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EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week Sep. 10

By Maria King
September 10, 2018, 4:56:33 PM EDT

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Events are the lifeblood of a society. They are occasions that gather people together united in a common theme, cause or celebration. Events bring people together to pay tribute to their heroes, to raise awareness of a cause or to witness history in the making. Events can be as simple as a child's kindergarten graduation or as dramatic as the Super Bowl. It doesn't matter what your preference is or even if it is constantly evolving. What does matter is that you are "experiencing" something that will give you great satisfaction and a lifetime of memories.

National Championship Air Races
Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Reno/Stead Air Base Reno, NV 89506
Since 1964, race for the gold, aerobatic performers, assault jump, military jets, stunt planes and much more. The true Air Race experience is in the sights and sounds. It's the breathtaking aircraft, the roar of an engine. It's the take-off, the landing, the high speeds and the competition.
150,000 Attendees
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Great Frederick Fair
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018
Frederick Fairgrounds Frederick, MD 21701
Since 1863, features fun for the entire family including children's activities, entertainment, large midway, 4-H and FFA exhibits, livestock competitions and exhibits, music, commercial vendors selling their wares, a wide variety of food and attractions.
250,000 Attendees
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Eastern States Exposition- The Big E
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds Complex West Springfield, MA 01089
Since 1923, features fun for the entire family including children's activities, commercial exhibitors selling their wares, big name entertainment, dazzling thrill shows, midway, hands-on activities, ethnic performances, crafts, games, music, a daily parade, a wide variety of food and much much more.
1,300,000+ Attendees
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Grapefest
Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Historic Downtown Grapevine Grapevine, TX 76099
Since 1986. GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest's most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation;GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidCave; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic;ItalianCarFest; four stages offering live music, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday. Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under. Of course GrapeFest features a full line-up of delicious festival foods, craft brews and more to satisfy any palate. Stay in one of Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest and make it a getaway weekend!
120,000 Attendees
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Oktoberfest
Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Downtown Mount Angel Mount Angel, OR 97362
Since 1966, Located in the heart of Oregon's hop growing region, Mount Angel's Oktoberfest brings over 350,000 people to the small Bavarian village of Mount Angel every September. The Northwest's oldest and best loved Oktoberfest Festival - celebrates the fruits of the harvest, with a nice focus on hops! Delicious German style biers, Northwest craft favorites, a bit of cider and wine for non-beer drinkers too are served in 4 Biergartens, each showcasing different beer favorites. World Class entertainment from Germany, Canada, New York, Utah, Oregon, Florida and California, from Alphorns to Alpine Rock is shared continuously on 4 stages. Over 50 non-profit food booths serving the best Bavarian and local treats. Each day begins with a traditional Webertanz performed by the Mount Angel School children, and performances by Folk Dancers throughout the day. There is something for everyone at the Mount Angel Oktoberfest. • Arts and crafts • Cruz-n Car show • Wiener dog races • 5/10K Fun Run • Free Kindergarten with child focused performances and activities. • Camping and RV sites available.
350,000+ Attendees
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Nappanee Apple Festival
Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Railroad Depot Plaza Nappanee, IN 46550
Since 1976, The festival is home to Indiana's largest 7 foot baked apple pie and comes out of the oven just in time to kick off the festival! In 2016 and 2013, the Nappanee Apple Festival was chosen as #1 in the State of Indiana in the Top Ten Fall Festival Signature Food Items for our 7 foot apple pie! Over 800 slices of pie is served to many visitors from around the United States who travel to Nappanee to savor their annual piece of pie. Arts and crafts, food entertainment. Bed race, 5k run, pie eating contest, cross cut saw competition, antique tractor show, softball tournament and parade. Events held in various locations. Proud of our family- friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality, the festival attracts an average of more than 80,000 people annually and has become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana! The festival showcases two stages of entertainment, 130 craft vendors, 60 commercial vendors, carnival rides, parade with signature military aircraft fly-over, Miss Apple Blossom scholarship pageant, cornhole tournament, 5K road run, apple baking contest, garden tractor pull, kids and adult pedal pull contests, wings and wheels show at airport, apple peeling and pie-eating contests, and many more activities throughout the event.
80,000 Attendees
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Wo Zha Wa Days Fall Festival
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Downtown Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Since 1968, come and join the celebration of Autumn with a 100 unit parade on Sunday, arts and crafts fair, childrens activities, an antique flea market, concessions, live entertainment, street carnival, family activities, entertainment and Maxwell Street Days. Takes place in Bowman Park and Downtown. parade Sunday at 1:30pm.
100,000 Attendees
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Johnny Appleseed Festival
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Johnny Appleseed Park Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Since 1976, vendors, musicians and demonstrators wear period dress. On Living History Hill, visit a reenactment of a period military encampment. In Pioneer Village skilled craftsmen demonstrate a variety of crafts that played a critical role in sustaining pioneer communities. Other special attractions include antiques and collectibles, stage and strolling entertainment, juried arts and crafts show, farmers market, children's area and food.Parking is available in several locations. You can park for FREE over at the IPFW college and ride our FREE shuttle to and from the festival. You can park for FREE over at Concordia High School's athletic field parking off Anthony Blvd and St. Joe River Dr. and ride our FREE shuttle. You can also park in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lot for a nominal fee. We are not in control of the Coliseum fees nor does the festival benefit from those fees.
300,000 Attendees
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Lodi Grape Festival
Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds Lodi, CA 95240
Since 1937. For years the people in San Joaquin County have been gathering to celebrate the grape harvest at the annual Lodi Grape Festival. What started out as a small food festival in downtown Lodi has now evolved into a four day event filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival, wine tasting, and so much more.Be sure to check the website for website for exact schedule of all the great activities.
95,000 Attendees
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Great Forest Park Balloon Race
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Art Hill Saint Louis, MO 63110
Since 1973, Spend your day in beautiful Forest Park as the Purina Children’s Entertainment area is filled with pony rides, games, and other activities for kids. The Entertainment Stage features a variety of local talent. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. The Skydiving Team performs and lands in the center of the launch field. The race begins when the lead balloon takes off ahead of the pack. 70 “hound” balloons then launch in pursuit. The balloon dropping a birdseed baggie closest to the lead balloon will be declared the winner. Friday Balloon Glow Followed by Fireworks.
120,000 Attendees
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Feast of San Gennaro
Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
Mulberry Street New York, NY 10013
Since 1927, 300 exhibitors. Held in the famous Little Italy section of town. Held in celebration of the feast of the patron Saint of Naples this is one of the most popular ethnic festivals in the New York City area. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11- day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.
1,400,000 Attendees
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San Diego Bay Fair
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Mission Bay San Diego, CA 92109
The San Diego Bay Fair brings some of the fastest boats in the world to the shores of sparkling Mission Bay for an exhilarating weekend of racing and a not-to-miss beach festival. Featuring the Bill Muncey Memorial Cup for Unlimited Hydroplanes, The Champ Boat Racing Series and International Hot Boats Association Drag Boats. Also a military air display, kids activities, fireworks, music and so much more.
100,000 Attendees
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New Jersey State Firemans Convention and Parade
Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Wildwood Convention and Civic Center Wildwood, NJ 08260
The New Jersey State Firemen's Convention Parade is run by the local host organization in conjunction with the Firemen's Convention. Annual Convention of the New Jersey State Firemen and Life Members at the Wildwoods Convention Center featuring meetings, seminars and business sessions. Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park. The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Friday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the Convention Center - all are welcome. A special fireworks display will take place Friday night at 9 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue and a Firemen's Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 20th Avenue in North Wildwood.
80,000 Attendees
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Taste of St. Louis
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Chesterfield Amphitheater Chesterfield, MO 63017
The Taste of St. Louis has become one of the region’s largest and most anticipated events. Attractions include delectable cuisine from the area’s best eateries, 3 days of music concerts, an ArtWalk, family activities and interactive displays in our sponsor Marketplace. The event will support multiple charities, including Missouri’s Food Outreach.
200,000+ Attendees
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Mosaics Fine Art Festival
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Historic Main Street Saint Charles, MO 63301
The 24th Annual Mosaics Fine Art Festival takes place the weekend of September 14-16, 2018 along several blocks of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles, Missouri. This annual FREE Arts Festival is a popular family-friendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork at the Children's Village area. The 2018 Mosaics Fine Art Festival runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 14th; 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 15th; and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 16th.
20,000 Attendees
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The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018
Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
Tryon International Equestrian Center Mill Spring, NC 28756
Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina Selected to Host FEI World Equestrian Games™ from September 11 to 23, 2018 The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 will offer hundreds of thousands of equestrian and sports fans the opportunity to see the very best athletes and horses from across the globe compete for team and individual world titles in jumping, dressage, para-dressage, eventing, endurance, driving, reining and vaulting. For tickets and more information, please visit, https://tryon2018.com and www.fei.org/tryon-2018. Follow WEG on social media @Tryon2018.
500,000 Attendees
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