Apples galore at the 53rd Annual National Apple Harvest Festival

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, imagine how great you’ll feel after a day at the National Apple Harvest Festival.

The festival kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the South Mountain Fairgrounds in Adams County, 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg, and continues Sunday, October 8, and the following weekend, October 14-15.

Both weekends will feature over 300 arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment across multiple stages, hay rides, pony rides and an orchard tour. Antique farm equipment, chainsaw carving, apple syrup making, scrapple making and an apple cider press will be among this year’s exhibits and demonstrations. And festival goers should bring an appetite — chicken and pork barbecue, rib-eye steak sandwiches, open pit beef and French-friend sweet potatoes will be on hand, along with sweet treats from funnel cake to kettle corn. And candied apples – of course!

The National Apple Harvest Festival is the recipient of various awards including National Geographic’s Best Fall Trips in 2012 and Smarter Traveler’s Top 10 Festivals in Pennsylvania.

The National Apple Harvest Festival

October 7-8 and 14-15, 2017
South Mountain Fairgrounds
615 Narrows Road, Biglerville

Admission: General (12+) $10, seniors (60+) and military w/ ID $9, kids under 12 are FREE. All admission tickets include parking in one of several parking fields and shuttle bus or wagon service to the festival grounds. Also included in admission price is all live entertainment, attractions, exhibits and orchard bus tours.