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Gibbs Gardens Spring Art on the Great Lawn

Ball Ground, Georgia


Shoppe Artisan

Atlanta, Georgia


Washington State International Kite Festival

Long Beach, Washington


Artsfest Fine Arts Festival

Dowell, Maryland


Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival

Morgan Hill, California

 

Texas Festivals and Events

Aug 17 to Aug 25, 2018     North Texas Fair and Rodeo
Denton, TX - 2217 North Carroll Boulevard
NTFR is known for bringing country music talent to the North Texas area and offers professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, a premier midway and exciting exhibits. Visit our site for a full schedule.
- Festival is 39 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 50, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 50, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-2500, 940-387-2632, See website

Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018     Granbury's Labor Day Lakefest
Granbury, TX - Pearl St.
Fun times in Granbury Texas on the beautiful downtown square, with arts and craft vendors, food vendors and children activities - Festival is 8 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 10, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 70, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-5,000, 6829364550, See website

Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018     National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Lubbock, TX - 1501 Mac Davis Lane
Join us for exhibits showcasing western products and services; the two-day National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off; the ever-popular horse parade; plus hundreds of western performers, poets, and scholars. - Festival is 30 years old.
Est # of food vendors- , Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- , Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-10,000, 8067987825, See website

Sep 8 to Sep 8, 2018     Arts & Autos Extravaganza
Denton, TX - 110 West Hickory Street
Festival-goers enjoy an array of activities, including arts/crafts, games, Chalk Fest, live music plus the Autos! - Festival is 19 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 0, Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- 25, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-5000, 940-349-8529, See website

Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018     HummerBird Celebration
Rockport, TX - 1801 Omohundro St
Celebrate the spectacular fall migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbird through the area. - Festival is 30 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 2, Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- 120, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-5000, (361) 729-644, See website

Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018     InTouch Plano Balloon Festival
Plano, TX - Oak Point Park 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy
Entertainment stages, Saturday fireworks show, special kids activities, sky divers, an enormous variety of food to tempt your taste buds, merchandise and handmade products, and of course the incredible hot air balloons - Festival is 39 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 38, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 100, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-105000, 972-867-7566, See website

Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018     United Plur Music Festival
Leander, TX - 16107 FM 2769
Live Music Beach Festival Two Day Weekend Event 3 Stages 60 Live EDM DJs & Top 40 Music Artists Performances A True PlurFamily Atmosphere 16+ - Festival is 1 years old. Festival has Juried Arts and Crafts
Est # of food vendors- 10, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 20, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-5000, 813-479-8492,

Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2018     Indian Artifact, Gem, and Mineral Show
Lampasas, TX - Lampasas County Show Barn
Indian artifacts, gems, and minerals will be showcased. Vendors from all over the United States will participate. $5 entry fee for visitors. $50 fee for vendors.
- Festival is years old.
Est # of food vendors- , Food vendor apps open?
Est # of non-food vendors- , Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-, 512-556-5172,

Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2018     Houston Jerk Fest
Houston, TX - 8888 West Bellfort Boulevard
Community and culture are brought together with food, family, music and fun. Centered around a Jerk cook-off competition. Features performances by Wayne Wonder, Naila Blackman, The Galaxy Band, The J-Unit Band, - Festival is 3 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 15, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 15, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-7,500, (832) 922-726, See website

Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018     Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
Galveston, TX - 2314 Strand st, 23rd and Strand St.
Two full days of shrimp, music, friends, and fun - Festival is 9 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 40, Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- 40, Non-food vendor apps open? No
Est. attendees-10000, 4097700999, See website

Sep 29 to Sep 29, 2018     MuckFest to End MS
Parker, TX - Southfork 3700 Hogge Road
A Fun Mud Run! Register to do this muddy 5K obstacle course event for charity. - Festival is 6 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 3, Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- 3, Non-food vendor apps open? No
Est. attendees-500, 972-442-7800, See website

Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018     Snyder Bike Rally
Snyder, TX - 900 E. Coliseum
Snyder Bike Rally is a hometown, Old Fashioned Motorcycle Rally, low key, lots of fun. music and entertainment. - Festival is 3 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 15, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 30, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-1200, 325-207-7940, See website

Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018     Rhome Raging Chili Cookoff
Rhome, TX - 209 S. Virginia Ln.
CASI sanctioned chili cookoff. Vendors, food trucks, and children’s games. - Festival is 1 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 5, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 25, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-300, 8173437747,

Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018     Pottery in the Park Arts Festival
Fort Worth, TX - 3300 Bryant Irvin Rd
A variety of artists of hand-crafted items along the Trinity River. Live raku firings, demonstrations, pottery raffle, studio tours - Festival is 16 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 0, Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- 50+, Non-food vendor apps open? No
Est. attendees-1000+, 817-681-1335,

Oct 10 to Oct 14, 2018     Rockport-Fulton Seafair
Rockport, TX - 101 Seabreeze Drive
Celebrate the sea! Fresh from the bay seafood, live name headliners/local entertainment, arts & crafts, Gumbo & Chili cook-offs, Just Desserts & Salsa Competition, kids activities, water sports activities and crab races! - Festival is 43 years old.
Est # of food vendors- tba, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- tba, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-1500, (361) 729-644, See website

Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018     ArmeniaFest
Carrollton, TX - 1805 Random Rd.
Folk dances, special exhibits, church tours, delicious offerings of food, and other activities. Great family outing environment. Free admission. Free parking. 10/12 5pm-10pm, 10/13 12pm-10pm, 10/14 12pm-5pm - Festival is 23 years old.
Est # of food vendors- , Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- , Non-food vendor apps open? No
Est. attendees-1500, 2142223328, See website

Oct 13 to Oct 13, 2018     Plano International Festival
Plano, TX - Haggard Park, 901 East 15th Street
The area’s largest cultural event offers food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, and cultural displays from over 100 countries. - Festival is 12 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 10, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 20, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-20000, 214-495-7838, See website

Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018     Edom Art Festival
Edom, TX - Farm to Market Road 279
High quality fine Art & fine crafts show set on the exhibit grounds of the Edom Craft Community featuring great artists, delicious food, original Texas songwriter & local wineries. - Festival is 46 years old. Festival has Juried Arts and Crafts
Est # of food vendors- 10, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 75, Non-food vendor apps open? No
Est. attendees-10,000, 903-852-6473, See website

Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018     Steinfest
Plano, TX - 998 E 15th Street
Don't miss Plano's Oktoberfest: German bier & sausage, contests and games, arts and crafts, live music, polka band, weiner dogs, stein racing and so much more! - Festival is 3 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 20, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 20, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-5000, 972-468-1588, See website

Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018     Fundraiser Fall Festival
Houston, TX - 8400 Mykawa Rd
Proceeds from this Carnival will benefit; “The Periwinkle Foundation” who develops and provides programs that positively changes the lives of children, young adults - Festival is 1 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 3-4, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 15-20, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-500+, 504-446-4637, See website

Oct 27 to Oct 27, 2018     Omaha Fall Fest & Chili Cook Off
Omaha, TX - 301 E. Main Street
Chili Cook Off, The Punisher Monster Truck, Country Fair & Bake Sale, Carnival Games & Prizes, Bounce House, Bingo, Kids and Canine Costume Contests, Hat Contests, Karaoke, Food, Vendors in the Omaha City Park. - Festival is 30 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 3, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 35, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-450, (903) 563-923,

Oct 27 to Oct 27, 2018     National Championship Barbecue Cookoff
Meridian, TX - 314 River St.
Teams compete for 2018 Grand Champion, Buy People’s Choice Tickets to taste BBQ. Activities include: Carnival, Huge Car Show, Music, Vendors & Wine Tasting Tent. Hrs 9–5 Cost is $6, 12 and under free
- Festival is 31 years old. Festival has Juried Arts and Crafts
Est # of food vendors- 10, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 40, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-3,000, 254-435-6113, See website

Nov 17 to Nov 18, 2018     Houston Turkish Festival
Houston, TX - 600 Louisiana street
Turkish food, coffee, live music, traditional folk dancing including the famous whirling dervishes, a kids’ corner filled with fun activities, arts & crafts, and a Grand Bazaar. - Festival is 26 years old. Festival has Juried Arts and Crafts
Est # of food vendors- 6, Food vendor apps open? No
Est # of non-food vendors- 40, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-10000, 7133096824, See website

Nov 22 to Dec 30, 2018     Prairie Lights
Grand Prairie, TX - 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Nightly through Dec. 30, 2018. Non-holiday Monday through Thursday, cars are $35. Prime Days (Dec. 10-21), Holidays and Friday through Sunday, cars are $45. - Festival is years old.
Est # of food vendors- , Food vendor apps open?
Est # of non-food vendors- , Non-food vendor apps open?
Est. attendees-, 9722378110, See website

Nov 30 to Nov 30, 2018     Dickens in Downtown Plano
Plano, TX - 901 E 15th Street
Annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, festive food and drink, lots of holiday music, live choral and dance performances, and Santa Claus! - Festival is 12 years old.
Est # of food vendors- 15, Food vendor apps open? Yes
Est # of non-food vendors- 20, Non-food vendor apps open? Yes
Est. attendees-4000, 972-941-5800, See website

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