Listen to local, regional and national storytellers spin tales at the Pump House. There will also be music and arts and crafts.
This downtown festival features live music and local food, beer, wine and fine art.
Go on guided tours of Ashland's famous murals, meet the artists and go on a mural scavenger hunt. There's also food, music, crafts and a car show.
The festival will be presented online 1-3 p.m. on Sundays in September.
Normally, there will be more than 80 artists performing at more than 30 venues across the city, including the Chicago Cultural Center.
This festival at Lake Nokomis celebrates the monarch migration from Minnesota to Mexico and includes a costume parade, music, dance, art activities and monarch games.
This town near Peoria, home of the Libby's pumpkin-packing plant, calls itself the Pumpkin Capital of the World. The festival features pumpkin-boat races, pumpkin decorating, pie-eating contests, a craft fair, a pumpkin-pancake breakfast and a 10:30 a.m. Saturday parade.
This year, the parade is drive-through and some events are canceled.
The harbor-side North House Folk School celebrates with storytelling, traditional workshops, a fish boil and concerts by songwriter/musicians.
It's online this year.
Carlos Creek Winery hosts this festival, which features music on two stages, an art fair, grape stomps and "I Love Lucy'' look-alike contests.
It's still on in 2020. Buy tickets in advance.
This festival in northwest Illinois features live music and wine-tasting from 25 Illinois vineyards.
This year, it's at Carey Memorial Park and is focused on tasting and shopping.
In Iowa's Amana Colonies, there's an Apple Sampling Stroll among businesses, a Vintner's Dinner and music at Millstream Brewery.
It's the Iowa Barn Foundation's annual free, self-guided tour of restored historic barns.
This fest in the scenic hills of southwest Wisconsin is not only about pickles and sourdough bread but also cheese, chocolate, beer and wine. There are classes, tastings and the 50-mile Farm/Art DTour, punctuated by art installations.
This year, the self-guided Farm/Art DTour is still on. There will also be a Food Chain marketplace of food, art and ideas at Witwen Park & Campground, between Plain and Prairie du Sac.
The 43-acre Franconia Sculpture Park is holding its annual celebration, with bands, food trucks and sculpture tours, as well as the grand opening of its Franconia Commons Building, which includes an art gallery, gift shop and cafe with patio.
It's at the intersection of U.S. 8 and Minnesota 95, between Shafer and Taylors Falls.
More than 150 historic buildings — theaters, breweries, mansions, cathedrals, hotels, museums — are open to the public, and many offer free guided tours.
More than three dozen in-depth walking tours also are offered but sell out quickly.
This year, the event is virtual.
This festival along the 5-mile-long Midtown Greenway bicycle trail includes a puppet parade, live performances, art installations and craft beer. It's from 3 to 9 p.m.
In the bluffs above Trempealeau, this festival features a 10-foot apple pie, a hunt for a Silver Apple, a race of floating wooden apples and a bicycle tour with a 20-mile route through apple orchards and hillier 35- and 60-mile routes.
This town west of Madison offers vintage and handmade goods, live music and food trucks.
Tickets are $5 and available for time slots until 5 p.m.
This festival at Western Gateway Park features Latino music, dancing, arts, cultural booths, children's activities and a corn-eating contest.
The first North American town to be named a UNESCO City of Literature offers talks, readings, panels, exhibits and a walking tour of literary Iowa City.
This year, events and readings are online.
In the southeast corner of Iowa, 11 villages feature quilt shows, scarecrow contests, bake sales, tours of historic sites, wine tasting and street fairs.
There's a big scarecrow contest plus a carnival, music, dance and the Autumn on the Fox arts show in this town west of Chicago.
This year, the carnival and art show are canceled, but there will be a scarecrow stroll, drive-in concert, scavenger hunt, pumpkin carver and items to purchase, such as Scarecrow in a Box.
This studio tour in eastern Wisconsin includes more than 60 artists in Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Mequon, Thiensville and Newburg.
There will be music, food and free pumpkins on downtown streets.
This town in the southwest corner of Minnesota concentrates on the supernatural, with a ghost walk, ghost hunt, cemetery tour, psychic gallery readings and tales from the grave.
This big fest features readings, lectures, book discussions, writing workshops, live interviews and children's events.
This Lake Superior town offers a medallion hunt, family geocaching contest, fun run, appearances by Murray the Moose and family courses at the North House Folk School.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation sponsors this free, behind-the-scenes peek at more than 200 mansions, clubs, churches, hotels and theaters.
This year, all of the tours will be outdoors or online.
Carlos Creek Winery's brewing partner, 22 Northmen, hosts this festival, which includes a stein-holding contest, pumpkin throwing, horse-drawn wagon rides and live bands.
This downtown festival near Lake Geneva features wine and beer tasting, music, a car show, arts and crafts and a chili cookoff.
This town, just north of Minneapolis, calls itself the Halloween Capital of the World. Festivities include a Light up the Night parade Oct. 24, pumpkin-carving and house-decoration contests and a 1 p.m. Grand Day Parade Oct. 31.
This festival focuses on the creative processes of musicians, artists, comedians, writers, thinkers, scientists and magicians.
Zombies will take over this town on Chequamegon Bay, and there's also a haunted hallway, carved-pumpkin contest and 2 p.m. Saturday parade.
There will be a daytime event this year.
Attend demonstrations and seminars on more than 150 breeds at Alliant Energy Center.
In the National Museum of Mexican Art and Harrison Park, families can create ofrendas (altars), eat pan de muerto, listen to musical performances and get faces painted. It's 3-8 p.m. and admission is free.
This festival features a wave dash, shipwreck stories, and children's activities.
In the northeast arts district, 350 artists open their studios and offer demonstrations and workshops. There's music, too.
This event, which commemorates the 1975 sinking of the ore freighter with 29 men, is the only time the public can see the interior of the light tower when the beacon is lighted.
This event at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Overture Center features fine art, music, treats and the Rediscovered Art & Treasures Sale.
Celebrate global cultures at the Hjemkomst Center, with folk dancing, storytelling, music and foods from seven countries. Children can pick up a passport to get stamped at booths.
This free festival northwest of Des Moines showcases more than 100 Iowa artists, poets and musicians in seven venues, including the Hotel Pattee, in the downtown historic and cultural district. There will also be children's activities.
The expo at the Midwest Mountaineering store on the West Bank includes dozens of speakers and seminars about skiing, sled-dog racing and ice-climbing as well as camping, backpacking and other year-round adventures.
There's a tent encampment, winter skills seminars, Arctic film festival and chili feed at the North House Folk School.