Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The BEST Wizard of Oz Festival on Earth!

What is the best festival in the world for lovers of The Wizard of Oz? Oz-Stravaganza! Not only is it where it all began, but we celebrate "all things Oz". Every year there is a different theme. This year the theme is based on "The Emerald City of Oz", which is the sixth book in the series.

Many folks aren't even aware that there is more than one book about the Land of Oz! Last year was my first Oz-Stravaganza! I had no idea there was more than one book. Before last year's event, I thought I was going to attend a festival honoring the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I thought that there was going to be a bunch of stuff about the movie, The Wizard of Oz. I was right - but there was SO MUCH MORE! The biggest thrill was to find out that there is a large collection of books all written by L. Frank Baum, which were set in the fairyland called Oz. Chittenango, being the birthplace of Baum, really is where it all began.

I hope you come to Chittenango, in Upstate New York, this June 4th, 5th, and 6th, for our Wizard of Oz festival we call Oz-Stravaganza! From hot air balloon rides to enjoying the presence of Munchkins from the original movie, you will be filled with a joy only found in the Fairyland of Oz! There will be rides for the kids and artisans selling their crafts. There will be contests and displays. You will, without a doubt, have passed Land of Oz 101 by the end of the weekend. Learning about the fantastic is like cotton candy for your imagination!

If you loved the Wizard of Oz - treat yourself this year with a trip to Oz-Stravaganza! You can get more information about our festival at our Oz-Stravaganza! website.

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