Sep 1 - Oct 31
Scarecrow Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
Fall fun starts early in Huntsville. More than 70 custom scarecrows and hay bale art delight guests. Visit often and take in the Sorghum Maze, weekend hayrides and the always popular BOOtanica.
Sep 5 - Sep 7
Come celebrate the German heritage of MainStrasse, combining arts/crafts, food, entertainment, contests and Amusement Midway. Visitors can browse the crafts and enjoy sampling food and beverages from around the world. Four entertainment areas provide music.
Sep 5 - Sep 14
Tennessee Valley Fair
Known for its innovating exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting midway and a variety of unique fun foods, the Fair has offered tremendous family fun for nearly 100 years. New in 2014, Competitive Exhibits, including quilting, canning, photography and culinary arts, Lego Extravaganza, Pinterest Interest and more.
Sep 12 - Sep 13
Amelia Island Blues Festival
Located on the harbor in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, the 2014 Amelia Island Blues Festival will feature a melting pot of Chicago Blues, Mississippi Delta Blues and Blues Rock artist.
Stars and Stripes in the Park/Boudin Wars
The event features hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycle. Door prizes will be awarded, with food booths, live music and entertainment for children. In addition, local restaurants and chefs compete for the title of “Best Boudin in SWLA”.
NC Hot Sauce Contest
North Carolina’s finest hot sauces and barbeque sauces, along with local craft breweries and wineries, spice up the blends and texture of downtown’s historical streets. Enter the NC Pepper Eating Contest, watch Artist Dan Nelson create “Festival on Canvas, and enjoy live music.
Sep 16 - Sep 21
Kentucky Bourbon Festival
The festival features events for all interests including a balloon glow, World Championship Barrel Relay, the great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala, live music, southern cooking and a huge dose of southern hospitality.
Sep 19 - Sep 21
St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival
The family-friendly festival includes live and silent auctions, carnival rides, game booths, country store, garage sale, a sweet shop, delicious food booths including fried catfish dinners, crawfish etouffee, pork jambalaya, gumbo, BBQ, funnel cakes and of course, live music. You can also join in an outdoor mass held on the grounds of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Sep 19 - Sep 21
Taste of the Beach
Colorful canopies will line Casino Beach as island chefs present their delicious signature dishes. Everything from She Crab Soup to Island Ceviche will be for sale at the Pensacola Beach Chamber’s 4th Annual event.
Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival
This event enjoys the distinction of being the oldest continuously running blues festival in the Country and the forerunner to all blues festivals in the South. It is often referred to as the “King” of the blues festivals. This year’s festival will feature a “Blues Battle” that will showcase two different styles of blues that is defined by regional boundaries. (MS vs TX)
Sep 20 - Sep 21
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
Discover the grounds, artifacts and nature within the 702-acre National Monument while enjoying music, dance, storytelling crafts, and demonstrations by Native Americans as well as exhibits about the first cultural community in Macon.
Sep 20 - Sep 21
Join over 200 vendors of great arts and crafts as well as your favorite foods, entertainment and children’s activities. Don’t miss the Suwanee Days Parade on Saturday!
Sep 26 - Sep 28
Pensacola Seafood Festival
You and your family can enjoy delicious fruits of the sea and a variety of continuous entertainment. Carefully selected food vendors will offer a variety of delicious seafood while you browse 130 arts and crafts vendors.
Sep 26 - Sep 29
Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
A series of events ranging from the Senior’s Gala through a Virginia Wine Festival and highly- touted Triathlon to the Boardwalk Weekend. Visitors flock to visit the Art and Craft Show, three entertainment stages, Grand Parade, fireworks and the International Sand Sculpting Championships.
Sep 26 - Oct 31
Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern
Nightmares return to Lookout Mountain for the 11th year as Ruby Falls hosts Haunted Cavern, awarded the #6 spot on the national haunt list by Rand McNally! This intense event takes place both above and below ground and is considered one of the area’s best haunted attractions.
Sep 26 - Sep 27
Southern Fried Festival
The festival features local restaurant chefs and policemen and firemen in two cooking challenges and a wonderful kid’s zone featuring its own entertainment. Local businesses set up booths to promote their products and local area artisans display their handmade goods.
a taste of Clarksville
This is Clarksville’s premier food, wine and beer festival that showcases the diversity of downtown Clarksville food scene and attracts food lovers from Northeast Georgia and beyond. New this year is an outdoor classroom including cooking demonstrations and wine pairings.
Sep 27 - Sep 28
North Carolina Muscadine Festival
North Carolina is home to the nation’s first cultivated grape-the muscadine. This festival has over 25 NC wineries each year, along with music, food, tailgating, vendors, wine making contest, as well as a cooking contest.
Known as Jackson’s original music festival, WellsFest features nonstop music from some of the best bands in Mississippi, a 5K run and walk and one-mile fun run, a pet parade, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, a plant sale, and a silent auction of goods and services.
Calca Chew Food Festival
If you are a fan of spicy Cajun food you won’t want to miss this festival with a variety of Cajun classics. A French mass starts off the festival, and during the day, visitors can enjoy games, a live auction. Raffles, a petting zoo, train rides and of course-Cajun music and food. Alcohol-free event.
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