Pull out your calendar and start making plans. Pennsylvania’s jam-packed with fun activities – from haunted houses and hay rides to autumn festivals throughout the fall season. Here are 11 harvest festivals in Pennsylvania you’ll want to add to your to do list this year.
1. Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival – 3143 York Road, Furlong, PA 18925
Spend a lovely autumn afternoon at Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends through October 29. The festival features a full menu of activities, including hayrides, a corn maze, the monster slide, pumpkin painting, face painting, and build-your-own-scarecrow. Home baked goods and other food will also be available.
2. Cecil Park’s 30th Annual Fall Festival - 3599 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321
Celebrate the season at Cecil Park’s 30th Annual Fall Festival. The two-day festival will feature live entertainment, bounce houses, a petting zoo, local mascots, and vendors. Visit Saturday, September 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3. Shady Brook Farm Pumpkinfest – 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA 19067
Nothing represents fall like a pumpkin. Shady Brook Farm runs daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Halloween. Or, stop by the farm on select evenings for Pumpkinfest After Dark. The fall festival features wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, bounce houses, pick your own pumpkins, and a corn maze.
4. Trax Farms Fall Festival – 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332
Get lost in a three-acre corn maze, jump in the bounce house, and take a hayride to the pumpkin patch at Trax Farms Fall Festival. The festival is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 29.
5. Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival – 51 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Stroll past hay bales on the makeshift farm along Filbert Street for the annual Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market. The daylong festival, which will shut down Filbert Street, features fall’s favorite foods, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and live entertainment. Plan to be at Reading Terminal Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
6. Wheatfield Nursery Harvest Days – 1948 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828
Get creative this fall at Wheatfield Nursery Harvest Days. The fall celebration features hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, and decoration workshops. Stop by Harvest Days on October 7 and 14.
7. Indian Echo Caverns Autumn Festival – 368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Explore Indian Echo Caverns then celebrate autumn at the annual Autumn Festival and Old Fashioned Days, slated for October 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Play games like pumpkin bowling. Go on a hay ride, pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, and treat yourself to delicious food.
8. Hawley Harvest Hoedown
Mark October 14 on your calendar. That’s when the Hawley Harvest Hoedown, transforms the charming town of Hawley into an autumn wonderland. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day. Shop in the festively decorated stores. And, participate in family-friendly fall activities during the popular harvest festival.
9. Kelsey’s Harvest Festival – 10770 Old Turnpike Rd, Mifflinburg, PA 17844
Pay homage to autumn while honoring Kelsey Kuhns, a young Pennsylvania girl who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. The daylong festival is set for October 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Meet Cookie Monster and Elmo. And, enjoy a jam-packed day of activities, including live entertainment, pumpkin painting, and scrumptious fall foods.
10. Port Farms Fall Harvest Festival – 2055 Stone Quarry Rd, Waterford, PA 16441
Discover plenty of adventure at Port Farms Fall Harvest Festival. The menu of events and activities include Scarecrow Alley, hay rides, a corn maze, a gourd walk, and a game garden. Save time to eat and shop, too. Hours for the Fall Harvest Festival are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
11. Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival – 5500 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
Get wrapped up in an autumn adventure at Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival. Have fun at one of the more than 45 activities. Activities include pumpkin bowling, tug of war, potato sack races, and a jungle trail maze. Hellerick’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31.
Start planning your autumn. Visit as many of these harvest festivals in Pennsylvania as you can. And, hit the road on one or more of these
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