In light of the change in weather, let’s prepare our arms for gathering piles of brown leaves that were once green. Fall is underway and it is time to celebrate the new season. There are plenty of festivals to attend, in order to keep our minds off of the conclusion of summer. As beautiful as the color changes of leaves can appear, some people prefer to search for fall’s food, fun, and drink satisfaction. Let’s take a quick tour around the country and explore some popular upcoming fall festivals.

Louisiana Pecan Festival/ Colfax, LA

This festival allows you to enjoy the deliciousness of a pecan in an array of different ways. Hosted by the local residents of Colfax who are die heart pecan lovers, these nuts are in the mix of just about everything. Starting November 7th and lasting for a full three days, get ready to parade around, indulge in tasty food, eating contests, cooking contests, and a multitude of different shows. The festival will have free live music and local venders ready to show off their specials crafts.

The National Apple Harvest Festival/ Arendtsville, PA

If you love apples, you will be in the right place. The festival celebration of harvest season for apples is scheduled to take place on October 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th. The festival has a variety of food and drinks including fresh apple cider, apple pie, apple dumplings, candied apples, apple sauce and much more. If apples aren’t your favorite, there are other options to enjoy. Admission for senior citizens is $9, adults $10, and kids 12 and younger are able to enter for free.

Detroit Fall Beer Festival/ Detroit, MI

Beer lovers will have a chance to explore Michigan’s world of beer. The Michigan Brewers Guild will be in the heart of the city Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th; tickets for both days are available in advance and at the door for a little over $40. Designated drivers are able to enter for a fee of $5 and are not allowed to drink any beer, however all are welcome to enjoy music from local artists and eat some of the unique foods of Detroit.

Wellfleet Oyster Fest /Wellfleet, Mass

This event is a seafood lover’s dream come true. On October 18th and 19th local Wellfleeters will be covered in oysters as they participate in an oyster shucking competition, but they’ll be able to dance most of it off while they listen to live music. Along with cooking competitions, local vendors will have a lot of distinctive art, entertainment, educational presentations, and informative lectures about the surrounding area and ecosystem.

Jalisa Bannerman