October 2019 Calendar

The first full month of autumn is on the horizon, and along with it comes a variety of exciting events we’re looking forward to in our scouted cities. From culinary festivals to art museum exhibitions, here is our list of can’t-miss October happenings.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Running from October 16 through 19, the TerraVita Food & Drink Festival will bring a can’t-miss tasting experience to Chapel Hill. Featuring top chefs and food artisans and of course plenty of delicious food and drinks, the festival celebrates culinary excellence and sustainability in the industry. Offerings range from barbecues to cocktail workshops (a complete schedule of events can be found here), and tickets must be purchased in advance. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill here.}

Fredericksburg, Texas

From October 4 through 6, Fredericksburg, the “polka capital of Texas,” celebrates Oktoberfest, a favorite fall tradition. Held in MarktPlatz downtown, the festival celebrates the city’s German heritage through food and drink, artisans, live music, and plenty of opportunities for family fun. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Hill Country here.}

Hamptons, New York

Founded in 1993 to celebrate independent film, the Hamptons International Film Festival returns October 10 through 14, during which attendees will have the opportunity to see films expressing a wide range of fresh voices and perspectives. This year’s festival will include a screening of Martin Scorsese’s latest film, The Irishman, and the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Brian De Palma, as well as a slate of groundbreaking features. Find local recommendations for what to do and see in the Hamptons here.}

High Point, North Carolina

A must-attend for interior design set, Fall High Point Market will take place in High Point, North Carolina October 19 through 23. Visitors and exhibitors taking in and showcasing the latest offerings in home furnishings should be on the lookout for the newly released The Scout Guide Triad—Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point in the area, which will be making its debut right before market. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Greensboro, Winston-Salem & High Point here.}

Memphis, Tennessee

One of the city’s premier culinary events, the Memphis Food and Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, October 12, offering attendees an evening of great food, wine, and music. Taking place in the Memphis Botanic Gardens, this is the third annual festival showcasing local chefs who have shaped the city’s culinary scene. Tickets for the event can be found here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Memphis & Oxford here.}

Nantucket, Massachusetts

A popular event for children and adults alike, the Nantucket Cranberry Festival brings cranberry harvesting demonstrations, samples of delicious homemade cranberry goods, and live music to the beautiful grounds of the Milestone Cranberry Bog on Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission for this family-friendly festival is free and open to the public. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nantucket here.}

Northwest Arkansas

Opening on October 12 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today will explore the connections between crystal and art throughout the world. The first-of-its-kind exhibition, which will run until January 6, 2020, will include an intriguing selection of works and specimens and highlight recurring themes in the history of crystals, such as science, religion, art, medicine, beauty, and transformation. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Northwest Arkansas here.}