Summer's been great, but now we're entering my favorite zone for weekend activities, Fall. Not only is it full of pumpkin patches, hay rides, hay mazes, etc. (hey, I'm a hay guy), but it's also nice and cool, which means you play outside longer.
This Saturday, from 10 to 7, is Hampdenfest, the alternative to Honfest. It's co-sponsored by the Hampden Village Merchants Association and Hampden Community Council and includes four stages of music, the annual toilet bowl race (pictured), tons of food and crafts, and a large children's area. Loads of neighborhood charm and fun.
If that's a little too much toilet for you, head to the Ukrainian Festival in Patterson Park on Saturday and Sunday. They have amazing food and works of art, but the highlight is the entertainment: Traditional Ukrainian dancing with elaborate, beautiful costumes and, sometimes, swords!
Sunday is Children's Day at Ladew Gardens in Monkton. If you've never been, it's a truly mind-blowingly beautiful place and on Sunday they have lots of children's entertainment, live animals, crafts, and more.
Have a great one!