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Category: FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND PARADES

  • Fairs, Festivals and Parades
    • The 10th Annual Monster Festival
    • 10th Annual Police Picnic
    • 13th Annual Festival
    • 18th Annual Winterfest Fun
      • Chain Reaction 1996 Film
        • Festival going on in Williams Bay - signs seen when Eddie and Lily are running from police
    • The 1984 Cape May Festival
      • Summer Of 84 2018 Film
        • Davey makes plans to break into Mackey's home during the 1984 Cape May Festival. Farraday, who attends the festival as a lookout, discovers that the bags of soil were purchased for a city beautification project, and he and Eats abandon their posts.
    • The 3rd Annual 2nd Of July 4th Of July Parade
      • Arrested Development 2003 TV Series
        • Parade where GOB and Tony Wonder debut their new joint magic trick involving switching their sexual identities by coming out of magic closets (Season 5)
    • Alaska Film Festival
    • Annual End-of-Summer General Farms Hayride, Picnic And Dance
      • The Colorado Kid 2005 Literature
        • "I don't believe yellow legal pads had been invented in Victorian times," Stephanie said. She shuffled through the papers on her desk. When she had come to Moose-Look and The Weekly Islander in June, they had given her the smallest desk in the place—little more than a grade-schooler's desk, really—away in the corner. In mid-July she had been promoted to a bigger one in the middle of the room. This pleased her, but the increased desk-space also afforded more area for things to get lost in. Now she hunted around until she found a bright pink circular. "Do either of you know what organization profits from the Annual End-Of-Summer General Farms Hayride, Picnic, and Dance, this year featuring Little Jonna Jaye and the Straw Hill Boys?"
    • The Assumption Of St. Antwelm
    • The Autumn Passage
      • Mostly Harmless 1992 Literature
        • Festival on the planet Lamuella. "The very best of the meat would be roasted straight away for the feast that marked the Autumn Passage. The celebrations would last for three days of sheer exuberance, dancing and stories that Old Thrashbarg would tell of how the hunt had gone, stories that he would have been busy sitting making up in his hut while the rest of the village was out doing the actual hunting."
    • Bart's Comedy Jam
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Comedy festival Bart hosts in the Simpsons' house to boost Krusty's confidence, featuring the all new comedy stylings of Krusty the Clown. (Season 9 episode The Last Temptation of Krust)
    • Billion Man March
      • Workaholics 2011 TV Series
        • Workaholics version of the Million Man March, which Montez researches online. (Season 6 episode Gone Catfishing)
    • Broadcasters Against Litter March
      • Frasier 1993 TV Series
        • Frasier tells Kelly he hasn't seen her since the march (Season 8 episode Episode Mary Christmas)
    • Castle Rock's 6th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
    • Catalina Wine Mixer
      • Step Brothers 2008 Film
        • Annual mixer that didn't exist at the time of the movie, but does now as a result.
    • The Corn Parade
      • Cheers 1982 TV Series
        • Parade in Hanover, Indiana (Woody's hometown) (Season 4 episode 22 Diane Chambers Day)
    • DINO March On Capital Hill
      • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 Film
        • Event advertised on the promotional Dinosaur Protection Group website. DINO = Defend Isla Nublar Organization. "Show U.S. government Isla Nublar must be evacuated to protect defenseless creatures" #WECANSAVETHEM
    • Do What We Say Festival
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Annual festival in Springfield started by German settlers in 1946, replaced by the new Do What You Feel Festival. (Season 5 episode Bart's Inner Child)
    • Do What You Feel Festival
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Welcome change from the Do What We Say Festival, started by German settlers in 1946. (Season 5 episode Bart's Inner Child)
    • Dunning Agricultural Fair
      • The Institute 2019 Literature
        • Event in Dunning, South Carolina that the Bilson twins were not allowed to attend by their parents due to their unacceptable report cards.
    • The Dying Cat Parade
      • Friends 1994 TV Series
        • When Chandler and Monica hear Ross playing the bagpipes, Chandler describes the sound as the Dying Cat Parade. (Season 7 episode The One With Joey's New brain)
    • Eastland Fine Arts Festival
      • The Facts Of Life 1979 TV Series
        • Episode: Cousin Geri. Blair is upset when her Cousin Geri visits during the Eastland Fine Arts Festival because she is afraid Geri will steal her attention.
    • Evergreen Terrace Rummage Sale
    • The Festival Of Pedrark
      • Farscape 1999 TV Series
        • Luxon festival that D'Argo mentions. D'Argo: "My parents will be preparing for the Festival of Pedrark. There is no need for them to keep my seat vacant at this cycle's festival." (Season 1 episode DNA Mad Scientist)
    • Festival Of The Firemans Association
    • Founders Day Festival 1961
      • Smallville 2001 TV Series
        • Festival in Smallville, the day that Joe the drifter arrived - actually Clark’s father Jor-El. (Season 3 episode Relic)
    • Founders Festival
    • The Founder's Week Parade
      • Parks And Recreation 2009 TV Series
        • Annual parade in Pawnee that makes the Rose Bowl Parade look like a turds-on-wheels convention. (Season 5 episode Are You Better Off?)
    • Frontier Days Rodeo
    • The Gathering
      • Highlander 1986 Film
        • When all the immortals meet to do battle until there is only one left alive.
    • The Harvest Festival
      • Parks And Recreation 2009 TV Series
        • Parks Department project Leslie mentions. (Season 3 episode Go Big or Go Home). Home of the Pie-Mary. (Season 7 episode Pie-Mary)
    • Haven Arts Festival
      • Haven 2010 TV Series
        • Where the troubled coma guy got attacked by the Bolt Gun killer in Season 3 Episode 11 Last Goodbyes.
    • Haven Founder's Day Festival
    • Hot Dish Cook-off
      • The Tick 2016 TV Series
        • Festival Ramses mentions after Overkill doses him with a drug called Sodium Amber Thiesson and he appears to tune into a television or radio broadcast signal. (Season 1 episode Rising)
    • Hotel-Motel Art Fair
      • Saturday Night Live 1975 TV Series
        • Tom Clay: They're where the action is! In the more than 2 million hotel-motel rooms in the United States and Puerto Rico! Hi! I'm Tom clay! for Hotel-Motel Art Fair! Hey, you ever read about those auctions where somebody pays $2 million for a single painting? Well, he's got nothing on Hotel-Motel Art Fair! We've spent $3 million, and now we've got thousands of paintings! Everything from sofa-sized landscapes to bathroom miniatures, at prices so low.. it's hard to believe these masterpieces were painted by hand! And they're all gonna go out the door this weekend at the 44 Hotel-Motel Art Fairs throughout the United States – take a look at this!
    • Hullabalooza 1996
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Music festival coming to Springfield, advertised in the Suicide Notes music store. "The greatest music festival of all time." (Season 7 episode Homerpalooza)
    • The Human Brutality Film Festival
      • Cheers 1982 TV Series
        • Film festival Frasier and Diane attend (Season 3 episode 20 If Ever I Would Leave You)
    • Irwindale Renaissance Pleasure Faire
      • Workaholics 2011 TV Series
        • The guys' rap group The Wizards are going to perform at the Irwindale Renaissance Pleasure Faire. (Season 1 episode Muscle I'd Like to Flex)
    • I'm With The Banned
      • GLOW 2017 TV Series
        • Film festival. Sam's film Gina the Machina is screened at the I'm with the Banned film festival at the Highland Park Theater. "The best and bloodiest of cult horror!" (Season 2 episode Work the Leg)
    • Knoxville World Fair 1983
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Label on Homer's cigar that he smokes at the movie theater. There was a World's Fair in Knoxville in 1982, but not 1983. (Season 5 episode Cape Feare)
    • Laugh Til You Care Comedy Festival
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Comedy festival at the Springfield amphitheater, where Krusty bombs big time with old racist jokes. (Season 9 episode The Last Temptation of Krust)
    • Lemon Parade
    • The Leslie Knope Employment Enjoyment Summerslam Grill Jam Fun-splosion
      • Parks And Recreation 2009 TV Series
        • Every summer, Leslie throws a barbecue to thank the Parks and Maintenance staff at Ramsett Park, complete with a popsicle-eating contest, a slip'n slide-a-thon, watermelon carving, a gazpacho-off, and stars in a one-woman show about parks rules and regulations called Parks and Dolls. (Season 5 episode Ms. Knope Goes to Washington)
    • Marriage-Go-Round
      • Parks And Recreation 2009 TV Series
        • Parks Department project commemorated on the wall of City Hall. "Twenty four couples tied the knot at Pawnee's first and last Marriage-Go-Round 1983" (Season 3 episode Go Big or Go Home)
    • Maxzillian Pilater Day Parade
      • Farscape 1999 TV Series
        • Event that D'Argo mentions: My head is pounding like a Maxzillian Pilater Day Parade. (Season 1 episode Throne for a Loss)
    • Midland City Festival of the Arts
      • Breakfast Of Champions 1973 Literature
        • Clipped to the letter was a check for one thousand dollars. Fred T. Barry explained that this was for travel expenses and an honorarium. It was a lot of money. Trout was suddenly fabulously well-to-do. Here is how Trout happened to be invited: Fred T. Barry wanted to have a fabulously valuable oil painting as a focal point for the Midland City Festival of the Arts. As rich as he was, he couldn't afford to buy one, so he looked for one to borrow.
    • Million Mommas March
      • NewsRadio 1995 TV Series
        • March Mr. James attempts to organize. Mr. James: "So let's give America a spanking, shall we? Join me, Jimmy James, on this so-called Mother's Day in the first annual Million Mommas March." (Season 5 episode Padded Suit)
    • Mochi Festival
    • Montego Smooth Jazz Festival
      • Idiocracy 2006 Film
        • There's a poster on the bedroom wall when Joe's girlfriend is fucking her boss when he doesn't return from his army experiment in a deleted scene
    • The Mother Of All Film Festivals
    • Mountain Music Festival
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The Mountain Music Festival takes place March 14-18 on Mt. Useful, a strategic granite reserve. (Season 8 episode Mountain of Madness)
    • The Mustache Parade
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Parade that Homer tells Lenny he heard the phrase he chants, "We're here, we're queer, we don't want any more bears!" (Season 7 episode Much App About Nothing)
    • Nacogdoches Harvest Carnival
      • Bubba Ho-Tep 2002 Film
        • Where Elvis Presley signed over his life to Elvis impersonator Sebastian Haff
    • National Chicken Wing Festival
      • Osmosis Jones 2001 Film
        • Festival in Buffalo, New York. While the festival did not exist during the filming of the movie, it does now as a result.
    • North Rancho College Job Fair
    • Pawnee Community Art Show: Visions Of Nature
    • Pawnee Popsicle Lick N' Pass
    • Pawnee Winter Harvest Festival 1983
    • Policeman Field Day
      • Sledge Hammer! 1986 TV Series
        • Police event Sledge Hammer mentions (Season 2 episode A Clockwork Hammer - episode partially inspired by Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange)
    • Roane County Fair
      • Stranger Things 2016 TV Series
        • Bob tells Will a story about Mr. Baldo the clown from the Roane County Fair haunting his dreams. (Season 2 episode Chapter Three: The Pollywog) Mayor Kline presents Fun Fair (Season 3 episode Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum)
    • Scotchtoberfest
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Fake festival that Principal Skinner makes up as part of his sting to catch Bart pranking Groundskeeper Willie. (Season 6 episode Bart's Girlfriend)
    • Semi-Annual Pawnee Pumpkin Patch 1980
    • Silver Dollar City Fair
      • The Beverly Hillbillies 1962 TV Series
        • Episode: Silver Dollar City Fair. Granny continues her efforts to get Elly May married, extolling the young girl's virtues to every bachelor she meets.
    • The Simon Williams Film Festival
      • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 Film
        • From a Nathan Fillion cameo scene that ended up on the cutting room floor - director James Gunn had originally planned a small flash to earth with a theater playing a "Simon Williams Film Festival," with six Simon Williams movie posters outside (a run of B movies).
    • The Skin Parade
      • Michael Hutchence 1977 Music
        • from the song: Get on the Inside: Inside, we lay in the shadows. Outside, they push the skin parade.
    • The Sky Clearance Festival
      • Max Headroom 1987 TV Series
        • Annual event when the Zik Zak corporation shoots down its old satellites, turning the sky into a carnival of color (Season 2 episode Lessons)
    • The Soft Parade
      • The Doors 1965 Music
        • Song: The Soft Parade. Successful hills are here to stay . Everything must be this way. Gentle streets where people play. Welcome to the Soft Parade.
    • Springfield Art Fair
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • a.k.a. Springfield Art Exhibition. Bald Adonis, Marge's painting of Homer in his underwear, wins first place at the Springfield Art Fair. (Season 2 episode Brush With Greatness)
    • Springfield Chili Cook-off
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Annual event in Springfield where Homer gets drunk and makes a fool of himself. "Please lick spoons clean after each use" (Season 8 episode The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
    • Springfield Elementary Annual Christmas Pageant
    • Springfield Film Festival
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • The town approves Marge's proposal to hold a film festival in Springfield to increase tourism. (Season 6 episode A Star is Burns)
    • Springfield Founders Festival
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Lisa makes an appearance ot the Springfield Founders Festival Parade as Little Miss Springfield, on the Laramie Jr. Cigarettes float. (Season 4 Lisa the Beauty Queen)
    • Springfield Founders Festival Parade
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Lisa makes an appearance ot the Springfield Founders Festival Parade as Little Miss Springfield, on the Laramie Jr. Cigarettes float. (Season 4 Lisa the Beauty Queen)
    • Springfield Laugh 'N' Brew
    • Springfield Renaissance Faire
      • The Simpsons 1989 Animated Series
        • Festival in Springfield where a fortune teller tells Lisa about her future husband Hugh Parkfield. (Season 6 episode Lisa's Wedding)
    • Stark Expo
      • Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 Film
        • Exposition located in Queens, New York City, that brings minds together from around the world and combines them to try and develop new inventions to improve quality of life for mankind and the world in the future.
    • Summer Pageant 1964
      • Moonrise Kingdom 2012 Film
        • For the Summer Pageant 1964, St. Jack's Church presents Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde, performed by The Choristers of St. Jack Wood and New Penzance.
    • A Summer Sales-A-Lot
      • The Office 2005 TV Series
        • Michael: "I'm thinking as a reward for our loyal clients that we contact their assistants and we find out where they live. And then, we go to their houses in the middle of summer and go caroling. It is a summer Christmas celebration and we'll call it, A summer Sales-A-Lot." (Season 4 episode Did I Stutter?)
    • Sweet & Spicy Seattle Festival
      • The 4400 2004 TV Series
        • Food festival in Seattle where Tom and Diana track down the Wonderland Cookies that are dosed with Blink. (Season 3 episode Blink)
    • Tacoma-Fest
      • Frasier 1993 TV Series
        • Festival Frasier makes up to get Martin out of a date with Roz's mother (Season 6 episode Our Parents, Ourselves)
    • Word Fest
      • Wonder Boys 2000 Film
        • The university's annual three-day "gabathon" for writers and wanna-bees.


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