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By: Maria King
Date: September 24, 2017
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September 24, 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Since 1976, an 8 day celebration of the arts. Live, local entertainment, street performers, local and regional artists displays, and areas of educational entertainment geared especially for children. There is 24 food booths offering their traditional Revel favorites as well as new and tantalizing dishes! Art from more than 120 visual artists from across the nation was available all week long with some exceptional new artists adding flare to our already incredible array of visual artists. Plus, our four performance stages featured non-stop entertainment and showcased some great Revel favorites. The "Market" was expanded this year and included soaps, candles, food mixes, and more.
200000 Attendees
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1981, The skies over Salinas will come alive with the sights and sounds of numerous acts including: F:22 Raptor, Heritage Flight with F-22, A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog, P-38 (WWII Vintage Twin Engine), Sean D Tucker Challenger 3 bi-plane, Greg Colyer’s T-33 Shooting Star, an Korean era jet. Royal Canadian Air Force CT-142 Dash-8 "Gonzo" and lots more.
80000 Attendees
Sep 28, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1857, Features fun for the entire family including everything from showmanship of horses and champion vegetable exhibits to woodsmen's contest, horse and oxen pulling, a pig-scramble, crafts, country music, rides, commercial vendors, and a wide variety of food and attractions.
128000+ 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.
2600000 Attendees
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1977, sample a variety of mouthwatering seafood dishes from over 20 food vendors and enjoy continuous entertainment, Corvette Club car show, over 185 arts and crafts vendors, large children's area, fall fiesta antique show and sale with over 35 dealers and 5k walk/run on the Saturday before.
100000 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.
75000+ Attendees
Sep 28, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1938, features buckwheat cake dinners, antique cars, country music, kids activities, a carnival, three parades, arts and crafts booths, timber show, BINGO, fireworks, livestock competitions and exhibits and more.
100000 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.
130000 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.
100000+ Attendees
Oct 01, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Since 1948, oldest continuous festival in the state features activities for the whole family including a parade, crafts, food and a carnival.
100000 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.
75000 Attendees
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1953. A 9-day international award winning festival. Events and entertainment include carnival rides and amusements, the Miss Junior Teen and Miss Teen AFL scholarship pageant, food concessions, cruise in, Old Time Fiddlers contest, farmers market, community cultural nights, kids parade Tuesday at 6pm, concerts, fire works, a crafters day with over 300 crafters, the "Tournament of Leaves" parade on the last Saturday at noon and lots more.
400000 Attendees
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1981, One of the largest FREE music street fairs in California.. Featuring arts, crafts, antiques, food, music, several well known jazz and blues groups. This renowned musical extravaganza presents something for everybody. From its vast assemblage of vendor booths (300+) offering everything from art and international crafts; to business and non-profit promotion; to a variety of American and ethnic food and drink; to the carnival with giant rides (and other children's activities); to the six stages pumping with live music from over 80 bands, highlighting both local and nationally touring acts ranging from Rock'n Roll, to Jazz, to RandB, to alternative music.
100000 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.
100000 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.
500000 Attendees
Sep 30, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017
Since 1982, 300+ Arts and crafts, food, and big parade Saturday. Live entertainment both Saturday and Sunday. Free concert Saturday night 5K Road Race on Sunday. Fun for everybody ... come hungry and be ready to shop. Free shuttle buses.
100000 Attendees
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
Old Tucson’s signature event, Nightfall, is all new in 2017, with new haunts, new shows and new characters—as well as some old favorites—in the only real haunted town! Fans of the popular scarefest can also find entertainment and attractions for the faint-of- heart of all ages. Nightfall is a one-of-a-kind Halloween blowout, attracting thousands of people to the park throughout the month of October. Events and activities abound for people of all ages and fright levels. Guests who are queasy about scary things can purchase “Scare Me Not” wands to ward off evil intruders. Nightfall includes three haunted walk-throughs, a live musical, comedy show, and the pinnacle arena show to wrap up the night. There are rides and activities for kids, as well as the Monster Safari Train* and Haunted Hayride*, Scary Family Circus* and the popular Zombie Shoot*. (* attractions available for an additional fee). Fri and Sat, Sept. 29 and 30, 6 p.m. to Midnight. Fri and Sat, Oct. 6 and 7, 6 p.m. to Midnight. Sunday, Oct. 8, 6 – 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, Oct. 12 thru Oct. 29, 6 – 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 13 thru Oct. 28, 6 p.m. to Midnight Halloween Night 6 – 10 p.m. Photo courtesy of Michael C. Sultzbach.
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