Find an Pennsylvania fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 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.Last Major Update:
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American Street Feast - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9, 2016
Catskill Chill Music Festival - Lakewood, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
New location at New Minglewood in Lakewood, Pennsylvania. Interesting venue with cabins, free camping, indoor movie theater, indoor and outdoor workshops, yoga, art, live music, wellness workshops, farmers market and more.
Blue Bell Country Club Oktoberfest - Blue Bell, PA - Sep 30, 2016
Sewickley Oktoberfest - Sewickley, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
The annual Sewickley Oktoberfest with Spaten beer and live music. German food includes bratwurst, kielbasa, and pulled pork sandwiches, potato pancakes, pretzel knots and more! Cash only event. Chicken dancing and contests at the Saturday (day) session. Adults are $10. Ages 13-20 are $5 to the Saturday day session (kids 12 and under free). Friday and Saturday night sessions are ages 21 and up only. All access pass to all three sessions is $20. VIP Package to one session is $30. Sewickley is located west of Pittsburgh.
Collier Township Oktoberfest - Oakdale, PA - Oct 1, 2016
Fun for the whole family on Saturday from 2:00 – 10:00pm. They will live entertainment. FROGGY Radio will be broadcasting live on-site. And of course there will be German food, beer, and crafts.
Triumph Oktoberest - New Hope, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 2, 2016
Northeast Philly Fall Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 8, 2016
Lansdale Oktoberfest - Lansdale, PA - Oct 8, 2016
Children’s apple bobbing, potato sack races, the pie eating contest, and the Masskrugstemmen (for adults) in addition to live music and German dancers.
Chile Pepper Festival - Bowers, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
21st annual event. Jalapeno eating contest, salsa contest, field excursion, live music and more. Admission by suggested donation.
Dance on the Falls Bridge - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 16, 2017
Join us on the Falls Bridge for an evening to remember! Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, live entertainment, dancing, and more!
PA Oktoberfest - Moosic, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Over 30,000 are expected to attend the PA Oktoberfest with authentic German-American food, beer, live music, strong arm contest and wiener dog race.
Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest - Enola, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
17th annual event. Held at Adams-Ricci Park. Car show on Saturday. Craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.
Easton Garlic Fest - Easton, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 7, 2017
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.
Oktoberfest Chambersburg - Chambersburg, PA - Oct 7, 2017
Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
A three day outdoor festival commemorating a key battle in the French and Indian War.
Waterville Apple Butter Festival - Waterville, PA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
Terror Film Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2017
Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2017
Competition, workshops and more at the Pittsburgh Dance Center.
BMW Car Club of America Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Jul 9 to Jul 15, 2018
Annual event to honor BMW’s anniversary. High performance driving and social activities. If you have attended this event before, please tell us whether it should be considered an oktoberfest and listed here. Thanks!
PA Renaissance Faire - Manheim, PA - Aug 4 to Oct 24, 2018
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
Honesdale Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 17 to Aug 19, 2018
The Alpine Wurst & Meat House is located in the Poconos region of Northeast Pennsylvania. It has been known for its delicious German sausages and other meats for more than thirty years. Kick off the Oktoberfest season under the Tent for a three day weekend in August that happens annually. Enjoy beer, food, dancing and live music under the Tent that seats more than 1,000 people. They also offer other events in fall for visitors to enjoy the German-American cuisine, including the Fall Schlachtfest Buffet at the end of October and the Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner in November.
Alpine Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 17 to Aug 19, 2018
1 day and 3 day passes available. Entertainment: Friday night: Alex Meixner, Saturday morning: Joe Kroboth, Saturday night: Madeljaeger, Sunday: The Adlers. Throughout the weekend the Shuhplattlers and Alpenhorns
Crawford County Fair - Meadville, PA - Aug 18 to Aug 25, 2018
The largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania features rides, displays, food, truck and tractor pulls, contests of all kinds, live music and more!
Green-Dreher-Sterling Fair - Newfoundland, PA - Aug 24 to Sep 2, 2018
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 24 to Aug 26, 2018
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!
Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - Aug 25, 2018
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.
Fantasy Fest at Xfinity Live - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 25, 2018
Hooters Bikini Beach, Spirder Mountain and a 60-foot obstacle course, a 50-foot rock wall, celebrity and Fanatic meet & greets, luxury cars, bands, beer and food. 18+ to enter. Free parking.
Fonthill Castle Beer Fest - Doylestown, PA - Aug 25, 2018
5th annual. End of summer beer festival at Fonthill Castle, with more than 35 local and regional breweries, plus music, food, and a commemorative beer tasting glass for unlimited beer tastings. 21+ event.
Drake Day Circus - Titusville, PA - Aug 25, 2018
Relive the excitement of an oil boom era circus, with jugglers, fire eaters, magicians, acrobats, 19th century games and artisan demonstrations, music, food and more! Held at the Drake Well Museum, admission fees apply.
Dog Days of Summer Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 26, 2018
Bring your pooch to the Venice Island Amphitheater for an afternoon of pet-friendly vendors, activities, pet adoptions, food vendors, and more!
Great Allentown Fair - Allentown, PA - Aug 29 to Sep 3, 2018
Nightly concerts, including Sugarland and Niall Horan, plus a demolition derby, amusement rides, midway, food and more!
Great Stoneboro Fair - Stoneboro, PA - Aug 29 to Sep 3, 2018
Midway, rides, agricultural contests, demo derby, and more!
Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Aug 30 to Sep 3, 2018
Bring your appetite for amazing ribs, world-class entertainment, games, rides and more.
Cornstock Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
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.
La Festa Italiana - Scranton, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
A celebration of Italian culture and cuisine over Labor Day Weekend, with over 80 vendors offering food, live entertainment on multiple stages, 5k, Mass and more. Free admission! Don’t miss Lackawanna Railfest, happening the same weekend nearby! Train excursions, food tents, model railroads and more, with transportation in between the two events.
Kipona Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
102nd Anniversary 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.
Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
One of the largest music festivals and event in the country. Features about 100 live musicians on stages. Held in downtown Philadelphia along Ben Franklin Parkway.
Pocono Garlic Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
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.
Polish American Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 9, 2018
Two weekends of fun! Crafter’s Village will have handmade items such as jewelry, quilts, dolls, toys, bags, childrenâ€™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.
Spartansburg Community Fair - Spartansburg, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 8, 2018
97th annual. Entertainment and vendors, livestock exhibitions, midway amusement rides and games, contests, classes, senior activities, and more come together to create fun for the whole family!
Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
The popular Labor Day Oktoberfest in Philadelphia that kicks off the German celebrations here in the US returns for its 146th year. Three days of great food, fantastic entertainment, vendors, kids activities, singing & dancing, crafts, souvenirs & prizes, and more.
Taste of Hamburg-er - Hamburg, PA - Sep 1, 2018
15th annual event. Burger stands, other grub, live music, arts/crafts, and competitions including burger eating contests, mooing contest, Dine and Dash Burgers and Trail Race and more.
Lackawanna Railfest - Scranton, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Steamtown National Historic Site plays host to this annual two-day 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!
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair - Glenmoore, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
75th annual. Horse show competition, family fun, shopping, food & drink, entertainment, rides and amusements, live music, car show and more.
Art in the Garden - New Hope, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
The gardens at Paxson Hill Farm will be transformed into a artistic wonderland, with over 90 local artists, plus food vendors and live music.
Hanover Chili Cook Off - Hanover, PA - Sep 2, 2018
A day of award winning chili and music raising funds for local charities.
Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 2, 2018
Local winery tasting, live entertainment, table decorating contest and more. Tickets are $12 (advanced) and $15 (gate). Admission includes wine tasting bracelet, glass, chance to win a wine basket
West Alexander Fair - West Alexander, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 8, 2018
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.
Tour de Tamarack - Meadville, PA - Sep 2, 2018
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!
Art Week Doylestown - Doylestown, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 7, 2018
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.
BMW Championship - Newtown Square, PA - Sep 4 to Sep 9, 2018
Golf tournament that serves as the penultimate event of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs. Dates back to 1899, the third-oldest tournement on the PGA schedule.
Fringe Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 23, 2018
A variety of artistic performances and presentations all across the city and online, including those for families.
A Fair in the Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
An annual contemporary art and craft festival in Mellon Park that has been running for nearly 50 years.
Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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).
Hay Creek Festival - Geigertown, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
41st annual. Held at Historic Joanna Furnace off of Route 10. Enjoy traditional crafts and tradesmen, daily demonstrations and hands-on learning of 18th and 19th century living at the Joanna Furnace ironmaking community. Free parking.
Milton Harvest Festival - Milton, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 15, 2018
A tradition since 1977. Parades, pageant, 28 mile bike race, scarecrow contests, 5K run, arts & crafts.
York Fair - York, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 16, 2018
America’s first fair was held in the historic Old Town of York in 1765. Since then, it has grown to include live entertainment (including programming for the kids), concessions, fair Quenn, contests in horticulture and agriculture, demolition derby, monster trucks and more!
Pittsburgh’s Bridge to Ireland - West Homestead, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Celtic axe throwing, live music, Irish music, Aran knit display, hurling match and more. Since 1991.
Philadelphia Honey Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Free festival at different venues across the city, featuring kids activities, hive talk, Bee Beard, vendor market place and more.
Chile Pepper Food Festival - Mertztown, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Jalapeno pepper eating contest, live music, winery, and more
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Live music, art, food and wines from 27 different PA wineries. Located at the Gateway Gettysburg Complex.
Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Sep 8, 2018
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
Kennett Square Mushroom Festival - Kennett Square, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
33rd 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!
Northern Appalachian Folk Festival - Indiana, PA - Sep 8, 2018
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.
Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival - Harford, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
15th annual. Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 8, 2018
81st year. Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. German Food, Fun and Beer! German Music Groups playing all day, Soccer Games, Keg Tapping Ceremony. Fun for the Kids includes Moon Bounce, Clowns, Face Painting, Kick Ball Hayrides, Arts & Crafts, Thriller Obstacle Course and Ultra Modern Playground. Rain date is Sunday.
SAMA Family Day - Ligonier, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 18, 2018
Music, food, family fun, children’s games, activities, art demos and more at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
Greater Philly Home Show - King of Prussia, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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!
Harvest Picnic - Conneaut Lake, PA - Sep 8, 2018
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.
Philadelphia Pizza Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Head to Citizens Bank Park for over 60 pizza restaurants and food trucks for over 200 varieties of pizza, plus a giant beer and wine garden, live entertainment, life size beer pong and baggo, family friendly activities, walk the bases, and more.
Bikes and Beers Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
5th annual. Head to one of two brweries back to back, both with a 15 mile and 30 mile race through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.
Food Truck Frenzy - Bensalem, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Over 20 food truck options, plus children’s activities, vendors, DJ and more.
Doylestown Arts Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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!
Phoenixville Blues Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 8, 2018
This year, check out the Greg Sover Band at this annual blues festival in Phoenixville
Market of the Macabre - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Head to Laurel Hill Cemetery to peruse antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork, and homemade items in this outdoor market in an 182-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 (cash only)
Indo American Shopping/Cultural Fest - Chester Springs, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Desi Mela at Montgomery School, with vendors to help get ready for the holiday season, Bollywood music and mouthwatering food, henna, and kids activities. Free entry.
Run Germantown 5K - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8, 2018
5K through the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Afterparty includes a beer garden, splash pool and more!
Uptown Northampton Street Fair - Northampton, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Vendors, live music, and more!
Pennsburg Community Day - Pennsburg, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Live entertainment, face painting and balloons, vendors, crafts, food, car show and more!
Apple Days - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Enjoy everything apple at this two day festival, plus bobbing for apples, cooking and colonial demonstrations, kids games and more!
BucksMont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 8, 2018
German music groups playing all day long, plus food, beers, kids activities, and more
Greenfest Philly - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9, 2018
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
B(L)ok Party - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9, 2018
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.
Pickledelphia Pickle Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 9, 2018
Enjoy all things Pickle at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons. Pickle vendors, gourmet pickle eating contest, pickle inspired foods and drinks, games and more.
Healthy Living Festival - Morrisville, PA - Sep 9, 2018
Free admission to a festival filled with vendors and information about living a healthier life, including eco, sustainable, metaphysical, and holistic vendors, plus artists and musicans, organic healthy food, and more!
Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 9, 2018
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+)
Denver Fair - Denver, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 15, 2018
Head to Denver Memorial Park for free entertainment, contests, agricultural and animal exhibits, crafts, rides, and more!
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza - Oaks, PA - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Head to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks for the largest and most comprehensive quilt festival in the state, with over 600 quilts and works of textile art on display. Shop the vendors and sock up on everything you need to quilt.
Erie Irish Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
A weekend of Irish music and Celtic energy at St. Patrick’s Church, celebrating the halfway point to St Patrick’s Day weekend with a free festival, food, and more!
New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival - New Bethlehem, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Located at Gumtown Park. Â Carnival, Mountain Bike Race, 5K Race, Health Walk, Parade, Classic Car Cruise, Tractor Show, Motorcycle Rally andÂ Stage Entertainment. Â Free admission.
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
9th annual event. Highlights include German music, dancers, beer, food, crafts and artwork. Runs Friday from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. The mayor’s keg tapping will occur at 11 AM. It takes place at the Town Center Parking Lot behind the first block of East Philadelphia Ave. Parking is available on several local streets and lots. Anticipated attendance is approximately 5,000 people. Rain date is Sunday. This annual event on the third weekend in September is a fundraiser for Building a Better Boyertown. BBB is a nonprofit organization formed in 2002 to promote the community, preserve its historical heritage and attract people.
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 22, 2018
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.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Annual event in Downtown Canonsburg with free admission. Tens of thousands attend every year. It will have German food, beer, live music, Name the Brew contest and Carnival with games and amusement rides. Ride All Day amusement passes are available. Vendors setup along Pike Street. On the two stages for music and dancing performances, youâ€™ll see SNPJ Button Box, Alpen Schuhplattler, Frank Paolombi Band, Augsburg Band, the Bill Ali Band, Ruff Creek, Kenny Blake Trio, Steeltown Band, Dancing Queen, Joel Lindsey and Sugarcane! It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 6 PM. Pets are not permitted in the festival area. In the past, there has been free parking and a free shuttle service from the Pennsylvania Transformer Technologies lot at 30 Curry Avenue because there is no designated parking from the event within the downtown area.
Swarthmore Co-op Food Truckathon - Swarthmore, PA - Sep 14, 2018
Food trucks descend on the Swarthmore Co-Op for an evening of delicious food offerings a la carte.
Keystone Comic Con - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Get photos with, and autographs from, some of your favorites! John Barrowman comes to Philly for the Barrowpanel. The Office has a mini reunion, Joe Mangeniello stops by, and more of your favorites from television and movies!
Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Beer tasting, live music, food & fun at The Stockings Works.
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
A weekend of family fun including scarecrow competition, scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin pie-eating contests, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities.Â Free admission and parking. Workshop Fee is $30 per scarecrowÂ with aÂ maximum of 4 people per scarecrow.10 AM – 6 PM.
Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 15, 2018
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.
Green Tree Octoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
St. Paul’s Oktoberfest - Glenside, PA - Sep 15, 2018
10th annual event. 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.
Beaver Wine Festival - Beaver, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Fifteen local wineries will be on site offering up samples of their products.
Newtown Beerfest at the Newtown Stocking Works Complex - Newtown, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Beer tasting, plus live music and food, at the Stocking Works in Newtown. VIP tickets get you in 90 miutes earlier for the first tap, General Admission starts at 2pm.
Fall Harvest Festival - Waterford, PA - Sep 15 to Oct 31, 2018
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!
Pymatuning Sportmen’s Club Waterfowl Festival - Linesville, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Vendors, food, trap shooting and retriever dog demos for a day of family fun.
Wine & Brew Walk - Meadville, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Your favorite wineries and breweries will be on site for samples and purchases, plus jewelry and flower vendors, music and more!
Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival - Camp Hill, PA - Sep 15, 2018
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.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Enjoy a flat, fast course (5K – half marathon) through historic Philadelphia, finishing at the Rocky Steps of the Art Museum. Raises funds for St Jude Children’s Hospital. There is also a Health & Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Arch Street.
Run the Vineyards Autumn Trail 8K and 5K - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 15, 2018
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.
Linvilla Orchards Art & Music Festival - Media, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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!
Lower Gwynedd Pike Fest - Spring House, PA - Sep 15, 2018
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.
Upper Providence Community Day - Collegeville, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Fun for the whole family
Bolton Mansion Fall Fest - Levittown, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Free admission at the Bolton mansion, including tours, vendors, kids activities, Revolutionary War encapment and demonstrations, food, and more.
Pottstown Pet Fair - Pottstown, PA - Sep 15, 2018
One of the largest free pet fairs in Pennsylvania, with a blessing of the animals, adoptions, vets and clinics, vendors, and more!
Fall Festival Beer Garden - West Reading, PA - Sep 15, 2018
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!
Village Renaissance Fair - Wrightstown, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
A benefit for the Village Library of Wrightstown, this real renaissance fair creates an interactive world for participants to take a stroll through history, encountering knights, aerialists, shows and activities, a working trebuchet, living chess, archery and more!
Irish Street Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 15, 2018
An Irish festival for the whole family, with live music and dance performances, bagpipers, Irish food and Guinness, kids activities and more!
Yardley Harvest Day - Yardley, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Free event along Canal Street and in the neighborhood around it, with something for everyone, including crafts, food, live music, kids’ activities, and more..
West End World of Food Festival - Allentown, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Free cultural celebration with a variety of food, drink, art, and music.
Organic Apple Festival - Kutztown, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Update – canceled due to crop failure in 2018. Pick your own apples in an organic orchard, plus shop organic vendors, listen to live music, take a wagon ride, and more. A fundraiser for the Rodale Institute.
Park Side Food Festival - Quakertown, PA - Sep 15, 2018
Head to the Univest Performance Center for a day of food trucks, non-food vendors, beer garden, live music, yard games and kids’ zone!
Wuffjam - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 15, 2018
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.
Fort Hunter Day - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 16, 2018
Enjoy a free annual fall festival at Fort Hunter with tons of activities for kids plus arts & crafts, food, live music, quilt displays, pony rides, hay rides, and carriage rides and more!
Radnor Fall Festival - Wayne, PA - Sep 16, 2018
26th annual. 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!
Doo Wop Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 16, 2018
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.
Navy Yard Al Fresco - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 19, 2018
The final Navy Yard Al Fresco of the season, with live music, pay as you go food trucks, $5 drink specials, and yard games. The Al Fresco Makers Market is filled with makers, entrepreneurs, crafters, and designers for everything from clothing, home goods and honey!
Great Lakes International Film Festival - Erie, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 29, 2018
17th 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 1700 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!
Carnival for a Cure - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2018
Rides, games, food, entertainment, vendors and more, all while raising money to fight childhood cancer.
Bloomsburg Fair - Bloomsburg, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 29, 2018
The 163rd 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.
Lancaster Liederkranz - Lancaster, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Open to the public. General admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-15.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 30, 2018
This Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will happen the last two weekends in September at the Penn Brewery. German food, alpine entertainment and seven Penn Brewery beers on tap.
Butler Fall Festival - Butler, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Enjoy two stages of live entertainment, arts & craft vendors, food, kids zone with petting zoo, face painting and other fun, and more!
Scranton Fringe Festival - Scranton, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 30, 2018
Multi-day, multi-venue performing arts festival in Scranton, featuring everything from theatre, music, dance and film to comedy, puppetry, and more!
Taste of Dormont - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Sample foods from local restaurants and try PA wines and beers. Music from the Good Guys Duo. Hours are 5 – 9:30 PM. Tickets are $32.50 per person.
Frankford Hall Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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.
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Nearly 300 are expected from 6 to 10 PM for open beer vodka & wine bars, food, silent & live auctions and the hEARd Matthews Band. Tickets are $105. All proceeds go to families in need.
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh – Oktoberfest Weekend - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Ligonier Highland Games - Ligonier, PA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
60th annual. Pipes, drums, and Celtic ensemble music, Highland games, Gaelic language, Scottish dog exhibit, dancing, genealogy research and more. Free parking.
Brews on Lake Augusta - Sunbury, PA - Sep 22, 2018
6th annual celebration of locally brewed wines and beers, food and music, craft vendors and more.
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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.
- Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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.
Fall Fest & Car Show - Hatfield, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Kids activities, car show, food, Hatfield Auto Museum tours, food drive, and more!
Wine, Beer & Food Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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.
Conshohocken FunFest - Conshohocken, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Fayette Street will be closed from 1st to 5th Avenue, with live music, food, vendors, crafters, children’s activities, and more!
Philly AIDS Thrift Lucky 13th Anniversary Block Party - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Celebrate the thirteenth 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!
Fall Family Fun on the Farm - Morrisville, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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!
Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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.
Towamencin Township Community Day - Lansdale, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Vendors, live music, zip line, food court, inflatables, face painting and balloon animals, pony rides and more!
Allentown Beer Fest - Allentown, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Beer and live music on Hamilton Street, plus food from local restaurants, and craft vendors!
Bike the Brandywine - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Bike your choice of a 25, 45, or 80 mile course, benefitting the Brandywine Conservancy’s clean water programs.
Wanderlust 108 Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 22, 2018
“The World’s Only Mindful Triathalon,” with a 5k run/walk, dj-powered yoga session, guided meditiation, and triathalon, plus market, cafe with healthy snacks, hooping and more. Benefits (RED) to fight cancer.
Trumbauersville FD Food Truck Festival & Car Cruise - Trumbauersville, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Food vendors, commercial vendors, children’s activities, and antique & classic cars, plus demos by the fire department.
Warrington Township Community Day - Chalfont, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Pony rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more
Mudding for Mutts Adopt-a-Thon - Harleysville, PA - Sep 22, 2018
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.
Millheim Oktoberfest - Spring Mills, PA - Sep 22, 2018
Live music, dancing, food and beer from Elk Creek, held at the Fire Company’s grounds. Proceeds go to the Millheim Fire Company.
Celtic Craig Music Fest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 22, 2018
A halfway to St Patrick’s Day celebration that raises mone 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!
Wurst.Oktoberfest.Ever - Middletown, PA - Sep 22, 2018
All the wursts on the grill, plus beer, pretzel flights, German music, and no cover charge!
Celebrate Wildwood - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 23, 2018
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
Feria del Barrio - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 23, 2018
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.
Dog Days of Summer Event - Fairless Hills, PA - Sep 23, 2018
Over 150 cars on display, pets for adoption, tons of family activities, Disney characters, Wahlburgers, live music, amazing prizes and more!
Cork & Pork - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 23 to Sep 22, 2018
BBQ and wine, plus live music. Free admission, food and drinks are a la carte.
All Black National Convention - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 30, 2018
An event for those who want progress in their community. A selectin of events (the VIP pass gets you into all of them) including film screenings, provate sessions, and Master classes with Dr Boyce Watkins. Held in the evenings and weekends at Audenreid High School, with one event elsewhere
Appalachian Brewing Company Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 26 to Oct 7, 2018
A celebration of German-style food, beer, and music
Feastival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 27, 2018
The premier fundraising event for FringeArts, with 80+ top restaurants from across the city pairing up to offer exlusive, one-night only dishes
Philly Music Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
A non-profit music fest focused on local bands, with all proceeds donated to local music educaiton charities. Three venues and four nights, with World Cafe hosting both Friday and Saturday. Check the facebook event for more information!
Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
31st annual. The U.S. National Highland Games Championship where Professional Highland Athletes from across the U.S. compete, plus six stages of musical performances, competitions in traditional athletics, piping and dance, and other educational activities.
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
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
Fall Harvest Sampler - Perkasie, PA - Sep 28, 2018
Enjoy a night at the Elephant Walk Farm 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!
Fall Food Truck Festival - Red Hill, PA - Sep 28, 2018
Live music, beer garden, food trucks and more at the Red Hill Fire Company Social Club, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
Ebensburg Potato Fest - Ebensburg, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Annual event celebrating Cambria County potatoes, since the county is the second largest supplier of potatoes in the state. Arts, crafts, live music, food, entertainment and more. Free admission.
Mount Pocono HarvestFest - Mount Pocono, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Food, crafts, children’s activities and entertainment at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds.
Pippinfest - Fairfield, PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
38th annual. Community yard sale on Saturday. Sunday has a drive-in car show, swap meet, quilt show, pottery display, food, music and more. Free admission and free parking.
Cassville Oktoberfest - Cassville, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Oktoberfest and 5K Run/Walk in Cassville. Friday events include horse & carriage rides and basket bingo. Saturday events include talent show, sky diving, teen dance and musical entertainment by Chris Woodward Band, Sharp Tones and Cannon Express D.J.. On Sunday, there will be the custom & classic car and motorcycle show as well as the performance by The Fabulous Flashbacks. Location: Cherry Street, Cassville, Pennsylvania 16623
Blue Mountain Resort Oktoberfest - , PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Neshaminy Creek Oktoberfest - Croydon, PA - Sep 29, 2018
From 12-7 PM for a day full of the finest NCBC beers (including some limited ones, tba), FOOD provided by the always amazing The Flying Deutschman Food Truck, and MUSIC from our returning friends in the Philadelphia German Brass Band! ALL AGES can attend. FREE entry. Lederhosen preferred, but not required.
Blue Mountain Oktoberfest - Palmerton, PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Resort in the scenic Pocono Mountains! For the second year Blue Mountain has partnered with Carbon County Chamber of Commerce to bring guests a bigger, and better event! A Biergarden, live Oom-Pah music with a dance floor, and a wide-spread of Bavarian-style food! At the base of Blue Mountain (Valley) Rain or Shine! Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm. Enjoy a wide selection of Traditional Oktoberfest Beer, great polka bands and delicious eats! Plus, support talented crafter’s & artisan vendors, and take-in the breathtaking view of the Pocono Mountains!
Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest - Indiana, PA - Sep 29, 2018
UGH Oktoberfest - Oakford, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Hosted by the United German Hungarians.
South Philly Sausage Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 29, 2018
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.
Autumn Leaf Festival - Clarion, PA - Sep 29 to Oct 7, 2018
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?
Carbon County Oktoberfest - Lehighton, PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
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
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. - Ardmore, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival - Pottstown, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Free music concert at Sly Fox Brewery, featuring several styles of music, plus Sly Fox Food, beer, and gear available for purchase.
Phoenixville VegFest - Phoenixville, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Vegan food and street festival with live music and vendors
Fall Harvest Festival - Halifax, PA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Held at Armstrong Valley Vineyards (the historic Robert Armstrong property), enjoy wine tastings from three wineries, tour the cellars, enjoy music and more.
Brews, Brats, and Bands - Hershey, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Oktoberfest food offerings, plus a bunch of great bands and local breweries and distilleries.
Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 29 to Oct 20, 2018
Three chances to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest, as well as Rocktoberfest (a casual and relaxed, more Americanized version).
Downingtown FallFest - Downingtown, PA - Sep 30, 2018
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.
Chestnut Hill Fall into the Arts Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 30, 2018
Germantown Ave is closed down for blocks and filled with artisans and vendors, plus food, beer, music and more!
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2018
The Donnerstag: Happy Hour is on Thursday and Beerfest Royale sessions on Saturday. Tasting mug, beer samples, live music, free parking and more. Event proceeds benefit King of Prussia District.
Xfinity Live Xtoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
Carnival, food and arts & crafts fair. Carnival tickets are $1 or 40 tickets for $35. There is also an unlimited rides band that lets you go till you drop. An assortment of festival food is available for purchase.The event is organized by Army, Morale, Welfare & Recreation, which has been hosting the festival at Carlisle Barracks since 2008.
Night Market Point Breeze - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 4, 2018
The Food Trust’s roving night of food trucks comes to the Point Breeze neighborhood in October for the last night market of the year. One of our favorite Philly events, where dinner comes in pieces from different trucks, head to 20th and Federal to nosh your fill.
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Enjoy food, free entertainment, arts/crafts, 5K, car show and more, beginning the first Friday in October.
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 14, 2018
Two weekends of fun. 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
23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
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. The Heimatklange Band will be performing Friday and Saturday night and Melina & the Oompahs will be playing Saturday afternoon. Traditional Oktoberfest food will be provided by Valentin Bay, with beer provided by Paulaner Brauerei Munchen. We’ve attended the media premiere of this event and found every morsel offered to be delicious and the music fun, so we would definitely put this in the “don’t miss” column!
Oktoberfest Bethlehem - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 14, 2018
This Bethlehem Oktoberfest on the first two weekends in October is a traditional German Oktoberfest with Pennsylvania influence. There will be a giant festhalle tent with German food, beer and bands playing polka, rock and party music. More than 2,000 participate in the 5K. Dancers, dachshund races, bar skills challenge, decorative beer barrel competition, Miss Oktoberfest contest, rides and games too! Admission is free this year!
Hamburg Harvest Fest - Hamburg, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
Live music, ethnic food, games, corn hole tournament, rock wall, bungee jump, dinosaur dig and more!
Keystone Classic BBQ Contest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
The Grand Champion 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.
Autumn Timber Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Live music, food & craft vendors, trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures and children’s activities.
Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival, PA - Bedford, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 14, 2018
55th annual event with an estimated 70,000 visitors between the two weekends. Antique Car Parade, arts & crafts, local culture, music and more!
Bensalem Fall Festival - Bensalem, PA - Oct 6, 2018
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, business and crafter attractions, fireworks and more!
Bridge Bust - Columbia, PA - Oct 6, 2018
30th annual. 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.
Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival - Delmont, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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.
Midtown Village Fall Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 6, 2018
A popular autumn street festival at the Midtown Village shops, where visitors enjoy live music and entertainment, vendors, craftmakers, childrens activities and more!
Pennsylvania Apple ‘n Cheese Festival - Canton, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Art & photography show, juried crafts, food vendors, wine & cheese tasting, apple & cheese desserts, cider pressing, free entertainment, demonstrations and more. Adult admission is $7. Free parking.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Enjoy harvest on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills, enjoy folk entertainment, handmade country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, quilt raffle, ride on a pony or horse drawn wagon, check out the one room schoolhouse, outdoor brick oven and more!
The National Apple Harvest Festival - Biglerville, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 14, 2018
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.
Ambler Oktoberfest - Ambler, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. The 25th annual Oktoberfest north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County will have a beer garden, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music and kids rides.
Strasburg Rail Road - Strasburg, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 20, 2018
Oct 6, 13 and 20 only. Board the train for local craft beers and German food, including a menu of bratwurst, pork, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, German chocolate cake or apple dumplings.
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Rotary Club of the Upper Main Line’s Annual Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event. We have games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and bouncy-houses for the kids, plus live music, dancing, bratwurst, and a great beer selection (including Victory Oktoberfest) for kids-at-heart. 100% of the proceeds go directly to charity projects and donations. Locally, we support organizations like ACLAMO, ARC of Chester County, Community Volunteers In Medicine, Philabundance, and T&E Cares. We also support Rotary International initiatives such as disaster relief, food and medical services, and the fight to end polio. Admission: $8 advance, $10 at the door – Kids under 21 free with paying adult.
Concordia Oktoberfest - Cabot, PA - Oct 6, 2018
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.
Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides, and more.
Harvest Festival - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Food and craft vendors, live music, beer garden, plus soup, wine and beer tastings.
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Fall fun is brewing at the sixth annual “Roxtoberfest”, the Roxborough neighborhood’s uniquely Philly spin on the world-renowned German Oktoberfest celebration. The popular, family-friendly event, presented this year by Roxborough Memorial Hospital, will take place on Saturday, October 6th from 12 noon until 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.
Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Hosted by Spring Gate Vineyard. Runs on Saturday-Sunday over two weekends.
Fall Food Truck Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Conneaut Lake Fall Pumpkin Fest - Conneaut Lake, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
A weekend of food, crafts and live entertainment, plus giant pumpkin drops, rides, bluegrass and more!
Houston Pumpkin Festival - Houston, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
35th annual. 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.
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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.
Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sheffield, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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
Boyertown’s Pickfest - Boyerstown, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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!
Cheltenham Community Harvest Festival - Elkins Park, PA - Oct 13, 2018
28th annual. 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!
Hay Creek Apple Festival - Geigertown, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
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.
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 21, 2018
Two weekends of fun. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
Peddler’s Village OctoberFEAST - New Hope, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Raise your beer and bratwurst to celebrate at the 4th Annual OctoberFEAST 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.
Sullivan County Fall Festival - Forksville, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Art expo, apple butter making, lumberjacks and carvers, food, kids activities, quilt expo, and more,
Harvest and Wine Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Oct 13, 2018
Wine sampling and all day entertainment. 21+ event
RiverCity Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 13, 2018
Activities for the whole family, food and drinks, live entertainment, fun run, 5k, and more at Penn Treaty Park
Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Oct 13, 2018
Almost 100 breweries with unique and seasonal brews, plus live music, food trucks, vendors, gaming area and more.
Bloktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 13, 2018
Four blocks of South Street from Broad to 18th Street in Philly will be closed to traffic for this non profit event with live music, craft beer and food. Admission is free.
Wands & Wizards - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
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.
Scranton Bonfire Festival - Scranton, PA - Oct 20, 2018
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!
Walk4Hearing Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 21, 2018
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.
Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 26, 2018
21+ event featuring whiskey and other beverages for sampling and for purchase.
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
The Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row will have world champions and Olympic medalists competing for the Gold Cup trophy.
Harvest Day - New Oxford, PA - Oct 27, 2018
Parade, kids activities, crafts, food and more!
The Great Philadelphia Vegan Bake Up - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 28, 2018
Bake-off for best vegan good – this year, CUPCAKES
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Oaks, PA - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2018
Juried Fine Art & Craft Festival. Indoors at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Free Parking.
PA Bacon Fest - Easton, PA - Nov 3 to Nov 4, 2018
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.
GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 3, 2018
Authentic German dance club music and dancing beginning at 7 pm. The bar and wonderful food open at 6 pm. Have a beer and have a bratwurst, HAVE A BALL ! Another chance for lederhosen, laughter, and libations. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tables of ten are available. Free parking. Will update with exact date when posted online.
Saint Vincent Festival of Trees - Erie, PA - Nov 23 to Nov 25, 2018
Enjoy a gallery of decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer, holiday displays, Santa’s Castle, teddy bear clinic, and more
Heinz Field Rib Festival – September 3-7, 2015
Pittsburgh Irish Festival – Homestead, PA – Sept 11-13, 2015
Lake Augusta Wine and Brew Festival – Lake Augusta, PA – September 19, 2015. Celebrate libations, music, food and Lake Augusta on the banks of Sunbury.
PA Sweet Potato Festival – Stewartstown, PA – September 26, 2015
14th annual event held at The Wellness Farm from 11 AM until 6 PM. Dig your own sweet potatoes. Contests, games and lots of festival food made from sweet potatoes. Adult admission is $3.
Market Street Festival – Selinsgrove, PA – September 26, 2015.
Ligonier Highland Games – Ligonier, PA – September 26, 2015
Harvest Fest at St. Mary’s – Hamburg, PA – October 2-3, 2015
Fall Festival with homemade foods, great entertainment and fun for all ages. St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut Rd, Hamburg, PA.
Confluence PumpkinFest – Confluence, PA – October 2-4, 2015. Features a 5k run, queen pageant, antique and classic car show, parade, tractor pull, live music, and great food choices.
Greater Northeast Philadelphia beerfest – Philadelphia, PA – October 3, 2015. A great day for beer lovers. Held under giant tents at Cannstatter, 9130 Academy Rd., Philadelphia.
Apple & Pumpkin Festival – Monhongahela, PA – October weekends 2015.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – Sheffield, PA – October 9-11, 2015
Fireworks, professional lumberjack competition, food, crafts, apple pie baking contest, antique tractor pull, draft horse pull, wine tasting event, antiques appraisal and music.
Bethlehem Harvest Festival – Bethlehem, PA – October 10, 2015
10th annual event. Biergarten, beer/wine/soup tastings, live music and more.
River City Festival – Philadelphia, PA – October 10, 2015. Held at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia is this 8th annual festival. Live entertainment by TJ Kong, The Lawsuits, Matt Pond, and many more. Features family fun and great food choices.
Rotary Harvest & Wine Festival – Tunkhannock, PA – October 10, 2015. Live entertainment all day. Features PA Wineries and craft vendors. Held at Lazy Brook Park.
Stroudsburg Harvest Festival – Stroudsburg, PA – October 10-11, 2015. Ran or shine enjoy games, contests, live entertainment, demonstrations, French and Indian War soldier reenactments and so much more. Held at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA.
Sullivan County Fall Festival – Forksville, PA – October 10-11, 2015. Held at the Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. See National Chainsaw Carving Competition, free entertainment, all type of crafts, demonstrations, and food concessions.
New Oxford Harvest Day – New Oxford, PA – October 24, 2015. Features local parade, craft show, fun family activities, great food and more.
First Glance Film Festival – Philadelphia, PA – October 2015.
Easton Garlic Fest – Easton, PA – October 3-4, 2015
Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo – Erie, PA – October 16-18, 2015
Beaver Fall Festival and Halloween Hop – Beaver, PA – October 14, 2015
Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival – Pittsburgh, PA – October 30, 2015
McCoole’s Fall Beer Festival – Quakertown, PA – Fall 2015
Saint Vincent Festival of Trees – Erie, PA – Nov 25-29, 2015
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