YpsiFest – Ypsilanti, Michigan – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 22, 2019. 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 … Read more

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Holly, Michigan – My Experience

This post documents my experience on 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 … Read more

Cider Dayze – Armada, Michigan – My Experience

This post documents my experience on 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 … Read more

Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Festival – Wyandotte, Michigan – My Experience

This post documents my experience on 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 … Read more

Mountain Craft Days – Somerset, Pennsylvania – My Experience

This post documents my experience on 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 … Read more

Pittsburgh Irish Festival – West Homestead, Pennsylvania – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The festival changed its location in 2019. This post documents my experience on September 8, 2017. **** 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 … Read more

“Little Green Men” Days Festival – Kelly, Kentucky – My Experience

This post documents my experience on 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 … Read more