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September Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania

The sun may be setting on summer, but the Happy Traveler knows adventure never ends in Pennsylvania. Tickle your taste buds at a beer and wine event, check out the local scene at a community fair, or take a scenic drive through the backroads to admire our incredible covered bridges. No matter which path you take, know you’re bidding adieu to the summer in true Keystone style.

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this fall, check out

1. Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival

Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival

Celebrate the fall season with this weekend of family fun at the annual Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival! Activities include scarecrow making workshops, pumpkin painting, and live music! Also, visitors can tour the wide array of scarecrows and vote for your favorite!

When: Sept. 14–15

Where: New Hope

Cost: Free admissions

2. Pioneer Evergreen Festival

kid go karting
Pioneer Evergreen Festival

Pioneer Evergreen Festival is open every weekend from September 20th through October 2th, bringing smiles to faces and helping families make lasting memories! Festival goers can enjoy hayrides, pony rides, go-kart racing, train rides, slides, games and pumpkin everything!

When: Sept. 20–Oct. 27

Where: Orwigsburg

Cost: Admission prices vary

3. Tailgating Festival

Tailgating Festival
Tailgating Festival

Celebrate autumn and tailgate season at the Tailgating Festival, located in the heart of Lancaster County. See the sports-themed scarecrows throughout the village and vote for your favorite; savor a tasty sample of homemade tailgate foods; tap your toes to a Dixieland Band; and compete in a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Filling Contest.

When: Sept. 20-21

Where: Intercourse

Cost: Free admissions

4. Port Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Port Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Port Farms Fall Harvest Festival begins in mid beautiful sunny September and runs through the end of October. With a variety of activities, we are sure to please guests of all ages from those who are young to young at heart. From the 8 acre corn maze, hay wagon rides, slide mountain, pedal carts, apple cannons and so much more!

When: Sept. 14–Oct. 31

Where: Waterford

Cost: Costs vary

5. Washington & Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival


Covered Bridge Festival
Covered Bridge Festival

Washington & Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival kicks off the fall season with 10 unique festival locations to explore and enjoy in Southwestern PA. Greene County’s White Covered Bridge and Carmichaels Covered Bridge are bursting with live music, re-enactments, Civil War demonstrations, home cooking, and a plethora of craft vendors.

When: Sept. 21-22

Where: 10 festival sites in Southwestern PA

Cost: Free admission

6. Kinzua Bridge State Park Fall Festival

Kinzua Bridge State Park Fall Festival
Kinzua Bridge State Park Fall Festival

Enjoy this year’s Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival with live musical entertainment, vendors, food, pony rides, and a terrific view of the Kinzua Bridge. Try your hand at cone dipping, leaf printing, and apple cider, and explore the Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center and Pennsylvania Wilds gift shop.

When: Sept. 21-22

Where: Mount Jewett

Cost: Free admissions

7. Autumn Leaf Festival

Autumn Leaf Festival crowd
Autumn Leaf Festival

Experience small town culture as you watch the renowned Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves Parade” at 66th annual Autumn Leaf Festival. Join more than 500,000 to catch thrills on carnival rides, watch a tractor show, interact with farmers, and browse craft vendors.

When: Sept. 28-Oct. 6

Where: Clarion

Cost: Free admission

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