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Fairs & festivals near me & you
Raise your hand if you are like me and asking, “Where are the best fairs, pumpkin patches, and festivals near me this year in October and November?” Fall events get me all nostalgic and take me back to my childhood when our towns had more community and small-town feel. Can you relate? Ah, the warm fuzzy feelings of strolling through fall fairs, festivals, and pumpkin patches that smell of candied apples, hay, syrup, and pumpkin spice! I’ve got a great list of fall family fun in the South that’ll bring all the feels.
Best Fairs & festivals near me and you
You know I love sharing the best of the south! Are you ready for some wholesome family fun where fall-focused festivities and family-friendly activities abound – especially outdoors. Here are this year’s best festivities with the dates and links at the very end.
Unicoi County Apple Festival
Join in on the fun at the Unicoi County Apple Festival in Erwin, Tennessee where over 350 arts and craft vendors and three food courts of food vendors will be spread out along the festival grounds. There will also be three live music stages where performances will enhance the festivities. Don’t miss the tournaments, the pageant, the apple dumpling contest, and the large kid’s area.
Georgia National Fair
There’s no excuse to not visit the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia, but this annual, family-friendly event goes on for 11 full days and nights. It began in 1990 and has grown to thousands of visitors free concerts, adventure rides for young and old, agricultural exhibits, livestock, and so much free entertainment. This video shows the enormity of this fun family event in Georgia!
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Fernandina Beach, FL – Oct 7, 2018
A week long event with world-class jazz kicks off with a free concert and exposes thousands of people of all backgrounds to the excitement and life and wonderful jazz music. It’s a diverse cultural offering to the Amelia Island, Florida area that brings the city together (with a purpose to fund college educations for aspiring jazz musicians) with many different jazz styles. What’s fun is that the jazz performances are staged all around Amelia Island at different venues for everyone to find and enjoy.
Blairsville Sorghum Festival
Ask anyone that has ever attended the Blairsville Sorghum Festival and you’ll find out that these folks know how to have fascinating, down home fun. A part of Blairsville’s heritage for almost 50 years, these two weekends of fun can’t be beat! The list is long of family-friendly activities:
- live entertainment
- square dancing
- Sorghum Festival Parade
- Arts & crafts
- Food vendors
- “Biskit-eating” contest
- Pole climbing
- Log sawing
- Horseshoe Pitching
- Rock throwing
- Working sorghum mill
- Lots to see, buy, eat, & do
North Carolina Seafood Festival
Talk about fall food festivals near me and you that are absolutely incredible! This is so much more than a food festival, however. In its 32nd year, the North Carolina Seafood Festival happens on the beautiful Morehead City waterfront and offers a variety of seafood, concerts, vendors, Chef’s talents, boat shows, exhibits, fireworks, and so much more. There’s also free admission and parking at the port with shuttles that will transport folks to the fun.
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Best pumpkin patches near me & you
The thing about pumpkin patches is that they get is outside to enjoy the crisp fall air, hayrides, and the rewards of country town harvests. Adults become children again as we trudge through huge corn mazes without a thought – it’s just too fun to think being tired afterward. It’s our responsibility also to make sure that kids in our life grown up making these fun, family-friendly memories outdoors.
Fall is just more fun when you spend the day at Mitcham Farm! Have you ever experienced a large corn maze with a game in the middle of it? With a regular admission ticket, families can enjoy Colonel Cob’s corn maze, a mini corn maze, hay rides, a giant jumping pad, cow train, a corn cannon, super slide, and many picnic tables. For an extra fee, you can enjoy a hayride out to bonfire pits, a helicopter ride, a bull ride, and of course, lots of concession food!
Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres
Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres is an adorable working farm with a family legacy that dates back to the Civil War. This Christian family decided to go from strictly owning chicken houses to blessing an entire region with their
Your general admission ticket will include a fun wagon ride to and from the corn field maze, a trip through the corn maze, build-your-own-scarecrow area, tumble bug races, barnyard alley, corn box, corn hole, cow & horse trains, duck races, dirt hill, hay jump, Lincoln logs, spider web, the play set, teether ball, volleyball, see saws, pedal carts, and the pumpkin patch! Wow! For a little extra, your family can enjoy the corn cannon and horseback riding as well.
Little Cane Creek Farm Corn Maze
How does a themed 5-acre corn maze, hayride, straw bale maze, pyramid, slide, tunnel, spider web challenge, pumpkin patch, and sunflower patch sound? These are just a few of the fun outdoor activities available at Little Cane Creek Farm Corn Maze in West Union, South Carolina. “Flashlight Nights” at the farm are a big hit too but be sure to bring a flashlight in case you “get lost!”
This list of the best fairs, pumpkin patches, and festivals near me and you this year in October and November is truly a love of mine to pull together for you every year. Our family looks forward to running into you at these fabulous fall event venues. Look for us and tell them that I sent you!
Tis the season for pumpkins and lots of family fun so enjoy yourself!
Info before you Go
Unicoi County Apple Festival: Oct. 5th & 6th, 100 S. Main Street, Erwin, TN
North Carolina Seafood Festival: Oct. 5th-7th, 412 D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC
Georgia National Fair: Oct. 4th – Oct. 14th, 401 Larry Walker Pkwy. Perry, GA
Amelia Island Jazz Festival: Oct. 7th – Oct. 14th, Amelia Island, FL
Blairsville Sorghum Festival: 2nd & 3rd weekends of October, 90 Meeks Park Rd, Blairsville, GA
Micham Farms: Sept. 22nd – November 4th, 797 W Macedonia Church Rd, Oxford, GA
Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres: Sept. 29th – October 27th., 19856 County Road 121, Hilliard, FL
Little Cane Creek Farm: Sep. 21st – Nov. 4th, 2480 North Highway 11, West Union, SC