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By: Maria King
Date: September 4, 2016
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September 4, 2016

Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1955, Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park is widely recognized as one of the premiere cultural events in the Northwest. This annual open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.
150,000 Attendees
Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1972, a number of musical booths, pianos, harpists and South American bands all featured along with one of the largest art and craft fairs in the United States showcasing over 900 exhibitors and 70 food vendors.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Since 1959, this show is renowned throughout the world as a unique gathering of over 4,000 dealers from all corners of North America. With over 20 independently operated shows along a 1 mile stretch of Route 20, see a variety of treasures. Takes place on Route 20 East and West, between Exits 8 and 9 of the Massachusetts Turnpike from sun-up to sun- down.
130,000 Attendees
Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1986. A small group of mushroom enthusiasts decided to have a festival to celebrate Kennett Square’s number one cash crop with the hope of raising funds to give as scholarships to local high school students. In 1986 that became a reality as Kennett Square hosted its first Mushroom Festival. It was a one day affair and just one block long. Thirty years later the Festival stretches a mile and features culinary events, growing exhibits, children’s entertainment, and 200 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests. The Mushroom Festival is a rain or shine event. In severe weather some events may be canceled or rescheduled. Updates, when possible, will be made to the website.
85,000+ Attendees
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
A tradition since 1898, this festival fills downtown Olathe, KS with nationally recognized musical entertainment, a huge carnival, classic auto show, arts and crafts vendors, over 20 excellent food booths operated by local non-profit organizations, and much, much more. The largest parade in Kansas begins 10am Saturday! This year's FREE entertainment includes: * Bearing Armor * Christian music artist KERRIE ROBERTS * Last Chance Flight * MARK WILLS * The Rippers * SATISFACTION - International Rolling Stones Tribute Show Carnival wristband special: ALL-YOU-CAN-RIDE just $25 per person, per session* *Thursday: 5pm-10pm *Friday: 5-pm-11pm Saturday: (2 sessions) 12pm-5pm or 5pm- 11pm **Single tickets and family ticket packs also available** **New ride "Freakout" not included with wristband special** --- www.johnsoncountyoldsettlers.com--- --- www.facebook.com/johnsoncountyoldsettlers---
200,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
Since 1981, features great entertainment by well known musical entertainers, rides, fine arts and craft exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, kiddie korner, Popcorn 100 bike tour, Popcorn 5000 (5K run), parade with over 250 units and a lot more. Plus go to the Popcorn Museum and see over 50 antique poppers. Also takes place on other streets downtown. Orville Redenbacher Parade on Thursday evening.
250,000+ Attendees
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1963. The Annual Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival is the highlight of summer for many people. Our festival is known for offering a wide variety of events throughout each of the four days. It was voted MICHIGAN'S BEST Small Town Festival and boasts the LARGEST marching musical parade in Michigan. The festival falls on the weekend after Labor Day and runs Thursday through Sunday.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1978, waterfront festival features national, regional and local entertainment, arts and crafts with over 225 juried crafters, tall ships, harbor cruises, oyster shucking and slurping contests, and an international food court. Plus entertainment and activities for children at Kid's Cove.
100,000+ Attendees
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1971, Arcola celebrates its heritage as "broomcorn capital of the world" with the renowned Broom Corn Festival. Visitors pack in every year the weekend after Labor Day. They come for numerous broom activities, unique arts and crafts, free entertainment, and great food. The festival's parade is Central Illinois' largest and is home to the world famous Lawn Rangers, who twirl and toss their brooms. The community still boasts ties to broomcorn and the broom industry with companies such as the Thomas Monahan Company and the Libman Company. The most popular attraction of the day though is one of the grandest parades in Central Illinois, which rolls off in the afternoon. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend at the Oak Street Stage and in the beer tent.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1980, families and travelers from throughout the Midwest join with local crowds in enjoying this festival. Features works by nearly 100 artisans and crafters from all over the country. Traditional German food, plus a variety of other favorites. Kinderplatz returns to Goebel Park. Spend the day just full of adventures for younger children, including children’s rides, pony rides and balloon makers. For older children and adults, the amusement midway returns with the towering Ferris Wheel, plus continuous live entertainment by traditional and contemporary performers weaves the festive mood throughout Oktoberfest.
250,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018
Since 1990. Over 60 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts and Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the- season sidewalk sales; a Kiddie Land with ongoing entertainment and games presented by Radio Disney; continuous culinary chef demonstrations produced by Pat Whitley; and two stages of continuous entertainment featuring top regional bands. There are three “don’t miss” main events planned throughout the weekend the must-see Lobster Roll Eating Competition and spectacular fireworks display on Saturday and on Sunday spectators will view an amazing Sky Diving extravaganza by Sky Dive New England. Free parking and shuttle service is offered at over 13 in-town satellite parking lots. The shuttle service has proved to be the fastest, safest, and most cost effective way to get to the Festival. With no cost and less aggravation, it has become the most popular way to attend and enjoy the festival for families and our volunteers.
150,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1969,Despite its growth from a small arts and crafts show to the four day event that it has become today, the Yellow Daisy Festival Presented by Humana continues to be a big show with a small-town feel. The mission of re- connecting families and friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment and good food has remained constant over the past forty-eight years. Multi- generations of mothers, daughters and grandmothers meander the wooded trails together in search of the perfect item. More than 400 artists and crafters from 33 States and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Enjoy daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, fabulous festival foods and crafter demonstrations throughout the event. Yellow Daisy Festival is free with paid parking admission. Vehicle entry to the park is $15 for a one day permit or $40 for an annual permit.
65,000 Attendees
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1982. The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with up to 100 balloons each year. The idea was to create an event that would keep visitors in town the weekend between the State Fair and the Reno Air Races and 33 years later, it is known as a world-renowned, and locally, a beloved community tradition. Taking place just a few miles north of downtown Reno, the event enchants both young and old with its vibrant colors and inspiring music. The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including ‘Best Special Event in Reno’ and ‘Best Special Event in Northern Nevada. The number of lives touched by the beautiful spectacle continues to rise just like the balloons themselves.
125,000 Attendees
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1976, magnificent big-wheeled boats make it to Marietta via the Ohio River in commemoration of a time gone by. Event attendees are treated to the sights, sounds and foods of the past as well as today's top musical acts brought in to join in the celebration. Don't miss the fireworks over the river on Saturday night.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Since 1927, a waterfront extravaganza with international food and music. Celebrating the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, there is a procession through the streets on Saturday which is proceeded by the Blessing of the Fleet. Amusement rides and a carnival offer activities for kids as well. A fireworks display takes place Saturday night.
120,000 Attendees
Sep 09, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
The Plymouth Community Fall Festival is comprised of local non-profit organizations that come together to provide a vehicle to raise funds and provide the community with an outstanding entertainment experience for people of all ages. Events include antique marts, craft shows, car shows, carnival rides, fun booths, all culminating in the Annual Rotary Chicken Dinner serving over 10,000 dinners on Sunday.
100,000 Attendees
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