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Inspiration for Adventure this Fall

Autumn is a season for adventure.

Whether it’s across the country or across the world, there is inspiration galore.

So, this fall, let Aircraft Services Group take you on a trip you’ll remember all year…

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest (or, ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst in the original German), is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair (or, Volksfest). Held each year in Munich, Germany, the Bavarian celebration lasts 16-18 days, from mid-late September to the first weekend of October.

Over six million people from around the world attend each year, which has been taking place since 1810, to consume over 7.7 million liters of beer:

Outside the main tents you’ll find a carnival-like atmosphere with games and rides, but once you pass that, you’ll find 14 main tents packed to the brim with 1,000-8,500 seats and just as many revelers. While the beer gardens are nice, these are definitely the place to be. Wander around a bit too, as they all have their own vibe (and band!)

Prost!

 

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Bardstown, Kentucky has been known as the bourbon capital of the world since 1776, and every September it hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

The weeklong affair has over 30 events, including samples, demonstrations, barrel-making, and more samples, drawing some 50,000 visitors each year from across the world.

Enjoy everything from historical tours to black tie galas as you honor the legendary spirit of Kentucky.

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held annually in New York City, is the world’s largest parade.

First held in 1924, the event is watched by more than 50 million people each year, eager to get a glimpse of beloved characters like Snoopy and Woody Woodpecker floating above the streets of Manhattan (each of which are handled by some 90 people!).

Honestly, there’s nothing like seeing this official start to the holiday season in person…

Fun fact: Employees at Macy’s department stores have the option of marching in the parade.

 

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

Spread over three weekends and with events on Big, Island, Maui, and Oahu, the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific.

Unforgettable sit-down dinners prepared by esteemed international chefs (including a few James Beard award-winners) are followed by fire dances followed by wine pairings, creating a celebratory culinary experience that is unlike any other.

You can even get a chance to meet some of these celebrity chefs and wine makers (and a few golf pros), at the 20th Annual Roy’s Golf Classic at Kaanapali Golf Course.

 

Ryder Cup

Speaking of golf, if you really want to indulge this fall, the 42nd annual Ryder Cup is being held on the Albatros Course of Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (a suburb of Paris).

Kicking off on September 28th (and going through until the 30th), it’s a very seizable, one-of-its-kind opportunity to see Team USA — which includes such big names as captain Jim Furyk and vice-captains Davis Love III, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods — defend their crown against a European team led by Thomas Bjørn, Robert Karlsson, Luke Donald, and Pádraig Harrington.

 

Texas State Fair

The Texas State Fair is held annually in Dallas, at the historic Fair Park.

Taking place over 24 days, this massive carnival celebrating all things Texas has been a statewide tradition since 1886 (save for a few years during World War I and World War II), and draws such a massive crowd that its top brass has said is “too much of a hassle” to figure out a precise number.

The centerpiece of the festivities is the annual “Red River Rivalry” game held between Texas and Oklahoma, which is played in the Cotton Bowl right there in Fair Park.

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