Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall and Harvest Festivals In America

Across the nation in September and October, you’ll find communities coming together to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the successful harvest of another crop from the fields.  This list of fall and harvest festivals is still a work in progress.  I’m sure that I’ve missed more than a handful in my search of the fifty states.  Your help as always is appreciated in filling in missing festivals and dates.  Thanks!

2015 Harvest Festivals by State:

Alaska

Wrangell Harvest Festival - Wrangell, AK – November
Craig Harvest Festival -  Craig, AK

Alabama

Sweet Tater Festival - Cullman, Alabama – September 5-7, 2015
A reporter on AL.com called this the greatest event south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But be warned: he couldn’t find any sweet taters while there in 2014.

Peanut Boil Festival – Luverne, Alabama – Sept 26, 2015
The Crenshaw County Shrine Club has been boiling and bagging peanuts for this event since 1970. It has been called the World’s Largest Peanut Boil.

Alabama Butterbean Festival – Pinson, AL – October 2-3, 2015
Boaz Harvest Festival – Boaz, AL – October 2-3, 2015

Bayfest - Mobile, AL – October 2-4, 2015
     Read our blog post from last year:  “Bayfest Festival Expects 200 Thousand

National Shrimp Festival – Gulf Shores, AL – October 8-11, 2015

Downtown Boll Weevil Festival - Enterprise, AL – Oct 17, 2015
Some say that the statute in Enterprise is the only one in the world dedicated to an insect pest. The destruction of the cotton crop led to greater agricultural diversity and prosperity.

Buttahatchee River Fall Fest – Hamilton, AL – October 31, 2015
Butler Fest - Butler, AL – October 30-31, 2015

National Peanut Festival – Dothan, AL – November 6-15, 2015
The nation’s largest peanut festival celebrates the harvest. One-quarter of the U.S. peanut crop is harvested within 75 miles of Dothan.

Arizona

Patagonia Fall Festival – Patagonia, AZ – October 9-11, 2015

Arkansas:

Cane Hill Harvest Festival – Cane Hill, AR – September 19-20, 2015

Timberfest – Sheridan, AR - October 2-3, 2015

The Arkansas Apple Festival – Lincoln, AR – October 2-4, 2015

Arkansas Rice Festival – Weiner, AR – October 10, 2015

Harvest Music Festival – Ozark, Arkansas – October 16-18, 2015

HARVEST! Festival – Little Rock, AR – October 17, 2015

California:

Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Festival – Morro Bay, CA – September 12-13, 2015

Durham Harvest Festival – Durham, CA – September 20, 2015

Piedmont Harvest Festival – Piedmont, CA – September 27, 2015
Lodi Grape Festival – Lodi, CA – September 17-20, 2015
California Wool & Fiber Festival – Mendocino, CA – September 18-20, 2015

Hughson Harvest Festival – Hughson, CA – September 19-20, 2015
Santa Cruz Mountains Harvest Festival – Boulder Creek, CA – September 26, 2015
Aroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival – Arroyo Grande, CA – September 25-26, 2015
Davis Ranch Gourd Festival – Sloughhouse, CA – September 26-27, 2015

California Lemon Festival – Goleta, CA – September 26-27, 2015

California Avocado Festival – Carpinteria, CA – October 2-4, 2015
Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Santa Rosa, CA – October 2-4, 2015

Morro Bay Harvest Festival – Morro Bay, CA – October 3, 2015
Hoes Down Harvest Festival – Yolo County, CA – October 3-4, 2015
Los Altos Fall Festival – Los Altos, CA – October 3-4, 2015
Corcoran Annual Cotton Festival and Parade - Corcoran, California – October 3, 2015

Pine Cone Festival – Blue Jay, CA – October 10, 2015
Oakhurst Fall Festival – Oakhurst, CA – October 10-11, 2015
Harvest Wine Weekend – Paso Robles, CA – October 16-18, 2015

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival – Calabasa, CA – October 17-18, 2015

Mountain Harvest Festival – Quincy, CA – October 17, 2015
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival – Half Moon Bay, CA – October 17-18, 2015
Springville Apple Festival – Springville, California – October 17-18, 2015
Pismo Beach Clam Festival – Pismo Beach, CA – October 16, 2015

South Yuba River Park Fall Festival – Penn Valley, CA – October 25, 2015
CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove – Elk Grove, CA – October 3-4, 2015

Colorado:

Yampa Valley Crane Festival – Sept 10-14, 2015

Fall Harvest Brewfest – Fort Collins, CO – September 11, 2015
Arvada Harvest Festival – Arvada, CO – September 11-13, 2015

Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival – Crested Butte, CO – Sept 13-19, 2015

Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest – Boulder, CO – September 18-20, 2015

Celtic Harvest Festival Edgewater – Edgewater, CO – September 19-20, 2015
Mountain Harvest Festival – Paonia, CO – September 24-27, 2015

Fruita Fall Festival – Fruita, CO – September 25-27, 2015

Applefest – Cedaredge, CO – October 3-4, 2015
Estes Park Elk Fest – Estes Park, CO – Oct 3-4, 2015

Connecticut:

CT Maritime Heritage Festival – Sept 9-12, 2015
This event wraps up the Connecticut’s Coast Guard Summer 2015. Includes boat parade, schooner race, chowder challenge, vessel visits and more.

Hebron Harvest Fair – Hebron, CT – September 10-13, 2015

Seymour Pumpkin Festival – Seymour, CT – September 20, 2015

Mum Festival – Bristol – Sept 26-27, 2015
54th annual Chrysanthemum Festival. Mum parade, Hometown Hero Breakfast and more.

St. Peter’s Apple Festival – Monroe, CT – September 12-13, 2015
Held annually on the first weekend after Labor Day. Lots of apple products including hot apple crisp and apple pies, craft vendors, kids games and more. Free admission and parking.

Southington Apple Harvest Festival – Southington, CT – October 2-4 & October 9-11, 2015

Garlic and Harvest Festival – Bethlehem, CT – October 10-11, 2015
11th annual event. Garlic cooking demonstrations, specialty food vendors and live band performance. Delicious garlic foods and even garlic ice cream in the food court. Held at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds.

Pumpkin Festival - Prospect, CT – October 17, 2015

Delaware:

Delaware Nature Society Harvest Moon Festival – Greenville, DE – October 3-4, 2015

Florida:

Havana Florida Pumpkinfest - Havana, FL – October 10, 2015

DeSoto Pumpkin Festival – Desoto, FL – October 17-18, 2015
Micanopy Fall Festival – Micanopy, FL – October 31 – November 1, 2015
Wings and Wildflowers Festival – Leesburg, FL - October 2-4, 2015
Central Florida Veg Fest – Orlando – October 24, 2015
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival – St. Marks, FL – October 24, 2015
John’s Pass Seafood Festival – Madeira Beach, FL – October 23-25, 2015
Destin Seafood Festival, Florida – Destin, FL – October 2-4, 2015

Sandy Springs Festival – Sandy Springs, GA – September 19-20, 2015
A tradition since 1984. Artists Market, 5K/10K, live musical entertainment, food, pet parade and children’s park (petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and more).

Yellow Daisy Festival – Stone Mountain – Sept 10-13, 2015

Gourdfest – Griffin, GA – September 25-27, 2015
Hoschton Fall Festival – Hoschton, GA – September 25-27, 2015

Duluth Fall Festival – Duluth, GA – September 26-27, 2015
Consistently attended by 100,000+. Carnival, parade, 5K road race, arts and crafts, food, Man’s Corner and Kids’ Korner.

Fairburn Fall Festival – Fairburn, GA – October 3, 2015

Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival – Madison, GA - October 10, 2015

Snellville Fall Festival – Snellville, GA – October 10, 2015

Georgia Peanut Festival – Sylvester, GA – October 17, 2015

Oconee Chamber Fall Festival – Watkinsville, GA – October 17, 2015
20,000 attend this annual, one day outdoor arts & crafts festival held since 1974.

Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival - Talking Rock, GA – October 17-18, 2015
The third smallest town in Georgia puts on their 20th annual festival full of great food, antique vendors, and crafts.  Enjoy some wonderful blue grass and gospel music during this two day event with free admission and free parking.

The Cotton Pickin’ Fair – Gay, GA – October 3-4, 2015
A twice a year festival with live music, magic show, arts, antiques and Southern foods. Dates back to 1972.

Georgia National Fair – Perry, GA - October 8-18, 2015

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival – October 9-17, 2015
9 days of music (country music show, Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention and more), flower show, arts & crafts, pioneer village, demonstrations and more.

Johns Creek Fall Family Festival – Johns Creek, GA – October 10, 2015

Paulding Fine Arts Fall Fest – Dallas, GA – October 10, 2015
13th annual event. Artist showcase, crafts, festival food, live entertainment and more. Free admission.

Harvest Balloon Festival – Flowery Branch, GA – October 17, 2015

Chiaha Harvest Fair – Rome, GA – October 24-25, 2015

Fall Jonquil Festival – Smyrna, GA – October 24-25, 2015

Harvest Fest – Savannah – Nov 6-7, 2015
Fireworks, live music, food and Hopped Up On Georgia Brews craft beer tasting.

Atlanta Veg Fest – Atlanta, GA – Nov 7, 2015

Idaho:

Schweitzer Fall Fest – Sandpoint, ID - September 5-7, 2015
Live music and more than 60 regional microbrews are on tap for this event along with sightseeing, souvenir glassware, kids soda tent and arts, crafts and food vendors.

East Idaho HarvestFest & Outdoor Expo – Sept 25-26, 2015
Hunting, fishing, boating, camping, RVs and ATVs. Hometown Hero Chili Cook-off, Big Buck Contest and entertainment stage including dancing. The Harvest Fest was started in 2006 and the Outdoor Expo added in 2013. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free.

Western Heritage Festival – Boise – Sept 18-20, 2015
First annual event with live music, fast draw competition, dutch oven cooking, historical reenactments of life in the Old West, and kids games.

Corvallis Fall Festival – Corvallis ID – September 26-27, 2015

Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees – Boise, Idaho – Nov 25 – Nov 30, 2015
32nd annual event with black-tie Gala, Breakfast with Santa, North Pole Village, pageant, children’s scavenger hunt, and entertainment. Raises money to improve healthcare in the community.

Illinois:

Septemberfest – Schaumburg, IL – September 5-7, 2015
Frankfort Fall Festival – Frankfort, IL – September 5-7, 2015

Homestead Festival – Princeton – Sept 10-12, 2015

Morton Pumpkin Festival – Morton, IL – September 16-19, 2015
Festival of the Vine – Geneva, IL, September 11-13, 2015
Broomcorn Festival – Arcola – Sept 11-13, 2015
Murphysboro Apple Festival – Murphysboro, IL – September  16-19, 2015
Dwight Harvest Days – Dwight, IL – September 17-20, 2015
Marshall Autumn Fest – Marshall, Illinois – September 18-20, 2015
Lincoln Square AppleFest Chicago, IL – September 19, 2015
Grundy County Corn Festival – Sept 23-27, 2015

Huntley Fall Fest – Huntley, IL – September 25-27, 2015

Annual Jersey County Apple Festival – Jerseyville, Illinois – October 3, 2015
Spring Valley Autumn Harvest Festival – Schaumberg, IL – October 4, 2015
Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Highwood, IL – October 9-11, 2015
Scarecrow Festival – St. Charles, Illinois – October 9-11, 2015
Autumn on Parade – Oregon, IL – October 3-4, 2015

Oglesby Harvest Festival - Oglesby, IL – October 17, 2015 

Indiana:

Jackson County Watermelon Festival – Jackson County, IN – September 4-6, 2015
Marshall County Blueberry Festival – Plymouth, IN - September 4-7, 2015
Earl Park Fall Festival – Earl Park, IN – September 4-7, 2015

Bloomington Garlic Festival – Bloomington, IN – September 5-6, 2015
Roanoke Fall Festival – Roanoke, IN – September 10-12, 2015

Pendleton Fall Festival – Pendleton, IN – September 11-12, 2015
Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival – Zionsville, IN - September 11-13, 2015
Paoli Fall Festival – Paoli, IN – September 11-13, 2015

Hoosier Hops & Harvest – Nashville, IN – September 12, 2015
Lanesville Heritage Weekend – Sept 11-13, 2015
Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival – Ligonier, IN - September 12-13, 2015
Popcorn Festival – Valparaiso, IN - September 12, 2015
Nappanee Apple Festival – Nappanee, Indiana – September 17-20, 2015
Middlebury Fall Festival – Middlebury, IN – September 18-19, 2015
Heritage Days Festival – Frankton, IN - September 18-20, 2015
Back to the Fifties Festival – Lebanon, IN - September 18-19, 2015
Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival – Brookston, IN – September 19, 2015

Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival – Sullivan County, IN – September 16-20, 2015

Apple Festival Of Kendallville – Kendallville, IN – October 3-4, 2015

Hoosier Fall Fest – Knightstown, IN - October 10-11, 2015

Harvest Homecoming – New Albany, IN – October 3-11, 2015
Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration – October 10, 2015
Syracuse Harvest Festival – Syracuse, IN – October 10, 2015
Buckley Fall Festival – Lowell – October 10-11, 2015
Indiana Dunes Fall Harvest Festival – Valparaiso, IN – October 16-17, 2015

Iowa:

Arboretum Fall Harvest Festival – Waterloo – Sept 13, 2015
17th annual event. Scarecrow contest, prairie village with demonstrations, live entertainment, crafts, food, car show, children’s activities and more. Admission is $10 per car.

Beaverdale Fall Festival – Beaverdale, IA – September 18-19, 2015

Kalona Fall Festival – Kalona, IA – September 25-26, 2015
Adult admission is $5 and kids ages 7-12 is $2. Food, entertainment, children’s activities including pony rides. There is also demonstrations, wine sampling, chainsaw sculptures, antique show and arts & crafts.

Ely Fall Festival – Ely, IA – October 2-3, 2015
7th anniversary celebration. Farmers’ Market, hayrack rides, car show, fireworks, street dance, live music and more. Sports and contests include beanbag and kickball tournaments as well as a 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk. Kids activities include inflatables, pumpkin decorating and more.

Anamosa Pumpkinfest – Anamosa, IA – October 3, 2015

Scenic Drive Festival – Keosauqua, IA – October 10-11, 2015
Held on the second weekend in October during the peak of the fall foliage season. The largest event of the year in this scenic Southeast Iowa community. Arts & crafts, flea market, car show, tractor show, parade, fun run and more.

Kansas:

Spinach Festival – Lenexa – Sept 12, 2015
Celebrate at the Spinach Capital of the World (declared in the 1930s) with thousands of others. The World’s Largest Spinach Salad, spinach recipe contest, cooking demonstrations and kids’ activities. Held at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Admission is $1 with children 12 and under free.

Valley Center Fall Festival - Valley Center, KS – September 25-26, 2015
54th annual event with crafts, food, music, carnival rides and more.

Concordia Fall Festival – Concordia, KS – September 26, 2015
Parade, food, crafts and more.

Clearwater Fall Festival – Clearwater, Kansas – September 17-20, 2015
This year’s theme is Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future.

Spring Hill Fall Festival – Spring Hill, KS – September 19, 2015
61st annual event with parade, arts & crafts, beer garden, food, live music and more.

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta – Fort Scott, KS – September 25-27, 2015
59th annual event at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds. Parade of antique farm implements, quilt show, arts & crafts, flea market, live music and more. Full Weekend Admission is $5 per person.

Overland Park Fall Festival – Overland Park, KS – September 26, 2015
Parade, arts & crafts, Farmers’ Market, free music performances,

Cornstock – Garnett – September 26, 2015
The Anderson County Corn Festival. Live music headlined by Rodney Atkins, cornhole, night golf tournament, outdoor fun show and more.

Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest – Louisburg, KS – Sept 27, 2015

Bethel College Fall Festival – Newton, KS – October 10, 2015
The Saturday fall festival is preceded by Taste of Newton on Thursday, special events on Friday, and followed by the final performance of the fall fest stage production on Sunday. Fest has children’s activities, sports events, food, music and more.

Maple Leaf Festival – Baldwin City, KS – October 17-18, 2015
An annual community event on the third weekend in October since 1958. Parade with floats, marching bands and antique cars. Craft sale, quilt show, rides and more.

Neewollah – Independence, KS – October 23-31, 2015
Pageant, parades, marching band contest, carnival, medallion hunt, chili cook-off, Damn Yankees musical, 5/10K & fun run/walk, and more.

Arkalah Fall Festival – Arkansas City, Kansas – October 28-31, 2015
84th annual event. Carnival, parade, street games, food vendors, Queen Alalah and Little Mr. & Miss Arkalalah, and more.

Kentucky:

Trimble County Apple Fest – Bedford, KY - September 12-13, 2015
Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown, KY – September 15-20, 2015
Scarefest – Lexington, KY – September 11-13, 2015

Spoonbread Festival – Berea, KY - September 18-20, 2015
Midway Fall Festival – Midway, KY – September 19-20, 2015

Casey County Apple Festival – Liberty, KY – September 24-26, 2015
Chicken Festival – London, KY – September 24-27, 2015

Kentucky Wool Festival – October 2-4, 2015

Kentucky Apple Festival – Paintsville, KY – October 2-3, 2015

Trigg County Country Ham Festival – Cadiz, KY – October 9-10, 2015

Louisiana:

Sugar Cane Festival – New Iberia, LA - September 23-27, 2015
Annual event for 70+ years hosted by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association.

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival – Bogalusa, LA – September 25-26, 2015

Gretna Heritage Fest – Gretna, LA – October 2-4, 2015
25 city blocks of rides/games, German beer garden, Italian Village, arts & crafts, live music and more.

Tamale Fiesta – Zwolle, LA – October 8-10, 2015
40th anniversary event to celebrate the Spanish and Indian heritage of the town with hot tamales, entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing, parades, and children’s activities.

International Rice Festival – Crowley, LA – October 15-18, 2015
Louisiana’s oldest agricultural festival. Pageant, poker rice run, 5K run/walk, classic car show, parades, rice creole & cookery contest, rice eating contest, live music and carnival. It is usually held on the Friday and Saturday of the third weekend in October.

Louisiana Cotton Festival – Ville Platte, LA – October 20-25, 2015
Cotton Queen and King, parade, carnival and live music.

Louisiana Pecan Harvest Festival – Colfax, LA – November 6-8, 2015
Held annually on the first full weekend in November. Parade, Queen’s Ball, fireworks, live music and contests. Profits are donated to the parish schools.

Maine:

 MDI Garlic Festival – Southwest Harbor, ME – September 12, 2015
17th annual event at Smugglers Den Campground. Local restaurants, garlic growers, and breweries celebrate the harvest of the garlic crop.. There is also a large farmers market. Entry fee is $5 per person.

Harvestfest and Chowdah Cookoff – Bethel, ME - September 19, 2015
Chowdah cookoff, apple pie contest, scarecrow contest and other events to celebrate the harvest.

Saddleback Fall Festival – Saddleback, ME – September 20, 2015
Visit the ski mountain for arts & crafts, food, live music, children’s pie eating contest and other fall activities like a pumpkin patch.

Cornish Apple Festival – Cornish, ME – September 26, 2015
This free festival is held in historic Cornish Village on the last Saturday in September. Event includes apple pie contest, live entertainment, arts & crafts, 5K race and other activities. It is a fundraising event for the Cornish Association of Businesses.

Manchester Apple Festival – Manchester, ME – September 26, 2015
12th annual event at Lakeside Orchards. Admission and most events are free.

Pemaquid Oyster Festival – Damariscotta, Maine – September 27, 2015
More than 10,000 oysters are served annually at this event to benefit the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund. Held on the banks of the Damariscotta River at Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina. Other food options available. There is also an entertainment stage, educational exhibits and other locations. Noon to dusk, rain or shine.

Freeport Fall Festival – Freeport, ME – October 3-4, 2015
A two day festival showcasing New England artists and craft makers on the L.L.Bean campus.

OgunquitFest – Ogunquit, Maine – October 23-25, 2015
Pumpkin decorating, scarecrow contest, costume parade, classic car show, craft show, wagon rides and more.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta – Damariscotta, ME – October 3-12, 2015
Pumpkinboats are paddled or motor powered in this famous regatta on the Damariscotta River. Also includes giant pumpkin weigh-off, parade, pumpkin drop, pumpkin pancake breakfast and other activities.

Kennebunk Harvest Fest – Kennebunk, Maine – Oct 10, 2015
Sunday River Fall Festival Weekend – Newry, ME – October 9-11, 2015
North American Wife Carrying Championship, Kids’ Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, New England Corn Hold Championship, Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair. Wine Tent, Sunday Bloody Sunday Tent. Concerts on Saturday and Sunday. Scenic Chairlift Rides to the Peak Lodge, free wagon rides and more.

York Harvestfest & Kidfest – York Beach, Maine – Oct 17, 2015
31st annual event on the weekend after Columbus Day. Held from 9 AM to 4 PM. Live performances by Don Campbell Band and Something in the Water, food, kids games, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Public parking at York’s Wild Animal Kingdom.

Great Maine Apple Day – Unity, ME – October 18, 2015
Workshops, cider-pressing, orchard tour and delicious treats at the Common Ground Education Center. Admission is $2 (members) or $4 (non-members).

Harvest on the Harbor – Portland, ME – October 21-25, 2015
Culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs. Events include sampling at the marketplace, the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition, and Grand Tasting on the Harbor (wine, beer and spirits with views of Casco Bay while enjoying morsels from notable Maine chefs).

Maine Harvest Festival Bangor – ME – Nov 14-15, 2015
Cooking demonstrations, pie contest, live music, local wines and beers. Located at the Cross Insurance Center.

Maryland:

Westminster Fall Fest – Westminster, MD – September 24-27, 2015

Maryland Ave Fall Festival – Annapolis, MD – September 20, 2015

Maryland Pumpkin Festival – Frederick, MD – October 10-11, 2015
La Plata Fall Festival – La Plata, MD – October 11, 2015

Hereford Fall Festival – Hereford, MD – October 17-18, 2015

Massachusetts:

Harvard Fall Festival – Harvard, MA – September 12-13, 2015
Family event with live music, kids carnival, fireworks, craft demonstrations and bbq food.

Boxford Apple Festival – Boxford, MA – September 19, 2015
Held annually on the third Saturday in September by the Boxford Historical Society.

Amherst Apple Harvest Festival – Amherst, MA – September 26, 2015
29th annual event is held on the Amherst Town Common and runs from 10 AM to 5 PM. Arts & crafts, local food, children’s games and silent auction. Free admission. This is a fundraising event for the Amherst Family Center, a free drop-in support center for families with children up to five years of age.

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival – Orange, MA – September 26-27, 2015
17th annual event. 100 booths of farmers, artists and community organizations. Raw garlic eating contest and chef demos. $5.00 per day for adults, weekend pass $8.00, kids 12 and under free, free shuttle and parking too.

Cranberry Harvest Celebration – Wareham, MA – October 10-11, 2015
12th annual event over Columbus Day weekend. Celebrate the harvest of the top food crop in Massachusetts.

Berkshire Botanical Harvest Festival – Stockbridge, MA – Oct 10-11, 2015
Up to 10,000 show up to this family friendly event with arts & crafts, entertainment, food trucks, and silent auction to support educational programs at the Garden.

Ashfield Fall Festival – Ashfield, MA – October 10-11, 2015
Arts & crafts, local foods, live music, dancing, children’s activities including face painting, giant pumpkin and tallest sunflower contests. Admission is free. Donations encouraged for parking.

Nantucket Cranberry Festival – Nantucket, MA – October 10, 2015
13th annual event runs from 11 AM – 4 PM. Watch the cranberry harvest, enjoy live music, petting zoo, hay rides, antique tractor displays and children’s activities. Free admission. Parking is $15 per car.

 Michigan:

Michigan Bean Festival – Fairgrove, MI – Sept 4-7, 2015
40,000+ attend this annual festival that has been going on for nearly 70 years. Highlights include the Michigan Bean Queen pageant, parade, car show and go cart races.

Michigan Peach Festival – Romeo, MI - Sept 4-6, 2015
Celebrate the edible juicy fruit over Labor Day Weekend. Parade, car show, photo contests, 5K/10K runs, carnival games and other activities.

Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival – Paw Paw, MI – September 11-13, 2015
Wine tours, wine tasting, 4 stages of musical entertainment, grape stomp, carnival rides, car show, sports activities, arts & crafts show and more.

Posen Potato Festival – Posen, MI – Sept 11-13, 2015
An annual event on the weekend after Labor Day in Presque Isle County celebrating the potato and the Polish heritage of the area. Includes parade, carnival and potato cooking contest. It has been going on for more than 50 years.

Art & Apples Festival – Rochester, MI – September 11-13, 2015
Nearly 300 artists exhibit at Rochester Park. Event has been running for more than 50 years and benefits the Paint Creek Center for the Arts.

Plymouth Fall Festival – Plymouth, MI – September 11-13, 2015
Carnival, car show, craft show, bingo, pancake breakfast, pet show, Rotary BBQ, spaghetti dinner

Scottville Harvest Festival – Scottville, MI – September 17-19, 2015

Howard City Harvest Festival – Howard City, MI – September 18-19, 2015
Arts & crafts, parade, 5K Fun Run/Walk and Queen & Princess Pageant.

Romulus Pumpkin Festival – Romulus, MI – September 18-20, 2015
A three day street festival on the third weekend in September that has been going on for 35+ years. It starts with a night “parade of lights”.

Earthwork Harvest Gathering – Lake City, MI – September 18-20, 2015
Celebration of food, music and artisan culture. Camp among the hardwood forests and meadows of Earthwork Farms annually on the third weekend in September.

Bangor Apple Festival – Bangor, MI – October 3, 2015
Car show, lawnmower race, kid’s activities, live entertainment and more. Event has been going on for more than 35 years.

Annual Herb & Gourd Fest – Grand Rapids, MI – September 19-20, 2015
The Michigan Gourd Society holds this event at Meijer Gardens. Gourd art and demonstrations, vendors.

Fremont Harvest Festival – Fremont, MI – September 24-26, 2015
Event includes parade, Taste of Fremont, antique tractor show, beverage tent, unique treasure sale and kid’s activities (Saturday).

Clinton Fall Festival – Clinton, MI – September 25-27, 2015
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, carnival rides, car show and a small rodeo.

South Lyon Pumpkinfest – South Lyon, MI – September 25-27, 2015
Parade, children’s activities, craft show, live music, food and more at this event going on for more than 30 years. More than 55,000 people attended in 2014.

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza – Bellaire, MI – September 26, 2015
Pancake breakfast, arts & crafts market, pet parade, brew tent and entertainment.

Diehl’s Ciderfest – Holly, MI – September 26-27, 2015
34th annual event. Craft show, 1 and 4 mile runs, live entertainment, hayrides and more. Free admission.

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival – West Branch, MI – September 26-27, 2015
The last weekend in September each year at the beautiful Ogemaw County Fairgrounds. Their slogan: the Friendliest Little Fiber Festival Around! Sheep Shearing School on Friday. Free admission and parking.

Castle Farms Harvest Festival – Charlevoix, MI – September 27, 2015
Arts & crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, games, face painting, magic show and more. Free cider and donuts. Admission is $10. Guided historical tour for $2 more. Hours are 11 AM to 4 PM.

Zeeland Pumpkinfest – Zeeland, MI – October 1-3, 2015
Family fun and fall activities for more than 30 years.

Color Cruise & Island Festival – Grand Ledge, MI – October 9-11, 2015
A three day festival on the second weekend in October at Island Park in downtown Grand Ledge. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors as well as cider pressing, pumpkin painting, car show and other activities.

Fall on the Island Festival – Drummond Island, MI – October 9-11, 2015
7th annual event. Golf outing, 5K Walk/Run, live entertainment including dueling pianos. Taste of Drummond, live music, artisan vendors, cornhole tournament, pub crawl and more.

 Lansing Apple Butter Festival – Lansing, MI – October 10-11, 2015
Annual event for 40+ years at the Fenner Nature Center. Stir the apple butter, pumpkin carving contest, live music, cider press demonstrations and more. Free entry. Parking is $5 per car.

Appleumpkin Festival – Tecumseh, MI – October 10-11, 2015
22nd annual event. Midway rides, carnival games, make your own scarecrow, arts & crafts. Live entertainment performances on the Pearl Street stage. Also enjoy the nearby Kapnick Orchards Apple Festival.

Glass Pumpkin Fest – Dearborn, MI – October 17-18 & 24-25, 2015
7th annual event. First weekend is in Dearborn, second weekend held in Ann Arbor. Watch glassblowing demonstrations. Free admission.

Detroit Fall Beer Festival – Detroit, MI – October 23-24, 2015
One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings. Expect 600 craft beers from 75 breweries. Ticket sales start July 30.

Minnesota Festivals

Ely Harvest Moon Festival – Ely, MN – September 11-13, 2015
A three day festival in Whiteside Park that attracts more than 10,000. Arts & crafts, live music, blueberry pancake breakfast, walleye dinner and more. Held annually on the first weekend after Labor Day.

Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp – Alexandria, MN – September 18-20, 2015
Three day event. 300 teams stomp 10,000 pounds of grapes. 12 bands on 4 stages, headlined by the DWEEBS on Friday evening. Wine tasting, man cave, logging camp show and vendors with food, art and more.

Fall into the Arts Festival – Edina, MN – September 12-13, 2015
250+ exhibitors, artists, sponsors and food vendors attend the event at Centennial Lakes Park. Nearly 20,000 attendees expected.

Wild Rice Festival – Roseville, MN – September 19, 2015
A celebration of wild rice, Native American culture and Minnesota’s harvest season. Pancake breakfast, live entertainment, food trucks and vendors. Located at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center.

Great Pumpkin Festival – Brainerd – Oct 17, 2015
9th annual event runs from 1-4 PM with free admission. Pie throwing, pie eating, sack races and a variety of other kids and parent/children activities. Small fee for horse rides.

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Lake City – October 3, 2015
Food venders, 1K & 5K, inflatable rides, petting zoo, art & craft fair, kid’s pedal tractor pull, quilt show, and live music.

Minnesota Monster Dash – St. Paul – October 31, 2015
Half marathon, 10 mile and 5K runs on Halloween. Costume contest with prizes for the top three in each division.

Mississippi:

Mississippi Gourd Festival – Raleigh, MS – September 12-13, 2015
Mississippi Pecan Festival – Richton, MS – September 25-27, 2015

Pilgrimage & Pioneer Day Festival – Carrollton, MS – October 2-3, 2015

Vicksburg Fall Fest – Vicksburg, MS – Oct 3, 2015
Mississippi Peanut Festival – Collins, MS – October 3-4, 2015

French Camp Harvest Festival - French Camp, MS – October 10, 2015
Delta Hot Tamale Festival – October 15-17, 2015

 Gulf Coast Veterans Parade – Biloxi, MS – Nov 7, 2015

Missouri:

Blue Springs Fall Festival – Blue Springs, MO – September 18-20, 2015
Feast on Turkey Legs, Funnel Cakes, BBQ Sunday, Kettle Corn, Shaved Ice and fresh lemonade. Parade and two stages of entertainment.

Liberty Fall Festival – Liberty, MO – September 25-27, 2015
Carnival, parade, music, dancing and entertainment.

Japanese Fall Festival – Springfield, MO – September 11-13, 2015

Ozark Celebration Festival – Springfield – September 11-16, 2015
Explore the area’s culture and heritage with four stages of live music and dancing, storytelling, artists, kid’s area and more.

Concordia Fall Festival – Concordia, MO – September 8-12, 2015
Thousands visit this themed festival every year held the first week after Labor Day. Queen contest, three parades, bake sales and contests. Carousel, ferris wheel, giant slide and other rides.

Waldo Fall Festival – Kansas City, MO – September 19, 2015

New Madrid Fall Festival – New Madrid, MO – October 3, 2015
Festival is held in historic downtown New Madrid, Missouri.  The 5th Annual New Madrid Fall Festival will be held in conjunction with the Bass Pro Shop’s Big Cat Quest Tournament.  There will be a youth fishing rodeo, beauty pageant, car truck & bike show, washers tournament, petting zoo, bouncy house, vendors, food, and of course the big catfish weigh-in.

Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival – Blue Springs, MO – October 3-4, 2015
1850′s music, dance, buggy rides, hot spiced sider, arts & carfts, hay rides and children’s game. 40th year.

O’Fallon Fall Fest – O’Fallon, MO – Oct 9-10, 2015
Friday night street dance to rock & roll hits. Saturday is the festival with arts & crafts, festival food, 5K & 10K runs (with costume contests!), and more.

Maple Leaf Festival – Carthage – October 10-17, 2015
49th annual event with 80,000+ visitors. Parade, 5K/10K, pageants, dog show, lip-syncing competition and more. Started as a Marching Band competition in the 1960s.

Applefest Celebration – Weston – October 3-4, 2015
27th annual event. Parade, arts & crafts, apple dumplings and other food products from local churches. Children’s activities include pumpkin painting, pony rides, face painting and carnival games. Adult admission is $1. Kids under 15 are free. Free parking.

Neosho Fall Festival – Neosho, MO – October 3-4, 2015
Two days of family activities including live music, scarecrow contest, art expo, chalk art contest, coaster car derby, free inflatable rides for kids and more.

Missouri Day Festival – Trenton – October 16-18, 2015
Over 15,000 attend the largest Trenton festival of the year. Started in 1984, it honors the history of Missouri. Parade, car show and marching band festival.

Apple Butter Days – Linn Creek – October 16-17, 2015

Arcadia Valley Mountain Fall Festival & Music Festival – Arcadia Valley, MO – October 16-18, 2015
A twice yearly celebration of old time music with bluegrass, mountain and americana. The parade is the longest running parade in the state of Missouri at 87 years and counting. Free admission.

Deutsch Country Days – Marthasville, MO – October 17-18, 2015
34th Annual German Living Historic Festival on Historic Luxenhaus Farm.

Kimmswick Applebutter Festival – Kimmswick, MO – October 24-25, 2015
More than 100,000 visitors annually. Help stir the apple butter. Live musical entertainment in the park. More than 500 food, drink and craft vendors line the streets. For kids, a miniature train, petting zoo and pony rides.

Montana:

Chokecherry Festival – Lewiston, MT - September 12, 2015
25th anniversary event. Held in the Chokecherry Capitol of Montana and attended by more than 4,000. A chokecherry is a small, maroon-colored fruit that grows wild in Montana.

Germanfest – Missoula, MT - September 13, 2015
A free German festival in Caras Park. Traditional food, beer, music, folk dancing, chicken dance, keg tapping, commemorative steins and kids activities.

Townsend Fall Fest – Townsend, MT – October 2-4, 2015
Friday evening is music, beer and brats. Oktoberfest, arts & crafts, food vendors. Saturday parade; Sunday car show.

McIntosh Apple Day – Hamilton, MT - October 3, 2015
Bake sale, arts & crafts, food and produce from the Hamilton Farmers Market. It is followed by Apple Night, a hard cider fest with local food, cider and music.

HarvestFest – Billings – October 10, 2015
NILE Lou Taubert Cattle Drive and Parade, pumpkin pie baking contest, Merchant Gift Basket Raffle, live entertainment, vendors and more. Attended by more than 5,000.

Nebraska:

Plattsmouth Harvest Festival – Plattsmouth, NE – September 10-13, 2015
2 Parades, carnival rides, karaoke contest, live music, fireworks, car show, flower show, photo contest, volleyball tournament, talent show, tractor pull and more.

Wellfleet Fall Festival – Wellfleet, NE – September 12, 2015
Parade, beer garden, goat chip bingo, antique tractor pull, craft show, fishing contest, gravel grinder bike race and stock dog classic.

Holy Terror Days – Keystone, SD – Sept 12-13, 2015

Gothenburg Harvest Festival – Gothenburg, NE – September 17-19, 2015
101st annual event. Thursday is “Dogs on Parade.” Friday is the tractor pedal pull. On Saturday, there’s a parade, pig wrestling, arts & crafts, kid’s games, food and other entertainment.

Apple Jack Festival – Nebraska City – Sept 18-20, 2015
This event attracts about 70,000 for all things made of apples, including apple pie, cider, caramel apples, apple fritters and more. There’s also a parade, classic car show, live music and three day carnival.

Stratton Harvest Day Festival – Stratton, NE – September 26, 2015

Harvest Moon Fall Festival – Hemingford, NE - October 17, 2015
BBQ Cook-Off, Scarecrow contest, outhouse races, pie contest, costume contest, lawn mower races, chili cook-off, pumpkin chunkin’, largest pumpkin and squash contest, horse & buggy rides, hay rides, pony rides, goat roping, sheep dog demos, shopping and Oktoberfest beer garden.

The Great Omaha Chocolate Festival – Omaha, NE – October 4, 2015
5th annual event. Adult admission from 2014 was $6 (advance) or $7 (door) includes 5 samples. Extra samples at $1 per sample.

Autumn Festival: An Arts & Crafts Affair – Ralston, NE – Nov 6-9, 2014
Adults are $8 and Seniors $7. Children under 10 free. Free parking.

Nevada:

Grapes & Hops Festival – Las Vegas, NV – October 3, 2015

Summerlin Pumpkin Festival – Summerlin, NV – October 10, 2015

Colorado River Fall Festival – Laughlin, Nevada – October 18-20, 2015

New Hampshire:

NH Coffee Festival – Laconia – Sept 19, 2015
Coffee ice cream, coffee cake, coffee popcorn and more. Games include coffee bean bag sack race, coffee bean toss and more.

Merrimack Fall Festival – Merrimack, NH – September 19, 2015

Milford Pumpkin Festival – Milford, NH – October 9-11, 2015
35,000 attend this annual event. Giant pumpkins, live music, craft fair, make your own scarecrows for kids, corn hole toss competition and more.

NH Fall Festival – Portsmouth, NH – October 10, 2015
Strawberry Banke Museum’s fall festival and the Prescott Park Chili Cook-Off. Best of New Hampshire Magazine Editor’s Pick.

Warner Fall Foliage Festival – Warner, NH – October 10-11, 2015
68th annual event with proceeds donated to community organizations and projects. Pie baking contest, craft fair, farmers market, 5 mile road race, fun run, live entertainment and kids corner.

Mount Sunapee Fall Festival & Pig Roast Weekend – Newbury, NH – Oct 10-11, 2015
Live music, beer and food. Skyrides will be running. Games include water balloon toss, wheelbarrow races and donut on a string. Other activities include pumpkin carving contest, face painting, hay wagon rides, inflatables and more. Free admission.

New Jersey:

Sheep & Fiber Festival – Ringoes – September 12-13, 2015
Atlantic City Seafood Festival – Atlantic City, NJ – September 12-13, 2015

Hopewell Harvest Fair – Hopewell, NJ – September 26, 2015
Evesham Harvest Fest – Marlton – September 26, 2015

The Giant Pumpkin Carve – Woodstown, NJ – September 26, 2015
Meals on Wheels holds this annual fundraising event at the Salem County Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $7 for adults and free for children 5 and under.  Event has lots of activities including high school and amateur artists who carve giant pumpkins.  It attracts about 4,000 people each year and offers a pumpkin light show, free hayrides, kids crafts, straw maze, music and more family fun. 
Location:  Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy., Woodstown, NJ.

North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival – Ridgewood, NJ – October 2-3, 2015

Pumpkin Festival – Whippany, NJ – October 4, 2015
South Jersey Pumpkin Show – Woodstown, NJ – October 9-11, 2015
Hometown Harvest Fair – Highstown, NJ – October 10, 2015

Indian Summer Weekend – Ocean City, NJ – October 10-12, 2015

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival – Chatsworth, NJ – October 17-18, 2015

Annual HARVEST Celebration – Chester, NJ – October 17-18, 2015

New Mexico:

Taos Fall Arts Festival – Taos, NM – September 25 – October 4, 2015
See the works of 250+ Taos County artists. This is the oldest art festival in Taos, first held in 1974. Film festival, youth art show, demonstrations and more.

Corrales Harvest Festival – Corrales, NM – September 26-27, 2015
Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Corrales, proceeds are re-invested into children’s programs in the community. Fun run, pet parade, pony promenade, dancing and dance performances.

Wool Festival at Taos, NM – Taos, NM – October 3-4, 2015
Wool market, live animals, demonstrations, workshops, contests, food vendors, kid’s activities and more. Held in Kit Carson Park and sponsored by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association.

Harvest Festival at El Rancho De Las Golongdrinas – Sante Fe, NM – Oct 3-4, 2015
Popular community festival with grape stomp, tortilla making and food. Adults are $8. Teens and seniors are $6.

Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival – Mimbres Valley, NM – October 10, 2015

La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival – La Union, NM – October 10-11, 2015
Taste and purchase more than 20 wines from noon to 7 PM. Adult admission is $20 which includes souvenir glass and choice of 9 wines. $10 admission for ages 12-20 years old.

Albuquerque Tango Festival – Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2015
Hundreds of dancers enjoy world class DJs and instruction in this classic dance form.

Southwest Bacon Fest – Albuquerque – Nov 7, 2015
3rd annual event. 50 restaurants present 100+ food dishes involving bacon while breweries serve craft beer and 7 bands play live music. Cooking contest, eating contest, poetry contest.

New York:

Central New York Tomatofest – Auburn, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015

Inlet Fall Festival – Inlet, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Cuba Garlic Festival – Cuba, NY – September 19-20, 2015

Golden Harvest Festival – Baldwinsville, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015

Sodus Harvest Fest – Sodus, NY – September 26, 2015

AppleUmpkin Festival – Wyoming, NY – September 26-27, 2015
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival – Saugerties, NY – September 26-27, 2015
National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival – Buffalo, NY – Sept 5-6, 2015
New York Oyster Week – NYC, NY – September 10-27, 2015

Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival – Little Falls, NY – September 12, 2015

Hudson Valley Apple Festival – Germantown, NY – September 19, 2015
Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival – Canaseraga, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival – Altamont, NY – September 19-20, 2015

Glorious Grape Day – Romulus, NY – September 12, 2015

Naples Grape Festival – Naples, NY – Sept 26-27, 2015
Bog & Grog – Wallington, NY – Sept 13, 2015

Fall Harvest Seafood Festival – Babylon, NY – Sept 19, 2015

Western New York Fiber Festival – South Wales, NY – September 26, 2015
Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival – Greenwich, NY – September 26-27, 2015

Webster Garlic Festival – Webster, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015

Endicott Apple Festival – September 19, 2015.

Walden Harvest Fest – Walden, NY – October 3, 2015
Great Cortland Pumpkinfest – Cortland, NY – October 3-4, 2015
Warwick Applefest – Warwick, NY – October 4, 2015

Ellicottville Fall Festival – Ellicottville, NY – October 10, 2015
Montauk Fall Festival – Montauk, NY – October 10-11, 2015
Gore Mountain Harvest Fest – North Creek, NY – October 10-11, 2015
LaFayette Apple Festival – LaFayette, NY – October 10-11, 2015

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival – Rhinebeck, NY – October 17-18, 2015
Long Island Oyster Festival – Oyster Bay, NY – October 17-18, 2015
Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival – Beacon, NY – October 18, 2015
Norwich Pumpkin Festival – Norwich, NY – October 24, 2015

North Carolina:

North Carolina Apple Festival – Hendersonville, NC – September 4-7, 2015
Labor Day Weekend family festival for over 60 years celebrating the most important agricultural product in Henderson County. Street fair, arts & crafts, King Apple Parade, festival food, free entertainment.

North Carolina Gourd Festival – Raleigh, NC – September 12-13, 2015
Annual event at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. 70 categories of competition for gourd growers and crafters. Admission fees cover building rental and insurance.

North Carolina Rice Festival – Belville – Sept 19-20, 2015
Rice cooking contest, live music, arts and crafts, art contest, kids play area and a beer garden. Held at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville.

Mayberry Days – Mount Airy – Sept 23-27, 2015
Live music, comedy, magic shows, Barbecue Cook-off, parade, games and family fun. Hosted by the Surry Arts Council at various locations including the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Earle Theatre and Blackmon Amphitheatre.

Dublin Peanut Festival – Dublin, NC – September 19, 2015
Celebrate the harvest in the peanut capital of North Carolina. Peanut bakeoff contest, parade, pageant, car show, pedal tractor pull and more.

Clayton Harvest and Music Festival – Clayton, NC – September 19, 2015

Brushy Mountain Apple Festival – Wilkesboro, NC – October 3, 2015
One of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. Free admission. 4 different music stages, folk dancers and other live entertainment. Attended by over 160,000. Activities begin on Friday night with the “Apple Jam.”

Randolph Arts Guild Fall Festival – Asheboro, NC -
October 3-4, 2015
10K road race, live music, crafts, Heritage Village and more. 43rd annual event.

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fall Festival of Music & Dance – Pittsboro, NC – October 8-11, 2015
Four days of music, dance, art and education with more than 60 bands on 4 stages.

Autumn Leaves Festival – Mount Airy, NC – October 9-11, 2015
49th anniversary event. Nearly 200,000 typically attend over the course of the weekend. Toe tapping, foot stomping, hand-clapping music. Arts & crafts, food. Admission is free.

Cashiers Leaf Festival – Cashiers, NC – October 9-11, 2015
More than 10,000 visit this mountain village for the changing leaves and 100 artisans and merchants. Free admission.

John Blue Cotton Festival – Laurinburg, NC – October 10-11, 2015
32nd annual event. Home tour, hayrides, crafts, pony rides, food and children’s games.

mumfest – New Bern, NC – October 10-11, 2015
35th annual event. Attended by more than 90,000 every fall to enjoy the family fun, entertainment, foods and attractions.

Appalachian Harvest Festival – Robbinsville, NC – October 16-18, 2015
Three day harvest festival with free Friday evening campfire and music jam, 5K race and one mile fun run, live music, demonstrations of apple cider pressing, and more.

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival – Yadkinville, NC – October 17, 2015
Wine tasting tickets are $15 (advance) and $20 (door).

Autumn with Topsail – Topsail Beach – Oct 17-18, 2015
Arts, food and beach music including arts & crafts, and children’s activities including sand art, inflatable rides and more.

Grover Pumpkin Festival – Grover, NC – October 24, 2015
Don’t miss the grand finale lighting of the wall of 700 jack o’lanterns. Also: corn maze, hay maze, carriage rides, trick or treat trail and costume contests.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair – Fletcher – October 30 – November 1, 2015
Fleece show, workshops, demonstrations, shopping, contests and more. Held at the WNC Agricultural Center.

North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival – Whiteville, NC – Nov 7, 2015

Albemarle Harvest Festival – Albemarle, NC – Nov 7, 2015
15th annual event by Vintage Virginia Apples and the CoveGarden Ruritan Club. Workshops, local musicians, hayrides, food & craft vendors, Apple Pie Contest and more.

North Dakota:

Potato Bowl – Grand Forks, ND - September 8-12, 2015
Parade, golf tournament, Where’s Potato Bowl Pete Contest, fireworks, french fry eating contest, sack races, kid’s “Get Wet and Run Wild” race and other children’s activities.

Ohio:

Sweet Corn Fest – Millersport, OH - September 2-5, 2015
Enjoy hot buttered sweet corn, midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, 5K run, country crafts, parade. Proceeds benefit 75 non-profit charitable organizations. Located 25 miles east of Columbus.

Milan Melon Festival – Milan, OH – September 5-7, 2015
57th annual event. Parade, beautiful baby contest and other entertainment.

Popcorn Festival – Marion, OH - September 10-12, 2015
Attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. Parade, rides, cornhole tournament, fine arts show and entertainment.

Beaver Creek Popcorn Festival – Sept 12-13, 2015
Annual event celebrating popcorn the weekend after Labor Day. Food, crafts, 5k popcorn run, live music, karaoke contest, car show and more.

Cleveland Garlic Festival Cleveland, OH – September 12-13, 2015
Live bands, Top Chef Grill Off Competition, parade, pageant, and opening preview party. Kids activities including rock climbing, tastings, garlic growing, and chalk art classes.

Jackson Apple Festival – Jackson, OH – September 22-25, 2015
75th annual event. Parades, pageant, apple butter making and more.

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival – Tiffin, OH – September 18-20, 2015
37th year of Ohio’s 8th largest festival. Family entertainment includes music, amusement rides, pageant, food and children activities.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival – Barnesville, OH – September 24-27, 2015

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival – Carrolton, OH – October 9-11, 2015
Minges Pumpkin Festival – Harrison, OH – October 17-18, 2015
Enon Apple Butter Festival – Enon, OH – October 10-11, 2015

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival – Huntsburg, OH – October 3-4, 2015

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Coshocton, Ohio – October 16-18, 2015

Atwood Fall Festival – Atwood, OH – October 2-4, 2015
Food, music, homemade crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, camping and more at Atwood Lake Park.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival – Waynesville, OH – October 10-11, 2015
46th annual event. Arts & Crafts, unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza,

Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville, OH – October 21-24, 2015
100,000 attend this event daily. Always the 3rd Wednesday through Saturday in October. Giant pumpkins, parades, Miss Pumpkin Show & Little Miss Pumpkin Show, amusement rides, food vendors, crafts and games.

Oak Harbor Apple Festival – Oak Harbor, OH – October 10-11, 2015
37th annual event with attendance of 25,000+. Parade, kiddie tractor pulling contest, talent show, bingo, classic car show, 5K apple run, 1 mile kid’s run, live bands and a beer tent.

Applebutter Fest – Grand Rapids, Ohio – October 11, 2015
Apple butter making, juried crafts, music, food, historical re-enactments, pioneer demonstrations, antique cars/farm equipment, children’s area, live music and family fun along the Maumee River

Southern Ohio Music Fall Festival – Wilmington, OH – Nov 13-14, 2015
Featuring bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

Oklahoma:

Founder’s Day – Piedmont, OK - September 12, 2015
Parade, food & craft booths, junklahoma (vintage & antique dealers), kid’s activities (inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo)

Coweta Fall Festival – Coweta, OK – September 17-19, 2015
Parade, rides, 5K, pageant and more.

Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival – Bartlesville – Sept 17-20, 2015
Fine arts market, American Indian storytelling, Intertribal Powwow, gourd dancing and cultural demonstrations.

Elk City Fall Festival – Elk City, OK – September 19-20, 2015.  Ann annual event for 38 years feature crafts and fun from all over Oklahoma.  See unique gifts, products and home décor.  Admission is free.  Hosted by Elk City Chamber of Commerce.

Pelican Festival – Grove, OK - September 26-27, 2015.

Fin and Feather Fall Festival – Gore, OK - September 25-27, 2015

Talihina Fall Foliage Festival – Talihina, OK – October 31, 2015
Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest – Claremore, OK - October 17, 2015

Robbers Cave Fall Festival – Wilburton, OK – October 16-18, 2015
29th annual event attended by 65,000 to 70,000 over the three days. Enjoy the shores of Lake Carlton in the San Bois Mountains. Carnival, food, music and Fall Foliage Cruise car show, 5K run and 1 mile walk.

Oregon:

Sublimity Harvest Festival – Sublimity, OR – September 4-6, 2015.  A big event with live entertainment, Monster Trucks, Pulling, KidZone, fun run, and Parade.  Plus all the usual great foods.

Oregon Cranberry Festival – Bandon, OR - September 11-13, 2015
69th annual event. This year’s theme is Cranberry Hop! Your jivin’ ’50s festival. Pageant, parade, live music and more. Food fair and cranberry eating contest.

Heart of the Valley Septembeerfest – Corvallis, OR – September 12, 2015

Alpenfest – Wallowa County, OR - September 24-27, 2015.  This is Oregon’s Little Switzerland and their annual Bavarian type festival featuring polka music, fold dancing, alphorn blowing, yodeling and much more.  Located at 59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR.

Flock and Fiber Festival – Canby – Sept 26-27, 2015
18th annual event. Demonstrations, workshops, livestock shows and kids’ activities.

Hood River Hops Fest – Hood River, OR – September 26, 2015
Bay Area Fun Festival – Coos Bay, OR - September 19-20, 2015

Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins – Snohomish, OR - Weekends Sept & Oct 2015.  Seven local pumpkin farms working together with activities including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, zombies, campfires, haunted attractions and lots of family fun.

Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival – Lincoln City, OR – October 10-11, 2015
10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Held at the D River Wayside on the beach in the middle of Lincoln City.

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest – Hood River, OR – October 16-18, 2015
33rd annual event. Local food, produce, arts & crafts, wine and beer tastings. Adult tickets are $6 a day. Discounts for seniors and military. Kids under 12 are free.

Wild Mushroom Cook off – Lincoln City, OR - October 3, 2015

Klamath Basin Potato Festival – Merrill, OR – October 16-17, 2015. 

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest – Yachats, OR – October 16-18, 2015. 

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta – Tualatin, OR – October 17, 2015

Heirloom Apple Butter Festival – Hood River, OR – October 24-25, 2015.  Live music, BBQ, and good old fashioned family fun.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival – Eugene, OR – October 25, 2015

Pennsylvania:

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival – Kennett Square, PA – September 12-13, 2015
30th annual event in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Held on the weekend after Labor Day. Attendance is estimated at up to 100,000 guests.

Pocono Garlic Festival – Shawnee, PA – September 5-6, 2015
35 garlic stations of food to try at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. 10 AM to 6 PM. Advance ticket sales are from May until early September. Arts & crafts, entertainment, garlic eating contest, chopped garlic cooking competition and children’s area with petting zoo and more entertainment.

Chili Pepper Festival – Bowers, PA - September 11-12, 2015
20th annual event. Jalapeno eating contest, salsa contest, field excursion, live music and more. Admission by suggested donation.

Milton Harvest Festival – Milton, PA – September 11-19, 2015
A tradition since 1977.  Parades, pageant, 28 mile bike race, scarecrow contests, 5K run, arts & crafts.

Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival – Harford, PA – September 12-13, 2015
Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.

New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival – New Bethlehem, PA – September 18-20, 2015
Located at Gumtown Park.  Carnival, Mountain Bike Race, 5K Race, Health Walk, Parade, Classic Car Cruise, Tractor Show, Motorcycle Rally and Stage Entertainment.  Free admission.

PA Sweet Potato Festival – Stewartstown, PA – September 26, 2015
14th annual event held at The Wellness Farm from 11 AM until 6 PM.  Dig your own sweet potatoes.  Contests, games and lots of festival food made from sweet potatoes.  Adult admission is $3.

Downingtown FallFest – Downingtown, PA – September 27, 2015
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.

Ebensburg Potato Fest – Edensburg, PA – September 26, 2015
24th annual event celebrating Cambria County potatoes. Arts, crafts, live music, entertainment and more. Free admission.

Autumn Leaf Festival – Clarion, PA – September 26 – October 4, 2015.  A local classic for over 62 Years.  This is a 9 day internationally award winning festival that attracts over 500,000 people.  Lots of fun things to do like a Kiddies Parade, Autorama, Parade, Junior Olympics, Tractor and Truck show, and did we mention lots of food and live entertainment.

Confluence PumpkinFest – Confluence, PA – October 2-4, 2015.  Features a 5k run, queen pageant, antique and classic car show, parade, tractor pull, live music, and great food choices.

Bensalem Fall Festival – Bensalem, PA - October 3, 2015

Apple & Pumpkin Festival - Monhongahela, PA – October weekends 2015.

Pennsylvania Apple ‘n Cheese Festival – Canton, PA – October 3-4, 2015
Art & photography show, juried crafts, food vendors, wine & cheese tasting, apple & cheese desserts, cider pressing, free entertainment, demonstrations and more. Adult admission is $5. Free parking.

The National Apple Harvest Festival – Arendstville, PA – October 3-4& 10-11, 2015
49 years of food, crafts and music on the first two weekends in October. Orchard tours, petting zoo, craftsmen demonstrations, antique cars and more. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.

Autumn Leaf Festival – Clarion, PA – September 26 – October 4, 2015.  A local classic for over 62 Years.  This is a 9 day internationally award winning festival that attracts over 500,000 people.  Lots of fun things to do like a Kiddies Parade, Autorama, Parade, Junior Olympics, Tractor and Truck show, and did we mention lots of food and live entertainment.

Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival, PA – Bedford, PA – October 3-4 & 10-11, 2015
51st anniversary event with an estimated 70,000 visitors between both weekends.  Antique Car Parade on Sat., October 10th.

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Sheffield, PA – October 9-11, 2015
Fireworks, professional lumberjack competition, food, crafts, apple pie baking contest, antique tractor pull, draft horse pull, wine tasting event, antiques appraisal and music.

Houston Pumpkin Festival – Houston, PA – October 9-11, 2015
A community tradition since 1984 loated at the American Legion Post #902 Picnic Grounds.  Pumpkin related contests, food & craft vendors, children’s games, parade, music and entertainment.  Admission is free.

Hay Creek Apple Festival – Berks County, PA – October 10-11, 2015.  Great family fun at the peak of apple harvesting time.  Held at Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10.

Bethlehem Harvest Festival – Bethlehem, PA – October 10, 2015
10th annual event.  Biergarten, beer/wine/soup tastings, live music and more.

Rotary Harvest & Wine Festival – Tunkhannock, PA – October 10, 2015.  Live entertainment all day.  Features PA Wineries and craft vendors.  Held at Lazy Brook Park.

Waterville Apple Butter Festival – Waterville, PA – October 10-11, 2015.

Stroudsburg Harvest Festival – Stroudsburg, PA – October 10-11, 2015.  Ran or shine enjoy games, contests, live entertainment, demonstrations, French and Indian War soldier reenactments and so much more.  Held at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA.

Sullivan County Fall Festival – Forksville, PA – October 10-11, 2015.  Held at the Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville.  See National Chainsaw Carving Competition, free entertainment, all type of crafts, demonstrations, and food concessions.

Autumn Timber Festival – Shawnee on Delaware, PA – October 10-11, 2015
Live music, food & craft vendors, trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures and children’s activities.

Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest – Enola, PA – October 10-11, 2015
16th annual event.  Held at Adams-Ricci Park.  Car show on Saturday.  Craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.

Cheltenham Community Harvest Festival – Elkins Park, PA – October 17, 2015.  Enjoy all day music and entertainment, hayrides, a craft fair, inflatable amusements, township vehicles on display, pumpkin decorating, and of course a delicious food court.  Stay for the fireworks at dark.  Held at Curtis Arboretum, Church Road and Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote.

New Oxford Harvest Day – New Oxford, PA – October 24, 2015.  Features local parade, craft show, fun family activities, great food and more.

Rhode Island:

Slater Park Fall Festival – Pawtucket, RI – September 12-13, 2015.  Arts festival, event, and fireworks with activities at Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, Watercooler Society, and historic Daggett House.

Smith’s Castle Colonial Harvest Festival – North Kingstown, RI – Sept 26-27, 2015

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair – Middletown, RI – October 3-4, 2015.  Time for the 41st harvest fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.  Features include crafters and artisan booth, local foods and beer vendors, live music, and family fun.

South Carolina:

Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival – Pendleton, SC – October 24, 2015
This historic Pendleton South Carolina festival will be held on Saturday from 10 until 5. It will feature great food, wonderful entertainment, talented crafters, and old fashioned games for the kids. When you arrive in Pendleton, you will be greeted by the over 100 Scarecrows who are participating in the annual Scarecrow Contest.

Fall for Greenville – Greenville, SC – October 9-11, 2015
Six stages of live entertainment and food from 40 restaurants along 8 blocks of Main Street.

Ridge Spring Harvest Festival – Ridge Spring, SC – Oct 24, 2015
Habersham Harvest Festival – Beaufort, SC – October 24, 2015.  A hometown festival for all ages.

South Carolina Pride Festival and Parade – Columbia, SC – October 24, 2015. 

Clio Cotton Festival – Clio, South Carolina – October 3, 2015

SC Pecan Festival – Florence, SC - November 7, 2015
Held annually on the first Saturday in November. Hosted by the Florence Downtown Development Corporation and The City of Florence. Over 50,000 attend for the live entertainment, food & craft vendors, rides, antique tractor show, car show, competitions, 5K/10K/half marathon runs, half metric century bike ride and more.

South Dakota:

Edgemont Fall Festival – Edgemont, SD – September 26, 2015.

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival – Rapid City, SD - September 26, 2015.  Downtown’s biggest festival returns for a seventh year.  Visit Main Street Square and venture down Sixth St. and into Memorial Park.  See the giant pumpkin catapult, pumpkin weigh-off, Kidz Zone, wagon rides, food vendors and more.

Tennessee:

Fayette County Cotton Festival – Tennessee, TN – September 12, 2015
16th annual event at Historic Somerville Square. Live music includes blue grass, country, and southern rock. Arts & crafts, car & truck show, festival food, youth talent competition and canning & cooking contest.

Fall Frenzy – Gallatin, TN – September 18-19, 2015.  This festival features handmade, homemade, vintage and antique works.  Find original art, rescued treasures, and re-purposed items.  Enjoy live music on stage, demonstrations, food trucks, children’s activities, and hand on things to do for adults.  After the event spend the evening in downtown for dinner and shopping fun.  It is located at the County Fairgrounds, 222 Fairgrounds Road, Gallatin. 

National Muscadine Festival – Sweetwater – Sept 26-27, 2015
4th annual event with live music, food and family fun. Bbq competition, Miss Muscadine and more. Events will be held at Tsali Notch, Tennessee’s largest muscadine vineyard, and downtown Sweetwater.

Unicoi County Apple Festival – Erwin, TN – October 2-3, 2015
38th annual event. Named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. More than 100,000 attend annually.

McMinnville Autumn Street Fair – McMinnville, TN – October 3, 2015

Pumpkintown Festival – Athens, TN – Oct 10, 2015
Mutt strutt, tasty treats, heritage exhibit, family fun and entertainment. Petting zoo, carriage rides, pony rides, doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving and more.

Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off – Allardt, TN – Oct 3, 2015
24th annual event. Giant pumpkin weigh-off, run, beauty pageant, car show, parade and more.

Cleveland Apple Festival – Cleveland, TN – October 17-18, 2015
Food booths, pony and hay rides, live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, apple dessert contest and more.

Texas:

Texas State Forest Festival – Lufkin, TX - Septembeer 16-20, 2015

GrapeFest – Grapevine, TX – September 17-20, 2015
28th annual event. The Grapevine Wine Festival includes a People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic with 100+ wine samples from 40+ Texas wineries so that guests can choose their favorite. The GrapeStomp competition is very popular.

Moody Cotton Harvest Festival – Moody, TX – September 26, 2015.

Texas Pecan Festival – Groves, TX – September 26-27, 2015.  Live music, vendors, food, and family from an event that draws over 300,000 visitors.  Located on 6th street in downtown Groves, Texas. 

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival – Bryan, TX – September 26-27, 2015.  Downtown Bryan hosts this annual festival featuring a steak cookoff, craft beer, artist showcases, vendors, food, and Texas wineries.

Texas Rice Festival – Winnie, TX – Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2015
Event has 8 contests include rice cooking contest, live music, livestock show, pageants and parade. Held in Winnie-Stowell Park. Horse show and cook-off happen prior to the event.

Aubrey Peanut Festival, Texas – Aubrey, TX – October 3, 2015.  The 30th anniversary of this event.  Have fun at the horseshoe tournament, parade, chef contest, peanut spitting, and lots more fun.  Held at the Festival Grounds at 301 S Main St., Aubrey, Texas.

Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival – Old Town Spring, TX – October 3-4, 2015.  Come out to Old Town Spring and enjoy great Texas wine and original art.  Lots of artists and 150 quaint shops.  Located at 427 Gentry Street. 

Harvest Moon Regatta – Seabrook, TX – October 22-25, 2015

Texas Mushroom Festival – Madisonville, TX – October 24, 2015

Floresville Peanut Festival – Floresville, TX – October 6 & 8-10, 2015

Cuero Turkeyfest – Cuero, TX – October 9-11, 2015.  43rd annual festival features the Great Gobbler Gallop, Wild About Dinosaurs, and a Jalapeno Eating Contest.  So much more fun foods, kids events, live music and entertainment and so much more.  Held near Cuero Park Municipal Golf Course.

Katy Rice Harvest Festival – Katy, TX – October 10-11, 2015.  This year marks the 35th anniversary of this local classic festival.  It features two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths and family fun.  Held in historic Downtown Katy between Avenues A and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Grapeland Peanut Festival – Grapeland, TX – October 15-17, 2015.  7th annual event features a carnival, parade, concert at City Park, and the homecoming game at Sandie Stadium.

Needville Harvest Fest – Needville, TX – October 16-17, 2015. 

Heritage Village Harvest Festival – Woodville, TX – October 16-18, 2015.  The 27th annual event is the largest festival in East Texas.  A real old fashion display of costumes, craft demonstrations and fun.

Whitesboro Peanut Festival – Whitesboro, TX – October 17, 2015

Festival of Pumpkins – Paris, TX – October 24, 2015.  Enjoy live music, unique shopping, carnival foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more as you explore the stores, shops, and festivities in downtown Paris.

St. Mark Fall Festival Community Carnival – Plano, TX – October 30, 2015.  Carnival includes: Rides powered by Triple T Amusements, Delicious foods, Midway Games, Prizes, Live Entertainment and Vendors.  Free Admission & Parking.  Location: St. Mark Catholic Church & School, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano, TX.  Visit http://www.facebook.com/StMarkCommunityCarnival for updates.

St. Mary’s Harvest Festival – West Haven, UT – September 12, 2015.  Event includes a 5K run, car, truck, motorcycle show, kids activities, food, live talent show and music, helicopter rides, dance and beer garden.

Harvest Moon Festival - Ogden, UT – September 19, 2015.  Say farewell to summer with live entertainment.  Held at Historic 25th Street, Ogden, UT.

Kamas Harvest Festival - Kamas, UT – October 3, 2015.  Free festival open to the public with dozens of vendors, local goods, good food and fun.  Held at High Star ranch in Kamas.

Vermont:

Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival – Mount Snow, VT – September 18-20, 2015

Bristol Harvest Fest – Bristol, VT – September 26, 2015
10 AM to 4 PM at Bristol Town Green.

Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival – Burke, VT – September 26, 2015
Held in East Burke Village on the green at the Burke Mountain Clubhouse/East Burke Library. Parade, Rubber Duck Race, Kids Area with a Jump House & face painting, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo, Craft Show, Silent Auction, Reptile Exhibit, Beer & Wine Tent and Live Music.

Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival – Cambridge, VT – September 27, 2015
7th annual event at Stoweflake Mountain Resort. Trebuchet contest, Chili Cook-off Contest, and live music. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and over. Raises money for the Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville, VT.

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival – Tunbridge – October 3-4, 2015
27th annual event. Marketplace, workshop, fiber arts classes, contests, animal barn, fleece show & sale, cashmere goat exhibit and floral hall.

Harvest Weekend @ Billings Farm - Woodstock, VT – October 10-11, 2015.  One of the areas best festival you celebrate a traditional Vermont harvest celebration.  Enjoy the husking bee, barn dance, cider pressing, donuts and lots of fun.

Newfane Heritage Festival – Newfane, VT – October 10-11, 2015
45th annual event on the Common in the Village of Newfane. Arts & crafts amid the fall foliage on Columbus Day Weekend.

Welsh Harvest Festival – Poultney, VT – October 20, 2015.  Enjoy live Welsh music, food, field games, a haunted barn, hayride and fall activities.  Located at Green Mountain College, you don’t want to miss the evening bonfire.

Virginia:

Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival – Virginia Beach, VA – September 12-13, 2015
19th annual event. Oceanfront wine tasting with live entertainment and food. Tickets before Sept. 11 may be purchased for $30 (Saturday) or $25 (Sunday).

South Boston Harvest Festival – South Boston, VA – September 26, 2015

Cox Farms Fall Festival - Centreville, VA – September 26th – November 3, 2015.  Features giant slides, apples, cider, live animals, pumpkins and foods.  Note Cos Farms has fall activities running through November 8th.

Harvest Days Festival – Clarksville, VA – October 2-3, 2015.  Festival includes the Oktoberfest beer garden, Fall Craft Beer, live music, good food, seasonal craft vendors, farm animals, rides, and lots of kids activities.

Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival – Christiansburg, VA – Saturdays, October 3-4 through October 31, 2015.  Open every weekend in October.  Features the Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Champion Team Carbo demonstration.  This is a huge farm festival with everything for a weekend of family fun.  Music, food, crafts, dancing, kids zone activities, and so much more.

Graves Mountain Resort Apple Harvest Festival – Syria, VA – October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2015.  Features Bluegrass music, arts and craft vendors, good food, hayrides, and lots of apples and apple butter making.  Also pick your own apples from the orchard.  Located at Green Mountain Lodge, 3626 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria.

Fall Fiber Festival – Montpelier Station, VA – October 3-4, 2015
fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music, sheep dog trials, demonstrations, animal exhibits and more.

Suffolk Peanut Festival – Suffolk, VA – October 8-11, 2015
38th anniversary. A family friendly event recognizing the city’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts. Concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks. More than 100,000 attend over the course of the 4 day event.

Fairfax Fall Festival – Fairfax, VA – October 10, 2015
38th annual event. Arts & crafts, food vendors, three stages of music & entertainment, and children’s activities.

Craig County Fall Festival – New Castle, VA – October 10, 2015.  Visit The Old Brick Hotel for their 33rd Annual fall festival on Main Street in New Castle.  Four block of antique cars, local music groups, food, horse rides, and kids activities.

Famous Fall Fling – Wise, VA - October 10-11, 2015
Arts, crafts, food and music at Courthouse Mall. Enjoy the fall colors, vendors and live traditional music. There are also lots of contests, including essay, photo and art contests, a 5K race and the new Anything Apples Contest. There will also be a Kids Korner with activities for children.

Waynesboro Fall Foliage Festival – Waynesboro, VA – October 10-11, 2015.  Downtown Waynesboro turns into a fabulous outdoor art gallery with over 200 artists.  Also find crafts, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and more.

Clifton Forge Fall Festival – Clifton Forge, VA – October 16-18, 2015.  See magnificent fall foliage in the Alleghany Highlands’ forests.  Activities include live music, homemade foods, arts and crafts, and lots of antiques.  Sponsored by the Shrine Club.  Find activities throughout downtown Clifton Forge.

Alexandria Family Fall Festival – Alexandria, VA – Oct 17, 2015.  A family tradition held at Armistead L. Boothe Park at 520 Cameron Station Blvd.  Features fall activities including pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, food vendors, puppet show, pony rides and live music.

Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape – Powhatan, VA – October 24, 2015
13th annual event.

Annandale Fall Festival – Annandale, VA – Oct 24, 2015.  The Annandale Parade is billed as “The Best Small Town Parades in America”.  Find clowns, marching bands, fire trucks, dancers, and more at this 65 year old tradition.

Fall Harvest Family Days at Mount Vernon – Mount Vernon, VA – October 24-25, 2015.  Enjoy wagon rides, 18th century dancing demonstration, straw bale maze, apple-roasting, doll demonstrations, and of course great food and live music.  Located at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon.

Goblins and Gourds – Richmond, VA – October 25, 2015.  A harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin painting, green food options and of course children’s goblin activities.

Virginia Moonshine Festival - Richmond – November 21, 2015.  Richmond International Speedway hosts this event with shine, swine, and BBQ and lots of music included.

 Washington State:

Cranberrian Fair – Ilwaco – October 10-11, 2015.  Hosted during the cranberry harvest on the second weekend in October. Bog tours, crafts, food and music to celebrate the harvest. Admission to the events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is covered by purchase of a $5 collectible button. The Cranberry Museum is free. The Cranberry Trolley transports visitors between the two locations.

Eatonville Fall Fest – Oct 3, 2015.  The 5th annual event at the Eatonville High School Commons. Bring a non-perishable food item, eyeglasses or medical supplies to donate.

Penmet Parks Scarecrow Festival – Gig Harbor, Washington – October 3, 2015.  Annual event held at Sehmel Homestead Park.  Features live entertainment, music, farm animals, hay rides, hay maze, carnival games, food and so much more.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival – Seattle, WA – October 11, 2015.  Save the date and join in at the Fauntleroy Church, YMCA, and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse for the biggest event of this town’s year.

Best of the Northwest Fall Art and Fine Craft Show – Seattle, WA – Nov 13-15, 2015.  See over 110 different artists for demonstrations and handiworks.  Held at Northwest Art Alliance, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 102N, Seattle, WA.

West Virginia:

Burnsville Harvest Festival – Burnsville, WV – September 5, 2015.  Full of live music bands and craft booths. 

Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival – Parkersburg, WV - September 19-20, 2015.  Celebrating 53 years of live music, artists, demonstrations, exhibits, live entertainment, food, crafts, apple butter and kids inflatable.  Held at City Park, 1920 Park Avenue.

Autumnfest – Princeton, WV - September 26, 2015.  Celebrate with thousands in downtown Princeton.  Great music, crafts, art, kids activities, and hundreds of booths.

Roadkill Cookoff & Autumn Harvest Festival – Marlington, WV – September 26, 2015.  Frequently covered by the Food Network, Travel Channel and other is this exciting annual event.  Offers exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits or teriyaki-marinated bear.

West Virginia Pumpkin Festival – Milton, WV – October 1-4, 2015.  Celebrating autumn and the harvest since 1986. More than 50,000 people attend annually. Parade, 5K run, crafts, craftsmen demonstrations and live music. Admission is $7 and free for children 5 and under.  Held annually at the WV Pumpkin Park in Milton.

Apple Butter Festival – Berkeley Springs, WV – October 10-11, 2015.  Held annually since 1974. Saturday morning parade kicks off a weekend of country food, arts & crafts, games & contests. Spicy apple butter is stirred in giant copper kettles in the square.

Burlington United Methodist Family Services Apple Harvest Festival – Burlington, WV – October 3-4, 2015.  Features include continuous all day live music, flea market, arts and crafts show, and food court.

West Virginia Black Walnut Festival – Spencer, WV – October 8-11, 2015.  Activities include a flea market, flower show, food court, car show, band competition, grand parade, live music, and livestock show.  Held throughout downtown Spencer.

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival – Martinsburg, WV – October 15-18, 2015.  Features include pie baking contest, grand parade on Saturday, apple displays, and art vendors.  Good times to be had by all.

C-K AutumnFest – Ceredo and Kenova, WV – October 30-31, 2015.  Scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving contest, bake-off, food and more. Teen and Teen Queen Pageant new for 2015.  Join some 30,000 visitors to the Pumpkin House, a West Virginia favorite.

Wisconsin:

Willhelm Tell Festival – New Glarus, WI - September 4-6, 2015.  New Glarus has paid tribute to the Swiss archer on stage for more than 78 years.  Features a children’s lantern parade, art show, live music, savory music and street dance.  Held annually at the William Tell Grounds, W5199 W, New Glarus, Wisconsin.

PotatoFest – Rhinelander, WI - September 5, 2015. 

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival – Edgerton, WI – September 11-13, 2015.  Wool classes, sheep shearing demos, country store and more.  Located at the Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin.  For additional information call 960-674-7148.

Indian Summer Festival – Milwaukee, WI - September 11-13, 2015.  Located at Henry Maier Festival Park at 200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It features native dance, live music, cooking demonstrations, hoop dancers, boxing, lacrosse tournament, and so much more.

Apple Dumpling Days – Elroy, WI - September 12, 2015.  Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and two kid’s races are held the first Saturday after Labor Day.  Event is hosted by the Elroy Lions Club.

Ruffed Grouse Fall Festival – Park Falls, WI – September 12, 2015.  Features arts and crafts, hourly draw saw demonstrations, flea market, petting zoo, live music, polka dancing, dog training and various workshops.  Held at Triangle Park, 143 S. 3rd Avenue, Park Falls, Wisconsin.

Amery Fall Festival – Amery, WI – September 17-20, 2015.  The 66th anniversary featuring a grand parade, arts and crafts, food stands, kids and adult carnival rides, skill tournaments, toy show and pancake breakfast.  Most events held near Michael Park.

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Fest – Wisconsin Dells – September 18-20, 2015.  A harvest festival with parade, antique flea market, arts & crafts, and Wisconsin’s oldest long distance race.  Activities throughout downtown Wisconsin Dells and Bowman Park.  Enjoy live entertainment, a 100 unit parade, and more.

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival – Cedarburg, WI – September 19-20, 2015.  Arts & crafts, homegrown produce and artisan food, plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery, Scarecrow Contest, Giant Pumpkin weigh-off. Live music with Top Forty, Folk and Rock & Roll bands. Giant Pumpkin Charity Regatta. Kids’ corner with pumpkin painting, magician and clown. Free admission.  Events are held throughout the historic downtown area.

Harvest Festival – Lake Tomahawk, WI – September 19, 2015.  Sponsored by the Lake Tomahawk Lioness and Lions Clubs. A family event, it was attended by over 2000 last year. The arts & crafts show starts at 9:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm, the car show starts at 10:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm. Held in Snowshoe Park. Food, children’s “pumpkin” decorating.

Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction – Sturgeon Bay – September 19, 2015.  Vintage car show, live entertainment, shopping, children’s activities, and more at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

Maple Fall Fest – Marshfield, WI - September 19-20, 2015.  Handmade craft items. Petting zoo and inflatables for children.  Located at Wildwood Park, 1800 S. Roddis Avenue., Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Warrens Cranberry Festival – Warrens, WI – September 25-27, 2015.  Cranfest can draw around 100,000 to the world’s largest cranberry festival. It has been going on for more than 40 years.  It is always held the last full weekend in September.  Features three days of activities including parade, marching bands, marsh tours, food, contests, and over 1300 booth for shopping.

Cable Area Fall Festival – Cable – September 25-26, 2015.  Fall Harvest Dessert Contest, Beer & Wine Garden, Pumpkin Pecan Pancake Breakfast, Art & Craft, Zip Line, Cooking Demos, Bounce Houses, Classic Car & Truck Show, and Live Music.  Held annually the last weekend in September.

Gays Mills Apple Festival – Gays Mills, WI – September 25-27, 2015.  The 57th annual event features parades, carnivals, arts & crafts, flea markets, music, dancing, food & festivities.  Activities held at various venues in the Village of Gays Mills, Wisconsin.

Hayward Fall Festival - Hayward, WI – September 26, 2015.  A fall tradition held in downtown Hayward.  It features live music, farmer’s market, arts and craft booths, great food and more.

Harvest Fest - Green Lake, WI - September 26-27, 2015.  A two day celebration with thousands attending.  Expect over one hundred artist and crafters, local farmers, signature restaurants, classic cars, family activities and of course live entertainment.

Stone Lake Cranberry Festival – Stone Lake, WI – October 1-3, 2015.  Join over 30,000 guests for a day of fun and festivities.  See over 300 vendors and artisans, great food, parade, and baking contests.

Bayfield Apple Festival – Bayfield, WI – October 2-4, 2015.  USA Today called it one of the 10 best specialty food festivals in the nation. 50,000 annually attend this event which has been going on for 54 years.  Features a Grand Parade, countless booths with fresh foods, and so much more fresh air fun.  Located at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion.

Fermentation Fest – Reedsburg – October 2-11, 2015.  A live culture convergence with classes, tastings, bike tour, art events and more.

Hay Days – Greendale, WI – Oct 3, 2015.  Pony rides, hay rides and more with the Greendale Lions Club.  Annually held the first Saturday in October around downtown Greendale.

Thorp Pumpkin Fest – Thorp, WI – October 3, 2015.  Entertainment and fun in downtown Thorp with 130 vendor booths, food, crafts, and fall produce.  An annual event for 19 years.

Eagle River Cranberry Fest – Eagle River, WI – October 3-4, 2015.  Eat, drink, and play with the more than 40,000 attendees of this annual event held at Riverview Park.  Taste the world’s largest cranberry cheesecake.  Also hundreds of crafters and artisans. 

Fall Festival of Color – Lake Mills, WI - October 4, 2015. Enjoy a day of fun at Common Park with over 130 vendors, kids games, artwork, foods, and live music.

Grafton Pumpkin Festival – Grafton, WI – October 9-10, 2015.  Pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin lighting, pancake breakfast and more.

Sparta Fall Fest - Sparta, WI. – October 9-12, 2015.  Enjoy the pet parade, pie contest and fun for everyone.  Held in historic downtown Water Street, Sparta.

Sister Bay Fall Fest – Sister Bay, WI – October 16-18, 2015.  This 70th annual event is considered the “Grandaddy” of Door County festivals. Ping pong ball shoot, classic car show, scavenger hunt, parade, arts & crafts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment.

Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Festival – Wisconsin Dells, WI – October 16-18, 2015.  A full range of events including concessions, beer walk, petting zoo, kids activities, magic, and music.

Pumpkinfest – Mishicot, WI - October 17, 2015.  Enjoy the pancake breakfast, baking contest, pumpkin carving contest, and local entertainment.

Wyoming:

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival - Jackson Hole, WY – – September 10-20, 2015
Thousands of art lovers attend this thirty year old event considered one of the Rocky Mountain West’s premier cultural events.  Billy Schenck is the featured artist for 2015.  Contact Maureen Murphy at Jackson Hole Chamber, 307-733-3316 for additional information.

 

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