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By: Maria King
Date: October 9, 2016
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October 9, 2016

Oct 28, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Since 1989, A wide variety of aviation static display, including warbirds, general aviation aircraft and helicopters, can be seen at this year’s Air Show. In addition to dynamic performances in the sky, the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is an aviation festival with many activities to enjoy on the ground.
70,000 Attendees
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1957, festival is in Bridgeton, Rockville, Crawfordsville, Waveland and many other towns throughout Parke County. 32 covered bridges with old time theme featuring bus tours, around 6,000 vendors, thousands of arts and crafts, homemade foods, Farmers' Market plus a lot more.
2,000,000 Attendees
Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1972. Started as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive it has grown into a three day event that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world. Whether you're amongst the young or the young at heart, you can bet that Festivals Acadiens has something that will tickle your fancy. Come join us for good music, good food, and good times! Celebrate everything uniquely Cajun and Creole with a combination of festivals including Downtown Alive! and Kinds Alive!, Louisiana Native Crafts Festival, Bayou Food Festival and Festival de Musiqueacadienne.
100,000 Attendees
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1968. The Autumn Leaves Festival is held in Mt. Airy, NC each fall and showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. The unique arts and crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations. Then there is “Food for the Soul” – ham biscuits, collards and cornbread, barbeque, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and other community groups. Come check out one of the best festivals in NC!
200,000 Attendees
Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1972, four days of family fun, music, more than 300 arts, crafts and commercial exhibitors and children's art village. A family oriented event for the both young and old. We have four days of the very best entertainment on three stages plus other locations throughout the festival.
250,000 Attendees
Oct 11, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1969, The annual Autumn Glory Festival is a five-day celebration of autumn that celebrates the beauty of the local fall foliage. From Wednesday through Sunday, the area offers a wide variety of things to do indoors or outdoors. The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique and craft shows and much more! Takes place at various locations throughout Garrett County.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1971, The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, boo-tiful harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carving monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, pie- eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun and more. There's smashing entertainment on four stages - the diverse lineup includes contemporary country, Latin rock, salsa, blues, folk, and classic rock 'n roll music by some of the Bay Area's biggest name bands.
200,000 Attendees
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1983. One of Long Island's largest street fairs. The Oyster Festival originated as a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt before evolving into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island, under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Rotary. Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay – drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top- notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course…the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare. Takes place at various locations.
200,000 Attendees
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1987. The annual Robbers Cave Fall Festival in Wilburton includes over 200 arts and craft vendors, delicious food and drinks, amusement rides and an entertainment stage. Held in beautiful Robbers Cave State Park, the Robbers Cave Fall Festival also features the Fall Foliage Cruise, a pre-1984 rod, custom and classics car and truck show on Saturday only. This car show annually attracts 500 of the finest rods, customs and classics from the multi-state region and across the nation. Throughout the festival hours on Saturday, free transportation shuttle buses are available to and from downtown Wilburton. In addition, free transportation shuttle buses are provided between all event parking lots and the event site. Sunday's entertainment includes church services and gospel music. The event is situated along the picturesque shores of Lake Carlton, framed by the sheer stone bluffs of the adjacent mountain. Join the over 80,000 visitors to this annual festival and celebrate the season. Shop for handcrafted items such as soap, cedar furniture, pottery, yard art and jewelry. Feast on loaded baked potatoes and homemade root beer as you enjoy the crisp air of fall within Robbers Cave State Park. This much-loved autumn festival features a wide array of food vendors, so bring your appetite and enjoy everything from caramel apples and barbecue sandwiches, to traditional festival fair such as corn dogs, cotton candy and curly fries.
80,000 Attendees
Oct 15, 2017
Since 1989, features fun for the entire family including over 500 booths, arts and crafts vendors, fine art exhibits, bands on three stages, international food fair and children's rides. Takes place on Grand Avenue, between Center City Parkway and Ivy Street.
60,000+ Attendees
Oct 21, 2017
Right here, right in the middle of the Mountain State, we celebrate the outdoors with a show you've got to experience to believe. We've got a bridge, and we've got a gorge- it's time to jump into it! This festival, the state's largest, is all about living. Our setting, the New River Gorge, is one of the world’s oldest places, and BASE jumping is one of the world's most cutting edge sports. Above the famous white water rafting on the New River, jumpers, rappelers, and thousands and thousands of onlookers gather for the state's biggest party of the year.
150,000 Attendees
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1960, annual celebration commemorating the 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier. On the grounds of the Fort you will find a living history encampment showing frontier life, military tactics, drills, cannon firing, ceremonies, Highlanders, redcoats, French troops, frontier men and women, Indians and music from 1758. Also includes a large community parade featuring 15 bands, floats, antique cars, Indian and Colonnial units, clowns, horses, Shrine units and more. Free outdoor entertainment includes something for everyone, dozens of food booths, approximately 150 craft booths in 3 locations and sidewalk sales. Takes place at various locations.
100,000+ Attendees
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017
Early Mount Sterling was the trading center for a vast part of Eastern Kentucky. It was the site of several prominent hotels, taverns, and theaters, which served as meeting places, entertainment sites, and stagecoach stops and mail depositories for post riders. Initiated in the 18th Century, Court Day quickly became the annual trading day for much of Eastern Kentucky. And it still is today. In the Fall when the air turns crisp is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the earlier traditions - Court Day. Mount Sterling delights in this over 210+ year old tradition when approx. 130,000 people from all parts of the country gather for the four- day event. Held the third Monday, in October and the weekend prior. Specializing in many different arts and crafts, food and music, the people of Mount Sterling are eager to show their talents.
130,000+ Attendees
Oct 09, 2017
A New York tradtion since 1929. The parade has become a televised global event. Over a half million spectators with over 35,000 participants as well as celebrities from the world of entertainment and sports.
1,000,000 Attendees
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Visiting Mansfield, Indiana during the Covered Bridge Festival has become a tradition for many family members and friends from all across the country. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery while sampling the many flavors this annual festival has to offer. Hundreds and hundreds of vendors will be set up throughout the town of Mansfield for great shopping, delicious food and more!
100,000+ Attendees
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