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

46.) Michigan Renaissance Festival Review – Holly, Michigan – August 26, 2018

Down in Holly Grove… …there’s a magical land… …with mermaids… …unicorns… …a living tree… …and many other fascinating characters. Welcome to the Michigan Renaissance Festival… …a huge festival… …where ogres sang… …princesses flourished… …elves and warriors could walk their dog together in peace… …and visitors could easily transform themselves… …into … Read more

44.) Cider Dayze Review – Armada, Michigan – August 25, 2018

Out at Blake Farms Apple Orchard… …they were hosting a festival called Cider Dayze… …where adults sampled cider (Blake’s Hard Cider)… …after cider (Virtue Cider)… …until they felt comfortable doing this. You guessed it – these were hard ciders (JK’s Farmhouse Ciders)… …and there was quite a lot of it … Read more

40.) Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Festival Review – Wyandotte, Michigan – August 24, 2018

Down 10th Street in Wyandotte, Michigan… …you can find Our Lady of the Scapular Parish. Formerly known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, this beautiful church… …is the oldest Polish parish in Wyandotte… …connected to the first settlement of Poles in the area… …and host to the annual Polish Festival. … Read more

21.) Mountain Craft Days Review – Somerset, Pennsylvania – September 9, 2017

The Somerset Historical Center is a beautiful property to explore… …with a covered bridge… …a cider press… …a newly finished lime kiln… …and an annual festival called Mountain Craft Days. All over the grounds, festival goers were able to watch demonstrations and learn about such things as stone cutting… …coopering… … Read more

20.) Pittsburgh Irish Festival Review – West Homestead, Pennsylvania – September 8, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The festival changed its location in 2019. **** After a 10 minute walk from my room at the Hampton Inn, I arrived at Riverplex… …made my way through security, handed over my ticket… …and entered to celebrate the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Attractions and events occurred all over the … 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

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