Fall Festivals and Fairs popping up across America

Minnesota State Fair's Mighty Midway. (Minnesota State Fair)

Fall festivals and fairs are bouncing back after the pandemic closed most fairground gates last year. This autumn there still is a need to be cautions and mask up. However, just type “fall festivals” into your search engine and marvel at the thousands of events that pop up.

There seems to be an endless variety of music, art and country festivals taking place across the country.  Here are two that caught my interest:

Fall festivals

Minnesota State Fair – St. Paul, Minn.
Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

Turbo Bungy Ride at Minnesota State Fair.

Begin your autumn color tour of the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” with the annual Minnesota State Fair, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest. The fair attracts millions of guests to the annual “Great Minnesota Get-Together.”

This end-of-summer tradition is held the 12 days leading up to Labor Day. With hundreds of food vendors, check out  “The first foods to try at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair.”

Located half-way between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the 322-acre Minnesota State Fairgrounds is celebrated for its beautiful gardens and architecture reflecting the Art Deco and Works Progress Administration eras.

If you go:

Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108-3003
(651) 288-4400

For Fair Campground information click here or call the campground office at (651) 642-2379.

Fall Arts Festival – Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Sept. 8–19, 2021

Art auction immediately following Jackson Hole “QuickDraw” event on Sept. 18.(jacksonholechamber.com)

Located just 60 miles from the South Gate of Yellowstone, many RVers visiting the national park make a side trip to Jackson Hole. And, if you are a fan of wildlife, landscape, and Western art, the premier festival is held here during September.

One popular event during the Fall Arts Festival is Palates & Palettes. Taking place on Friday, Sept. 10, this free happening pairs fine art galleries with local restaurants and beverage makers to serve food and drink as visitors browse the art.

Another exciting event is the Jackson Hole QuickDraw on Sept. 18.  “World-famous artists create paintings and sculptures live on Jackson’s iconic Town Square, immediately followed by a fine art auction that’s simply one-of-a-kind,” according to the festival’s website.

If you go:

Fall Arts Festival poster.

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
260 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733.3316

The Visitor Center:
Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
532 North Cache
Jackson, WY 83001
Just a half mile north of the Town Square.
Open year-round to assist during your vacation.

For the latest information on Campgrounds in the Jackson Hole and Teton area, click here.


Julianne G. Crane
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