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Travel and Leisure News - August 5, 2013 - Press Releases



Festivals, Events, Food & Wine/Culinary, Arts, Culture, Music, Museums, Entertainment, Accommodations, Attractions, Adventure, Tours 

Below are condensed press releases from the Travel and Leisure News August 5, 2013 issue. Click on press release title for the complete press release, high resolution photos, media contacts and media invitations.

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Fundraiser for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots, Fountain Hills, Arizona
Fountain Hills, Arizona - On June 30, 2013, when the fire tragedy struck the town of Yarnell, AZ and the town lost 19 of its most elite firefighters, Gary immediately stepped up to the plate to help out the families of the fallen. Along with Marilyn Higgins, a Fountain Hills resident and volunteer, they planned a successful Fundraiser that took place at the 
Holiday Inn Hotel that Gary manages. The event was attended by over 200 local, state and international residents.

Spend Labor Day Sampling the Flavors of the Sierra Nevada, Farm-to-Fork Festival, South Lake Tahoe, California
South Lake Tahoe, California - Since its conception in 2010, South Lake Tahoe’s only Farm-to-Fork Festival, Sample the Sierra, has continued to grow and evolve.   The highlight of the weekend, the food and wine tasting festival, brings in more than 1,500 food and wine lovers ready to sample delicious finger foods paired with the diverse flavors of El Dorado County wines. Admission is $30 and includes a full tasting ticket and commemorative tasting glass., 775.588.1728.

Southwest Arts Festival® Celebrates 28th Anniversary in Indio, California, January 24 to 26, 2014
Indio, California - The Indio Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 
Southwest Arts Festival® on January 24, 25 and 26, 2014. Celebrating its 28th Anniversary, the Festival will feature over 250 artists showing traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts. The Festival takes place at the Empire Polo Club, Indio, California. Admission: $8.00 Adults and Children under 12 Free., Phone: 760-347-0676.

Huge International Sand Sculpture Event: San Diego Labor Day Weekend
San Diego, California - The Port of San Diego has again authorized producers of the 
U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition to create one on the cruise ship terminal pier. They’ll bring in 300 tons of sand that will be carved and molded into beautiful sculptures by nearly 40 artists in 3 different classes of sculpting competition, August 30 to September 2, 2013. With more than $60,000 in appearance, prize money and expenses at stake, some of the world’s best sculptors  will challenge the best in the U.S. Admission: $6 for kids, $9 for adults.

Connecticut's 8th Annual Milford Irish Festival
Milford, Connecticut - The Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut, will have their 
8th Annual Irish Festival  on September 20 & 21, 2013 (rain or shine). The Festival comes alive with Irish music, dancing, culture, endless food choices, and Irish wares for sale. There will be live musical performances by Bobby Morrill, The Highland Rovers Band, County Cavan, O’Hanleigh, Calley McGrane & the Exiles, and Colleen and the Boys. Admission is $5 Friday and $10 Saturday for those 13 years and older. A two day pass is $13.

53rd Annual Brandywine Festival of the Arts brings national artists to Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware - The 53rd Annual 
Brandywine Festival of the Arts (BFA) returns to the banks of the Brandywine River in downtown Wilmington, DE on the weekend of September 7 and 8, 2013. “This is a Wilmington tradition
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