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Europe in October - Events and Festivals

Guest Author - Teresa Szefler

Times, dates, and locations of events are sometimes changed or even cancelled. Always remember to check with organizers and local authorities before making final travel plans.

Art in the World
Paris, France
September - November (2004, 2006, every two years)
Displays contemporary art from undiscovered talent.

Autumn Festival
Paris, France
September - December (every year)
Some of the best productions in Paris.

Autumn Festival
Budapest, Hungary
October (starts third Friday of every October)
Contemporary arts at venues throughout the city.

Beer and Whisky Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
September - October (every year)
Beer tasting and awards.

Cannstatter Volksfest
Stuttgart, Germany
September - October (various dates)
Second only to Oktoberfest.

Cheltenham Festival of Literature
Cheltenham, England
October (every year)
Europe's largest literary festival.

Chestnut and Cider Festival
Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, France
October (every year)
Great festival in the central square.

Chestnut Festival (Fieira de la Castanha)
Mourjou, France
October (every year)
Nuts and cider are the stars of the harvest.

The Cucurbitades
Marchiennes, France
October (first Sunday of every October)
Halloween and sorcery fair in an ancient abbey.

Perugia, Italy
October (every year)
A week of chocolate tasting and attractions.

Flamenco Biennial
Seville, Spain
September - October (2004, 2006, every two years)
Open air events and performances.

Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt, Germany
October (every year)
Most famous book fair in the world.

Goose Fair
Nottingham, England
October (starts first Friday of every October)
One of Europe’s largest traveling carnival fairs.

Grape Feast
Marino, Italy
October (every year)
Medieval tournament of Palio dei Rioni

Herring Fair
Helsinki, Finland
October (every year)
Celebration in the market square.

Highland Food and Drink Festival
Inverness, Scotland
October (every year)
A gourmet gathering featuring Highland hospitality.

International Garden Festival
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
May - October (every year)
Magnificent flower show.

Jazz Festival
Reykjavík, Iceland
September - October (every year)
Week of jazz performances.

Landaise Fighting Championship (La Course Landaise)
Aire sur l'Adour, France
October (every year)
French bullfighting.

Laughter Fair (Lachmesse)
Leipzig, Germany
October (every year)
Comedy cabaret.

Le Salon du Chocolat
Paris, France
October - November (every year)
Chocolate tasting and demonstrations!

London Film Festival
London, England
October - November (every year)
UK's biggest and best film event.

Munich, Germany
September - October 2004 (every year)
The ultimate homage to beer.

Pardubice St Leger & Velké Pardubické
Pardubice, Czech Republic
October (starts second Saturday of every October)
A weekend of horseracing.

Picardie Cathedrals Festival
Amiens, France
September - October (every year)
Concerts in abbeys and cathedrals throughout the region.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Paris, France
October (every year)
Most important horse race in France

Ravello Festival
Ravello, Italy
March - June and September - October (every year)
Chamber music festival.

Rolex Middle Sea Race
Valletta, Malta
October (every year)
Beautiful offshore yacht race.

Seafood Festival (Fiesta de Exaltación del Marisco)
O Grove, Spain
October (every year)
Huge celebration of seafood!

Slow Food Hall of Taste
Turin, Italy
October (2004, 2006, every 2 years)
Gourmet food exhibition, workshops, and markets.

Tasting Week (La Semaine du Goût)
October (every year)
Real food is celebrated in various key towns.

Trauliicht Gët Gebrannt
Munshausen, Luxembourg
October (every year)
Little boys are actually encouraged to scare little girls in this fun tradition.

Theater Festival
Dublin, Ireland
September - October (every year)
Both new and familiar work is showcased.

White Night (Nuit Blanche)
Paris, France
October (every year)
Paris stays open all night.

Wexford Opera Festival
Wexford, Ireland
October (every year)
Unique small opera festival.

Berlin, Germany
October (every year)
Attracts crossdressers and transgendered Europeans.

Witch Festival (Fête des Sorcières)
Chalindrey, France
October (every year)
Celtic celebration of sorcery.

Wratislavia Cantans International Festival
Wroclaw, Poland
October (every year)
Classical performances, ballet, art, and film.

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