Brightly colored leaves, warm apple cider, scarves, hayrides, and Halloween. Check out all the fall festivals in Central PA including fall activities in Harrisburg and sweetly spooky Halloween fun in Hershey.
Head to historic Fort Hunter Mansion & Park for an old-fashioned fall celebration featuring arts, crafts, children’s games, contests and demonstrations, music, and more!
Spring Gate Vineyard celebrates pumpkin season with pumpkin-inspired wine, cocktails, beer, and even pumpkin slushies. Grab some munchies from one of their food trucks while you enjoy live music throughout the weekend!
Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery’s annual fall celebration includes wine tastings (from 3 wineries), food pairings, free vineyard and cellar tours, live music, vendors, and grape stomp challenge!
You might know Indian Echo Caverns for their majestic underground cave but this time the fun is above ground! Family activities include wagon rides, games, a corn cannon, gem mining, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and more.
Get wild at Lake Tobias’ fall festival celebrating our nation’s pioneer past. The event features free pioneer games, children’s crafts, hayrides, food, and more!
Don your Lederhosen and enjoy Pennsylvania Oktoberfest beers, live music, wine, and German-inspired food at Spring Gate.
Celebrate the grape harvest season with a self-guided tour of Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country. After your tasting, enjoy a special fall craft or activity at each of the 12 wineries. Guests receive a souvenir glass and a 10% discount on all purchases.
Get apple-sauced at Spring Gate’s Apple Festival featuring free cider tastings and apple-inspired wine and cocktails.
Celebrate fall (and chocolate) in Downtown Hershey with live music, kids’ activities, local craft beer, vendors, and scrumptious specialties from Hershey’s best restaurants.
See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill in Little Buffalo State Park. This event is free, with activities for all ages.
Visit the historic and beautiful Star Barn Village for a fun-filled day including wagon rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, shopping, tours, and car show.
It’s gonna be a smash…for pumpkins that is! Discover how many ways you destroy a pumpkin including smashing, bowling, dropping, and classic chucking!
Experience sweetly spooky Halloween fun at Hersheypark In The DarkSM, featuring 13 thrilling roller ghosters plus family rides, attractions, and shows. Kids can wear their Halloween costumes while they trick or treat around Hersheypark® with the costumed Hershey’s Characters!
Trick or treat around Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth® with life-size candy bars by your side! Kids 12 and under can collect candy at 13 stops beginning inside Hershey Hallow at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction and continuing into Treatville in Hersheypark®.
Bring your flashlights for a lights-out look at the nocturnal animals of ZooAmerica®. Play truth or tale as you explore facts and myths about your favorite animals or get up close to a reptile! You might get to see the black bears or bobcats enjoy a pumpkin-themed Halloween treat!
Take a ride around the town of Hershey as your Hershey Trolley Works expert guides share the story of Milton S. Hershey. While this 40-minute adventure isn’t spooky, it’s filled with tricks and treats!
Hershey Gardens lights up the night with more than 200 carved, illuminated pumpkins on display throughout the Gardens’ pathway at the non-scary, family friendly, Halloween-themed event. Kids are encouraged to bring a flashlight and dress in costume. Trick-or-treaters can collect candy at eight stations along the pathway.
Celebrate Harvest Hopfest Weekend at Tröegs Independent Brewing with limited IPA releases, live music, games, snacks, and a 5K run/walk through the hills of Hershey.
See 360° views of Harrisburg’s fall foliage aboard The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat. This 2-hour cruise includes a three-course dinner and live music.
Bring the family aboard The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat for a 60-minute voyage featuring candy, games, and activities for kids 2-12. Come dressed in Halloween costumes for a truly spooktacular time!
This Halloween enjoy screenings of The Addams Family (1991) at 7 PM and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11:59 PM at historic Hershey Theatre.
Celebrate Halloween at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park where kids 12 and under receive free admission (does not include safari tour) when they wear a costume! Visit the trick or treat stations and decorate a pumpkin
AACA Museum, Inc. celebrates the spooky season with a Trunk or Treat adventure for kids 12 and under. Children can come in costume and decorate their own trick or treat bags before exploring the museum for candy. Don’t miss the inflatable haunted house!
Join the State Museum as they celebrate Great Pumpkin Day, with special programming and presentations throughout the Museum. Come dressed as your favorite animal, superhero, ghost, or museum icon! Participate in the costume contest and parade at 2:45 PM. Play some holiday games, have a snack…and more!
This pet-friendly and family event features pet-themed crafts and products, agility and training demonstrations, photo booth, pumpkin painting, and free activities for kids.
Step into the realm of a 16th century English Shire featuring Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, jousting knights, colorfully-costumed villagers and a day’s worth of entertainment, shows, music, and revelry!
Head north to Perry County for free Halloween Hayrides. The event is family friendly but there might be some spooky elements that are too scary for smaller kids.
There are 13 trick or treat stops at The Turkey Hill Experience with plenty of treats to go around. Wear your Halloween costumes!
This year, bring your little ghouls to Allenberry Resort for some trick or treating while you unwind around a crackling firepit and the beautiful fall foliage. First 25 kids receive a special s'mores kit!
When: October 31
Where: Allenberry Resort
Cost: Free kids activities