Pennsylvania Apple Festivals in 2023
Update for 2023:
It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the
Looking for a apple festival in Pennsylvania in 2023?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in Pennsylvania we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more apple festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; weather and other conditions could cause a change at the last minute. They may change or
at the last minute. . If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2023 Apple Festivals in Pennsylvania - Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Apples typically ripen from July (yes, some early varieties start
then, especially in southern areas)
through early November. Most apple varieties ripen in
Spetember and October and this is when most apple festivals are
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, apples are
grown commercially in half as many states. They do not grow well in
very warm climates, like Florida, and along the Gulf coast, etc.
Apples require a certain number of hours of cold (below 40 F) in
order to produce fruit. So most commercial apple production and
apple festivals are north of Interstate 20 (I-20).
There are two general types of apple festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Apple festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and
Community Apple Festivals
- Annual Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market - a
weekend in mid October from 10am to 4pm.
Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA. They shut down Filbert Street and
turn it into an urban farm closed to vehicle traffic. There is
authentic farm tractor for a hayride, hot apple cider, Pennsylvania
chesses and autumn harvest fruits, vegetables and more. There is
also a Market sidewalk sale and live bluegrass music. Phone: (215)
- Apple Butter Festival - a Saturday in October from 9 am
to 4 p.m.
United Church of Christ, 1201 N Chester Road, West Chester. Phone:
(610)-692-2951. Food, crafts, candles, furniture sale, used-book
Drive-Thru Apple Daiquiri Stand for Charity Sponsored by the Hanover Knights of Columbus - Free parking, restrooms
Road, Hanover, PA 17331. Phone: (717) 637-3989. Open: This is 32nd year our Hanover Knights of Columbus sponsored the famous Apple Daiquiri Stand
for Charities, usually at the National Apple Harvest Festival, but since they've canceled for 2020 we're moving it to St. Joseph Church, Hanover and
offering walk-up or drive-thru service. Saturday, October 10 from 12 Pm - 6 PM Sunday, October 11 from 9 Am - 2 PM. Directions: See their
website for directions. Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . "Bring a Mask and a Flask" to the Famous Apple Daiquiri (non-alcoholic) Stand Sponsored by Hanover
Knights of Columbus for Charities! Walk up or Drive Thru in front of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover. Menu items include hot and cold
non-alcoholic apple beverages, cocoa, coffee beverages, cinnamon buns, hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches, etc. We all love the National Apple Harvest
Festival! Unfortunately it was canceled this year and so with many repeat customers over the years who crave our food and beverage products and
because we depend on this fundraiser for our many donations to needy charities, we decided to try this drive-thru and hope for the continued support
of our community. If cannot attend but want to make a donation, send your check to Hanover Knights of Columbus 871, PO Box 402, Hanover, PA 17331
(ADDED: September 24, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
A visitor writes on September 24, 2020: "You will love it!"
Franklin Apple Fest - a weekend in October
Applefest On-Going Events; or
Friday Events; or
Saturday Events; or
Sunday Events. For more information contact the Franklin Chamber
of Commerce at Phone: 814-432-5823 or 888-547-2377. Email:
Hickory Apple Festival - a weekend in October
Hickory, Pennsylvania. Phone: (724) 356-FEST. Music, Arts/Crafts, Kid's Activities,
Directions. Two days of great live music, exceptional arts and
crafts, and lots of activities for kids and adults. Look for antique
machines and vehicles, cornmeal grinding, chainsaw sculpting,
spinning, weaving, quilting, pie eating, apple bobbing, a moonwalk,
pony rides, a baby farm animal petting zoo, face and hair painting,
clowns, balloon animals, a Native American village, a boy scout
encampment, and much more. Don't forget our delicious homemade food,
apple pies, dumplings, apple cakes, apple crisp, fresh apples,
cider, caramel and candy apples, apple butter, apple syrup, apple
pizza, and other apple items. Free General Admission & Free Parking
(Limited Handicapped Parking). Free Shuttle Service. No Pets & No
Soliciting. Hickory Apple Festival
Apple Fest - September 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2019
Smicksburg, PA. Phone: 814-257-0192. Locally grown
apples, apple desserts,
The National Apple Harvest Festival
- NORMALLY HELD ON the first two weekends in October; The festival is open from 8 am
to 6 pm daily, rain or shin
South Mountain Fairgrounds, Rt 234,
Arendtsville, PA. Phone: (717) 677-9413. Directions: located just 10
miles northwest of Gettysburg.. Celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for
forty years. The festival has something for everyone with hundreds
of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands,
and entertainment. The festival is located in the heart of
Pennsylvania Apple country, near historic Gettysburg, and is within
a two hour drive of Washington DC, Baltimore MD, and Harrisburg PA. .All
admission tickets include parking in one of several parking fields
and shuttle bus or wagon service to the festival grounds. Also
included in admission price is all live entertainment, attractions,
exhibits and orchard bus tours. 2018 prices were General (12+) -
$10, Seniors (60+) - $9, Military w/ ID - $9 (at gate), Two-Day
Flex Admission (12+) - $17; Kids under 12 - FREE. Admission may be
purchased online or at the gate. Payment methods accepted online:
All major credit cards. | Payment methods accepted at the gate: cash
or all major credit cards. | Two-Day Flex Admission is valid once
per day, on two separate days of the festival in the same
year/event. Charter bus rates available.
Map of Grounds,
Farm Apple Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own apple festivals.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO apples then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
Hollabaugh Bros. Apple Harvest Weekends -
usually the first two weekends in October Saturdays 8 am to 5 pm / Sundays
12:00 to 4:30 pm
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. Phone: 717-677-8412.
Alternate Phone: 717-677-9494. Fax: 717-677-7157. Email:
email@example.com. Directions: Located
nine miles north of Gettysburg right on route 34. Just a short drive from
Route 15, Route 30, and Interstate 81.
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management
practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Although not the location of the National Harvest Festival, you are welcome to visit our market anytime this weekend to enjoy an Apple Cider Donut Milkshake
or check out our Apple Bins and pick up some delicious baked goods. If you have a favorite bakery item, be sure to call and order ahead of time. It will be
a fun, food-filled weekend for all!
Rodale Institute -
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, One Saturday in September from 10 am to 4 pm
611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Phone: 610-683-6009. Alternate
Phone: 610-683-1400. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Please call for PYO information and
availability. Directions: Please note the map on our website is for the main
office. The apple orchard and pumpkin fields are near the bookstore, which
is located east of the main office near Kunkle Road. Directions to the
Bookstore: From I-78, take exit 45 (New Smithville) and follow Route 863
South for approximately 1/2 mile. At the 3-way intersection, take the middle
fork (Siegfriedale Road) for 2 miles to our one-room schoolhouse/bookstore
on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. Organic Apple Festival: September
.Our annual Organic Apple Festival is the perfect family-friendly outing. Nothing says fall like apple picking! Enjoy fresh, delicious apples grown in
our organic orchard, plus live music, wagon tours of the farm, games, goods from local artisans, and so much more.
Admission is FREE with a
suggested donation of $10 for parking.
All proceeds go directly to benefit Rodale Institute's research and educational outreach. Contact the bookstore for updates on availability (closed Mondays).
Bring your own bags or boxes to take your harvest home. apples, pumpkins, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area.
Related Apple Information: Freezing, Making Jam,
Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple
Recipes and Canning directions
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!