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By: Maria King
Date: October 6, 2019
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October 6, 2019

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
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1972. Started as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive it has grown into a three day event that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world. Whether you're amongst the young or the young at heart, you can bet that Festivals Acadiens has something that will tickle your fancy. Come join us for good music, good food, and good times! Celebrate everything uniquely Cajun and Creole with a combination of festivals including Downtown Alive! and Kinds Alive!, Louisiana Native Crafts Festival, Bayou Food Festival and Festival de Musiqueacadienne.
100,000 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 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 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 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 11, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1985. Join generations of visitors who flock to the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Fest every year! For over 25 years, this award-winning festival has brought heartwarming memories to both children and adults, and is a tradition for thousands of families across the Midwest. The heart and soul of the festival is the Scarecrow Contest, which boasts 150+ hand-crafted scarecrows. Visitors view and vote for their favorite in each of six categories. Both children and adults will find plenty to do all weekend long – which is why so many choose to "make it a weekend" in our charming community. Enjoy live entertainment, a huge arts and crafts show, carnival, and petting zoo – those are just a few highlights! You can even make your own scarecrow to take home. Plus, enjoy plenty of delicious food. The possibilities are endless. Best of all….admission, parking, trolleys and parking shuttles are all FREE
45,000 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 1976, The City of Gainesville or Mule Camp Springs as it was once known, hosts this rich Appalachian festival at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. this festival showcases various mountain arts and crafts. The family can enjoy mule rides, live music, and great food, while the kids enjoy the petting zoo and many other activities.
75,000 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 12, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019
Since 1996, Enjoy the crisp air and glorious mountain foliage while viewing the works of over 150 juried artists and craftsmen. A wide array of American made handcrafts will be displayed and sold by the Artisan including Fine Jewelry, Calligraphy, Scarves, Pottery, Original Watercolors, Candles, Leather, Doll Clothes and Accessories, Ceramics, Intarsia, Folk Art, Decorative Painting, Bears, Stained Glass, Fleece, Photography, Floral Design, Quilts, Native American Crafts, Aromatherapy, Turned Wood, Caricature Artist, Blown Glass, Furniture, Pine Cone Creations, Children’s Clothing, Custom Tile, Handbags, Clay, Folk Toys, Hair Accessories, Wearable Art, Country Woodcrafts, Chain Saw Sculpture, Metal, Soap and more. Come and sample gourmet specialty foods including Herbal Dips, Jams, Jellies, Salsa’s, Maple, Gourmet Candy, Fudge, Kettle Corn and more. Live musical entertainment and craft demonstrations daily. Free Admission and plenty of free parking. The Festival is held rain, snow or shine. Handicap Accessible and friendly Pets, on leashes are welcome.
45,000+ Attendees
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019
Since 1976, features over 180 of the finest juried craftspeople from all over the United States displaying and selling their wares and demonstrations. Plus country and bluegrass musical entertainment.
85,000 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 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1997. The Festival, features the work of 200 leading juried fine artists and crafters from the Mid-Atlantic and around the country. On display will be the finest in: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media. The Festival has been widely recognized as one of the top fine arts festivals shows in the United States.
45,000 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 10, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Since 1978. This annual family-fun festival features thrilling midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, a demolition derby, mud jam, petting zoo, arts and crafts, commercial exhibits, vendors, contests, favorite fair food, Saturday night Fireworks Extravaganza and more. Festival highlights include the Demolition Derby (7 pm), The Deloreans (9 pm) on Friday; Mud Jam (noon), Clogging Jamboree (1 pm), Peanut Butter Sculpture Contest (2 pm), Crazy X Band (7 pm), Tony Jackson (9 pm) on Saturday; Chase Payne (3 pm), Gospel Showcase (3 pm) and Carly Pearce (5:15 pm) on Sunday. On Thursday, Carload Day, festival admission and unlimited rides are $40 per vehicle (up to 8 people). Regular daily admission is $10 ($30 for a 4-day pass) and free for ages 10 and younger. On Sunday, admission is $5 for military personnel with military ID and dependents with ID. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on Sunday ($25 with coupon from website). Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)
125,000 Attendees
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