955, five adults and seven children drove to the police station in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to report an unbelievable incident. They claimed that a spaceship with small alien creatures had come to their farmhouse in nearby Kelly, only to peer through windows and pop up in doorways. Later … Read more