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By: Maria King
Date: October 30, 2016
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October 30, 2016

Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017
A Western New York holiday tradition, Christmas in the Country, has garnered recognition as the nation’s foremost holiday artisan marketplace for almost 15 years and once again in 2011, Sunshine Artist ranked the event #1 in the country. The event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace of over 400 artisans from across the country and around the globe. Attendees to Christmas in the Country will find unique and only handcrafted creations including gourmet foods, spa quality bath and beauty products, trendsetting jewelry, handpoured aromatic candles, eco-friendly clothing, pottery, original wall art, woodwork, home décor and holiday gift items galore. The artisans are spread out over four buildings at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. As always, Premier Promotions continues to attract new and talented artisans.
60000+ Attendees
Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Since 1973, The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The Festival features great music on the Main Stage, dance and more on the Parrish Performing Arts Stage. The Children's Stage features local performing arts, dance, and music groups. and authentic craftspeople in the Heritage Arts area. The festival celebrates our artisan history in the Heritage Arts Area, where local craft workers demonstrate traditional arts, crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, engraving, spinning, weaving and other skills. The Children’s Arts Festival features numerous free, hands-on artistic opportunities for kids. The Student Art Show showcases the talents of school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Some of Pensacola’s best- known restaurants will be onsite serving local favorite concessions, along with dozens of booths serving traditional festival fare.
125000+ Attendees
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Since 1971, The award winning Litchfield Park Festival of Arts rates as one of the oldest and most popular festivals in the Southwest. For two glorious days this historic resort community is transformed into a vibrant street scene filled with colorful art, lively music and irresistible aromas. Long known for the high quality of craftsmanship, beautiful landscapes, and laidback ambiance, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors, tourists, and art enthusiast from across the country. Featuring over 250 fine artists and craftsmen exhibiting a wide selection of original arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, and contemporary to Native American, there is sure to be something for everyone.
85000 Attendees
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Since 1979, Celebrated potter Peter Anderson is celebrated each year through the hundreds of potters, painters and craft makers that participate in this annual event. Bring the family and enjoy the pleasant surroundings and beautiful downtown. Over 350 juried arts and crafts exhibitors, over 20 food booths and entertainment.
65000+ Attendees
Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Since 1943. The National Peanut Festival, the nation's largest peanut festival, is held in Dothan, Alabama each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is known as the "Peanut Capital of the World" and is a prime location for growing peanuts. In fact, if you're in Dothan you're in the heart of peanut country, considering the majority of all the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan. A festival honoring the peanut was inaugurated on a near freezing Thursday, November 10, 1938. The three day event included a pageant, parade, historical play and grand ball. The guest speaker was Dr. George Washington Carver. Dr. Carver was a modest, unassuming man from the Tuskegee Institute who gained international fame with his development of over 300 products from the peanut. The peanut festival was celebrated annually through 1941, but was postponed until after World War II. In 1947, the first post-war festival was presented and has continued every year since. Throughout its history, the festival has been held in various locations, with most of its years at the Houston County Farm Center. The National Peanut Festival has been at its current location, the fairgrounds on US Highway 231 South, since 1999. With over 200 acres, 2 exhibit buildings, an amphitheater, an open air arena and an Ag complex, the fairgrounds are now capable of hosting year-round events and further promoting agriculture in the Wiregrass area, in addition to hosting the yearly harvest celebration. The parade is held at 9am on Main Street the last Saturday of the event.
160000+ Attendees
Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017
Since 1958, the official Oyster Festival features street sales, arts and crafts, waterfront activities, oyster and work boats, a parade, stages with entertainment and delicious seafood.
80000 Attendees
Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Since 1987, features over 300 artisans displaying and selling their wares, gourmet foods to sample and buy and a gingerbread house display and competition. Artisans from all over the country come to Boston for this premier holiday event to exhibit and sell their handcrafted items. From unique home accessories to one-of-a-kind holiday decorations, fanciful fashions, and gourmet foods, this wonderful variety of gifts will please everyone on your list.
42000 Attendees
Nov 03, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Since 1961, world-renowned festival of German heritage and sausage making, plenty of bratwurst beer, fun and live entertainment on the banks of the Cormal River and polka.Join us for a unique annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Located near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas! Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest! The best ten days in sausage history.
50000 Attendees
Nov 04, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017
Since 1972, Over a two-day duration, the Orlando Police Department estimates 250,000 people walk through the event. Fall Fiesta in the Park draws more people annually than the Super Bowl, Daytona 500 and Austin City Limits. It is the largest annual event in Orlando! It's a family and pet friendly arts and entertainment event in downtown Orlando.
250000+ Attendees
Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Since 1982. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and a spectacular array of food. More than 100,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station, a free hands-on art activity area including sidewalk-chalk drawing, painting, mask design, puppet creation, clay sculpting and interactive entertainment. For music lovers enjoy continuous, live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians and dance companies. The festival weekend will kick off with a free Downtown Blues Concert on Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring three incredible blues performances.
100000 Attendees
Nov 02, 2017 - Nov 06, 2017
Since 1960,The annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the premiere global yachting event and the largest in-water boat show in the world. The show attracts an international audience of thousands of boating enthusiasts from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia as well as every corner of the U.S. Covering more than 3 million square feet of space, visitors have access to a stunning array of an estimated $4 billion worth of boats ranging from the largest yachts, sport fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, sailboats, tenders, ski boats, dinghies, jet skis and related marine products, accessories and services.Show also takes place at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Swimming Hall of Fame, Marriott Portside Marina and Las Olas Marina.
100000 Attendees
Nov 05, 2017
Since 1975, features over 800 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world and more. Plus kiddie rides, animal rides, live entertainment and international food. Its a shopping paradise.
75000+ Attendees
Oct 31, 2017
Since 1938, the state's largest Halloween parade with over 2,500 marchers, bands and prizes. From simple masks to full blown articulated fire-breathing floats to colorful and energetic marching bands, Downtown Toms River has become the Halloween Capitol of the Universe! The annual Halloween Parade features thousands of participants and floats and more than 100,000 spectators.
100000 Attendees
Nov 05, 2017
Since 1976, this premier running event with 30,000+ runners. The International running community's most prestigious and anticipated event of the year. Runners run through all 5 boroughs of New York has been the race to watch. It is a 26.2 mile course starting in Staten Island and ending in Central Park. It is preceded by the NYC Marathon Expo event featuring health and fitness related products and demonstrations. The start/staging area is at Fort Wadsworth, in Staten Island under The Verrazano Bridge. The route travels over the bridge and through the five boros.
2000000 Attendees
Nov 04, 2017
Since 2004, The Florence Downtown Development Corporation invites you to experience the Pecan Festival. The Pecan Festival is no stranger to success. Festival goers we hope you will come on out and enjoy the day with us as we host 8 stages of Live Entertainment with over 250 Food and Craft Vendors, Special Art Demonstrations, a Free Kids Zone, Amusement Rides, and Antique Tractor Show, Car Show and Competition, Cook-off Competition, Vocal Competition, Corn Hole Competiton, 10K, 5k, and Half Marathon Races, a Half Metric Century Bike Ride,and much, much, more! All performances and activities, except the Food and Arts and Craft vendors, are free and open to the general public, which is all the more reason why you should come go nuts in Downtown Florence.
50000 Attendees
Nov 05, 2016 - Nov 06, 2016
Join the City of Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and City of Jacksonville Beach, City of Neptune Beach and City of Atlantic Beach as the skies and waterways of the First Coast are transformed into the backdrop for the most exciting air acts and military demonstrations in the world! This FREE event will feature a dynamic over-the- ocean sky show highlighted by the world-famous United States Navy Blue Angels along with other military and civilian flight teams, live entertainment, a street festival featuring static displays of aircraft and military vehicles, simulators, recruitment booths, a kids area and more.
250000 Attendees
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