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Black Heritage Travels: Welcome Fall by Attending a Fall Harvest or Heritage Festival

Black Heritage Travels: Welcome Fall by Attending a Fall Harvest or Heritage Festival
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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. 

SEPTEMBER

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Florida 

SEPT 28 -29 Central Florida Soul Food Festival featuring Music 

Louisiana

SEPT 28 Brown Sugar Music Festival (during Sugar Cane Festival), New Iberia LA

Brown Sugar Music Festival

Maryland

SEPT 28 Kunta Kinte Fall Heritage Festival, Annapolis MD

Eastern Shore Music and Soul Food

Virginia

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SEPT 26-28 The Eastern Shore Music & Soul Food Festival, Exmore VA

Eastern Shore Music and Soul Food

OCTOBER

Alabama 

OCT 31 The Healthy Halloween Harvest Festival, Tuskegee AL

Florida 

OCT 5 Green Cove Springs Soul Food Festival, Green Cove Springs FL

Staff photo By KILE BREWER Jacksonville restauranteur Isaac Hall works the smoker Saturday at the Soul Food Festival in Green Cove Springs. Hall’s aromatic meats drew patrons throughout the day who came to his tent, Good Food 247, seeking barbecued chicken and ribs.
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OCT 26 October Gullah Festival, Jacksonville FL 

Texas

OCT 26 45th Annual Harambee Festival, Dallas TX 

Harambee Fest

Virginia

OCT 5-6 The 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward, Richmond VA 

2nd Street Fest

NOVEMBER

Florida 

NOV 1 The Dade City Music & Food Festival, Dade City FL 

South Carolina

NOV 7-9 Penn Center Heritage Days, St. Helena Island SC 

Texas

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. 

Robin Caldwell

Robin Caldwell is the blogger behind freshandfriedhard.com and academic researcher focusing on Black history, heritage and culture. Public historian primarily in Black American historical foodways: antebellum and regional.

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