With fall comes celebration, and one of the season’s most iconic events is Oktoberfest. Pennsylvania’s history and culture have strong German ties, so it’s only fitting that the Oktoberfest celebrations in the state are some of the best. Welcome the arrival of cool weather and fall foliage with Bavarian food, beer, music, and traditional garb – Oktoberfest celebrations are fun for everyone!
Oktoberfest Celebrations You Don’t Want To Miss
Vault 240 Oktoberfest – Hawley, PA. Oct. 1
Beer, live music, and great food – Vault 240 Oktoberfest has all the essential ingredients for a proper Oktoberfest. From 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, Vault 240 on Main Avenue will host one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the Poconos. Tickets are $1o each. Call (570) 390-4440 for more information.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown – Hawley, PA. Oct. 1-2
There’s something for the whole family at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown! Enjoy pumpkin carving, arts and crafts vendors, a petting zoo, and the Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass & Folk Concert. Plus, the Vault 240 Oktoberfest is part of the fun! Visit the festival’s website for more details.
Alpine Oktoberfest – Honesdale, PA. (August, 2023)
This three-day event is a local favorite! The Alpine Wurst and Meat House in Honesdale (approximately 10 miles north of Hawley) provides a wide range of German meats among their great products, but more importantly, they also host a wonderful Oktoberfest. Enjoy classic German food and beer under the festival’s big tent, accompanied by live music each night.
144th Labor Day Volksfest – Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 3-5
“Volksfest” means “people’s festival” in German, and what better time to celebrate is there than Labor Day weekend? (Oktoberfest is a Volksfest, in case you were wondering) The Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein organization in Philadelphia will host its annual celebration this year, and you don’t want to miss it. German fare and libations, singing, dancing, live bands, traditional German garb – it’s an Oktoberfest that will make you feel as if you’re in Germany.
Boyertown Oktoberfest – Boyertown, PA. Sept. 23-24
Celebrate Pennsylvania’s German heritage this year at the Boyertown Oktoberfest! Enjoy a taste of German culture, including beer and wine, dancing, and for the first time, the Miss and Mr. Oktoberfest competition! Couples dressed in German clothing will compete in dancing, trivia, and more. For more information about this great festival, visit the Boyertown Oktoberfest online.
Celebrate Oktoberfest On the Shores of Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley, PA
When fall comes to Hawley, the scenery transforms, bringing brilliant fall colors and crisp air, surrounded by the beauty of the Poconos – it’s the perfect backdrop for celebrating Oktoberfest. Located in Hawley on the shores of scenic Lake Wallenpaupack, Silver Birches Resort provides guests with a peaceful escape. Our wide range of accommodations, including suites, cottages, and houses, are perfect for both couples or large families. You’ll love the amenities, too – flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, king- and queen-size beds, and more depending on the lodging you choose. Enjoy dinner at The Dock on Wallenpaupack (our onsite restaurant), or grab a cup of locally roasted coffee at Cocoon Coffee House. Head to Hawley, and see for yourself what makes Silver Birches Resort so special. Download our free vacation guide, then contact us online to book your Oktoberfest accommodations today.