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2017 PENNSYLVANIA - November & December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(See also:  2015  -  2014  -  2013)


November 4, 2017
7th Annual Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.

November 4-5, 2017
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 4-5, 2017  5th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: Philly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Philadelphia area is gearing up for the 5th 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.


November 10-11, 2017
6th Annual Lake Erie Maple Expo - Albion, Pennsylvania
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 11, 2017
Holiday Wine Festival at Spring Brook
Moscow, Pennsylvania
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 11, 2017  Back East Farm Toy Show - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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 18-19, 2017 - Annual Food & Spirits Festival
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 30-December 1, 2017  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.

December 1-2, 2017  8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration and Holiday Mart - Gettsburg, Pennsylvania
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 2, 2017  Fegley’s Brew Works Craft Beer Festival
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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 10, 2017 - 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 10, 2017  15th Annual Latkepalooza and Holiday Bazaar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This insanely popular Hanukkah foodie tradition features gourmet lip-smacking latkes from some of Philadelphia's hottest restaurants. Complemented by live music as well as programming for the kids.

December 15, 2017-January 2, 2018
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.

December 30-31, 2017  Peeps Fest & Peeps Chick Drop
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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, 2017  New Year's Eve Pickle Drop
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
Dillsburg's Pickle Drop - The 24th Annual Dillsburg Pickle Drop. Traditional Baltimore Street fare includes the New Year's Eve Midnight drop of Mr. Pickle.

December 31, 2017  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, 2017  New Year's Eve Bologna Drop
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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.

December 31, 2017  New Year's Eve Hershey Kiss Drop
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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, 2017  Hummelstown Lollipop Drop
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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.


2015 PENNSYLVANIA - November & December 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

December 13, 2015  Gourmet Winter Supper with Chef Josh Fidler
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Enjoy a casual, rustic Winter Supper in the warmth of Hauser Estate Winery located in downtown Gettysburg’s festive holiday atmosphere.  Guests will begin with a cocktail hour where wine & cider are available for purchase.  Chef Josh has crafted a heartwarming 4-course menu featuring freshly prepared locally sourced ingredients paired with Hauser’s wines and ciders.  After dinner guests are invited to a special "sneak preview" at the Mason-Dixon Distillery (331 E Water St, Gettysburg, PA).  Yianni Barakos, owner, will share his unique story and provide a tour of the facility coupled with a seasonal cocktail and dessert.  Be the first to experience a "behind the scenes" look and taste of Gettysburg's newest distillery.  Come dine with us and experience the enchantment of our historic town during this holiday season.  Advanced purchase is required.

December 31, 2015  New Years Eve Shoe Drop - Palmyra, Pennsylvania
Due to work beginning at Fireman’s Park we will NOT be having a shoe drop this year. Stay tuned for notices about 2016/17 Shoe drop.


2014 PENNSYLVANIA - November & December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 15, 2014  fALL Chocolate Festival - Allentown, Pennsylvania
The Premier Chocolate Festival in the Lehigh Valley.  In the luxurious Allentown Brew Works Hamilton Room and in High Gravity.  Start the holiday season early by indulging in decadent sampling of Chocolate beer, wine, and liqueur. Additionally, food vendors will have samples available to all participants as well as showcasing their unique Chocolate specialties.  Chocolate goodies – food sampling showcasing unique chocolate specialties!  the Chocolate bar – sample chocolate beers, wines & liqueurs!  Chocolate shopping – two floors of exhibitors showcasing their chocolate creations!


2013 PENNSYLVANIA - November & December 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 16-17, 2013  The Pennsylvania Food and Wine Show
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Join thousands of culinary fans as they take over the Lancaster Convention Center  for The Pennsylvania Food and Wine Show, produced by JM Expo. This two-day show provides hosts with the tools and ideas to plan and execute parties at every level – from a relaxed family get-together or festive dinner with friends to a cocktail party or five-course meal sure to be the envy of even the most stylish penthouse guests.




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