Bedford Pennsylvania is host to one of the largest Fall Foliage Festivals in the greater New England region. Each year this fall festival attracts an estimated 70,000 visitors to this quaint Pennsylvania town. This Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Festival continues over a span of two weekends to ensure you are able to enjoy the entire festival. Come during prime fall foliage season and awe at the colorful foliage and enjoy endless festival events. Festival Dates
October 3-4 and 10-11, 2009
The Bedford Fall Foliage Festival hosts over 400 artists and craftsman that show off an array of handcrafted work – pottery, woodworking, painted sweatshirts, dolls, baskets, dried flower arrangements, and wreaths. Enjoy live demonstrations of techniques in painting, woodcarving, and quilting. Stroll the streets as you pick out your favorite handcrafted furnishings, accessories, and decorations.
Throughout the weekend you will enjoy a variety of live musical entertainment. Festival events include a town parade, a quilt show and sale, a fall foliage Queen contest, and an antique car parade. On Saturday October 10th you can take pleasure in watching over a hundred vintage cars as they cruise down the historic streets of Bedford, Pennsylvania.
What would a fall festival be without delicious festival food. Delectable favorites include candied apples, apple cider, BBQ chicken and beef, hot sausage sandwiches, crab cakes, steak sandwiches, pizza, hot soups, french fries, kettle korn, hand dipped ice cream, apple dumplings, funnel cakes, baked goods, candies, and even more homemade treats.
This Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Festival is a great place to bring your children. The festival hosts an array of children’s activities including balloon sculptures, a magic show, scarecrow making, and pony rides. One of the favorite children’s events is the puppet theater. Sit back and enjoy the show or try your hand when they ask for audience performance. Your child’s eyes will light up when he or she is given the opportunity to dress up in costumes and become the actors and actresses in the show.
The Bedford Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Festival is the perfect weekend getaway for all ages. Watch as this historic town lights up in a blaze of fall foliage colors as you enjoy and endless amount of festival events.