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By: Maria King
Date: September 30, 2018
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September 30, 2018

Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
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 700 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.
200,000+ Attendees
Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Since 1973. The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral marks the end of the swap meet season each year and is an absolute must-attend event for thousands of enthusiasts who travel to Carlisle from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the 150 acres and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence.
90,000+ Attendees
Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
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).
200,000 Attendees
Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Since 1986, The Avocado Festival has evolved into one of the largest festivals in California with three days of fabulous food, terrific music, and great safe family fun. Days of Peace, Love and Guacamole in beautiful downtown beachside Carpinteria! FREE Festival boasting fabulous epicurean delights, entertainment with a premier lineup of music, arts and crafts vendors, commercial marketplace, educational Avocado Expo Tent, contests, Kids Block Party, largest vat of guacamole, environmentally-friendly practices and a great family experience.
75,000 Attendees
Oct 13, 2019
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!
200,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Since 1921. From talent shows and carnival rides to sausage burgers and deep-fried Kool-aid, the Fall Festival continues to be a family-fun tradition.Every October the Nut Club organizes and sponsors a mammoth Fall Festival. This is a week-long gala on the west side along Franklin Street with free entertainment, carnival attractions, over 126 food booths, amateur talent competitions and on the last day, a huge parade. This event attracts over 200,000 people to the West Side and is considered to be one of the largest street festivals in the United States. You name it, we'll bet you will find it at this 6-day festival. Parades, a game Midway, rides for all ages, entertainment on two stages day and night, this is the granddaddy of festivals. No gate admission.
200,000 Attendees
Oct 03, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
Since 1970, Enjoy one of the largest craft festivals in Indiana with over 450 vendors plus designated areas for food, commercial and flea market booths, Fine Arts, Home Arts/Quilt, Photography, Fine Arts, Poster and Decorated Pumpkin shows. The Riley Festival follows years of tradition by celebrating the birthday of the “Hoosier Poet” James Whitcomb Riley. Free entertainment runs continuously from Friday thru Sunday. Friday features the Children's Parade of Flowers. The 100 unit Ameriana Riley Festival Parade on Saturday highlights the day. A car show, Antique Engine and Tractor show, Antique show and Riley Run take place during the festival along with other shows. A donation fee shuttle runs from the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds to the east entrance of the festival.
90,000 Attendees
Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
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.
125,000 Attendees
Oct 05, 2019
Since 1978. Arts and crafts, country music, childrens activities, and food including lots of recipes with apples. The streets of downtown North Wilkesboro are filled with over 300 arts and crafts, 100 food concessions, 4 different music stages consisting of Blue Grass, Country, Folk, Gospel, and Appalachian Heritage. Cloggers, folk dancers, rope skippers, and square dancers provide additional entertainment venues for festival goers. Appalachian Heritage crafts are highlighted such as woodcarving, chair making, soap making, pottery throwing, and quilting. When walking through the streets of the festival observing and buying lots of the arts and crafts, Appalachian dulcimers can be heard while the smells of the variety of foods are enticing everyone's appetites. Let us not forget the apples, apples, and apples. Local apple growers set up throughout the festival selling their apples, apple cider, and dried apples. After all, this festival also pays tribute to the fruit grown and harvested each fall by apple orchardists from Northwestern North Carolina.
150,000+ Attendees
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019
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. - - - - Friday, October 11th: 6pm - 10pm Amusement Rides, One-Price-All-Night, Saturday, October 12th: 10am - 10pm (Autumnfest Officially Opens), Sunday, October 13th: 10am - 10pm Fireworks @9:00pm Monday, October 14th: 10 Division Parade ~ 9:30am - 12pm Park ~ 12pm - 6pm
150,000 Attendees
Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019
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.
150,000 Attendees
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1970. Burgoo is a traditional pioneer dish, a kind of stew that gives the festival its name. The theme of this festival is traditional food, and many varieties of homemade pies and other dishes are always festival favorites. Early versions of burgoo were made with wild game such as venison or squirrel, and whatever the pioneers grew. Current state health laws prevent selling soup made from game. For this local Burgoo festival the ingredients are beef, carrots, potatoes, hominy, celery, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, peppers, and other vegetables carefully blended with special spices and herbs. It is cooked outdoors for between 12 and 18 hours over a wood-burning fire that gives it a special taste. Squads of volunteer vegetable choppers and kettle stirrers spend the night preparing this pioneer dish. According to veteran “burgoomeisters,” there are many different recipes for burgoo. Most are well protected secrets, guarded by “burgoomeisters” who are in charge of the day- long preparation and cooking.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
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.
1,000,000 Attendees
Oct 07, 2018
Since 1985, The colorful Hispanic Parade is a showcase for Hispanic solidarity. It encourages the traditional values, music, costumes, and folklore of each participating country. Parade participants number over 10,000 and parade spectators exceed one million. There is extensive media coverage by way of live and delayed telecast, English and Spanish television, and live radio coverage. There is an impressive number of community contingencies, floats, marching bands and musical groups which provides a festive and lively mood to the parade.
800,000+ Attendees
Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 05, 2019
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.
110,000+ Attendees
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
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.
80,000+ Attendees
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