Possibly a Few of Your Favorite Things

Last week I mentioned the Hershey Car Show as one show tailor made for car lovers. It occurred to me that there are a bunch of events taking place each week that focus on things people love. That’s what makes the event selection process so much fun. We all know that I love food and therefore food events. But lesser known is that I like to walk antique shows and art shows for some great finds which I have purchased over the years. Events can be something for everyone or can be something special someone really loves to do. Although I always advise people to experience all different kinds of events, this week I am going to highlight some events and who should/will attend and why.

There are the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular Jacksonville, FL and the Amigo Airshow in El Paso TX, for people who love to see planes both on the ground and in the air. The Petit Le Mans in Braselton, GA and the Head of the Charles Regatta Cambridge, MA for people who love racing. They feature world class cars at the former; world class sculling at the latter. In Daytona Beach FL this week is Biketoberfest for people who like to ride or gaze at motorcycles. I have been to this event and it’s perfect for bike lovers. In Fort Lauderdale this week is one of the very best art shows all year the Las Olas Art Fair for people who love creative, original and current artists. There is the Stone Mountain Highland Games event in Stone Mountain, GA for those who love all things Scottish and Oktoberfest in Tulsa OK for those that love all things German. Also, let’s not leave out the Texas Jazz Fest in Corpus Christi, TX for those that love jazz.

I know you have been waiting so here they are; food events! If you happen to be in Circleville OH and you love pumpkin pies (over 23,000) and pumpkin donuts (over 100,000) you won’t want to miss the Circleville Pumpkin Show. If you can’t make that event, there are many other food events. How about the East Texas Yamboree in Gilmer, TX? That is, if yams are your thing. Personally I love um! Another option is to head to Chatsworth NJ if you love everything cranberry. They host their annual Cranberry Festival where the harvest is in just in time for the holiday season.

And finally, for all of you who remember when your mother used to ask, “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump?”, this week you can say “YES”. That’s because it’s time for the annual New River Gorge Bridge Day in Fayetteville, WV. It is one of the biggest B.A.S.E. jumping events of the year. Thousands of people are leaping off the bridge and I think it’s for the thrill, not to spite their mothers. However, I could be wrong.

As always, this information is to give you some things that are taking place all over the U.S. to get you excited about events this week. I know I mentioned that these events are for people who love certain activities but really any and all of these are great events for everyone. So I think that you need to grab someone you love and find out what event themes work for them. Then use the search box above and find some terrific events in your area this week.

Las Olas Art Fair

Oct 20, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, FL US 33301

Since 1988, Ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation by a leading art publication, Las Olas continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the area. People come out yearly to see over 150 artists display their work in what looks like a mini art gallery lined along the street. Las Olas Boulevard, a popular tourist and resident attraction, boasts fine boutiques, great restaurants and a great city atmosphere.
50,000 Attendees

Amigo Airshow

Oct 20, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

Biggs Army Airfield El Paso, TX US 79901

Since 1981, this air show was formed to promote aviation, the Armed Forces provide education and family entertainment. Air Show includes aircraft and military displays, civilian static aircraft, Canadian Snowbirds, Starfighters F104 Jets, Shockwave Jet Trucks, US Air Force F15 Strike Eagle, P51 and F15 Strike Eagle – East Coast demonstration, P51 and F15 Heritage Flight, US Navy F18 Hornet, US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, tradeshow and kidshow. Plus exhibitors displaying and selling their wares and food vendors.
85,000 Attendees

Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular

Oct 19, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

Metropolitan Park Jacksonville, FL US 32202

Show some American pride and come out and see a visually exciting show. This multi-location super event features a dynamic Sky Show with the Blue Angels and other daring flight teams, a chance to tour Navy Ships, Navy aircraft on display, concerts, interactive displays downtown and at Jacksonville Landing.
250,000 Attendees

Stone Mountain Highland Games

Oct 19, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain, GA US 30087

Since 1973, this festival has plenty of Scottish traditions, includes Scottish competitions, Scottish fiddling, Scottish harping, artisans and craftsman display and sell their wares, food, music, parades, costumes and folk dancing.
65,000 Attendees

Oktoberfest

Oct 18, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

River West Festival Park Tulsa, OK US 74107

Since 1978, one of Oklahoma’s largest German festivals includes authentic Bavarian bands and more than 80 arts and crafts vendors and children’s entertainment. Bands from Germany and Austria, European foods, folk dancers, German collectibles and crafts, children’s entertainment and a carnival will highlight this annual folk heritage festival.
175,000 Attendees

Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

Oct 20, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

White Horse Inn Chatsworth, NJ US 08019

Since 1983, visitors embark on colorful harvest tours and observe the ruby red berries floating in the bogs and the modern water-harvesting of the crop. Over 250 arts and crafts exhibitors display their handiwork. A showcase of over 100 vintage and classic cars. Twenty awards will be given in various categories. Plus live entertainment Cranberry Cafe and Bakery, Pine Barrens photography, quilt blocking, hat decorating, cranberry floral arrangement, the smallest and largest cranberry display and the best cranberry recipe.
35,000+ Attendees

Texas Jazz Festival

Oct 19, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

Heritage Park Corpus Christi, TX US 78350

Since 1961, jazz music from local and regional talent, food and arts and crafts. The Texas Jazz Festival Society focuses on increasing awareness or traditional, modern and Latin Jazz through presentation of the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi.
60,000 Attendees

East Texas Yamboree

Oct 17, 2012 – Oct 20, 2012

Gilmer Senior High School Gilmer, TX US 75644

Since 1938. Bandstands featuring live music, barn dance, street dance, tater trot, 10k and 2 mile run, tour de yam bike ride, parade, queen pageant, fiddlers contest, yam pie contest, arts and crafts, etc.
100,000+ Attendees

New River Gorge Bridge Day

Oct 20, 2012

New River Gorge Bridge Fayetteville, WV US 25840

Right here, right in the middle of the Mountain State, we celebrate the outdoors with a show you’ve got to experience to believe. We’ve got a bridge, and we’ve got a gorge- it’s time to jump into it! This festival, the state’s largest, is all about living. Our setting, the New River Gorge, is one of the world’s oldest places, and BASE jumping is one of the world’s most cutting edge sports. Above the famous white water rafting on the New River, jumpers, rappelers, and thousands and thousands of onlookers gather for the state’s biggest party of the year.
200,000 Attendees

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Oct 17, 2012 – Oct 20, 2012

Downtown Circleville, OH US 43113

Since 1907, show features 400 exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, there will be many contests, seven parades, all kinds of pumpkin food, squash and gourds, arts, crafts, midway rides, entertainment and more.
400,000+ Attendees

Head of the Charles Regatta

Oct 20, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

The Banks of the Charles River Cambridge, MA US 02138

Since 1967, one of the greatest sporting competitions, this large rowing event with over 7,000 athletes is an excellent place to see world class rowers.
300,000+ Attendees

Biketoberfest

Oct 18, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012

Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL US 32114

Since 1994. Biketoberfest®, an international award- winning motorcycle festival that offers participants an extended weekend get-away brimming with plenty of sun, beaches, bikes and fun! Thousands of bikes will roar into and all around town – no two alike! Popular annual activities include motorcycle shows and rallies that showcase new, vintage and custom bikes; demonstration rides on the newest machines from top manufacturers; and on-track motorcycle action at the world-famous Daytona International Speedway. You’ll also enjoy endless-delicious food choices, live music and plenty of people-watching. With a variety of events and activities planned at venues all across the county, you’re sure to find the best places to play and stay during your visit.
75,000 Attendees

Petit Le Mans

Oct 17, 2012 – Oct 20, 2012

Road Atlanta Braselton, GA US 30517

Since 1998. Petit Le Mans is the signature event of the American Le Mans Series. It is a 1000-mile/10 hour sports car endurance race that has become one of the most important sports car races in the world. Road Atlanta is internationally regarded as one of the finest true road courses in the world. The track is 2.54 miles in length with 12 left and right-hand turns, up and down the hills of Northeast Georgia.
100,000 Attendees

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