Web Extra: Save the Date Festival Tips
With diverse themes, tasty food, and community spirit to spare, small-town festivals rock! Here are a few tips to enhance the experience.
•Schedules sometimes change, especially for events several months out. Call and check dates and lineups before making a trip. By the same token, you may find that new activities have been added that we couldn’t confirm at press time.
•Accommodations in small towns can fill up quickly, so make your reservations early if you plan to stay overnight. If you have trouble finding a room, call the local chamber of commerce; the staff may be able to direct you to lodging in nearby towns.
•Don’t forget the obvious: Wear comfortable shoes, apply sunscreen at outdoor events, and if the weather’s hot, take along a hat or umbrella and extra water. A lightweight folding chair or a blanket you can spread on the ground also comes in handy, especially at parades.
•Enjoy the festival fare, but check out nearby restaurants,
too; you may discover a real gem.
Discover even more fun things to do in our searchable events calendar database.
From the June 2012 issue.