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October Events
Festivals For October Travelers

October 2-4, 2003
Newberry Oktoberfest
Newberry, Oklahoma.
Barbecue, vendor booths, arts and crafts, music by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others, apple pie contest, and something called the Liver Nips cooking contest.
Details: Call 803-278-1500.

October 2-4, 2003
Seymour Oktoberfest
unknown venue(s),
Seymour, Indiana.
Ethnic foods, arts and crafts, talent show, 5K run, quilt exhibit, baking contest, carnival, entertainment.
Further Information: Call 812-523-1414 or 812-522-4020.

October 2-4, 2003
Belton Standpipe Festival
various venues,
Belton, South Carolina.
Helicopter exposition, street dance, fireworks, art show, classic car show, bingo, children's art area, climbing wall, fire truck rides, Southern Box Washers tournament, bluegrass music, Standpipe Run (5k run and 1 mile run/walk).
More: Call 864-847-7111.

October 3-4, 2003
Unicoi County Apple Festival
various venues,
Erwin, Tennessee.
Apple cooking contests, Blue Ridge Pottery sale, entertainment, children's area, road race, tennis tournament, vendors and more.
Additional Facts: Call 423-743-3000.

October 3-4, 2003
Downtown Court Square,
Sheridan, Arkansas.
State Lumberjack Championship, vehicle show, Dutch oven cooking contest, firefighter's challenge, entertainment, horseshoe tournament, competitive runs/walks, arts and crafts.
Further Information: Call 870-942-3021.

October 3-4, 2003
Boaz Harvest Festival
Boaz, Alabama.
Arts and crafts with plenty of entertainment.
Additional Details: Call 256-593-8154.

October 3-5, 2003
Westville Pumpkin Festival
unknown venue(s)
Westville, Indiana.
Food, flea market, hayrides, crafts.
Further Information: Call 219-785-4147.

October 3-5, 2003
Louisiana Cattle Festival
Concord Street area,
Abbeville, Louisiana.
Street dance and street fair, queen's pageant, cattle livestock show, parade, carnival rides, cooking contest, baby show, arts and crafts, food and drink.
Additional Details: Call 337-893-6328.

October 3-5, 2003
North Carolina Seafood Festival
Civic Center area,
Morehead City, North Carolina.
In its 17th year, the festival features a blessing of the fleet, more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits, rides, food and entertainment.
Learn More: Call 252-726-NCSF.

October 3-5, 2003
Southlake Oktoberfest
Town Square,
Southlake, Missouri.
Polka Trot race, oompah bands, strolling entertainment, vendors, beer garden, festival foods, children's area, Wiener Dog (Dachshund) Race (bring your dachshund to race, but please keep it on leash until race time).
Additional Details: Call 817-481-8200.

October 3-5, 2003
Scarecrow Festival
unknown venue(s),
Marine City, Michigan.
Arts and crafts, games, haunted house, games for both kids and adults, lots of scarecrows.
More Information: Call 810-765-4501.

October 3-5, 2003
Franklin Applefest
Fountain Park area,
Franklin, Pennsylvania.
Arts and crafts, farmer's market, merchant sales, antiques show and sale, spaghetti dinner and more.
Further Details: Call 814-432-5823 or 888-547-2377.

October 3-5, 2003
Arkansas Apple Festival
unknown venue(s),
Lincoln, Arkansas.
Pageant, arts and crafts fair, parade, square dancing, apple core throwing contest, Kid's World, apple cider.
More: Call 479-824-FEST.

October 3-5, 2003
Avocado Festival
unknown venue(s),
Carpenteria, California.
Expo tent with recipe contests and information on the avocado industry, arts and crafts vendors, over 60 bands, kid's area, and 3 stages of entertainment. For everyone's safety and comfort, please do not bring pets.
Further Information: Call 805-684-0038.

October 3-5, 2003
Burien, Washington.
Carnival rides, entertainment, craft and food booths, beer garden.
Details: Call 206-433-2882.

October 3-5, 2003
Autumn Leaf Festival
Veterans Park,
Maysville, Georgia.
Parade, Bluegrass Day, Hula-Hoop contest, karaoke, street dances, hayrides, lots of music, pie eating contest. This is the festival's 36th year.
More: Call 706-652-2944.

October 4, 2003
Citronelle Fall Festival
Main Street,
Citronelle, Alabama.
Flower booths, arts and crafts, contests, music, food.
For Details: Call 251-866-7733.

October 4, 2003
Madison Street Festival
Main Street area,
Madison, Alabama.
Parade, street dance, crafts, 4 stages of entertainment, children's area, food and more.
Further Information: Call 256-895-9203.

October 4, 2003
Claybank Jubilee
Ozark, Alabama.
Food, arts and crafts, contests, entertainment.
Further Information: Call 334-774-9321.

October 4-5, 2003
Smicksburg Fall Festival
various venues,
Smicksburg, Indiana.
This festival comes when fall foliage is usually at its best, and includes entertainment, merchant specials, festival foods, and more.
More Information: Call 724-463-7505 or 877-7INDIANA.

October 4-5, 2003
Galesburg Scarecrow Festival
Standish Park,
Galesburg, Illinois.
Handcrafted scarecrow competition and displays, plus musical entertainment, food, arts and crafts, activities for kids and more.
More: Call 309-343-1194.

October 4-11, 2003
Red River Revel Arts Festival
unknown venue(s),
Shreveport, Louisiana.
Festival foods such as funnel cakes, those increasingly famous deep-fried twinkies, fajitas, garlic fries, ice cream and corn fritters will give you the energy you need to enjoy the Bass Classic, the Photo Scavenger Hunt, a quilt show, up to 300 artists' work, NASA exhibits, street performers, and music (Jazz, Country, Blues and other genres). Then it's time for pizza, hot dogs, spanakopita, an Indian Taco or maybe a frozen chocolate-dipped banana.
Additional Details: Call 318-424-4000.

October 4-12, 2003
Cullman Oktoberfest
2nd Avenue,
Cullman, Alabama.
German traditions abound in this event, with music, dancing and food. There is a historical pageant, plus arts and crafts. Hours vary, so do check for their schedule.
More: Call 800-533-1258.

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October 5, 2003
Lumberjack Days
unknown venue(s),
West Point, California.
Foot races, sidewalk fair, lumberjack competitions, beard and mustache contests, barbecue, dance, parade, petting zoo.
Further Information: Call 209-293-4325 or 800-225-3764.

October 9-12, 2003
National Shrimp Festival
On The Beach,
Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Music, arts and crafts, entertainment, children's art village, sandcastle contest, plenty of seafood and other treats. This is the festival's 32nd year.
Additional Details: Call 251-968-6904.

October 9-12, 2003
Black Walnut Festival
unknown venue(s),
Spencer, West Virginia.
Art, carnival rides, parade, crafts, dance, music, food and more.
Further Information: Call 304-927-1780.

October 10-11, 2003
Persimmon Days
Main Street,
Sparta, Missouri.
Silent auction, food, crafts, games, cake walk, music, entertainment.
More: Call 417-581-9322.

October 10-11, 2003
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Waterfront Park,
Beaufort, South Carolina.
Entertainment and food help celebrate the local shrimp industry.
Additional Details: Call 843-986-5400.

October 10-12, 2003
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Downtown Square,
Conroe, Texas.
Cajun foods and other dishes, carnival rides, 6 stages of entertainment, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors.
Further Information: Call 936-539-6009.

October 10-12, 2003
Fall For Greenville
unknown venue(s),
Greenville, South Carolina.
Chef demonstrations and competitions, ice carving contests, music, waiter's race, Bellsouth Chili Cook-Off, tastings, and more.
Details: Call 864-467-5780.

October 11, 2003
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
5320 Dacusville Highway,
Pickens, South Carolina.
Parade, games for kids, fiddling and other music, arts and crafts, lots of pumpkins, barbecued chicken, pumpkin pie, and other foods.
Further Information: Call 864-878-3258.

October 11, 2003
Wild Wonderful Chocolate Festival
Golden Oak Drive,
Oakhurst, California.
Parade, festival queen contest, chocolate vacation giveaways, Dark Chocolate Decadence Baking Contest, vendors in Chocolate Alley, antique car show, Chocolate Pudding Wrestling, Chocolate Milk Dunk Tank, Chocolate Pudding Tug o' War, antique and collectibles street fair, special play section for kids with a lot of chocolate fun.
Additional Information: Call 559-642-1254.

October 11, 2003
Syrup Sopping Day
Loachapoka Park,
Loachapoka, Alabama.
Mule-drawn grinders crush cane to make cane syrup. There are other festival foods, pony rides for kids, arts and crafts, a Historical Fair (information: 334-502-8313), music.
Information: Call 334-887-7683.

October 11-12, 2003
Monterey Seafood and Music Festival
Old Monterey,
Monterey, California.
Seafood, chicken, ribs, arts and crafts vendors, Power Jump, and music from bands such as Eight Second Ride and CocoBeat.
Details: Call 831-655-8070.

October 11-12, 2003
Fire Ant Festival
Marshall, Texas.
Tour de Fireant Bike Race, rubber chicken chunking contest, chili cooking contest, 5k run, arts and crafts, entertainment, ugly face making contest, fire ant calling and more.
Further Information: Call 903-935-7868.

October 11-12, 2003
Katy Rice Festival
Historic Downtown,
Katy, Texas.
Rice cooking contest, photography contest, parade, pageant, food, craft booths, canrival, 3 stages of entertainment.
More Details: Call 281-828-1100.

October 11-12, 2003
Patagonia Fall Festival
Town Park,
Patagonia, Arizona.
Arts and crafts, specialty foods, vendors, entertainment.
Additional Information: Call 520-394-2823 or 520-394-0060.

October 11-12, 2003
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Haulover Beach Park Marina,
Miami Beach, Florida.
Dragon boat races, cultural performances, games, arts and crafts, healthcare expo, drawings for trip to Hong Kong, plus booths of food, arts and crafts, and souvenirs.
Learn More: Call 305-345-8489.

October 11-12, 2003
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
unknown venue(s),
Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Entertainment, vendors, parade, treats such as apple dumplings and apple pies.
Learn More: Call 419-898-0479.

October 11-12, 2003
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
unknown venue(s),
Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Prizes for largest cabbage and most pathetic cabbage, German music, vendors, entertainment, arts and crafts, foods such as German egg rolls, cabbage rolls, and sauerkraut pizza.
Further Information: Call 513-897-8855.

October 16-19, 2003
Texas Rose Festival
1900 West Front Street,
Tyler, Texas.
Rose show, rose parade, many events in the festival's 70th year.
Details: Call 800-235-5712.

October 17-19, 2003
Brow Park,
Mentone, Alabama.
Bonfires (with storytelling, hot chocolate and marshmallows), live bands, helicopter rides, arts and crafts, parade.
Learn More: Call 256-634-4041.

October 17-19, 2003
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Hwy 85N & College Blvd.,
Niceville, Florida.
Fried mullet and other foods, pageant, arts and crafts, music, Mullet Run, music by (among others) Montgomery Gentry plus The Charlie Daniels Band.
Details: Call 850-678-1615.

October 17-19, 2003
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Expo Center,
Hood River, Oregon.
Fresh produce, arts and crafts, wine, food, contests, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 541-386-2000 or 800-366-3530.

October 18, 2003
George Washington Carver Sweet
Potato Growers Arts And Crafts
Association Festival

Town Square,
Tuskegee, Alabama.
Sweet potato competition, health and educational booths, fresh produce for sale, dance, booths for children, sweet potato ice cream, sweet potato pies.
Further Information: Call 334-727-0340 or 334-727-4551.

October 18-19, 2003
Harvest Moon Festival
122 North Crockett
Granbury, Texas.
Antique engines and tractors, children's events, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors and food booths.
Details: Call 817-573-5299.

October 18-19, 2003
SunCom Town Point
Virginia Wine Festival

Town Point Park,
Norfolk, Virginia.
Tastings from 25 of the state's wineries, plus gourmet food items, auction of special festival tables. Mooring is available for smaller craft (call for boater package information).
Ticket Information: Call 757-441-2345.

October 18-19, 2003
Half Moon Bay Art & Festival
various venues,
Half Moon Bay, California.
Scarecrow contest, Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Great Pumpkin Parade, pie eating contest, pancake breakfast, Pumpkin Run/Walk, pumpkin carving contest, music, haunted house at the Thomas L. Johnston Barn, comedy, plenty of treats such as pumpkin pie and pumpkin ice cream. There are also local favorite dishes with artichokes, Portobello mushrooms, and some wines for tasting. (please, no pets at the festival). Will the biggest pumpkin beat last year's 1,173 pounder from Harrisburg, Oregon?
Further Details: Call 650-726-9652.

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October 18-19, 2003
Goleta Lemon Festival
Girsh Park,
Goleta, California.
Petting zoo, spin art, face painting, pony rides, rock climbing, fast pitching challenge, CHP demonstrations, entertainment, crafts, lemon pie baking contest, lemon pie eating contest, and treats such as Lemon Chicken, Lemon Cotton Candy and Lemonade.
Information: Call 800-646-5382.

October 18-19, 2003
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
Paramount Ranch,
(off Cornell Road),
Calabasas, California.
Vendor booths, arts and crafts, food, and more. There are 4 stages of entertainment. The unique venue for this event has been used as the shooting location for many TV Westerns.
Ticket Information: Call 8118-222-5680.

October 18-19, 2003
Springville Apple Festival
Springville, California.
This small town draws up to 30,000 a year with events such as the Fat Tire Classic mountain bike race, Apple Run 5K, 10K and Kids Runs (and a 2-mile walk), apple baking contest, square dancing, pie eating contest, more than 200 juried crafts booths, rides for kids, music, food and more This is an alcohol-free event.
Further Details: Call 559-539-0619.

October 18-19, 2003
San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival
City Park,
San Antonio, Florida.
In its 36th year, the event includes the Snakes Alive Show, classic car show, wildlife exhibits, arts and crafts, gopher turtle races, reptile show, pony rides, petting zoo, plenty of food.
Additional Information: Call 352-588-4444.

October 18-19, 2003
Cranberry Festival
Chatsworth, New Jersey.
More than 160 arts and crafts vendors, breakfast at the fire house, photography contest, cranberry recipe contest, music, antiques, classic cars, attention to the renovation of the historic White Horse Inn, plenty of fresh cranberry treats to munch. I'm told that the Bus Tours of the cranberry bogs are not being done this year.
Learn More: Call 609-726-1459.

October 18-19, 2003
Kentuck Festival Of The Arts
Kentuck Park,
Northport, Alabama.
Artisans present their work along with self-taught artists from throughout the South, to make a total of 300 booths. There is a hands-on art area for the kids, plus 2 stages of entertainment.
Details: Call 205-758-1257.

October 19, 2003
Harvest Festival
unknown venue(s),
Greenfield, California.
Arts and crafts, food, beer and wine, parade, car show, entertainment, activities for kids.
Further Information: Call 831-674-3222.

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October 19-20, 2003
Lee County Cotton Festival
various venues
Bishopville, South Carolina.
Tractor Pull, open car show, games and prizes, music, merchant sales, pageant, food vendors, and more.
Further Information: Call 803-484-5145.

October 24-25, 2003
Beanfest & Outhouse Races
unknown venue(s),
Mountain View, Arkansas.
Nearly a ton of pinto beans are cooked and served with plenty of cornbread at noon, and then teams race outhouses on wheels. The winning team gets the gold toilet seat trophy. There is also a talent show, plus entertainment and arts and crafts.
Additional Details: Call 870-269-8068.

October 24-25, 2003
Festival of Pumpkins
Historic Downtown,
Paris, Texas.
Barbecue, music, shopping, crafts, food, pumpkin games, diaper derby and more.
Further Information: Call 800-PARISTX.

October 25, 2003
Opp Fest
Opp, Alabama.
Antique car show, Taste Of Opp, youth art exhibit, food vendors, needlework exhibit, talent show, cooking demonstrations, crafts, laser and light show, music.
Additional Details: Call 334-493-6224.

October 25-26, 2003
Louisiana Yambilee Festival
Yambilee Building on US 190 W,
Opelousas, Louisiana.
Flower show, sweet potato auction, crop exhibits, pageants, parade, arts and crafts, carnival, food.
Further Information: Call 337-948-8848 or 800-210-5298.

October 25-26, 2003
Green Tomato Festival
Juliette, Georgia.
Bluegrass (and other) music, arts and crafts, hayrides, games, antiques, merchant specials, events for kids, and the famous "fried green tomatoes" from the movie of the same name (Juliette was a prime film location).
Learn More: Call 478-974-0716.

October 26, 2003
Fall Back Festival
unknown venue(s),
San Diego, California.
Entertainment, children's fair, food, demonstrations.
Further Information: Call 619-233-5008.

October 31-November 8, 2003
National Peanut Festival
5622 U.S. Hwy 231 South,
Dothan, Alabama.
Livestock exhibits, recipe contests, entertainment, carnival, parade with streets full of peants, competitions, crafts, agribusiness displays and more.
More: Call 334-793-4323.

October Somethings!
Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:

October 1-5 Oldympics, San Jacinto, California, 909-487-9234 or 909-654-1505
October 2-5 West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Milton, West Virginia, 304-743-9222
October 3-5 National Storytelling Festival, Jonesboro, Tennessee, 423-753-2171 or 800-952-8392
October 3-5 Arts & Crafts Fair, County Fairgrounds, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 501-767-0254
October 3-5 Sacramento Arts Festival, Convention Center, Sacramento, California, 775-832-6603
October 4 Derrick Fest, Commerce Street, Kilgore, Texas, 903-984-5022
October 4 Oliver Hardy Festival, Harlem, Georgia, 706-556-3448
October 4 Ellet Fall Festival, Community Center, Akron, Ohio, 330-375-2809
October 4-5, 11-12 Carter Mountain Apple Harvest Festival, Carter Mountain, Charlottesville, Virginia, 434-977-1833
October 4-5 Johnny Appleseed Days, Paradise, California, 530-877-9356 or 888-845-2769
October 4-5 Fall Harvest & Heritage Festival, Boyne City, Michigan, 231-582-62222
October 10-11 Heron Fest, Barboursville, West Virginia, 304-528-5794
October 10-12 Autumn Festival, Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 402-3311-2889
October 10-12 Oktoberfest, County Fairgrounds, Helena, Montana, 406-449-9799
October 10-12 Cuero Turkeyfest, Cuero, Texas, 361-275-2112
October 11 Candy Festival, Texas Street, Fairfield, California, 707-422-0103
October 11 Oktoberfest, Cody, Wyoming, 307-587-9452
October 12 Taste of Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-577-4030
October 15-19 Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, Cincinnati, Tennessee, 513-721-0104
October 17-19 Fall Festival of Leaves, Bainbridge, Ohio, 740-634-3173 or 749-634-2085
October 18 Ohio Smoked Meat & Barbecue Festival, Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio, 740-753-3591
October 18-19 Autumn Art & Craft Festival, Wilton High School Fieldhouse, Wilton, Connecticut, 203-834-1793
October 18 Apple Butter Festival, Hot Springs, Virginia, 540-839-2242
October 18-19 International Accordion Festival, La Villita Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 210-865-8578
October 18-19 Maggie Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, Community Center, Maggie Valley, North Carolina, 828-926-8021
October 18-19 2003 St. Paul Rubberama, RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota, 310-884-9700
October 18-19 Heritage Days, Warsaw, Missouri, 800-WARSAW-4
October 23-26 Covered Bridge Festival, Palisades Park, Oneonta, Alabama, 205-274-2153
October 24 Loxley Arts And Crafts Festival, Municipal Park, Loxley, Alabama, 251-964-5390
October 24-26 Arts In The Park, Audubon Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-761-1278
October 24-26 High Plains Freedom Flight Balloon Festival, McCook, Nebraska, 308-345-3200
October 25 Dancing Rabbit Festival, Macon, Mississippi, 662-726-2603 or 800-487-0165
October 25 Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff, Historical Train Depot, Russellville, Arkansas, 479-967-1437
October 25 Fairview Christian Church Apple Butter Making Festival, Madison, Virginia, 540-948-4455
October 25 Alabama Chittlin' Jamboree, Ruritan Park, Clio, Alabama, 334-397-4518 (after 1pm)
October 25 Elberta Geman Sausage Festival, Town Park, Elberta, Alabama, 251-986-5805
October 25 Guavaween, Ybor district, Tampa, Florida, 813-621-7121
October 25-26 Azalea Arts And Crafts Festival, Museum Drive, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-5200
October 25-26 Virginia Fine Art & Craft Festival, Annandale, Virginia, 717-337-3060
October 25-26 Pumpkins In The Park, Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village, Florida, 321-453-5718

Other October 2003 Events You Might Enjoy
October 3-4 Paul Bunyan Show,, Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio, 740-753-3591
October 17-19 Harvest Wine Tour, Paso Robles, California, 805-239-8463
October 18-19 Wings Over Houston, Ellington Field, Houston, Texas, 713-266-4492
October 18-19 Fine Art & Crafts Show, Brookdale Park, Montclair, New Jersey, 908-874-5247
October 24-25 White River Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, Shadow Rock Park, Forsyth, Missouri, 417-546-2741
October 25-26 Tannehill Woodcarvers Show, Ironworks Historical State Park, McCalla, Alabama, 205-477-5711
October 26-28 Virginia Fall Craft Show, Civic Center, Salem, Virginia, 434-372-3996

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The states of Missouri and Arkansas have some of the most beautiful fall color in the country. The northern portion of Missouri has suffered a lot from drought lately, and may not have as much color as usual. But you can still see color mid-late October. For details on Arkansas's foliage, go to, and click on their Fall Foliage link.

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