Central Pennsylvania is filled with a great variety of fairs and festivals. Following are just five that you might want to mark on your calendar so that you won’t miss out on the unique events and fun during the month of September 2018:

York Fair 2018

September 7 through 16

York Expo Center, York, PA

The annual York Fair is held in September starting the first Friday after Labor Day. The first York Fair was in 1765, which was 253 years ago! There will be animal and agricultural displays, a Monster Truck Fall Bash, free daily concerts, other entertainment, cooking contests, amusement games and rides, and lots of food vendors to appeal to all palates.

Mushroom Festival

September 7, 8, and 9

September 7 – along State Street – The annual community parade kicks off the festival on Friday, followed by dining and dancing in the streets. September 8 and 9 will be held at Lebanon Valley Expo Center and Fairgrounds in Lebanon, PA. Saturday and Sunday will include a classic car and antique show, a carnival, a street fair, mushroom cook-offs, and a fried mushroom eating contest.

Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival

Saturday, September 15

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Trinity High School, Lower Allen Twp.

The Festival will have artisan wine and beer from some of the finest local wineries and craft breweries. There will also be steamed Harbor House crabs, Redd’s barbecue chicken, live music by the Jewett Brothers Band, and more! Participants must be 21 or older. The Central PA Food Bank will benefit from a part of the proceeds.

Johnny Appleseed’s 244th Birthday Weekend

The weekend will take place Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and Sunday, September 23, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm and Market, Biglerville. This is FREE and no registration is required. There will be a sampling of heirloom apple varieties, story time throughout the day, great activities for kids of all ages, and a special scavenger hunt.

Ebensburg PotatoFest

Saturday, September 29 – All Day

Borough of Ebensburg

This event celebrates Cambria County potatoes and the growers. The county is the state’s second largest supplier of potatoes. It will be a day of food, entertainment, music, over 200 crafters, homemade wares, and food of all kinds.