Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
October festivals in the West and beyond

If you're a fall season traveler and heading out in October, you may want to drop in on one of these festivals in the West and beyond.Minot, North DakotaSeptember 30-October 4Norsk HøstfestNorth America's biggest Scandinavian festival, in its 30th year, will feature the Beach Boys and Kenny Rogers, plus Nordic crafts, costumes, entertainment, art and food. www.hostfest.comNong Khai, ThailandOctoberThe Naga fireballsAn annual natural phenomenon during which hundreds of small, colorful fireballs rise out of the Mekong River and disappear into the air. Also: light-and-sound shows and a long-boat race.Niagara Falls, New YorkOctober 2-5Niagara International Kite Festival...