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Showcased Events This Week

By: Maria King
Date: October 24, 2016
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October 23, 2016

Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Since 198. The Essex Fall Craft Show returns for the 36th year on October 28, 29 and 30, 2016. Like the Spring show, the price of admission includes entry into The Vermont Antique Expo and Sale on the same weekend. A traditional favorite, this three day show is all under two adjoining roofs. (Yes, we miss the majestic tents too! But after you’ve seen one small river inside a craft tent, you’ve seen enough!) The larger of our two shows, this is a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping. We hope you enjoy this year’s shows and discover that perfect something you can only find at the craft show. This festival features 400 exhibitors, face painting, clowns, entertainment, live music by original artists, food. This is one of the largest quality art and craft festivals in the region. Includes the best in traditional, contemporary and country crafts.
40,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Since 1974. September means falling autumn leaves, football, changing weather and the Table Mountain Casino ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly, a Clovis Chamber Event. Join the thousands of visitors in Old Town for free, family fun. The Balloons will inflate and take off from the Clovis Rodeo Grounds starting about 6:15 a.m. Enjoy a hot, fresh cinnamon roll as you get a close up view as the giant orbs fill with hot air and pop upright, ready for lift off. By 7 a.m., they'll rise to float across the Valley sky. No balloon rides are available to the public. Cross the street to Pollasky Avenue where the real fun begins. Start with a hot breakfast from various Old Town shops and festival food vendors. Then start shopping at the 200 craft and commercial booths. Stick around for entertainment on many of the side streets. Held Rodeo Grounds and The Streets of Old Town Clovis.
75,000+ Attendees
Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Since 1990, this event features broom tossing contests, sea witch hunt, costumed pet contest, haunted houses, fiddler's convention, hay rides, scarecrow making, costume parade and contest, Maryland rough riders horse show, kid's treasure hunt, 5K foot race, surfing and skimboarding contest, trick or treating and so much more. Takes place at many locations.
100,000+ Attendees
Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Since 1992. Jenks Productions pet shows offer a dynamic showcase of amazing pets, pet products and pet services, as well as a wide variety of rare and beautiful animals. Pet lovers look forward to our annual events for a great, fun-filled family outing! Not only will you see purebred AKC dogs and purebred cats in the International Cat Association cat shows, but you'll meet dozens of shelter and rescue groups, hoping to find "forever" homes for lovable "pound pups" and "kennel kitties". Plus, shop for exotic, one-of-a-kind pet products and crafts, and learn more about the many pet services available in your area. Enjoy the exotic reptiles, bunnies and birds, and enjoy exciting dog agility and protection dog demos. Jenks Productions, Inc. is proud to support shelters and rescue groups in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania .We thank our patrons for their generosity in helping us support local shelters and rescue groups in your community.
28,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016
Since 1985, this Latin-style Halloween celebration is held at Ybor City. Guavaween is alive and well, and features both the annual costume contest and new indoor music festival. The theme for this year edition of Tampa's nationally-known Halloween celebration is "The Many Shades Of Ybor." The music festival includes over 20 bands representing national, regional and local talent in seven venues throughout Ybor. The costume contest draws competitors from all over the country with a $1,000 1st prize, $500 2nd prize and $250 for 3rd and will be hosted again this year by none other than Mama Guava!* While there is no fence or wetzone this year, visitors are encouraged to come in costume to enjoy the top notch entertainment and Ybor City's wide array of cafes, restaurants, cigar bars and pubs!.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016
Since 1925. The East Coast’s largest nighttime Halloween parade draws 10,000 participants and features floats, bands, and costumed “mummers.”
100,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016
Since 1946. The first parade consisted of costumed marchers, a few floats, a couple of fire engines and a band. The parade has grown every year and has become one of the most cherished traditions in the community. The parade now boasts over 10 marching bands, 40 hand built floats and hundreds of costumed marchers. The parade has been a labor of love to many members of the Rotary Club over the years, some of which participated in the first. The parade is the single largest yearly undertaking by the club and serves as its biggest fundraiser. 100% of the funds raised from the parade go directly to the many community projects and scholarships sponsored by the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Club.
25,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016
The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings. There’s also a carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games and seasonal treats. Begin at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St. The Haunted Walk and Carnival is open to all and completely free of charge. And this year you can enjoy some tasty treats from NYC food trucks parked along Center Drive near the Nethermead. They will be serving up snacks and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
In an annual ranking determined by an online poll of thousands of locals and visitors, Visit St. Pete Clearwater has announced the John’s Pass Seafood Festival as the #1 festival in Pinellas County! One of the longest running seafood festivals in the United States is now gearing up for their 35th annual event to take place October 27-30, 2016. New this year, the event will offer a beach kids zone, extended hours and more remote parking options than ever before. The 4 day outdoor festival features continuous musical entertainment, competitive challenges, an art and craft show, and more local seafood vendors than ever before. The first grouper sandwiches (and over 100 other seafood options) will be served, beginning at 12:00pm Thursday this year, with classic rock on the main stage and Local Chef Competitions for the best seafood dishes in Pinellas County. Friday evening, things heat up with Tampa Bay’s largest Halloween block party and costume contest (for those over 21), from 7:00pm until 11:00pm, with over $1000 in cash and prizes. Saturday offers country music artists, the Battle in the Gulf Fishing Tournament, and a kid’s costume contest. Sunday opens with the World's Largest Bloody Mary Toast and beach party music on tap all day long. Ongoing family fun throughout the weekend will include fiddler crab races, trick or treating, an art and craft show, a beach kid’s zone and more seafood cuisine than ever before. Healthy menu options will consist of steamed, grilled, smoked, and sautéed dishes, as well as traditional fried foods and non-seafood items for the landlubbers. Extended hours of operation for this year’s festival are Thursday 10/27 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Friday 10/28 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM, Saturday 10/29 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
145,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016
Join us at the German Sausage Festival for Elberta's famous German sausage and sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children, and 200 arts and crafts booths. Other scrumptious foods will include German style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans and rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts. There will be baked goods as well as arts and crafts for sale at the festival. The Bellview Stumpfiddle Band will perform with the North End Stompers, and cloggers, carnival rides and polka, country and German music will also be provided for entertainment. The sausage festival is a town fund- raiser, spearheaded by Elberta's Volunteer Fire Department in 1978, whose proceeds are used for improving not only the fire department, but the town as well.
30,000 Attendees
Oct 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Since 2011. Over 3,000 classic cars of all types take over the beautiful Castro Farms in the heart of horse country! Judging, swap meet, auto vendors, craft vendors, food, dyno, Lifestyle Pavilion, new car displays, live music, 6 acre FREE kids area. $30 car entry gets 2 passes for all 3 days.
30,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Since 1971, German traditional fall festival harvest featuring music, dancing, singing, contests, arts and crafts and games. Located in the mountain town of Big Bear Lake, our quaint celebration has always been based on the lore of the world’s original Oktoberfest. Over the years, the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renowned for its own traditions and old- world ambiance, celebrating friends, family and good times. A festival like no other, guests are treated to authentic German entertainment; feast on Brats and Knockwursts direct from the German butcher; and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest for more than 150 years! Come thirsty and hungry because there will be plenty to eat and drink.
30,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2014
Chicago’s Randolph Street Market, the country’s largest and liveliest urban antiques market, won’t stop the party all summer long, returning July 30+ 31 to the West Loop. This shopping extravaganza that stimulates ALL the senses, will include over 300 vendors spanning 8 acres with one-of-a-kind treasures including: Art and Antiquities, Fashion, Furniture, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Paintings, Posters, Maps, Sculptures, and so much more from the world’s TOP pickers. Additionally, July’s Market will serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable “Made in the Shade” theme with highlights including: a MillerCoors Beer Garden, around the clock entertainment, inflatable kiddie pools, hoola hooping, a “Shade Shack” complete with live DJ sets, and more! Doors open at 10 am, with early buy beginning at 8 am. Because the Market puts their guests FIRST- visitors can get easy access to the Market by way of TWO complimentary Trolleys! The Market Trolley, sponsored by Mariano’s will depart round trip from the Water Tower on the hour and the NEW West Loop/Fulton Market trolley courtesy of Randolph Street Market will pick up and drop off all along the West Loop and Fulton Market. (Map visible here: West Loop/Fulton MarketVisitors Map) Since its inception, the Market has doubled its number of dealers with 300+ quality pickers, tripled in size encompassing 8 acres of one-of-a-kind treasures, and almost quadrupled its number of attendees welcoming more than 120,000 in 2014. Thanks to Sally Schwartz, The Randolph Street Market put Chicago and the Midwest on the map for well-curated antiques and vintage offerings as the first market of its kind in the Chicago area.
40,000 Attendees
Oct 29, 2016
At this annual celebration, New York locals and tourists, from all over the world, take to the streets of our great city to meet, greet and enjoy what summer in N.Y. is all about. One of the few, FREE things, left to do in NYC. Street Fairs are a Welcome break and a rare opportunity for all to enjoy the streets without cars, bikes and construction sites that plague our usual day to day. Experience the 60+ Authentic food booths that serve up ethnic specialties from all over the globe. Browse the 500+ merchandise vendors that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade one of a kind metal statues to handmade African baskets to the years hottest trends in jewelry and fashion accessories and much much more. A Free Day Out for the whole family, and bring the dog along too!
Maria can be reached directly at eventsblog@eventcrazy.com
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