Dakarai World Dance is a Newport, Kentucky-based belly dance troupe, skillfully and creatively led by Tallulah Medley. Their unique approach to fusion belly dance combines elements of traditional and folkloric styles, as well as some modern forms of dance resulting in an eclectic blend of captivating performances. The name "Dakarai" translates to "happiness," which perfectly encapsulates the joyful energy they aim to convey through their music and dance. Get ready to be delighted and uplifted by the sensational artistry of Dakarai World Dance! Look for the dancers in the parade at noon as well as a performance at 1pm near the lobby.
Francine Haydon - "Silver Wolfwoman" is a gifted reader, healer, teacher, writer, ghost investigator, and travel agent. Francine is also an author and columnist. She co-wrote and self-published the fun and enlightening self-help book, Right Brain / Left Brain--Use Everything You've Got to Create A Great Life! in 2011 with Patricia Garry and released the e-book in 2013. Francine is the column editor and has co-authored the "Intuitive Insights" column in the Whole Living Journal for many years. Additionally, Francine wrote the bi-monthly column called "The World According to Tarot" for Promise Magazine for several years, as well as a column on "Holistic Health" for Ms. Cincinnati Magazine and columns for Cincinnati Woman Magazine. Francine is an intuitive Tarot and Palm reader and Energy Practitioner and has done this full time since 2004. Additionally, she offers sessions and teaches classes in Reiki, Kolaimni, Free Soul, Hypnotherapy, Crystal Surgery, Crystal Energy healing, Medicine Wheel Rejuvenation and Reiki, Chakra Alignment, Intuitive Development, Tarot, Tools for Divination, Oils and Essences, Herbs, Meditation and Manifestation, Past Life Regression and Ghost Hunting. She does most of this work in her home in Union Township and at Enchanted Moments in Milford. In her spare time, Francine and her husband and soul-mate of 39 years, Stephen Haydon - "White Spirit Bear" explore their love of history and past lives as pre-1840 living history reenactors by participating in many local rendezvous and fair events. But no matter where they go (in the past, present or future), they always return to their home in Cincinnati. Francine will be available for appointments during regular festival hours for a fee which you can book there.
Crystal Edelman of Chasing North is an eclectic, classically trained artist of many mediums. Her work is a testament to her knowledge, skill, and deliberate patience. Using natural and upcycled objects, she creates works that inspire whimsy and a longing for things that exist just outside of our realities. She also can be found as a park naturalist aka 'local cryptid' in the forest or caring for her exotic animal zoo. Last year, Crystal attended the Frogman Festival as a guest. This year she returns but will be providing a wonderful service of face-painting to our guests of all ages for a small fee. Please support her talents and get signed up for one of her creative sessions.
A mysterious bagpiper can be found in and around Loveland playing the ancient Highland Bagpipes that evolved in medieval Europe but were refined in Scotland. The stories of pipers leading various rats, children and snakes out of villages and in the countryside are written in the archives. Our piper has trained and studied the instrument from talented musicians to become himself, a sought-after and award-winning player. Having competed at the top levels of the piping world, today he can be found performing with bandmates in the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums and The Great Lakes Pipe Band. For the festival, he will be leading a parade at noon inside the event with any and all welcome to join him whether in costume or not. Any and all costumes from the cryptid world to cosplay, renaissance to steampunk are encouraged. Step off at noon in the lobby in no particular order then follow our piper to wherever he may lead you.
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