Posted: 07/28/2022 | by Sarah

October in Lancaster, PA Travel Guide: Harvest

Eerie Halloween thrills and chill fall activities.

An orange "Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch" sign stands  among stacks of pumpkins and mums

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are beginning to fall, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’re starting to see pumpkins and fall wreaths made of burlap pop up in our towns, and the farmers getting ready to harvest out in the fields. However you plan to celebrate fall, October is the perfect month full of activities and events that you’ll enjoy!

Check out our October Travel Guide below:


Annual Harvest Breakfast
Kick off the harvest season at Lancaster Central Market with everyone’s favorite Harvest Breakfast, featuring farm-to-table food, live entertainment, and family fun. This year's breakfast will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 8am - 12pm.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
Head to one of our many fields to pick the perfect carving pumpkin, and enjoy apple cider and hayrides. If you’re not in to carving pumpkins, perhaps you can head to an apple orchard and bring home some fresh apples to douse in caramel for the perfect fall snack.

Harvest Days
Join Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum on October 7th and 8th for the return of Harvest Days! Demonstrations, live music, activities, heirloom varieties and more will be there.

Fall ArtWalk
Immerse yourself in Downtown Lancaster’s art scene at Fall ArtWalk. This self-guided tour takes place on October 15th and 16th.

Head Outdoors with a drive, hike or bike ride.
Grab your favorite pumpkin flavored hot beverage from one of our local coffee shops, and then head outdoors to get lost on our winding backroads and experience the beauty of fall.

Fall Fairs & Festivals
Plan your visit around one of the great fall fairs and festivals in Lancaster County!

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