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    EventCrazy.com showcased events of the week Sept. 18

    By Maria King
    September 18, 2017, 2:50:58 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.


    Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Austin, TX 78701

    Since 1981 the Old Pecan Street Fall Arts Festival has been filling historic 6th street with fine arts, live music, and great food. More than 60 of Austin’s top musical acts, from up-and-comers to renowned veterans, perform on three stages, located on Trinity, Neches and Red River streets. Thirty food venders located throughout the festival offer both indulgent and healthy options from funnel cakes and turkey legs to smoothies. We have hand made arts and crafts from all over the country by 300 different vendors. This event also includes a carnival for the kids, street performers, face painters, clowns, and other activities that make it fun for the entire family. Event runs 24 Blocks on 6th Street from Brazos to I-35.
    220,000 Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Kansas City, MO 64999

    Since 1931. The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths. It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season.
    250,000 Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Denver, CO 80202

    Since 1970, German festival features food, music, dancing and customs. Don’t miss a long-standing and world-famous German tradition, featuring authentic German attractions, musical oom-pah entertainment, performances by German dancers, heritage booths, interactive arts, traditional Bier Gartens and authentic cuisine. Takes place on the weekends.
    350,000 Attendees
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    Sep 23, 2017
    Honolulu, HI 96815

    Since 1953, Hawaii's largest single day block party featuring food booths, lei and craft vendors, entertainment and performances by local and Japanese hula dance troups. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food, lei vendors and hawaiian crafters will be spread along the world famous Kalakaua Avenue. Free admission. the Royal Court. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food, lei vendors and hawaiian crafters will be spread along the world famous Kalakaua Avenue.
    50,000 Attendees
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    Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
    Mitchell, IN 47446

    Since 1947, persimmon pudding, cooks create novely persimmon dishes and compete for awards, parade, arts and crafts competition, art and photography show, antique autos, carnival food and entertainment. The festival runs along Main Street. Parade is held 2pm on final Saturday.
    125,000 Attendees
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    Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    London, KY 40741

    Since 1990, Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, is one of the most highly recognized figures in the world. Laurel County, Kentucky, located in the heart of the beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest, is proud to be the home of the Colonel’s first and original restaurant established in the 1940’s. Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, also began his career in 1952 with his uncle, Colonel Sanders, in Laurel County. The Annual World Chicken Festival is a tribute to this heritage. We invite you to our international celebration the last full weekend of every September, in beautiful downtown London. All the “egg-citement” and entertainment for four fun filled day makes this one of Kentucky’s largest festivals. The World Chicken Festival Grand Parade is held on Saturday at 10:00am during the festival. Grand Parade festivities begins on Main Street in beautiful downtown London, Kentucky. Grand Parade contestants are judged and awarded in the following categories: business; civic-club-organization; religious organization; youth club-organization; and most creative. Awards are presented Saturday night on the Stage of Stars on Broad Street. The grand parade organizes and begins at 17th and Main Streets, just north of the festival, and ends at Carnaby Square Shopping Center, just south of the festival. In the event of bad weather, officials may delay startup one hour, or cancel without rescheduling. Radio stations will make announcements as well as festival committee over public address system on Main Street. Should weather cancel Saturday’s parade, it will be re-scheduled for Sunday at 2pm. Kid's activities, antique car show, crafts, 4 stages of entertainment, volleyball tournament, rides and much more.
    200,000+ Attendees
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    Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Barnesville, OH 43713

    Since 1965, this family oriented festival features a giant pumpkin parade and King Pumpkin pumpkin weigh-in. Other Festival activities include carnival rides, a queen pageant , a classic and antique car show, entertainment on two stages, talent show, hog calling, tobacco-spitting ,fudge, pie baking ,pie eating, tall tale, pumpkin rolling contests, pet show and much more. Parade Saturday 11am on Roosevelt Road. Events take place all week at various locations so check the website for the exact schedule and locations.
    100,000 Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Warrens, WI 54666

    Since 1973, over 650 arts and craft booth and over 350 antique dealers and much more. Cranfest has something special for everyone. Delicious food, incredible shopping, and rare educational opportunities are all waiting for you. Cranfest shuttle available in Tomah. (Go to website for instructions)
    100,000 Attendees
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    Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Concord, NC 28027

    Since 1978, over 30 clubs bring over 2,000 cars for display. The car corral features over 1,500 collector vehicles for sale. There are over 7,000 vendor spaces filled with everything you'll need to fix up your car or truck. Plus the Manufacturers Midway features demonstrations of new products from companies devoted to the preservation and enjoyment of collector cars.
    130,000 Attendees
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    Sep 23, 2017
    Albany, NY 12210

    Since 1982. You won't want to miss out on Upstate New York’s largest one-day street festival. It is one of Albany's most anticipated events with 80,000 people expected to attend. You can expect live music and entertainment including top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual art, craft vendors, food trucks, and much more at LarkFest.
    80,000 Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Springfield, IL 62703

    Since 2001, Over 1,000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators will roll into the heart of Springfield’s historic downtown this September for a weekend of family fun in the sun with non- stop live music and entertainment! Come celebrate the Golden Age of Route 66…the cars, the music, the food, the friends……all brought together along Illinois’ Route 66. Friday Night! Rt. 66 City Nights Cruise For Crime Stoppers kicks off at 6:15 pm from Capital City Shopping Center Parking Lot (3095 S Dirksen Pkwy) – over 1,000 classic cars cruise the city streets! $5 Donation to Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties requested to participate. Check out Horsepower Alley featuring the BURNOUT Competition powered by Muscle Car Performance. Feast your eyes on the gorgeous rides in the Monet of Cars - all cars on display from Dick Levi's private collection. Live Entertainment –on the Hot Rod Stage with classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Performance Marketplace for the restoration enthusiast - vendors on display throughout downtown.
    80,000 Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Pueblo, CO 81003

    Since 1995.In some places‚ the smell of burning leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo‚ the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end. The annual Chile and Frijoles Festival Presented by Loaf ‘N Jug‚ held each year in late September‚ is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is sponsored by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. Every year, thousands pay homage to two of the Pueblo area’s best loved crops – green chilies‚ particularly Pueblo chile‚ and frijoles or pinto beans. The event features music‚ arts and crafts‚ cooking competitions and chilies‚ chilies‚ chilies. Held downtown along Union Avenue‚ it draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation. This festival was created as a way for the city to celebrate the harvest of Pueblo Chilies with authentic food, music, arts, fresh and roasted chilies, and a historical 1840's Mercado.
    100,000 Attendees
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    Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017
    Fayetteville, AR 72701

    Since 2000. Welcome to Bikes, Blues and BBQ 2017!!! This year’s rally is scheduled for September 20 -23 and we can’t wait to hear the rumble in the Ozarks. If you have not experienced the roads of the Ozarks, then you are in for a fun experience. If you are a rally regular, then we want to welcome you back for another fun year. Bikes, Blues and BBQ is the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally. Over the course of our 17 years, Bikes, Blues and BBQ has realized over $1.5 million to local charities. We appreciate your support of our event and the difference that you make for our non-profit organizations. We look forward to another successful event.
    100,000+ Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Fruita, CO 81521

    Since 1915, Fruita Fall Festival is a 3-day event with over 125 vendors selling their arts, crafts, and foods to a crowd of 50,000-plus. The weekend is filled with events including The Enstrom Candies Fruita’s Got Talent Show, Grand Valley Bank Parade, Western Rockies Federal Credit Union Outhouse Race, The Museum of Western Colorado Old Fossil Golf Tournament, Fruita True Value Old Fashioned Cookery Contest, Family Health West Street Dance, and more! Planned by the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce as its major fundraiser, the Fall Festival is a free community event. The Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival is once again pleased to present a free weekend of live music on two stages.
    50,000 Attendees
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    Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    Queensbury, NY 12804

    Since 1972. The four-day event is the oldest and largest balloon event on the East Coast set against the backdrop of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Balloon Festival with 100's of balloons, including special shapes. Events also take place in Crandall Park and downtown Glen Falls. Flight times are approximate and all activities are weather permitting. Please no dogs, drone or remote control aircraft are permitted.
    130,000+ Attendees
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    Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017
    East Falmouth, MA 02536

    Since 1969, Over 125 Booths of juried American made arts, crafts and specialty foods. Award winning scallops, seafood and chicken dinners plus midway rides and games and terrific headline entertainment complete this picture perfect New England event. The Festival is held Rain or Shine; Gates open at 10 AM each morning.
    50,000+ Attendees
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