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Main Street Festivals: Traditional and Unique Events on America's Main Streets

ISBN: 978-0-471-19290-9
240 pages
March 1998
Main Street Festivals: Traditional and Unique Events on America


Main Street America is kicking up its heels--and you're invited to the party!

Goodbye sprawl-and-mall--hello downtown! Long-neglected town centers are coming to life once again, and the buzz is back on main streets all across the country. Come celebrate their rebirth with this one-of-a-kind guide to over 700 local festivals and events nationwide. From the weird and wacky to the wild and wonderful, the fun starts with Main Street Festivals. Which will you do first?

Enter a rubber duck race . . . Join a "walk of art" scavenger hunt . . .

Find hot-rod heaven . . . Play cow patty bingo . . .

See antiques and heirloom displays . . .

Discover "bullistic" bull riding . . . Go to a hog slopping contest . . .

Eat black dirt cake . . . Hear blues, bluegrass, and brass bands . . .

Watch a Little Miss National Peanut Pageant . . .

Inside you'll also learn where to find: an onion rodeo, cornstalk shooting, a beautiful baby bagel contest, arts and crafts demonstrations, the perfect-pierogie cookoff, a slugburger fest, quilting exhibitions, farmer olympics, and more. . . . There's something for everyone in Main Street Festivals.
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Table of Contents

Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States.

Southern States.

Midwestern States.

Mountains and Plains States.

Southwestern States.

Western States.

Illustration Credits.

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Author Information

AMANDA B. WEST, Senior Program Associate for Information Resources at the National Main Street Center, is an ardent back-roads traveler and local-history enthusiast. The NATIONAL MAIN STREET CENTER, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, helps communities revitalize their historic commercial districts.
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