The days are growing shorter and the night’s longer: all the more reason to seize the moment and explore with your family some of the best fall festivals around the country. From giant pumpkin boat races to skeleton-fests to apple cider galore, we’ve picked our favorite festivals for you to visit in 2017. Click through the gallery to see how many you’ve been to!

Floresville Peanut Festival—Floresville, TX

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and when it comes to festival royalty, Queen Tunaep and King Reboog (yup, peanut and goober spelled backwards) are no exception—since the late '30s the festival court has donned be-jeweled and be-ribboned gowns and capes that make Queen Elizabeth look like an amateur. But the glamorous get-up of the Bohemian Blooms Court is not the only fun for families in Floresville during the festival. There’s the Goober Games, which is filled with kid faves like sack races, peanut toss, and musical peanut, the parades are worth a watch, and be sure to check out the Courthouse Lawn to see the South Texas Gunslingers.

Good to know: Got a sitter? The music goes late night and folks will be dancing!

Dates: Oct. 10-14, 2017


photo: courtesy Floresville Peanut Festival


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—Gabby Cullen & Amber Guetebier