Looking for an awesome autumn getaway experience that’s not so far from home? Check out these great festivals for fall fun in Washington County, Pa.! Between shopping, entertainment, history and the outdoors, they’re sure to have something you’ll love!

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American Indian Heritage Weekend
September 27th – 28th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village

Sixth annual event. Discover what traditional life was like for native people of the upper Ohio Valley, watch demonstrations of every day survival skills & explore Meadowcroft’s Rockshelter. Adults $12; children 6-17 $6; under 6 & members are free. Members free.

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Hickory Apple Festival
October 4th – 5th from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
106 Main Street, Hickory, PA

Thirty-first annual event sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Township VFC. Homecooked foods, apple products of all kinds, craft demonstrations & sales, children’s activities, & live entertainment. Free admission, parking & shuttle service from extended lots.

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Houston Pumpkin Festival
October 10th – 11th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and October 12th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Houston American Legion Post 902 Picnic Grounds

Thirty-first annual event sponsored by the Houston VFC. Family oriented arts, crafts, food & entertainment festival. Fun for everyone. Bouncer, slide, pony rides, good food & quality entertainment. Free admission.

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Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival
October 17th – 19th and October 25th – 26th from 10 a.m. – 6p.m.
Washington County Fairgrounds

Twentieth annual event sponsored by the Family Festivals Association, Inc. Browse & shop for the holidays! Over 200 exhibits featuring jewelry, floral arrangements, ceramics, decorative painting, dips, drink mixes & much more! Visit with Santa! Adults $6; seniors 65+ $5.50; children 6-12 $1; under 6 free.

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27th Annual Christmas in the Village Craft Festival
November 7th – 9th 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Eldersville, PA

Enjoy a walk through the Village of Eldersville, Pa., featuring handmade crafts & homemade food in sever locations. Information at the Welcome House. Ride a unique handcrafted train, visit with Santa, children’s tent & playground, parade at noon on Saturday, kettle corn, museum, horse & carriage rides, photography contest. Free admission and parking.