Lorain, Ohio is famous for a few things: Toni Morrison, the Rose Garden, Dog 'n Suds and The International Festival.* The International is this weekend at the Black River Landing site in beautiful downtown Lorain.
I guess technically it's been going on all week, but the important part starts today -- the food bazaar. For the low (and still controversial) price of $1, you gain admittance to over 40 booths of ethnic foods. There are other things to do at the festival but those are just distractions between eating.
The princess pageant was last night. I'm not sure if any of them "tapdanced her way into the hearts of the judges," but here are some of this year's princesses:
I'll be on the lookout for the queen and her court while stuffing my face with paprikash, chicken-on-a-stick, tamales, pastelillos, baklava, lady locks...
*Lorain also makes the news periodically for things like seeing Jesus in an ultrasound.