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In case of a change, it’s wise to check with the local tourist board to confirm details of the event before traveling.

Graz: Styrian Autumn, through Oct. 26. Contemporary art festival.

Vienna: Vienna Film Festival, Oct. 17-29.

Brugge: Jazz Brugge, through Oct. 5.

Brussels: Sleepless Night, Oct. 4-5. All-night cultural festival.

Mouscron: Festival of the Hurlus, Oct. 4-5. Folklore with historical parade on Saturday.

Liege: Fun fair, Oct. 4-21. Carnival.

BRUSSELS: City marathon, Oct. 5.

NIVELLES: St. Gertrude procession, Oct. 5. Religious/folklore process with parade.

BRUSSELS: Scarecrow festival, Oct. 11. Grand-Place. Charity competition.

HASSELT: Jenever festival, Oct. 18-19. Traditional alcoholic drink.

BRUSSELS: Brussels Biennial, Oct. 19-31. Contemporary art exhibition.

BRUSSELS: Modo Bruxellae — Designer’s Trail, Oct. 24-26. Fashion event in city center.

DUIKSMUIDE: Oktoberfest, Oct. 26.


PLZEN: Pilsner beer festival, Oct. 3-4.

KARLOVY VARY: Tourist films festival, Oct. 7-8.

COPENHAGEN/ESBJERG/AALBORG/AARHUS: Night of Culture, Oct. 10. Late-night cultural events.

FREDERIKSHAVN, SÆBY AND SKAGEN: Lightvision festival, Oct. 11-26.

PETERBOROUGH: Festival of Antiques, Oct. 3-4. East of England Showground.

BEDFORD: Beer and cider festival, Oct. 8-11.

LONDON: Cycle ’08, Oct. 10-12. Cycling trade show at Olympia.

HASTINGS: 1066 Battle of Hastings re-enactment, Oct. 11-12.

NORWICH AND NORFOLK COUNTY: Bidwells Norwich and Norfolk Food Festival, Oct. 8-14.

LONDON: Eid on the Square, Oct. 11. Muslim festival of Eid-ul-fitr on Trafalgar Square.

BRIGHTON: Festival of World Sacred Music, Oct. 12-19.

LONDON: London Film Festival, Oct. 15-30.

FALMOUTH: Oyster festival, Oct. 16-19.

PETERBOROUGH: National Festival of railway modeling, Oct. 18-19. East of England Showground.

LONDON: Dwali on the Square, Oct. 19. Hindus, Sikhs and Jains Festival of Light celebration on Trafalgar Square.

LONDON: Metro Ski and Snowboard Show, Oct. 22-26. Olympia.

LONDON: Rumfest, Oct. 25-26. Royal Horticulture Halls.

NORWICH: Beer festival, Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

PARIS: Autumn festival, through Dec. 21. Cultural festival.

PARIS: Paris Car Show, Oct. 4-19. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

PARIS: Nuit Blanche, Oct. 5-6.

NANCY: International jazz festival, Oct. 7-18.

PARIS: Montmartre harvest festival, Oct. 10-12.

PARIS: Contemporary Art Fair, Oct. 23-26. Grand Palais and Louvre.

DIJON: International food fair, Oct. 31-Nov. 11

MUNICH: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 5.

BINGEN AM RHEIN: Regional Garden Show, through Oct. 19.

CELLE: Stallion parade, Oct. 4-5.

STUTTGART: Cannstatter Festival, through Oct. 12.

BERLIN: Oktoberfest, through Oct. 19. Festival grounds on Kurt-Schumacher-Damm.

BERLIN: Street party around Brandenburg Gate, Oct. 3. Celebrates Day of German Unity.

COLOGNE: City marathon, Oct. 5.

COLOGNE: INTERMOT, Motorcycle and scooter fair, Oct. 8-12. City fairgrounds.

MAINZ: Oktoberfest, Oct. 9-19. Mainz Hechtsheim fairgrounds.

MUNICH: City marathon, Oct. 12.

FRANKFURT: Stoffmarkt Holland, Oct. 12. Sewing material and accessories market at Festplatz am Ratsweg.

FRANKFURT: Book fair, Oct. 15-19. Fairgrounds.

LEINFELDEN-ECHTERDINGEN: Cabbage festival, Oct. 18-19.

MUNICH: Kermis Dult, Oct. 18-26. Street market.

WIESBADEN: Andreasmarkt, Oct. 23-27. Carnival at Elsässer Platz.

FRANKFURT: Marathon mall, Oct. 24-26. Sports articles, in connection with city marathon at fairgrounds.

FRANKFURT: City marathon, Oct. 26.

BERLIN: Long night of shopping, Oct. 25. City-West area until midnight.

BUDAPEST: International dog show, Oct. 4. Europe’s largest to celebrate World Animal Day.

BUDAPEST: City marathon, Oct. 5.

BUDAPEST: Autumn festival, Oct. 10-19.

LISDOONVARNA: Matchmaker festival, through Oct. 5. Events concentrated on weekends.

KILKENNY: Celtic festival, through Oct. 5.

DUBLIN: Theater Festival, through Oct. 12.

BALLINSALOE: Great October Festival, Oct. 4-12. Traditional town festival with horses, ponies, carnival.

CORK: International film festival, Oct. 12-19.

GORTHORK: International poetry festival, Oct. 15-19.

CORK: Oktober beer festival, Oct. 24-26.

CORK: International jazz festival, Oct. 24-27.

DUBLIN: City marathon, Oct. 27.

ROME: Hobby Show, Oct. 3-9. Hall of the Fontanas.

SANT’AGATA FELTRIA: Truffle festival, Oct. 5, 12, 19. 26.

ROME: International festival of Holy Music and Art, Oct. 12-Nov. 29.

SAN MINIATO: National White Truffle Show, Nov. 15-16, 22-23, 29-30.

MILAN: Hobby Show, Oct. 17-19. Datch Forum di Assago.

PERUGIA: Eurochocolate, Oct. 18-26. Chocolate fair.

ROME: International Film Festival, Oct. 22-31.

VENICE: City marathon, Oct. 26.


LUXEMBOURG CITY: Night of the museums, Oct. 11. Open until 1 a.m. with entertainment.

VIANDEN: Nut market, Oct. 12.

LEIDEN: Leidens Ontzet/3 October Feesten, Oct. 2-3. Traditional festival commemorating 1574 Spanish siege and relief efforts.

EINDHOVEN: City marathon, Oct. 12.

AMSTERDAM: City marathon, Oct. 19.

OSLO: Contemporary dance festival, through Oct. 11.

VADS∅: King Crab festival, Oct. 9-12.

OSLO: Horse show, Oct. 10-12.

BERGEN: Theater festival, Oct. 11-21.

TRONDHEIM: Matchmaking 2008, Oct. 16-18. Arts and technology fair.

HARDANGER: Food festival, Oct. 24-26.

EDINBURGH: International storytelling festival, Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Whisky festival.

SEVILLE: Flamenco festival, through Oct. 11.

SEVILLE: Contemporary art fair, Oct. 2-Nov. 1.

O GROVE: Seafood festival, Oct. 4-14.

QUÉNTAR: Moors and Christians festival, Oct. 6-7. Historical re-enactment.

ZARAGOZA: Pilar festivities, Oct. 6-14. Honors female patron saint of Spain.

AROGON: Pilar festivities, Oct. 6-14. Honors female patron saint of Spain.

SANT SADURNÍ D’ANOIA: Cava wine festival, Oct. 6-14.

VALENCIA: Torrijos Pilgrimage and festival, Oct. 7.

CADIZ; Virgin of the Rosary festival, Oct. 7. Procession and fireworks.

MONTORO: Religious festival with parade, festivities, Oct. 7-12.

NERJA: Nerja festival, Oct. 8-13. Town festival.

HUELVA: Festival to honor St. Lucas, Oct. 11-15.

JAÉN: Festival in honor of St. Lucas, Oct. 11 -18.

MADRID: Autumn festival, Oct. 11-Nov. 9. Cultural festival.

COUNTRYWIDE: National Day, Oct. 12. Military parade in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón.

DENIA: Medieval fair, Oct. 12-14.

CÚTAR: Monfí Festival, Oct. 13-14. Historical Moorish zoco market.

ELX: Medieval fair, Oct. 19-29.

CALPE: Moors and Christians, Oct. 19-23. Historical re-enactment.

LUGANO: Autumn festival, Oct. 3-5.

ALBEUVE: Cattle descent from Albeuve mountains, Oct. 4.

ASCONA: Chestnut and autumn festival, Oct. 4, 11.

EINSIEDELN: Autumn festival, Oct. 4.

RIGI: Alpine market, Oct. 4.

CHARMEY: Folklore festival, Oct. 11-12.

MENDRISO: Chestnut festival, Oct. 19.

ARBON: Onion and pumpkin market, Oct. 25.

BASEL: City marathon, Oct. 25.

BASEL: Wine fair, Oct. 25-Nov. 2. Fairgrounds.

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