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By: Maria King
Date: September 25, 2016
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September 25, 2016

Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1957. One of the largest outdoor art shows of its kind in the nation. The St. James Court Art Show® is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 725 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy. The St. James Court Art Show ® was originally established to provide necessary funding to maintain the St. James Court grounds and fountain. Proceeds from the show continue to allow St. James Court Association and Belgravia Court Association to fund ongoing grounds upkeep and neighborhood beautification efforts. Additionally, Fourth Street Association has utilized Art Show proceeds to fund the installation of new benches, urns and trash bins along Fourth Street. Art show proceeds also funded the Linear Park at 3rd and Hill and installation of period street lights.
200,000+ Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since, 1962, this is one of the largest art shows in the West. Over 300 booths, featuring fine arts and crafts from all over the country. It is the largest fundraiser for the non- profit Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The festival area includes Wilbur Square, Bicentennial Park and North and South Escalante Parks, as well as Arizona and Colorado Streets. Free parking is available throughout Boulder City and paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with shuttle service provided to the festival grounds.
100,000 Attendees
Oct 03, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018
Since 1973. The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral marks the end of the swap meet season each year and is an absolute must-attend event for thousands of enthusiasts who travel to Carlisle from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the 150 acres and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence.
90,000+ Attendees
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
As you are aware, everything in Texas is big and the State Fair of Texas is really big. The largest annual exposition in the world, monster carnival midway, the world's largest ferris wheel, auto show, parade, top country and pop music artists perform, free concerts, Broadway musical acts at the Music Hall, art exhibits, livestock competitions and exhibits, commercial vendors selling their wares, fireworks, a wide variety of food and attractions, Big Tex and more. A must see event.
2,600,000 Attendees
Sep 28, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1973. We are a four day festival based in Niles, Michigan. The festival is one of the top festivals in the State of Michigan. Four Flags Area Apple Festival is on the corner of Lake and 17th Street. Over 190 arts and crafts exhibitors, entertainment, Grande parade, carnival, food, kid's games, contests, home baked apple pie, cake and pastries contests, scarecrow, pancake breakfast, trike and big wheel race, pageants, custom car show, beard and mustache contest, plus much more.
75,000+ Attendees
Sep 28, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1961. The best of family activities offered including the Grand Maple Leaf Parade and Torchlight Parade. Carnival rides, ethnic foods, authentic German entertainment, as well as local and regional country, pop, rock and children's acts.Oktoberfest operates from two locations. The Southside Grounds are located at 2nd and La Crosse Streets and the Northside Grounds are at the intersection of Rose and Clinton Streets (in Copeland Park). The Southside Grounds includes two music venues (one indoor, one outdoor) and a beer garden/food court area. The Festzelt on the Southside is decorated to emulate Munich-style Oktoberfest tents. The Northside grounds is more family-oriented. The Northside Grounds includes one music/entertainment venue, food vendors and a carnival.
130,000 Attendees
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
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. Parade Sunday 2pm.
100,000+ Attendees
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1969. The Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration held the first weekend of October. The festival was created in 1969 to honor rice farming, which is a major economic contribution in the region of Southeast Texas. It's held in the Winnie-Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas. Activities include live entertainment, parades, carnival, livestock show, horse show, bbq cookoff, horseshoe tournament, rice cooking contest, antique car show and craft show.
75,000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1987, Visit the NC Seafood Festival this year and we know you won’t go away hungry. From traditional “Down East” Clam Chowder, Shrimp Burgers and Charcoal Mullet to Sea Urchin on a stick, Calamari and Marinated Eel – all are available for you to sample during the Festival. Friday night starts with a Habitat for Humanity Fish Fry. Saturday and Sunday feature nearly 100 individual booths sponsored by restaurants, civic organizations, school groups and churches all featuring their own interpretation of the best North Carolina has to offer from the bounty of the sea. Then this is the place for you! If not, then there will be numerous other treats to try, some common and some not so common for the more adventurous. Features educational exhibits, 3 stages of entertainment, kid's rides, over 150 food and arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, chefs tent, road race, regatta, boat show, fishing tournament, blessing of the fleet ceremonial on Sunday and more. Takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront, 4th Street to 10th Street.
125,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2017
The Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon is one of the largest outdoor free festivals in Oklahoma. This ethnic festival promotes and celebrates Czech heritage with a carnival, parade, craft booths, music, dancing, singing, games, royalty crowning, traditional food, Czech kolaches and much more. The parade begins along Route 66 at 10am, while the carnival starts on Friday evening at 5pm and again on Saturday. Enjoy dancing all day long at the Czech Hall and witness brightly colored Czech costumes twirling to the sounds of authentic Czech music.
60,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1970, the festival celebrates the return of the salmon. An internationally recognized and award winning Festival that regularly draws an estimated 150,000 people. With over 500 vendors, 60 food booths, and multiple entertainment stages, Grand parade, Issaquah Salmon Days is now a staple event in the Puget Sound. If you have yet to experience Salmon Days or have been with us since '70, mark your calendar.
150,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1972, more than 1000 balloons take part in this event, one of the the greatest spectacles of its kind in the world. Sunrise mass ascensions, special shapes rodeo, key grab contest and more. The most photographed event in the world this, is one spectacular experience that you do not want to miss.
1,000,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1967. Honored by the Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project in 2000, Harvest Homecoming, a festival drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to New Albany, Indiana, has been thriving and growing for 49 years. The festival was conceived as a means of bringing the people of Southern Indiana together to share in its wealth of talent, historic background and beauty. What is now over a week of events began as a three- day “Pumpkin Festival,” a civic effort by the Tourism Bureau of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. It is now run exclusively by Harvest Homecoming, Inc., a non-profit organization fully operated by volunteers and sponsors. Festival of grand proportions, numerous sporting events, entertainment, every imaginable contest from pumpkin carving and pipe smoking to songwriting, home decorating, parade, rides, go-kart grand prix and other childrens activities. Booths along Market and Pearl Streets for Thursday through Sunday. Parade Opening Saturday at 12pm from New Albany High School ending Bank and Elm Street. Arts and Crafts Booths open Thursday through Saturday 12pm-9pm, Fri.-Sat 9am-10pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm
100,000+ Attendees
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1974. A tradition for our community is the annual Oktoberfest. This activity brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend dedicated to family, friends, great food and entertainment. The La Mesa Village Merchants Association began this popular event 42 years ago. This event has gone from a small street fair to a 2-day festival with over 100 vendors offering goods and services to over 100,000 attendees. Add great food, entertainment and of course, good old German brats and cold beer, and you have an event that has something for everyone! All combine to make this a not-to-be-missed event. The San Diego Trolley is a convenient way to attend Event also including the municipal parking lot between La Sesa Blvd. and Palm Avenue.
100,000 Attendees
Oct 01, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
This is certainly a city celebration that takes advantage of the history for which it is known. Salem casts it's spell with exciting haunted happenings in Salem. Events include Witch Trails, costume contests, tours, treasure hunts, and a charity ball at the Hawthorne Hotel. The events take place throughout the month of October through Halloween. There are events at different venues throughout town.
500,000 Attendees
Oct 04, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Since 1998. Petit Le Mans is the signature event of the American Le Mans Series. It is a 1000-mile/10 hour sports car endurance race that has become one of the most important sports car races in the world. Road Atlanta is internationally regarded as one of the finest true road courses in the world. The track is 2.54 miles in length with 12 left and right-hand turns, up and down the hills of Northeast Georgia.
100,000 Attendees
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