Upcoming Festival Weekend: May 16-19, 2024

A great festival weekend as festival numbers pick up in the North.
BBQ, Music, Cultural, Food and Cryptid Festivals.

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

After last weekend’s drop in festival numbers, festivals are picking back up again this weekend and really getting impressive in the northern states.

States like Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are starting to show impressive festival numbers and this will only continue into the summer.

Meanwhile, states like Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia are also offering a lot of festivals this weekend.

Just look at the map – plenty of festivals to be found!

There’s a great variety in this weekend’s festival selection, including various Community/Town Celebrations, Beer/Wine/Alcohol Festivals, Music Festivals, Art Festivals, all sorts of Cultural Festival (including Asian Festivals since May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month), Food Festivals and more.

Some festivals I really want to point out this weekend – including THREE Cryptid Festivals – are listed here:

  • WNC Bigfoot Festival (NC)
  • Hodaq Heritage Festival (WI)
  • Middletown Snallygaster Festival (MD)
  • Wheeling Wizarding Festival (WV)
  • Bringing in the May Fairie Festival (WV
  • Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival (VA)
  • Kielbasa Festival (PA)
  • Blue Crab Festival (SC)
  • Middle TN Cornbread Festival (TN)
  • Register Pecan Festival (GA)
  • Long Grove Chocolate Fest (IL)
  • Quad State Pickle Fest (MD)
  • Atkins Picklefest (AR)
  • National Morel Mushroom Festival (MI)
  • Rhubarb Festival (IL)
  • North Carolina Sweetpotato Festival (NC)
  • Tennessee Pirate Fest (TN)
  • Pirate Day in the Bay (MS)
  • Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (FL)
  • Belwin Bison Festival (MN)
  • Lionfish Festival (FL)

And there are so many other great festivals going on this weekend – so much so that I feel obligated to highlight a few throughout the lists to help you with your selection. Keep in mind that my selection is just what looks interesting to me based on the title/festival name alone. I’m sure there are many great festivals that I haven’t highlighted while some highlighted festivals may not be all that great.

Do a little of your own research before venturing out.

Here’s a taste of some other suggestions, based on each state:

Alabama
Cahaba Lily Festival (West Blocton), Rocket City BBQ and Soul Fest (Huntsville)
Arkansas
Atkins Picklefest, Freshgrass (Bentonville)
Delaware
Bellefonte Arts Festival (Bellefonte)
Florida
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival (Fort Walton Beach), Lionfish Festival (Destin)
Georgia
Register Pecan FestivalMagic Mushroom Jam (Cave Springs)
Illinois
Long Grove Chocolate Festival, Rhubarb Festival (Kankakee)
Indiana
Broad Ripple Art Fair (Indianapolis), Indiana Peony Festival (Noblesville)

Iowa
Orange City Tulip Festival 
Kentucky
 Poorcastle Music Festival (Louisville), Wild and Scenic Red Riverfest (Clay City)
Louisiana
Louisiana Blackberry Festival (Houma),  Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival (New Orleans)
Maryland
Sun Scape Groove Festival (Catonsville), Fair Hill Scottish Games (Elkton)
Michigan
 Niles Renaissance Faire, Sparta Town and Country Days 
Minnesota
Belwin Bison Festival (Lakeland)
Mississippi
Pirate Day in the Bay (Bay St. Louis)

Missouri
KC Folk Festival (Kansas City), Midwest Maifest (St. Charles)
New Jersey
St. Athanasios Greek Festival (Paramus), NJ Renaissance Faire I (Columbus)
New York
Buffalo Porchfest, Clymer Tulip Festival 
North Carolina
Artsplosure (Raleigh), WNC Bigfoot Festival (Marion), NC Potato Festival (Elizabeth City)
Pennsylvania
South 9th Street Italian Market Festival (Philadelphia), Upper Darby Greek Festival 
South Carolina
Blue Crab Festival (Little River), Red Rose Festival (Lancaster)
Tennessee
Middle TN Cornbread Festival (Smithville), Tennessee Pirate Fest I (Harriman)

Texas
Cherokee Rose Festival (Gilmer), Pearland Family Crawfish Boil (Pearland)
Virginia
Lebanese Food Festival (Glen Allen), Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival
Washington, DC
Saint Sophia Greek Festival, Fiesta Asia Street Fair
West Virginia
Ramp it up! Ramp Festival (Oak Hill)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Cheese Festival (Lake Geneva), Hodag Heritage Festival (Rhinelander)

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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-051924/

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: May 16-19, 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 weekend.

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ALABAMA

5/16-5/18 – Shoals Storytelling Festival – Florence
5/16-5/19 – Opelika Songwriters Festival – Opelika
5/17-5/19 – Hangout Music Festival – Gulf Shores
5/18 – Pelham Pazooza – Pelham
5/18 – Everything’s Art in the Park – Dadeville
5/18 – Food and Grooves Mayfest – Montgomery
5/18- Do Dah Day at Cahaba Brewing – Birmingham
5/18- Leeds Creek Bank Festival – Leeds
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Catfish Festival – Scottsboro
5/18 – Red Bluff Music and Arts Festival – Montgomery
5/18 – Poke Salat Festival – Arab
5/18 – River and Blues Music and Arts Festival – Wetumpka
5/18 – Millbrook Mayfest – Millbrook
5/18 – Woodstock Music Festival – Woodstock
5/18 – Arley Day Festival, Car Show and Parade – Arley
5/18 – Cahaba Lily Festival – West Blocton
5/18-5/19 – Rocket City BBQ and Soul Fest – Huntsville
5/18-5/19 – Spring Market at The Barn of Blooms – Ranburne
5/18-5/19 – Arts Alive Fine Arts and Craft Festival – Florence
5/19 – Birmingham Taco Fest – Birmingham

ARKANSAS

5/16-5/18 – Mosquito Fest – McCrory
5/17-5/18 – Magnolia Blossom Festival – Magnolia
5/17-5/18 – Freshgrass – Bentonville
5/17-5/18 – Atkins Picklefest – Atkins
5/17-5/18 – Osceola Heritage Music Festival – Osceola
5/18 – Carpenter’s Country Fest – Ozark
5/18 – Pioneer Days – Norfork
5/19 – Fayetteville Strawberry Festival – Fayetteville
5/19 – NWA Soul Festival – Rogers

DELAWARE

5/18 – Bellefonte Arts Festival – Bellefonte
5/18 – A Day in Old New Castle – New Castle
5/18 – Impact Festival – Bridgeville
5/18-5/19 – Wilmington Street Food Festival – Wilmington
5/19 – Brandywine ShadFest – Wilmington

FLORIDA

5/17-5/18 – Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival – Fort Walton Beach
5/17-5/18 – Digital Graffiti Festival – Alys Beach
5/17-5/19 – New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival – New Smyrna Beach
5/17-5/20 – Orlando Balloon Festival – Orlando
5/18 – Clermont Reggae Festival – Clermont
5/18 – Havana Reggae Fest – Quincy
5/18 – Hurricane Party – Sanford
5/18 – Asian Cultural Festival – Ocoee
5/18 – Beer ‘Merica – Orlando
5/18 – Fishermen’s Village Celtic Fest – Punta Gorda
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Brazilian Festival – Tampa
5/18 – Maifest in the Garden – Pinellas Park
5/18 – Wild Amelia Nature Festival – Fernandina Beach
5/18 – As if! North Florida’s 90’s Fest – St. Augustine
5/18 – Tupelo Honey Festival – Wewahitchka
5/18 – Newberry Watermelon Festival – Newberry
5/18 – North Florida BBQ and Brew Festival – Newberry
5/18 – Ocean Brews and Blues Beer Fest – Deerfield Beach
5/18-5/19 – Space Coast Burger Battle – Melbourne
5/18-5/19 – Lionfish Festival – Destin

GEORGIA

5/17-5/19 – Marietta Greek Festival – Marietta
5/17-5/19 – Bringing the Sea to Powder Springs: Seafood Festival – Powder Springs
5/18 – Cornelia Music Fest – Cornelia
5/18 – Hoschton Spring Festival – Hoschton
5/18 – Loganville Wing Fling – Loganville
5/18 – Register Pecan Festival – Register
5/18 – Snellville Beach Blast – Snellville
5/18 – Suds on the Parkway – Fayetteville
5/18 – La Fiesta en Hapeville – Hapeville
5/18 – Georgia Mountain Fire and Smoke Cooking Festival – Hiawassee
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Georgia Jug Festival – Knoxville
5/18 – Taste of Douglasville – Douglasville
5/18 – Geranium Festival – McDonough
5/18 – Roswell Mimosa Festival – Roswell
5/18 – Thunder Over Evans – Evans
5/18 – WigWag Art and Music Festival – Avondale Estates
5/18 – Georgia Craft Brewers Festival – Atlanta
5/18 – Dalton Civitan Music Festival – Dalton
5/18-5/19 – Magic Mushroom Jam – Cave Springs
5/18-5/19 – Romanian Spring Festival – Lilburn
5/18-5/19 – Latino Family Festival and Light Show III – Stone Mountain
5/18-5/19 – Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair I – Marietta
5/18-5/19 – The Georgia Renaissance Festival VI – Fairburn
5/18-5/19 – Dahlonega Arts and Wine Festival – Dahlonega

ILLINOIS

5/16-5/19 – Toledo Spring Festival – Toledo
5/16-5/19 – MayDays Festival – Clinton
5/17-5/19 – Art on the Square – Belleville
5/17-5/19 – Chicago Mayfest – Chicago
5/17-5/19 – Long Grove Chocolate Festival – Long Grove
5/18 – Rockton Pelican Fest – Rockton
5/18 – Medici Country BBQ and Music – Normal
5/18 – Blooming Fest – West Chicago
5/18 – Strawberry Jam Festival – Arthur
5/18 – World of Food Truck Festival – Plainfield
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Springfield Pride Fest – Springfield
5/18 – Vernon Hills Craft Beer Festival – Vernon Hills
5/18 – Streator Food Truck Festival – Streator
5/18-5/19 – Midwest Tulip Fest IV – Maple Park
5/18-5/19 – Skokie Festival of Cultures – Skokie
5/18-5/19 – Lincoln Roscoe Art and Craft Fair – Chicago
5/18-5/19 – Old Capitol Art Fair – Springfield
5/18-5/19 – Railroad Days – Rochelle
5/18-5/19 – Renegade Craft Spring Fair – Chicago
5/19 – St. Jacob UCC Strawberry Fest – St. Jacob
5/19 – Blessing of the Bikes and Bless Fest – Alto Pass
5/19 – Rhubarb Festival – Kankakee

INDIANA

5/15-5/18 – Dillsboro Homecoming Festival – Dillsboro
5/16-5/19 – Indiana Dunes Birding Festival – Chesterton
5/17-5/18 – Hen and Chicks Barn Spring Market – Seymour
5/17-5/18 – Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival – Harrodsburg
5/17-5/18 – Smoke on the Square – Hope
5/17-5/18 – Sustain Art and Music Festival – Shoals
5/17-5/19 – Fat and Skinny Tire Fest – Winona Lake/Warsaw
5/18 – River Highland Games – Shelbyville
5/18 – Dark Lord Day – Munster
5/18 – Rock the Junction Craft Beer and Music Festival – Westfield
5/18 – Sugarbelt Mead Festival – Crown Point
5/18 – I Made Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Black Rock Festival – Indianapolis
5/18 – Indiana Peony Festival – Noblesville
5/18 – Strawberry Festival – Shirley
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Chalk Walk Arts Festival – Jasper
5/18 – BuskerFest – Fort Wayne
5/18 – Art of Wine – Carmel
5/18-5/19 – Broad Ripple Art Fair – Indianapolis
5/18-5/19 – MayFEST – Chesterfield
5/18-5/19 – Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire IV – Seymour
5/19 – Eco Fest – Fort Wayne
5/19 – Cherry Blossom Festival – Fort Wayne
5/19 – Spring-Palooza Peony Festival – Avon
5/19 – Old Jasper Day and Strawberry Festival – Jasper

IOWA

5/15-5/19 – Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights VII – Des Moines
5/16-5/18 – Orange City Tulip Festival – Orange City
5/17 – Vesterheim Syttende Mai – Decorah
5/17-5/18 – Greenbelt Music Festival – Clive
5/17-5/19 – Houby Days – Cedar Rapids
5/18 – Marion Arts Festival – Marion
5/18-5/19 – Holy Trinity GreekFest – Sioux City
5/18-5/19 – Spring Fling at Sleepy Hollow II – Des Moines

KENTUCKY

5/17-5/18 – Bluegrass BBQ Festival – Lexington
5/17-5/18 – Art in the Park – Versailles
5/17-5/19 – Kentucky Yoga Festival – Center
5/17-5/19 – Covington Maifest – Covington
5/17-5/19 – Poorcastle Music Festival – Louisville
5/18 – SummerFest – Henderson
5/18 – Old Louisville Springfest – Louisville
5/18 – GCA Art in the Park – Leitchfield
5/18 – BloomFest at Bernheim – Clermont
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Forest Fest – Louisville
5/18 – Taste of Meade – Brandenburg
5/18 – SpringFest – Glendale
5/18 – Jeffersontown Night Market – Louisville
5/18 – Bagdad Day – Bagdad
5/18-5/19 – Georgetown Rotary Kite Festival – Georgetown
5/18-5/19 – Benton Farm Craft Spring Fling – Walton
5/18-5/19 – Wild and Scenic Red Riverfest – Clay City
5/18-5/19 – Norton Commons Art Festival – Prospect
5/18-5/19 – Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival – Lexington

LOUISIANA

5/16-5/18 – Cruisin Cajun Country – New Iberia
5/17-5/18 – Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival – Baton Rouge
5/17-5/18 – Louisiana Boulette Festival and Hot Air Balloon Show – Golden Meadow
5/17-5/19 – Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo – New Orleans
5/18 – Louisiana Blackberry Festival – Houma
5/18 – Woodmere Festival – Harvey
5/18 – Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival – New Orleans
5/18-5/19 – Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow – Marksville

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

5/17-5/18 – Preakness Stakes InfieldFest – Baltimore
5/17-5/19 – Saint Sophia Greek Festival – Washington, DC
5/18 – Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival – Washington, DC
5/18 – Mount Airy Spring Faire – Mount Airy
5/18 – Fest of Spring: Caribbean Wine Food and Music Festival – Boyds
5/18 – Fair Hill Scottish Games – Elkton
5/18 – Sun Scape Groove Festival – Catonsville
5/18 – Waterfront Art Festival – Bladensburg
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Middletown Snallygaster Festival – Middletown
5/18 – Fiesta Asia Street Fair – Washington, DC
5/18-5/19 – Quad State Pickle Fest – Boonsboro
5/18-5/19 – Wine in the Woods – Columbia
5/18-5/19 – DCA Festival and Community Bazaar – Lanham
5/18-5/19 – Maryland Iron Festival – Thurmont
5/18-5/19 – South Mountain Spring Festival – Middletown
5/18-5/19 – Bourbon and Bluegrass at President Lincoln’s Cottage – Washington, DC
5/19 – Christ Episcopal Church Chaptico Strawberry Festival – Chaptico
5/19 – Arbutus Arts Festival – Baltimore

MICHIGAN

5/16-5/19 – Durand Railroad Days Festival – Durand
5/16-5/19 – National Morel Mushroom Festival – Boyne City
5/16-5/19 – St. Peter’s Ox Roast Festival, Carnival and Vendor Show – Eaton Rapids
5/17 – Clarkston Food Truck Rally – Clarkston
5/17-5/18 – World Expo of Beer – Frankenmuth
5/17-5/18 – Tawas Point Birding Festival – East Tawas
5/17-5/19 – Sparta Town and Country Days – Sparta
5/17-5/19 – St. Patrick Spring Festival – Carleton
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Uncork Me Michigan – Detroit
5/18 – Bee Day Festival – Adrian
5/18 – Bikers, Buds and Brews – Baldwin
5/18 – Bark and Brew – Jackson
5/18 – Ann Arbor Water Lantern Festival – Milford Charter Township
5/18 – Brews and Chews Taste Fest – Milford
5/18 – Founders’ Day Festival – Highland Township
5/18-5/19 – Art and Flower Fair – Lake Orion
5/18-5/19 – Great Lakes Boating Festival – Grosse Pointe
5/18-5/19 – East Lansing Art Festival – East Lansing
5/18-5/19 – Niles Renaissance Faire – Niles
5/19 – Roll’N Out Food Truck Festival – Grand Rapids

MINNESOTA

5/16-5/18 – Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds – Multiple Cities
5/17-5/19 – Art-A-Whirl – Minneapolis
5/17-5/19 – SEMBA May Bluegrass Festival – Houston
5/18 – Rochester Pride – Rochester
5/18 – Straight River Art Festival – Faribault
5/18 – Festiversary at Bent Paddle Brewing Co – Duluth
5/18 – Made in Minnesota Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Marshall
5/18 – Cinco de Mayo: Festival Latinos – Willmar
5/18 – Belwin Bison Festival – Lakeland
5/18 – Ales in the Alley – Shakopee
5/18-5/19 – Minnesota Songkran Festival – Saint Paul
5/19 – Syttende Mai Celebration – Sunburg

MISSISSIPPI

5/13-5/19 – Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival II – Meridian
5/17-5/18 – Pirate Day in the Bay – Bay St. Louis
5/17-5/18 – Women in Blues Festival – Clarksdale
5/18 – Red Hills Festival – Louisville
5/18 – VetFest – Hattiesburg
5/18 – A’Fair Arts and Crafts Festival – Hernando

MISSOURI

5/17-5/18 – Taste of Maplewood – Maplewood
5/17-5/18 – Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival: Spring – Ironton
5/17-5/18 – Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest – Gladstone
5/17-5/19 – Downtown Washington Art Fair and Wine Fest – Washington
5/17-5/19 – Wentzville Days Fair and Music Festival – Wentzville
5/17-5/19 – Nixa Sucker Days – Nixa
5/17-5/19 – Maifest – Hermann
5/18 – Manchester Craft Beer Festival – Manchester
5/18 – KC Water Lantern Festival – Kansas City
5/18 – Uncorked: STL Wine Fest – St. Louis
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Berries, Bluegrass and BBQ Festival – Anderson
5/18 – Weston Winefest – Weston
5/18 – Bark in the Park – St. Louis
5/18 – KC Folk Festival – Kansas City
5/18-5/19 – Paint the Town: A Frenchtown Street Mural Art Festival – St. Charles
5/18-5/19 – Bluffwoods Renaissance Festival – St. Joseph
5/18-5/19 – Chinese Culture Days at Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis
5/18-5/19 – Old Timer’s Days – Perryville
5/19 – Midwest Maifest – St. Charles
5/19 – Soulard Blues, Brews and Bites Festival (B3) – St. Louis

NEW JERSEY

5/13-5/18 – St. Mary of the Lakes Carnival and MusicFest – Medford
5/14-5/18 – Livingston Kiwanis Karnival – Livingston
5/16-5/19 – St. Athanasios Greek Festival – Paramus
5/16-5/19 – Cape May Spring Festival – Cape May
5/15-5/19 – Franklin Lakes Lions Club Carnival – Franklin Lakes
5/16-5/19 – St. George Greek Festival – Piscataway
5/17 – Dragon Flight Night Market II – Bridgeton
5/17 – Bloomfield Food Truck and Music Festival – Bloomfield
5/17-5/18 – World Food Extravaganza – Trenton
5/17-5/19 – NJ Seafood Festival – Belmar
5/18 – Woodbridge Street Fair and Craft Show – Woodbridge
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Steel Mill Street Fair – Bordentown
5/18 – Walt Fest – Laurel Springs
5/18 – Maple Shade Beer Fest – Maple Shade
5/18 – Stella Farms Strawberry Festival – Berlin
5/18 – Coast Guard Community Festival – Cape May
5/18 – Brew by the Bay – Highlands
5/18 – Haddon Heights Rhythm and Brews – Haddon Heights
5/18 – Randolph Arts in the Park – Randolph
5/18 – Lake Hopatcong Block Party – Landing
5/18 – NJ Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown – Morris Plains
5/18 – Glen Ridge Arts and Eco Fair – Glen Ridge
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Pushing Up The Daisies Festival – Jersey City
5/18 – International Day and Maifest – Hackettstown
5/18 – SomerStock Music Festival – Somerdale
5/18-5/19 – Historic Smithville Mayfest – Smithville
5/18-5/19 – Riverview Beach Park Wine Festival – Pennsville
5/18-5/19 – Asbury Park Vegan Food Festival – Asbury Park
5/18-5/19 – NJ Renaissance Faire I – Columbus
5/18-5/19 – BaconFest Food Truck Festival II – New Egypt
5/19 – Clinton Township Food Truck and Music Fest – Lebanon
5/19 – Freehold PorchFest – Freehold
5/19 – Cranford Street Fest I – Cranford
5/19 – Spring Mercado – New Brunswick
5/19 – Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival – Hoboken
5/19 – Kenilworth Street Fair with Classic Cars – Kenilworth
5/19 – Great Swamp Great Music Festival – Chatham
5/19 – Mayfest: Springfield Ave Street Fair – Maplewood

NEW YORK

5/13-5/19 – Rochester Lilac Festival II – Rochester
5/16-5/18 – Dansville Dogwood Festival – Dansville
5/16-5/19 – Williamson Apple Blossom Festival – Williamson
5/17-5/18 – Inner Harbor Battle of the Wings – Syracuse
5/17-5/18 – Clymer Tulip Festival – Clymer
5/18 – Rails and Ales I – Rush
5/18 – New York State British Real Ale Festival – Rock Stream
5/18 – Buffalo Porchfest – Buffalo
5/18 – Boom Days – Buffalo
5/18 – Hamburg Music Festival – Hamburg
5/18 – Full Circle Fest – East Aurora
5/18 – Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival – Farmington
5/18-5/19 – Tree Peony Festival of Flowers I – Linwood
5/19 – Apple Blossom Festival – Newfane

NORTH CAROLINA

5/17 – Cary Night Market II – Cary
5/17-5/18 – Pleasure Island Jeep Jam – Kure Beach
5/17-5/18 – Summerfield Founders’ Day – Summerfield
5/17-5/18 – Beaufort Music Festival – Beaufort
5/17-5/18 – “Kings of Q” BBQ Cook-Off – Ayden
5/17-5/18 – Power and Sound Revival – Elon
5/17-5/19 – Greek Food Festival – Winston-Salem
5/17-5/18 – White Lake Water Festival – White Lake
5/17-5/19 – Got to Be NC Festival – Raleigh
5/17-5/19 – NC Potato Festival – Elizabeth City
5/18 – WNC Bigfoot Festival – Marion
5/18 – Marshville Music in the Park – Marshville
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Pickin in the Park – Pleasant Garden
5/18 – Dix Park Inter-Tribal Pow Wow – Raleigh
5/18 – Fairmont May Day Fun Festival – Fairmont
5/18 – Lynch Creek Festival – Kittrell
5/18 – Party in the Park – Stedman
5/18 – WoodMill Winery Strawberry Wine Festival – Vale
5/18 – Goose Nest Festival – Oak City
5/18 – Cheerwine Festival – Salisbury
5/18 – May Daze Food Truck and Vendor Festival – Gibsonville
5/18 – Saluda Arts Festival – Saluda
5/18 – Beach Music Festival – Atlantic Beach
5/18 – Cornelius Jazz Festival – Cornelius
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Durham Blues and Brews Festival – Durham
5/18 – North Carolina Sweetpotato Festival – Bailey
5/18 – Charlotte Beer, Bourbon and BBQ – Charlotte
5/18 – Yadkin Valley Wine Festival – Elkin
5/18 – Carolina Blues Festival – Greensboro
5/18 – Bimbé Celebration – Durham
5/18-5/19 – Ole Gilliam Mill Park Crank-Up – Sanford
5/18-5/19 – Artsplosure – Raleigh
5/18-5/19 – Greek Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church – Durham
5/18-5/19 – Hippie Revival Festival at Miss Angels Farm and Orchard – Mount Airy
5/18-5/19 – Strawberry Jam Festival at Darnell Farms – Bryson City
5/19 – Festa Italiana Charlotte – Charlotte
5/19 – Plant Palooza at Waterline Brewing Co – Wilmington
5/19 – Triangle SpringFest – Raleigh

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

5/13-5/18 – The Greek Food Festival at Saint Nicholas II – Pittsburgh
5/14 – New Brighton Night Mart I – New Brighton
5/15-5/18 – Phoenixville Dogwood Festival and Parade – Phoenixville
5/16-5/19 – St. Nicholas Spring Greek Food Festival – Bethlehem
5/16-5/19 – Upper Darby Greek Festival – Upper Darby
5/17 – Stewartstown Night Market II – Stewartstown
5/17-5/18 – Millvale Music Festival – Millvale
5/17-5/18 – BBQ Bonanza – Huntingdon
5/17-5/18 – Kitchen Kettle Village Rhubarb Festival – Intercourse
5/17-5/19 – PA Greek Fest – Camp Hill
5/17-5/19 – Montage Mountain Archery Fest – Scranton
Weekend continues below…

5/17-5/19 – Downtown Edinboro Art and Music Festival – Edinboro
5/18 – New Hope PrideFest – New Hope
5/18 – Maifest at the Cannstatter – Philadelphia
5/18 – Food Truck and Family Festival – Fairless Hills
5/18 – Philly Wine Fest: Spring – Philadelphia
5/18 – Baron Brew Fest – Manheim
5/18 – Rock and Blues Festival – Brogue
5/18 – Allentown Taco Fest – Allentown
5/18 – Christmas City Wine Festival – Bethlehem
5/18 – Pour at the Park at South Park – South Park
5/18 – Spring Winetober Fest – Collegeville
Weekend continues below…

5/18 – Made on American Street Festival – Philadelphia
5/18 – Kielbasa Festival/Heritage Day – Shenandoah
5/18 – West Chester Porchfest – West Chester
5/18 – Roxborough Spring Fest – Philadelphia
5/18 – Marietta Day – Marietta
5/18 – Benton Spring Fling – Benton
5/18 – First Choice Wine Festival – Pittsburgh
5/18- – Claysville National Pike Festival – Claysville
5/18 – Boyertown Day – Boyertown
5/18-5/19 – Portersville Spring Gas Up – Portersville
5/18-5/19 – Central Pennsylvania Fiber Festival – Hughesville
5/18-5/19 – Farm Animal Frolic I – Stroudsburg
Weekend continues below…

5/18-5/19 – The National Road Festival (Pike Days) in Scenery Hill – Scenery Hill
5/18-5/19 – South 9th Street Italian Market Festival – Philadelphia
5/18-5/19 – National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association Spring Show – Brownsville
5/19 – Star of Bethlehem Festival for Kids – Bethlehem
5/19 – Chester River Fest – Chester
5/19 – Hello Handmade Artisan Maker Market I – Mt. Pleasant
5/19 – North Hills Food Truck Festival – Pittsburgh
5/19 – Bryn Mawr Clover Market: Spring – Byrn Mawr
5/19 – Coventry Woods Festival – Pottstown

SOUTH CAROLINA

5/14-5/19 – Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally II – Myrtle Beach
5/16-5/18 – St. Philip Neri Italian Festival – Fort Mill
5/16-5/18 – Florence Greek Festival – Florence
5/17-5/18 – Williamston Pig in the Park – Williamston
5/17-5/18 – Johnsonville Heritage Festival – Johnsonville
5/17-5/18 – Red Rose Festival – Lancaster
5/17-5/19 – Greenville Greek Festival – Greenville
5/17-5/19 – Fair at Heritage Park I – Simpsonville
5/18 – Issaqueena Festival – Six Mile
5/18 – Mountain Roots Herb Festival at Hagood Mill – Pickens
5/18 – South Carolina Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival – Columbia
5/18 – Bulls Bay Nature Festival – Charleston
5/18 – Best Dam Food Festival – Tega Cay
5/18-5/19 – Blue Crab Festival – Little River
5/19 – Brax’s Cars for a Cause – Anderson
5/19 – Drink Pink Rosé Festival – Columbia
5/19 – Blackwater Ukulele and Dulcimer Festival – Moncks Corner

TENNESSEE

5/15-5/18 – World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest (Memphis in May) – Memphis
5/15-5/19 – High on the Hog – Winchester
5/17-5/18 – Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass – Sevierville
5/17-5/18 – Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival – Cross Plains
5/17-5/19 – State St. Tattoo Fest – Bristol
5/18 – Nashville Rosé Festival – Nashville
5/18 – Henderson County Folk Festival – Lexington
5/18 – Children’s Festival of Reading – Knoxville
5/18 – Middle TN Cornbread Festival – Smithville
5/18 – Racks by the Tracks – Kingsport
5/18 – Peach Festival – Cookeville
5/18 – Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival – Unicoi
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5/18 – Bellevue Community Picnic – Nashville
5/18 – Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival – Wartburg
5/18 – Mill Spring Makers Faire – Jonesborough
5/18 – Morristown’s Strawberry Festival – Morristown
5/18 – Jfest Christian Music Festival – Chattanooga
5/18-5/19 – Tennessee Pirate Fest I – Harriman
5/18-5/19 – Greeneville Iris Festival – Greeneville
5/18-5/19 – The Muster at Fort Watauga – Elizabethton
5/18-5/19 – Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games – Townsend
5/18-5/19 – Tennessee Renaissance Festival III – Arrington

TEXAS

5/15-5/19 – Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio  – San Antonio
5/16-5/19 – Pasadena Strawberry Festival – Pasadena
5/17-5/18 – Cherokee Creek Music Festival – Cherokee
5/17-5/19 – Fredericksburg Trade Days V – Fredericksburg
5/17-5/19 – Kyle Fair A Tex-Travaganza – Kyle
5/17-5/19 – Asian Heritage Fest – Grand Prairie
5/17-5/19 – Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival – Richardson
5/17-5/19 – Grapevine Main Street Fest – Grapevine
5/18 – Burleson Texas Heritage Festival – Burleson
5/18 – Carrollton Chalk Art Festival – Carrollton
5/18 – Southeast Texas Renaissance Faire – Kirbyville
5/18 – Colleyville City Fair – Colleyville
5/18 – Cherokee Rose Festival – Gilmer
5/18 – Texas Steak Cookoff – Hico
5/18 – CelebrASIA Austin – Austin
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5/18 – Corpus Christi Wino Wine Festival II – Sinton
5/18 – Austin Margarita Fest – Round Rock
5/18 – Dallas Margarita Festival – Dallas
5/18 – San Antonio Whiskey Riot – San Antonio
5/18 – Tacos and Tequila Festival – Fort Worth
5/18 – Barks, Brews and Brats – Rowlett
5/18 – D’ Town BBQ Cook-Off – Duams
5/18 – Bedford Art in the Park – Bedford
5/18 – Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival – Garland
5/18 – Troubadour Festival at Texas A&M – College Station
5/18 – East Aldine International Arts Festival – Houston
5/18-5/19 – KidsFest Texarkana – Texarkana
5/18-5/19 – Dirt Dauber Festival – San Marcos
5/18-5/19 – Spring Festival at Rockberry Ranch X – Poteet
5/18-5/19 – Scarborough Renaissance Festival VII – Waxahachie
5/19 – Pearland Family Crawfish Boil – Pearland

VIRGINIA

5/16-5/18 – Grottoes Bluegrass Festival – Grottoes
5/16-5/19 – Chesapeake Jubilee – Chesapeake
5/17-5/18 – Wine, Balloons and Tunes at Wind Vineyards – Tappahannock
5/17-5/19 – Festival in the Park – Danville
5/17-5/19 – St. George Coptic Orthodox Church Egyptian Festival – Hampton
5/17-5/19 – Bayou Bon Vivant Cajun Music and Food Festival – Norfolk
5/17-5/19 – Dominion Energy Riverrock – Richmond
5/17-5/19 – Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival – Mount Vernon
5/17-5/19 – Lebanese Food Festival – Glen Allen
5/18 – Local Colors Festival – Roanoke
5/18 – BBQ Cookoff and Craft Show – Mineral
5/18 – McLean Day – McLean
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5/18 – Goochland Day Parade and Festival – Goochland
5/18 – Stuart Strawberry Festival – Stuart
5/18 – Music and Merchants – Pulaski
5/18 – Bases Loaded Brew Fest – Gordonsville
5/18 – Dog Days at Breaux Vineyards – Purcellville
5/18 – Virginia Wine and Craft Festival – Front Royal
5/18 – Winestock – Washington
5/18 – Brewridge Festival at Mountain Lake Lodge – Pembroke
5/18 – Neptune’s Spring Wine Festival – Virginia Beach
5/18-5/19 – Virginia Renaissance Faire II – Spotsylvania Courthouse
5/18-5/19 – Tephra ICA Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) – Reston
5/18-5/19 – Stockley Gardens Arts Festival – Norfolk
5/19 – Asian Festival on Main – Fairfax
5/19 – Blue Ridge Flower and Garden Festival – Ruckersville
5/19 – Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival – Whitetop

WEST VIRGINIA

5/13-5/19 – West Virginia Strawberry Festival II – Buckhannon
5/17-5/18 – Mountain Mud (formerly Hometown Trail Days) – Bradshaw
5/18 – Malden Salt Fest – Charleston
5/18 – Moonlight Market I – Morgantown
5/18 – Grooving in the Grove – Wheeling
5/18 – Wheeling Wizarding Festival – Wheeling
5/18 – Martinsburg Wine and Shine Festival – Martinsburg
5/18 – WVPubFest – Ghent
5/18 – Huntington Taco Fest – Huntington
5/18 – Taste of Parkersburg – Parkersburg
5/18-5/19 – Martinsburg Heritage Faire – Martinsburg
5/18-5/19 – Bringing in the May Fairie Festival – Berkeley Springs

WISCONSIN

5/15 – Town Food Truck Festival I – Brookfield
5/16-5/18 – Woodville Syttende Mai – Woodville
5/16-5/19 – Milwaukee Metal Fest – Milwaukee
5/17-5/18 – Scottie Rally and Parade of Scots – Baileys Harbor
5/17-5/18 – Chippewa Falls SpringFest – Chippewa Falls
5/17-5/18 – St. Kilian FunFest – Hartford
5/17-5/18 – Muscoda Morel Mushroom Festival – Muscoda
5/17-5/19 – Syttende Mai Festival (Norwegian Heritage) – Stoughton
5/17-5/19 – Maifest – Germantown
5/17-5/19 – Wisconsin Cheese Festival – Lake Geneva
5/18 – MeatFest – Green Bay
5/18 – Ashland Block Party – Ashland
5/18 – Hodag Heritage Festival – Rhinelander
5/18 – Distill America – Madison
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5/18 – Bloody Mary Fest at Racine Zoo – Racine
5/18 – Festival of Spring at Paine Art Center and Gardens – Oshkosh
5/18 – Spring Food Truck Festival – Elkhorn
5/18 – Frothy Forage – Saukville
5/18 – Pet Palooza – Greendale
5/18 – Merrill’s Food Truck-a-Palooza – Merrill
5/18-5/19 – Veterans of Menominee Nation Gathering of Warriors Powwow – Keshena
5/18-5/19 – Automotion Classic Car Show – Wisconsin Dells
5/19 – Deerfield Market Expo: A Spring Thing – Deerfield
5/19 – Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest – Chilton
5/19 – WORTstock – Madison

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