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Northeast USA Events

    Yankee Homecoming Festival, Massachusetts

   - Newburyport, MA            
Newburyport's Yankee Homecoming is one of America's oldest, continually running festivals. During the 9-day festival, 200,000 tourists visit Newburyport to enjoy food, music, and ceaseless fun-filled activities.
    Greek Independence Day Parade, New York State
  Fifth Avenue - New York, NY            
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Greece celebrates its Independence on March 25th, which is also the day Gabriel announced to Mary that she was with child. In 1821, Greeks vigorously rose up against the oppressive Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for nearly four hundred years, embarking on the ultimately successful war of independence. Bishop Germanos of Patras boldly raised the Greek flag at the monastery of Agia Lavras, inciting the Peloponnese to rise against the oppressors.
    Battleship New Jersey, New Jersey
  62 Battleship Place - Camden, NJ             
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America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
    Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival, Maryland
   - Salisbury, MD           
Sample the fine wines of Maryland while enjoying live music, local cuisine, and juried arts and crafts! The Wicomico County Autumn Wine Festival is one of only four wine festivals sanctioned by the Association of Maryland Wineries, and is the only such festival on the Eastern shore.
    Penn’s Colony Festival, Pennsylvania
   - Saxonburg, PA           
Traditional Folk Art & Fine Craftsmanship, True Handmade in America Quality, and Grand Colonial Entertainments. These are the Traditions of Early America’s Enduring Spirit. Come Re-discover America at Penn’s Colony. Now in its 22nd year, Penn’s Colony continues to create new events and activities for festival goers to enjoy. This year, even more family-based activities provide additional fun for families.
    Vermont State Fair, Vermont
   - Rutland,            
September. In 1972 The Rutland Fair became officially the Vermont State Fair.
The Fair has had top name entertainers such as Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Pride.
    Harlem Week, New York State
  200A West 136th Street - Harlem - New York, Ne             
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Tracing the evolution of HARLEM WEEK, now thirty five years old (1974), is very simple— it began as HARLEM DAY, a one-day tribute that was so astonishingly and unexpectedly successful that more days were needed to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history, to say nothing of the current, ever increasing artistic talent in Harlem. Above all, HARLEM DAY—in its unique way—was a day of encouragement and fellowship for New Yorkers in general and Harlemites in particular, many of whom had struggled for some years to see a positive future for Urban America.
    First Night Burlington, Vermont
   - Burlington, VT           
"We've got a great event planned this year with Circus Smirkus, Burlington Taiko, Contra Dancing, great local and regional artists and our Drums & Dragons Parade!!"
    Keene Pumpkin Festival, New Hampshire
   - Keene, NH           
Home page of the internationally known Keene Pumpkin Festival
    Mermaid Parade, New York State
  June - Brooklyn, NY             
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The Mermaid Parade is a completely original creation that is that nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events. Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island's forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954, and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island.
    Delmarva Folk Festival, Delaware
   - Hartly, DE           
15 Hours of Great Music - Now expanded to 2 days!
Food & Craft Vendors
Camping for the whole weekend
Activities & Music for the kids
Relaxed atmosphere
Small, intimate, rural setting
Family atmosphere
Reasonable Price!!!
    SoulFest, New Hampshire
   - Gilford, NH           
August - SoulFest is growing! We anticipate our anniversary year to be a great success. We are making plans to make room for more people here are some important changes to camping.
On Site camping is reserved exclusively for multi-day SoulFest ticket buyers.
    Mushroom Festival, Pennsylvania
   - Kennett Square, PA           
September - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has long been known as “The Mushroom Capital of the World,” with more mushroom growing operations concentrated in the Southern Chester County area than any other area in the United States. The Mushroom Festival promotes our favorite crop, MUSHROOMS, Kennett Square and tourism in Southern Chester County. Over 100,000 visitors come from far and wide to experience our “Small Town America” Festival.
    West Virginia Black Walnut Festival, West Virginia
   - Spencer, WV           
Following a tradition which has been molded through the years by hard-working citizens of Spencer, the county seat of Roane County, this year's Festival promises to provide a whirlwind of activities, offering something for everyone.
The creation of one of this state's best attended festivals began in 1954 when Henry Young sold two million pounds of black walnuts. Young's sale of the local product gave a member of the Little Kanawha Regional Council the idea of developing the black walnuts into a cash crop for local farmers.
    Virginia Highland Festival, Virginia
   - Abingdon, VA           
2012 marks the 64th Virginia Highlands Festival and will be held from July 28 to August 12. Appalachian culture showcased in crafts, art and music.
The festival was started in 1948 by Robert Porterfield, founder of the Barter Theatre, as a simple one-week festival to showcase Appalachian arts and crafts. The festival has now grown into a 16 day event offering a variety of venues. Every year hundreds of volunteers work to create exciting new events for our festival for you to enjoy. The 2012 theme, "Carved from Our Past." Our 2012 signature art is a wood carving by this year's Signature Artist, John Dickens and will be unveiled soon. Please enjoy our beautiful mountains, forests, and streams while here and all the activities planned for you throughout Southwest Virginia. There is something everyone, old and young alike. An endless variety of activities and performances are planned for this year, July 28-August 12, in Abingdon, VA
    Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, Massachusetts
   - Shrewsbury, MA           
The SOS Fall Festival began in 1997 from a desire by the Shrewsbury High School Alumni Association to plan an event in conjunction with its Homecoming Weekend. The Annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival committee is comprised of all volunteers who coordinate all festival activities and is self-funded by the generous support of the community to:
- Enhance Shrewsbury's image to its residents and businesses
- Showcase Shrewsbury's culture, history, and quality of life
- Participate in raising and distributing funds to non-profit organizations
- Coordinate town-wide activities for the enjoyment of all residents
    New River Gorge Bridge Day, West Virginia
   - Fayetteville, WV            
October - Bridge Day is the largest BASE jumping event in the world, held on the third Saturday in October every year in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Over 450 BASE jumpers and up to 200,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Day on Saturday, October 21, 2006. The New River Gorge Bridge is the world’s 2nd longest single arch bridge, providing the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm EST) of legal, safe BASE jumps.
    Baltimore Irish Festival, Maryland
   - Baltimore, MD           
November - The Festival is an annual celebration of Irish culture featuring international and local music and dance, traditional cuisine, workshops, cultural exhibits, and vendors of everything Irish. Along with the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, it is an event in which all of the various Baltimore Irish Organizations join together to celebrate our common heritage.
    First Night Annapolis, Maryland
   - Annapolis, MD           
December 31 - The New Year's event is special because it brings people together in a positive, interactive way - a way that combines the arts with the concept of responsible celebrating. Each of the past 14 years as many as 20,000 people of all ages - teens, singles, families, children and grandparents filled the streets of historic Annapolis enjoying an alcohol-free and drug-free celebration.
    The Big E, Massachusetts
  1305 Memorial Avenue - West Springfield, MA            
(The Big E), September. Midway, entertainment, circus, Wild West and high-dive shows, ostrich races, daily parade, copies of six state capitols with exhibitions, best Spam recipe contest, re-creation of 19th-century New England village.
    Grounds For Sculpture, New Jersey
  18 Fairgrounds Road - Hamilton, NJ            
Grounds For Sculpture is a 35-acre public sculpture park located in Hamilton, NJ, featuring over 250 contemporary sculptures. Plus gallery exhibits, exquisite dining, exciting performances, and workshops for all.
    Haydenfilms Film Festival, Pennsylvania
   - Kutztown, PA           
Starting on October 30, 2006, Haydenfilms Team will be traveling the countryside creating buzz about our Second Annual Online Festival. Featuring a $10,000 Grand Prize, Haydenfilms.com Online Film Festival is open to ALL student and independent filmmakers alike. Each entrant will have the chance to let their films shine…Online!
    Maine Brewers' Festival, Maine
   - Portland, ME           
The Maine Brewers’ Festival has become a fall tradition. People come from all over the Country to raise a glass, toast, dance, and enjoy!
    Polish American Festival, Delaware
   - Wilmington, DE           
Our Festival began 49 years ago in the parking lot of our school an elementary school rich in Catholic and Polish Traditions. Our festival consisted of arts and crafts and of course our wonderful Polish Homemade foods. Our Festival was on a Saturday and Sunday and held in September just after school started.
    Greater Hartford Marathon, Connecticut
   - Hartford, CT           
October - You run. And we'll take care of the rest. With easy registration. Convenient no-hassle transportation. A fast, scenic and well-supported course. And a huge post-race party with the best food in North America. We make everything easy, so you focus on running a PR or qualifying for Boston, enjoying the brilliant fall foliage, supporting your favorite charity or simply finishing your first race.
    State Fair Meadowlands, New Jersey
  Stadium Road - East Rutherford, NJ             
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June 22 to July 8, 2012. Established as a family owned business in 1921, our core values have remained the same as the 4th generation enters the family business. Our family and our team of managers share the vision of providing the highest quality service and products while maintaining traditional values and integrity including a pledge to reduce the environmental impact of the Fair. As Jersey’s largest single family event, we strive to provide a fertile environment for innovation and creativity. State Fair Meadowlands is a place where families may enjoy quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, exciting games and prizes as well as a wide and diverse selection of delicious foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.
Careful planning and a concerted effort by all involved to develop and promote the Fair as a place where families may enjoy an exciting and affordable day of special activities is always our mission. In the 10 years that we have managed this Meadowlands event, there has been resurgence in the number of families that attend and enjoy the various attractions that this annual event has to offer. Over 99 percent of the respondents to our exit survey stated that they absolutely had fun and planned to return to the fair in subsequent years. This high percentage of satisfied patrons has been earned by a lot of hard work and dedication to our patrons and our vendors.
    Haunted Newport, Rhode Island
   - Newport, RI           
Based on the interest in her book, Haunted Newport, local writer/editor Eleyne Austen Sharp first proposed the idea for Haunted Newport Week in 1996. The annual event would celebrate Halloween while helping to extend the Newport tourism season.
    New Hampshire Renaissance Faire, New Hampshire
   - Kingston, MD           
We are a charity event, founded by Gypsy~Rose, that raises money for local non-profit orginizations. If you'd like to help support the NH Renaissance Faire & Samhain Celebration there are LOTS of ways to do so, (buying tee-shirts, steins, magnets or mugs, ad space, donations, art work and more).
This event is run by volunteers and is hosted in a *gorgeous* location in Kingston, NH. There are infinate amounts of things to do at this event; shop for local handcrafted arts and goods, listen to minstrels, acts and musicians, watch belly dance and firedance performances, fight life-sized dragons, get a reading from a local psychic, have tea with the Queen, eat wonderful renaissance food, attend a Samhain Celebration, (Samhain is a Celtic Holiday from the period), play games, do some pirating... or learn how to, fight knights, watch live steel combat, get your photo(s) taken and just enjoy the scenery and the atmosphere.
    American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, Connecticut
   - Stamford, CT           
Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $4,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.