Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 29 – March 3, 2024

Cultural and Food Festivals a-plenty this weekend, including both Winter and Spring Festivals and so much more!

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

If you take a gander at this weekend’s map of festival cities, you’ll see a more pins this week. Festival numbers have grown overall with a huge increase in Texas. Only Delaware is absent of festivals this weekend.

As we enter the month of March, we can feel St. Patrick’s Day approaching, and some Irish Festivals are already starting up in Illinois, New Jersey, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, there are also…

  • Scottish Festivals in Florida
  • Greek Festivals in Florida
  • Native American Pow Wows in Florida, North Carolina and Texas
  • Italian Festivals in Florida and Louisiana
  • Jewish Festivals in Georgia and Texas
  • Indian Festivals in Iowa and Texas
  • a Native American and Filipino Fest in Louisiana
  • Latino and Mexican Festivals in Texas

Plus, there are Renaissance and Medieval Festivals, Wine/Beer/Whiskey/Sake/More Festivals, and Music Fests.

There are Spring Festivals and the related Flower Fests.

Plus Winter Festivals and the Fire and Ice Festivals associated with them.

Then there are the food festivals:

  • Collard Greens
  • Chili
  • Strawberries
  • BBQ
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Beef
  • Bacon
  • Donuts
  • Rice
  • Pizza
  • Oysters
  • the World’s Longest Weenie Roast
  • and even (animal) Testicles! Thank you, Iowa.

A lot to sink your teeth into.

Here are some more suggestions in each state:

Alabama
 Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival (Greenville)
Arkansas
The Viking Festival (Hot Springs)
Delaware
No festivals this weekend.
Florida
 Scottish Festival and Highland Games (Plantation), Redland Country Music Festival (Miami)
Georgia
Roswell Beer Festival (Roswell), Grilled Cheese Fest at the Garden (Macon)
Illinois
Manhattan Irish Festival 
Indiana
Bock Beer Fest (Indianapolis)

Iowa
Testicle Festival at Keystone Turner Hall (Keystone)
Kentucky
Tailspin Ale Fest (Louisville)
Louisiana
Los Isleños Fiesta (St. Bernard)
Maryland
St. Michaels ChocolateFest 
Michigan
Suds and Snow (Traverse City)
Minnesota
Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend (Plymouth)
Mississippi
Gulf Coast Beer and Bacon Festival (Gulfport)

Missouri
Maple Sugar Festival (Defiance)
New Jersey
Downtown Irish Festival (Toms River)
New York
Downtown Chili Cook-Off (Ithaca)
North Carolina
Rumba on the Lumber (Lumberton)
Pennsylvania
 Ice and Fire Festival (Harrisburg)
South Carolina
Irish Fest Camden 
Tennessee
Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff 

Texas
Charro Days Fiesta (Brownsville), Sherwood Forest Faire I (McDade)
Virginia
VBVRS Oyster Fest (Virginia Beach)
Washington, DC
No festivals this weekend.
West Virginia
Celtic Calling Gathering (Charleston)
Wisconsin
World’s Longest Weenie Roast (Cable)

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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-030324/

And, if you’re still planning on going somewhere for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, you can check out the Solar Eclipse Festival Guide at https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/solar-eclipse-festival-guide/

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: February 29 – March 3, 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

3/1-3/3 – Vintage Market Days of Little Rock: Spring Little Rock, ARKANSASMy Review

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ALABAMA

3/2 – Spring Festival in the Forest – Fairhope
3/2 – Satsume Swamp Fest – Satsuma
3/2 – Dogwood Days Festival – Vestavia Hills
3/2 – Bridge Crossing Jubilee Street Festival – Selma
3/2 – Collard Green Festival – Evergreen
3/2 – Cahaba Night Bazaar – Birmingham
3/2 – Bellingrath’s Beers and Blooms – Theodore
3/2-3/3* – Ballyhoo Festival – Gulf Shores – POSTPONED TO APRIL 6-7
3/2-3/3 – Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival – Greenville

ARKANSAS

2/29-3/3 – American Craft Sake Fest – Hot Springs
3/1-3/3 – Vintage Market Days of Little Rock: Spring – Little Rock – My Review
3/2-3/3 – Wye Daffodil Festival I – Bigelow
3/2-3/3 – The Viking Festival – Hot Springs
3/3 – Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival – Hot Springs

DELAWARE

No festivals this weekend.

FLORIDA

2/29-3/3 – Florida Strawberry Festival I – Plant City
2/29-3/3 – Little Flower Carnival – Hollywood
2/29-3/3 – St. Raphael Festival – St. Petersburg
3/1 – WuffStock Festival – Lake City
3/1-3/2 – Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo – Moore Haven
3/1-3/3 – St. Mark’s Greek Festival – Belleview/Ocala
3/1-3/3 – Englewood Food Truck Rally and Music Festival – Englewood
3/1-3/3 – Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow – Mount Dora
Weekend continues below…

3/1-3/3 – Saint Sophia Greek Festival – Miami
3/1-3/3 – Festival of the Arts Boca I – Boca Raton
3/1-3/3 – Daytona Beach Bike Week I – Daytona Beach
3/1-3/3 – Italian Food Festival – Vero Beach
3/2 – Swamp Buggy Spring Classic – Naples
3/2 – Miami Wine Festival: Spring – Miami
3/2 – Pinecrest Gardens Chili Cook-Off – Pinecrest
3/2 – Festival Dor De Moldova – Casselberry
3/2 – Whiskey in the Cloud Festival – St. Cloud
Weekend continues below…

3/2 – Country Craft Beer Festival – Miami
3/2 – Naples Craft Beer Festival – Naples
3/2 – Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Plantation
3/2 – Cracker Cowboy Day – Dade City
3/2 – Umatilla Chili and BBQ Cook-off – Umatilla
3/2 – Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival – Tampa
3/2 – Habitat Ocala Strawberry Festival – Ocala
3/2 – St. Pete Community Family Festival – St. Petersburg
3/2 – Panama City Beach Scottish Festival – Panama City Beach
3/2-3/3 – Lake Mary – Heathrow Festival of the Arts – Lake Mary
3/2-3/3 – Grant Seafood Festival – Grant-Valkaria
3/2-3/3 – Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – Tampa
Weekend continues below…

3/2-3/3 – Pride Cape Coral – Cape Coral
3/2-3/3 – Rotary Club of Homestead Stone Crab and Seafood Festival – Homestead
3/2-3/3 – Florida SpringsFest – Ocala
3/2-3/3 – The Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair and Pirate Festival – Milton
3/2-3/3 – Clay County Strawberry Fest – Green Cove Springs
3/2-3/3 – Floral City Strawberry Festival – Floral City
3/2-3/3 – Redland Country Music Festival – Miami
3/2-3/3 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival III – Dade City
3/2-3/3 – Cocoa Village Spring Fine Art and Craft Fair – Cocoa
3/2-3/3 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village V – Deerfield Beach
3/3 – Taste of Ormond – Ormond Beach

GEORGIA

3/1 – Night in Effingham – Springfield
3/1 – Pig in the Park BBQ Championship (Dublin-Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival) – Dublin
3/1-3/2 – Sip and Swine BBQ Festival – Lawrenceville
3/1-3/3 – Grilled Cheese Fest at the Garden – Macon
3/2 – Savannah River Fire Festival – Guyton
3/2 – Cows Come Home Celebration – Sautee Nacoochee
3/2 – Rhythm and Ribs BBQ Festival – Tifton
3/2 – Roswell Beer Festival – Roswell
3/2 – Atlanta Brunch Festival I – Atlanta
3/2 – Downtown Albany Street Festival – Albany
3/3 – Atlanta Jewish Life Festival – Atlanta

ILLINOIS

3/1 – Southern Illinois Taco Festival – Marion
3/1-3/2 – Manhattan Irish Festival – Manhattan
3/2 – Maple Syrup Festival at Argyle State Park – Colchester
3/2 – Chicago Brewsology – Chicago
3/3 – Marchtoberfest – Peoria

INDIANA

3/2 – Bock Beer Fest – Indianapolis
3/2 – March in the Pugs! – Lebanon
3/2 – Frozen Firkin Festival – Fort Wayne
3/2-3/3 – Maple Syrup Festival II – Salem
3/2-3/3 – Maple Sugarbush Festival – Evansville
3/2-3/3 – Parke County Maple Fair II – Rockville

IOWA

3/2 – India Association of Iowa Harvest Festival – North Liberty
3/2 – Testicle Festival at Keystone Turner Hall – Keystone
3/3 – SaPaDaPaSo Hooley – Cedar Rapids

KENTUCKY

3/1-3/3 – Vintage Market Days of Lexington – Lexington
3/2 – Tailspin Ale Fest – Louisville
3/2 – Kentucky Women’s Book Festival – Louisville
3/2-3/3 – Kentucky Vintage Fest – Lexington
3/2-3/3 – Purchase Area Coffee and Chocolate Festival – Calvert City

LOUISIANA

3/1-3/3 – Kenner Festa Italiana – Kenner
3/2 – Here’s the Beef Cookoff – Opelousas
3/2 – Zapp’s International Beerfest – Baton Rouge
3/2 – Bayou Terrebonne Boucherie – Houma
3/2 – Louisiana Food Truck Festival: Spring – Slidell
3/2-3/3 – Los Isleños Fiesta – St. Bernard

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

3/2 – St. Michaels ChocolateFest – St. Michaels
3/2 – Winterfest – North Bethesda

MICHIGAN

3/1-3/2 – Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival – Kalamazoo
3/2 – Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest – Grand Rapids
3/2 – Suds and Snow – Traverse City

MINNESOTA

3/1-3/3 – The Food and Wine Experience – Eagan
3/1-3/3 – Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend – Plymouth
3/2 – Bockfest – New Ulm

MISSISSIPPI

3/2 – Gulf Coast Beer and Bacon Festival – Gulfport

MISSOURI

3/2 – 4C Sertoma 417 Whiskey Festival – Ozark
3/2 – Maple Sugar Festival – Defiance
3/2 – Uncorked: KC Wine Festival – Kansas City

NEW JERSEY

3/2 – Bonfire and Food Festival – Parsippany-Troy Hills
3/2 – The Big Brew Beer Festival – Morristown
3/2 – Downtown Irish Festival – Toms River
3/2 – Mount Holly St. Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival – Mount Holly
3/2-3/3 – Jersey Eats: A Taste of New Jersey at CURE Insurance Arena – Trenton

NEW YORK

3/1 – The Art of Beer – Niagara Falls
3/1-3/3 – Brave Brews Fest – Auburn
3/2 – Downtown Chili Cook-Off – Ithaca
3/2 – NY Ice Wine and Culinary Festival – Fairport

NORTH CAROLINA

3/1-3/2 – Rumba on the Lumber – Lumberton
3/2 – North Carolina Rice Festival – Winnabow
3/2 – Carolina Indian Circle Powwow – Chapel Hill
3/3 – Charlotte Donut Festival – Charlotte

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

3/1-3/2 – Cardboard Classic and Mountainfest – Scranton
3/1-3/2 – Starkbierfest – Philadelphia
3/2 – Mac and Cheese Fest – Bloomsburg
3/2 – Ice and Fire Festival – Harrisburg
3/2-3/3 – Asbury Woods Maple Festival – Erie

SOUTH CAROLINA

3/1-3/3 – Rock ‘N Paws Music Festival – North Myrtle Beach
3/2 – Irish Fest Camden – Camden
3/2 – Front Beach Fest – Isle of Palms

TENNESSEE

3/1 – Whiskey Warmer Memphis – Memphis
3/1-3/2 – Cousin Jack Tullock Bluegrass Festival – Etowah
3/1-3/3 – Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff – Pigeon Forge
3/2 – Mystical March at Mountain Arts Community Center – Signal Mountain
3/2 – Mardi Growl – Knoxville

TEXAS

2/27-3/3 – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo I – Houston
2/28-3/2 – Fort Worth Music Festival – Fort Worth
2/29-3/2 – Charro Days Fiesta – Brownsville
2/29-3/2 – Sombrero Festival – Brownsville
3/1 – Celina Friday Night Market I – Celina
3/1-3/2 – Fort Clark Days – Brackettville
3/1-3/2 – Brews Ewes & BBQ Cook-Off – San Angelo
Weekend continues below…

3/1-3/3 – North Texas Irish Festival – Dallas
3/1-3/2 – Red, White and Blue Festival – Danbury
3/2 – TEXFest – Carrollton
3/2 – Frisco Wino Wine Festival – Frisco
3/2 – Native American Student Association Benefit Powwow – Arlington
3/2 – Texas Pizza Festival – Salado
3/2 – Market Day on Main Street I – Marble Falls
3/2 – Besame Mucho – Austin
Weekend continues below…

3/2 – Houston Holi Festival of Colors – Houston
3/2-3/3 – Austin Sazón Latin Food Festival I – Austin
3/2-3/3 – Sherwood Forest Faire I – McDade
3/2-3/3 – Beaumont Mural Festival – Beaumont
3/3 – Landlock Festival I – Waco
3/3 – Waco Wino Wine Festival – Waco
3/3 – Navroz Spring Festival – Houston
3/3 – Candlelight Ranch Chili Cook-Off and Car Show – Marble Falls
3/3 – Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff – Houston

VIRGINIA

3/3 – VBVRS Oyster Fest – Virginia Beach

WEST VIRGINIA

2/28-3/3 – Celtic Calling Gathering – Charleston
3/2 – Oak Leaf Festival’s Spring Fling – Oak Hill

WISCONSIN

3/1-3/3 – World’s Longest Weenie Roast – Cable
3/2 – Moscow Mules Up North – Eagle River
3/2 – Shamrock Shuffle – Milwaukee

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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