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We round up some of the top events in the month ahead from all over

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We round up some top events in the up­com­ing month

Har­vest on the Har­bor Port­land, ME Oc­to­ber 22-25

Now in its sev­enth year, Har­vest on the Har­bor is one of the tasti­est fall fes­ti­vals in New Eng­land. The event brings out­stand­ing chefs, vint­ners, and food and bev­er­age pro­duc­ers to­gether for a fes­ti­val that in­vites epi­cure­ans from across the coun­try to sam­ple the bur­geon­ing foodie scene of Port­land – seafood, BBQ, wine, beer and more. Each event is tick­eted, or for full en­joy­ment buy an all-ac­cess pass at $395.

For more in­for­ma­tion go visit har­ve­ston­the­har­bor.com.

Al­bu­querque In­ter­na­tional Bal­loon Fi­esta Al­bu­querque, NM Oc­to­ber 4 – 12

For nine days in Oc­to­ber, New Mex­ico of gi­ant bal­loons of all shapes as­cend from Al­bu­querque’s 365-acre Bal­loon Fi­esta Park. From mod­est begin­nings in 1972, the Fi­esta has grown to be the bal­loon­ing world’s premier event des­ti­na­tion and a world class photo op. There’s food, mu­sic and plenty of fun with bal­loon races, mag­i­cal night­time dis­plays and, of course, mass as­cen­sions. You can even sign up to be part of a bal­loon chase crew, if you qual­ify.

Reg­gae Wine Fes­ti­val Mon­tego Bay, Ja­maica Oc­to­ber 18

The Ja­maica Reg­gae Wine Fes­ti­val Caribbean. Jamaican wine pur­vey­ors present vin­tage wines from all over the globe to both lo­cals and vis­i­tors. The event of­fers up con­certs of Ja­maica’s spe­cial brand of mu­sic by top per­form­ers, a wine tast­ing and a fash­ion show, all held in set­tings meant to showcase the beau­ti­ful land­scape of the is­land to the wider tourist mar­ket.

Find out more at jirwf.com

The Jazz Club Di­nant, Bel­gium Oc­to­ber 15-26, 2014

This year is the 200th an­niver­sary of the birth of Bel­gium’s fa­vorite son Adolphe Sax, fa­ther of the sax­o­phone. In Brussels, the Mu­si­cal In­stru­ments Mu­seum cel­e­brates with a nearly year-long ex­hibit, Sax200. In Sax’s home­town of Di­nant, in ad­di­tion to the qua­dren­nial Adolphe Sax In­ter­na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion, mu­si­cians nar­rate the his­tory of the sax­o­phone in the form of a con­cert in a replica of an in­ti­mate 1920’s jazz club. Jac­ques Mercier plays the part of the bar­man-sto­ry­teller.

For de­tails go to vis­it­bel­gium.com.

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