Welsh Beer, Cheese and Music Festival

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

Grab your tent and head for the Clytha Arms Hotel just outside the old Welsh market town of Abergavenny for their annual Welsh Beer, Cheese and Music Festival. Held annually for four days over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the Welsh Beer, Cheese and Music Festival is a great opportunity to sample some fabulous Welsh hospitality not to mention a pint or two of the good stuff. When: August Bank Holiday Weekend annually (kicking off on the Friday night) Where: Clytha Arms Hotel – alongside the old...

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Potato Feast Days

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

The 7,000-person town of Houlton’s biggest and oldest (1959) event of the year is the Potato Feast, which occurs the last week in August. While it’s packed with various events from fun runs to arts & crafts to livestock exhibits, the most unique are their potato events. First there’s the Potato Picking Contest, where people are judged by how fast they can pick potatoes from their earthen rows and fill a bucket. “It’s the old-fashioned way,” says Becky MacIlroy, the...

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Corn Palace Festival

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

Mitchell’s claim to fame? It is the home of the world’s only Corn Palace. The original palace was more like a shack. Erected in 1892, it was called the Corn Belt Exposition. An organic structure, it was the place where successful farmers would come with their fruits, grains and vegetables, which were then attached to the exterior of the building, thus proving the fertility of South Dakota soil. But the local government soon decided that it wasn’t safe for people to congregate in such a flimsy...

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Chehalis Garlic Fest

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

Every year, you will find the aroma of garlic wafting through Washington at the annual Chehalis Garlic Fest and Craft Festival. Garlic cuisine, original art and crafts, music and wine tasting are just some of the highlights of these amazing days of sensory delight. Incredibly creative food vendors feature fabulous Garlic Cuisine – guests explore delicious dishes from garlic chicken crepes, garlic roast beef served on garlic bread, hand-crafted garlic sausage, garlic quinoa and tofu stir-fry, Philly cheese steak...

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Maine Lobster Festival

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Festivals | 0 comments

Welcome to the annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine. Rockland’s alluring and cultural heritage prides itself with its fresh seafood. The Lobster Festival cooks up and serves 20,000 pounds of lobster a year. It’s a week-long festival that offers top-notch entertainment, fine arts, talented crafters and vendors, competitions, contests, tours for adult and kids and free shuttle service. Don’t miss the Big Parade that is led by The Maine Sea Goddess who represents the industry and Rockland Maine. The...

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