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Special Update September 2005
Because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it is especially
important right now that you verify
all festival or event information. Even areas that were not in
the direct path of the storms may have strained local resources in
their attempts to assist displaced people. Some typically available
festival or event venues may have become temporary evacuation centers.
Travel in some areas may be difficult or restricted.

Once there has been more restoration to affected areas your attendance
and support at local events and festivals will be a great way to help
the local economy and our national economy in general.

Until then, please show patience with event operators and communities.
October 1, 2005
Belleville Autumn Days
Courthouse Square downtown,
Belleville, Kansas
Entertainment, arts and crafts, food, activities for kids.
Further Details: Call 785-527-5524

October 1, 2005
Madison Street Festival
Main Street area,
Madison, Alabama
Entertainment, food, arts and crafts, demonstrations, arts and crafts (and other activities) for kids, parade. The festival is held rain or shine and there is no admission charge.
Information: Call 888-228-5845

October 1, 2005
Lumberjack Days
unknown venue(s),
West Point, California
Parade, lumberjack contests, activities for kids, food, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 209-293-4325

October 1, 2005
Apple Harvest Festival
various venues,
Fortuna, California
Hayrides, fresh apples, orchard tours, activities for kids, vendors, entertainment, BBQ, apple pie contest.
Further Details: Call 707-725-2123.

October 1, 2005
Prusch Farm Park Harvest Festival
Emma Prusch Farm Park
San Jose, California
Hay rides, food, entertainment, fresh apple cider, pumpkin patch, farm animals on display, more.
Questions: Call 408-926-5555

October 1-2, 2005
Johnny Appleseed Days
Terry Ashe Recreation Center,
Paradise, California
Arts and crafts, activities for kids, apple pie, other apple treats, entertainment.
More: Call 530-877-9356

October 1-2, 2005
International Heritage Festival
Graceada Park & Enslen Park,
Modesto, California
Entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids, workshops, and ethnic foods such as tamales, baklava, BBQ and more.
Additional Details: Call 209-521-3852

October 1-2, 2005
Hilton Apple Fest
various venues,
Hilton, New York
In its 25th year the festival offers an apple pie contest, cake decorating contest, auto show, Apple Derby/Merkel 5 Mile Run, Apple Of My Eye Photo Contest, arts and crafts and more.
Further Information: Call 585-234-3378

October 1-2, 2005
Smicksburg Fall Festival
various venues,
Smicksburg, Pennsylvania
Amish farmers market, arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, quilt displays, local produce displays, entertainment, food.
Questions: Call 724-463-7505 or 814-257-8035

October 1-2, 2005
Galesburg Scarecrow Festival
Standish Park,
Galesburg, Illinois
Entertainment, pumpkin-painting, scarecrow contest, arts and crafts, food.
Learn More: Call 309-343-2485

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October 1-2, 2005
Issaquah Salmon Festival
Memorial Park area,
Issaquah, Washington
Foods of the World, four stages of entertainment, parade, 5K and 10K runs, tours of the local hatchery, Salmon Days Fencing Invitational, Salmon Cycle, salmon BBQ.
Further Information: Call 425-392-0661

October 1-8, 2005
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza,
Shreveport, Louisiana
Team Motivated skateboarders and BMX riders, 5 stages of entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, photo scavenger hunt, quilt show, Sportspectrum Revel Run.
Additional Details: Call 318-424-4000

October 2, 2005
Lexington Avenue
between 42nd St. & 57th St.,
New York, New York
Entertainment, corporate and non-profit displays, arts and crafts, vendors, costumed dancers, German lagers and plenty of treats such as pretzels, bratwurst and roasted chicken.
Questions: Call 212-809-4900

October 2-5, 2005
Fall Festival
Main Street,
Citronelle, Alabama
Food, entertainment, arts and crafts, flowers.
Get Details: Call 251-866-7733

October 6-9, 2005
Suffolk Peanut Festival
unknown venue(s),
Suffolk, Virginia
In its 28th year the festival offers a carnival, parade, fashion show, local high school bands, shrimp feast, activities for kids, flag football, bingo, petting zoo, horseshoe tournament, Gourmet Goober Cookoff, demolition derby, karaoke, truck and tractor pull, gospel sing, pony rides, arts and crafts.
More Information: Call 757-539-6751

October 7-8, 2005
Downtown Courthouse Square,
Sheridan, Arkansas
State Lumberjack Championship, activities for kids, car show, arts and crafts, entertainment, Dutch oven cooking contests, 5K run, 2K walk, firefighter challenge, horseshoe tournament, pageant, food, talent contest.
Further Details: Call 870-942-3021.

October 7-8, 2005
Unicoi County Apple Festival
various venues,
Erwin, Tennessee
Apple cooking contests, festival merchandise, activities for kids, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, more.
Additional Details: Call 423-743-3000

October 7-8, 2005
Boaz Harvest Festival
Boaz, Alabama
Folklife displays, arts and crafts, activities for kids, pageant, 5K run, food, entertainment. The festival runs from 9am-5pm. There is no admission charge.
Questions: Call 256-593-8154

October 7-8, 2005
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Waterfront Park
Beaufort, South Carolina
Entertainment, tastings for sale from area restaurants, arts and crafts, 5K run, Popcorn Shrimp Run for kids.
Further Details: Call 843-524-3163 or 800-638-3525

October 7-9, 2005
Franklin Applefest
various venues
Franklin, Pennsylvania
5K race, entertainment, food, activities for kids, farmers market, arts and crafts, antiques, classic cars, more.
Learn More: Call 814-432-5823 or 888-547-2377

October 7-9, 2005
Avocado Festival
Carpinteria, California
Arts and crafts, recipe contests, biggest avocado contest, lots of guacamole, avocado industry information and displays, entertainment, International Student Film Festival.
Find Out Details: Call 805-684-5479

October 7-9, 2005
City Park,
Cuero, Texas
The Great Gobbler Gallop represents the friendly rivalry between Cuero and the northern town of Worthington, Minnesota. Enjoy a jalapeno eating contest, the Turk Olympics, chili cooking contest, BBQ, washer pitching, entertainment, festival foods (including Dutch oven favorites), beer, arts and crafts, dances. There is a separate parade for the kids, plus a tractor pull and a carnival.
Additional Information: Call 361-275-2112

October 7-9, 2005
Scarecrow Festival
Lincoln Highway,
St. Charles, Illinois
More than 100 scarecrows on display, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, carvival, activities for kids.
Learn More: Call 800-777-4373

October 8, 2005
Arkansas Rice Festival
Town Square,
Weiner, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, duck calling contest, horseshoe tournament, weiner dog contest, 3 stages of entertainment, exhibits, parade, vendors. There is no admission charge
Questions: Call 870-684-2389.

October 8, 2005
Turkey Festival
Maple Street area, Downtown,
Eldon, Missouri
Turkey Egg Toss, entertainment, quilt show, antique farm equipment on display, Turkey Bowling, 5K Turkey Trot, arts and crafts, turkey and other festival foods.
Further Details: Call 573-392-3752

October 8, 2005
Vinton Fall Festival
various venues,
Vinton, Virginia
Entertainment, pancake breakfast at the VFW hall, Doggy Pageant, 5K run, carriage rides, agricultural displays and competitions, activities for kids, food, arts and crafts.
Information: Call 540-343-1364

October 8, 2005
South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival
Darlington, South Carolina
Clowns and mimes, music, activities for kids, sweet potato pie, arts and crafts, classic cars. There is no admission charge.
Further Details: Call 843-395-2940

October 8, 2005
Wild Wonderful Chocolate Festival
Golden Oak Drive (off 41),
Oakhurst, California
Cooking and baking contests, bake sale, dessert making contests, pageant, chocolate pudding wrestling, chocolate pudding tug-o-war, chocolate pudding eating contest, chocolate milk dunk tank, car show, street fair with craft and food vendors, chocolate chip pancake breakfast, silent auction, chocolate fountain for dipping pretzels and other treats, entertainment, raffle, merchant specials.
Get Information: Call 559-683-1993

October 8, 2005
Richmond Pecan Festival
Morton Street area,
Richmond, Texas
Activities for kids and teens, arts and crafts, pecan raffle, pecan cooking contest, baked goods for sale, classic cars, merchant specials, pecan displays and information.
Questions: Call 281-342-2102 or 281-232-2155

October 8-9, 2005
Madison County
Covered Bridge Festival

various venues,
Winterset, Iowa
Tours of John Wayne's birthplace, pancake breakfast at fire station, food vendors, arts and crafts, puppet shows and workshops, Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association shows, quilt show, helicopter rides, parade, music, antiques, classic cars, horseshoe tournament, bus tours of the Madison County bridges, more.
Get The Facts: Call 515-462-1185

October 8-9, 2005
Fireant Festival
Marshall, Texas
Tour de FireAnt bike tours, chili cook-off, Fire Flyer Scramble, 5K run, ANTsmash Dodgeball, IronANT Softball, arts and crafts.
Further Details: Call 903-935-7868

October 8-9, 2005
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Oak Harbor, Ohio
Parade, arts and crafts, contests, carnival rides, apple treats and other festival foods, car show, Apple Run, entertainment. There is no admission charge.
Additional Information: Call 419-898-0479

October 8-9, 2005
Wild Turkey Days
City Park,
Spencer, Nebraska
Chili cooking contest, crafts, turkey calling contest and more.
More: Call 402-589-9072 or 402-589-1300

October 8-9, 2005
Old Monterey Seafood & Music Festival
Custom House Plaza
and Alvarado Street
Monterey, California
Seafood, wine and beer, entertainment on 2 stages, food booths, arts and crafts. The event is celebrating its 12th year.
Questions: Call 831-655-8070.

October 8-9, 2005
Patagonia Fall Festival
Town Park,
Patagonia, Arizona
More than 140 arts and crafts booths, school carnival, food, entertainment, library book sale, silent auction. This is the festival's 17th year.
Additional Information: Call 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060

October 8-9, 2005
Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Warner, New Hampshire
Carnival rides, exhibits, entertainment, raffles, arts and crafts, farmers market, book sale, bake sale, flea market, pie eating contest for kids ages 6-12, country breakfast, oxen pull competition, chicken BBQ, parade, kids' parade, 5-mile road race, children's parade. There is a charge to park but entrance to the festival is free.
Learn More: Call 603-456-9775

October 8-9, 2005
Katy Rice Festival
Historic Downtown,
Katy, Texas
In its 25th year the festival celebrates with 3 stages of entertainment, a carnival, some 300 arts and crafts booths, a photography contest, parade, rice cooking contest, a pageant.
Further Details: Call 281-828-1100

October 8-10 & 14-16, 2005
Harvestfest 1005
Village & York Beach,
York, Maine
Sidewalk sales, food festival, chili cooking contest, brewfest, Chocolate Lover's Fling, silent auction, pumpkins, activities for kids, classic cars, farmers market, raffle, Hannah Jackson 5K Harvestfest Run and more.
Additional Information: Call 207-363-4422

October 9-10, 2005
Fall Harvest Festival
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Scarecrow contest, entertainment, arts and crafts, produce.
Further Details: Call 978-465-4145

October 13-15, 2005
National Shrimp Festival
Main public beach area,
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores is planning to put on a great festival, in spite of this year's active hurricane season. They hope to have arts and crafts, food and entertainment, plus festival merchandise and activities for kids. As always, your best move is to verify any festival before you drive or fly.
Get The Facts: Call 251-968-6904

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October 13-16, 2005
Texas Rose Festival
various venues,
Tyler, Texas
Pageant, history of roses presentations, arts and crafts, rose nursery tours, rose museum exhibits, tea party, square dance.
Additional Information: Call 903-592-1661 or 800-235-5712

October 13-16, 2005
Black Walnut Festival
unknown venue(s),
Spencer, West Virginia
Pageant, entertainment, activities for kids, food and more.
Further Details: Call 304-927-5616

October 14-15, 2005
Cleveland, Mississippi
Memphis in May BBQ competition, street dance, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle show, vendors, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 662-843-2712 or 800-295-7473

October 14-16, 2005
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Expo Center,
Hood River, Oregon
Nore than 100 artisans show and sell their work, plus there will be entertainment, food vendors, fresh produce and more.
Additional Information: Call 800-366-3530

October 14-16, 2005
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Downtown Square,
Conroe, Texas
Alligator handling demonstration, wine tasting, karaoke, petting zoo, pony rides, rides for kids, arts and crafts, entertainment on 3 stages.
Further Details: Call 832-298-4161 or 800-324-2604

October 14-16, 2005
Fall State Craft Festival
Tyler State Park,
Richboro, Pennsylvania
Arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, Tea Time at Tyler, activities for kids, music, food. There is an admission charge to those over age 12.
Find Out More: Call 215-579-5997

October 14-16, 2005
Bass Festival
Rio Vista, California
Pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, commercial booths, BBQ, entertainment on 2 stages, fireworks, carnival, car show, food, festival parade and a fishing derby.
Further Information: Call 707-374-2700

October 15, 2005
Snowflake Harvest Festival
Heritage Park,
Snowflake, Arizona
Pumpkin patch, entertainment, pumpkin pie eating contests, arts and crafts, wagon rides, food.
Additional Details: Call 928-536-4331

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October 15, 2005
George Washington
Carver Sweet Potato Growers
Arts and Crafts Association Festival

Town Square,
Tuskegee, Alabama
Arts and crafts, entertainment, sweet potato pie, health and education information and more.
Get The Facts: Call 334-727-0340 or 334-727-4551

October 15, 2005
Apple Butter Festival
30 Turner Street,
Austin, Pennsylvania
Apple butter is stirred over open fires as visitors enjoy baked goods, fresh apple cider (bring a jug to fill!), a cake raffle, hot dogs and other festival foods, apple pie baking contest, fall foliage, hay rides and more. The day opens with a flag raising ceremony. Parking is free and so is admission to the festival.
Additional Details: Call 814-647-8740

October 15, 2005
Sweet Potato Festival
Jacksonville Park
Langley, South Carolina
Carnival games and rides, pie eating contest, entertainment, food (including sweet potatoe treats).
Learn More: Call 803-593-9260

October 15-16, 2005
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Main Street,
Half Moon Bay, California
Arts and crafts, entertainment, food, costumes, scarecrows, plus the pumpkin grower contests. Last year's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off pronounced a 1,229-pound pumpkin as the winner.
Additional Details: Call 650-726-9652

October 15-16, 2005
Goleta Lemon Festival
Girsh Park,
Goleta, California
Lemon cooking contests, pie eating contest, arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for kids.
Questions: Call 800-646-5382.

October 15-16, 2005
Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Kentuck Park,
Northport, Alabama
More than 250 artisans, craft demonstrations (contemporary and traditional), storytelling for kids, a "petting zoo" of classical instruments, origami and other crafts for kids, musical entertainment, 10-Minute Play Festival, festival foods.
Additional Information: Call 205-758-1257

October 15-16, 2005
Brow Park,
Mentone, Alabama
Parade, helicoptier rides, musical entertainment, bonfire on the night of the 14th, arts and crafts, classic cars, food.
Further Details: Call 256-634-4041

October 15-16, 2005
Postoffice Street,
Galveston, Texas
More than 100 artisans show and sell their work on Postoffice Street, between 21st and 23rd Streets. Many of those participating are Texas locals. You can browse and enjly music and food. There is an admission charge for those age 13 and older. This event is in its 8th year.
Learn More: Call 409-762-3617

October 15-16, 2005
Cranberry Festival
Chatsworth, New Jersey
Tours of the cranberry bogs, breakfast at the fire house, baked goods, local history exhibits, classic cars, entertainment, quilt display, more than 160 artisans showing and selling their work. There is no admission charge, but donations of $5.00 are accepted in the parking area at the school (off Second Street). This is the festival's 22nd year.
Questions: Call 609-726-1257

October 15-16, 2005
Springville Apple Festival
Springville, California
Pie eating contest, apple baking contest, entertainment, activities for kids, Apple Run, Fat Tire Classic mountain bike race, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, food. There is free parking at the Rodeo Grounds and you can take a free shuttle to the festival area. This is an alcohol-free event.
More Information: Call 559-539-0619.

October 15-16, 2005
San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival
City Park,
San Antonio, Texas
5-mile run, antiques, arts and crafts, wildlife exhibits, festival foods, petting farm, turtle races. Parking and admission to the festival are free.
Questions: Call 352-588-4444.

October 16, 2005
Chestnut Hill Fall For
The Arts Festival

Germantown Avenue (between
Willow Grove & Park Avenues),
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The festival runs from 11am-5pm and offers arts and crafts from more than 150 artisans, entertainment, art activities for kids, amusement park rides. There is no admission charge to this event.
Learn More: Call 215-247-6696

October 16, 2005
Harvest Festival
El Camino Real,
Greenfield, California
Food, arts and crafts, entertainment, more.
Additional Information: Call 831-674-5591 or 831-674-3222

October 21-22, 2005
Pomegranate Festival
Old Logandale Historic
& Cultural Center,
Logandale, Nevada
Arts and crafts, demonstrations, pomegranate products, food, fresh pomegranates.
Further Details: Call 702-397-2951

October 21-22, 2005
Octoberfest Southern Style
Dillon Park,
Sumter, South Carolina
Arts and crafts, music, military displays, fireworks, BBQ contest, chili cooking contest, more.
More: Call 803-436-2248

October 21-23, 2005
various venues,
Ogunquit, Maine
Bonfire on the beach, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkins, quilt show and sale, ghost stories, treasure hunt, theatre, costume parade, merchandise.
Questions: Call 207-646-2939.

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October 21-23, 2005
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Hwy. 85 N. at College Blvd.,
Niceville, Florida
Arts and crafts, activities for kids, entertainment, exhibits, reptile demonstration, plus plenty of festival foods such as fried mullet, BBQ, apple dumplings and soft frozen lemonade.
Further Information: Call 850-729-4008

October 22, 2005
Hot Pepper Festival
Palestine, Texas
Arts and crafts, pepper eating contest, parade, food vendors, Mini Cooper Car Show, music, activities for kids.
Get Details: Call 800-659-3484

October 22, 2005
Pumpkin Festival
Main Street,
Keene, New Hampshire
This festival has set records for the most jack-o-lanterns lit at the same time in one place. Enjoy fun such as hayrides, music, food, costumes and games. If you plan to bring a carved pumpkin you're asked to check it in for the official count. More than 80,000 people attended last year's festival.
Learn More: Call 603-358-5344.

October 22-23, 2005
Green Tomato Festival
Juliette, Georgia
The movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" made Juliette famous to the rest of the world, but locals enjoyed the area long before film crews came to town. The festival offers arts and crafts, entertainment, gospel music, rides for kids, hay rides and plenty of festival foods (including those famous fried green tomatoes).
Questions: Call 478-974-0716

October 26-30, 2005
Louisiana Yambilee Festival
Opelousas, Louisiana
Carnival, parade, arts and crafts, food vendors, sweet potato-related events, pageant.
Further Details: Call 337-948-8848

October 27-29, 2005
Beanfest & Outhouse Races
unknown venue(s),
Mountain View, Arkansas
In its 23rd year the celebration includes a bean and cornbread cooking contest, serving of beans to visitors at noon, talent show, the Parade of Outhouses and the Outhouse Races, music, arts and crafts and plenty of festival foods.
Learn Information: Call 870-269-8068

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October 27-30, 2005
Nevada Day Celebration
various venues,
Carson City, Nevada
Pancake breakfast, parade, beard contest, Single Jack Drilling Contest, tours of Governor's Mansion, merchandise booths, chili feed, Silver State Rumble, music, more.
Further Details: Call 866-683-2948

October 28-29, 2005
Festival of Pumpkins
Historic Downtown,
Paris, Texas
Pumpkin decorating, games and contests, activities for kids, entertainment, lots of pumpkin-related fun. It's the 5th year for this event.
Find Out More: Call 903-784-9221

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October 28-30, 2005
North Main Street,
Flatonia, Texas
Carnival, BBQ contest, arts and crafts, 5K run, pig races, egg toss, entertainment, jalapeno eating contest, pie auction, food booths, biergarten, rock climbing wall, Backseat Drivin' Mamma Contest, 3-Legged Race, car and truck show, costume contest for kids.
Questions: Call 361-865-3920

October 29, 2005
Opp Fest
Opp, Alabama
Music, arts and crafts, food and the Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show.
Further Details: Call 334-493-6224 or 800-239-8054

October 29, 2005
Boll Weevil Festival
Main Street downtown,
Enterprise, Alabama
Arts and crafts, costume contest for kids, entertainment and more. The hours run from 9am-4pm.
Learn More: Call 334-347-0581.

October 30, 2005
Fall Back Festival
Gaslamp Quarter,
San Diego, California
Craft and historical demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, gold panning and Wild West shootout demonstrations, pig calling, puppet show, ice cream, costume contest, treats such as penny candy, BBQ and lemonade.
Further Information: Call 619-233-4692.

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Oct. 1 Centennial Celebration, 10am-7pm, Gracemont, OK, 405-966-2755
Oct. 1 Haverford Township Day, Darby Road, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 610-789-2334
Oct. 1 Oil Patch Jamboree, Whitlock Park, Drumright, Oklahoma
Oct. 1 Gold Rush Street Fair & Grape Stomp, Murphys, California, 209-736-2580
Oct. 1 Hobo Festival, Laurel Hill, Florida, 850-652-4598
Oct. 1 Corndog Festival, Lakewood Theatre District, Dallas, Texas, 214-769-9704
Oct. 1 Sassafras Festival, Burnettown, South Carolina, 803-593-2676
Oct. 1 Sesquicentennial Celebration, Bamberg, South Carolina, 803-245-5128
Oct. 1 Aunt Het Festival, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, 864-862-2586
Oct. 1 Pumpkin Festival, Gillette, Wyoming, 307-682-0552
Oct. 1 Fremont Pumpkin Festival, Wolf River Crossings Park, Fremont, Wisconsin
Oct. 1-2 Cranberry Fest, County Fairgrounds, Eagle River, Wisconsin, 800-359-6315
Oct. 1-2 Mount Horeb Fall Festival, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, 88TROLLWAY
Oct. 1-2 Fall Festival & Rubber Duck Race, Walker, California, 530-495-9666
Oct. 1-2 Chillifest, Taylorville Square, Taylorville, Illinois, 217-824-3395
Oct. 1-2 Pumpkin Festival, Pomeroy Living History Farm, Yacolt, Washington, 360-686-3537
Oct. 1-2 Zane Grey Days, County Courthouse, Payson, Arizona, 928-472-7892
Oct. 1-2 Pumpkin Fair, Manteca, California, 800-872-6546
Oct. 1-2 Harvest Moon Festival, Way Road, Greenville, Delaware, 302-239-2334
Oct. 1-2 Colonial Williamsburg Festival, 4374 Shreve Rd., Wooster, Ohio, 330-264-1014
Oct. 1-Nov. 20 Texas Renaissance Festival, Plantersville, Texas, 936-894-2516
Oct. 1-3 (40th!) Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival
                               Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, 605-255-4515
Oct. 2 Arts & Olive Festival, Redwood City, California, 650-306-3428
Oct. 2 Applefest, 7866 Main, Clinton, Ohio, 330-854-6295
Oct. 2 Fall Festival, Dover, Delaware, 302-739-5656
Oct. 6-9 Riley Festival, Greenfield, Indiana, 317-462-2141
Oct. 7-8 Apple Scrapple Festival, Bridgeville, Delaware, 302-629-9582
Oct. 7-8 Dalton Defenders Days, Coffeyville, Kansas
Oct. 7-9 Cranberrian Fair, Ilwaco, Washington, 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542
Oct. 7-9 Apple Festival, Bayfield, Wisconsin, 715-779-3335
Oct. 7-9 Big Sur Jade Festival,
                               Pacific Valley School, Big Sur, California, 805-927-5574
Oct. 7-9 Quartz, Quiltz & Crafts Festival, Fairgrounds, Mount Ida, Arkansas
Oct. 7-9 Southlake Oktoberfest, Town Square, Southlake, Texas, 817-481-8200
Oct. 7-9 Algonquin Mill Fall Festival, SR 332 South, Carrollton, Ohio, 330-627-5910
Oct. 7-9 BayFest, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-7782
Oct. 8 Turkey Testicle Festival, Union Street Station, Byron, Illinois
Oct. 8 Pumpkin Fest, Aurora, Minnesota, 218-229-2245
Oct. 8 Fall Harvest Festival, downtown, Phillips, Wisconsin, 888-408-4800
Oct. 8 Oktoberfest, Superior, Montana, 406-822-4388
Oct. 8 Atomic City Festival, New Ellenton, South Carolina, 803-552-2214
Oct. 8 South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival, Darlington, South Carolina, 843-395-2940
Oct. 8 Autumn Fest, City Park, Altus, Arkansas, 479-468-4684
Oct. 8 Gila County Fall Festival, Fairgrounds, Globe, Arizona, 928-425-4344
Oct. 8-9 Apple Butter Festival, Century Village Museum, Burton, Ohio, 440-834-1492
Oct. 8-9 Fall Foliage Fest, 9am-9:30pm, Mapleside Farms, Brunswick, Ohio, 330-225-55776
Oct. 8-9 Pollardville Chicken Festival, 11am-6pm, Stockton, California, 209-931-8168
Oct. 8-9 Holmes County Antique Festival, Millersburg, Ohio, 330-674-6781
Oct. 8-15 Maple Leaf Festival, Carthage, Missouri, 417-358-2373
Oct. 9 Downtown Grand Affair, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 715-421-3500
Oct. 9-18 Alaska Day Festival, Sitka, Alaska, 907-747-8806
Oct. 13-15 East Texas Poultry Festival, Center, Texas, 936-598-3682
Oct. 13-16 Pig Pickin' Festival, Kingstree, South Carolina, 843-355-7484
Oct. 14-15 Lake Chicot Fall Festival, Lake Village, Arkansas, 870-265-5997
Oct. 14-16 Lake Eden Arts Festival, Camp Rockmount, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 828-68-MUSIC
Oct. 15 Fall Festival, 11-5, Brooksvale Park, Hamden, Connecticut, 203-287-2669
Oct. 15 Loris Bog-Off Festival, Loris, South Carolina, 843-756-6030
Oct. 15 Sherwood Fall Festival, Sherwood, Arkansas, 479-394-2912
Oct. 15-16 Renaissance Festival, Folsom, California, 916-355-7285
Oct. 15-16 Cuba Fest, Smith & School Streets, Cuba, Missouri, 877-212-8429
Oct. 15-16 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Miami, Florida, 305-345-8489
Oct. 15-16 Country Colorfest, Louisiana, Missouri, 573-754-5921
Oct. 15-16 Dutch Fall Festival, Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania, 814-349-5597
Oct. 15-16 Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Town Point Park, Norfolk, Virginia, 757-441-2345
Oct. 19-29 Neewollah, Independence, Kansas, 620-331-5003 (after Oct. 3)
Oct. 20-23 Magnoliafest, Live Oak, Florida, 904-249-7990
Oct. 21-22 Wheels & Wings Fest, Mena Intermountain Regional Airport, Mena, Arkansas, 479-394-2912
Oct. 21-23 Oktoberfest, Rittger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, Minnesota
Oct. 22 Honest Apple Day, Mount Pleasant, Utah, 435-462-9261
Oct. 22 Syrup Sopping Day, Loachapoka Park, Loachapoka, Alabama, 334-332-0087
Oct. 22 Harvest Festival, Wynn Park, Corning, Arkansas, 870-857-3429
Oct. 29 Alabama Chitlin' Jamboree, Ruritan Park, Clio, Alabama, 334-397-4518 or 334-397-2719
Oct. 29 Celebrate Hardeeville, East Main Street, Hardeeville, South Carolina, 843-784-2231
Oct. 29-30 Beaumont Blues Festival, Riverfront Park, Beaumont, Texas, 409-833-7747

Other October 2005 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Oct. 1 St. Mary's Chocolate Festival, St. Mary's School, Aiken, South Caroline, 803-649-2071
Oct. 1 Butterfly Parade & Bazaar, Pacific Grove, California, 831-373-3304
Oct. 1 Fall Open House, Arboretum, Flagstaff, Arizona, 928-774-1441
Oct. 1-2 Art in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 520-417-6960
Oct. 1-2 Studio Crawl, Fargo, North Dakota, 701-232-3821
Oct. 1-2 Art in the Park, 9am-5pm, Boulder City, Nevada, 702-294-1611
Oct. 1-2 Ohio Gourd Show, Fairgrounds, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, 740-965-4661
Oct. 1-2 Kingman Air & Auto Show, Kingman, Arizona, 928-692-9599
Oct. 1-2 Cottonwood Art Festival, Cottonwood Park, Richardson, Texas
Oct. 2 Lodi Street Faire, Lodi, California, 209-367-7840
Oct. 6-9 Wonderful World of Ohio, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, Ohio, 330-836-5533
Oct. 6-9 Pink Palace Crafts Fair, 10am-6pm, Audubon Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-320-6408
Oct. 7-9 Gateway Miniature Fair Show & Sale, Holiday Inn-Airport North, St. Louis, Missouri, 314-731-2100
Oct. 7-9 Paul Bunyan Show, Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio, 877-462-5464
Oct. 7-15 Litquake, San Francisco, California, 415-777-7899
Oct. 8 World Championship Outhouse Races, Virginia City, Nevada, 775-847-0311
Oct. 8-9 Fleet Week, San Francisco, California
Oct. 8-9 art@park, Park University, Parkville, Missouri
Oct. U.S. Grant Invitational Art Fair, Old Market House Square, Galena, Illinois, 815-777-1594
Oct. 8-9 Townline Art Fair, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 920-854-4343
Oct. 8-9 Outdoor Arts, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 203-869-6786 ext. 335
Oct. 8-9 Fall Festival of the Arts, Red Wing, Minnesota, 651-388-7569
Oct. 8-9 Antique Show, Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri, 816-232-0099
Oct. 8-9 Catoctin Colorfest Arts & Crafts Show, Thurmont, Maryland, 301-271-4432
Oct. 8-9 Fall Diddley Craft Show, County fairgrounds, Belvidere, Illinois, 815-544-0143
Oct. 8-9 Fall Gift & Craft Show, Omni Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin, 800-873-1901
Oct. 8-10 Delaware Home Show, Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Delaware, 302-994-2597
Oct. 8-10 Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, Massachusetts, 413-587-0772
Oct. 9 Taste of Charleston, 11am-5pm, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-577-4030
Oct. 9 Gospel Brunch With A Texas Twist, Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-606-1601
Oct. 9 Taste of Lodi, 1pm-4pm, Wine & Roses Hotel, Lodi, California, 209-365-1195
Oct. 13-15 Rogers Antique Show & Sale, Activity Center, Rogers, Arkansas, 479-636-0505
Oct. 15 Leaf Peeper's Tour (bike), Elizabeth, Illinois, 815-858-2002
Oct. 15-16 Antiques Show, 11am-4pm, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, 610-827-7414, ext. 10
Oct. 15-16 Fall Craft Show Community Center, Mandan, North Dakota, 701-667-3279
Oct. 15-16, 22-23 ARTrails Open Studios, Sonoma County, California, 707-579-2787
Oct. 15-16 Fall Home Show, Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-784-6334 or 800-237-0551
Oct. 16 Ric Strome Memorial Blues Rumble, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-762-9125
Oct. 16-31 Scarecrows on the Square, Summerville, South Carolina, 843-873-8535
Oct. 19-22 Circleville Pumpkin Show, Circleville, Ohio, 740-474-7000
Oct. 21-23 Ride for the Roses, (bike tour), Austin, Texas, 512-236-8830
Oct. 21-23 Art & Craft Fair, Westfield Shoppingtown, Vernon Hills
Oct. 21-23 Morristown Craft Market, National Guard Armory, Morristown, New Jersey, 973-263-8332
Oct. 22 Fall Craft Show, Benson, Minnesota
Oct. 22 Soup Supper & Country Store, Grace Lutheran Church, East Dubuque, Illinois, 815-747-3601
Oct. 22-23 Texas Clay Festival, Gruene, Texas, 830-629-7975
Oct. 22-23 Craft Fair, Expo Center, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 414-321-2100
Oct. 22-23 Health & Fitness Fair, Western Idaho Fairgrounds, Boise, Idaho, 208-323-4464
Oct. 22-23 Open House & Air Show, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 661-277-3510
Oct. 22-23 Punkin' Chuckin' Contest, corner of Allentown & Springfield, Morton, Illinois, 888-765-6588
Oct. 23 Antique Collectible Toy & Doll World Show, Fairgrounds, St. Charles, Illinois, 773-736-5140
Oct. 24-Nov. 20 Chrysanthemum Festival, Washington Park Botanical Garden, Springfield, Illinois, 217-753-6228
Oct. 28-30 Fall Craft & Fine Art Show, Essex Junction, Vermont, 802-878-4786
Oct. 29 Fall Festival, Centralia, Illinois, 618-533-1519
Oct. 29 Toot, Snoot 'N' Hoot Chili Cookoff, Big Timber, Montana, 406-932-4227
Oct. 29-30 Azalea Arts & Crafts Festival, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-5200
Oct. 29-30 Airshow Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-778-7373
Oct. 30 Fall Color Walk, 10am-11am, Table Rock State Park, Greenville, South Carolina

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Once upon a time there was a man with a gentle voice and quiet charm. He made several movies and worked in a TV show playing a character who rode a motorcycle from town to town, touching lives, and singing a little here and there. Then some of us didn't hear much of him for awhile.
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One of the challenges in traveling is the problem of what to do with a wet toothbrush. It cleans your mouth, but then it's a breeding ground for bacteria. A new product from VIOlight lets you sterilize your brush inside a compact case.

If you're going to be in the Washington, D.C. area in October and you want to brush up on some history you might try having some fun with a tour of Decatur House. The DC Metro Area Ghost Watchers will spend the first three Thursdays of the month giving visitors tours. Then, on October 27, they'll give a special presentation on their work at Decatur House and other locations. Space is limited for the October 27 evening, so do call and make reservations at 202-842-0920 ext. 239. Happy Halloween!

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