Zuni Market Showcases Pueblo Artists

Visitors will see many aspects of pueblo culture at the Museum of Northern Arizona's 15th Annual Zuni Marketplace, Sept. 1 and 2 in Flagstaff. Artists will demonstrate fetish carving, pottery making and jewelry making, and sell their wares. Performers include the Pottery Maidens, who dance while balancing pots on their heads, and the Edaakie Dancers, who perform Zuni social dances. Also for sale: historic pottery, pawned jewelry, Western landscape painting, Navajo rugs and the ever popular fry bread and Indian tacos. For more information, contact the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; telephone (928) 774-5213, Internet http://www.musnaz.org.


The people of Bardstown have been making bourbon since 1776, and the area now produces 95% of the world's bourbon. From Sept. 12 to 16, everyone celebrates the local brew at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Visitors can tour distilleries and sample their wares. Other events include a bourbon barrel relay, bourbon barbecue and historic tours. Delicacies at a bourbon breakfast include bourbon butter and bourbon coffee. Local bartenders compete in the Sour Mash Shuffle, an obstacle race with trays full of drinks. For more information, contact the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, P.O. Box 867, Bardstown, KY 40004; tel. (800) 638-4877, http://www.kybourbonfestival.com.

New York

Manhattan's Little Italy district celebrates the Feast of San Gennaro (the patron saint of Naples) in much the same way as it's done in Italy. Neighborhood streets are closed for the celebration from 11 a.m. to midnight Sept. 13 to 23. Processions with the statue of San Gennaro will be held on Sept. 15, 19 (his feast day) and 22. On Sept. 16 there's a parade on Mulberry Street with bands and floats. More than 30 Italian restaurants will serve inside and at tables in the street. Evening entertainment on two stages includes opera, Italian folk dancing and songs and Italian pop music. For more information, contact Figli di San Gennaro, 1501 Broadway, Suite 1808, New York, NY 10036; tel. (212) 768-9320, http://www.sangennaro.org.


The Pendleton Round-Up, from Sept. 12 to 15, is one of the largest rodeos in the country, with more than 650 professional athletes. Competitions range from the traditional steer wrestling to theoddball wild cow milking. The Westward Ho! parade (which is for non-motorized vehicles only, including mules, oxen and Mormon carts) features Native Americans in traditional dress. At the Happy Canyon Pageant, actors bring Western history to life and follow it up with an Old West-style dance hall. For more information, contact the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, 501 S. Main St., Pendleton, OR 97801; tel. (800) 547-8911 or (541) 276-7411, http://www.pendleton-oregon.org; or the Roundup Assn., 1205 S.W. Court Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801, tel. (800) 457-6336, http://www.pendletonroundup.com.


Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson will hold its annual free open house from Sept. 28 to 30 at its assembly plant in York. Visitors can tour the factory and take demonstration rides on 2002 models. Other events include a kids' tent with rides on Fisher-Price Harleys, daily group riding tours and country music concerts. The city holds its annual Bike Night on Sept. 28, with a motorcycle parade downtown. For more information, contact the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1 Market Way East, York, PA 17401; tel. (888) 858-9675, http://www.yorkpa.org.

South Carolina

The Preservation Society of Charleston's Annual Fall Candlelight Tour of Homes and Gardens will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Sept. 20 to Oct. 27. Visitors can see up to 10 homes in an evening on 19 tours in the downtown historic district. Most are never open to the public except during this self-paced walking tour. There are flags at every door, street monitors and a stop for tea along the way. Architectural styles range from colonial to antebellum to Victorian. The most popular destinations are grand homes along the Battery. Reservations are recommended. For more information, contact the Preservation Society of Charleston, P.O. Box 521, Charleston, SC 29402; tel. (843) 722-4630, http://www.preservationsociety.org.


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