2018 PENNSYLVANIA - November & December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(See also: 2017 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013)
November 2-3, 2018
James Beard Foundation's Taste America
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners. Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs. See website for ticket prices and details for each city.
November 3, 2018 - GoodTaste! Erie - Erie, Pennsylvania
Ambassador Event Center, Erie, PA. GoodTaste! Erie will be showcasing food as entertainment, and the kitchen as theater!
November 3-4, 2018 - Apple Festival - Lahaska, Pennsylvania
Scrumptious apple treats including country apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters and everyone's favorite -- apples dipped in caramel! Take home a bushel fresh from the orchard. Juried Artisans sell their wares and demonstrate their skills at our Street Road Green Artisan Area. Live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests add to the festivities of this traditional autumn celebration.
November 9-10, 2018 7th Annual Lake Erie Maple Expo
At Northwestern High School. Co-sponsored by Northwest PA Maple Syrup Producers Association, Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Council, Ohio Maple Producers Association, Western New York State Maple Producers and the Albion FFA.
November 10, 2018 Farm Toy & Construction Show & Auction
Farm Toy & Construction Show & Auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. held at Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, off route 72. Auction at 4 p.m. ?For more info call (717) 656-8919.
November 10, 2018 Holiday Wine Festival at Spring Brook
Holiday-themed, indoor wine festival. Simply select a wine or two from one of the event's wine tasting booths (all Pennsylvania wineries), some cheeses & chocolates from the specialty foods vendors, and a couple of carefully-chosen handcrafted items for each person on your list.
November 16-17, 2018
Annual Food & Spirits Festival
The annual LNP Media Group Food & Spirits Festival is a showcase of restaurants, food vendors, vineyards, microbreweries, distilleries, retailers and more. It takes place at The Lancaster County Convention Center. The Festival was created for those who enjoy great food, fine wine, good spirits, craft beer and lively music.
November 16, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Gingerbread House Competition & Display - Lahaska, Pennsylvania
Gingerbread house competition for over $3,400 in cash prizes in the following categories:Traditional, Authentic Reproduction of a Significant Building, Student (ages 13 to 18) and KidsOnly! (ages 12 and under). A visual delight, the entries are displayed throughout the holiday season.
November 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
November 29-30, 2018 22nd Annual Festival of Ice
Juniata River Valley, Pennsylvania
Watch professional ice carvers turn solid blocks of ice into beautiful works of art using chisels, chainsaws and blow torches. Enjoy live music in the courtroom on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse, observe the Sun Home Health & Hospice “Tree of Love” tree lighting ceremony, marvel at the Mifflin County Model Railroad Club working train display, tour the McCoy House museum, ride on horse drawn carriages with WKVA, WCHX and Star Country Radio, attend the live Nativity, join in the Christmas Caroling tour, visit with the vendors, participate in the children’s events, enjoy the new art gallery, see Santa at the West Side Gallery, cheer on the dance studio presentations, watch the kids have fun with the live animals and pony rides and take pictures of the Kiwanis Christmas Parade.
November 29-December 1, 2018
9th Annual Gingerbread Celebration and Holiday Mart
Gettysburg Festival’s Annual Gingerbread Celebration and Holiday Mart. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread houses created by area chefs and artisans. At the Gettysburg Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College, Gettysburg. Free admission, both days Friday and Saturday. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread creations, holiday art mart and activities for families. Also, participate in the gingerbread creations silent auction and People’s Choice voting. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Gettysburg Festival Inc. Event hours: Friday, December 5 from 2 pm-7 pm and Saturday, December 6 from 9 am until 4 pm.
December 1, 2018 - 8th Annual Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival
More than 75 Breweries & Cideries with more than 150 beers & ciders, featuring some of the best craft brewers in the country and from around the globe. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
December 1, 2018 Fegley’s Brew Works Craft Beer Festival
Join us this December for an early Christmas present to yourself (and your friends). Every year, our craft beer festival features more than 50 craft beers to sample from dozens of the best local and national craft breweries and this year will be no different! Located on 3 floors at the Allentown Brew Works, Fegley’s Craft Beer Festival is not to be missed.
December 1-2, 2018
6th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: Valley Forge
The Philadelphia area is gearing up for the annual Coffee & Tea Festival! Join more than 50 exhibitors from around the nation as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas, and introduce you to new and award-winning products! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings and more! The exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of local and national coffees and teas. Plus, the first 1,000 attendees to walk through the doors each day will be handed a free shopping bag! Bring your family, bring your friends - make it an inexpensive and delicious outing! Join us for a day full of flavor! Drink. Eat. Learn.
December 1-23, 2018
Christmas Around the Farm
A family holiday tradition — featuring Cut Your Own Christmas Trees! We transform the Garden Center into a Winter Wonderland, featuring Santa and his Elves, handmade wreaths, greens and holly, and a sea of poinsettias. Shop an enormous selection of timeless holiday decorations, children’s toys and collectibles you won't find anywhere else!
December 10, 2018
Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.
December 30-31, 2018 PeepsFest & Peeps Chick Drop
Located at the iconic SteelStacks in Bethlemen, the event features those delicious marshmallow Peeps. Music, arts/crafts, 5k run, and more. The festival closes with a bang with the famous Just Born Peeps Chick Drop and fireworks.
December 31, 2018 McClure Kettle Drop - McClure, Pennsylvania
Start a new tradition at the local community event held in McClure, Pennsylvania at the McClure Volunteer Fire Company Station. Free Admission. DJ / Dancing; Food / Drinks; Modified Chinese Auction; Prizes every 15 minutes; 50 / 50 Drawing; Kids Coloring; Scavenger Hunt; Silent Auction; Beard Contest (Best Overall); Contests for children; Candy Jar guessing; Apple Relay; Civil War Cannon set off at Midnight; Lowering the cast iron kettle at midnight from the McClure Fire Co. Ladder Truck.
December 31, 2018 Hummelstown Lollipop Drop
Be part of the excitement as the clock counts down to midnight. At 11:59 the giant Lollipop will start its decent, signifying the start of the new year, followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Hershey Kiss Drop
A family-friendly New Year’s Eve! The New Year’s Eve celebration, planned and staffed by community volunteers, will be held at the square in the heart of downtown Hershey and is free to the public. The evening will culminate with the raising of the giant Hershey’s Kiss replica followed by a fireworks display at midnight. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available by various vendors throughout the evening.
December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Pickle Drop
Dillsburg's Pickle Drop - The 25th Annual Dillsburg Pickle Drop. Traditional Baltimore Street fare includes the New Year's Eve Midnight drop of Mr. Pickle.
December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Bologna Drop
Ring in the new year in Downtown Lebanon as a huge edible bologna drops at midnight with the help of a fire department ladder truck. The 12-foot long bologna weighing nearly 150 pounds, made by Kutztown/Daniel Weaver Bologna Co. will be donated to the Rescue Mission. Live music and hot drinks.