Monday, June 8, 2015

Aloha to Savage Fest

Our church hosts the Strawberry Festival (link) in conjunction with Savage Fest.   From the Savage Community Association (link),

A rich vein of American industrial history flows through Savage, MD. Named after Philadelphia merchant John Savage, the town is located in the southeastern corner of Howard County, Maryland about 12 miles south of Baltimore and 20 miles north of Washington, D.C.

The Savage Bluegrass band kicked off the festival.

My oldest son volunteered with the bounce house.

The goats craved attention at the petting zoo ...

 ... while the pony was happy to munch in the sun.

The Marines served sausages ...

... and puppets entertained children!

Glad to see the effort to conserve natural habitats.

Joshua Barney, a Naval hero from the War of 1812, made a guest appearance.  He was a Baltimore native.

My youngest son's troop hosted a snow cone stand ...

... the perfect treat for a hot summer day!

Does your town host a festival?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, June 13, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 14, on my book blog at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

The Savage Volunteer Firefighters 


  1. We have a fair in August. Everyone turns out.

  2. No, unfortunately, we do not, great pictures, it would be fun to see.

  3. my town recently held it's 21st Charter Day - this year celebrated that the town was Charterd in 1760 by George II - then came the War for Independence from him.

  4. No festivals, but we have a lot of street fairs.

  5. That looks like so much fun!! We don't have a festival but we have a couple carnivals and then, of course, we have the fair.

  6. We haver Founder's Day celebrations.