Category Archives: Festivals

Different yet familiar: Peninsula Fall Festival, Blue Hill

On our resumes, we just may have to list “festivalgoer” on the space reserved for non-paying occupations.  After all, we’ve peeled crustaceans at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Louisiana and sampled pimento cheese biscuits at Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival … Continue reading

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Main Street’s the Main Thing: Apple Festival 2016, Hendersonville, North Carolina

If you’re a Jerry Lee Lewis fan, you’ve probably quoted this line before:  “There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!”  And that would be true of the 70th Annual North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville on Labor Day weekend.  What’s … Continue reading

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10 things to do if balloons don’t rise: Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

  OK.  So you’ve read our other four posts showing the glorious skies over Albuquerque filled with colorful balloons, and you really, really want to see this phenomenal event for yourself.  But bear with us as we bring reality to … Continue reading

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Ready to launch: Balloon Fiesta 2015

With only a few days remaining before Balloon Fiesta 2015 officially begins on October 3rd, we’re launching a series of posts based upon our experiences at the 2014 event. Spanning the days of October 3 to 11, Balloon Fiesta 2015 … Continue reading

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A Blast with the Past: East Tennessee History Fair 2014

With the upcoming East Tennessee History Fair coming up August 15, 2015, we are reposting this blog that was originally published in 2014.  For a listing of all the activities (and there are many), be sure to check the East … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV

ROY G. BIV?  Really? Took us by surprise, too.  But it’s this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress with an acronym for all the colors of the rainbow:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. And right on target, coinciding … Continue reading

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People watchin’s as much fun as “eatin’ them wangs”: Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival

We’re reposting this piece on the Big Kahuna Wing Festival from the event in 2013.  Tomorrow the 2015 version rolls out from 12 to 8 at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.  Get ready for the tastiest wings anywhere and for … Continue reading

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Chalk one up for fun: Dogwoods Arts 2014 — Chalk Walk

We are republishing this post on the 2014 Dogwoods Arts Chalk Walk since the 2015 event will take place this Saturday, April 11.  After you see these fabulous designs in chalk, we know you’ll want to be there on Market … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Sparkle

With over three hundred million lights, St. Augustine, Florida’s Nights of Lights lives up to its listing in The World’s 10 Best Holiday Displays by National Geographic. Now that’s a lot of sparkle!  All over the city, historic buildings, plazas, trees, and even … Continue reading

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Knoxville kicks off Christmas: Regal Celebration of Lights

So what’s up, Knoxville? Gay Street closes? Families with kids smushed into strollers or perched on daddy’s shoulders move through Krutch Park? And the waiting line for the ice rink in Market Square snakes all the way around the big white tent? … Continue reading

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