From comic books shows to chili cook-offs, fun fairs and festivals are held all across America. Whatever your interest, I’m sure someone, somewhere is celebrating it.
The Moxie Festival-Lisbon, ME July 12-14
What is Moxie? It’s a uniquely flavored sodapop dating back to 1884. Originially a “cure all” elixir, Moxie has achieved a cult following for those who apprciate it’s bold taste. Each year, Moxie fans gather in this New England town to celebrate all things Moxie. This includes a parade, a car show, recipe contests and the Moxie Chugging Challenge. Do YOU have the Moxie?
For more information: http://moxiefestival.com/
Comic-Con International-San Diego, CA July 18-21
Fans of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books journey west for the world’s largest pop culture convention. Attend a panel discussion with your favorite TV stars or secure an autograph from that elusive artist, then catch a sneak preview of next summer’s biggest movie. Be sure to put this on your 2014 calendar, because…um, it’s been sold out for months (first hand knowledge).
For more information: http://www.comic-con.org/cci
Cheeseburger in Caseville-Caseville, MI August 9-18
Cheeseburgers and singer Jimmy Buffet are celebrated in this northern paradise. Craft booths, a hula hoop competition and a cheeseburger eating contest are just a few of the activities during this 10-day event. Check out the full schedule of musical groups, ncluding Jimmy Buffet cover bands. Fun for the whole family!
For more information: http://www.cheeseburgerincasevillefest.com/schedule.html
Of course, you can find information on a variety of vacation destinations by visiting the Library’s Travel Neighborhood. Happy Travels!