Best October Festivals In The World
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
lifehacker.com ~ "The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico (Oct 1-9, 2022)
This is an event you do not want to miss. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, with over 500 balloons filling the sky. There are also musical performances, food vendors, and family-friendly activities, and it probably won’t be as hard to get here for a last-minute trip compared to the international destinations on this list." ~ lifehacker.com .
Kirtland Air Force Inn is less than 20 miles from the festival. Inn offers a variety of room sizes. Pet friendly room available upon request.
Phone: (505) 846-9653
Website: DOD lodging/Kirtland AFB
Cheltenham Literature Festival
lifehacker.com ~"Cheltenham Literature Festival, Gloucestershire, England (Oct. 7-16, 2022)
With the British pound trading at an all-time low to the dollar, there’s no better time to head to the U.K. The Cheltenham Literature Festival is one of the oldest and largest literature festivals in the world, and it takes place in the stunning town of Cheltenham. There are over 500 events taking place during the festival, so there’s sure to be something for everyone." ~ lifehacker.com.
The Cheltenham Literature Festival advertises an impressive celebrity line-up, from Stephen King to Bono and much more! If you are about last-minute adventure, know that the Air Force Inn on Royal Air Force Base Croughton is about 50 miles west of the festival.
Website: DOD lodging/RAF Croughton
New York City’s Village Halloween Parade
lifehacker.com ~"New York City’s Village Halloween Parade (Oct. 31, 2022)
If you’re looking for a Halloween celebration that is truly one-of-a-kind, look no further than New York City’s Village Halloween Parade. This parade features more than 50,000 participants in costumes of all kinds marching through the streets of Greenwich Village. It is the largest Halloween parade in the world and an event that you will not want to miss if you’re within striking distance." ~ lifehacker.com.
New York 49th Halloween Parade theme is "Freedom." If you are ready for a spooky night in Greenwich Village, you will find accommodation less than 15 miles away at the USCG Sector New York in Staten Island.
Phone: (718) 442-0413
Website: Navy Lodge/New York
Exmoor Dark Skies Festival, England
lifehacker.com ~ "Dark Skies Festival, England (Oct. 14-30, 2022)
The current exchange rate between the pound and the dollar makes featuring another event in England a must. The Exmoor Dark Skies Festival is the perfect opportunity to do some stargazing in one of the darkest places in England. There are also talks, workshops, and other events happening throughout the festival".~ lifehacker.com.
Thursday, October 20th, starts the Orionids shower from Halley's Comet. A perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the sky in one of the most remote places in England. Unfortunately, the dark nature of the park means that lodging is a bit further. Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth is about 150 miles southwest of the Exmoor National Park.
Website: Royal Maritime Club, UK