10 Must-See Fall Festivals #Travel3:56 PM
Every Fall there are so many festivals across the country, how do you know which ones to check out? These top 10 are the biggest, most popular, and highest recommended. While some are your traditional fall festivals like the Apple Harvest and Fall Foliage, some are not so typical like the Harvest on the Harbor, the Blueberry Festival and of course the Wine and Chile Fiesta, but trust me, you will not want to miss these!
1. National Apple Harvest Festival – Just outside Gettysburg, PA in the heart of apple country, this 2 week festival has tons to do! Everything from steam engine trains, orchard tours, a petting zoo, and being able to dine on EVERYTHING apple!
2. Fall Foliage Festival – Also in PA this festival in Bedford, is your typical Fall Festival. Everything pumpkin and apples, covered bridges, fall colors, crafts, cars and more.
3. Wellfleet OysterFest – Head to Cape Cod for this festival celebrating the shellfish that New England is famous for, Oysters. Take advantage of everything from fresh seafood to clam chowder.
4. German Village Oktoberfest – This Oktoberfest is held in Columbus, Ohio at the State Fairgrounds and is the biggest in the country with over 100,000 sq feet of things to do! Not only can you get beer and German food as well as just about anything German, there are also tons of vendors selling about anything you can imagine!
5. Madison County Covered Bridge Festival – Right from the Bridges of Madison Country with Clint Eastwood, this festival celebrates fall, crafts, and the covered bridges of Winterset, Iowa.
6. Harvest on the Harbor – Held in Portland, Maine this festival has 2 great things brought together. Lobster and Wine. Lots of great chefs will be there to cook lobster and share the best farm to table meals as well!
7. Marshall County Blueberry Festival – While Plymouth, Indiana might not be the first place you think of when you think of blueberries, they do house the biggest blueberry festival in the country every fall! With over 400 venders and 100 food booths you can get just about anything with a blueberry twist!
8. Wine and Chile Fiesta – Looking for your non traditional fall festival? Head to Santa Fe, New Mexico for some wine and chile! The festival highlights over 75 restaurants, to include cooking demos, and food tasting. They also feature over 90 local wineries and offer wine tastings!
9. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – Every fall the sky of Albuquerque, New Mexico fill will with bright colors and patterns of hot air balloons.
10. Boomsday – Held in Knoxville, TN this is the biggest fireworks show in the southeast, even bigger than the biggest July 4th show! It is kind of a warm weather send off for the season and includes rides, games and booths and of course the big fireworks show.
What is your favorite fall festival to attend?