Fall Pennsylvania Festivals in 2017
If you live in or near Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, you are in luck. There is probably a number of things to do this autumn that you can pack into your calendar for 2017. If you don’t find the right food or beer festival for your taste on this list, don’t forget to also check out the celebrations of Oktoberfest in PA. There are now quite a few German festival options on that list as well. If we are missing any festivals, please let us know!
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Honesdale Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 19 to Aug 21, 2016
The Alpine Wurst & Meat House is located in the Poconos region of Northeast Pennsylvania. It has been known for its delicious German sausages and other meats for more than thirty years. Kick off the Oktoberfest season under the Tent for a three day weekend in August that happens annually. Enjoy beer, food, dancing and live music under the Tent that seats more than 1,000 people. They also offer other events in fall for visitors to enjoy the German-American cuisine, including the Fall Schlachtfest Buffet at the end of October and the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner in November.
Green-Dreher-Sterling Fair - Newfoundland, PA - Aug 26 to Sep 4, 2016
This is an amazing event with all types of activities and live entertainment. Also see a Truck Pull, Tractor Pull, Scarecrow Contest, and Turkey calling contest.
Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - Aug 27 to Aug 27, 2016
4th annual event. The beer garden is the block surrounding Lancaster Square and Binns Park. 30+ breweries and 70+ beers. Food court, vendors and live music.
Great Allentown Fair - Allentown, PA - Aug 30 to Sep 5, 2016
KISS will be there on September 1st for its Summer American “Freedom to Rock” Tour and Meghan Trainor will be there on September 3rd for “The Untouchable Tour.”
Great Stoneboro Fair - Stoneboro, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 5, 2016
Kickoff and Rib Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2016
Cornstock Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2016
A three day celebration of acoustic and roots music set in Northeast Pennsylvania.
La Festa Italiana - Scranton, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2016
A celebration of culture and cuisine over Labor Day Weekend.
Kipona Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016
100th Anniversary of Kipona at RiverFront Park & City Island. Native American Pow Wow, Festival of India, live music, fireworks, food trucks, and more.
Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016
One of the largest music festivals and event in the country. Features about 100 live musicians on stages. Held in downtown Philadelphia along Ben Franklin Parkway.
Pocono Garlic Festival - Shawnee, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016
35 garlic stations of food to try at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. 10 AM to 6 PM. Advance ticket sales are from May until early September. Arts & crafts, entertainment, garlic eating contest, chopped garlic cooking competition and children’s area with petting zoo and more entertainment.
Polish American Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 11, 2016
The 51st annual festival runs from noon to 8 PM on Sept 3-5 and 10-11. Admission is $12 per person, which includes unlimited midway rides but not extreme rides. Crafter’s Village will have handmade items such as jewelry, quilts, dolls, toys, bags, children’s clothes and decorations. Polish and American food including Pierogi, Potato Placki, Grilled Kielbasa, and Golabki. Two stages of entertainment with live music, dancing and more.
Taste of Hamburg-er - Hamburg, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016
13th annual event. Burger stands, other grub, live music, arts/crafts, and competitions including burger eating contests, mooing contest, Dine and Dash Burgers and Trail Race and more.
Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here.
Hanover Chili Cook Off - Hanover, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016
A day of award winning chili and music raising funds for local charities.
Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016
Local winery tasting, live entertainment, table decorating contest and more. Tickets are $12 (advanced) and $15 (gate). Admission includes wine tasting bracelet, glass, chance to win a wine basket
West Alexander Fair - West Alexander, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 10, 2016
A Fair in the Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
An annual contemporary art and craft festival in Mellon Park that has been running for nearly 50 years.
Chile Pepper Festival - Bowers, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
21st annual event. Jalapeno eating contest, salsa contest, field excursion, live music and more. Admission by suggested donation.
Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - , PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
10th anniversary at Fort Hunter Park. Weekend passes are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Hay Creek Apple Festival - Berks County, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Great family fun at the peak of apple harvesting time. Held at Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10.
Hay Creek Festival - Berks County, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Enjoy the apple specialties and fall air at the peak harvest. Free admission and parking with donation requested.
Milton Harvest Festival - Milton, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 17, 2016
A tradition since 1977. Parades, pageant, 28 mile bike race, scarecrow contests, 5K run, arts & crafts.
Northern Appalachian Folk Festival - Indiana, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Dedicated to preserving the music, art and culture of the Northern Appalachian region. Kid’s Alley includes carnival games, arts & crafts, square dancing and more.
York Fair - York, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 18, 2016
America’s first fair was held in the historic Old Town of York in 1765.
Pittsburgh’s Bridge to Ireland - West Homestead, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
American Street Feast - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2016
Philadelphia Honey Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Live music, art, food and wines from 25 different PA wineries. Located at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex.
Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
A family music festival that serves as the primary fundraiser for the Haverford Township Civic Council.
Kennett Square Mushroom Festival - Kennett Square, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
31st annual event in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Held on the weekend after Labor Day. Attendance is estimated at up to 100,000 guests.
Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival - Harford, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.
Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Taste of Dormont - Dormont, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Sample foods from local restaurants and try PA wines and beers. Music from the Good Guys Duo. Hours are 5 – 9:30 PM. Tickets are $32.50 per person.
South Philly Sausage Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
Erie Irish Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
A weekend of Irish music and Celtic energy at St. Patrick’s Church.
New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival - New Bethlehem, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Located at Gumtown Park. Carnival, Mountain Bike Race, 5K Race, Health Walk, Parade, Classic Car Cruise, Tractor Show, Motorcycle Rally and Stage Entertainment. Free admission.
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
9th annual event. Highlights include German music, dancers, beer, food, crafts and artwork. Runs Friday from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. The mayor’s keg tapping will occur at 11 AM. It takes place at the Town Center Parking Lot behind the first block of East Philadelphia Ave. Parking is available on several local streets and lots. Anticipated attendance is approximately 5,000 people. Rain date is Sunday. This annual event on the third weekend in September is a fundraiser for Building a Better Boyertown. BBB is a nonprofit organization formed in 2002 to promote the community, preserve its historical heritage and attract people.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
18th annual event in Downtown Canonsburg with free admission. Tens of thousands attend every year. It will have German food, beer, live music, Name the Brew contest and Carnival with games and amusement rides. Ride All Day amusement passes are available. Vendors setup along Pike Street. On the two stages for music and dancing performances, you’ll see SNPJ Button Box, Alpen Schuhplattler, Frank Paolombi Band, Augsburg Band, the Bill Ali Band, Ruff Creek, Kenny Blake Trio, Steeltown Band, Dancing Queen, Joel Lindsey and Sugarcane! It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 6 PM. Pets are not permitted in the festival area. In the past, there has been free parking and a free shuttle service from the Pennsylvania Transformer Technologies lot at 30 Curry Avenue because there is no designated parking from the event within the downtown area.
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Oktoberfest - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Over 30,000 are expected to attend the PA Oktoberfest with authentic German-American food, beer, live music, strong arm contest and wiener dog race. Advance tickets are $5 for a one day pass and $10 for the weekend pass. Location: 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702
Lancaster Liederkranz - Lancaster, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Open to the public. General admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-15.
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2016
Two weekends of German fun at the Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest at the Southside Works in Pittsburgh. Imported Munich Oktoberfest bier, entertainment and prizes. Hofbrauhaus was started in Germany at the request of Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. The brewery provided food and drink at the wedding celebration in 1810. The Pittsburgh location was the third opened in America – behind the Cincinnati/NKY region and Las Vegas. It opened in 2009 in the Southside Works, the $300 million entertainment, shopping, office and residential complex that opened across the Monongahela River.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2016
This Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will happen the last two weekends in September at the Penn Brewery. German food, alpine entertainment and seven Penn Brewery beers on tap.
Butler Fall Festival - Butler, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Beer Tasting, Live Music, Food & Fun at The Stockings Works.
Lake Augusta Wine and Brew Festival - Sunbury, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Beaver Wine Festival - Beaver, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
This Northern Liberties Beer Garden will shut down Frankford Avenue for the day with a block party as the bar simply isn’t big enough to contain all of the people seeking fun, German beer and sausages. Drink imported and local beers and try sausages under the tents as you enjoy live music and family friendly fun at its Philadelphia Oktoberfest.
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
This German bierhall and restaurant celebrates all week long. On Saturday it sponsors the annual Philadelphia Oktoberfest Block Party from noon to 8 PM. A 200 foot long tent will be erected on the 700 block of South Street. Live oompah music, ceremonial keg tapping and liter lift competition will accompany the German beer and sausage.
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Nearly 300 are expected from 6 to 10 PM for open beer vodka & wine bars, food, silent & live auctions and the hEARd Matthews Band. Tickets are $105. All proceeds go to families in need.
Green Tree Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
This annual Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will have a chili cookoff, car cruise and dog parade in addition to the opening ceremony, live music and Sunday night fireworks.
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival - Lahaska, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
A weekend of family fun including scarecrow competition, scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin pie-eating contests, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities. Free admission and parking. Workshop Fee is $30 per scarecrow with a maximum of 4 people per scarecrow.10 AM – 6 PM.
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
Great Lakes International Film Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2016
15th annual event featuring independent digital films.
Catskill Chill Music Festival - Lakewood, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
New location at New Minglewood in Lakewood, Pennsylvania. Interesting venue with cabins, free camping, indoor movie theater, indoor and outdoor workshops, yoga, art, live music, wellness workshops, farmers market and more.
Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
The U.S. National Highland Games Championship where Professional Highland Athletes from across the U.S. compete
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
This annual fall festival in Forest County on the last full weekend of the month of September has live music, crafts and food vendors. Home decorating and costume contests on Friday. Parade, bike race and pumpkin raising contest on Saturday. Pet parade on Sunday. Diverse music including country, oldies and rock music Open Friday 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Town Square Rt 66 Marienville, PA 16239
Cassville Oktoberfest - Cassville, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Oktoberfest and 5K Run/Walk in Cassville. Friday events include horse & carriage rides and basket bingo. Saturday events include talent show, sky diving, teen dance and musical entertainment by Chris Woodward Band, Sharp Tones and Cannon Express D.J.. On Sunday, there will be the custom & classic car and motorcycle show as well as the performance by The Fabulous Flashbacks. Location: Cherry Street, Cassville, Pennsylvania 16623
Bloomsburg Fair - Bloomsburg, PA - Sep 24 to Oct 1, 2016
The 160th annual event will be one of the largest agricultural fairs on the east coast. Total attendance topped 400,000 in 2014. Livestock, antique tractor pull, carnival, horse racing, carriage rides and more.
Ebensburg Potato Fest - Ebensburg, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
25th annual event celebrating Cambria County potatoes. Arts, crafts, live music, entertainment and more. Free admission.
Mount Pocono HarvestFest - Mount Pocono, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Food, crafts, children’s activities and entertainment at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds.
Pippinfest - Fairfield, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
Community yard sale on Saturday. Sunday has a drive-in car show, swap meet, quilt show, pottery display, food, music and more. Free admission and free parking.
Ligonier Highland Games - Ligonier, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Autumn Leaf Festival - Clarion, PA - Sep 24 to Oct 2, 2016
A local classic for over 60 Years. This is a 9 day internationally award winning festival that attracts over 500,000 people. Lots of fun things to do like a Kiddies Parade, Autorama, Parade, Junior Olympics, Tractor and Truck show, and did we mention lots of food and live entertainment.
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh – Oktoberfest Weekend - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
Downingtown FallFest - Downingtown, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Sep 25 to Oct 9, 2016
Sundays only. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
Scranton Fringe Festival - Scranton, PA - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
Blue Bell Country Club Oktoberfest - Blue Bell, PA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
Sewickley Oktoberfest - Sewickley, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
The annual Sewickley Oktoberfest with Spaten beer and live music. German food includes bratwurst, kielbasa, and pulled pork sandwiches, potato pancakes, pretzel knots and more! Cash only event. Chicken dancing and contests at the Saturday (day) session. Adults are $10. Ages 13-20 are $5 to the Saturday day session (kids 12 and under free). Friday and Saturday night sessions are ages 21 and up only. All access pass to all three sessions is $20. VIP Package to one session is $30. Sewickley is located west of Pittsburgh.
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
This annual Oktoberfest will be held at the VFW Fair Grounds just west of Mifflinburg on Route 45. German and American seasonal beer, German food, German bands and dancers, polka band, hayride. After the 11 AM Volksmarch, the ceremonial keg tapping will happen at 1 PM on Friday. There’s a keg toss contest on Saturday at 1 PM. Beer selection includes Paulaner, Spaten, Hacker Pshorr, Beck’s and Sam Adams. German style wines form Shade Mountain Winery. Free parking and admission. Location: 10770 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Oktoberfest Bethlehem - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 9, 2016
This Bethlehem Oktoberfest on the first two weekends in October is a traditional German Oktoberfest with Pennsylvania influence. There will be a giant festhalle tent with German food, beer and bands playing polka, rock and party music. More than 2,000 participate in the 5K. Dancers, dachshund races, bar skills challenge, decorative beer barrel competition, Miss Oktoberfest contest, rides and games too! Admission is free this year!
Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival, PA - Bedford, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 9, 2016
52nd anniversary event with an estimated 70,000 visitors between both weekends (October 1-2 & 8-9). Antique Car Parade.
Bensalem Fall Festival - Bensalem, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Bridge Bust - Columbia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
An arts and crafts festival on Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Susquehanna River.
Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival - Delmont, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
A festival for apple and craft enthusiasts at Shields Farm.
Midtown Village Fall Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
A popular autumn street festival in Center City on 13th Street.
Pennsylvania Apple ‘n Cheese Festival - Canton, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Art & photography show, juried crafts, food vendors, wine & cheese tasting, apple & cheese desserts, cider pressing, free entertainment, demonstrations and more. Adult admission is $5. Free parking.
The National Apple Harvest Festival - Arendstville, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 9, 2016
50 years of food, crafts and music on the first two weekends in October (October 1-2 & 89). Orchard tours, petting zoo, craftsmen demonstrations, antique cars and more. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.
Easton Garlic Fest - Easton, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates October 4, 1777 when the Continental attempted to kick the British out of Germantown. The day includes battle re-enactment, beer garden and traditional Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe from 4:30-7:30 PM after the festival concludes.
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Collier Township Oktoberfest - Oakdale, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Fun for the whole family on Saturday from 2:00 – 10:00pm. They will live entertainment. FROGGY Radio will be broadcasting live on-site. And of course there will be German food, beer, and crafts.
Bloktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Four blocks of South Street from Broad to 18th Street in Philly will be closed to traffic for this non profit event with live music, craft beer and food. Now celebrating its 8th year it runs from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission to enter is free.
Ambler Oktoberfest - Ambler, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. The 25th annual Oktoberfest north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County will have a beer garden, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music and kids rides.
Blue Mountain Resort Oktoberfest - , PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Triumph Oktoberest - New Hope, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Carbon County Oktoberfest - Lehighton, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Music (DJ during the day and live music both evenings), authentic food, and beer provided by local Red Castle Brewery. Rides and games of children of all ages. Location: Franklin TWP Fire Dept (near Beltzville State Park) in Lehighton.
Strasburg Rail Road - Strasburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 22, 2016
Oct 1, 8 and 22 only. Board the train for local craft beers and German food, including a menu of bratwurst, pork, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, German chocolate cake or apple dumplings.
Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2016
The Donnerstag: Happy Hour is on Thursday and Beerfest Royale sessions on Saturday. Tasting mug, beer samples, live music, free parking and more. Event proceeds benefit King of Prussia District.
Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016
Carnival, food and arts & crafts fair. Carnival tickets are $1 or 40 tickets for $35. There is also an unlimited rides band that lets you go till you drop. An assortment of festival food is available for purchase.The event is organized by Army, Morale, Welfare & Recreation, which has been hosting the festival at Carlisle Barracks since 2008.
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Enjoy food, free entertainment, arts/crafts, 5K and car show beginning the first Friday in October.
Houston Pumpkin Festival - Houston, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
A community tradition since 1984 loated at the American Legion Post #902 Picnic Grounds. Pumpkin related contests, food & craft vendors, children’s games, parade, music and entertainment. Admission is free.
Lehigh RiverFest - White Haven, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
A community of boaters enjoys rapids and festival fun on the Lehigh River.
Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sheffield, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 10, 2016
Fireworks, professional lumberjack competition, food, crafts, apple pie baking contest, antique tractor pull, draft horse pull, wine tasting event, antiques appraisal and music.
Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Hosted by Brauhaus Schmitz.
Autumn Timber Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Live music, food & craft vendors, trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures and children’s activities.
Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest - Enola, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
17th annual event. Held at Adams-Ricci Park. Car show on Saturday. Craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Enjoy harvest on the farm. 42nd annual event. Adult admission is $10 with children ages 3-12 $5.
Waterville Apple Butter Festival - Waterville, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Sullivan County Fall Festival - Forksville, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Harvest and Wine Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
RiverCity Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Harvest Festival - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Northeast Philly Fall Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Xfinity Live Xtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
For those not familiar with the venue, XFINITY Live! is the sports entertainment venue located next to the Wells Fargo Center and across the street from Citizens Bank Park.
Lansdale Oktoberfest - Lansdale, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Children’s apple bobbing, potato sack races, the pie eating contest, and the Masskrugstemmen (for adults) in addition to live music and German dancers.
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line’s Annual Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. We have games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and bouncy-houses for the kids, plus live music, dancing, bratwurst, and a great beer selection (including Victory Oktoberfest) for kids-at-heart. 100% of the proceeds go directly to charity projects and donations. Locally, we support organizations like ACLAMO, ARC of Chester County, Community Volunteers In Medicine, Philabundance, and T&E Cares. We also support Rotary International initiatives such as disaster relief, food and medical services, and the fight to end polio. Admission: $8 advance, $10 at the door – Kids under 21 free with paying adult.
Conneaut Lake Fall Pumpkin Fest - Conneaut Lake, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
A weekend of food, crafts and live entertainment in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
A three day outdoor festival commemorating a key battle in the French and Indian War.
Cheltenham Community Harvest Festival - Elkins Park, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Enjoy all day music and entertainment, hayrides, a craft fair, inflatable amusements, township vehicles on display, pumpkin decorating, and of course a delicious food court. Stay for the fireworks at dark. Held at Curtis Arboretum, Church Road and Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote.
Scranton Bonfire Festival - Scranton, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Sixth annual bonfire at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces explores the roots of Halloween in Celtic Culture and and raises funds for the Anthracite Heritage Museum.
Terror Film Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2016
Harry Potter Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Harvest Day - New Oxford, PA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2016
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2016
The Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row will have world champions and Olympic medalists competing for the Gold Cup trophy.
Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2016
Competition, workshops and more at the Pittsburgh Dance Center.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Oaks, PA - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2016
Juried Fine Art & Craft Festival. Indoors at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Free Parking.
GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2016
Authentic German dance club music and dancing beginning at 7 pm. The bar and wonderful food open at 6 pm. Have a beer and have a bratwurst, HAVE A BALL ! Another chance for lederhosen, laughter, and libations. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tables of ten are available. Free parking. Will update with exact date when posted online.
PA Bacon Fest - Easton, PA - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2016
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2016
Saint Vincent Festival of Trees - Erie, PA - Nov 25 to Nov 27, 2016
Future Events – 2017
If we find the dates for a festival next fall (September or October 2017) which does not have an event in 2016, we will post them here.
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Heinz Field Rib Festival – September 3-7, 2015
Pittsburgh Irish Festival – Homestead, PA – Sept 11-13, 2015
Lake Augusta Wine and Brew Festival – Lake Augusta, PA – September 19, 2015. Celebrate libations, music, food and Lake Augusta on the banks of Sunbury.
PA Sweet Potato Festival – Stewartstown, PA – September 26, 2015
14th annual event held at The Wellness Farm from 11 AM until 6 PM. Dig your own sweet potatoes. Contests, games and lots of festival food made from sweet potatoes. Adult admission is $3.
Market Street Festival – Selinsgrove, PA – September 26, 2015.
Ligonier Highland Games – Ligonier, PA – September 26, 2015
Harvest Fest at St. Mary’s – Hamburg, PA – October 2-3, 2015
Fall Festival with homemade foods, great entertainment and fun for all ages. St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut Rd, Hamburg, PA.
Confluence PumpkinFest – Confluence, PA – October 2-4, 2015. Features a 5k run, queen pageant, antique and classic car show, parade, tractor pull, live music, and great food choices.
Greater Northeast Philadelphia beerfest – Philadelphia, PA – October 3, 2015. A great day for beer lovers. Held under giant tents at Cannstatter, 9130 Academy Rd., Philadelphia.
Apple & Pumpkin Festival – Monhongahela, PA – October weekends 2015.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – Sheffield, PA – October 9-11, 2015
Fireworks, professional lumberjack competition, food, crafts, apple pie baking contest, antique tractor pull, draft horse pull, wine tasting event, antiques appraisal and music.
Bethlehem Harvest Festival – Bethlehem, PA – October 10, 2015
10th annual event. Biergarten, beer/wine/soup tastings, live music and more.
River City Festival – Philadelphia, PA – October 10, 2015. Held at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia is this 8th annual festival. Live entertainment by TJ Kong, The Lawsuits, Matt Pond, and many more. Features family fun and great food choices.
Rotary Harvest & Wine Festival – Tunkhannock, PA – October 10, 2015. Live entertainment all day. Features PA Wineries and craft vendors. Held at Lazy Brook Park.
Stroudsburg Harvest Festival – Stroudsburg, PA – October 10-11, 2015. Ran or shine enjoy games, contests, live entertainment, demonstrations, French and Indian War soldier reenactments and so much more. Held at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA.
Sullivan County Fall Festival – Forksville, PA – October 10-11, 2015. Held at the Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. See National Chainsaw Carving Competition, free entertainment, all type of crafts, demonstrations, and food concessions.
New Oxford Harvest Day – New Oxford, PA – October 24, 2015. Features local parade, craft show, fun family activities, great food and more.
First Glance Film Festival – Philadelphia, PA – October 2015.
Easton Garlic Fest – Easton, PA – October 3-4, 2015
Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo – Erie, PA – October 16-18, 2015
Beaver Fall Festival and Halloween Hop – Beaver, PA – October 14, 2015
Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival – Pittsburgh, PA – October 30, 2015
McCoole’s Fall Beer Festival – Quakertown, PA – Fall 2015
Saint Vincent Festival of Trees – Erie, PA – Nov 25-29, 2015
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