What's Happening in Europe in October

Europe is a perfect place to visit when it comes to celebrate those October festivities. That chill in the air when winter knocks the doors to enter can be an ideal time to celebrate some of the best festivals especially across Europe. Your list of things to do in Europe in October can never end with so many countries immersing in wine and pleasure during this season. All the European tourist attractions don a festive covering to welcome people from Europe and other countries. Come let us see how you can make your October memorable in Europe with the help of trip planner.


1. Choco Late Chocolate Festival

Where: Bruges, Belgium
Chocolate lovers cannot miss this festival where everything to do with chocolate is demonstrated, from how to make truffles to dresses made from chocolate and worn by models. Of course you can just stick to the tastings, drinking at the chocolate bar, or taking part in a workshop where you will learn the secret to making those cutesy chocolates you always purchase.


2. Birmingham Comedy Festival

Where: Birmingham, England
This celebration of all things comical was set up in 2000 to give local comedians a platform, and from the onset it has featured a programme of quality acts, such as Peter Kay, The Fast Show live, Al Murray and Lenny Henry amongst many others. One of the largest events of its kind in the region, this festival is entirely run by volunteers and not for profit. There’s not just comedy either, when your sides are in pain from so much laughing you can check out one of the festivals’ exhibitions or take part in a music quiz.


3. Hereford Photography Festival

Where: Hereford, England
The Hereford Photography Festival has been successfully running for 20 years. Organised by a registered charity, the festival promotes the work of local artists as well as photographers from around the world. The festival combines a mixture of curated exhibitions as well as open submission shows and a different curator is in charge each year. A competition for school children and college students runs in conjunction with the main event.


4. Oktoberfest

Where: Munich, Germany
This is definitely one of the Europe’s tourist attractions! The origins of the Oktoberfest date back to 1810 when a festival was held to honor the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. This festival has been held each year since then but was brought forward slightly in order to maximise the benefits of the September weather. It is now held in late September/early October each year with the center of the festivities being the Theresienwiesen (Theresa fields) a short distance south-west of the main train station.


5. Herring Fair

Where: Helsinki, Finland
Once a year Helsinki pays tribute to one of its most beloved foods: herring, which Finnish people love to eat pickled, salted, on rye bread, with mashed potato, with berries or sweet mustard. You’ll be able to sample all these varieties at this fair, where you’ll find stalls and larger tents where you can sit down to enjoy your herring-based lunch.


6. Fiesta des Suds

Where: Marseille, France
This two-week festival centers around World music, however that applies more to the fact that performers from all over the world appear rather than sticking to just one genre of music. You’re just as likely to hear reggae and hip hop as rock and samba, and several concerts take place each day.


7. International Festival of Contemporary Creation

Where: Terni, Italy
This annual event encompasses theater, visual arts and dance and drama from mostly new exciting Italian artists. The festival eschews traditional venues in favor of atmospheric space such as courtyards, rural areas, palaces and public squares – imagine dramatic performances taking place in a historical palazzo.


8. Frankfurt Book Fair

Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Five full days of books, ideas, trade and trends are some of the things present in this annual fair. The new hall layout 2015 has brought changes and highlighted the international profile of the Fair. People enjoy stories from around the world, to extend international network and sneak a taste at the Gourmet Gallery.



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