Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 21-24, 2024

Cultural Festivals, Floral and Spring Festivals and all sorts of Food Festivals that offer everything from Maple Syrup and Chocolate to Testicles and Oysters.

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

It’s the weekend before Easter and two weekends before the Eclipse (don’t forget about the Solar Eclipse Festival Guide).

Many of this weekend’s festivals deal with the Springtime and everything associated with them, including:

  • Maple Festivals
  • Spring Festivals
  • Flower Festivals (Wildflower, Dogwood, Cherry Blossom, Tulip, Daffodil)
  • Holi Festivals
  • Easter/Egg Festivals

Plus there are:

  • Cultural Festivals
  • Music Festivals
  • Art Festivals
  • Renaissance/Viking/Fairy Festivals
  • Beer and Wine Festivals
  • an Elvis Festival
  • Book Festivals
  • a Prairie Dog Festival
  • a Hippie Festival
  • a Rattlesnake Rodeo
  • and all sorts of interesting Food Festivals that include Cajun Cookoffs and Crawfish, BBQ, Bacon, Peanuts, Wings, Red Beans and Rice, Strawberries, Chocolate, Oysters, Onions, Soul Food…

…and even Testicles aka Rocky Mountain Oysters (served with chicken gizzards, slaw, baked beans and a roll).

You can read about the Testicle Festival in Michigan HERE.

Here are some more suggestions in each state:

Alabama
Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo 
Arkansas
No festivals this weekend.
Delaware
No festivals this weekend.
Florida
DeLand Outdoor Art Festival, Bradford County Strawberry Festival (Starke)
Georgia
Peanut Proud Festival (Blakely), Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
Illinois
Buzz’d Beer Festival (Alton)
Indiana
xZOOberance I (Indianapolis)

Iowa
Maple Syrup Festival (Cedar Rapids)
Kentucky
Nulu Bock Fest (Louisville)
Louisiana
Fête Francaise (New Orleans)
Maryland
Oyster Roast and Sock Burning (Annapolis)
Michigan
Testicle Festival (Deerfield)
Minnesota
Rochester Thaw Music Festival (Rochester)
Mississippi
Natchez Powwow

Missouri
Hermann Wurstfest 
New Jersey
Indian Holi Festival (New Brunswick)
New York
Treetap Maple Fest (East Concord)
North Carolina
Fremont Daffodil Festival 
Pennsylvania
Hopewell Spring Fest (Aliquippa)
South Carolina
SC BBQ Shag Festival (Hemingway)
Tennessee
Big Ears Festival (Knoxville)

Texas
Tomball German Heritage Festival, McKinney Asian Festival 
Virginia
Virginia Festival of the Book (Charlottesville)
Washington, DC
No festivals this weekend.
West Virginia
Ripley Chocolate Festival 
Wisconsin
Polish Spring Festival (Monona)

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It’s a nice collection of festivals this weekend, especially in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Texas. So go through the lists and check out the map, in case something’s close to you in a nearby state.

Or, 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-032424/

Have a great weekend, no matter what you decide to do!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 21-24, 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

3/23 – Testicle FestivalDeerfield, MICHIGANMy Review

3/22-3/24 – Spring Vintage Market Days of Denton/Fort Worth Decatur, TEXASMy Review

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ALABAMA

3/22-3/23 – Singing River Smoke-O-Rama – Athens
3/22-3/24 – Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo – Opp
3/22-3/24 – Awakenus Bloom – Talladega
3/23 – Taylor Made Festival – Taylor
3/23 – Wiregrass Blues Fest: Blues, Brews and BBQ – Dothan
3/23 – Downtown Cajun Cookoff – Mobile

ARKANSAS

No festivals this weekend.

DELAWARE

No festivals this weekend.

FLORIDA

3/21-3/23 – EMS Spring Bluegrass Fest – Brooksville
3/21-3/24 – Suwannee Spring Reunion – Live Oak
3/22-3/24 – Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival – Tavares
3/22-3/24 – UpTown Art Expo – Altamonte Springs
3/22-3/24 – Ultra Music Festival – Miami
3/22-3/24 – FIHA Powwow – Fort Pierce
3/22-3/24 – Fort Myers River District Music Festival – Fort Myers
3/23 – Japanese Food and Culture Day Festival – Gulf Breeze
3/23 – Barefoot Mailman Family Beach Day – Lantana
3/23 – Kowtown Festival – Kissimmee
Weekend continues below…

3/23 – Groveland Founders Day Celebration – Groveland
3/23 – Williston Spring Fest – Williston
3/23 – Festival Latino Downtown Ocala – Ocala
3/23 – Suwannee Valley Quilt – Trenton
3/23 – Jupiter Farms Residents Family Fun Day – Jupiter
3/23 – Florida Wildflower and Garden Festival – DeLand
3/23 – Taste of Oviedo – Oviedo
3/23 – Blues on Rein – Port St. Joe
3/23 – Triple B BBQ Cook-Off – Crestview
3/23 – Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival – Sanford
3/23 – Tampa Pride – Tampa
Weekend continues below…

3/23-3/24 – Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Spring Garden Festival – Gainesville
3/23-3/24 – Florida Renaissance Festival and Craft Village VII – Deerfield Beach
3/23-3/24 – Bradford County Strawberry Festival – Starke
3/23-3/24 – Port Saint Lucie Strawberry Fest – Port St. Lucie
3/23-3/24 – Naples Downtown Art Show – Naples
3/23-3/24 – Palm Beach Pride – Lake Worth
3/23-3/24 – Islamorada Island Fest – Islamorada
3/23-3/24 – Bay Area Renaissance Festival VI – Dade City
3/23-3/24 – Bacon and Bourbon Fest – Wellington
3/23-3/24 – DeLand Outdoor Art Festival – DeLand

GEORGIA

3/18-3/24 – International Cherry Blossom Festival II – Macon
3/21-3/24 – Georgia Tribute Festival – Brunswick
3/21-3/24 – Georgia Food and Wine Festival – Marietta
3/22-3/23 – Fire Ant Festival – Ashburn
3/22-3/23 – Georgia String Band Festival – Calhoun
3/23 – Wayne County Dogwood Festival – Jesup
3/23 – Peanut Proud Festival – Blakely
3/23 – Color/Holi Festival – Cumming
Weekend continues below…

3/23 – Decatur International Festival – Decatur
3/23 – Taste of Suwanee – Suwanee
3/23 – Sweet Tooth Festival – Madison
3/23 – Madyson Square Gardens Spring Festival – Jefferson
3/23 – Liberty County Food Truck Fest: Spring – Hinesville
3/23-3/24 – Yule Forest Tulip Festival III – Stockbridge
3/23-3/24 – Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival – Macon
3/23-3/24 – Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival – Brookhaven
3/23-3/24 – Wing and Rock Fest – Canton
3/23-3/24 – Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival – Conyers

ILLINOIS

3/23-3/24 – Maple Syrup Festival – Makanda
3/24 – Buzz’d Beer Festival – Alton

INDIANA

3/21-3/24 – xZOOberance I – Indianapolis

IOWA

3/23-3/24 – Maple Syrup Festival – Cedar Rapids

KENTUCKY

3/23 – Nulu Bock Fest– Louisville

LOUISIANA

3/20-3/24 – Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival – New Orleans
3/20-3/24 – New Orleans Bourbon Festival – New Orleans
3/21-3/24 – Louisiana Crawfish Festival – St. Bernard
3/22 – Shell-A-Bration – New Orleans
3/22 – Wine Fête – New Orleans
3/22-3/23 – Hammond BBQ Challenge – Hammond
3/23 – Louisiana Red Beans and Rice Heritage and Music Festival – Baton Rouge
3/23 – Tunica Hills Music Festival – St. Francisville
3/23 – Fête Francaise – New Orleans
3/23 – Washington Community Festival – Washington
3/23 – World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off – Eunice
3/23-3/24 – Slidell Spring Antique Street Fair – Slidell
3/23-3/24 – Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival/Congo Square Rhythms Festival – New Orleans

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

3/22 – Black Ice Festival – Havre de Grace
3/22-3/23 – Timonium Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival – Timonium
3/23 – Fager’s Island BrewGrass – Ocean City
3/23 – Maryland EGGfest – Williamsport
3/23 – Oyster Roast and Sock Burning – Annapolis
3/23 – Maryland Day Festival – Baltimore
3/23 – Easter Egg Festival – Leonardtown
3/23 – Downtown Pocomoke Spring Festival – Pocomoke City

MICHIGAN

3/23 – Peace, Love and Hippies Indoor Spring Festival: Houghton Lake – Houghton Lake
3/23 – Testicle Festival – Deerfield – My Review
3/23 – Motor City Blues Festival – Detroit
3/23 – Starkbierfest – Cedar Springs
3/23-3/24 – Maple Festival II – Jones

MINNESOTA

3/23 – Rochester Thaw Music Festival – Rochester

MISSISSIPPI

3/23 – Hubfest – Hattiesburg
3/23 – Art in the Park – Clinton
3/23 – Beast and Brews – Senatobia
3/23 – Casey Jones Blues Fest – Water Valley
3/23 – Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade and Festival – Jackson
3/23-3/24 – Natchez Powwow – Natchez
3/23-3/24 – Spring Arts Festival – Ocean Springs

MISSOURI

3/20-3/24 – Animals Aglow at the Saint Louis Zoo II – St. Louis
3/22-3/23 – Fountain City Jazz Fest – De Soto
3/22-3/23 – Ozark Highland Fiber Festival – Glenallen
3/22-3/24 – Hermann Wurstfest – Hermann
3/22-3/24 – Kickin’ It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge – St. Robert
3/23-3/24 – PlantRight Homestead Festival – Blue Springs

NEW JERSEY

3/23 – Indian Holi Festival – New Brunswick

NEW YORK

3/22-3/24 – Maple Sugar Festival II – Mumford
3/23 – Rail Rider Jamboree Music Fest – Ellicottville
3/23 – Binghampton on Tap – Binghampton
3/23 – Treetap Maple Fest – East Concord
3/23 – Buffalo Chocolate, Wine and Whiskey Festival – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

3/21-3/23 – Carolina Pickers Antique and Auto Festival – Denton
3/22-3/24 – Feast Wilmington – Wilmington
3/23 – NC KoreaFest – Raleigh
3/23 – BraveNation Powwow and Gathering – Pembroke
3/23 – Cornelius Hop into Spring – Cornelius
3/23 – Fremont Daffodil Festival – Fremont
3/23 – Pink Hill Eggstravaganza Festival – Pink Hill
3/23 – Fairy Festival at Stearns Park – Columbus
3/23 – Chatham County Spring Ag Fest – Pittsboro
3/23-3/24 – The Viking Experience Festival – Stem
3/24 – Keukenhof Spring Festival – Cornelius
3/24 – Triangle Springfest – Raleigh
3/24 – Fort Fisher State Recreational Area Spring Festival – Kure Beach

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

3/22-3/24 – SpringGate Vineyard Last Frost Celebration! – Harrisburg
3/23 – Hopewell Spring Fest – Aliquippa
3/23 – Easter Extravaganza at the National Civil War Museum – Harrisburg
3/23-3/24 – Maple Harvest Festival – Petersburg
3/24 – Ostara Arts Fair – Pittsburgh

SOUTH CAROLINA

3/21 – Taste of Lake Murray – Columbia
3/21-3/23 – SC BBQ Shag Festival – Hemingway
3/22 – RotaryFest Oyster Roast – Lexington
3/23 – Hilton Head Wingfest – Hilton Head Island
3/23 – ArtFest – Mount Pleasant
3/23 – Spring Wing Festival – North Augusta
3/23 – Soiree on State – Cayce
3/23-3/24 – The Kite Festival at Huntington Beach State Park – Murrells Inlet
3/24 – Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival I – Hilton Head Island

TENNESSEE

3/21-3/23 – Johnson City Jazz Festival – Johnson City
3/21-3/24 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville
3/21-3/24 – Nashville Elvis Festival – Franklin
3/22-3/23 – Blooming Arts Festival – Linden
3/23 – Cheekwood Holi Celebration – Nashville
3/23 – Shop Black Fest: Nashville I – Nashville
3/23 – Sip TN Chattanooga Wine Festival – Chattanooga
3/23 – Chattanooga Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival – Chattanooga
3/24 – Soulful Food Truck Festival – Memphis
3/24 – ICCT Holi Celebrations – Memphis

TEXAS

3/18-3/23 – Austin Fair and Rodeo III – Austin
3/18-3/23 – Heart of Texas Music Festival II – Brady
3/18-3/24 – Big TX Fun Crawfish Festival III – Selma
3/21 – Food and Wine Festival (Dallas Blooms) – Dallas
3/21-3/23 – Hell’s Heroes Fest – Houston
3/21-3/23 – Wild West BrewFest – Katy
3/21-3/24 – Conroe Crossroads – Conroe
3/22 – Cameron Spring Festival – Cameron
3/22-3/23 – Alvin Music Festival and Cook-Off – Alvin
3/22-3/23 – The Lytle Music Festival – Lytle
3/22-3/24 – Flow Faire – Cleburne
3/22-3/24 – Ingleside Round Up Days and Music Festival – Ingleside
3/22-3/24 – International Friendship Carnival I – Eagle Pass
3/22-3/24 – Tomball German Heritage Festival – Tomball
Weekend continues below…

3/22-3/24 – Spring Vintage Market Days of Denton/Fort Worth – Decatur- My Review
3/23 – McKinney Asian Festival – McKinney
3/23 – Texas Forever Fest – Plano
3/23 – Aransas Pass Wino Wine Festival – Aransas Pass
3/23 – Houston Wino Wine Festival – Houston
3/23 – Texas Onion Fest – Weslaco
3/23 – Screaming Javelina Music Festival – Kingsville
3/23 – Brew on the Bayou – Lake Jackson
3/23 – Dogwood Festival – Palestine
3/23 – Concho Valley Renaissance Faire – San Angelo
3/23 – Red River Wine and Beer Festival – Wichita Falls
3/23 – Holi Mela Dallas Festival of Colors – Parker
Weekend continues below…

3/23 – Dripping Springs Brewers Festival – Dripping Springs
3/23 – Killeen Spring Fest – Killeen
3/23 – Ponder Frontier Days – Ponder
3/23 – Redemption Spring Festival – Houston
3/23 – Frisco Festival of Colors – Frisco
3/23 – Prairie Dog Festival – Lubbock
3/23 – International Art and Kite Festival – Sugar Land
3/23 – Houston Country, Folk & Blues Festival at NASA: Clear Lake – Seabrook
3/23-3/24 – Sherwood Forest Faire IV – McDade
3/23-3/24 – Bayou City Art Festival – Houston
3/23-3/24 – Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games – Sherman
3/23-3/24 – Festival of the Arts (Tyler County Dogwood Festival) – Woodville
3/23-3/24 – Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival – Salado
3/23-3/24 – Weatherford Music Festival – Weatherford
3/23-3/24 – Otaku’s Famous Cherry Blossom Food and Anime Festival – College Station
3/23-3/24 – San Antonio Roasted Corn Festival – San Antonio
3/23-3/24 – Spring Festival at Rockberry Ranch II – Poteet
3/24 – La Centerra Spring Festival – Katy
3/24 – Dallas Soul Food Festival – Dallas

VIRGINIA

3/20-3/24 – Virginia Festival of the Book – Charlottesville
3/22-3/24 – Spring Capital Art and Craft Festival – Chantilly
3/23 – Sedalia Center Celtic Festival and Highland Games – Big Island

WEST VIRGINIA

3/22-3/24 – Wheeling Polka Festival – Wheeling
3/23 – Ripley Chocolate Festival – Ripley

WISCONSIN

3/23 – Maple Syrup Family Day – Richfield
3/23 – Roar off the Shore Brewfest – Luxemburg
3/23-3/24 – Spring Boutique at Big Rock Creek – St. Croix Falls
3/23-3/24 – Glenna Farms MapleFest – Amery
3/24 – Polish Spring Festival – Monona

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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