June Happenings

Check out what’s happening in your area, and take a look at a few of the lively events taking place around the United States next month.

Buy a bit of horseradish at the Horseradish Festival in Collinsville, Illinois.

Buy some horseradish at the Horseradish Festival, June 6-7, in Collinsville, Illinois.

courtesy Horseradish Festival/Collinsville, Illinois, Chamber of Commerce

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Horseradish Festival

Love horseradish? Running out of ideas for using this tasty herb? Visit the Horseradish Festival June 6 and 7 in Collinsville, Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis. Music, crafts and more food with horseradish in it than you can shake a stick at are all part of the fun, and there will be professional and amateur recipe contests. There's more horseradish acreage in Madison and St. Clair counties than the rest of the world combined. For more information, visit the website.


Stewardship Conference

If stewardship is among your priorities for your homestead, check out a conference June 10 and 11 in Denver. Changing Lands, Changing Hands: A National Conference on Farm and Ranch Access, Succession, Tenure and Stewardship focuses on how land is acquired, stewarded and passed on, and how that will shape the future of U.S. agriculture. This is the first national conference to address these critically important issues. Click here

 for more.


Brass Band Festival

The Great American Brass Band Festival, June 11 to 14 in Danville, Kentucky, has been named “this country’s most unique music festival.” It’s an old-time brass band concert in the park that recaptures the nostalgia of peaceful, turn-of-the-century America. Click here for more.



Edmond, Oklahoma, celebrates the Fourth of July for an entire week! Join in the citywide LibertyFest June 25 through July 4. Click here for more.


American Crafts Festival

Visit the American Crafts Festival June 13-13 and June 20-21 in New York City to find more than 35,000 one-of-a-kind uniquely designed original creations with a total estimated value of $20 million. The event is the most popular, the largest and the most innovative in the New York tri-state region and one of the oldest and most respected in the United States. More than 250,000 visitors are expected to view craft displays from 39 states, as well as guest artists from Canada, Mexico, Israel and Argentina. Click here for more.


Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

Quality arts and crafts, the finest of West Virginia wines, live bluegrass music and outstanding food – all in the unparalleled outdoor beauty of West Virginia – makes for an outstanding weekend trip. The 38th Annual Spring Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival is set for June 12-14 near Harpers Ferry, just an hour northwest of Washington, D.C. Click here for more.