Summer Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania

Gear up, Happy Travelers — a summer full of events and festivals awaits! Get ready for county fairs, historic festivals, and tons of food and entertainment. Pursue your happiness soaking up the sunshine at a summer festival in Pennsylvania!

1. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

enactment from Shakespeare classics
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

To attend the Shakespeare Festival or to not attend the Shakespeare Festival? It’s no question — you’ll be there! From Shakespeare classics and hilarious comedies to classic musicals and children's shows, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival brings world-class theatre to the Lehigh Valley. Performances include Crazy for You and Henry IV.

When: June 12-August 3

Where: Center Valley

Cost: Prices vary

2. Clearfield County Fair

Clearfield County Fair Aerial image
Clearfield County Fair | Photo Credit: Aerial Imaging Services

This year marks the 159th year of the Clearfield County Fair, and it’s sure to bring the same fun as every year before! Stock up on carnival food to enjoy while you watch live performances from artists like Chase Rice, Devin Dawson, and Kansas. Of course, you can’t miss the truck-and-tractor pull!

When: July 28-August 3

Where: Clearfield

Cost: Ages 3 & under: free | Ages 4 & up: $8

3. Portersville Steam Show

Portersville Steam Show
Portersville Steam Show

Replicating a wide variety of agriculture from the 1920s, the Portersille Steam Show features tractor pulls, steam engines, train rides, crafts, a flea market, and live demonstrations. Stay cool with some ice cream or a cold refreshment while strolling through the vintage village of Portersville.

When: August 1-4

Where: Portersville

Cost: $5

4. Das Awkscht Fescht

Das Awkscht Fescht
Das Awkscht Fescht | Photo Credit: Discover Lehigh Valley

Das Awkscht Fescht is one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows held in the beautiful Macungie Memorial Park. The event features live music, food, arts, crafts and antiques, a flea market, kids’ activities, bingo, a toy show, and fireworks display.

When: August 2-3

Where: Macungie

Cost: $9

5. Moraine State Park Regatta

dock dogs
Moraine State Park Regatta

Sailing into its 21st year at Moraine State Park, the Regatta is packed with lakeside fun. This two-day event sees more than 15,000 visitors and offers land and lake activities, along with sailing races and live entertainment.

When: August 3-4

Where: Prospect

Cost: Free

1. Greene County Fair

Greene County Fair
Greene County Fair

The Greene County Fair boasts a wide range of activities including carnival rides, live music, animals, livestock shows, home and garden competitions, and great food. New for 2019 is “Chaos in Coal Country” demolition derby and the Black Cat Hell Drivers stunt show.

When: August 4-10

Where: Waynesburg

Cost: $8 per person

2. 71st Annual Butler Farm Show

71st Annual Butler Farm Show
71st Annual Butler Farm Show

The Butler Farm Show is celebrating its 71st season and is a tradition for residents and visitors alike. It showcases the county’s farming community with a variety of exhibits, tractor pulls, crafts, rides, food, and demonstrations.

When: August 5-10

Where: Butler

Cost: $7

3. North Washington Rodeo

North Washington Rodeo
North Washington Rodeo

Grab your cowboy hat and cowboy boots as the North Washington Rodeo brings the excitement of professional rodeo to Butler County. This 60th annual event includes a rodeo parade, bareback bronc riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, and team roping.

When: August 13-17

Where: Petrolia

Cost: $14

4. 41st Annual Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree

vintage car
Annual Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree

Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree boasts more than 2,000 street rods and customs complete with bands, games, and special features in the Lehigh Valley. Kick off three days of nothing but classic cars on the cruise through Macungie and Emmaus.

When: August 23-25

Where: Macungie

Cost: $8

5. International Little League World Series

baseball stadium
International Little League World Series

Every year, the top 16 Little League baseball teams from more than 6,000 leagues from across the globe gather in Williamsport to compete for the World Series championship title. Enjoy the exciting youth baseball and visit the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum for a unique history of the sport and the birthplace of Little League.

When: August 15-25

Where: Williamsport

Cost: Free

6. Centre County Grange Fair & Encampment

centre County Grange Fair
Centre County Grange Fair & Encampment

The Centre County Grange Fair & Encampment is America’s last fair encampment and dates back to 1874. The fair now encompass 264 acres and draws attention from visitors from around the nation to see more than 1,000 tents, 1,500 RVs, hundreds of concessions, 7,000 exhibit items, nationally-known entertainment, amusement rides, livestock competitions, equine events, and tractor pulls.

When: August 16-24

Where: Centre Hall

Cost: Single-day tickets: $7 | Weekly: $20

7. Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

Years ago, local artists began to informally display their work on the historic grounds of the Pennsylvania Chautauqua. Now 45 years and 20,000 visitors later, the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show has become a true treat for the community, the artists, and of course, the visitors. Be a part of the excitement when this small hamlet comes to life with art, music, and food.

When: August 17-18

Where: Mount Gretna

Cost: Prices vary

8. Elk Expo

Elk Expo
Elk Expo

Get wild this summer at the Elk Expo in Benezette — the home of the largest elk herd in the northeastern U.S. Taking place at the Elk Country Visitors Center, the event will feature an elk calling contest, horse drawn wagon rides, and live music.

When: August 17-18

Where: Benezette

Cost: Free

9. Roasting Ears of Corn Festival

Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
Roasting Ears of Corn Festival | Photo Credit: Discover Lehigh Valley, Ang Caggiano

Don't miss a weekend of Native American drumming, singing, dancing, and food at the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. See Native American cooking and flintknapping demonstrations, artifact displays, a Plains Indian tipi, and mountain man fur trade encampments. Experience throwing a tomahawk or using an atlatl (spear thrower). Peruse the marketplace for Native American jewelry, fine art, and clothing.

When: August 17-18

Where: Allentown

Cost: $5-10

10. Bituminous Coal Show

beauty queen posing standing next to vintage car
Bituminous Coal Show

Celebrate southwestern PA’s coal heritage and honor “King Coal” during the 66th annual Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Show. The weeklong celebration of tradition and family includes a carnival, child’s mini vehicle parade, pet parade, mine rescue competition, golf outing, 5K race, queen pageant, and live music.

When: August 17-24

Where: Carmichaels

Cost: Cost varies

11. Corvettes in Carlisle

Corvettes in Carlisle
Corvettes in Carlisle

The largest Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event, features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasts can participate in autocross, burnouts, and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle.

When: August 22-25

Where: Carlisle

Cost: Prices vary

12. Butler Italian Festival

Butler Italian Festival
Butler Italian Festival

Get a true taste of Italy right here in Pennsylvania at the Butler Italian Festival. This Italian-themed festival features food, entertainment, and crafts. While you’re at the festival, learn how to make a great dish at home with a cooking demonstration.

When: August 23-25

Where: Butler

Cost: Free

13. Wally Lake Fest

boats in the lake
Wally Lake Fest

Lake Wallenpaupack is celebrated during this action-packed, three-day event featuring a boat parade, motorcycle ride, live music, vendors, and more to help the summer last a little longer. Come spend a few days on the water at the region’s biggest event and celebrate Wally Lake Fest’s 10th year!

When: August 23-25

Where: Hawley

Cost: Free

14. Indiana County Fair

Indiana County Fair at night
Indiana County Fair

During the week-long Indiana County Fair, local farmers, 4-H members, and community members gather to showcase their livestock, crafts, and baked goods in competitions. Additional activities include tractor pulls, demolition derbies, nightly entertainment, carnival rides, and food.

When: August 24-31

Where: Indiana

Cost: Ages 2 & under: Free | Monday through Saturday: $8 per person after 2pm | Sunday: Free

15. Concerts at Hershey

Concert at Hershey
Concerts at Hershey

If you’re looking to hear musical artists spanning a variety of genres, then Hersheypark Stadium is the place for you this summer. Hershey will play host to artists like Luke Bryan, Blink 182 & Lil Wayne, New Kids on the Block, Thomas Rhett, Breaking Benjamin, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, the Jonas Brothers, and Bebe Rexha.

When: June-August

Where: Hershey

Cost: Prices vary

16. Concerts at First Niagara Pavilion

oncert at First Niagara Pavilion
oncerts at First Niagara Pavilion

For concerts in the Pittsburgh area, you’ll want to check out the performers coming to the First Niagara Pavilion. Musical acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, and Train and the Goo Goo Dolls will take the stage in Burgettstown.

When: June-August

Where: Burgettstown

Cost: Prices vary

17. Concerts at The Mann Center

Concert at The Mann Center
Concerts at The Mann Center

The Mann Center is the place for outdoor concerts in Philadelphia. In June, the Roots Picnic is held at The Mann Center, which features the Roots, H.E.R., and 21 Savage. Some other performers gracing the stage in the City of Brother Love will be Lauren Daigle, Sublime, The Wonder Years, The Maine, Mayday Parade, Robyn, and JoJo Siwa.

When: June-August

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Prices vary

18. Great Allentown Fair

Great Allentown Fair
Great Allentown Fair | Photo Credit: Discover Lehigh Valley

The Great Allentown Fair offers a fun and educational experience, just in time for back-to-school. Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners, and homemakers, the fair invites guests to learn about agriculture while spending an exciting time riding rides, playing games, and seeing shows. Music lovers can catch performances by Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Why Don’t We, and Hall & Oates.

When: August 27-September 5

Where: Allentown

Cost: $8

19. York Fair

York Fair
York Fair

The York Fair is the first fair in America and traces its roots back to 1765. The fair has grown from an agricultural market on the town square to an end-of-summer tradition featuring live concerts, kid-friendly rides, livestock exhibits, and more delicious fair food than you could imagine.

When: September 6-15

Where: York

Cost: Adults: $8 | Ages 6-17: $4 | Ages 5 & under: Free

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