Fall Festivals

Complimentary Fall Festival Article for PNA Members

Pandemic mandates put the hammer on Pennsylvania festivals

For many Pennsylvanians, fall is a season of senses. The cool air on your face, the warmth of jeans and hoodies, the crisp crinkle of leaves beneath your feet. The timeless smells of tart apple cider, freshly baked pumpkin pies and salty-sweet kettle corn. Children’s laughter bursts around us, and if you listen closely enough, you can hear echoes of small feet through straw fields and pumpkin patches. Fall is a time of tradition and community, and for much of Pennsylvania’s cities and towns, it is one of homecoming. Your community’s fall festival is perhaps the perfect marriage of all your seasonal sensory needs, and unfortunately, this fall, it’s been canceled.

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association (PNA) has created an article on fall festivals that our members may publish in print or online at no cost.  The article and related resources can be found below.

Featured Festivals

  • Bedford Fall Foliage Festival
  • The Mushroom Festival (Kennett Square, Pa.)
  • New Cumberland Apple Festival

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Available Resources

Fall Foliage Festival in Bedford, Pa.

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Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association members have permission to republish this story in both print and online channels. Please include the original author, Mary Firestone.

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