It’s getting cooler outside and the leaves are starting to change, but that does not mean that it is even close to time to pack it all in and spend the rest of the year in the house until the spring thaw. Get out there and experience the best fall festivals of the year. Don your scarf and jacket and enjoy a few of the best with Island Trader Vacations.
We don’t typically think of Denver as a fall destination, but don’t forget that those wintry snow topped mountains aren’t always covered in a blanket of snow. The leaves of the abundance of trees are plentiful with the autumnal color palette. The resort towns outside the city start changing a little bit earlier than the city. The fall foliage peaks in October in Denver and they have plenty to do outside to take in the splendor. The fall lineup of beer festivals will have you quenching your thirst as well an enjoying the splendor of fall. Don’t miss out on Denver Oktoberfest, the Denver Beer Fest and the Great American Beer festival.
Known for being Music City, Nashville doesn’t disappoint fall enthusiasts. There are tons of festivals to partake in, and as you’re in the south the weather won’t be particularly chilly. Enjoy the Independent Music Festival, the Americana Festival, and you definitely do not want to miss out on the Loveless Café’s Biscuits and Bluegrass Festival, a delightful mix of music and delicious food. Another great mix of food and music is the Music City Food and Wine Festival that has cooing demos from Iron Chef Morimoto and one of country’s darlings Trisha Yearwood.
The eastern seaboard is not to be missed as a fall destination. Look no further than Portland, Maine. For those that are avid outdoorsmen take a hike up Bradbury Mountain to enjoy the autumn foliage, it is located right outside of town. Don’t feel like walking, you can rent a bike and peddle around the town. If you make the trek here in October you do not want to miss Harvest on the Harbor. A food lover’s dream event you can taste some of the best cooking on the East Coast as this festival and you will never look at lobster the same as it will melt in your mouth with its freshness.
Fall is a great time to travel, especially as these are some of the lowest prices of the year. Partake in the festivals of these cities that center around the harvest season and enjoying the last vestiges of warm weather before we bunker down for the winter.