Arrival of autumn in America itself is a big festival where people engage in celebrating cooler weather, changing color of leaves and the harvest of crops. Hence the fall season does not merely means the celebration of Halloween; rather people love to be the part of harvesting apples to tasting oysters. People from different parts of the USA start enjoying autumn’s onset with food and drinks festivals. Let’s have a look some of the interesting US fall festivals –
- Wine and Chile Fiesta
The Wine and Chile Fiesta is the part of deep-rooted traditions in Santa Fe. The festival is celebrated for 5 days. Although the festival seems excessively spicy for the sensitive palate lovers, in reality it does not as spicy as it sounds. In fact, Santa Fe culinary tradition has already gained much appreciation throughout America and this fall festival has now been considered as one of the best small-town autumn festivals in the country.
The Wine and Chile Fiesta evolves round 75 best restaurants in Santa Fe with 90 national wineries. Along with that, people get to involve in cooking demos, wine and food tasting and many more things. It is held at the Santa Fe Opera House.
- National Apple Harvest Festival
October in Arendtsville and Biglerville means the harvest time for apples. These tiny Pennsylvania towns team up to pay homage to this autumn fruit through the annual National Apple Harvest Festival.
Celebrated in the South Mountain Fairgrounds, it is the festival dedicated to the true apple lovers where the visitors get the chance to apple-picking, eat the meal on apple dumplings with apple sauce, drink freshly pressed cider and get some fresh apples to celebrate. The festival is celebrated through the first 2 weekends in October when people also enjoy live music, square dancing and Native American dance.
- Wellfleet Oyster Fest
Celebrated in the New England town, this 2-day Wellfleet Oyster Fest centers round the mollusk. This fall festival has gained the popularity for shellfish focusing on shucking, tasting and cooking competitions. In fact, the town of Wellfleet located on Cape Cod has international fame because of its oysters. During this festival, the shell-fishermen of this place offer their stuffs such as delicious fresh seafood chowders, briny oysters and clams and stuffed clams. Apart from slurping the seafood, the festival also features artisans exhibiting and selling their handmade jewelry and other things.
- Harvest on the Harbor
Travelling to Maine during the fall is so alluring that every year more than 5,000 people make their trip to Maine to take part in this 4-day Harvest on the Harbor Festival. They get the chance to enjoy the finest locally produced foods of Maine, delicious dishes prepared by the top chefs and locally produced beers and wines.
- German Village Oktoberfest
If you have any regret for not taking the part of Munich’s celebration of beer in Oktoberfest, you have parallel celebration occasion by participating in the Columbus Oktoberfest in Ohio. Holding in a 100,000 square-feet pavilion, the festival centers round drinking brews, dancing on the floors, staging live music and doing the polka. Of course, beer is the center of attraction for this festival along with featuring Art & Craft by craftspeople and parade and popular German dishes.
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