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Big Fall Festivals

Fall in Pennsylvania means towns across the state invite visitors to soak in the splendor of autumn! Celebrate this colorful season at Pennsylvania’s iconic small town festivals.

To find even more events that are happening around the state, check out the visitPA events page.

Fall Harvest Festival (Sept. 16-Oct. 31)

Fall Harvest from Port farm
Port Farm's Harvest Festival

There’s fun to be had this fall during Port Farm’s Fall Harvest Festival from Sept. 16-Oct. 31! Great for families with kids of all ages, the October-long event features hay rides, an 8-acre corn maze, Slide Mountain, animal exhibits and more!  With food, shopping and over 30 attractions to visit throughout the farm, you’re sure to make some fantastic fall memories.

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival (Sept. 30-Oct. 29)

Hayride at Pocono Pumpkin festival
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy pumpkins, games and great food at the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival on Sept. 30-Oct. 29. Bring family members of all ages during the week and enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, the ghost ship or the haunted house; if you need more fall fun, weekend visits include zombie paintball wagon rides, midway rides, Frozen Funland and more!

Fort Ligonier Days (Oct. 13-15)

Fort Ligonier Days
Fort Ligonier Days

Experience live reenactments at Fort Ligonier Days in the Laurel Highlands Oct. 13-15! This three-day fall festival commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War that was fought on Oct. 12, 1758. In addition to reenactments, visitors can experience the parade, live music, demonstrations, and several craft lots.

Houston Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 13-15)

People gathering at Houston Pumpkin Festival
Houston Pumpkin Festival

The Houston Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13-15 is a three-day community tradition held annually that features family fun for all ages, including; more than 175 food and craft vendors, music and entertainment, children's games and activities, a parade, and many pumpkin-related contests.

Johnny Appleseed Festival (Oct. 13-15)

Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Festival

Relive the history of the great logging boom era this weekend. The skills of old are the timbersports competition of today. The same competitive spirit of the lumberjacks of yesteryear is still very much alive at the 12th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival on Oct. 13-15.

Oktoberfest at SteelStacks (Oct. 13-15)

Oktoberfest at Steelstacks
Oktoberfest at Steelstacks, 
Photo Credit: Craig Roberts, Discover Lehigh Valley

If you’re looking for a little German culture done Pennsylvania-style, why not experience Oktoberfest on Oct. 13-15? Located on the SteelStacks™ campus in Bethlehem, the blast furnaces of the remainder of Bethlehem Steel set the backdrop to this unique event. This free event features authentic German food, beer, and live music.

Seven Springs' Autumnfest (Oct. 13-15)

People Gathered at Main stage Seven Springs' Autumnfest
Seven Springs' Autumnfest

Treat yourself to a spectacular weekend in the mountains and enjoy the best of Pennsylvania’s fall foliage at Seven Springs’ Autumnfest on Oct. 13-15! During the first two weekends in Oct., you can celebrate Oktoberfest and experience authentic German food, entertainment, and beer tastings! Artisans and crafters from far and wide will have their handmade creations on display. 

Bedford Fall Foliage Festival (Oct. 14-15)

Celebrating its 53rd year, the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival, Oct. 14-15, is organized entirely by volunteers and draws an estimated 70,000 attendees annually. Visitors can browse the work of more than 400 artists and craftsmen lining the streets and the square in Bedford and enjoy food and musical entertainment. Celebrating the essence of the season, the festival hosts two murder mystery evenings at Old Bedford Village. In Fort Bedford Park, scarecrow making and the antique car parade are just a few of the activities that make this event so special.

Chambourcin Weekend (Oct. 14-15)

LV Wine Trail
Vynecrest Winery
Photo Credit: Colin Coleman Photogrpahy

Fall is for foodies in Lehigh Valley! Wine lovers won’t want to miss the chance to explore the nine family-owned & operated locations along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail during its annual Chambourcin Weekend on Oct. 14-15. All nine wineries produce a Chambourcin wine, giving guests the chance to sample several varieties throughout their tours.

OctoberFEAST (Oct. 14-15)

Raise your stein and celebrate Oktoberfest at the third annual OctoberFEAST at Peddler’s Village Oct. 14-15! The annual festival will feature seasonal brews to try, authentic German food, and live entertainment.

The National Apple Harvest Festival (Oct. 14-15)

National Apple Harvest Festival
Come get your apples at the National Apple Harvest Festival this fall

The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held in Adams County during the first full two weekends in Oct., celebrates beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds of arts and craft dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands and entertainment. 

The Pocono Food Truck Festival (Oct. 14-15)

Food Truck Festival
The Pocono Food Truck Festival

The Pocono Food Truck Festival, Oct. 14-15, is home to the best food trucks, art, crafts and live music in the region. The festival features over 25 food trucks from the Pocono Mountains, Lehigh Valley, New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia. Festival attendees will also get a chance to cast their vote for the best food truck!

Harry Potter Festival (Oct. 19-21)

Have you ever wondered what Butter Beer really tastes like or how it feels to stroll up and down Diagon Alley in search of various wizardry items? Have you wanted to don the Sorting Hat to find out which house you were destined for or better yet, to watch someone catch the Golden Snitch in a high stakes Quidditch match?   If so, wonder no more and plan to attend Chestnut Hill’s Annual Harry Potter Weekend on Oct. 19-21 in Philadelphia!

The Great Pumpkin Carve (Oct. 19-21)

Person carving Pumpkin
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, Oct. 19-21, more than 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw, and chisel giant pumpkins by hand — some weighing up to 400 pounds — before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers. There are also hayrides, food vendors, and much more fall fun!

Pottstown Brew Fest (Oct. 28)

craftbeer tasting at Pottstown Brew Fest
Pottstown Brew Fest

Named the Best Outdoor Event in Montgomery County for two years in a row, the award-winning Pottstown Brew Fest returns Oct. 28 for a celebration of great craft beer and brews. The event features 1,500 craft beer enthusiasts from around the country and unlimited sampling of 100+ brews, wines, ciders, mead, and spirits from across Pennsylvania and the U.S. The festival has sold out for two consecutive years, so get your tickets while you can! Tickets are on sale now, and will be sold online until the festival concludes; they will also be for sale at the door for $50.

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