Best Fall Festivals in the United States for Families
Fall is one of the best times of the year between the leaves changing colors, the cool crisp air moving in and of course, the pumpkin flavor. Plan on visiting some or all of the Best Fall Festivals in the United States for Families.
National Apple Harvest Festival– Biglerville, Pennsylvania- This event begins on the 1st Friday in October and lasts for 3 days. It attracts more than 300,000 people from around the country. This will be the 52nd year of the festival. There is tons to do at the festival including hay rides, pony rides, watching Native American dancers, watching how apple syrup is made and free live entertainment..
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta– Albuquerque, New Mexico- This event takes place in the early part of October. It runs for nine days. It is the world’s largest hot air balloon festival. It features up to 100,000 spectators on a daily basis along with more than 500 hot air balloons throughout its run. This year marks the 44th year of the fiesta. In addition to the hot air balloons, the fiesta features fireworks shows, car shows and chainsaw carving demonstrations..
Circleville Pumpkin Show– Circleville, Ohio- If you happen to love pumpkin you can find interesting facts about it as you attend the Circleville Pumpkin Show. This event is held annually starting on the 3rd Wednesday in October and lasts for 4 days. It is the largest United States festival that is dedicated to the pumpkin. The event has seen 400,000 people from all over the country.
This year will be the pumpkin show’s 110th year. During the 4-day event, an average of 23,000 pumpkin pies are sold and more than 100,000 pumpkins donuts sold. The event features the largest area pumpkin, the world’s largest pumpkin pie as well as 7 parades..
North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival– Whiteville, North Carolina- This festival takes place annually in November and lasts for one day. This year is the 24th year of the harvest festival. Features include a parade, car show, contests and entertainment. This event sees an average of 20,000 people each year from around the country..