There is nothing quite like a Book Festival to provide a lover of books with a safe space to embrace their inner “fangirl” (or “fanboy…”). If you’re hard at work raising your children to love books as much as you do, this fall is your chance to take them to a book festival where they can….
- meet one of their favorite literary characters like Curious George.
- have an author sign a copy of their favorite book.
- rock out during a music concert while stuffing their face on concessions.
There are so many book festivals taking place this fall and below are the ones that have fantastic events, activities and authors for children.
Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Book Festival
Dates: September 23-25
Check out the schedule on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage.
Washington, DC: National Book Festival
Date: September 24
Way too many family friendly activities to list.
Morristown, NJ: Morristown Festival of Books
Dates: September 30 and October 1
KidFest! Taking place all day on Oct. 1 at Presbyterian Church Parish House, 65 South Street
Boston, MA: Boston Book Festival
Date: October 15
A full schedule of events, activities and appearances for Boston’s youngest readers.
Collingswood, NJ: Collingswood Book Festival
Date: October 1
Farmville, VA: Virginia Children’s Book Festival
Dates: October 13-15
Beyond INCREDIBLE lineup of children’s authors
Austin, TX: Texas Book Festival
Dates: November 5-6
They don’t yet have info on the website about what children’s events will be provided, but this is an amazing festival and there will be loads of family friendly activities.
Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair
Dates: November 13-20
Head to Children’s Alley Today on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 10am-6pm.