It’s November, we’re all asking, “Where are the best fairs and fall festivals near me?” Am I right? I’ve researched the most outstanding fairs, festivals, and events to do this November and I can’t wait to share these fall family travel ideas with you!
Fall Festivals near me
I’m sharing secrets of where to find the best fall festivals near me (Southern U.S.) and you this month. If you’re like us, you can visit several on the weekends.
Greater Gulf State Fair
Named after the Mobile County, South Alabama, Northwest Florida and Southeast Mississippi areas, this fair is spectacular! Now the 90-acre site lasts for ten days and includes an area that boasts some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. You can also find incredible fair food, a petting zoo, rides, thrill shows, character meet-and-greets, a rodeo, and a tractor pull. The Greater Gulf State Fair is open in Mobile, Alabama from October 27th to November 25, 2017.
Calvary Lions Mule Day Festival
This HUGE festival has over 350 arts & crafts exhibitions and concessions. Enjoy the mule, horse, and antique tractor parade, and the overall credit to mules as an important piece of agriculture in these parts. See all of the contests, entertainment, cane grinding, petting zoo, country store, and more. The Calvary Lions Mule Day in Calgary, Georgia happens on November 3rd and 4th of 2017.
Pecan Festival of Georgia
Visitors enjoy strolling the city park to enjoy this festival’s local school bands, singers, dancers, and a performance show choir. Don’t miss this the classic car show, games, craft vendors, food vendors, and the Georgia State Pecan Pie contest. Thomas the Train will be there to greet the kids. US Representative-Buddy Carter, Georgia Senator-Tyler Harper, Georgia Representative-Chad Nimmer and a representative from Georgia Grown will kick off the opening ceremonies. The Pecan Festival of Georgia is found on November 4th in Blackshear, Georgia.
Native Rhythms Festival
Come join this remarkable celebration of the culture of the indigenous people of the United States and is a three-day event. You can expect to enjoy Native American World Cultural music with drums and workshops. Also check out the jewelry, food, concerts, and arts & crafts. The Native Rhythms Festival will be held November 10th-12th in Melbourne, Florida.
A unique festival with a unique blend of history AND harmony. Now is your chance to ride a hot air balloon! You’ll also find a 5-k color run, 1-mile fun run, Artisan Market, and games. Don’t miss the Civil War reenactment, kayaks, fishing demo, and the pet fashion show! The Harmony Jubilee will be held November 10th and 11th in Fitzgerald, Georgia.
National Veterans Day Parade & Fireworks
I am over the moon about the FULL weekend that gives honor to our Nation’s heroes. The weekend begins with a special Memorial service for Raymond Weeks, known as The Father of Veterans Day. There are luncheons, dinners, and another Memorial service for all the Veterans that passed away this year. On November 11th, there will be a grand Veterans Day Parade & fireworks display in Birmingham, Alabama.
Celebration of Seagrove Potters
A festival that speaks to the collectors and those who appreciate true art. The festivities include a Gala, live auction, Potters Market, and jazz entertainment. The rest of the weekend is filled with children’s activities, demonstrations, and food trucks. The Celebration of Seagrove Potters Festival will be November 17th-19th in Seagrove, North Carolina.
Treme’ Creole Gumbo Festival
An extraordinary festival is happening that showcases the best brass bands and gumbo too! The finest traditional and contemporary brass jazz bands will be on display. Rebirth Brass Band, a Grammy-winning band, will headline the festival. This festival will be paying tribute to the culture and tradition of Tremé Creole with great food, music, and fun. The Treme’ Creole Gumbo Festival will take place November 18th -19th in New Orleans Louisiana.
Autumn at the Arboretum
You won’t believe the beauty you’ll find at this festival celebrating fall and all of its gorgeous colors! Here you’ll see a pumpkin village filled with pumpkin houses. Also, there are award-winning plants and gardens. Autumn at the Arboretum Festival will be held from September 23 – November 22 in Dallas, Texas.
Where are great fall festivals near me? They are all around!