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Fairs & Festivals
July 27, 2023
Explore Schuylkill Shares Upcoming Fairs, Festivals and Events

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County Fair, Wine & Heritage Festivals Coming Late Summer into Early Fall

Summer is beautiful in the mountains of east central Pennsylvania. Cool woodland getaways are the name of the game this season. But we’re always chock full of handcrafted beverages, cultural celebrations in historic towns, trails, off-roading, and traditional country fair fun too. Schuylkill County never disappoints!


Celebrating 40 Years of the County Fair


The Schuylkill County Fair is celebrating 40 years of growing the future July 30th through August 5th!

Located in Summit Station, on beautiful fairgrounds with acres of lush vegetation, the Schuylkill County Fair is filled with live entertainment, delicious food and classic carnival games. You will see the best livestock and produce from local farms situated right in Schuylkill County. There are demonstrations and activities of all types including food presentations and contests, fair royalty, corn-hole tournaments, a coal-region boilo contest, horse shows, and children’s activities. For thrill seekers, check out the truck and tractor pulls along with plenty of rides too.


Enjoy a Weekend Away Capped Off with Vino


Late summer is non-stop here.

The Schuylkill County Wine Festival on September 3rd is an awesome addition to your Labor Day holiday weekend with us. Friday, make your way to Jerry’s Classic Cars & Collectibles and Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville. Grab dinner at any number of excellent restaurants and some brews at Pilger Ruh Brewing, and then call it a day in your room at Holiday Inn Express in Frackville.

Enjoy your complimentary breakfast Saturday morning, and head out to Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, where you’ll ride in an open mine car powered by a mine motor traveling 1800 feet forward into the side of Mahanoy Mountain and back in time all at once.

Afterwards, hit May’s Drive Inn for treats, then make your way to Smokey Hollow Winery for a little festival pre-gaming. After another stellar complimentary breakfast on Sunday, it’s time for the Schuylkill County Wine Festival! Regional wineries, artisan vendors, live music, and food trucks are the order of the day. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of. A $5 designated driver ticket covers all the bases for a memorable time.


Don your lederhosen in the biergarten at Oktoberfest

September also means Oktoberfest time! If cultural celebrations with a twist are more your thing, then Pottsville Oktoberfest is the one for you. Tucked into the historical downtown area of Pottsville, Oktoberfest is brimming with live music and artisan level craft vendors. There’s also wineries, distilleries, delicious foods, games, children’s activities and a Yuengling Biergarten. Don your lederhosen or dirndl and make plans to feiern in the home of America’s Oldest Brewery!


Take a Journey Into the Past


Rolling into late fall we find the Annual Tamaqua Heritage Festival on October 8th. It’s packed with tons of great food and a variety of music, including a calliope. Horse-drawn trolley car rides through the streets, costumed re-enactors guiding walking tours, a market, a car show, children’s games and rides are just some of the fun. With antique shopping, historical exhibits and re-enactments featuring native American, military and industrial revolution history, you won’t find a better place to celebrate our region’s rich history and culture! Add their excellent restaurants and solid breweries to the mix, and you are set!