Use these following tips to find festivals happening in an area near you:
Tip #1: For local events, use a community calendar.
Both small towns and large cities have their share of local festivals throughout the year. These can vary from small parades to large county fairs that draw visitors from all around the state. The easiest place to find information about local festivals is by using a community events calendar. Many municipalities have this calendar posted on their website, which lists the date and time of the festival.
Tip #2: Buy your tickets well in advance for popular festivals.
Not all festivals require purchasing a ticket, and many are free to watch. However, the biggest festivals, such as concerts that feature jazz or bluegrass bands often have devoted followings. If you wait to purchase your tickets at the festival, chances are they will be sold out. Avoid this by buying the tickets well in advance through an online vendor.
Tip #3: Save money at local carnivals and fairs by purchasing a pass.
Families love when a carnival or fair comes into town because it is a delightful place to take their children. Kids especially like the smaller rides at fairs, since they are not as intimidating as the larger rides in amusement parks. If you are trying to stretch out your dollar, buy an all-day ride pass. Carnival rides require tickets, and if you do not have an all day pass you can quickly spend a small fortune. The pass lets you ride as many times as you want for a set fee.