On July 14, 2020, officials in Philadelphia announced that all large gatherings would be canceled through February 28, 2021. There may be some events below that are in the region but outside the city (please double check with the event website to confirm those are still happening), but expect to see most of the festivals below come back next year instead of occurring this year.
We’re leaving them up for now, as we are trying to update events across the country (as well as updating the farms and haunted houses) as quickly as possible, and we’re a very small family business!
Please be safe, everyone! This is also our region, and we’re going through all this with you!
Fonthill Castle Beer Fest - Doylestown, PA - Aug 15 to Aug 15, 2020
Going virtual for 2020! Enjoy guided beer tastings and entertainment in a live streamed event. Normally: Spend an end-of summer afternoon at Fonthill Castle for our Annual Beer Fest featuring high-quality drafts from local and regional breweries in a beautiful outdoor setting. Guests enjoy live music, light fare, and a commemorative beer-tasting glass. 21+ event.
High Caliber Festival - Camden, NJ - Aug 21 to Aug 23, 2020
The Battleship New Jersey, docked in the Delaware River, plays host to an 18+ music festival with over 20 artists across three stages.
Phoenixville VegFest - Phoenixville, PA - Aug 22 to Aug 22, 2020
Vegan food and street festival with live music and vendors
Keystone Comic Con - Philadelphia, PA - Aug 28 to Aug 30, 2020
Get photos with, and autographs from, some of your favorites!
Bucks-Mont Oktoberfest - Warminster, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 5, 2020
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.
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair - Glenmoore, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
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 5 to Sep 6, 2020
The gardens at Paxson Hill Farm will be transformed into a artistic wonderland, with over 90 local artists, plus food vendors and live music.
Market of the Macabre - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
For 2020, the market will be virtual, but tours of the 184 year old Victorian cemetery will be running all weekend. Normally: 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)
Fringe Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 10 to Oct 4, 2020
A variety of artistic performances and presentations all across the city and online, including those for families.
Food Truck Frenzy - Bensalem, PA - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2020
Over 20 food truck options, plus children’s activities, vendors, DJ and more.
Haverford Music Festival - Havertown, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
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 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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!
Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Beer tasting, live music, food & fun at The Stockings Works.
Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
A weekend of family fun including scarecrow competition, scarecrow-making workshops, pumpkin pie-eating contests, pumpkin painting, live musical entertainment and children’s activities. Free admission and parking. Workshop Fee is $30 per scarecrow with a maximum of 4 people per scarecrow. 10 AM – 6 PM.
Greater Philly Home Show - King of Prussia, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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!
Flying Fish 5k - Somerdale, NJ - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
5k with beer and family fun at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.
Doylestown Arts Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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!
Historic Odessa Brewfest - Odessa, DE - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Support a fundraiser for the Historic Odessa Foundation while enjoying food and merchandise vendors, live bands, and unliminted sampling during the full duration of the festival!
Bolton Mansion Fall Fest - Levittown, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
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 12 to Sep 12, 2020
One of the largest free pet fairs in Pennsylvania, with a blessing of the animals, adoptions, vets and clinics, vendors, and more!
Park Side Food Festival - Quakertown, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
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 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Bring your pups to enjoy live music, show local businesses, enjoy food trucks, and have the kids and dogs enjoy activities designed just for them.
Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival - Langhorne, PA - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Held at Core Creek Park, this event paddles out hunger
Run Now Wine Later 5K & Festival - New Hope, PA - Sep 13 to Sep 13, 2020
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+)
Lower Gwynedd Pike Fest - Spring House, PA - Sep 13 to Sep 13, 2020
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.
Drive Thru and Brew at Elmwood Park Zoo - Norristown, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2020
Drive through Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown while listening to an audio tour on your mobile device that explains the animals and exhibits. This takes their normal safari (held over the summer several times in their parking lot) a bit further. At the end of the tour, receive a gift bag with a four-pack of beer, LagerGator, brewed specially for the zoo by KOP brewery Workhorse Brewing Company, as well as a Workhorse pint glass and koozie, Make in Montco bottle opener, a reusable Wegmans shopping bag, and more! Tickets are $65 per vehicle and go on sale for members 8/17. The general public can buy tickets 8/19. Only sedans and compact SUV’s allowed due to the safari’s path. This is a fundraiser to help the zoo replace funds lost through lower zoo attendance and other fundraising events being canceled due to COVID-19. They also experienced some flooding during Tropical Storm Isaias in early August, which resulted in damaged exhibits across the zoo.
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza - Oaks, PA - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
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.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
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.
Linvilla Orchards Art & Music Festival - Media, PA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
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!
Wine, Beer & Food Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
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.
Towamencin Township Community Day - Lansdale, PA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
Vendors, live music, zip line, food court, inflatables, face painting and balloon animals, pony rides and more!
Dog Days of Summer Event - Philadelphia, PA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
Over 150 cars on display, pets for adoption, tons of family activities, Disney characters, Wahlburgers, live music, amazing prizes and more at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.
Radnor Fall Festival - Wayne, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2020
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!
Bucks County Book Festival - Doylestown, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Going virtual for 2020 – see event website for details. Normally: 50+ professionally published authors, panel discussions, book readings and signings, a writer’s workshop, and a children’s day
Run the Vineyards Autumn Trail 8K and 5K - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
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.
Yardley Harvest Day - Yardley, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Free event along Canal Street and in the neighborhood around it, with something for everyone, including crafts, food, live music, kids’ activities, and more..
Bike the Brandywine - Chadds Ford, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Bike your choice of a 25, 45, or 80 mile course, benefitting the Brandywine Conservancy’s clean water programs.
Warrington Township Community Day - Chalfont, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Pony rides, entertainment, food, fireworks and more
Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival - Pottstown, PA - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Free music concert at Sly Fox Brewery, featuring several styles of music, plus Sly Fox Food, beer, and gear available for purchase.
Swedesboro Day - Swedesboro, NJ - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Dragon Run 5k, live performances on two stages, car show, historic reenactors, local vendors and more
Downingtown FallFest - Downingtown, PA - Sep 27 to Sep 27, 2020
Beer garden, BMX show, food and craft vendors, and more.
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
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.
Midtown Village Fall Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
A popular autumn street festival at the Midtown Village shops, where visitors enjoy live music and entertainment, vendors, craftmakers, childrens activities and more!
Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
Almost 100 breweries with unique and seasonal brews, plus live music, food trucks, vendors, gaming area and more.
Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
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.
Gloucester County 4-H Fall Fest - Mullica Hill, NJ - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
Fall Food Truck Festival - Phoenixville, PA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
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.
Wands & Wizards - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Formerly the Harry Potter Festival, this annual festival fills the air with wizardry and wonder each October in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. The charming little neighborhood turns into a magical place perfect for witches and wizards of all ages. Don’t miss the Brews & Broomsticks pub crawl the night before!
Walk4Hearing Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 18 to Oct 18, 2020
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.
Bikes and Beers Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2020
Head out from Yards Brewery on a 15, 30 or 45 mile race through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
The Schuylkill River near Boathouse Row will have world champions and Olympic medalists competing for the Gold Cup trophy.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Oaks, PA - Nov 6 to Nov 8, 2020
Juried fine art and craft festival. Indoors at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Free Parking.
Upper Main Line Oktoberfest - Paoli, PA - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. They will be hosting a virtual fundraising event for their charities of choice instead – Chocolate and Cheer: a chocolate and beer tasting with chocolates from Eclat Chocolate (West Chester) and brews from Victory Brewing (Downingtown) hand-delivered prior to the event (Chester, Delco, Philly, and Montco only, 21+). Use the ticket link below to head to Eventbrite and register for your beer and choclates (and other goodies) and join in the fun. Normally: 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 Apple Festival - Lahaska, PA - Nov 7 to Nov 8, 2020
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.
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Jan 1 to Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.
Made in America Music Festival - Philadelphia, PA - Jan 1 to Sep 1, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for its return in 2021. Normally: One of the largest music festivals and event in the country. Features about 100 live musicians on stages. Held in downtown Philadelphia along Ben Franklin Parkway.
Polish American Festival - Doylestown, PA - Jan 1 to Sep 8, 2019
Virtual fundraising telethon for 2020, with a return to normal festivities in 2021. Normally: 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.