Warrens Cranberry Festival
6 Fab Fall Weekend Festivals for Families
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, MiniTimeWith Labor Day signaling the unofficial end of summer, some of us are already planning weekend getaways that celebrate the joys of autumn. Happily, fall is chockablock with fun events around the country that combine crisp air, a big dose of classic Americana, and kid-friendly fun. Here are six weekend getaways worth marking your calendar for:
Warrens Cranberry Festival: Sept 27-29, 2013
It’s only fitting that America’s largest cranberry celebration happens in Wisconsin, the nation’s top producer of the antioxidant-rich superberry. Two hours northwest of Madison, the wee town of Warren sees its population of 366 swell to welcome over 110,000 festival-goers, who come to enjoy cranberries prepared every which way, marsh tours, a parade, and three miles of arts-and-crafts browsing.
National Apple Harvest Festival: Oct 5-6 and 12-13, 2013
Over two consecutive weekends in October, more than 100,000 people will flock to Pennsylvania’s top apple-growing region for the 49th annual celebration of the all-American fruit. Apple HQ is eight miles north of Gettysburg, in Arendstsville, where the line-up of kid-friendly activities will include hayrides, apple-bobbing, applesauce-making, a petting zoo, live music, and even a tractor square dance, where a caller commands drivers and their rigs to promenade and do-si-do. Bring your appetite; rumor has it there will be pie.Read more: Fox News