Not a thing I am good at understanding.
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I’ve been pining for the small-town autumny festivals that seemed to pop up every weekend when I was downstate for school. I think I miss Clinton’s Pork & Apple Festival the most, they had good food and an old mansion to tour.
Any festivals or fairs this fall you can’t live without?
The Sandwich Fair. Name of the extremely quaint New England town next to my extremely quaint hometown, not the delicious lunch food.