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By: Maria King
Date: October 7, 2018
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October 7, 2018

Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Since 1957, festival is in Bridgeton, Rockville, Crawfordsville, Waveland and many other towns throughout Parke County. 32 covered bridges with old time theme featuring bus tours, around 6,000 vendors, thousands of arts and crafts, homemade foods, Farmers' Market plus a lot more.
2,000,000 Attendees
Sep 27, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
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.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
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.
300,000 Attendees
Sep 27, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
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.
2,600,000 Attendees
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1968. The Autumn Leaves Festival is held in Mt. Airy, NC each fall and showcases our rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. The unique arts and crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations. Then there is “Food for the Soul” – ham biscuits, collards and cornbread, barbeque, hamburgers, ground steak and more served with hospitality by our local civic and other community groups. Come check out one of the best festivals in NC!
200,000 Attendees
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1972, four days of family fun, music, more than 300 arts, crafts and commercial exhibitors and children's art village. A family oriented event for the both young and old. We have four days of the very best entertainment on three stages plus other locations throughout the festival.
250,000 Attendees
Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1969, The annual Autumn Glory Festival is a five-day celebration of autumn that celebrates the beauty of the local fall foliage. From Wednesday through Sunday, the area offers a wide variety of things to do indoors or outdoors. The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique and craft shows and much more! Takes place at various locations throughout Garrett County.
50,000 Attendees
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Since 1971, The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous/heavyweight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with four stages of stellar live music, the home-spun Great Pumpkin Parade, a bone-chilling Haunted House, boo-tiful harvest- inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carving monster pumpkins into amazing one-of-a-kind masterpieces, pie- eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun and more. There's smashing entertainment on four stages - the diverse lineup includes contemporary country, Latin rock, salsa, blues, folk, and classic rock 'n roll music by some of the Bay Area's biggest name bands.
200,000 Attendees
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019
Since 1983. One of Long Island's largest street fairs. The Oyster Festival originated as a hometown parade honoring Theodore Roosevelt before evolving into the largest outdoor festival on Long Island, under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Rotary. Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay – drawn by live entertainment, Tall Ships, top- notch artisans, pirate shows, midway rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. And of course…the Food Court, where volunteer chefs and culinary pros work side by side, cooking and serving dozens of unique oyster, clam and other seafood concoctions along with traditional festival fare. Takes place at various locations.
150,000 Attendees
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1970, a family festival featuring over 450 arts and crafts exhibitors and food vendors including numerous sauerkraut foods and continuous live entertainment. The Sauerkraut Festival stage always provides a wealth of entertainment for young and old. Throughout the weekend, one can expect to see a variety of local talent, with everything from blues to blue grass.
325,000 Attendees
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1960, annual celebration commemorating the 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier. On the grounds of the Fort you will find a living history encampment showing frontier life, military tactics, drills, cannon firing, ceremonies, Highlanders, redcoats, French troops, frontier men and women, Indians and music from 1758. Also includes a large community parade featuring 15 bands, floats, antique cars, Indian and Colonnial units, clowns, horses, Shrine units and more. Free outdoor entertainment includes something for everyone, dozens of food booths, approximately 150 craft booths in 3 locations and sidewalk sales. Takes place at various locations. - - - Don’t miss the elaborate and entertaining parade that proceeds down Main Street around Ligonier’s picturesque Diamond at 11:00 AM on Saturday.
100,000+ Attendees
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1938, features a broad array of music and dance performances, workshops, storytelling, parades, crafts exhibitions and more. Over 100,000 people come to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food.
220,000 Attendees
Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018
Since 1997, Events include a variety of cultural activities and programs relating to the history of sheep ranching in Idaho and the Wood River Valley and the Basque and the Scottish heritage of the region. The sheep are the center of the Festival. But, the sheep knit together a cultural tapestry of concerts, workshops, presentations, personalities, dogs and horses. Join an authentic trailing of the sheep down Ketchum's Main Street on Sunday at noon as part of their annual migration to winter pastures. 1,500 sheep parade down Ketchum's Main Street with sheep ranching family members and herders headed south.
10,000 Attendees
Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
Early Mount Sterling was the trading center for a vast part of Eastern Kentucky. It was the site of several prominent hotels, taverns, and theaters, which served as meeting places, entertainment sites, and stagecoach stops and mail depositories for post riders. Initiated in the 18th Century, Court Day quickly became the annual trading day for much of Eastern Kentucky. And it still is today. In the Fall when the air turns crisp is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the earlier traditions - Court Day. Mount Sterling delights in this over 210+ year old tradition when approx. 130,000 people from all parts of the country gather for the four- day event. Held the third Monday, in October and the weekend prior. Specializing in many different arts and crafts, food and music, the people of Mount Sterling are eager to show their talents.
130,000+ Attendees
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
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.
250,000+ Attendees
Oct 13, 2019
The San Marcos Chamber’s Grand Spring and Grand Fall Festivals play host to up to 20,000 guests. Artisans and crafters along with local community businesses fill 250 vendor booths along with children’s attractions/carnival rides; a showcase of local talent on the San Marcos Community Stage; varied and delicious food options to choose from; beer garden and stage with live music, all along Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos.
20,000+ Attendees
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