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By: Maria King
Date: September 3, 2017
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September 3, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1955, Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park is widely recognized as one of the premiere cultural events in the Northwest. This annual open-air festival provides visitors of all ages and interests with the opportunity to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, park performances, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.
150,000 Attendees
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1971. Silicon Valley's World-Class Art and Music Festival is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music, the Pigskin Party Lounge with giant screen TV, festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews, mojitos and margaritas, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, home and garden exhibits, a special remembrance ceremony to honor the heroes from 9/11, and action-packed Kids' Park with the School of Rock Stage, climbing wall, amusements and super cool body art. Admission is free. Takes place along Castro Street Between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue.
150,000+ Attendees
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1972, Little Falls is host to one of the nations largest arts and crafts show. Enjoy handmade crafts from artists all over the nation.showcasing over 900 exhibitors and 70 food vendors. Use the FREE Shuttle Bus. Shuttle bus parking is located at the Morrison County Fairgrounds.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Since 1959, this show is renowned throughout the world as a unique gathering of over 4,000 dealers from all corners of North America. With over 20 independently operated shows along a 1 mile stretch of Route 20, see a variety of treasures. Takes place on Route 20 East and West, between Exits 8 and 9 of the Massachusetts Turnpike from sun-up to sun- down.
130,000 Attendees
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1986. A small group of mushroom enthusiasts decided to have a festival to celebrate Kennett Square’s number one cash crop with the hope of raising funds to give as scholarships to local high school students. In 1986 that became a reality as Kennett Square hosted its first Mushroom Festival. It was a one day affair and just one block long. Thirty years later the Festival stretches a mile and features culinary events, growing exhibits, children’s entertainment, and 200 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests. The Mushroom Festival is a rain or shine event. In severe weather some events may be canceled or rescheduled. Updates, when possible, will be made to the website.
85,000+ Attendees
Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
A tradition since 1898, this festival fills downtown Olathe, KS with nationally recognized musical entertainment, a huge carnival, classic auto show, arts and crafts vendors, over 20 excellent food booths operated by local non-profit organizations, and much, much more. The largest parade in Kansas begins 10am Saturday! This year's FREE entertainment includes: Friday, Sept. 8th * Hudson Drive * MARK WILLS Saturday, Sept. 9th * Double Vision - A Tribute to Foreigner * ELIMINATOR KC - A Tribute to ZZ Top Carnival wristband special: ALL-YOU-CAN-RIDE just $25 per person, per session* *Thursday: 5pm-10pm *Friday: 5-pm-11pm Saturday: (2 sessions) 12pm-5pm or 5pm- 11pm **Single tickets and family ticket packs also available** **New ride "Freakout" not included with wristband special** Bring the family, grab your friends and join us in Olathe September 7-9! Admission: FREE Location: Downtown Olathe, KS Ages: ALL FOR FULL INFORMATION, GO TO:
200,000 Attendees
Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 09, 2017
Since 1981, features great entertainment by well known musical entertainers, rides, fine arts and craft exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, kiddie korner, Popcorn 100 bike tour, Popcorn 5000 (5K run), parade with over 250 units and a lot more. Plus go to the Popcorn Museum and see over 50 antique poppers. Also takes place on other streets downtown. Orville Redenbacher Parade on Thursday evening.
250,000+ Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1978, waterfront festival features national, regional and local entertainment, arts and crafts with over 225 juried crafters, tall ships, harbor cruises, oyster shucking and slurping contests, and an international food court. Plus entertainment and activities for children at Kid's Cove.
100,000+ Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1971, Arcola celebrates its heritage as "broomcorn capital of the world" with the renowned Broom Corn Festival. Visitors pack in every year the weekend after Labor Day. They come for numerous broom activities, unique arts and crafts, free entertainment, and great food. The festival's parade is Central Illinois' largest and is home to the world famous Lawn Rangers, who twirl and toss their brooms. The community still boasts ties to broomcorn and the broom industry with companies such as the Thomas Monahan Company and the Libman Company. The most popular attraction of the day though is one of the grandest parades in Central Illinois, which rolls off in the afternoon. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend at the Oak Street Stage and in the beer tent.
50,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1980, families and travelers from throughout the Midwest join with local crowds in enjoying this festival. Features works by nearly 100 artisans and crafters from all over the country. Traditional German food, plus a variety of other favorites. Kinderplatz returns to Goebel Park. Spend the day just full of adventures for younger children, including children’s rides, pony rides and balloon makers. For older children and adults, the amusement midway returns with the towering Ferris Wheel, plus continuous live entertainment by traditional and contemporary performers weaves the festive mood throughout Oktoberfest.
250,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1987, one of the largest Native American festivals in the country, authentic tribal villages, competition, Pow Wow, cultural demonstrators and entertainers, traditional foods, contemporary music and more. Also includes on Saturday the Annual Native American Music Awards at the Marcus Amphitheater and Dylans Run/Walk on Sunday morning.
65,000 Attendees
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1984, The Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival has long been one of the keystone events in Contra Costa County. Guests are invited to experience beautiful Old Town Pittsburg as the Seafood Festival returns once again to Railroad Avenue. The Pittsburg Seafood Festival provides a safe and enjoyable environment for the whole family at a reasonable cost. Railroad Ave. opens its gates to a whole lot of family fun. The festivities include over 100 arts 'n craft vendors expo, 3 stages of live entertainment, a kids’ carnival play land and petting zoo, a beer and wine pavilion, over 50 seafood food as well as non-seafood vendors. The Pittsburg Seafood Festival offers an array of dining options sure to please every taste!
60,000+ Attendees
Sep 07, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1969, Despite its growth from a small arts and crafts show to the four-day event that it has become today, the Yellow Daisy Festival continues to be a big show with a small-town feel. The mission of re- connecting families and friends with fun, shopping, live entertainment and good food has remained constant over the past forty- nine years. Multi-generations of mothers, daughters, and grandmothers meander the wooded trails together in search of the perfect item. More than 400 artists and crafters from 33 States and two countries display their works for your appreciation and purchase. Enjoy daily live entertainment, Children's Corner activities, fabulous festival foods and crafter demonstrations throughout the event. Yellow Daisy Festival is free with paid parking admission. Vehicle entry to the park is $15 for a one-day permit or $40 for an annual permit. 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. is for Early Bird ticket purchasers only. Early Bird tickets are $5 and a portion of Early Bird proceeds will go to support Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC). To learn more about FODAC, please go to
65,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1982. The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with up to 100 balloons each year. The idea was to create an event that would keep visitors in town the weekend between the State Fair and the Reno Air Races and 33 years later, it is known as a world-renowned, and locally, a beloved community tradition. Taking place just a few miles north of downtown Reno, the event enchants both young and old with its vibrant colors and inspiring music. The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including ‘Best Special Event in Reno’ and ‘Best Special Event in Northern Nevada. The number of lives touched by the beautiful spectacle continues to rise just like the balloons themselves.
125,000 Attendees
Sep 06, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
Since 1948. On September 7, 1876, outlaw Jesse James rode in to Northfield and was determined to rob the bank. Little did he know the infamous Jesse James would soon meet his match. Shots were fired and men died. Northfielders Joseph Lee Heywood and Nicolaus Gustavson gave their lives in the struggle, but Northfield had triumphed. The bank was safe, and Northfield was the last stop for the James- Younger Gang. Reenactment of bank raid where James Gang was defeated, rodeo, arts and crafts festival, 5K and 15K runs, medicine show, carnival, tractor pull, bingo, yummy food, square dance, kiddie and full scale parade and so much more. This event takes place at various sites throughout the town.
100,000 Attendees
Sep 06, 2018 - Sep 09, 2018
Since 1927, a waterfront extravaganza with international food and music. Celebrating the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri, there is a procession through the streets on Saturday which is proceeded by the Blessing of the Fleet. Amusement rides and a carnival offer activities for kids as well. A fireworks display takes place Saturday night.
120,000 Attendees
Sep 08, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017
The Plymouth Community Fall Festival is comprised of local non-profit organizations that come together to provide a vehicle to raise funds and provide the community with an outstanding entertainment experience for people of all ages. Events include antique marts, craft shows, car shows, carnival rides, fun booths, all culminating in the Annual Rotary Chicken Dinner serving over 10,000 dinners on Sunday.
100,000 Attendees
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