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By: Maria King
Date: September 18, 2016
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September 18, 2016

Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1931. The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is atop-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths. It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season.
250,000 Attendees
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1970, German festival features food, music, dancing and customs. Don’t miss a long-standing and world-famous German tradition, featuring authentic German attractions, musical oom-pah entertainment, performances by German dancers, heritage booths, interactive arts, traditional Bier Gartens and authentic cuisine. Takes place on the weekends.
350,000 Attendees
Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1990, Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the most highly recognized figures in the world. Laurel County, Kentucky, located in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest, is proud to be the home of the Colonel’s first and original restaurant established in the 1940’s. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders, in Laurel County. The Annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to this heritage. We invite you to our international celebration the last full weekend of every September, in beautiful downtown London. All the “egg-citement” and entertainment for four fun filled day makes this one of Kentucky’s largest festivals. The World Chicken Festival Grand Parade is held on Saturday at 10:00am during the festival. Grand Parade festivities begins on Main Street in beautiful downtown London, Kentucky. Grand Parade contestants are judged and awarded in the following categories: business; civic-club-organization; religious organization; youth club-organization; and most creative. Awards are presented Saturday night on the Stage of Stars on Broad Street. The grand parade organizes and begins at 17th and Main Streets, just north of the festival, and ends at Carnaby Square Shopping Center, just south of the festival. In the event of bad weather, officials may delay startup one hour, or cancel without rescheduling. Radio stations will make announcements as well as festival committee over public address system on Main Street. Should weather cancel Saturday’s parade, it will be re-scheduled for Sunday at 2pm. Kid's activities, antique car show, crafts, 4 stages of entertainment, volleyball tournament, rides and much more.
200,000+ Attendees
Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1965, this family oriented festival features a giant pumpkin parade and King Pumpkin pumpkin weigh-in. Other Festival activities include carnival rides, a queen pageant , a classic and antique car show, entertainment on two stages, talent show, hog calling, tobacco-spitting ,fudge, pie baking ,pie eating, tall tale, pumpkin rolling contests, pet show and much more. Parade Saturday 11am on Roosevelt Road. Events take place all week at various locations so check the website for the exact schedule and locations.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1973, A large array of Arts and Crafts await eager shoppers and the entire community will roll out a welcome mat for all who attend the annual Clinton Fall Festival. It's a weekend you won't want to miss with entertainment for young and old, moms and dads, grandma and grandpa and most of all kids. Arts and Craft booths number over 250, car show will exceed 500 entries, and the parade, plus so much more.
75,000 Attendees
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1973, over 650 arts and craft booth and over 350 antique dealers and much more. Cranfest has something special for everyone. Delicious food, incredible shopping, and rare educational opportunities are all waiting for you. Cranfest shuttle available in Tomah.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Since 1981. Antique car show and street dance, 100 food vendors serving a wide variety of ethnic and traditional foods, 180 craft vendors with one of a kind arts and crafts and variety of other items you won't find anywhere else. Featuring 5 stages of live music from some of the area's top performers, a family fun area featuring games, entertainers and rides and so much more. Stretching from Richmond to Lawe Streets, Octoberfest is almost 10 blocks long and features something for everyone!
50,000 Attendees
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1978, Travel around the world in one weekend — without even leaving downtown Fayetteville! Celebrate our community’s cultural diversity with music and dance, arts and crafts and international food. Welcome to the neighborhood! Multicultural activities, international food court, parade of nations, over 30 countries represented and more. 4th Friday in Downtown Fayetteville is part of the festival. Parade of Nations on Saturday on Hay Street at 10:30am. Festival Park live entertainment both Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.
70,000 Attendees
Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016
Since 1953. A 9-day international award winning festival. Events and entertainment include carnival rides and amusements, the Miss Junior Teen and Miss Teen AFL scholarship pageant, food concessions, cruise in, Old Time Fiddlers contest, farmers market, community cultural nights, kids parade Tuesday at 6pm, concerts, fire works, a crafters day with over 300 crafters, the "Tournament of Leaves" parade on the last Saturday at noon and lots more.
500,000 Attendees
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1981, One of the largest FREE music street fairs in California.. Featuring arts, crafts, antiques, food, music, several well known jazz and blues groups. This renowned musical extravaganza presents something for everybody. From its vast assemblage of vendor booths (300+) offering everything from art and international crafts; to business and non-profit promotion; to a variety of American and ethnic food and drink; to the carnival with giant rides (and other children's activities); to the six stages pumping with live music from over 70 bands, highlighting both local and nationally touring acts ranging from Rock'n Roll, to Jazz, to RandB, to alternative music.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1971, Stroll the tree-lined streets of Madison’s National Landmark Historic District as you shop from 250 artisans. Enjoy live performances throughout the show and a variety of ethnic foods at riverfront foodfest along the Ohio River. The Madison Chautauqua features artwork that is handmade and individually designed by the artist. Come and find your passion among paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, weaving, folk art, jewelry, fiber, wood, baskets, clay, glass, paper, leather and wearable art.
50,000 Attendees
Sep 22, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 1978, over 30 clubs bring over 2,000 cars for display. The car corral features over 1,500 collector vehicles for sale. There are over 7,000 vendor spaces filled with everything you'll need to fix up your car or truck. Plus the Manufacturers Midway features demonstrations of new products from companies devoted to the preservation and enjoyment of collector cars.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 24, 2016
Since 1982. LarkFEST is Upstate New York's largest one- day street festival celebrating the Heart of Albany. The event hosts hundreds of vendors, 2 stages of music with both local and national headlining music acts. LarkFEST was voted in the top 3 "Best Arts Event" in both 2009 and 2010. LarkFEST with fantastic music, more than a hundred unique vendors, great food, and more!
80,000 Attendees
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016
Since 2001, Over 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield’s historic downtown this September for a weekend of family fun in the sun with non- stop live music and entertainment! Come celebrate the Golden Age of Route 66…the cars, the music, the food, the friends……all brought together along Illinois’ Route 66. Friday Night! Rt. 66 City Nights Cruise For Crime Stoppers kicks off at 6:15 pm from Capital City Shopping Center Parking Lot (3095 S Dirksen Pkwy) – over 1,000 classic cars cruise the city streets! $5 Donation to Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties requested to participate. Check out Horsepower Alley featuring the BURNOUT Competition powered by Muscle Car Performance. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous rides in the Monet of Cars - all cars on display from Dick Levi's private collection. Live Entertainment –on the Hot Rod Stage with classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Performance Marketplace for the restoration enthusiast - vendors on display throughout downtown.
80,000 Attendees
Sep 21, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
Since 2000. A festival for the motorcycle enthusiast featuring a poker run, bike show, contests, blues bands and BBQ. Don't get the sauce on you! Bikes Blues and BBQ will be hosting a H.O.G. Pin Stop. Just go to Harley- Davidson Village (H-D Factory Demos and Product, Pig Trail H-D, and Cycle Connection) at the Baum Stadium Venue. And while you’re in that area, be sure to check out the H-D “Dare to Compare” program. You can trade your bike in (temporarily, of course) and ride a new H-D demo for the day, not just the normal 30 minute demo ride. Just roll in and park yours, and they’ll take care of it during the day. The Motor Company is pretty sure you’ll like what you ride for the day. Every day features another headlining act on Main Street or at the stadium.
100,000+ Attendees
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 26, 2016
Since 1982, 300+ Arts and crafts, food, and big parade Saturday. Live entertainment both Saturday and Sunday. Free concert Saturday night 5K Road Race on Sunday. Fun for everybody ... come hungry and be ready to shop. Free shuttle buses.
100,000 Attendees
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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