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By: Maria King
Date: September 11, 2016
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September 11, 2016

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1975, features original juried fine art by 180 artists from across the country. Exhibitors will be displaying basketry, ceramics, drawings, general fibers, wearable fibers, blown glass, flat glass, handmade paper, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Plus live entertainment, food concourse featuring local restaurants, children's area with hands-on art activities, silent art auction and disabled student's artwork showcase.
80,000 Attendees
Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1964, race for the gold, aerobatic performers, assault jump, military jets, stunt planes and much more. The true Air Race experience is in the sights and sounds. It's the breathtaking aircraft, the roar of an engine. It's the take-off, the landing, the high speeds and the competition.
150,000 Attendees
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1986. GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest's most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation;GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidCave; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic;ItalianCarFest; four stages offering live music, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under. Of course GrapeFest features a full line-up of delicious festival foods, craft brews and more to satisfy any palate. Stay in one of Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest and make it a getaway weekend!
120,000 Attendees
Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
Since 1967. As the home of Libby's Pumpkin, Morton is proud to say that over 80% of the world's canned pumpkin is processed right here. Each September, in celebration of the pumpkin canning season, Morton hosts the Morton Pumpkin Festival. The Pumpkin Craft Faire draws over 150 crafters with a wide variety of handmade items. New location for 2016 will be in the parking lot between Adams and Washington Streets. The Faire is something you won't want to miss! Come and celebrate with us!
70,000 Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1968, come and join the celebration of Autumn with a 100 unit parade on Sunday, arts and crafts fair, childrens activities, an antique flea market, concessions, live entertainment, street carnival, family activities, entertainment and Maxwell Street Days. Takes place in Bowman Park and Downtown. parade Sunday at 1:30pm.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1976, vendors, musicians and demonstrators wear period dress. On Living History Hill, visit a reenactment of a period military encampment. In Pioneer Village skilled craftsmen demonstrate a variety of crafts that played a critical role in sustaining pioneer communities. Other special attractions include antiques and collectibles, stage and strolling entertainment, juried arts and crafts show, farmers market, children's area and food.Parking is available in several locations. You can park for FREE over at the IPFW college and ride our FREE shuttle to and from the festival. You can park for FREE over at Concordia High School's athletic field parking off Anthony Blvd and St. Joe River Dr. and ride our FREE shuttle. You can also park in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lot for a nominal fee. We are not in control of the Coliseum fees nor does the festival benefit from those fees.
300,000 Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1970, features apple pie baking contest, applejamfest, parade, arts and crafts, car show, quilt show, antique show and apple bowl football game. Enjoy Giant Inflatable games, Children’s Creative Activities, the Kiddie Train, Face Painting, Radar Throw, Live Entertainment, and an Apple Pie Eating Contest. Takes place at various locations.
60,000+ Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1978, one of the nation's largest authentic Oktoberfest. Starts with a colorful parade of German- American representatives dressed in traditional vestments. Oktoberfest features 50 food vendors, seven stages of live entertainment and a children's area. Takes place on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown.
500,000+ Attendees
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1937. For years the people in San Joaquin County have been gathering to celebrate the grape harvest at the annual Lodi Grape Festival. What started out as a small food festival in downtown Lodi has now evolved into a four day event filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival, wine tasting, and so much more.Be sure to check the website for website for exact schedule of all the great activities.
95,000 Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
Since 1973, Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park as the Purina Children’s Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other activities for kids. The Entertainment Stage features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the lead balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 “hound” balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the lead balloon will be declared the winner. Friday Balloon Glow Followed by Fireworks.
130,000 Attendees
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1927, 300 exhibitors. Held in the famous Little Italy section of town. Held in celebration of the feast of the patron Saint of Naples this is one of the most popular ethnic festivals in the New York City area. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11- day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.
1,400,000 Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
The San Diego Bay Fair brings some of the fastest boats in the world to the shores of sparkling Mission Bay for an exhilarating weekend of racing and a not-to-miss beach festival. Featuring the Bill Muncey Memorial Cup for Unlimited Hydroplanes, The Champ Boat Racing Series and International Hot Boats Association Drag Boats. Also a military air display, kids activities, fireworks, music and so much more.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 17, 2016
The New Jersey State Firemen's Convention Parade is run by the local host organization in conjunction with the Firemen's Convention. Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring meetings, seminars and business sessions. Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Convention Center - all are welcome. A special fireworks display will take place Friday night at 9 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue and a Firemen's Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 20th Avenue in North Wildwood.
80,000 Attendees
Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 1956, This is our annual event celebrating the Birthday of the City of Newark. Newark Days is a family oriented weekend of fun. The weekend is made up of many events including: Carnival Food and Game Booths, Arts and Crafts Faire, Parade on Saturday, Community Information Faire, 3 Entertainment Stages, Newark Mile People, Pride and Progress, Kid's Parade, Children Activities, Senior Dance, Quilt Show and Many More.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
The Taste of St. Louis has become one of the region’s largest and most anticipated events. Attractions include delectable cuisine from the area’s best eateries, 3 days of music concerts, an ArtWalk, family activities and interactive displays in our sponsor Marketplace. The event will support multiple charities, including Missouri’s Food Outreach.
200,000+ Attendees
Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Since 2013. Join thousands of classic car lovers from throughout the U.S. and around the world for this year’s Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion! It’s three days of food, live music, entertainment and more than 2,000 classic cars. Downtown Ontario’s historic block of Euclid Avenue will be the center of vintage automobiles and motorcycles, and a wide range of events.
100,000 Attendees
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