Upcoming Festival Weekend: January 12-15, 2023

More festivals coming out as we push into 2023.

Hopefully, all of you are adjusting to 2023. Things sort of feel the same from a few weeks ago but there are new hopes and wishes for the year ahead. Maybe there are even some new festivals you would like to check out this year.

This weekend’s festival outlook is great if you live in Florida as the state is offering all sorts of festivals: Oyster, Burger, Mushroom, Seafood. There are both Medieval and Renaissance Festivals with a dash of Highland Games to add some spice. There’s even a Manatee Festival.

If you don’t live in Florida, that’s okay because Virginia has a Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, Illinois has a Bourbon and Barbeque Fest, and both Alabama and Tennessee have a Crane Festival. Other states, like Michigan, New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania have Winter Festivals in one form or another.

Check your state below to see what’s going on and also look to the map below, as there could be something near you in a neighboring state.


Before I go, I want to update you on my progress with the Pennsylvania Festival Guide. As you may remember from last week, I’ve been adding Central and Eastern Pennsylvania Festivals to the guide and I’m getting close to being done (if one is ever really done adding festivals to the guides). So far, I’ve added about 700 festivals to the Pennsylvania Festival Guide and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few hundred more.

Once I am done, I will update the Pennsylvania Festival total on the main page and I’ll let you know in one of these posts.

I am having a fun time searching through all these new festivals and there are many I would love to check out (especially a Whoopie Pie Festival – yum!).

Take a gander at it when you get a chance and let me know what you think – https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/pennsylvania-festivals/

Okay, have a great weekend, everyone, and I’ll talk to you soon!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: January 12-15, 2023


MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.



1/9-1/13 – Winter Park at The Orion VIII – Huntsville
1/11-1/16 – Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration IX – Birmingham
1/13-1/15 – Festival of Cranes – Decatur


No festivals this weekend.


1/9-1/15 – Greater Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival – Fort Lauderdale
1/9-1/15 – Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival and Music Fest II – Tampa
1/12-1/14 – Everglades Roots Festival – Ochopee
1/12-1/15 – The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Asian Lantern Festival IX – Sanford
1/12-1/16 – Sarasota Winter Carnival – Sarasota
1/13-1/14 – Apalachicola Oyster Festival – Apalachicola
1/13-1/14 – Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ and Blues Festival – Zephyrhills
1/13-1/15 – Punta Gorda Seafood and Music Festival – Punta Gorda
1/13-1/15 – John’s Pass Seafood Festival – Madeira Beach
1/13-1/16 – 30A Songwriters Festival – Santa Rosa Beach
1/14 – Sarasota Beer and Burger Festival – Sarasota
1/14 – Palmetto Multicultural Festival – Palmetto
1/14 – Florida Mushroom Festival – Palatka
1/14-1/15 – Florida Manatee Festival – Crystal River
1/14-1/15 – Cape Coral Art Festival and Market Place – Cape Coral
1/14-1/15 – Hoggetowne Medieval Faire I – Gainesville
1/14-1/15 – Brevard Renaissance Fair II – Melbourne
1/14-1/15 – St. Pete Beer, Bacon and BBQ – St. Petersburg
1/14-1/15 – Central Florida Scottish Highland Games – Winter Springs
1/14-1/15 – Florida Keys Seafood Festival – Key West


1/9-1/14 – Garden Lights, Holiday Nights X – Atlanta
1/9-1/15 – IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival VIII – Atlanta
1/14-1/16 – Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular IX – Buford


1/11 – Chicago Bourbon and Barbeque Fest – Chicago


No festivals this weekend.


1/9-1/15 – Patti’s Festival of Lights XI – Grand Rivers


1/12-1/15 – Havre de Grace Winter Celtic Festival – Havre de Grace
1/13-1/14 – Cambridge Ice and Oyster Fest – Cambridge
1/13-1/15 – Dreamfest – Ocean City


1/13-1/15 – Hunter Ice Festival – Niles
1/14 – Winterfest at Pier Park – Grosse Pointe Farms


No festivals this weekend.


1/9-1/13 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake IX – Liverpool
1/13-1/15 – Tonawanda Winterfest – Tonawanda


No festivals this weekend.


Ohio Festivals can be found at ohiofestivals.net/ohio-festivals/


1/13-1/14 – Fire and Frost Fun at Peddler’s Village II – Lahaska
1/13-1/15 – Fire and Ice Festival – Somerset
1/14 – FestivICE – York
1/14 – Mountain City Beer and Wine Festival – Altoona
1/14 – Food Truck A Palooza: Under the Big Top – Monroeville


1/14 – Taste of Folly Festival – Folly Beach


1/9-1/15 – Lights Over Gatlinburg IX – Gatlinburg
1/11-1/15 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Chattanooga Zoo X – Chattanooga
1/12-1/15 – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights IX – Nashville
1/14-1/15 – Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival – Birchwood


1/9-1/15 – Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience XII – Leesburg
1/13-1/15 – Winter Lantern Festival V – Tysons
1/14 – Chinese New Year Festival – Falls Church
1/14-1/15 – Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival – Doswell
1/15 – Richmond Jewish Food Festival – Richmond


No festivals this weekend.


No festivals this weekend.


Festival Schedule Pages




Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa









Detroit | Upper Peninsula


New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

North Carolina


Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo



South Carolina


Knoxville | Nashville


West Virginia


Madison | Milwaukee