Pennsylvania Apple Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like most festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Looking for a apple festival in Pennsylvania in 2021?
(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
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. 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!
2021 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 12:00 PM - 6 PM Sunday, October 11 from 9:00 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'll 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. For more information
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
Apple Fest - September 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2019
Smicksburg, PA. Phone: 814-257-0192. Locally grown
apples, apple desserts,
The National Apple Harvest Festival
- After much consideration, the 56th Annual National Apple Harvest Festival, slated to be held October 3-4 & 10-11, 2020, is cancelled due
to the coronavirus. 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 -
October 6th/7th & 13th/14th, 2018 Saturdays 8:00am-5:00pm / Sundays
545 Carlisle Road, Biglerville, PA 17307. Phone: 717-677-8412.
Alternate Phone: 717-677-9494. Fax: 717-677-7157. Email:
[email protected]. 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. Apple
Harvest Festival Weekends - Our bin porch is our claim to fame! Pick
from over 20 different varieties during the Apple Harvest Festival weekends!
While the main festival takes place at the South Mountain Fairgrounds just a
few miles from the farm, no trip to Adams County would be complete without a
stop at the market to stock up on all things apple before heading back home!
Enjoy the weekends of the National Apple Harvest Festival, then stop by
Hollabaugh's for apple variety sampling, gallons of delicious apple cider,
fresh apple baked goods (baked in-house), Fall decorations (mums, pumpkins
and more) and our NEW Orchard Scavenger Hunt! No trip to Hollabaugh's is
complete without shopping on our Bin Porch, where dozens of apple varieties
are available in the bins!
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!