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Fall Drives, Halloween Haunts, Regional Food Ideas

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Fall Drives, Halloween Haunts, Regional Food Ideas

With Fall Activities & Halloween right around the corner, what does your part of the USA have to offer? We're interested in Fall color drives, Festivals or Farmer's Markets, towns or sites with "haunted" histories, regional dishes to try, interesting lodgings, historical sites - ideas for a Road Trip. Any suggestions would be appreciated - we're making a list!!
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Atchison, KS is the most haunted town in the Sunflower State. There are haunted house tours and many other Halloween activities. There are some lovely Victorian mansion and the house where the famous pilot Amelia Earhart lived as a child. Fall colors can be seen on the Glacial Hills Scenic Byway (K-7).Only 50 minutes away is some of the best BBQ in the world in Kansas City.

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The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest & Skeleton Invasion in Highwood, IL
Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest
Not sure who's the current World Record holder, But they were crowned in 2011 (I think) and had few attempts to break the world records for the most people carving pumpkins simultaneously as well as for having the most lit jack o'lanterns -- 32,000 -- on display.

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These are nationally-known Halloween celebrations:
  1. Salem, MA. This is where the Salem Witch Trials were held 1692-3 and 20 “witches” were executed. The town proclaims its Halloween celebration as America’s biggest.
  2. Sleepy Hollow, NY. The "Legend of the Sleepy Hollow" written by Washington Irving in 1820 features the headless horseman. The town holds haunted hayrides, Gothic mansions, blazing pumpkins, parades, and the Headless Horseman himself.
  3. New Orleans, LA. Famous for voodoo and zombies, New Orleans knows how to put on a spooky party. One of the biggest celebrations is on Frenchman Street where everyone is in costume, some of which are flamboyant, elaborate or outlandish.
  4. West Hollywood, CA. The West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is a wild costume party scene. Unique costumes by some of the most creative people on the planet.
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