Harrisburg Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 PA Events

Harvest Day - New Oxford, PA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
Parade, kids activities, crafts, food and more!

Choctoberfest - Hershey, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Choctoberfest: a celebration of bands, beers, bites, and chocolate! Enjoy a fall afternoon full of great live music, local craft beer, delicious food from downtown restaurants, and, of course, chocolate! Choctoberfest offers an array of activities for all ages to enjoy and is free and open to the public, with food and beverages available for purchase.

Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest - Enola, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Held at Adams-Ricci Park. Car show on Saturday, plus craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

Family Fun Day at the Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey - Middletown, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2022
Free event with lots of fun activities; including a kids’ Ninja Warrior course, bounce houses, carnival games, petting zoo, spin art, face painting, balloon twisting, giant bubbles, yard games, live music, plus FOOD TRUCKS on the beautiful 40-acre grounds of the Vineyard

Celtic Craic Music Fest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2022
A halfway to St Patrick’s Day celebration that raises money for United Methodist Home for Children and Veteran’s Promise PA. Multiple stages of music, Irish & Scottish dancers, bagpipers, beer, wine, food, and more!

Fall Harvest Festival - Halifax, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Held at Armstrong Valley Vineyards (the historic Robert Armstrong property), enjoy wine tastings from three wineries, tour the cellars, enjoy music and more.

Bridge Bust - Columbia, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
An arts and crafts festival on Veterans Memorial Bridge, which stretches across the Susquehanna River. Enjoy nearly 300 vendors, plus delicious food and beverage and amazing views of the river.

Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - Aug 28 to Aug 28, 2021
Construction at the venus has pushed this back to 2023. Normally: Two General Admission sessions for twice the fun! The beer garden is the block surrounding Lancaster Square and Binns Park. 30+ breweries and 70+ beers plus food court, vendors and live music.