Mega Festival Weekend: September 15-18, 2022

Nearly 500 Festivals this weekend celebrating the Mothman, Paul Bunyan, Kentucky Bourbon, Penn’s Colony, Cheese, Peanuts and more!

I would like you to read the title of this post a second time….”Nearly 500 Festivals“! That’s about as many pins I put in the map below (my index finger hurts from the double-clicking) so I hope you are using the map when trying to find some weekend festivals. Why, just by looking at the map, it appears that, if you live anywhere in Tennessee or North Carolina or anywhere north of there, you shouldn’t have any difficulty finding some festivals around you.

There are festivals everywhere!

In regards to this weekend’s festivals, there are some interesting one…

If you love some folklore, head to Michigan for the Paul Bunyan Festival.
Enjoy a good cryptid? Go to West Virginia for the famous Mothman Festival.
Want to time travel for some colonial shopping? Pennsylvania’s Penn’s Colony Festival is perfect for you.

Then there’s the world famous Bourbon Festival (review) is in Bardstown, Kentucky – the heart of the bourbon trail, some Peanut Festivals in Georgia and North Carolina (a Peanut Butter Festival in Pennsylvania), and some Cheese Festivals in Wisconsin.

And still there is so much more: all sorts of cultural festivals, Oktoberfests, food festivals, art festivals and harvest/fall festivals. There’s a Fried Pie Festival in Georgia that looks great, a Purple Painted Lady Festival in New York that looks interesting (I believe it’s an art festival), and a Shrimp Festival in South Carolina that looks absolutely delicious.

It’s an exciting weekend of festivals!

But with all these festivals, let’s take a closer look at each state and see what stands out…

Alabama
There are Oktoberfests in Huntsville, Ozark, Mobile and Birmingham, Railroad Festivals in Kennedy and Hartselle, and a Dog Festival in Birmingham.

Florida
Food festivals this weekend include the Jax Taco Fest in Jacksonville, Makin’ Bacon Festival in Inglis, an International Food and Drink Festival in Orlando and the Cuban Sandwich/Taste of Latino Festival in Jacksonville, which is one of many Latino festivals. Other Latino festivals this weekend are the Oakland Park Latin Fest, the Libertad Hispanic Family Festival in Land O’Lakes and La Marqueta Festival in Brooksville.
Just try not to eat all this delicious food as you may too much a temptation for an ocean predator at Florida Fin Fest in Jacksonville Beach.

Georgia
Many festivals this weekend! There’s a Fried Pie Festival in Buchanan, a Sunflower Festival in Statham, and JapanFest Atlanta in Duluth. Heritage Festivals in Fayetteville and Norcross, Art Festivals in Peachtree City, Roswell, Atlanta, and Fayetteville, and a Peanut Festival in Brooklet.

Illinois
The weekend is filled with Apple Festivals, Pumpkin Festivals, Oktoberfests, Beer Festivals, and Fall Festivals. More unique festivals include ItalianFest in Collinsville, a Beatles Music Festival in Prairietown, the Shrimp Festival in Golconda, and Bloody Mary Festivals in both Highwood and Fox Lake.

Indiana
I’ve been to some of this weekend’s festivals, such as the Quaker Day Craft and Community Festival (review) in Plainfield, the St. George Festival (review) in Fishers, the Shelby County Brewfest (review) in Shelbyville, and the Harvest Moon Fall Festival (review) in Bargersville. Other festivals to check out include the Ferdinand Folk Festival, the Apple Popcorn Festival in Brookston, Art Squared in Indianapolis, the Carmel Porchfest, and Kunstfest in New Harmony.

Kentucky
Two festivals I’ve been to this weekend are the Kentucky Bourbon Festival (review) in Bardstown and the Spoonbread Festival (review) in Berea. Others to consider are the Banana Festival in Fulton, the Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville, Cow Days in Greensburg, Poage Landing Days in Ashland, the Constitution Square Festival in Danville, the Middlesboro Wing Fling Festival and the Simon Kenton Festival in Maysville.

Michigan
Many interesting festivals this weekend, including Paul Bunyon Days in Oscoda, the Romulus Pumpkin Festival, the Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, the Kalamazoo Italian Festival and the Edmore Potato Festival. There are also many Oktoberfests and Fall Festivals.

New York
The Purple Painted Lady is in Palmyra this weekend, during which there’s also the Purple Foot Festival in Fairport, the Festival of Grapes in Silver Creek, Festa Italiana in Syracuse, the Cuba Garlic Festival, the Ithaca Peace Festival, the Sweden Harvest Festival in Brockport and the start of the Rochester Fringe Festival.

North Carolina
Not only are there some Night Markets (Raleigh and Cary) and Heritage Festivals (Sparta, Hayesville, Monroe) this weekend, there’s a Pepperfest in Pittsboro, a Peanut Festival in Dublin, Hog Day in Hillsborough and cultural festivals that include a Greek Fest in Fayetteville, an Italian Fest in Ronda, a Latino Fest in Raleigh and a Jewish Festival in Davidson.

Pennsylvania
Some great festivals this weekend include Penn’s Colony Festival (review) in Saxonburg, the Italian Food and Heritage Festival in Tipton, the Flax Scutching Festival in Stahlstown, the Peanut Butter Festival in New Bethlehem, the Erie Irish Festival, the Ligonier Highland Games, Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off and Music Festival, and all sorts of Oktoberfests.

South Carolina
Eat your way through the state with Greek Festivals in Columbia and Spartanburg, the Suds and Grub Beer and BBQ Festival in Columbia, the Mauldin BBQ Cook-off, the St. Anne International Festival in Rock Hill, and the Yemassee Shrimp Festival. Wash it all down at the Summerville Sweet Tea Festival.

Tennessee
In Tennessee this weekend, you can enjoy a Sorghum Festival in Johnson City, a Great Pumpkin Festival in Cookeville, a Taco Festival in Chattanooga, an African Street Festival in Nashville and a Hispanic Heritage Festival in Clarksville. Festivals are spread from the Southwestern corner in Millington to the Northeastern one in Bristol.

West Virginia
The Mothman Festival (review) is back in Point Pleasant this weekend! Other festivals in the state include the West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival in Sistersville, the King Coal Festival in Williamson, the Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest in Parkersburg and Festival of Colors in Moundsville.

Wisconsin
All sorts of Oktoberfests this weekend accompanied with some Beer and Wine Fests. There are also Cheese Festivals in Blair and Monroe, Scarecrow Festivals in Delavan and Phelps, Pow Wows in Lac du Flambeau and Neenah and The Willy Street Fair in Madison.

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It’s a huge and wonderful collection of festivals, so please go the lists carefully and use both the reviews and map to help you.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 15-18, 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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Reviews of this Week’s Festivals

9/16-9/18 – “Celebrate Vintage” by Vintage Market DaysFort Myers, FLORIDAMy Review

9/17 – Harvest Moon Fall FestivalBargersville, INDIANAMy Review
9/16-9/18 – St. George FestivalFishers, INDIANAMy Review
9/17 – Quaker Day Craft & Community FestivalPlainfield, INDIANAMy Review
9/17 – Shelby County BrewfestShelbyville, INDIANAMy Review

9/14-9/18 – Kentucky Bourbon FestivalBardstown, KENTUCKYMy Review
9/16-9/18 – Spoonbread FestivalBerea, KENTUCKYMy Review

9/17-9/18 – Michigan Renaissance Festival VHolly, MICHIGANMy Review

9/17-9/18 – Penn’s Colony Festival ISaxonburg, PENNSYLVANIAMy Review

9/17-9/18 – Mothman FestivalPoint Pleasant, WEST VIRGINIAMy Review


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ALABAMA

9/16-9/17 – Boom Days – Fort Payne
9/16-9/18 – Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest – Huntsville
9/17 – Downtown Ozark Oktoberfest – Ozark
9/17 – Oktoberfest at Oyster City Brewing Company – Mobile
9/17 – Skye Apothecary Fall Equinox Festival – Clanton
9/17 – Latin American Heritage Museum – Birmingham
9/17 – Lux Valley Railroad Fest – Kennedy
9/17 – Fido Fest – Birmingham
9/17 – Oktoberfest at Cahaba Brewing Company – Birmingham
9/17 – Southeast Alabama Highland Games – Daleville
9/17 – Depot Days Festival – Hartselle

FLORIDA

9/16 – Oakland Park Latin Fest – Oakland Park
9/16-9/17 – Jax Taco Fest – Jacksonville
9/16-9/18 – Wicked Barley’s Oktoberfest – Jacksonville
9/16-9/18 – Tinez Farms Fall Festival II – Miami
9/16-9/18 – “Celebrate Vintage” by Vintage Market Days – Fort Myers – My Review
9/17 – Libertad Hispanic Family Festival – Land O’Lakes
9/17 – Makin’ Bacon Festival – Inglis
9/17 – La Marqueta Festival – Brooksville
9/17 – FemAle Brew Fest – Fort Lauderdale
9/17 – Clermont Sips and Salsa – Clermont
9/17 – JWJ’S Bluegrass, Beer and BBQ Festival – Jacksonville
9/17 – Zephyrhills Music and Motorcycles – Zephyrhills
9/17-9/18 – Florida Fin Fest – Jacksonville Beach
9/18 – FORD Jacksonville Cuban Sandwich and Taste of Latino Festival – Jacksonville
9/18 – International Food and Drink Festival at Lake Eola Park – Orlando

GEORGIA

9/12-9/17 – Chattahoochee Mountain Fair II – Clarkesville
9/15-9/17 – Dailey and Vincent’s American Made Music Fest – Hiawassee
9/15-9/18 – Helen Oktoberfest II – Helen
9/15-9/18 – Atlanta Food and Wine Festival – Atlanta
9/16-9/17 – Happy Days Weekend – Hapeville
9/16-9/17 – Clermont Days – Clermont
9/16-9/18 – Festival of Fine Arts – Dalton
9/16-9/18 – Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival – Augusta
9/16-9/18 – Inman Farm Heritage Days – Fayetteville
9/16-9/18 – Imagine Music Festival – Rome
9/17 – Brooklet Peanut Festival – Brooklet
9/17 – Gainesville Latino Fest – Gainesville
9/17 – Friendship House Music Festival – Dalton
9/17 – Haralson County’s Fried Pie Festival – Buchanan
9/17 – Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival – Blue Ridge
9/17 – Dahlonega Trail Fest – Dahlonega
9/17 – Hispanic Heritage Celebration – Norcross
9/17 – Oktoberfest at Ironshield Brewing – Lawrenceville
9/17 – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Hinesville
9/17 – Art Fair on the Square – Fayetteville
9/17 – Sippin’ Safari at Zoo Atlanta – Atlanta
9/17 – Statham Sunflower Festival – Statham
9/17 – Tri-City Latino Festival – Columbus
9/17-9/18 – Ocmulgee Indian Celebration – Macon
9/17-9/18 – Crush Festival at Cartecay Vineyards – Ellijay
9/17-9/18 – Roswell Arts Festival – Roswell
9/17-9/18 – Suwanee Fest – Suwanee
9/17-9/18 – Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – Atlanta
9/17-9/18 – Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival I – Stone Mountain
9/17-9/18 – Rose Lawn Arts Festival – Cartersville
9/17-9/18 – JapanFest Atlanta – Duluth
9/17-9/18 – Barnesville Buggy Days Festival – Barnesville
9/17-9/18 – Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival – Peachtree City
9/18 – Recovery Rocks Festival – Cumming

ILLINOIS

9/12-9/18 – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival II – South Barrington
9/14-9/17 – Murphysboro Apple Festival – Murphysboro
9/14-9/17 – Canton Friendship Festival – Canton
9/14-9/17 – Morton Pumpkin Festival – Morton
9/15 – Kits, Cats and Kids Block Party – Evanston
9/15-9/18 – Glendale Heights Oktoberfest I – Glendale Heights
9/15-9/18 – Fairfield Fall Fun Fest – Fairfield
9/15-9/18 – Mexican Independence Day – Cicero
9/16-9/17 – Farmfest – Princeton
9/16-9/17 – Elk Grove Oktoberfest – Elk Grove Village
9/16-9/17 – ItalianFest – Collinsville
9/16-9/17 – Our Big Fat Greek Festival – Rock Island
9/16-9/17 – Norwood Park Fall Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/17 – Crete Acorn Fest – Crete
9/16-9/17 – Downers Grove Oktoberfest – Downers Grove
9/16-9/17 – Autumn in the Park Festival – Palos Park
9/16-9/17 – Belleville Oktoberfest – Belleville
9/16-9/17 – Berwyn’s Oktoberfest – Berwyn
9/16-9/18 – Griggsville Apple Festival – Griggsville
9/16-9/18 – Tinley Park Oktoberfest – Tinley Park
9/16-9/18 – Big Rock Plowing Match – Big Rock
9/16-9/18 – West Dundee Heritage Fest – West Dundee
9/16-9/18 – Vermilion River Fall Festival – Danville
9/16-9/18 – Arts in Central Park – Decatur
9/16-9/18 – Des Plaines Fall Fest – Des Plaines
9/16-9/18 – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest I – Homer Glen
9/16-9/18 – Riot Fest – Chicago
9/16-9/18 – Marshall Autumn Fest – Marshall
9/16-9/18 – Wheat Festival – Okawville
9/16-9/18 – Palatine Oktoberfest – Palatine
9/16-9/18 – German American Central Society Peoria Oktoberfest – Peoria
Weekend continues below…

9/17 – Mallard Fest – Hanover
9/17 – Highland Street Art Festival – Highland
9/17 – Jacksonville Rotary Oktoberfest – Jacksonville
9/17 – Autumn on the Prairie – Franklin Grove
9/17 – When I’m 64 Beatles Music Festival – Prairietown
9/17 – Golconda Shrimp Festival – Golconda
9/17 – Grayslake Craft Beer Festival – Grayslake
9/17 – Reinberg Rocks Oktoberfest Festival – Palatine
9/17 – American Aid Society of German Descendants Oktoberfest I – Lake Villa
9/17 – Orland Park Brewfest – Orland Park
9/17 – Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest – Elmhurst
9/17 – Corvette Funfest – Effingham
9/17 – Brew at the Bridge Craft Beer Festival – Oswego
9/17 – Channahon Community Potato Festival – Channahon
9/17 – Joliet Pride Festival – Joliet
9/17 – Deerfield Harvest Fest – Deerfield
9/17 – Samuel Adams Lakeview Taco Fest – Chicago
9/17 – Mississippi Earthtones Festival – Alton
9/17-9/18 – Clayville Fall Festival – Pleasant Plains
9/17-9/18 – Macoupin County Historical Society Fall Festival – Carlinville
9/17-9/18 – Edgewater Arts Festival – Chicago
9/17-9/18 – Stark County Fall Festival – Wyoming
9/17-9/18 – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival I – West Chicago
9/17-9/18 – Vintage Illinois at the Canal Market – North Utica
9/17-9/18 – Art on the Prairie – Warrenville
9/17-9/18 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm I – Geneva
9/17-9/18 – Edwards Place Fine Art Fair – Springfield
9/18 – Apple Festival – Grafton
9/18 – Bloody Mary Fest – Highwood
9/18 – Taste of Evanston – Evanston
9/18 – Fox Lake Bloody Mary Fest – Fox Lake

INDIANA

9/14-9/17 – Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival – Sullivan
9/14-9/17 – Beech Grove Fall Festival – Beech Grove
9/14-9/17 – Edinburgh Fall Festival – Edinburgh
9/15-9/17 – Monroe County Fall Festival – Ellettsville
9/15-9/17 – Chrisney Fall Festival – Chrisney
9/15-9/18 – Nappanee Apple Festival – Nappanee
9/16-9/17 – Tree City Fall Festival – Greensburg
9/16-9/17 – Autumn Music Festival – Eckerty
9/16-9/17 – Rising Sun Navy Bean Festival – Rising Sun
9/16-9/17 – Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run Celebration – Canaan
9/16-9/17 – Back to the Fifties Festival – Lebanon
9/16-9/18 – Colonial Market Days and Encampment – Lebanon
9/16-9/18 – Fall Festival of Commiskey – Commiskey
9/16-9/18 – Frankton Heritage Days Festival – Frankton
9/16-9/18 – Francesville Fall Festival – Francesville
9/16-9/18 – St. George Festival – Fishers – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree – Indianapolis
9/17 – Quaker Day Craft & Community Festival – Plainfield – My Review
9/17 – Sunflower Fair – La Porte
9/17 – Osgood Bricktoberfest – Osgood
9/17 – Eagle Creek Folk Music Festival – Indianapolis
9/17 – Global Fest – West Lafayette
9/17 – Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum Fall Festival – Hagerstown
9/17 – Ferdinand Folk Festival – Ferdinand
9/17 – Eminence Harvest Festival – Eminence
9/17 – Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show – Wheatfield
9/17 – Schererville Country-A-Fair – Schererville
9/17 – Brewfest – Evansville
9/17 – Country-A-Fair – Schererville
Weekend continues below…

9/17 – Historic Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration – Richmond
9/17 – Harmony Music Festival – Sweetser
9/17 – Noblesville Brewfest and Wine Garden – Noblesville
9/17 – Apple Popcorn Festival – Brookston
9/17 – Shelby County Brewfest – Shelbyville – My Review
9/17 – Art Squared – Indianapolis
9/17 – Winfield Harvest Festival – Winfield
9/17 – Harvest Moon Fall Festival – Bargersville – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Old Washington Street Festival – Muncie
9/17-9/18 – St. Louis Church Parish Festival – Batesville
9/17-9/18 – Middletown Fall Fun Fest – Middletown
9/17-9/18 – Apple Butter Festival – Spencer
9/17-9/18 – Attica Heritage Days – Attica
9/17-9/18 – Bluff City Pow Wow – Rockport
9/17-9/18 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Fort Wayne
9/17-9/18 – Trail of Courage Living History Festival – Rochester
9/17-9/18 – Kunstfest – New Harmony
9/17-9/18 – Harvest Time Farm Park Sunflowers and Fall Days II – Lowell
9/17-9/18 – Spirit Fest – Chesterfield
9/17-9/18 – Fountain City Lions Fall Festival – Fountain City
9/17-9/18 – Mitchell Persimmon Festival I – Mitchell
9/18 – Carmel PorchFest – Carmel
9/18 – World Cultural Festival – Valparaiso
9/18 – 20th Century Chevy Carfest – Washington

KENTUCKY

9/12-9/17 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival II – Morehead
9/12-9/17 – Banana Festival II – Fulton
9/14-9/18 – Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Black Gold Festival – Hazard
9/15-9/17 – Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival – Burkesville
9/15-9/17 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival – Whitley City
9/15-9/18 – Bourbon and Beyond Festival – Louisville
9/16-9/17 – Harvest Fest at Mahr Park – Madisonville
9/16-9/17 – More Tales Storytelling Festival – Wilmore
9/16-9/17 – Horse Cave Heritage Festival – Horse Cave
9/16-9/17 – Cow Days – Greensburg
9/16-9/17 – Festival on the Square and Car Show – Franklin
9/16-9/18 – Poage Landing Days – Ashland
9/16-9/18 – Gaslight Festival – Jeffersontown
9/16-9/18 – St. Timothy Oktoberfest – Union
9/16-9/18 – Spoonbread Festival – Berea – My Review
9/17 – Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games – Eminence
9/17 – Gourd Patch Arts Festival – Mayfield
9/17 – Constitution Square Festival – Danville
9/17 – Morehead Arts and Crafts Festival – Morehead
9/17 – Pumpkin Festival – Paris
9/17 – Cheers to Bardstown – Bardstown
9/17 – Onton Hay Days – Onton
9/17 – Squash and Gobble Arts Bazaar and Fall Festival – Greenville
9/17 – Swingtime by the River – Augusta
9/17 – Sweet Owen Day – Owenton
9/17 – Middlesboro Wing Fling Festival – Middlesboro
9/17 – Celebrate Sadieville – Georgetown
9/17 – Etown Wine Fest – Elizabethtown
9/17 – Jacksonian Days Street Fair – Scottsville
9/17 – The Paristown Flea III – Louisville
9/17-9/18 – BG Fiestaval – Bowling Green
9/17-9/18 – Bear Wallow Fall Festival I – Nancy
9/17-9/18 – Simon Kenton Festival – Maysville
9/17-9/18 – Midway Fall Festival – Midway
9/17-9/18 – Benton Farm Fall Show – Walton
9/17-9/18 – Kentucky Heritage Jazz Festival II – Harrodsburg

MICHIGAN

9/14-9/18 – Burtucky Days – Burton
9/15-9/17 – Paddle Antrim Festival – Bellaire
9/15-9/17 – Harvest Moon – Farmington
9/15-9/17 – Michigan BluesFest – Lansing
9/15-9/18 – Michigan Irish Music Festival – Muskegon
9/15-9/18 – Frankenmuth Oktoberfest – Frankenmuth
9/15-9/18 – St. John Parish Applefest – Fenton
9/16-9/17 – Festival of the Forks – Albion
9/16-9/17 – Flat Rock RiverFest – Flat Rock
9/16-9/17 – Heritage Festival – Almont
9/16-9/17 – South Haven Jazz Festival – South Haven
9/16-9/17 – Saline Oktoberfest – Saline
9/16-9/17 – Kalamazoo Italian Festival – Kalamazoo
9/16-9/17 – West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association FallFest – Lowell
9/16-9/18 – Northville Heritage Festival – Northville
9/16-9/18 – Hemlock Sawdust Day Festival – Hemlock
9/16-9/18 – Edmore Potato Festival – Edmore
9/16-9/18 – Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival – Roscommon
9/16-9/18 – Paul Bunyan Days – Oscoda
9/16-9/18 – St. Alfred Fall Festival – Taylor
9/16-9/18 – Romulus Pumpkin Festival – Romulus
9/16-9/18 – St. Thomas the Apostle Family Fun Festival – Garden City
9/16-9/18 – St. Thecla Fall Festival – Clinton Township
9/16-9/18 – Earthwork Harvest Gathering – Lake City
Weekend continues below…

9/17 – New Era Fall Street Festival – New Era
9/17 – LO Palooza – Lake Orion
9/17 – Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival – Edwardsburg
9/17 – Fall Feastival – St. Johns
9/17 – Kentwood Food Truck Festival – Kentwood
9/17 – Applefest and Craft Show – Coldwater
9/17 – FrankenFest Detroit – Detroit
9/17 – Motor City EGGFest – Novi
9/17 – Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival – Houghton
9/17 – Three Stacks Music Fest – Lansing
9/17 – Howard City Harvest Festival – Howard City
9/17 – Oktoberfest at Big Lake Brewing – Holland
9/17 – Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-off – Harbor Beach
9/17 – Center Line Beer Fest – Center Line
9/17 – Hops and Props on the River – Manistee
9/17 – Taste of Harbor Springs – Harbor Springs
9/17 – Taste of Clare – Clare
9/17 – Harvest Moon Festival – Grant
9/17-9/18 – Pumpkin Festival – Caseville
9/17-9/18 – North Channel Sturgeon Festival – Clay Township
9/17-9/18 – Kinde Polka Fest – Kinde
9/17-9/18 – Artalicious Fine Art Fair – Adrian
9/17-9/18 – Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts – Lowell
9/17-9/18 – Tompkins Center Historical Society Freedom Festival and Steam Show – Rives Junction
9/17-9/18 – Michigan Renaissance Festival V – Holly – My Review

NEW YORK

9/12 – Foodlink’s Festival of Food – Rochester
9/13-9/18 – KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival I – Rochester
9/15-9/17 – Big Flats Community Days – Big Flats
9/16-9/17 – St. Patrick’s Fall Festival – Owego
9/16-9/17 – Oktoberfest at Webster Fireman’s Field – Webster
9/16-9/17 – Niagara Falls Blues Festival – Niagara Falls
9/16-9/18 – Bemus Point Fall Fest – Bemus Point
9/16-9/18 – Market Street Harvest Festival – Corning
9/16-9/18 – The Fall Down – Hannibal
9/16-9/18 – Festival of Grapes – Silver Creek
9/16-9/18 – Jordan Fall Festival – Jordan
9/16-9/18 – Ellicottville Rock N’ Roll Weekend – Ellicottville
9/16-9/18 – Festa Italiana – Syracuse
9/16-9/18 – Ithaca Peace Festival – Ithaca
9/17 – Endicott Apple Festival – Endicott
9/17 – Buffalo Cigar Festival – Orchard Park
9/17 – Hamburg Oktoberfest – Hamburg
9/17 – Blues on the Bridge – Binghamton
9/17 – Sweden Harvest Festival – Brockport
9/17 – Festival in the Park – Minoa
Weekend continues below…

9/17 – No BS Brew Company Oktoberfest!! – Livonia
9/17 – Autumn Equinox Festival Pagan Pride Day – Geddes
9/17 – FALLFEST at Clarence Center – Clarence Center
9/17 – Hornell’s Maple City Fall Festival – Hornell
9/17 – Fayetteville Festival – Fayetteville
9/17 – Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – Cheektowaga
9/17 – Harmony Historical Society Folk Fair – Ashville
9/17 – ON Farm Fest – Onondaga County (Various Locations)
9/17 – Harvest Festival at Tinker – Pittsford
9/17 – Burt Fest – Buffalo
9/17 – Lincoln Hill Farms Oktoberfest – Canandaigua
9/17 – Taste of B’ville – Baldwinsville
9/17 – The Vintage Cow Farmers Market Fall Fest – Attica
9/17 – Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport – Hammondsport
9/17-9/18 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend I – Clarence
9/17-9/18 – The Purple Painted Lady – Palmyra
9/17-9/18 – Native Nations Festival at Watson Homestead – Painted Post
9/17-9/18 – Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival – Lockport
9/17-9/18 – Cuba Garlic Festival – Cuba
9/17-9/18 – Festival of the Arts – Orchard Park
9/17-9/18 – Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival – Canaseraga
9/17-9/18 – Long Acre Farms Fall Festival Weekend I – Macedon
9/17-9/18 – Borderland Festival – East Aurora
9/18 – Purple Foot Festival – Fairport
9/18 – Celebrate Cascade – Penn Yan
9/18 – Mutt Strut – Newark
9/18 – KlezFest CNY (formerly Jewish Music and Cultural Festival) – Syracuse
9/18 – Oswego PorchFest – Oswego

NORTH CAROLINA

9/14 – Smoky Hollow Night Market V – Raleigh
9/15 – Raleigh Night Market V – Raleigh
9/16 – Cary Night Market IV – Cary
9/16-9/17 – Eden RiverFest – Eden
9/16-9/17 – Hog Day – Hillsborough
9/16-9/17 – Carolina Jubilee – Harmony
9/16-9/17 – Day at the Dock – Hatteras
9/16-9/17* – West Jefferson Old Time Antiques Fair – West Jefferson – CANCELLED
9/16-9/18 – Autumn at Oz II – Beech Mountain
9/16-9/18 – Festival in the Park – Charlotte
9/17 – Harrisburg Multicultural Festival – Harrisburg
9/17 – Dublin Peanut Festival – Dublin
9/17 – Art in Autumn – Weaverville
9/17 – Mountain Heritage Festival – Sparta
9/17 – Knightdale Arts and Education Festival – Knightdale
9/17 – Cherokee Heritage Festival – Hayesville
9/17 – Union County Heritage Festival – Monroe
9/17 – Greater Triangle Asia Fest – Cary
9/17 – Groove Jam Music Festival – Greensboro
9/17 – Creedmoor Music Festival – Creedmoor
9/17 – Yadkin Valley Harvest Festival – Yadkinville
9/17 – Art in Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival – Asheville
9/17-9/18 – Fayetteville Greek Festival – Fayetteville
9/17-9/18 – CenterFest – Durham
9/17-9/18 – Raffaldini Vineyards Festa Italiana – Ronda
9/18 – Charlotte Brunch Festival – Charlotte
9/18 – Cape Fear Latinos Festival – Wilmington
9/18 – PepperFest – Pittsboro
9/18 – La Fiesta del Pueblo – Raleigh
9/18 – Lake Norman Jewish Council Deli Fest – Davidson
9/18 – Greensboro Pride – Greensboro
9/18 – Winston-Salem Fall Food Truck Festival – Winston-Salem

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

9/14-9/17 – Erie’s Wild Rib Cook Off and Music Festival – Erie
9/15-9/17 – Rosedale Fall Festival – Verona
9/15-9/18 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo VI – Pittsburgh
9/16-9/18 – Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival – Pittsburgh
9/16-9/18 – Bavarian Fall Fest – St. Marys
9/16-9/18 – Peanut Butter Festival – New Bethlehem
9/16-9/18 – Erie Irish Festival – Erie
9/16-9/18 – Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest – Canonsburg
9/16-9/18 – Scottdale Fall Festival – Scottdale
9/17 – Saltsburg Oktoberfest – Saltsburg
9/17 – Cranberry Festival – Seneca
9/17 – Pink Day – Leechburg
9/17 – Heritage Festival – Murrysville
9/17 – Green Tree Octoberfest – Green Tree
9/17 – St. Lawrence Fall Festival – Cadogan
9/17 – Oktoberfest – New Castle
9/17* – Bigfoot BBQ UFO Festival – Dayton – My Review – CANCELLED
9/17 – Fort McIntosh Day – Freedom
9/17 – September Fest – Meadville
9/17 – Laurel Highlands Chili Festival at Christian W. Klay Winery – Chalkhill
9/17 – Ligonier Highland Games – Ligonier
9/17-9/18 – Penn’s Colony Festival I – Saxonburg – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Derry Railroad Days – Derry
9/17-9/18 – Smicksburg Apple Festival – Smicksburg
9/17-9/18 – September by the River – Freeport
9/17-9/18 – Covered Bridge Festival – Washington/Greene counties
9/17-9/18 – Kinzua Bridge State Park Fall Festival – Mt. Jewett
9/17-9/18 – Flax Scutching Festival – Stahlstown
9/17-9/18 – New Germany Festival of Arts and Crafts – Summerhill
9/17-9/18 – Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival V – West Newton
9/18 – Del Grosso’s Italian Food and Heritage Festival – Tipton
9/18 – Wildbird Recovery Fall Migration Festival – Valencia

SOUTH CAROLINA

9/15-9/18 – Euphoria – Greenville
9/15-9/18 – Columbia’s Greek Festival – Columbia
9/16 – Suds and Grub Beer and BBQ Festival – Columbia
9/16-9/17 – Mauldin BBQ Cook-off – Mauldin
9/16-9/17 – Fiddling Convention and Competition – Pickens
9/16-9/17 – St. Anne International Festival – Rock Hill
9/16-9/17 – Yemassee Shrimp Festival – Yemassee
9/16-9/18 – Spartanburg Greek Festival – Spartanburg
9/17 – Summerville Sweet Tea Festival – Summerville
9/17 – Santee Indian Tribe Pow Wow – Holly Hill
9/17 – Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down – Aynor
9/17 – Main Street Oktoberfest Jam – Fort Mill
9/17 – Clover Auto Show and Fall Festival – Clover
9/17 – Jubilee: Festival of Black History and Culture – Columbia

TENNESSEE

9/13-9/17 – Americanafest – Nashville
9/15-9/17 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Kodak
9/16-9/18 – African Street Festival – Nashville
9/16-9/18 – Fall Heritage Festival – Cowan
9/17 – GladeFest – Gladeville
9/17 – Nashville Food Faire – Nashville
9/17 – Sorghum Festival – Johnson City
9/17 – The Cooper-Young Festival – Memphis
9/17 – National Rolley Hole Marbles Championships and Music Festival at Standing Stone – Hilham
9/17 – White Lightning Trail Festival – Cumberland Gap
9/17 – Arts in the Park – Morristown
9/17 – Old Timers Festival – La Vergne
9/17 – Step Back in Time: Fall Festival – Chapel Hill
9/17 – Hwy 58 Community Festival – Chattanooga
9/17 – Haunting in the Hills – Oneida
9/17-9/18 – Autumn Blaze Arts Festival – Waverly
9/17-9/18 – Archeofest – Pinson
9/17-9/19 – Great Pumpkin Festival – Cookeville
9/17-9/18 – Cheekwood Harvest I – Nashville
9/17-9/18 – Trade Mill and Native Heritage Days – Trade
9/17-9/18 – Chattanooga Taco Festival – Chattanooga
9/18 – Apple Festival – Chattanooga
9/18 – Clarksville Hispanic Heritage Festival – Clarksville

WEST VIRGINIA

9/15-9/17 – Craigsville Fall Festival – Craigsville
9/15-9/17 – West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival – Sistersville
9/15-9/17 – Head for the Hills Motorcycle Festival – Pennsboro
9/15-9/18 – Treasure Mountain Festival – Franklin
9/15-9/18 – Gauley Fest – Summersville
9/15-9/18 – Clay County Golden Delicious Festival – Clay
9/16-9/17 – Kirkwood Winery Wine and Music Fest – Summersville
9/16-9/17 – Dunbar Fall Festival – Dunbar
9/16-9/17 – Appalachian Heritage Days – Logan
9/16-9/17 – Lost Creek Community Festival – Lost Creek
9/16-9/18 – Hancock County Oldtime Fair – New Cumberland
9/17 – Mount Hope Jubilee – Mount Hope
9/17 – King Coal Festival – Williamson
9/17 – Camp Creek State Park Fall Festival – Camp Creek
9/17 – Funktafest Music Festival – Huntington
9/17 – Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest – Parkersburg
9/17 – Oglebay’s Fall Food Truck Festival – Wheeling
9/17 – Festival of Colors – Moundsville
9/17-9/18 – Country Roads Festival – Ansted
9/17-9/18 – Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant – My Review
9/18 – Bavarian Inn Oktoberfest! – Shepherdstown

WISCONSIN

9/15-9/18 – Amery Fall Festival – Amery
9/15-9/18 – Blair Cheese Festival – Blair
9/16 – Downtown Beloit Oktoberfest – Beloit
9/16 – Baraboo Fall Night Market – Baraboo
9/16 – Falz Fest – Lake Geneva
9/16 – Wisconsin Whiskey Fest – Milwaukee
9/16-9/17 – Best “Dam” Blues Fest – Thiensville
9/16-9/17 – Central Wisconsin Concertina Festival – Merrill
9/16-9/17 – Wet Whistle Wine Fest – Algoma
9/16-9/17 – Oktoberfest at Elm Grove Village Park – Elm Grove
9/16-9/17 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest IV – Madison
9/16-9/17 – Irish Fest of the Fox Cities – Appleton
9/16-9/17 – Project North Festival – Rhinelander
9/16-9/17 – Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest – Chippewa Falls
9/16-9/17 – Milwaukee’s Original Oktoberfest III – Glendale
9/16-9/18 – China Lights I – Hales Corners
9/16-9/18 – Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival – Wisconsin Dells
9/16-9/18 – Gemuetlichkeit Days – Jefferson
9/16-9/18 – Red Cliff Cultural Days – Bayfield
9/16-9/18 – Lake Geneva Honky Tonk Festival – Lake Geneva
9/16-9/18 – St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest – Wauwatosa
9/16-9/18 – Grumpy Troll Brew Pub Oktoberfest – Mount Horeb
9/16-9/18 – Oktoberfest at The Biergarten Kenosha – Kenosha
9/16-9/18 – Wauktoberfest – Waunakee
9/16-9/18 – Green County Cheese Days – Monroe
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9/17 – Harvest Fest and Street Art Auction – Sturgeon Bay
9/17* – Pork in the Park – Merrill – CANCELLED
9/17 – Wild Rice Fest and Pow Wow – Lac du Flambeau
9/17 – Brew-B-Que – Lodi
9/17 – Chequamegon Mountain Bike Festival – Cable
9/17 – Scarecrow Fest – Delavan
9/17 – Prosit Tosa at the Wauwatosa Historical Society – Wauwatosa
9/17 – Phelp Women’s Club Scarecrow Fest – Phelps
9/17 – Ferryville Fall Fest – Ferryville
9/17 – Two Rivers Ethnic Fest – Two Rivers
9/17 – Festi-Fall – Lakewood
9/17 – Rochester’s A Day in the Country – Rochester
9/17 – East End Family Fun Days – Superior
9/17 – Beer and Bacon Fest – Wausau
9/17 – Septemberfest – Ripon
9/17 – Colorama/Pints in the Park– St. Germain
9/17 – Bonduel Founders Day – Bonduel
9/17 – Party on the Pavement – Racine
9/17 – Neenah-Menasha Inter-Tribal Pow Wow – Neenah
9/17 – Bay View Bash – Milwaukee
9/17 – Fall Fun Fest at Pringle Nature Center – Bristol
9/17 – Pointoberfest – Stevens Point
9/17 – igNight Market III – Green Bay
9/17 – Duck Creek Winery Fall Fest – Denmark
9/17 – Uncorked: Milwaukee Wine Festival – Milwaukee
9/17 – Twin Lakes Harvest Fest – Twin Lakes
9/17 – Oktoberfest Three Lakes – Three Lakes
9/17-9/18 – Wine and Harvest Festival – Cedarburg
9/17-9/18 – Driftless Area Art Festival – Soldiers Grove
9/17-9/18 – The Willy Street Fair – Madison
9/17-9/18 – Marshfield Maple Fall Fest – Marshfield
9/17-9/18 – Basse Farms Pumpkin Fest I – Colgate
9/17-9/18 – Bayshore Fall Art and Artisan Fair – Glendale
9/17-9/18 – Thresheree and Harvest Festival – Richfield
9/17-9/18 – Holy Hill Art and Farm Market II – Hubertus
9/17-9/18 – Gibbsville Orchard’s Harvest Festival – Sheboygan Falls
9/17-9/18 – Grape Stomp Festival at Dancing Dragonfly Winery – St. Croix Falls
9/18 – Beloit Autorama – Beloit
9/18 – Kites over Greendale – Greendale
9/18 – Viva Mexico Festival – Madison
9/18 – Dozynki Harvest Festival – Stevens Point

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