Fall calls for a celebration of craft beer with a variety of festivals across the state. Whether you toast great beer at a classic Oktoberfest celebration with amazing German dishes, opt for a historic experience at a museum, or gear up for a day of taste-testing every single beer from dozens of breweries to find your next new favorite, Pennsylvania’s brew scene has the perfect pour for you this fall.
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1. Greensburg Craft Beer Week
Craft beer connoisseurs will be in their element during Greensburg’s Craft Beer Week, a ten-day, multi-venue event showcasing breweries, restaurants, local businesses, and more through craft beer! As Greensburg grows, more and more beer establishments are adopting and embracing craft beer and a culture of creativity, diversity, collaboration, and fun.
When: Sept. 17-26
Cost: $40 General Admission Home Brew + Chill Ticket or $55 VIP Home Brew + Chill Ticket
2. Kennett Brewfest
Kennett Square is famous for being the “Mushroom Capital of the World” with the majority of the nation’s mushrooms (60 percent!) being produced in this region. Beer, however, takes center stage in autumn at the annual Kennett Brewfest. This celebration of craft beer features 70+ regional craft breweries offering samples of all their best custom brews.
When: Oct. 2
Where: Kennett Square
Cost: $15 Designated Driver, $55 General Admission, or $85 Connoisseur (sold out)
3. KOP Beerfest Royale
King of Prussia’s Beerfest is back and bigger than ever! Craft and international brews from all corners of the world will be pouring Thursday night for King’s Plate Regal Pairing Event and for the Beerfest Main Event on Saturday..
When: Oct. 7 & 9
Where: King of Prussia
Cost: $15 Designated Drivers or $50 General Admission (Main Event)
4. Mifflinburg Oktoberfest
Honor Mifflinburg’s rich German heritage at their 16th Oktoberfest Celebration. Attendees can watch exciting competitions — like the keg toss and mug lift — as well as try out their new dance moves to some live entertainment. Pick up your commemorative Mifflinburg Oktoberfest beer stein for refills of the best beers around.
When: Oct. 1 & 2
Cost: Prices vary
5. Oktoberfest at SteelStacks
If you’re looking for a little German culture done Pennsylvania-style, why not experience Oktoberfest? Located on the SteelStacks™ campus in Bethlehem, the blast furnaces of the remainder of Bethlehem Steel set the backdrop to this unique event. This free event features authentic German food, beer, and live music.
When: Oct. 1-3 & 8-10
Cost: Free to attend
Raise your stein and celebrate Oktoberfest at the annual OctoberFeast at Peddler’s Village! The annual festival will feature seasonal brews to try, authentic German food, and live entertainment.
When: Oct. 16 & 17
Where: New Hope
Cost: Free Admission
7. Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival
Spanning two sessions with 150 beers and ciders for sampling, the annual Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival is a brewfest folks won’t want to miss.
When: Dec. 4
Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo
Cost: $50 General Admission or $65 VIP
To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this fall, check out visitPA.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to stay up-to-date on even more great trip ideas and places to visit around the state.