10 US Festivals to Travel for this Fall

September 20, 2018

Pumpkins and Gourds

When you think of Fall you may think of apples, pies, the crisp air, cranberries, and flannels. But for celebrating, it means a lot of beer and festivals! We've put together a list of 10 Fall US festivals all across the country to help you get into the Fall spirit this year. Celebrate with animals, beer, apple pie, and even pumpkin chucking! 

Oktoberfest in Washington
1. Leavenworth Oktoberfest

When & Where: Leavenworth, Washington - October 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20, 2018

"The next best thing to being in Munich!" Kick off with a beer tapping ceremony and enjoy the entire month of October with beer, live music, and food! You may not be able to celebrate in Germany this year, but you can head to Washington for the next best thing!
2. Trailing of the Sheep Festival

When & Where: Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey Idaho - October 10th - 14th 2018

Come see the streets full of sheep! These towns celebrate the annual relocation of livestock from the mountains to their winter pasture. Come celebrate with a sheep parade, cooking glasses, food, music and sheep dogs!
Cranberry Bog
3. Cranberry Harvest Fest
When & Where: Wareham, Massachusetts - October 6 & 7th 2018
Music, games, crafters and cranberries! Try taking a helicopter ride or tours of the surrounding bogs. 
4. Autumn at the Arboretum
When & Where: Dallas, Texas - September 22nd - October 31st 2018
Ever wondered what a village made out of pumpkins looked like? Now's your chance to see! The main highlight of this event is the entire village made of out 75,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds! 
National Apple Harvest Festival
5. National Apple Harvest Festival
When & Where: Arendtsville, Pennsylvania - October 6-7 & 13-14 2018
Apple dumplings, apple cider, apple-bobbing, oh my! What better place to celebrate Fall by going to an apple festival? 
6. Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
When & Where: Stowe, Vermont - September 10th 2018 
Ever wanted to launch a pumpkin as far as you can? Ever wanted to win a prize for it? Well, my friend, here is the spot to do so! Compete with kids and adults and try to throw that pumpkin as far as you can - see if you can break the current record of 689 feet! 
Lobster Roll with Fries
7. Harvest on the Harbor
When & Where: Portland, Maine - October 16-21st 2018
Heading to Maine in the Fall, especially in October, is a no-brainer if you're looking for some gorgeous leaf peeping opportunities. Make an event out of it with lobster, oysters, whiskey, and rum! 
8. Wine and Chile Fiesta
When & Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico - September 23-30th 2018
Artists, wine, and food! What more could you want in beautiful Santa Fe?
Food Festival
9. Fall for Greenville
When & Where: Greenville, South Carolina - October 12-14th 2018
Looking for a large food festival? Fall for Greenville offers food from 40 different restaurants with 200 dishes to taste or choose from! Make your way around by tasting these dishes and catching the live entertainment with seven different stages!
10. Sonoma County Harvest Fair
When & Where: Sonoma, California - October 6-7th 2018
Wines, cow-milking, and the World Championship Grape Stomp! Try out your skills by stomping grapes and taste all of the award-winning wines! 

So pick a fall festival or two and celebrate! Devour apples and apple dumplings, taste the wines and whiskeys! Don't let the end of summer get you down this year!




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