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Northwest

Oregon

Bend/Sunriver

August 14-17
Jeld-Wen Tradition Golf Tournament
The Jeld-Wen Tradition is one of the five major championships recognized by the U.S.-based Champions Tour, the world's leading tour for professional golfers 50 and older. In addition to the Championship Round, the week’s activities include a pro-am, professional practice rounds, and NIKE Golf Junior Day. Registration, tickets and information at www.jeld-wentradition.com. Held at Crosswater Golf Course, just one mile from the Bend/Sunriver Preserve.

August 9
Sunriver Quilt Show
Celebrating its 20th year! More than 200 handmade quilts on display outdoors in the Village Mall. Crafts and a quilt bazaar, and doll-sized quilts for sale to benefit local charities. Held in Sunriver Village, four miles from the Bend/Sunriver Preserve. For more information call (541) 598-8704.

Pacific City

Aug. 1-3: Hike the Pacific Mist Trail, Rambler’s Overlook and the Beach Trail, then enjoy the warming sounds of Norm Lynn. MASA seminar and dinner.
Aug. 8-10: Chicken foot bingo, watermelon- and pudding-eating contest, Capital City Jazz Band.
Aug. 15-17: Flippin’ flapjacks for breakfast, thumb wrestling and outhouse races. Hired Hands band.
Aug. 22-24: Join us for our anniversary of 28 years providing excellent customer service to our valuable members. Anniversary cake, punch and coffee served. Enjoy the inspirational country music from Heritage. MASA seminar and dinner.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, play games at the carnival booths, face painting and Scott Davis animal balloons, karaoke and magic show, dance to the fabulous Cover Dawgs band.

August 6-9
Tillamook County Fair
4-H exhibits, horse events, entertainment by Sawyer Brown and Clay Walker and more at the Tillamook Fairgrounds, just a few minutes from the Pacific City Preserve.

August 16-17
5th Annual Old Iron Show and NW Regional Show
Come out for the old-time gas engine and tractor show at Blue Heron Cheese Factory in Tillamook, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (503) 842-3130.

August 29-31
Moograss and Bluegrass Festival
A great music festival, held at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds. Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. 10-5 p.m. For more information call (503) 842-2566 ext. 2030 or visit www.moograss.com

Whalers Rest

Aug. 1-3: Make Me Laugh Weekend, jokes and laughter.
Aug. 8-10: Sandy fun with beachcombing and hunting for the whales. Hired Hands will perform.
Aug. 15-17: Stunt competitions, star contests, annual Christmas for Kids garage sale, kids’ extreme play night.
Aug. 22-24: Circus Fun Weekend, game zone, cookie walk, Wayne Graber performs.
Aug. 26: Crazy games for teens.
Aug. 28-31: Pirates of the Pacific, Dave Black performs.

August 1-2
American Cancer Walk for Life
Come enjoy the entertainment and support Whalers Rest’s very own relay team as we take a stand against cancer. Our tent area will have a potluck for all members who would like to share in the festivities. Held at Newport High School’s track, seven miles from Whalers Rest.

Washington

Grandy Creek

Aug. 1-3: Western Weekend, best western-dressed costume contest, hayride.
Aug. 8-10: Pet parade and tricks competition.
Aug. 15-17: Race Weekend, races of all kinds.
Aug. 22-24: Pirate Weekend, buried treasure, pirate games, capture the flag and more.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, barbecue, games, movies, hayrides, crafts and more.

August Saturdays
Saturday Market in Concrete
Held at the Concrete Senior Center, five miles from the Grandy Creek Preserve. Farm products, crafts and live music. For more information call the Concrete Chamber of Commerce, (360) 856-2093.

Little Diamond

Aug. 15-17: Little Diamond Rendezvous, early American days with black powder and flint demos, kids’ arrowhead craft, barbecue buffalo steaks and entertainment.

Long Beach

Aug. 16-17: Ilwaco waterfront barbecue and dance. This is a great event that features food from local restaurants. The 21st annual Jazz and Oysters in Oysterville is always a favorite.
Aug. 18-24: Kite Festival, kites everywhere! Our park fills up fast for this event so reserve your spot now.
Aug. 23: Live concert featuring The Quick Release Band; join us for a day of kites and a night of dancing and fun.
Aug. 30: Las Vegas night with all your favorite games, a kid-friendly event.

August 18-24
Washington State International Kite Festival
Voted as the greatest kite festival in North America by KiteLife.com. Come enjoy this week-long event, filling the skies with color, high flying action and choreographed movement. It draws famous kite flyers from around the world and tens of thousands of awed spectators. Held on Long Beach and sponsored by the Long Beach Merchants Association. For more information call (360) 642-4020.

Paradise

Aug. 1-3: August Dog Days, cutest dog, smallest, biggest, best dressed, looks most like owner, talent contest. Campfire singalong with Marcia Guderian.
Aug. 8-10: Tooty-Fruity Weekend, banana-eating contest, pie-eating contest, bobbing for apples and much more.
Aug. 15-17: Hawaiian Days, Hawaiian Dancers are back, limbo, hula, watermelon-eating contest.
Aug. 22-24: Western Days, water gun shootout at the OK Corral, best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl, hayride, music With Norm Lynn.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, show and sell weekend.

August 12-17
Southwest Washington Fair
Food, animals, rides, games and lots of vendors at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 30 minutes from the Paradise Preserve.

August 29-September 1
Packwood Labor Day Flea Market
This annual flea market is one of the largest in the Western US and boasts many vendors of all kinds. Parking available, lodging available, lots of food! Held throughout the entire town of Packwood, ten minutes from the Paradise Preserve. For a detailed map visit www.destinationpackwood.com.

August 30
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Ride the 1916 logging locomotive on a scenic and relaxing journey through the Chehalis River Valley. In the dining car, enjoy your choice of salmon, chicken cordon bleu or prime rib. Dinner trains depart at 5 p.m. Located at Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum, 1101 S.W. Sylvenus Street, Chehalis. Dinner trains cost $41.95 per person and Murder Mystery Dinner Trains cost $51.95 per person. Prepaid reservations required. Visit www.steamtrainride.com for details, tickets and directions.

Thunderbird

Aug. 1-3: Kids’ activities, milk carton boat races, karaoke with Shorty.
Aug. 15-17: Kiddie pool fishing derby, watermelon-eating contest, and an evening with Charlie Williams, the “Noise Guy”.

August 21-September 1
Evergreen State Fair
100 years of old-fashioned fair fun. Join in the Guinness Record attempt for the largest hokey pokey dance. Held in Monroe, just around the corner from the Thunderbird Preserve.

Southwest

ARIZONA

Verde Valley

August Thursdays: Farmers Market in Cottonwood, 5 p.m.
August Saturdays: Farmers Market in Camp Verde, 8 a.m.
Aug. 8-10: Jungle Book Weekend with Club Blazer, scavenger hunts, tree climbing and crafts.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, swimming, dancing, barbecues and more.

California

Idyllwild

Aug. 8-10: Civil War Encampment.
Aug. 22-24: Hawaiian pool party, limbo, watermelon-eating contests, karaoke with Patty.

August 14, 21, 29
Summer Concert Series

Free event with different music group each weekend. Bring your chair, cold drinks and relax and enjoy. Held at San Jacinto State Park, three miles south of the Idyllwild Preserve.

August 23-24
Jazz in the Pines
Come out for a fantastic musical weekend with loads of great performers and a barbecue dinner. The event is a fund-raiser for the Idyllwild Arts Academy and summer program. Visit www.idyllwildjazz.com for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. For phone information call (951) 313-3361. Held in downtown Idyllwild, just a short drive from the Idyllwild Preserve.

Lake Minden

Aug. 1-3: Swing dancing lessons, make faux stained-glass butterflies, family potluck picnic with old-fashioned games.
Aug. 8-10: Party at the Sock Hop and greaser costume-contest, ‘50s karaoke and a “Back to the Future” movie marathon
Aug. 15-17 & Aug. 22-24: Make tie-dye t-shirts and string love beads, waterslide, watermelon-eating contest, family dance and karaoke contests.
Aug. 29-31: ‘80s Weekend, air guitar contests, jewelry making, potluck social, DJ.

August 10
Sacramento Antique Fair
The Sacramento Antique Fair is a unique outdoor market featuring hundreds of antiques and collectibles dealers. The fair is held the second Sunday of every month, rain or shine. Admission, $3 adults. Held at 21st Street and W Street in Sacramento, 25 miles from the Lake Minden Preserve. For more information call (916) 600-9770.

Saturdays, August Through October
Yuba City Farmers Market
Held at Center & Plumas St in Yuba City, 20 miles from the Lake Minden Preserve.

Lake of the Springs

Aug. 1-3: Carnival Weekend, lots of fun and games, family campfire with John Carter, DJ Eric spins the tunes at the teen dance.
Aug. 8-10: Songs by John Carter, family campfire, Wildside performs at the family dance.
Aug. 15-17: Wacky Weekend, entertainment with Sierra Express at the family dance, John Carter sings at the campfire, teen dance with DJ Eric.
Aug. 22-24: Low Profile will be rocking out at our family dance, John Carter sings kids’ songs at the family campfire.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, Joanie Lee and the Branding Iron at the family dance, teen dance with DJ Eric, family campfire with John Carter.

Morgan Hill

Aug. 1-3: International Friendship Day, entertainment by the Corvairs, campfire and hayrides.
Aug. 8-10: The Olympics Weekend, entertainment, hayrides and campfire.
Aug. 15-17: Dog Days of Summer Weekend, entertainment, campfire and hayrides.
Aug. 22-24: Prehistoric Ages Weekend, entertainment, campfire and hayrides.
Aug. 29-31: Back to School Weekend, entertainment, campfires and hayrides.

Pio Pico

Aug. 1-3: Water World Weekend, bumper boats, water volleyball, water balloon toss and running through the sprinklers.
Aug. 8-10: Luau Weekend, Polynesian dinner, get your tickets early for our pit- roasted pork dinner followed by our Polynesian night of entertainment featuring the Napua Ilima O’ Kehaulani group.
Aug. 15-17: Animals Weekend, animal craft class, pet show, Project Wildlife will be here with some of the rescued animals from our area.
Aug. 22-24: Back to School Weekend, photo frame craft, eight-ball tourney, trivial pursuit challenge. Get your act together for our end-of-summer talent show.
Aug. 29-31: Come out for our final weekend of the summer camping season, Golden Horseshoe tourney, candy bingo, softball games. Try your luck and help us raise money for our Christmas for Kids silent raffle. Great evening entertainment, karaoke night with Rose, The Wild Rose Road Show and the final teen dance of the summer with Mr. FDR.

Ponderosa

Aug. 1-3: Hot August Nights, Uncommon Ground performs.
Aug. 8-10: Salute to the Olympics.
Aug. 15-17: Elvis Weekend, karaoke.
Aug. 22-24: Western Days, chili cookoff, Country Nuggets perform.
Aug. 29-31: Luau, pig roast, karaoke, Jelly Side Down performs, Faces of Polynesia and DJ Vern.

August 17
35th Annual Placerville Police Hangtown Destruction Derby
Watch police, fire and emergency medical personnel battle it out in their old cars for a cause! Gates open at 1 p.m., admission $8 and under. Held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Speedway in Placerville, 12 miles from the Ponderosa Resort.

August 23
Hot August Night Car Show and Barbecue
Dancing, live music, car show. Adults-only event. Admission ($25/person) includes barbecue dinner, car show awards and dancing. Online ticket sales and show vehicle registration can be found at www.rescuefiredepartment.org. Held in Rescue, seven miles from the Ponderosa Preserve.

Rancho Oso

Throughout August: Horseback rides for beginners to expert ages 8 and over. Riding lessons for beginners age 10 and over, also adult riding lessons are available. Handheld rides for “little wranglers” age 7 and under. Call (805) 683-5110. Spaghetti dinners, western-style barbecue dinner with steak or chicken and children’s meals. Also wagon rides, wine tasting, ice cream socials, cow dog demonstrations, bucking bull demonstrations, horsemanship demos, golden horseshoe hunts, candy bar bingo, family movies, s’mores, nature hikes, crafts and plenty more.
Aug. 2: Roger “Hurricane” Wilson
Aug. 9: Cowboy Luau, entertainment with Steve Wood, line dancing lessons, luau dinner $14.95 per person $5.95 ages 11 and under.
Aug. 23: Ron Miller.
Aug. 29-31: DJ Stan Wayne with ‘60s and ‘70s music.

July 30-August 2
Old Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara
This annual fiesta features a huge lineup of events, including a children’s fiesta, two outdoor marketplaces, a grand parade, one of the largest equestrian parades in the country, and more! Old Spanish Days goes back 84 years and has something for everyone. For more information go to www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org. Santa Barbara is just around the corner from the Rancho Oso Preserve.

August 10
Old Mission Santa Ines Fiesta
Annual event in Solvang featuring all day food and fun with folkloric dancers, mariachis and continuous entertainment celebrating the cultural heritage of the Santa Ynez Valley. This event is set at the historic 1804 Old Mission Santa Ines, 30 miles from the Rancho Oso Preserve. For more information call (805) 688-4815 or go to www.missionsantaines.org

Russian River

August 1-4
Sonoma County Fair
There’s a reason why the Sonoma County Fair is among the most popular in the state. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley, Santa Rosa, 40 miles from the Russian River Preserve.

August 31
Labor Day Weekend Antique Fair
Many sellers will be present for your browsing and shopping enjoyment. things you just can’t do without. Held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Healdsburg’s Plaza Park, 22 miles from the Russian River Preserve

San Benito

Aug. 2: Family bingo for prizes.
Aug. 9: Adventure In Paradise luau, enjoy a full day of music and entertainment. Call our Country Store for tickets in advance as this event usually sells out! (831) 389-4483
Aug. 16: Celebrate July and August birthdays and anniversaries with cake and coffee, music by Mike Noonan.
Aug. 22-24: Bring a white t-shirt for tie-dyeing and a dessert (cake, cookies, brownies, cupcakes) for our cakewalk. Brush up on your trivia knowledge for our Trivia Challenge for prizes.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, make “Summer of 2008” memory books, barbecues, contests and more with music by the Corvairs.

July 26-August 2
California Gymkhana Association State Finals
The CGA State Championship Show is the largest and most prestigious in California. More riders attend than all other organizations’ shows combined. This event is open to all riders and promises a full week of competition and fun for riders and families alike. Team events and match races are held as a separate part of the show and offer the ultimate in excitement for both riders and spectators. Held in Bolado Park at the San Benito County Fairgrounds, 10 miles from the San Benito Preserve.

August 3
45th Annual Antique Flea Market
The main streets of San Juan Bautista will be closed down and lined with vendors and entertainment. While there visit the historic Mission de San Juan Bautista. This being the first weekend of the month all the state buildings will be open and docents will be there to answer questions and tell you more about the area as it was during the late 1800s. The market hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a vendor application, visit www.sjbchamber.com or call (831) 623-2454. Located 20 miles from the San Benito Preserve.

Soledad Canyon

Aug. 1-3: Luau Weekend, staff dances and dance lessons, S.O.S. DJ entertainment, make your reservations early.
Aug. 8-10: Country fun, games all weekend long. The Boy Scouts of America Serrano’s “Order of the Arrow” will be hosting a pinewood derby.
Aug. 15-17: Pirates Weekend, wild ride of games and tournaments.
Aug. 22-24: 23rd Toys for Tots 5k Run/Walk Toy Drive, S.O.S. DJ entertainment.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, lots of local and surrounding area events.

Throughout August
Mulligan Family Fun Center
Go-karts, blaster boats, rock wall, miniature golf, laser tag, video arcade and a live DJ! Located at 525 West Ave P-4, Palmdale. For more information call (661) 273-1407.

Wilderness Lakes

Aug. 1-3: Luau Weekend, Buttons the Clown and Friends, Puhi Polynesian Dancers perform many dances from their native islands and give lessons, contests and prizes for all ages.
Aug. 8-10: Casino night, play blackjack, drawing for prizes at the end of the evening. Must be 21 to play.
Aug. 15-17: Wild Rose Show, great music and fun for the whole family.
Aug. 22-24: Coyote Country DJ, great family music.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, Marlyn’s Karaoke, E & E Animals will bring unusual critters, Hit Men Band, Buttons the Clown & Friends will paint faces, make balloon figures and lead the big band parade, teen dance with Sunset Entertainment DJ, contests and more!

 

Texas

Bay Landing

Aug. 1-3: Sin City Gambling Weekend, win big and spend your fake money at the end of the night on fabulous prizes!
Aug. 8-10: Safari Weekend, find the jungle animals and they are yours—snakes, elephants, monkeys—and don’t forget the Tarzan yell! A day of fun for all ages.

August 1-2
Third Annual Bluegrass Festival
Performers include Salt Grass, Ellis County, Link Family, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus, Star Canyon and the Village Singers. Held at the Multi Purpose Event Center in Wichita Falls, 45 minutes from the Bay Landing Preserve. Concerts begin at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. For more information call (940) 761-7490 or (940) 692-9783.

August 2
Cruise Night on the Courthouse Square
Includes an antique car show on the Courthouse Square. Hours are 4-8 p.m. in historic downtown Decatur, 20 minutes from the Bay Landing Preserve. For more information call (940) 627-2741.

Lake Conroe

Aug. 1-3: Weird and Wacky Weekend, celebrate August birthdays and anniversaries, full-timer’s tea and social, Club Blazer activities.
Aug. 8-10: Reunion Weekend, full-timer’s tea and social, Club Blazer activities.
Aug. 15-17: Surf’s Up Weekend, full-timer’s tea and social, Club Blazer activities.
Aug. 22-24: Fruity Weekend, full-timer’s tea and social, Club Blazer activities.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, full-timer’s tea and social, Club Blazer activities.

Lake Texoma

Aug. 8-10: Safari Weekend, finding animals, games and more.
Aug. 15-17: Aviation Day.
Aug. 22-24: Tropical Weekend, luau, limbo and Hawaiian dancers.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, softball, paintball, pool tourneys, crafts and music.

August 15-23
80th Annual North Texas State Fair
Held in Denton, 70 miles from the Lake Texoma Preserve. For more information call (940) 387-2632.

August 28-30
14th Annual Square Dance Convention
Held at the Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate, (800) 727-4789.

Medina Lake

Aug. 2: Member Appreciation Day, join us for an old-fashioned birthday party with games and ice cream to celebrate August birthdays and anniversaries.
Aug. 9: Luau/Island Day, island games, costume contests, volleyball tournaments, luau buffet dinner and Hawaiian dance performance in the evening.
Aug. 16: Back to School, tournaments, “school supply” candy game, a special back-to-school craft, kid-only bingo with $10 Wal-Mart gift cards as prizes.
Aug. 23: Parade of Pets, pet birthday party, pet contests and pet bingo.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day/Carnival Weekend, bike and pet parade, hayrides, banana splits, carnival with food booths, games and moon walk with the Medina Prize game Saturday night. Sunday night barbecue dinner and dance.

August 2
Cowboys on Main
Cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera’s Main Street, downtown Bandera about 22 miles from the Medina Lake Preserve. Call (830) 364-3833 for more details.

August 16
Guadalupe River Parade
Lots of prizes and special musical guests Harry and the Hightones. Hours are 4–11 p.m. at Flat Rock Park. For more information call Clear River Advocates, (830) 377-9838. Flat Rock Park is about 55 miles from the Medina Lake Preserve.

East

North Carolina

Forest Lake

Aug. 1-3: Murder Mystery Weekend, Shamrocks in the Wind performs.
Aug. 8-10: Luau Weekend, “Big E” Mike Helms.
Aug. 15-17: Back to School Bash, Torie Boan.
Aug. 22-24: American Idol Weekend, karaoke with Randy Hakes.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, Wishful Thinking Band, DJ Torie Boan.

Throughout August
Lazy 5 Ranch
Along the three-and-a-half-mile trail through gently sloping pasturelands you will experience domestic and exotic animals from six continents, including giraffes, buffalo, zebras, cattle, sheep and more. Several petting areas, a playground, picnic area, gift shop and snacks. Held in Mooresville, 30 minutes from the Forest Lake Preserve. Open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. until one hour before sunset.

Lake Gaston (OW)

Aug. 1-3: 1950’s Music Weekend, bring your fab clothes from the ‘50s.
Aug. 15-17: The Lake Gaston Water Safety Commission will be on site with their water safety trailer to offer everyday safety tips. The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to tell boaters about current boating regulations and will be offering free boat-safety inspections.

August 1-3
Beauty and the Beast
Members of the Lakeland Young People’s Theater Workshop will perform a marvelous production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Held at the Lakeland Cultural Arts Center in Littleton, five miles from the Lake Gaston Preserve. For more information call (252) 586- 3124 or (877) 330-0574.

Pennsylvania

Circle M (OW)

Aug. 1-3: Game Show Weekend.
Aug. 8-10: Annual pig roast and pool party with DJ Midnight Rebel.
Aug. 15-17: Olympics Weekend, come try your skills.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, Flames band performs and lots more family fun.

PA Dutch Country (OW)

Aug. 1-3: Cardboard car races, bring your remote control cars.
Aug. 8-10: Olympics Weekend, lots of fun and games.
Aug. 15-17: Sportsmania Weekend, games.
Aug. 22-24: Talent Weekend, talent show.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, Heart and Soul bluegrass, potluck.

August Through October
Renaissance Faire
An annual full re-enactment in full costume. Come down to Mt. Hope Winery, one mile from the PA Dutch Country Preserve.

Scotrun (OW)

Aug. 1-3: NASCAR race.
Aug. 8-10: Outdoor movies, bring chairs or blankets, fun kids’ games, watermelon feast, music DJ.
Aug. 15-17: Annual members’ potluck picnic, DJ.
Aug. 22-24: Magical Weekend, prizes for star performers, create magical crafts.
Aug. 29-31: Visit local country fairs, water parks and amusement parks, barbecue, campfire, DJ parties.

August 1-10
Musikfest
One of the largest music festival in the U.S. with Avril Lavigne, Poison, Stone Temple Pilots, Rosanne Cash and more. Held in Bethlehem, 30-plus miles from the Scotrun Preserve. For schedule, tickets and more visit www.musikfest.org.

August 24-30
West End Fair
An old-fashioned country fair with carnival rides, tractor pulls, demo derby, crafts and horticulture, live entertainment and great food. Held in Gilbert at the Fairgrounds, approximately 20 miles from the Scotrun Preserve. For more information call (610) 681-4293.

Timothy Lake North (OW)

Aug 1-3: Hawaiian Weekend, DJ music, hula dancer, party!
Aug. 8-10: Live entertainment by John Raven.
Aug. 15-17: Chili cookoff, DJ, computer workshops.
Aug. 22-24: Casino Weekend, poker, blackjack or roulette.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, games, tournaments, live entertainment, best wings competition with local restaurants.

August 12, 19, 26
Community Concert Series
Free admission, bring blankets or chairs. Concerts are family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Held at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 20 minutes from the TLN Preserve. For more information call (570) 424-4050 or visit www.shawneeinstitute.org.

August 10
13th Annual Pocono Wing-Off
Held at Fernwood Resort, 10 minutes from the TLN Preserve, from noon-4 p.m. For more information call (570) 588-9500.

Tennessee

Natchez Trace

Aug. 1-3: Mountain Man Weekend, best-dressed pioneer contest, bluegrass music.
Aug. 8-10: Luau Weekend.
Aug. 15-17: Casino night.
Aug. 22-24: Cruise-in car show, live rock music, cookout.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Hog Roast Weekend (open to the public), loads of fun activities, country western dance.

Virginia

Harbor View (OW)

Aug. 1-3: Healthy Hearts Weekend, walking and swimming.
Aug. 8-10: Noodle Weekend, pool contests.
Aug. 15-17: Ring toss pool games all weekend.
Aug 22-24: Craft Weekend, make a hanging disk.
Aug. 29-30: Labor Day Weekend, poolside family barbecue.

Throughout August
Westmoreland Berry Farm
Pick your own berries at the farm from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 1235 Berry Farm Lane, less than five miles from the Harbor View Preserve. For more information call (804) 224-9171.

Throughout August
Tangier Island Cruises
Take a relaxing cruise with this great group on the Steven Thomas from 12:30-5:15 p.m. Located at 1001 W. Main St in Chrisfield, three hours from the Harbor View Preserve. For more information call (800) 863-2338.

Lynchburg

Aug. 1-3: Blackberry Harvest Festival, live music and crafts, pick your own blackberries and wine tasting. $10 includes glasses, festivities and live music by Nelson County.
Aug. 29-31: Wintergreen mountaintop arts and craft show, chair lift rides, live music and more.

Midwest

Illinois

Pine Country (OW)

Aug. 22-24: Hawaiian Weekend, pig roast, barbecue, car show.

August 5-10
Boone County Fair
Carnival, horse racing, tractor pulls, entertainment, food and lots of fun. Held in Belvidere at the County Fairgrounds, three miles from the Pine Country Preserve. For more details visit www.boonecountyfair.com.

Indiana

Horseshoe Lakes

Aug. 23: Share night, carry-in dinner.
Aug. 30: Labor Day parade in Clinton, dodge ball, live band, bingo, fireworks in Clinton.

Michigan

St. Clair

Aug. 2: Craft and flea market from 7-9 p.m., $5 per table.
Aug. 8-10: Pickleball Weekend, tournaments for kids and adults.
Aug. 15-17: Potluck cookoff, compete for great prizes in several different categories and enjoy some great food!

August 8-10
Antique Yard Sale Trail
Two hundred-plus miles of antiques, yard sales with many in our surrounding area, including Marysville and St. Clair. For best directions and information visit www.yardsaletrail.com.

Ohio

Wilmington

Aug. 1-3: Back to the Past Weekend, pack your poodle skirts and bell bottoms! Relive the ‘50s and ‘60s in style.
Aug. 8-10: Bring your friends and work as a team to win Wilmington Olympics!
Aug. 15-17: Hiking, fishing derby, bug hunt.
Aug. 22-24: Teen pool party, scavenger hunts, campfires, and water games all weekend long.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, “Changes” classic rock band, dive-in movie, banana splits, and more!

August 2
10th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival
Jam on the streets of historic Lebanon during this true hometown festival. Revel in the sounds and styles of seven different bands, chow down on some hearty barbecue and cool off with a frosty beverage. Channel your inner dragster with a classic car show featuring classic automobiles from days past, including hot rods and roadsters. For more information visit www.lebanonbluesfestival.com. Held in downtown Lebanon, 25 miles from the Wilmington Preserve.

August 30-October 19
Ohio Renaissance Festival
See history come alive at this 16th-century English village re-creation. Fun awaits the whole family with over 150 costumed characters, 135 shops featuring unique handmade items, 12 stages of continuous entertainment, awesome rides and hearty food and drink! Held in Harveysburg, 10 minutes from the Wilmington Preserve. Adults: $16.99, children: $9.99.

New England

Maine

Moody Beach (OW)

Aug. 1-3: We celebrate every member’s birthday with hamburgers, hot dogs, cake and ice cream. Dance the night away to M & E Country!
Aug. 8-10: Beach Bum Weekend, Encore Entertainment and DJ Rob Peters.
Aug. 15-17: “The Great Stephan” returns with his poolside magic, steak and lobster dinner, reservations a must.
Aug. 22-24: Arts and Crafts Weekend, share your favorite craft project, we provide the supplies.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, check the online schedule on the Moody Beach page at www.1000trails.com to discover the fun-filled events planned for this spectacular weekend.

August Saturdays
Wells Free Summer Concert Series
An outdoor oceanside concert you won’t want to miss. A different musical act performs every Saturday evening in the Gazebo. Hear everything from blues to folk, pop rock and classical. Make it an evening by bringing a picnic dinner. We always hear great comments from members who attend these free concerts. Stop in the Country Store for directions and venue for the evening. Held at Wells Harbor Park at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, approximately four miles from the Moody Beach Preserve.

August 9, 13
Theater at the Ogunquit Playhouse
Aug. 9-13: Mel Brooks’ “The Producers.” Aug. 13–Sept. 6: “My Fair Lady.” To purchase tickets and get a description of these exceptional performances, visit www.OgunquitPlayhouse.org, or call the box office at (207) 646-5511.

Massachusetts

Gateway to Cape Cod (OW)

Aug. 8-10: Carnival Weekend, games, prizes, moon bounce, clowns and face painting, live evening entertainment.
Aug. 15-17: Luau, wear your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, dinner dance with live entertainment.

July 31 to August 3
Annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
Largest Portuguese feast in the world! Featuring an array of Portuguese and American foods, carnival rides and parade. Held at Madeira Field in New Bedford, 15 miles from the Gateway to Cape Cod Preserve. For more information visit www.portuguesefeast.com.

August 20-24
Rochester Country Fair
Great old-fashioned family fun. This year’s parade theme is “Wild West.” Held in Plum Corner in Rochester, 4 miles from the Gateway to Cape Cod Preserve. For more information visit www.rochesterma.com.

August 23-24
Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival
Three stages of entertainment, over 100 exhibitors. Held on Water Street in Plymouth, 12 miles from the GCC Preserve.

New Jersey

Sea Pines

Aug. 8-10, 15-17: Cross Country Dancers DJs.
Aug. 22-24: Stone Mountain Road bluegrass band.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, Siren Band, Right Hand Red.
Sept. 6: Get your site for 2009. Lottery Weekend, for our extended stay program.

British Columbia

Cultus Lake

Aug. 1-3: Casino night for adults only, blackjack, bingo and horse races.
Aug. 8-10: Mini Olympics, all kinds of events for everyone, manager’s famous burger bash and dance the night away with Hong Kong Cowboy.
Aug. 17: 29th annual Polynesian Luau, featuring Paul “Tava” Latta’s famous dancers, pig roast and dinner show, buy tickets in advance!
Aug. 22-24: Dog Days of Summer, bring your best buddy (your dog) for the pet competitions and parade.
Aug. 29-31: Labor Day Weekend, carnival, barbecue dinner, dance the night away to the music of the Hong Kong Cowboy.

August 1, 8, 15, 22
Party in the Park
Come out for a fun family evening of garden and water displays from 6-9:30 p.m. in Chilliwack at the Central Community Park, 30 minutes from the Cultus Lake Preserve.

August 8-10
Chilliwack Fair
Daily children’s events, parade, logging shows, midway, grandstand shows, rodeo, harness racing, tractor pull, lawn mower racing and more at the Chilliwack Exhibition Grounds, 30 minutes from the Cultus Lake Preserve. Fair starts at 8 a.m. each day. For more information call (604) 824-8191.