Whether you’re looking for a fun event for the whole family or you want to stick with the 21 and over crowd, you’ll find a food festival in Pennsylvania that meets your needs this fall. Add some zest to your year by checking out these 11 delightful food festivals in Pennsylvania.
1. TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits
Start the weekend right with a visit to the 2016 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits, slated for October 21 through the 23 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Enjoy food from the area's best restaurants. Watch cooking demonstrations and participate in wine tastings. The Festival runs on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Session one on Saturday will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and session two will go from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday's hours are set for 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Valley Forge Casino Resort is located at 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
2. Fall Fest & Food Truck Fare
Enjoy a free afternoon at of fun at the Fall Fest & Food Truck Fare. A variety of local food trucks – from Manning's Ice Cream to Boyer Brothers – will be on hand during the festival on October 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free activities include face painting, bounce houses, hay rides, and a pumpkin patch. Sample delicious food truck fare at 340 Carverton Rd, Trucksville, PA 18708-1748.
3. Pottstown Brew Fest
Taste some of the best beer and wine at the Pottstown Brew Fest on October 22 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Brew Fest also features a costume contest and educational beer and wine classes. All proceeds for the community event benefit local charities. Pottstown Brew Fest will be held at Manatawny (Memorial) Park, 75 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.
4. Central PA Whiskey Festival
Head to the Central PA Whiskey Festival at the Zembo Shrine on October 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Festival goers will be able to sample a wide range of whiskeys and spirits, including Bacardi, Deep Eddy, and Four Roses. The Zembo Shrine is located at 2801 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
5. Apple Festival
Celebrate everyone's favorite fruit – and the delicious food that comes from it – at Peddler's Village Apple Festival, set for November 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The weekend long festival, with free parking and free admission, will feature apple pie eating contests, apple treats and foods, and live entertainment. The Apple Festival will be held at Peddler's Village, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, Bucks County, PA 18931.
6. PA Bacon Fest
Bacon lovers have only one place to be the weekend of November 5 and 6 and that's PA Bacon Fest. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days and will feature more than 100 vendors, over 20 entertainers, and, of course, plenty of bacon. PA Bacon Fest will be held at Easton Center Square, Easton, PA 18042
7. The 4th Annual Coffee and Tea Festival
Coffee and tea lovers rejoice! The 4th Annual Coffee and Tea Festival comes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on November 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by the booths of a variety of exhibitors, including Capital Teas, Zhen Tea, and Inspire Energy. The Annual Coffee and Tea Festival will be held at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456.
8. Bacon and Beer Festival
Bacon and beer lovers will certainly want to check out the 21+ only Bacon and Beer Festival, held in Philadelphia on November 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibitors include the Blue Duck, Dos Tacos, and Wishbone Philly. Sponsored by Eat Philly, the Bacon and Beer Festival will be held at 23rd Street Armory.
9. Great Brews Classic Beer Festival
Raise your glass and toast your favorite brews at the Great Brews Classic Beer Festival at Split Rock Resort. Slated for November 19 and 20, the festival will feature plenty of vendors selling food, crafts, beer and activities such as beer pong, live entertainment, and giveaways. Split Rock Resort is located at
100 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony, PA 18624.
10. Hibrewnation Festival of Beer
Indulge in delicious foods and your favorite brews at the Hibrewnation Festival of Beer slated for November 19 at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. Festival goers will be able to purchase food, snacks, and beer. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 2300 North Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
11. 6th Annual Valley Forge Beer and Cider Festival
Try new beers and cider at the 6th Annual Valley Forge Beer and Cider Festival set for December 3 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Purchase food from the many vendors that will also be at the festival. Session one runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and session goes from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456.
Are you ready to hit some of these food festivals in Pennsylvania? Are there any that should be added to the list? If you can’t attend a food festival, you can still enjoy great food at these
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