12 Things You Shouldn't Miss This Fall in the Susquehanna River Valley

The fun just gets better as summer slides into autumn. Enjoy cooler temperatures and gorgeous fall colors while attending numerous fairs and festivals, taking a winery or brewery tour, finding tons of good old-fashioned fun on the farm, experiencing the spooks and spirits of Halloween festivities, and attending a thrilling or thought-provoking art exhibit or theatre performance. We've prepared a list of Top 12 'Not to Miss' Autumn Events and Activities in the Susquehanna River Valley. Scroll through our Top 12 list below!


creek fall
Whether you're hiking or biking our State Parks & Forests, driving scenic byways, or strolling along the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail, the Susquehanna River Valley offers some of the most breath-taking fall foliage in the state! If you'd like a different perspective on leaf peeping, take your kayak on a leisurely paddle down the Susquehanna River or on an area lake for a stunning view of fall foliage.
Head to Ard’s Farm Market in Lewisburg, PA, and explore their 5-acre corn maze featuring an interactive texting game, a corn cannon, Kids’ Maze, Tile Maze, Web Maze, fossil digging in the Lost Goat Mining Company, the Fun Barn, and of course, good old-fashioned hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick that perfect pumpkin to carve!
Navigate the corn maze set on 7 acres of fields and 3.6 miles of trails. Challenge your friends and family to games within the maze and see who can find their way through the maze quickest. Enjoy a half-hour hayride through the countryside and a covered bridge. Visit the pumpkin patch to shoot the corn cannon and punkin’ chunkin launcher and then pick your pumpkin for Jack-o-lantern carving. Holiday fun begins in their 12,000 square-foot Christmas Shoppe featuring more than 80,000 ornaments and additional decorations. Kohl's puts a new spin on Fall Fun!
Every fall in the Susquehanna River Valley, local growers reap the rewards of the summer growing season by showcasing their bounty at roadside stands and farm markets in the scenic countrysides of Central PA. There is nothing quite like enjoying the jams, jellies, baked goods, and fresh peaches, apples, squashes and pumpkins straight from the field! Nearby towns offering weekly farmers markets include Elysburg, Lewisburg, Mount Carmel, Selinsgrove and Watsontown.
The Susquehanna River Valley is a beautiful valley steeped in lore and undiscovered treasures – a region rich in cultural heritage. Enjoy a sampling of the structures and stories that have prevailed throughout the years. Perhaps this will spark interest and curiosity about who and what passed this way before us. Contact the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau to request a Heritage Trail brochure. Driving tours include Native Paths, Post Office Art from the New Deal era, Covered Bridges, Union County Heritage, Underground Railroad, and historic walking tours in area towns.
Fall celebrates harvest season, including the gathering of grapes from the vineyards and transforming them into amazing Pennsylvania wines! Autumn Wine Festivals invite us to taste delicious, award-winning, locally-crafted wines while enjoying live music and great food in the crisp fall air at one of our eleven local wineries!
River Rat Brew Trail
River Rat Brew Trail Expiration: Oct 31st 2023 The River Rat Brew Trail Passport is back for another round! This year, transcend beyond the average craft beer drinker and become a “Superbeero” craft brew aficionado. With the most participating breweries EVER, this year’s trail is a can’t miss event! The 2023 trail features fifteen super brewers across five counties and will run through October 31. As you tour each location along the Trail, be sure to check-in using your digital passport to verify your visit. No purchase is necessary, but we think you’ll want to try some of the delicious craft creations on tap along the way. Upon completion of all the brewery stops on your passport, you will be eligible to receive your 2023 Trail prize.
October 1-2. Celebrate Mifflinburg's German heritage with a craft brew and wine festival featuring area breweries, wineries, distilleries and meaderies plus a special Firkin of Oktoberfest tapped by the Mayor. Live entertainment, German dancers, keg tossing and mug lifting competitions, great food and more!
Spooks and Spirits of the Susquehanna River Valley are hosting Halloween parties, ghost tours, haunted hayrides and river cruises, haunted hotels and houses. From slightly weird and wacky to frightful terrors The Susquehanna River Valley promises a fun Halloween!
Every year when the crisp fall winds begin to blow and Halloween approaches, Knoebels transforms into a spooktacular place for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides.
Arts & Entertainment
Community Theatre Groups, Performance Arts Centers, Art Museums and Universities in the Susquehanna River Valley are beginning the 2023-2024 season allowing you to take in a classic or new movie, see a play, experience world music, visit an art gallery. Arts and culture thrive in the Susquehanna River Valley!
Lewisburg Stroll Through the Arts
Saturday, October 14 at Noon - Saturday, October 21 at 4pm Stroll Through the Arts is an annual event that showcases artists in our region in downtown Lewisburg, PA. Hosted by the Lewisburg Arts Council, Inc. in partnership with downtown Lewisburg businesses, artists’ work is displayed in store windows and interior spaces for 8 days in October.

Fall Foliage Adventures

Autumn is the picture-perfect season for outdoor adventures. The air is crisp and the scenery is unforgettable. Scroll on to discover gorgeous spots in the Susquehanna River Valley for viewing fall foliage.

Fall Foliage Photography Tips

Fall is upon us and with it one of the best times of year to work on your landscape photography. Below you will find everything you need to know to capture the stunning colors and beauty of the season.

Fall Foliage Tours

No matter what season you prefer, the gorgeous colors, cooler temperatures, fall activities and of course pumpkin spice flavored beverages and foods make Autumn in all its glory enjoyable for everyone.