Ready for fall fun? This October, communities across the country will celebrate autumn with pumpkin patches, homecoming parades, costume parties and more. These events are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, as well as get to know your community a little better. Find a seasonal event near you or check the list below to enjoy all that fall has to offer.
Homecoming Block Party
October 6, 2017
The sound of live music and the smell of local barbecue will fill Goshen’s popular Ignition Music Garage and downtown streets during this lively event. The Homecoming Block Party will feature live music and performances, as well as craft beers from Goshen Brewing and barbecue from Sweazy Q. More information is available from Downtown Goshen.
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
October 6-7, 2017
Beaufort, South Carolina
The Beaufort Shrimp Festival will feature a 5k race, arts and crafts and plenty of shrimp-themed activities. Up to 15 local restaurants will compete for the Silver Cup by offering their best shrimp dishes. There will also be a shrimp-peeling competition for kids. More information is available from Downtown Beaufort.
Downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival
October 7, 2017
Vicksburg Main Street will host the community’s 23rd annual Fall Festival, complete with family-friendly fun for kids and adults of all ages. The event will feature caricature drawings, a petting zoo and live entertainment. Local produce and other goods will be available from the Vicksburg Farmers Market. Learn more from Downtown Vicksburg.
Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
October 7-8, 2017
Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival is a tradition 53 years running. This year, the event will feature a parade, live music and all kinds of local vendors. There will also be a kids' corner that offers a children’s theater, scarecrow making, face painting, pony rides and more. More information is available from the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival.
October 18, 2017
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad MainStreet will celebrate its community by honoring the diverse cultures that live in it. HeritageFest will feature live music from DJs, a mariachi band and a barbershop quartertet. Visitors can also learn how to two-step, while enjoying green chili cheeseburgers and Coke floats. The event will be as much a melting pot as the community itself. Learn more from Carlsbad MainStreet.
Main Street events don’t just keep your family entertained – they also keep your community vibrant. The local businesses that line Main Street and support downtown events reinvest in the local economy and create jobs for local workers. By enjoying the Main Street events this season, you’ll help your community and its small businesses thrive.