Fall Pennsylvania Festivals
Find an Pennsylvania fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 has things to do across Pennsylvania including activities in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie and Scranton. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
We're in the process of updating events and are through all events that happened previously in September and October. November will be updated in its entirety soon.
All events showing current dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
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Market of the Macabre - Philadelphia, PA -
Canceled for 2022, will return in 2023. Normally: Both in person and online dates available. Head to Laurel Hill Cemetery to peruse antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork, and homemade items in this outdoor market in an 180+-year-old Victorian cemetery, while wondering the scenic grounds and learning its rich history. Take advantage of feed and beer for purchase, and don’t forget to bring cash! Victorian/Steampunk attire encouraged. $5 admission
Rivertown Hops Beer Fest - Columbia, PA - Aug 17, 2019
Held at the old carnival grounds, home of the new Columbia Animal Shlter for nearly limitless samples of craft beer, cider, wine, and spirits. Tickets also include access to food trucks, music, and vendors.
Lackawanna Railfest - Scranton, PA - Aug 31, 2019
Steamtown National Historic Site plays host to this annual festival held each Labor Day weekend. Scale model trains, train rides, food vendors, and more. Coincides with La Fiesta Italiana at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, so make a great weekend out of these festivals!
Pocono Garlic Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2019
Canceled for 2022 – we’ll check for it’s return in 2023. Normally: 60 vendors of food and crafts offering garlic everything 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.
SAMA Family Day - Ligonier, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Music, food, family fun, children’s games, activities, art demos and more at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
Mt Airy Village Fair - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8, 2019
Swarthmore Co-op Food Truckathon - Swarthmore, PA - Sep 13, 2019
Food trucks descend on the Swarthmore Co-Op for an evening of delicious food offerings a la carte.
Indo American Shopping/Cultural Fest - Chester Springs, PA - Sep 15, 2019
Held at the Convention Center at Oaks, with vendors to help get ready for the holiday season, Bollywood music and mouthwatering food, henna, and kids activities. Free entry.
Mudding for Mutts Adopt-a-Thon - Harleysville, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2022. A Jeep gathering for all animal lovers, with rescue groups and shelters on site with adoptable animals. Free admission, but towels, cleaning supplies, food, and monetary donations are appreciated, and proceeds will be donated to the shelters who attend.
Oktoberfest Live! at Xfinity Live - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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. Get unlimited samples of the best fall and early winter beers, including your favorite pumpkin and Oktoberfest styles, in your own custom stein while enjoying live music throughout the day. 21+ event
Taste of Dormont - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Sample foods from local restaurants and try PA wines and beers. Music, raffles and more in this fundraiser for the Dormont Community Development Corporation. Hours are 6 – 9 PM.
Fall Festival Beer Garden - West Reading, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Come on down to Penn Avenue for a beer garden in front of the Barley Mow, with 4 seasonal beers and 20 beers on tap, with $5 drafts all day long!
Wanderlust 108 Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
The World’s Only Mindful Triathalon comes to Philadelphia at the Navy Yard. 5K run/walk, DJ-powered yoga session, and guided meditation at the Navy Yard. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by enjoying bonus activities, perusing the Kula Market of local artisans, and stopping by Wanderlust’s True North Cafe for a healthy snack or lunch. From dancing with DJs at the main stage to trying something new like hooping and acroyoga, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Nationally recognized teachers and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled field day for mind and body.
Wurst.Oktoberfest.Ever - Middletown, PA - Sep 21, 2019
All the wursts on the grill, plus beer, pretzel flights, German music, and no cover charge!
Oktoberfest at the Bourse - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
The Bourse Food Hall transforms into The Bourse Beer Hall for one day only! Indulge in German-inspired food from 20+ vendors and enjoy an extensive list of German-style beers that are available in keepsake mugs to take home. Guests can also look forward to a traditional keg tapping, face painting, performances from the United German Hungarians Schuhplattlers and Polkadelphia, and much more
PupWalk4LOV - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Bring you pup down to the Navy Yard for a charity walk to benefit Leashes of Valor, a non profit organization that provides task trained service dogs that are public access ready to veterans dealing with PTSD, TBI or MST at no cost to the veteran.
UGH Oktoberfest - Oakford, PA - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Hosted by the United German Hungarians. Friday is Rocktoberfest, featuring live music with food and drink available to purchase. Saturday is Oktoberfest. Enjoy lots of food, music, soccer, dancing and family friendly entertainment all day and night long. $8 cover charge gets you in the door. Both days are held at the Trifecta Sporting Club in Trevose
Bloktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Several blocks of Washington Ave from Broad to 17th Street in Philly will be closed to traffic for this non profit event with live music, craft beer and food. Admission is free.
Haunted Hops Festival - Spring City, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Held at Pennhurst Asylum, with all-you-can-eat BBQ, craft beers from Conshohocken Brewing Company, live music and a peek inside the Asylum!
Philly Fall Nature Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 28, 2019
This free event celebrates Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day and River Days with archery, fishing, kayaking, guided walks, crafts, trolley tours, hands-on activities, food, and music! FREE!
Vendemmia Wine and Food Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 29, 2019
This year’s event is a Toga Party in Stephen Girard Park, from 2-6pm. Plenty of wine and food, top notch entertainment and dancing. The Vendemmia Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to preserving Italian culture; to advancing the understanding of Italian heritage and the art of winemaking; to fostering pride in community; and to supporting the educational needs of students of Italian heritage in South Philadelphia. Over 300 local students have benefited from event proceeds over the years.
Fall Food Truck Festival - Red Hill, PA - Oct 4, 2019
Live music, beer garden, food trucks and more at the Red Hill Fire Company Social Club, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Triumph Oktoberest - New Hope, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: At noon they will have the traditional tapping of the first barrel of Oktoberfest by New Hope’s Mayor Keller. After 4pm, Oktoberfest is a 21+ only party with stein-hoisting competitions, pretzel eating competition, cornhole and giant Jenga on the patio, and more, plus live music, German staples and their delicious regular menu (Triumph is a favorite stop when we’re taking family train rides in New Hope with our nephew)
Strasburg Rail Road Oktoberfest - Strasburg, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 19, 2019
Select dates only. Celebrate Oktoberfest Strasburg Railroad style. Lancaster County is rich with German heritage; and you’ll join the celebration as you sample the wonderful flavors that make up this annual event. Please plan to arrive no later than the boarding time in order to enjoy the full experience. Enjoy flights of local craft beers and German food, including a menu of bratwurst, pork, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, German chocolate cake or apple dumplings.
Cheltenham Community Harvest Festival - Elkins Park, PA - Oct 12, 2019
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. Free admission and parking available on site!
Comic Con for Kids - Oaks, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
A one-of-a-kind family friendly pop culture event that brings social media celebrities, gaming, cosplay, and tech together under one roof.
Glow in the Park - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 17, 2019
Glow in the Park is Fairmount Park Conservancy’s annual event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions. Held at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, enjoy as they light up the night and host fellow park lovers for an evening of music, food, drinks and surprises. Proceeds from this event go to support Fairmount Park Conservancy’s work to bring parks to life.
Scranton Bonfire Festival - Scranton, PA - Oct 19, 2019
Bonfire at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces explores the roots of Halloween in Celtic Culture and and raises funds for the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Live music, fire spinning, fire hooping, tarot car readings, food and drinks, bagpipes and dancing, arts & crafts tent and more!
South Street Pumpkin Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
PumpkinFest takes over Second Street’s Headhouse Plaza between Pine and South Streets, with live music, shopping, seasonal bites and brews, straw bale maze, live performances, horse and wagon hay rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. South Street businesses will open their doors for trick or treating (children 12 and under). PumpkinFest is free, with food, drink and shopping pay-as-you-go.
Lansdale Oktoberfest - Lansdale, PA - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Children’s apple bobbing, potato sack races, the pie eating contest, and the Masskrugstemmen (for adults) in addition to live music and German dancers.
The Great Philadelphia Vegan Bake Up - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 1 to Nov 3, 2019
Bake-off for best vegan good – this year, CUPCAKES
Gabby Gobble 5k - Phoenixville, PA - Nov 28, 2019
5k on Thanksgiving Day, all while raising money to fight childhood cancer.
Alpine Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 14 to Aug 16, 2020
Canceled for 2022 – restuarant is still closed. Normally: Held at the Alpine Wurst & Meat House, 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. One-day and three-day passes are available for Oktoberfest.
Cornstock Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
A three day celebration of acoustic bluegrass and roots music, including workshops, camping, kids’ activities, crafts, regional artists, food vendors, yoga, jam sessions, and Tunkhannock Creek at Lazy Brook Park.
Art in the Garden - New Hope, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
The gardens at Paxson Hill Farm will be transformed into a artistic wonderland, with over 90 local artists, plus food vendors and live music.
Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival - Langhorne, PA - Sep 12, 2020
Canceled for 2022, will return in 2023. Normally: Held at Core Creek Park, this event paddles out hunger
Harvest Picnic - Conneaut Lake, PA - Sep 12, 2020
There is something for everyone at the Annual Harvest Family Picnic. Come rain or shine, enjoy wine samples, free picnic food, face painting, and balloons. Tents will be provided for shade or protection from the rain. Additional case discounts will be available all weekend. The picnic is from noon to 5 pm.
Dog Days of Summer Event - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 19, 2020
Over 150 cars on display, pets for adoption, tons of family activities, Disney characters, Wahlburgers, live music, amazing prizes and more at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.
Appalachian Brewing Company Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 26 to Oct 18, 2020
A celebration of German-style food, beer, and music
Fall Food Truck Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 3, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 30+ Food Trucks will grace the streets with globally influenced eats, giving you the opportunity to enjoy city-style eating in the suburbs. Both city-based and local trucks and vendors participate in this unique event.
Autumn Timber Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Live music, food & craft vendors, trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures and children’s activities.
Wands & Wizards - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Formerly the Harry Potter Festival, this annual festival fills the air with wizardry and wonder each October in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. The charming little neighborhood turns into a magical place perfect for witches and wizards of all ages. Don’t miss the Brews & Broomsticks pub crawl the night before!
Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - 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.
Tour de Tamarack - Meadville, PA - Sep 5, 2021
Pick your length (20-40 miles) and pedal away in the Tour de Tamarack Bike Race! Each mileage bracket involves a lap around the 10-mile loop around Tamarack Lake, which is mostly flat with one 1/2 mile steep climb each pal. Awards for the top finishers in different age and gender groups, which include cash and trophies!
Park Side Food Festival - Quakertown, PA - Sep 11, 2021
Head to the Univest Performance Center for a day of food trucks, non-food vendors, beer garden, live music, yard games and kids’ zone!
Nightmare Before Tinsel - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 17 to Oct 31, 2021
The bar owner behind glittery Christmas pop-up Tinsel, is getting ready to debut Nightmare Before Tinsel, a Halloween-themed bar with a zombie wall, a room of 1,001 eyes, spider webs, and other creepy decor perfect for Instagram photo ops. Its at 116 S. 12th Street, where Tinsel is also held. The address was a jewelry store for more than a century, so perhaps there are some old-timey diamond-clad ghosts inside. Dates are approximate, please double-check before heading over!
Bike MS Cook Forest River Ride - Cooksburg, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Cork & Pork - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
BBQ and wine, plus live music. Free admission, food and drinks are a la carte.
Greenfest Philly - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 25, 2021
Canceled for 2022. The tri-state region’s largest environmental festival! Over 100 exhibitors and vendors over a place to learn about living sustainable while having fun. Shop for local green wares, great food, live music, live demonstrations, kid friendly activities and more! Free admission
Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh – Oktoberfest Weekend - West Newton, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Different themes each weekend at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, with Oktoberfest each year in late September. Join your Village Hosts King Henry and Queen Anne in an Oktoberfest celebration and a farewell to the festival season. Tantalize your taste buds with traditional German favorites incluing bratwurst and pretzels! Stein lugging contest, German music, dancing, lederhosen and tavern wenches will delight one and all with a fun-filled taste of Bavaria. We have found two sets of dates on their website for the 2021 season, so confirm with event organizers on their website before making plans to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! The dates here were provided on the theme weekend page for the Oktoberfest weekend.
Ardmore Oktoberfest - Ardmore, PA - Sep 25, 2021
For 2021, one day with reservation required. Normally: An 8 day German festival with beer, food, live music, yodel contest, nailing contest, brat eating contest and cycle party. Admission is free. Do not miss the fraternity style drinking activities like beer pong, flip cup, and more. Foods include giant bier pretzl, German potato salad, Apfelstrudel, Wurstteller sausage, and German chocolate cake.
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 26, 2021
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.
Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Sep 30, 2021
Oktikifest will be fun for the whole family with games and food. A traditional German oompah band will provide music during the event.
Bridge Bust - Columbia, PA - 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.
Chestnut Hill Brewing’s Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3, 2021
Live music, games including Hammerschlagen, corn hole, and jenga, a stein holding competition, costume contest, beer specials and special beers on tap and more
Feastival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 21, 2021
The premier fundraising event for FringeArts, with 80+ top restaurants from across the city pairing up to offer exlusive, one-night only dishes
Light Up Night - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 20, 2021
Enjoy the 60th-anniversary celebration with tree lighting live entertainment, holiday shopping, family fun, and so much more! Get ready for more fireworks displays than ever, too. Events across the city
Thanksgiving Eve Party at Howl at the Moon - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 24 to Nov 26, 2021
Enjoy both Thanksgiving Eve and Black Friday parties at the Pittsburgh Howl at the Moon. Turkey is good, but booze is better! Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing and drinks, with featured drinks, games, dancing and a great night out!
Thanksgiving Eve at Howl at the Moon Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 24, 2021
Turkey is good, but booze is better! Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing and drinks, with featured drinks, games, dancing and a great night out!
The Barbary Thanksgiving Eve Party - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 24, 2021
Miracle on South 13th Street - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 27 to Jan 1, 2022
Neighbors on the 1600 block of South 13th Street work together on the elaborate display that adorns their street
Smedley Street Christmas Light Spectacular - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 27 to Jan 10, 2022
Amother neighborhood affair, on the 2700 block of Smedley Street, a 50+ year tradition of decoration and community continues
Hanukkah Celebration at Sesame Place - Langhorne, PA - Nov 28 to Dec 5, 2021
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Sesame Place’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Join a local cantor, Baby Bear, who celebrates Hanukkah with his family, Grover and more of your Sesame Street friends to play a game of dreidel, light the Menorah, and learn all about Hanukkah! Select dates.
Christmas Light Show at Macy’s - Philadelphia, PA - Dec 1 to Dec 31, 2021
A nostalgic family holiday experience, the Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City is a Philadelphia tradition that dates back more than half a century. Voiced by none other than Julie Andrews, the free show features classic songs and stories like The Nutcracker and Frosty the Snowman illuminated by 100,000 lights and backed by the sounds of the famous Wanamaker Organ, one of the largest in the world.
Tredyffin Township Holiday Tree Lighting - Wayne, PA - Dec 4, 2021
Tree lighting with complimentary hot beverages and sweet treats
Kwanzaa Celebration at Sesame Place - Langhorne, PA - Dec 26 to Dec 1, 2021
A festive and fun Kwanzaa Celebration! Join your favorite Sesame Street friends each night of Kwanzaa for a special Storytime and Kinara lighting to learn all about the celebrations and principles of Kwanzaa.
Phoenixville First Fridays - Phoenixville, PA - May 6 to Nov 4, 2022
There will be small live musicians placed throughout the downtown on Bridge and Main Streets, and handmade craft/artist vendors in the Main and Bridge Street parking lot.
Lansdale First Fridays - Lansdale, PA - Aug 5 to Nov 4, 2022
2022 Fall Schedule – Aug 5 -Back to the 80s; Sept 2 – Eagles Football Kickoff and Chili Cookoff; Oct 7 – Fall Harvest and Chili Cookoff; Nov 4 Zombie Walk; In addition to the specific event offerings, there will be live music, DJs, a kids’ zone, and a beer garden.
Phoenixville VegFest - Phoenixville, PA - Aug 13, 2022
Vegan food and street festival with live music and vendors
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Pittsburgh - Washington's Landing, PA - Aug 14, 2022
Get your wheels in motion and #RideForAReason at the annual bicycle event – ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Western Pennsylvania. CF Cycle For Life is a fully-supported 15, 30, or 60 mile ride – perfect for beginners or advanced riders. This is the most fun you’ll have on two wheels – from their complimentary pre-ride breakfast to the Finish Line Festival, you are extremely taken care of! You can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way, and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride.
Dog Days of Summer Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 20, 2022
A day full of pet-friendly vendors, activities, pet adoptions, food vendors, and more at the Levering Lot (107 Levering Street). New this year is the Pup Crawl where participating businesses will have special drink specials and activities for you and your pup. (Check the event website for more info and to register.) Family friendly event for those on four and two legs.
PA Renaissance Faire - Manheim, PA - Aug 20 to Oct 30, 2022
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!
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - West Newton, PA - Aug 20 to Sep 25, 2022
Different themes each weekend as you go back in time.
Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Aug 20, 2022
21+ event featuring whiskey and other beverages for sampling and for purchase.
Crawford County Fair - Meadville, PA - Aug 21 to Aug 27, 2022
The largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania features rides, displays, food, truck and tractor pulls, contests of all kinds, live music and more! Since 1945.
Lehigh RiverFest - Weatherly, PA - Aug 26 to Aug 28, 2022
A community of boaters enjoys rapids and festival fun on the Lehigh River as the dam is released. Bike rentals, paintball target range, live music, and shuttles to the scenic bike trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park add to the weekend. Free parking and admission!
Green-Dreher-Sterling (GDS) Fair - Newfoundland, PA - Aug 26 to Sep 4, 2022
What began in 1917 as an opportunity for a teacher to showcase her student’s handiwork has grown to include live music, contests, exhibit halls, food, rides, tractor pull, pageants, and more!
Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Aug 27, 2022
A family music festival that serves as the primary fundraiser for the Haverford Township Civic Council. Enjoy 30 bands performing on 4 stages throughout the day! Free admission
Beaver Wine Festival - Beaver, PA - Aug 27, 2022
Fifteen local wineries will be on site offering up samples of their products, plus enjoy live music, food, and other vendors. 21+
Fonthill Castle Beer Fest - Doylestown, PA - Aug 27, 2022
Spend an end-of summer afternoon at Fonthill Castle for the annual Beer Fest featuring high-quality drafts from local and regional breweries in a beautiful outdoor setting. Guests enjoy live music, light fare, and a commemorative beer-tasting glass. 21+ event.
Drake Day - Titusville, PA - Aug 27, 2022
Visitors will spend the afternoon discovering dinosaurs, hunting for fossils with a paleontologist, identifying rocks with geologists, participating in hands-on activities, climbing a rock wall and much more. Special admission fees apply.
Crabfeast - Chambersburg, PA - Aug 27, 2022
Get ready for all-you-can-eat hardshell crabs! Crabfeast features tons of delicious food along with small games of chance, an auction and more. Proceeds are used for downtown revitalization.
Great Allentown Fair - Allentown, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 5, 2022
Nightly concerts, plus a demolition derby, amusement rides, midway, food and more!
Great Stoneboro Fair - Stoneboro, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 5, 2022
Midway, rides, agricultural contests, demo derby, and more!
Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2022
Bring your appetite for amazing ribs, world-class entertainment, games, rides and more.
Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2022
Three chances to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest, as well as Rocktoberfest (a casual and relaxed, more Americanized version).
PA Arts and Crafts Labor Day Festival - Greensburg, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
Come and celebrate the end of summer! With more than 200 exhibits situated on the Westmoreland Fairgrounds in rural Greensburg, PA, there is truly something for everyone! Petting zoo, train rides, face painting and more
La Festa Italiana - Scranton, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
A celebration of Italian culture and cuisine over Labor Day Weekend, with over 80 vendors offering food, live entertainment on multiple stages, 5k, Mass and more. Free admission! Don’t miss Lackawanna Railfest, happening the same weekend nearby! Train excursions, food tents, model railroads and more, with transportation in between the two events.
Kipona Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
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.
Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2022
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.
Polish American Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 11, 2022
Two weekends of fun! 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, 2022
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.
Oktoberfest at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here in the US returns. Three days of great food, fantastic entertainment, vendors, kids activities, singing & dancing, crafts, souvenirs & prizes, and more. The park opens at noon each day.
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair - Glenmoore, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
Horse show competition, family fun, shopping, food & drink, entertainment, rides and amusements, live music, car show and more.
Hanover Chili Cook Off - Hanover, PA - Sep 4, 2022
A day of award winning chili and music raising funds for local charities.
Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 4, 2022
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
Spartansburg Community Fair - Spartansburg, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 10, 2022
100th annual. Entertainment and vendors, livestock exhibitions, midway amusement rides and games, contests, classes, senior activities, and more come together to create fun for the whole family!
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 5 to Oct 31, 2022
Two months of scarecrows on display and other fun. Normally: 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.
West Alexander Fair - West Alexander, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 10, 2022
Country fair with agricultural and livestock exhibits, tractor and truck pulls, antique machinery, rodeo, chainsaw carving, demolition derby, live entertainment, food, live entertainment, rides and more! Since 1902.
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 25, 2022
Keg tapping followed by 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.
Pierogi Fest - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 14, 2022
For 2022: Drive through pick up available. Normally: Food, drinks (including craft beer and other beverages), music, games, and prizes for all ages. Enjoy pierogi varieties including potato and cheese, potato jalapeno and cheese, sauerkraut, cheese steak, buffalo chicken, sausage and peppers, pumpkin pie, lekvar, and new flavors such as chicken alfredo and more
Fringe Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8 to Oct 2, 2022
A variety of artistic performances and presentations all across the city and online, including those for families.
Philadelphia Honey Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2022
Free festival at different venues across the city, featuring kids activities, hive talk, Bee Beard, vendor market place and more.
A Fair in the Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
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, 2022
Jalapeno eating contest, salsa contest, field excursion, live music and more. Admission by suggested donation.
Hay Creek Festival - Geigertown, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
Held at Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10. Enjoy traditional crafts and tradesmen, daily demonstrations and hands-on learning of 18th and 19th century living at the Joanna Furnace ironmaking community. Free parking.
Milton Harvest Festival - Milton, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 17, 2022
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 10, 2022
Dedicated to preserving the music, art and culture of the Northern Appalachian region. Kid’s Alley includes carnival games and other activities. Enjoy arts & crafts, square dancing and more.
Pittsburgh’s Bridge to Ireland - West Homestead, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
Celtic axe throwing, live music, Irish music, Aran knit display, hurling match and more. Since 1991.
Food Truck Frenzy - Feasterville-Trevose, PA - Sep 9, 2022
Over 20 food truck options, plus children’s activities, vendors, DJ and more.
Colossalcon East - Pocono Manor, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
Colossalcon East is an anime, gaming, and Japanese culture convention taking place at the Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. German food, fun and beer! German music groups playing all day, soccer games, keg tapping ceremony plus fun for the kids including a moon bounce, clowns, face painting, kickball, hayrides, arts & crafts, obstacle course and playground. Rain date is Sunday.
Phoenixville Blues Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 10, 2022
This year, check out the great lineup at this annual blues festival in Phoenixville
Royersford CommUNITY Day - Royersford, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Vendors, crafters, live music, street performers, free kids’ games, and food!
Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
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 10 to Sep 11, 2022
Live music, art, food and wines from 27 different PA wineries. Located at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex.
Kennett Square Mushroom Festival - Kennett Square, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
Annual event in the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square. Held on the weekend after Labor Day. Attendance is estimated at up to 100,000 guests. Enjoy 5k, live music, community parade, mushroom cook-off, car show, and more!
Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival - Harford, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.
Greater Philly Home Show - King of Prussia, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
Everything you may need in or around your home! Meet vendors who can help with home improvement, building, kitchens, bath, gardens and landscaping, pools and spas, security systems and so much more. Located at Valley Forge Casino Resort, enjoy free admission and free parking!
Doylestown Arts Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
A weeekend of juried artists, live music on 5 stages, local food vendors, live art and demonstrations, and more, with fun for the whole family and free admission for all!
Uptown Northampton Street Fair - Northampton, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Vendors, live music, and more!
Wine Brew & Spirits Walk - Meadville, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Your favorite wineries, distilleries and breweries will be on site for samples and purchases, plus jewelry and flower vendors, music and more!
Pottstown Pet Fair - Pottstown, PA - Sep 10, 2022
One of the largest free pet fairs in Pennsylvania, with a blessing of the animals, adoptions, vets and clinics, vendors, and more!
Pennsburg Community Day - Pennsburg, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Live entertainment, face painting and balloons, vendors, crafts, food, car show and more!
Allentown Beer Fest - Allentown, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Beer and live music on Hamilton Street, plus food from local restaurants, and craft vendors!
Egyptian Festival - Hatfield, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 18, 2022
An event with a little flavor of Egypt at a local church
Bolton Mansion Fall Fest - Levittown, PA - Sep 10, 2022
Free admission at the Bolton mansion, including tours, vendors, kids activities, Revolutionary War encapment and demonstrations, food, and more.
Feria del Barrio - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 11, 2022
Enjoy live Latin music and dancing, food, art and crafts, and more, in a collaboration between Taller Puertorriqueno, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, HACE, and Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas.
Denver Fair - Denver, PA - Sep 13 to Sep 17, 2022
Head to Denver Memorial Park for free entertainment, contests, agricultural and animal exhibits, crafts, rides, and more! Since 1981.
Devon Fall Classic - Devon, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2022
Live music, great shipping, food, rides and games
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza - Oaks, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2022
Head to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks for the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in the state, with over 600 quilts and works of textile art on display. Shop the vendors and sock up on everything you need to quilt.
Erie Irish Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
A weekend of Irish music and Celtic energy at St. Patrick’s Church, celebrating the halfway point to St Patrick’s Day weekend with a free festival, food, and more!
New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival - New Bethlehem, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
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.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
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, plus two stages for music and dancing performances. It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 12 PM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5 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.
Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest - Manheim, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
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.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2022
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.
Halfway to St Patrick’s Party at Molly Maguire’s – Irish Street Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
An Irish festival for the whole family, with live music and dance performances, bagpipers, Irish food and Guinness, kids activities and more!
Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
They’re getting into the spirit of the season early with an annual Fall Fest. Prepare for a weekend jam-packed with live music, free activities, and amazing food. Dont forget to “cheers” with a fantastic lineup of fall brews, too!
Green Tree Octoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 17, 2022
This annual Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will have food, fun, and entertainment for all ages. Past features have included a chili cookoff, car cruise and dog parade in addition to the opening ceremony, live music and Sunday night fireworks.
Lower Gwynedd Fall Fest - Lower Gywnedd, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Replaces the Pike Fest. A 5K race will kick off the festivities, followed by an area packed with local business vendors, food trucks, kids amusements and music. Held on Houston Road
Bike the Brandywine - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Bike your choice of a 25, 45, or 62 mile course, benefitting the Brandywine Conservancy’s clean water programs.
Wuffjam - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Bring your pups to enjoy live music, show local businesses, enjoy food trucks, and have the kids and dogs enjoy activities designed just for them.
Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Beer tasting, live music, food & fun at The Stockings Works.
Ligonier Highland Games - Ligonier, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Pipes, drums, and Celtic ensemble music, Highland games, Gaelic language, Scottish dog exhibit, dancing, genealogy research and more. Free parking.
Brews on Lake Augusta - Sunbury, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Annual celebration of locally brewed wines and beers, food and music, craft vendors and more.
Apple Days - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Enjoy everything apple at this two day festival, plus bobbing for apples, cooking and colonial demonstrations, kids games and more!
Fall Harvest Festival - Waterford, PA - Sep 17 to Oct 30, 2022
Farm-tastic fun including 8 acre corn maze, pedal carts, slide mountain, corn box, ball zone, giant slide, hayrides, animals, gem mining, pumpkins and more!
Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival - Camp Hill, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Enjoy artisan beer and wine from Central PA breweries and wineries, plus delicious steamed Harbor House crab and BBQ, and listen to live music. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Central PA Food Bank. 21+ only.
Linvilla Orchards Arts & Craft Festival - Media, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Live musical performances and unique art exhibitors offering a variety of woodcrafts, jewelry, photography, wine cork decor, and more! Rain date is the following weekend. Everything else at Linvilla including you-pick is open as well!
Yardley Harvest Day - Yardley, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Free event along Canal Street and in the neighborhood around it, with something for everyone, including crafts, food, live music, kids’ activities, and more..
West End World of Food Festival - Allentown, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Free cultural celebration with a variety of food, drink, art, and music.
Conshohocken FunFest - Conshohocken, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Fayette Street will be closed from 1st to 5th Avenue, with live music, food, vendors, crafters, children’s activities, and more!
Wines on the Hill - Hilltown, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Wineries, craft beer, distilleries, food, live music, exhibitors and vendors
Emmaus Farewell to Summer Festival - Emmaus, PA - Sep 17, 2022
This end-of-summer bash will have music, kids activities, craft vendors, food from local businesses, a scarecrow trail for kids, and more! This event is free to attend and no registration is needed for attendees
Green Earth Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 17, 2022
This FREE family-friendly event will feature kid’s activities, info about local initiatives and vendors exhibiting eco-friendly products and services. Enjoy the music, food and local produce at the Farmer’s Market.
Neshaminy Creek Oktoberfest - Croydon, PA - Sep 17, 2022
From 12-7 PM for a day full of the finest NCBC beers (including some limited ones, tba), food, and live music! All ages can attend. Free entry. Lederhosen preferred, but not required.
Run the Vineyards Autumn Trail 8K and 5K - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 17, 2022
Run through a vineyard and along a wooded trail, followed by an after-party with live music, food trucks, games, vendors, and of course, WINE! Runners will get a tech shirt, souvenir wine glass, and drink ticket.
South Philly Sausage Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 17, 2022
An autumn craft-beer, sausage-themed festival with live music, featuring 10 restaurants, 10 local craft breweries, 8 live music shows, arts & craft vendors, and kids play area. Head to West Passyunk Ave between Broad and 15th Street.
Fall Fest at Flinchbaugh’s - Hellam, PA - Sep 17 to Oct 29, 2022
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
Philadelphia Distance Run - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 18, 2022
Enjoy a flat, fast course (5K – half marathon) through historic Philadelphia, finishing at the Rocky Steps of the Art Museum.
Fort Hunter Day - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 18, 2022
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!
Radnor Fall Festival - Wayne, PA - Sep 18, 2022
Always on the third Sunday of September, the Wayne Business Association sponsors this event, turning North Wayne Avenue and West Avenue into a funland for everyone, with street performances by local bands and dance studios, face painting, carnival rides, vendors, and more!
Jenkintown Festival of the Arts - Jenkintown, PA - Sep 18, 2022
Every fall, Jenkintown’s main thoroughfare and Town Square transform into an outdoor art gallery at Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. While there, visitors can talk to artists about their creations or stroll through six blocks of the boroughs quaint downtown area. In addition, the festival offers visitors the opportunity to peruse a variety of goods while reveling in a festival atmosphere full of food, music and fun outdoors.
Mt Airy Porchfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 18, 2022
Porchfest is an entirely volunteer-led music festival that brings the local community together to stroll the neighborhood and experience all kinds of musical acts. There are more than 125 other Porchfests across North America and 2022 marks the first annual Porchfest in Mt. Airy
Great Lakes International Film Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 22 to Oct 8, 2022
For 2022, both virtual and in person film screenings. Annual event featuring independent digital films, from feature-length to short length films from a variety of genres, plus music videos from all types of musical genres. The festival has showcased more than 2000 films since 2002, many of which have gone on to be screened at other film festivals, television, and other distribution deals. Attend in person at various venues in Erie or attend the virtual festival!
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
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.
Bloomsburg Fair - Bloomsburg, PA - Sep 23 to Oct 1, 2022
The annual event will be one of the largest agricultural fairs on the east coast. Total attendance has averaged about 400,000 in recent years. Livestock, antique tractor pull, carnival, horse racing, carriage rides and more.
Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
The U.S. National Highland Games Championship where Professional Highland Athletes from across the U.S. compete, plus six stages of musical performances, competitions in traditional athletics, piping and dance, and other educational activities.
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
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, 2022
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. On Sunday, there will be the custom & classic car and motorcycle show. Location: Cherry Street, Cassville, Pennsylvania 16623
Bucks County Book Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
50+ professionally published authors, panel discussions, book readings and signings, a writer’s workshop, and a children’s day
Fall Fest & Car Show - Hatfield, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Kids activities, car show, food, Hatfield Auto Museum tours, food drive, and more!
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Two locations this year. Get your wheels in motion for the annual CF Cycle for Life event and ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Philadelphia. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 15, 30, & 45 miles. From the kick-off breakfast to the post-event party, you will enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, on-site bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, encouragement from ride marshals cheering you along the way, and plenty of support vehicles to help guide you to the finish line. This unique event empowers participants to take action and help in the fight against cystic fibrosis
Ebensburg Potato Fest - Ebensburg, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Annual event celebrating Cambria County potatoes, since the county is the second largest supplier of potatoes in the state. Arts, crafts, live music, food, entertainment and more. Free admission.
Mount Pocono HarvestFest - Mount Pocono, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Food, crafts, children’s activities and entertainment at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds.
Pippinfest - Fairfield, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Community yard sale, drive-in car show, swap meet, quilt show, pottery display, food, music and more. Free admission and free parking.
Warrington Township Community Day - Chalfont, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Pony rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more
Millheim Oktoberfest - Spring Mills, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Live music, dancing, food and beer from Elk Creek, held at the Fire Company’s grounds. Proceeds go to the Millheim Fire Company.
Celebrate Wildwood - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 24, 2022
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
Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival - Pottstown, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Free music concert at Sly Fox Brewery, featuring several styles of music, plus Sly Fox Food, beer, and gear available for purchase.
Linvilla Apple Festival - Media, PA - Sep 24, 2022
Live music, pie eating contest, apple tastings, costumed characters, fresh roasted corn, plus all the regular fun of Linvilla (you-pick, playground, marketplace) and their seasonal Pumpkinland (scarecrows and more)
RetroCon - Oaks, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Over 225 vendor tables of retro and retro-inspired collectibles on sale, plus such memorabilia as video games, comic books, lunchboxes, diecast cars, dolls/plush and more. This event will also feature special guests, panels, contests, raffles, costumes, tv/movie cars and props, and video games. If retro geek stuff is your thing, this is the perfect hangout for the day or weekend.
Carbon County Oktoberfest - Palmerton, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
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: Blue Mountain Resort
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.
Autumn Leaf Festival - Clarion, PA - Sep 24 to Oct 2, 2022
A local classic for over 60 Years. This is a 9 day, international award winning festival that attracts over 500,000 people. Lots of fun things to do like a parade, Junior Olympics, tractor & truck show, and more – plus lots of food and live entertainment
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 24, 2022
A charity event done the way it should be done: Great food, wine bar, vodka bar, beer garden and fun center; classic rock music, silent auction baskets, and a live auction, in a casual setting that includes campfires, hay bales, and s’mores.
Downingtown FallFest - Downingtown, PA - Sep 25, 2022
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.
Chestnut Hill Fall into the Arts Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 25, 2022
Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of art, music, culinary delights and boutique shopping as Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenue is transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace. Chestnut Hill serves as a backdrop for more than 100 talented artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The Makers Village aims to celebrate both the beauty of a finished piece of art as well as the act of making it. Germantown Avenue is closed to all vehicular traffic as fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, exhibits, and children’s rides and activities, take place up and down the street between the 8000 and 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue. Visitors can stroll the Avenue to view and purchase fine arts and crafts, enjoy live music or dine al fresco. Admission to the festival is free
Scranton Fringe Festival - Scranton, PA - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2022
Multi-day, multi-venue performing arts festival in Scranton, featuring everything from theatre, music, dance and film to comedy, puppetry, and more!
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2022
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, 2022
This Bethlehem Oktoberfest 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!
Keystone International Livestock Exposition and Keystone Classic BBQ Contest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 9, 2022
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.
Oktoberfest at PhilaLandmarks - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
Head to the beautiful Physick House garden for a tented celebration of all things autumn, with some of Philly’s favorite actors performing comic scenes, short stories, and jokes about the magic of fall, including some Halloween themes, too: spectral encounters, funny Halloween tweets, and an homage to spooky icons, from Count Dracula to the wonderfully witchy Stevie Nicks. Pre-performance, there will be lawn games, Bavarian snacks, and beer selections from local breweries!
Celtic Craic Music Fest - Harrisburg, PA - 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!
97.5 The Fanatic Fan Fest at XFinity Live - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Celebrity and Fanatic meet & greets, luxury cars, bands, beer and food, plus more. 18+ to enter. Free parking.
Butler Fall Festival - Butler, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Enjoy two stages of live entertainment, arts & craft vendors, food, kids zone with bouncy house, face painting and other fun, and more! Held at Pullman Park
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1, 2022
This German bierhall and restaurant celebrates all week long. On Saturday it sponsors the annual Philadelphia Oktoberfest Block Party from 11AM 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 (10 kinds on tap!) and sausage. The VIP package gets you no wait bathrooms, Bavarian buffet, six tokens for beer, tshirt and stein.
St. Paul’s Oktoberfest - Glenside, PA - Oct 1, 2022
The event features great food, beer, silent auction with great deals, entertainment by Don Bitterlich on his amazing accordion and house oompah Band. Kids activities will be FREE of charge and include a pony ride, face painting, giant slide and much more. (Donations welcome.) All proceeds benefit Lutheran Disaster Response. Tickets include one beverage of choice, a souvenir mug, and a platter of food. The platter is filled with either Spaetzle or Dumplings, Red Cabbage or Sauerkraut, One sausage (Bier, Bavarian or Oktoberfest), Bread or Roll, Sliced Pork or Sliced Beef.
Girard Ave Street Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Annual Girard Avenue Street Festival in Brewerytown. Music, food, and family fun abound! Shop the artisan vendor market, hear from neighborhood organizations, and socialize with your neighbors.
Fall Family Fun on the Farm - Morrisville, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 30, 2022
Snipes Farm & Education Center host a day of hayrides, PYO apples and pumpkins, corn maze, moon bounces, DJ, face painting, balloon art, character visits, vendors, food trucks and more!
Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival, PA - Bedford, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 9, 2022
Annual event with an estimated 70,000 visitors between the two weekends. Antique car parade, arts & crafts, vendors, local culture, music and more!
Bensalem Fall Festival - Bensalem, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Annual fall festival at Bensalem Municipal Complex (limited parking for general public at the event site – grab the free shuttle from parking lots at the high school and senior center). Enjoy a celebration of community pride, including a concert, animal shows, amusements, car shows, business and crafter attractions, fireworks and more!
Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival - Delmont, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
A festival for apple and craft enthusiasts at Shields Farm. Admission is free, parking and shuttle are available form Steel City Raceway, and parking proceeds go to local community organizations.
The National Apple Harvest Festival - Biglerville, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 9, 2022
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.
Easton Garlic Fest - Easton, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
A festival all about garlic, glorious GARLIC! Vendors will sell it, chefs will cook it, and musicians will sing about it, the air will be sweet with the stink of it but best of all, you can eat it!!!
Harvest Festival - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Food and craft vendors, live music, beer garden, plus soup, wine and beer tastings.
Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Almost 100 breweries with unique and seasonal brews, plus live music, food trucks, vendors, gaming area and more.
Concordia Oktoberfest - Cabot, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Concordia Lutheran Ministries Cabot campus is transformed into a site for fun, food, friends and family the first Saturday in October each year to enjoy the traditional German Oktoberfest. The day features a special German menu, musical entertainment, a petting zoo/pony rides, and games and entertainment for all ages ending with Zambelli fireworks.
Limerick Uncorked Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Vendors, vineyards, breweries, food trucks, live music and more! Sample wine and beer or purchase full-glass pours and bottles/cans. Proceeds benefit Limerick Parks & Recreation Department. Previously called the Wine, Beer & Food Festival
Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Head to Pennypack Environmental Center for a day of seasonal games, pumpkin painting, cider, crafts, and more, with free admission, activities from 25c – $1, plus food and pumpkins for sale.
Pickle Me Poconos - East Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Vendors and food trucks will take over Crystal Street with everything pickle!
Oktoberfest at Playwicki Farm - Feasterville-Trevose, PA - Oct 1, 2022
Live music, a DJ, food trucks, a performance by The Philadelphia Mummers (2:30pm), beer/wine garden, children’s activities, vendors and more!
Midtown Village Fall Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 1, 2022
A popular autumn street festival at the Midtown Village shops, where visitors enjoy live music and entertainment, vendors, craftmakers, childrens activities and more!
Sacred Heart Oktoberfest - Royersford, PA - Oct 1, 2022
You will find something for the whole family at Oktoberfest, including an amazing menu of authentic German food ready to fill your belly! German beer, wine, and other drinks are all included. Cornhole, dancing, and trivia. Lederhosen and dirndls encouraged!
Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival - New Hope, PA - Oct 2, 2022
Run through the adorable town of New Hope and end your 5K at the Bucks County Playhouse for a food and wine tasting festival. Run and then wine for $55 (runners get a long sleeve shirt, and finishers get a beautiful medal featuring a different historic New Hope landmark each year) or purchase a Wine & Food Festival Only Ticket (21+)
Bikes and Beers Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 2, 2022
Head out from Yards Brewery on a 15, 30 or 45 mile race through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.
St Nicholas of Tolentine Italian Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 2, 2022
Come down to the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Italian Festival from 12pm to 9pm in South Philadelphia! Come celebrate food and some great music!
Family Fun Day at the Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey - Middletown, PA - 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
Beast of a Feasr – EPZ - Norristown, PA - Oct 6, 2022
This night of fundraising allows guests to sample the finest culinary creations from dozens of Montgomery County’s most popular restaurants. Guests will also experience animal encounters, live music, and more at Beast of a Feast – making it not only the area’s must-attend event, but also a party for a purpose!
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2022
The King’s Plate (pairing dinner and competition) 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.
23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Brauhaus Schmitz will transform the 16,000 square-foot 23rd Street Armory into the likeness of a Munich festival tent once again. The Armory will be decked out from top to bottom in Bavarian blue and white, with authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany plus a lofted stage area plus special themed Oktoberfest activities and contests. Live music and a dance floor will be available for each of the three sessions (one Friday night and two Saturday). Traditional Oktoberfest food and beer. Grab a group and enjoy the benefits of VIP and Uber VIP tickets, including souvenir glasses, liters of beer, private seating with table service, private bathrooms, and food included! We’ve attended the media premiere of this event in the past and found every morsel offered to be delicious and the music fun, so we would definitely put this in the “don’t miss” column!
Fall Harvest Sampler - Doylestown, PA - Oct 7, 2022
Enjoy a night at Peace Valley Nature Center with over 50 seasonal craft beers, paired with harvest foods and desserts. There will also be live music, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, and a commemorative beer glass!
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Enjoy food, free entertainment, arts/crafts, 5K, car show and more, beginning the first Friday in October.
Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Hosted by Spring Gate Vineyard. Kicks off at noon on Saturday. Enjoy beer, wine, and German-inspired foods available a la carte. No admission fee is charged!
Harvest Fest at St. Mary, Hamburg - Hamburg, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2022
Live music every night, homemade ethnic food, fun, activities, ongoing entertainment and games for all ages, rock wall and bungee jump, dinosaur dig for kids, hay rides, first responders, bingo, theme baskets, raffles and more. New this year: mini corn maze and 3 levels of escape rooms. Free admission, plenty of parking, no coolers.
Houston Pumpkin Festival - Houston, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
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.
Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sheffield, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Lumberjack competitions, draft horse and tractor pulls, live music, children’s activities, fireworks, apple pie baking contest, cornhole tournament, wine tasting, craft vendors and more. Free admission
Made in Philadelphia Fall Market - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
Treats, trinkets and crafts galore! The Made in Philadelphia Fall Market returns to Dilworth Park for a weekend-long celebration of art and small businesses. Featuring a unique lineup of local artisans, visitors are encouraged to browse and buy one-of-a-kind pieces found exclusively at this diverse pop-up
Towamencin Township Community Day - Lansdale, PA - Oct 8, 2022
Vendors, live music, zip line, food court, inflatables, face painting and balloon animals, pony rides and more!
Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 8, 2022
An annual fundraiser for Construction Junction featuring breweries and food vendors, live music and art and more! 21+ event, DD tickets are discounted. Tickets include a complimentary Taster Glass and Brew Caddy.
Ambler Oktoberfest - Ambler, PA - Oct 8, 2022
Ambler restaurants and businesses will have special offerings all day, plus over 90 vendors and 10 food trucks lining Butler Avenue and the side streets, kids rides, a beer garden, musical performances on 2 stages all day and more
Hay Creek Apple Festival - Geigertown, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Great family fun at the peak of apple harvesting time. Held at Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10. Enjoy traditional crafts and tradesmen, daily demonstrations and hands-on learning of 18th and 19th century living at the Joanna Furnace ironmaking community.
Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest - Enola, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Held at Adams-Ricci Park. Car show on Saturday, plus craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.
Waterville Apple Butter Festival - Waterville, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Always held the second full weekend of October. Come out for a weekend filled with apple butter, food, vendors and music, and even get a chance to “stir ‘da butter.”
Sullivan County Lumberjack Competition and Fall Festival - Forksville, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Art expo, apple butter making, lumberjacks and carvers, food, kids activities, quilt expo, and more,
Quiet Valley Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides, and more.
Harvest and Wine Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Oct 8, 2022
Wine sampling and all day entertainment. 21+ event
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 8, 2022
Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line’s Annual Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. They’ll 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, they support organizations like ACLAMO, ARC of Chester County, Community Volunteers In Medicine, Philabundance, and T&E Cares as well as supporting 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.
Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest - Indiana, PA - Oct 8, 2022
S&T Bank hosts an Oktoberfest in downtown Indiana with great craft beer (20+ brewers anticipated), live music and good food!
Boyertown’s Pickfest - Boyerstown, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2022
Three days of music, art, and agriculture. More than 7 stages will be set up around Boyertown, plus local craft beers, ciders,wineries and distilleries, art galleries, local shops, and more celebrating Apple Season!
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Oct 8, 2022
Authentic German food, beer, games, and a German band
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 8, 2022
Fall fun is brewing at the annual “Roxtoberfest”, the Roxborough neighborhood’s uniquely Philly spin on the world-renowned German Oktoberfest celebration. The popular, family-friendly event will take place from 1 – 6 p.m. Food trucks, live music, German folk dancing, competitions and children’s activities are just some of the fun things to see, eat and do at Roxtoberfest. This fall street festival takes place along Ridge Avenue between Lyceum Avenue and Leverington Avenue in Roxborough.
Old City Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 9, 2022
Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of Americas most historic square mile Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the regions premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.
Fall on the Farm - Kutztown, PA - Oct 9, 2022
Celebrate harvest on the farm! Combine all the best parts of fall: apple cider, sunflowers, pumpkins, wagon tours, and costumes with Rodale Institute’s Fall on the Farm. Purchase crafts, food, and products from Rodale Institute and visiting vendors or pick farm-fresh sunflowers, pumpkins, decorative corn and more. Families can take free wagon tours of the farm, and everyone can enjoy the rotten apple rocket, the pumpkin cannon, and the corn maze.
Philly Music Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 10 to Oct 15, 2022
A non-profit music fest focused on local bands, with all proceeds donated to local music educaiton charities. Several venues and four nights, with World Cafe hosting both Friday and Saturday. Check the facebook event for more information!
Conneaut Lake Fall Pumpkin Fest - Conneaut Lake, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
A weekend of food, crafts and live entertainment, plus giant pumpkin drops, rides, bluegrass and more!
Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
A three day fall festival commemorating the Battle of Fort Ligonier fought on October 12th, 1758. Join in this fun filled family event around the Diamond and surrounding downtown areas with over 200 craft and food booths, a top ranked community parade, wine tasting, 5K race, sidewalk sales, and live entertainment!
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
Independent film festival in Philadelphia, offering premiers from all genres and lengths, plus chances to vote for your favorites and meet the filmmakers, cast and crews.
Choctoberfest - Hershey, PA - Oct 15, 2022
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.
Upper Providence Community Fall Festival - Collegeville, PA - Oct 15, 2022
Fun for the whole family at Black Rock Park
Peddler’s Village OctoberFEAST - New Hope, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2022
Raise your beer and bratwurst to celebrate with German food & drink and family friendly fun on Sat & Sun, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pay-as-you-go in the Food, Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden. Free Parking and admission. Live entertainment.
AppleFest Chambersburg - Chambersburg, PA - Oct 15, 2022
Downtown Chambersburg will be alive with craft and art vendors, food vendors throughout the square and live music on one stage.
Walk4Hearing Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 16, 2022
Empowers and inspires those affected by hearing loss while raising money for national and local programs that provide information, education, support, and advocacy. Vendors will be on site to provide resources for individuals and families affected by hearing loss.
PA Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival - Washington, PA - Oct 21 to Oct 30, 2022
Get an early start on your Christmas decorating and holiday shopping!!! Explore an abundance of arts, crafts and foods at over 230 booths in six heated buildings!
Harvest Day - New Oxford, PA - Oct 22, 2022
Parade, kids activities, crafts, food and more!
Philly Burger Brawl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 23, 2022
10th annual The annual Burger Brawl, where more than 50 restaurants compete for best burger, is back – tthe all-you-can-eat event supports The Fund for the Philadelphia School District
Witch Craft Beer Crawl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2022
Let East Passyunk Avenue cast its spell on you during the Annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl! Enjoy seasonal craft beers at 15+ bars and restaurants along the Avenue. Online tickets are $6.66 and include beer specials from Founders Brewing Company, a witch hat and a Witch Craft stamp card. Tickets purchased in-person at registration are $10. Earn stamps by purchasing a craft beer, food or other beverage at participating locations. Collect stamps to be entered to win a gift certificate prize package worth $300+ with runner up prizes from brewers and bars!
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2022
The Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row will have world champions and Olympic medalists competing for the Gold Cup trophy.
East Passyunk Fall Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 29, 2022
East Passyunk invites you and your family for a double dose of spooktacular fun! Bring the whole family out for Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday. Family activities include costume contests (for children and dogs), pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, storytime reading, live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, trick or treating, pet treats and more. For the grown-ups, enjoy live music, 40+ craft and arts vendors, fall fare, spirited cocktails, and more
Rothman Ice Rink and Winter at Dilworth Park - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 4 to Feb 26, 2023
When the temperatures dip and the nights get long, Dilworth Park transforms into a luminous winter wonderland, with a bedecked City Hall as the iconic backdrop. Skating, the wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn, Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and the Deck the Hall Holiday Light Show are all amazing winter traditions to make your own.
GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 5, 2022
Doors open at 6pm. Enjoy music, and performances by the GTV Almrausch from 7-11pm. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
PA Bacon Fest - Easton, PA - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2022
With 150+ vendors, a dozen musical acts on several stages, and more than 80,000 attendees, this event is held rain or shine in downtown Easton, PA. Proceeds benefit local organizations.
Peddler’s Village Apple Festival - Lahaska, PA - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2022
Annual event celebrating the apple season at Peddler’s Village, held rain or shine with free admission and free parking. Most events and food are pay as you go.
Towamencin Turkey Trot 5k - Harleysville, PA - Nov 12, 2022
Held at Fischer’s Park
Winter in Franklin Square featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 16 to Feb 26, 2023
Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate new and old traditions! Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO, and warm up comfort food, local brews, and hot beverages in the Winter Beer Garden.
Manayunk Tree Lighting Ceremony - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 17, 2022
Held at Canal View Park, with live musical performances, tree lighting, and a visit from Santa to kick off the holidays in Manayunk.
LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 17 to Jan 7, 2023
Wednesday through Sunday evenings at the Philadelphia Zoo, enjoy a fantastical light experience – LumiNature is set to transform the Zoo into a dazzling winter wonderland. Featuring 14 illuminated zones, LumiNature takes guests on a magical journey of lights, sounds, and surprises, offering lively displays and newly enhanced installations designed to inspire and delight guests this holiday season.. Enjoy hot chocolate, warm adult beverages, smore’s stations, and more sweet treats as you stroll. Zoo members save 20% on tickets and free parking for one car each visit. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. NOTE: Only the Zoo’s penguins will be on exhibit for guests to see. All of the other animals will be off of public view and sleeping in their indoor exhibits.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Holiday Spectacular - Monroeville, PA - Nov 18 to Nov 20, 2022
This outstanding festival features over 290 indoor booths of arts & crafts in two huge exhibit halls! Whether you are looking for new decor items for the holidays or you are ready to start (or finish!) your Christmas shopping, you are sure to find something to suit your style and budget
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place - Langhorne, PA - Nov 18 to Jan 1, 2023
Open to members only the first night before opening to the general public for the rest of the season. A Very Furry Christmas Celebration at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. At the center of the 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show, is a 30-foot fully-illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can dance along to a festive holiday soundtrack – all making for the ultimate light show experience! Take a photo with Santa, visit the ALL-NEW Christmas Family Fun Zone, and so much more!
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo - Norristown, PA - Nov 18 to Dec 30, 2022
Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever! Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.
Gingerbread Competition and Display at Peddler’s Village - New Hope, PA - Nov 18 to Jan 8, 2023
A holiday tradition at Peddler’s Village since 1984, the Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the eyes with more than 75 creative and whimsical entries in these categories: NEW! Holiday on Wheels, Traditional, Authentic Reproduction Around the World, 3-D, Movie or TV Set, Winter Wonderland, Student, and Kids Only. The Gingerbread entries will be on exhibit during shopping hours from November 19 through January 8, 2022. Admission is free.
A Longwood Christmas - Kennett Square, PA - Nov 18 to Jan 8, 2023
Inside, set your spirits ablaze with towering trees adorned in amber to fiery red tones, flickering flame lanterns, and an inviting mountain retreat, complemented by icy-hued plantings, a “frozen” succulent fountain, and a refreshing alpine waterway that is the ultimate winter wonderland. Outdoors, cozy up to inviting fire pits, cool off with a stroll through half-a-million lights that dazzle and delight, and relish in the splendor of the season.
Peoples Gas Holiday Market - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 18 to Dec 23, 2022
The night before Light Up Night, enjoy a pop up beer and cocktail garden. Be the first to gasp in dill-ight at the sight of the preposterously oversized (and aptly named) World’s Largest Pickle Ornament as it makes its Pittsburgh debut. Get all the feels at The UPMC Ultimate Holiday Tree Experience as the fantabulous high-tech tree at PPG Place is lit for the first time while you break the ice with friends and family at the UPMC Rink at PPG Place. Merriment abounds with even more happenings, including a high-stakes karaoke contest, food, drinks, and more!
Philadelphia Marathon - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 19 to Nov 20, 2022
Marathon, half marathon, 8k and kids run set against the backdrop of the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art and other beautiful settings and well-traveled places from history.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 19 to Jan 1, 2023
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market returns to Dilworth Park, and will once again transform the West side of historic City Hall into an extravagant winter wonderland! Following past tradition, this year’s Holiday Market will again feature a large variety of local artisans, designers, crafters and jewelers offering their unique, holiday-inspired handmade goods and gifts. There truly is no better place to experience Philadelphia’s pride for locally made arts and crafts than the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market!
Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm - Yardley, PA - Nov 19 to Jan 8, 2023
Take an open-air wagon ride (or opt for the comfort of your own car) through the grounds of Yardley’s Shady Brook Farm to marvel at more than 3 million lights — yes, 3 million — fashioned into holiday icons and scenes. Then, take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane, where more lights dance to a musical soundtrack.
Christmas Village at LOVE Park - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 19 to Dec 24, 2022
Explore Philadelphia’s authentic German holiday market at LOVE Park.
Holiday Lights Display at Herr’s Snack Factory - Nottingham, PA - Nov 23 to Jan 2, 2023
Drive through our corporate campus and over 600,000 dazzling lights.
Beaver County Festival of Trees and Christmas Extravaganza - Beaver Falls, PA - Nov 24 to Dec 11, 2022
A winter wonderland of creatively designed Christmas Trees. See the North Pole, Santa Land, and Candy Lane gift shop.
West County Griswolds - West Chester, PA - Nov 24 to Jan 3, 2023
The Plummer family of West Chester take cues from the hilarious Griswold family of the popular National Lampoon movies with this massive annual holiday light display at their home, featuring more than 100,000 lights controlled via computer. Bonus: Kids can drop off their letters to Santa here.
6ABC/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 24, 2022
The annual event is the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country
PHLY Turkey Trot for Face to Face Germantown - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 24, 2022
28th Annual Face to Face Turkey Trot and a fun run on Thanksgiving morning at Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek
Chester County Turkey Trot - Downingtown, PA - Nov 24, 2022
Get a festive start to your Thanksgiving morning and help raise funds to support childhood cancer research at the Chester County Turkey Trot 5k Run/1mile Walk through Cure4Cam!
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 24, 2022
Run 5 miles or the 5K (or both, if you’re participating in the Double Gobble)! There will also be a 1-mile Family Fun Run, perfect for runners of all ages The event benefits YMCA food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Since March 2020, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has distributed approximately 80 tons of food in local neighborhoods as part of its work with the food bank and other local partners to fight food insecurity in our region.
Delco Turkey Trot 5k - Wallingford, PA - Nov 24, 2022
For 2022, in person on Thanksgiving Day or virtual
MoTown Turkey Trot - North Wales, PA - Nov 24, 2022
8k, 5k, 2 mile, kids run. Formerly the North Wales Turkey Trot
Seven Summits Therapy 5k Turkey Trot - Wayne, PA - Nov 24, 2022
5k and kids fun run
Philly Area YMCA Gobble Wobble 5k - Abington, PA - Nov 24, 2022
4 locations to choose from for this Thanksgiving morning 5k – Haverford (Havertown), Spring Valley (Royersford), Willow Grove (Abington), or virtual (wherever you are)
MIP Turkey Trot 5k - Fort Washington, PA - Nov 24, 2022
The Turkey Trot is a Springfield Township Thanksgiving tradition, previously operated by the Spartan Track & Field Alumni, who gifted the race to The MIP Foundation in 2019. Proceeds from this race help reach their goal of helping teens and young adults facing cancer learn how to turn their pain into power.
Garnet Valley Turkey Trot - Glen Mills, PA - Nov 24, 2022
5k or 1 mile. All proceeds benefit Healthy Kids Running Series so kids can maintain an active and healthy lifestyle
Customers Bank BCRR Thanksgiving 5 Miler and One Mile Fun Run - Langhorne, PA - Nov 24, 2022
5 mile, 5K, 1 Mile
Saint Vincent Festival of Trees - Erie, PA - Nov 25 to Nov 27, 2022
Enjoy a gallery of decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer, holiday displays, Santa’s Castle, teddy bear clinic, and more
Tinseltown - Phoenixville, PA - Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2022
Over a million lightbulbs to walk around and view, plus an ice-free rink, marketplace, and more. Held on the grounds of the Greater Philly Expo Center at Oaks.
Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 25 to Dec 30, 2022
Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pinecone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts.
Blue Cross RiverWalk Winterfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 25 to Mar 5, 2022
For 29 seasons, Winterfest has been Philadelphia’s favorite Winter tradition on the Delaware River Waterfront, inviting visitors for a chance to indulge in flights of fancy under thousands of sparkling lights in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River, complete with comforting warming cabins, physically-distanced fire pit stations, games for the young and young-at-heart, delicious food and refreshing drinks, the signature holiday tree and — of course — ice skating on the NHL-sized rink. Winterfest is a top destination for anyone looking for safe, family fun.
Dickens Village at Macy’s - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2022
At 6,000 square feet, this 26-scene walk-through experience of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is massive, and a main holiday attraction for Center City visitors. Santa will be available for visits through Christmas Eve. By reservation only – this year, you can make reservations up to five days in advance.
Santa Trolley - Washington, PA - Nov 25 to Dec 18, 2022
Held at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, on select dates.
Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Classic - Castle Shannon, PA - Nov 25 to Nov 27, 2022
Hockey tounrament over Thanksgiving weekend
St Bernadette Turkey Trot - Drexel Hill, PA - Nov 26, 2022
In person or virtual – Annual 5k run (or walk) is a single loop 5k and is professionally chip timed by Bryn Mawr Racing. The course takes you through a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood starting and finishing at St. Bernadette School on Bond & Turner Avenues in Drexel Hill. The even also features a 1-Mile Family Fun Walk and Dumpling Dash for the little ones (10 and under).
PHestival of Trees - King of Prussia, PA - Dec 3 to Dec 4, 2022
This two-day, walk-through event at the King of Prussia Mall features hundreds of decorated holiday trees; a light show; decorated gingerbread houses; a live Nativity scene; a Hanukkah menorah; Kwanzaa imagery; and Santa himself. Timed tickets are required; proceeds benefit local animal shelters and rescues.
Find other fun things to do in Pennsylvania in fall:
Oktoberfest in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Corn Mazes
Pennsylvania Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Pennsylvania
Pumpkin Patches in Pennsylvania
5 thoughts on “Fall Pennsylvania Festivals”
Where is the Autumn Leaf Festival!?? September 29-October 7. 2012 is its 59th year in Clarion, Pa.
how about a list of PA Halloween parades (with 2013 dates)?
This is definitely on the list of things that we want to do! Things get busy as Halloween approaches though so we’ll try to get it done this year.
bloomfield (pgh, pa) has a halloween parade
look online for dates
Please update the Hanover Chili Cook Off listing to September 2, 2018.
(Contact me for other information. Thank you)
The Hanover Chili Cook Off has become a staple for family entertainment, chili tasting and fundraising for local nonprofit organizations, all built around the PA State Chili Cooking Championships. The day’s events include three local bands, a magician, a juggler, a face painter and many, MANY varieties of chili, along with many supporting vendors. Not to mention Good food and beverage concessions too! Come out and help us exceed the $65,000 raised for local nonprofits last year!
$10.00 at gate , advance tickets $8.50 available online everywhere.
Children 12 and under and active military with ID – FREE. Photo ID required
No pets, tents or coolers, please!
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