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Travel briefs | Events happening around the state

Put-in-Bay festival

features country acts

Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Brent Lowery and the Drifters and many other bands will perform at the third Annual Bash on the Bay country music festival at the Put-in-Bay Airport on South Bass Island on Thursday. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. with the first act starting at 3:30 p.m.

Ferries will be operating until about 1 a.m. to allow concertgoers to get back to the mainland.

Tickets start at $89.

For more information visit bashonthebay.com.

Polka bands, food star

in Port Clinton event

What more could you ask for? The Knights of Columbus in Port Clinton will host their 15th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi Polka Festival Friday through next Sunday.

The three-day festival will feature the Frank Moravcik Band, a “Cleveland Style” polka band that has been honored by the Polka Hall of Fame. Other performers include the Eddie Rodick Orchestra, a four-time winner of Polka Band of the Year; and the Del Sinchak Band, which has been nominated for several Grammy awards.

The great food will include yellow perch sandwiches and dinners, pierogis, polish sausage sandwiches and peach cobbler.

Hours are 4 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $5, or free for 17 and younger. All-weekend tickets are also available for $12.

For more information visit kofc1750.org.

Milan Melon Festival

Labor Day weekend hit

The 61st annual Milan Melon Festival will take place in the town’s village square, Saturday through Labor Day (Sept. 2).

The celebration will include rides, games, contests, an antique car show and live musical entertainment, with the Grand Parade on Sunday afternoon. The festival also will offer up its famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

For more information about the free festival, visit

Article source: https://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20190825/travel-briefs--events-happening-around-state

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