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Family Fun: Fall Food Festivals for All

Keep your family warm this fall with good food and fun!

If there’s one thing better than the heat and sunny days of summer, it’s the warmth of gathering with friends and family over good food in the fall. Add a healthy amount of crisp autumn air and your recipe for fun is complete! Bring your appetite to this tasty line-up of fall food festivals in our area!

Family-friendly Food Festivals

Phoenixville Fall Food Truck Festival 

Saturday, October 5 

12 to 6 pm

Downtown Phoenixville on Bridge, Main, Price, Church, Prospect Streets

Over 30 food trucks roll in to downtown Phoenixville, bringing city-style, globally-influenced cuisine to this small-town setting. Both city-based and local trucks and vendors participate in this unique event. Admission is free.

39thAnnual Media Food & Crafts Festival

Sunday, October 6 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 13th

10 to 5 pm 

Downtown Media

The Media Business Authority presents the 39th Annual Media Food & Crafts Festival. Thousands turn out each year to savor the outstanding flavors of Media and regional restaurants. Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Media’s retail boutiques and browse hand-made crafts. Admission is free.

5th Annual OctoberFEAST

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13

11 am to 5pm  

Peddler’s Village

Beer, bratwurst, and other German food favorites cheer the days of OctoberFEAST. Full of family-friendly fun! Until October 27, larger-than-life scarecrow creations will be on display throughout Peddler’s Village. Free parking and admission. Pay-as-you-go in the Food, Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden. 

10thAnnual Winetober Fest

Saturday, October 12 to Sunday, October 13
1 to 6 pm 
Skippack Village

“Uncork The Fun!” Featuring wine from Pennsylvania area wine growers and distilleries. What could be better than wine, food, and live music? From food trucks to five-star dining, from vendors to boutiques, the Winetober Fest Skippack Village experience offers small-town, historic appeal and something for everyone. A family-friendly, dog-friendly event! 

5th Annual Choctoberfest

Saturday, October 19, 2019 

12 to 6 pm 

ChocolateTown Square Park, Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues, Downtown Hershey

“Hershey’s Sweetest New Fall Tradition!” This family-friendly fall festival features great live bands, local craft beer, cider, and wine, plus delicious food from downtown restaurants, and of course, chocolate! Don’t miss all of the family and children’s activities. Admission is free. Food and beverages available for purchase. 

Peddler’s Village 46th Annual Apple Festival 

Saturday, November 2 to Sunday, November 3

10 am to 6 pm

Peddler’s Village

Harvest a bushel of family fun and celebrate apple season at one of the most popular fall festivals in the region! This outdoor family-fun event is rain or shine. Admission and most parking spaces are free. All attractions and food are pay as you go. Peddler’s Village shops are open until 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Chaddsford Winery Fall Food Truck Throw Down

Saturday, November 2, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 3, 11am – 6pm

Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

Food trucks are taking over Chaddsford for a weekend-long throw down, and you get to be the judge! Explore a wide-variety of food truck fare, sip locally-produced wine, and enjoy live music at the Fall Food Truck Throw Down. Admission is free and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go. Each visitor will receive one ticket to vote for their favorite truck, and a winner will be announced at the end of each day. Children are permitted and welcome on Winery grounds. 

St. Sophia Fall Craft Fair and Greek Food Festival

Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday, November 10, 12 – 6 pm

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 900 South Trooper Road, Jeffersonville

All of your Greek favorites from Moussaka to Baklava, plus 40 unique crafters to browse. Don’t forget to tour the beautifully painted Byzantine-style Church. Admission and parking are free.

Babysitter Bonus Bashes

There’s no need to miss these adult-oriented autumn calendar dates! Call on your mom, your neighbor, your sister, or friend to take one for the team while you grab a party-partner and hit one or all of these grown-up good times.

Chaddsford Winery Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 21, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, September 22, 11am – 6pm

Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

This weekend-long festival will feature tons of seasonal wine, food, music and fun. Choose from assorted wines and cocktails including slushies like the Apple Special-TEA slushie (Spiced Apple wine and Black Tea, topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon) and Warm Spiced Apple wine cocktails. Admission to the festival is free, and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go. Festivalgoers also can receive $5 off Reserve Winery Tours which offer an inside look at the cellars during the height of production!

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale

Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 5

Varying Times
160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia

This over-21 event is noted as “The biggest party in the ‘burbs!” Featuring over 100 beers from more than 50 brewers plus dishes from some of KOP’s favorite restaurants, this showcase of beer also offers live music from Swift Technique, giant yard games, and much more! 

TASTE! PHILADELPHIA Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits

Friday, November 1 to Saturday, November 2

Varying Times

Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 1st Avenue, King of Prussia

This premier food-and-drink event was created for our region’s discerning tastes. Indulge in an abundance of eating, drinking, and fun, including demonstrations by celebrity chefs, tastings from award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries, and samples from the best chefs and restaurants in the region.  Attend educational and informative hands-on seminars, and visit an onsite Fine Wine & Good Spirits store to participate in celebrity bottle signing. An exclusive Halloween VIP “Spirited” Masquerade Party, with entertaining music, dancing, and games. Varying ticket prices.

9thAnnual Valley Forge Beer and Cider Festival

Saturday, December 14

12:30 to 9 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks

This fun-filled, over-21 event suits beer lovers and the cider drinkers alike. The 9thannual fest is expected to break all records of years past with over 150 beers and ciders for sampling. Partnered with the local Committee to Benefit the Children. General Admission: $55. VIP Admission: $65. Advanced online purchase is discounted and encouraged.

7thAnnual Coffee and Tea Festival

Saturday, December 14, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, December 15, 10 am to 4 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks

Warm up to more than 50 exhibitors and sample tastings of their finest coffees and teas at this international extravaganza. Meet and new and award-winning products! Two days of seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers! The exhibit hall will also feature delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the collection of local and national coffees and teas. Admission: $20 per day. Children are allowed in general admission but not permitted in seminars.

Contributing Writer