Upcoming Festival Weekend: August 25-28 2022

Festivals pick up in most states with more cultural and music festivals.

If your state had only a few festivals last weekend, there should be more this weekend. But, if your state had a ton of festivals, there may be slightly less this weekend. It balances out overall.

There’s a little over 260 festivals this weekend.

The big theme this weekend tends to be the cultural or ethnic festival, which really seem to take over in Illinois, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. That should call for some good eating!

There are also a lot of Music Festivals going on, Beer and Wine Festivals, the start of the Oktoberfests and a lot more.

For you Cryptid Fans, I should point out the UFO Days Festival in Alabama and Bigfoot Festival in Tennessee.

Overall, a great festival weekend – one which has more festival reviews for you, so check those out!

And don’t forget the map!

Let’s now take a closer look at each of the states this weekend:

Alabama
I’d be excited about the Fyffe UFO Days. There’s also a Folk Festival in Birmingham and a Vintage Market Days (Review of Ohio Version) in Mobile.

Florida
Key West is having a Whiskey Festival while there’s a Rum and Seafood Festival in Lutz. Dog lovers can take their companions to the National Dog Day Festival in Neptune Beach.

Georgia
The Georgia Mountain Fair continues in Hiawassee while there is also the Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival, a Vintage Market Days (Review of Ohio Version) in Perry and the Cobb County International Festival in Marietta.

Illinois
Festivals around St. Louis and then from Springfield and up, celebrating Corn in DeKalb, the Irish Culture in Peoria, Ribs in Staunton and then all sorts of Cultural Festivals in the Chicago area: Pakistani, Ukrainian, Egyptian, Armenian, Romanian and Greek.

Indiana
Festivals are all over the state with all sorts of Music Festivals (Morgantown, West Lafayette, Greencastle, Rochester), a Pork Fest in Kouts, Festival Latino in Vincennes, a Renaissance Festival in Mishawaka, a Tomato Festival in Pierceton and a Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay.

Kentucky
The festivals are really spread throughout the state this weekend. Some of the more interesting ones include the Cloverport Sacajawea Festival, the Buttermilk Days Festival in Bardstown, the Garrard County Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival in Lancaster and the Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival in Louisville.

Michigan
It’s another week where I’ve been to some of this weekend’s festivals, including the Taste of Greece Festival (Review) in Plymouth, Dragon on the Lake (Review) in Lake Orion, Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Summer Festival (Review) in Wyandotte, the Lincoln Park Days Festival (Review), the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Festival (Review) in Sterling Heights and the Cider Dayze Festival (Review) in Armada.
There are also the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in Ontonagon, the Sun Dried Music Festival in Mason, the Midland Folk Music Festival, the Cedar Polka Festival, the Blues by the Bay Festival in East Tawas and the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival (for the energy to dance at all the previously mentioned music festivals).

New York
Another weekend of cultural festivals: GUSTO! Italian Festival in Endicott, the Bravo Italiano Festival in Watertown, an Egyptian Festival in North Tonawanda, a Germanfest in Attica, the South Buffalo Irish Festival and Ukrainian American Day in Buffalo.

North Carolina
More festivals than last weekend. Some interesting ones include the Winterville Watermelon Festival, the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival in Lake Junaluska, the Festival of India in Charlotte and WoodMill Winery’s Grape Stomp Festival in Vale.

Pennsylvania
Most of the festivals are along Pennsylvania’s Western Border and around Pittsburgh this weekend, including the Zabawa Polish Summer Festival in Erie, the Butler Italian Festival, the St. Georgia Greek Festival in New Castle, the Kinzua Heritage Arts and Music Festival in Russell and the Mountain Spirit Pow Wow at Mason Dixon Park in Mt. Morris.

South Carolina
Some great eating this weekend with the Awendaw Blue Crab Festival, and the Main Street Latin Festival in Columbia. Wash it all down at the Grape Stomp Festival in Wadmalaw Island.

Tennessee
The state has a good mix with cultural festivals with Cherokee Heritage Day in Elizabethton, an International Food Festival in Morristown and German, Indian, AND Asian festivals all in Knoxville. There’s also a Blooming Onion in Cleveland a Bigfoot Festival in Morristown.

West Virginia
If you have a sweet tooth, there’s a Cupcake Festival in Hurricane and a Honey Festival in Parkersburg. Healthier eaters can check out the Veg Fest in Morgantown.

Wisconsin
A nice selection of festivals from Corn Festivals (Loyal, Forest Junction) to Cultural festivals(German in West Bend, Serbian in Milwaukee, Egyptian in Oak Creek, Mexican in Milwaukee). There are also some music festivals, beer/wine fests and even a Rutabaga Festival in Cumberland.

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Take your time going through the lists and be sure to look over the map in case something is near you.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: August 25-28, 2022

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

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Reviews of this Week’s Festivals

8/27-8/28 – Cider Dayze FestivalArmada, MichiganMy Review

8/27-8/28 – Michigan Renaissance Festival IIHolly, MichiganMy Review

8/25-8/28 – Dragon on the LakeLake Orion, MichiganMy Review

8/26-8/28 – Lincoln Park Days FestivalLincoln Park, MichiganMy Review

8/26-8/28 – Vintage Market Days of MobileMobile, AlabamaMy Review

8/26-8/28 – Vintage Market Days of Central GeorgiaPerry, GeorgiaMy Review

8/25-8/28 – “Taste of Greece” FestivalPlymouth, MichiganMy Review

8/26-8/28 – Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak FestivalSterling Heights, MichiganMy Review

8/26-8/27 – Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Summer FestivalWyandotte, MichiganMy Review

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ALABAMA

8/26-8/28 – Vintage Market Days of Mobile – Mobile – My Review
8/27 – Fyffe UFO Days – Fyffe
8/27 – Bay Bites Food Truck Festival – Mobile
8/27 – Hog Days of Summer BBQ and Music Festival – Montgomery
8/27 – Birmingham Folk Festival – Birmingham
8/27 – Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival – Birmingham
8/27 – Happy Hippie Feastival – Cullman – USUALLY IN MAY
8/27-8/28 – Black Belt Folk Roots Festival – Eutaw

FLORIDA

8/26-8/29 – Key West Whiskey Festival – Key West
8/27 – Playground Music and Arts Festival – Gainesville
8/27 – Atlantic Beach Jazz Festival – Atlantic Beach
8/27 – Summer Rum and Seafood Festival – Lutz
8/27 – National Dog Day Festival – Neptune Beach

GEORGIA

8/22-8/27 – Georgia Mountain Fair II – Hiawassee
8/26-8/28 – Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival – Braselton
8/26-8/28 – Vintage Market Days of Central Georgia – Perry – My Review
8/27 – RBG Music Festival – Atlanta
8/27 – Savannah Water Lantern Festival – Savannah
8/27 – Cobb County International Festival – Marietta
8/27-8/28 – Grant Park Conservancy Summer Shade Festival – Atlanta
8/28 – Festival Peachtree Latino – Atlanta

ILLINOIS

8/23-8/27 – Le Roy Fall Festival – Le Roy
8/24-8/27 – Bushnell Town and Country Fall Festival – Bushnell
8/25-8/28 – Amboy Depot Days – Amboy
8/25-8/28 – Hampshire Coon Creek Country Days – Hampshire
8/26-8/27 – Waterloo Homecoming – Waterloo
8/26-8/27 – Up in Smoke on the Square – Lincoln
8/26-8/27 – Old Capitol Blues and BBQ – Springfield
8/26-8/27 – Mahomet Music Festival – Mahomet
8/26-8/28 – Kirchenfest – Highland
8/26-8/28 – Palatine Street Fest – Palatine
8/26-8/28 – Sacred Rose Fest – Chicago
8/26-8/28 – Taste of Greektown – Chicago
8/26-8/28 – Midwest Salute to the Arts – Fairview Heights
8/26-8/28 – Skokie’s Backlot Bash – Skokie
8/26-8/28 – Erin Feis: Peoria Irish Fest – Peoria
8/26-8/28 – DeKalb Corn Fest – DeKalb
Weekend continues below…

8/27 – Alley Art Festival – Aurora
8/27 – Taste of Pakistan – Bolingbrook
8/27 – Chalk Howard Street – Chicago
8/27 – Alton Food Truck Festival – Alton
8/27 – Lisle Uncorked – Lisle
8/27 – Village of Elsah Festival – Elsah
8/27 – Aledo Main Street Antique Days and Car Show – Aledo
8/27 – Atkinson Heritage Days – Atkinson
8/27 – Liberty Arts Festival – Morris
8/27 – Ribs, Rhythm and Brews Fest – Sycamore
8/27 – Staunton Ribfest – Staunton
8/27 – Olof Krans Art Festival – Galva
8/27 – Crossroads Blues Festival – Rockford
8/27 – Hop Garden Beer and Music Festival – Mt. Sterling
8/27 – Ogden Street Fest – Ogden
8/27-8/28 – Bucktown Arts Fest – Chicago
8/27-8/28 – Ukrainian Village Fest – Chicago
8/27-8/28 – Port Clinton Art Festival – Highland Park
8/27-8/28 – Festival of the Arts – Glen Ellyn
8/27-8/28 – Pilsen Fest – Chicago
8/27-8/28 – Egyptian Festival – Monee
8/27-8/28 – Romanian Food and Folk Festival – Chicago
8/27-8/28 – Sweet Corn Circus (formerly Sweet Corn Blues Festival) – Normal
8/28 – Walk in the Park Summer Art Fair – Arlington Heights
8/28 – Taste of Armenia – Evanston

INDIANA

8/24-8/27 – Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show – Portland
8/25-8/27 – Southern Indiana Blues Fest – Morgantown
8/25-8/27 – St. Ann Parish Festival – Indianapolis
8/25-8/27 – Sellersburg Celebrates – Sellersburg
8/25-8/28 – Swiss Wine Festival – Vevay
8/26 – Birdseye Park and Fire Department Picnic – Birdseye
8/26-8/27 – Greencastle Music Fest – Greencastle
8/26-8/27 – Ouibache Music Festival – West Lafayette
8/26-8/27 – Archway Days Festival – Centerville
8/26-8/27 – Milltown Community Days – Milltown
8/26-8/27 – Summer’s End Festival – Rossville
8/26-8/27 – Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic – Bowling Green
8/26-8/27 – Sulphur Springs Community Days – Sulphur Springs
8/26-8/28 – Frog Follies – Evansville
8/26-8/28 – Indianapolis Greek Festival – Carmel
Weekend continues below…

8/27 – Canal Days – Winona Lake
8/27 – Feast of Lanterns – Indianapolis
8/27 – Kouts Pork Fest – Kouts
8/27 – Festiv-ALE – Fort Wayne
8/27 – Carousel Fun Day – Logansport
8/27 – Nickel Plate Music and Arts Festival – Rochester
8/27 – Red, White and Brauen Music Festival – Jasper
8/27 – Middlebury Riverfest – Middlebury
8/27 – Cumberland’s Blues, Beer and BBQ III – Cumberland
8/27 – Beers Across the Wabash – West Lafayette
8/27 – Bloomington Pridefest – Bloomington
8/27 – Festival Latino – Vincennes
8/27 – Taste of Montgomery County – Crawfordsville
8/27 – Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County – Delphi
8/27-8/28 – Aukiki River Festival – Kouts
8/27-8/28 – St. Mary’s Festival – Greensburg
8/27-8/28 – Taste of the Arts – Fort Wayne
8/27-8/28 – Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival I – Auburn
8/27-8/28 – Mill Pond Festival – Union Mills
8/27-8/28 – Michiana Renaissance Festival – Mishawaka
8/28 – Heirloom Tomato Festival – Pierceton
8/28 – Taste of the Gardens – Elkhart

KENTUCKY

8/24-8/28 – Cloverport Sacajawea Festival – Cloverport
8/25-8/27 – Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival – Jenkins
8/26 – Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival – Louisville
8/26 – Tacos N’ Tequila – Lexington
8/26-8/27 – Summer Salute Festival – Hopkinsville
8/26-8/27 – Festival of the Mewz – Lost Creek
8/26-8/27 – Soul of 2nd Street Festival – Danville
8/26-8/27 – Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival – Hardin
8/26-8/27 – Garrard County Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival – Lancaster
8/26-8/27 – Buttermilk Days Festival – Bardstown
8/26-8/28 – First of Fall Festival – Burlington
8/26-8/28 – St. Augustine Festival – Augusta
8/27 – Cynthiana Rod Run – Cynthiana
8/27 – Greensburg Music Fest – Greensburg

MICHIGAN

8/25-8/28 – Midland Folk Music Festival – Midland
8/25-8/28 – Cedar Polka Festival – Cedar
8/25-8/28 – Michigan Culture and Diversity Festival – Dearborn Heights
8/25-8/28 – “Taste of Greece” Festival – Plymouth – My Review
8/25-8/28 – Dragon on the Lake – Lake Orion – My Review
8/26-8/27 – Marquette Rotary West HarborFest – Marquette
8/26-8/27 – Flo-Fest/Bless Fest – Lansing
8/26-8/27 – Harrison Street Fair – Harrison
8/26-8/27 – Quincy Daze – Quincy
8/26-8/27 – Seney Lumberjack Festival – Seney
8/26-8/27 – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – Ontonagon
8/26-8/27 – Rock4Vets Music Festival– Farwell
8/26-8/27 – Lake Fanny Hooe-Down – Copper Harbor
8/26-8/27 – Turtle Lake Resort Music Fest – Union City
8/26-8/27 – Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Summer Festival – Wyandotte – My Review
8/26-8/27 – Metamora Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Festival – Metamora
8/26-8/28 – Lincoln Park Days Festival – Lincoln Park – My Review
8/26-8/28 – Forest Trail Music Festival – Freesoil
8/26-8/28 – Novi Taco Fest – Novi
8/26-8/28 – Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Festival – Sterling Heights – My Review
8/26-8/28 – Dozynki Polish Festival – Grand Rapids
8/26-8/28 – Sun Dried Music Festival – Mason
Weekend continues below…

8/26-8/28 – Kingsley Heritage Days – Kingsley
8/26-8/28 – Hastings Summerfest – Hastings
8/26-8/28 – Mackinac Island Fudge Festival – Mackinac Island
8/26-8/28 – Kalamazoo Balloon Fest – Richland
8/26-8/28 – Blues by the Bay Festival – East Tawas
8/26-8/28 – Holler Fest – Brooklyn
8/26-8/28 – Tustin Daze – Tustin
8/27 – Red Mill Community Day – Portland
8/27 – Wicked Bizarre – Livonia
8/27 – Backyard Burgers and Brews Festival – Battle Creek
8/27 – UP City Fest – Marquette
8/27 – Detroit Water Lantern Festival – Harrison Township
8/27 – Burning Foot Beer Festival – Muskegon
8/27-8/28 – Michigan Made Festival – Lake Orion
8/27-8/28 – Cascades Civil War Muster – Jackson
8/27-8/28 – St. Mary’s Macedonian Ethnic Festival – Sterling Heights
8/27-8/28 – Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow – St. Ignace
8/27-8/28 – Cider Dayze Festival – Armada – My Review
8/27-8/28 – Michigan Renaissance Festival II – Holly – My Review
8/28 – Elf Khurafef Shrine Summer Celebration – Clio

NEW YORK

8/25-8/27 – Groton Olde Home Days – Groton
8/25-8/28 – Pickin’ in the Pasture – Lodi
8/26 – GUSTO! Italian Festival – Endicott
8/26-8/27 – Lewiston Jazz Festival – Lewiston
8/26-8/27 – The Big Mean BBQ – Trumansburg
8/26-8/27 – Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival – Rochester
8/26-8/27 – Bravo Italiano Festival – Watertown
8/26-8/28 – Fredonia Farm Festival – Fredonia
8/26-8/28 – Egyptian Festival – North Tonawanda
8/27 – Audubon Monarch Butterfly Festival – Jamestown
8/27 – Germanfest in Attica – Attica
8/27 – Brew York Festival – Watertown
8/27 – South Buffalo Irish Festival – Buffalo
8/27 – Hammondsport Festival of Crafts – Hammondsport
8/27-8/28 – Fiddlers‘ Fair – Mumford
8/27-8/28 – Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts – Buffalo
8/28 – Binghamton Porchfest – Binghamton
8/28 – Ukrainian American Day – Buffalo
8/28 – Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival – Buffalo

NORTH CAROLINA

8/25 – Durham Night Market IV – Durham
8/25-8/27 – Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival – Tryon
8/25-8/28 – Winterville Watermelon Festival – Winterville
8/26-8/27 – Smoky Mountain Folk Festival – Lake Junaluska
8/26-8/27 – Bull Durham Blues Festival – Durham
8/27 – Packapalooza – Raleigh
8/27 – Festival of India – Charlotte
8/27 – FaithFest – Wilkesboro
8/27 – NC Rock Autism Music Festival – Hertford
8/27 – Family Farm Animal and Harvest Day – Durham
8/27 – High Country Beer Fest – Boone
8/27-8/28 – Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Cary
8/27-8/28 – WoodMill Winery’s Grape Stomp Festival – Vale
8/27-8/28 – Highlands Mountaintop Art and Craft Show II – Highlands

OHIO

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

PENNSYLVANIA

8/25-8/28 – Austin Dam Show – Austin
8/25-8/28 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo III – Pittsburgh
8/25-8/28 – Crook Farm Country Fair and Old Time Music Festival – Bradford
8/26-8/27 – The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival – Slippery Rock
8/26-8/28 – Seven Springs Wine Festival – Seven Springs
8/26-8/28 – Zabawa Polish Summer Festival – Erie
8/26-8/28 – Kinzua Heritage Arts and Music Festival – Russell
8/26-8/28 – Butler Italian Festival – Butler
8/26-8/28 – St. George Greek Festival – New Castle
8/27 – Beaver Wine Festival – Beaver
8/27 – Pittsburgh VegFest – Pittsburgh
8/27 – Marshall Township Community Day – Marshall Township
8/27 – South Fayette Community Day – South Fayette
8/27 – North Hills Brew Fest – Cheswick
8/27 – Squirrel Hill Night Market II – Pittsburgh
8/27-8/28 – Mountain Spirit Pow Wow at Mason Dixon Park – Mt. Morris, PA/Core, WV
8/27-8/28 – Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival II – West Newton
8/27-8/28 – Shadyside: The Art Festival on Walnut Street – Pittsburgh
8/28 – High Country Arts and Crafts Fair – Clearfield

SOUTH CAROLINA

8/25-8/28 – Keep Newberry Beautiful Summer Fair – Newberry
8/26-8/27 – Spring Water Festival – Williamston
8/27 – Main Street Latin Festival – Columbia
8/27 – Summerfest York – York
8/27 – Awendaw Blue Crab Festival – Awendaw
8/27 – Grape Stomp Festival – Wadmalaw Island

TENNESSEE

8/26-8/27 – Sweet Tea and Southern Pickin’s Festival – McKenzie
8/26-8/27 – Grind City Fest – Memphis
8/26-8/27 – Deep Tropics Music Art and Style Festival – Nashville
8/27 – First Lutheran’s GermanFest – Knoxville
8/27 – TriPride Festival – Bristol TN/VA
8/27 – Blooming Onion Festival – Cleveland
8/27 – IndiaFest – Knoxville
8/27 – East Tennessee Bigfoot Festival – Morristown
8/27 – Lakeway International Food Festival – Morristown
8/27 – Rock the Smokies Christian Music Festival – Pigeon Forge
8/27 – Cherokee Heritage Day – Elizabethton
8/27-8/28 – Beersheba Springs Arts and Craft Fair – Beersheba Springs
8/28 – Knoxville Asian Festival – Knoxville

WEST VIRGINIA

8/22-8/28 – Appalachian Festival II – Beckley
8/25-8/27 – Fly In Festival – Huntington
8/25-8/28 – Metal in the Mountains – Pipestem
8/26-8/27 – West Virginia Cupcake Festival – Hurricane
8/27-8/28 – Mountain Spirit Pow Wow at Mason Dixon Park – Mt. Morris, PA/Core, WV
8/27-8/28 – West Virginia State Honey Festival – Parkersburg
8/28 – West Virginia Veg Fest – Morgantown

WISCONSIN

8/25-8/27 – Bluegrass in the Pines – Rosholt
8/25-8/28 – Loyal Corn Festival – Loyal
8/25-8/28 – Rutabaga Festival – Cumberland
8/25-8/28 – West Bend GERMANfest – West Bend
8/25-8/28 – Orton Park Festival – Madison
8/26-8/27 – Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival – Superior
8/26-8/27 – Country in the Burg – Cedarburg
8/26-8/27 – Taste of Portage Market Fair – Portage
8/26-8/28 – Middleton Good Neighbor Festival – Middleton
8/26-8/28 – Artstreet – Green Bay
8/26-8/28 – Leon Gatorfest – Leon
8/26-8/28 – St. Sava Orthodox Serbian Days – Milwaukee
8/26-8/28 – A Taste of Egypt Festival – Oak Creek
8/26-8/28 – Mexican Fiesta – Milwaukee
8/26-8/28 – Oktoberfest at the War Memorial – Milwaukee
8/26-8/28 – DandiLion Daze – Muskego
8/26-8/28 – St. James Parish Festival – Mukwonago
8/26-8/28 – Milwaukee Oktoberfest – Milwaukee
8/27 – Great River Folk Festival – La Crosse
8/27 – Wine and Vine, Etc. – St. Francis
8/27 – Loganville Firemen’s Festival – Loganville
8/27 – Rhythm Remix (formerly Rhythm on the River) – Fort Atkinson
8/27 – Death’s Door BBQ – Washington Island
8/27 – Summer Wine Up and Craft Beer Festival – Friendship
8/27-8/28 – St. Croix Falls Rockin’ Ribfest – St. Croix Falls
8/27-8/28 – Chateau St. Croix Winery Bluegrass Festival – St. Croix Falls
8/27-8/28 – Bristol Renaissance Faire VIII – Kenosha
8/28 – Forest Junction Corn Roast and Picnic – Forest Junction

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Kentucky

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