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Upcoming Weekend Festival: October 21-24, 2021

The Circleville Pumpkin Show, a nice surprise, and the Beginning of Craft Fair Season

It’s the weekend of the Circleville Pumpkin Show, y’all, possibly Ohio’s oldest festival and one of its biggest. If you go, get there early and be patient because it’s a doozy. And, if you do go, prepare to eat plenty of delicious pumpkin foods (do not miss the pumpkin donuts and I really recommend the pumpkin burger). You can read my review of this fest at https://ohiofestivals.net/89-circleville-pumpkin-show-october-23-2010/

While putting this post together, I was surprised to see that a newer festival in Elyria, the Garford Arts Fest, is going on this Saturday! It usually has gone on in August, so I just took it as canceled/postponed. I’m actually hoping to check it out. If I do, I’ll have a review for you on Monday.

In other news, there aren’t many official festivals going on – remember that I consider festivals to have 1.) food vendors 2.) non-food vendors/crafts 3.) entertainment – but we are starting the craft show/bazaar season through late December. Therefore, you will notice that most of the Ohio events will actually be craft shows for a while.

Sorry that I don’t list craft shows for the other states.

BUT – now that I’ve mentioned the other states – please know that there are some GREAT festivals going on in some of the other states. For example, I’m excited about Kentucky’s Woolly Worm Festival and Pecan Festival.

States like Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee are showing full festival potential while Illinois and Indiana are still going fairly strong. Check out the listings and the map and see what’s going on around you.

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

Florida (60 Fests): Fantasy Fest (Key West), South Beach Seafood Festival (Miami)

Georgia (43 Fests): Cotton Gin Festival (Bostwick), Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival

Illinois (22 Fests): Bloody Mary Fest (Chicago), Flannel Fest (Champaign)

Indiana (15 Fests): Arcadia Fall Festival, North Webster Fall Festival

Kentucky (12 Fests): Woolly Worm Festival (Beattyville), Hickman Pecan Festival

Michigan (6 Fests): Detroit Fall Beer Festival, Muskegon County Fairgrounds Fall Festival (Fruitport)

New York (5 Fests): Burt Fest (Buffalo), Brooktondale Apple Festival

Pennsylvania (12 Fests): Wampum Trail Town Festival, The Pig Lady Festival (New Galilee)

Tennessee (29 Fests): Tennessee Whiskey Festival (Chattanooga), RiverArtsFest (Memphis)

West Virginia (7 Fests): Turkey Festival (Mathias), Grow Ohio Valley Harvest Festival (Wheeling)

Wisconsin (8 Fests): The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest (Union Grove), Delavan Oktoberfest

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

Upcoming Festival Weekend: October 21-24, 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

10/23-10/24 – Burnham Orchards Fall Harvest Weekends VI – Berlin Heights – My Review

10/20-10/23 – Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville – My Review

10/23-10/24 – Ohio Renaissance Festival VIII – Waynesville – My Review

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OHIO

10/18-10/24 – Young’s Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival VI – Yellow Springs
10/18-10/24 – Pumpkin Pandemonium V – Peninsula
10/20-10/23 – Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville – My Review
10/22 – Hallow Eve Brew Bash – Cincinnati
10/22-10/23 – The Farm at Walnut Creek Fall Festival IV – Sugarcreek
10/22-10/23 – Terror Town VIII – Williamsburg
10/22-10/24 – Mapleside Farms Fall Festival Weekends VII – Brunswick
10/22-10/24 – Gory at the Quarry – Garrettsville
10/23 – Fall Festival and Bark in the Park – Lancaster
10/23 – Fall Festival at Chatfield College – Fayetteville
10/23 – Newark Fall Festival and Treatfest – Newark
10/23 – Harvest Gathering Artist Fair – Gift Boutique and Craft Show – Pemberville
10/23 – Autumn Spectacular Craft Show – Broadview Heights
10/23 – Midwest Bunfest – Columbus
10/23 – Fall Craft and Vendor Show – Akron
10/23 – Hardin County Fairgrounds Craft Show – Kenton
10/23 – Pentecostal Believers in Christ Fall in Winter Bazaar – Marion
10/23 – Fall Craft and Vendor Event at Westville Skating Rink – Beloit
10/23 – American Legion Craft Fair – Sylvania
10/23 – BCA Craft Show – Belpre
10/23 – Food Truck Fest and Craft Show – Eaton
10/23 – Pumpkin Patch Craft Show – Wadsworth
10/23 – Bulldog Arts and Crafts Festival – Batavia
10/23 – Garford Arts Fest – Elyria
10/23 – Crafts for the Mansion Craft Fair – Kirtland
10/23 – Bladensburg Community Center Arts and Craft Show – Mount Vernon
10/23 – Fall into Holidays Craft and Vendor Show – Grafton
10/23 – Holiday Bazaar at St. Paul’s Church – New Middletown
10/23 – Westerville Central Arts and Crafts Show – Westerville
10/23 – St. John Lutheran Church Craft Show – Geneva
10/23-10/24 – Meigs County Trade Days – Pomeroy
10/23-10/24 – The Cincy Holiday Expo – Cincinnati
10/23-10/24 – Gemboree – Cuyahoga Falls
10/23-10/24 – Cincinnati Coffee Festival – Cincinnati
10/23-10/24 – Old West Pumpkin Fest V – Columbia Station
10/23-10/24 – Red Wagon Farm Pumpkin Fest VI – Columbia Station
10/23-10/24 – Nickajack Farms Fall Festival VII – North Lawrence
10/23-10/24 – Burnham Orchards Fall Harvest Weekends VI – Berlin Heights – My Review
10/23-10/24 – Fall Festival Weekends at White House Fruit Farm VI – Canfield
10/23-10/24 – Ohio Renaissance Festival VIII – Waynesville – My Review
10/23-10/24 – Waynesville Fall Fest VI – Waynesville
10/23-10/24 – Fall Fest at Washington Park – Cincinnati
10/24 – Cincinnati Alchemy Fest – Cincinnati
10/24 – Halloween Vendor Craft Show – Eastlake
10/24 – YMCA Craft and Vendor Show – Dover
10/24 – Fall Harvest Festival at the Dunham Tavern Museum – Cleveland
10/24 – Jim and Dan Comic and Toy Show! – Dayton

FLORIDA

10/18-10/24 (Closed Tuesday) – Bedner’s Fall Festival V – Boynton Beach
10/18-10/24 – The Haunted Circus Miami VI – Miami
10/20-10/23 – South Beach Seafood Festival – Miami Beach
10/20-10/24 – Thunder Beach Autumn Rally – Panama City Beach
10/21-10/23 – Rock N’ Brews BBQ Festival – Lake Wales
10/21-10/24 – Holy Family Southwest Fall Fest – Orlando
10/21-10/24 – Reggae Rise Up – St. Petersburg – USUALLY IN MARCH
10/22-10/23 – III Points II – Miami
10/22-10/23 – Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Festival – Fort Walton Beach
10/22-10/23 – Celebration Oktoberfest – Celebration
10/22-10/24 – Fantasy Fest I – Key West
10/22-10/24 – SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival VI – Orlando
10/22-10/24 – Fall Festival at Atwood Family Farm IV – Eustis
10/22-10/24 – St. Augustine Songwriters Festival – St. Augustine
10/22-10/24 – Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest – Tampa
10/22-10/24 – Top of the Bay Oktoberfest – Oldsmar
10/22-10/24 – Oktoberfest Miami II – Miami
10/22-10/24 – The Berry Farm Harvest Festival VI – Miami
10/22-10/24 – Cape Coral Oktoberfest I – Cape Coral
10/22-10/24 – Raprager Family Farm’s Fall Pumpkin Festival V – Odessa
10/22-10/24 – Fall and Sunflower Festival at Red White and Blues Farm – Williston
10/22-10/24 – St. Benedict Blues Festival – Green Cove Springs
10/22-10/24 – SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival III – Orlando
10/23 – Tampa Pig Jig – Tampa
10/23 – German American Society Oktoberfest IV – Hollywood
10/23 – Eustis Fall Festival – Eustis
10/23 – Orlando’s Original Oktoberfest I – Casselberry
10/23 – Keel Farms Fall Harvest Days IV – Plant City
10/23 – Gateway City Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Lake City
10/23 – Seafood Festival at 3 Daughters Brewing – St. Petersburg
10/23 – Oktoberfest on the Beach – Indian Rocks Beach
10/23 – Palm Beach Gardens Fall Festival – Palm Beach Gardens
10/23 – Margate Fall Festival – Margate
10/23 – Port Orange Christian Church Fall Festival – Port Orange
10/23 – Sunsational Farms Fall Festival IV – Umatilla
10/23 – Florida Forest Festival – Perry
10/23 – Nation’s Choice Church Fall Fest – Cape Coral
10/23 – Goosebumps Fest – Fort Myers
10/23 – Sunlight Community Church Fall Festival – Port Saint Lucie
10/23 – O.A.R. Fest – Pensacola
10/23 – Central Florida Veg Fest – Orlando
10/23 – St. Augustine Heritage Festival – St. Augustine
10/23 – Boo and Brew at Edison Mall – Fort Myers
10/23 – Orlando Bark, Blues and BBQ Festival – Orlando
10/23 – Fort Pierce Chili Cook Off – Fort Pierce
10/23 – New Life Church of Bonita Springs Fall Festival – Bonita Springs
10/23-10/24 – Ocala Arts Festival – Ocala
10/23-10/24 – Treasure Coast Bacon Festival – Vero Beach
10/23-10/24 – Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering – Dade City
10/23-10/24 – Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Arts and Crafts Festival – Tarpon Springs
10/23-10/24 – Flamingo Gardens Harvest Festival III – Davie
10/23-10/24 – Fall Festival at University Town Center – Sarasota
10/23-10/24 – Mount Dora Craft Fair – Mount Dora
10/23-10/24 – Lake Wales History Museum’s Pioneer Days Festival – Lake Wales
10/23-10/24 – Springtime Farms Adventure Park Fall Festival IV – North Fort Myers
10/23-10/24 – Countryside Family Farms Fall Festival and Maze IV – Vero Beach
10/23-10/24 – St. Augustine Fall Fling Festival – Elkton
10/23-10/24 – Sarasota Hungarian Festival – Sarasota
10/23-10/24 – HorsePower For Kids Fall Festival IV – Tampa
10/23-10/24 – Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival II – Bradenton
10/23-10/24 – Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival IV – Sarasota
10/24 – Calle Orange Festival – Orlando
10/24 – The Amazing Bigfoot Festival and Race – Pace

GEORGIA

10/18-10/24 – Helen Oktoberfest VII – Helen
10/21* – Good Taste Gwinnett – Duluth – VIRTUAL
10/21 – Moon Festival – Atlanta
10/22 – St. Joseph Catholic Parish School Fall Festival – Athens
10/22-10/23 – South Georgia Food and Wine Festival – Hazlehurst
10/22-10/24 – Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival VI – Stone Mountain
10/22-10/24 – Mountain Moonshine Festival – Dawsonville
10/22-10/24 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta
10/22-10/24 – We ‘Heart’ Art: Harvest and Art Festival – Commerce
10/22-10/24 – Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival – Braselton
10/22-10/24 – Central Georgia Greek Festival – Macon
10/23 – The Great Pumpkin Festival – Fayetteville
10/23 – The Macon Beer Festival – Macon
10/23 – AuburnFest – Auburn
10/23 – Perry Oktoberfest – Perry
10/23 – Berrien County Harvest Festival – Nashville
10/23 – Camellia City Festival – Thomson
10/23 – Cochran-Bleckley Country Fest – Cochran
10/23 – Acworth Halloween Jamboree – Acworth
10/23 – Atlanta Brunch Festival – Atlanta
10/23 – Lawrenceville Mac and Cheese Festival – Lawrenceville
10/23 – Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival – Madison
10/23 – ‘Que and Brew – Smyrna
10/23 – Doraville Fall Fabulous Art Festival – Doraville
10/23 – Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition and Fall Festival – Fort Valley
10/23 – Jazz and Arts on Riverdale – Macon
10/23 – Uptown’s Fall Food Truck Festival – Columbus
10/23 – Atlanta Chili Cook Off – Atlanta
10/23 – Battle of the Burgers – Monroe
10/23 – Cook County Cook-Off Classic Backyard BBQ – Sparks
10/23 – Appalachian Brew, Stew and Que Festival – Hiawassee
10/23 – Pecan Festival of Georgia – Blackshear
10/23 – Douglasville Chili Cook Off Festival – Douglasville
10/23 – Rhythm and Brews Festival – Greensboro
10/23 – Spirits and Spice Festival – Newnan
10/23 – Modern Gas Rib Showdown – Albany
10/23 – The Most Magical Family Festival – Peachtree City
10/23 – Southeastern Cowboy Festival – Cartersville
10/23 – Cotton Gin Festival – Bostwick
10/23 – Conyers Covington Oktober Fest – Covington
10/23 – Butts County Fall Festival – Jackson
10/23 – Johns Creek International Festival – Johns Creek
10/23-10/24 – Rock City’s Rocktoberfest IV – Lookout Mountain
10/23-10/24 – Chiaha Harvest Fair – Rome
10/23-10/24 – Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival – Smyrna
10/24 – Fall Fest at the Volga Dance Academy – Atlanta

ILLINOIS

10/18-10/24 – Goebbert’s Farm Fall Festival VII – South Barrington
10/18-10/24 – Didier Farm Pumpkinfest VI – Lincolnshire
10/18-10/24 – Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest VI – Homer Glen
10/19-10/24 – Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival VI – West Chicago
10/21-10/23 – C-U Folk and Roots Festival – Urbana
10/21-10/24 – Autumn Festival: an Arts and Crafts Affair – Villa Park
10/22-10/24 – Art on the Square – Belleville – USUALLY IN MAY
10/22-10/24 – Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest II – Chicago
10/22-10/24 – Willow Springs Fall Music Festival – Tamms
10/22-10/24 – The Promenade Bolingbrook Fall Festival – Bolingbrook
10/23 – Jacksonville Pumpkin Festival – Jacksonville
10/23 – Flannel Fest – Champaign
10/23 – Cider and Ale Festival – Lisle
10/23 – Treehouse Wildlife Center Owl Fest – Dow
10/23 – St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fall Festival – Hawthorn Woods
10/23 – Lincoln’s New Salem Fall Festival – Petersburg
10/23 – Scarecrow Festival – Dixon
10/23-10/24 – The Great Pumpkin Glow II – Mansfield
10/23-10/24 – Fall Festival at Windy Acres Farm V – Geneva
10/23-10/24 – Rochester Fall Festival – Rochester
10/24 – Grace United Methodist Church of Naperville Fall Festival – Naperville
10/24 – Bloody Mary Fest – Chicago

INDIANA

10/18-10/24 – Fall Festivals at Beasley’s Orchard V – Danville
10/21-10/24 – Headless Horseman Fall Festival III – Fishers
10/23 – Beck’s Mill Oktoberfest – Salem
10/23 – Maple Grove Market Fall Harvest Festival IV – Martinsville
10/23 – Fall Heritage Day – Rockport
10/23 – North Webster Fall Festival – North Webster
10/23 – Arcadia Fall Festival – Arcadia
10/23 – Humane Indiana Festival of Owls – Valparaiso
10/23 – Town of Ingalls Fall Festival – Ingalls
10/23-10/24 – Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival V – Batesville
10/23-10/24 – Newfields Harvest Days IV – Indianapolis
10/23-10/24 – Hogan Farms Fall Festival IV – Brownsburg
10/23-10/24 – Harvest Time Farm Park Sunflowers and Fall Days VII – Lowell
10/24 – Crestview Community Church Fall Festival – Lafayette
10/24 – The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley Fall Fest – South Bend

KENTUCKY

10/19-10/23 – Hickman Pecan Festival – Hickman
10/22 – Alvaton Fall Festival – Bowling Green
10/22-10/23 – Bourbon on the Banks – Frankfort – USUALLY IN AUGUST
10/22-10/24 – Woolly Worm Festival – Beattyville
10/22-10/24 – ScareFest – Lexington
10/23 – Heritage Free Will Baptist Fall Festival – Ashland
10/23 – North Fork Oktoberfest – Hazard
10/23 – Bowling Green Pride Festival – Bowling Green
10/23 – Bourbon and Brewfest – Bowling Green
10/23-10/24 – Louisville Taco Festival – Louisville
10/23-10/24 – HalloQueen Fest – Louisville
10/24 – Dayton Civic Club Fall Festival – Dayton

MICHIGAN

10/22 – The Legend of Sleepy Howell – Howell – DRIVE THRU VERSION
10/23 – Detroit Fall Beer Festival – Detroit
10/23 – YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin Fall Festival – Middleville
10/23 – Greater Grace Temple Fall Harvest Festival – Detroit
10/23-10/24 – Muskegon County Fairgrounds Fall Festival – Fruitport
10/23-10/24 – Bowers School Farm Fall Festival – Bloomfield Hills

NEW YORK

10/20-10/24 – Lincoln Hill Farms HalloweenFest IV – Canandaigua
10/23 – Brooktondale Apple Festival – Brooktondale
10/23 – Burt Fest – Buffalo
10/23-10/24 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend VI – Clarence
10/23-10/24 – Long Acre Farms Fall Festival Weekend VI – Macedon

PENNSYLVANIA

10/21-10/24 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo XI – Pittsburgh
10/22 – The Pig Lady Festival – New Galilee
10/23 – Wampum Trail Town Harvest Festival – Wampum
10/23 – Fall Fest at Kiski Township Fire Department – Apollo
10/23 – Apollo Fall-O-Ween/Campfire Party – Apollo
10/23 – Halloskene: A Family Fall Festival – Greensburg
10/23 – Wampum Trail Town Festival – Wampum – USUALLY IN JUNE
10/23 – Pittsburgh Taco, Beer and Tequila Festival – West Homestead
10/23-10/24 – Trax Farm Fall Festival V – Finleyville
10/23-10/24 – Freedom Farms Fall Festival IV – Butler
10/23-10/24 – Pumpkin Festival at Reeger’s Farm III – Shelocta
10/23-10/24 – Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival II – Washington

TENNESSEE

10/18-10/24 – Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fall Craft Fair III – Gatlinburg
10/18-10/24 (Closed Tuesday) – Dollywood’s Harvest Festival V – Pigeon Forge
10/21 – East Brentwood Children’s Academy Fall Festival – Brentwood
10/22-10/23 – Collegedale Apple Festival – Collegedale
10/23 – Cherohala Skyway Festival – Tellico Plains
10/23 – Harvest Days Celebration at Cannonsburgh Village – Murfreesboro
10/23 – Halloween in the Park – Smyrna
10/23 – Cambridge Square Fall Festival – Ooltewah
10/23 – Halloween in the Park – Mount Juliet
10/23 – Bark in the Park – Lebanon
10/23 – Kinda Corny Fall Festival at The Faith Store – Lebanon
10/23 – Fall on the Hill – Minor Hill
10/23 – Charlotte Festival – Charlotte
10/23 – Sullivan Gardens Fall Festival – Kingsport
10/23 – Fall Festival at The Marketplace in East Nashville – Nashville
10/23 – Smithville Pumpkin Festival – Smithville
10/23 – Portland Fall Festival – Portland
10/23 – Millersville Fall Festival and Trail of Treats – Millersville
10/23 – Spring City Autumn Festival – Spring City
10/23 – Oktoberfest and Fall Festival – Pleasant View
10/23 – Fall on the Mall – Huntsville
10/23 – Southern Fall Craft Fair and Food Truck Rally – Lewisburg
10/23 – Rutherford Parent’s Fall Kids Fest – Murfreesboro
10/23 – Tennessee Whiskey Festival – Chattanooga
10/23-10/24 – Mountain Makins Festival – Morristown
10/23-10/24 – Centennial Craft Fest – Nashville
10/23-10/24 – Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest – White Pine
10/23-10/24 – RiverArtsFest – Memphis
10/23-10/24 – Cheekwood Harvest VI – Nashville

WEST VIRGINIA

10/21-10/23 – WV Molasses Festival – Arnoldsburg – USUALLY IN SEPTEMBER
10/22-10/23 – Home for the Holiday Craft Show – Morgantown
10/22-10/23 – Butcher Bend Autumn Festival II – Mineral Wells
10/22-10/23 – West Virginia Book Festival – Charleston – VIRTUAL
10/23 – Turkey Festival – Mathias
10/23 – Aspire Community Fall Festival – Charleston
10/23 – Grow Ohio Valley Harvest Festival – Wheeling
10/24 – Music and Art Autumnfest – Chester

WISCONSIN

10/21-10/24 – Wisconsin Book Festival – Madison
10/22 – Uncorked: Milwaukee Wine Festival – Milwaukee
10/23* – Granville Harvest Fest – Milwaukee
10/23 – Delavan Oktoberfest – Delavan
10/23 – Milwaukee Public Market Harvest Festival – Milwaukee
10/23 – Oak Creek Fall Festival and Harvest Market – Oak Creek
10/23 – The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest – Union Grove
10/23-10/24 – Basse Farms Pumpkin Fest VI – Colgate

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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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