Autumn has rolled in bringing along with it all its shining glory.
From fresh apple cider to pumpkin patches – to hayrides and corn mazes – there are countless ways to celebrate and partake in the beauty of autumn and all its wonder.
So if you’re looking to take a fall vacation and want to check out some of America’s best fall festivals – here are our top picks.
Sever’s Fall Festival – Shakopee, Minnesota
For 25 years, Sever’s Fall Festival has hosted a variety of fall-favorite activities like a massive corn-maze challenge, petting zoo, and even pig races.
If you have little ones who need to let out some energy, there’s a massive corn pit to play in – along with an obstacle course, jumping pillows, and a zipline – just to name a few options!
For those who want to simply relax and relish in “all things fall” – you can go on a hayride, take photos next to the straw sculptures – and even pay an extra fee and play with the “pumpkin blaster”!
And don’t worry – you won’t go hungry.
Not only will you get your fill of farm-fresh apples – but you’ll enjoy classics like kettle corn, bratwurst, smoked meats, and even wood-fired pizza.
‘The Pumpkin Show’ – Circleville, Ohio
If you appreciate all things pumpkin – this is the festival for you!
From giant pumpkins, to pumpkin carving demonstrations – to even a pumpkin pie eating contest – this little festival has it all.
And when we say giant pumpkins – we’re talking massive – with the largest one in 2021 weighing in at 1,850.5lbs!
There’s also music and crafts – and just an overall smalltown feel that makes this festival a must-see at least once.
Not to mention, it originally started in 1903 – so there’s a timeless, classic feel that will warm your soul and make you appreciate the simple things.
‘Fall for Greenville’ – Greenville, South Carolina
Maybe you’re wanting something more than apple donuts and pumpkin pie.
No worries – we’ve got you!
‘Fall for Greenville’ brings more than 50 restaurants directly to the streets of Greenville, letting you taste southern favorites like shrimp and grit-cakes and fried green tomatoes.
With more than 250 options to choose from – there is something sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Not only is there food – but there is both a beer and wine garden, along with live music.
The kid area is small – but there are swings, slides, and even a “toddler town”.
If you’re looking for a modern spin on all things fall – this is a must-add to your bucket list.
Don’t Knock Your Own Hometown Glory
While it’s fun to travel to some of the best fall festivals in America – don’t knock your own hometown.
There’s something to be said about heading to the fall festival right down the street and supporting your local small businesses and farms.
Most places have at minimum pumpkins and apples – and picking those amongst the color-changing trees is enough to get anyone in the mood for fall.
So have fun – and enjoy the greatest season ever!
And if you’re looking to enjoy a scenic trip – be sure to check out our recommended list of best-of-fall towns that are must-visits this season.
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