Plenty of fall festivals on the horizon

If you are looking for something to do this fall, there’s no need to look any further than Happy Valley and the surrounding area.

There’s plenty to do. Whether you’re looking for food, pumpkins, or beer, there’s something for everyone.

A closer look at some of the fall festivals in the area: 


Saturday, Sept. 16

Snow Shoe Fall Festival and Car Show

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, call (814) 355-2666 or email


Sunday, Sept. 17

Watermark Church Fall Fest

10:30 a.m.

Free event at Talleyrand Park. Church service followed by lunch, music, face painting, and kids activities.


Saturday Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 24

Harvestfest DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, call (814) 684-3538 or email


Sunday, Sept. 24

Food Truck Rally in the Valley

200 Block of South Allen St.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Local food trucks will be lined up to feed attendees. Food, fun and activities for the whole family. Pure Cane Sugar will perform from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 28


Tussey Mountain Amphitheater

5 to 9 p.m.

Annual fall festival with music, fun, food and lots of beer selections. 

For more information, call (814) 466-6266.


Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6- 8

Farmer’s Wife Fall Festival

413 Airport Road in Centre Hall

Family activities, crafts, homemade baked goods, pumpkins, gourds, a mini corn maze, rides to a pumpkin patch, antique tractors and a petting zoo.

For more information, call (814) 364-1764. 


Saturday, Sept. 30

15th annual Apple Harvest Festival and Car/Truck Show

Market Street, Milesburg

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Features homemade apple dumplings, baked goods, soups and a food stand. Musical entertainment during the day, and awards following the judging. 

For more information, call (814) 355-9647.


Friday, Oct. 6, through Saturday, Oct. 28

34th annual Ghosts and Goblins Tours

Lincoln Caverns, Huntingdon

6 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Family tour 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays 

Enjoy three unique experiences — a new haunted house, haunted trail and haunted hayride — for the price of one. 

To purchase tickets, visit


Saturday, Oct. 7

Harvest Festival

New Hope United Methodist Church

1089 E. College Ave., Bellefonte

Enjoy a variety of vendors. 

For more information, call (814) 571-2049.


Fall Festival

Krislund Camp & Conference Center

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Games, food, and fun. Experience the adventure park, all attendees receive a ticket for one free ride on the exciting Zip Line or Giant Swing.


Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8

42nd annual Dutch Fall Festival

Wert Memorial Park and Main Street, Aaronsburg

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday 

A variety of food will be featured. Enjoy homemade sticky buns, soup, french fries and more. Arts and craft vendors and entertainment also will be on hand.

For more information, call (814) 380-4599.


Saturday, Oct. 7 and 14

Way Fruit Farm’s Fall Festival

2355 Halfmoon Valley Road, Port Matilda

9 a.m to 4 p.m.

Family-oriented event featuring the popular apple slingshot and a petting zoo, as well as craft vendors and free wagon rides to the pumpkin patch. 

For more information, visit


Friday, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14

The Arboretum at Penn State’s Pumpkin Festival

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

This event includes something for the whole family, including pumpkin carving and jack-o’-lantern judging and displays. 

For more information, visit


Saturday, Oct. 14

Tenth annual Cranberry Festival

Black Moshannon State Park, Philipsburg

Noon to 4 p.m.

Activities at this festival include hiking to pick cranberries on the bog, making pinecone birdfeeders, colonial candle-dipping and a hayride. There will also be some crafters at the event, which takes place near the Environmental Learning Center. Cost is $1 to participate.


Saturday, Oct. 14

17th annual Downtown State College Fall Festival

Allen Street

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities for the whole family, including pumpkin decorating, amusement rides and a dessert contest.

For more information, visit


Saturday, Oct. 14

Fall Festival

Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hear ghost stories and music and enjoy delicious food. A Halloween parade takes place at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call (814) 355-2917.


Saturday, Oct. 21

Seventh annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Chunkin’ Festival

Bald Eagle State Park

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosted by the Howard Fire Company, this annual event features craft and food vendors, bands, square dancing and a pie-eating contest. 

For more information, call (814) 571-8303.


Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29

Fall Foliage Train Rides and Halloween Train Rides

Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte

The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society will be hosting the annual rides in a restored 1940s-era passenger train. 

For more information, visit


Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29

Fall Foliage Train Rides and Halloween Train Rides

Talleyrand Park, Bellefonte

The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society will be hosting the annual rides in a restored 1940s-era passenger train. 

For more information, visit


Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28:

Haunted House, Murarik’s Motorsports

1410 E. Presqueisle St., Philipsburg

This car dealership is transformed into a haunted house for a frightening weekend of fun. A charity will be selected to receive the donations generated by this event.  

For more information, call (814) 342-3773 or visit


Sunday, Oct. 29

Halloween Costume Parade

North Burrowes Street and West College Avenue, 

State College

7 p.m. 

Community members are invited to participate in or watch this annual family-fun event. Costume judging will take place at Memorial Field by the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. 


Saturday, Nov. 11

Pleasant Gap Area Lioness Club Annual Fall Craft Show,

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, Bellefonte

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Features handmade crafts and holiday items, as well as a Chinese auction and lunch and bake sale items. 

For more information, call (814) 359-3127 or email



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