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    This weekend is our local Zucchini Festival. We have lots of arts and crafts booths, a zucchini recipe contest, a zucchini growing contest, a zucchini decorating contest, lots of community support booths, and tons of food booths where many use the zucchini as an ingredient. There is a child friendly area and a vintage car show. Thousands show us for it.
    What wacky festivals do you have in your area?????

    Here is a link to it.
    http://haywardzucchini.org/default.aspx

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    South Pittsburg, TN Cornbread Festival

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    James Dean, famous actor we have a car show, museum days, look alike contest for James Dean, we have visitors from all over the world in our small town of Fairmount, Indiana

    link if you want to check out the festival

    http://www.jamesdeanartifacts.com/cart/

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxerlady
    South Pittsburg, TN Cornbread Festival
    Yum!!!! I love cornbread!! :lol: Just where is South Pittsburg, Tennessee?

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    Locally we have 'Oyster Festival', Irish Moss Festival, Blueberry Festival, Potato Blossom Festival, ..........guess we're mostly about food!

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    Here in the mid-Michigan area, we have:

    Linwood Pickle Festival
    Munger Potato Festival
    Caseville's Cheeseburger in Paradise Festival
    Bay City St. Stanislaus Polish Festival
    Auburn Corn Fest
    Bay City's Pig Gig
    Bay City Tall Ships Celebration
    Freeland Walleye Festival
    Saginaw's Greek Festival
    Pinconning Cheese Festival
    Kawkawlin River Days (I think they still run this one)
    Frankenmuth Beer Festival
    Frankenmuth's Winter Fest (in January, with snow sculpting and ice carving competitions)
    Tuscola County Bean Festival (and, yes, we have a Bean Queen, too!)
    Scotch Picnic in Hemlock

    Ohhhh, there are soooooooooooo many around here. In fact, I don't think you can swing a dead cat without hitting a festival in this area on any summer weekend!

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    Not too far from where I live are:

    The Broomcorn Festival
    The Cheese Festival
    The Covered Bridge Festival
    The Sweet Corn Festival
    The Apple/Pork ....

    At the Broomcorn Festival the semi-world famous(okay so it's just in this little corner of the world) Lawn Rangers always perform with their lawn mowers, brooms and weird outfits.

    Scotch Picnic in Hemlock?????? that sounds drunkenly poisonous. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Quote Originally Posted by boxerlady
    South Pittsburg, TN Cornbread Festival
    Yum!!!! I love cornbread!! :lol: Just where is South Pittsburg, Tennessee?
    Almost on the TN State line between Nashville and Chattanooga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    This weekend is our local Zucchini Festival. We have lots of arts and crafts booths, a zucchini recipe contest, a zucchini growing contest, a zucchini decorating contest, lots of community support booths, and tons of food booths where many use the zucchini as an ingredient. There is a child friendly area and a vintage car show. Thousands show us for it.
    What wacky festivals do you have in your area?????

    Here is a link to it.
    http://haywardzucchini.org/default.aspx

    I've seen this on the food channel or travel channel. In Ohio we have the POPCORN FEST. in Marion, Ohio the first weekend in Sept. I LOVE popcorn

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    More central Ohio festivals:
    Zucchini Festival in Obetz
    Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg
    Pumpkin Festival in Circleville (aka Round Town)
    Ice Cream Festival in Utica
    Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport
    Memorial Day Fish Fry in Lithopolis (my dad's home town)

    That's all I can think of right now. And look, they're all food!

    Oh, how could I forget my very favorite: The Arts Festival, in June, right around my birthday. Lots of gorgeous stuff that I can't afford, and of course, more FOOD.

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    On the other side of TN we have the famous Ramp Festival in Cosby. What is a Ramp? A very smelly and not too great tasting onion. If you grew up in Cosby they taste marvelous...at least that's their story!
    Also, near Pittsburg in Paris,TN,, is the World's Largest Fish Fry!

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    In Vermilion, OH (right on the shore of Lake Erie) they have the Woolybear Festival in the fall (Oct?).
    When we lived there in the 70's and early 80's my kids loved it.
    All the local kids would try to find a woolybear (a caterpillar) and race them at the festival. There also is a parade with everyone dressed like woolybears.
    And there always was a local (Cleveland) weather man who was the Grand Marshall of the event and he would predict the winter according to the stripes on the caterpillar. Fun.

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    The zucchini is the most "local" one. Only 4 miles down the road. Nearby we also have Cherry Festival, Artichoke Festival, and of course the granddaddy of them all the Garlic Festival. (that festival has also been on the food network before). I'm not even going to crazy festivals in San Fransisco.

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    South Pittsburg is about 45 minutes west of Chattanooga, just off I-24, yes, on the line with Alabama

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    Does anyone know if there's still a Maple Sugar Festival in Elizabethtown, NY? I remember going there once as a kid, and eating pancakes with REAL maple syrup...mmmmmmm!!!

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    Another good Tennessee festival "Mule Days" in Columbia, TN. It's about 60 miles south of Nashville

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    Oh yea, can't forget the Moon Pie festival in Bell Buckle, TN. As you can see, Tennesseans love a good festival!!!

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    I can only think of a few here locally
    The Strawberry Festival
    The Manatee Festival
    Boomtown Days
    The Great American Cooter Festival ( cooter is a turtle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    The Great American Cooter Festival ( cooter is a turtle)
    Only in Florida!

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    SW Ga festivals:

    The National Grits Festival - Warwick, Georgia

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    Whoops.. didn't mean to hit send yet.

    Also in SW Ga

    "Gnat Days" in Camilla
    Mule Day Festival, Calvary GA
    Georgia Rattlesnake Roundup - Whigham, GA

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    Quote Originally Posted by King's Daughter
    More central Ohio festivals:
    Zucchini Festival in Obetz
    Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg
    Pumpkin Festival in Circleville (aka Round Town)
    Ice Cream Festival in Utica
    Sweet Corn Festival in Millersport
    Memorial Day Fish Fry in Lithopolis (my dad's home town)

    That's all I can think of right now. And look, they're all food!

    Oh, how could I forget my very favorite: The Arts Festival, in June, right around my birthday. Lots of gorgeous stuff that I can't afford, and of course, more FOOD.
    Hey I was at the Pumpkin festival in circleville last year! We had a blast!
    Some other ones near me are:
    Apple Festival~Sidney Oh
    Strawberry Festival~troy oh
    Pumpkin Festival~Bradford Ohio
    Pioneer Days~Piqua Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    This weekend is our local Zucchini Festival. We have lots of arts and crafts booths, a zucchini recipe contest, a zucchini growing contest, a zucchini decorating contest, lots of community support booths, and tons of food booths where many use the zucchini as an ingredient. There is a child friendly area and a vintage car show. Thousands show us for it.
    What wacky festivals do you have in your area?????

    Here is a link to it.
    http://haywardzucchini.org/default.aspx
    I Grew up in Hayward. Lived there til 1979. Boy have things Changed.

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    Watermelon festival in Tompkinsville, KY!

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    Apple Dumpling Festival seven miles south of us, but I do not dare go as the dumpling and home made icecream would not do my WW any good.

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