We have arrived at another change of seasons. The long hot, lazy days of summer are giving way to the majestic colorful, cool days of fall. This time of year there are an enormous amount of Harvest Fests, Fall Festivals, Apple and Pumpkin festivals, Oktoberfests and such. If you live in the Northern regions of the U.S., you are probably more familiar with this non stop parade of activities. I wonder if it doesn’t have more to do with cramming in as many outdoor events as they can before the real cold weather arrives, then it does with wanting to celebrate the apple. Over the next few weeks, I will try and highlight these for you. Almost all of them are family oriented, outdoor events. They feature great seasonal foods and occasionally wines. I am pretty sure that wherever you live, some of the events in your area will be themed for the time of year. If none of these events is easy for you to visit, please use the search box above to find great fall festivals in your backyard.
Grandview Fall Festival and Parade Grandview, IN 9/16-9/17
Since 1946, parade, beauty pageants, car show, bluegrass music, cloggers, crafts, and much more. BBQ chicken and pork chop dinners will be served. Famous chicken and dumplings and other foods available. Parade Saturday at 10am.
Jordan Fall Festival Jordan, NY 9/16-9/18
Since 1949. Live entertainment, food, rides, games, greased pole climb, classic and antique car show, craft sale, antique gas engine and tractor exhibit, home-made cider and donuts and much, much more.
Fifties in the Fall Lebanon, OR 9/17
Since 1991, A beautiful setting in River Park hosts this event. Featuring 300-400 cars and a cruise in sponsored by the Rollin Oldies car club. Also 50’s music, merchandise and souvenir vendors and food. Car registration $10 before September 4th, after $15. For more info on registering a vehicle contact Lynda Meredith at email@example.com
Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts Lowell, MI 9/17-9/18
Since 1968. Thousands of people are expected to attend the Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts, a unique “arts event” featuring 100 fine artists selling their artworks, traditional art and craft demonstrations, live music by regional musicians, and hands-on art activities for children including pumpkin painting.
Maple Fall Festival Marshfield, WI 9/17-9/18
Since 1993, features over 250 arts and crafts vendors, live music, children’s area, hot dog eating contest, food court, beer garden, contests, maple syrup demonstrations, dance and more.
Bangor Apple Harvest Festival Bangor, MI 9/16-9/18
Since 1979, come and enjoy bingo, football game, pancake breakfast, used book sale, apple judging and magic show held at various locations. Arts and crafts fair, Bangor public schools alumni booth, health fair, Leo club pie and taffy apple sale and Ronald McDonald show all held at Bangor high school.
Bellville Street Fair Bellville, OH 9/14-9/17
Since 1951, features fun for the entire family including children’s activities, music, entertainment, rides, vendors, a wide variety of food and attractions. Come out and enjoy the day.
Bel Air Festival for the Arts Bel Air, MD 9/18
The fall tradition has 350 juried artists, photographers, craftsmen, continuous music and entertainment plus lots of food. The show includes some of the finest and most unique fine art, photography, and hand-made crafts on the east cost. The Festival features continuous live entertainment on the band shell stage plus performers roving through the crowds.
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