Pennsylvania January 06, 2018
The 9 Weirdest And Wackiest Festivals In All Of Pennsylvania You Can’t Miss This Year
Goodbye 2017! We’ve finally kicked off a new year. And it’s the perfect time to start planning all we’re going to do this year. Living in PA means having a wealth of events, activities, and festivals from which to choose. Here are nine weird, wacky, and awesome festivals in Pennsylvania you’ll want to visit this year.
1. Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival – Allentown
Channel your inner artist at the Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival on April 6-7, 2018 in Allentown. The creativity-inducing festival features plenty of vendors and activities. Watch demonstrations. Create a card for troops overseas. And, go shopping. The Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival will be held at the Agriculture Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
2. Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous
Carve out some time to visit the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous April 26-28, 2018. The 19th annual festival provides festivalgoers with the unique opportunity to watch chainsaw carvers at work. After watching demonstrations, purchase your favorites or simply browse the many wood creations.
3. Dillsburg Picklefest
Okay, pickle lovers, start counting down the days til May. (The exact date has not yet been announced.) Dillsburg Picklesfest is the place to be if you love pickles. Chow down on a variety of pickle-flavored goods and, of course, an assortment of pickles. Snap selfies with Mr. and Mrs. Pickle. And, shop at the arts and craft show.
4. Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival
Can’t make it to Punxsutawney to find out whether Phil sees his shadow next month? No worries. Head to the town’s Groundhog Festival in July. The week-long festival promises plenty of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, crafters, and delicious food.
5. Sidewalk Chalk Festival – Lewisburg
Grab your chalk! Kids of all ages will want to check out Lewisburg’s Sidewalk Chalk Festival, set for July 13, 2018. Join your kids in drawing your own masterpieces on the sidewalk. Then, treat yourself to an ice cream treat or watch a magician work his magic.
6. Hillbilly Fever Days – Beavertown
Start planning your visit to Beavertown Rescue House Company 20 for the annual Hillbilly Fever Days. Slated for August 14-18, 2018, the festival features live entertainment and plenty of family-friendly activities. Children’s activities include pony rides, hayrides, and a petting zoo. Food vendors will also be on hand.
7. Ebensburg PotatoFest
Mark September 29, 2018 on your calendar. That’s when the Ebensburg PotatoFest celebrates the potato. The family-friendly festival features live entertainment, arts, crafts, and delicious food. Spend time browsing the more than 200 vendor booths selling their products.
8. PA Bacon Fest – Easton
November kicks off with a bang annually. The PA Bacon Fest in Easton draws bacon lovers from all over the state. Held the first weekend of November, the festival hosts more than 100 vendors and live entertainment throughout the weekend.
9. PeepsFest – Bethlehem
End 2018 on a happy, sugary note. PeepsFest, celebrating that vibrant sugary treat, is held on the final two days of each year. Bring the whole family for the plethora of activities, including dancing at a family disco lounge, arts, and crafts, and a special Peeps drop in the early evening of December 31.
What other festivals in Pennsylvania deserve to be on this list? Share below! While you’re planning your 2018, don’t forget about these
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