I’ve done a bunch of research over the last couple months on March festivals and have several picked out for each weekend. The first plan for March festivals was:
March 3 – Dublin Laurens St Patrick’s Festival
March 10 – Azalea Festival
March 17 – Fitzgerald Wild Chicken Festival
March 24 – 91st Ann. Standard Flower Show
March 31 – Arts in Black Festival
I have a few optional festivals lined up:
March 10 – Peaches to Beaches yard sale (200 miles long!)
March 17 – Calico Arts and Crafts Show
March 24 – Fire Ant Festival
March 31 – Springtime Tallahassee
The 31st is probably not going to happen, as I have my race for March lined up that day and won’t be able to do both.
So, how did March 3rd go? It was a spectacular fail on multiple fronts. There was a huge lack of information available on that particular day of the Dublin Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival. I decided that if I couldn’t find key information about the festival before I left for it, then I wouldn’t go. Supposedly the festival runs the whole month of March, but other than a couple of the weekend days, the site is rather vague on what is going on where in the city.
I then decided that I might go to a neighboring city and visit a marathon that was happening Saturday. Then the sky opened. Horizontal rain convinced me to not go for a drive to see the marathon. So I ended up not doing either event that day, though I did make it to a friend’s birthday party. Does that count?