Upcoming Festival Weekend: May 12-15, 2022

A weekend celebrating Bigfoot, Strawberries, Flowers, Pugs and the Wizard of Oz.

Once again, there is a nice selection of festivals to check out with all sorts of flower festivals (Tulip, Lilac, Rhododendron, Daylily, Cherry Blossom, Peony, Apple Blossom, etc.), animal fests (Turtles, Lionfish, Pugs, Poultry, Pigs, Goats, Birds, Peacocks, Crawfish, Crab, etc.), cultural fests (Greek, German, Haitian, Jewish, Latino, Italian, etc.) and so much more.

Big states this weekend are Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, but just about all the states have a decent amount to offer.

There’s also another Bigfoot Festival in North Carolina, a Wizard of Oz Festival in Indiana, a Pirate Festival in Florida, and all sorts of Strawberry Festivals, Renaissance Festivals, Pet/Dog Festivals, Music Festivals, Beer Festivals, Rose’ Festivals, Taco Festivals, Food Truck Festivals, and Spring Festivals throughout many of the states.

Get out there and take advantage of it.

Seriously – go through the lists (and Map) below.

Here’s what I would consider in each state…

Alabama
Great Firkin Fest (Mobile), Jewish Food and Cultural Festival (Birmingham)
Florida
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (Fort Walton Beach), Lionfish Festival (Destin)
Georgia
Peacock Day Festival (Pavo), Yellow Pollen Street Festival (Hampton)
Illinois
Ballpark Brew Fest (Schaumburg), Blandinsville Farmers Picnic
Indiana
Chesteron Wizard of Oz Days, Broad Ripple Art Fair (Indianapolis)
Kentucky
International Bar-B-Q Festival (Owensboro), Bluegrass Pug Festival (Louisville)
Michigan
National Morel Mushroom Festival (Boyne City), 90’s Flannel Fest (Freeland)
New York
Rochester Lilac Festival, Holland Tulip Festival
North Carolina
WNC Bigfoot Festival (Marion), Festa Italiana Charlotte
Pennsylvania
North Hills Food Truck Festival (Pittsburgh)
South Carolina
Blue Crab Festival (Little River), Williamston Pig in the Park
Tennessee
Wartrace Strawberry Festival, Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival (Portland)
West Virginia
Feast of the Ramson (Richwood), West Virginia Strawberry Festival (Buckhannon)
Wisconsin
Woodville Syttende Mai, Bayshore Spring Art and Artisan Fair (Glendale)

Have a great weekend, everyone, and have some funnel cake for me!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: May 12-15, 2022

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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

5/12-5/14 – Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival – Foley
5/13 – Helena’s Buck Creek Festival – Helena
5/13-5/14 – CityFest – Prattville
5/13-5/15 – Homestead Hollow Spring Arts and Crafts Festival – Springville
5/14 – Do Dah Day at Cahaba Brewing – Birmingham
5/14 – Everything’s Art in the Park – Dadeville
5/14 – Magic City Wine Fest – Birmingham
5/14* – Happy Hippie Feastival – Cullman – MOVED TO 8/27
5/14 – Great Firkin Fest – Mobile
5/14 – Rocket City BBQ and Soul Fest – Huntsville
5/14 – Camp to Amp Festival – Huntsville
5/14 – Leeds Creek Bank Festival – Leeds
5/15 – Jewish Food and Culture Festival – Birmingham

FLORIDA

5/9-5/15 – Forks and Corks Food and Wine Festival – Sarasota
5/12 – Night Market at Avalon Park I – Orlando
5/12-5/14 – Resonate Suwannee – Live Oak
5/12-5/15 – Drake’s Raid – St. Augustine
5/13-5/14 – Digital Graffiti Festival – Alys Beach
5/13-5/15 – Punta Gorda Crab and Music Festival – Punta Gorda
5/13-5/15 – Tallahassee Bike Fest – Tallahassee
5/13-5/15 – Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival – Fort Walton Beach
5/13-5/15 – Everybody’s Favorite Barbecue and Hot Sauce Festival: Orange Park – Orange Park
5/14 – Latin Music Fest – Fort Myers
5/14 – St. Pete Taco and Tequila Festival – St. Petersburg
5/14 – Family Fest – Altamonte Springs
5/14 – Be Fabulous Music and Arts Festival (formerly Harvey Milk Festival) – Sarasota
5/14 – Beer ‘Merica – Orlando
5/14 – Caribbean Food and Music Fest – Orlando
5/14 – Haitian Flag Day – Palmetto
5/14 – World Equestrian Center Blueberry Festival – Ocala
5/14-5/15 – Lionfish Festival – Destin
5/14-5/15 – Vero Beach Seafood Festival – Vero Beach
5/14-5/15 – Cocoa Village Summer Art and Craft Fair – Cocoa
5/15 – German Beerfest “Under the Pavilion” – Lake Worth

GEORGIA

5/12 – Taste of Alpharetta Festival – Alpharetta
5/12-5/15 – Loganville Carnival – Loganville
5/13-5/14 – Uptown’s RiverFest – Columbus
5/13-5/15 – Marietta Greek Festival – Marietta
5/13-5/15 – Hamilton Gardens Rhododendron Festival IV – Hiawassee
5/13-5/15 – Bringing the Sea to Powder Springs: Seafood Festival – Powder Springs
5/14 – Bon Temps Crawfish Festival – Dublin
5/14 – Georgia Mountain Egg Fest – Hiawassee
5/14 – Glennville Sweet Onion Festival – Glennville
5/14 – Snellville Beach Blast – Snellville
5/14 – Roswell Mimosa Festival – Roswell
5/14 – Daylily Festival – Adel
5/14 – Hike Bike Brew: Lula Lake Beer Festival – Lookout Mountain
5/14 – Hoschton Spring Festival/Jam’in in the Park – Hoschton
5/14 – Winterville Marigold Festival – Winterville
5/14 – Spring in the Valley – Rome
5/14 – Cruise-in on the Square – Washington
5/14 – Peacock Day Festival – Pavo
5/14 – Suds on the Square – Fayetteville
5/14 – Dalton Family Fun Fest – Dalton
5/14 – Yellow Pollen Street Festival – Hampton
5/14-5/15 – Chastain Park Spring Arts and Craft Festival – Atlanta
5/14-5/15 – Suwanee Arts Festival – Suwanee
5/14-5/15 – Statesboro Hot Air Balloon Festival – Statesboro
5/14-5/15 – The Georgia Renaissance Festival VI – Fairburn

ILLINOIS

5/12-5/15 – Old King Coal Festival – West Frankfort
5/12-5/15 – Blandinsville Farmers Picnic – Blandinsville
5/13-5/14 – Life on the Illinois Frontier – Harrisburg
5/13-5/15 – Art on the Square – Belleville
5/13-5/15 – Let it Grow Festival – Mechanicsburg
5/14 – Springfield Area Highland Games and Celtic Festival – Chatham
5/14 – Ballpark Brew Fest – Schaumburg
5/14 – Illinois Vintage Fest – New Lenox
5/14 – Homer Glen Kite Festival – Homer Glen
5/14* – Chicago Wine Fest: Spring Edition – Chicago – NEXT IN DECEMBER
5/15 – Blessing of the Bikes and Bless Fest – Alto Pass
5/15 – St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Fest – St. Jacob

INDIANA

5/12-5/13 – Fort Wayne Music Festival – Fort Wayne
5/12-5/14 – Batesville Kiwanis Family Carnival – Batesville
5/12-5/15 – Indiana Dunes Birding Festival – Chesterton
5/12-5/15 – LIVEstock Music Festival – Medora
5/13-5/14 – Smoke on the Square – Hope
5/13-5/14 – Hobnob Summer Market – Terre Haute
5/13-5/15 – M.A.Y. Fest: Music, Art, Yoga – Nashville
5/14 – Spring Heritage Day – Rockport
5/14 – Goat Gala – Vevay
5/14 – Celebration in the Ville – Connersville
5/14-5/15 – Chesterton Wizard of Oz Days – Chesterton
5/14-5/15 – Dragons of the Realm Fantasy Festival – Ferdinand
5/14-5/15 – Broad Ripple Art Fair – Indianapolis
5/14-5/15 – Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire I – Charlestown
5/15 – Cherry Blossom Festival – Fort Wayne
5/15 – Eco Fest – Fort Wayne

KENTUCKY

5/12-5/15 (Closed 5/13,5/14) – Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo IX – Louisville
5/13-5/14 – Mount Washington Spring Festival – Mt. Washington
5/13-5/14 – International Bar-B-Q Festival – Owensboro
5/13-5/14 – The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival – Paducah
5/13-5/15 – Paris Storytelling Festival – Paris
5/13-5/15 – Wired for Good – Bowling Green
5/13-5/15 – FedEx Ground Smoke on the River BBQ Festival – Newport
5/14 – International Food Truck Festival – Louisville
5/14 – Peony Spring Festival – Warsaw
5/14 – Bath County May Day Festival – Owingsville
5/14-5/15 – Bluegrass Pug Festival – Louisville
5/14-5/15 – The Good Wu Healing and Arts Spring Festival – Gilbertsville

MICHIGAN

5/9-5/15 – Tulip Time Festival II – Holland
5/12-5/15 – National Morel Mushroom Festival – Boyne City
5/12-5/15 – Durand Railroad Days Festival – Durand
5/12-5/15 – Berkley Days – Berkley
5/13-5/15 – Tawas Point Birding Festival – East Tawas
5/14 – Blossomtime Festival – St. Joseph
5/14 – 90’s Flannel Fest – Freeland
5/14-5/15– Great Lakes Boating Festival – Grosse Pointe

NEW YORK

5/9-5/14 – Dansville Dogwood Festival – Dansville
5/12-5/14 – Holland Tulip Festival – Holland
5/13-5/15 – Rochester Lilac Festival II – Rochester
5/14 – New York State British Real Ale Festival – Rock Stream
5/14 – Food Truck Wars! – Syracuse
5/15 – Apple Blossom Festival – Newfane
5/15 – Asian American Heritage Festival – Amherst

NORTH CAROLINA

5/12-5/14 – Pleasure Island Jeep Jam – Kure Beach
5/13-5/14 – WNC Bigfoot Festival – Marion
5/13-5/14 – LaurelFest – Laurel Hill
5/13-5/14 – Albemarle Rock Fish Festival – Edenton
5/13-5/14 – Summerfield Founders’ Day – Summerfield
5/13-5/14 – BeachFest Matthews – Matthews
5/13-5/14 – Icons of Hotrodding Festival – Maggie Valley
5/13-5/15 – Jiggy with the Piggy – Kannapolis
5/13-5/15 – Wilmington Goth Fest – Wilmington
5/13-5/15 – Wampus Cat Music Fest – Broadway
5/14 – Cary Dog Days – Cary
5/14 – TurtleFest – Holly Springs
5/14 – Earth Jam Day – Salisbury
5/14 – Charlotte Wing A Ding Ding Festival – Charlotte
5/14 – Foothills Folk Art Festival – Newton
5/14 – Pickin in the Park – Pleasant Garden
5/14 – Spring Bark Festival – Hickory
5/14 – Race City Festival – Mooresville
5/14 – Last of the Mohicans 30th Anniversary Festival – Morganton
5/14 – Ole Timey Day Festival – Seven Springs
5/14 – Windmill Wine Festival – Hudson
5/14 – Small Batch Beer Festival – Wilmington
5/14 – Pet Palooza – Charlotte
5/14 – RiverFest – Belmont
5/14 – Kaleidoscope Fest – Waxhaw
5/14 – Lu Mil Vineyard May Day Jamboree – Fayetteville
5/14 – Spring in the Park – Sawmills
5/14 – Spring Bash Food Truck Festival on Bonnie Place – Archdale
5/14-5/15 – Ole Gilliam Mill Park Crank-Up – Sanford
5/14-5/15 – Greek Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church – Durham
5/15 – JoCo Latino Festival – Selma
5/15 – Festa Italiana Charlotte – Charlotte
5/15 – Graham Food Truck Rodeo – Graham

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

5/13 – Pittsburgh Wine and Spirits Festival – Pittsburgh
5/14 – Pour at the Park at South Park – South Park
5/14-5/15 – Portersville Spring Gas Up – Portersville
5/15 – North Hills Food Truck Festival – Pittsburgh

SOUTH CAROLINA

5/12-5/14 – South Carolina Poultry Festival – Batesburg-Leesville
5/12-5/14 – SpringSkunk Music Fest – Greer
5/12-5/14 – Abbeville Spring Festival – Abbeville
5/13-5/14 – Hog on the Hill – Chester
5/13-5/14 – Williamston Pig in the Park – Williamston
5/13-5/15 – Greenville Greek Festival – Greenville
5/13-5/15 – Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally I – Myrtle Beach
5/14 – Piedmont Blues and Roots Music Festival – Laurens
5/14 – Blackwater Ukulele Festival – Goose Creek
5/14 – Vendor Festival at Boondock Farms – Jackson
5/14-5/15 – Blue Crab Festival – Little River
5/15 – Drink Pink Rosé Festival – Columbia
5/15 – Lowcountry Dog’s May the Dogs Be With You Festival – Charleston
5/15 – Holistic Arts and Healing Festival – Columbia

TENNESSEE

5/9-5/14 – Tennessee Strawberry Festival – Dayton
5/11-5/14 – World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (Memphis in May) – Memphis
5/13-5/14 – Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival – Pikeville
5/13-5/14 – Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival – Portland
5/14 – Henderson County Folk Festival – Lexington
5/14 – Nashville Rosé Festival – Nashville
5/14 – Racks by the Tracks – Kingsport
5/14 – Flag Pond Ramp Festival – Flag Pond
5/14 – Southern Skies Music Festival – Knoxville
5/14 – Boro Art and Craft Festival – Murfreesboro
5/14 – Wartrace Strawberry Festival – Wartrace
5/14-5/15 – Tennessee Renaissance Festival II – Arrington
5/14-5/15 – Songwriters Festival – Dunlap
5/15 – Strawberry Festival – Chattanooga
5/15 – Nashville Vegfest – Nashville

WEST VIRGINIA

5/13-5/14 – North Bend Bluegrass Festival – Cairo
5/13-5/15 – New River Gorge Fest – Minden
5/14 – Feast of the Ramson – Richwood
5/14 – Grand Vue Park Ramp Fest – Moundsville
5/14-5/15 – West Virginia Strawberry Festival I – Buckhannon

WISCONSIN

5/12-5/14 – Mosinee Community Days/Arts Festival – Mosinee
5/12-5/14 – Woodville Syttende Mai – Woodville
5/13-5/14 – Muscoda Morel Mushroom Festival – Muscoda
5/13-5/15 – Syttende Mai Festival (Norwegian Heritage) – Stoughton
5/14 – Uncork Me Wisconsin – Madison
5/14-5/15 – Maple Syrup Festival at Chateau St. Croix – St. Croix Falls
5/14-5/15 – Bayshore Spring Art and Artisan Fair – Glendale

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Festival Schedule Pages

Alabama

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

North Carolina

Ohio

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

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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