The cooler weather that accompanies the fall season sends people rushing outside to enjoy the colorful leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and all things spooky season-related. However, one of the best places to enjoy all that the fall brings is at a festival.

Consider checking out one or two of the best fall festivals happening across the country.

Fall for Greenville

Where: Greenville, South Carolina

When: October 11-13, 2019

What to expect: Closed off streets filled with people going from selection to selection tasting some of the best food that Greenville has to offer while listening to great live music. More information can be found at

The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

Where: Parke County, Indiana

When: October 11-20, 2019

What to expect: Indiana’s largest festival showcases the county’s 31 historic covered bridges and features authentic arts and crafts, delicious foods, and beautiful fall foliage. Plan your trip by visiting covered

National Apple Harvest Festival

Where: Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

When: October 5-6, 12-13, 2019

What to expect: Everything that apple picking can be and could wish to be. Additional information can be found at

Scarecrow Festival

Where: St. Charles, Illinois

When: October 11-13, 2019

What to expect: You’ve got live music, a craft show, carnival, petting zoo, and a contest for the best hand-crafted scarecrow display chosen by none other than you. Figure out how you can cast your vote by visiting

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Where: Sonoma, California

When: October 4-5, 2019

What to expect: Maybe pumpkin spice and cider isn’t your thing, maybe your tastes include something a bit stronger. In that case, the Sonoma County Harvest Fair may be just for you with its award-winning wines and winery competitions, cow-milking contests, and best of all, the World Championship Grape Stomp. Sign up now at

Autumn at the Arboretum

Where: Dallas, Texas

When: September 21 – October 31, 2019

What to expect: The nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash makes its return for the 14th year. You can also expect to see all of your Peanut friends around the village for a theme of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. For more information, visit

Even if pumpkins aren’t your thing, you’re sure to find something fun at one or more of these festivals. You’re also guaranteed to leave with memories that will last a lifetime.