The Laurel Highlands are gorgeous all year long, but there’s something about fall that makes this place extra special. Think about all the leaves changing color, the crisp air and blue sky, hot apple cider, and lots of apple-flavored treats. To celebrate this magical season, you need to attend the Delmont Apple Festival! If you’re an apple lover, there’s no better event. Get ready to discover the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside and have fun at this local extravaganza!
Planning a trip can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been to the area before. That’s why we created this exclusive Vacation Guide! We wanted to give our guests the chance to experience the Laurel Highlands as we know it. Inside your free copy, you’ll find some of our favorite local restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor activities, and many more events!
Your Guide to Spending the Best Day at the Delmont Apple Festival
The Story Behind the Event
The Delmont Apple Festival, also known as The Apple ‘n Arts Festival, is a beautiful 2-day festival. It happens every October on Shield’s Farm in Delmont, PA. This highly anticipated local event gathers more than 25,000 visitors each year! During the festival, you’ll discover more than 240 quality crafters and food vendors. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet the local community and taste some of the best flavors Pennsylvania has to offer!
Did You Know? The Delmont Apple Festival is run by a 20-person volunteer board that donates over $15,000 each year to local charities. That means you can feel good about participating in this fun tradition!
45 minutes away from Oak Lodge
You can either park at Shield’s Farm or at the Steel City Raceway lot for the festival. The latter offers a complimentary shuttle service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to bring cash along for parking and the products you may find at the festival.
Apples ‘n Art Food and Crafts
Now that we’ve covered the general information about this festival, it’s time to focus on what you can do once you get there! First, make your way through the main building entrance and discover freshly picked apples. Each of these ripe red delights is destined for a 1907 antique press, which turns them into 5,000 gallons of delicious cider! The press only runs once a year during the festival, so it’s truly an event to witness! Get yourself a cup of cider and proceed to the crafts and food section.
From small crafts to larger masterpieces, the Delmont Apple Festival has it all. It’s a great place to observe local techniques or bring home a souvenir! If you want to pair your delicious cider with a treat, you’ll be glad to discover an array of food such as fudge, apple butter, crab cake sandwiches, popcorn, cotton candy, hoagies, and so much more!
The Tractor Display
Another important piece of this event is the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association, which hosts a display of tractors. Visitors can even participate in a raffle for a chance to win one of them!
Welcome Autumn at Oak Lodge This Year
Stay in your country state of mind by coming back to a relaxing room at Oak Lodge. You’ll want to relax after walking around all day, and our gorgeous accommodations are the perfect place for that. Make our stunning 800-acre property your home away from home and let the soothing sounds of nature rejuvenate your mind and soul.
Our high-end cabins are an ideal choice. You can take a hot shower and relax by the fireplace with a glass of Delmont’s cider in hand! You’ll love the plush mattress and high-quality sheets. When you wake up from a great night’s sleep in the king bed, pour yourself a cup of coffee from your coffee maker, and join us for breakfast at Jimberg Village! We make delicious pancakes topped with homemade maple syrup. It’s so good, you’ll want to buy your own bottle—and you can!