Every fall the south comes alive with all types of festivals designed to help you celebrate the changing seasons. These events are full of fun and excitement the whole family can enjoy. Regardless of where you live in the south, there is sure to be an event suited for you. Below are 5 of the most well known southern fall festivals to consider attending this year.
Texas – October Fest
The Texas annual October Fest is held in the downtown area of Fredericksburg on September 30 and October 1 and 2 to celebrate its German heritage. You’ll enjoy excellent food, entertainment and German music at its finest, in addition to several special events that’s sure to make your day one you’ll never forget. These include the Seventh Annual OkTubaFest, the Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance and the 42 Tournament card game.
Louisiana – Bridge City Gumbo Festival
The Bridge City Gumbo Festival takes place on October 14, 15 and 16. This world famous event provides some of the best seafood and chicken and sausage gumbo you’ve ever tasted. On Saturday, they will host a gumbo-cooking contest shortly after the beautiful child contest ends. You won’t want to miss this weekend of fun, entertainment and great food. It’s the perfect way to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather.
Florida – Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Fernandina Beach, Florida comes alive on October 2 when they kick off their 13th annual Amelia Island Jazz Festival. This weeklong event offers some of the best music you’ve ever heard. During the first day of the festival, you can enjoy the Jazz In the Park free concert and on October 3rd, you’re asked to make a donation to see the Jazz Festival Sponsor Party. You can then buy tickets to see any of the remaining seven concerts, which jazz lovers of all ages can appreciate.
Texas – Plano International Festival
On Saturday, October 1, the 12th annual Plano International Festival kicks off a day of fun and celebrations for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of cultural displays that include the Parade of Flags and the Naturalization ceremony along with great music and dancing. There will also be a variety of educational activities for kids to enjoy. The combination of cultural diversity, activities and great food make it a great festival for everyone.
Florida – Miami Harvest Festival
For a great time, visit the Miami Dade Harvest Festival on November 19 and 20. They provide all types of family fun that include live entertainment, hayrides, arts and crafts and so much more. From zip lines to pony rides, there is something for the young and old alike to enjoy.
If you’re too far away to enjoy any of these festivals, look for events taking part in your area. There is most likely something going on a little closer to home that you can take part in instead. Attending these events is a great way to support your community while meeting some new friends in the process. Don’t delay any longer. Start making your plans today!