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By: Maria King
Date: October 1, 2017
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October 1, 2017

Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1957. One of the largest outdoor art shows of its kind in the nation. The St. James Court Art Show® is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 725 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy. The St. James Court Art Show ® was originally established to provide necessary funding to maintain the St. James Court grounds and fountain. Proceeds from the show continue to allow St. James Court Association and Belgravia Court Association to fund ongoing grounds upkeep and neighborhood beautification efforts. Additionally, Fourth Street Association has utilized Art Show proceeds to fund the installation of new benches, urns and trash bins along Fourth Street. Art show proceeds also funded the Linear Park at 3rd and Hill and installation of period street lights.
200000+ Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since, 1962, this is one of the largest art shows in the West. Over 300 booths, featuring fine arts and crafts from all over the country. It is the largest fundraiser for the non- profit Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The festival area includes Wilbur Square, Bicentennial Park and North and South Escalante Parks, as well as Arizona and Colorado Streets. Free parking is available throughout Boulder City and paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with shuttle service provided to the festival grounds.
100000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1964. This is the largest student run new car outdoor auto show in North America. Over 500 new cars, trucks, RV's, semi trucks, specialty and promotional vehicles. Over 600 participating Northwood students from all curriculums and these students do not receive payment or credit for their participation. No admission or parking fees.
50000 Attendees
Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Since 1957, this is one of the largest antique car shows and flea markets in the world, with 10,400 spaces. If you walked the entire show, it would be 29.5 miles to cover. There are cars and vendors from over 23 countries. It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. Each year the show attracts visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world. Some of the most unusual cars and parts can be found at Hershey. If you love antique cars, Hershey is the place to be.
300000 Attendees
Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018
Since 1978, It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street! Enjoy a bit of Germany…Savannah style with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine, and of course the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News! October First Friday Fireworks (9:30pm).
200000 Attendees
Oct 08, 2017
Since 1978. Attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts. In addition, Oktoberfest boasts five beer gardens hosted by, Alden and Harlow, Charlie’s Kitchen, Grafton Street, John Harvard’s Brew House, and The Sinclair. This annual celebration of fall features six stages of live music, including a Passim stage, a rock stage, and on the main stage, an all-HONK! Review! Dancing in the streets is encouraged! The highlight of the festival is the HONK! Parade which arrives in the Square at approximately 1pm. The HONK! movement has become a global phenomenon. HONK! bands from around the country and from as far away as France and Montreal will march from Davis Square to Harvard. Spectators will be treated to a horn-tooting, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, mind-blowing spectacle and are welcomed to join the back of the parade and make their way to Oktoberfest!
200000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1987, Visit the NC Seafood Festival this year and we know you won’t go away hungry. From traditional “Down East” Clam Chowder, Shrimp Burgers and Charcoal Mullet to Sea Urchin on a stick, Calamari and Marinated Eel – all are available for you to sample during the Festival. Friday night starts with a Habitat for Humanity Fish Fry. Saturday and Sunday feature nearly 100 individual booths sponsored by restaurants, civic organizations, school groups and churches all featuring their own interpretation of the best North Carolina has to offer from the bounty of the sea. Then this is the place for you! If not, then there will be numerous other treats to try, some common and some not so common for the more adventurous. Features educational exhibits, 3 stages of entertainment, kid's rides, over 150 food and arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, chefs tent, road race, regatta, boat show, fishing tournament, blessing of the fleet ceremonial on Sunday and more. Takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront, 4th Street to 10th Street.
125000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1983. This celebration of the apple in Franklin features non-stop free entertainment, more than 300 arts and crafts and food vendors and crowds of more than 100,000 visitors to the small town. Also includes an apple pie baking contest, essay and logo design contests that involve the local schools, pie eating contests for youths and adults, the Applefest® 5K Race for Any Pace organized by the Franklin YMCA, an enormous antique and classic car cruise and much more.
100000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 09, 2017
Since 1979, features fun for the entire family, includes live continuous entertainment on stage with top name musical acts, comedians and performers, fireworks, amusement rides, food court, classic and muscle car show, consumer showcase, arts and crafts, Columbus Day Parade and much more.
200000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1970, the festival celebrates the return of the salmon. An internationally recognized and award winning Festival that regularly draws an estimated 150,000 people. With over 500 vendors, 60 food booths, and multiple entertainment stages, Grand parade, Issaquah Salmon Days is now a staple event in the Puget Sound. If you have yet to experience Salmon Days or have been with us since '70, mark your calendar.
150000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Since 1972, more than 1000 balloons take part in this event, one of the the greatest spectacles of its kind in the world. Sunrise mass ascensions, special shapes rodeo, key grab contest and more. The most photographed event in the world this, is one spectacular experience that you do not want to miss.
1000000 Attendees
Oct 08, 2017
Since 1978, features over 37,000 runners, including the best national and international competitors, run 26.2 miles through Chicago's historic and ethnic neighborhoods and along the citys scenic lakefront. The marathon begins and ends in Grant Park. Registration fee to participate in race.
140000 Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017
Since 1978. The annual festival will include over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the country featuring painting, photography, wood-turning, sculpture, metal crafts, jewelry, blown glass and much more.  In addition, three food courts will be located throughout the festival grounds so attendees may enjoy festival foods, beverages, and specialty cuisine. Three entertainment stages featuring live music will perfectly complement the arts and crafts atmosphere.  A large children’s area complete with rides and activities will be included in the festival for both the young and young-at-heart.  A wide array of tournaments will be featured including the NFS 4-Mile Race, Miss Apple Festival Pageant and Apple Dumpling Contest.
110000+ Attendees
Oct 05, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
Since 1980. Celebrate the traditions of the Munich Oktoberfest in the heart of Music City! Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest festival and has been an annual tradition since 1980. Spanning 10 city blocks, over a quarter of a million people will attend the Annual Nashville Oktoberfest. But it’s not just a German beer festival! Oktoberfest has something for EVERYONE: delicious German and specialty food from dozens of restaurants and vendors, world-class beer from local and German breweries, tons of kids and family events, over 125 Arts and Crafts vendors, 3 stages of live German music, Wiener Dog races, an enormous parade through downtown, and the 2nd largest 5K Race and Run in Tennessee – plus so much more! The Nashville Oktoberfest is spread out across 10 blocks adjacent to the Germantown neighborhood. The event caters to adults and kids of all ages. A giant Kids Zone area features children’s activities and is sponsored by Nashville Parent Magazine. Another big draw is the live German music. There are three separate music stages at the event – each featuring German Volksmusik from famous Oktoberfest Polka bands.
250000+ Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 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.
80000+ Attendees
Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
The City of Highwood is proud to announce its 7th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest will boast fan favorites including all you can carve onsite pumpkins, Trick or Treating, Costume Contests, Pumpkin Parade, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, two stages jam packed with solid entertainment, food and beverage vendors galore and a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run, Walk/Walk. As always, all lit jack-o-lanterns will be placed on pumpkin walls throughout the Festival grounds, with a ceremonial wall lightings Friday and Saturday nights, and the grand lighting on Sunday evening. Join Celebrate Highwood for our inaugural Pumpkin Fest Community Appreciation Night. With a relaxed atmosphere, this preview night features free admission, carnival rides, live music, a full bar and more. We welcome the community to come out, carve pumpkins and help us fill the scaffolding before the event officially kicks off. The Highwood restaurants and bars will be open and many of our festival vendors will be open for business as well. Our mission is to bring community together with a common goal to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois. Meet up with old friends or make new ones while working to make a difference in the lives of children and their families with life- threatening medical conditions in Illinois. Join us on this special night. Community, Charity, Celebrate Highwood! BYOP (Bring Your own Pumpkin). The quantity of pumpkins delivered on site by the organizers alone will NOT be enough to break the world record. To help us break the record, bring a carved pumpkin. Place a candle in the pumpkin, and bring it to our Pumpkin Drop Off location in front of City Hall. All those who bring carved pumpkins will receive a FREE admission pass to the weekend event. BYOP pumpkins will be accepted through Sunday afternoon on Oct 8th.
70000 Attendees
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