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21

One of a kind finds at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts

By Wayne Lazarus on September 21st, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Walking through the booths of folk art at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts is an adventure — you never know what will be next. Paintings on wood, tin and canvas present themselves, some life-sized. You may encounter a reptile made of bottle caps skulking through the grass or a six-foot tall statue sculpted of metal pipes. There will be political comment, religious fervor and patriotism. But one thing it will never be is mundane.

Sam McMillen

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Sep

13

Stalking the Wild Georgia Shrimp with Grits

By Wayne Lazarus on September 13th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

The ancient live oaks in the historic district on Jekyll Island have provided shade and shelter for the Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits Festival every September for going on five years. this year’s festival is scheduled for September 17 – 19. Beginning Friday evening, people will line up for $3 samples from each of the vendors. Music and entertainment kick off the weekend of tasting, cooking contests (amateur and professional) cookbook signings and demonstrations, and plenty of Georgia shrimp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep

7

Bringing home a little of the Ozarks

By Wayne Lazarus on September 7th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

One of the reasons driving vacations are so popular is that you can get the genuine flavor of a place through its food, architecture and landscapes. The art of a particular region is another way to experience a location — one that can be brought home as a visual and tactile souvenir.dahl14

What could be better then, than a self-guided driving tour of artists’ studios in a part of the Ozarks? The Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour, held every year in the area around Mountain View celebrates its ninth tour September 17 – 19, 2010. Some 40 artisans and craftspeople are included this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep

1

Celebrate the pods of the South in Irmo

By Wayne Lazarus on September 1st, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

OkraIf you’ve ever wondered how people can eat the slimy green vegetable we call okra — you might want to attend an Okra Festival. In Irmo, South Carolina, the festival is held in late September and known as the Irmo Okra Strut.

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