How to Save On Your Favorite Festivals in NovemberArticle by: Casey Berg|@bergcaseyy
Tue October 30, 2018 | 15:00 PM
We're obsessed with festivals, just like you. As fellow festival lovers, we want to help you discover the enchanting world of festivals without breaking the bank, as well as connect with a global community of fellow festival lovers. Whether you're the music festival type who loves seeing your favorite artists on larger-than-life stages, or more of a food festival kind of person who prefers chowing down on exquisite culinary delights from around the world, there is a festival for everyone on Everfest – and we want to help you get there.
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UTOPiAfest, Burnet, Texas (November 2-4, 2018)
As America’s festival scene keeps growing, so do corporate budgets, which translates to everything being “bigger” and “better.” Utopias, however, don’t get bigger or better; they’re already at the peak of imaginary awesomeness. They’re fueled with rampant positivity and a sense of belonging no matter who you are or where you came from. Where does such a miraculous place exist? None other than UTOPiAfest Down in the Oaks, the ultimate camping music experience. Even with a name like UTOPiAfest, paradise still warrants a description. This festival is the antithesis to big-budget festivals that sacrifice quality for the sake of quantity. Your experience is not ruled by numbers here, just pure bliss from the moment you arrive in Burnet, Texas.
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Nightfall Music Festival, Denton, Texas (November 4-7, 2018)
Halloween will come and go like always, but the spirit of evil still lives on at the infamous Parker House in Denton, Texas. No need to schedule a tour, though, because you’re going to spend an entire weekend at the haunted plantation for the inaugural Nightfall Music Festival. This immersive, one-of-a-kind experience taps into your deepest fears with two spooky haunted houses, horrifying characters roaming the property, overnight camping and two stages’ worth of hard-hitting electronic music including a silent disco stage. Who cares if it’s November? Nightfall is going to scare up a spooky good time regardless.
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Snowbomb Ski & Board Festival, Multi-City
Summer is coming to a close, and that means cold weather is upon us. Some people will go into hibernation, but not you; you’re ready to hit the slopes and get a jump-start on the winter season. There’s no better way to kick off the season than the annual SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival in California. Held in various cities throughout Northern California, SnowBomb teases the upcoming season with a host of gnarly activities over the course of two jam-packed days. From BMX stunt shows to beer tastings and tons of retail shopping, this awesome festival will surely get you excited to hit the powder this winter.
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San Francisco, California (November 3-4, 2018)
Santa Clara, California (November 10-11, 2018)
Sacramento, California (November 17-18, 2018)
SF International Tea Festival, San Francisco, California (November 3-4, 2018)
Steep yourself in an annual celebration of tea at the SF International Tea Festival in San Francisco, California. The one-day event boasts hundreds of different types and brands of tea for sampling and purchase. Additional attractions include live music from local artists, seminars from several tea-industry leaders and historians and small group tastings, with special offerings from a featured purveyor of fine teas. The purchase of a ticket gets you a swag bag, which includes a teacup you can use to enjoy samples of teas from around the world.
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Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, Austin, Texas (November 3-4, 2018)
Your weekend at the Long Center will get off to a smoking start with the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Franklin & Friends kickoff event, hosted by Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas. And then you’ll be treated to everything from beef brisket to pulled pork and sausage from all your favorite restaurants in Texas. Each pit will have delicious sides to go with your feast, and the festival will also serve fresh, cold beer and cocktails to help you wash it all down. If your belt is starting to feel a little too tight, local and touring artists will help you dance the calories away. There’s also the Texas Monthly General store to explore and tons of games to keep you and the family entertained throughout the weekend.
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World Food Championships, Orange Beach, Alabama (November 7-11, 2018)
As the largest competition in Food Sport, WFC boasts a mouth-watering selection of dishes from contestants all over America and more than a dozen countries overseas. The competition will surely make you salivate, but there’s a lot more to do beyond being a casual observer. Throughout the long weekend, WFC hits you with a delicious variety of activities including Walmart’s Tasting Pavilion, Walmart’s VIP Lounge, BBQ Beach, Steak Out and the World Food Games. To give you a little taste of what to expect, Walmart’s Tasting Pavilion is a wildly popular attraction with finger-licking samples from local, regional and national food brands; BBQ Beach is jam-packed with smoking grills and pitmasters serving savory barbecue samples; and the World Food Games features a series of competitive, fun-filled games that, in a sense, encourages you to play with your food. Besides food, there will be local live music performances that you can jam out to between events.
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Bayou Road Balloon Festival, Chalmette, Louisiana (November 9-11, 2018)
The Bayou Road Balloon Festival is jam-packed with activities to keep you busy. The festival grounds pulse with family-friendly fun including thrilling carnival rides, challenging games, a live music stage featuring local and national music acts, kite-flying and so much more. There are loads of local mouth-watering eats to snack on at the food court, along with a football viewing lounge so you can cheer on the Saints and the LSU Tigers. Whether you’re down on the ground or up high in the sky, the Bayou Road Balloon Festival is an exciting experience for both locals and visitors alike.
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House of Creatives Music Festival, Miami, Florida (November 10-11, 2018)
Who needs poorly lit venues when you have the beautiful Atlantic shoreline at your disposal? If you’re looking to escape the big city and live it up in a tropical paradise, look no further than the House of Creatives Music & Arts Festival in Miami, Florida. Set along the breathtaking waters of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, House of Creatives is an art and music lover's dream boasting unforgettable vibes in a vibrant, multicultural environment. This one-of-a-kind experience puts Miami’s colorful culture at the forefront through a series of engaging live music performances, finger-licking cuisine, jaw-dropping art installations and much more throughout the weekend.
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Dusk Music Festival, Tucson, Arizona (November 10-11, 2018)
There’s no such thing as a gloomy day in Tucson, Arizona. Boasting 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson is one of the sunniest, most vibrant cities around. It also maintains an agreeable temperature during the fall and winter months so you can keep the good vibes rolling without freezing to death. While two-thirds of America goes into hibernation this November, you can soak in the city’s warm, inviting charm at the annual Dusk Music Festival. Held at beautiful Armory Park in downtown, Dusk Music Festival taps into the local culture with an array of live music acts, mouth-watering eats, shopping and much more across two glorious days.
The Bonfire Texas, Cat Spring, Texas (November 10, 2018)
Knowing how enormous the Lone Star State is, it can be difficult to narrow down a cool, laid-back spot to get away from it all. And then there’s the Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, a serene, 500-acre ranch where nothing but–you guessed it–pure bliss exists. Nestled outside of Houston, Texas, this working ranch is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the simple life in the midst of live oaks, beautiful wildlife and unforgettable Texas sunsets. It’s also a wonderful setting for a music festival, with The Bonfire Texas set to return again this November for an evening of live music, upbeat dancing, blazing bonfires, melt-in-your-mouth s’mores and much more to celebrate Texas ranch life.
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Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 11, 2018)
The legendary Po-Boy sandwich is a classic staple of Louisiana’s foodie scene, dating back to the early 1900s when brothers Bennie and Clovis Martin set out to feed strikers affected by the Great Depression. While a dark part of history, the mouth-watering sandwich lives on in restaurants all across New Orleans, Louisiana parts of Texas and beyond. Better yet, it takes the center stage at the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival in New Orleans. Founded in 2007, the festival was organized after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, starting as a National Trust for Historic Preservation program to breathe new life into the city’s rich culture. Nowhere else will you feast your eyes on over 60 variations of the Po-Boy sandwich while soaking in the charming local culture through live music performances, arts and crafts and much more.
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DreamHack, Atlanta, Georgia (November 16-18, 2018)
DreamHack is the world's largest digital festival and LAN party. With its recent migration from Sweden to Austin and beyond, DreamHack brings in over 26,000 attendees to each of their events across the globe. The quirky event celebrates internet culture through world-class esports tournaments, cosplay, live music and 72 hours of nonstop gaming.
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Saturnalia Music + Arts Festival, Austin, Texas (November 16-18, 2018)
Enter the Saturnalia Music + Arts Festival, a colorful, carnival-like experience in Austin, Texas, based on the ancient Roman festival of the same name. However, there are no human sacrifices here; just total merriment in the form of psychedelic music performances, mind-blowing visuals, eclectic costumes and much more across three glorious days. Held on the fields of Webberville Road Baptist Church and the funky Sahara Lounge in East Austin, this ancient tradition with a modern twist is the best way to kick off the winter season.
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Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 17-18, 2018)
New Orleans’s Tremé neighborhood is a cultural powerhouse where jazz music originated in the late 19th century. We don’t need to dig into its lengthy, celebrated history, because all you need to know is that the neighborhood is still jammin’, which you can see for yourself at the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival. Sponsored by The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, this funky (and free!) festival features award-winning brass bands and steaming pots of creole gumbo, one of the city’s most iconic dishes.
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NOLA Wing Wars, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 17, 2018)
Legendary comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want two thousand of something.” Let’s assume the same applies to chicken wings because you’re about to scarf down a ton of them at the annual NOLA Wing Wars at Central City BBQ. When you aren’t busy crunching on chicken wings, NOLA Wing Wars offers loads of entertainment to keep you busy throughout the day. The live music lineup features local funk legends, hometown heroes and several up-and-coming acts that will make you groove until you burn off all the calories you eat. With football season in full swing, you can also look forward to watching college football on Central City BBQ’s big-screen TVs with a cold beer from NOLA Brewing. Don’t fancy beer? Class it up with Smokey Makers Mark cocktails instead and cheer for your favorite teams.
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Light the Night Events, Multi-City
Light the Night offers tons of festival fun throughout the year in the form of themed events including Wolf Run, the Sky Lantern Festival and the Water Lantern Festival. While each event features live music performances, fun-filled games and food and merchandise vendors, they each offer their own delightful experiences.
Texas Renaissance Festival, Todd Mission, Texas
While the festival stretches into the cool weather of November, we’re kicking off the season the only way we know how—dressed in medieval garb and gorging on turkey legs and frothed goods, of course. A defunct 55-acre strip-mining site in Texas may seem odd stomping grounds for noble lords and corseted ladies, fortune-tellers and wenches, but each year that is exactly the scene when the largest Renaissance festival in the United States enlivens the “New Market Village” for eight autumn weekends in the town of Todd Mission. Over a half-million attendees—many of them costumed—create an alternate world with theatrics, jousting, archery, juggling, libations, and games like Drench-a-Wench.
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Roman Bacchanal (Nov 3-4, 2018)
Heroes and Villains (Nov 10-11, 2018)
Highland Fling (Nov 17-18, 2018)
Celtic Christmas (Nov 24-25, 2018)