November Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania
It’s time to take advantage of lower temps and burgeoning fall foliage to hit the road and explore! You can pursue your own fall happiness in Pennsylvania, whether it’s chowing down at a classic seasonal festival, getting in some early holiday shopping, reflecting on historical milestones, or running from the undead.
To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this November check out the visitPA Website.
1. Lake Erie Wine Country Harvest Weekend
Get ready to have a grape time at the Lake Erie Wine Country Harvest Weekend. Visit boutique wineries on the southern shore of the state to enjoy delicious harvest food and sip accompanying wine sample pairings.
When: Nov. 2-4; Nov. 9-11
Where: Lake Erie
2. Zombie Fun Run
Experience the thrills of being chased by bloodthirsty zombies during the Zombie Fun Run in Mountville. Run through mud, crawl over obstacles, and jump through fire and man-made obstacles. Try the course during the day or run it under the stars for a more intense experience.
When: Nov. 10
Cost: Costs vary
3. Harmony Museum’s Annual WeihnachtsMarkt
The Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt is a traditional German Christmas market that has become a major regional attraction in the heart of Harmony’s National Historic Landmark District. Specially selected artisans and vendors will offer authentic handcrafted and German imports alongside entertainment, food, and refreshments.
When: Nov. 10-11
4. The National Dog Show Presented by Purina
Paws up for the National Dog Show Presented by Purina, the most widely viewed dog show in the nation. If you’re a dog enthusiast, make the trip to Oaks for two days of athletic dogs, family-friendly activities, and hands-on fun.
When: Nov. 12-18
5. TASTE! Festival of Food, Wine, & Spirits
Snag your ticket for an all-inclusive passport to culinary travels at the TASTE! Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits in Lancaster. Start your savory journey with palate-pleasing samples, then sip your way through an impressive selection of wines, spirits, and craft beers. Afterward, take a seat to be entertained by up-and-coming chefs.
When: Nov. 16-17
Cost: Costs vary
6. Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular
Get a head start on (or wrap up!) your holiday shopping with a trip to the 21st annual Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular. From decorations and ornaments to cinnamon roasted almonds and fudge, you’ll find yourself surrounded by all things holiday cheer. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take your child's photograph with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
When: Nov. 16-18
7. Overly’s Country Christmas
Make a new holiday memory at Overly’s Country Christmas! Explore the Christmas Village filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats, sing carols ‘round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa, take a horse drawn wagon or sleigh ride or shop for gifts in the General Store.
When: Nov. 16 – Jan. 1
Cost: $5 per person or $20 per vehicle
8. Gem Miner’s Holiday Gift Show
Kick off your holiday shopping at the Gem Miner's Holiday Show in Lebanon. This show features more than 50 vendors and artisans who offer a unique selection of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, art, and crafts, as well as on-site services like gem-setting and wire-wrapping. Shop one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade treasures or purchase supplies to craft your own gifts this year.
When: Nov. 17-18
9. Dedication Day
Each November since 1938, the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania has commemorated Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and rededicated Soldiers’ National Cemetery. The day begins with wreath-laying ceremony at the Soldiers' National Monument, followed by the Dedication Day program. Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Shelby Foote, Carl Sandburg, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephan Lang, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ken Burns, Stephen Spielberg and others have spoken at the ceremony. Lincoln portrayer George Buss will recite the Gettysburg Address.
When: Nov. 19
10. 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade
Did you know America’s first Thanksgiving Day parade was held right here in the Keystone State? Be wowed by festive entertainment, including Disney characters, fancy floats, giant balloons, and marching bands along Philadelphia’s iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
When: Nov. 22
11. Festival of Trees
The highly popular festival has expanded and will be held at the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts again this year! Local entertainers, crafters, food vendors, and dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees is the perfect way to kick up your holiday spirit!
When: Nov. 30-Dec. 1
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