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 gearing up for another year of awesome events! Check back closer to fall to see what we've found so far.
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!
Beaver Wine Festival - Beaver, PA - Aug 27, 2022
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Fifteen local wineries will be on site offering up samples of their products, plus enjoy live music, food, and other vendors. 21+
Pocono Garlic Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2022
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.
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WPXI Holiday Parade - Pittsburgh, PA -
Future is in doubt after WXPI announced they were stepping dowm on this beloved tradition
Brews, Brats, and Bands - Hershey, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Oktoberfest food offerings, plus a bunch of great bands and local breweries and distilleries.
RiverCity Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 13, 2018
Taking a break for 2019 – check back for another event in 2020. Activities for the whole family, food and drinks, live entertainment, fun run, 5k, and more at Penn Treaty Park
Augtoberfest - Washington, PA - Aug 10, 2019
The ballpark transforms into a Bavarian Wunderland thanks to Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh. The first 1000 fans over the age of 21 will receive a limited edition Augtoberfest Beer Boot plus $8 domestic drafts throughout the game
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.
Keystone Comic Con - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 23 to Sep 25, 2019
Canceled for 2021. Normally: Get photos with, and autographs from, some of your favorites!
97.5 The Fanatic Fan Fest at XFinity Live - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 24, 2019
Celebrity and Fanatic meet & greets, luxury cars, bands, beer and food, plus more. 18+ to enter. Free parking.
Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
Bring your appetite for amazing ribs, world-class entertainment, games, rides and more.
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!
Allentown Beer Fest - Allentown, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Beer and live music on Hamilton Street, plus food from local restaurants, and craft vendors!
Pennsburg Community Day - Pennsburg, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Live entertainment, face painting and balloons, vendors, crafts, food, car show and more!
Egyptian Festival - Hatfield, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 15, 2019
An event with a little flavor of Egypt at a local church
Phoenixville Blues Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 7, 2019
This year, check out the great lineup at this annual blues festival in Phoenixville
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.
Green Tree Octoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 14, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: This annual Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will have a chili cookoff, car cruise and dog parade in addition to the opening ceremony, live music and Sunday night fireworks.
Doo Wop Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 15, 2019
Doo wop event with 10 vocal groups and Oldies DJs, with an indoor and outdoor dance party. $25 ticket includes food, draft beer and soda, and are available at the FOP front desk. Benefits the FOP Survivors Fund.
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.
Philly Burger Brawl - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 15, 2019
The annual Burger Brawl, where more than 50 restaurants compete for best burger, is moving to the Navy Yard. This year, the all-you-can-eat event will be held on the Marine Parade Grounds, in partnership with The Fund for the Philadelphia School District
Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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!
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.
Mudding for Mutts Adopt-a-Thon - Harleysville, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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.
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.
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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.
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
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!
South Philly Sausage Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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 Family Fun on the Farm - Morrisville, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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!
Celtic Craic Music Fest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A halfway to St Patrick’s Day celebration that raises money for United Methodist Home for Children and Veteran’s Promise PA. 3 stages of music for 11 bands, Irish & Scottish dancers, bagpipers, beer, wine, food, Irish vendors, activities for children, and more!
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
Philly AIDS Thrift Anniversary Block Party - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Celebrate the anniversary of Philly AIDS Thrift with a block party, featuring live music, kids moon bounce, face painting, carnival games, food trucks, pie eating contest, and more!
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
Fall Harvest Festival - Halifax, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Held at Armstrong Valley Vineyards (the historic Robert Armstrong property), enjoy wine tastings from three wineries, tour the cellars, enjoy music and more.
Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 28, 2019
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.
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!
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!
Fall Fest & Car Show - Hatfield, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Kids activities, car show, food, Hatfield Auto Museum tours, food drive, and more!
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.
Bucks County Plein Air Festival - Newtown, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 6, 2019
See the work of 30 artists from across the country as they compete in a juried painting competition for $15,000 in prizes. Artists will paint throughout the week in Newtown, Doylestown, Peddler’s Village, and New Hope before a public art festival on October 6 at Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Campus, featuring quick draws, live music and performances, food, and wine tastings.
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.
Girard Ave Street Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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 Fest at Flinchbaugh’s - Hellam, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 26, 2019
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 our 5 acre Corn Maze. Activities Open during Fall Fest: Free admission fee to the farm Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins vary by size $2-10 Moon-landing Corn Maze (5acres) – $7 per adult, $5 per child Pick-Your-Own Apples – $22 (20+ lb large bag) $12 (11lb medium bag) $8 (6lb small bag) – picking variety varies by weekend Pumpkin Painting – $5 includes pumpkin & painting Wagon Rides – $2 per rider Live Music Straw Bale Jungle Gym – free Face Painting Trike Bikes – free Games – free Kids activities – free Food Concessions and Treats available For more details, please call us at the Farm Market (717)-252-2540 or visit our website.
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Oct 10 to Oct 20, 2019
Two weekends of fun. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Oct 12, 2019
Authentic German food, beer, games, and a German band
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.
Old City Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 13, 2019
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.
Sippin’ by the River - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 13, 2019
Featuring live entertainment, beer and wine samples, games and prizes, and Manayunk Brewing Company’s traditional grape stomping contest!
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.
23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
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 will be provided by Valentin Bay, with beer provided by Hofbrau. 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!
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!
Witch Craft Beer Crawl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 23, 2019
Let East Passyunk Avenue cast its spell on you during the 10th Annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl! Enjoy seasonal craft beers at close to 20 bars and restaurants along the Avenue. Online tickets are $6.66 and include $4 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 five or more stamps to be entered to win a gift certificate prize package worth $300+ with runner up prizes from our brewer and bars!
East Passyunk Fall Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 26, 2019
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 on October 26th. 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
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
GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 2, 2019
Authentic German dance club music and dancing beginning at 7 pm. The bar and wonderful food open at 6 pm. Have a beer and have a bratwurst, HAVE A BALL ! Another chance for lederhosen, laughter, and libations. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tables of ten are available. Free parking. Will update with exact date when posted online.
Amazicon - Essington, PA - Nov 15 to Nov 17, 2019
Three days of cosplay, vendors, prizes, celebrity guests, artists, movie car show and more! Held at the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA.
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
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.
Phoenixville VegFest - Phoenixville, PA - Aug 22, 2020
Vegan food and street festival with live music and vendors
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.
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.
Bolton Mansion Fall Fest - Levittown, PA - Sep 12, 2020
Free admission at the Bolton mansion, including tours, vendors, kids activities, Revolutionary War encapment and demonstrations, food, and more.
Wuffjam - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 12, 2020
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.
Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Sep 12, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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.
Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival - Langhorne, PA - Sep 12, 2020
Canceled for 2021, will return in 2022. Normally: Held at Core Creek Park, this event paddles out hunger
Lower Gwynedd Pike Fest - Spring House, PA - Sep 13, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Bethlehem Pike is closed to traffic, and local businesses come out to help showcase and celebrate the Lower Gwynedd Community, plus music, the Wissahickon High School Marching band, local artisans, kids’ activities, food trucks and more. Start the day off with a run at 8am, when Born to Run puts on a 5k.
St Luke’s VIA Marathon - Allentown, PA - Sep 13, 2020
2020/2021 – Host (Via) has decided to refocus their efforts. Unlikely to return. Previously: The St. Luke’s Via Marathon is the 6th best Boston Qualifier in the United States. The point to point course offers a net descent run through nine municipalities, finishing at Scott Park in Easton, PA. Shade is plentiful along the course, and the views change often. Fourteen small bridges add an accent to the unique course. The Marathon offers runners the opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon and is one of the fastest races in the country. The average time for the race in 2017 was 3:59:48.
Drive Thru and Brew at Elmwood Park Zoo - Norristown, PA - Sep 16, 2020
Drive through Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown while listening to an audio tour on your mobile device that explains the animals and exhibits. This takes their normal safari (held over the summer several times in their parking lot) a bit further. At the end of the tour, receive a gift bag with a four-pack of beer, LagerGator, brewed specially for the zoo by KOP brewery Workhorse Brewing Company, as well as a Workhorse pint glass and koozie, Make in Montco bottle opener, a reusable Wegmans shopping bag, and more! Tickets are $65 per vehicle and go on sale for members 8/17. The general public can buy tickets 8/19. Only sedans and compact SUV’s allowed due to the safari’s path. This is a fundraiser to help the zoo replace funds lost through lower zoo attendance and other fundraising events being canceled due to COVID-19. They also experienced some flooding during Tropical Storm Isaias in early August, which resulted in damaged exhibits across the zoo.
Erie Irish Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Canceled for 2021, will return in 2022. Normally: 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!
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
Bike the Brandywine - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Bike your choice of a 25, 45, or 80 mile course, benefitting the Brandywine Conservancy’s clean water programs.
Midtown Village Fall Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return, first with the Spring Fling in 2022. Normally: A popular autumn street festival at the Midtown Village shops, where visitors enjoy live music and entertainment, vendors, craftmakers, childrens activities and more!
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.
Boyertown’s Pickfest - Boyerstown, PA - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
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!
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!
Lansdale First Fridays - Lansdale, PA - Jul 2 to Oct 1, 2021
2021 Fall Schedule – Aug 6 – Food Truck, Arts & Music Festival; Sept 3 – Eagles Football Kickoff and Chili Cookoff; Oct 1 – Zombie Walk; In addition to the specific event offerings, there will be live music, DJs, a kids’ zone, and a beer garden.
Bucks Jazz - Reading, PA - Aug 13 to Aug 22, 2021
30th annual music festival, with concerts held at venues near Reading PA.
Fonthill Castle Beer Fest - Doylestown, PA - Aug 14, 2021
Going virtual for 2020! Enjoy guided beer tastings and entertainment in a live streamed event. Normally: Spend an end-of summer afternoon at Fonthill Castle for our 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.
PA Renaissance Faire - Manheim, PA - Aug 21 to Oct 31, 2021
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!
Dog Days of Summer Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 21, 2021
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.
Crawford County Fair - Meadville, PA - Aug 21 to Aug 28, 2021
The largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania features rides, displays, food, truck and tractor pulls, contests of all kinds, live music and more! Since 1945.
Yinzer Taco and Margarita Fest - Washington, PA - Aug 21, 2021
Held at Wild Things Baseball Park, come try taco vendors, bars and margarita stations, and local retail vendors! Food and drink are sold seperately from admission, although their VIP admission does come with some included plus a tshirt and VIP area.
Green-Dreher-Sterling (GDS) Fair - Newfoundland, PA - Aug 27 to Sep 5, 2021
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!
Lehigh RiverFest - Weatherly, PA - Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2021
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!
Drake Day - Titusville, PA - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2021
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.
Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - Aug 28, 2021
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.
Crabfeast - Chambersburg, PA - Aug 28, 2021
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 Stoneboro Fair - Stoneboro, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 6, 2021
Midway, rides, agricultural contests, demo derby, and more!
Great Allentown Fair - Allentown, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 6, 2021
Nightly concerts, plus a demolition derby, amusement rides, midway, food and more!
La Festa Italiana - Scranton, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
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.
PA Arts and Crafts Labor Day Festival - Greensburg, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
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
Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
Three chances to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest, as well as Rocktoberfest (a casual and relaxed, more Americanized version).
Phoenixville First Fridays - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 3 to Nov 5, 2021
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.
Oktoberfest at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here in the US returns for its 147th year. Three days of great food, fantastic entertainment, vendors, kids activities, singing & dancing, crafts, souvenirs & prizes, and more, running the Saturday-Monday of Labor Day weekend each year in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. One day ticket is $6, a two-day pass is $9, and a three-day pass is $11, and kids under 12 are free. The park opens at noon each day.
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - West Newton, PA - Sep 4 to Oct 10, 2021
Different themes each weekend as you go back in time.
Taste of Hamburg-er - Hamburg, PA - Sep 4, 2021
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.
Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair - Glenmoore, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
Horse show competition, family fun, shopping, food & drink, entertainment, rides and amusements, live music, car show and more.
Kipona Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
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.
Polish American Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Hanover Chili Cook Off - Hanover, PA - Sep 5, 2021
A day of award winning chili and music raising funds for local charities.
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!
Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 5, 2021
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 5 to Sep 11, 2021
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!
West Alexander Fair - West Alexander, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 11, 2021
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.
Fringe Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9 to Oct 3, 2021
A variety of artistic performances and presentations all across the city and online, including those for families.
Northern Appalachian Folk Festival - Indiana, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
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.
Philadelphia Honey Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Free festival at different venues across the city, featuring kids activities, hive talk, Bee Beard, vendor market place and more.
Food Truck Frenzy - Feasterville-Trevose, PA - Sep 10, 2021
Over 20 food truck options, plus children’s activities, vendors, DJ and more.
Chile Pepper Festival - Bowers, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Jalapeno eating contest, salsa contest, field excursion, live music and more. Admission by suggested donation.
Chile Pepper Food Festival - Bowers, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Jalapeno pepper eating contest, live music, winery, and more
Hay Creek Festival - Geigertown, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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).
Pittsburgh’s Bridge to Ireland - West Homestead, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Celtic axe throwing, live music, Irish music, Aran knit display, hurling match and more. Since 1991.
A Fair in the Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
An annual contemporary art and craft festival in Mellon Park that has been running for nearly 50 years.
Milton Harvest Festival - Milton, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 18, 2021
A tradition since 1977. Parades, pageant, 28 mile bike race, scarecrow contests, 5K run, arts &crafts.
Art Week Doylestown - Doylestown, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Showcases both permanent and temporary art installations in local museums, galleries, storefronts, restaurants, and more! Enjoy large scale exhibits, live art, collections, and small shows. Free to attend and participate. Art Week Doylestown leads up to the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 11, 2021
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.
Outlaw Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 11, 2021
Great music lineup at the Mann, with Willie Nelson, and more.
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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!
Market of the Macabre - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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
Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival - Harford, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.
Greater Philly Home Show - King of Prussia, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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!
Towamencin Township Community Day - Lansdale, PA - Sep 11, 2021
Vendors, live music, zip line, food court, inflatables, face painting and balloon animals, pony rides and more!
Pottstown Pet Fair - Pottstown, PA - Sep 11, 2021
One of the largest free pet fairs in Pennsylvania, with a blessing of the animals, adoptions, vets and clinics, vendors, and more!
Doylestown Arts Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Follows Art Week in Doylestown with 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!
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!
Uptown Northampton Street Fair - Northampton, PA - Sep 11, 2021
Vendors, live music, and more!
Butler Fall Festival - Butler, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 18, 2021
For 2021, a little different – Community Days will be held on two Saturdays and feature tons of fun for everyone. 9/11 will be at Memorial Park and 9/18 will be at Father Marinoaro Park. Normally: Enjoy two stages of live entertainment, arts & craft vendors, food, kids zone with petting zoo, face painting and other fun, and more! Held at Pullman Park
Wine Brew & Spirits Walk - Meadville, PA - Sep 11, 2021
New for 2021 – distilleries will be on site as well! Your favorite wineries and breweries will be on site for samples and purchases, plus jewelry and flower vendors, music and more!
Upper Providence Community Day - Collegeville, PA - Sep 11, 2021
Fun for the whole family
Royersford CommUNITY Day - Royersford, PA - Sep 11, 2021
Vendors, crafters, live music, street performers, free kids’ games, and food!
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Pittsburgh - Allison Park, PA - Sep 12, 2021
Going virtual for 2021! Normally: Get your wheels in motion and #RideForAReason at the 7th 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.
Denver Fair - Denver, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 18, 2021
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 19, 2021
Live music, great shipping, food, rides and games
Run Germantown 5K - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 15 to Oct 15, 2021
Virtual for 2021. Normally: 5K through the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Afterparty includes a beer garden, splash pool and more!
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza - Oaks, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Colossalcon East - Pocono Manor, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Colossalcon East is an anime, gaming, and Japanese culture convention taking place at the Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 25, 2021
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.
Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest - Manheim, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
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.
New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival - New Bethlehem, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Halfway to St Patrick’s Party at Molly Maguire’s – Irish Street Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
An Irish festival for the whole family, with live music and dance performances, bagpipers, Irish food and Guinness, kids activities and more!
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
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!
Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Beer tasting, live music, food & fun at The Stockings Works.
Linvilla Orchards Arts & Craft Festival - Media, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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!
Ligonier Highland Games - Ligonier, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Pipes, drums, and Celtic ensemble music, Highland games, Gaelic language, Scottish dog exhibit, dancing, genealogy research and more. Free parking.
Wines on the Hill - Hilltown, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Wineries, craft beer, distilleries, food, live music, exhibitors and vendors
West End World of Food Festival - Allentown, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Free cultural celebration with a variety of food, drink, art, and music.
Apple Days - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 22, 2021
Enjoy everything apple at this two day festival, plus bobbing for apples, cooking and colonial demonstrations, kids games and more!
Brews on Lake Augusta - Sunbury, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Annual celebration of locally brewed wines and beers, food and music, craft vendors and more.
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.
Fall Harvest Festival - Waterford, PA - Sep 18 to Oct 31, 2021
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!
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 18, 2021
This German bierhall and restaurant celebrates all week long. On Saturday it sponsors the annual Philadelphia Oktoberfest Block Party from noon to 8 PM. A 200 foot long tent will be erected on the 700 block of South Street. Live oompah music, ceremonial keg tapping and liter lift competition will accompany the German beer (10 kinds on tap!) and sausage. The VIP package gets you no wait bathrooms, Bavarian buffet, six tokens for beer, tshirt and stein.
Emmaus Farewell to Summer Festival - Emmaus, PA - Sep 18, 2021
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 18, 2021
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.
Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival - Camp Hill, PA - Sep 18, 2021
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.
Conshohocken FunFest - Conshohocken, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Fayette Street will be closed from 1st to 5th Avenue, with live music, food, vendors, crafters, children’s activities, and more!
Yardley Harvest Day - Yardley, PA - Sep 18, 2021
Free event along Canal Street and in the neighborhood around it, with something for everyone, including crafts, food, live music, kids’ activities, and more..
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Philadelphia - Conshohocken, PA - Sep 19, 2021
2020 annual ride is virtual, so pick when and where you get your miles in! Normally: 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 10, 20, 34, & 65 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
Feria del Barrio - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 19, 2021
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.
Radnor Fall Festival - Wayne, PA - Sep 19, 2021
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 19, 2021
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.
Fort Hunter Day - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 19, 2021
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!
Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 19, 2021
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+)
Philadelphia Distance Run - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 19, 2021
Enjoy a flat, fast course (5K – half marathon) through historic Philadelphia, finishing at the Rocky Steps of the Art Museum.
Great Lakes International Film Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 23 to Oct 9, 2021
For 2021, 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!
Scranton Fringe Festival - Scranton, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Multi-day, multi-venue performing arts festival in Scranton, featuring everything from theatre, music, dance and film to comedy, puppetry, and more!
Cassville Oktoberfest - Cassville, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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
Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Bucks County Book Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Going virtual for 2020 – see event website for details. Normally: 50+ professionally published authors, panel discussions, book readings and signings, a writer’s workshop, and a children’s day
Bloomsburg Fair - Bloomsburg, PA - Sep 24 to Oct 2, 2021
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.
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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
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.
Fall Harvest Sampler - Doylestown, PA - Sep 24, 2021
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!
Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 24, 2021
21+ event featuring whiskey and other beverages for sampling and for purchase.
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.
Greenfest Philly - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 25, 2021
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 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
Millheim Oktoberfest - Spring Mills, PA - Sep 25, 2021
Live music, dancing, food and beer from Elk Creek, held at the Fire Company’s grounds. Proceeds go to the Millheim Fire Company.
St. Paul’s Oktoberfest - Glenside, PA - Sep 25, 2021
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.
Pierogi Fest - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 25, 2021
For 2021: 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
RetroCon - Oaks, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Ebensburg Potato Fest - Ebensburg, PA - Sep 25, 2021
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.
Celebrate Wildwood - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 25, 2021
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 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Community yard sale, drive-in car show, swap meet, quilt show, pottery display, food, music and more. Free admission and free parking.
Run the Vineyards Autumn Trail 8K and 5K - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 25, 2021
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.
Warrington Township Community Day - Chalfont, PA - Sep 25, 2021
Pony rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more
Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival - Pottstown, PA - Sep 25, 2021
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 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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)
Mount Pocono HarvestFest - Mount Pocono, PA - Sep 25, 2021
Food, crafts, children’s activities and entertainment at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds.
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.
Neshaminy Creek Oktoberfest - Croydon, PA - Sep 25, 2021
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.
B(L)ok Party - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 26, 2021
Come on down to Mifflin Street (outside the old Bok High School) for an good old-fashioned block party! A bouncy castle, food trucks, produce stand and CSA sign up, live mural, bike decoration, performances and more.
Downingtown FallFest - Downingtown, PA - Sep 26, 2021
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.
Carbon County Oktoberfest - Palmerton, PA - Sep 26, 2021
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
Chestnut Hill Fall into the Arts Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 26, 2021
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
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.
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
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 - Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2021
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!
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Enjoy food, free entertainment, arts/crafts, 5K, car show and more, beginning the first Friday in October.
Keystone International Livestock Exposition and Keystone Classic BBQ Contest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Harvest Fest at St. Mary, Hamburg - Hamburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
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.
Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
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!
Ambler Oktoberfest - Ambler, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
2021 Oktoberfest includes the postponed Arts & Music Festival and overlaps with monthly First Friday activities on Ridge Avenue
Pickle Me Poconos - East Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 2, 2021
Vendors and food trucks will take over Crystal Street with everything pickle!
Limerick Uncorked Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Oct 2, 2021
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
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Oct 2, 2021
A charity event done the way it should be done: Great food, wine bar, vodka bar, beer garden and Fireball Fun Center; classic rock music, silent auction baskets, and a live auction, in a casual setting that includes campfires, hay bales, and s’mores.
Harvest Festival - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 2, 2021
Food and craft vendors, live music, beer garden, plus soup, wine and beer tastings.
Easton Garlic Fest - Easton, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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!!!
Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival, PA - Bedford, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 10, 2021
Annual event with an estimated 70,000 visitors between the two weekends. Antique car parade, arts & crafts, vendors, local culture, music and more!
Autumn Leaf Festival - Clarion, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 10, 2021
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
The National Apple Harvest Festival - Biglerville, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Oct 2, 2021
Almost 100 breweries with unique and seasonal brews, plus live music, food trucks, vendors, gaming area and more.
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 2, 2021
The Revolutionary Germantown Festival celebrates October 4, 1777 when the Continental attempted to kick the British out of Germantown. The day includes battle re-enactment, beer garden and traditional Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe from 4:30-7:30 PM after the festival concludes.
Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival - Delmont, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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.
Concordia Oktoberfest - Cabot, PA - Oct 2, 2021
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.
Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 2, 2021
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.
Bensalem Fall Festival - Bensalem, PA - Oct 2, 2021
For 2021, only the evening concert and fireworks. Normally: Annual fall festival at Bensalem Municipal Complex (no 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!
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.
St Nicholas of Tolentine Italian Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3, 2021
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 3, 2021
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
Bikes and Beers Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3, 2021
Head out from Yards Brewery on a 15, 30 or 45 mile race through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.
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
Philly Music Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 10, 2021
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!
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2021
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.
Conneaut Lake Fall Pumpkin Fest - Conneaut Lake, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
A weekend of food, crafts and live entertainment, plus giant pumpkin drops, rides, bluegrass and more!
Houston Pumpkin Festival - Houston, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
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!
Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sheffield, PA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
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 8 to Oct 10, 2021
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
Harvest and Wine Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Oct 9, 2021
Wine sampling and all day entertainment. 21+ event
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 9, 2021
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 9, 2021
S&T Bank hosts an Oktoberfest in downtown Indiana with great craft beer (20+ brewers anticipated), live music and good food!
Oktoberfest at Playwicki Farm - Feasterville-Trevose, PA - Oct 9, 2021
Live music, a DJ, food trucks, a performance by The Philadelphia Mummers (2:30pm), beer/wine garden, children’s activities, vendors and more!
Hay Creek Apple Festival - Geigertown, PA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
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 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Held at Adams-Ricci Park. Car show on Saturday, plus craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.
Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Waterville Apple Butter Festival - Waterville, PA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
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 Fall Festival - Forksville, PA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Art expo, apple butter making, lumberjacks and carvers, food, kids activities, quilt expo, and more,
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
PA Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival - Washington, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 24, 2021
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!
AppleFest Chambersburg - Chambersburg, PA - Oct 16, 2021
Downtown Chambersburg will be alive with craft and art vendors, food vendors throughout the square and live music on one stage.
Peddler’s Village OctoberFEAST - New Hope, PA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
Walk4Hearing Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 17, 2021
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.
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
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 23, 2021
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.
Harvest Day - New Oxford, PA - Oct 23, 2021
Parade, kids activities, crafts, food and more!
Fall on the Farm - Kutztown, PA - Oct 30, 2021
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.
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 30 to Oct 31, 2021
The Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row will have world champions and Olympic medalists competing for the Gold Cup trophy.
Rothman Ice Rink and Winter at Dilworth Park - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 5 to Feb 27, 2022
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.
PA Bacon Fest - Easton, PA - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
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 6 to Nov 7, 2021
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.
PHestival of Trees - Phoenixville, PA - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
This three-day, walk-through event at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center features hundreds of decorated holiday trees, including one that’s 40 feet tall; 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.
Towamencin Turkey Trot 5k - Harleysville, PA - Nov 13, 2021
Held at Fischer’s Park
LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 18 to Jan 9, 2022
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.
Winter in Franklin Square featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2021
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.
Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 18 to Feb 27, 2022
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 18, 2021
Held at Canal View Park, with live musical performances, tree lighting, and a visit from Santa to kick off the holidays in Manayunk.
Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Holiday Spectacular - Monroeville, PA - Nov 19 to Nov 21, 2021
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 19 to Jan 2, 2022
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 19 to Dec 30, 2021
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.
Philadelphia Marathon - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 19 to Nov 21, 2021
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.
Gingerbread Competition and Display at Peddler’s Village - New Hope, PA - Nov 19 to Jan 8, 2022
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 19 to Jan 9, 2022
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 19 to Dec 23, 2021
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!
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 20 to Jan 1, 2022
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!
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place - Langhorne, PA - Nov 20 to Jan 2, 2022
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.
Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm - Yardley, PA - Nov 20 to Jan 30, 2022
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.
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
St Bernadette Turkey Trot - Drexel Hill, PA - Nov 20 to Nov 27, 2021
13th 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).
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!
Holiday Lights Display at Herr’s Snack Factory - Nottingham, PA - Nov 24 to Jan 2, 2022
Drive through our corporate campus and over 600,000 dazzling lights.
West County Griswolds - West Chester, PA - Nov 24 to Jan 2, 2022
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.
The Barbary Thanksgiving Eve Party - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 24, 2021
6ABC/Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 25, 2021
The annual event is the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country
Christmas Village at LOVE Park - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 25 to Dec 24, 2021
Explore Philadelphia’s authentic German holiday market at LOVE Park.
PHLY Turkey Trot for Face to Face Germantown - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
MoTown Turkey Trot - North Wales, PA - Nov 25, 2021
8k, 5k, 2 mile, kids run. Formerly the North Wales Turkey Trot
Seven Summits Therapy 5k Turkey Trot - Wayne, PA - Nov 25, 2021
5k and kids fun run
Abington YMCA Gobble Wobble 5k & 2 Mile Walk - Abington, PA - Nov 25, 2021
The run will take you through a quiet, residential area of Abington Township with rolling hills and will finish Olympic style on the track at Memorial Field (5k)
MIP Turkey Trot 5k - Fort Washington, PA - Nov 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
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 25, 2021
5 mile, 5K, 1 Mile
Saint Vincent Festival of Trees - Erie, PA - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
Enjoy a gallery of decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer, holiday displays, Santa’s Castle, teddy bear clinic, and more
Tinseltown - Phoenixville, PA - Nov 26 to Jan 2, 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 26 to Jan 2, 2021
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 26 to Mar 6, 2022
For 28 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 26 to Dec 31, 2021
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. This year, it will be available to visit by reservation only. Reservations must be made on Macy’s Santaland website five days ahead of your visit. Reservations go live at 5:30 a.m. each day and are available five days ahead of time.
Santa Trolley - Washington, PA - Nov 26 to Dec 19, 2021
Held at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, on select dates.
Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Classic - Castle Shannon, PA - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
Hockey tounrament over Thanksgiving weekend
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.
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