Autumn is one of the most colorful times of the year. Fall in the South is a celebration of harvesting season, food, and music. And lots of tradition.
You can welcome fall by attending one or more of the following events taking place from the end of September to the middle of November.
SEPT 28 -29 Central Florida Soul Food Festival featuring Music
SEPT 28 Brown Sugar Music Festival (during Sugar Cane Festival), New Iberia LA
SEPT 28 Kunta Kinte Fall Heritage Festival, Annapolis MD
SEPT 26-28 The Eastern Shore Music & Soul Food Festival, Exmore VA
OCT 31 The Healthy Halloween Harvest Festival, Tuskegee AL
OCT 5 Green Cove Springs Soul Food Festival, Green Cove Springs FL
OCT 26 October Gullah Festival, Jacksonville FL
OCT 26 45th Annual Harambee Festival, Dallas TX
OCT 5-6 The 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward, Richmond VA
NOV 1 The Dade City Music & Food Festival, Dade City FL
NOV 7-9 Penn Center Heritage Days, St. Helena Island SC
NOV 16 Houston Black Heritage Festival, Houston TX
All of these events are family- and budget-friendly. Each features entertainment, a variety of food options, and vendors selling crafts and products made by African Americans and people of the Diaspora.