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Best US Events this Week

By: Maria King
Date: August 23, 2015
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August 23, 2015

Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Since 1982, features 200 fine artists and craft persons from the Upper Midwest and throughout the United States. Exhibited for sale are original works representing various media forms including basketry, ceramics, fiber art, glass, graphic art, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, paper art, photography, sculpture and woodwork. Plus over 20 community booths, 4 stages of continuous entertainment, children's area featuring a multitude of creative hands-on activities for the young, a children's stage with clowns, jugglers, magicians and artist demonstrations, plus over 15 international and domestic food tents, boasting an excellent array of gourmet edibles.
75,000 Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
More than 2,000 corvettes will park in the Fun Display and they will be joined by 4,000 additional Corvettes from two other show fields. Plus swap meet and car corral, downtown parade and car give-a-way.
56,000 Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Features fun for the entire family including a large variety of food vendors, childrens activities, midway rides, livestock competitions and agricultural exhibits, commercial exhibitors, stage shows, a rodeo, and musical entertainment featuring top names performers.
673,000+ Attendees
Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1860, exposition of agricultural entertainment, industry and educational featuring big-name entertainers. Over 700 free performances, more than 300 food concessions, 1,300 commercial exhibits selling their wares, fine art competitions, livestock competitions, and exhibits, plus much more.
1,600,000+ Attendees
Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1847. The New York State Fair is New York's largest annual event - - a tradition that draws consumers of all ages, interests, and incomes from across the state and Northeast Region. Featuring everything a state fair can offer such as Nationally recognized entertainment, food and commerical vendors, music, the best in agricultural - livestock competition, business-industry exhibits, midway and much much more.
965,147 Attendees
Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1908. A traditional state fair with numerous events within the event. Including agricultural exhibits, games, children's activities, a large variety of food vendors, midway rides, livestock competitions and exhibits, commercial vendors selling their wares, musical entertainment featuring top names performers and attractions.
875,000+ Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1882, Fun and activities for the whole family. Featuring Maryland with pride regional food, midway rides, a wide variety of food, commerical vendors selling their wares, attractions and government agencies, children's activities, entertainment, music, thoroughbred horse racing, prize-winning livestock, competitions and exhibits, crafts, produce and so much more!
427,000+ Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1871, This state fair showcase the people, talent and products of Nebraska. It also continues to be a time to celebrate Nebraska’s Pride. With a history older than the state itself, the Nebraska State Fair combines tradition with innovation to produce not only an educational but entertainment-filled event for the entire family. Children's activities, a large variety of food vendors, midway rides, AirCare Sky TRam, livestock, youth competitions, music and other live entertainment, top name performers, commercial exhibitors selling their wares and much much more.
250,000+ Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1923. The horse shows are now part of the magnificent livestock exhibitions held yearly at the fair. The grandstand and flanking bleachers now seat 18,000. The fair's nightly stage shows now feature class acts from Las Vegas, Broadway, Nashville, and other parts of the country. Bob Hope, Sammy Davis, Jr., Alabama, Willie Nelson, Jim Nabors, the Bee Gees and countless other top entertainers have shared the stage over the past 69 years. Labor Day weekend traditionally draws a packed grandstand for auto racing. Auto racing events have included such greats as A. J. Foyt, Tony Bettenhausen, and Mario Andretti. And harness racing, still the mainstay of the fair, continues to draw people from across the country to see the World Trotting Derby. be sure to come out and see what great new excitement there is this year!
393,000+ Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 06, 2015
Since 1923, features fun for the entire family including children's activities, music, rides, 250 commercial vendors selling their wares, 8 stages of entertainment, racing pigs, lion and tiger show, draft horse exhibit, horse pulling, horse show, livestock competitions and exhibits, maple products and exhibits, tractor and truck pull, demolition derby, major concerts, a wide variety of food and attractions.
254,000+ Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Sep 07, 2015
Since 1866, features an amphitheater with 10 Nationally known acts appearing over the course of the fair. Admission to the concerts is free with paid fair gate admission. Many wonderful attractions and activities highlight this popular state fair. Check website for exact schedule.
400,000+ Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Since 1978. This festival features a carnival complete with rides and games, food booths, live music, craft show, kiddie korner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more.
100,000 Attendees
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Come to the beautiful park for a two-day festival of original fine arts and unique crafts. Shop at the 160 juried arts and original craft booths for that special “treasure" that you can’t find anywhere else. Take a look at such items as handmade baskets, pottery, handmade candles, original photos of rural North Dakota, decorative wood items, clothing and much more! There will be barrel train rides and horse drawn carriage rides throughout the day! There will be live entertainment featuring some of the areas best performers. Between all the shopping and entertainment be sure to grab yourself a tasty treat. The entertainment is close to the concession stands and will feature lots of picnic tables and shade. Admission is Free to the event.
50,000+ Attendees
Aug 27, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
Since 1939, The Celebration has announced that there are 1,872 entries for the 2015 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, compared to 1,791 entries for the program last year. These entries represent 1, 031 horses versus 1, 012 horses last year. There will be nine split classes this year including a three-way split of the two-year-old stallions.
200,000+ Attendees
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
A multiethnic celebration featuring dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations, and craft market. Presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations. The event will take place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal. A free shuttle service will be available throughout the Park. Admission and entertainment are free; food and gifts are affordably priced. Three stages of non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song. From Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp, there is something for every taste! Back by popular demand, COBU, Japanese taiko, direct form New York City! 50 food booths featuring Ethiopian injera with doro wat, Filipino kebabs, and other mouth-watering ethnic treats! 40 gift booths selling African drums, Turkish jewelry, Indian saris and other hand-made items, Family Arts and Crafts with mask-making and other hands-on activities. Try belly-dancing, Colombian carnival and other ethnic dances on the popular Village Green.
140,000 Attendees
Aug 29, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Since 1984, For over 30 years, the Port Clinton Art Festival has been recognized as one of the most successful juried art festivals in the country. Currently rated as the number five art festival in the country, the Port Clinton Art Festival offers fine art from more than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists. More than 250,000 art enthusiasts travel from places near and far to visit this distinguished outdoor festival, which was founded by Amy Amdur, the founder of her namesake firm Amdur Productions. Young artists, ages 18 and under, shine in the Youth Art Division of the show, which offers younger artists an opportunity to exhibit and participate in a real art festival. Throughout the weekend, festival- goers will have the opportunity to enjoy art activities for kids, including an art scavenger hunt, interactive art demos and, of course, original artwork offered by master artists from around the world.
250,000 Attendees
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
Highland Park’s most festive weekend is kicking off early this year with the Taste of Highland Park. Local businesses are encouraged to “take their team to the taste” and revel in the last days of summer with the Taste opening during the day for the first time ever. Enjoy food and libations from many of Highland Park's most notable restaurants. Additionally, live performances from celebrated bands and performers all weekend long at the Taste of Highland Park and the Port Clinton Art Festival.
275,000 Attendees
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