When we lived in NY we went to festivals all the time! Italian Feast Days, the Irish Festival, Greek Festival, Ukrainian Days (affectionately called Uki Days), the Polish Festival, Strawberry, Blueberry and Watermelon Festivals plus tons of others like the Spiedi and Balloon Festival and River Festival. I miss the culture and diversity of New York.
Here we don't have much...it's basically the Baptists vs. the Methodists with ice cream socials (nothing wrong with that but after a while a bit on the boring side)...oh and the Collard Green Festival (yuck). There is a Chocolate Festival but it rotates area's and ends up being every 4 or 5 years or so and then it's packed full and indoors....not enjoyable.
Good thing we like road trips!!