It’s here! The crisp morning air, the crunchy leaves underfoot…and the festivals.
It’s finally fall.
To celebrate the new season, we’ve compiled the Best of US Fall Festivals. What are you waiting for? Get out and explore!
1. Massachusetts – Spirit of Shrewsbury
The Spirit of Shrewsbury delivers fall fun in the small Massachusetts town of Shrewsbury. Enjoy the crisp fall air with their handmade crafts fair, performers in a scarecrow contest, and take home a handmade balloon animal. This festival is definitely one reason to visit Massachusetts this fall.
2. Maryland Renaissance festival, Maryland
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is the second largest Renaissance fair in United States. Located in Crownsville, this festival is spread over 25 acres and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Pick up handmade medieval or Renaissance accessories, eat a giant turkey leg, and enjoy ribald theatre performances.
3. Annual Scarecrow Festival, Pennsylvania
If you are a fan of scarecrows, this is your place. Enjoy a weekend of family fun with scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin-pie eating contests and live music. Held every year in Peddlers Village, this festival is a must-see for all ages.
4. Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, Florida
Celebrating the humble and delicious mullet fish, the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival is an annual seafood and arts festival held in Niceville, Florida. From music to rides to art shops, this festival offers it all. Just don’t eat too much fish before hopping on the Cyclone.
5. County Covered Bridge Festival, Indiana
The County Covered Bridge Festival is held every fall in Parke County, Indiana. It celebrates the county’s 31 covered bridges, and is the perfect excuse to enjoy beautiful fall foliage and local architecture. More than 2 million people attend each year.
6. Carolina Renaissance Festival, North Carolina
Set in the fictional village of “Fairhaven,” this festival is one of the largest Renaissance festivals in the country. Enjoy live music, comedy, and circus performers onstage, or watch brave swordsmen challenge each other in the jousting arena.
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Are October adventures calling you? Get inspired with the Best of the US Fall Festivals and start planning today!