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October Events, 2014

 


 

Alabama, Mobile & Baldwin Counties, Event Date: October 2-4, 2014

Birders Flock to Gulf Coast for 11th Alabama Coastal BirdFest

Registration continues for the 11th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest, October 2–4, 2014. Since 2004, BirdFest has brought together thousands of birders from across the United States and Canada to enjoy prime bird watching opportunities on the Gulf Coast during fall migration. "The birding potential on the Alabama Gulf Coast is phenomenal, and during fall migration is the best time to enjoy it,” said John Borom ...

 


 

Arizona, Patagonia, Event Date: October 10 to 12, 2014

The Best Not-So-Little Art and Music Festival in SE Arizona (Patagonia)

Get ready for three joyous days of live musical entertainment and over 100 fine arts, crafts and diverse food booths in Patagonia, AZ as this quaint, historic town heralds the arrival of autumn with a celebration of music and art at the Patagonia Fall Festival, October 10 to 12. Now in its 26th year, this free festival now attracts more than 15,000 visitors to the spacious tree-shaded park in the center of town. The Festival’s exhibitors are invited by juried vote to present the most unique and exceptionally high quality art and crafts ...

 


 

Arizona, Catalina Foothills, Event Date: October 4th, 2014

Fantastic Fun Day to Benefit Friends 4 the Future, October 4th, Catalina Foothills, AZ

Fantastic Fun Day will be held October 4th at Brandi Fenton Park, N. Alvernon Way, Catalina Foothills, AZ. This is a fun filled, free community event benefitting Friends 4 the Future. Funds raised will be used to expand and continue development of the H.E.A.R.T.T. program which targets the education of children and adolescents in healthy eating habits, hearty physical activities, and financial literacy

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Date: October 4th & 5th, 2014

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, opens the 2014-2015 Acxiom Pops Live! Series with Bill Conti’s Academy Awards Show. The concert is held at the Pulaski Academy Connor Performing Arts Center, 12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock, AR, on  Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Oscar and five-time Emmy-winner Bill Conti – conductor of the Academy Awards Orchestra and composer of film scores “Karate Kid” and “Rocky”  - leads the ASO in a celebration of the big screen. In addition  ...

 


 

Arkansas, Maumelle, Event Date: October 18th & 19th, 2014

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the second concert in the 2014-2015 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series: Blazing Brass. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra‘s Principal Trumpet Richard Jorgensen performs the classic Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major by Haydn, and Bruckner’s colossal Symphony No. 7 in E Major completes the program. The Masterworks Series is sponsored by the Stella Boyle Smith Trust. The concert is sponsored by Aristotle, Inc. The concert takes place at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center ...

 


 

Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Date: October 21st, 2014

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Presents Landers FIAT River Rhapsodies: Quartet for the End of Time at Clinton Center, Little Rock

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, presents the opening concert of the 2014-2015 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series: Quartet for the End of Time. ASO musicians present the music of Haydn and Messiaen in the beautiful Grand Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR, on October 21st at 7 PM. A cash bar is open at 6 PM and at intermission, and patrons are invited to carry drinks into the hall. Media sponsor for the River  ...

 


 

California, Placerville, Event Date: October 18 & 19, 2014

31st Annual Rock & Gem Show Set for October 18th & 19th, Placerville, CA

Celebrate the 31th Annual Rock & Gem Show on October 18 & 19, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, (exit 44B off Hwy 50) Placerville, CA, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 daily. Find over forty-five dealers featuring worldwide varieties of minerals, gems, custom jewelry, beads, findings, fossils, petrified wood, opal, gold, meteorites, carvings, lapidary material, supplies, tools and equipment. Watch free jewelry-making and lapidary demonstrations. See over thirty ...

 


 

California, Ojai, Event Date: October 11-13, 2014

Prestigious Ojai Studio Artists Tour Set for October 11-13, Ojai, CA

The 31st annual self-guided Ojai Studio Artists Tour – one of the premier art events in California – is set for Columbus Day weekend, October 11-13. This is the first three-day event in the Tour’s history. Fifty artist studios throughout the breathtaking Ojai Valley will be open each day from 10am to 5pm. The event takes place at the Ojai Center for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai, CA. The 2014 Tour features the work of six new OSA artists. This year, artist demonstrations will also be a feature at several studios, with the Demonstration Schedule ...

 


 

California, Torrance, Event Date: October 26, 2014

Downtown Torrance, CA Antique Street Faire Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration, October 26th

Join the free celebration on October 26th when the Torrance Antique Street Faire celebrates sixteen years of bringing the best antique and collectible dealers to the streets of historic downtown Torrance, CA (1317 Sartori Ave.). Over 200 sellers will be there with antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, toys, tools, plants, home decor and more - all on sale at bargain prices. Special events include the 3rd Annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest and Parade at noon. The contest and parade is free to participate and prizes will be awarded for the best costume. The Contest is sponsored by A ...

 


 

California, Newport Beach, Event Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fine arts and crafts fair coming to Newport Beach Civic Green, October 11th

The 11th Annual Newport Beach Arts Foundation's Art in the Park will be held October 11th from 10 am - 4 pm, on The Civic Green at the Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA. Over 100 artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling original artwork, jewelry and fine crafts. This year’s event will include a mix of the contemporary and traditional, of bold and beautiful - with something that appeals to everyone ...

 


 

California, Big Bear Lake, Event Date: Weekends, Sept. 13 - Oct. 25, 2014

44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Expands German Entertainment, Weekends, September 13th - October 25th

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times, weekends, September 13th - October 25th. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this fall’s festival once again will expand the entertainment line-up to feature two bands from Germany and more free contests. The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has continuously expanded its entertainment offerings over the past five years, providing guests with a wide variety of music, dance groups and ...

 


 

California, Covina, Event Date: October 11, 2014

This year’s 19th Annual Covina Thunderfest & Music Festival is revving up to be something special. On Saturday, October 11th, from 1pm to 8pm, Downtown Covina, CA is going back to a simpler time of the 1950's. The Covina Downtown Association will be presenting live music all day at one of the two outdoor stages. The Food & Beer/Wine garden at Heritage Plaza is a great place to take a break as you listen to live music from the Buzz Jumpers or Hula Girls. Sample some of the valley’s best micro-brews ...

 


 

California, Ventura, Event Date: October 11 and 12, 2014

Seaside Highland Games Return to the Ventura County Fairgrounds, October 11th and 12th

The 12th Annual Seaside Highland Games return to the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd.) the weekend of October 11 & 12, with over eighty clans and societies, bagpipe and drum bands from many Western states. There will be competitions in pipes, drums, dance, athletics, drum majoring and fiddles. Some of the highlights include: Heavy athletes "throwing stuff" and herding dog demonstrations and Heeland Coos; The US Marine Band will be performing ...

 


 

Caribbean, St. Lucia, Soufriere

Jade Mountain Resort, Saint Lucia, Opens Interactive Chocolate Laboratory

Stays at Jade Mountain Resort, Saint Lucia, are becoming sweeter. Guests are invited to make their own chocolate in the brand-new chocolate laboratory.  Jade Mountain is not only one of Saint Lucia’s most scenic resorts, it is also the island’s only bean to bar, organic, single estate boutique chocolate maker.  There are over 1000 cocoa trees on the resort estates, including the organic farm Emerald’s in the Soufriere Hills. For the past three years, Jade Mountain has hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate for the enjoyment of their guests and with the opening of its chocolate  ...

 


 

Caribbean, Event Date: October 18th, 2014

JazzFest at Sea, the ultimate 20’s – ‘40’s jazz cruise, announces its 2014 jazz cruise presenting world acclaimed artists of traditional and classic jazz

The 11th Annual JazzFest at Sea will be taking place onboard the MSC Divina departing Miami to the Eastern Caribbean on October 18th, 2014 for 7 nights. The cruise presents Swing, Classic Jazz, Chicago Jazz, Traditional Jazz, and other jazz styles which emerged during the first half of the 20th century.   This year’s lineup features the Allan Vaché All-Star Jazz Sextet, the Harry Allen Quintet, and the Bria Skonberg Quintet. Special guests include Banu Gibson and Cynthia Sayer. A swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of  ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: October 25, 2014

Film Screening: I am not racist...am I?, Denver CO, October 25th

Calhoun's feature-length documentary film, I'm Not Racist...Am I?, has been selected by the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) to be one of the cornerstone films addressing this summer’s tragic events in Ferguson. History Colorado and Denver Public School's Office of Equity and Inclusion invite you to the History Colorado Center on Saturday, October 25th for a free screening of I'm Not A Racist, Am I? Multiple screenings in Denver for students, educators ...

 


 

Colorado, Pueblo, Event Date: September 19, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Brings Picasso, Matisse and Chagall Collection to Pueblo

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center celebrates the most important artists of the 20th century with Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, an exhibition of prints, opening its doors to the public September 19. An opening reception for Arts Center members will be held September 18. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall were among the trailblazers of their time, an era defined by artistic leaps in freedom from academia constraints ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: October 18, November 1 & December 6

How To Talk To Your Kids About Race: Workshops at History Colorado Challenge Many Assumptions and Stereotypes

Race. What is race? What do we really know about race? Why even talk about race, especially with your kids? On October 18, November 1 and December 6, History Colorado will help families do just that: talk about race and racism, inclusion and diversity. Held at the History Colorado Center (1200 Broadway, Denver), these workshops will begin with the Race: Are We So Different? museum exhibit, and then proceed through a facilitated discussion of the legacy of racism in the U.S  ...

 


 

Colorado, Denver, Event Date: October 14th, 2014

History Colorado Launches Six-Part Lecture Series on Race: Are We So Different?

What do we really know about race?  Why even talk about race?  On October 14th, from 6:30pm to 8:00 pm, History Colorado, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Denver, will host the first of six interactive discussions about race named FWD (Forward). This first program explores the science versus the concept of “race” through a panel discussion. Additionally, the results of actual DNA testing conducted with several Denver community members of different ethnic origins will be revealed ...

 


 

Colorado, Livermore, Event Date: October 25, 2014

Livermore Colorado's Octobercraft Pre-Holiday Show, October 25th

Octobercrafts in Livermore, Colorado is hosted at the Livermore Community Hall, 1985 West County Road 74E. Hardwood floors and the beauty of the Old West surround you as you enter the historic building. Only 20 miles North, as you make your drive from Fort Collins, Colorado, you'll experience the gorgeous scenery that Colorado is famous for. The eclectic mix of vendors are there to display their crafts and art from 10:00am to 5:00pr on October 25th, with ...

 


 

Connecticut

Connecticut Art Trunk: Mixed Media, Vintage and Flea Market Treasures, Stamford

Stamford, Connecticut - The 2014 Connecticut Art Trunk will be a mixed media feast of color, texture, and original art. The event is held Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00am - 2:00pm, at the Sheraton Stamford Connecticut, 700 E Main Street, Stamford CT. The event is open to the public.   Located at the hub of Art is You, the East Coast Art Retreat. The 2014 Art Trunk is a unique event featuring finished art such as collages, assemblages, art quilts, steam punk jewelry and altered art. Stock up on supplies such as art papers, kits, beads, frippery, collage sheets, fibers, yarns, fabrics, unique ...

 


 

Connecticut

Give Kids the World: Artists Unite for seriously ill children, Stamford, CT

Stamford, Connecticut – Art Is…You will present the Auction on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00am - 2:00pm, at the Sheraton Stamford Connecticut, 700 E Main Street, Stamford CT. The event is open to the public.   The Artists Unite Auction will present a selection of art dolls, paintings, mixed media, quilts, sculptures and jewelry created by over 30 nationally and internationally recognized mixed media artists. The auction will take place at the East Coast Art Trunk. This event is kindly supported by the Sheraton Stamford Hotel and all proceeds from the silent ...

 


 

Florida, Key Largo, Event Date: October 10th to 12th

Third Annual Key Largo Songfest, Downtown Key Largo, October 10th to 12th

Columbus Day Weekend welcomes the 3rd Annual Key Largo Songfest in Downtown Key Largo at the all waterfront venue's of Bayside Grille, Pilot House, and Key Largo Fisheries (Friday through Sunday, October 10th, 11th, & 12th). The Downtown Key Largo Association will host a group of professional songwriters at three different venues simultaneously including Greg Barnhill, Mark Stephen Jones ...

 


 

Florida, Panama City, Event Date: Oct. 17th and 18th 2014

The 14th Annual Jazz-By-the-Bay Festival will be held at Oaks-By-the-Bay Park in the St. Andrews section of Panama City, FL, on October 17th and 18th. The Festival will feature ten hours of jazz over two days performed by six jazz bands playing a variety of jazz styles. The festival, as usual, is free and open to the public. Headlining the festival will be the Minneapolis-based Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band, a nationally acclaimed ensemble. Other artists scheduled at the festival are guitarist and vocalist ...

 


 

Florida, Port Saint Lucie, Event Date: October 4th - 5th

The Treasure Coast Home Show returns Saturday, October 4th through Sunday, October 5th, at the Port Saint Lucie Civic Center, located at the corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Rd. in Port Saint Lucie, FL. At the biggest home show on the Treasure Coast, visitors will find hundreds of experts all under one roof: the latest in home remodel, spas, windows and doors and much more. Hours are Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 10-4. Adult admission is $5 and kids are free. Parking is free. The event is sponsored by the Treasure Coast Builder Association ...

 


 

Florida, Tampa, Event Date: October 24-26, 2014

Roll Out the Barrels - Top of the Bay Oktoberfest is Coming to Tampa, October 24th to 26th

The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is betting on a great weekend of non-stop entertainment under the Big-top tent for the 19th Annual Top of the Bay Oktoberfest, October 24th to 26th. at the historic Tampa Bay Downs, one mile north of the landmark Oldsmar Flea Market at Tampa and Racetrack Road. The event is presented by Tampa Bay Downs and Warsteiner Bier. Oktoberfest brings the best of Old Bavaria and new Florida together for three full days of authentic German food, drink, music and dancing ...

 


 

Georgia, Pine Lake, Event Date: October 4 - 5, 2014

Lakeside Arts and Music Festival, Pine Lake, GA, October 4th - 5th

Get away to Pine Lake, one of metro Atlanta's hidden gems, located between Decatur and Stone Mountain and just barely OTP. In addition to an artist market with local and regional vendors, live music, great food, and family activities, the Pine Lake's LakeFest 2014 provides some fabulous features you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Some of the acticities include: Floatzilla: a spectacular and wacky boat parade in which participants decorate their kayaks, canoes and other non-motorized watercraft ...

 


 

Illinois, Rochelle, Event Date: October 4, 2014

In God's Service (IGS) and the Chicago Skydiving Center are having a skydiving party. The event is Emergency Service Rescue Project Fundraiser Freefall: Skydive for Burn Units, held October 4th at the Chicago Skydiving Center, 1207 West Gurler Rd., Rochelle, IL. This is a free event featuring a cookout, volleyball tournament, games, prizes, music, and of course skydiving. A volleyball tournament will start at 11:00am. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. There will also be games and activities for children. Skydives are discounted through this event under IGS at the Chicago Skydiving Center  ...

 


 

Illinois, Woodstock, Event Date: October 1-31, 2014

Check out a vibrant local arts scene October 1-31 at the October Art Shows at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois. The gallery at 101 N. Johnson Street on the historic Square continues its tradition of hosting exhibits of local and national artists that change monthly. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, 11am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm. Visit www.oldcourthouseartscenter.org or phone 815-338-4525 for more information. The October exhibits run through ...

 


 

Indiana, Sullivan, Event Date: October 18, 2014

First Annual Southern Indiana Outdoor Festival to Take Place in Sullivan County, October 18th

To help celebrate all our county has to offer, the Tourism Commission of Sullivan County is introducing the first annual Southern Indiana Outdoor Festival. This free, premiere event will be held on Saturday, October 18th at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds located on East Washington St. in Sullivan, Indiana. Doors will open at 8:30 am with activities concluding around 5:00 pm. Booths and displays from numerous state agencies and conservation groups will be present ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Northampton, Event Date: October 10 to 12, 2014

18th Annual Northampton International Film Festival, October 10 to 12, Northampton, MA

The Northampton International Film Festival (www.nohoiff.org) returns for its 18th season, Columbus Day weekend October 10 - 12, in the scenic college town of Northampton, Massachusetts. Watch the best in independent cinema, from the shores of New Zealand to the Pioneer Valley. Enjoy exclusive Q&A sessions with filmmakers, nightly after-hours parties at Packard’s and the exciting awards ceremony. Enjoy rock n’ roll at the opening night feature film “3 Mile Limit,” starring David Aston ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Northampton, Event Date: October 11, 12 & 13, 2014

Award-Winning Paradise City Arts Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Remarkable Art, Stylish Crafts, Great Food and Cool Jazz

The 20th Annual Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA on Columbus Day Weekend, October 11, 12 & 13. The Fairgrounds are located at 54 Old Ferry Road (off Route 9). It’s a world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. A carefully selected collection of 275 painters, sculptors and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Worcester, Event Date: October 16th

The Worcester Chamber Music Society Performs Mozart Fest, October 16th, at the Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury St., Worcester (6:30 PM dinner; 8:00 PM concert). Feed your stomach and soul at the first of three Café concerts this season. Celebrate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a café setting just as listeners in the 18th century would have experienced.   Enjoy wine and dessert during the performance for a real French Café experience, or choose the dinner ticket option for a ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Greenfield, Event Date: October 11&12, 2014
4th Annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival to be held in Greenfield, MA, October 11th & 12th

The Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival, held in the heart of Franklin County, under the iconic Poet’s Seat Tower, returns for its 4th year on Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th. The event will feature a New England Barbecue Society Grilling Contest, a Kansas City Barbeque Society BBQ Contest, a BrewFest Samplin’ Saloon on Saturday, Lefty’s Brew Saloon on Sunday, live blues music, a People’s Choice BBQ Samplin’ Pit, kids activities, vendors, contests, and more. Fundraiser for the Greenfield Recreation ...


 

Michigan, Ann Arbor, Event Date: October 25 & 26, 2014

Local Fiber Enthusiasts "Flocking" to Fiber Expo in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Many local residents as well as people from neighboring states will be “flocking” to the Fall Fiber Expo that is taking place October 25 & 26 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI. The Spring Fiber Expo is scheduled for March 28 & 29, 2015. Fall is a perfect time of year to head over to Fiber Expo, where those that love making and using things from natural fibers meet. There is nothing better than finding a new pair of cozy wool mittens ...

 


 

Michigan, Madison Heights, Event Date: October 25, 2014

11th Annual Lamphere Craft Show & Health Fair, Madison Heights, MI

The Lamphere Craft Show & Health Fair is being held on Saturday, October 25th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Lamphere High School. The school is located at 610 W. 13 Mile Rd., (between I-75 and John R Rd.) in Madison Heights, MI. Admission is $2.00, $1.00 for Seniors 60+. Now in its 11th year, the show includes approximately 100 craft booths, vendors, a variety of health vendors and screenings, fall harvest sale, bake sale and concessions. Craft booths offer a wide range of handmade items including, jewelry, wood items, pet collars/toys ...

 


 

Missouri, St. Louis, Event Date: October 19, 2014

St. Louis Blues Society's "Road to Memphis" Challenge

The Saint Louis Blues Society will host the 2014 band competition to select one blues band and one solo/duo act to represent St. Louis at the 31st International Blues Challenge IBC presented by the Blues Foundation and held in Memphis Tennessee, January 20 to 24, 2015. The St louis Blues Challenge final judging will be held at the Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, MO, on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm ...

 


 

Massachusetts, Wellesley, Event Date: Dinner & Live Auction, October 2. Online Auction, September 19-October 3

Eat for a Good Cause: Natick Community Organic Farm Harvest Dinner and Auction

The Natick Community Organic Farm (NCOF) will hold its thirteenth annual Harvest Dinner and Auction on Thursday, October 2 at the Wellesley College Club, 727 Washington Street, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Festivities will begin on the Club’s beautiful lakeside patio with a non-pretentious guided beverage tasting where guests can sample the sustainable wines, local and organic beers, and natural sodas. The bountiful meal that follows will be prepared by Wellesley College Club’s talented chefs from NCOF’s finest ...

 


 

Missouri

National touring act, Swing St. Louis, presents the premier of Remembering Judy Garland at Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood, Missouri (April 14, 2014) - St. Louis invites you to celebrate its 250th birthday with a Vaudeville-style show saluting Meet Me In St. Louis film star, Judy Garland. National touring act, Swing St. Louis, presents the premier of Remembering Judy Garland at Kirkwood, MO’s Robert G. Reim Theatre (111 S. Geyer Rd.) this October 11th, 2014 at 2PM and 7PM. Entertainers and vintage enthusiasts, Emily and Lacy Miller, will bring Judy's hits and tributes to the stage in ...

 


 

New Jersey, Woodstown, Event Date: October 10-12, 2014

Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off coming to South Jersey, October 10-12

Giant pumpkin growers and pumpkin enthusiast will be planting seeds, watering, and fertizing, pampering and burying vines from spring to fall, as they prepare for their moment in the spot light. Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners from any state are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the South Jersey South Jersey Pumpkin Show Big Pumpkin Weigh Off on Sunday, October 12th, at the Salem County ...

 


 

Kenilworth, New Jersey, Event Date: October 26th, 2014

Kenilworth, New Jersey to Hold Annual Fall Street Fair on October 26th

On Sunday, October 26th, the Borough of Kenilworth, NJ will sponsor its Annual Kenilworth Street Fair. This free event will be held along the Boulevard between 14th Street and 24th Streets from 10AM - 4PM. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party featuring over 200 exhibitors selling unique items. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, clown, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos and much more. There will be live entertainment all day long featuring bands, dancers, karate ...

 


 

New Jersey, Saddle Brook, Event Date: October 5th

Saddle Brook, New Jersey - On Sunday, October 5th, Saddle Brook UNICO will hold a Giant Street Fair.  This free event will be held along 215 Market St. between Mayhill St. and Westminster Place in Saddle Brook, NJ. The Street Fair hours are 9am-5pm. The street will be transformed into a giant town block party featuring over 150 vendors selling unique items. There will be mechanical kiddie rides, climbing wall, camel rides, petting zoo, clown, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment and more ...

 


 

New Jersey, Montclair, Event Date: October 18th-19th, 2014

One of the Top 100 Craft Shows in the Country: Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park, Montclair, NJ, October 18th-19th

New exhibitors in a variety of media will be joining over 160 fine artists and artisans attending the 15th annual Fall Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair, NJ, on October 18th-19th. The show was selected as one of the top 100 fine art and fine crafts shows in America according to Sunshine Artist Magazine (the art and craft show Industry's leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons). From 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine, this free to the public show celebrates American  ...

 


 

New Jersey, Ramsey, Event Date: October 12th, 2014 (rain date Oct. 19)

Adorno Fathers Annual Fall Fair, Ramsey, NJ, October 12th

Adorno Fathers Annual Fall Fair, Ramsey, NJ, October 12th Friends of the Adornos will be holding their Annual Fall Fair on October 12th (rain date 10/19/14) from 10AM-5PM. The fair will be on the grounds of the Adorno Fathers on 575 Darlington Ave., Ramsey, NJ. There will be home-made foods that the Friends of the Adornos serve, top-notch vendors and great bargains. There is a home improvement section that features vendors specializing in roofing, siding, additions, basements, bathroom remodeling, cabinets ...

 


 

New York, New York, Event Date: October 22, 2014

Light Opera of New York presents “Gypsies and Barons and Heirs,” October 22nd

Not enough schmaltz in your life? Smile, weep, sigh and reminisce, when the Light Opera of New York presents “Gypsies and Barons and Heirs,” a trip through old world operetta gems, at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30pm. Everyone knows The Merry Widow and Die Fledermaus, but this is also an opportunity to hear some amazing “Danubian treasures” that are not as well known, performed by five versatile artists: Byron Singleton, Charlotte ...

 


 

North Carolina, Mars Hill, Event Date: October 4, 2014

Mars Hill Heritage Festival and the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival Coming to Mars Hill, NC

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the town of Mars Hill, NC, will be transformed into a celebration of traditional music, dance, locally made arts and crafts, and of course delicious food. Two of the finest festivals in the Southern Appalachian region - the twenty-year-old Mars Hill Heritage Festival and the forty-seven year old Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival - join to showcase and preserve our rich traditions. You won’t walk away without a smile and a renewed appreciation for all that this community ...

 


 

North Carolina, Rocky Mount, Event Date: October 30, 2014

Dunn Center Performance Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Beatles Tour, Rocky Mount, NC, October 30th

For 30 years, 1964 The Tribute has put on an exciting show that Rolling Stone Magazine calls the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” 1964 The Tribute will be performing at the Dunn Center of Performing Arts, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC, on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $27.00. This year, the rock group has a brand new show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Beatles Tour. This talented group of musicians create a thrilling ...

 


 

Ohio, Dayton, Event Date: October 11 to 12, 2014

The H&H A Holistic Event Expo will take place October 11-12, in Dayton, Ohio, at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St. The Expo is the largest metaphysical, holistic expo in Ohio with over 400 vendors, embracing the best of the most credentialed psychics, healers, and metaphysicians including a variety of psychic readings, healing modalities and exclusive products. A Holistic Event Expo is a unique concept of creating an opportunity for like minded individuals to come together in mutual support in the quest to create a happier, healthier, and more ...

 


 

Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Event Date: October 9th-12th

Fall RV Show & Bargain Expo is Returning for its 45th Year at State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, October 9th-12th

An event with a successful four decade old history, the Fall RV Show & Bargain Expo (www.okcrvshows.com) is making its way back to the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma October 9th through October 12th, 2014. This year, the four day show will prominently feature hundreds of RVs to browse through, displaying the latest floor plans and options and all offered at special low show prices. Plus, buyers can bet that the five participating local area RV dealers will be going head-to-head ...

 


 

Oregon, Oregon City, Event Date: October, 2014 - January 15, 2015

New exhibit in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon City

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center is continuing its collaboration with the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center on several Native American historical exhibits. A new exhibit, “Before the Grand Ronde Reserve: Native Presence and Assimilation at Willamette Falls,” is now open through January 15, 2015. This newest collaboration joins other enhancements the Tribe ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: October 11th & 12th, 2014

All-Helicopter Airshow Whirls Into Pennsylvania at RotorFest 2014, Oct 11th and 12th

The American Helicopter Museum’s RotorFest 2014, the annual, only all-helicopter air show in the US, is scheduled for October 11th and 12th, from 10am – 4:30pm at the American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA. RotorFest 2014, managed by Dave Schultz Airshows, LLC, will feature a special tribute to soldiers in the Pennsylvania National Guard returning soldiers, the US Army Golden Knights 16 person parachute team from Ft. Bragg, NC, the original Bat Mobile and Bat Copter flying show ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, West Chester, Event Date: October 11th and 12th

Philadelphia Region's Helicopter Story Revealed; Helicopter Air Show Plans Unveiled at American Helicopter Museum

The Cradle of Rotary Wing Aviation exhibit at the American Helicopter Museum explains why everywhere you go in the Philadelphia and Southeastern PA region, you will find pioneers and places related to the development of the helicopter. The American Helicopter Museum’s RotorFest 2014, the annual, only all-helicopter air show in the US, is scheduled for October 11th and 12th from 10am – 4:30pm at the American Helicopter Museum, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA. A family ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Rankin/Swissvale, Event Date: October 25th  

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area presents: Casting the Iron Garden

Rivers of Steel is partnering with the Penn State Master Gardener Program, Carbon Arts, and local Pittsburgh artisans to create an Iron Garden Walk at the National Historic Landmark Carrie Furnaces site in Rankin/Swissvale, PA. The Casting the Iron Garden event is Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The iron pour will provide a first-hand look at the process and skills of casting molten iron into pattern molds. This same process produced the iron that built our nation and many of the world's largest structures ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Dates: October 18th and December 13th, 2014

The Kente Arts Alliance will present its new fall series entitled Alto Madness. It will feature three accomplished alto saxophonists who have made their mark in the jazz world. Two concerts are presented in Pittsburgh. The first one is October 18th and the second one is December 13th. Concert I: On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8 pm, Kente Arts Alliance will present a double bill concert featuring the Tony Campbell Jazz Surgery Band and the Roby “Supersax” ...

 


 

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Event Date: October 4th, 2014

25th Annual St. Thomas More Arts & Craft Festival, Pittsburgh PA, October 4th

The 25th Annual St. Thomas More Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on October 4th from 9:00am-3:00pm across the street from South Hills Village Mall at 126 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh PA. The show will feature handcrafted items from over seventy local artists in two large rooms. Just a few of the items that are for sale will be jewelry, wreaths and holiday items, soaps & oils, wood crafts, hand knitting, painted rocks, and much, more. Admission is free. Web: www.stmpgh.org, Phone: ...

 


 

Rhode Island

The Art of Fashion - Doris Duke's sense of style on display in the 2014 Rough Point annual exhibit, Newport, RI

Newport, Rhode Island (March 19, 2014) - With a great eye for classic cut and design and a bold attitude toward fashion, Doris Duke was a designer’s ideal client. Miss Duke - heiress, philanthropist and art collector - carefully created a fashion collection comprised of both couture and off-the-rack items from a variety of designers. During No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke, the annual exhibit at Rough Point, Miss Duke’s Newport home, visitors are invited to explore a portion of Miss Duke’s clothing collection ranging from the understated to the show-stopping.   Doris Duke had an ...

 


 

South Carolina, Charleston, Event Date: October 5, 2014

The Beach Music & Shag Preservation Society of South Carolina (BMSPSSC) will hold its yearly celebration on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. This ninth annual Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival will take place at the Holliday Citadel Alumni Center in Charleston, at 171 Moultrie St. Tickets cost $25 for BMSPSSC members and $30 for nonmembers. Live music will be provided by the Fantastic Shakers, Rhonda McDaniel and Jimbo Durham & Shag Attack. Deejays Gerry Scott and Andy Todd will entertain ...

 


 

Texas, Bandera, Event Date: October 18th, 2014

On Saturday, October 18th, from 11am to 4pm, Ranch Heritage Day will take place at the Hill Country State Natural Area (10600 Bandera Creek Rd.), ten miles outside of Bandera, TX. Dress western and enjoy lots of free family fun for kids and adults. Step back in time as you ride in a horse-drawn covered wagon, visit with the cook at the chuck wagon, or watch exciting ranch rodeo skills. Be dazzled by World Champion Trick Roper Kevin Fitzpatrick and watch as craftsmen and women spin yard with local wool ...

 


 

Texas, Muenster, Event Date: October 18 through 19, 2014

Prost (cheers)! Oktoberfest is coming to Muenster, TX on October 18th & 19th, at the new 60,000 sq. ft. Heritage Park Pavilion located at 301 North Ash Street in Muenster, TX. Muenster Oktoberfest will bring out the German in everyone as visitors celebrate this traditional Oktoberfest with live polka, country, rock and nostalgic bands on stage all weekend with Alpine Village, The Royal Kolobasneck’s, Brave Combo, The Mullet Boyz and more. Over fifty arts and craft vendors ...

 


 

Texas, Bandera, Event Date: October 11th, 2014

Bandera’s 3rd Annual Texas Hill Country Music Fest Features 11 Top Performers

The 3rd Annual Texas Hill Country Music Fest will take place on Saturday, October 11th at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar in Bandera, Texas. Eleven of Texas’s top performers will be on hand. The Music Fest is an all-day event with the music beginning at Noon and ending at 2:00 AM. Featured artists include Drew Kennedy and Josh Grider, Walt Wilkins, the Red River Songwriters Gang, the Pat Ryan Band and many more. Enjoy fabulous live music, great food, a live auction and ...

 


 

Vermont, Manchester, Event Date: October 3, 4, & 5

When autumn approaches, that’s when the craft festival season begins in earnest. The 23rd Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival kicks off American Craft Week in Vermont. The Festival will be held October 3rd through 5th at the Practice Tee on Route 7A, a mile and a half north of the new roundabout in downtown Manchester, Vermont. The Manchester show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art as well as a specialty food tent. Exhibitors are housed in large ...

 


 

Vermont, Stowe, Event Date: October 10 to 12, 2014

The 31st Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is the absolute apex of American Craft Week in Vermont. The Stowe Festival will be held October 10th through 12th at the Stowe Events Field on Weeks Road about a half mile north of the Routes 100 and 108 intersection in the Village of Stowe. The Stowe show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art as well as a specialty food tent. Exhibitors are housed in large Camelot tents, transformed into veritable cathedrals ...

 


 

Virginia, Newport News, Event Date: October 10-12, 2014

Harvest Faire Returns for 20th Year of Medieval fun, Newport News, VA

Harvest Faire, the Virginia Peninsula’s oldest Renaissance Festival, will return to Newport News to celebrate its 20th season October 10-12, 2014. The Faire is held at Endview Plantation, 362 Yorktown Rd. Visitors will enjoy medieval combat and encampments, knights on horseback, live music and dance, merchants, food and period games. You don’t have to wear a costume and they don’t mind if you do wear one. Times are Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, and Sunday 9am-3pm.  Tickets are $20 for an adult weekend pass ...

 


 

Virginia, Richmond, Event Date: October 25, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia kicks off its season with a modern take on Vienna, Richmond

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, one of the most innovative and accessible classical music organizations in Virginia, celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2014 / 2015 concert season. CMSCVA will kick off this special year in October with two concerts inspired by the city of Vienna. These concerts will take listeners on a musical journey from the classics of old Vienna to contemporary chamber music inspired by Mozart and Schubert ...

 


 

Virginia, Richmond, Event Date: October 27th, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia opens its tenth anniversary season with the music of Vienna: Austro-Hungarian Waltz

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, one of the most innovative and accessible classical music organizations in Virginia, celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2014 / 2015 concert season. CMSCVA will kick off this special year in October with two concerts inspired by the city of Vienna. These concerts will take listeners on a musical journey from the classics of old Vienna to contemporary chamber music inspired by Mozart and Schubert. The Viennese theme is celebrated on Monday October ...

 


Virginia

The City of Fairfax Fall Festival Offers Crafts, Music, Carnival, Expanded Stages of Entertainment, Lumberjack Competition

Fairfax, Virginia - Crafts, children’s activities, rides, music and food will fill the downtown Fairfax streets during the Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 11, 2014 (rain date Oct. 12). No entrance fee to attend the festival. There are fees for various rides and children activities.   Over 400 juried crafters from around the region will sell handmade wares, such as vases, wind chimes, quilts, dolls and toys, jewelry, woodcrafts, needlework and photography. Booths and displays will line both sides of University Drive, Main Street and Sager Avenue.


Washington, Anacortes, Event Date: October 3-4, 2014

5th Annual Anacortes Bier on the Pier - Not Your Typical Oktoberfest

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier, a two-day extravaganza of bier, food and music. Bring your thirst for beer, leave room for brats and enjoy the smorgasbord of all the tasty foods located in two festival food tents on the pier. The event is held October 3rd-4th at 100 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA. A new and exciting feature this year is the “Hoppin’ on the Water” Bier on the Pier commercial contest, in partnership with GoSkagit.com. The winner of the contest announced on September 21st will win ten two day tickets, hotel  ...

 


 

Washington, La Conner, Event Date: October 3-5, 2014

International Quilt & Fiber Art Festival Comes to La Conner, WA, October 3-5

The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum is hosting its 14th annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, October 3-5, in La Conner, WA. This Festival features an international exhibit of over 150 juried and judged traditional and art quilts, wearable art and fiber art pieces submitted from the US, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Held at Maple Hall and the La Conner Civic Garden Club ...

 


 

Washington, Seattle, Event Date: October 22 to 26, 2014

Artists from Seattle and the surrounding area will come together for 5 days of creative inspiration at the Create Mixed Media Retreat Seattle, October 22 to 26, at the Doubletree Seattle Airport Hotel. The Hotel is located at 18740 International Blvd., Seattle, WA. From the editors of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Create Mixed Media Retreats Seattle brings together over twenty top mixed-media artists from all over the country who offer their expertise in full-day and half-day workshops within five mixed media ...

 


 

Washington, Whidbey Island, Deadline to Enter: October 31, 2014

Washington's Whidbey Island Wedding Searches for "Missing" Couple

A winter wedding will be held on January 17, 2015 on Whidbey Island, Washington. Many details have been arranged. The invitations, the cake, the venue, the flowers, the photographer, and the musician, have all been selected. Even a professional wedding planner is standing by. There is just one thing missing: the couple. To promote Whidbey Island as a winter wedding destination, Island industry professionals and tourism officials teamed up to donate a Winter Wedding Giveaway for one couple and 48 guests, worth over $15,000 ...

 


Washington, Port Angeles, Event Date: October 10 to 12, 2014

Each October foodies and fun-seekers from across the United States and as far away as Finland descend upon the scenic Olympic Peninsula to partake in a grand celebration of the coveted crustacean that derives its name from the town where it was first commercially harvested back in 1848 -- Dungeness. The 13th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival (www.crabfestival.org) will expand to a three-day format this year, taking place Friday – Sunday, October 10 – 12, at the Port Angeles City Pier ...


 

Wisconsin, Shawano and Menominee Counties, Event Date: October 4 and 5, 2014

Wisconsin's Shawano Area Artists Open their Studios for Miles of Art Tour

The Shawano area is opening its doors and inviting visitors to get a glimpse of local artists at work, as well as colorful murals, barn and community quilts, and fall foliage. The fourth annual Shawano Country Miles of Art (www.smartwisconsin.com) is a fall celebration of the arts and nature throughout Shawano and Menominee Counties (Shawano Country) in northeastern Wisconsin, October 4 and 5, 10 am – 5 pm. The event will include free, self-guided tours of area artists’ studios ...

 


 

South Africa

A Singular Adventure to South Africa with Chef Sidney

Chicago, IL (December 16, 2013) - Imagine waking up to see a herd of zebras at the local watering hole. On an exclusive trip with The International Kitchen, Africa: A Singular Adventure, you can cross the dream of an African safari trip off your bucket list and make this picture a reality. This intriguing 9-night vacation takes you to the popular city of Cape Town, South Africa, with accommodations at the award-winning Zevenwacht Wine Estate. Next, it's on to Namibia for a game drive and mini safaris, where you’ll see lions stalk the grasslands as well as migratory  ...