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Best Fall Festivals :: The Real Oktoberfest... in Missouri?

October 12, 2007 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Nothing says fall like ridiculous harvest festivals in small-town America. This week, we'll be mapping the best.

We've done our share of Oktoberfest coverage, from the original in Munich to the far-from-original in LA. But for the most authentic beer-and-brats celebration this side of the Rhine, you've gotta get to Hermann, Missouri. This little hamlet is more German than sauerkraut, and they show it off every weekend in October.

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Best Fall Festivals :: Festival of the Dead in Salem

Where: 18 Washington Sq. [map], Salem, MA, United States, 01970
October 10, 2007 at 4:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

Nothing says fall like ridiculous harvest festivals in small-town America. This week, we'll be mapping the best.

This one may be a bit spooky to be called a harvest festival, but it's too wild to pass up. Salem, Massachusetts is of course famous for its 17th-century witch trials, lampooned in more modern times by everyone from Arthur Miller to The Simpsons. But in one of history's greatest transformations of lemons to lemonade, Salem is now a town for witches, and its Festival of the Dead is the best time to practice the dark arts in New England

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Best Fall Festivals :: Coffin Racing in Colorado

October 9, 2007 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Nothing says fall like ridiculous harvest festivals in small-town America. This week, we'll be mapping the best.

Mountain climbing and the outdoors have always been big in Colorado. Just ask Emma Crawford. Or actually ask the 5,000 citizens of Manitou Springs about it, since Emma died in mysterious circumstances at the turn of the century. After being buried high atop Red Mountain, her grave was destroyed by nature, and she now haunts the town.

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Best Fall Festivals :: The Great Pumpkin Show

October 8, 2007 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

Nothing says fall like ridiculous harvest festivals in small-town America. This week, we'll be mapping the best.

Not much happens in little ol' Circleville, Ohio, a town of 12,000 about 25 miles south of Columbus. You'll find a bunch of OSU Buckeye fans and maybe some Skybus devotees, but other than that, it's farm country. Which is what makes it so perfect for a giant pumpkin shindig.

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