1. Haunted Pumpkin Garden (New York, USA)
Running all month long, travelers can experience a different kind of art at the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at New York City. The Botanical Garden is transformed into a spooky place as different pumpkin sculptures from master carver Ray Villafane are displayed for everyone’s amusement.
2. Auckland Diwali Festival (New Zealand)
Happening on October 19-20, the largest city of New Zealand turns into a huge bazaar as Indian residents celebrate the return from exile of Hindu God Rama. Streets are decorated with vibrant stalls selling crafts and Indian sweets. Bollywood dance performances and fireworks displays are also held.
3. Phuket Vegetarian Festival (Thailand)
One of the highlights of most Phuket Thailand tours, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is actually a period of ritual cleansing done by locals to ensure good health. During the festival which is happening on October 5-13, people abstain by meat. Other practices then include extreme body piercing, walking on coals barefooted, and climbing sword ladders.
4. CowalFest (Scotland)
Aside from the rolling hills, witness the extravagant CowelFest when you visit the Scottish Highlands on October 4-13. The said event is a 10-day festival which allows trekkers to venture through 80 themed walking tours led by professionals. It’s a total of 56 miles to walk on!
5. Arts Crush (Seattle, WA)
6. International Guitar Festival of Seville (Spain)
7. Baltic Herring Fair (Helsinki, Finland)
8. Lords of Miracles (Peru)
9. Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (London)
10. Marwar Festival (India)
Listed above are just ten of the most famous festivals held on October. So what should you do? Check out the flight promos now and book for your tours. Don’t let the opportunity pass!
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 Seville International Guitar Competition. 2013. Zap Travel. Zaptravel.com. Web. Oct 2013.
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 Castro-Mendivil, Enrique. The “Lord of the Miracles” procession in Lima. 18 Oct 2010. Peruvian Faithful Pay Homage to Lord of Miracles. Blogs.reuters.com. Web. Oct 2013.
 The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Gallery. Cheltenham Festivals. Cheltenhamfestivals.com. Web. Oct 2013.
 The Colorful Marwar festival in Jodhpur. 2013. Travel Trance. Traveltrance.com. Web. Oct 2013.