Holiday Festival Weekend: November 18-21, 2021

Holiday Festivals, Markets and Light Shows start a little early.

While it’s still a good week before Thanksgiving, it’s hard not to notice that the Holiday Festivals, Light Shows and Craft Shows are here. You can see this in each of the states as event numbers kick up a bit when compared to last week.

One option for this weekend would be to check out a holiday market or festival and stock up on holiday cookies and snacks to share them over Thanksgiving as a dessert option. I actually went to two craft shows last week and purchased some delicious frosted sugar cookies from two vendors. Of course, I ate them rather immediately so I wouldn’t think of your differently if they didn’t actually last until Thanksgiving.

Another option would be to check out some of the walkable or drive-thru light festivals starting up. Many of them do require tickets purchased online, so please check ahead with the link provided below. Also keep in mind that most of them will start up on or right after Thanksgiving Day so, even if you went to one or two this weekend, there will still be more to see over the weekends ahead.

There is a lot to do and see, so please go through the festival lists and check out the map. Go out and have a great weekend!

Here are some of the festivals I would check out in the other states:

Florida (38 Fests): Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival, Florida Tiny House Festival (Daytona Beach)

Georgia (12 Fests): Kinglands Catfish Festival, Frost Moon Festival (Fayetteville)

Illinois (16 Fests): Pope County Deer Festival (Golconda), 3 French Hens Holiday Market (Morris)

Indiana (8 Fests): Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt, Carmel Christkindlmarkt German Holiday Market

Kentucky (6 Fests): Holly Day Market (Lexington), Once Upon a Christmas Show (Shelbyville)

Michigan (14 Fests): Dutch WinterFest KerstMarkt (Holland), Festival of Trees (Dearborn)

New York (3 Fests): Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show (Lockport), Holiday Market at Genessee Country Village and Musuem (Mumford)

Pennsylvania (8 Fests): Light Up Pittsburgh, Peoples Gas Holiday Market (Pittsburgh)

Tennessee (14 Fests): Craft Food and Wine Festival (Memphis), MADE SOUTH Holiday Market (Franklin)

West Virginia (4 Fests): Lewisburg Holiday Festival, Elizabethtown Festival (Moundsville)

Wisconsin (6 Fests): Christmas by the Bay (Sturgeon Bay), Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: November 11-14, 2021

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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

11/15-11/21* – Holiday Tree Festival II – Akron – My Review – VIRTUAL 11/15-11/16

11/15-11/21 – Warther’s Auxiliary Hospital Christmas Tree Show II – Dover – My Review

11/19-11/21 – Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival – Springboro – My Review

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OHIO

11/15-11/21* – Holiday Tree Festival II – Akron – My Review – VIRTUAL 11/15-11/16
11/15-11/21 – WonderLight’s Christmas in Ohio II – Hartford
11/15-11/21 – Warther’s Auxiliary Hospital Christmas Tree Show II – Dover – My Review
11/16-11/21 – Wild Winter Lights at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo I – Cleveland
11/18-11/21 – Holiday Art Fair at Gallery 22 III – Delaware
11/18-11/21 – NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Garden I – Coral Gables
11/19-11/20 – Christmas Corner – Columbus
11/19-11/20 – WCA Holiday Artisan Market – Wooster
11/19-11/20 – Christmas in the Country – Amanda
11/19-11/20 – Season’s Splendor Arts and Craft Show – Wooster
11/19-11/20 – Lawrence County Festival of Trees and Christmas Market – South Point
11/19-11/21 – Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival – Springboro – My Review
11/19-11/21 – Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas I – Toledo
11/19-11/21 – Wildlights at Columbus Zoo I – Powell
11/19-11/21 – Christmas Cruise Thru I – Hicksville
11/19-11/21 – Woodland Lights I – Washington Township
11/19-11/21 – The Christmas Ranch I – Morrow
11/19-11/21 – Magical Lights of Winter I – Hebron
11/19-11/21 – PNC Festival of Lights I – Cincinnati
11/19-11/21 – Journey Borealis I – Hamilton
11/19-11/21 – Lucas County Holiday Light Show I – Maumee
11/19-11/21 – Holiday in Lights I – Sharonville
11/19-11/21 – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights I – Delaware
11/19-11/21 – Clyde’s Winesburg Christmas Weekend – Clyde
11/19-11/21 – I-X Center Christmas Connection – Cleveland
11/19-11/21 – Holly Day Market – Lexington
11/20 – Crestview Craft Show – Ashland
11/20 – Ho Ho Holiday Show – Raymond
11/20 – Santa Down on the Farm and Christmas Craft Show – Wapakoneta
11/20 – Columbus Miniature Society Miniature Show – Columbus
11/20 – Fairmont Craft Show – Kettering
11/20 – Goshen Lions Club Holly Fair and Craft Show – Goshen
11/20 – Art and Craft Show at New Lexington Senior Center – New Lexington
11/20 – Scouts and Santa Holiday Craft and Vendor Show – Toledo
11/20 – Country Collection Christmas Boutique Show – Lima
11/20 – Akron German Family Society Christmas Bazaar – Kent
11/20 – Winter Wonderland Craft Show – Kent
11/20 – Mentor Cardinal Craft Show – Mentor
11/20 – Cardington-Lincoln Holiday Bazaar – Cardington
11/20 – Shawnee Holiday Bazaar – Shawnee
11/20 – Fall Craft Show – Williamsburg
11/20 – Fall Craft and Vendor Show – Lancaster
11/20 – “Holiday Handicrafts” Craft Show – Clyde
11/20 – Buckeye Boutique Craft Show – Painesville
11/20 – Christmas in the Country Craft Show – Brookfield
11/20 – Nativity Craft Show – Akron
11/20 – St. Paschal Baylon Holiday Craft Show – Highland Heights
11/20 – Jackson High School Key Club Arts and Craft Show – Jackson Township
11/20 – Bradford Band Booster’s Craft Show – Bradford
11/20 – Little Miami High School Arts and Craft Show – Morrow
11/20 – Not Your Mama’s Craft Market Holiday Market in the Short North – Columbus
11/20 – 4-H Endowment Craft Show – Defiance
11/20 – Holiday Extravaganza Craft and Vendor Show – North Baltimore
11/20 – Ohio City Christmas Craft and Vendor Show – Ohio City
11/20 – Oak Hills Band Association Holiday Craft Fair – Cincinnati
11/20 – Laurelville Church of God Christmas Bazaar – Laurelville
11/20 – Butler High Arts and Craft Show – Vandalia
11/20 – Gingerbread Shoppe Craft Show and Luncheon – Cincinnati
11/20 – North Royalton HS PTA Holiday Craft Show – North Royalton
11/20 – JHS Key Club Fall Craft Show – Massillon
11/20 – Heartland Christian School Christmas Craft Show – Columbiana
11/20 – Journey Life Center Craft and Vendor Show – Mansfield
11/20 – Hopewell School Craft Show – Coshocton
11/20 – Harding Mistletoe Craft Show – Marion
11/20 – Scouts and Santa Holiday Craft and Vendor Show – Toledo
11/20 – Studio Collection Holiday Sale – Cincinnati
11/20 – Craft Show and Cookie Walk – Chillicothe
11/20 – TVHS Color Guard Fall Craft Bazaar – Dresden
11/20 – Strongsville Fall Avante-Garde Art and Craft Show – Strongsville
11/20 – The Holiday O.F.F. Market – Blue Ash
11/20 – Hometown HoliDazzle Illuminated Parade and Festival – Wilmington
11/20-11/21 – Christmasfair – Columbus
11/20-11/21 – Victory of Light – Cincinnati
11/20-11/21 – Wagner’s Holiday Craft Boutique – Westlake
11/20-11/21 – Vendor Village Artisan Pop-Up Market I – Westlake
11/21 – Buckeye Comic Con – Columbus
11/21 – Holiday Lights Parade and Celebration – Gahanna
11/21 – St. Boniface Fall Festival – Cincinnati
11/21 – A Taste of Lebanon (Fall) Mediterranean Food Festival – Cincinnati
11/21 – Camden Falls Craft Show – Tiffin
11/21 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park

FLORIDA

11/15-11/21 – Night of a Million Lights II – Kissimmee
11/15-11/21 – Orlando Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees II – Orlando
11/18-11/21 – St. Pete Beach BikeFest – St. Pete Beach
11/18-11/21 – St. Raphael’s Church Fall Festival – Lehigh Acres
11/18-11/21 – St. Helen’s Harvest Festival – Vero Beach
11/19 – Las Olas Wine and Food Festival – Las Olas
11/19-11/20 – The Berry Farm Harvest Festival X – Miami
11/19-11/21 – The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation’s Festival of Trees – Clearwater
11/19-11/21 – Space Coast Lightfest I – Melbourne
11/19-11/21 – Zoo Lights I – West Palm Beach
11/19-11/21 – Dazzling Nights I – Jacksonville
11/19-11/21 – Cornucopia Music and Arts Festival – Lakeland
11/19-11/21 – Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway I – Daytona Beach
11/19-11/21 – The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens Asian Lantern Festival I – Sanford
11/20 – Riverside WineFest – Jacksonville
11/20 – Fall Festival at Tree Hill Nature Center – Jacksonville
11/20 – Tampa Dessert Wars – Tampa
11/20 – The Fuzzy Pineapple Dessert Festival – Tallahassee
11/20 – Founders Day Bicentennial Celebration – Lake City
11/20 – Wine and Ale Trail Festival – Fort Pierce
11/20 – Fall Harvest Festival at Sables Pines Park – Coconut Creek
11/20 – Apopka Bark, Blues and BBQ Festival – Apopka
11/20 – Newberry Fall Festival – Newberry
11/20 – Dunedin Celtic Music and Craft Beer Festival – Dunedin
11/20 – Bradley’s Country Store Old Fashioned Fun Day – Tallahassee
11/20-11/21 – Yankeetown Art, Craft and Seafood Festival – Yankeetown
11/20-11/21 – Florida CraftArt Festival – St. Petersburg
11/20-11/21 – Florida Tiny House Festival – Daytona Beach
11/20-11/21 – DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts – DeLand
11/20-11/21 – The Art, Craft and Wine Festival – Altamonte Springs
11/20-11/21 – Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival – Longwood
11/20-11/21 – Camelot Days Medieval Festival III – Hollywood
11/20-11/21 – Holiday Shopping Fair at South Florida Fairgrounds – West Palm Beach
11/20-11/21 – Sarasota Medieval Fair III – Myakka City
11/20-11/21 – Suncoast Renaissance Festival III – Sarasota
11/20-11/21 – Riverfront Seafood Festival – Ormond Beach
11/20-11/21 – Edison and Ford Winter Estates Fall Garden Festival – Fort Myers
11/21 – Winterfest Family Fun Day – Fort Lauderdale

GEORGIA

11/15-11/21 – Garden Lights, Holiday Nights II – Atlanta
11/18 – Fall Festival at Spring Creek Park – Colquitt
11/19 – Frost Moon Festival – Fayetteville
11/19-11/21 – Illuminate: Chinese Lantern Festival and Acrobat Show I – Lawrenceville
11/19-11/21 – Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular II – Buford
11/19-11/21 – Christmas Made in the South – Savannah
11/20 – Kingsland Catfish Festival – Kingsland
11/20 – Holiday Parade and Festival – Braselton
11/20 – Holiday Festival at the Market – Winder
11/20 – Hometown Christmas Festival – Rincon
11/20 – Thomasville Winter Craft Festival – Thomasville
11/20-11/21 – Thanksgiving Harvest Market – Blue Ridge
11/20-11/21 – Stone Mountain Christmas II – Stone Mountain

ILLINOIS

11/15-11/21 – Lightscape at the Chicago Botanical Garden II – Glencoe
11/18-11/20 – The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees – Bloomington
11/18-11/21 – Winter Nights Winter Lights Exhibit I – Rock Island
11/19 – Holidays on the Town – Palatine
11/19-11/20 – 3 French Hens Holiday Market – Morris
11/19-11/20 – Christmas Magic Festival – Robinson
11/19-11/21 – Mattoon Lightworks I – Mattoon
11/19-11/21 – Amaze Light Festival I – Rosemont
11/19-11/21 – Shelbyville Festivals of Lights I – Shelbyville
11/19-11/21 – Santa’s Rock N Lights I – Grayslake
11/19-11/21 – Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville I – Chicago
11/20 – The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival – Chicago
11/20 – Pope County Deer Festival – Golconda
11/20-11/21 – ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo I – Chicago
11/20-11/21 – Calumet Heritage Days – South Holland
11/20-11/21 – Illumination: Tree Lights at Morton Arboretum I – Lisle

INDIANA

11/15-11/21 – Festival of Trees II – Indianapolis
11/15-11/21 – Christmas Night of Lights II – Indianapolis
11/17-11/21 – Lanthier Winery Festival of Trees II – Madison
11/19-11/21 – Magic of Lights Holiday Light Drive Through I – La Porte
11/20-11/21 – Christmas at the Zoo I – Indianapolis
11/20-11/21 – Winterlights I – Indianapolis
11/20-11/21 – Carmel Christkindlmarkt German Holiday Market I – Carmel
11/20-11/21 – Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt – Ferdinand

KENTUCKY

11/15-11/21 – Festival of Lights III – Grand Rivers
11/15-11/21 – Winter Wonderland of Lights I – Ashland
11/15-11/21 – Lights Under Louisville II – Louisville
11/19-11/21 – Festival of Trees and Trains I – Ashland
11/19-11/21 – Holly Day Market – Lexington
11/20 – Once Upon a Christmas Show – Shelbyville

MICHIGAN

11/18-11/21 – Wayne County Lightfest I – Westland
11/19 – Silver Bells in the City – Lansing
11/19-11/20 – International Wine, Beer and Food Festival – Grand Rapids
11/19-11/21 – Magic of Lights I – Clarkston
11/19-11/21 – Christmas Through Lowell – Lowell
11/19-11/21 – The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees – Rochester
11/20 – Brighton’s Holiday Glow – Brighton
11/20 – Dutch WinterFest KerstMarkt I – Holland
11/20 – Spirit of Christmas Festival – Sebewaing
11/20 – Treetops Resort Beer and Wine Festival – Gaylord
11/20-11/21 – Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo I – Lansing
11/20-11/21 – Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo I – Royal Oak
11/20-11/21 – Arts and Greens – White Lake Township
11/21 – The Vintage Market – Ann Arbor
11/21 – Festival of Trees I – Dearborn

NEW YORK

11/15-11/21 – Wegman’s Lights on the Lake I – Liverpool
11/19-11/21 – Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show I – Lockport
11/20-11/21 – Holiday Market at Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford

PENNSYLVANIA

11/15-11/21 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland II – Prospect
11/18-11/21 – Overly’s Country Christmas I – Greensburg
11/19-11/21 – Holiday Lights on the Lake I – Altoona
11/19-11/21 – Peoples Gas Holiday Market I – Pittsburgh
11/20 – Scenery Hill Christmas Market I – Scenery Hill
11/20 – Light Up Night – Pittsburgh
11/20-11/21 – Holiday Lights at Kennywood I – West Mifflin
11/20-11/21 – Christmas Light-Up I – Clinton

TENNESSEE

11/15-11/21 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland III – Sevierville
11/15-11/21 – Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland II – Jackson
11/15-11/21 – Lights Over Gatlinburg III – Gatlinburg
11/15-11/21 – Pinnacle Speedway in Lights II – Bristol
11/15-11/21 – Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas III – Pigeon Forge
11/15-11/21 – The Dancing Lights of Christmas II – Lebanon
11/15-11/21 – A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland II – Nashville
11/19-11/20 – MADE SOUTH Holiday Market – Franklin
11/19-11/20 – Zoo Lights at Memphis Zoo II – Memphis
11/19-11/20 – Holiday Farm Festival – Bell Buckle
11/19-11/20 – The Holiday Shopping Festival – Knoxville
11/20-11/21 – Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens I – Nashville
11/20-11/21 – Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees I – Memphis
11/21 – Craft Food and Wine Festival – Memphis

WEST VIRGINIA

11/15-11/21 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights III – Wheeling
11/19-11/20 – Elizabethtown Festival – Moundsville
11/20 – Christmas in Shepherdstown – Shepherdstown
11/20-11/21 – Lewisburg Holiday Festival – Lewisburg

WISCONSIN

11/15-11/21 – The North Pole Christmas Village II – Chilton
11/18-11/21 – Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival I – Milwaukee
11/19 – Wisconsin Annual Blues Harmonica Festival – Muskego
11/19-11/21 – Christmas by the Bay – Sturgeon Bay
11/19-11/21 – Santa’s Rock N Lights I – De Pere
11/19-11/21 – Holiday Folk Fair International – West Allis – VIRTUAL

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Festival Schedule Pages

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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