5 European Fall Festivals to Beat the Winter Blues

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3. Iceland Airwaves, Iceland

From November 4th to 8th this year, nearly 9,000 people will take over the island of Iceland. Downtown Reykjavik is overrun with eager festival goers and partiers looking to take in the latest and greatest musical acts. The setting couldn’t be more perfect for this festival. The music seems to seep into your soul and extend into the vast wilderness surrounding the capital. People who attend are eager to party, Reykjavik is a small town, so if you are looking for peace and quiet, maybe avoid Iceland during this time. But, if you are looking for great music, fun locals, new friends, and memories you won’t forget, head to Iceland!

2. Wine Festival, Moldova

In one of the most underrated countries in Europe is one of the most underrated festivals of the year. The Moldova Wine Festival, held every year during the first weekend of October. The Moldovan’s are proud of their wine, as they should be. Moldovan’s wine is rich, delicious, and, consumed in large quantities over the weekend of this festival. Their wine is celebrated all over the country, but the main events are held in the capital, Chisinau. Sponsors set up booths all over the main square for taste testing, while locals provide tons of entertainment like dancing and music.  The locals welcome travellers to their festival, and are eager to have a great time. Moldova is the perfect place to extend your summer vacation!

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