Upcoming Festival Weekend: January 26-29, 2023

Pirates, Chili, Chocolate and Beer – plus an update on the 2023 Festival Guides

Things are slowly starting to pick up in all of the states. Almost all of them have some sort of festival going on, whether a Lunar New Year Celebration, a Winter Beerfest, a Chili Cookoff or some variation of Winterfest.

Florida is, once again, the big state this weekend with a Pirate Festival, a Pow Wow, both Medieval and Renaissance Festivals, Seafood Festivals, Wine and Beer Festivals and more festivals celebrating Tacos, Kumquats and Manatees, but, if you look closer, you’ll see that states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin actually have a decent amount going on as well.

These states are hosting plenty of Winter and Ice Festivals, along with Chocolate Festivals, Wine Festivals, Beer Festivals, Bluegrass Festivals, Oyster Festivals, Folk Festivals and more.

Just be sure to look at the map to see in what cities these festivals are taking place.

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Concerning all Festival Guides, I’m still updating all the listings for all of the states. I am almost done going through the month of June and I’ll continue on with July right after.

You may already know that I also have festival guides for some city areas as well. As I confirm festivals on the state guide, I copy them over to the appropriate city area guide. Check out some city guides, such as Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Rochester-Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Nashvillle, Milwaukee – and see how the festivals are being added to these guides for 2023.

On the state festival guide, if you notice a festival from January through June with an asterisk next to it, it means I still do not have the 2023 information. If you happen to be involved with the festival, know the date or have more info, please write to me and let know. Otherwise, it will be another two months or so before I again check for an update about that festival.

Thanks for your help and please share these guides with your friends and family. As more people find these guides, more people will write to me and let me know about their festivals.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: January 26-29, 2023

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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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ALABAMA

1/28 – OWA’s Arts and Craft Festival – Foley
1/28 – The Salamander Festival – Homewood
1/28 – Von Brewski Beer Festival – Huntsville
1/28 – Gumbo and Alabama Slammer Festival – Foley

DELAWARE

1/27-1/29 – Fire and Ice Festival – Bethany Beach
1/28 – A Delaware Brew Story – Wilmington

FLORIDA

1/25-1/29 – Key West Food and Wine Festival – Key West
1/26-1/29 – Florida Storytelling Festival – Mount Dora
1/26-1/29 – St. Mark Greek Festival – Boca Raton
1/27-1/28 – Lakeland PigFest – Lakeland
1/27-1/28 – Rock the Universe Christian Music Festival – Orlando
1/27-1/29 – Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival – Sarasota
1/27-1/29 – Everglades Bluegrass Festival – North Miami Beach
1/27-1/29 – Hoggetowne Medieval Faire III – Gainesville
1/27-1/29 – St. George’s Winter Carnival – New Port Richey
1/27-1/29 – Spirit of the Buffalo Pow Wow I – Auburndale
1/27-1/29 – Images: A Festival of the Arts – New Smyrna Beach
1/28 – GrasFest – DeFuniak Springs
1/28 – Kumquat Festival – Dade City
1/28 – Florida SMASH Beer Festival – Longwood
1/28 – Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival – Punta Gorda
1/28 – Coral Gables Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival – Coral Gables
1/28 – Palm Bay Multicultural Festival – Palm Bay
1/28 – Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest – Tampa – My Review
1/28-1/29 – Port St. Lucie Seafood Festival – Port St. Lucie
1/27-1/28 – Millennial Brewing Company Fair Food Festival – Fort Myers
1/28-1/29 – Venezia Renaissance Faire II – Bonita Springs
1/28-1/29 – Pinellas Taco Fest – Pinellas Park
1/28-1/29 – Coral Gables Festival of the Arts – Coral Gables
1/28-1/29 – Swamp Buggy Races! Winter Classic – Naples
1/28-1/29 – Brevard Renaissance Fair IV – Melbourne
1/28-1/29 – Kids Fest – Coral Gables
1/28-1/29 – Manatee Festival – Orange City
1/28-1/29 – Miami Art and Mega Festival – Coral Gables
1/28-1/29* – ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood and Music Festival – CANCELLED
1/29* – Schlachtfest – Cape Coral – CANCELLED

GEORGIA

1/28 – Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee – Brunswick

ILLINOIS

1/28 – Chicago Whiskey Tasting Festival – Chicago
1/28-1/29 – Great River Eagle Days – Quincy

INDIANA

1/27-1/28 – The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival – Richmond
1/27-1/28 – Hoosier Chocolate Fest – Whitetown
1/28 – Big Barn Beer Fest – Hobart

KENTUCKY

1/23-1/29 – Patti’s Festival of Lights XII – Grand Rivers

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

1/28 – Lunar New Year – Rockville
1/28 – Suds ‘N Snowflakes Craft Beer Festival – Washington, DC

MICHIGAN

1/25-1/29 – Zehnder’s Snowfest – Frankenmuth
1/26-1/29 – Winterfest – Grand Haven
1/27-1/28 – Jack Frost Jamboree – Lincoln Park
1/27-1/29 – Kalkaska Winterfest – Kalkaska
1/28 – Heikinpäivä Finnish American Mid-Winter Festival – Hancock
1/28 – Winter Fest – Coldwater
1/28 – Ann Arbor Folk Fest – Ann Arbor
1/28 – Pure Ludington Brrrew Fest – Ludington
1/28 – Tip-Up Town USA II – Houghton Lake
1/28 – St. Joe Winter Beer Fest – St. Joseph

MISSISSIPPI

No festivals this weekend.

NEW YORK

1/29 – Mendon Ponds Park Winterfest – Mendon

NORTH CAROLINA

1/26-1/29 – Blowing Rock Winterfest – Blowing Rock

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

1/26-1/29 – IceFest – Chambersburg
1/27-1/28 – Chestnut Hill on Ice – Philadelphia
1/27-1/29 – West Reading Ice ‘N Spice Festival – West Reading
1/27-1/29 – Clarks Summit Festival of Ice – Clarks Summit
1/28 – Marienville Winterfest – Marienville
1/28 – Trax Farms Winter Beer Festival – Finleyville

SOUTH CAROLINA

1/28 – Charleston Winter Wine Festival – Charleston
1/28* – Biggest Little Beerfest – Greenville
1/28 – Winter Bluegrass Jubilee – Pickens
1/28-1/29 – Kids Jamboree – Florence
1/29 – Lowcountry Oyster Festival – Mount Pleasant

TENNESSEE

1/24-1/28 – International Blues Challenge – Memphis
1/26-1/29 – Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights XI – Nashville

VIRGINIA

1/23-1/29 – Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience XIV – Leesburg
1/27-1/29 – Winter Lantern Festival VII – Tysons
1/28 – Lunar New Year Festival Fair – Fairfax
1/28 – Hot Drinks, Beer and Cider Festival – McLean
1/28 – Village of Leesburg Ice Festival – Leesburg
1/29 – McLean Chocolate Festival – McLean
1/29 – International Wine Festival – Roanoke

WEST VIRGINIA

No festivals this weekend.

WISCONSIN

1/27 – Winter Brew Fest – Wausau
1/27-1/28 – Lake Superior Ice Festival – Superior
1/27-1/29 – Schnee Days Winter Festival – Elkhart Lake
1/28 – Winter Fest – Wausau
1/28 – Chili Cook Off and Winter Fest – Valders
1/28 – Cabin Fever Fest – Beaver Dam
1/28-1/29 – Winter Pow Wow at Legendary Waters Resort and Casino – Red Cliff

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Festival Schedule Pages

Alabama

Delaware

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Kentucky

Maryland

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

Mississippi

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

North Carolina

Ohio

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

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Tennessee

Knoxville | Nashville

Virginia

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Madison | Milwaukee

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