Finding The Best Fall Festivals in the US
The trees have changed colors, the air is crisp and suddenly I find myself craving warm apple cider while strolling through local fall festivals. It’s Autumn and our family’s favorite time of the year! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to come across this great (and FREE) online interactive guide to the best fall festivals in the US by MapMuse: Pumpkin Festival Locator (There will be a Canadian option in 2013.)
The site features over 220 of the best fall festivals and claims to be the most comprehensive pumpkin event locator of its type on the Web. “Like any good event guide, the Pumpkin Festival Locator fulfills the basic need of connecting festivals with attendees,” says MapMuse owner Mike Pilon. “We strive to ensure that no matter where you live, you can find a pumpkin festival to visit.” For those who aren’t familiar with the concept, pumpkin festivals are family-friendly fairs that exhibit the cream of the local pumpkin crop. Attendees can buy pumpkins to convert into jack-o’-lanterns, stuff themselves on pumpkin pie, observe giant pumpkin weigh-offs, partake in live demonstrations, and enjoy good old fashioned fun and live music. “Not a bad way to spend a day with your kids,” suggests Pilon.
Each Pumpkin Festival is given a dedicated profile page that can be accessed by clicking its icon on the interactive map. The profile page contains pertinent information such as contact details, hours, physical location, visiting tips, photos, and user reviews. Although all data is manually procured and verified by MapMuse, festival organizers and in-the-know attendees are encouraged to update event details as they change. “We try to cover all our bases,” says Pilon, “but with this many festivals, it can’t hurt to crowdsource a bit.”
Here’s an example of what one of the maps looks like:
The site couldn’t be any easier to find your ideal spot to celebrate this beautiful season! We suggest you go to the site, find your ideal spot and get outside to enjoy this beautiful weather!
Renee Keats is the US Content Editor and a writer for UrbanMommies Media. When not checking homework or carpooling to extra-curricular activities, Renee is often found scouring the internet, specifically Pinterest, for the latest in culinary & fashion adventures.