Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Texas State Fair

October 7th, 2010 by Mariah

The State Fair of Texas is an annual State Fair held in Dallas, TX. The fair season usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The fair is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2010 fair will be held from September 24 to October 17.

Big Tex, a 52 ft tall cowboy, has been the symbol of the fair since his introduction in 1952; in 1953, Big Tex’s jaw was hinged, so that he appears to “speak” the announcements that promote fair events. The State Fair of Texas is the largest state fair in the US by annual attendance. Its 212-foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel has been the largest in North America since it debuted in October 1985. As of 2003, the fair’s marketing director estimated that the fair was bringing about 350 million dollars into the Dallas economy.


Click Here to find a Texas Bed and Breakfast.



Need a place to stay for the Bourne Scallop Fest? Rock Village Bed and Breakfast is the place for you!

September 17th, 2010 by Mariah


Need a place to stay for the Bourne Scallop Fest? Rock Village Bed and Breakfast is the place for you!


This Antique Victorian Painted Lady is situated on 23.80 acres of land. If the gentle ruins of an old greyhound track do not relax you maybe the stream or pond will. The architecture and history of this property will sit you back on our wrap around porch to reflect upon a time unknown to us. Centrally located Middleboro, is forty minutes from Boston, and twenty minutes from Plymouth and the Cape Cod Canal.



Charles Neil Atwood built this home in 1860 and employed over 90 people in the village. The home’s entrance greets you with Corinthian columns and a wood carved staircase. Further on pass the pocket doors is the dining room containing an antique tiled fireplace. Turn to the right and the library’s tiger oak bookcases invite you to sit for a while. Next door the ribbed ceiling foyer opens up to a three season porch crowned with copper. Come see the original tiles of Victorian tulip and seashells. Your stay at the Inn is your special time away. Our wonderful atmosphere and our knowledge of the area will make it one of the most delightful and memorable experiences you’ll ever enjoy. New Harvey Windows and new electrical wiring were installed in all bedrooms at Rock Village Bed and Breakfast this winter. All rooms are properly ventilated for our customers.



Rock Village Bed and Breakfast


“A Bed & Breakfast”

109 Miller St.

Middleboro, MA. 02346



Bill and Doreen Sullivan

Rates: $70.00-$130.00USD

Rooms: 6

Phone: 508-947-3413

Fax: 508-947-7631

41st Annual Bourne Scallop Fest

September 17th, 2010 by Mariah



41st Annual Bourne Scallop Fest, Its SO much more than Scallops!

Its SO much more than Scallops! Celebrated up and down the East Coast, the Bourne Scallop Fest is recognized with distinction given the “Best Festival Award” by Cape Cod Life Magazine and awarded a Top 100 Event in North America by the American Bus Association. The Fest takes place the third weekend after Labor Day, on September 24, 25 & 26, from 10am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

Over 55,000 patrons are expected to come into Buzzards Bay along the banks of the famous Cape Cod Canal and Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge. Families will see spectacular views, listen to non-stop entertainment, have fun at the midway of rides and games for the kids, and enjoy the best scallops around. In addition to over 3 tons of scallops that will be consumed, people have plenty of other choices including herb-roasted chicken, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, raw bar, hamburgers, hotdogs, specialty coffees, desserts, and much more. Cheese samplings will accompany the wine offered by Coastal Wine Trail representing nine local wineries. Harpoon Brewery will supply the beer.

Marie Oliva, President & CEO, of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber expressed: “This isn’t your average festival. The community has a big stake in the event, helping to make sure the Fest is superbly organized and enjoyable. Well over 500 volunteers ranging from residents, businesses, and local officials man the Fest with each person receiving a free meal and a T-shirt for a 4 hour shift. It’s the type of event that truly brings everyone together for a great time. And the economic stimulus for the town and the region is an added plus.”

General Admission is only $5 – children 12 and under admitted FREE. FREE parking is available at the newly paved and landscaped parking lot by the canal owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

New this year, Friday night only, Rockwell Amusement is offering a “Wrist Band Night”. Families can purchase a $20 “wrist band” per child and ride all the rides from Friday at 3pm to close at 10pm using the wristband. A great deal for the family! A new juried Craft Show will be managed by Castleberry Fairs & Festivals from New Hampshire, bringing over 120 vendors selling unique and distinctive products.

Live entertainment includes our popular headliner, ENTRAIN from Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday night at 7pm. Children will enjoy Toe Jam Puppet Band for two shows on Saturday and the Tall Tex Greeters, costumed characters on stilts and always a big hit with families.

The weekend line up includes local favorites Stage Door Canteen, Danny Banks and his All Star Band and the Dan Lawson Band. Sunday, we are fortunate to welcome back the Navy’s Northeast Show Band at Noon. For a complete entertainment schedule, go to

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber is a not-for-profit corporation that raises funds to help the community in various ways. Proceeds from the Fest help pay for the Chamber’s scholarship program, food pantries, Friends of the Bourne Council on Aging, and operation of visitor centers that service the traveling public.

Over thirty (30) businesses sponsor the Bourne Scallop Festival including: Title Sponsors – TD Bank and On the Water; Premier Sponsors – Falmouth Hospital; Presenting Sponsors – Harpoon Brewery & Coastal Wine Trail; Major Sponsors – Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Cape Cod, and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office; Media Sponsors – COOL 102, WEEI 96.3 Sports Radio, WCOD106, 95WXTK and Southcoast Media Group; Supporting Sponsors –A.D. Makepeace Co., Southcoast Hospitals Group-Tobey Hospital, and Wareham Crossing; Business Sponsors – Bouse House Enterprise, Inc., Buckler’s Towing Service, Cape Cod Central Railroad, Country Club Enterprises, LLC and Hy-Line Cruises; Contributing Sponsors – Amerigas, at&t Mobility, Barnstable County Fair, Convention Data Services and Falmouth Toyota Scion. Breakfast And Lunch Sponsors – Cosi Café, Dunkin’ Donuts – Couto Management, Flip Flops Café, IHOP, Lindsey’s Family Restaurant, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mezza Luna Restaurant, Red Robin Gourmet Burger, The Sagamore Inn and Tihonet Village Market.