Pennsylvania is the home to many people with many different traditions. What better way to learn about the cultures that exist in the area than to explore some Pennsylvania festivals. Let’s take a journey to three festivals that make a lasting impression.
Big Valley Harvestfest
The Big Valley harvestfest is a family oriented festival free of cost. Lasting two days, attendees will be able to find a great selection of foods, including locally grown apples and apple cider. Friday nights host a pig roast; while Saturday lunch involves a chicken BBQ for the entire family to enjoy. Not only are both days filled with live musical groups, there are carriage and pony rides as well.
Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival
An excellent one of the Pennsylvania music festivals that is a must see is the Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival. This is a great way to celebrate the beginning of fall and the bountiful grape harvest. There is great food and exceptional live music throughout the two day period, but the main highlight is the fine wines brought to the festival by 25 different wineries in Pennsylvania.
McLain Celtic Festival
The McLain Celtic Festival is a true treasure that can be explored at the historic three mile house in Carlisle on the Saturday right before Labor Day every year. There are two tents that host live music all day as well as a tent that hosts different Irish and Scottish dancers. There are Highland games that are nothing but entertaining and a Border Collie demonstration that truly shows their talents. The food at the festival is great and include many traditional favorites like Sheppard’s Pie. The Scottish Clans even get together and march in a parade whilst playing the bag pipes.