Five Summer Food Festivals to Tempt RV Travelers

A weekend food fest is the perfect excuse to head down the road in an RV. Today’s post is a delicious concoction of food fest and camping info from five of the best summer fests. Read on for what you need to know to plan your next RV camping trip to US food festivals.

Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival – Centreville, VA – May 30-31

Who knows what kind of fun RV campers could get into when two dozen Virginia wineries, a cavalcade of top-notch food trucks and a whole lot of food and wine lovers converge on Bull Run Regional Park? Great food, sassy music and the best of Virginia wines are featured at this fabulous outdoor festival just down the road from Manassas Battlefield. Get your tickets here and make it a weekend to remember!

Here’s a link to Virginia RV campgrounds. El Monte RV Rentals in Manassas is happy to help with the right RV for your trip.

Great Chowder Cook-Off – Newport, RI – June 6

If you love a good cuppa chowda, Rhode Island’s world-famous chowder fest is the place for your next RV camping trip. Heated competition for the chowder crown blends with spicy local bands and fun family activities at Fort Adams State Park.

Camp near Newport and make it a long weekend as you discover the mansions, beaches and local charm that make Newport an A-1 tourist destination. 

French Market Creole Tomato Fest – New Orleans, LA – June 13-14

Did you know a tomato imported from the West Indies is at the heart of many Creole culinary treats? The Creole tomato is so important to cuisine in New Orleans that a festival is held in its honor every June! Bring the family on this weekend RV trip and let the kids play in Dutch Alley, watch cooking demonstrations and, of course, sample savory dishes featuring the star of the festival.

Louisiana RV camping venues can be found here.

Arcata Bay Oyster Festival – Arcata, CA – June 20

Here’s the chance to visit California’s magnificent Redwood Coast and enjoy boatloads of fresh oysters as a bonus! The Arcata Bay Oyster Festival celebrates the bivalves that fuel this area’s aquaculture, and it’s a whole lot of fun for oyster lovers, too. Come sample oyster creations from talented chefs, watch cooking demonstrations and get in on family-friendly festival fun.

Eight national forests nearby supply unforgettable scenery as you camp, so plan to stay awhile after the festival. Here’s a list of California campgrounds, including those in the Arcata area. Bon appetit!

Fiestas Puertorriqueñas – Chicago, IL – June 18-21

Scenic Humboldt Park is the setting for this enormous celebration of Puerto Rico and its culture, music and cuisine. Come and sample, play and people watch with thousands of festival goers and don’t miss the parade on Saturday!

Camping in the Windy City is simple—just use our guide to point you in the right direction.

There’s so much to taste, see and do this summer in cities across America! Get started now making your RV camping plans to visit food festivals. Grab your knives and forks and be sure to let us know which ones you can’t wait to visit again next year.

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Top 5 Orlando Winter Events that are Worth a Stop

Are your RV travel plans steering you towards Orlando this winter? If so, you’re probably looking for something special to do or a one-of-a-kind event to attend. Luckily the Sunshine State is always alive with things to do. From theme park festivals to cultural events you can only find locally, winter events in Orlando will have you slowing down, stopping for fun and enjoying a break from the open road.

1. Busch Gardens Real Music Concert Series

January 5-March 6, 2015, Tampa

Make a stop in Tampa and listen to the grooves of live music spanning the 1950s to today. Real Music Concerts are free with a Busch Gardens ticket so you can also spend the day at the park exploring animal habitats and hop on a ride or two if you’re a thrill seeker. The line-up for 2015 includes Herman’s Hermits, Shirley Jones, The Diamonds, The Grass Roots and more. Concerts are held at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.

2. Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

February 7, 2015 9am to 4pm Magnolia Park

Get close to nature during this second annual event. Birdapalooza celebrates the rich variety of birds and wildlife found in the natural habitat of Lake Apopka, Florida. During your day at Florida’s third largest lake, take part in free birding tours and outdoor recreation. If you’re a bird enthusiast you’ll delight at spotting rare birds like bald eagles, great blue herons, snowy egrets and mottled ducks.

3. Mount Dora Arts Festival

February 7-8, 2015 10am to 5pm Donnelly Park

Listen to local and regional musical talent while browsing endless rows of fine art. It’s a true day in the park during the Mount Dora Arts Festival. The juried arts show is located in Downtown Mount Dora, a quant New England-esque town bordering Lake Dora. It’s a beautiful backdrop for an event that is artistic yet casual. Come hungry, too, as a food vendors and local downtown restaurants will be serving great food at reasonable prices.

4. Florida Strawberry Festival

February 26-March 8, 2015, Plant City

Remember a time when fairs and festivals brought communities together? The Florida Strawberry Festival strives to do that each year with their Americana and harvest themed event. Over the course of eleven days, a myriad of events and exhibits occur. Look forward to exhibits on agriculture, fine arts, horticulture and crafts, as well as parades, marching bands and top notch entertainment acts such as Alabama, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Dan+Shay, John Legend, Boyz II Men, Loretta Lynn, Hunter Hayes, MercyMe and many, many more. You may be asking why the event is held in Plant City. It’s actually the perfect place as more than 10,000 acres of strawberries are planted annually.

5. Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras

February 7-April 18, 2015

You may be in the heart of Florida, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a taste of The Big Easy. On select nights, Universal Orlando hosts Mardi Gras – a larger-than-life extravaganza,
featuring an amazing concert line-up, a jazzy mix of Cajun cuisine, see-it-to-believe-it street performers and boldly fashioned parade floats. Each night of Universal Studios Mardi Gras is a party! Purchase Universal Orlando tickets to ensure you’re invited to Mardi Gras – Florida style!

Looking for more? Mark your map for these bonus stops.

Bonus 1: Lakeridge Winery hosts free festivities, wine tours and tastings. Plus, a Winter Wine Festival is held each Saturday night in January and WINEFEST XXV takes place February 13-15, 2015.

Bonus 2: Love classic cars? Old Town in Kissimmee hosts classic car shows each Friday and Old Town classic car showSaturday. On Wednesdays, doo-wop music, dancing and a cruise-in add a throwback element to the fun.

Bonus 3: Want to sit back, relax and listen to music? Head to The Villages. A variety of concerts are held throughout the year, with January and February playing host to Silver Creek Band, The 45s, Doo Wop ‘n Rock, Prairie Junction Band and a variety of others.

Click here to book your winter Orlando RV trip!

Bio: Ashley is Reserve Orlando’s travel expert, offering the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.


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Travel to Orlando for a Wide Array of Things to Do

There are many fun things to do around Orlando.  Taking an RV motorhome and using it as the home base for your Orlando vacation is probably the best way to spend your getaway time in Central Florida.  Once you settle down in a comfortable RV campground, you can begin your adventures.  Retiring to your RV campground in the evening enhances your vacation experience.  Your family takes in all the city-life attractions by day and soaks in the outdoor camping experience by night.  Kids love to camp!  It’s a win-win vacation!   Here are just a few attractions you will love.

  • Sea World Orlando – This is a great attraction for family members of all ages.  Just at Sea World alone there is a long list of things to do.  Get a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about what goes on in the background every day at Sea World.  Then there are the up-close tours of dolphins, penguins, and sea lions.  Visit Shamu’s Happy Harbor®.  Try one of the paddle boats for a tour of the beautiful lake.  Be sure to see Dolphin Cove with the interactive dolphin pool.  Shark Encounter® is one of the most popular Sea World exhibits.

    Sea World - Orlando, Florida

    Sea World – Orlando, Florida

  • Universal Studios – It is really time to cut loose and experience some adventures in Orlando.  This is what Universal Studios Orlando offers – adventures!  This is a real working studio and film production facility that is unlike any other.  You will get on rides that will take your breath away, become a part of a major movie, and even enjoy some special dining options.  Shopping is great here too!
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure – If you thought Universal Studios was exciting, wait until you see Universal’s Islands of Adventure!  The rides are more thrilling than you could ever imagine, and the most popular shows are on every day.  Some of the most
    Universal Islands of Adventure - Orlando, Florida

    Universal Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida

    popular adventures here are the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Marvel Super Hero Island.  Ever wish you could see the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park up close and personal?  Now is your chance!


  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park  Encounter many exotic animals as you explore six different lands, including Discovery Island and DinoLand.  The animals number more than 1,700 and you can visit every single one if you wish. This is Disney’s Animal Kingdom and you will love it!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom - Orlando, Florida

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida

  • Magic Kingdom Park – is another place for the family to come when visiting Orlando.  You will see fireworks, enjoy music parades, and get to shoot photos of you right beside one of the beloved Disney characters.  Visit Fantasyland and ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!  This will be remembered as one of the best times of your life!  Walk Main Street and experience all the happiness that this spot provides.  Let the kids thrill to the Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.  Magic Kingdom is just that – magic!
  • Epcot – More attractions at Epcot for the family.  Here you will share in the cultures of eleven different countries.  Entertainment is big here too, and all ages will find something to love.  Epcot’s visitor rating ranks as the third most visited theme park in the United States, and the sixth most visited theme park in the world; it fascinates both adult and child alike!

In between all the exciting activities, you will have a place to retire and relax before the next adventure – your RV.  Save money by fixing your own meals, collecting easy recipes before you leave for your time in Orlando.

This can be a vacation of a lifetime.  With so much to do and see, Orlando provides a destination that everyone must see at least once in their lifetime.

For information on renting an RV in or near Orlando, FLorida – CLICK HERE or if you need to rent a motor home outside of the state of Florida,  – CLICK HERE

Picture credits: The photo of Sea World Orlando (top) by Ricymar, the Island’s of Adventure photo by Avrene, and the photo of Disney’s Animal Kingdom by Kellyv are from Flickr Commons. It is licensed under the Explore/Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Enjoy Sacramento Events this Winter on a Northern California RV Trip

Sacramento is not just a place to put on your itinerary because it is the capital of California, although that is a good reason to visit. There are numerous family-friendly events happening in the area this winter, too, which makes it a great city to have as a home base for a Northern California RV trip. An RV trip to Sacramento means convenient lodging, ease of travel and lots more. Camp at the CalExpo RV Park to be close to everything and enjoy plenty of amenities during your stay.

One event you won’t want to miss is the Sacramento Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at the California Expo Center. Make RV Park reservations right away as it opens on the 22nd of November. This is an awesome affair and gives you the opportunity to get some incredible handmade Christmas gifts. On top of that, you will find live entertainment, foods that are mouth-watering, and a high energy ambiance. You’ll want your camera to take photos of loved ones and the strolling entertainers.

Sacramento Skyline

Sacramento Skyline

At the California Automobile Museum, stop on the 24th of November and take part in the Festival of Trees featuring A Taste of Northern California. Music is provided by a holiday band and there are many activities for the kids. Delicious hors d’ oeuvres will be available for those attending, local restaurants providing these treats.

From 28 November through 1 December, you can welcome in the New Year in a unique way. The Sacramento Hmong New Year will be at the California Exposition and State Fair   at Cal Expo and offers a special celebration with traditional song and dance.

On November 29th, you will have to decide among a couple of options for holiday fun. Perhaps you can do both! The Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair will take place at the California State Indian Museum. You may choose this affair if you love looking at (or perhaps wish to purchase) Native American baskets, pottery, ornaments and jewelry. These make amazing gifts for the season – ones to get for those who “have everything.” You will also have access to the rest of the museum, as you will pay regular admission fees.

If you would rather browse California artists’ displays, then you may wish to head to the Crocker Art Museum Holiday Art & Craft Festival. This is also on the 29th and offers numerous craft arts like wood, jewelry, ceramics and glass. The start is at 10 am at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento.

To hear some Christmas music that can’t be beat, head south to Modesto and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis at Gallo Center for the Arts. It takes place on 4 December at 7 pm. This is electronic music extraordinaire! This world-famous music will certainly get you in the mood for the holidays, if you aren’t feeling it already.

Once Christmas Day is past, get ready for one of the most memorable New Year events yet. The Sacramento New Year’s Eve River Cruise is the ideal way to see the New Year in, with fireworks, music and toasting with champagne. The greatest way to end your winter RV tour of Sacramento events.

Picture credits: The picture of the skyline of Sacramento  is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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An RV Trip for some Festival Fun in Arizona

Arizona is wonderful for winter travel. The highways are clear, the skies are blue, and the air is fresh. It’s time to hop in that RV motorhome and explore the festivals that happen across the state during November and December. There is a wealth of music, food and unique experiences awaiting you.

You have a few options around the 22nd and 23rd of November. For instance, in Yuma, the 23rd Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival happens on the 22nd through the 24th. Balloons, balloons and more balloons, with fireworks and great entertainment. Best of all, it is free! From the 23rd to the 24th you can go to Queen Creek and discover the 11th Annual American Heritage Festival. What is the best about this festival? The battle reenactments and living history demonstrations!

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival

In Phoenix on 23 November, the 8th Annual Native Now is a celebration of art and culture of Native Americans. There will be music, performances, great food, and some short films put on by Arizona filmmakers. This free event goes from 10 am to 3 pm. Be sure to arrive early so you can get right in to ASU Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

If in Phoenix for Thanksgiving, you will love to spend it with friends and family at the Thanksgiving Day Harvest Feast on 28 November at the Heard Museum. A traditional feast will be prepared with chefs combining American Indian culture with expertise. Then join in the fun at Ahwatukee Foothills at the 18th Annual Festival of Lights. This will be held from 28 November to the 30th. Enjoy wine tasting, hayrides and an artistic display of over a million white lights that light up the desert.

From 29 to 30 November, be sure to head to Sedona for the Festival of Trees at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. The displays of gingerbread houses and trees will be both indoors and outside, decorated in different themes with a wide variety of materials. In Lake Havasu City the entire month of December offers the excitement of the holidays with the 19th Annual Festival of Lights. You will love seeing London Bridge (the real one, honest!) while there. So many lights and so many friendly faces!

Of course, in Tucson, from 7 to 8 December, the Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods Festival is quite a hit with locals and visitors. Taste delicious tribal foods, watch cooking demonstrations and traditional dance and song. Then head to Tombstone! From December 13 to the 14th you must experience Christmas in Tombstone for an event never to be forgotten. The kids will love it, particularly the fireworks and light parade.

In Somerton on the 21st of December there is the 7th Annual Somerton Tamale Festival. Now here is something unique for the whole family! Yum! The foods will make your mouth water. Includes live music and plenty of great entertainment, and all free!

Yes, you will discover Arizona in a special way – on a trip around the state to take in some of the best festivals!  We have an rv rental location in Phoenix that makes travel to this event convenient or call us toll free at 888-337-2208.

Picture credits: The picture of a Balloon Festival  is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Great San Diego Winter Festivals to Visit on an RV Vacation

Winter in San Diego is a mild affair and an ideal time for a vacation to this southern California city. All during the winter months you’ll discover fun festivals and events that will keep everyone in the family happy and entertained. RV campgrounds in and around San Diego offer numerous amenities to make your visit extraordinary. Below are some of the favorite festivals of San Diego locals and of folks from all over the country.

Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego

From November 18 through November 24, the 10th San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will have wine and food enthusiasts enjoying one of the biggest events of the year, with some top-name celebrity chefs and some of the best wines around. With more than 200 wineries and breweries and seventy fine restaurants joining in, this certainly should be on your list of must-dos!

Music may be your “thing,” and if so the San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival is going to have to go to the top of your list. From 27 November through 1 December, this celebration features amazing bands in all different styles, including Dixieland, jazz, ragtime and swing. Hey, don’t forget rockabilly! No matter your taste in jazz, you’ll find it here. Just head to Mission Valley and start your music adventure at the Town & Country Hotel.

Stick around until December 6th and visit Balboa Park for Balboa Park December Nights. This has everything a festival should have, from foods and music to crafts and museum events. Best of all, this community festival is free, with museums opening their doors to visitors to celebrate the holidays. Dance performances are something to see, and as you experience the diversity of cultures in this once-a-year event, you will surely decide to come again next year to see what other treasured moments you may have. Every year the Santa Lucia Procession takes place at the Plaza de California which is a thrill.

Each year a parade happens on San Diego Bay, the Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. This year it is the 42nd year of colorful celebrations and you should be there on December 8th or 15th, or both dates! The boats float by all decked out with holiday lights, sparkling reminders of the season. This is delightful for adults and children alike and not to be missed!

After you celebrate your personal Christmas together with family and friends, take to the road again in San Diego and enjoy the festivities around town. Attend the San Diego Black Film Festival on January 30 through February 2 to enjoy the 11th year of amazing films, from shorts and feature films to comedies, drama and documentaries. With a spotlight on African American and African cinema, this festival is a unique and intriguing event.

Welcome in the Lunar New Year in a spectacular way at the Kearny Mesa Lunar New Year Festival. At Qualcomm Stadium from January 31st through February 2nd, this “Tet” Festival has so many activities that you may not be able to choose between them. Perhaps you can fit them all in. Thrill to martial arts exhibitions, live music, performing arts, and cultural games and shows. Watch the talent competition and cast your own votes.

From 21 to 23 February, you will love to see the Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival. Head over to Coronado High School and experience culture from around the world in one short period of three days. There will be more than 200 dancers and musicians at the Coronado Performing Arts Center and all will welcome you to visit and be thoroughly entertained.

However, you really need to take time out on the 22nd of February to go to the San Diego Brew Fest at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Lots of live music and delicious food as well as amazing brews from California and beyond!

Last but certainly not least is the San Diego Bird Festival taking place in Marina Village on February 27th and running through to March 2nd. Go on some exciting birding expeditions, led by experts in their fields. It is a special experience to get out in nature and see Mother Nature’s wonders of the bird world.

San Diego is a marvelous place to be any time of year, but wintertime is particularly fun with all the festivities going on the entire time. This is a southern California adventure you won’t want to pass up this year.

Picture credits: The picture of downtown San Diego  is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Travel Kentucky in an RV to Enjoy Special Winter Events

Kentucky offers a lot for those who have a spirit of adventure. One adventure you may enjoy is taking a winter RV trip through Kentucky to enjoy some of the events going on around the state. This winter is forecast to be drier than normal with below-normal snowfall, so this is an ideal time to bundle up and make this winter something to remember.


The season is still young and it is time to get out there and prepare for the upcoming holidays. In Louisville, you can enjoy a wonderful art show and take part in a worthwhile fundraiser besides. On the 7th of November, take the family over to Lexington for the US Dressage Finals which runs through the 10th. Competitors from around the country come to appear on the national stage and go head to head with others in all divisions. Kentucky Horse Park will be alive with horse lovers and all sorts of enthusiastic fans for this event.

Kentucky Dressage Finals

Kentucky Dressage Finals

Back in Louisville, on the 9th of November, one fun activity is to join with Chancey Elementary for the Chancey 2013 Community Fair. Arts and crafts, a fabulous chili cook-off and plenty of entertainment will highlight your day. Kids love to watch other kids compete in the Kids’ Bakeoff. This event is free! Don’t pass it up!

On November 14, get ready for a musical extravaganza in Lexington. The Bluegrass Burlexpo Kentucky Burlesque and Variety Festival will present some comedy, dance, classic burlesque and much more. This is some entertainment which makes quite a joyful event. All sorts of styles and methods of madness and fun!

Then again in Lexington on the 22nd through the 31st, the 20th Annual Southern Lights will occur, with a journey like you have never experienced. The light displays and other unique displays will take your breath away. You simply drive the route to take in all the lights. It is all happening at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground! Train rides and the petting zoo are really popular with the younger set, but adults love them too. Live reindeer are present to be seen right up close.


The Lexington Christmas Parade on December 3 is a wonderful affair for the family to attend. This is downtown in Lexington, providing food and drink for the family and many activities. The parade itself is a treat. Afterwards, go ice skating on the rink at Triangle Park.

In Versailles, Kentucky on December 14 and 15, take the Santa Claus Train! The kids will all meet personally with the famous man and his wife, Mrs. Claus. The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad is one exciting time, with carols being sung, lovely scenery and much more.


Last but not least is the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater in Richmond on 18 January. Watch this unique show of Gregory Popovich’s performing pets. Fifteen cats and ten dogs show off and do all sorts of wild antics.

Treat yourself to a Kentucky RV trip this winter and take in at least one or two fun events around the state.

Picture credits: The picture of the Kentucky Dressage Finals is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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An RV Trip to Tour Texas Festivals for November

Texas is a great place to travel in an RV this November! The festivals held throughout the state offer a wide variety of fun for all ages, and there’s nothing like making a tour of all the best ones for a vacation of a lifetime.

In Terlingua, Texas you can visit the Terlingua International Chili Championship on the 2nd of November if you would like to taste some amazing chili. Every year folks come from all over to enjoy this celebration of delicious chili. And this is not just a day of eating, but a four-day festival which is known as the “granddaddy of all chili cook-offs.” The scenery is worth the trip alone.

If you would rather avoid a feasting celebration, you might prefer music. The Pearl Bluegrass Festival in Pearl, Texas is held on 2 November, and here you will discover a whole “menu” of bluegrass to stimulate your musical appetite. RV sites are available too! No admission fees are an additional bonus, and you can listen to music the whole day through and enjoy some home cooking.

If you can’t make it to either of the above events, you can at least try to go to George West, Texas to hear storytellers entertain with wonderful cowboy tales, legends and fables. The George West Storyfest occurs on 2 November and celebrates 25 years of this western storytelling tradition. The Texas State Liars’ Contest is also held so you can try out your ability to tell a whopper!

You may have time to head to Austin for the Austin Celtic Festival that occurs on the 2nd and 3rd of November. There are more than 200 musicians, artists and more that provide a huge amount of music and dance for those of all ages. This happens at Fiesta Gardens downtown. You really shouldn’t miss this one.

Then another festival that is simply a must-see is the Wurstfest in New Braunfels, Texas. This lasts from 1 November to the 10th, so you have plenty of time to make it there on your Texas festival tour. If you love beer, you are in luck! Texan and German beer flow freely, and the special events will have you entertained to the nth degree. This is Bavarian style entertainment at its best. Dance the polka until the stars come out!

From 6 to 10 November, the RGV Birding Festival in Harlingen is a wonderful option for nature lovers. This is a real educational festival with guided field trips and youth activities. Then head to Fredericksburg for the Art Past Dark that is happening from November 12 through the 14th. With gallery shows and artists welcoming you in the celebration of fine art, this is an inspirational experience.

Welcoming in the holidays does not just occur in December. Texas has holiday celebrations that everyone can enjoy early in the year. The HEB Holiday Parade takes place in Houston in November as well as the Chuy’s Christmas Parade on 30 November in Austin. Kids love seeing Santa, who is sure to make an appearance.

Yes, Texas is the place to go on a thrilling RV trip to November festivals. Enjoy yourself and travel the Lone Star State this coming month.

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Travel through Georgia in an RV and Experience the Festivals and Fairs

Let’s have some good ole downhome fun with some festivals occurring around Georgia this fall. You can drive up from Florida to get some old-fashioned entertainment and meet up with happy folks who love to get out and visit with neighbors and newcomers. An RV is the perfect way to travel this route, as you will be moving along the Georgia highways in style and comfort.

Festival in Georgia

Festival in Georgia

About an hour north of Atlanta, you can join in at the Fall for Chatsworth’s Black Bear Festival in Chatsworth, Georgia. This is a family event which all ages will love. Arts and crafts is one of the favorite treats as there are so many artworks to see and some you may want to take home. Great music, yummy food and plenty of activities will keep you having fun and excitement. Take part in the pumpkin carving contest or put on your costume and try and win the grand prize. Be there from October 19 to the 20th for all festival activities with friendly townsfolk.

During the same time period from the 19th to the 20th of October, there is the Johns Creek Art Festival which may be to your liking. This is another wonderful festival where you can enjoy music from all manner of talented musicians.  The live music will have you tapping your feet. The dancers will entertain you and the jazz and gospel music will intrigue and enliven.  There is nothing quite like a wide variety of music to let you shed those workaday woes.

From October 25 through to November 3 you can take in the Georgia State Fair in Atlanta at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is a true Georgia event, with plenty of entertainment, foods, activities and shows. Does sword swallowing thrill you? When you see someone eat fire, do you cringe or do you yell for more? All these events are here for you and your family. Halloween offers more fun with a magic show and much more.  There is even a Sea Lion exhibit, fun for the whole family.

Travel a bit and head for the coast and Savannah, Georgia for the Savannah Food Day Festival. Held in Daffin Park on October 26, this festival is one not to miss if you like to eat your fill of the best food around. Then move on to Kingsland, Georgia where you can experience the Kingsland’s Fall Festival. Before or after the festival you can explore the pine forests and tour the town which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The theme of the festival this year is pirates! Kids will love to get their photos taken with Pirate Cut-Outs.

You can now head home or you can make your way back to Atlanta to attend the 4th Annual Festival and BBQ Competition on November 1st in Jonesboro.  If you are a BBQ master, you can enter the competition and see what kind of prize you can win.

What a fun RV trip this was – with good foods, great entertainment and lots of general fun! Come back again next year!

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