10 for the Road
You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
1. 34th Annual Civil War Collectors Show.
June 27-29. Gettysburg, Pa. More than 250 displays of weapons, uniforms, books, maps and other authentic memorabilia, sponsored by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association.
» READ MORE: www.gbpa.org
2. St. Peter's Fiesta.
June 25-29. Gloucester, Mass. Honoring St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, with music, food, sporting events, a parade, a blessing of the fishing fleet, and other religious celebrations.
» READ MORE: www.stpetersfiesta.org
3. 32d Annual Vermont Quilt Festival.
June 27-29. Essex Junction, Vt. More than 80 quilt vendors, 80 classes and lectures on quilting, and 400 quilts on display, plus awards contests and appraisals.
» READ MORE: www.vqf.org
4. 17th Annual WoodenBoat Show.
June 27-29. Groton, Conn. Traditional and modern wooden boats of every type, including yachts, fishing boats and power boats.
» READ MORE: www.thewoodenboatshow.com
5. Blue Crab Cluster All-Breed Dog Shows.
June 26-30. La Plata, Md. Competitions featuring more than 140 breeds and 1,000 dogs each day.
» READ MORE: www.smkc.org
6. 13th Annual Newport Flower Show.
June 27-29. Newport, R.I. Featuring floral and horticultural displays, garden vignettes, and free lectures and demonstrations.
» READ MORE: www.newportflowershow.org
7. Lake Placid Horse Show.
June 24-29. Lake Placid, N.Y. Competition featuring some of the world's top show jumpers.
» READ MORE: www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com
8. 2d Annual Sand and Sea Festival.
June 27-29. Salisbury, Mass. Family-oriented fun, including yoga, kite-flying, live music, and fireworks on the sand, and surfing, kayaking,
and marine programs in the sea.
» READ MORE: www.sandandseafestival.com
9. Hot Steamed Jazz Festival.
June 27-29. Essex, Conn. Performances range from traditional jazz to ragtime to Dixieland.
» READ MORE: www.hotsteamedjazz.com
10. Grand Encampment of the French and Indian War.
June 27-29. Ticonderoga, N.Y. More than 800 reenactors mark the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Carillon.
» READ MORE: www.fort-ticonderoga.org
- Elizabeth Fox