Are you looking for something different to do during October and November rather than haunted houses, hayrides, and pumpkin patches? We have compiled a list of #FallFestivals around the United States that might just interest you enough to round up the kids and step out into the chill breeze. Let’s take a look at some of the well-known festivals held around the country.
Harvest on the Harbor
Do you live near Portland, Maine? Then come on down to the annual festival known as “Harvest on the Harbor”, which brings to light the best of the best of local fare, including bars and restaurants in the area. Booths are set up from farmers, brewers, restaurants and more. This event is a great way to sample some of the best foods of Portland while also getting to see the city as well. Whether you’re a local yourself or someone who happens to be in town at the right time, check out Harvest on the Harbor November 4th through the 7th.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Planning on being somewhere in upstate New York this Halloween season? Why not come on out to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze? Set in Croton-on-Hudson, this festival is held throughout the month of October until the 31st, and again November 3-7, 10-14, and 18-21. This festival places thousands of carved pumpkins on display in various different and exciting ways, including a tunnel you can walk through! If you and the kids want some extra inspiration for carving pumpkins, this festival is definitely where you want to be!
Austin Food and Wine Festival
If you’re in Austin, TX November 5th through the 7th, you’re just in time for the Austin Food and Wine Festival. This event showcases Austin’s local restaurant scene by offering their famous dishes during the festival to all patrons. Demonstrations on cooking, as well as enjoying beer, wine, and other spirits is the draw of the festival. It’s set at Town Lake Metropolitan Park at Auditorium Shores. Come on in hungry. Guaranteed you won’t leave that way!
North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival
How much do you like pecan pie? Whether you love it or leave it, the North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival is held in Whiteville, NC on November 5th through the 6th. This festival features various dishes showcasing pecans as well as the famed Pecan Parade. You will also enjoy a fantastic car show as well as live bands. Take a 5K walk, and let your kids play in the designated kids’ area. Come and see what all the fuss is about. The locals love their pecans. Might as well get in on that!
No matter where you live throughout the country, there are countless Fall Festivals held all over the United States that don’t have any connection to Halloween at all. If you’re not one to celebrate the spooky holiday, or just over it, check out a Fall Festival and have fun for the whole family.
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