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October 4-7, 2007
Banning Stagecoach Days
Dysart Park off 22nd St. S.,
Banning, California
Carnival games and rides, kick-off dance, parade on Sat. at 10am, Fiesta del Charro on Sun. afternoon, profesional bull riding, arts, crafts, music, horse show, beverage garden, BBQ, Old-West reenactors. There is free parking at the fairgrounds.
Find Out More: Call 951-922-3243

October 4-7, 2007
Louisiana Cattle Festival
Concord Street area Downtown,
Abbeville, Louisiana
Celebrate 59 years with a French storytelling contest, children's parade, arts and crafts, grand parade, non-profit booths, pageants, B.B. gun tournament, beef cooking competition, fais dodo, food and beverage booths, livestock events, music and more.
Questions? Call 337-893-6328 or 337-652-0646

October 4-7, 2007
Apple Butter Festival
Salem, West Virginia
Pageants, entertainment, arts and crafts, Sam Warner 5K Run, activities for kids, bicycle poker ride, quilt competition and display, apple butter judging, talent contest, celebrity auction, petting zoo, car show, pet parade, fireworks. It's the festival's 23rd year.
Further Information: Call 304-782-3585

October 5-6, 2007
Boaz Harvest Festival
Boaz, Alabama
In its 43rd year the festival offers folklife displays, a Moon Pie Eating Contest, farmer's market, pageant, food vendors, entertainment, rod run, arts and crafts, activities for kids. There is no admission charge.
Get The Facts: Call 256-593-8154

October 5-6, 2007
Downtown Courthouse Square,
Sheridan, Arkansas
Pinewood Derby, commercial vendors, State Lumberjack Championships, pet show, classic car show, bow shoot, parade on Saturday at 10am, arts and crafts, Dutch oven cooking contest, 5K run, 2K walk, food vendors, pageant, talent contest, activities for kids, horseshoe tournament. The Sheridan Punt, Pass, Kick will be held (with 7 categories) at the high school practice field.
Learn More: Call 870-942-3021

October 5-6, 2007
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Waterfront Park,
Beaufort, South Carolina
5K run/walk Saturday morning, entertainment, food and beverage stands, arts and crafts, Popcorn Shrimp Run for kids ages 7 and younger, area restaurant foods.
Details: Call 843-986-5400 or 800-638-3525

October 5-7, 2007
Way Out West Oktoberfest
Tempe Beach Park,
Tempe, Arizona
Strudel eating contest, entertainment, arts and crafts, silent auction, beer and wine, polka and chicken dancing, Bavarian foods, rock climbing wall, carnival, activities for kids. Come and have fun at this 35th year.
Further Information: Call 480-350-8181 or 480-491-FEST

October 5-7, 2007
Arkansas Apple Festival
Downtown Square,
Lincoln, Arkansas
A pageant is held the week before the festival to kick off the fun. Enjoy apple cider, free apple slices, BBQ, apple dumplings, festival foods such as kettle corn and turkey legs, activities for kids, a parade at 10am on Saturday, square dancing, apple core throwing competition, entertainment.
Questions? Call 479-824-FEST

October 5-7, 2007
California Avocado Festival
Carpinteria, California
Golf tournament, avocado industry information, commercial vendors, rock climbing wall, entertainment, biggest avocado contest, lots of guacamole, Kid's Block Party, arts and crafts. The festival runs from 4-9pm on Fri., 10am-9pm on Sat., and 10am-6pm on Sun. You can park and use the shuttle service from Carpenteria High School on Foothill Blvd. or at Canalino Elementary School on Linden Ave. Please leave pets safely at home.
Get The Facts: Call 805-684-0038 or 805-684-5479

October 5-7, 2007
Scarecrow Festival
Lincoln Highway,
St. Charles, Illinois
Plans for this 22nd year include a model railroad exhibit, music, Family Fun Squares, petting zoo, arts and crafts, sponsor give-aways, paddlewheel boats, more than 100 handmade scarecrows on display, children's carnival, outdoor market.
Additional Details: Call 630-377-6161 or 800-777-4373

October 5-7, 2007
North Carolina Seafood Festival
Crystal Coast Civic Center,
Morehead City, North Carolina
It's the event's 21st year of fun. Enjoy the Twin Bridges 8K road race on Sat., Redfish Cup (fishing tournament), Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, seafood dishes, Blessing of the Fleet Sun. at 10am, Sas Sea's Island Playground for kids, 3 stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, commercial vendors.
Learn More: Call 252-726-6273

October 5-7, 2007
Franklin Applefest
various venues,
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Daily visits from Johnny Appleseed, used book and record sale, quilt raffle, musical theatre, merchant specials, apple cider press demonstrations, porch sale at the Elks Lodge, more than arts and crafts booths, farmer's market, activities for kids, 5K race, fly-in. The Wed. before the festival there's a book fair and there's a spaghetti dinner at the Elks Lodge Thurs. from 4-7pm.
Questions? Call 814-432-5823 or 888-547-2377

October 5-7, 2007
Smicksburg Fall Festival
various venues,
Smicksburg, Pennsylvania
Come and help celebrate this 18th year with an antique tractor show, arts and crafts, Amish farmer's market, craft demonstrations, pumpkin patch, musical entertainment, festival foods, quilt displays, plus plenty of apple treats like pies, dumplings, turnover and strudel. Hours are 10am-5pm on Fri. and Sat. and noon-5pm on Sun.
Get The Facts: Call 724-463-7505 or 814-257-8035

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October 5-7, 2007
Historic Downtown,
Wellsburg, West Virginia
Plan to enjoy this 29th year with entertainment, fresh apples for sale, pumpkin decorating contest at the library, pumpkin carving on the Town Square, pet show, pony rides, chainsaw carving, fresh apple butter on Fri. and Sat., drawings for prizes, Charles St. lined with arts and crafts booths plus food vendors. Choose from burgers, corn dogs, fries, deep-fried veggies, peanuts, apple pie, cider, funnel cakes, roast beef, steak, lemon shakes and more.
Info: Call 304-479-2115

October 5-7, 2007
Apple Festival
Bayfield, Wisconsin
Apple Dumpling Gang contest, senior social, pony rides, passport fair, hay rides, carnival, Life Flight helicopter display, contests, library book sale, exhibts, music, wine tasting, apple peeling contest, fresh apples for sale, drawings for prizes, Venetian Boat Parade Sun. evening, arts and crafts, food booths, apple pie and other apple desserts. It's the 46th year for this one.
Find Out More: Call 715-779-3335 or 800-447-4094

October 6, 2006
Madison Street Festival
Main Street area,
Madison, Alabama
It's the festival's 27th year and plans include a parade at 8:45am, craft (and other) activities for kids, arts and crafts, festival foods, 3 stages of entertainment. The festival is held rain or shine. Try the free shuttle service to and from Bob Jones High School at 650 Hughes Road.
Additional Details: Call 888-228-5645

October 6, 2007
Apple Harvest Festival
various venues,
Fortuna, California
Pancake breakfast, Dutch Oven cooking contest, arts and crafts, fresh apples, activities for kids, entertainment and more.
Questions? Call 707-725-2123 or 707-725-9261

October 6, 2007
Multicultural Harvest Festival
Emma Prusch Farm Park,
San Jose, California
It's the 14th year for this festival. Plan to enjoy a petting zoo, 4-H projects on display, pumpkin patch, local school exhibits, entertainment, winter vegetable plants for sale, cooking demonstrations, pony rides, mariachi music, giant pumpkins, treats such as fresh apple cider, tamales, shaved ice and sweet potato fries. Hours are 9am-4:30pm. This is an alcohol-free event.
Info: Call 408-926-5555

October 6, 2007
Lumberjack Days
Main Street area,
West Point, California
Parade at 11am, festival foods, presentations at the Blue Mountain Playhouse, lumberjack contests, art gallery.
Questions? Call 209-293-4325 or 209-236-3700

October 6, 2007
Belleville Autumn Days
Courthouse Square area,
Belleville, Kansas
Entertainment, activities for kids, library book sale, beer garden, evening street dance, arts and crafts, festival foods, 10K/2-mile run (a benefit for Cystic Fibrosis research). The festival is celebrating its 7th year.
Learn More: Call 785-527-5524

October 6, 2007
Olde Tyme Apple Festival
Versailles, Missouri
In its 28th year the festival offers a parade, a car cruise and sock hop Fri. evening at Sonic Drive-In, fiddlers' contest, 10-k run, 5-K run, 2-mile walk, Fun Zone for kids, pies, car and motorcyle show in the city park, 4 stages of entertainment, theatre productions, food, arts and crafts.
Get The Facts: Call 573-378-4401

October 6, 2007
Apple Harvest Day
Dover, New Hampshire
Fire and rescue demos, petting zoo, games and rides, arts and crafts, Wild Life Encounters, Kiwanis pancake breakfast 8-11am, pony rides, apple pie baking contest, food vendors, music, raffles. The festival goes from 9am-4pm and is celebrating its 23rd year.
Details: Call 603-742-2216

October 6, 2007
Kauger Park & Community Center,
Colony, Oklahoma
Morning parade, arts and crafts, farm equipment displays, hot rods and classic cars, free samples of roasted peanuts, festival foods, activities for kids.
Find Out More: Call 405-929-7210

October 6, 2007
Old Town Festival
McAlester, Oklahoma
Classic cars, walking tours, opening of time capsule from 1906, entertainment, food vendors, carnival, gun fight and bank robbery reenactments, more.
Questions? Call 918-329-9434

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October 6-7, 2007
Johnny Appleseed Days
Terry Ashe Park & Veteran's Memorial Hall,
Paradise, California
Start this 39th year with a pancake breakfast from 7-11am. Enjoy arts and crafts, activities for kids, apple pie and other apple treats, food vendors, entertainment, face painting, games, commercial vendors and demonstrations. Hours are 9am-5pm on Sat. and 9am-4pm on Sun.
Find Out More: Call 530-877-9356 or 888-845-2769

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October 6-7, 2007
Scarecrow Festival
Standish Park Arboretum,
Galesburg, Illinois
Face painting, pumpkin and gourd painting, arts and crafts, scarecrow contest in which you can vote for your favorites, activities for kids, festival foods, entertainment. Hours are 8am-5pm.
Get The Facts: Call 309-343-2485 or 309-343-9181

October 6-7, 2007
Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival
Town Square,
Alton, Missouri
Walnut baking contest, arts and crafts, horseshoe pitching, rides and games, pumpkin carving, music, walnut-related events, talent contests, festival foods.
Questions? Call 417-778-7295

October 6-7, 2007
Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Warner, New Hampshire
Historical Society Barn Sale, carnival, exhibits, music, arts and crafts, oxen pulls, stunt comedy, book and bake sale, pie eating contest for kids ages 6-12, festival foods, country breakfast both days from 7-9:30am, BBQ, parade, 5-mile road race, fresh produce. There is a 5-dollar charge to park but entrance to the festival is free. Come and enjoy this 60th year.
Details: Call 603-456-9775

October 6-7, 2007
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Memorial Park area,
Issaquah, Washington
Golf tournament, 4 stages of entertainment, 300-plus arts and crafts vendors, rock climbing wall, tours of the local hatchery, Grand Parade on Sat. at 10am, 5K and 10K runs and kids 1K run, Foods of the World in Depot Park, spin art, giant inflatables, BBQ, Salmon Enchanted Evening (separate fee).
More: Call 425-392-0661

October 6-7, 2007
Cranberry Fest
County Fairgrounds (and other venues),
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Cranberry cook-off, quilt show and sale, arts and crafts, festival foods, World's Largest Cranberry Cheesecake, flea market, antiques, fitness events, Bog Bridge Tournament at the Masonic Temple, library used book sale, spaghetti dinner, fresh cranberries and Craisins for sale. Try cranberry brats, cranberry beer and soda, cranberry baked goods. It's the festival's 28th year.
Details: Call 541-679-0118

October 7, 2007
Chestnut Hills Fall for the Arts Festival
Germantown Ave. (between Willow Grove & Park Ave.),
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Now it its 23rd year, this festival celebrates with the likes of amusement park rides for the kids, exhibits, merchant specials, food, more than 120 artisans showing and selling their work, 2 stages of music, and more. Hours are 11am-5pm, with a rain date of October 14. There is no admission charge.
Further Info: 215-247-6696

October 7-8, 2007
Fall Harvest Festival
Newburyport, Massachusetts
The event celebrates 33 years in 2007. Enjoy food booths, hay rides, activities for kids, merchant specials, scarecrow contest, fresh produce for sale, arts and crafts. Hours are 10am-5pm.
Get The Facts: Call 978-462-6680

October 11-13, 2007
Octoberfest Southern Style
Dillon Park on Haysworth St.,
Sumter, South Carolina
BBQ cook-off, chili cook-off, arts and crafts, entertainment, rides and games for kids, car show, festival foods and more.
Further Details: Call 803-436-2248

October 10-14, 2007
Black Walnut Festival
Spencer, West Virginia
Black walnut baking contest, chainsaw art, antiques, art & photo show, gospel sing, flower show, crafts, 4-H events, football game, grand parade on Sat., entertainment, flea market, exhibits, carnival, festival foods, golf scramble on Sun., classic car show, pancake breakfast Fri. and Sat. from 6-11am at St. John Methodist Church.
Further Details: Call 304-927-5616

October 11-14, 2007
National Shrimp Festival
Main Beach area,
Gulf Shores, Alabama
10K run Sat. at 7:30am, commercial vendors, sand sculptures, Children's Activity Village, 2 stages of entertainment, seafood and other festival foods. Try blackened salmon, seafood sampler platters, turkey legs, gyros, Greek Salad, teriyaki chicken, Cajun fries, funnel cakes, brownie cones, lemonade and more. It's the festival's 36th year of fun.
Additional Information: Call 251-968-4237

October 11-14, 2007
Suffolk Peanut Festival
S. Executive Airport,
Suffolk, Virginia
Plans for this 30th year include the Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally, truck and tractor pull, helicopter rides, demolition derby, carnival rides and games, pageant, entertainment, bingo, activities for kids, fireworks, petting zoo, karaoke contest, peanut butter sculpture contest, arts and crafts, horseshoe pitching, shrimp feed, food concessions.
Questions? Call 757=539-6751

October 12-13, 2007
Apple Scrapple Festival
Cleveland, Mississippi
It's the festival's 16th year. Enjoy the 5K Hog Jog, Pig-Out ride-in bike show, Scrapple Chunkin', health and safety fair, Mayor's Scrapple Sling, music, carnival, street dance, antique tractor pull, car show, trade show, arts and crafts, festival foods. Please, no pets, skateboards or rollerblades.
Find Out More: Call 302-629-9582

October 12-13, 2007
Watonga Cheese Festival
Watonga, Oklahoma
Plans for this 32nd year include a more concentrated venue downtown, arts and crafts booths, fine art show, quilt show, cheese tasting line, 10K and 5K Rat Race plus a 1-mile fun run, carnival, cheese food contest, classic cars, parade at 12:30pm on Sat., entertainment, local tours, festival cookbooks for sale, exhibits, giant inflatables and other fun for the kids.
Additional Facts: Call 580-623-7579

October 12-14, 2007
Bass Festival
Rio Vista, California
The festival celebrates 60 years with a fishing derby, fish fry lunch, festival merchandise, raffle, merchant specials. There are usually carnival rides and other community events, but those may be curtailed this year. For up-to-date news, please call the number provided.
Further Info: Call 707-374-2700

October 12-14, 2007
Village, plus York Beach,
York, Maine
Celebrating its 23rd year, the festival will offer such fun as trolley tours, Native American Pow-Wow, merchant specials, arts and crafts, activities for kids, Chocolate Lover's Fling, 5K run Sun. morning, festival foods, drawings for prizes, entertainment, classic cars.
Learn More: Call 207-363-4422

October 12-14, 2007
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Downtown Square,
Conroe, Texas
Arts and crafts, rides for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, Small Fry Stage, festival foods (including Cajun specialities), a whopping 6 stages of musical entertainment.
Further Details: Call 832-298-4161 or 800-324-2604

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October 12-14, 2007
City Park,
Cuero, Texas
It's the festival's 35th year. Come and enjoy a jalpeno eating contest, volleyball tournament, mechanical bull riding, washer pitching, carnival, festival foods (including some Dutch oven cooking), tractor show, beer, chili cooking contest, music and dancing, carnival, turkey BBQ and brisket BBQ challenges, petting zoo, Turk Olympics, kiddie tractor pull, children's parade, arts and crafts. The festival's idea sprang from the friendly rivalry between Cuero and the town of Worthington, Minnesota. There's something about turkeys that stirs the competitive spirit in these two great communities and sparks a lot of fun for all involved.
Additional Information: Call 361-275-2112

October 13, 2007
Evergreen/Conecuh Sausage Festival
Evergreen, Alabama
Conecuh's Got Talent Contest, arts and crafts, entertainment, Doo Daa Parade, food vendors, petting zoo, train ride for kids, sausage and other goodies.
Get The Facts: Call 251-578-1707

October 13, 2007
Snowflake Harvest Festival
Heritage Park,
Snowflake, Arizona
Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and enjoy pumpkin pie eating contests, pumpkin carving, entertainment, festival foods, arts and crafts. Festival hours are 9am-2pm, so get there early and pack in some fun! It's the festival's 6th year.
Learn More: Call 928-536-4331

October 13, 2007
Scandinavian Festival Atlanta
Ogelthorpe Univ. Campus,
Atlanta, Georgia
In the festival's 13th year enjoy folk-dancing troupes, brass bands, Viking encampments, storytelling, Danish hotdogs, Swedish meatballs from IKEA, arts and crafts, raffle, soccer tournament, Scandinavian market, cultural information, games for kids, an appearance by Santa Claus and more. There is no admission charge for those age 11 and younger.
Details: Call 678-315-4997

October 13, 2007
Turkey Festival
Downtown & Rock Island Park,
Eldon, Missouri
Music, 5K Turkey Trot, parade at 2pm, food vendors, turkey-related games, arts and crafts. Hours are 9am-5pm. It's the festival's 22nd year.
Get The Facts: Call 573-392-3752

October 13, 2007
South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival
Darlington, South Carolina
Plans for this 25th year include a balloon launch, classic cars, activities for kids, arts and crafts, clowns and mimes, musical entertainment, festival foods. There is no admission charge. Hours are 9am-4pm.
Further Information: Call 843-395-2940 or 800-427-8720

October 13, 2007
Vinton Fall Festival
Vinton, Virginia
Business showcase, chili cooking contest, 2 stages of entertainment, Doggie Pageant with costumes, pancake breakfast, 5K run, activities for kids, agricultural displays and competitions, food vendors, arts and crafts.
Learn More: Call 540-343-1364

October 13-14, 2007
Patagonia, Fall Festival
Town Park,
Patagonia, Arizona
Children's Carnival, silent auction, breakfast at the Community Center both days, musical entertainment, library book sale, more than 150 artisans showing and selling their work. It's the festival's 19th year. There is no admission charge.
Details: Call 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060

October 13-14, 2007
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Main Street,
Half Moon Bay, California
Great Pumpkin Parade, expert pumpkin carvers, 3 stages of entertainment, rock climbing wall, face painting, costume contest, pie eating contest (2 age divisions), pancake breakfast at 7am both days, arts and crafts, and the giant pumpkin contest. Joel Holland won in 2006 with a pumpkin that weighed 1223 pounds. Will anyone top that in 2007? Come and fine out! When you get the munchies during the day you can enjoy Portabello mushroom sandwiches, turkey drumsticks, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie and cheesecake, pumpkin fudge and many more festival foods. Beer and wine will also be available. General festival hours are 10am-5pm.
Additional Facts: Call 650-726-9652

October 13-14, 2007
Oakhurst Fall Chocolate & Wine Festival
Oakhurst Community Park,
Oakhurst, California
Dessert making contests, Chocolate Pavilion, wine tasting, activities for kids, silent auction, entertainment, cooking and baking contests, pageant, merchant specials and more. The festival runs from 10am-5pm.
Further Info: Call 559-683-1993 or 559-683-7766

October 13-14, 2007
Country Pumpkinfest
Ukiah, California
Parade at 10am on Sat., giant pumpkin contest Sat. 10am-1pm in Safeway parking lot, activities for kids, arts and crafts, fiddle contest, haunted house, 3-on-3 basketball, beer & wine tasting, pet costume contest, pumpkin pie baking contest, face painting, food vendors, bounce houses, kids' coloring contest.
Get The Facts: Call 707-463-6231 or 707-463-67122

October 13-14, 2007
Fall Festival
Heritage Canyon on N. 4th St.,
Fulton, Illinois
Dance and gymnastics performances, guided historical walks, buggy rides, decorated wheelbarrows, gunny sack races, apple bobbing, pumpkin painting, bake sale, alpaca display, bounce houses for kids, merchant specials, scavenger hunt and more.
Find Out More: Call 815-589-4545

October 13-14, 2007
Taylorville Square,
Taylorville, Illinois
Arts and crafts, food vendors, pageant, chili cooking contest, salsa contest, pet contest, 5K Hot to Trot Run/walk, music and more.
Additional Information: Call 218-824-3395

October 13-14, 2007
Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
Courthouse Square & other venues,
Winterset, Iowa
Train show, antique tractor show, antique vehical parade, Ghost Run 10K run/walk plus 5K run/walk, pedal tractor pull, Cowboy Mounted Action Shooting, helicopter rides, horseshoe pitching, farmer's market, arts and crafts, music, quilt show, food vendors, tours of John Wayne's birthplace, horse-drawn wagon rides, craft demos.
Details: Call 515-462-1185

October 13-14, 2007
Cleveland, Mississippi
Memphis in May BBQ competition, arts and crafts, classic cars, street dance on Fri. evening, face painting and other activities for kids, vendors, music, food.
Get The Facts: Call 662-843-2712 or 800-295-7473

October 13-14, 2007
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Oak Harbor, Ohio
Enjoy this 29th year with a carnival, parade, arts and crafts, apple pie and other apple treats, car show, pageant, 5K run, contests, entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 419-898-0479

October 13-14, 2007
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Old Main Street,
Waynesville, Ohio
Come and have fun at this 38th year with music, more than 450 arts and crafts exhibitors, sauerkraut cookbooks for sale, cabbage growing contest, sauerkraut dishes and other festival foods.
Questions? Call 513-897-8855

October 13-14, 2007
Katy Rice Harvest Festival
Historic Downtown,
Katy, Texas
Carnival, parade at 9am on Sat., rice cooking contest, 3 stages of entertainment, pageant, festival foods, photography contest.
Additional Details: Call 281-828-1100

October 13-14, 2007
Fireant Festival
Marshall, Texas
5K Six Feet on the Street, food vendors, chili cook-off, fireant calling contest, diaper derby, lip sync contest, pet show, rubber chicken chunking contest, arts and crafts, the Tour de FireAnt bike tours (100K, 10-mile and 45-mile), gurning contest, parade at 10am on Sat., men's crazy legs contest, activities for kids. It's the festival's 25th year.
Learn More: Call 903-935-7868

October 13-20, 2007
Maple Leaf Festival
Carthage, Missouri
5K run/walk, quilt show, arts and crafts, lip-sync contest, festival foods, Leaf Parade, pageant, dog show. 2007 marks the festival's 41st year.
Further Information: Call 417-358-2372

October 19-21, 2007
Brow Park,
Mentone, Alabama
Bonfires and stories with hot chocolate and snacks, parade, arts and crafts, parade, music, festival foods.
Details: Call 256-634-4041 or 256-993-9051

October 19-21, 2007
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Hwy. 58 N. at College Blvd.,
Niceville, Florida
Entertainment, exhibits, activities for kids, arts and crafts, plus festival foods such as fried mullet, hot apple dumplings, beverages made with fresh coconut juice. Please do not bring coolers or glass containers to the event. Pets will be better off at home as you come to enjoy the fun.
Questions? Call 85-729-4008

October 19-21, 2007
Throughout town,
Ogunquit, Maine
Scarecrow contest, Pawsitively dog & cat silent auction fundraiser on the 21st, festival merchandise, pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, ghost stories, scavenger hunt, food. The festival celebrates its 4th year in 2007.
Details: Call 207-646-2939

October 19-21, 2007
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Expo Center,
Hood River, Oregon
Pear tasting, more than 100 artisans showing and selling their work, quilt raffle, entertainment, local fresh produce for sale, wine, food. It's the festival's 25th year of fun.
More: Call 800-366-3630

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October 19-21, 2007
Fall Fine Craft Festival
Tyler State Park,
Richboro, Pennsylvania
Musical entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for kids. When you get hungry you can enjoy hot dogs, sweet potato fries, egg rolls and other goodies. There is an admission charge for those over age 12. This is the event's 26th year.
Get The Facts: Call 215-579-5997

October 19-27, 2007
Independence, Kansas
Street performers, a visit from the Clydesdale Horses, Doo-Dah Parade on the 25th, Kiddie Parade on the 26th, Grand Parade on the 27th. There will also be a pageant, marching band festival, pumpkin contest, medallion hunt, arts and crafts, food vendors, chili cook-off, masquerade ball (Sat.), festival merchandise, musical theatre presentation of Li'l Abner, 5K run/1-mile run and 1-mile walk. The Oak Ridge Boys are among those scheduled to entertain the crowds with music.
Further Information: Call 620-331-5003

October 20, 2007
Pumpkin Festival
Main Street,
Keene, New Hampshire
Costume parade, 3 stages of entertainment, rock climbing wall, bounce houses, festival foods, pumpkin seed spitting contest, arts and crafts. Every year the festival attempts to set records for the most jack-o-lanterns lit at the same time. If you plan to bring one to be included in the count you'll need to register the carving when you get to the festival.
Details: Call 603-358-5344

October 20, 2007
Sweet Potato Festival
Jacksonville Park,
Langley, South Carolina
Pageant, face painting, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, carnival games and rides, plenty of festival foods (including sweet potato treats). Hours are 11am-7pm.
Questions? Call 803-593-9260

October 20, 2007
Loris Bog-Off Festival
Loris, South Carolina
The festival celebrates 28 years an antique tractor show, activities for kids, Chicken Bog Cooking Contest, 3 stages of entertainment, fireworks and more. The basics of Chicken Bog are chicken, sausage, rice and seasonings. The ingredients are simmered to blend flavors.
Additional Information: Call 843-756-6030

October 20-21, 2007
Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Kentuck Park,
Northport, Alabama
Up to 300 artisans come to show and sell their wares. There are also craft demos, stories, craft activities for kids, music on 2 stages and plenty of regional foods. There is an admission charge for those age 12 and older.
Learn More: Call 205-758-1257

October 20-21, 2007
Goleta Lemon Festival
Girsh Park,
Goleta, California
In this 16th year there are plans for carnival rides, pony rides, laser tag, Safety Street, 5K run, non-profit displays, activities for kids, music, arts and crafts, petting zoo, pie eating contest, plenty of festival foods and lemon treats. You can also browse the Fall Classic Car, Motorcycle & Street Rod Show.
Info: Call 800-646-5382

October 20-21, 2007
Springville Apple Festival
Springville, California
Clowns, apple pies for sale, Springville Lions breakfasts and lunches, Apple Run (5K, 10K, Kids' Run, 2-mile walk), more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, apple baking contests, music, Fat Tire Classic mountain bike race, festival foods. Take the convenient free shuttle to and from the Rodeo Grounds. This is an alcohol-free event.
Further Details: Call 559-539-0619

October 20-21, 2007
Cranberry Festival
Chatsworth, New Jersey
The festival celebrates its 24th anniversary with antiques, arts and crafts, music, info on Chatsworth and the White Horse Inn, classic cars, festival merchandise, quilt display, breakfast at the fire house 6-11am both days, festival foods (including creamy cranberry ice cream). There is no admission charge. General festival hours are 9am-4:30pm.
Additional Information: Call 609-726-1257 or 609-726-9237

October 20-21, 2007
Postoffice Street,
Galveston, Texas
More than 100 artisans gather on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd Streets and sell their wares. Many of the artists are locals, so you get to choose from a unique array of merchandise. There will also be music and plenty of festival foods. Hours at this 10-year-old event will be 10am-6pm on Sat. and 10am-5pm on Sun. There is an admission charge for those age 13 and older.
Get The Facts: Call 409-762-3617

October 20-21, 2007
San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival
City Park,
San Antonio, Texas
5-mile run, fish dinners, chicken and beef barbecue (with corn on the cob, ice cream and more), wildlife exhibits, turtle races, flag raising ceremony, petting farm, gopher races, arts and crafts, antiques.
More: Call 352-588-4444

October 21, 2007
Harvest Festival
El Camino Road (between Maple & Apple Avenues),
Greenfield, California
Arts and crafts, musical entertainment, festival foods, activities for kids, probably some classic cars to enjoy.
Additional Information: Call 831-674-5591 or 831-674-3222

October 21-28, 2007
Nevada Day Celebration
various venues,
Carson City, Nevada
This year's theme is "Mysteries of Nevada: AREA 51" Plans include the Kit Carson Ghost Walk, Rock Drilling Contest, 8K/1-mile run and 2-mile walk, 1864 Grand Ball, beard contest, pancake breakfast, golf tournament, Mad Hatter Ball, music, Silver State Rumble, merchandise booths, tours of the Governor's Mansion, fireworks, carnival art, food.
Questions? Call 866-683-2948

October 25-28, 2007
Louisiana Yambilee Festival
Opelousas, Louisiana
Celebrate 62 years with a carnival, sweet-potato related events, Mass of Thanksgiving, pageant, food vendors, parade, arts and crafts, diaper derby, art festival and more.
Get Details: Call 337-948-8848 or 800-210-5298

October 25-27, 2007
Beanfest & Outhouse Races
Mountain View, Arkansas
Celebrate this 25th year with gospel music, games for kids, Beanie Weenie Dog Show, Ozark Folk Center open house, cornbread cooking contest, serving of pinto beans and cornbread to visitors at noontime, Outhouse Race, Cajun music, arts and crafts, talent contest, festival foods.
More: Call 870-269-8068

October 26-28, 2007
Czhilispiel XXXV
North Main Street,
Flatonia, Texas
Jalapeno eating contest, crazy hat contest, golf scramble, arts and crafts, BBQ contest, czhili cooking contest (locals only), musical entertainment, car and truck show, parade, pie auction, pony rides, petting zoo, 5K run, biergarten tent, food booths, rock climbing wall, mechanical bull. There is an admission charge for those over age 12. The festival celebrates 35 seasons this year.
Questions? Call 361-865-3920

October 27, 2007
Peanut Butter Festival
Bass House Grounds,
Brundidge, Alabama
Plans for this 16th year include the Nutter Butter Parade, making of Alabama's Largest Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, tours of the Johnston Mill, arts and crafts, Peanut Butter Recipe Contest, 5K Peanut Butter Run, 2 stages of entertainment, smokehouse breakfast. Hours are 9am-5pm. Try the fried peanuts!
Learn More: Call 334-735-3125 or 334-670-6302

October 27, 2007
Boll Weevil Festival
Main Street downtown,
Enterprise, Alabama
Music, children's costume contest, farmer's market, car show, arts and crafts, merchant specials, food vendors. There is no admission charge.
Details: Call 334-347-0581

October 27, 2007
Opp Fest
Opp, Alabama
Helicopter rides, fine art show, festival foods, arts and crafts, musical entertainment. There will also be a show of cars, truck and motorcycles. It's the festival's 9th year.
Info: Call 334-493-6224 or 800-239-8054 or 800-348-0095

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October 27, 2007
Great Delta Bear Affair
Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Nature walks, chainsaw carving, activities for kids, wildlife education, petting zoo, activities for teens, pony rides, arts and crafts, music, bike poker run, 5K run/walk, food vendors, fireworks, storytelling, raffles, book signings, trail rides, archeological tours of Indian mounds, Theodore Roosevelt impersonator Case Hicks, laser shoot, rock climbing wall.
Get The Facts: Call 662-873-6261

October 27, 2007
Downtown & Old Town,
Palestine, Texas
Parade, steak cooking contest, food booths, music, activities for kids, arts and crafts, theatre, country music concert and more.
Learn More: Call 903-729-6066

October 27, 2007
Festival of Pumpkins
Historic Downtown,
Paris, Texas
Enjoy this 7th year with merchant specials, pet and owner look-a-like contest, commercial booths, arts and crafts, games and contests, lots of pumpkins, best bike contest, music and more. The fun is being concentrated all in one day this year.
Details: Call 903-784-9221

September 28-30, 2007
Unity Village (M-350 Hwy & Colbern Rd.),
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Celebrate with German music and dance, arts and crafts, activities for kids, 2 stages of entertainment, carnival.
Get The Facts: Call 816-524-2424

September 28-30, 2007
Mississippi Pecan Festival
Wingate Road,
Richton, Mississippi
The venue is an actual pecan orchard. (Wingate Road is between Hwy. 49 & Hwy. 15.) Enjoy a pecan charity baking contest, Purtiest Rooster Contest, festival foods, bluegrass and gospel music, mule pull, arts and crafts, pageant, antique engines on display.
Questions? Call 601-525-3792 or 601-964-8201

September 28-30, 2007
Whole Enchilada Festival
Meersheidt/Hadley Sports Complex,
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Celebrate 27 years of festival fun with a parade, carnival rides, poker run, horseshoe pitching, motorcycle and car show, festival foods, arts and crafts, the making of the World's Largest Enchilada (with samples), 1-mile fun run plus 5K run, music, dancing. There is an admission charge for those age 7 or older.
Additional Information: Call 505-526-1938

September 28-30, 2007
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
Leavenworth, Washington
Kiddie parade, rock wall climbing, giant inflatables for kids, pumpkin carving, beer garden, arts and crafts, festival foods, Bavarian music and a street dance, grande parade on Saturday at noon.
Details: Call 509-548-5807 or Email abk@crownet.com

September 29, 2007
Hallettsville Kolache Festival
Knights of Columbus Hall,
Hallettsville, Texas
Plans for this 13th year include a horseshoe tournament, car show, kolache baking contest, kolache eating contest, activities for kids, washer pitching tournament, petting zoo, arts and crafts, music, parade, food and drink booths. Some of treats in store will be tamales, Frito pie, red beans, nachos, fries, kolache pastries, snow cones and lemonade.
Get The Facts: Call 361-798-2662

September 29, 2007
Autumn Harvest Festival
Marlinton, West Virginia
Craft and gift vendors, classic car show, clowns, agricultural and homemaking exhibits, music, horse show, activities for kids, largest pumpkin contest, 16th Annual West Virginia RoadKill Cookoff—no actual road kill is involved in this competition—a variety of wild game is prepared instead.
Further Information: Call 800-336-7009

September 29-30, 2007
Taste of Morgan Hill
Monterey Road area Downtown,
Morgan Hill, California
This is the event's 18th year and plans include a Kids Zone, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, quilt show, custom and classic cars, entertainment, festival foods. Hours are 10am-6pm.
More: Call 408-779-9444

September 29-30, 2007
Adams Avenue Street Fair
Adams Avenue (between Bancroft & 35th Streets),
San Diego, California
Arts and crafts, activities for kids, 3 beer gardens, food vendors, 6 stages of entertainment (more than 70 musical acts), carnival, pancake breakfast at the Normal Hts. Community Center. Festival hours are 10am-9pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday. The fun takes place across an 8-block area of town.
Still Have Questions? Call 619-282-7329

September 29-30, 2007
Fall Harvest Festival
Central Park,
North Branch, Minnesota
Block party, commercial vendors, classic cars, arts and crafts, festival foods, entertainment, breakfasts. It's the festival's 17th season and hours are 10am-4pm on Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.
Info: Call 651-674-4077

September 29-30, 2007
Hilton Apple Fest
Community Center,
Hilton, New York
Approximately 200 arts and crafts booths, Apple Derby run, fresh apples for sale, festival merchandise, photography contest, apple pie contest, car show, entertainment, apple cider.
Find Out More: Call 585-234-3378

September 29-30, 2007
AppleUmpkin Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
Gaslight Village,
Wyoming, New York
From 10am until 5pm enjoy arts and crafts booths, musical entertainment and dancing, food court, baking contest, cookbooks for sale, antiques and more.
Questions? Call 585-495-9940

September 29-30, 2007
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Intersection of Rts. 534 & 20 Downtown,
Geneva, Ohio
Entertainment, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, Slovenian dancers in full costume, grape stomping, exhibits, grape products for sale, fire truck pull Sat. at 4pm (which is a benefit event for Special Olympics), baby contest for grapiest baby, Jamboree Parade, drawings for prizes.
Details: Call 440-466-JAMB

September 29-30, 2007
Taste of Rhode Island
Newport Harbor (4 Commercial Wharf),
Newport, Rhode Island
Family Fun Zone, 5 stages of entertainment, tasting-size portions of food from dozens of area restaurants, New England Oyster Festival, cooking demonstrations, wine garden. It's the event's 19th year.
Additional Information: Call 401-846-1600

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

Oct. 1-7 Autumn Leaf Festival (54th), Clarion, Pennsylvania, 814-226-9161
Oct. 1-7 Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival, across 7 towns, Cabot, Vermont, 802-639-6379 or 802-748-3678
Oct. 4-6 East Texas Poultry Festival, Center, Texas, 936-698-3682
Oct. 4-7 Rex Allen Days, Willcox, Arizona, 520-364-2272
Oct. 4-7 Riley Festival, Downtown & 4-H Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Indiana, 317-462-2141
Oct. 5-6 Dalton Defenders Day, Coffeyville, Kansas, 620-251-2550 or 800-626-3357
Oct. 5-6 Octoberfest, Fourth St. between Broadway & Chestnut Streets, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-583-0333
Oct. 5-6 Kentucky Apple Fest, Downtown, Paintsville, Kentucky, 606-789-4355
Oct. 5-7 BayFest (13th), Downtown, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-7782
Oct. 5-7 Big Sur Jade Festival (16th), Pacific Valley School, Big Sur, California, 831-659-3857
Oct. 5-7 Fall Festival, Pearl Street between 11th & 14th, Boulder, Colorado, 303-449-3774
Oct. 5-7 Autumn Leaf Festival, Veterans Park, Maysville, Georgia, 708-652-2234
Oct. 5-7 Aurora Country Festival (30th), Aurora, Kentucky, 270-703-6060
Oct. 5-7 Red Flannel Festival, Cedar Springs, Michigan, 616-696-8413
Oct. 5-7 Southlake Oktoberfest (6th), Town Square, Southlake, Texas, 817-481-8200
Oct. 6 Gila County Fall Festival, 10am-5pm, County Fairgrounds, Globe, Arizona, 928-425-4344
Oct. 6 Apple Festival, 9am-4pm, Manton School, Manton, California, 530-474-4325 or 530-474-1113
Oct. 6 Calaveras Grape Stomp & Gold Rush Street Faire, Murphys Park, Murphys, California, 209-736-6722
Oct. 6 Governor's Fall Festival, 10am-4pm, 151 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware, 302-739-5656
Oct. 6 Hobo Festival, Gene Clary Park, Laurel Hill, Florida, 850-652-4325
Oct. 6 Americus Days Sesquicentennial, Americus, Kansas, 620-443-5050
Oct. 6 New Castle Fall Fling, 10am-5pm, New Castle, Kentucky, 502-845-4181
Oct. 6 Fall Fest (27th), Osyka, Mississippi, 601-783-2351
Oct. 6 Apple Day Festival, Downtown Historic Square, Lamar, Missouri, 417-682-3595
Oct. 6 Pumpkin Daze, 8am-4pm, Republic, Missouri
Oct. 6 Oil Patch Jamboree, Whitlock Park (at S. Jones & Lou Allard Dr.), Drumwright, Oklahoma, 918-352-2204
Oct. 6 Oklahoma Czech Festival, 8am-5pm, 5th & Cedar, Yukon, Oklahoma, 405-206-8142
Oct. 6 Haverford Township Day (13th), Darby Road, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 610-789-2334
Oct. 6 Sassafras Festival, Sassafras Park, Burnettown, South Carolina, 803-593-2676
Oct. 6 Aunt Het Festival (24th), Main Street, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, 864-862-2586
Oct. 6 Kiwanis Lobster Festival, Bedford, Virginia
Oct. 6 Fremont Pumpkin Festival, Wolf River Crossings Park, Fremont, Wisconsin, 920-446-3236
Oct. 6 Pumpkin Festival, CAM-PLEX, Gillette, Wyoming, 307-682-0552 or 307-685-1231
Oct. 6-7 Pumpkin Fair (23rd), Downtown, Manteca, California, 209-834-9555
Oct. 6-7 Harvest Moon Festival, 10am-5pm, Coverdale Farm on Way Rd., Greenville, Delaware, 302-239-2334
Oct. 6-7 Jay Peanut Festival, 9am-6pm, Gabbert Farm, Jay, Florida, 850-675-6823
Oct. 6-7 Country Fair, Grant Park on Park Ave., Galena, Illinois, 815-777-0817
Oct. 6-7 GRADD Arts & Crafts Festival (35th), Audubon State Park, Henderson, Kentucky, 270-926-4433
Oct. 6-7 Wild Turkey Days, City Park, Spencer, Nebraska, 402-569-9072 or 402-569-1300
Oct. 6-7 Italian Festival (26th), Eldorado Hotel, Reno, Nevada, 800-648-5966
Oct. 6-7 Apple Butter Festival (59th), Century Village Museum, Burton, Ohio, 440- 934-1492
Oct. 6-7 Holmes County Antique Festival, Millersburg, Ohio, 330-674-6781
Oct. 6-7 Mt. Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival, Mt. Hood, Oregon, 503-622-4798
Oct. 6-7 Pumpkin Festival, Pomeroy Living History Farm, Yacolt, Washington, 360-686-3537
Oct. 6-7 Southern West Virginia Italian Festival (12th), City Auditorium, Bluefield, West Virginia, 304-589-1137
Oct. 6-7 Mount Horeb Fall Heritage Festival, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, 88TROLLWAY
Oct. 6-13 Tobacco & Heritage Festival, On the Square, Russelville, Kentucky, 270-726-2206
Oct. 6-14 Harvest Homecoming Festival, Downtown, New Albany, Indiana
Oct. 6-14 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-821-1000 or 888-422-7277
Oct. 6-November 18 Carolina Renaissance Festival, weekends only, Huntersville, North Carolina, 704-896-5555
Oct. 7 Arts & Olive Festival, Canada College Campus, Redwood City, California, 650-306-3428
Oct. 7-13 Mountain Color Festival, Richwood, Virginia, 304-846-6790
Oct. 11-13 Hernando Music & Heritage Festival (5th),
                   Court Square, Hernando, Mississippi, 662-429-9055
Oct. 11-18 Alaska Day Festival, Sitka, Alaska, 907-747-8806
Oct. 11-20 Lee County Cotton Festival (30th), Main Street area, Bishopville, South Carolina, 803-484-5145
Oct. 12-14 Quartz, Quilts, Crafts Festival, County Fairgrounds, Mount Ida, Arkansas, 870-867-2723
Oct. 12-14 Bridge City Gumbo Festival, Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Bridge City, Louisiana, 504-436-4881
Oct. 12-14 Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, Sunset Regional Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, 702-455-8200
Oct. 12-14 Algonquin Mill Fall Festival, Mill Farm on SR 332 South, Carrolton, Ohio, 330-627-5910
Oct. 12-14 Sherman's Valley Heritage Days, Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, Pennsylvania, 717-536-0025
Oct. 12-14 Cranberrian Fair (86th), Ilwaco, Washington, 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2542
Oct. 12-21 Covered Bridge Festival, County-wide, Parke County, Indiana, 765-569-5226
Oct. 13 Autumn Fest, City Park, Altus, Arkansas, 479-468-4684
Oct. 13 Southwest Community Festival, Sun Valley Park, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-368-1196
Oct. 13 Pumpkin Fest, Aurora, Minnesota, 218-229-2245
Oct. 13 Hard Times Festival, Downtown, Hartshorne, Oklahoma, 918-297-3651
Oct. 13 Atomic City Festival, 9am-4pm, New Ellenton, South Carolina, 803-552-2214
Oct. 13-14 Butterfield Overland Stage Days, Lion's Park, Benson, Arizona, 520-586-2842
Oct. 13-14 Fall Festival & Rubber Duck Race, Downtown, Walker, California, 530-495-9666
Oct. 13-14 Fall Foliage Fest, 9am-9:30pm, Mapleside Farms, Brunswick, Ohio, 330-225-5576
Oct. 13-14 Black Walnut Festival, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Woodsfield, Ohio, 740-472-5499
Oct. 13-14 Apple Harvest Festival, Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania
Oct. 13-14 Sonestown Heritage Festival, Rt. 220 north of town, Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania, 570-482-2971
Oct. 17-20 Circleville Pumpkin Show, Downtown, Circleville, Ohio, 740-474-7000
Oct. 18-20 Pig Pickin' Festival, Kingstree, South Carolina, 843-455-7484
Oct. 18-21 Texas Rose Festival, various venues, Tyler, Texas, 903-592-1661
Oct. 19-20 Oktoberfest, Convention Center on Sierra Blanca Dr., Ruidoso, New Mexico, 505-257-6171
Oct. 19-21 Gulf Coast Antiques, Food & Wine Festival, Convention Center, Mobile, Alabama, 251-694-0457
Oct. 19-21 Helldorado Days, Tombstone, Arizona, 888-457-3939
Oct. 19-21 Woolly Worm Festival, Main Street, Beattyville, Kentucky, 606-464-2888
Oct. 19-21 Oktoberfest, Rittger's Bay Lodge, Deerwood, Minnesota, 218-678-2885
Oct. 19-21 Lake Eden Arts Festival, Camp Rockmount, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 828-68-MUSIC
Oct. 19-21 Fall Festival of Leaves (40th), Bainbridge, Ohio, 740-634-2085 or 740-634-2997
Oct. 20 Syrup Sopping Day, Loachapoka, Alabama, 334-332-0087
Oct. 20 Sherwood Fall Festival (31st), Sherwood, Arkansas, 479-394-2912
Oct. 20 Glendale Crossing Festival, Glendale, Kentucky, 270-369-9677
Oct. 20 Red Beans & Rice Festival, 11am-5pm, Downtown, Jackson, Mississippi, 601-353-2759
Oct. 20 Apple Butter Festival, United Methodist Church, Austin, Pennsylvania, 814-647-8740
Oct. 20 Honest Apple Day, Mount Pleasant, Utah, 435-462-9261
Oct. 20-21 Folsom Renaissance Festival (11th), Lake Village, Arkansas, 870-265-5997
Oct. 20-21 Clam Festival (61st), Pismo Beach, California
Oct. 20-21 Cuba Fest, Smith & School Streets, Cuba, Missouri, 877-212-8429
Oct. 20-21 Country Colorfest, Louisiana, Missouri, 573-754-5921
Oct. 20-21 Missouri Day Festival, Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton, Missouri, 660-359-4324
Oct. 20-21 Farmington Renaissance Festival, Rocky Beach Landing, Farmington, New Mexico, 505-599-1174
Oct. 20-21 Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Town Point Park, Norfolk, Virginia
Oct. 21 Pumpkin Festival, Town Green, Windsor, California, 707-433-4595
Oct. 25-28 Magnoliafest, Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida, 904-249-7990
Oct. 26-27 Celebrate Hardeeville, 10am-3pm, E. Main Street, Hardeeville, South Carolina, 843-784-2231
Oct. 26-27 Beaumont Blues Festival, Riverfront Park, Beaumont, Texas, 409-833-7747 or 409-896-5555 ext. 124
Oct. 26-28 Great Pumpkin Fest, Newcastle, Oklahoma, 405-387-3232
Oct. 27 Harvest Festival (22nd), Wynn Park, Corning, Arkansas, 870-857-3429 or 870-925-1188
Oct. 27 Harvest Festival, 4-10pm, Downtown, Yuba City, California, 530-755-1620
Oct. 27 Emma Crawford Festival, Downtown, Manitou Springs, Colorado, 719-685-5089 or 800-642-2567
Oct. 27 Fall Festival & Halloween Parade, Locust Street, Centralia, Illinois, 618-533-6789
Oct. 27 Hogeye Festival (20th), 10am-6pm, Downtown, Elgin, Texas, 512-281-5724
Oct. 27-28 New Hampshire Renaissance Fair, Farmington, New Hampshire, 603-755-9587

Other October 2007 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may also be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Oct. 4-7 Wonderful World of Ohio Mart,
                   10am-5pm, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens at 714 Portage Path, Akron, Ohio, 330-836-5533
Oct. 4-7 Pink Palace Crafts Fair (35th), Audubon Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-320-6408
Oct. 4-9 Fleet Week, San Francisco, California, 650-599-5057
Oct. 5-7 Antique Auto Hill Climb, Newport, Indiana, 765-492-4220
Oct. 5-7 St. James Court Art Show, Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-635-1842
Oct. 5-7 Moab Century Tour (bike), Moab, Utah, 435-259-2598
Oct. 6 Butterfly Parade & Bazaar, Pacific Grove, California, 831-373-3304
Oct. 6 Leaf Peeper's Tour (bike), Elizabeth, Illinois, 815-858-2002
Oct. 6 Antiques & Collectibles Fair Day, Historic District, Cameron, North Carolina, 910-245-7001
Oct. 6 St. Mary's Chocolate Festival,
                   10am-4pm, St. Mary's School at 118 York St., Aiken, South Carolina, 803-649-2071 or 803-649-4777
Oct. 6-7 Kingman Air & Auto Show, Kingman, Arizona, 928-6922-9599
Oct. 6-7 Art in the Park (36th), Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 520-417-6960 or 520-378-1763
Oct. 6-7 Fall Home Show, County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, 831-784-6334 or 800-237-0551
Oct. 6-7 Outdoor Arts, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 203-869-6786 ext. 335
Oct. 6-7 Fall Delware Home Show, Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Delaware, 302-994-2597
Oct. 6-7 Art in the Park (45th),
                   9am-5pm, Wilbur Square, Bicentennial Park & Escalante Parks, Boulder City, Nevada, 702-294-1611
Oct. 6-7 World Championship Outhouse Races, C Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 775-742-4086
Oct. 6-7 Cottonwood Art Festival, 9am-6pm, Cottonwood Park on Belt Line Rd., Richardson, Texas
Oct. 6-7 Townline Art Fair, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 920-854-4343
Oct. 6-8 Paradise City Arts Festival, Northhampton, Massachusetts, 413-587-0772 or 800-511-9725
Oct. 6-13 Litquake, San Francisco, California, 415-777-7899
Oct. 7 Lodi Street Faire, 8am-4pm, Lodi, California, 209-367-7840
Oct. 7 Fall Miniature Fair, 10am-4pm, Ethan Allen Hotel on Lake Ave., Danbury, Connecticut, 856-427-7838
Oct. 7 Taste of Charleston, 11am-5pm, Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, 843-577-4030
Oct. 12-14 Gateway Miniature Fair Show & Sale, Doubletree Hotel on Swingley Ridge Rd., St. Louis, Missouri, 314-832-7790
Oct. 12-14 Fall Home & Garden Show, Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, 520-795-3025
Oct. 12-14 Ride for the Roses (bike tour), Austin, Texas, 512-236-8830
Oct. 12-14 Gem & Mineral Show, Moab, Utah, 435-259-8825
Oct. 13-14 Fall Diddley Craft Show, County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, Illinois, 815-544-0143 or 815-385-5745
Oct. 13-14 Catoctin Colorfest, Inc. Arts & Crafts Show,
                   9am-5pm, Community Park plus Guardian Hose Co. Activity Grounds, Thurmont, Maryland, 301-271-4432 or 301-271-7313
Oct. 13-14 Fall Festival of the Arts (41st), Red Wing, Minnesota, 651-388-7569 or 800-498-3441
Oct. 13-14 art@park, Park University Chapel lawn, Parkville, Missouri, 816-584-6209
Oct. 13-14 Fall Gift & Craft Show, Omni Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin, 608-781-9566 ext. 203 or 800-873-1901
Oct. 14 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist, Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-608-1601 or 830-629-5077
Oct. 16-31 Scarecrows on the Square, Town Square., Summerville, South Carolina, 843-873-8535
Oct. 19-21 Morristown Craft Market, National Guard Armory on Western Ave., Morristown, New Jersey, 973-263-8332
Oct. 19-21 Fall Book Sale, County Fairgrounds, Troy, Ohio, 937-339-0502
Oct. 19-21 Yellow Springs Antique Show, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, 610-827-7414 or 717-796-2380
Oct. 20-21 Health & Fitness Fair, Expo Idaho, Boise, Idaho, 208-323-4464
Oct. 20-21 Punkin' Chuckin', corner of Allentown & Springfield, Morton, Illinois, 888-765-6588
Oct. 20-21 Westmoreland Dollhouse & Miniature Show,
                   10am-5pm Sat. & 11am-5pm Sun., Mountain View Inn, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 724-837-8199
Oct. 21-23 Bagwell Antique Show & Sale, State Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi, 662-844-3095
Oct. 22-27 Utah Humanities Book Festival, Main Library on E. 400 S. (and other venues), Salt Lake City, Utah, 801-359-9670
Oct. 26-28 Fall Craft & Fine Art Show (27th), Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, Vermont, 802-878-4786
Oct. 27 Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show, 10am-3pm, Tunkhannock Area High School, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, 570-833-2320
Oct. 27-28 Texas Clay Festival (15th), Gruene, Texas, 830-629-7975
Oct. 28 Antique-Collectible Toy & Doll World Show, County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, Illinois, 773-736-5140
Oct. 28 Fall Miniature Fair, 11am-4pm, Holiday Inn on Rt. 85, Frederick, Maryland, 856-427-7838

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If you ever get into trouble, you'll want him on your side.

This guy means business.
And his business is playing big and bad.
Big may come easy, because he's 6'10" and weighs about 300 pounds.
I'm not sure how he pulls off the bad part though, because he actually seems to be very...

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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.
We wondered if he would ever come to sing for us again.

Michael Parks is singing, and he recorded 17 songs for us to enjoy, including:

I'll Never Be Free
Basin Street Blues
Don't Go To Strangers
Easy Street

This CD was a long time
coming, but it was
worth waiting for.

Take a trip to
Listen Recordings
where you can order your copy.

Michael Parks - Coolin Soup' - Listen Recordings

Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

Left: Dreamcatcher Earrings

Joan Garnand
creates from her home in Tennessee.
Her design styles range from simple elegance to whimsical fun. Joan does hand-painted stationery, uses spare moments at festivals to paint faces, and entertains children at private parties.
A sample of her work is illustrated online.
Talk to her about what you're looking for!

William Malmskog Ever since William Malmskog and I began a dialogue I've been impressed by his willingness to share openly the details of his life. Most of us hide a lot of our lives from others and present only the parts we can polish and make look acceptable. He isn't afraid to talk about how his difficulties, including physical challenges, have guided him to an increased sense of abilities and possibilities.

I have a special place in my heart for people who allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to show us their pain. But this isn't about being a victim. It's about using adversity as a stepping stone to new challenges and then helping the rest of us do the same. When he sends me welcome updates of what he's been doing I know he's going to bring me something I can bite into and use in my own daily challenges. Please take time to visit his web site and explore the man who calls himself the Crazy Viking.

A Little Browsing...
Opening in October, 2007:
Covina Center for the Performing Arts in Covina, California
MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.

If you're the type who always looks for budget lodging, consider this: some hotels have amenities and extras that inject a little fun into your stay. The Alexis Park Inn & Suites in Iowa City, Iowa has an aviation theme. Guests can arrange plane rides and can even try out the free flight simulator in the hotel theatre room.

Your tax dollars helped pay for these photos, so it's only fitting that they be free from Uncle Sam.

Build your own ghost or glowing eye critter.
If those gory haunted houses are not your thing on Halloween, consider other kinds of entertainment. Many theme parks transform into semi-spooky quarters for visits this time of year. Local historical tours often focus on family mysteries in October, and even state parks get in on the fun. Even very young children can be taken on a lot of these outings without fear of a meltdown.
Here are a couple of events to get you started. Check your own locale for similar spooky meanderings:
DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama will have legends and scary folklore tales around the campfire ring (at the Nature Center in case of rain) on Oct. 26. Just show up and bring your own chair.
Wildlife Prairie State Park in Peoria, Illinois will have a haunted house and spooky train ride Oct.19-21 and 26-28. There are 2 separate times—one geared for very young children. 309-676-0998
Fremont Indian State Park in Sevier, Utah will have stories, games and candy for kids 12 and under on October 27. 435-527-4631

Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison, Wisconsin has old spooky movie showings, celebrity appearances, stories and more, the last weekend or two of October. 608-264-6555
If you want something more shocking for older kids or teens, we'll trust that you can find your way to one. Most builders of haunted attractions aren't interested in needlessly frightening very young children. Ask before you take toddlers. And ask before you show up in costume. Many haunted houses prefer that actors only be garbed in special attire.


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