If you are like me, and not going to attend the Mohegan Tribe's Wigwam on Saturday August 15, 2009, here are some other things you might consider doing. For those who are going to Wigwam, have fun.
Washington County Fair
10 a.m.-11 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, Route 112, Richmond, R.I.; $9, free to ages 10 and under; through Sun.; washingtoncountyfair-ri. com.
17th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Town Green, center of historic Essex; sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Essex; 50 -70 exhibitors;
Wine & Food Festival
noon - 5 p.m., Mystic Seaport, Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic; Seamen's Inne Executive Chef Tim Quinn, in partnership with local and regional farmers, fishermen and vintners, will offer culinary tastings, cooking presentations and create food and wine parings at the Viking Celebrity Kitchen Stage. Additionally, visitors can sample award-winning wines, attend educational wine seminars and watch food symposiums on the Village Green; $24, $15 for ages 6-17
2nd Annual Griswold Renaissance Fair
11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Griswold Veteran's Memorial Park, Ashland St., Jewett City; artisans, food booths and entertainment; 376-2604. , 5 and under are admitted for free; www.mysticseaport.org, 888-973-2767. $65 booth and vendor fees; food gazebo; firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-0751