Fantastic Fall Festivals

August 28, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
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Balloon FestivalFor me, Fall is the best time of year to travel. The weather is fresh and brisk, the earth is bursting with abundant harvests, and airfares take a dip between the high summer season and outrageous holiday fares. There’s no better time to venture forth and find a fall festival to enjoy. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on around the country:

Head off to New Mexico for the famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta – the first and the greatest display of hot air balloons takes place from October 4-12th.

New York City ushers in even more stars than usual for the annual New York Film Festival from September 26 through October 12th. Or for all you gourmands, check out the New York City Food and Wine Festival – where all the Food Network stars you love so much greet the crowds – October 9-12.

For 44 years Boston has been entertaining fall crowds with the Head of the Charles Regatta – a lot more than row, row, row your boat!  Join the throngs of cheering college kids on October 18-19.

Chicago’s Soldiers Field is jumping this fall with the Country Music Festival on October 11 and 12th.

Head to Denver for the annual Great American Beer Festival where thousands sample over 1,600 American brews from October 9-11th – a whole convention center filled with Beer!

Get your sizzle on in California at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival from September 19-21.

Cruise on down to Daytona Beach Florida for Biketoberfest from October 16-19th.

And for the extreme wild and wacky, it’s got to be Fantasy Fest in Key West Florida from October 17 – 26.

A bit further afield is the Bermuda Music Festival from October 1-4, and the 2008 GPA Grand Slam of Golf from October 13-15.

Or laugh your way to Vancouver British Columbia for Comedy Fest 2008, from September 12-20th.

If none of these hit home, just click on over to What’s On When for a full calendar of events all over the world.  If Wine Festivals should be your desire, have a look at this Fall Wine Festival post on that’s worth a read.

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