The Best Fall Harvest Festivals Across the United States

Ah, fall. A time for changing leaves, cooler temperatures, back to school, and pumpkin spice everything. Even if you graduated school a while ago, there’s just something about autumn that feels like the perfect time to start a new routine. One thing you should definitely put on the agenda? Fall festivals.

There’s more to celebrating fall than visiting a pumpkin patch and getting lost in a corn maze. Depending on where you live in the country, fall is the perfect time of year to find unique, seasonally themed fall festivals that are catered to your interests.

So grab your hot apple cider and your plaid flannel shirt – it’s time to discover the best fall festivals across the United States.

1. National Apple Harvest


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  • When: October 6-7 & 13-14, 2018
  • Where: Arendtsville, Pennsylvania

It’s not just pumpkins in the fall – it’s also time to harvest apples. The National Apple Harvest takes place right outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Festival attendees can participate in all kinds of apple-themed activities such as bobbing for apples, noshing on apple dumplings and other treats, and picking their own apples to take home. There’s also entertainment like Native American dancers and live music.

Next: Harvest on the Harbor

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