Monday, December 22, 2014

Life, Life, Love

10 for the Road

Caribbean culture

CONNECTICUT Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival 2014 is Aug. 2 in Hartford at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. There will be musical and dance performances, as well as authentic Caribbean dishes. Rain date is Aug. 3. Free. www.riverfront.org/events/taste-caribbean-jerk-festival

Eclectic Army band

DELAWARE See the U.S. Army Volunteers at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand on Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. They tell the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Free. www.rehobothbandstand.com/event/us-army-volunteers/

Vintage craftsmanship

MAINE The Antiques Fair, Aug. 8-10, in Union brings antiques vendors from across New England to sell their wares and celebrate vintage craftsmanship and America's past. maineantiquesfestival.com/

Meet at the farm fair

MARYLAND The Harford County Farm Fair, July 31-Aug. 2, is an old-fashioned country fair with 4-H exhibits, livestock, judging and auctions, home crafts, tractor pulls, live music, and more. farmfair.org

Music on an island

MASSACHUSETTS Nantucket Music Festival 2014 is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2-3 at Tom Nevers Field. It features SoNar, George Young, Chadwick Stokes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bruce Hornsby, Guster, Steel Pulse, Donavon Frankenreiter, more. nantucketmusicfestival.com

State fair, horse show

NEW JERSEY New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, Aug. 1-10 in Augusta, features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, a carnival, vendors, entertainment. njstatefair.org/

Everybody loves Lucy

NEW YORK The Lucy Fest - The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy - in Jamestown is Aug. 6-10. Headliners include Jay Leno, Lucie Arnaz, Tom Cotter, and Caroline Rhea. There will be tours, workshops, parties, and more. www.lucycomedyfest.com/

Endless music

PENNSYLVANIA Timeless classical masterpieces mix with contemporary compositions for the eighth season of the Endless Mountain Music Festival, through Aug. 10 in Wellsboro and surrounding Tioga County communities. www.endlessmountain.net

Family entertainment

RHODE ISLAND Cumberlandfest 2014 is at Diamond Hill State Park Aug. 8-10. This year's festival includes live entertainment, storytellers, Power League Wrestling, golf lessons, a rock climbing wall, fireworks, more. www.cumberlandfest.org/

Stampede rodeo

VIRGINIA The Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo, Aug. 1-2, is seven different pro rodeo events at Colonial Downs. Events include bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more. www.colonialdowns.com/

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