Upcoming Festival Weekend: January 18-21, 2024

A few festivals in each state with the majority in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas!

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

Not only do I have more festivals to tell you about this weekend…

…I also have a new logo!

Thanks to all the help from my sister-in-law, I have a much-improved logo (the picture of me looking out over the Sicilian waters really wasn’t a great logo).

I hope you like it!

While the weather hasn’t been that great for many last weekend, it will hopefully be better for you to go out and check out some festivals. There aren’t all that many this weekend, but most states have around 3 or so while the states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas have plenty to spare!

Many festivals are ice, winter or snow related but there are also…

  • Renaissance and Medieval Festivals
  • Various Music Fests (Mountain Music, Soul, Cigar Box, Bluegrass, Blues)
  • Mardi Gras Fests
  • Spirited Festivals (Beer, Wine, Whiskey, Bourbon)
  • Cultural Festivals (Asian, Greek, Vietnamese)
  • Food Fests Galore (Frog Legs, Chocolate, Donuts, Oysters, Hot Sauce, Cheese)
  • and more!

Here are some suggestions in each state:

Alabama
East Asian Heritage Festival at Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham)
Arkansas
Ozark Mountain Music Festival (Eureka Springs)
Delaware
No festivals this weekend.
Florida
Venezia Renaissance Faire I (Bonita Springs), Hoggetowne Medieval Faire II (Gainesville)
Georgia
Atlanta Winter Wine Festival
Illinois
No festivals this weekend.
Indiana
Freezefest (Bloomington)

Iowa
LeClaire Eagle Festival (LeClaire)
Kentucky
 Donut Fest Louisville (Louisville)
Louisiana
New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival
Maryland
No festivals this weekend.
Michigan
Ice Sculpture Festival (Tecumseh)
Minnesota
The World Snow Sculpting Championship (Stillwater)
Mississippi
No festivals this weekend.

Missouri
Bootheel Bluegrass Festival (Fruitland)
New Jersey
Jersey City Whiskey and Spirits Festival
New York
Tonawanda Winterfest 
North Carolina
No festivals this weekend.
Pennsylvania
Ligonier Ice Fest (Ligonier)
South Carolina
Beaufort Oyster Festival 
Tennessee
Ullr Fest (Knoxville)

Texas
Kerrville Renaissance Festival I (Kerrville)
Virginia
La Vang Lunar New Year Festival (Chantilly)
Washington, DC
No festivals this weekend.
West Virginia
No festivals this weekend.
Wisconsin
Beer and Cheese Fest (Madison)

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

And, if you happen to be in Ohio this weekend, check this weekend’s post at OhioFestivals.net to see what’s going on. You can find this week’s post at https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-weekend-012124/

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: January 18-21, 2024

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

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

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

No festival reviews this week.

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ALABAMA

1/20 – East Asian Heritage Festival at Birmingham Museum of Art – Birmingham

ARKANSAS

1/18-1/21 – Ozark Mountain Music Festival – Eureka Springs

DELAWARE

No festivals this weekend.

FLORIDA

1/15 – Martin Luther King Festival – Lynn Haven
1/17-1/20 – Rokisland Fest – Key West
1/18-1/20 – Yeehaw Music Festival – Okeechobee
1/18-1/21 – Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival – Fellsmere
1/18-1/21 – ZOOLights IX – Jacksonville
1/19-1/20 – Butts and Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay – Apalachicola
1/19-1/21 – Hollywood Greek Festival – Hollywood
1/19-1/21 – John’s Pass Seafood Festival – Madeira Beach
1/19-1/21 – St. Armands International Food Truck and Music Festival – Sarasota
1/20 – Florida SMASH Beer Festival – Longwood
1/20 – GrasFest – DeFuniak Springs
Weekend continues below…

1/20 – Riverwalk Rhythm and Brews – Fort Lauderdale
1/20 – Science on Tap: Outdoor Beer Festival – Orlando
1/20- Crazy Pepper Chili Cook Off – Sebring
1/20 – Soulfest – Leesburg
1/20 – Pups and Pints – Celebration
1/20 – Playground Music and Arts Festival – Gainesville
1/20 – Swamp Buggy Races! Winter Classic – Naples
1/20 – Lakeport Sour Orange Festival – Lakeport
1/20-1/21 – Venezia Renaissance Faire I – Bonita Springs
1/20-1/21 – A Festival of Chocolate at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Coral Gables
1/20-1/21 – Brevard Renaissance Fair III – Melbourne
1/20-1/21 – Hoggetowne Medieval Faire II – Gainesville

GEORGIA

1/20 – Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting – Atlanta
1/20 – Atlanta Winter Wine Festival – Atlanta
1/20 – Comfort Food Festival at Wild Leap LaGrange – LaGrange

ILLINOIS

No festivals this weekend.

INDIANA

1/18-1/20 – Freezefest – Bloomington
1/19-1/20 – Shipshewana Ice Festival and Chili Cookoff – Shipshewana
1/19-1/21 – Carmel Festival of Ice – Carmel

IOWA

1/20-1/21 – LeClaire Eagle Festival – LeClaire

KENTUCKY

1/21 – Donut Fest Louisville – Louisville

LOUISIANA

1/18-1/21 – New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival – New Orlean
1/19 – Les Fous du Carnaval Parade – New Orleans
1/20 – Krewe of Oshun Parade and Festival – Baton Rouge
1/20 – Rayne Mardi Gras Parade and Gumbo Cookoff – Rayne

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

No festivals this weekend.

MICHIGAN

1/19-1/21 – Tip-Up Town USA – Houghton Lake
1/20 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest I – Ludington
1/20 – Ypsilanti Bourbon Fest – Ypsilanti
1/20 – Ice Park and Food Truck Rally (World of Winter) – Grand Rapids
1/20-1/21 – Ice Sculpture Festival – Tecumseh
1/21 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest II – Ann Arbor

MINNESOTA

1/17-1/21 – The World Snow Sculpting Championship – Stillwater

MISSISSIPPI

No festivals this weekend.

MISSOURI

1/15 – Springfield Multicultural Festival – Springfield
1/18-1/20 – Bootheel Bluegrass Festival – Fruitland
1/20 – Loop Ice Carnival – University City

NEW JERSEY

1/20 – Jersey City Whiskey and Spirits Festival – Jersey City
1/20 – Hackettstown Winterfest – Hackettstown

NEW YORK

1/18-1/21 – Tonawanda Winterfest – Tonawanda

NORTH CAROLINA

No festivals this weekend.

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

1/19-1/20 – January Ice Jam – Beaver Falls
1/19-1/21 – Ligonier Ice Fest – Ligonier
1/20 – Pocono Winter Beerfest – Stroudsburg
1/20 – Schuylkill Winterfest – Pottsville
1/20 – Skytop Lodge Food and Wine Festival – Skytop
1/20 – Snowfest and Polar Plunge – Huntingdon

SOUTH CAROLINA

1/20 – Fairy House Festival – Mount Pleasant
1/20 – Taste of Folly Festival – Folly Beach
1/20 – Winter Bluegrass Jubilee – Pickens
1/20-1/21 – Beaufort Oyster Festival – Beaufort

TENNESSEE

1/15-1/21 – Lights Over Gatlinburg X – Gatlinburg
1/15-1/21 – Skyland Ranch Festival of Lights XII – Sevierville
1/16-1/20 – International Blues Challenge – Memphis
1/18-1/21 – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights X – Nashville
1/19-1/21 – Smoky Mountain Elvis Festival – Pigeon Forge
1/20-1/21 – Ullr Fest – Knoxville

TEXAS

1/15 – MLK Community Festival – Austin
1/15-1/21 – Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo II – Fort Worth
1/19-1/21 – Fredericksburg Trade Days I – Fredericksburg
1/20 – Luckenbach Blues Festival – Luckenbach
1/20 – Hops n’ Hot Sauce Festival – Humble
1/20-1/21 – Kerrville Renaissance Festival I – Kerrville
1/20-1/21 – Faire of Champions III – Palestine
1/21 – Katy Wino Fest – Katy

VIRGINIA

1/19 – International Wine Festival – Roanoke
1/19-1/21 – Winter Lantern Festival VI – Tysons
1/20 – Beer and Hot Drinks Festival – McLean
1/20 – La Vang Lunar New Year Festival – Chantilly

WEST VIRGINIA

No festivals this weekend.

WISCONSIN

1/19-1/20 – Ice Fisheree Festival – Marshall
1/20 – Delavan Winterfest – Delavan
1/20 – Beer and Cheese Fest – Madison

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Festival Guides

Alabama | Arkansas | Delaware | Florida | Georgia
Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kentucky | Louisiana
Maryland | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri
New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Pennsylvania
South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Virginia
Washington, DC | West Virginia | Wisconsin

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