Labor Day Weekend Events Near You!

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Summer is sadly coming to an end, but lucky for us we still have Labor Day weekend to do some of the things we wish we could have the past three months! No matter where you’re assignment has you located, there will be some sort of festival, community BBQ, carnival, or something going on this weekend. has put together a list of Labor Day weekend activities in every state, so be sure to check out what’s happening nearest you!!


This year will mark the 18th Annual Sweet Tater Festival. Among fun Labor Day activities the festival will offer door prizes, arts and crafts, games, plenty of food, and it’s 2nd Annual Sweet Tater Car Show. There is camping and cabins available. The Sweet Tater Labor Day Festival will be held at Smith Lake Park in Cullman, Alabama.
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The fairgrounds for the Alaska State Fair are located an hour north of Anchorage. The fair runs from August 21st – September 1st. The Alaska State Fair offers live music, plenty of food, rides, Kenai Racing Pigs, truck demo derby, and much more!

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Harold’s Cave Creek Corral offers a delicious Hawaiian buffet, live music, a limbo contest, Laua show and much more! This year will mark it’s 17th Annual Hawaiian Luau, which features Tia’s Royal Islanders Dancers, face paintings, Lei making, drink specials, and more! Harold’s Cave Creek Coral party starts August 31st at 6pm!

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The National Championship Chuckwagon Races are held Friday – Sunday at the Of Ranch in Clinton, Arkansas. There will be bands performing after the race, dances, and much more!

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The Sausalito Art Festival will be held August 30th – September 1st. The festival will provide fine art, music, food, wine, and much more entertainment! The Sausalito Art Festival will be held in Marinship Park, Sausalito, CA.

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This year will mark the 38th Annual Colorado Balloon Classic. It will be held in Memorial Park, in Colorado Springs. The dozens of balloons are set to ascend into the sky Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings!

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This year will mark the 154th Woodstock Fair. It will be held August 29th – September 1st. There will be rides, food, crafts, animals, and other exciting events! Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area!

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Beginning August 29th the National Kidney Foundation of Florida will hold its 29th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival. All proceeds go to the NKF of Florida. Don’t miss out on the largest surfing charity competition in the world!

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The Kingsland Catfish Festival provides attendees with a diverse weekend. From golf tournaments to catfish fishing tournaments, this is the place to be! The festival kicks off September 3rd and runs through September 5th!

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Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st the world’s largest long distance canoe race will begin at KAILUA-KNOA Queen Lili’uokalani Outrigger Canoe Races. Be sure to attend!

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Each morning throughout Labor Day weekend experience the launches of 20+ hot air balloons at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic in Idaho! There will also be live music, games, and other events as well!

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Beginning August 28th – 31st Chicago will be hosting its 36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. The festival promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz, and it definitely not something to be missed!

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There are a lot of festivals happening this weekend in Bloomington, Indiana. Whether you’re into music, arts and crafts, or making things this is the place to be! Here you can find different festivals to attend or bundle a few together and get a weekend deal!


Visit where memories are made and head out to the Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. This is one of the country’s largest agricultural heritage themed shows and provides a multitude of great exhibits you don’t want to miss!

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Running Saturday August 30th through Sunday August 31st be sure to check out the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. There will be live performances, food, drinks, and other types of entertainment provided!

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The 36th Annual Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival will kick off August 29th and run through August 31st in Winchester. Entertainment, arts and crafts and many other activities!

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Beginning this Friday through Monday be sure to attend the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. This year will mark the 37th Annual Arts & Crafts and Show & Sale portion of the festival and the 79th Annual Festival Coronation. There will be live music and other events as well!

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The Camden Windjammer Festival begins August 29th and ends August 31st.  There will be food, boat shows, and games available! The festival is located in the heart of Camden, Maine.

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Ocean City, Maryland provides the city with multiple free concerts on the beach throughout the weekend with fireworks to close the evening! Enjoy the ocean, sand, boardwalk, and amusement park at the Labor Day Weekend Art & Craft Festival.

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The King Richard’s Faire provides entertainment, games, acrobats, dancers, and much more! The fair is held at 235 Main Street Carver, MA and begins August 30th and runs until Monday September 1st.

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Oakland County’s favorite summer festival celebrating art, music, cuisine, and humanity begins this Friday and runs through Labor Day Monday! This is the Arts, Beats & Eats 17th year and the festival will offer more than 200 performances. You definitely don’t want to miss this!

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Fill your weekend with games, concerts, food, drinks, and other entertainment at the Minnesota State Fair! The fair runs through Monday September 1st!

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The Farish Street Heritage Festival offers food, a Kiddie Cottage, concerts, and much more! The festival begins Saturday August 30th at 4pm.

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This year the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival will be celebrating its 42nd year! The festival offers awesome attractions, arts and crafts, and much more!

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The Ashland Labor Day PowWow begins August 29th. Drummers and dancers from many tribes participate and set up booths filled with food, crafts, beadwork, art, and much more! There will be giveaways, gourd dancing, and games offered as well!

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Labor Day Monday marks the 16th Annual Labor Day Chicken & Corn Cookout at High Plains Homestead & Drifter’s Cookshack in Nebraska. Enjoy some delicious food and drinks along with entertainment!

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The Elko County Fair provides fun for all and has been running for 93 years! There will be crafts and critters, a carnival, food, horse racing, live music, and much more!

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New Hampshire:

If you’re around Waterville Valley, be sure to check out the Just Ducky Summer Bash. There will be live music, games, food, fireworks, and other fun activities.

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New Jersey:

Monday make sure you attend the Riverdale Labor Day Street Fair. Filled with delicious food and drinks, the fair will also offer crafts, games, and kiddie rides amongst other entertainment!

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New Mexico:

The New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo hosts the biggest wine festival in the state! Enter and enjoy a world of excellent wine and live music!

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New York:

If you’re in the area be sure you don’t miss the National Buffalo Wing Festival held in Buffalo, New York this weekend from August 30th – 31st. It will be held in the Coca-Cola Field and will have your mouth watering every second!

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North Carolina:

The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually and provides attendees with awesome food and entertainment. Don’t miss out on the loveliest of all fruits and festivals!

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North Dakota:

There are a lot of different events being held throughout North Dakota during Labor Day weekend; from football games to musicals, the entertainment is endless!


The Sweet Corn Festival offers hot buttered sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot! You can also enjoy other food, contests, games and crafts!

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The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma offers a plethora of entertainment and exhibits during this upcoming weekend! There will be great food, pony rides and much more!


Make sure you check out the Oregon State Fair this weekend. The fair will provide attendees with magic shows, live music, animal entertainment, and much more! Don’t miss it!

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Celebrating its 20th Anniversary Dine, Dance & Indulge your garlic fantasies at the Pocono Garlic Festival. It will be held at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and is truly a fun filled event!

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Rhode Island:

Enjoy entertainment for adults and children, food, music, yachts and much more at the Classic Yacht Regatta and Parade in Newport! Festivities will begin Saturday August 30th and end Sunday August 31st!
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South Carolina:

Attend the 9th Annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival beginning this Friday! There will be burger and brews, contests, tastings, and much more! Live entertainment, arts and crafts, and a BBQ Tournament will also be a highlight!

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South Dakota:

Saturday August 30th make sure you stop by the Newell Labor Day Celebration providing car shows, art exhibits, and other entertainment!


The Memphis Music & Heritage Festival will debut Saturday and Sunday. The festival will provide amazing live music all day long, awesome food, and other nifty things to check out! You definitely don’t want to miss this!

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Join the celebration in Bandera, Texas this weekend. Bandera is the Cowboy Capital of the World and the Celebrate Bandera Festival will be held Friday through Sunday! There will be music, animals, bull riding, and much more!

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Payson Golden Onion Days in Payson City is held August 29th through September 1st. There is food, fireworks, arts and crafts, amusement rides, and much more!

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The New World Festival at Chandler is notable one of the Top 10 2014 Summer Events. This event honors Vermont’s Celtic and French-Canadian traditions. There will be over 100 live music performances, dancers from all around the globe.

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The Virginia Scottish Games will be held on the grounds of Great Meadow. This is one of the nation’s largest exhibits of the Scottish culture and very entertaining!

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Seattle’s Bumbershoot is a huge music and arts festival. This festival offers live music, awesome food, arts and crafts and much more!

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West Virginia:

Jackson’s Mill Jubilee features some of the best arts and crafts talents West Virginia has to offer! This is a family friendly festival and offers awesome entertainment to those who attend!

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The Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw typically attracts around 40,000 people and is not something to miss! There is free entertainment, arts and crafts and much more!

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The Fort Bridger Rendezvous is a mountain man rendezvous in celebration of the Fur Trade Rendezvous Era and is one of the largest mountain man gatherings in the nation!

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