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Top 10 Festivals Across the US in May 2021

Arizona: Taste of the World International Food Festival
May 16
63 E. Boston Street, Chandler
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Join us at Taste of the World International Food Festival as we showcase extraordinary cuisine from around the globe sharing their favorite dishes. We’ll also showcase the musical styling of artists from around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to vote for your favorite vendors, listen to music, spend time with family and friends, and get to know a little more about the cultural food diversity here in Phoenix. This event is for those 21 and older.

Indiana: Smokin’ on the Water – BBQ Festival by the Lake
May 1-2
3801 W. Dunlapsville Road, Liberty

At the Smokin’ on the Water BBQ Festival you will find Live Music, Great BBQ & Other Food, Craft Show, Flea Market, Antique Tractor Show, Antique Car Show (Sunday), Civil War Re-Enactors and more family fun! Free parking & Free admission, too!

Iowa: Des Moines Renaissance Faire
May 14-16
2977 NW 66th Avenue, Saylorville

The Des Moines Renaissance Faire has four stages of rotating professional acts & entertainment. A village marketplace, showcasing artisan merchants from all over the USA. Living history encampments and folkway demonstrations. Hands-on games of skill. Food court with turkey legs, British specialties, and beer garden. Children’s realm with pirates and treasure hunts. One-hundred costumed village characters.

Nebraska: Victorian Festival
May 28-30
430 N. Central Avenue, Superior

Join us in Superior, NE over Memorial Weekend, May 28-30th for the 29th Annual Victorian Festival as we honor Lady Evelyn Vestey and reminisce about her life in and contribution to Superior. The theme for the 2021 Festival is ‘Bon Voyage! It’s a WANDERFUL Life!’ in honor of Lady Evelyn Vestey and her worldly travels.

New Mexico: Edgewood Wind Festival
May 1-2
87 N. Frontage Road, Edgewood

Enjoy seeing the sky filled with beautiful kites of different colors and shapes at the Edgewood Wind Festival. There will also be professional stunt kite fliers showcasing their expertise in kite flying. The festival will also host a kite flying contests. Kites will be available for sale.

North Carolina: Hippie Fest
May 8-9
1560 Julian Road, Salisbury
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Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy! Featuring live music, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant bubble garden, cirque performers, kids activities, delicious food, tipsy-hippie tiki bar, and more. All ages welcome. Kids 10 and under free. It’s groovy baby!

Pennsylvania: Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
May 13-16
3340 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg
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The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is known not only for presenting top-notch Bluegrass music, but is also known as a premier place to bring the entire family for a wonderful music lover’s outing. Granite Hill Camping Resort, the host of the festival, offers a near-perfect setting for the presentation of bluegrass music. With its spacious grounds and modern facilities, families can relax and kids can play. During a break from the music, the stocked trout pond, fabulous Adventure Golf Course, playgrounds, tennis court, game room, and the bass & boating lake will provide a welcome diversion.

Tennessee: West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
May 2-8
1200 Main Street, Humboldt

The West Tennessee Strawberry Festival is an 80-year tradition in Humboldt, an opportunity for a classic West Tennessee homecoming as people travel from across the country to enjoy the events, the food, and the fellowship of family and friends. The Pageants, the music, the golf tournament, the horse show, the fireworks, the recipe contest, the carnival, the parades with floats and bands, the 5K & 10K runs, the festival cuisine and more are all a part of the attraction.

Virginia: Appalachian Trail Days
May 14-16
208 W. Laurel Avenue, Damascus

At the Appalachian Trail Days you will enjoy live music, camping fun, stories, games, and more live music! Take part in the live auction, learn about hiking and camping safety, and visit the many retail and craft vendors. Plenty of food to delight your tastebuds.

Washington: Backyard Wildlife Festival
May 8
12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila

Tukwila’s Backyard Wildlife Festival will feature live music, raptor show, environmental education, native/garden plant sales, arts and crafts, hands-on activities for kids, local food, and more. The day provides learning experiences about how to create a healthy backyard habitat that supports native wildlife. The event features local experts, along with a variety of resources, arts & craft vendors, and native/garden plant sales. Do not leave the kids at home, hands-on art projects and family activities will keep the entire family entertained and excited.

Do you know of a great fair or festival coming up in June? Email or comment below to let us know. We may feature it next month:

April 26, 2021

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