You’ve probably heard it many times and you’re going to hear it again here; The United States of America knows how to put on festivals! So, if you’re visiting U.S.A soon or you’re already here and you’re wondering what festivals you can check out, then here is a short list of some of the top festivals that you can’t afford to miss.
Halloween festival of the dead is a hunting weeklong event where you get the opportunity to tour the mystifying gardens in which the spirits of the dead communicate with the living. You can also hunt ghosts and or learn more about the alleged Mighty Dead (ancestors of Witchcraft. Furthermore, you can participate in a guided vision ceremony to the sabbat grove so that you meet these spirits in real life.
If you’ve ever imagined being famous in another life, then you should meet a fortuneteller for some past life reading. And if you’re curious to know what your future holds, then your tarot cards can be read for you.
Even though the Crescent City is famous for its booze and beads of Mardi Gras, you can check out the Po’Boy Festival in November to experience the authentic taste of New Orleans. Join others on Oak Street for an entire day celebration of Orleans’ submarine sandwich, which is full of Louisiana hot sausage and fried shrimp. You can also have a taste of a souped up banh mi po'boy, which has been adapted by Vietnam families of New Orleans. After taking care of your stomach, you can proceed to dance the whole night in the streets.
You can celebrate the holiday season from November to January in the Louisiana town, a place where Steel Magnolia was filmed. Every holiday season, the Cane River Lake waterfront, which is located in the historic district of the city, becomes a winter wonderland with more than 300,000 glowing Christmas lights.
If you like, you can watch fireworks over the water or take horse-drawn carriage rides. You can also shop at an arts-and-craft fair. If you’re interested in the local culture, then you can tour the striking historic homes of the area or have a taste of traditional cuisine at one of the area restaurants. If you asked me, I would tell you in a second that you should not miss the meat pie, which is a classic local dish. .
The festival that is held in a posh mountain setting, which is nothing less than spectacular in the summer, gives you an opportunity to rub shoulders with the likes of Tyler Florence and Mario Batali. If you’re a lover of food and wine, then this iconic weekend food festival that demonstrates cooking and tastings is your perfect fit. Tickets are going at only $1,250 each but what you learn is priceless. In fact, it’s the place to find the best and brightest food minds.