Autumn can only mean one thing. It’s time to celebrate all things German – culture, entertainment, food, and drink – at festivals of Oktoberfest through Pennsylvania. That means there’s no better time to start planning your September and October weekends than right now. Here are nine Oktoberfests around Pennsylvania that will take your fall to a whole new level.
1. Steel Stacks – 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem this October. The free festival features an assortment of German food, drinks, and entertainment. The festival is jam-packed with such fun activities as dachshund races, the Beerlympics, and a lumberjack show. Plan your visit to Oktoberfest the weekends of October 6-8 and 13-15, 2017. Friday hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
2. Carbon County Oktoberfest – 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071
Head to Blue Mountain Resort for a weekend of fun during Carbon County's Oktoberfest. Drink German beer. Dance the polka and listen to live entertainment. The weekend also features vendors, lift rides, and a dance floor. Carbon County's Oktoberfest is set for September 30 and October 1, 2017 from noon to 5 p.m. both days.
3. Mifflinburg Oktoberfest
Enjoy a full day of family-friendly activities at Mifflinburg Oktoberfest. Live entertainment will include authentic German bands and dancers. Climb aboard a hayride. Play bingo and dine on authentic German food and drink.
Stop by Mifflinburg's Oktoberfest October 6 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and October 7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
4. Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest – 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
Add the Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest to your to do list this fall. An assortment of activities are planned for the celebration, including a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, games, contests, entertainment, and food and drink.
Carlisle Barracks Oktoberfest is slated for October 5-8, 2017. Guests are welcome Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5. Concordia Oktoberfest – 112 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023-2206
Bring the whole family for the Concordia Oktoberfest. Dine on authentic German fare, enjoy live entertainment, and play games at the family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration. The evening caps off with Zambelli fireworks. The celebration is set for October 7, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
6. Oktoberfest Seven Springs – 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA 15622
Journey to Seven Springs for two weekends of Oktoberfest fun this October. The festival includes live entertainment, a Kids Zone, Bavarian Games, demonstrations, beer tasting, and bonfires. Oktoberfest is slated for September 30 and October 1 and October 7-8, 2017. Hours run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7. Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest – Ambler, PA
Spend a lovely autumn day outdoors at Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest. The daylong festival features rides for kids, a beer garden, vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment. Stop by local restaurants and other businesses to take advantage of Oktoberfest specials. Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest is set for October 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
8. Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest
Mark September 30 on your calendar. That's when Downtown Indiana celebrates Oktobefest at the Old Borough Building Parking Lot. An assortment of breweries - including Butler Brew Works and Penn Brewery - will be on hand so guests can sample their beers. Live entertainment and food trucks are also planned. The celebration runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
9. Bloktoberfest – Philadelphia
Four blocks along South Street in Philadelphia transform into one big party for the annual Bloktoberfest, a day of live entertainment, food, and beer. The free festival runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 14, 2017.
Find plenty of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest around Pennsylvania this autumn. And, don’t forget to add the perfect
fall day trips in Pennsylvania to your autumn to do list.