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September 2019

Food Rocks 2019, Lyme Regis, Dorset

September 6 - September 7
Dorset Rocks, Marine Parade and Cart Road
Lyme Regis,DorsetDT7 3JFUnited Kingdom
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Lyme Regis

The Dorset town of Lyme Regis, immortalised in John Fowles’ novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, will once more be the setting for the seventh Food Rocks this September. Spread over two days, the food fest curated by famed restaurateur-cum-chef, Mark Hix, who hails from the town, unites the best of the worlds of food and drink, with local producers mingling with top chefs. This year, Hix will be joined in Lyme Regis by other leading chefs, Angela Hartnett, Mitch Tonks…

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Longleat Sky Safari 2019, Wiltshire, UK

September 13 - September 15
Longleat Safari Park, Longleat
Warminster,WiltshireBA12 7NWUnited Kingdom
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Longleat Sky Safari

The sky’s the limit as far as Longleat is concerned, as the nation’s No.1 safari park prepares for lift-off towards becoming the venue for one of the biggest hot air balloon events in Europe. The 2018 Longleat Sky Safari is scheduled ...

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Ludlow Food Festival 2019, Shropshire, UK

September 13 - September 15
Ludlow Castle, Castle Square
Ludlow,ShropshireSY8 1AYUnited Kingdom
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The 2017 Ludlow Food Festival seen from the great tower.

Now a veteran of the UK food festival circuit, the first Ludlow Food Festival was held in 1995 when members of the local Chamber of Trade and Commerce decided a food festival would be a great way to promote local producers, and draw visitors to the market town on the Welsh borders. Part of the festival's enduring success is no doubt down to its most wonderful location, set in Castle Square with its open air market and the incomparable Ludlow…

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Abergavenny Food Festival 2019, Wales

September 21 - September 22
Abergavenny Abergavenny,NP7 5DGUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Abergavenny Food Festival

This September will see the 21st edition of the Abergavenny Food Festival. Created in 1999 by a couple of local farmers the Festival has grown from just 3,000 visitors to become the biggest food festival in Wales, showcasing the very best food and drink in the Principality as well as the world. Some 37,000 people attended in 2018. Its programme of activities includes masterclasses, product tastings, hands-on cookery lessons and kids’ activities. The Abergavenny Food Festival has drawn food heavyweights,…

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Mothman Festival 2019, West Virginia, USA

September 21 - September 22
Point Pleasant, Main Street
Point Pleasant,West VirginiaUnited States
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Mothman Festival, USA

During the third weekend of September, the annual Mothman Festival attracts thousands of revellers to celebrate the Mothman mysteries with two days of music concerts, artists, guest speakers, a charity run, fun exhibits and more, while food vendors offer their Mothman-inspired delicacies all over town. Point Pleasant, a little town in West Virginia, is most famous for its perceived 1966-67 sightings of a giant, flying moth-like humanoid. After the deadly collapse in December 1967 of the Silver Bridge, which connected…

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Derby Festé 2019, Street Festival

September 27 - September 28
derby derby,derbyshireUnited Kingdom

The streets of Derby will resound with dance, music, comedy and contemporary circus this September, as Derby Festé hits the ground running for a thirteenth successive year. Some 30,000 people expected to flock to the city for the festival. Viewed as one the largest cultural street parties in the Midlands, Derby Festé is renowned for its innovation. For its 2019 edition, the festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, coinciding with the new moon that falls on…

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Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2019

September 28 - October 7
Phuket Phuket,PhuketThailand + Google Map
Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Thailand is certainly no stranger to everything that’s quirky and out of the ordinary. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival held in autumn – also known under its more Taoist-inspired name Nine Emperor Gods Festival – is no exception. It’s considered as the number one auspicious event on the southern Thai island of Phuket, and may as well be one of the country’s most eccentric and extreme festivals. What is the Phuket Vegetarian Festival? If you’re a vegetarian who’s averse to blood…

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Durga Puja Festival 2019, India

September 29 - October 8
All over the Indian subcontinent
Durga Puja Festival India

Durga Puja, one of the most important festivals for Hindu Bengalis, is the biggest yearly event in Kolkata and known as the Carnival of the East. Usually taking place in September or October, this multi-day festival celebrates the victory of good over evil with elaborate displays of the goddess Durga, colourful processions, artfully crafted clay idols and sumptuous meals. Reminiscent of the spectacular Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, people place elaborately crafted idols of the 10-armed goddess Durga at prominent places in…

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October 2019

Turner Prize 2019 at the Turner Contemporary

October 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Margate, Rendezvous
Margate,CT9 1HGUnited Kingdom
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Turner Prize at the Turner Contemporary Margate

The prize and the gallery that were both named for artist J M W Turner will be brought together in 2019, when the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate hosts the prestigious Turner Prize. Turner Prize Nominees Four of the most exciting artists working right now will be shortlisted based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place the previous year; the names of the artists have not been announced yet, but it is expected that a statement will be made…

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Great American Beer Festival Denver, 2019

October 3 - October 9
Colorado Convention Center Denver,COUnited States + Google Map
$70 – $85
Great American Beer Festival

Denver, known as the mile high city, is hosting The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which expects to have over 60,000 visitors and will host around 4,000 beers from over 800 brewers across the United States of America. Organisers claim the Festival is the widest range of American beer ever. Great American Beer Festival Tickets The organisers recommend buying tickets online beforehand due to the popularity of the event. Tickets cost $85 each, which includes a tasting cup, unlimited one…

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019, Texas

October 4 - October 13
Zilker Park Austin,TexasUnited States + Google Map
austin City Limits music

Expect big names headlining: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys when the state capital of Texas welcomes the Austin City Limits Music Festival...

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Cheltenham Literature Festival, 2019

October 4 - October 13
cheltenham, 109-111 Bath Road
Cheltenham,GL53 7LSUnited Kingdom
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Cheltenham Literature Festival

Could there be a more appropriate setting for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival than the historic Regency spa town of Cheltenham? Originally held in the town hall, the festival was the world’s first literary festival. It forms a key part of the Cheltenham Festivals season. The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2019 Highlights This year, marking the 70th anniversary of one of the UK's leading literary festivals, will see some 900 writers, including…

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2019

October 5 - October 13
albuquerque NMUnited States + Google Map
$15
The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2018

If you have seen photos of many vividly coloured balloons gliding across semi-arid scenery there is a good chance that those shots come from the Albuquerque...

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Dashain Festival Nepal, 2019

October 5 - October 10
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Nepal Holidays Dashain Festival

The Dashain Festival is the longest and most important celebration in Nepal before Tihar or Diwali. Spread over 15 days in September or October, depending on the lunar calendar, Dashain sees Nepalese from all around the globe return to their home towns and villages to join in the celebrations that mark the end of the harvest and are supposed to remove all ill-fortune. Another name for the festival is Dasha-hara; dasha means ill-fortune and hara to remove or take away.…

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National Wine Day Moldova Wine Festival 2019

October 5 - October 6
Great National Assembly Square, Great National Assembly Square
Chisinau,Moldova, Republic of
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The 18th National Wine Day Moldova will see hundreds of wines from some 60 producers on display over the two-day Moldova wine festival celebrating the country’s centuries-old winemaking traditions in October. Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to the Great National Assembly Square in the Moldova capital Chisinau for the Moldova wine festival, which is a major event in the country’s calendar. What is the National Wine Day Moldova? The wine festival allows people to become acquainted…

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Isle of Wight Literary Festival, 2019

October 10 - October 13
Isle of Wight isle of wightUnited Kingdom
Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Now running for eight years the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival is a major literary event in the south of England. Over four days, in excess of 60 writers will present their latest works. In the past the event has attracted such luminaries as Andrew Marr, Dame Jenni Murray and Val McDermid hopping to the Island.   Topics range from crime to travel, and history to current social and political issues. First time authors will share tables with seasoned…

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Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2019

October 10 - October 13
Sagres Sagres,Portugal
Sagres Birdwatching Festival

Following last year’s success that brought hundreds of wildlife and nature lovers together, the Sagres Birdwatching Festival is set to return on 4 – 7 October. A hotspot for biodiversity, Sagres is a verdant region in the western point of the Algarve, and the main crossing point in Portugal for migratory birds, enroute to their final destination of Africa. Last year, 169 species were seen during the festival. October will see visitors from across the globe attend, armed with binoculars…

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Onion Market 2019, Weimar Germany

October 11 - October 13
Weimar Weimar,Germany + Google Map
Onion Market, Weimar, Germany

Dubbed the Teutonic Glastonbury by the Telegraph, the Weimar Onion Market, takes place each October in the architecturally stunning medieval city in Thuringia, Germany. Some 350,000 people are reckoned to descend upon this city of 65,000 residents during the festival, which coincides with the Weimar Beer Festival adding to the festivities. History of the Weimar Onion Market The festival dates back to 1653. In that year it was decreed that, during the second week of October, a large market should…

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Limon Carnival Costa Rica 2019

October 12
Puerto Limon Puerto Limon,LimonCosta Rica + Google Map
Limon Carnival festivals in america

Costa Rica values its diversity and the Limon Carnival is probably the biggest party enjoyed by its Afro-Caribbean community. Held in Puerto Limon in the province of Limon, the carnival is claimed to be the biggest street party in the nation, so expect lots of calypso, but as reggae is widely popular across Costa Rica, anticipate this too. This Carnival is on a smaller scale than its more famous sisters in the region and, as it is in the street,…

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Lincoln Sausage Festival 2019

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Castle
Lincoln,LincolnshireUnited Kingdom
£1
Lincoln Sausage Festival

October is the month that the merry folk of Lincoln tuck into more than 30,000 bangers at the Lincoln Sausage Festival, held in the glorious setting of the medieval Lincoln Castle and its cobbled streets. In 2019 the festival is to be celebrated on 12 October. A myriad of stalls fill the castle's grounds and the nearby Castle Square. Entry is free for children and costs only £1 for adults. In addition to prime Lincolnshire produce from award-winning Select Lincolnshire members,…

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