Unusal Labor Day jaunts: It’s a festival bonanza

You’ve probably noticed if you’ve browsed your local paper that Labor Day weekend, along with kicking off football, is a great one for festivals. Last night I started off my Labor Day weekend early by heading to the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival. I proclaimed it a hit after we had only been there for about 15 minutes.

So did my brother and a friend of his. They live in the heart of Manhattan and said several times over how clean it is was. Seriously. Folks in Millersport know how to use trash cans. Plus, the corn can’t be beat. It was not uncommon to see people with a pile of buttered ears in front of them, all to be chowed down in one sitting.

For other places to head to make this Labor Day weekend a stand out, Intelligent Travel has a post of festival offerings. These are unusual events that capture the fun you can find without a lot of effort besides getting in the car and going.

If you can’t make it to one of these this year, consider them for next year’s Labor Day. Why stay at home when there’s corn to eat , grapes to stomp, dancing to do, and more?

  • Kansas City Irish Fest in Kansas City, Missouri
  • The Irvington Stomp in Irvington, Virginia.
  • Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth, Indiana
  • Hard Crab Derby and Fair in Crisfield, Maryland
  • New York State Festival of Balloons in Dansville, New York
  • Albuquerque/Denver Tango Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Head to the Intelligent Travel Website for links to each festival. Make sure you click on Irvington Stomp. What a hoot.