The October issue of Leisure Group Travel takes on a festive autumn tone with several articles on group-friendly festivals. The cover story spotlights fall festivities in Massachusetts, where towns across the state celebrate the season with harvest festivals that pay homage to the state’s agricultural bounty, plus events related to Halloween and Thanksgiving. Consider the National Cranberry Festival in Carver or Apple Days at Old Sturbridge Village.

Check it out for yourself,

Jeff Gayduk, Publisher

October's Leisure Group Travel Magazine

Great fall trip ideas are found in October’s Leisure Group Travel

Speaking of food, whet your appetite for culinary travel with the articles on food festivals in Mississippi and Wisconsin. How about the Mississippi Watermelon Festival or Brat Days in Sheboygan? The “Eventful Arizona” story mentions food fests but also covers The World’s Oldest Rodeo and cultural crowd-pleasers that highlight Navajo, Hopi and Zuni cultures.

On the Record, our reader-comments column, also goes festive, with thoughts from tour planners on marketing holiday-season trips.

Religious travel is another theme in the October issue. Update yourself on Holy Land sites in Jordan—places like Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Mount Nebo and Madaba—“The City of Mosaics.” And pick up some tips from the president of the World Religious Travel Association, who suggests ways to diversify your religious program offerings.

Check out the digital page-flip version of October’s Leisure Group Travel…