Here and There
June Events
Highlighting local events taking place in rural towns around the United States
8th Annual PlayThink Festival
Harrodsburg, Kentucky, June 12–16
This festival offers a unique summer experience of music, movement, food, and community. Visit one of the various play shops, where you can participate in aerial arts, hoop dancing, and AcroYoga. At Terrapin Hill Farm. Admission charged.

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Sunflower Festival
Calhoun, Georgia, June 14–15, 21–22, 27–29; July 2–6
Frolic through fields of sunflowers before cheering on your favorite swine at the pig race. Adults can attempt the mechanical bull, while kids can slip down the barn loft slide, milk a cow, and ride a pony. Bring the entire family and enjoy the friendly farm atmosphere at Copper Creek Farm. Admission charged.

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58th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree
Stonewall, Texas, June 20–22
Participate in the peach-eating and pit-spitting contest before joining the annual auction of prize-winning peaches, pastries, and preserves. Other activities include a rodeo, mutton busting, a 42 tournament, and a peach patch for kids. At Stonewall Chamber Grounds. Admission charged.

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Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival
Maryville, Tennessee, June 21–22
Sip local artisan brews with the Great Smokey Mountains as your backdrop. Join fellow beer and food enthusiasts, play games, and listen to live music. At the Greenbelt Amphitheatre. Admission charged. 21 and over.

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Ephrata Brewfest
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, June 22
Sample beer from a selection of 20 breweries while bopping along to the musical entertainment of Lower Case Blues. Admission charged. Proceeds will benefit the Ephrata Public Library and Ephrata Recreation Center. 21 and over. At Whistle Stop Plaza.

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Sunset Kayak Paddle
Portsmouth, Virginia, June 29
Paddle across the restored wetlands of Paradise Creek while watching the sunset. Learn about the animals that call Paradise Creek home; an ornithologist will be present to teach visitors basic birding skills. At Paradise Creek Nature Park. Admission charged.

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Fireworks & Steel Drum Band
Bay Harbor, Michigan, July 3
Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang: Dance to the satisfying sounds of the Petoskey Steel Drum Band while watching the sky sparkle during a fireworks display at dusk. At Marina Lawns Front Street. Free.

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