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PHOTOS: Did we spot you at Celtic Fest Ohio 2018?

Celtic Fest Ohio brought out authentic Irish and Scottish music, food, dance and more June 15-17 at the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival.

Insider’s guide to the Dayton Air Show: 7 things to know before you go

All eyes will be on the soaring action in the sky this weekend during the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Military jet demonstrations, aerobatic champions and historic aircraft are a sampling of the entertainment to be found at the premier air show that marks its 44th consecutive year of operation.

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Shiela Wallace, media relations coordinator for the air show, said the event has been so successful because the region is the birthplace of aviation and the show has strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. 

“These are all things that scream this place loves aviation,” said Wallace.

This year’s event takes place June 23-24 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Dayton International Airport, 3600 Terminal Dr.

Here’s what you should know to have a great time:

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1. CAN’T MISS AERIAL SHOWS United States Navy Blue Angels

The Blue Angels, who have thrilled audiences for more than 70 years, will headline the Vectren Dayton Air Show this year. 

The Blue Angels, who last appeared in Dayton in 2014, fly six F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets in formations that bring them as close as 18 inches apart. 

The fastest speed during the performance is close to 700 MPH.

>> 5 things you didn’t know about Dayton’s aviation history

Fastest woman racer

Vicky Benzing, a pilot, aerobatic performer, skydiver and air racer will perform for the first time at the show.

She set the record as the “fastest woman racer” ever in the history of the Reno Air Races in Nevada and has made more than 1,200 parachute jumps.

Benzing will fly an action packed routine in a high-performance Extra 300S.

Sean D. Tucker’s farewell show

Sean D. Tucker and his 400 hp Oracle Challenger will return to the Vectren Dayton Air Show in 2018 for the last time. Tucker is retiring from solo flying but planning to form a formation aerobatic team for future performances. 

TORA! TORA! TORA!

A living history lesson returns to the show this year. TORA! TORA! TORA! Will re-enact the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Eight Japanese replica fighter/bomber aircraft and a display of fire, smoke and noise, simulate bombing runs. 

Sky aerobatics

The Redline Aerobatics Team will be a thrill to watch. Cincinnati pilots Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker built the planes, which fly inverted and formation maneuvers, in their garages. 

2. MUST-SEE PLANES ON THE GROUND 

Though planes will be soaring over head don’t forget much of the show is on the ground. Visitors will be able to view more than 50 aircraft on display ranging from WWII warbirds to modern military aircraft. 

Among the ground displays will be the U.S. Air Force 5-52 Stratofortress, the C-17 Globemaster III, a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet, the B-17 movie Memphis Belle and a Tuskegee Airman P-51 Mustang. 

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The sprawling Boeing B-52 Stratofortress will span the tarmac among the ground displays. The B-52 heavy bomber is one of the longest serving aircraft in the Air Force. 

Commonly referred to as BUFF, which stands for “Big, Ugly Fat Fellow,” the bomber was last at the air show in 2010. 

The Orbis International MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital — a state-of-the-art teaching facility with an operating room, classroom and recovery room — will be on the ground. 

Spectators will be able to board the Flying Eye Hospital which travels the globe training people to fight blindness. 

The DC-8 Samaritan’s Purse will make its first air show appearance ever this weekend.

The Samaritan’s Purse organization — led by Franklin Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham — takes the Douglas DC-8-72CF jetliner around the world to provide spiritual and physical aid.

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3. THINGS TO DO JUST FOR KIDS 

Need a respite for the kids? The Vectren Kid’s Hangar has a backyard gym for climbing, a sandbox, face painting and crafts. The getaway is free and occasionally Air Show performers drop by to sign autographs. 

The hangar will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day with food, beverage and restroom facilities nearby. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

>> 6 impressive airplanes at the Air Force Museum

4. WHAT TO EAT: CONCESSIONS 

A variety of food concessions will be available as well as plenty of Coke and Budweiser products.

ATM’s are located on the show grounds.

>> Where to eat and drink before and after the Dayton Air Show

5. WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

Being on the hot tarmac all day means spectators need to come prepared. 

Bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen, and remember to protect children’s skin as well. Consider wearing light-weight, light-colored long-sleeve tops and comfortable shoes. It’s smart to bring unopened bottled water, which is allowed. 

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General admission ticket holders can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Those with Blue Sky Chalet/Pavilion tickets don’t need to bring their own lawn chairs. To enjoy the aerial performances, pack a pair of binoculars. 

Other items allowed inside the gate: regular-size umbrellas (but not the large, backyard kind), strollers and wagons, cameras (your camera bags will be checked at the gate), mobility scooters for the disabled (rentals are available, call 567-674-6185 to reserve), wheelchairs and service animals. 

6. WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME 

Coolers are not permitted on the grounds. Neither are pets, bicycles, roller blades or scooters. 

7. WHERE TO PARK AND HOW TO GET THERE 

There’s plenty of onsite parking. Keep in mind it’s $10 per car and $20 for RVs, buses and large-size vehicles. Overnight parking is prohibited. 

From I-75, use Exit 64 toward Northwoods Blvd. and follow signs for ticket type. 

From I-70 use Exit 32, the Airport Access Road and follow signs for ticket type. 

Drivers should follow signs posted along the show route as well as the directions conveyed by the police officers. 

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to avoid heavy traffic. 

An alternate parking plan will be implemented if rain prior to the show prevents use of grass parking lots. If implemented, check the show website, social media and local newspaper, television and radio outlets for alternate parking plans. 

If you’d like someone else to do the driving, a continuous express shuttle service will be provided by the Greater Dayton RTA. The shuttle is available from the U.S. Air Force Museum to the main gate of the air show for $3 per round trip. Hourly shuttle service will also be available in downtown Dayton from the Wright Stop Plaza. Regular RTA fare will apply.

WANT TO GO? 

WHAT: Vectren Dayton Air Show 

WHERE: Dayton International Airport, Vandalia 

HOURS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23-24, 2018

TICKETS: General admission tickets are available at area Kroger stores and at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Advance online sales are available through Sunday, June 24, at 12 p.m. ET. All ticket sales are final, no refunds, no rain checks. Click here to view the assortment of ticket options, or call 888-695-0888. Tickets available at the gate are cash only.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Vectren Dayton Air Show

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PHOTOS: Did we spot you at Versailles Poultry Days?

This weekend, chicken was the star of the show at the annual Versailles Poultry Days festival in Darke County. The festival took place June 8-10, 2018. Did we spot you there? (Photos by Tom Gilliam/contributing photographer)

PHOTOS: Did we spot you at the Yellow Springs Street Fair?

Here’s who we spotted enjoying music, crafts, food and entertainment and shopping at the Yellow Springs Street Fair on Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Tom Gilliam, contributing photographer)

WORTH THE DRIVE: Huge Columbus weekend festival blends music, art, food, beer and fun on the river

The Columbus Arts Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. today and runs through Sunday along the Scioto Mile.

You’ll find booths featuring artists from all over and local acts performing throughout the Scioto Mile.

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With more than 270 exhibiting artists at the Columbus Arts Festival presented by American Electric Power, there is certainly plenty to see June 8-10 on the riverfront, but there is also plenty to do. The Festival offers interactive opportunities for people of all ages and skill-sets to create, observe, explore and learn. 

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More than 450,000 people are expected to attend this weekend.

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Here are a few things to know before you go straight from event organizers:

WHAT TO DO

National Headlining Acts to Play Friday and Saturday NightsThe ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage will host national headlining acts during the festival. On Friday, June 8 at 9 p.m., Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will delight audiences with their reimagining of contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in vintage musical styles. Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m., the alternative hip-hop stylings of G. Love & Special Sauce will bring new music and 90s favorites to the Festival.

Genoa Park Music Stage 

The new Genoa Park Stage on the west bank of the Scioto River takes advantage of the stepped amphitheater with beautiful views of the Columbus skyline. Presented by Huntington, the stage will offer more than 20 performances throughout the three days of the Festival, and is situated close to food and beverage vendors.

Local Craft Beers

A Craft Beer Garden will be presented by Blue Moon and feature local craft brews from BrewDog, Columbus Brewing Company, Four String Brewing Company and Seventh Son Brewing. Find the Beer Garden on Washington Blvd. between Town and Rich streets.

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Wex at the Fest 

The Wexner Center for the Arts will kick off their summer programming with a celebration of homegrown musical talent starting at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9, on the ABC6 Bicentennial Park Stage. This outdoor show starts with Future Nuns, followed by Hugs and Kisses, minimalist percussion ensemble Tigue (Ohio State alumni Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) and finishes with drummer/musicologist Mark Lomax II with tenor saxophonist Eddie Bayard and DJ Krate Digga.

Hands-On Activities Village 

The Hands-On Activities Village has even more going on this year with a move to the new eight-acre Scioto Peninsula Park on the west side of COSI.

Staffed by volunteers from 20 local organizations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, activities range from building musical instruments, designing bridges, creating glass paintings, painting mini flower pots and more.

Almost all activities are free and open to kids and adults. With representatives on hand from organizations like Art Garden Studios, Musicologie, Ohio Designer Craftsmen and Glass Axis, there are activities to fit a wide range of interests and ages. 

 

Big Local Art Tent 

Located on Washington Boulevard in front of COSI, the Big Local Art Tent is where creative groups from all over the city come together to build a place for people to experience and purchase local art. Celebrating its seventh anniversary, the Big Local Art Tent will showcase art in all mediums from independent artists.

More than 60 artists from collectives across the city will sell their art while friendly and talented demonstrators will show you clay throwing, leather working, stained glass, blacksmithing and more.

 

Children’s Gallery 

Kids play art collector in the Children’s Gallery with support from Puffin Foundation West. On Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. children ages 12 and younger are invited to experience the unique kid-sized gallery —located near the Hands-On Activities Village — with artwork donated by exhibiting artists. Each piece is priced at $5 and under. 

 

Meet the Art Shark 

Always on the move, the beloved mascot of the Columbus Arts Festival will appear on both sides of the river. Festival goers can say hello and take a selfie with Arthur S. Hark, who can be found swimming around the Art Makes Columbus Activity Village by COSI (Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or at the Bicentennial Park fountain (Friday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, 3-5 p.m., and Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.). 

 

Get Framed at the Arts Fest 

Festival guests can place themselves in the giant selfie frame presented by Reed Arts, just north of the intersection of the Rich Street bridge and Washington Boulevard, for a perfectly framed photo with the city’s beautiful skyline as a backdrop. 

 

Riverfest 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)’s Riverfest returns to the festival with a free canoe and kayak launch point on the festival grounds behind the Bicentennial Park stage, next to the Main Street Bridge. Riverfest will take place Saturday, June 9 from noon – 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from noon–4 p.m. Some walk-up appointments will be available; advance reservations can be made at www.morpc.org/riverfest

 

HOW TO STAY IN THE KNOW

A New App

Locate a favorite artist, discover hands-on activities, check performance schedules and navigate to amenities using the festival’s new downloadable app.

Powered by Guidebook, the app will feature an interactive map, complete schedules, a full directory of artists and more. The app is available to download for free for any smartphone or tablet. New information will be added to the app as it becomes available.  

PARKING

Parking is available on surface lots both east and west of the river, at metered spaces on surrounding city streets and in garages throughout the downtown area, including the Columbus Commons garage, River South at Front and Rich and the LeVeque Tower Garage at Broad and Front.

Guests can even reserve parking spots at: columbusartsfestival.org/festival/parkingbiking-info 

 

Limited wheelchair-accessible parking is available to those with disabled parking placards at bagged meters on the north side of Mound Street west of South Second Street, and on the east side of Civic Center between Town and Broad streets. 

For a list of street closures, please click here.

WANT TO GO? 

What: The Columbus Arts Festival  

Where: The Scioto Mile, downtown Columbus 

When: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 8; 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10 

Admission: free

More info: 614-221-8531, www.columbusartsfestival.org 

Crazy cash prizes, local craft beer and homemade cabbage rolls? This is not your average church festival

This is not your average church festival.

The St. Helen Spring Festival in Riverside is now is its 65th year. That’s pretty remarkable considering how some longstanding Catholic church festivals have come to an end in recent years — Immaculate Conception ended 59 years of festivals in 2014, with Ascension’s also came to an end after more than 30 years in 2015.

This year’s event, running June 8-10, has some of the familiar attractions that bring generations of people back year after year. But there are also a few things that make it pretty special.

If you’ve never been, or haven’t been in a while, here are some great reasons to break that streak this year:

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DAYTON CRAFT BEER

Now it’s true lots of festivals have beer, and thank goodness for that. However, not all have craft beer. This year St. Helen’s Festival will have 12 craft beer taps featuring beers from Warped Wing Brewing Company, Hairless Hare Brewery and Xenia’s newest brewery, Devil Wind.

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They’ll also be serving up favorites like Miller Lite, Summer Shandy, Strongbow and many more. No matter your drink preference, you should be able to find an adult beverage to keep you cool all weekend long. 

>>Warped Wing’s John Haggerty, our Daytonian of the Week, celebrates 25 years of brewing this weekend

LOCAL FOOD

Let’s face it: this is the real reason most of us hit festivals, and St. Helen’s is notorious for its delicious food at reasonable prices. 

The kitchen offers several delicious options, but the cabbage rolls are the stars of the show.

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“We’re known for our cabbage rolls. We’ve always had them,” Marketing and Publicity Co-Chair Colleen Kirby said. “We make our cabbage rolls in-house every year from scratch. They are amazing.”

Holy Smokes BBQ returns to the event for its third year as well.  Meanwhile, the bake sale inside the school features pastries of virtually every variety.

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GAMES OF CHANCE

One of the festival’s biggest attractions has been the various booths where you can wager to donate or win small amounts of money. But the St. Helen raffles are no joke. $100 winners will be announced every hour throughout the weekend and winners need not be present to win. What’s more, there will be a $1,000 winner announced for Friday and Saturday each, with a $10,000 winner named Sunday evening. Not a bad incentive to get out of the house for a few hours.

Gambling for money is almost as old as time. But what about gambling for cake

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“We have a cake booth. You buy a ticket, you put your number down and spin the wheel. If it lands on your number, you get to pick out a cake,” Kirby explained.

Another St. Helen tradition is the basket raffles where prize packages worth a minimum of $200 are up for grabs. Some of the baskets include things like a Nintendo Switch, American Girl merchandise, Vera Bradley bags, a Gatlinburg package, a Yeti cooler, an Apple Watch and more.

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LOCAL BANDS

St. Helen Spring Festival organizers have always worked to provide a multitude of musicians to please the crowds over the years. This year, there are going to be TWO stages going all day. 

Here are the schedules: 

Carroll Patriots Stage

Friday June 8th:

6:30 p.m. - Boss Hawg

9:00 p.m. - Five Story Plunge

Saturday June 9th:

1:30 p.m. - Southbound

4:00 p.m. - Mad Hatter

6:30 p.m. - The Scotty Bratcher Band

9:00 p.m. - Spungewurthy

Sunday June 10th:

12:30 p.m. - The Hathaways

3:30 p.m. - Hey There Morgan

6:00 p.m. - Ithika

Tuty's Bar & Grill Stage

Friday June 8th:

6:30 p.m. - Five

9:30 p.m. - The Doug Hart Band

Saturday June 9th:

1:00 p.m. - Amateur City

2:30 p.m. - Kevin Obergefell

4:00 p.m. - Kellen Williams Trio

6:00 p.m. - Last Call

9:30 p.m. - The Eric Jerardi Band

Sunday June 10th:

12:00 p.m. - Todd the Fox

2:00 p.m. - The Wallens

4:30 p.m. - Ira Stanley & Blues Power

6:30 p.m. - Flat Out

FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN

Despite the various booze and gambling options, organizers maintain this festival is not just for adults. Aside from almost a dozen rides, St. Helen will have a section with activities just for kids such as face painting. “I think sometimes, because of the beer and the bands, people think that it’s more of an adult affair. I think once it starts to get dark, it turns into more of an adult thing, but during the day it’s all about the kids,” said Westerfield

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PARKING

Free parking is available on the hill behind St. Helen School. You can get to the parking lot from the Granville Place entrance.  There will be handicapped parking available as well as a shuttle service, which is new this year. 

If you want to catch the shuttle, park in the additional off-site parking at Carroll High School. 

Shuttle Schedule:

Friday June 8th - 7 p.m. to 12;30 a.m.

Saturday June 9th - 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Sunday June 10th - 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: 65th Annual St. Helen Spring Festival

WHERE: 5086 Burkhardt Road, Riverside

WHEN: Friday, June 8 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, June 9 from 1 p.m.-midnight; and Sunday, June 10 from noon to 9 p.m.  

COST: Free admission

WORTH THE DRIVE: A few reasons to ‘MMMbop’ your way to the Indiana State Fair

This August, approximately two hours west in Indianapolis, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to the Indiana State Fair. 

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The 17-day extravaganza celebrates Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. The fair has been a staple to Hoosiers’ end of summer fun since its debut in 1852. In addition to classic fair fun, there are plenty of concerts.

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Today, the first 6 of 17 total concerts were announced that will headline the entertainment at the fair. The concerts are free with paid admission to the fair.

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Whether you’re into old time rock n’ roll, soulful gospel or pop beats, there is a genre and group that’ll strike harmony with  your taste. The concerts are free with paid fair admission. 

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The first round of announced acts include:

• Rick Springfield – Friday, Aug. 3 

• HANSON – Friday, Aug. 10 

• for King & Country – Sunday, Aug. 12 

• Grand Funk Railroad – Wednesday, Aug. 15 

• An Evening with Hunter Hayes – Thursday, Aug. 16 

• Kirk Franklin – Sunday, Aug. 19

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Online ticket sales are available now, presented by WGU Indiana, at a discounted rate of $8 plus convenience fee on the Indiana State Fair website. Tickets purchased at the gate are $13. Additional promotions will be run throughout the summer on the fair’s website

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ALSO NEW: A CIRCUS!!

For the first time the Indiana State Fair, is bringing fairgoers a circus featuring acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists and more. The new Big Top Circus presented by Bee Window is FREE with paid State Fair admission. The Big Top Circus will perform three shows daily, with seating limited to the first 1,600 people per show. This unique, family-friendly experience will be presented in a single-ring and will not include any exotic animals.

The circus will feature Bello Nock, the “World’s Greatest Comic Daredevil” and has been featured in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for a high wire walk over a cruise ship. He has performed several stunts in New York City, including rappelling off Madison Square Garden and hanging from a helicopter over the Statue of  Liberty. Bello performs without traditional clown makeup. He has been included on Time Magazine’s list of America’s Best  Artists and Entertainers.

Want to go?

WHAT: 2018 Indiana State Fair

WHERE: 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN

WHEN: Aug. 3-17

COST: Fair admission $8 advance, $13 at the gate

INFO: WebsiteFacebook

The streets of Yellow Springs will be hopping with music, food, beer and more crazy-weird fun

It’s almost the time again when everyone’s favorite offbeat community throws its annual street fair. The roads of Yellow Springs will come to life with patrons shopping and visiting over 200 craft and food vendors.

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But Street Fair isn’t just about shopping and eating. There are two stages of music, a beer garden, street performers and plenty of fun.

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Fair-goers are invited to FREE Yoga On The Lawn with Monica Hasek of the Wellness Center at Antioch College. Following Yoga, guests will experience the wonderful sounds of Native American Flute Artist Matthew Thoma followed by Kaitlin Morrison. 

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The Yellow Springs belly dance troupe Egyptian Breeze will perform at noon and 2 p.m., with beloved local group Scary Balance in between at 1 p.m. The day will close out with Jake Riley & Friends at 3 p.m., followed by The Nautical Theme at 4 p.m.

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At the Beer and Music Fest located at the John Bryan Community Center, guests can enjoy larger bands and delicious craft beer from noon until 7 p.m. The music kick off at noon features the Columbus band Unlawful, followed by Erika Hughes & The Well Mannered, Rachel Litteral and The Abstracts, Devil’s Backbone, and Gin-Soaked Angels (who will be celebrating their first album release that day). At 5 p.m., enjoy the impressive stylings of Ontario, Canada-based Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold. Closing out the show with the 6 p.m. slot will be Andy Shaw Band, a Reggae act based out of Columbus. 

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To make getting to Street Fair easier, guests are invited to use the free shuttle service from Young’s Dairy and Yellow Springs High School which will be available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Locals are invited to ride their bike and use the free Bike Miami Valley bike valet service at the corner of Dayton Street and Rt. 68. 

Street Fair is free and open to the public. Handicapped parking is available at the Municipal Lot on Corry St. Please note, the Yellow Springs Street Fair is a pet free festival.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Yellow Springs Street Fair & Music Fest

WHERE: Downtown Yellow Springs

WHEN: June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

INFO: Call (937) 767-2686 | Website 

JUST IN: New Dayton Burger Week coming, and one restaurant is giving away free Bonnaroo tickets to celebrate

Prepare yourself for a week of juicy burgers served for a mint as part of a brand new food festival. 

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Dayton Burger Week, a partnership between Cincinnati CityBeat and The Ohio Beef Council, is set for Aug. 6 to 12.

Participating restaurants will sell gourmet burgers for $5 each. 

Mudlick Tap House  is among the restaurants that have signed on to participate. 

Jennifer Dean, the co-owner of the eatery at 135 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton, plans to offer three burgers: its signature Black Hawk Farms wagyu beef burger,  its white bean tabbouleh burger and one created by the winner of a social media contest that also comes with a pair of tickets to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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BONNAROO TICKETS: Dean said the person who posts the “best burger tribute” to an act performing in the festival — set for June 7-10 in Manchester, Tenn. — in the comments of Facebook and Instagram posts about the contests will win.

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They will receive the tickets, two Bonnaroo fanny packs and their burger on the burger week menu. 

“We thought it would be fun,” Dean said of the contest that closes at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3.  

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Here is the description from the Facebook page: 

From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings, this is a week dedicated to America’s sweetheart, the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. Dine-In, Take-Out, & Delivery options available, depending on location. 

The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and Dayton-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places!  

Burger week will draw hardcore burger fanatics and people that can appreciate a good hearty meal. So fire up the grill and let burger mania take control!

Dean said the week will be similar to Cincinnati Burger Week, set for July 16-22. 

Blink-182 drops out of Bunbury days before music festival’s start

All is not lost, but we have disappointing news for those hoping to see Blink-182 along the Ohio River this weekend. 

The band has dropped its appearance at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati set for Friday, June 1. 

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“Unforeseen circumstances” were cited as the reason in a press release and a tweet posted to the band’s page. 

Blink-182 was the headliner for the first of the three-day festival at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove on the downtown riverfront.

The Bunbury show, as well as one set for Saturday, June 2 at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Canada, have been rescheduled. 

Blink-182 has signed on to headline Bunbury in 2019. 

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Single-day Bunbury tickets for Friday’s show can be refunded at the point of purchase until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 31. 

Blink-182 will perform in Windsor on Sept. 18. 

Formed in California in 1992, the skate punk band’s songs include “What’s my Age Again,”  “Wendy Clear,” “All the Small Things,”  “The Party Song” and “Up All Night.”

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Single-day tickets for Friday and Saturday are $89 and still available on Bunbury’s website. 

The Sunday show featuring a line up that includes Jack WhitePost MaloneDropkick MurphysCoheed and CambriaManchester Orchestra and Lecrae is sold out. 

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