Ah, fall. The crisp smell of leaves, the warming of apple cider, the excitement of Oktoberfest. Autumn is a favorite time for many, in part thanks to the fall festivals and events that pop up across the country throughout the season. From big city events like the Austin Food and Wine Festivals to local festivities like Pennsylvania’s National Apple Harvest Festival, there’s a lot going on from September to November. Some events, like the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, are so magnificent that it’s worth planning an entire vacation around the spectacle, while others, like The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in upstate New York, make for a great day trip. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a fall festival for everyone. Here are the 24 best to experience around the U.S. this year.