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By: Maria King
Date: October 2, 2016
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October 2, 2016

Oct 05, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Since 1957, this is one of the largest antique car shows and flea markets in the world, with 10,400 spaces. If you walked the entire show, it would be 29.5 miles to cover. There are cars and vendors from over 23 countries. It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. Each year the show attracts visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world. Some of the most unusual cars and parts can be found at Hershey. If you love antique cars, Hershey is the place to be.
300,000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 09, 2017
Since 1978, It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street! Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News! October First Friday Fireworks (9:30pm).
200,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1973, polka and western bands, beer, bratwurst, games and entertainment for children including a "Kinderfest", arts and crafts, carnival and mainstream entertainment all weekend long at the Beach Stage.
150,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1986, The Avocado Festival has evolved into one of the largest festivals in California with three days of fabulous food, terrific music, and great safe family fun. Days of Peace, Love and Guacamole in beautiful downtown beachside Carpinteria! FREE Festival boasting fabulous epicurean delights, entertainment with a premier lineup of music, arts and crafts vendors, commercial marketplace, educational Avocado Expo Tent, contests, Kids Block Party, largest vat of guacamole, environmentally-friendly practices and a great family experience.
80,000 Attendees
Oct 09, 2016
Since 1978. Attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts. In addition, Oktoberfest boasts five beer gardens hosted by, Alden and Harlow, Charlie’s Kitchen, Grafton Street, John Harvard’s Brew House, and The Sinclair. This annual celebration of fall features six stages of live music, including a Passim stage, a rock stage, and on the main stage, an all-HONK! Review! Dancing in the streets is encouraged! The highlight of the festival is the HONK! Parade which arrives in the Square at approximately 1pm. The HONK! movement has become a global phenomenon. HONK! bands from around the country and from as far away as France and Montreal will march from Davis Square to Harvard. Spectators will be treated to a horn-tooting, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, mind-blowing spectacle and are welcomed to join the back of the parade and make their way to Oktoberfest!
200,000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1970, Enjoy one of the largest craft festivals in Indiana with over 300 vendors plus designated areas for food, commercial and flea market booths, Fine Arts, Home Arts/Quilt, Photography, Fine Arts, Poster and Decorated Pumpkin shows. The Riley Festival follows years of tradition by celebrating the birthday of the “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley. Free entertainment runs continuously from Friday thru Sunday. Friday features the Children's Parade of Flowers. The 100 unit Ameriana Riley Festival Parade on Saturday highlights the day. A car show, Antique Engine and Tractor show, Antique show and Riley Run take place during the festival along with other shows. A donation fee shuttle runs from the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds to the east entrance of the festival.
90,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1986. Oktoberfest, the most anticipated event in the Unifour area. This festival offers a weekend of family entertainment. Five stages will present non-stop musical entertainment. Kids will enjoy the Kidsfest area, offering amusement rides and games for a thrill for all ages. Artisans will be selling such items as beautiful pottery, jewelry, glass, fabrics, woodcrafts, etc. Commercial vendors sell a variety of merchandise ranging from sunglasses to handmade soaps. There are many food vendors located in the Food Court selling a variety of treats, goodies and great food. Oktoberfest also features the Castle of Cans, which features canned food donated for distribution to the needy by area churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals.
100,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1983. This celebration of the apple in Franklin features non-stop free entertainment, more than 300 arts and crafts and food vendors and crowds of more than 100,000 visitors to the small town. Also includes an apple pie baking contest, essay and logo design contests that involve the local schools, pie eating contests for youths and adults, the Applefest® 5K Race for Any Pace organized by the Franklin YMCA, an enormous antique and classic car cruise and much more.
100,000 Attendees
Oct 08, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016
Since 1979, features fun for the entire family, includes live continuous entertainment on stage with top name musical acts, comedians and performers, fireworks, amusement rides, food court, classic and muscle car show, consumer showcase, arts and crafts, Columbus Day Parade and much more.
200,000 Attendees
Oct 08, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
The beer and wine will be flowing at Oktoberfest Reston produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Oktoberfest Reston is one of the largest fall festivals in Northern Virginia, drawing crowds up to 35,000! This event features the best in fall and German brews with traditional Oktoberfest fare from area restaurants. Beginning on Saturday, October 8, at 12:00 PM, restaurants and vendors will line the streets of the Reston Town Center. Live music will fill the air with traditional German tunes from various bands and the Reston community will come alive! On Sunday, October 9, at 8:15am get off the couch and get ready for the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Reston Pumpkin 5K and Kids’ Pumpkin Dash. Participants are encouraged to debut their Halloween costumes and join in the fall fun with the whole family. Oktoberfest Reston event admission is free. Food tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. You can purchase advance tickets on sale online at
85,000 Attendees
Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1996, this coastwide community event includes a classic car cruise, parades, poker run, sock hop, classic car auction drag race, and free concert. Five event filled days the whole family can enjoy. The event takes place in and around Bay St. Louis, D'lberville, Gulf Port, Long Beach and Biloxi.
75,000+ Attendees
Oct 09, 2016
Since 1978, features over 37,000 runners, including the best national and international competitors, run 26.2 miles through Chicago's historic and ethnic neighborhoods and along the citys scenic lakefront. The marathon begins and ends in Grant Park. Registration fee to participate in race.
100,000+ Attendees
Oct 06, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016
Since 1968. One of the nation's largest in-water sailboat shows featuring exclusively new sailboats. Bring the family to this world-famous sailboat show where you will find something for everyone; seminars, clothing and accessories, and boats of all sizes. Enjoy the many shops and restaurants in historic Annapolis, Maryland.
50,000+ Attendees
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
Since 1978. The Unicoi County Apple Festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three- year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. This year’s festival includes over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the country featuring painting, photography, wood- turning, sculpture, metal crafts, jewelry, blown glass and much more. In addition, three food courts are located throughout the festival grounds so attendees may enjoy festival foods, beverages and specialty cuisine. Two entertainment stages featuring live music perfectly complement the arts and crafts atmosphere. A large children’s area complete with rides and activities is included in the festival for both the young and young-at heart. A wide array of tournaments are featured including the NFS 4-Mile Race, Erwin Record Photography Contest, Corn Hole Tournament and Apple Dumpling Contest.
110,000+ Attendees
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1969, Situated around the beautiful Southington Town Green, the Apple Harvest Festival is a family-oriented event which attracts visitors annually. Over the course of two weekends each autumn, the festival offers a wide variety of live music and entertainment, food, contests, crafts, children's activities, carnival rides and more. Also highlighted each year is our parade, an arts and crafts show and a spectacular evening fireworks display.
100,000+ Attendees
Oct 08, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Since 1968, features 130 miles of fall foliage, along the way you will find vendors displaying and selling quilts, arts, crafts and antiques, flea markets, demonstrations, drama, and free entertainment await at this years drive. The scenic drive includes the following counties: London Mills, Middle Grove, Farmington, Avon, Ellisville, Mount Pisgah Park, Fairview, Canton, Cuba, Smithfield, Bernadotte, Lewistown, Ipava, Duncan Mills, Waterford Area and Astoria.
100,000+ Attendees
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