This fall visit the National Apple Harvest Festival in Pennsylvania. The Apple Harvest Festival debuted in 1965 as a fundraiser for Upper Adams Jaycees, the organization for the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce. This volunteer-run festival expanded to two weekends in 1975 and now comprises the first two weekends of October. It’s become such a fun, popular event that Good Morning America visited the Apple Harvest for its 30th Anniversary. This year is the 51st annual event. It’s located in Adams County in South Central Pennsylvania, just a short 30 minute drive from Gettysburg Farm RV Campground, and just an hour drive from both the Hershey RV & Camping Resort or the PA Dutch Country RV Campground.
For just $10 (or $9 for seniors) you will experience two weekends chock-full of activities based around everyone’s favorite autumn fruit: the apple! Almost any kind of treat with apples imaginable will be available from dozens of vendors, plus all kinds of fair activities, live performances, and an appearance from the Apple Blossom Queen!
The festival website offers a detailed breakdown of where all the money from ticket sales goes towards (hint: good stuff! Including a large amount going back to the local community) and its advised that you try to arrive early so that you’re not caught behind long parking lines.
Tell us about your favorite fall festival in the comments or if you plan to visit the National Apple Harvest in PA!