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Last week, my family went to an apple festival, which is a fun thing to do this time of year in our area of the country. We all went on a hay ride, and the kids enjoyed a pony ride and playing in a bounce house. (Honestly, I would have loved to join them in the bounce house. It looked like fun!)
Then, if that wasn’t enough, we ate, and ate, and ate some more! One of the other great things about fall festivals is all the great food out there, such as apple pies, candied and caramel apples, and jams. It was a real treat!
Next week we’re going pumpkin picking and then we’ll finish decorating the house. Also, I want to get to a few Oktoberfests in our area. No doubt my husband and I will indulge with some adult beverages!
Since it seems that almost every city and town has its own fall festival, I wondered what other festivals were going on in other parts of the country. Here are just a few well-known festivals, according to CountryLiving.com.
- Autumn at the Arboretum, Dallas, TX, now through November 23
- Circleville Pumpkin Show, Circleville, OH, October 19-22
- Country Living Fair, Stone Mountain Park, GA, October 21-23
- Cranberry Harvest Fest, Wareham, MA, October 8-9
- Fall Back Beer Fest, Estes Park, CO, November 5
- Fall for Greenville, Greenville, SC, October 14-16
- Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, Hood River, OR, October 14-16
- Madison County Covered Bridge Festival, Winterset, IA, October 8-9
- National Apple Harvest Festival, Arendtsville, PA, October 8-9
- North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival, Whiteville, NC, November 5
- Scarecrow Festival, St. Charles, IL, October 7-9
- Trailing of the Sheep Festival, Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey, ID, October 5
I’m sure they are plenty of festivals in your area of the country. Let me know which ones are your favorites!
Have a nice day.