National Apple Harvest Festival

10/03/2015 to 10/11/2015

Website: National Apple Harvest Festival
Address: 615 Narrows Road, Biglerville, PA 17307
More Information: October 3,4 & October 10,11

Every October, on the first two weekends, a celebration of the glorious apple occurs near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The National Apple Harvest is held at the South Mountain Fairgrounds in Arendtsville, PA; about 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg, PA.

With its beginnings in the 50’s as the Apple Blossom Sunday, the official National Apple Harvest debuted in October of 1965.  The festival expanded to two weekends in 1975.

Now the festival brings in thousands of people to cruise the fairgrounds and over 300 vendors selling food items, apple based crafts, an apple pie auction for charity and entertainment.

In recent years the festival has expanded to cover more than just entertainment based on apples, including square dancing, chainsaw carving and other displays.


Have you attended this festival in the past? Do you have suggestions for upcoming visitors? Can you share something great about the festival? Please, share below!

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  1. Leisa Leatherman said:

    I was raised in the area I attended every year for at least 30 years .I volenteered many times at the gates. The past few years I have not attended the cost of admmissions and cost of food has gotten way out of hand . Many families will not be able to keep the traditions of apple harvest part of thier lives. So enjoy if you can afford it. I can not

    1 October, 2014
    • Jeannie Snyder said:

      I agree…It could potentially cost a family of 5, $30-50 just to get in. It would be nice if they had a family rate of $25 for a family of 3+. I personally no longer go as well.

      12 October, 2014
  2. Robin Clawges said:

    I was at the apple festival on Oct 13th 2013 and there was a vendor there that made sphere lights out of recycled plastic and never got an email address to be able to purchase online so if anyone has info please reply. Thank u Robin

    14 October, 2013
  3. Sherri M said:

    I don’t think I have ever seen as many apple creations and crafts as I have seen at the apple festival. However, there is a lot more than I expected of other entertainment. Don’t plan to peek around and get out quick. We enjoyed ourselves for quite a bit longer than we expected.

    23 December, 2009

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