It’s here! Oztoberfest will be Oct. 7 in downtown Wamego. Hamilton Meserve headlines the guest list sharing memories of Margaret Hamilton,the unforgettable Wicked Witch of the West he called “Mom.” Singer Shanice Williams, Dorothy in "The Wiz Live" (Dec. 2015), will make her first appearance at a public Oz event. Hear from Aaron Harburg, great-grandson of lyricist Yip Harburg -- the man who put the rainbow in “The Wizard of Oz.” Gabriel Gale will talk about his Ages of Oz book trilogy, Oz artist Vincent Myrand will unveil original paintings, and Lego master builder Allen T. Hickmon will showcase amazing Oz creations. Film critic Ryan Jay reviews "Oz on TV" and shares exclusive interviews with the stars of NBC’s “Emerald City.” Oz author Paul Miles Schneider is back with his Oz adventures, while Oz collector JohnPaul Cafiero and Oz Club president Jane Albright will lead tours of the museum. Oz author and historian John Fricke returns to serve as emcee.
Additional festival activities for all ages, “A Murder in Oz” and more can be found following the Oztoberfest links http://www.visitwamego.com/events/oztoberfest.
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Meanwhile in a Massachusetts castle, Emerald City Faire, Oct. 14-15, celebrates the recent NBC television series with author Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Oz historian Ryan Jay, and Oz Vlog/YouTube host Tori Calamito. https://www.emeraldcityfaire.com/
And an emerald green thumbs up...
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY, has designed a 5-acre corn maze sure to appeal to Oz fans. Open October weekends. https://www.
Article by The International Wizard of Oz Club