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9 Fabulous Fall Festivals Around the U.S.

Loads of fun featuring hot air balloons, wine tastings, pumpkins galore and more

Halloween pumpkins

Courtesy Roger Williams Park Zoo

En español | Autumn brings a cornucopia of celebrations across the nation, from harvest fetes to Oktoberfests. Most festivals were canceled last year due to COVID-19, so expect extra jubilation now that they're back. With the pandemic remaining unpredictable, however, it's still wise to check on updates before making travel plans, and to buy tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment at sold-out events. Here are inviting options to suit various interests.


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Kitty Bean Yancey, a former USA Today deputy managing editor, is a travel writer and the winner of multiple Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers.

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