Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 7-10, 2023

More than 500 Festivals this Mega Festival Weekend: Hippies, Bananas, Popcorn, Laura Ingalls, Cowpeas, Sputnik and more.

Welcome back, Festival Fans.

It seems too soon to be talking about festivals already, especially since Labor Day was only a few days ago. But here we are and the upcoming weekend is even bigger than last weekend with over 500 festivals among the states in this post.

Most of the states have a large amount of festivals this week: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

And, among all the states, there are festivals worth mentioning.

This week, in fact, please take note that I have been to some of the festivals in Pennsylvania and Michigan. So, if you will be in those states this weekend, check out the Reviews to those festivals below, particularly festivals like Hippie Fest (Review), the Michigan Renaissance Festival (Review), the Pittsburgh Irish Festival (Review) and Mountain Craft Days (Review).

Believe me that there are many more festivals I would love to visit this weekend: festivals like the Helen Oktoberfest in Georgia, the Tamale Fest in Illinois, the Banana Festival in Kentucky, the Biloxi Seafood Festival in Mississippi, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Days in Wisconsin.

This gives me an idea!

Why don’t I highlight festivals that I would like to visit? Granted, I’m pretty much going by theme, name or festival idea (I’ve never been to these festivals so I wouldn’t know if it was actually good or not). But since there are so many festivals, the highlighting may help you notice festivals you may have overlooked.

I’ll give it a shot.

Before I do that, why don’t I give you a list of festivals that look interesting in each state:

Alabama
Tinglewood Festival (Montevallo), Birmingham Artwalk 
Delaware
Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
Florida
I Like it HOT! Festival (Largo)
Georgia
Gold Rush Festival (Villa Rica), Helen Oktoberfest
Illinois
Broomcorn Festival (Arcola), Naper Pride Fest (Naperville), Printer’s Row Lit Fest (Chicago)

Indiana
Roann Covered Bridge Festival, Dan Patch Days (Oxford), Valparaiso Popcorn Festival 
Kentucky
Banana Festival (Fulton), The Stave Fest (Lawrenceburg), Trimble County Apple Festival (Bedford)
Maryland
Salvadoran Festival (Gaithersburg), Taste the Beaches (North Beach)
Michigan
Hippie Fest (Mears), U.P. Fall Beer Festival (Marquette), Michigan Bacon Festival (Kalamazoo)
Mississippi
Biloxi Seafood Festival 

New York
Syracuse Irish Festival, Elmira Irish Festival, Schlachtfest (East Aurora)
North Carolina
Autumn at Oz (Beech Mountain), Crepe Myrtle Celebration (Angier), North Carolina Honey Festival (Whiteville)
Pennsylvania
Mountain Craft Days (Somerset), Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, Latrobe Italian Festival
South Carolina
South Carolina Apple Festival (Westminster)
Tennessee
International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off (Charleston), Middle Tennessee Celtic Festival (Nashville)

Virginia
Festival of India (Richmond), Roanoke Taco Fest 
Washington, DC
Adams Morgan Day Festival
West Virginia
Nicholas County Potato Festival (Summersville), Black Heritage Festival (Clarksburg)
Wisconsin
Festa Italiana (Milwaukee), Sputnikfest (Manitowoc), Fondue Fest (Fond du Lac)

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Being that there are so many festivals this weekend, be sure to take your time when going through the listings below. Also, please use the map to help find festivals close to you.

And if you are near or plan to travel to Ohio, you may want to check out this week’s post from my sister site Ohio Festivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-weekend-091023

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 7-10, 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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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festival

9/9-9/10 – Michigan Renaissance Festival IVHolly, MichiganMy Review
9/9-9/10 – Hippie FestMears, MichiganMy Review

9/8-9/9 – Ukrainian Food Festival/Ukie FestCarnegie, PennsylvaniaMy Review
9/6-9/10 – Farmers and Threshermens JubileeNew Centerville, PennsylvaniaMy Review
9/8-9/10 – Pittsburgh Irish FestivalPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMy Review
9/8-9/10 – Mountain Craft DaysSomerset, Pennsylvania My Review
9/8-9/10 – West Newton Community FestivalWest Newton, PennsylvaniaMy Review

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ALABAMA

9/8-9/9 – Birmingham Artwalk – Birmingham
9/8-9/9 – Alabama Women in Jazz Festival – Huntsville
9/9 – Oka Kapassa: Return to Coldwater Festival – Tuscumbia
9/9 – Tinglewood Festival – Montevallo
9/9 – Fayette Arts Festival – Fayette
9/9 – Leesburg Day – Leesburg
9/9 – Night Skye Fall Market – Thorsby
9/9 – Bluegrass Festival at Landmark Park – Dothan
9/9-9/10 – Bernard Blues and BBQ – Cullman

DELAWARE

9/9 – Historic Odessa Brewfest – Odessa
9/9 – Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival – Bethany Beach
9/9-9/10 – Brandywine Festival of the Arts – Wilmington
9/9-9/10 – Nantichoke Indian Powwow – Milton
9/9-9/10 – Delaware Taco Festival – Wilmington
9/10 – Festival Hispano – Wilmington

FLORIDA

9/6-9/10 – Key West Womenfest – Key West
9/7-9/10 – Florida Keys Lionfish Derby and Festival – Islamorada
9/8 – Emerald Coast Beer Festival – Pensacola
9/9 – Dessert Wars Miami – Miami
9/9 – Taco and Margarita Festival – Fort Lauderdale
9/9 – Sopchoppy Depot Days Festival – Sopchoppy
9/9 – FemAle Brew Fest – Fort Lauderdale
9/9-9/10 – I Like it HOT! Festival – Largo
9/10 – Tinez Farms Fall Festival I – Miami

GEORGIA

9/6-9/9 – ProgPower USA – Atlanta
9/7-9/10 – Helen Oktoberfest I – Helen
9/7-9/10 – Yellow Daisy Festival – Stone Mountain
9/8 – Peachtree City Night Market III – Peachtree City
9/8-9/9 – Omega Pepper Festival – Omega
9/8-9/9 – First Street Art and Wine Festival – Macon
9/8-9/10 – Chattahoochee Mountain Fair I – Clarkesville
9/9 – Atlanta Biertoberfest – Atlanta
9/9 – Taste of Eatonton – Eatonton
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9/9 – Evans Towne Center Park Festival – Evans
9/9 – Buffalo Creek Fall Festival – Carrollton
9/9 – Doc Holliday Festival – Griffin
9/9 – Atlanta British Car Fayre – Norcross
9/9 – Gold Rush Festival – Villa Rica
9/9 – Pizza, Pints and Pigskins – Acworth
9/9 – Waco Fall Festival – Waco
9/9 – Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – Gainesville
9/9-9/10 – 4F Renaissance Festival and Fantasy Faire II – Danielsville
9/9-9/10 – Native American Festival – Indian Springs
9/9-9/10 – Paulding Meadows Arts and Crafts Festival – Dallas

ILLINOIS

9/7 – Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Market IV – Evanston
9/7 – Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party – Evanston
9/7-9/9 – McLeansboro Fall Festival – McLeansboro
9/7-9/9 – El Paso Corn Festival – El Paso
9/7-9/9 – Cairo Heritage Blues/Gospel Festival – Cairo
9/7-9/10 – Pekin Marigold Festival – Pekin
9/8 – Irish Fest – Monticello
9/8-9/9 – Carterville Lions Club Free Fair – Carterville
9/8-9/9 – Gibson City Harvest Fest – Gibson City
9/8-9/9 – BBQ-n-Blues – La Salle
9/8-9/9 – Lena Lions Fall Festival – Lena
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9/8-9/9 – Itasca Oktoberfest – Itasca
9/8-9/9 – Mount Pulaski Fall Festival – Mount Pulaski
9/8-9/10 – Taste of Chicago – Chicago
9/8-9/10 – Sturdy Shelter Brewing Oktoberfest – Batavia
9/8-9/10 – Homestead Festival – Princeton
9/8-9/10 – Destihl Brewery Oktoberfest Weekend – Normal
9/8-9/10 – Roscoe Lions Fall Festival – Roscoe
9/8-9/10 – Festival of the Vine – Geneva
9/8-9/10 – Broomcorn Festival – Arcola
9/8-9/10 – Village of Monee Fall Fest – Monee
9/8-9/10 – Oak Lawn Fall Music Festival – Oak Lawn
9/8-9/10 – Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair – Mt. Vernon
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9/8-9/10 – Havana Oktoberfest – Havana
9/8-9/10 – Chicago German-American Oktoberfest – Chicago
9/9 – Tamale Fest – Rockford
9/9 – When I’m 64 Beatles Music Festival – Prairietown
9/9 – Finders Harvest Market – Decatur
9/9 – Popcorn Days – Ridgway
9/9 – Argenta Art Celebration – Argenta
9/9 – JazzN’ the Street – La Salle
9/9 – VolksFest Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Genoa
9/9 – Traditional Music Festival – Petersburg
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9/9 – 79th Street Renaissance Festival – Chicago
9/9 – Alton Pride Festival – Alton
9/9 – Bloomingdale Septemberfest – Bloomingdale
9/9 – Marseilles Renaissance Faire – Marseilles
9/9 – Bacon Fest – O’Fallon
9/9 – Testicle Festival at The Mill – Sesser
9/9 – Screw City Beer Fest – Rockford
9/9 – Dement Town Music Fest – Dixon
9/9 – Deerfield Harvest Fest – Deerfield
9/9 – Legions of Craft Beer Fest – Gurnee
9/9 – Taste of Fiesta – Rock Falls
9/9 – Naper Pride Fest – Naperville
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9/9-9/10 – A River Thru History: The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous – Willow Springs
9/9-9/10 – Military History Weekend (formerly WWII Days) – Lockport
9/9-9/10 – Lakeview East Festival of the Arts – Chicago
9/9-9/10 – Printer’s Row Lit Fest – Chicago
9/9-9/10 – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival I – South Barrington
9/9-9/10 – Revolutionary War Reenactment and Grand Encampment – Wheaton
9/9-9/10 – Mundelein Fine Arts Festival – Mundelein
9/9-9/10 – West End Arts Festival – La Grange
9/9-9/10 – Golden IL Fall Festival – Golden
9/9-9/10 – Art Spectacular at the Carillon – Springfield
9/9-9/10 – Mum Fest – Clinton
9/9-9/10 – The Miracle in Mundelein – Mundelein
9/9-9/10 – Renegade Craft Fair – Chicago
9/10 – Scandinavian Day Festival – South Elgin
9/10 – DeKalb Kite Fest – DeKalb
9/10 – Grand Detour Arts Festival – Dixon

INDIANA

9/7-9/9 – Grabill Country Fair – Grabill
9/7-9/9 – Dale Fall Festival – Dale
9/7-9/9 – The German American Klub of Indianapolis Oktoberfest – Indianapolis
9/7-9/9 – Roann Covered Bridge Festival – Roann
9/7-9/9 – Tipton County Pork Festival – Tipton
9/7-9/9 – Roanoke Fall Festival – Roanoke
9/7-9/9 – Lynn Lions Club Tractor Pulls and Food Truck Festival – Lynn
9/7-9/10 – Lanesville Heritage Weekend – Lanesville
9/8-9/9 – Good People Good Times Music Festival – Nashville
9/8-9/9 – Middlebury Fall Festival – Middlebury
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9/8-9/9 – Brown’s Accents Fall Festival – Attica
9/8-9/9 – Pendleton Fall Festival – Pendleton
9/8-9/9 – Fall Sunflower Market at Lambrecht Farm – Bedford
9/8-9/9 – Mt. Vernon River Days – Mt. Vernon
9/8-9/9 – Turkey Trot Festival – Montgomery
9/8-9/10 – Lions Club Fall Festival – Zionsville
9/8-9/10 – St. Mary Community Festival – North Vernon
9/8-9/10 – Monrovia Festival – Monrovia
9/8-9/10 – Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival – Matthews
9/8-9/10 – Dan Patch Days – Oxford
9/8-9/10 – Little Cousin Jasper Festival – Rensselaer
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9/9 – Starry Night Music and Arts Festival – West Lafayette
9/9 – Ethnic Festival – South Bend
9/9 – Festiv-ALE – Fort Wayne
9/9 – Colonel Vawter Day – Morgantown
9/9 – Arts, Blues and BBQ Festival – Spencer
9/9 – Arts on the Millrace – Goshen
9/9 – Septemberfest – Dubois
9/9 – Grandview Fall Festival – Grandview
9/9 – Mansfield Village Cornbread Festival – Carbon
9/9 – Brewed IN the Fort Craft Beer Fest – Fort Wayne
9/9 – Valparaiso Popcorn Festival – Valparaiso
9/9– St. Joan of Arc French Market Festival – Indianapolis
Weekend continues below…

9/9 – Penrod Arts Fair – Indianapolis
9/9– Potterypalooza – Richmond
9/9 – Winfield Harvest Festival – Winfield
9/9 – St. Boniface GermanFest – Lafayette
9/9 – Hops and Coaster Drops at Indiana Beach: Craft Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival – Monticello
9/9-9/10 – Columbus Scottish Festival – Columbus
9/9-9/10 – Door Village Harvest Festival – La Porte
9/9-9/10 – Fair on the Square – Danville
9/9-9/10 – All IN Music and Arts Festival – Indianapolis
9/9-9/10 – Cambridge City Canal Days – Cambridge City
9/9-9/10 – Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival – Ligonier
9/9-9/10 – Bridgeton Mill Milling Days – Bridgeton
9/9-9/10 – Andersontown Powwow and Indian Market – Alexandria
9/10 – East Chicago Mexican Independence Day Parade and Fest – East Chicago

KENTUCKY

9/6-9/9 – Fraley Festival of Traditional Music – Olive Hill
9/7 – Fireman’s Chili Cook-Off Celebration – Georgetown
9/7-9/9 – The Knott County Gingerbread Festival – Hindman
9/7-9/9 – Old Fashioned Trading Days – Williamsburg
9/7-9/10 – Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration – Rosine
9/8-9/9 – German American Club Oktoberfest – Louisville
9/8-9/9 – Bands and BBQ – Carrollton
9/8-9/9 – Black Mountain Jamboree – Lake Cumberland
9/8-9/9 – Lawrence County Septemberfest – Louisa
9/8-9/9 – Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show – Middletown
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9/8-9/10 – Pickin’ on a Soldier’s Heart – Hardin
9/8-9/10 – Festival of the Mewz – Lost Creek
9/8-9/10 – Burgin Fall Festival – Burgin
9/8-9/10 – Covington Oktoberfest – Covington
9/8-9/10 – Banana Festival I – Fulton, KY/South Fulton, TN
9/8-9/10 – Hart County Civil War Days “Battles for the Bridge” Weekend – Munfordville
9/8-9/10 – Chautauqua Days – Millersburg
9/8-9/10 – St. Barbara Rocktoberfest – Erlanger
9/8-9/10 – KYukefest – Lexington
9/8-9/10 – Roots and Heritage Festival – Lexington
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9/8-9/10 – Annual Festival of the Horse – Georgetown
9/8-9/10 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival I – Morehead
9/9 – Water Lantern Festival – Lexington
9/9 – Bourbon and Blades – Radcliff
9/9 – The Stave Fest – Lawrenceburg
9/9 – Swingtime by the River – Augusta
9/9 – Black Patch Heritage Festival – Princeton
9/9 – Hempstock Music Festival – Raywick
9/9 – St. Monica Summer Festival – Bardstown
9/9 – EweNique Art Walk – Falmouth
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9/9 – Simpsonville Fall Festival – Simpsonville
9/9 – Louisville Pagan Pride Day – Louisville
9/9 – Good Shepherd September Fest – Louisville
9/9 – Old Fashioned Day – Walton
9/9– Historic Island Wooden Bridge Festival – Island
9/9 – Millville Daze Festival – Frankfort
9/9 – Float Day on the Clarks River – Benton
9/9 – Homeplace Fall Heritage Festival – Campbellsville
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9/9 – The Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat – Shelbyville
9/9 – Louisville Dragon Boat Festival – Louisville
9/9 – Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival – New Haven
9/9-9/10 – Big Four Arts Festival – Louisville
9/9-9/10 – Evans Orchard Apple Festival – Georgetown
9/9-9/10 – Ravenna Railroad Festival – Ravenna
9/9-9/10 – Trail of Tears Pow Wow – Hopkinsville
9/9-9/10 – Trimble County Apple Festival – Bedford

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

9/8-9/9 – The Waterfront Festival – Havre de Grace
9/8-9/9 – Long Branch Festival – Silver Spring
9/8-9/9 – The Deep Creek Lake Art and Wine Festival – McHenry
9/8-9/9 – Wine on the Beach Wine Fest – Ocean City
9/8-9/10 – Madonnari Arts Festival – Baltimore
9/8-9/10 – Milburn Orchards Fall Festival Weekends II – Elkton
9/8-9/10 – Watersedge Fall Festival – Dundalk
9/9 – Bourbon and Seafood Festival – St. Leonard
9/9 – Vintage Vehicles in the Valley – Middletown
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9/9 – Baltimore Rhythm Festival – Baltimore
9/9 – Silver Spring Jazz Festival – Silver Spring
9/9 – Piney Orchard Street Festival – Odenton
9/9 – Parkville Carney Festival – Parkville
9/9 – In the Streets – Frederick
9/9 – Monarch Madness – Westminster
9/9 – The Tributary Festival – Baltimore
9/9 – Taste the Beaches – North Beach
9/9 – Riverfest and Food Truck War – Greensboro
9/9-9/10 – Heritage Days Festival – Cumberland
9/9-9/10 – Boonesborough Days – Boonsboro
9/9-9/10 – The MD Food Truck Festival – St. Leonard
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9/9-9/10 – Ukrainian Festival – Baltimore
9/9-9/10 – Reisterstown Festival – Reisterstown
9/9-9/10 – Sunflower Festival at Summers Farm IV – Middletown
9/9-9/10 – Maryland Renaissance Festival III – Annapolis
9/10 – Salvadoran Festival – Gaithersburg
9/10 – Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival – Catonsville
9/10 – Silver Spring Arts and Crafts End of Summer Celebration – Silver Spring
9/10 – Takoma Park Folk Festival – Takoma Park
9/10 – Adams Morgan Day Festival – Washington, DC

MICHIGAN

9/6-9/9 – Charlotte Frontier Days – Charlotte
9/7-9/10 – Kackleberry Farms Fall Festival II – Monroe
9/7-9/10 – Hippie Living Fair – Berrien Springs
9/7-9/10 – Eagle Days – Eagle
9/7-9/10 – Antique Engine and Tractor Show – South Haven
9/7-9/10 – Richmond Good Old Days – Richmond
9/7-9/11 – Jackson Festival for the Arts – Jackson
9/8-9/9 – Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple and BBQ Festival – Hart
9/8-9/9 – Middleville Heritage Days – Middleville
9/8-9/9 – Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival – Brighton
9/8-9/9 – Emerald Isle Irish Feile – Beaver Island
9/8-9/10 – Ovid Carriage Days – Ovid
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9/8-9/10 – Art and Apples Festival – Rochester
9/8-9/10 – St. Hubert Fall Festival – Harrison Township
9/8-9/10 – St. Charles Borromeo Parish Festival – Newport
9/8-9/10 – Plymouth Fall Festival – Plymouth
9/8-9/10 – WoodKey Fest – Carsonville
9/8-9/10 – Farmhouse Living Fair – Ionia
9/8-9/10 – Posen Potato Festival – Posen
9/8-9/10 – Mexican Fiesta – Grand Rapids
9/8-9/10 – Wheatland Music Festival – Remus
9/8-9/10 – Frankenmuth Auto Fest – Frankenmuth
9/8-9/10 – Wine and Harvest Festival – Paw Paw
9/8-9/10 – St. Lawrence Applefest – Utica
9/9 – Oscoda Rock Fest – Oscoda
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9/9 – Kentwood Fall Food Truck Festival – Kentwood
9/9 – Michigan Bacon Festival – Kalamazoo
9/9 – Kalamazoo Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Kalamazoo
9/9 – U.P. Fall Beer Festival – Marquette – Blogger Review
9/9 – Heritage Day – Grass Lake
9/9 – Dally in the Alley – Detroit
9/9 – St. Isaac Jogues Faith, Family, Fun Fest – St. Clair Shores
9/9 – County Oakland Irish Fest – Berkley
9/9 – Lake Orion Oktoberfest – Lake Orion
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9/9 – Muskegon County Latino Festival – Muskegon
9/9-9/10 – Hippie Fest – Mears– My Review
9/9-9/10 – Michigan Renaissance Festival IV – Holly – My Review
9/9-9/10 – Grand Valley American Indian Lodge Pow Wow – Grand Rapids
9/9-9/10 – Donut and Cider Fest – Lake Orion
9/9-9/10 – Founders Day – Sanford
9/9-9/10 – Parktoberfest – Detroit
9/9-9/10 – Old Car Festival – Dearborn
9/10 – Fall VegFest – Farmington

MISSISSIPPI

9/9 – Downtown Brews and Bites – Hattiesburg
9/9 – Grenada Downtown Jubilee – Grenada
9/9 – Bodock Festival – Pontotoc
9/9 – Blues and Heritage Festival – Pascagoula
9/9 – Cruisin’ the Pearl Car Show and Family Fun Day – Columbia
9/9-9/10 – Biloxi Seafood Festival – Biloxi
9/9-9/10* – Hummingbird Migration and Nature Festival – Holly Springs – CANCELLED

NEW YORK

9/7-9/9 – Lansing Community Celebration – Lansing
9/7-9/10 – Niagara County Peach Festival – Lewiston
9/7-9/10 – Gas and Steam Rally – Alexander
9/8 – ZooBrew V – Rochester
9/8 – Grand Prix Festival – Watkins Glen
9/8-9/9 – Red, White and Blues Festival – Fredonia
9/8-9/9 – Luma Festival – Binghamton
9/8-9/9 – Syracuse Irish Festival – Syracuse
9/9 – Newark Rotary Family Fest – Newark
9/9 – Marion Fall Festival – Marion
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9/9 – Sherman Music Festival – Sherman
9/9 – Elmira Irish Festival – Elmira
9/9 – Winona Creek’s Fall Festival and Hometown Chili Cook-Off – Lacona
9/9 – Festival in the Park – Minoa
9/9 – Farm Fest at Coyne Farms – Avon
9/9 – Central New York’s Tomato Fest – Auburn
9/9 – Oswego Pride Festival – Oswego
9/9 – Autumn in the Village – Livonia
9/9 – Music is Art Festival – Buffalo
9/9 – India Day Celebration – Vestal
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9/9-9/10 – Colden Festival – Colden
9/9-9/10 – Festival of the Arts – Orchard Park
9/9-9/10 – M&T Bank Clothesline Festival – Rochester
9/9-9/10 – Merritt Estate Winery Septemberfest – Forestville
9/9-9/10 – Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival – Norwich
9/9-9/10 – Lumberjack Festival – Macedon
9/9-9/10 – Golden Harvest Festival – Baldwinsville
9/10 – Mutt Strut – Newark
9/10 – KlezFest CNY – Syracuse
9/10 – Schlachtfest – East Aurora

NORTH CAROLINA

9/4-9/9 – Antlers and Acorns: the Boone Songwriters Festival – Boone
9/6 – Raleigh Night Market VIII – Raleigh
9/7-9/9 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh
9/8 – Outlaw Music Festival – Raleigh
9/8-9/9 – Indian Summer Festival – Hertford
9/8-9/9 – Blue Bear Music Fest – Boone
9/8-9/9 – Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival – Sneads Ferry
9/8-9/9 – Coharie Pow Wow – Clinton
9/8-9/9 – Ayden Collard Festival – Ayden
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9/8-9/9 – Mountain Song Festival – Brevard
9/8-9/9 – Morganton Festival – Morganton
9/8-9/9 – Crepe Myrtle Celebration – Angier
9/8-9/10 – NC Folk Festival – Greensboro
9/8-9/10 – Autumn at Oz I – Beech Mountain
9/8-9/10 – Thunder in the Smokies Fall Rally – Maggie Valley
9/8-9/10 – Yiasou Greek Festival – Charlotte
9/9 – All White on the Green Music and Food Fest – Henrico
9/9 – FIESTA – Winston-Salem
9/9 – NC Freedom Fest – Goldsboro
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9/9 – Sculpture Celebration – Lenoir
9/9 – Jollof Festival – Charlotte
9/9 – Aurora Fish and Farm Festival – Aurora
9/9 – North Carolina Honey Festival – Whiteville
9/9 – Outlaw Music Festival – Charlotte
9/9 – NC Hot Sauce Contest – Oxford
9/9 – Bennett Flatwoods Festival – Bennett
9/9 – Stokes Stomp Festival – Danbury
9/9 – Four Oaks Acorn Festival – Four Oaks
9/9 – Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival – Mocksville
9/9-9/10 – Dazzling Dahlia Festival – Highlands

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

9/5-9/9 – African American Cultural Fair – Lancaster
9/6-9/10 – Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee – New Centerville – My Review
9/7-9/9 – Tarentum Fall Festival – Tarentum
9/7-9/9 – PennWest Edinboro Highland Games and Scottish Festival – Edinboro
9/7-9/9 – Northern Appalachian Folk Festival – Indiana
9/7-9/10 – Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off and Music Festival – Erie
9/7-9/10 – St. Nicholas Fall Greek Food Festival – Bethlehem
9/7-9/10 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo V – Pittsburgh
9/7-9/10 – Nittany Antique Machinery Fall Show – Centre Hall
9/8 – Dead Fest – West Chester
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9/8-9/9 – We the People/Waves of Thunder – Kittanning
9/8-9/9 – Perry Township (Clarion County) Community Days – Parker
9/8-9/9 – Chile Pepper Food Festival – Bowers
9/8-9/9 – Ukrainian Food Festival/Ukie Fest – Carnegie – My Review
9/8-9/10 – Shady Brook Farms FallFest I – Yardley
9/8-9/10 – Danville Heritage Festival – Danville
9/8-9/10 – Palmerton Community Festival – Palmerton
9/8-9/10 – Roba Family Farms Fall Fest I – Dalton
9/8-9/10 – Summer Days at Port Farms VI – Waterford
9/8-9/10 – Felittese Festival – Old Forge
9/8-9/10 – SpringGate Vineyard Blackberry Festival – Harrisburg
9/8-9/10 – Sprankle’s Octoberfest – Saxonburg
Weekend continues below…

9/8-9/10 – Pittsburgh Irish Festival – Pittsburgh – My Review
9/8-9/10 – Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival – Carnegie
9/8-9/10 – West Newton Community Festival – West Newton – My Review
9/8-9/10 – A Fair in the Park – Pittsburgh
9/8-9/10 – Mountain Craft Days – Somerset – My Review
9/9 – Fire and Smoke Festival – Bainbridge
9/9 – Uptown Northampton Street Fair – Northampton
9/9 – Beaver Wine Festival – Beaver
9/9 – Haverford Township Music Festival – Haverford
9/9 – Unity Day in Crestmont Park – Willow Grove
9/9 – Allentown Beer Festival – Allentown
9/9 – Fleetville Fall Fair – Fleetville
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9/9 – Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest – Warminster
9/9 – Covenanter Scottish Festival and Highland Games – Quarryville
9/9 – Irish American Festival – Stroudsburg
9/9 – Milton Harvest Festival I – Milton
9/9 – Newtown Beerfest – Newtown
9/9 – Homegrown Music Festival – Johnstown
9/9 – Bristol Lions Italian Day Festival – Bristol
9/9 – Danville Fall Arts and Crafts Festival – Danville
Weekend continues below…

9/9 – Clifford Parkfest – Clifford
9/9 – One Fine Day – Philadelphia
9/9 – Sandyvale Wine Festival – Johnstown
9/9 – Lake Latonka Fall Festival – Mercer
9/9 – Delaware River Festival – Camden/Philadelphia
9/9 – BBQ and Blues Fest – Hopewell Township/Aliquippa
9/9 – Sewickley Harvest Festival – Sewickley
9/9 – Moon Wizarding Festival – Moon Township
Weekend continues below…

9/9 – Petfest (formerly DukeFest) – Franklin
9/9-9/10 – Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival – Harrisburg
9/9-9/10 – Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire IV – Manheim
9/9-9/10 – Latrobe Italian Festival – Latrobe
9/9-9/10 – Doylestown Arts Festival – Doylestown
9/9-9/10 – Polish American Family Festival and Country Fair II – Doylestown
9/9-9/10 – Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival – New Milford
9/9-9/10 – Celebration of the Arts Jazz and Arts Festival – Delaware Water Gap
9/9-9/10 – Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival – Gettysburg
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9/9-9/10 – Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival III – West Newton
9/9-9/10 – Wild Wind Folk Art and Craft Festival – Pittsfield
9/9-9/10 – Kennett Square Mushroom Festival – Kennett Square
9/9-9/10 – Red Eagle Pow Wow – McDonald
9/9-9/10 – Cambria County Arts and Heritage Festival – Ebensburg
9/10 – Harvest Moon Women of Folk Fest at Moon Dancer Vineyards and Winery – Wrightsville
9/10 – Narberth Music and Arts Festival I – Narberth
9/10 – Feria del Barrio – Philadelphia
9/10 – Mexican Independence Day Festival at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia
9/10 – Hoodlebug Summerfest – Homer City

SOUTH CAROLINA

9/8-9/9 – South Carolina Apple Festival – Westminster
9/8-9/9 – Upstate Renaissance Faire – Greer
9/9 – Charleston Beer Fest – North Charleston
9/9 – Great Southeastern Beer Festival – Easley
9/9 – Iron City Festival – Blacksburg

TENNESSEE

9/5-9/9 – Here’s the Beef Festival – Pulaski
9/6-9/9 – Tennessee Soybean Festival – Martin
9/8 – Friday Night Market in the BORO and Food Truck Festival XXIII – Murfreesboro
9/8-9/9 – Fall FunFest – Cookeville
9/8-9/9 – Market in the Park: Fall – Gallatin
9/8-9/10 – Banana Festival I – Fulton, KY/South Fulton, TN
9/8-9/10 – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion – Bristol
9/8-9/10 – Mountaineer Folk Festival – Spencer
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9/9 – Flapper and Tap’r’ at Collegedale Commons – Collegedale
9/9 – Sunflower Festival – Chattanooga
9/9 – Wine on the River – Nashville
9/9 – Pawpalooza Pet Festival – Gallatin
9/9 – International Goat Days Festival – Millington
9/9 – Niota’s Fried Green Tomato Festival – Niota
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9/9 – Murfreesboro Bacon Festival – Murfreesboro
9/9 – Salty Dog Festival – Goodlettsville
9/9 – Green Hills Park Festival – Nashville
9/9 – International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off – Charleston
9/9-9/10 – Moon River Music Festival – Chattanooga
9/9-9/10 – Baileyton Celebration – Greeneville
9/9-9/10 – Riverfest – Clarksville
9/9-9/10 – Middle Tennessee Celtic Festival – Nashville
9/9-9/10 – Germantown Festival – Germantown
9/9-9/10 – Fall Market at the Greenway – Cleveland
9/9-9/10 – Cherokee Fall Festival – Vonore
9/10 – UAW Local 1853 Fall Fest – Spring Hill

VIRGINIA

9/7-9/10 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Alton
9/8-9/9 – Armenian Food Festival – Richmond
9/8-9/9 – Holy Family Fun Festival – Dale City
9/8-9/10 – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion – Bristol
9/9 – 43rd Street Festival of the Arts – Richmond
9/9 – CaribFest – Norfolk
9/9 – Stonebridge Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off – Woodbridge
9/9 – Orange Street Festival – Orange
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9/9 – Rockbridge Beer and Wine Festival – Lexington
9/9 – Olde Salem Days – Salem
9/9 – Harrisonburg-Rockingham African-American Festival – Harrisonburg
9/9 – Avoca Museum’s Harvest Festival – Altavista
9/9 – B’dam Brew Jam Craft Brew and Music Festival – Beaverdam
9/9 – Taste of Suffolk – Suffolk
9/9 – Heritage Day at Matthews Living History Farm Museum – Galax
9/9 – Roanoke Taco Fest – Roanoke
9/9-9/10 – Festival of India – Richmond
9/9-9/10 – Beaver Dam Farms Sunflower Festival I – Buchanan
9/9-9/10 – Burke Centre Festival – Burke
9/10 – Slavic American Festival – Annandale

WEST VIRGINIA

9/4-9/9 – Beckley Kids Classic Festival II – Beckley
9/7-9/10 – Culturefest World Music and Arts Festival – Pipestem
9/8-9/9 – Nicholas County Potato Festival – Summersville
9/8-9/9 – War’s Down Home Fall Festival – War
9/8-9/10 – Forks of the Buffalo BBQ Throwndown – Mannington
9/9 – Ephraim Bee Festival – West Union
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9/9 – Freshwater Folk Festival – White Sulphur Springs
9/9 – Mound Arts and Crafts Festival – South Charleston
9/9 – Black Heritage Festival – Clarksburg
9/9 – Helvetia Community Fair – Helvetia
9/9 – Montgomery Fall Festival – Montgomery
9/9 – Hampshire Highlands Arts and Music Festival – Romney
9/9 – Putnam County Homecoming – Winfield
9/9-9/10 – West Virginia Sunflower Festival and Flea Market II – Alderson

WISCONSIN

9/7-9/10 – Milwaukee’s Original Oktoberfest II – Glendale
9/8-9/9 – Tosafest – Wauwatosa
9/8-9/9 – Chilimania – Edgerton
9/8-9/9 – Puckaway Pigfest BBQ Competition – Montello
9/8-9/9 – Franksville Food Truck Fest – Franksville
9/8-9/9 – Kohler Falls Oktoberfest – Sheboygan Falls
9/8-9/9 – Mississippi Mayhem Vintage Motor Festival – West Salem
9/8-9/9 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest II – Madison
9/8-9/10 – Granton Fall Festival – Granton
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9/8-9/10 – Osceola Community Fair – Osceola
9/8-9/10 – Beloit Heritage Days – Beloit
9/8-9/10 – Festa Italiana – Milwaukee
9/8-9/10 – Lake Geneva Taco Fest – Lake Geneva
9/8-9/10 – Prescott Daze – Prescott
9/8-9/10 – Darien Cornfest – Darien
9/8-9/10 – St. Charles Parish Fall Fest – Hartland
9/8-9/10 – Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival – Jefferson
9/8-9/10 – Platteville Dairy Days Celebration – Platteville
9/9 – Heritage Fest at Schumacher Farm Park – Waunakee
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9/9 – Osceola Wheels and Wings – Osceola
9/9 – Horse and Buggy Days – Weyauwega
9/9 – Fall Crush Fest at Vines and Rushes Winery – Ripon
9/9 – St. Paul Parish Brat Fest – Combined Locks
9/9 – New London Fall Fest – New London
9/9 – Walk in the Woods Art Fair – Kenosha
9/9 – Mural Fest and Car Show – Ashland
9/9 – Crafty Apple Festival – Chilton
9/9 – Thirsty Troll Brew Fest – Mount Horeb
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9/9 – Fondue Fest – Fond du Lac
9/9 – Chowdown in Cheesetown – Plymouth
9/9 – Pride in the Park – La Crosse
9/9 – Sputnikfest – Manitowoc
9/9 – Monroe Street Festival – Madison
9/9 – McMillan Fire Department Fall Fest – Marshfield
9/9 – Pardeeville Watermelon Festival – Pardeeville
9/9 – Old Settlers Oktoberfest – Paddock Lake
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9/9 – Greenwood End of Summerfest – Greenwood
9/9 – Wild Rice Fest and Pow Wow – Lac du Flambeau
9/9-9/10 – Artrageous Weekend – Wausau
9/9-9/10 – SEWAPCS Fall Harvest Days – Union Grove
9/9-9/10 – Frank Mots International Kite Festival – Milwaukee
9/9-9/10 – East Troy Bluegrass Festival – East Troy
9/9-9/10 – Feast of St. Robert Bellarmine – Union Grove
9/9-9/10 – Mid-Lakes Thresheree at Pinecrest Village – Manitowoc
9/9-9/10 – Laura Ingalls Wilder Days – Pepin
9/9-9/10 – Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts and Crafts – Greendale
9/10 – Downtown “Grand” Affair – Wisconsin Rapids
9/10 – New Glarus Family Fest – New Glarus

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Detroit | Upper Peninsula

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Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

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Pennsylvania

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Knoxville | Nashville

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