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Oct 22, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

River West Festival Park Tulsa, OK74107

Since 1978, one of Oklahoma’s largest German festivals includes authentic Bavarian bands and more than 80 arts and crafts vendors and children’s entertainment. Bands from Germany and Austria, European foods, folk dancers, German collectibles and crafts, children’s entertainment and a carnival will highlight this annual folk heritage festival.
175,000 Attendees

Lee County Woolly Worms Festival

Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

Downtown Beattyville Beattyville, KY41311

Since 1988. A tried and true predictor of the coming winter weather is the official woolly worm survey. The weekend event is held along main street which is closed off and filled with venders who set up booths. There is everything from food and artisan crafts to local authors and jewelry. Other events on Main Street. include, woolly worm races, car show, parade, helicopter rides, and a weekend full of live music on the Woolly Worm Stage.
80,000 Attendees

Sea Witch Halloween Festival

Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

Downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE19971

Since 1990, this event features broom tossing contests, sea witch hunt, costumed pet contest, haunted houses, fiddler’s convention, hay rides, scarecrow making, costume parade and contest, Maryland rough riders horse show, kid’s treasure hunt, 5K foot race, surfing and skimboarding contest, trick or treating and so much more. Takes place at many locations.
100,000+ Attendees

Barbecue Festival

Oct 24, 2015

Uptown Lexington, NC27292

Since 1984, features 100’s of commercial vendors, over 50 juried arts and crafts vendors selling their wares, 5 stages of entertainment, barbecue contest, food vendors, hawg run, 5K walk, fun run, cheerleading contest, souvenirs, rides and games, children’s entertainment, car show, and much, much more. Takes place at various locations Uptown Lexington.
100,000+ Attendees


Oct 24, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

Downtown Tampa, FL33697

Since 1985, this Latin-style Halloween celebration is held at YborCity. Guavaween 2012 is alive and well, and features both the annual costume contest and new indoor music festival. The theme for this year edition of Tampa’s nationally-known Halloween celebration is “The Many Shades Of Ybor.” The music festival includes over 20 bands representing national, regional and local talent in seven venues throughout Ybor. The costume contest draws competitors from all over the country with a $1,000 1st prize, $500 2nd prize and $250 for 3rd and will be hosted again this year by none other than Mama Guava!* While there is no fence or wetzone this year, visitors are encouraged to come in costume to enjoy the top notch entertainment and Ybor City’s wide array of cafes, restaurants, cigar bars and pubs!.
50,000 Attendees

Keene Pumpkin Festival

Oct 24, 2015

Downtown Keene, NH03431

Three hundred and sixty-four days a year Keene, NH, is a quintessential New England community with a pristine church at the head of a welcoming square. That square will abound with jack-o’-lanterns carved by area school children! The bandstand will come alive with entertainment and a tower of pumpkins so spectacular it is called “spell-binding” will rival the church steeple. Delectables in the Food and Craft Court will send forth aromas of apple crisp and maple cotton candy throughout the pumpkin-lined city streets. After reclaiming the WORLD RECORD in 2013, Keene is on top of the world and Keene Pumpkin Festival is the darling of New England events.
70,000 Attendees

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Oct 21, 2015 – Oct 24, 2015

Downtown Circleville, OH43113

Since 1907, show features 300 exhibitors displaying and selling their wares, there will be many contests, seven parades featuring 40 floats and 50 bands, all kinds of pumpkin food, squash and gourds, arts, crafts, midway rides, entertainment and more. Approximately 23,000 pumpkin pies and over 100,000 pumpkin donuts sold over 4 days.
400,000+ Attendees

An Affair of the Heart

Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

Fairgrounds at State Fair Park Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Since 1985, one of the largest craft shows in the Southwest featuring more than 800 exhibitors from over 30 states displaying and selling antiques, collectibles and handmade items. Show features items including quilts, antique furniture, baskets, dried flower arrangements, stenciling, wooden and painted folk art, Belgian lace pictures, antique jewelry, toys, dolls, stoneware, clothing, patio and garden items, watercolor paintings and much more.
60,000 Attendees


Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 31, 2015

Neewollah Headquarters Independence, KS67301

One of the largest annual celebration’s in southeastern Kansas has come a long way since its beginning in 1919 as a way to keep playful pranksters out of mischief on Halloween night. For one full week, Neewollah entertains people from all walks of life. Neewollah offers musical stage shows, queen competition and coronation, carnival, concessions, street acts, artists alley, and top performers in the entertainment world. Past performers include Blood, Sweat, and Tears; Patty Loveless; and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The festival, is topped off by one of the biggest and grandest parades ever, a two hour kaleidoscope of music, color, pageantry and just good old fun! Have you figured out what Neewollah stands for? It’s Halloween spelled backwards!
80,000 Attendees

Danville Fall Crafts Festival

Oct 24, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

Downtown Danville, CA94526

Since 1992. Celebrate the Danville Fall Crafts Festival on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in beautiful downtown Danville. Come out and enjoy 200 different artists as they show off their talents. There will be everything from photography and jewelry to ceramics and woodworking, painting and glass work to mixed media and leather crafts. Visit the Glass Pumpkin Patch with its many shapes and sizes shimmering in the sunlight waiting to be picked. Enjoy the kids Halloween costume parade, Prospect merchant activities, classic car show, entertainment, and the great food and beverages as you stroll through this quaint town at this family-friendly event. Located 40 miles east of San Francisco and sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission and parking are free.
50,000 Attendees

Prospect Park’s Haunted Walk and Carnival

Oct 24, 2015

Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY11215

The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings. There’s also a carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games and seasonal treats. Begin at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St. The Haunted Walk and Carnival is open to all and completely free of charge. And this year you can enjoy some tasty treats from NYC food trucks parked along Center Drive near the Nethermead. They will be serving up snacks and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
50,000 Attendees 

John’s Pass Seafood Festival

Oct 23, 2015 – Oct 25, 2015

John’s Pass Village Madeira Beach, FL33708

The three-day John’s Pass Seafood Festival will kick off Friday 3pm-11pm, highlighted by a blessing of the fleet, a Halloween block party, tons of fresh local seafood, an art and craft show, a fishing tournament, seafood competitions, children’s activities, free concerts and much, much more!. The event continues, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sundayfrom 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Festival parking at John’s PassVillage costs $15, and $5 parking is available at MadeiraBeachFundamentalSchool, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway, with free shuttle service to and from John’s PassVillage.
50,000 Attendees

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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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