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Festivals and Fairs

A few days prompt nation-wide celebrations. They include Memorial Day, Independence Day (a.k.a. Fourth of July), and Labor Day. Other major holidays like Thanksgiving Day are marked by private festivities. Many towns and/or counties throw fairs, to commemorate the establishment of a town or the county with rides, games, and other attractions.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by America's war dead. It is not to be confused with Veteran's Day (November 11th) which commemorates the service of America's military veterans. It is the also the unofficial start of summer -- expect heavy traffic in popular destinations, especially National Parks and Amusement Parks.

Independence Day

Celebrates America's independence from Great Britain. The day is usually marked by parades, festivals, concerts, outdoor cooking and grilling and firework displays. Almost every town puts on some sort of festivity to celebrate the day. Large cities often have multiple events. Washington, D.C. celebrates the day on the Mall with a parade and a fireworks display against the Washington Monument.

Labor Day

The US celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September, rather than May 1st. Labor Day marks the end of the summer social season. Some places, such as Cincinnati throw parties to celebrate the day.

Festivals in USA

Event Comal County Fair
Comal County Fair comes once a year to the New Braunfels Comal County Fairgrounds, bringing in home cooked goodies, games, prizes, animals, rides and music. From potato soup to rides that will make you want to spit it back out, the Comal County Fair unites Comal... more
 1 Fans, in New Braunfels
Event Marble Festival
Legends tell that an Irish stonecutter, Henry Fitzsimmons was evicted from a stagecoach traveling the Old Federal Road in Pickins County for imbibing too freely from his jug of locally made moonshine. He wasn't too drunk t... more
Low Budget, $5 for adults, $3 children 6 and up, Free for under 5, in Jasper
Food Festival Sorghum Festival
If you look, you can still find remnants of the soul of its early settlers, and the even earlier Cherokee, still alive and well here. The people of Union County still take pleasure in the old time get-togethers. Thus, in 1... more
Low Budget, $2 per adult children 12 and under free, in Blairsville
Event Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival is held in the historic Woody Gap School in Suches, a tiny hamlet adjourning Blairsville.  Built in 1940 as a WPA project, Georgia's smallest school has been in continuous use for over seve... more
Low Budget, $4 for 13 and up., in Suches
Event Scottish Festival
The Scottish Festival features a gathering of the clans, bagpipe and drum bands, parade of Tartans, Border Collie demonstrations, Highland and children's games and activities, Scottish dancing and music, Scottish village e... more
Low Budget, Adults $10 per day or $15 for 2 days, in Blairsville
Food Festival Wurstfest
Wurstfest, it’s a funny name for a seriously fun New Braunfels festival. Wurstfest has now surpassed the fifty year mark of loud polka music, the Chickendance, incredible beer, and any food you can think of on a stic... more
Mid Range, admission $8 at gate, $2 in advance; food and drink vary, in New Braunfels
Art Festival Downtown Spring Arts And Crafts Festival
The square in downtown Blairsville is filled with artists and craftsmen as well as food and entertainment. You will find everything from paintings  and craft items to jewelry to pottery. Some really unique work is ava... more
Free, in Blairsville
Art Festival Mountain Fling
You will find a juried arts and crafts show, with inside and outside booths. Local artisans have plenty of one of a kind items for you to purchase ranging from soap to fiber art and chldren's toys and clothing to pet items... more
in Blairsville
Event Green Bean Festival
You will find all things "green" here. Ranging from the old ways like canning and preserving food to the newest ways to help Mother Earth by using solar energy. Lots of old time fun with music, dancing and&n... more
Free, in Blairsville
Art Festival Butternut Creek Festival
You will enjoy this juried fine arts and crafts event set among the natural beauty of Meeks Park. It has placed in the top 20 events in the Southeast for three years running. You will have fun discovering great local artis... more
Free, in Blairsville
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