Come celebrate America’s favorite fruit at the 49th annual National Apple Harvest Festival just outside of Gettysburg in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. Located in the heart of Apple Country, this juicy jubilee runs through the first two weekends of October and features first-class apples and activities. There’s something for everyone with hundreds of arts and crafts dealers, demonstrations, contests, food stands, and entertainment.

  • October 5-6 and 12-13, 2013
  • 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 615 Narrows Road, Bigglerville, PA 17307

You can’t start exploring on an empty stomach, so sink your teeth into an array of apple-tizers. Bob for apples, savor a bite of warm apple pie, or satiate your sweet tooth with a candied apple. Branch out with some nontraditional nibbles like apple pancakes, syrups, and jellies. Once you’ve had your fill of fruit, enjoy activities for all ages. Watch the tractor square dance, where these massive machines execute intricate maneuvers like couples burning up the dance floor. Gearheads will love the antique car and steam engine displays while arts and crafts junkies visit with around 300 vendors before wandering over to the chainsaw carving and pottery making demonstrations.

Your eardrums will be as happy as your taste buds, as toe-tapping musical acts are almost always on stage. Kids will love the petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, karaoke, and face painting. The entire family can learn about the region when they embark on orchard tours or watch dance performances by cloggers and Native Americans. All in all, the National Apple Harvest Festival is one sweet celebration.        

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