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October 1-2, 2010
Boaz Harvest Festival
Boaz, Alabama
It's the festival's 46th season and plans include musical entertainment, food vendors, farmers market, Moon Pie Eating Contest on Saturday, pageants, arts and crafts, folklife displays, sidewalk sales, merchant specials, activities for kids. Most activities are from 8am-5pm.
Learn More: Call 256-593-8154

October 1-2, 2010
Downtown Courthouse Square area,
Sheridan, Arkansas
Dutch oven cooking contest, arts and crafts, Grant County's Got Talent, horseshoe pitching tournament, Guitar Hero competition, 5K run/2-mile walk, Pinewood Derby, State Lumberjack Championships, pet show, commercial vendors, food vendors, bow shoot, parade on Saturday at 10am, activities for kids, pageants, car/truck show Saturday. Sports fans can get in on the Sheridan Punt, Pass, Kick at the football fields across from the Rec Center. The festival celebrates 27 seasons in 2010.
Details: Call 670-942-3021

October 1-2, 2010
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Waterford Park,
Beaufort, South Carolina
Area restaurant foods, servers' race, cooking/recipe contests, Popcorn Shrimp Run for kids ages 7 and younger, arts and crafts, food and beverage stands, lighted shrimp boats, entertainment, 5K run/walk.
Get the Facts: Call 843-525-6644 or 800-638-3525

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October 1-3, 2010
Tempe Beach Park,
Tempe, Arizona
The festival celebrates 38 years with a carnival, activities for kids, Bavarian (and other) foods, raffle, beer and wine, silent auction, fun run/walk, strudel eating contest, polka music and dancing, Western music.
Questions? Call 480-350-8181 or 480-491-FEST

October 1-3, 2010
Arkansas Apple Festival
Downtown Square,
Lincoln, Arkansas
2010 marks the festival's 35th season. Planned fun includes a food court with apple dumplings and other treats, clowns, parade at 10am on Saturday, apple core throwing, arts and crafts, pageant (the week before), activities for kids, talent contest, music.
Further Information: Call 479-824-FEST

October 1-3, 2010
California Avocado Festival
Linden Avenue downtown,
Carpinteria, California
Plans for this 24th year include a Best Guacamole Contest, Largest Avocado Contest, plenty of avocado treats and other festival foods, vendors, plus entertainment from The Kicks, Skyler Stonestreet, Damian Brell, Spencer the Gardener, Marti's Music, Dominic Balli, Trap Showcase, Mango Will Champlin and others on 3 stages. General hours are 4-10pm on Friday, 10am-9pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 805-684-0038 or 805-684-5479

October 1-3, 2010
Aurora Country Festival
Aurora, Kentucky
Arts and crafts, flea market, sorghum and honey sales, auction, bake sale, prettiest pet contest, ugliest pet contest, parade Saturday at 11am, pumpkin painting and other activities for kids, 5K run. There is no admission charge. General hours are 9am-5pm.
Questions? Call 270-703-6060

October 1-3, 2010
North Carolina Seafood festival
Crystal Coast Civic Center,
Morehead City, North Carolina
Tennis tournament, commercial vendors, family fishing contest, Cooking with the Chefs, southern Outer Banks Boat and Outdoor Expo, sailing regatta, arts and crafts, SasSea's Island Playground with activities for kids, festival foods, Twin Bridges 8K road race on Saturday at 8am, Flounder Find, Blessing of the Fleet Sunday at 10am, festival merchandise, entertainment. (No vendors on Friday night.) For their own safety and comfort, please do not bring pets to the festival. (Service animals are welcome.) General festival hours at 5-11pm on Friday, 11am-11pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. It's the festival's 24th year of fun.
Details: Call 252-726-6273

October 1-3, 2010
Franklin Applefest
Downtown parks and other venues,
Franklin, Pensylvania
Enjoy a performance of "Peter Pan", an apple pie eating contest, apple cider press demonstrations, daily visits from good old Johnny Appleseed, music, wagon rides, classic cars, arts and crafts booths 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday, activities for kids, merchant specials and sidewalk sales, festival foods, apple pie baking contest, 5K Race for Any Pace (walk, run, roll), farmers market, Civil War encampment, big book fair at the County Historical Society building (301 S. Park Street) September 30 and during the festival, Tiffany window tours at the Episcopal Church on Buffalo Street, antique estate jewelry show and sale at 1260 Liberty Street, porch sale at 1309 Buffalo Street, library used book sale (begins September 25), fly-in at Venango Regional Airport, spaghetti dinner (September 29) at Elks Lodge on Buffalo Street, apple pancake breakfast at the First United Methodist Church on Liberty Street, walking tours to enjoy local architecture, .
Further Info: Call 814-432-5823 or 888-547-2377

October 1-3, 2010
Smicksburg Fall Festival
Various venues,
Smicksburg, Pennsylvania
Horse-drawn wagon rides, festival foods (including apple dumplings), music, arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, apple cider making demonstrations, pumpkins for sale, drawings for prizes. General hours are 10am-5pm on Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturday and noon-5pm on Sunday. It's the event's 21st anniversary.
Get the Facts: Call 814-257-0192

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October 1-3, 2010
Historic downtown,
Wellsburg, West Virginia
Apple pie baking contest, drawings for prizes, Charles Street lined with arts and crafts (and food) booths, pumpking decorating contest, pumpkin carving contest. Some of the treats you might find: Asian and Mexican specialties, hot and cold apple cider, burgers and hot dogs, apple pie, candy apples, apple cotton candy, funnel cakes, coffee and ice cream. 2010 marks the festival's 32nd season.
Questions? Call 304-479-2115

October 1-3, 2010
Apple Festival
Bayfield, Wisconsin
It's the festival's 49th anniversary. Plans include local orchards sales of fresh apples and apple desserts, pumpkin picking at a local farm, music, apple pie making contest, carnival rides and games, orchard tours, library book sale, Apple Dumpling Gang contest, tradition fish boil dinner, apple pie eating contest, parade Sunday at 2pm, food booths, apple peeling contest, street performers, senior social, raffle, pony rides, children's maze, Lifelink helicopters on display, hay rides, wine tasting.
Additional Info: Call 715-779-3335 or 800-447-4094

October 2, 2010
Madison Street Festival
Main Street area,
Madison, Alabama
The festival celebrates 30 years in 2010. Enjoy a parade at 8:45am, Artist Alley, craft demos and sales, strolling entertainment, craft (and other) activities for the kids, car show, Birds of Prey Show, historical reentments. Among those scheduled to provide entertainment at this writing: New Song School of Fine Arts, The Auto Harp Man, Brandon Watson and Dance Trance.
Get the Facts: Call 888-228-5845

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October 2, 2010
Apple Harvest Festival
Various venues,
Fortuna, California
Fortuna celebrates with a pancake breakfast from 7-9:30am, petting zoo, Dutch Oven Cook-Off, variety sale, Eel River Valley Family Health and Resource Fair at Fireman's Pavilion, activities for children, apple fritters, varietal apple tasting, apple pie baking contest, fresh apples for sale, festival foods, entertainment, caramel apples, arts and crafts, dunk tank, apple dumplings, Apple Harvest Skate, hay rides from one venue to another. General hours are 10am-4pm.
Questions? Call 707-725-3959 or 707-725-9261

October 2, 2010
Harvest Festival
Emma Prusch Farm Park,
San Jose, California
Enjoy apple juice tasting, hay wagon rides, plant sales, German Garden, 4-H Mega Field Day, entertainment, pumpkin patch, cooking classes, games, petting zoo, youth mariachi band, giant pumpkins, Friendship Forest, pony rides. The fun goes from 10am-4pm.
Further Information: Call 408-926-5555 or 408-794-6262

October 2, 2010
Lumberjack Days
Main Street area,
West Point, California
The festival celebrates 36 seasons with a craft fair, lumberjack contests, gunfighter show, festival foods, car show, art gallery, entertainment.
Get Details: Call 209-293-4325 or 209-236-3700

October 2, 2010
Old Tyme Apple Festival
Downtown Park,
Versailles, Missouri
Celebrate the festival's 31st anniversary with festival foods, apple pie baking contest and auction, car show, fiddler's contest, parade at 10am, Fun Zone for kids, museum hours.
Details: Call 573-376-4401

October 2, 2010
Apple Harvest Day
Dover, New Hampshire
Community service displays, traveling barnyard, festival foods, arts and crafts, fire and rescue demos, apple pie baking contest, pancake breakfast in the Coheco Courtyard from 8-11am, Songwriter Stage, pony rides for the kids, carnival, fresh apples for sale, 5K run/walk on First Street at 8:30am, festival merchandise, raffles, Green Marketplace. 2010 marks the festival's 26th season.
More: Call 603-742-2218

October 2-3, 2010
Johnny Appleseed Days
Intermediate School at 5665 Recreation Drive,
Paradise, California
Come and celebrate 42 seasons with apple pie (whole or by the slice) and other apple treats, food vendors, commercial vendors, demonstrations, games, stories from Johnny Appleseed, arts and crafts.
Questions? Call 530-877-9356 or 888-845-2789

Octember 2-3, 2010
Scarecrow Festival
Standish Park Arboretum,
Galesburg, Illinois
Farmers market, arts and crafts, model railroad show at Carver Center on Saturday from 9am-4pm, pumpkin and gourd painting, scarecrow making plus a chance to vote for your favorite scarecrows, face painting, music, activities for kids, festival foods. This is the festival's 9th season.
Further Details: Call 309-343-2485 or 309-343-9181

October 2-3, 2010
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival
Memorial Park area,
Issaquah, Washington
Geoteaming high-tech scavenger hunt, orienteering, golf tournament, 5K and 10K run plus a kids run, activities for kids, rock climbing wall, fitness challenge, karate board breaking, grand parade on Saturday at 10am, more than 250 arts and crafts booths, 40 festival food vendors, Salmonchanted Evening, Dock Dogs, more than 60 non-profit booths, kids' stage. Among those scheduled to perform (at this writing) at the festival: Magic Bus, All Mixed Up, Wing and Things, Borrowed Time, Second Hand Newz, Hot Rod Blues Review, Astrocats, Clay Martin's Puppet Theater. The festival is in its 41st year.
Get the Facts: Call 425-392-0661

October 2-3, 2010
Cranberry Fest
County Fairgrounds and other venues,
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Plans for this 31st year include a fitness walk, flea market, World's Largest Cranberry Cheesecake, more than 350 arts and crafts booths, festival foods, antiques, entertainment, fitness run, cranberry pancake breakfast Saturday from 7-10am, festival foods, spaghetti dinner, cranberry beer, library book sale, cranberry marsh and winery tours (reservations at 800-359-6315), cranberry baked goods, cranberry cookbook sale, cranberry brats, fresh cranberries for sale, dried cranberries for sale, cooking contests in several categories, farmers market.
Learn More: Call 541-679-0116

October 2-9, 2010
Harvest Homecoming Festival
New Albany, Indiana
2010 marks the festival's 43rd year. Get ready for Homecoming Idol, a kids' dog show, parade, bicycle tour, fiesta rides, senior bingo, farmers market, hot air balloon race, tractor pull, music, costume contest, craft and food booths.
Get The Facts: Call 812-944-8572

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October 7-10, 2010
National Shrimp Festival
Main Beach area,
Gulf Shores, Alabama
200-plus artisans showing and selling their work, sand sculpture contest, Children's Activity Village, commercial vendors, festival foods (including seafood platters, fried green tomatoes and turkey legs). Two stages of entertainment will feature Brutus, Cool Change, Mustang Sally, Modern El Dorados, Andy Smith Band and Roman Street during this 39th year of fun.
Info: Call 251-968-4237

October 7-10, 2010
Louisiana Cattle Festival
Concord Street area downtown,
Abbeville, Louisiana
Grand parade Saturday at 1pm, fais-do-do, arts and crafts, pageants, fire department water fights and fire fighting demos on Sunday, livestock events, non-profit booths, children's parade on Sunday at 2pm, Cajun and other musical entertainment.
Get Details: Call 337-893-6328 or 337-652-0546

October 7-10, 2010
Suffolk Peanut Festival
S. Executive Airport,
Suffolk, Virginia
Horseshoe pitching contest, Goober Cook-Off, bingo, peanut butter sculpture contest, pony rides and other activities for kids, demolition derby, Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally, carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, cornhole tournament, jalapeno eating contest, family train rides, sidewalk art, karaoke contest Saturday evening, fireworks Saturday at 8pm. The festival celebrates its 33rd season this year.
Questions? Call 757-539-6751

October 7-10, 2010
Apple Butter Festival
Downtown area,
Salem, West Virginia
It's the festival's 26th year. Get ready for a celebrity auction, grand parade at noon on Saturday, greased pig contest, quilt show, horseshoe pitching, pet show-off at 5:30pm on Friday, festival foods, 5K run on Saturday at 9am, apple butter making in big copper kettles over wood fires, apple butter judging, arts and crafts, car show, bike poker run, talent contest, fireworks Saturday night.
Further Information: Call 304-782-3585

October 8-9, 2010
Apple Scrapple Festival
Bridgeville, Delaware
Celebrate 19 festival seasons with a car show, Ladies Skillet toss, 5K Hogg Jogg, pageants, health and safety fair, street dance, trade show, 250-plus artisans showing and selling their work, Mayor's Scrapple Sling, scrapple breakfast at the Methodist Church fellowship hall on Laws Street from 7-11am on Saturday, games for kids, tractor pull. The festival opens at 4pm on Friday and that evening is mainly for the carnival, food booths and the dance. Also that weekend will be the Scrapple Chunkin' Contest (separate from the Mayor's event). You'll bump elbows with some 25,000 other festival-goers for this event. When the munchies hit, try out apple fritters, scrapple sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, BBQ beef sandwiches and also ice cream.
Get The Facts: Call 302-629-9582

October 8-9, 2010
Cleveland, Mississippi
Celebrate 28 years of fun with a kid's coloring contest, rock climbing wall, face painting plus a car, truck and motorcycle show (on Saturday). Enjoy the Memphis Network BBQ Competition, a street dance, musical entertainment, food vendors, giant inflatables for the kids. General hours are 5-11pm on Friday and 9am-6pm on Saturday.
Learn More: Call 662-843-2712 or 800-295-7473

October 8-9, 2010
Watonga Cheese Festival
Watonga, Oklahoma
Race the Rail, fiber arts show (new this year), Great Rat Race (5K, 10K or 10-mile fun run at 9am on the 9th), arts and crafts, cheese tasting, chainsaw wood carving, food contests, parade on Saturday, presentations, classic cars, quilt show, car bash, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Rollover Simulator. General hours for this 34th year are 9am-8pm on Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday.
Additional Info: Call 580-623-7579

October 8-10, 2010
Patagonia fall Festival
Town Park,
Patagonia, Arizona
It's the festival's 22nd anniversary. Plans include rides and activities for kids, breakfast at the Senior Center on Saturday and Sunday from 7-10am (info at 520-394-2494), library used book sale, arts and crafts, not-for-profit booths, specialty foods for sale, quilt show, bungee jumping. Among those scheduled to perform at the festival: Hog Canyon Band, Dr. Mojo and The Zydeco Cannibals, Haywire, Atmosphere Trio. Festivl foods include Navajo Fry Bread, tacos and gyros.
Questions? Call 520-394-0060 or 888-794-0060

October 8-10, 2010
Bass Festival
Rio Vista, California
For the 63rd year they're celebrating bass in Rio Vista with a bass fishing derby, car show, dunk tank, Battle of the Beans Portuguese-Style beans contest, vendors, carnival, food booths, soap box derby, Lions pancake breakfast on Saturday from 7-11am.
Further Details: Call 707-374-2700

October 8-10, 2010
Scarecrow Festival
Lincoln Highway,
St. Charles, Illinois
Murder-mystery comedy, carnival rides, make and take crafts for kids, musical entertainment from Slamabama plus Radio Disney Road Crew, a cemetery walk, Petco puppy pageant. It's the festival's 25th year. General hours are 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday and 9am-6pm on Sunday.
More Info: Call 304-587-4455

October 8-10, 2010
Warner Fall Foliage Festival
Warner, New Hampshire
The festival celebrates 63 seasons with a country breakfast both days from 7-9:30am , arts and crafts, oxen pulls, pie eating contest for kids ages 6-12, exhibits, farmers market, face painting, children's parade, festival parade on Sunday at 1pm, music, library book sale, carnival.
Get The Facts: 603-456-9775

October 8-10, 2010
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Donwtown Square,
Conroe, Texas
Catfish fishing contest, wine sales, Small Fry Stage, arts and crafts, festival foods, food and wine pairing, cheese tasting, music on 5 stages from Cody Johnson Band, Cowboy Mouth, Roddie Romero, Red Light Crash, Trudy Lynn and others. Please, no pets, coolers or glass containers. It's the 21st year for this one.
Questions? Call 832-298-4161 or 800-324-2504

October 8-10, 2010
City Park,
Cuero, Texas
It's the festival's 38th year and the fun includes Texas Roller Derby, WWII reenactments and encampment, trick roping cowboys, chili cooking competition, carnival (opens evening before main festival on Oct. 7), BBQ challenge, mechanical bull, parade, helicopter rides, music and dancing, arts and crafts, street magician, jalapeno eating contest, tractor pull, paintball arcade, movie night, ribeye cook-off, Ruby's Great Guadalupe River Race. And all this isn't even the main event. That honor belongs to the second heat of the Great Gobbler Gallop, which is part of the friendly rivalry between the town of Cuero and the town of Worthington, Minnesota. Local favorite Ruby Begonia races Worthington's champion (named Paycheck) in a wacky race that harms no animals. In fact, the turkeys seem to enjoy being the center of attention. Kids age 6 and younger get in free all weekend and everyone gets free admission all day on Sunday.
More Info: Call 361-275-2112

October 9, 2010
Sausage Festival
Evergreen, Alabama
The fun goes from 9am-5pm and includes festival food vendors with sausages and other treats, arts and crafts, activities for kids, a pet parade, entertainment.
Learn More: Call 251-578-1707

October 9, 2010
Snowflake Harvest Festival
Heritage Park,
Snowflake, Arizona
For a 9th year you can enjoy pumpkin carving, tours of historic homes, a pie eating contest, wagon rides to the Willis pumpkin patch, pumpkin pie and other festival foods, entertainment. Hours are 9am-2pm, so get there and pack in lots of fun.
Further Details: 928-536-4331

October 9, 2010
Vinton Fall Festival
Vinton, Arizona
Monster trucks, flowers, non-profit booths, commercial booths, 5K run/walk, pancake breakfast (following the race) at the VFW, Doggy Pageant with costumes, food vendors, arts and crafts, 2 stages of entertainment. General festival hours are 8am-4pm.
Info: 540-343-1364

October 9, 2010
South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival
Darlington, South Carolina
Classic cars, music, exhibits, arts and crafts, festival foods, activities for kids. Hours are 9am-4pm for this 28th year.
Questions? 843-395-2947 or 800-427-8720

October 9, 2010
FireAnt Festival
Marshall, Texas
Come and help celebrate 28 years with the Tour de Fireant bike tours (100K, 45-mile, 30-mile, 10-mile), pet show, gurning contest, lip sync contest, parade at 10am, diaper derby, Fireant Calling Contest, 5K run, rubber chicken chunking, men's crazy legs contest.
More Information: 903-935-7868

October 9-10, 2010
Oakhurst Fall Chocolate & Wine Festival
Oakhurst Community Park,
Oakhurst, California
Food vendors, tastings of wine and chocolate, games for kids, merchants specials, entertainment, arts and crafts, chocolate-dipped fruits, high performance car show, wine and chocolate pairings, cooking and baking contests. It's the 19th year for this event.
Get The Facts: 559-683-1993 or 559-683-7766

October 9-10, 2010
Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
Courthouse Square and other venues,
Winterset, Iowa
It's the festival's 41st year. Enjoy guided bus tours of the bridges, quilt show, 5K/10K run/walk, story stops with passport stamps for the kids, classic cars, antique vehicle parade at 2pm on Sunday, antique tractors on display, craft demos, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, music.
Find Out More: 515-462-1185

October 9-10, 2010
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Harbor, Ohio
Fun planned for this 32nd year includes a kiddie parade, baby contest, car show on Sunday, talent show, 5K Apple Run (run and walk plus kids 1-mile run), food vendors, baking contest, parade at 2pm on Saturday, arts and crafts, entertainment.
Info: 419-898-0479

October 9-10, 2010
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Old Main Street,
Waynesville, Ohio
The festival is 41 years old in 2010. Plan on 400-plus of arts and crafts booths, sauerkraut fudge, festival merchandise, sauerkraut pizza, sauerkraut doughnuts, soft pretzels, cotton candy, funnel cakes, Reubens, brats, fries, hot dogs, eggrolls. Among those scheduled at this writing to provide musical entertainment: Fintan Band, Sand Gap, Waynesville High School Band and Chorus, Jet Set, Ohio River Minstrels. Please, no pets. General hours are 9am-8pm on Saturday and 9am-6pm on Sunday.
Further Details: 513-897-8855

October 9-10, 2010
Katy Rice Harvest Festival
Historic downtown,
Katy, Texas
Celebrate 30 years with a carnival, photography contest, arts and crafts, rice cooking contest, free shuttle service to and from the festival (at Katy High School), roasted corn, BBQ meals, turkey legs, pizza, 2 stages of entertainment. Among those scheduled to perform: Micky & The Motorcars, Eder Mace band, The Zydeco Dots, The Convertibles. Well-behaved, leashed (or carried) domestic pets are permitted. Please, no exotic pets.
Questions? 281-828-1100

October 9-16, 2010
Maple Leaf Festival
Carthage, Missouri
2010 marks the festival's 44th season. Get ready for a lighting contest, outdoor quilt show, parade on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 9am, arts and crafts, high school alumni football game October 9, pageants, music, bike ride, car show, marching bands, festival foods, lip sync contest, petting zoo, 5K run, wine and beer tasting, Celtic Wine Festival, Annie's Tasting Party, gospel sing. There is also a pancake breakfast planned at 401 W. Chestnut (sponsored by the fire department) on October 16 from 6-11am.
Get The Facts: 417-358-2372

October 10, 2010
Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival
Germantown Avenue (between Willow Grove and Rex Avenue)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Entertainment on 2 stages, merchant specials, activities for kids, exhibits, 150-plus artisans showing and selling their work, festival foods. Hours are 11am-5pm for this 26th year.
Further Details: 215-247-6696

October 10-11, 2010
Fall Harvest Festival
Newburyport, Massachusetts
From 10am-5pm you can enjoy non-profit booths, merchant specials, fresh produce for sale, arts and crafts, food booths, Teddy Bear Parade at noon on Sunday, musical entertainment, scarecrow contest, activities for kids.
More: 976-462-6680

October 14-17, 2010
West Virginia Black Walnut Festival
Spencer, West Virginia
Spencer celebrates 56 years of festival fun with a flea market, quilt show, craft show, carnival, flower show, 4-H and FFA exhibits, festival foods, art and photo contest and show, antique power show, grand parade on Saturday morning, black walnut candy, pancake breakfast Saturday 6-11am at St. John Methodist Church, black walnut baking contest, agricultural displays, depot museum exhibits.
Additional Information: 304-927-5615

October 15-17, 2010
Brow Park,
Mentone, Alabama
Parade, bonfires with music and stories at Mentone Inn (plus available hot chocolate and snacks), music and dance entertainment, festival foods, arts and crafts.
Details: 256-634-4041

October 15-17, 2010
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival
Highway 85 North at College Blvd.,
Niceville, Florida
Let's start by mentioning the clowns and magicians for the kids' entertainment. Then we'll add arts and crafts, smoked mullet and fried mullet, hot apple dumplings, soft frozen beverages. And there's music from the likes of Bo Porter, The Tip Tops, local church groups, Barry Fish Band, Joe Nichols and others. Sunday is Family Day and is an alcohol-free day. It's the festival's 34th year.
Get The Facts: 850-729-4008

October 15-17, 2010
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Expo Center,
Hood River, Oregon
2010 marks the festival's 28th year. Plans include local fresh produce for sale, balloon twisters, face painting, food and wine, entertainment, more than 100 artisans showing and selling their work. Hours are 1-7pm on Friday, 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Learn More: 800-366-3530

October 16, 2010
Pumpkin Festival
Main Street area,
Keene, New Hampshire
The festival celebrates 20 seasons this year. Enjoy music on 3 stages, arts and crafts, festival merchandise, children's costume parade, pumpkin patch, pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, fireworks. The Friday night before the festival is Community Night at Central Square with music and food. Festival hours are 10am-9pm.
Questions? Call 603-358-5344

October 16, 2010
Sweet Potato Festival
Langley, South Carolina
Festival foods (including plenty of sweet potato treats), carnival games and rides, arts and crafts, classic cars, pageant, pie eating contest. Hours are 11am-7pm.
Info: Call 803-593-9260

October 16, 2010
Loris Bogg-Off Festival
Loris, South Carolina
The festival is celebrating 31 seasons this year. There are actually several events leading up to the festival. Monday is Outdoors Movie Night. Tuesday is Game Night. Wednesday is gospel singing. Thursday is the (black-tie event) Evening of Elegance at Black Bear Golf Course. During the main festival day you can enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, fireworks, food and more. The bog is a dish made with chicken, sausage and seasonings that is simmered for hours and then is served to hungry festival-goers. Call for info on activities. Some may require reservations/separate fees.
Further Details: Call 643-756-6030

October 16-17, 2010
Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Kentuck Park,
Northport, Alabama
Festival hours are 9am-5pm both days. Enjoy 250-plus artisans showing and selling their work, craft demos, craft activities for kids, regional and ethnic foods (including Cajun dishes, vegetarian specialties, gyros and ribs). There will be 2 stages of entertainment and you can listen to bluegrass music, Cajun tunes, blues, folk, country, classical and gospel favorites. Try the convenient shuttle to and from Northport Civic Center or downtown Northport.
Get The Facts: Call 205-758-1257

October 16-17, 2010
Goleta Lemon Festival
Girsh Park,
Goleta, California
Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show, arts and crafts, non-profit booths, pony rides for the kids, Safety Street for kids, carnival, miniature golf, bounce houses for the kids, business booths, music and dance entertainment. There will also be the popular Walk, Ride and Roll on Saturday. General hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. There is free admission and parking for this 19th year.
Learn More: Call 800-646-5382

October 16-17, 2010
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Main Street between Miramontes & Monte Vista,
Half Moon Bay, California
It's the 40th year for this one. Enjoy a costume contest at the library parking lot, youth talent show, pancake breakfast both days at Mac Dutra Park at 7am, pumpkin carving, pie eating contest, giant pumpkin contest, 10K and 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk on Coastside Trail, haunted house, Giant Carved Pumpkin, AARP Food Show, Take 5 Sports Bar and Lounge, 3 stages of entertainment. When you get the munchies you can indulge in tastes such as creme-filled pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bread (and you can buy a whole loaf), pumpkin pie with whipped cream or ice cream, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin churros, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin pancakes, sausages, artichokes with garlic and oil, brussels sprouts with marinara sauce, clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, garlic fries, corn dogs, baked potatoes with the sour cream and all the other toppings, tamales, macaroni and cheese with pumpkin seeds and spices, root beer floats, nachos topped with gooey cheese, turkey legs, burgers, hot beef sandwiches, Italian sausages, hot dogs, chicken-pumpkin sausages.
Info: Call 650-726-9652

October 16-17, 2010
Springville Apple Festival
Springville, California
More than 200 arts and crafts booths, festival foods, apple pie eating contest, Lions breakfast 7-10am both days, lunches beginning at 11am, Fat Tire Classic mountain bike race, Apple Run (5K, 10K, Kids Run, 2-mile walk), apple baking contest and auction, face painting, balloon art, freshly-baked apple pies for sale, musical entertainment. Try the free shuttle to and from the rodeo grounds, provided by Eagle Mountain Casino. The festival marks its 30th year in 2010.
Learn Details: Call 559-539-0619

October 16-17, 2010
Country Pumpkinfest
Ukiah, California
Giant pumpkin contest on Saturday from 10am-1pm in the Safeway parking lot, festival foods, pet costume contest, games and activities for kids, scarecrow display, parade on Saturday at 10am, arts and crafts, pumpkin pie baking contest, beer and wine tasting, 3-on-3 basketball, haunted house.
Additional Facts: Call 707-463-6712 or 707-462-6769

October 16-17, 2010
Taylorville Square,
Taylorville, Illinois
2010 marks the 25th season for this event. Enjoy a longest ponytail contest for girls age 12 and younger, music on 2 stages, tractor show, arts and crafts, pageant, 5K walk/run Saturday at 9am, clowns, cheerleading and dance exhibition, games, K-9 demo, pie eating contest, food vendors, pumpkin contest, chili cooking contest, salsa contest.
Further Details: Call 218-824-3395

October 16-17, 2010
Village plus York Beach,
York, Maine
Pumpkin carving, drawings for prizes, arts and crafts at the ball park, horse drawn wagon rides, apple crisp, Go Green Business Expo, hay rides, activities for kids, KidsFest, sidewalk sales, ox roast, festival foods, Corn Toss Challenge, Native American Pow-Wow gathering, Pumpkin Stroll, Kettle Korn. Please, no dogs. (Service animals are welcome, of course.) It's the 26th year for this one.
Learn More: Call 207-363-4422

October 16-17, 2010
Cranberry Festival
Chatsworth, New Jersey
Come and help celebrate 27 years with cranberry pies, classic cars, antiques, cranberry wine, craft demos, arts and crafts booths, musical entertainment, festival merchandise, breakfast at the fire house both days from 6-11am, info on the Chatsworth White Horse Inn, quilt display, cranberry ice cream. There will be no bog tours this year. General hours are 9am-4pm.
Questions? Call 609-726-1257 or 609-726-9237

October 16-17, 2010
Pennsylvania Guild Fall Fine Craft Fair
Montgomery County Community College,
Bluebell, Pennsylvania
The festival marks its 28th season this year. Plans include arts and crafts booths, craft demos, wine tasting, festival foods, music, craft activities for kids. General hours are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday, rain or shine. Please, no pets.
Details: Call 717-431-8706

October 16-17, 2010
San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival
City Park,
San Antonio, Texas
Reptile show and education, arts and crafts, BBQ, gopher races, pageant, corn toss tournament, 5-mile Rattlesnake Run on Saturday at 8am, musical entertainment, pancake breakfast at St. Anthony's Parish Center on Sunday from 7-11am, Western Wear Contest.
Further Information: Call 352-588-4444

October 16-17, 2010
Postoffice Street,
Galveston, Texas
More than 125 artisans showing and selling their work on Postoffice Street (between 21st and 23rd), festival foods such as sausages and German potato salad, musical entertainment. Ages 12 and younger get in free of charge when with a paying adult. Hours for this 13th year are 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
Learn More: Call 409-762-3617

October 22-24, 2010
Throughout town,
Ogunquit, Maine
The festival celebrates its 7th year with a bed race, haunted house, pumpkin decorating, High Heel Dash (with heels at least 2-inches high), classic cars, festival merchandise, Autumn Bazaar, costume parade, craft bazaar, scarecrow display and contest, storytelling, horse drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating for the kids, cornstalk maze for small children.
Get The Facts: Call 207-646-2939

October 22-24, 2010
North Main Street area,
Flatonia, Texas
This year marks the festival's 38th anniversary. Enjoy a horseshoe tournament, margarita contest, BBQ and bean cooking competitions, back seat driving contest, arts and crafts, games for kids, food vendors, pie auction, car and truck show, egg toss, 5K run/walk, mechanical bull, carnival, jalapeno eating contest, petting zoo, chili cooking contest (for locals only), music, washer pitching tournament, paint ball.
Info: Call 361-865-3920

October 22-30, 2010
Independence, Kansas
This event got started as a way to channel mischief around Halloween time into something more positive and the trend has caught on over the years. Enjoy a marching band festival, bike show, carnival, pageant, pumpkin contest, chili cooking contest, performance of "The Music Man", festival merchandise, 10K/5K run/1-mile walk, arts and crafts, medallion hunt, Kiddie Parade. There's no excuse to go hungry with corn on the cob, Philly steak sandwiches, Indian tacos, fried pickles, turkey legs, fajitas, funnel cakes, BBQ, corn dogs, baked potatoes, deep-fried strawberries, homemade root beer.
Details: Call 620-331-5003

October 23, 2010
Boll Weevil Festival
Main Street downtown,
Enterprise, Alabama
Arts and crafts, car show, music, farmers market, merchant specials, children's costume contest for ages 12 and younger. Hours are 9am-3pm.
Questions? Call 619-282-7329

October 23, 2010
Deep Roots Festival
Milledgeville, Georgia
It's the 7th year for this even. Enjoy arts and crafts, non-profit booths, BBQ cook-off, kid zone, car show, plus entertainment from Oconee River Buskers, Mark the Magic Man, Milledgeville Singers Guild, Blues & Lasers, Trampled by Turtles.
Info: Call 478-414-4014

October 23, 2010
Great Delta Bear Affair
Courthouse Square area,
Rolling Fork, Mississippi
Music, book signings by Mississippi authors, nature walks and bird walks, Indian Mound tours, rock climbing wall, chainsaw wood carving, kids' 1-mile fun run, fireworks, arts and crafts, 5K run/walk, Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, festival foods.
Information: Call 662-873-6261

October 27-31, 2010
Louisiana Yambilee Festival
Yambilee Fairgrounds,
Opelousas, Louisiana
Celebrate 65 years with a parade down Landry Street to the Yambilee Grounds on Sunday, arts and crafts, Yam-i-nal competition for decorated yams, cooked yam competition, musical entertainment, festival foods, pageant, carnival, souvenirs, diaper derby.
Info: Call 337-948-8848

October 29-30, 2010
Beanfest & Outhouse Races
Mountain View, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, cornbread cooking contest, talent contest, commercial vendors, Folk music, Best Beans cooking competition, pinto beans and cornbread served to festival-goers. The Outhouse Race is Saturday. Teams decorate outhouses on wheels and roll them down the road to fame. The festival is celebrating 28 years in 2010.
Learn More: Call 870-269-8068 or 888-679-2859

October 29-30, 2010
North Carolina Sweet Potato Festival
Greene County Recreation Complex at 342 Hwy. 13 South,
Snow Hill, North Carolina
Celebrate with a recipe contest, 4-H rabbit and poultry show, 5K Tater Trot (pre-festival), golf tournament (pre-festival), arts and crafts, music, pageant, pony rides, carnival rides, festival foods. Please, no pets.
Info: Call 252-747-3446

October 30, 2010
Nevada Day Celebration
Various venues,
Carson City, Nevada
The festival celebrates 72 seasons this year. Plans include a pancake breakfast 7-9:30am at the Governor's Mansion, pinewood derby, festival foods, arts and crafts, 8K/2-mile run and 2-mile walk, parade down Carson Street at 10am, chili feed at 2pm, tours of the Governor's Mansion, carnival games and rides, battle of the bands, Silver State Rumble, balloon launch and balloon rides (weather permitting), beard contest.
Additional Details: Call 775-687-4680

October 30, 2010
Peanut Butter Festival
Bass House grounds,
Brundidge, Alabama
Nutter Butter Parade, fried peanuts and other festival foods, gigantic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, arts and crafts, entertainment, games, tours of the Johnson Mill. Hours are 9am-5pm for this 19th year.
Get The Details: Call 334-735-3125

October 30, 2010
Opp Fest
Opp, Alabama
Fine art show, sidewalk sales, festival foods, activities for kids, student art, musical entertainment. You can also enjoy a car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. General hours are 9am-7pm and there is no admission charge.
Info: Call 334-504-1450 or 800-348-0095

October 30, 2010
WonderFall Oktoberfest
Downtown and Old Town,
Palestine, Texas
Activities for kids, 3 stages of entertainment, food booths, parade, arts and crafts, presentation of "The Odd Couple" (female version).
Further Facts: Call 903-729-6066

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Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:

Oct 1-2 Red Flannel Festival (71st), Cedar Springs, Michigan, 616-695-5413
Oct 1-2 Southern West Virginia Italian Festival, City Auditorium, Bluefield, West Virginia, 304-589-3317
Oct 1-3 BayFest (16th), downtown, Mobile, Alabama, 251-208-7782
Oct 1-3 Autumn Leaf Festival, Veterans Park, Maysville, Georgia, 708-652-2234
Oct 1-3 Westville Pumpkin Festival,
                   Prairie Meadows Park at US Highways 6 & 421, Westville, Indiana, 219-785-7019 or 219-879-8280
Oct 1-3 Pumpkin Days, Guttenberg, Iowa, 563-252-2323
Oct 1-3 Dalton Defenders Days, downtown, Coffeyville, Kansas, 620-251-2550 or 800-626-3357
Oct 3 Harvest Moon Festival, Shadow Rock Park on Anthony Way, Forsyth, Missouri, 417-546-2741
Oct 1-3 Southlake Oktoberfest (9th), Town Park, Southlake, Texas, 817-481-8200
Oct 2 Apple Festival, 9am-4pm, Manton School, Manton, California, 530-474-4325 or 530-474-1113
Oct 2 Calaveras Grape Stomp (17th), 9:30-5, Community Park, Murphys, California, 209-736-6722
Oct 2 New Castle Fall Fling (11th), courthouse area, New Castle, Kentucky, 502-845-4181
Oct 2 Kentucky Apple Fest (48th), Downtown, Paintsville, Kentucky, 606-789-4355
Oct 2 Fall Fest (39th), Osyka, Mississippi, 601-783-2351
Oct 2 Apple Days, Historic Square downtown, Lamar, Missouri, 417-682-3595
Oct 2 Pumpkin Daze, 8-5, Max Street downtown, Republic, Missouri, 417-732-6233
Oct 2 Chile Pepper Fiesta, noon-6pm, Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York, 718-623-7200
Oct 2 Oil Patch Jamboree, Whitlock Park at S. Hones & Lou Alard Dr., Drumwright, Oklahoma, 918-352-2204
Oct 2 Oklahoma Czech Festival, 8-5, 5th & Cedar, Yukon, Oklahoma, 405-206-8142
Oct 2 Haverford Township Day (16th), Darby Road, Haverford, Pennsylvania, 610-789-2334
Oct 2 Aunt Het Festival (27th), 9-5, Main Street, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, 864-862-2586
Oct 2 Sassafras Festival (16th), Sassafras Park, Burnettown, South Carolina, 803-593-2676
Oct 2 Chicken & Bread Days, downtown, Bowie, Texas, 940-872-6248
Oct 2 Habitat for Humanity Pumpkin Festival,
                   10-4, CAM-PLEX, Gillette, Wyoming, 307-682-0552 or 307-685-1231
Oct 2-3 Pumpkin Fair (26th), downtown, Manteca, California, 209-834-9555
Oct 2-3 Oceanside Harbor Days, 9-6, 1540 Harbor Drive N., Oceanside, California, 760-722-1534
Oct 2-3 Jay Peanut Festival (21st), Gabbert Farm, Galena, Illinois, 815-777-0817
Oct 2-3 GRADD Arts & Crafts Festival (38th), 10-5/10-4, Audubon State Park, Henderson, Kentucky, 270-926-4433
Oct 2-3 Hilton Apple Fest (30th), 10-5/10-4:30, Community Center, Hilton, New York, 585-234-3378
Oct 2-3 Central New York Great Pumpkin Fest, East Park, Oswego, New York, 315-343-7681
Oct 2-3 Mt. Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival (19th), 10-6/10-5, Mt. Hood, Oregon, 503-622-4798
Oct 2-3 Pumpkin Festival, Pomery Living History Farm, Yacolt, Washington, 360-622-4798
Oct 2-3 Mount Horeb Fall Heritage Festival (29th),
                   9-5/10-4, Main Street, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, 606-437-5914 or 88TROLLWAY
Oct 2-3 & 9-10 Apple Harvest Festival, S. Mountain Fairgrounds, Arendtsville, Pennsylvania
Oct 2-9 Tobacco & Heritage Festival (29th), On the Square, Russellville, Kentucky, 270-726-2206
Oct 2-9 Red River Revel Arts Festival, Festvial Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana, 318-424-4000
Oct 2-10 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 505-621-1000 or 888-423-7277
Oct 3 Arts & Olive Festival, Canada College Campus, Redwood City, California, 650-306-3428
Oct 6-18 Alaska Day Festival, Sitka, Alaska, 907-747-8806
Oct 7-9 East Texas Poultry Festival, Downtown Square, Center, Texas, 936-698-3682
Oct 7-10 Riley Festival (41st), Downtown and 4-H Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Indiana, 317-462-2141
Oct 8-10 Quartz, Quilts, Crafts Festival, County Fairgrounds, Mount Ida, Arkansas, 870-867-2723
Oct 8-10 Big Sur Jade Festival (19th), Pacific Valley School, Big Sur, California, 831-659-3857
Oct 8-10 Bridge City Gumbo Festival, Gumbo Festival Park on Angel Square, Bridge City, Louisiana, 504-438-4881
Oct 8-10 Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival, Sunset Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, 702-455-8200
Oct 8-10 Fall Foliage Fest, Mapleside Farms, Brunswick, Ohio, 330-225-5576
Oct 8-10 Algonquin Mill Fall Festival (40th), Mill Farm on SR 332 South, Carrolton, Ohio, 330-627-5910
Oct 8-10 Sherman's Valley Heritage Days (25th), Blain Picnic Grounds, Blain, Pennsylvania, 717-636-0025
Oct 8-17 Covered Bridge Festival,
                   County-wide (headquartered in Rockville), Parke County, Indiana, 765-569-5226
Oct 9 Southwest Community Festival, 9-5, Sun Valley Park, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-368-1196
Oct 9 Pumpkin Fest, Community Center, Aurora, Minnesota, 218-229-2245
Oct 9 Autumn Days, downtown, Ada, Oklahoma, 580-436-1600
Oct 9 Hard Times Festival, downtown, Harrishome, Oklahoma, 918-297-3651
Oct 9-10 Butterfield Overland Stage Days, Lion's Park, Benson, Arizona, 520-586-2842
Oct 9-10 Country Fair, Grant Park on Park Avenue, Galena, Illinois, 615-777-0817
Oct 9-10 Wild Turkey Days, City Park, Spencer, Nebraska, 402-569-9072 or 402-569-1300
Oct 9-10 Great Italian Festival (29th), Eldorado Hotel, Reno, Nevada, 800-648-5966
Oct 9-20 Apple Butter Festival (62nd), 10-5, Century Village, Burton, Ohio, 440-834-1492
Oct 9-10 Black Walnut Festival, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Woodsfield, Ohio, 740-472-5499
Oct 9-10 Sonestown Heritage Festival, Rt. 220 north of town, Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania
Oct 9-10 Cranberrian Fair (89th), Iwasco, Washington, 360-642-2400 or 800-451-2543
Oct 14-16 Pig Pickin' Festival, Kingstree, South Carolina, 843-465-7484
Oct 14-16 Texas Rose Festival, various locations, Tyler, Texas, 903-592-1661
Oct 14-17 Lake Eden Arts Festival, Camp Rockmount, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 828-68-MUSIC
Oct 15-16 Oktoberfest (29th), Convention Center on Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, New Mexico, 505-257-6171
Oct 15-16 Lee County Cotton Festival (33rd), Main Street area, Bishopville, South Carolina, 803-454-5145
Oct 15-17 Helldorado Days (81st), Tombstone, Arizona, 888-457-3939
Oct 15-17 Greek Festival, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Pensacola, Florida, 800-874-1234
Oct 15-17 Fall Festival of Leaves (43rd), Bainbridge, Ohio, 740-634-2085 or 740-634-2997
Oct 16 Glendale Crossing Festival, Glendale, Kentucky, 270-369-9677
Oct 16 Chocolate Lover's Festival, Downtown on the Square, Lexington, Texas, 979-773-4337
Oct 16-17 Folsom Renaissance Festival (18th), Lake Village, Arkansas, 670-265-5997
Oct 16-17 Clam Festival (64th), Pismo Beach, California
Oct 16-17 Cuba Fest, Recklein Common at Smith and School Streets, Cuba, Missouri, 877-212-8429
Oct 16-17 Country Colorfest (26th), Louisiana, Missouri, 573-754-5921
Oct 16-17 Missouri Day Festival, Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton, Missouri, 660-359-4324
Oct 16-17 Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, 11-6, Town Point Park, Norfolk, Virginia, 757-664-6620
Oct 20 Circleville Pumpkin Show (104th), downtown, Circleville, Ohio, 740-474-7000
Oct 21-24 Magnoliafest (14th), Suwanee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida, 904-249-7990
Oct 23 Harvest Festival, 9-5, Wynn Park, Corning, Arkansas, 870-857-3429 or 870-925-1188
Oct 23 Hogeye Festival (23rd), 10-6, downtown, Elgin, Texas, 512-281-5724
Oct 29-Nov 7 National Peanut Festival, Fairgrounds on Hwy. 231 S., Dothan, Alabama, 334-793-4323
Oct 29-Nov 7 Wurstfest (50th), Landa Park and other venues, New Braunfels, Texas, 630-625-9157 or 800-221-4369
Oct 30 Syrup Sopping Day, Loachapoka Park, Loachapoka, Alabama, 334-887-7683
Oct 30 Fall Festival & Halloween Parade, Locust Street, Centralia, Illinois, 618-533-6789
Oct 30 Great Pumpkin Fest, 9am-dusk, Newcastle, Oklahoma, 405-387-3232
Oct 30 Emma Crawford Festival, downtown, Manitou Springs, Colorado, 719-685-5089 or 800-642-2567
Oct 31 Golf Cart Parade, El Paseo area, Palm Desert, California, 760-346-6111

Other October 2010 Events You Might Enjoy
Sept 30-Oct 3 Wonderful World of Ohio Mart,
                   10-5 (10-4 Sunday), Stan Hyvet Hall/Gardens at 714 Portage Path, Akron, Ohio, 330-320-5533
Oct 1-3 Pacific Pinball Exposition, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California, 510-205-9793
Oct 1-3 James Court Art Show, 10-6/10-6/10-5, Old Louisville, Kentucky, 582-635-1842
Oct 1-3 New York Comic Con, Javits Center on W. 34th, New York, New York, 888-605-6059
Oct 1-9 Litquake, San Francisco, California, 415-777-7899
Oct 2 Butterfly Parade & Bazaar, 10:30-1:30, Pacific Grove, California, 831-373-3304 or 831-646-6548
Oct 2 St. Mary's Chocolate Festival (22nd),
                   10-4, St. Mary's School (118 York St.), Aiken, South Carolina, 803-649-2071 or 803-649-4777
Oct 2-3 Art in the Park (39th), Veterans Memorial Park, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 520-417-6960 or 520-378-1763
Oct 2-3 Art in the Park (48th),9-5,
                   Wilbur Square (plus Bicentennial Park & Escalante Park), Boulder City, Nevada, 702-294-1611
Oct 2-3 World Championship Outhouse Races, C Street, Virginia City, Nevada, 775-742-40865533 or 775-847-4386
Oct 2-3 Autumn Craft Festival (12th), 10-5, Mill Falls Marketplace on Rt. 3, Meredith, New Hampshire, 603-332-2616
Oct 2-3 Cottonwood Art Festival, 9-6, Cottonwood Park on Belt Line Rd., Richardson, Texas, 972-744-4580
Oct 3 Lodi Street Fair, 8-4, Lodi, California, 209-367-7840
Oct 3 Antiques & Collectibles Fair Day, Historic District, Cameron, North Carolina, 910-245-7701
Oct 7-10 Pink Palace Crafts Fair (38th), Audubon Park, Memphis, Tennessee, 901-320-6408
Oct 7-12 Fleet Week, various venues, San Francisco, California, 650-599-5057
Oct 8-10 The Hollywood Show, Burbank Airport Marriott, Burbank, California, 818-843-6000
Oct 8-10 Gem & Mineral Show, 9-5, Old Spanish Trail Arena on S. Hwy. 191, Moab, Utah, 435-259-8825
Oct 9-10 Outdoor Arts, 10-5, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 203-869-6786 ext. 335
Oct 9-10 Health & Fitness Fair (8th), 11-5/11-4, Expo Idaho, Boise, Idaho, 208-323-4464
Oct 9-10 Fall Diddley Craft Show, County Fairgrounds, Belvidere, Illinois, 815-544-0143 or 815-385-5745
Oct 9-10 Sidewalk Arts Festival (47th),
                   9-5, Community Park plus Guardian Rose Co. Activity Grounds, Thurmont, Maryland, 301-271-4432
Oct 9-10 Festival of the Arts (44th), 9-5/10-4:30, Red Wing, Minnesota, 651-388-7569 or 800-498-3441-255-3451
Oct 9-10 Fall Gift & Craft Show, Crown Center, Onalaska, Wisconsin, 608-781-9566 ext 203 or 800-873-1901
Oct 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 Open Studios, various locations, San Francisco, California, 415-861-9838
Oct 9-11 Fall Gift & Craft Show, Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton, Massachusetts, 413-587-0772 or 888-511-9725
Oct 9-11 Townline Art Fair, Fine Line Designs at 10376 N. Hwy. 42, Ephraim, Wisconsin, 920-854-4343
Oct 10 Old Town Clovis Antique & Collectible Fair, 8-4, downtown, Clovis, California, 559-298-5774
Oct 14-16 Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival (42nd), Highways 279 & 340, Bella Vista, Arkansas, 479-855-2064
Oct 15-17 Antique Show & Sale, Arlington Park Racetrack, Arlington, Illinois, 708-366-2710 or 954-563-6747
Oct 15-17 Gateway Miniature Fair Show & Sale, 10-5/10-4, Doubletree Hotel on Swingley Rd., St. Louis, Missouri, 314-832-7790
Oct 15-17 Morristown Craft Market (34th), National Guard Armory on Western Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, 973-263-8332
Oct 16-17 Harvest Artwalk Weekend, 1-9/noon-5, downtown, Ventura, California, 805-677-3911
Oct 16-17 Fall Delaware Home Show, Chase Center, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-994-2597
Oct 16-17 Punkin' Chunkin', corner of Allentown & Springfield, Morton, Illinois, 888-765-6588
Oct 16-17 Greater Portland Postcard & Paper Collectibles Show, Army National Guard Bldg., Portland, OR. 626-665-9435
Oct 16-18 Book Sale, 10-6, Community Center on 4th, Media, Pennsylvania, 610-566-1918
Oct 16-Nov 1 Scarecrows on the Square, Town Square, Summerville, South Carolina, 843-673-8535
Oct 17 Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market, Veterans Stadium, Long Beach, California, 323-655-5703
Oct 17 Dollhouse & Miniature Fair, 11-4, Independent Hose Co. Fire Station, Frederick, Maryland, 301-662-8025
Oct 20-23 Library Book Sale, Zauel Memorial Library on Center Rd., Saginaw, Michigan, 989-799-2772
Oct 22-24 Bagwell Antique Fall Show & Sale, State Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi, 662-844-4786
Oct 22-24 Fall Book Sale, 10-5/10-5/10-3, Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, Ohio, 937-339-0502
Oct 23-24 Texas Clay Festival (17th), Gruene, Texas, 830-829-7975
Oct 29-31 Fall Craft & Fine Arts Show, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, Vermont, 802-878-4786

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A sample of her work is illustrated online.
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Michael Parks' CD is no longer available.
I admire his music and film work tremendously
and it's been great fun to say that in a very public way.

A Little Browsing...
Two quick restaurant notes:

Try the onion rings with the garlicky dipping sauce at Mama's Pizza, 715 North Saddle Creek Road, Omaha, Nebraska. 402-553-9270.
Potato Champion is a food cart in Portland, Oregon that serves a "cone" of twice-fried potato fries with sauces such as Pesto Mayo, Dijon Mustard, Satay Sauce and Horseradish Ketchup. (There are 2 sizes of cones.) They're at Southeast 12th and Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland from 6pm-3am Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).

Six Flags Great America (Chicago) has season passes on sale for 2011. Pay the lowest price in 20 years if you order by October 31.

Here are some tips for preparing to drive during winter months.

We all wish actor Michael Douglas a successful recovery. If you have concerns about throat cancer, you may find this link useful. It contains information about what throat cancer is, possible symptoms and possible ways to lower one's risk.


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