Find an Pennsylvania fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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: August
PA Renaissance Faire - Manheim, PA - Aug 3 to Oct 27, 2019
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
BMW Championship - Newtown Square, PA - Aug 13 to Aug 18, 2019
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.
Alpine Oktoberfest - Honesdale, PA - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
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.
Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA - Aug 17 to Sep 22, 2019
Different themes each weekend
Crawford County Fair - Meadville, PA - Aug 17 to Aug 24, 2019
The largest agricultural fair in Pennsylvania features rides, displays, food, truck and tractor pulls, contests of all kinds, live music and more! Since 1945.
Green-Dreher-Sterling (GDS) Fair - Newfoundland, PA - Aug 23 to Sep 1, 2019
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 23 to Aug 25, 2019
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!
Keystone Comic Con - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Get photos with, and autographs from, some of your favorites! James & Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter), Gina Torres (Firefly, Serenity, Suits), Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls), and more of your favorites from television and movies, incuding Star Wars, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones!
Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - Aug 24, 2019
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.
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.
Fonthill Castle Beer Fest - Doylestown, PA - Aug 24, 2019
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.
Drake Day - Titusville, PA - Aug 24, 2019
160th anniversary. The theme for this year’s Drake Day event is the origins of oil. 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.
Dog Days of Summer Manayunk - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 24, 2019
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.
Phoenixville VegFest - Phoenixville, PA - Aug 24, 2019
Vegan food and street festival with live music and vendors
Great Allentown Fair - Allentown, PA - Aug 27 to Sep 2, 2019
Nightly concerts, plus a demolition derby, amusement rides, midway, food and more!
Great Stoneboro Fair - Stoneboro, PA - Aug 28 to Sep 2, 2019
Midway, rides, agricultural contests, demo derby, and more!
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.
La Festa Italiana - Scranton, PA - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
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 - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
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.
Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
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 - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
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 - Aug 31 to Sep 8, 2019
Two weekends of fun! Crafter’s Village will have handmade items such as jewelry, quilts, dolls, toys, bags, children’s clothes and decorations. Polish and American food including pierogi, potato placki, grilled kielbasa, and golabki. Two stages of entertainment with live music, dancing and more.
Taste of Hamburg-er - Hamburg, PA - Aug 31, 2019
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 - 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!
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair - Glenmoore, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
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 - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
20th annual. The gardens at Paxson Hill Farm will be transformed into a artistic wonderland, with over 90 local artists, plus food vendors and live music.
Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
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.
Hanover Chili Cook Off - Hanover, PA - Sep 1, 2019
A day of award winning chili and music raising funds for local charities.
Schuylkill Wine Festival - Hegins, PA - Sep 1, 2019
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 1 to Sep 7, 2019
98th 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!
Tour de Tamarack - Meadville, PA - Sep 1, 2019
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!
West Alexander Fair - West Alexander, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 7, 2019
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.
Art Week Doylestown - Doylestown, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 8, 2019
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.
Fringe Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 22, 2019
A variety of artistic performances and presentations all across the city and online, including those for families.
Chile Pepper Festival - Bowers, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Jalapeno eating contest, salsa contest, field excursion, live music and more. Admission by suggested donation.
A Fair in the Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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 6 to Sep 8, 2019
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.
York Fair - York, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 15, 2019
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 Queen, contests in horticulture and agriculture, demolition derby, monster trucks and more!
Pittsburgh’s Bridge to Ireland - West Homestead, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Celtic axe throwing, live music, Irish music, Aran knit display, hurling match and more. Since 1991.
Philadelphia Honey Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
10th annual. 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 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Jalapeno pepper eating contest, live music, winery, and more
Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Three chances to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest, as well as Rocktoberfest (a casual and relaxed, more Americanized version).
Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival - Gettysburg, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Annual event in the Mushroom Capital of the World, Kennett Square. Held on the weekend after Labor Day. Attendance is estimated at up to 100,000 guests. Enjoy 5k, live music, community parade, mushroom cook-off, car show, and more!
Pennsylvania Endless Mountains Fiber Festival - Harford, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Breed display, free demonstrations, workshops, contests and silent auction.
Greater Philly Home Show - King of Prussia, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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!
Food Truck Frenzy - Bensalem, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Over 20 food truck options, plus children’s activities, vendors, DJ and more.
Doylestown Arts Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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 7, 2019
This year, check out the great lineup at this annual blues festival in Phoenixville
Market of the Macabre - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 7, 2019
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 (cash only)
Pennsburg Community Day - Pennsburg, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Live entertainment, face painting and balloons, vendors, crafts, food, car show and more!
Apple Days - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy everything apple at this two day festival, plus bobbing for apples, cooking and colonial demonstrations, kids games and more!
Pottstown Pet Fair - Pottstown, PA - Sep 7, 2019
One of the largest free pet fairs in Pennsylvania, with a blessing of the animals, adoptions, vets and clinics, vendors, and more!
Allentown Beer Fest - Allentown, PA - Sep 7, 2019
Beer and live music on Hamilton Street, plus food from local restaurants, and craft vendors!
Dog Days of Summer Event - Fairless Hills, PA - Sep 7, 2019
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.
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 7, 2019
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.
Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Sep 7, 2019
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
Greenfest Philly - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8, 2019
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
Harvest Picnic - Conneaut Lake, PA - Sep 8, 2019
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.
Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 8, 2019
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+)
Feria del Barrio - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy live Latin music and dancing, food, art and crafts, and more, in a collaboration between Taller Puertorriqueno, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, HACE, and Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas.
Denver Fair - Denver, PA - Sep 10 to Sep 14, 2019
Head to Denver Memorial Park for free entertainment, contests, agricultural and animal exhibits, crafts, rides, and more! Since 1981.
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza - Oaks, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
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 13 to Sep 15, 2019
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!
Milton Harvest Festival - Milton, PA - Sep 13 to Sep 21, 2019
A tradition since 1977. Parades, pageant, 28 mile bike race, scarecrow contests, 5K run, arts &crafts.
Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 13 to Sep 21, 2019
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.
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
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.
Ligonier Highland Games - Ligonier, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
Pipes, drums, and Celtic ensemble music, Highland games, Gaelic language, Scottish dog exhibit, dancing, genealogy research and more. Free parking.
Beaver Wine Festival - Beaver, PA - Sep 14, 2019
Fifteen local wineries will be on site offering up samples of their products, plus enjoy live music, food, and other vendors. 21+
Run Germantown 5K - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 14, 2019
5K through the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Afterparty includes a beer garden, splash pool and more!
Uptown Northampton Street Fair - Northampton, PA - Sep 14, 2019
Vendors, live music, and more!
Fall Harvest Festival - Waterford, PA - Sep 14 to Oct 31, 2019
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!
Wine & Brew Walk - Meadville, PA - Sep 14, 2019
Your favorite wineries and breweries will be on site for samples and purchases, plus jewelry and flower vendors, music and more!
Run the Vineyards Autumn Trail 8K and 5K - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 14, 2019
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.
Lower Gwynedd Pike Fest - Spring House, PA - Sep 14, 2019
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.
Bolton Mansion Fall Fest - Levittown, PA - Sep 14, 2019
Free admission at the Bolton mansion, including tours, vendors, kids activities, Revolutionary War encapment and demonstrations, food, and more.
Village Renaissance Fair - Wrightstown, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
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 14, 2019
An Irish festival for the whole family, with live music and dance performances, bagpipers, Irish food and Guinness, kids activities and more!
Park Side Food Festival - Quakertown, PA - Sep 14 to 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 14, 2019
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.
Bike the Brandywine - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 14, 2019
Bike your choice of a 25, 45, or 80 mile course, benefitting the Brandywine Conservancy’s clean water programs.
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
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.
B(L)ok Party - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 15, 2019
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.
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.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 15, 2019
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.
Fort Hunter Day - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 15, 2019
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 15, 2019
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 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.
Appalachian Brewing Company Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 15 to Oct 5, 2019
A celebration of German-style food, beer, and music
New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival - New Bethlehem, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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.
Boyertown Oktoberfest - Boyertown, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
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.
Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Annual event in Downtown Canonsburg with free admission. Tens of thousands attend every year. It will have German food, beer, live music, Name the Brew contest and Carnival with games and amusement rides. Ride All Day amusement passes are available. Vendors setup along Pike Street, plus two stages for music and dancing performances. It runs Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM, Saturday from 12 PM to 11 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5 PM. Pets are not permitted in the festival area. In the past, there has been free parking and a free shuttle service from the Pennsylvania Transformer Technologies lot at 30 Curry Avenue because there is no designated parking from the event within the downtown area.
Lancaster Liederkranz Oktoberfest - Lancaster, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Open to the public. General admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 6-15.
Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 29, 2019
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.
Bloomsburg Fair - Bloomsburg, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 28, 2019
The 164th 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.
Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Beer tasting, live music, food & fun at The Stockings Works.
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.
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.
St. Paul’s Oktoberfest - Glenside, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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.
Brews on Lake Augusta - Sunbury, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Annual celebration of locally brewed wines and beers, food and music, craft vendors and more.
Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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.
Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival - Camp Hill, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy artisan beer and wine from Central PA breweries and wineries, plus delicious steamed Harbor House crab and BBQ, and listen to live music. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Central PA Food Bank. 21+ only.
Linvilla Orchards Art & Music Festival - Media, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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!
Upper Providence Community Day - Collegeville, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Fun for the whole family
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!
Yardley Harvest Day - Yardley, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
Free cultural celebration with a variety of food, drink, art, and music.
Fall on the Farm - Kutztown, PA - Sep 21 to Oct 13, 2019
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.
Wine, Beer & Food Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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 21, 2019
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 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!
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!
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.
Millheim Oktoberfest - Spring Mills, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Live music, dancing, food and beer from Elk Creek, held at the Fire Company’s grounds. Proceeds go to the Millheim Fire Company.
Celtic Craic Music Fest - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 21, 2019
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!
Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival - Langhorne, PA - Sep 21, 2019
Held at Core Creek Park, this event paddles out hunger
Oktoberfest Live! and 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
Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest - Indiana, PA - Sep 21, 2019
S&T Bank hosts an Oktoberfest in downtown Indiana with great craft beer (20+ brewers anticipated), live music and good food!
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.
Healthy Living Festival - Morrisville, PA - Sep 22, 2019
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!
Philly Music Fest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 28, 2019
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!
All Black National Convention - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 30, 2019
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 Houston Marriott
Feastival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 26, 2019
The premier fundraising event for FringeArts, with 80+ top restaurants from across the city pairing up to offer exlusive, one-night only dishes at the Cherry Street Pier
Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
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.
Scranton Fringe Festival - Scranton, PA - Sep 27 to Oct 6, 2019
Multi-day, multi-venue performing arts festival in Scranton, featuring everything from theatre, music, dance and film to comedy, puppetry, and more!
Marienville Oktoberfest - Marienville, PA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
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
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 Sampler - Perkasie, PA - Sep 27, 2019
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!
Butler Fall Festival - Butler, PA - Sep 28, 2019
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
Ebensburg Potato Fest - Ebensburg, PA - Sep 28, 2019
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 28, 2019
Food, crafts, children’s activities and entertainment at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds.
Pippinfest - Fairfield, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Community yard sale, drive-in car show, swap meet, quilt show, pottery display, food, music and more. Free admission and free parking.
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.
Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 28, 2019
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.
Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Almost 100 breweries with unique and seasonal brews, plus live music, food trucks, vendors, gaming area and more.
Bloktoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 28, 2019
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.
Autumn Leaf Festival - Clarion, PA - Sep 28 to Oct 6, 2019
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 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Music (DJ during the day and live music both evenings), authentic food, and beer provided by local Red Castle Brewery. Rides and games of children of all ages. Location: Blue Mountain Resort
Fall Fest & Car Show - Hatfield, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Kids activities, car show, food, Hatfield Auto Museum tours, food drive, and more!
Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Show - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 28, 2019
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.
Warrington Township Community Day - Chalfont, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Pony rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more
Cork & Pork - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
BBQ and wine, plus live music. Free admission, food and drinks are a la carte.
Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival - Pottstown, PA - Sep 28, 2019
Free music concert at Sly Fox Brewery, featuring several styles of music, plus Sly Fox Food, beer, and gear available for purchase.
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.
Blue Mountain Oktoberfest - Palmerton, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Resort in the scenic Pocono Mountains! Enjoy a Biergarden with a wide selection of traditional Oktoberfest beers, live Oom-Pah music from great polka bands with a dance floor, and a wide-spread of Bavarian-style food, plus compete in various competitions and support talented crafters & artisan vendors while taking in breathtaking views of the Pocono Mountains! Held at the base of Blue Mountain Resort, rain or shine! Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm.
Downingtown FallFest - Downingtown, PA - Sep 29, 2019
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.
Celebrate Wildwood - Harrisburg, PA - Sep 29, 2019
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
Chestnut Hill Fall into the Arts Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 29, 2019
Germantown Ave is closed down for blocks and filled with artisans and vendors, plus food, beer, music and more!
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.
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Oct 3 to Oct 5, 2019
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.
Night Market Point Breeze - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3, 2019
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 as you walk through the neighborhood!
Franklin Applefest - Franklin, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Enjoy food, free entertainment, arts/crafts, 5K, car show and more, beginning the first Friday in October.
Mifflinburg Oktoberfest - Mifflinburg, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
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 4 to Oct 13, 2019
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 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Live music, ethnic food, games, corn hole tournament, rock wall, bungee jump, dinosaur dig and more!
Keystone Classic BBQ Contest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
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.
Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest - Carlisle, PA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
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.
Easton Garlic Fest - Easton, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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!!!
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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.
Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival, PA - Bedford, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual event with an estimated 70,000 visitors between the two weekends. Antique car parade, arts & crafts, vendors, local culture, music and more!
Bensalem Fall Festival - Bensalem, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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 5, 2019
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 5 to Oct 6, 2019
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 5, 2019
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 5 to Oct 6, 2019
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.
The National Apple Harvest Festival - Biglerville, PA - Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2019
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 5, 2019
Ambler restaurants and businesses will have special offerings all day. With over 90 vendors and 10 food trucks lining Butler Avenue and the side streets, kids rides, a beer garden, musical performances on 2 stages all day and more – there will surely be something to interest everyone!
Strasburg Rail Road - 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.
Concordia Oktoberfest - Cabot, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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 - Bethlehem, PA - Oct 5, 2019
Food and craft vendors, live music, beer garden, plus soup, wine and beer tastings.
Fall Food Truck Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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.
Roxtoberfest - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 5, 2019
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, presented this year by Roxborough Memorial Hospital, will take place 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. This is our neighborhood Oktoberfest, so you’ll see us there!
Stoudts Oktoberfest - Adamstown, PA - Oct 10 to Oct 20, 2019
Two weekends of fun. Location: 2800 N Reading Rd Adamstown, PA 19501
Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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!
Conneaut Lake Fall Pumpkin Fest - Conneaut Lake, PA - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
A weekend of food, crafts and live entertainment, plus giant pumpkin drops, rides, bluegrass and more!
Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sheffield, PA - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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!
Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest - Enola, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Held at Adams-Ricci Park. Car show on Saturday, plus craft vendors, games, inflatables, contests, food and entertainment.
Waterville Apple Butter Festival - Waterville, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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”
Autumn Timber Festival - East Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Live music, food & craft vendors, trick dog shows, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures and children’s activities.
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!
Hay Creek Apple Festival - Geigertown, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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!
Sacred Heart School Oktoberfest - Oxford, PA - Oct 12, 2019
Authentic German food, beer, games, and a German band
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Oct 12, 2019
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.
Peddler’s Village OctoberFEAST - New Hope, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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.
Sullivan County Fall Festival - Forksville, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Art expo, apple butter making, lumberjacks and carvers, food, kids activities, quilt expo, and more,
Harvest Festival - Stroudsburg, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides, and more.
Harvest and Wine Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Oct 12, 2019
Wine sampling and all day entertainment. 21+ event
Bikes and Beers Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 12, 2019
Head out from Yards Brewery on a 15, 30 or 45 mile race through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.
Bucks County Fall Festival - Doylestown, PA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
50+ professionally published authors, panel discussions, book readings and signings, a writer’s workshop, and a children’s day
BMW Car Club of America Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 19, 2019
50th 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!
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!”
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Nov 1 to Nov 3, 2019
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.
Peddler’s Village Apple Festival - Lahaska, PA - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2019
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.
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.
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Triumph Oktoberest - New Hope, PA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 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.
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!
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.
Cornstock Festival - Tunkhannock, PA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
On hold for 2019 due to health of organizer – it’ll be back in 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.
Northern Appalachian Folk Festival - Indiana, PA - Sep 8, 2018
Cancelled for 2019. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wurst.Oktoberfest.Ever - Middletown, PA - Sep 22, 2018
All the wursts on the grill, plus beer, pretzel flights, German music, and no cover charge!
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.
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
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.
Brews, Brats, and Bands - Hershey, PA - Sep 29, 2018
Oktoberfest food offerings, plus a bunch of great bands and local breweries and distilleries.
Ardmore Oktoberfest - Ardmore, PA - Sep 29, 2018
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.
Spring Gate Oktoberfest - Harrisburg, PA - Oct 6, 2018
Hosted by Spring Gate Vineyard. Runs on Saturday-Sunday over two weekends.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Bethlehem Harvest Festival – Bethlehem, PA – October 10, 2015
10th annual event. Biergarten, beer/wine/soup tastings, live music and more.
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.
New Oxford Harvest Day – New Oxford, PA – October 24, 2015. Features local parade, craft show, fun family activities, great food and more.
Eerie Horror Film Festival & Expo – Erie, PA – October 16-18, 2015
Beaver Fall Festival and Halloween Hop – Beaver, PA – October 14, 2015
McCoole’s Fall Beer Festival – Quakertown, PA – Fall 2015
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