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Here is a sampling of some of autumn’s best events in Europe. These were scheduled as of Oct. 2, 2015. It’s wise to confirm dates with the organizer or local tourism board before traveling.

AUSTRIA LINZ: Urfahraner Herbstmarkt, large volksfest, through Oct. 4.

VIENNA: Waves Vienna, club music festival and conference, through Oct. 4.

LINZ: Bruckner Fest, through Oct. 7.

VIENNA: Wiesn-Fest, Prater Kaiserwiese, through Oct. 11.

GRAZ: Steirischerherbst, avant-garde theatre, screenings and parties, through Oct. 18.

COUNTRYWIDE: Long Night of the Museums, Oct. 3.

VIENNA: VIENNAFAIR, contemporary art fair, Halle A, Reed Messe, Oct. 8-11.

SOELL: Tour de Tirol, 3 day, 75 km running event at the Wilder Kaiser, Oct. 9-11.

STUBAI: Oktoberfest on the Stubai glacier, Oct. 10-11.

GRAZ: Graz Marathon, Oct. 11.

SALZBURG: Culture Days, performances and concerts, Oct. 16-31.

GRAZ: Elevate Festival for Contemporary Music, Art and Political Discourse, Oct. 22-26.

SALZBURG: Jazz & The City, free concerts in the city center, Oct. 22-26.

VIENNA: Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Oct. 22-Nov. 5.

KAPRUN: Wow Glacier Love, opening ski season party, Nov. 6-8.

VIENNA: Voice Mania, international a-cappella festival, Nov. 6-Dec. 6.

SCHLADMING: O’Neill Pleasure Jam, snowboarding slopestyle contests and parties, Nov. 7-8.

VIENNA: KlezMore Festival Vienna, Nov. 7-22.

ISCHGL: Top of the Mountain Concert, traditional opening to new ski season, this year’s act is Beach Boys, Nov. 28.


MOUSCRON: Hurlus Festival, historical celebrations through Oct. 4; hurlers thrown from ladders into outstretched hands, Grand’Place, Oct. 3.

BRUSSELS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 3.

ANTWERP: Modeste Beer Festival, Brewery de Koninck, Oct. 3-4.

BRUSSELS: Belfius Brussels Marathon and Half Marathon, Oct. 4.

ZOTTEGEM: National Beer Happening, Oct. 10.

GENT: Film Fest Gent, Oct. 13-24.

BRUSSELS: Accessible Art Fair, Cercle de Lorraine, Oct. 15-18.

DIKSMUIDE: beer festival, Oct. 17.

HASSELT: Genever Fest, celebrates gin-like drink, Oct. 17-18.

MARBEHAN: Brassigaume, festival of small breweries, Oct. 17-18.

BRUSSELS: Megavino, wine fair, Brussels Expo, Oct. 23-26.

POPERINGE: Beer festival, Maeke Blyde, Oct. 24-25.

CINEY: Militaria Belgium, one of Europe’s largest military fairs, Oct. 25.

BRUSSELS: Halloween Festival, Museum of Fantastic Art, Oct. 27-Nov. 4.

LIEGE: Hoppy Days, beer festival, Caserne Fonck, Outremeuse, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

ANTWERP: Big Bang Festival, music festival for young audiences, Nov. 1.

HASSELT: Weekend of Belgian Beers, Culture Center, Nov. 6-8.

BRUSSELS: Public beer brewing session, Cantillon Brewery, Nov. 14.

CROATIA ZAGREB: Zagreb Restaurant Week, through Oct. 11.

UMAG: Istria Granfondo, cycling marathon, Oct. 10-11.

ZAGREB: Zagreb Marathon, Oct. 11.

KRK: MTB Marathon, Oct. 17.

DUBROVNIK: Good Food Festival, Oct. 22-25.

ZAGREB: Zagreb Film Festival, Nov. 14-22.


VALTICKE: Valticke Vintage, traditional wine fest, through Oct. 3.

PRAGUE: International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 + 4 days in motion, performing arts festival, through Oct. 10.

PILSEN: Pilsner Fest, celebrates Gambrinius and Pilsner Urquell, Oct. 3.

PRAGUE: Prague Coffee Festival, National Museum of Agriculture, Oct. 10-11.

HRADEC KRALOVE: Jazz Goes to Town, international jazz festival, Oct. 13-17.

PRAGUE: Signal Festival, festival of illuminations, Oct. 15-18.

JIHLAVA: International Documentary Film Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

PRAGUE: Whiskey Life, Bethlehem Chapel, Nov. 6-7.

PRAGUE: Writers Festival, Nov. 7-10.

DENMARK COPENHAGEN: Copenhagen’s Oktoberfest, Amager Strandpark, through Oct. 3.

HOLSTERBRO: Klassiske Dage, International Music Festival, through Oct. 4.

SKAGEN: Skagen Marathon, Oct. 3.

COPENHAGEN: Ermitage Run, 13.3 km run through Dyrehaven, Oct. 4.

ODENSE: H.C. Andersen Marathon, Oct. 4.

COPENHAGEN: Culture Night, late night openings around city, Oct. 9.

COPENHAGEN: Halloween in Tivoli Park, Oct. 9-Nov. 1.

COPENHAGEN: Flea market, Bella Center, Oct. 10-11.

AARHUS: Aarhus International Guitar Festival, Oct. 10-17.

FREDERIKSHAVN: Nordic Brew, beer festival, Oct. 23-25.

COPENHAGEN: Hubertus Hunt, hunters on horseback take on obstacle course in Dyrehaven, Nov. 1.


ST. ALBANS: St. Albans Beer & Cider Festival, Alban Arena, through Oct. 3.

LONDON: Raindance Film Festival, indie film fest, Piccadilly Circus, through Oct. 4.

LONDON: The Cake & Bake Show, Earls Court, through Oct. 4.

NOTTINGHAM: Goose Fair, through Oct. 4.

ST. ALBANS: Beer & Cider Festival, through Oct. 4.

LONDON: London Restaurant Festival, through Oct. 31.

MELTON MOWBRAY: Melton Mowbray Food Festival, Oct. 3-4.

BEDFORD: Beer & Cider Festival, Oct. 7-10.

NOTTINGHAM: Robin Hood Beer Festival, beer and cider festival, Nottingham Castle, Oct. 7-10.

LONDON: BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 7-18.

ST IVES: Booze on the Ouse, CAMRA beer festival, St. Ivo Recreation Centre, Oct. 8-10.

MANCHESTER: Indy Man Beer Con, beers from independent breweries, Victoria Baths, Oct. 8-11.

WOODBRIDGE: Shuck Festival, celebrates locally caught oysters and mussels, Oct. 8-11.

BANBURY: Banbury Folk Festival, Oct. 9-11.

NORWICH: Fringe Festival, Oct. 9-18.

LONDON: Africa on the Square, Trafalgar Square, Oct. 10.

PETERBOROUGH: East of England Autumn Show, Oct. 11.

PETERBOROUGH: Great Eastern Run, half marathon, Oct. 11.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: Mop Fair, Oct. 11-12; Runaway Mop, Oct. 22-23.

LONDON: Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park, Oct. 14-17.

LONDON: London Bierfest, Oktoberfest-inspired event at Old Billingsgate Market, Oct. 15-16.

CAMBRIDGE: CAMRA Cambridge Oktoberfest, University Social Club, Mill Lane, Oct. 16-17.

LONDON: The Chocolate Show, Olympia National, Oct. 16-18.

LONDON: RumFest, ILEC Conference Centre, Oct. 17-18.

CAMBRIDGE: University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 180 free events, Oct. 19-Nov. 1.

LONDON: Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, Oct. 22-25.

DARTMOUTH: Dartmouth Food Festival, Oct. 23-25.

LONDON: MCM London Comic Con, films, video games, comics and anime, ExceL Royal Victoria Dock, Oct. 23-25.

LONDON: NFL on Regent Street, Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars are this year’s teams, Oct. 24.

NORWICH: Beer Festival, St. Andrews and Blackfriars Halls, Oct. 26-31.

COUNTRYWIDE: Guy Fawkes Night, bonfires and fireworks, Nov. 5.

LONDON: The Ski and Snowboard Show, Battersea Park, Nov. 5-8.

LONDON: Lord Mayor’s Show, procession departs St. Pauls at 11 a.m.; fireworks at 5:15 p.m., Nov. 14.

FINLAND HELSINKI: Baltic Herring Fair, through Oct. 10.

HELSINKI: Helsinki International Porsche Horse Show, Oct. 22-25.

HELSINKI: Arctic Laughs Comedy Festival, acts are in English, Oct. 29-31.

FRANCE DINARD: Dinard British Film Festival, through Oct. 4.

METZ: International Fair, highlights The 80’s, Parc des Expositions, through Oct. 5.

PARIS: Paris Fashion Week, through Oct. 7.

PARIS: Nuit Blanche, cultural events throughout the night, Oct. 3.

PARIS: Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 3-4.

STRASBOURG: Marche de Brocante et du Design, flea and antiques market, Place Broglie, Oct. 3.

GRENOBLE: Village Vigneron, wine tasting, markets and live entertainment, Oct. 3-18.

PARIS: Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival, Oct. 7-11.

NANCY: Jazz Pulsations, Oct. 7-17.

STRASBOURG: Salons Mer & Vigne, gastronomy fair, Convention Centre, Oct. 9-12.

PARIS: Automedon, collector car show, Parc des Expositions Paris le Bourget, Oct. 10-11.

PARIS: 20 km de Paris, starts Pont d’Iena, Oct. 11.

COUNTRYWIDE: Semaine de Gout, Taste week, celebrates quality and healthy food, Oct. 12-18.

METZ: flea market, Parc des Expositions, Oct. 17.

CHUSCLAN: Les Vendages de L’Histoire, historical wine fest in the Rhone Valley, Oct. 17-18.

PARIS: FIAC Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palace and Hors les Murs, Oct. 22-25.

PARIS: Art Elysees, modern and contemporary art fair, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Oct. 22-26.

PARIS: Autumn Fair, Paris Expo Porte De Versailles, Oct. 23-Nov. 1.

PARIS: Salon du Chocolat, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

PARIS: Paris Games Week, video game expo, Porte de Versailles, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

PARIS: Pitchfork Music Festival, Grande Halle de la Villette, Oct. 29-31.

METZ: International Dog Expo, Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

PARIS: Transient Festival, music festival, Espace Pierre Cardin, Nov. 5-8.

STRASBOURG: Jazzdoor, jazz fest, Nov. 6-20.

PARIS: Blues sur Seine, Nov. 6-21.

NICE: French Riviera Marathon, route runs between Nice and Cannes, Nov. 8.

PARIS: festival les inrocks Philips, Casino de Paris, Cigale and other venues, Nov. 10-17.

PARIS: Foto Fever, photographic art fair, Carousel de Louvre, Nov. 13-15.

COUNTRYWIDE: Beaujoulais Nouveau Day, Nov. 19.

GERMANY AMBERG: Michaeli-Dult, volksfest, through Oct. 4.

HEIDELBERG: children’s theater festival, Neckarwiese, through Oct. 4.

NUREMBERG: Autumn market, through Oct. 4.

HAVELBERG: BUGA 2015, Federal Garden Show takes place along the Havel River, through Oct. 11.

HANNOVER: Oktoberfest Hannover, biggest outside Munich, through Oct. 11.

STUTTGART: Cannstatter Volksfest, through Oct. 11.

NEUSTADT AN DER WEINSTRASSE: German Wine Festival, through Oct. 12; parade Oct. 11.

FUERTH: Michaelis Kirchweih, through Oct. 14.

FRANKENTHAL: Honky Tonk Fest, concerts throughout town, Oct. 3.

SCHOENAU: return of the cattle by raft over the Koenigssee, Oct. 3.

FULDA: Fulda 2 Day March, Oct. 3-4.

LANDSTUHL: culinary beer hike, 4 mile route from Nanstein Castle to Kindsbach, Oct. 3-4.

MAINZ: Food Truck Festival, Planke Nord, Oct. 3-4.

HEIDELBERG: Gelita Trail Marathon, billed as Germany’s toughest city marathon, Oct. 4.

BAD NEUENAHR: Klangwelle, music and light shows, Oct. 8-11 and 16-18.

MAINZ: Mainzer Oktoberfest, Messepark, Oct. 8-18.

LEIPZIG: Festival of Lights, celebrates fall of the Iron Curtain, Oct. 9.

LAUTERECKEN: Oktoberfest celebrations, Oct. 9-11.

PIESPORT: fest at the Roman wine press, Oct. 9-11.

SCHWAEBISCH HALL: autumn celebration and wine village, Oct. 9-11.

WEIMAR: Zweibelmarkt, volkfest, Oct. 9-11.

BERLIN: Festival of Lights, Oct. 9-18.

HACHENBURG: Monkey Jump Festival, late-night concerts in bars across town, Oct. 10.

TUEBINGEN: rubber duck race, Oct. 10.

MUNICH: Munich Marathon, Oct. 11.

FRANKFURT: Book Fair, open to public, Messegelände, Oct. 14-18.

FREIBURG: Freiburger Messe’, fun fair, Oct. 16-26.

MUNICH: Long Night of Museums, Oct. 17.

STUTTGART: Stuttgart Night, late night culture program throughout town, Oct. 17.

NUREMBERG: pottery market, Oct. 17-18.

MUNICH: Auer Kirchweih Dult, Mariahilfplatz, Oct. 17-25.

INGOLSTADT: Jazz Days, dates between Oct. 17-Nov. 9.

TUEBINGEN: Jazz and Classical Music Days, Oct. 18-25.

STUTTGART: Troubadour German Song Contest, Le Meridien, Oct. 22-24.

BADEN-BADEN: Genussmesse Fine, food, drink and lifestyle presentation at the Kurhaus, tickets necessary, Oct. 23-25.

MAINZ: Weinforum Rheinhessen, degustation of best wines of the region, Schifffahrtsmuseum, tickets necessary, Oct. 23-25.

RUEDESHEIM: Tage des Federweissen, celebrates the new wine, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

BURG FRANKENSTEIN: Halloween Party, adult events, Oct. 23-24, 30-31 and Nov. 6-7; family days Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and 8.

MAYEN: witches and magicians festival and market, Oct. 24-25.

BURG SATZVEY: Halloween party, Oct. 24 and 31.

FRANKFURT: BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Oct. 25.

DÜSSELDORF: New Fall Festival, festival of electronic and indie music, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

FRANKFURT: Kreativ-Welt, sale of craft supplies, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

ELTVILLE: Kappeskerb, wine festival and celebration of cabbage, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

MANNHEIM: Halloween party, Luisenpark, Oct. 31.

BERLIN: Jazzfest Berlin, Nov. 5-8.

BAD TOELZ: Leonhardifahrt, traditional pilgrimage with horses and carriages, Nov. 6.

HOCHHEIM: Hochheimer Markt, market and fun fair, Nov. 6-10.

HAMBURG: Hamburger Dom, huge volksfest and fun fair, Nov. 5-Dec. 6.

WURZBURG: Honky Tonk Fest, live music across 30 stages, Nov. 7.

BERLIN: Berlin Tattoo, military music concerts, Max-Schmeling Halle, Nov. 7-8.

WIESBADEN: exground filmfest, festival of short and independent films, Nov. 13-22.

HUNGARY BUDAPEST: Oktoberfest, Varosligeti Mujegpalya, through Oct. 4.

BUDAPEST: Budapest Art Market, International Contemporary Art Fair, Oct. 8-11.

BUDAPEST: Pig Slaughter and Sausage Festival, Vasuttorteneti Park, Oct. 16-18.

BUDAPEST: Womex, World Music Expo, trade fair for music industry, Oct. 21-25.

IRELAND DUBLIN: HWCH, Hard Working Class Heroes, up and coming bands, through Oct. 3.

CORK: Cork Folk Festival, through Oct. 4.

DINGLE: Dingle Peninsula Wine and Food Festival, through Oct. 4.

DUBLIN: Oktoberfest, George’s Dock, IFSC Docklands, through Oct. 4.

LISDOONVARNA: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, through Oct. 4.

MONAGHAN: Taste of Monaghan, food festival, through Oct. 4.

WESTPORT: Westport Arts Festival, through Oct. 4.

DUBLIN: Dublin Theatre Festival, through Oct. 11.

KILLARNEY: Helley Hansen Killarney Adventure Race, participants run, hike, cycle and kayak, Oct. 3.

OFFALY: OFFline Film Festival, Oct. 7-11.

KINSALE: Gourmet Festival, Oct. 9-11.

DUBLIN: Dublin Animation Film Festival, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Oct. 16-17.

DUBLIN: Lingo Festival, celebrates the spoken word, Oct. 16-18.

DUBLIN: Open House Dublin, landmarks open to visitors, Oct. 17-18.

GALWAY: Galway Comedy Carnival, Oct. 20-26.

SLIGO: Sligo Live, folk, roots and indie music fest, Oct. 21-26.

WEXFORD: Wexford Festival Opera, Oct. 21-Nov. 1.

CORK: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Oct. 22-26.

DUBLIN: Bram Stoker Festival, Oct. 23-26.

GALWAY: Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival, Oct. 24-27.

DUBLIN: Dublin Marathon, Oct. 26.

DUBLIN: Web Summit, global gathering for technology, Nov. 3-5.

ITALY BARDOLINO: Grape and Wine Festival, through Oct. 5.

MILAN: Milan Expo, theme is feeding the planet, through Oct. 31.

VENICE: La Biennale International Art Exhibition, through Nov. 22.

PINEROLO: La Maschera di Ferro, historical fest celebrates legend of the Man in the Iron Mask, Oct. 3-4.

TRIESTE: Barcolana, international regatta, Oct. 3-11.

ASSAGO: NBA Global Games, Celtics play Olimpia Milano, Mediolanum Forum, Oct. 6.

VERONA: Intimissi on Ice, figure skating show, Arena di Verona, Oct. 9-10.

ALBA: White Truffle Festival, Saturdays and Sundays only, Oct. 10-Nov. 15.

ROME: Rome Film Fest, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Oct. 16-24.

PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 16-25.

CREMONA: Torrone festival, Oct. 24-25 and Nov. 21-29.

VENICE: Venice Marathon, Oct. 25.

TURIN: Movement Music Festival, electronic music festival, Lingotto Fairgrounds, Oct. 31.

TURIN: Artissima, contemporary arts fair, Lingotto Fiere, tickets necessary, Nov. 6-8.

LUXEMBOURG DUDELANGE: Fete des Cultures, Oct. 3-4.

CITY: Night of Museums, Oct. 10.

VIANDEN: Nut Market, Oct. 11.

DIFFERDANGE: Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun, run along a 22 km obstacle course, Oct. 18.

MUNSHAUSEN: Trauliicht get gebrannt, Halloween custom involving illuminated, hollowed-out gourds, Robbesscheier Museum, Oct. 31.

NETHERLANDS UTRECHT: Netherlands Film Festival, through Oct. 2.

LEIDEN: Leidens Ontzet, city festival, through Oct. 3.

AMSTERDAM: Camera Japan, festival of Japanese culture, Kriterion, through Oct. 4.

AMSTERDAM: Afrovibes Festival, Compagnie Theater, Oct. 7-10.

EINDHOVEN: marathon and half-marathon, Oct. 11.

AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam Dance Event, celebrates electronic dance music, Oct. 15-18.

AMSTERDAM: TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Oct. 18.

AMSTERDAM: PINT Bokbierfestival, Beurs van Berlage, Oct. 23-25.

AMSTERDAM: Affordable Art Fair, Kromhouthal, Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

AMSTERDAM: London Calling, festival showcases UK music, Oct. 30-31.

MAASTRICHT: Jumping Indoor Maastricht, equestrian event, Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

EINDHOVEN: Glow Festival, illuminations, Nov. 7-14.

AMSTERDAM: IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival, Nov. 18-29.

NORWAY LILLEHAMMER: DolaJazz, jazz festival, Oct. 15-18.

OSLO: Oslo World Music Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

POLAND KRAKOW: Grolsch Art Boom Festival, through Oct. 9.

KATOWICE: Rawa Blues, world’s biggest indoor blues festival, Oct. 3.

SOPOT: Sopot Jazz Festival, Oct. 7-10.

PORTUGAL TERCEIRA: Angra Jazz Festival, through Oct. 3.

PERA: International Sand Sculptures Festival, through Oct. 20.

BRAGA: International Photography Festival, through Oct. 31.

LISBON: Rock ‘n ‘ Roll Marathon, Oct. 18.

PENICHE: Moche Rip Curl Portugal, pro surfing competition, Oct. 20-31.

LISBON: Doclisboa, documentary film festival, Oct. 22-Nov. 1.

ESPINHO: Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, Nov. 9-15.

SCOTLAND TROON: Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Concert Hall, through Oct. 3.

CALLANDER: Callander Jazz and Blues Festival, through Oct. 4.

ULLAPOOL: Guitar Festival, through Oct. 4.

COWAL: Walking and Outdoor Festival, through Oct. 11.

GLASGOW: Great Scottish Run, half marathon and 10 km races, Oct. 3-4.

GLASGOW: Americana Festival, features international musicians, Oct. 7-11.

LERWICK: Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival, Oct. 8-12.

OBAN: Royal National Mod, Gaelic language and culture festival, Oct. 9-17.

PAISLEY: The Spree, festival of comedy and music, Oct. 9-17.

TIREE: Tiree Wave Classic, windsurfing competition, Oct. 10-17.

ABERDEEN: Sound, festival of innovative new music, Oct. 22-Nov. 9

EDINBURGH: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Oct. 23-Nov. 1.

EDINBURGH: Tesco Wine Fair, EICC, Oct. 24-25.

ISLE OF SKYE: Swing Jazz Festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 1.

GLASGOW: Sonica, sonic arts festival, Oct. 29-Nov. 8.

EDINBURGH: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Halloween celebrations, Oct. 31.

GLASGOW: BBC Good Food Show Scotland, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Nov. 6-8.

EDINBURGH: Scots Fiddle Festival, Nov. 20-22.

SPAIN SEVILLE: Noche en Blanco, cultural events throughout the night, through Oct. 3.

BARCELONA: Barcelona Tattoo Expo, Fira de Barcelona, through Oct. 4.

MADRID: Madrid Games Week, video gaming fair, Feria de Madrid, through Oct. 4.

O’GROVE: seafood festival, through Oct. 12.

BARCELONA: Ironman Barcelona, Oct. 4.

CADIZ: Fiesta de la Virgen del Rosario, Oct. 7.

SITGES: Fantastic Film Festival, Oct. 9-18.

ZARAGOZA: Fiestas del Pilar, Oct. 10-18.

BARCELONA: salonnautico, boat show, Port Vell, Oct. 14-18.

BILBAO: Night Marathon, Oct. 17.

GRANADA: International Young Filmmakers Festival, Oct. 19-25.

CONSUEGRA: Fiesta of the Saffron Rose, Oct. 23-25.

VILLADOLID: Seminci, International Film Week, Oct. 24-31.

CORRALEJO: Fuerteventura Dunes Marathon, Oct. 31.

SAN SEBASTIAN: Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 6.

SEVILLE: Festival of European Cinema, Nov. 5-14.

BILBAO: Zinebi57, International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Nov. 13-25.

SWEDEN GOTHENBURG: Chocolate Liquorice & Delicacy Festival, Ullevi Restaurang & Konferens, through Oct. 4.

GOTHENBURG: Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, through Nov. 22.

SWITZERLAND LEUKERBAD: Swiss Country Music weekend, folk music concerts, through Oct. 4.

LUGANO: The Autumn Festival, fair in pedestrian zone, through Oct. 4.

ZURICH: Zurich Film Festival, through Oct. 4.

ZURICH: Zuri Wiesn, Zurich’s Oktoberfest, Hauptbahnhof, through Oct. 10.

LUCERNE: Fall fair, through Oct. 18.

ALBEUVE: return of the cattle from the mountain, with folklore market, Oct. 3.

ASCONA: Chestnut festival, Oct. 3.

HUTTWIL: Swiss Cheese Market, Oct. 3-4.

MARTIGNY: cow fighting, Oct. 4.

ZURICH: Gourmesse, gourmet fair, Zurich Congress House, Oct. 9-12.

ASCONA: Autumn festival, Oct. 10.

THUN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 10.

ZURICH: Art International Zurich, contemporary art fair, Oct. 16-18.

LUCERNE: Cheese Festival, Oct. 17.

WINTERTHUR: Oktoberfest, Reithalle, Oct. 22-Nov. 2.

SOLOTHURN: Oktoberfest, Oct. 23-31.

BERN: Cheese Festival, Oct. 24.

BASEL: Autumn Fair, fun fair and market, Oct. 24-Nov. 8.

ZURICH: Jazznojazz Festival, jazz, soul, Latin and more, Oct. 28-31.

LUCERNE: Blues Festival, Nov. 7-15.

WALES NEATH: Neath Food and Drink Festival, through Oct. 4.

CARDIFF: Cardiff Half Marathon, Oct. 4.

ANGLESEY: Oyster Festival, Oct. 10-11.

CONWY: Gwledd Conwy Feast, Oct. 24-25.

SWANSEA: Dylan Thomas Festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 9.

LLANDUDNO: North Wales Choral Festival, Nov. 6-8.

ABERYSTWYTH: Abertour Horror Festival, showcases horror and fantasy films, Nov. 10-15.

BRECON BEACONS: Ultra Marathon, 46 mile mixed trail, Nov. 14.

LLANWRTYD WELLS: Real Ale Wobble, cycling and sampling locally brewed ales, Nov. 14-15.

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