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The first of Oklahoma's Amish communities was established in the 1890s in Custer County, but that community dissolved. The largest "Old Order" Amish community today is in Mayes County near Chouteau, where members have lived since 1910. Although the Amish are self-sufficient, they must pay taxes on their homes and land, and they need some items that require money, so they often will have events to raise funds.
There are several Amish markets or farmers markets in different cities in Maryland, offering tasty foods and high quality handicrafts to those who want to spend enjoyable hours browsing the markets. There are also some weekly events that take place at these markets as well, making the Amish markets a great place for socializing while finding quality handmade items and homegrown and homemade foods.
As of the year 2000, Oklahoma had 39 Mennonite churches, six of which were Amish congregations, according to the Oklahoma Historical Society. Due to the small population of Amish Mennonites in the state, Amish Mennonite events are not plentiful. In Oklahoma, the Amish Mennonites are known for their annual Mennonite Relief Sale and a few craft shows and festivals featuring Amish-made goods.
Take a family-friendly outing to the annual Tipton Christmas Craft Show, held each December. The show, just before Christmas, attracts visitors who make the trip to Tipton, about halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, to view arts and crafts. Many of the crafts center around the Christmas theme, making it a must for Holiday and Christmas decorations and gifts.
Antique car shows are presented all over the state of Tennessee. These gatherings range from small, one-day meet-ups to massive, weekend-long festivals. The shows allow enthusiasts to gather to talk about and display their prized possessions. Many car shows are free for spectators and also offer live music, food, and vendors. Awards are often given to the best and most popular cars at these events.
The Huron Township Applefest is a weekend festival held in New Boston, located in southeastern Michigan. Pete Glaab started the event in 1979 as a family-oriented festival the whole community could enjoy. Every October the Applefest offers plenty of apple products, contests and live entertainment, including the Applefest Car Show which lasts all day on Sunday.
Residents and visitors of Pfafftown, a small North Carolina town in the Piedmont Triad region, have access to arts and crafts shows in the small towns and larger urban areas nearby. The festivals and fairs in northern North Carolina which host these shows provide venues for local artists and artisans to display their work, which represents a wide variety of art media and styles.
The historic city of St. Augustine, founded in 1565, lies in northeastern Florida. The coastal city is home to a self-guided art walk every first Friday of the month, sponsored by Art Galleries of St. Augustine. Additionally, a handful of arts and crafts festivals take place there every year, featuring the handiwork of St. Augustine's locals as well as artists from around the state and country.
The Bamboozle is an annual three-day music festival held in the parking lots of the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event originated in 2003, evolving out of the Skate and Surf Festival. The Bamboozle is known for typically hosting rock and metal genres, but has now expanded to include hip-hop and rhythm and blues. Fan attendance has increased in recent years due to big-name lineups.
Car shows provide perfect opportunities for classic car and hot rod owners to interact with other car enthusiasts, and display their vehicles. Louisiana is home to an array of custom and classic car shows, many of which traditionally take place in the eastern city of Baton Rouge.
Sacramento became a city during California's Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. Today, it is the vibrant capital of the state, offering plenty of entertainment options for both visitors and residents. For beer lovers who find themselves in the Sacramento area, many events throughout the year involve their favorite drink. From festivals that started in celebration of beer to public parties that highlight beer, Sacramento has a slew of beer-drinking events for every taste.
Located in the forested hills of north Georgia, Blairsville is a hotbed for car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts. Throughout the spring, summer and fall months, visitors can enjoy a number of shows put on by local car clubs.
Most beauty pageants or shows require contestants to perform a talent on stage for the audience and judges. From small children to adults, the talent must be something that is entertaining to watch. There are many different things you can pick; often the only criteria is that it not be dangerous for the individual or the audience. Choose a talent that will wow the judges to get you the win.
The Canadian International Air Show takes place in Toronto each September, and gives aviation enthusiasts a chance to see exciting aerial acrobatics and learn about flying. The annual show takes place right on Lake Ontario and provides three full days of entertainment for those who don't mind the sound of noisy planes.
There are many opportunities for car enthusiasts to get their fix in the Cookeville, Tennessee, area. The Granville Heritage Day Antique Car show brings in hundreds of the best cars in the area, as does the Sparta Liberty Square Celebration Car and Truck Show. There are also numerous local car clubs in the area, many of which hold regular "cruise-ins" and all of which are within a half-hour's drive of Cookeville.
Grand Bend, Ontario, is a popular area for holiday makers from across the globe, not least because of its 30 miles of continuous beaches. It's also a location enjoyed by car show organizers and fans. Shows for 2011 include one that takes place on the beach. Another is planned for a park just two minutes away. Several others take place at the famous Grand Bend Motorplex and a four-day hot rod event tours the area.
As demonstrated by the one million attendees at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, and the car shows held each week throughout the state, car shows are very popular in Illinois. The season begins with the Chicago show and continues on through October with car shows often including truck and motorcycle divisions. All of the shows listed below boast a Memorial Day attendance in excess of 100 entry vehicles and 400 spectators.
As a suburb of the Western Pennsylvania urban center of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania residents have a variety of car shows in which they can participate, both within the town's limits, as well as in nearby towns and municipalities. These car shows feature both new and classic cars, as well as specialty vehicles such as police cruisers and fire engines.
The small town of Bunker Hill has a fervent, drag racing history. This Miami County, Indiana, town is home to the Bunker Hill Dragstrip and the Bunker Hill Raceway. Six miles south of Bunker Hill, in Peru, Indiana, classic car show exhibits are available during the summer months.