Do you attend or participate in festivals in your area?
I live in South Louisiana where it seems that there is at least one Festival going on at all times. Some of the biggies celebrate food (Crawfish, Boudin, Cochon de Lait, Oyster, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Strawberries), music (Jazz, Blues, Zydeco, Country, Bach), culture (Italian, International, Greek, Cajun, Cajun, Cajun), and more, including some that are just generic let's-have-a-festival festivals.
The only one we faithfully attend is the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival which is coming up in a couple of weeks. (www.woodenboatfest.org/) We bought our first old wooden boat, a 36' Grand Banks Classic, about 10 years ago and we worked our butts off restoring it. We're now on our third antique GB and the highlight of our social life is the Boat Festival. Food, drinks, friends with similar boating addictions, et al.
Do you enjoy festivals in your area? Do you participate or compete in any of them? What's your favorite festival? Share!