Pittsburgh Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 PA Events

Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Classic - Castle Shannon, PA - Nov 29 to Dec 1, 2024
Hockey tounrament over Thanksgiving weekend

Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest - Indiana, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2024
S&T Bank hosts an Oktoberfest in downtown Indiana with great craft beer (20+ brewers anticipated), live music and good food!

Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest - Canonsburg, PA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2024
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.

Green Tree Octoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2024
This annual Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will have food, fun, and entertainment for all ages. Past features have included a chili cookoff, car cruise and dog parade in addition to the opening ceremony, live music and Sunday night fireworks.

Ligonier Highland Games - Ligonier, PA - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2024
Pipes, drums, and Celtic ensemble music, Highland games, Gaelic language, Scottish dog exhibit, dancing, genealogy research and more. Free parking.

Pittsburgh’s Bridge to Ireland - West Homestead, PA - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2024
Celtic axe throwing, live music, Irish music, Aran knit display, hurling match and more. Since 1991.

West Alexander Fair - West Alexander, PA - Sep 2 to Sep 7, 2024
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.

Santa Trolley - Washington, PA - Nov 24 to Dec 17, 2023
Held at Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, on select dates.

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Run 5 miles or the 5K (or both, if you’re participating in the Double Gobble)! There will also be a 1-mile Family Fun Run, perfect for runners of all ages The event benefits YMCA food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Since March 2020, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has distributed approximately 80 tons of food in local neighborhoods as part of its work with the food bank and other local partners to fight food insecurity in our region.

Beaver County Festival of Trees and Christmas Extravaganza - Beaver Falls, PA - Nov 23 to Dec 4, 2023
A winter wonderland of creatively designed Christmas Trees. See the North Pole, Santa Land, and Candy Lane gift shop.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Holiday Spectacular - Monroeville, PA - Nov 17 to Nov 19, 2023
This outstanding festival features over 290 indoor booths of arts & crafts in two huge exhibit halls! Whether you are looking for new decor items for the holidays or you are ready to start (or finish!) your Christmas shopping, you are sure to find something to suit your style and budget

PA Arts and Crafts Christmas Festival - Washington, PA - Oct 20 to Oct 29, 2023
Get an early start on your Christmas decorating and holiday shopping!!! Explore an abundance of arts, crafts and foods at over 230 booths in six heated buildings!

Fort Ligonier Days - Ligonier, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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!

Houston Pumpkin Festival - Houston, PA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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.

Delmont Apple ‘n Arts Festival - Delmont, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
A festival for apple and craft enthusiasts at Shields Farm. Admission is free, parking and shuttle are available form Steel City Raceway, and parking proceeds go to local community organizations.

Concordia Oktoberfest - Cabot, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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.

Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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.

Renaissance Festival Pittsburgh – Oktoberfest Weekend - West Newton, PA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Different themes each weekend at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, with Oktoberfest each year in late September. Join your Village Hosts King Henry and Queen Anne in an Oktoberfest celebration and a farewell to the festival season. Tantalize your taste buds with traditional German favorites incluing bratwurst and pretzels! Stein lugging contest, German music, dancing, lederhosen and tavern wenches will delight one and all with a fun-filled taste of Bavaria. We have found two sets of dates on their website for the 2021 season, so confirm with event organizers on their website before making plans to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! The dates here were provided on the theme weekend page for the Oktoberfest weekend.

Butler Fall Festival - Butler, PA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Enjoy two stages of live entertainment, arts & craft vendors, food, kids zone with bouncy house, face painting and other fun, and more! Held at Pullman Park

Hancock County Old Time Fair - New Manchester, WV - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2023
2023 – Downsized to just the popular car show

New Bethlehem Peanut Butter Festival - New Bethlehem, PA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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.

Beaver Wine Festival - Beaver, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Fifteen local wineries will be on site offering up samples of their products, plus enjoy live music, food, and other vendors. 21+

A Fair in the Park - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
An annual contemporary art and craft festival in Mellon Park that has been running for nearly 50 years.

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival - Indiana, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2023
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.

Teutonia Mannerchor Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
Three chances to enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest, as well as Rocktoberfest (a casual and relaxed, more Americanized version).

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - West Newton, PA - Aug 26 to Oct 1, 2023
Different themes each weekend as you go back in time.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Pittsburgh - Washington's Landing, PA - Aug 13 to Aug 13, 2023
Get your wheels in motion and #RideForAReason at the annual bicycle event – ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Western Pennsylvania. CF Cycle For Life is a fully-supported 15, 30, or 60 mile ride – perfect for beginners or advanced riders. This is the most fun you’ll have on two wheels – from their complimentary pre-ride breakfast to the Finish Line Festival, you are extremely taken care of! You can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way, and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 18 to Dec 23, 2022
The night before Light Up Night, enjoy a pop up beer and cocktail garden. Be the first to gasp in dill-ight at the sight of the preposterously oversized (and aptly named) World’s Largest Pickle Ornament as it makes its Pittsburgh debut. Get all the feels at The UPMC Ultimate Holiday Tree Experience as the fantabulous high-tech tree at PPG Place is lit for the first time while you break the ice with friends and family at the UPMC Rink at PPG Place. Merriment abounds with even more happenings, including a high-stakes karaoke contest, food, drinks, and more!

Pennies from Heaven Oktoberfest - Wexford, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2022
A charity event done the way it should be done: Great food, wine bar, vodka bar, beer garden and fun center; classic rock music, silent auction baskets, and a live auction, in a casual setting that includes campfires, hay bales, and s’mores.

Penn Brewery Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 25, 2022
This Pittsburgh Oktoberfest will happen the last two weekends in September at the Penn Brewery. German food, alpine entertainment and seven Penn Brewery beers on tap.

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Oktoberfest - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 25, 2022
Keg tapping followed by two weekends of German fun at the Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest at the Southside Works in Pittsburgh. Imported Munich Oktoberfest bier, entertainment and prizes. Hofbrauhaus was started in Germany at the request of Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. The brewery provided food and drink at the wedding celebration in 1810. The Pittsburgh location was the third opened in America – behind the Cincinnati/NKY region and Las Vegas. It opened in 2009 in the Southside Works, the $300 million entertainment, shopping, office and residential complex that opened across the Monongahela River.

Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2022
Bring your appetite for amazing ribs, world-class entertainment, games, rides and more.

Pittsburgh Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival - Pittsburgh, PA - Aug 20 to Aug 20, 2022
21+ event featuring whiskey and other beverages for sampling and for purchase.

Thanksgiving Eve Party at Howl at the Moon - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 24 to Nov 26, 2021
Enjoy both Thanksgiving Eve and Black Friday parties at the Pittsburgh Howl at the Moon. Turkey is good, but booze is better! Celebrate the long holiday weekend with some live music, dancing and drinks, with featured drinks, games, dancing and a great night out!

Light Up Night - Pittsburgh, PA - Nov 20 to Nov 20, 2021
Enjoy the 60th-anniversary celebration with tree lighting live entertainment, holiday shopping, family fun, and so much more! Get ready for more fireworks displays than ever, too. Events across the city