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!

Autumn in Central PA's Susquehanna River Valley

  • Fall Foliage Tours
    Fall Foliage Tours

    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.

  • Ard's Corn Maze and Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch
    Ard's Corn Maze and Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch

    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!

  • Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm
    Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm

    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!

  • Roadside Produce Stands and Farm Markets
    Roadside Produce Stands and Farm Markets

    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.

  • Step Back in Time: Visit a Historical Site and Take a Heritage Driving Tour
    Step Back in Time: Visit a Historical Site and Take a Heritage Driving Tour

    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.

  • Wine Festivals
    Wine Festivals

    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

    The 2022 River Rat Brew Trail’s Brewsic to Our Ears Summer Passport blends and harmonizes an abundance of flavors for craft beer enthusiasts at thirteen breweries in Central Pennsylvania. Visit all thirteen breweries and get your choice of either a River Rat Brew Trail hoodie or a t-shirt + bandana combo package. PLUS, all passport holders who complete the trail will receive a collection of 13 brewery logoed “vinyl record” coasters. This promotion ends October 31, 2022.

  • Mifflinburg's Oktoberfest
    Mifflinburg's Oktoberfest

    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!

  • Halloween Fun
    Halloween Fun

    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!

  • Knoebels Amusement Resorts Hallo-Fun Weekends
    Knoebels Amusement Resorts Hallo-Fun Weekends

    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.

  • Interact with the Arts
    Interact with the Arts

    Community Theatre Groups, Performance Arts Centers, Art Museums and Universities in the Susquehanna River Valley are beginning the 2022-2023 this fall. 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's Stroll Through the Arts
    Lewisburg's Stroll Through the Arts

    Saturday, October 15 at Noon - Saturday, October 22 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.