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October Events
Festivals For October Travelers

October 1-2, 2004
Downtown Court Square,
Sheridan, Arkansas.
State Lumberjack Championship, Dutch oven cooking contest, pet show, horseshow tournament, car show, 5K run, 2-mile walk, 3-on-3 basketball, Punt Pass Kick competition, talent contest, vendors.
Find Out More: Call 870-942-3021.

October 1-2, 2004
Unicoi County Apple Festival
various venues,
Erwin, Tennessee.
Big Bag Book Sale, apple cooking contests, library silent auction, pottery show and sale, tennis tournament, festival merchandise, activities for kids, road race, dedication ceremony for Veterans Park, music and other entertainment. To order (credit orders) a copy of the Apple Festival Cookbook, call 423-743-4112.
Information: Call 423-743-3000.

October 1-2, 2004
Standin' On The Corner
unknown venue(s),
Winslow, Arizona.
Auction, entertainment, arts and crafts, car show.
Further Details: Call 928-289-2416.

October 1-2, 2004
Ohio Swiss Festival
various venues,
Sugar Creek, Ohio.
Alpine horn players, Swiss cheese from area plants (judging and auctioning), polka music, kiddie parade, yodeling contest, Swiss costume contest, Steinstossen (stone throwing), Schwingfest (Swiss wrestling), antique cars, festival parade, baton twirling competition, more.
Information: Call 888-609-7592.

October 1-2, 2004
Boaz Harvest Festival
Boaz, Alabama.
Pageant, car show, 5K run, food, arts and crafts, activities for kids, entertainment. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Additional Details: Call 256-593-8154.

October 1-3, 2004
Westville Pumpkin Festival
unknown venue(s),
Westville, Indiana.
Pumpkin contest, food, arts and crafts, walk/run, antique tractor pull, horseshoe tournament, parade, entertainment.
Information: Call 219-785-2463.

October 1-3, 2004
Louisiana Cattle Festival
Abbeville, Louisiana.
Pageants, parade, livestock show, B.B. gun tournament, rodeo events, cooking contests, arts and crafts, entertainment, vendors, food.
Questions: Call 337-893-6328.

October 1-3, 2004
North Carolina Seafood Festival
Civic Center area,
Morehead City, North Carolina.
Arts and crafts, product booths, educational exhibits, rides, 3 stages of entertainment, blessing of the fleet (Sunday morning), boat show. The event is now in its 18th year.
Further Information: Call 252-726-6273.

October 1-3, 2004
Franklin Applefest
Fountain Park area,
Franklin, Pennsylvania.
5K race, more than 300 arts and crafts booths, farmer's market, classic cars, book fair, a musical presentation of "Titanic", spaghetti dinner, entertainment, merchant specials, used book sale.
Details: Call 814-432-5823 or 888-547-2377.

October 1-3, 2004
Arkansas Apple Festival
unknown venue(s),
Lincoln, Arkansas.
Arts and crafts, gospel singing, entertainment, square dancing, apple core throwing contest, festival parade, Kid's World, free apple cider and apple slices.
Information: Call 479-824-FEST.

October 1-3, 2004
Way Out West Oktoberfest
Town Beach Park,
Tempe, Arizona.
Carnival, arts and crafts, Bavarian foods, activities for kids, 3 stages of entertainment. This is a free event.
Find Out More: Call 480-350-8181.

October 1-3, 2004
Avocado Festival
unknown venue(s),
Carpinteria, California.
International Student Film Festival, petting zoo, avocado rock climb, miniature golf, 3 stages of entertainment, biggest avocado contest, festival merchandise, best guacamole contest.
More Information: Call 805-684-0038.

October 1-3, 2004
Burien, Washington.
Carnival, food, arts and crafts, beer garden, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 206-433-2828.

October 1-3, 2004
Autumn Leaf Festival
Veterans Park,
Maysville, Georgia.
Music, arts and crafts, and more.
Details: Call 706-652-2944.

October 1-3, 2004
Festa Italiana
Fisher Pavilion,
Seattle, Washington.
Bocce, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations, concert and dance, mass in Italian, food, wine tasting, Italian film festival, photo displays, model Ferrari show. The event is in its 17th year and admission is free.
Information: Call 206-282-0627.

October 1-3, 2004
Southlake Oktoberfest
Town Square,
Southlake, Texas.
Wiener Dog Races (bring your dachshund, but please keep it on a leash until race time), oompah bands, .
Additional Details: Call 817-481-8200.

October 1-10, 2004
Cullman Oktoberfest
2nd Avenue,
Cullman, Alabama.
The beverage of choice is OktoberZest (sparkling apple cider), and you can also enjoy a quilt show, German dinners, concerts, exhibits, activities for kids, and more.
Learn More: Call 800-533-1258.

October 2, 2004
Haverford Township Day
Darby Road area,
Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Flea market, entertainment, crafts, 5k run, food.
Details: Call 610-789-2334.

October 2, 2004
Harvest Festival
Emma Prusch Farm Park,
San Jose, California.
A multicultural event, with pumpkin carving, mariachi music, chile pepper tasting, hay rides..
Further Information: Call 408-926-5555.

October 2, 2004
Fall Festival
Main Street,
Citronelle, Alabama.
Arts and crafts, flowers, food, contests, music. Admission is free.
Questions: Call 251-866-7733.

October 2, 2004
Belleville Autumn Days
Courtyard Square, downtown,
Belleville, Kansas.
Arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more.
Learn Details: Call 785-527-2310.

October 2, 2004
Madison Street Festival
Main Street area,
Madison, Alabama.
Parade, arts and crafts, games, demonstrations, entertainment, children's area, and festival foods such as nachos, sausages, red beans and rice, and cotton candy. Admission is free.
Information: Call 256-895-9203.

October 2, 2004
Lumberjack Days
unknown venue(s),
West Point, California.
Parade, sidewalk fair, petting zoo, games for kids, BBQ dinner, lumberjack competitions, more.
Learn More: Call 209-293-4325.

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October 2, 2004
Claybank Jamboree
Citronelle, Alabama.
Food, contests, entertainment, arts and crafts. Admission is free.
Information: Call 334-774-9321.

October 2, 2004
Apple Harvest Festival
various venues,
Fortuna, California.
Enjoy many varieties of apples, orchard tours, free cider, hand-dipped caramel apples and more.
Additional Details: Call 707-725-3959.

October 2, 2004
Scarecrow Festival
Marine City, Michigan.
Arts and crafts, games, scarecrow contests, haunted house.
Information: Call 810-765-4501.

October 2-3, 2004
Johnny Appleseed Days
Terry Ashe Recreation Center,
Paradise, California.
Apple butter, caramel-dipped apples, apple pie and more.
More: Call 530-877-9356.

October 2-3, 2004
Gila County Fall Festival
County Fairgrounds,
Globe, Arizona.
Truck and tractor display, wine tasting, antiques, arts and crafts, tractor pull. The event runs from 9am to 5pm.
Further Information: Call 800-804-5623.

October 2-3, 2004
Smicksburg Fall Festival
various venues,
Smicksburg, Pennsylvania.
Amish farmers market, arts and crafts sales and demonstrations, locally-grown apples and pumpkins, quilts, antique tractors on display, face painting, entertainment, apple dumplings, apple turnovers, apple strudel, mulled cider, perogies, sandwiches, and more.
Find Out More: Call 814-257-8035.

October 2-3, 2004
Galesburg Scarecrow Festival
Standish Park,
Galesburg, Illinois.
Pumpkin painting for the kids, scarecrow contest, music, arts and crafts, food, more.
Learn More: Call 800-916-3330.

October 2-3, 2004
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Memorial Park area,
Issaquah, Washington.
Grande Parade, sporting events, 3 stages of entertainment, more than 300 artisans show and sell their work, salmon BBQ, activities for kids, bingo, Salmonchanted Evening festival dinner, tours of the hatchery. The event runs from 10am to 6pm and admission is free.
Get More Details: Call 425-392-0661.

October 2-3, 2004
Hilton Apple Fest
unknown venue(s),
Hilton, New York.
Now in its 24th year, the festival celebrates with the Apple of My Eye Photo Contest, a fall decoration contest, the Apple Derby 5-mile Run, apple pie baking contest, arts and crafts, festival merchandise and more.
Learn More: Call 585-234-3378.

October 2-9, 2004
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza,
Shreveport, Louisiana.
Arts and crafts, five stages of entertainment, activities for kids, Red River Revel Bass Classic, Revel Run, Ran Kiper Memorial Photo Scavenger Hunt, quilt show, strolling performers, and the many festival foods will include Indian fry bread, muffaletta pizza, baklava, 7-Up cake, root beer floats, BBQ, curry dishes and much more.
Additional Details: Call 318-424-4000.

October 3, 2004
Lexington Avenue, between
42nd Street and 57th Street,
New York, New York.
Arts and crafts, commercial vendors, corporate displays, non-profit displays, entertainment, and many ethnic foods to enjoy.
And do note: As if they don't get enough fun, the Lexington Avenue crowd celebrates their own Fall Festival the next Sunday, October 10.
Further Information: Call 212-809-4900.

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October 7-9, 2004
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Waterfront Park,
Beaufort, South Carolina.
Golf Tournament, free showing of the film Forrest Gump (which had scenes filmed in Beaufort), local seafood dinners, entertainment, 5K run/walk, Popcorn Shrimp Run for kids.
Learn More: Call 800-638-3525 or 843-524-3163.

October 7-10, 2004
Suffolk Peanut Festival
unknown venue(s),
Suffolk, Virginia.
Parade, music, senior events, battle of the bands, demolition derby, Peanut Fest Gourmet Goober Cookoff, air display, peanut butter sculpture contest, karaoke contest, petting zoo and pony rides for kids, bingo, arts and crafts, commercial exhibits. It's the 27th year for this event.
Get More Details: Call 757-539-6751.

October 8-9, 2004
Cleveland, Mississippi.
Street dance, BBQ and BBQ cooking contests, activities for kids, classic cars, arts and crafts, music, vendors.
Information: Call 662-843-2712.

October 8-10, 2004
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Downtown Square,
Conroe, Texas.
The festival celebrates its 15th year with seafood and Cajun dishes, karaoke, wine tasting, arts and crafts, entertainment, kid's area.
Learn More: Call 800-324-2604.

October 8-10, 2004
City Park,
Cuero, Texas.
Music and dance, Great Gobbler Gallop, arts and crafts, lawn mower races, carnival (opens the evening of October 7), beer pen, festival foods, jalapeno eating contest, historical displays and demonstrations, parade, festival merchandise, BBQ rib cooking contest, steer and heifer show, Turk OLympics, tractor show, high speed hay ride, chili cooking contest, garden and flower show, washer pitching, horseshoe throwing, rodeo. The whole event centers around the turkey industry, and is underscored with great fun when Ruby Begonia and Paycheck race in a friendly rivalry between the town of Cuero and the town of Worthington, Minnesota.
Get Details: Call 361-275-2112.

October 8-10, 2004
Fall State Craft Festival
Tyler State Park,
Richboro, Pennsylvania.
Arts and crafts demonstrations, arts and crafts for sale, Tea Time at Tyler, Japanese tea ceremony, marionette theatre, storytelling, kids can build a scarecrow with the crafters. The festival is free to those 12 and under.
Learn More: Call 212-579-5997.

October 8-10, 2004
Fall For Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina.
Chef demonstrations, entertainment, food.
Further Information: Call 864-298-4797.

October 9, 2004
Arkansas Rice Festival
unknown venue(s),
Weiner, Arkansas.
Equipment displays, auction, parade, entertainment on 3 stages, exhibits, rice-tasting booths.
Additional Details: Call 870-684-7174.

October 9, 2004
Vinton Fall Festival
various venues,
Vinton, Virginia.
Chili cooking contest, entertainment, 5k run, pancake breakfast, activities for kids, farmer's market, car show, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, festival foods.
Get More Information: Call 540-343-1364.

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October 9, 2004
Richmond Pecan Festival
Morton Street area, downtown,
Richmond, Texas.
Pecan baking contest, local merchant specials and prizes, raffle of pecan items, antique car display, stick horse derby for the kids, tug of war between fire and police departments, musical entertainment, wagon tours, arts and crafts, pecan grower exhibits and activities, antiques, Cowboy Jail, festival foods. The event is held rain or shine and admission is free.
Get More Details: Call 281-342-2102.

October 9, 2004
Wild Wonderful Chocolate Festival
Golden Oak Drive,
Oakhurst, California.
Chocolate milk dunk tank, chocolate vendor competition, clowns and puppets, chocolate pie eating contests, pageant, chocolate pudding tug-of-war, local merchant specials, entertainment.
Further Information: Call 559-642-1254.

October 9, 2004
Turkey Festival
Eldon, Missouri.
Turkey egg toss, 5K Turkey Trot, displays, quilt show, activities for kids, entertainment, parade, turkey calling, antique engines, more than 200 artisans show and sell work, festival foods such as turkey sandwiches and smoked turkey drumsticks.
Learn Details: Call 573-392-3752.

October 9, 2004
South Carolina Sweet
Potato Festival

Darlington, South Carolina.
More than 100 classic cars on display, balloon release, food, mimes and clowns entertaining, other entertainment, ethnic foods, games for kids. This is a free event..
Information: Call 843-395-2940.

October 9, 2004
Hidden Treasures Festival
Moores Park,
Pageland, South Carolina.
Antiques, arts and crafts, entertainment, plenty of food. This is a festival ready and waiting to grow, and new vendors have been welcomed this year, so enjoy the fun.
Get Details: Call 843-627-6336 or 843-672-7760.

October 9-10, 2004
Old Monterey Seafood and Music Festival
Custom House Plaza area,
Monterey, California.
Music, crafts, and plenty of seafood dishes to enjoy.
Additional Information: Call 831-655-8070.

October 9-10, 2004
ArtFest Autumn
State Fairgrounds,
Des Moines, Iowa.
Spend a dollar to cast a vote in the presidential straw poll called the Pumpkin Poll. (The proceeds go to charity). The festival features one-of-a-kind art works, art area for kids, an artist demonstration area, silent auction of political and Americana work, gourmet foods, pumpkin carving by a carving artist (and a chance to buy his creations), performance by the New Vision Dancers.
Learn Details: Call 515-278-6200.

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October 9-10, 2004
Covered Bridge Festival
various venues,
Winterset, Iowa.
Cowboy mounted action shooting, 6 venues of entertainment, quilt show, historical reenactments, arts and crafts (in Winterset), train swap meet, rides for kids, postage stamp honoring John Wayne, bus tours of the Madison County bridges, gospel sing, horseshoe tournament, festival parade, car show, collectible coin and belt buckle auction, farmer's market, food vendors, spelling bee, ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Cedar Bridge on October 9 at 5pm.
Learn Details: Call 515-462-1185.

October 9-10, 2004
Fireant Festival
Marshall, Texas.
Tour de FireAnt bike tours, chili cooking contest, fire ant calling contest, Michael JordANT 2-on-2 round ball classic, arts and crafts, ANTsmash Dodgeball, IronANT Softball, more.
Questions: Call 903-935-7868.

October 9-10, 2004
Katy Rice Harvest Festival
Historic Downtown,
Katy, Texas
Arts and crafts, carnival, petting zoo, food booths, photography contest, pageant, Fun Run, 3 stages of entertainment, rice cooking contest.
Find Out More: Call 281-828-1100.

October 9-10, 2004
Wild Turkey Days
City Park,
Spencer, Nebraska.
Country fair events, crafts, chili cooking contest, turkey calling contest, activities for kids, flag football, turkey dinner on Sunday.
Get Details: Call 402-589-1300.

October 9-10, 2004
Warner Fall Foliage Festival
unknown venue(s),
Warner, New Hampshire.
Arts and crafts, food, 5-mile road race, festival merchandise, flea market, lobster dinner and chicken BBQ, entertainment, parade, history exhibits, library book and bake sale, carnival. There is a parking fee and admission to the festival is free. This is the event's 57th year.
Information: Call 603-456-9775.

October 9-10, 2004
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Entertainment, arts and crafts, parade, dance, car show, Apple Run, lots of apple treats.
Find Out More: Call 419-898-0479.

October 9-11, 2004
Fall Harvest Festival
Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Scarecrow contest, hayrides, farm produce for sale, juried arts and crafts (may be Sunday and Monday only), entertainment, .
Learn Details: Call 978-462-6680.

October 9-11, 2004
Patagonia Fall Festival
Town Park,
Patagonia, Arizona.
More than 140 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, plenty of festival foods.
Additional Information: Call 888-794-0060.

October 10, 2004
Fall For The Arts
Germantown Avenue, between
Willow Grove & Rex Avenues,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Arts and crafts, 2 stages of entertainment, exhibits, crafts for kids, games and rides for kids, foods from nearby restaurants. Admission to the event is free. This is their 20th year.
Learn Details: Call 215-247-6696.

October 14-17, 2004
Pig Pickin'
unknown venue(s),
Kingstree, South Carolina.
Activities for kids, arts and crafts, fireworks, parade, lancing tournament, BBQ cooking contest.
Information: Call 843-355-7484.

October 14-17, 2004
Texas Rose Festival
various venues,
Tyler, Texas.
Art show, rose displays, exhibits at rose museum, luncheons, pageant events, doll and toy sale, festival parade, arts and crafts.
More: Call 800-235-5712.

October 15-17, 2004
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Hwy 85N at College Blvd.,
Niceville, Florida.
Activities for kids (including pony rides, petting zoo and games), exhibits, juried arts and crafts show, pageant, Mullet Festival Cross Country Run, lots of fried mullet, and many other festival foods such as seafood (expect the unusual), hot apple dumplings and soft-frozen lemonade. Sunday is Family Day and is an alcohol-free day. Parking is free, but there is an admission charge for those age 12 and older.
More: Call 850-729-4008.

October 15-17, 2004
Village and York Beach,
York, Maine.
Senior Fest, classic cars, hayrides, music, ox roast, arts and crafts, food, more.
Information: Call 207-363-4422.

October 15-17, 2004
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Expo Center,
Hood River, Oregon.
In its 22nd year, the event will include more than 100 artisans, entertainment and fresh produce. Other events act as satellite spots for the festival (call for more information). Parking is free, but their is an admission charge for those 12 and older.
More: Call 541-386-2000 or 800-366-3530.

October 16, 2004
Snowflake Harvest Fest
unknown venue(s),
Snowflake, Arizona.
Arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids, contests and games and food.
Further Information: Call 928-536-4331.

October 16, 2004
Sweet Potato Festival
Jacksonville Park,
Langley, South Carolina.
Pageants, carnival, pie-eating contest, entertainment, food.
Additional Details: Call 803-593-9260.

October 16, 2004
Apple Butter Festival
Turner Street,
Austin, Pennsylvania.
Apple butter is made over open fires as festival-goers enjoy arts and crafts, displays, demonstrations, hay rides and storytelling. You can find apple dumplings and are welcome to bring your own container to get fresh cider. Parking and admission are free. The event runs from 10am to 4pm.
Learn More: Call 800-324-2604.

October 16, 2004
George Washington Carver
Sweet Potato Growers And
Crafts Association Festival

Town Square,
Tuskegee, Alabama.
Sweet potato competition, health and educational booths, arts and crafts, sweet potato pies, sweet potato ice cream, George Washington Carver trivia. The festival runs from 9:30am until 4pm. There is no admission charge.
Questions: Call 334-727-0340 or 334-727-4551.

October 16-17, 2004
Brow Park,
Mentone, Alabama.
Helicopter rides over DeSoto Falls, parade, bonfires (with storytelling, hot chocolate and marshmallows), drawing for a quilt, entertainment, arts and crafts, antique cars and food. I believe this is an alcohol-free event. Admission is free.
Additional Facts: Call 256-634-4041.

October 16-17, 2004
Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Town Point Park,
Norfolk, Virginia.
Tastings from more than 25 Virginia wineries, plus gourmet foods and merchandise. Special arrangements are made for mooring small craft for those attending with boats. The festival runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day.
TICKETS: Call 757-441-2345.

October 16-17, 2004
Postoffice Street,
Galveston, Texas.
More than 100 artists show and sell their work while everyone enjoys music and food in a historic setting. Many of the artists are Texas locals. The festival is in its 7th year, and there is an admission fee.
Learn More: Call 800-324-2604.

October 16-17, 2004
Half Moon Bay Art &
Pumpkin Festival

Main Street,
Half Moon Bay, California.
Pumpkin carving, giant pumpkins, arts and crafts, 3 stages of entertainment, Halloween costume contest, haunted house. The festival is in its 32nd year.
More Information: Call 650-726-9652.

October 16-17, 2004
Goleta Lemon Festival
Girsh Park,
Goleta, California.
Lemon cooking contest, lemon pie eating contest, rides, entertainment, arts and crafts.
Additional Details: Call 800-646-5382.

October 16-17, 2004
Springville Apple Festival
Springville, California.
Apple 5K/10K/Kid's Run, 2-mile walk, Fat Tire Classic scenic mountain bike race, clowns, entertainment, pie eating contest, apple baking contest, Springville Moutain Lions breakfast, more than 200 juried arts and crafts booths. In its 24th year, the festival is an alcohol-free event.
More: Call 559-539-0619.

October 16-17, 2004
San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival
City Park,
San Antonio, Texas.
Antiques, petting farm, 5-mile run, wildlife exhibits and education, snake show, BBQ, arts and crafts, classic cars (Sunday), gopher races, turtle races, more.
Get Information: Call 352-588-4444.

October 16-17, 2004
Cranberry Festival
Chatsworth, New Jersey.
More than 160 artisans show and sell their work, plus you can enjoy breakfast at the firehouse, entertainment, classic cars, cranberry ice cream, quilts, antiques, festival merchandise. Admission is free, but you may be asked to donate $5 to park in the parking area at the school off Second Street.
More: Call 609-726-1257.

October 16-17, 2004
Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Kentuck Park,
Northport, Alabama.
More than 250 juried artists, 2 stages of entertainment, activities for kids, festival foods.
Find Out Details: Call 205-758-1257.

October 17, 2004
Harvest Festival
unknown venue(s),
Greenfield, California.
Food, arts and crafts, parade, car show, entertainment.
More: Call 831-674-3222.

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October 14-17, 2004
Black Walnut Festival
unknown venue(s),
Spencer, West Virginia.
The festival proudly celebrates its 50th year, with an art and photography show, firefighter's competition, gospel sing, bands, exhibits, parade, activities for kids, carnival, food, entertainment and more.
Further Details: Call 304-927-1780.

October 15-16, 2004
Newberry Oktoberfest
various venues,
Newberry, Oklahoma.
Apple pie baking contest, Liver Nips cooking contest, street dance, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, BBQ, more.
Additional Information: Call 803-278-1500.

October 22-23, 2004
Pomegranate Art Festival
Old Logandale School,
Logandale, Nevada
Music, arts and crafts, art area for kids, pomegranates for sale, pomegranate juice, pomegranate jelly, festival foods, jelly-making demonstrations.
Find Out More: Call 702-398-7007.

October 22-23, 2004
Octoberfest Southern Style
Dillon Park,
Sumter, South Carolina.
Fireworks, car show, games, entertainment, BBQ cooking contest, rides, exhibits, food.
Information: Call 803-436-2248.

October 22-23, 2004
Festival Of Pumpkins
Historic Downtown,
Paris, Texas.
Pets on Parade, BBQ cooking contest, music, pumpkin pie eating contest, scarecrow contest, cake walk, pumpkin pie walk, Huggies Diaper Derby, pumpking bowling, pumpkin golf, antique cars, activities for kids.
Additional Information: Call 903-784-9221.

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October 22-24, 2004
various venue(s),
Ogunquit, Maine.
Pumpking decorating, marketplace, scarecrow contest, more.
Information: Call 207-646-2939.

October 23, 2004
Pumpkin Festival
Main Street,
Keene, New Hampshire.
You're invited to carve a pumpkin and bring it to add to the festivities. More then 25,000 jack-o-lanterns will line the street and town square towers for this event. There will be hayrides, music, festival merchandise, pumpkin seed spitting contest, crafts for kids, food vendors, costume parade for kids, pumpkin pie eating contest. (If you plan to bring a pumpkin, call first, to find out how to register it, because they keep a count of the pumpkins for their official record of the festival.)
Get More Details: Call 603-358-5344.

October 23-24, 2004
Green Tomato Festival
Juliette, Georgia.
Gospel music, arts and crafts, antiques, entertainment, friend green tomatoes (which put Juliette on the map in the move of the same name), clowns and other attractions for kids, pralines, BBQ.
Learn Information: Call 478-974-0716.

October 27-31, 2004
Louisiana Yambilee Festival
Opelousas, Louisiana.
Tours of local sweet potato farms, parade, arts and crafts, food, carnival, pageants.
Find Out More: Call 337-948-8848.

October 28-31, 2004
Nevada Day Celebration
various venues,
Carson City, Nevada
Beard contest, carnival, parade, chili feed, golf tournament, Elvis look-alike contest, music, 1864 Grand Ball, merchandise, tours, pancake breakfast, 8K run/2-mile run/walk, Single Jack Drilling contest (it highlights an old mining skill required when dynamite was used in holes).
Further Details: Call 866-683-2948.

October 29-30, 2004
Beanfest & Outhouse Races
unknown venue(s),
Mountain View, Arkansas
Beans and cornbread are served at noon, and then teams race decorated outhouses on wheels. There is a talent show, other entertainment and crafts.
Questions: Call 870-269-8068.

October 29-31, 2004
North Main Street,
Flatonia, Texas.
Carnival games and rides, BBQ cooking contest, petting zoo, chili cooking contest, arts and crafts, car and truck show, races, pie baking contest, Czech dancer performance, rock climbing wall, entertainment, biergarten, pie auction, egg toss, jalapeno eating contest, Medicine Show, Backseat Drivin' Mamma Contest, tricycle races, plenty of festival foods. Admission to the festival is free.
Learn More: Call 361-865-3920.

October 30, 2004
Opp Fest
Opp, Alabama
Taste of Opp, talent show, youth art exhibit, needlework exhibit, antique cars, entertainment, arts and crafts, food, laser and light show.
Find Out Details: Call 334-493-6224.

October 30, 2004
Hot Pepper Festival
Palestine, Texas.
Pepper eating contest, arts and crafts, classic cars, parade, quilts on display, activities for kids, gun fight reenactments, music, food vendors.
Learn More: Call 800-659-3484.

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October 30, 2004
Alabama Chittlin' Jamboree
Ruritan Park,
Clio, Alabama.
Food, games, parade, entertainment.
Get More Details: Call 334-397-4518 (after 1pm).

October 30, 2004
Boll Weevil Festival
Main Stree, downtown,
Enterprise, Alabama.
Halloween costume contest for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment. The event is from 9am to 4pm and admission is free.
Additional Information: Call 334-347-0581.

October 31, 2004
Fall Back Festival
Gaslamp Quarter,
San Diego, California
Depictions of life in the late 1800's, entertainment, historical booths from the San Diego Zoo and other area attractions, pie eating contest, coloring contest, Halloween costume contest, festival merchandise, puppet show, haunted house, ice cream, hot dogs. The event is held from 11am-4pm and there is an admission charge.
Further Details: Call 619-233-5008.

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

October 1-2 Fall Fest/Timber Fest, Osyka, Mississippi, 601-542-3545
October 1-2 Pine Bluff Film Festival, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 870-535-2646
October 1-2 OctoberFest & Car Show, Kearny, Arizona, 520-363-7607
October 1-3 Aurora Country Festival, Aurora, Kentucky, 270-474-2773
October 1-3 Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
October 1-3 Apple Festival, Bayfield, Wisconsin
October 1-3 Oktoberfest, Amana, Iowa, 319-622-7622 or 800-579-2294
October 1-3 Rex Allen Days, Keiller Park, Willcox, Arizona, 520-384-4777
October 1-3 BayFest Music Festival, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-7782
October 1-10 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-821-1000 or 888-422-7277
October 2 Cheesefest, Shullsburg, Wisconsin, 608-965-3459
October 2 Open House at the Arboretum, Flagstaff, Arizona, 928-774-1441
October 2 Fall Festival, Dover, Delaware, 302-739-5656
October 2 Fremont Pumpkin Festival, Wolf River Crossings Park, Fremont, Wisconsin
October 2 Aunt Het Festival, Greenville, South Carolina, 864-862-2586
October 2 Pumpkin Festival & Bazaar, Gillette, Wyoming, 307-685-0158
October 2 Avenue A Adventure Festival, New York, New York, 212-809-4900
October 2-November 14 Texas Renaissance Festival, Plantersville, Texas, 936-894-2516
October 2 Delware Grape Festival & Farm Fun Day, Delaware, Ohio, 740-362-6050
October 2-3 Willow Creek Bluegrass Festival, North Fork, California, 559-877-3474
October 2-3 Harvest Moon Festival, Way Road, Greenville, Delaware, 302-239-2334
October 2-3 Colonial Williamsburg Festival, 4374 Shreve Road, Wooster, Ohio, 330-264-1014
October 2-3 Cottonwood Art Festival, Cottonwood Park, Richardson, Texas
October 2-3 Golden Valley Days, Golden Valley, Arizona
October 2-3 Applefest, Orleans, Nebraska, 308-868-4121 or 800-762-5498
October 2-3 Mount Horeb Fall Festival, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, 88TROLLWAY
October 2-3 Hale Farm & Village Harvest Festival, Bath, Ohio, 877-HALEFARM
October 2-3 Folk Music Festival, Sharlot Hall Musuem, Prescott, Arizona 928-445-3122
October 2-3 Dutch Fall Festival, Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania, 814-349-5597
October 2-3 Zane Grey Days, County Courthouse, Payson, Arizona, 928-472-7892
October 2-3 Pumpkin Festival, Pomeroy Living History Farm, Yacolt, Washington, 360-686-3537
October 2-4 Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival, Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, 605-255-4515
October 3 Applefest, 7866 Main, Clinton, Ohio, 330-854-6295
October 6 Oktoberfest, Hays, Kansas
October 7-9 East Texas Poultry Festival, Center, Texas, 936-598-3682
October 7-10 Riley Festival, Greenfield, Indiana, 317-462-2141
October 8-9 Adona Fest, Community Square, Adona, Arkansas, 501-662-4508
October 8-9 Turkey Testicle Festival, Byron, Illinois
October 8-9 Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival, County Fairgrounds, Mount Ida, Arkansas
October 8-10 Cranberrian Fair, Ilwaco, Washington, 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542
October 8-10 Algonquin Mill Fall Festival, SR 332 S., Carrollton, Ohio, 330-627-5910
October 8-10 Jade Festival, Big Sur, California, 831-659-3657
October 9 Autumn Fest, City Park, Altus, Arkansas, 479-468-4684
October 9 Mexico Jaycees Soybean Festival, Mexico, Missouri
October 9 Pumpkin Fest, Aurora, Minnesota
October 9 Kohala Country Fair, Hawi, Hawaii, 808-889-5552
October 9 Fall Harvest Festival, Phillips, Wisconsin, 715-339-4100
October 9-10 Holmes County Antique Festival, Millersburg, Ohio, 330-674-6781
October 9-10 Art & Wine Festival, Sacramento, California, 916-552-6808 ext. 106
October 9-10 Octoberfest, Idaho City, Idaho, 208-392-6000
October 9-10 Placer Barn & Farm Festival, Rocklin, California, 530-885-5670
October 9-10 International Oktoberfest, Waterfront, Newport, Rhode Island, 401-846-1600 ext. 214
October 9-10 Apple Butter Festival, Century Village Museum, Burton, Ohio, 440-834-1492
October 9-10 Fall Foliage Fest, Mapleside Farms, Brunswick, Ohio, 330-225-5576
October 9-12 National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 251-968-6904
October 9-16 Maple Leaf Festival, Carthage, Missouri, 417-358-2373
October 10-11 Chillifest, Taylorville, Illinois
october 10-18 Alaska Day Festival, Sitka, Alaska, 907-747-8806
October 14-16 Lee County Cotton Festival, Bishopville, South Carolina, 803-484-5145
October 15 Octoberfest, Arts Center, Durango, Colorado, 970-259-5383
October 15-17 Lake Eden Arts Festival, Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 828-68-MUSIC
October 16 Oktoberfest, Superior, Montana, 406-822-4891
October 16 Loris Bog-off Festival, Loris, South Carolina, 843-756-6030
October 16 Fall Festival, Sherwood, Arkansas, 501-835-8909
October 16 Fall Harvest Festival, American West Heritage Center, Wellsville, Utah, 800-225-3378
October 16 Fall Festival, Brooksvale Park, Hamden, Connecticut, 203-287-2669
October 16 Elk Festival, Hardware Ranch, (near) Hyrum, Utah, 435-753-6206
October 16 San Luis Valley Potato Festival, Monte Vista, Colorado, 719-852-2731
October 16-17 Renaissance Faire, Folsom, California, 916-355-7285
October 16-17 Cuba Fest, Smith & School Streets, Cuba, Missouri, 877-212-8429
October 16-17 Country Colorfest, Louisiana, Missouri, 573-754-5921
October 21-24 MagnoliaFest, Live Oak, Florida, 904-249-7990
October 22-24 Oktoberfest, Deerwood, Minnesota
October 22-30 Neewollah, Independence, Kansas, 620-331-2603
October 22-31 Fall Harvest & Craft Festival, Dundas, Minnesota
October 23 Harvest Festival, Wynn Park, Corning, Arkansas, 870-857-3229
October 23 Honest Apple Day, Mount Pleasant, Utah, 435-462-9261
October 26 Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 843-237-4440
October 30 Syrup Sopping Day, Loachapoka Park, Loachapoka, Alabama
October 30-31 Beaumont Rockin' Blues Festival, Riverfront Park, Beaumont, Texas, 409-835-2787
October 31 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Miami Beach, Florida, 305-633-0168 or 800-510-0168

Other October 2004 Events You Might Enjoy
October 1-3 Library Used Book Sale, 2310 Sealy, Galveston, Texas, 409-763-5233
October 1-3 Paul Bunyan Show, Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio, 800-282-4163, ext.2162
October 1-3 VNA Rummage Sale, Fairgrounds, Far Hills, New Jersey, 908-766-0180
October 1-3 Cinema Wasteland Movie & Memorabilia Expo, Strongsville, Ohio, 440-891-1920
October 1-November 30 Fall Colors Train Rides, Clarkdale, Arizona, 800-293-7245
October 2 Bark in the Park, Sand Point Magnusson Park, Seattle, Washington, 425-742-4009
October 2-3 Art in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 520-458-8610
October 2-3 Arts & Crafts Show, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 218-773-7481
October 2-3 California International Air Show, Salinas, California, 831-754-1983
October 2-3 Kingman Air & Auto Show, Kingman, Arizona, 928-692-9599
October 2-3 Studio Crawl, Fargo, North Dakota, 701-232-3821
October 2-3 Art in the Park, Boulder City, Nevada, 702-294-1611
October 2-3 Ohio Gourd Show, Fairgrounds, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, 740-965-4661
October 7-10 Wonderful World of Ohio, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, Ohio, 330-836-5533
October 7-10 Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Audubon Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-320-6408
October 8-9 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Celebration, Mobridge, South Dakota
October 8-10 Arkansas Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, Russellville, Arkansas, 479-229-4200
October 9-10 Catoctin Colorfest Arts & Crafts Show, 301-271-4432
October 9-10 Outdoor Arts, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 203-869-0376
October 9-10 Fall Diddley Craft Show, Belvidere, Illinois, 815-385-5745
October 9-10 Antique Show & Flea Market, Fairgrounds, Delaware, Ohio, 740-363-3353
October 9-10 Fall Festival of the Arts, Red Wing, Minnesota, 651-388-7569
October 9-10 Air Show, Municipal Airport, Redding, California, 530-222-1610
October 9-10 Gateway Miniature Fair Show & Sale, St. Louis, Missouri
October 9-10 Art at the Park, Parkville, Missouri
October 9-10 Antique Show, Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri, 816-271-4717
October 9-10 Townline Art Fair, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 920-854-4343
October 9-10, 16-17 Artrails Open Studios, Sonoma County, California, 707-579-2787
October 9-11 Arts Festival, Northampton, Massachusetts, 413-587-0772
October 9-17 Litquake, San Francisco, California, 415-777-7899
October 10 Taste of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-577-4030
October 10 Taste of Lodi, Wine & Roses Hotel, Lodi, California, 209-365-1195
October 10 Gospel Brunch With A Texas Twist, 1291 Gruene Road, Gruene, Texas, 830-606-1281
October 13 Cloud County Health Fair, Concordia, Kansas, 785-243-4290
October 14-16 Rogers Antique Show & Sale, Activity Center, Rogers, Arkansas, 479-636-0505
October 15-17 Ride for the Roses (bike tour), Austin, Texas, 512-236-8820
October 15-17 Antiques Show, County Museum, Greenville, South Carolina, 864-271-7570
October 16 Leaf Peeper's Tour (bike), Elizabeth, Illinois, 815-858-2002
October 16-17 Fall Craft Show, Community Center, Mandan, North Dakota, 701-667-3279
October 16-17 Punkin' Chuckin' Contest, Morton, Illiois
October 16-17 Fall Home Show, Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-784-6334
October 16-31 Scarecrows on the Square, Summerville, South Carolina, 843-873-8535
October 17 Ric Strome Memorial Blues Rumble, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-762-9125
October 17-18 Insect Fair, Columbus Zoo, Powell, Ohio, 800-MONKEYS
October 18-19 Waterloo Antiques Fair, Concert Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, 212-255-0020
October 20-23 Circleville Pumpkin Show, Circleville, Ohio, 740-474-7000
October 22-24 Morristown Craft Market, Morristown, New Jersey, 973-263-8332
October 22-24 Fall Craft & Fine Art Show, Essex Junction, Vermont, 802-878-4786 or 802-879-6837
October 22-24 Art & Craft Fair, Hawthorn Shopping Center, Vernon Hills, Illinois
October 22-24 Willet Miller Antique Show, Gateway Mall, Bismarck, North Dakota, 701-222-8350
October 23 Toot, Snoot 'N' Hoot Chili Cookoff, Big Timber, Montana, 406-932-4227
October 23 Fall Craft Show, Benson, Minnesota
October 23 Fall Color Walk, Greenville, South Carolina, 864-244-5565
October 23-24 Texas Clay Festival, Gruene, Texas, 830-629-7975
October 23-24 Idaho Health & Fitness Fair, Western Idaho Fairgrounds, Boise, Idaho, 208-323-4464
October 23-24 Orchid Show & Sale, Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, Illinois, 815-965-8146
October 23-24 Taste of China, Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii, 808-551-1948
October 23-24 Craft Fair USA, Expo Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 414-321-2100
October 24 Antique, Collectible, Toy & Doll World Show, St. Charles, Illinois
October 30 Fall Festival, Centralia, Illinois, 618-533-1519
October 30 Murder Mystery Halloween Party, Tamarack Lodge, Bear Valley, California, 209-753-2080
October 30-31 Azalea Arts & Crafts Festival, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-5200

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