Here in Southern Indiana, the first full week of October is Fall Festival - it's a street festival that is touted as the second largest street festival in the United States (second only to Mardi Gras). It has rides and like five blocks of food booths with about any kind of food you can possibly think of (and a lot of foods you probably never would have thought of).
A note about Orange Bread, from Jondi. I have grown up eating Orange Bread. My mom used to make this all the time at Christmas. I love the way it makes the whole house smell when the orange peels are boiling. It's amazing.