The Best Fall Festivals in the USA

Fall is the best time of year - the weather is still nice, the crunch of the leaves is invigorating, and the harvest season is in full force. The cross between summer and winter leaves us ready for Christmas but not quite ready to say bye to summer. The states below enter the season in style - with Fall Festivals that attract thousands of people. 

best festivals in every state

Check out our list of fall festivals in the USA below to see if your home state made the list. 

East Coast

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Festival
Miami, FL
Highlights include corn maze, pumpkin food, and lots of beer.

Harvest on the Harbor
Portland, ME
Highlights include: Fall foliage and food

Duluth Fall Festival
Duluth, GA
Highlights include: Concerts, rides, and shopping

Ellicottville Festival
Ellicottville, NY
Highlights include: Food, entertainment, rides

New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival
Laconia, New Hampshire
Highlights include: Live music, beer, and tons of jack-o-lanterns

Circleville Pumpkin Show
Circleville, OH
Highlights include: parade, fall treats

Country Living Fair
Columbus, OH
Highlights include: Seminars, demonstrations

Cranberry Harvest Fest
Wareham, MA
Highlights include: helicopter rides and tours of the bogs, farmers market

North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival
Whiteville, NC
Highlights include a parade, entertainment, contests, car shows, and more!

National Apple Harvest Festival
Arendtsville, PA
10/5-10/6 & 10/13-10/14
Highlights include candy apples, apple pie, apple picking, karaoke, and more!


Color Cruise & Island Festival
Grand Ledge, MI
Highlights include: boating, live folk music, and food

Murphysboro Apple Festival
Murphysboro, IL
Highlights include carnival rides, arts and crafts, apples, apple pie-eating contests, and more!

Severs Corn Maze
Shakopee, MN
Highlights include pumpkins, live music, and a "Jurassic Adventure" theme. 

Breckenridge Oktoberfest
Breckenridge, CO
Highlights include traditional german fare, music, games, and more!

Trailing of the Sheep
Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey, ID
Highlights include: the streets are filled with sheep!

Madison County Covered Bridge Festival
Winterset, IA
Highlights include parade, games, entertainment, and more!

Scarecrow Festival
St Charles, IL
Highlights include live entertainment, food, kids activities, and arts and crafts.

Warrens Cranberry Festival
Warrens, WI
Highlights include shopping, a parade, tours, and food!

West Coast

Leavenworth Oktoberfest
Leavenworth, WA
Most weekends of October
Highlights include lederhosen, live music, brats, and four venues to celebrate in.

Autumn At The Arboretum
Dallas, TX
Highlights include Peanuts-themed pumpkins and decorations, as well as gourds, squash, and more!

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Sonoma, CA
Highlights include stomping the grapes and wine tasting.

Kona Coffee Harvest Fest
Kona, HI
Highlights include cultural enrichment and coffee tastings.

Hood River Harvest Festival
Hood River, OR
Highlights include pumpkin carving, rides, games, and food!

Albuquerque Balloon Festival
Albuquerque, NM
Highlights include rodeo, carving, music, food, and much more!

How do you ring in fall in your state? Comment below!

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