Few things are more emblematic of fall than apples, and at the Apple Cider Festival and Craft Show it’s all about the apple cider and apple butter. Get ready to get up close and personal with the product because all day vendors will be pressing cider and boiling butter fresh for eating and taking home. The big draw at The Apple Cider Festival is the apples, but in the last few years the festival has grown tremendously. There is a great craft show boasting over 100 vendors selling homemade crafts and serving fresh foods. Bands are playing all day and there is live entertainment for the whole family, including environmental demonstrations, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and chainsaw carving. The Apple Cider Festival is held annually on the first Sunday in October at Prince Gallitzin State Park. Located just north of Altoona, Prince Gallitzin is a scenic park with a wide lake and beautiful foliage, perfect to experience fall weather. Admission and parking is free, but donations are appreciated. Festival hours are 10:00-5:00.