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The Most Creative Festival Contests I’ve Ever Encountered

testingThe Most Creative Festival Contests I’ve Ever Encountered

The Best Festival Ever The fine people of Bell Buckle, TN know how to throw a festival. The Moon Pie Festival was a blast! A bare-chested band who can’t sing performed for folks who sat on bales of hay. Members of the general public who could sing rocked it at a karaoke stand. It was […]

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6 Features of Fabulous Festivals

Ahh, festivals. The fried food, the booths that are hopefully selling more art than crafts, the people watching. You may think that all you need to do is show up. And you could, true. But with so many agricultural and cultural celebrations to be found, consider where you’d like to ride the Tilt-a-Whirl, get heartburn […]

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When a Rubber Chicken is an Absolute Necessity

Think Mardi Gras is all about the beads? Think again. When you go to the family-friendly parades, the booty ain’t on the pretty girls; it’s in your bags-full-of-crap that you wouldn’t want otherwise but suddenly find essential. Stuffed animals of varying sizes and mostly of poor quality–how they keep their stuffing in during all that […]

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Did You Know that there’s a Family-Friendly Mardi Gras?

Did you know that there’s a family-friendly Mardi Gras in Louisiana? Me neither. And just because kids are invited doesn’t mean it’s tame. Raucous fun, spectacles of artistry, wild characters–both in the parade and watching it–and Americana. Meanwhile, I had no idea that the Mardi Gras celebration lasts so long–weeks–or had so many parades (over […]

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DragonCon: Oh, the Humanity!

The DragonCon parade was more than a girl could hope for! Elementary school friend Naomi and I went early for the “mustering,” where the folks in the parade gather by theme (Star Wars, Super Hero, etc.). It was a fantastic behind-the-scenes peek: the juxtaposition of half-costumed people drinking Gatorade, hearing stories of how the costumes […]

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