2018 PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Local Events
(See also: 2016 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 )
September 1, 2018
15th Annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival
Bring your buns to Hamburg…you’ll relish the experience! Enjoy the Professional & Amateur Hamburger Eating Competitions, non-stop entertainment on five stages, two beer and wine gardens, crafters/artists, numerous children’s activities, Dine & Dash foot race, downtown shopping, plenty of food & drinks, plus a whole lot more! 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Attendance: 15,000
September 1-2, 2018 - 24th Pocono Garlic Festival
Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania
Two days of extraordinary garlic laced food, arts and live entertainment. All entertainment is included with price of admission, no parking fee either! Proud to be know as one of the stinkest festivals in the Pocono's. Attendees will enjoy three stages of continous entertainment, local grown produce and over sixty food and craft vendors selling everything garlic. There is fun for all ages with family theme entertainment, live music including Christine Porter from the Voice and our fun Garlic Eating Contest as welll as a GARLIC CHOPPED Cooking Competiton. Under the education tent there will be live animal shows and garlic growing seminars.
September 2, 2018 Farm-To-Table Dinner Series
Come celebrate the harvest season at Beech Springs Farm with friends and the community. Each distinctly different dinner will feature locally sourced beverage pairings and delectable menus prepared by our amazing guest chefs. Your ticket includes a self-guided garden tour, welcome cocktails, a four to six course menu created by one of our talented chefs, course pairings, tax and gratuity. There is no extra charge for the ambience and beauty of Beech Springs Farm. Space is limited to 40 people. Advanced purchase is required.
September 7-8, 2018 Chile Pepper Festival - Bowers, Pennsylvania
Food festival, crafts, music all day both days, free parking in park, pepper eating contest, salsa contest and wagon rides to Meadow View Farm. No alcohol, no pets.
September 8, 2018 - Northern Appalachian Folk Festival
The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, held annually the weekend after Labor Day in Downtown Indiana, celebrates the art and culture of the region with free live music, exhibits and demonstrations, workshops and vendors. A full weekend showcases the region's visual and performing artists.
September 8, 2018
Wine Time at the Colony
The wine-tasting festival, held minutes from Pittsburgh on the park-like grounds of Penn's Colony, will feature: wines from 16 award-winning vintners; gourmet foods and confections; plus a marketplace of gifts created especially for wine enthusiasts by juried artisans. The festival is distinguished for its selection of wines featuring Pennsylvania-grown grapes and fruits from three different growing regions. The outdoor event, which will have live music and outdoor picnic seating, will be held at Penn's Colony festival grounds, 365 Saxonburg Blvd (also: thecolonypa.com/ )
September 8, 2018 - National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Part of the Annual Mushroom Festival.
September 8, 2018 - Whoopie Pie Festival - Strasburg, Pennsylvania
The Most Delicious Day in Lancaster County! The annual Whoopie Pie Festival features more than 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors and is held at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn, located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Who can resist rich, creamy icing spread between two soft, delicious cakes? They’ve been a favorite Lancaster County confection for years. And now the Whoopie Pie isn’t just for eating! Whoopie Pie Treasure Hunt, Pie Race, Pie Checkers, Eating Contest, and Largest Whoopie Pie.
September 8, 2018 Wine Time at the Colony
The wine-tasting festival, held minutes from Pittsburgh on the park-like grounds of Penn's Colony, will feature: wines from 16 award-winning vintners; gourmet foods and confections; plus a marketplace of gifts created especially for wine enthusiasts by juried artisans. The festival is distinguished for its selection of wines which include traditional vintages crafted from Chilean, Italian and California grapes as well as wines featuring Pennsylvania-grown grapes and fruits from three different growing regions. The outdoor event, which will have live music and outdoor picnic seating, will be held at Penn's Colony festival grounds, 365 Saxonburg Blvd., Saxonburg, Butler County.
September 8-9, 2018 The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
'The Mushroom Capital of the World' Celebrate the mushroom as well as the beauty, history and excitement of Southern Chester County with farm tours, culinary demonstrations, children's rides and a variety of entertainment.
September 8-9, 2018 14th Annual Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival
Celebrate the grape harvest and enjoy a fall weekend in historic Gettysburg while you savor the flavors of hundreds of Pennsylvania wines and enjoy live music. Sample and purchase wine from 25 Pennsylvania wineries, enjoy offerings from more than 50 food and craft vendors and dance to the region’s best live music. The event annually draws nearly 7,000 attendees. Hosted by the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce and supported by area businesses and hundreds of volunteers, the festival promotes Pennsylvania wine, boosts the area economy and strengthens the local quality of life. In addition to supporting programs of the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce, the festival benefits community organizations with more than $10,000 in donations. One-day advance tickets are $20 and include a free wine glass, unlimited wine sampling and access to live music. Tickets are $25 at the gate. Two-day advance tickets are available for wine enthusiasts at $30. Youth/Designated Driver tickets are $12 and children 12 and under are free. Special pricing is available for groups of more than 15 people. Parking is free. Attendance: 7,000.
September 8-9, 2018
Kick start your autumn at our third annual Apple Days celebration! Located at Burnside Plantation, this two-day event is packed full of fall family fun and all things apple. Activities include donkey-drawn wagon rides, kids’ crafts, high horsepower wheel demonstrations, and more! Register for our Culinary Cooking Contest to prove your apple recipe is the best in the Lehigh Valley! Don’t miss our apple treats and wares, including mums, pies, doughnuts, cider, and other apple specialties. Admission is only $5 per vehicle.
September 9-11, 2018
138th Philadelphia Nat'l Candy Gift & Gourmet Show
America's largest show dedicated to the retail confectioner, is sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia.
September 10-15, 2018
127th Bean Soup Festival & Fair
Bean Soup served daily at 12 Noon, Baking Contests, Food Contests, Farmyard Games, Shoofly Pie Contest, Horse Show, Parade, Entertainment, Amusements, Midway, etc.
September 14-16, 2018
Hinkelfest Chicken Festival
Get ready for the Pennsylvania Dutch Tradition everyone is waiting for... the Hinkelfest Chicken Festival! It is a weekend full of fun, tons of food and outdoor entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy terrific chicken dinners and mouthwatering chicken made in a variety of ways at our food stands - chicken pot pie, tenders, chicken cheese steaks, egg rolls, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, chicken fried rice and lots more! Enjoy live music and variety shows. Head to the midway for games, rides and food booths. Show off your skills at the chicken cooking contest. Rise and shine with the Early Bird Breakfast Saturday morning! Then check out the craft show! The best part is that you can enjoy this all for FREE parking and admission!
September 15, 2018 - Food Truck a Palooza - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GoodTaste! Pittsburgh and Steel City Media are excited to announce what promises to be the biggest food truck event to hit Pittsburgh - and we're looking for food trucks from the region to participate!
September 15-20, 2018 - All American Dairy Show
The All-American Dairy Show features nearly 2,000 of the best dairy cattle shown by more than 1,100 of the best exhibitors in the nation and Canada. With 23 dairy shows in six days, including four days dedicated to youth shows, contests and programs
September 16, 2018 - Taste of Berwyn - Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Daemion Counseling Center. We're conveniently located on Bridge Avenue and First Avenue at the entrance to the park. Well known as a dining destination, Berwyn's fabulous restaurants will recreate their best dishes as food vendors in the park. Family fun will be available to all. Entry to Taste of Berwyn is free. Berwyn Bucks will be sold at the event and can be used to purchase food, beverages, raffle tickets, activities, and games.
September 22-23, 2018 Apple Festival & Pie Eating Contest
Linvilla Orchards Apple Festival honors apples every autumn. This legendary festival could not properly be celebrated in just one day! This two day event is hosted by Makin’ Music. Pick Your Own apples are during the height of their season and you can choose from the many varieties grown right here at Linvilla. You won’t want to miss our Apple Pie Eating Contest for bushels of fun!
September 22-23 & 29-30, 2018 - Penn's Colony Festival
With an authentic focus on the French & Indian era, that began with the 1753 journey of a 21-year-old George Washington through this region, Penn’s Colony Festival weaves history into a colonial faire featuring a village filled with fine craftsmen. The distinction of Penn’s Colony craftsmen is quality and variety in 185+ artisans who gather once a year to showcase contemporary and traditional works for the home, garden, seasonal and holiday decor, gifts and personal accessories. A mission for design integrity, renewable and safe resources and American-made wares results in artisans and work that customers have trusted for 30 years. Whether you want a custom-made primitive kitchen cabinet or to sample the soup that Food Network host and chef, Giada De Laurentiis chose as one of her favorites, come to Penn’s Colony Festival.
September 27, 2018 Savor Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This event is filled with aromas of appealing appetizers, enticing entrees, delightful desserts, and copious cocktails. A sprawling outdoor landscape will be created at our exciting new location, Stage AE on the Northshore, for an elegant evening of culinary delights, cocktails, and dancing while supporting a worthy cause. The Culinary Competition is a collection of Pittsburgh’s finest chefs sharing their recipes as they compete for “Dish of the Year." Enjoy VIP tickets at $150 or General Admission at $75. The evening benefits the fight against prematurity at Magee-Womens Foundation. We hope you will consider this opportunity to support this great event, with the ultimate goal of helping a worthy cause and helping the tiniest babies.
September 28-30, 2018 Wine Country Harvest Festival
North East, Pennsylvania
At Gibson Park and Gravel Pit Park. A spectacular weekend celebration of music, arts, crafts and fruits of the vine. Purchase a glass and walk the grounds or hop on a shuttle bus and visit one or all eight wineries. LIve Music, children and family activities.
September 29, 2018 Annual PotatoFest - Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
The Ebensburg PotatoFest is an annual event in Ebensburg, PA celebrating Cambria County potatoes and its growers. It is held on the last Saturday of September each year! The county is the second largest supplier of potatoes in the state. The festival is a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, entertainment, and food for the entire family. Entertainers perform throughout the day with music to please all ages. Over 200 crafters and artisans line the streets for blocks with homemade wares and food of all kinds. Join in the festivities and spend the day in our beautiful community! (also: ebensburgpa.com/potatofest/ )