Summer fun may be over, but fall fun has just begun. Enjoy one of these top five festivals in the nation on Labor Day Weekend.
A Taste of Colorado: Sept. 2-5
Try everything in sight at the largest food festival in the Rocky Mountain Region. Join approximately 500,000 other hungry visitors in this annual event in downtown Denver. Enjoy samosa wraps, elk and buffalo burgers, frozen cheesecake on a stick with chocolate and more, served by more than 50 top restaurants. See the complete menu here, and remember to print a map.
Even if you're not that hungry (you will be when you see and smell all that good food), you can go to A Taste of Colorado for the free music. Headliners include:
* Friday, 7:30 p.m.: ASIA Featuring John Payne
* Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: The Neville Brothers
* Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: Blood Sweat & Tears
* Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Boyz II Men
There will also be an arts and crafts marketplace, as well as entertainment for the kids.
For more information, visit A Taste of Colorado or call (303) 295-6350.
Hog Capital of the World Festival: Sept. 2-5
Highlights of the Hog Capital of the World Festival in Crisfield, Md., include the world's largest pork BBQ, according to event organizers. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend. Events take place at various locations in Kewanee, Ill. For more information visit Kewaneehogdays.com or call (309) 852-4644.
National Hard Crab Derby and Fair: Sept. 1-4
Labor Day fun includes the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant, a crab feast, fishing contest, boat parade and more. Entrance fees and boat docking fees vary by day. Highlights include:
* Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Free admission onto grounds: Saturday $3 admission fee
* Friday 9 a.m.: Crab cooking contest
* Saturday 3:30 p.m.: 64th National Hard Crab Derby Race -- Crab Bowl
* Sunday 9 p.m.: Fireworks
For more information visit Crisfieldchamber.com or call the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce at (800) 782-3913 or (410) 968-2500.