5 Must-Visit Fall Festivals in America

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors – crisp autumn scents, cool weather and bright, colorful sceneries. Make this year’s autumn months more memorable by celebrating in one of America’s fall festivals that may even kick start a new family tradition.

From different harvest days to Oktoberfest, pumpkin villages to Halloween-themed shows, there are tons of fun and exciting festivals to enjoy this fall.  Let’s take a look at 5 of them in today’s blog post.

1. Harvest on the Harbor Festival

Let’s begin the list with a festival that highlights eating, drinking and being merry while helping with the mission of ending childhood hunger in Maine.

Foodies will enjoy the delicious, diverse and engaging line up of activities showcasing Maine’s finest locally sourced foods, local beers and wines, and the talents of Maine’s top chefs and grill masters.  Don’t miss out on “Maine Lobster Chef of the Year” on October 20th to get a chance to taste, sip and vote for this year’s winner.

2. Oktoberfest

While the largest and most popular Oktoberfest celebration is held in Munich, Germany, you can still enjoy this “beer festival” in different cities here in America.  Celebrate beer and all things German in one of these cities, to name a few.

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Bay, San Francisco
  • Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Fredericksburg, Texas

3. Sonoma County Harvest Festival 

World-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth – enjoy these and more on the 3-day Sonoma County Harvest Festival that begins on the 6th of October.  Aside from sampling on the county’s bounty, lovers of wine (or even not) can join the World Championship Grape Stomp competition where you can stand in a barrel full of grapes and stomp your heart out to squeeze out the juice from grapes with your feet.  How fun is that?!

4. International Balloon Fiesta

Want to see over 600 hot air balloons filling up the sky?  Well, make sure to head onto Albuquerque, New Mexico for a nine-day event filled with all sorts of unique activities and impressive shows and sights.  Aside from mass balloon ascensions each morning of the event, you’ll also love the laser shows, fireworks displays, glowdeos, chainsaw carving demonstrations, and more.

5. New York City’s Village Halloween Parade

No Fall festival list is complete without something Halloween-themed.  Head on to New York City to watch the spectacular parade or better yet, wear your favorite costume and march with New Yorkers, puppets, bands, dancers, artists in their unique and creative costumes!

About Toni Marie

Toni is Senior Editor for GuestRelationshipsBlog, as well as a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health. She is also the primary caregiver for her mother.

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