From Civil War battlefields to icons of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania is littered with historical sites, museums and monuments. However, history buffs aren't the only people who'll find things to do in the Keystone State; Pennsylvania is also filled with beautiful scenery, exciting theme parks, fun festivals and breathtaking artwork.
This annual Labor Day event celebrates the traditional American food that resembles the community name. Guests participate in burger eating contests, enjoy beer and wine gardens and browse through arts and crafts exhibits. Local restaurants compete for the best burger award and three stages offer live entertainment.
Every Labor Day weekend, the community hosts the vast arts and crafts fair located in the city park. Hundreds of artisans from across the country display their talents in the expansive outdoor gallery. The festivities also include a selection of foods, beer and wine.
- Lazy Brook Park Route 6 and Route 92 Tunkhannock, PA 18657 in TUNKHANNOCK, PA.
Over Labor Day Weekend, visitors enjoy the spectacular mountain views while camping and listening to a variety of acoustic music. The event also offers entertainment for children, arts and crafts displays, food and workshops.
During a weekend in September, the Hershey Farm & Inn bakery prepares over 100 flavors of the traditional Dutch treat for the festival that celebrates the popular dessert. Festivities include eating contests, games, treasure hunts and pony rides along with arts and crafts displays and a gigantic Whoopie Pie.
The unique September weekend event provides a look at how pioneers made fabric and clothing from flax. The event also encourages visitors to try their hand at many different centuries old crafts that include carving apples, leather crafting, quilting and wheat weaving.
- Historic Area 532 Main St. Bethlehem, PA 18018 in BETHLEHEM, PA.
The festival remains the largest of its kind in the country. Hundreds of thousands join together in celebration of the culture and heritage of the Irish, Scottish and Welsh. Participants compete in historic games while others offer music, dance, food and crafts. Besides game competitions, fun events include kilt crawling and haggis eating contests.