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Bend Spring Festival

Northwest Crossing Drive, will come alive, as we utilize art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring!

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Art After Dark Paso

Studios on the Park celebrates Art After Dark Paso, a fun tradition of art, wine, and live music-filled evenings at the start of every month!

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Food & Song at RoxyAnn winery outside of Ashland

Nestled next to the vineyards is the rustic tasting room with an ambiance like no other. Live music will fill the air while you enjoy food pairings from our assortment of cheese, chocolate, meats, and pre-made food from guest chefs.

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29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ventura

Ventura Elks Lodge #1430 presents the 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Live Music & Great Food in Asheville

The Market Place Asheville Presents: Live Music

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Winter Farmers Market in Columbia

Over the past few years, the Columbia Farmers Market has experienced tremendous growth. The weekend customer counts regularly surpassed 3,000, and vendor membership expanded to 80 local farmers, producers, and artisans.

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2017 Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing

Authors, books, wine, food, sweet tea! Fun for the entire family & Open to the Public.

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Aiken Trials

Begun in 1942 as a way to give young horses in training the enlightening opportunity to experience every aspect of live racing, the Aiken Trials has become a time honored tradition as the first leg of Aiken’s Triple Crown events, held annually for three consecutive Saturdays in March.

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Social Ballroom Dance Parties in Pinehurst

Friday Night Social Party. Fun, friendly atmosphere! Newcomers to advanced dancers welcome!

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First Fridays On The Creston Wine Trail in Paso Robles

The Creston Wine Trail offers a full service wine country destination with wineries, olive oil tasting, lodging, restaurants and a country store/deli.

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Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market

The market specializes in locally hand-crafted items and seasonal local produce.

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Emerald Ash Borer in Fort Collins

This class will instruct participants on how to plan for, properly identify and determine treatment options for emerald ash borer.

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Mardi Gras Valentine’s Bash in Danville

Come and enjoy an authentic Cajun dinner, cash bar and silent auction!

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Triangle Food Tour in Chapel Hill

Walking Food Tour- Southern Part of Heaven and Paris of the Piedmont On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill & Carrboro

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#TBT Throwback Thursdays Food Truck Fest at Camarillo Ranch

Food Truck Fest at the Camarillo Ranch

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Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil.

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3rd Wednesday Wine Tasting in Athens

The Pine’s friends from Five Points Bottle Shop will be on hand with five wines to taste with snacks, and wine knowledge for those wanting to learn!

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Live Music in the Upper Wine Bar of the Belle Fiore Winery Wine Pavilion

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Live Music with Sons of Ralph in Asheville

Scully’s, in downtown Asheville NC, is the place to “Meet Your Friends”! Providing a casual and family friendly atmosphere, we serve fresh, local foods which are prepared daily.

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St. George Art And Studio Tour

The new St. George / Art and Studio Tour is a free, self-guided weekend tour and celebration of the St George Art community! As part of a county-wide Art and Studio Tour season, it will run the 3rd week of the month, from Sept.-June.

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Charlottesville Italian Food Festival

Tavola’s Italian food & wine tasting festival (in the spirit of the street fairs of Poggio) will be a tribute to it’s “sister restaurant”  and feature dishes inspired by Chef Roberta Vivetta Cintelli’s residency. We will open up to the street in front of the restaurant and set up tasting stations for a convivial celebration of Italian culture.

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Fall In Austin

The beautiful fall weather here in Austin beckons us outside to explore all of the city’s many parks and trails, followed by a stop by one of the many restaurants and cafes offering outdoor dining. Now is the time to meet up with friends and take in the fresh air because is doesn’t get any better than fall in Austin.

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Western Carolina State Fair

The Western Carolina State Fair is full of family fun!

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin

This is the only beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. Features the best of Texas craft brewers and displays the beer community.

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Irish Pub Night with Gavin Winship at The Stables in Akien

Gavin from County Durham in Northern England sings, plays guitar, bouzouki and may pull out some Irish pipes and perform Celtic ballads and pub songs. Celtic Music is steeped in history and Gavin loves to share the stories behind the songs.

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Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day in Maryville

A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling and good food.

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Camarillo Hospice Chili Cook Off

Chili Cook-off
PV Lions BBQ
Wine & Beer
Classic Car Display
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
Premium Beer Garden
Fun & Games Zone for Kids

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Showdown in Tombstone in Tucson

Authentic Arizona Wild West history comes to life in the streets of Tombstone

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First Friday on the Farm in Fort Collins

Music, bikes, beers, and food trucks creating farm inspired dinners at Shire CSA the first Friday of the month

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KY State BBQ Festival in Danville

This September, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fifth-ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as pulled pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, ribs and more slow-cook to perfection.

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Reno Beer Crawl

It’s an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location as they are all in the heart of downtown Reno.

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Downtown Reno Wine Walk

THE ORIGINAL AND STILL THE BEST!

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Asheville Goombay Festival

The City of Asheville ranks Goombay as one of four local anchor events where families, businesses, and communities from across the Western North Carolina region gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of the African Diaspora.

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Taste of the New South in Pinehurst

We’ve put a new twist on our annual Labor Day Weekend Event!

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Poalillo Vineyards Summer Concerts in Paso Robles

ZZAH “Jazz In The Vines”

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Sole Mates Walkers at The Villages

Join this group to improve fitness, meet new friends and have fun while walking.

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Friday Night Live! At Main Gate Square in Tucson

Glen Gross & Raw Materials stages an exciting Summer Concert Series performance of contemporary jazz standards in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square.

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Washington County Fair at St. George

Bring the family and enjoy our county fair filled with entertainment, fair rides, vendors, and everything you look forward to at Fair time!

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Columbia Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri!

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Classic City BBQ Festival in Athens

Robert Randolph and the Family Band will perform live!

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Wine Down Wednesday in Chapel Hill

Featuring some of our talented staff members as well as other local acts. Stop by after work to Wine Down!

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Wings over Camarillo Airshow

The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show is a 34 year old tradition drawing some 20,000 people for the two day weekend.

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The Villages Wine Walk

Join your friends and neighbors for the 2015 The Villages Wine Walk on Lake Sumter Landing Market Square. Enjoy samplings of red and white wines as well as hors d’oeuvres while strolling the streets and businesses of Lake Sumter Landing.

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Downtown Farmers Market at Ancestor Square in St. George

Weekly farmers market featuring local seasonal farm fresh produce, food products and local artisans. Anything and everything handmade from Washington and Iron County.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park.  The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

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Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Downtown Fort Collins offers a culinary adventure in a beautiful historic pedestrian area of the city.

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Boone County Fair in Columbia!

The fair offers a variety of activities and shows to entertain all age groups.

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A Southern Village Summer Outdoor Concert in Chapel Hill

Special July 4th Show! The Village Band and The Franklin Street Traditional Jazz Band.

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Ventura’s 4th of July Street Fair

The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors in a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans along nine blocks of Main Street

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony in Austin

The July 4th Symphony and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance by the Austin Symphony. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

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Classic City American Music Festival, 7th Annual in Athens

Foundry Entertainment & Yuengling present the 7th annual Classic City American Music Festival featuring Dom Flemons (founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops), Grassland String Band, Little Country Giants, The Skillet Lickers, Art Rosenbaum & more.

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4th of July Celebration in Ashland

Now over 100 years old, this celebration is what makes Ashland a “great small town to live in.”

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Eating in the Raw Club in the Villages

Demonstrating the preparation of a raw dish and share their healing journey using raw foods

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Red White and Tahoe Blue near Reno

Voted by MSNTravel.com and AOL.com as one of the “Top Ten 4th of July Festivals in America!”

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World’s Oldest Rodeo in Prescott

World’s Oldest Rodeo Prescott Frontier Days, Inc., host of the Worlds Oldest Rodeo, was recently named the one event not to miss in Arizona by Yahoo Travel.

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4th of July in Pinehurst

Celebrate our nation’s independence with activities for the whole family, for guests on our Fourth of July package!

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Concerts in the Park in Paso Robles

Come enjoy some live music in the City Park

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Arts N’ Ales at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Charlottesville

Wild Wolf Brewing Company is teaming up with local artists to give our guests the chance to take a piece of Virginia home with them.

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Jazz Brunch in Chapel Hill

Enjoy a free Jazz and bring your own brunch!

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Fusebox Festival in Austin

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts.

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AlanFest 2015 in Athens

Athens, Georgia welcomes back “AlanFest 2015, always carrying a smile!” AlanFest is a benefit concert series with all proceeds supporting the David Alan Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia. Their goal is to share Alan’s story, bring people together, and support a future landscape architect in Alan’s memory.

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Live Music at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland

Come on up to Belle Fiore and relax with some great music, great wine, and great food!

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Burly Beers and Barleywines Festival in Asheville

All participating breweries will bring their heartiest brews - many not usually available in North Carolina - for you to enjoy. Pair that with a hearty Southern-style spread and a live show by People’s Blues of Richmond and it’s a can’t-miss Saturday!

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Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Aiken

From music, food, live entertainment and a host of other activities for the young and old, this year’s Earth Day celebration is like nothing you have ever seen.

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Maryville Farmers Market

Your fresh, local Farmer’s Market brings your family a large selection of goodies. We offer seasonal vegetables, fruits, honey, plants, baked goods, cut flowers, free range eggs and meats.

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Columbia Missouri Winter Farmers Market

Experience the taste of mid-Missouri year round! Columbia Farmers Market moves indoors for the winter

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Chapel Hill’s Cornucopia’s A Chocolate Affaire

Enjoy chocolate treats from more than 30 Triangle-area restaurants, paired with hors d’oeuvres, savories and complimentary beverages. In addition to bidding in live and silent auctions, guests also may cast their votes in the Best of Chocolate Hill dessert competition.

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The 11th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival

Held under 2 large heated tents, 15,000 sq. ft. of space, at Rogue Creamery’‘s Central Point facility, the 11th annual festival will invite guests to shake hands with cheese makers & other artisans. Activities will be provided for children including games, activity sheets, coloring, face painting and more.

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DaySpring Farms Dinner in Athens

Simone & Nathan Brett came to farming as a way to help ensure their future family would learn a way of living and eating that celebrates where their food comes from and the part that they play in the food systems. Join your friend at Heirloom in dining with them, hearing their story, and prepare to be inspired by them.

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Farmers Market at The Villages

Join The Villages community at the Brownwood Farmer’s Market on September 20th 9am - 1pm.

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Thunderbird Wine & Cheese Tour in Reno

Thunderbird Lake Tahoe docent-guided tours arriving by land operate Tuesday through Saturday from the Tuesday before Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.

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Maryville Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9:00 am through noon. and Every Wednesday in June, July & August from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. or sellout.

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FORToberfest in Fort Collins

Downtown Fort Collins’s newest event FORToberfest, Sept 19 & 20, has an impressive music lineup and brings this end of summer celebration for Fort Collins.  The city’s music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together, bicycles, beers and bands.

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Oktoberfest in Danville

A fun downtown festival where local vendors offer a variety of German-style food, European beer (including some local brews!) and live Oktoberfest music.

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Lucky’s Game Day Brunch in Columbia

The Tigers are playing today, so we’ve planned a party on the patio with all proceeds benefiting our hardworking neighbors at MEDZOU

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Charity Night at Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill

Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill is hosting a Charity night on Sunday, August 17th from 5-9 pm for Nourish International! Carolina Brewery has generously agreed to donate 10% of their profits generated at the charity night in support of the mission at Nourish International (http://www.nourish.org).

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2014 Bend Brewfest

The 11th annual Bend Brewfest focuses on tasting and enjoying fine craft beers as well as great food and is considered one of the premier beer festivals in Oregon. The X-Tap features specialty, very low production beers from a variety of brewers. Cider and gluten free fans rejoice on the cider options at Brewfest. Visit bendbrewfest.com for more information or to volunteer at the event.

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Bonny Doon Vineyard Winemaker BBQ in Athens

The original Rhone Ranger from California, Randall Grahm, will be in full force to taste his Rhone blends, along with a spread from Pulaski Heights BBQ.

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Weinhaus Wine Dinner at Curate in Asheville

Wine Dinner at the Curate!  There is no denying that one of the most talked about restaurant in Asheville is Cúrate.  Their authentic Spanish tapas have generated a buzz, both in the press and among the citizenry.

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Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Aiken

An annual fundraiser for Aiken Downtown Development Association, this evening is filled with great food, good laughs, and fun audience interaction.

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Paso Robles Olive Festival

Join us for Olive Tasting, Olive Oil, Head to Head Cook off, Cooking Contest, Artists, Crafters, Wine Tasting, and more.

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Music on the Patio in Las Cruces

Bring your favorite wine snack or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment free of charge.  1:30 - 4:30 pm.

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Sunday Family Dinner Train in Columbia

Each Sunday, the Columbia Star Dinner Train will be offering its NEW “Sunday Family Dinner Train” providing guests with a special two-hour Sunday afternoon dining and train ride experience.

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Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery

Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery.  Pick your own blackberries.

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Eat Out for Good 2014

For eleven days, drink and dine while giving back at some of Austin’s best restaurants, bars and food trailers.

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First Tuesday in Athens

These series of mixers will enhance the social scene in Athens while building solid relationships among community members, business owners, young professionals and musicians.

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14th Annual Paso Robles Rotary Winemaker’s Cook-Off

The Paso Robles Rotary is once again bringing Paso Robles’ top winemakers together to compete to see who is the best chef.

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Fabulous Fermentation in Fort Collins

In this hands-on class you will get to see for yourself how easy it is to make these foods on your own, and at the end you’ll get to take home a starter culture and instructions for each of the ferments we talk about in class.

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A Taste of Camarillo: Wine Auction Gala

Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held at the amazing Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch. 

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Reno Street Food - Party in the Park

Reno Street Food brings gourmet food to the people with over 20 artisan and gourmet food trucks, food trailers and pop-up restaurants. Its the only weekly gourmet food truck event in Reno.

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Free Pancake Breakfast in Paso Robles

Eat free pancakes with all of the fixins’ in Downtown City Park for this free community tradition.

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Bank Of The Cascades Bend Summer Festival

As Bend’s signature art & music festival, the Summer Fest draws artists and performers from all around the Pacific North West, and features top, national musicians. What’s more, the streets are also filled with a wide array of family activities, wine & gourmet foods, a food court, Deschutes Brewery libations and a guaranteed great time for all! Located in the quintessential heart of downtown Bend, The Summer Fest is a family tradition that has been enjoyed by many for years. Come join us!

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Downtown Farmers Market in St. George

Downtown Farmers Market is a free event featuring locally grown produce, eggs, meats, baked good and local arts and crafts

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Feed the Camel in Reno

Feed The Camel: Reno’s HUMP DAY food and arts bazaar!  Reno’s newest food truck event takes place at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center, next to the beautiful Truckee River and easy walk from downtown Reno (just a mile)!  Held every Wednesday evening (5:00pm-8:00pm), from May 7-October 29.

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California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles

The California Mid-State Fair brings visitors from across California to Paso Robles each year for incredible concerts, fun fair activities and something for the entire family. 

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Columbia Farmers Market

The mission of the Columbia Farmers Market is to provide both the local farmer and consumer a reliable, regulated marketplace for the direct exchange of high quality and safe food. By facilitating such commerce the market strives to meet the needs of the local consumer while encouraging sustainable agriculture in mid-Missouri.

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Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair

The City of Camarillo incorporated in 1964 and to celebrate its new status a group of citizens organized the beginnings of the Camarillo Fiesta Association.

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Cars and Coffee in St. George

Cars and Coffee St. George is a casual gathering of like-minded auto, truck, and motorcycle enthusiast.

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Farmers Market in Pinehurst

Come out and meet your local farmers and artisans! Our producers are all within a 75 miles radius, so you know what you are buying is LOCAL and FRESH.

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Downtown Fort Collins Foodie Walk

Who is a foodie?  Foodies are people who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and recreation. Foodies wish to learn everything about food, the best and the ordinary, and take in the science, industry, history, and characters surrounding food. 

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2nd Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill

“Facebook Ads - How to Effectively Use Them” Seminar in Pinehurst

Bend Spring Festival

Photography Workshop - Spirit-N-Light in Paso Robles

Art After Dark Paso

Saturdays Free Country One Step, Two Step, Waltz Dance Lessons in Austin

One-Act Play Festival in Las Cruces

Athens Beer Week

Band du Pays Swing Concert & Dance in Ashland

First Friday Gallery Walk in Fort Collins