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By BETH J. HARPAZ
AP Travel Editor 

Audacious autumn: Squirrel cook off, Elktober, purple feet

 

September 7, 2017



Looking for something more exciting than pumpkin spice, Oktoberfests and leaf-peeping to shake up your plans this fall?

Consider adding one of these audacious autumnal experiences to your calendar: a squirrel cook off in Arkansas, ukulele festival in Florida, caterpillar races in North Carolina or the annual wife-carrying contest in Maine. For the month of Elktober, you'll find randy elks bugling their mating calls in Colorado. Or perhaps you'd like to turn your feet purple at a winery grape-stomping event.

Here's a random sample of fall fun around the country from classics to events that a...



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