Harrisburg Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 PA Events

PA Renaissance Faire - Manheim, PA - Aug 19 to Oct 29, 2023
Mount Hope Estate plays host to hundreds of colorfully costumed characters, music, dancing and more, with over 90 stage shows daily, 20 Royal Kitchens, artisan merchants, and more take you back in time! 13 weekends of fun!

Kipona Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Over 100 years of Kipona at Riverfront Park & City Island. Native American Pow Wow, Festival of India, live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, wirewalkers, canoe races, crab cake eating contest, fireworks, food trucks, and more. Since 1916.

Hanover Chili Cook Off - Hanover, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2023
A day of award winning chili and music raising funds for local charities.

Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2023
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

Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
National, regional and local jazz artists perform on two stages, plus Central PA’s top wineries and wine, craft and food vendors, all at Fort Hunter Park. Weekend passes are $50 in advance and $60 at the door (includes festival wine glass and 5 samples of wine).

Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Live music, art, food and wines from 27 different PA wineries. Located at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex.

Milton Harvest Festival - Milton, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 16, 2023
A tradition since 1977. Parades, pageant, 28 mile bike race, scarecrow contests, 5K run, arts &crafts.

Denver Fair - Denver, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 16, 2023
Head to Denver Memorial Park for free entertainment, contests, agricultural and animal exhibits, crafts, rides, and more! Since 1981.

Appalachian Brewing Company Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 15 to Oct 8, 2023
A celebration of German-style food, beer, and music

Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest - Manheim, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Open to the public, and held rain or shine, this celebration of German food, beer, music, and dance is held outside under the Big Tents and the Pavilion. General admission is $6 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-15. They have a raffle on Sunday. Cash only event, hosted by the Lancaster Liederkranz, a German Singing Society and Cultural Club that was founded in 1880.

Fall Fest at Flinchbaugh’s - Hellam, PA - Sep 16 to Oct 28, 2023
Join them at the farm to celebrate the great fall harvest with your family and friends. Make new memories as you pick your own pumpkins and apples, take a wagon ride or challenge yourself in the 5 acre Corn Maze. Saturdays

Fort Hunter Day - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2023
Enjoy a free annual fall festival at Fort Hunter with tons of activities for kids plus arts & crafts, food, live music, quilt displays, pony rides, hay rides, and carriage rides and more!

Luau in September - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Food trucks and wine at SpringGate Vineyards, plus live music. Free admission, food and drinks are a la carte.

Celebrate Wildwood - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Celebrate Wildwood Park with something for everyone – interact with those involved in the park’s three ongoing wildlife initiatives, paint a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, enjoy caramel apples, run in the free 5k walk/run, and more

Pippinfest - Fairfield, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Community yard sale, drive-in car show, swap meet, quilt show, pottery display, food, music and more. Free admission and free parking.

Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2023
Oktikifest will be fun for the whole family with games and food. A traditional German oompah band will provide music during the event.

Keystone International Livestock Exposition and Keystone Classic BBQ Contest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2023
10 days of lifestock expo and a BBQ contest (with cash prize) on the second weekend. The Grand Champion of the Barbecue must excel at Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork (Shoulder or Boston Butt), and Brisket to be worthy of the crown – and prizes are available in each individual category as well.

Millheim Oktoberfest - Spring Mills, PA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Live music, dancing, food and beer from Elk Creek, held at the Fire Company’s grounds. Proceeds go to the Millheim Fire Company.

Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Hosted by SpringGate Vineyard. Kicks off at noon on Saturday. Enjoy beer, wine, and German-inspired foods available a la carte. No admission fee is charged!

The National Apple Harvest Festival - Biglerville, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 15, 2023
50+ years of food, crafts and music on the first two weekends in October. Orchard tours, petting zoo, craftsmen demonstrations, antique cars, crafts, live music and more. Held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.