Cumberland Valley is a great place to experience all things fall. Our fall festivals celebrate the season with food, music, crafts and family fun. Discover a collection of our festivals and other fun events this October below. Find a complete list of events here.
Celebrate American Craft Week – Oct. 1-16
Cumberland Valley businesses will be celebrating American-made craft the first two weeks of October. Over 30 events will be held ranging from demos, workshops and hands-on art seminars.
Fall Fun at Paulus Farm Market – through Nov. 18
Enjoy the fall fun fort featuring corn and soybean boxes, bouncy horses, mini maze, slides and more. The outdoor hay play is filled with straw bales, tires and tubes for exploring. On the weekends, enjoy hayrides, the corn maze, pumpkin picking and pumpkin chunking.
Fall Harvest Days @ Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses – Oct. 1-2, 7-10, & 14-30
Activities, for all ages including farm animals, hay slide, corn maze, hay jump, corn box, tunnels, field games, pick-your-own pumpkins and horse drawn hayrides.
1st Week of October
Garden Harvest Day @ Kings Gap – Oct. 2
Enjoy leaf printing, apple cider pressing, pumpkin painting, children's games and crafts, hay rides, mansion and garden tours, craft vendors, food stands, and live music.
Oktoberfest @ USAHEC – Oct. 6-9
Join the Carlisle Barracks for a good time filled with entertainment, games, activities and the unveiling of the official brew of the Army War College.
Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest @ Adams Ricci Community Park – Oct. 8-9
A two-day community event featuring crafts, food, games, contests and entertainment.
2nd Week of October
Covered Bridges, Cemeteries, & Fall Foliage Tour – Oct. 13
A trip through Perry County to see four covered bridges, talk about local cemeteries in the area, and experience the brilliant colors of fall.
Fall Furnace Fest @ Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Oct. 15-16
This event features food and craft vendors, live music, environmental education programs, hayrides, pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, kid's crafts and campsite decorating.
3rd Week of October
Halloween Heritage & Pumpkin Painting @ Kings Gap – Oct. 18
How was Halloween celebrated throughout history, and how is it celebrated around the world today? Come find out and have a celebration of our own as we decorate pumpkins to take home for this year’s Halloween.
Halloween Heritage & Moonlight Walk @ Kings Gap – Oct. 18
In this program intended for adults, come find out the history behind Halloween, followed by a walk in the moonlight.
Silver Spring Township Fall Festival @ Stony Ridge Park – Oct. 22
This hometown event offers hay rides, live music, fall-themed games for kids, chainsaw demos, face painting, BMX bike stunt shows, "Touch-A-Truck", and more.
Autumnfest Craft & Vendor Show @ Carlisle Expo Center – Oct. 22
Nearly 100 vendors will share their arts and crafts project.
4th Week of October
A Hauntingly Delightful Halloween Tea @ The Rosemary House – Oct. 23-30
Clever culinary artist, Nancy Reppert, will create a delightful afternoon tea party for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Costumes encouraged.