1. Acadia's Oktoberfest & Food Festival
Maine. It's not just sitting there looking pretty while waiting for you to make an excuse to come visit. It's planning an afternoon spent sampling beers and food on the edge of Acadia National Park's stunning autumn vistas.
Sat Oct 12 noon-6p. Smuggler's Den Campground, Rt. 102, Southwest Harbor, ME (207-244-3944). $10-30.
photo credit: Greg Hartford