Fall is a time of harvest, a time for celebrating, and a time to enjoy one last hurrah before the first snowfall. Tourism in the fall, although it is considered a shoulder season, is huge throughout the U.S. Tourism simply becomes more destination specific. Those in search of the best fall colors, the finest wine tasting, the freshest foods and the best festivals hit the road or the air to find their favorite destination.
Tradewinds Travel Club invites you to head with us to some of this falls best festivals and celebrations found in the U.S. Take advantage of the cooler days, and stunning views afforded by nature and enjoy a fall vacation.
Tradewinds Travel Club Top 5 Fall Festivals
50th Annual Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival
September 27, 2010 – October 2, 2010
Otherwise known as the NEK, visitors have the opportunity to experience “Old Vermont”. The festival features local crafts and music, food, tours and of course, fall colors. This festival is unique in that it actually takes place in 6 different villages throughout the region including Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet and Groton. The NEK Festival is a great way to experience our nations history and celebrate the past while enjoying nature’s bounty.
34th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival 2010
Renaissance festivals can be found throughout the U.S. If you have never experienced one before, they are truly an interesting and unique experience and can make for a spectacular fall vacation destination. The Maryland Renaissance Festival has been going on for 34 years and features all things old English. Thousands dress in period clothes and events feature jousting, traditional 16th century foods, and living history. Purchase hand crafted items including leather, inlay, clothing, blown glass and much more.
Harvest Wine Weekend
October 15-17, 2010
For a few months each year, wineries and vineyards offer visitors the opportunity to experience the harvest. Sponsored by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, this festival takes place in Paso Robles, centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, in California’s wine region. Featuring over 100 local wineries, this festival offers visitors dinners, tours, seminars, barbecues, live music and the experience of the harvest.
30th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival
October 16-17 2010
Awarded the North Carolina Event of the Year in 2007, the North Carolina Oyster Festival offers a celebration in honor of this abundant creature. Hosted by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, The Oyster Festival features live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, a road race, kid’s area, oyster shucking competition and Oyster Stew cook-off. This festival is quite literally a foodie paradise. Admission is $5.00.
21st Annual Harpoon Octoberfest
October 1-2, 2010
A German style Octoberfest, this is one of New England’s largest. Featuring fresh beer, German food and music, the festival is hosted by the local Harpoon Brewery and offers a variety of beers brewed locally as well as local cuisine. Why travel to the Alps when you can have it all right here in the U.S.
No matter where you live, the U.S is filled with fantastic festivals all season long. Celebrating everything harvest and more, fall vacations are a great way to enjoy the season with Tradewinds Travel Club.
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