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By: Maria King
Date: October 16, 2016
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October 16, 2016

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1988, Ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation by a leading art publication, Las Olas continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the area. People come out yearly to see over 150 artists display their work in what looks like a mini art gallery lined along the street. Las Olas Boulevard, a popular tourist and resident attraction, boasts fine boutiques, great restaurants and a great city atmosphere. Las Olas Boulevard is the spot where art enthusiasts and collectors meet local and national artists from 30 different states during this traditional fall festival. Artists showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. A unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. - 561-746-6615. All ages welcome. Free.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1978, one of Oklahoma's largest German festivals includes authentic Bavarian bands and more than 80 arts and crafts vendors and children's entertainment. Bands from Germany and Austria, European foods, folk dancers, German collectibles and crafts, children's entertainment and a carnival will highlight this annual folk heritage festival.
175,000 Attendees
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1988. A tried and true predictor of the coming winter weather is the official woolly worm survey. The weekend event is held along main street which is closed off and filled with venders who set up booths. There is everything from food and artisan crafts to local authors and jewelry. Other events on main street. include woolly worm races, car show, parade, helicopter rides, and a weekend full of live music on the Woolly Worm Stage.
100,000 Attendees
Oct 28, 2017
Since 1984, features 100's of commercial vendors, over 50 juried arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, 5 stages of entertainment, barbecue contest, food vendors, hawg run, 5K walk, fun run, cheerleading contest, souvenirs, rides and games, children's entertainment, car show, and much, much more. Takes place at various locations Uptown Lexington.
90,000+ Attendees
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1961, jazz music from local and regional talent, food and arts and crafts. The Texas Jazz Festival Society focuses on increasing awareness or traditional, modern and Latin Jazz through presentation of the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi.
60,000 Attendees
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Taste of Atlanta, the city's must-do, unforgettable three-day food festival returns October 20, 21 and 22, 2017 at our new location in Historic Fourth Ward Park! More than 90 neighborhood favorites will show off their most craveable dishes, the hottest local chefs will strut their stuff on three live demo stages and patrons of the Grand Tasting Event will hit boozy nirvana sampling craft beers, wine and creative cocktails. The 2017 event will take YOU on a foodie adventure through the city's many diverse neighborhoods by featuring the chefs and restaurants that give these communities their unique flair. Food lovers of all ages are invited to join Taste of Atlanta in October in celebrating the dynamic energy and variety of the local restaurant scene while savoring what makes Atlanta the food capital of the South!
40,000 Attendees
Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017
Since 1938. Bandstands featuring live music, barn dance, street dance, tater trot, 10k and 2 mile run, tour de yam bike ride, parade, queen pageant, fiddlers contest, yam pie contest, arts and crafts, etc.
100,000+ Attendees
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017
Three hundred and sixty-four days a year Laconia, NH, is a quintessential New England community. That downtown will abound with jack-o'-lanterns carved by area school children! The bandstand will come alive with entertainment and a tower of pumpkins so spectacular it is called "spell-binding". Delectables in the Food and Craft Court will send forth aromas of apple crisp and maple cotton candy throughout the pumpkin-lined city streets. Featuring over 20,000 Jack O Lanterns, 80+ Food and crafts vendors, haunted attractions, grand parade, live music, games and kids activities and so much more!!!
40,000 Attendees
Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017
Since 1907, show features 300 exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, there will be many contests, seven parades featuring 40 floats and 50 bands, all kinds of pumpkin food, squash and gourds, arts, crafts, midway rides, entertainment and more. Approximately 23,000 pumpkin pies and over 100,000 pumpkin donuts sold over 4 days.
400,000+ Attendees
Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1965. Since its inception in 1965, The Head Of The Charles® Regatta has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the Charles River. Come October, the tradition continues. It’s important for athletes and spectators alike to make sure they have all the proper information to navigate our event-filled weekend. One of the greatest sporting competitions, this large rowing event with over 7,000 athletes is an excellent place to see world class rowers. The Head Of The Charles® Regatta, now entering its 52nd year, invites friends and family of the rowing community to join us at the Rowing and Fitness Expo. The Expo, located in the midst of the Finish Area Launch Site (FALS) offers vendors access to athletes, coaches and spectators at the world’s largest rowing event. Located at Christian Herter Park in Allston, MA the Expo includes fifty vendor booths and boat builder tents. The Expo opens for business on Friday at 8AM.
300,000+ Attendees
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017
One of the largest annual celebration's in southeastern Kansas has come a long way since its beginning in 1919 as a way to keep playful pranksters out of mischief on Halloween night. For one full week, Neewollah entertains people from all walks of life. Neewollah offers musical stage shows, queen competition and coronation, carnival, concessions, street acts, artists alley, and top performers in the entertainment world. Past performers include Blood, Sweat, and Tears; Patty Loveless; and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The festival, is topped off by one of the biggest and grandest parades ever, a two hour kaleidoscope of music, color, pageantry and just good old fun! Have you figured out what Neewollah stands for? It’s Halloween spelled backwards!
80,000 Attendees
Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017
Since 1992. Celebrate the Danville Fall Crafts Festival on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in beautiful downtown Danville. Known as the fair of 1000 pumpkins, the Danville Fall Festival brings together 200 of California's best artists and premier craftsmen and craftswomen for an old fashioned fall community event. The fair site is Hartz Avenue, a quaint tree lined street with upscale shops. Come out and enjoy the artists as they show off their talents. There will be everything from photography and jewelry to ceramics and woodworking, painting and glass work to mixed media and leather crafts. Visit the Glass Pumpkin Patch with its many shapes and sizes shimmering in the sunlight waiting to be picked. Enjoy the kids Halloween costume parade, Prospect merchant activities, classic car show, entertainment, and the great food and beverages as you stroll through this quaint town at this family-friendly event. Located 40 miles east of San Francisco and sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission and parking are free.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 27, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018
Throughout this historic community, the streets come alive with more than 400 talented crafters and artists from all over the country displaying and offering for sale their finest works to the more than 100,000 visitors who are expected to attend this two-day event. Plus there's food and entertainment to round out a perfect day outdoors. This is one of Central Florida's favorite festivals and what a perfect time of the year to host a craft fair with the cooler weather and the holidays just around the corner.
100,000 Attendees
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