Are you looking for fun, local events to attend while visiting Pennsylvania? You’ve landed on the right page. There’s nothing like discovering the culture and traditions of the area you’re visiting, and the best place to do that is the Scottdale Fall Festival. This fun event is only 30 minutes away from Oak Lodge and offers family-friendly activities, delicious food, and live entertainment. Read on to learn more about the festival and start planning your visit today! Don’t forget to download our free Vacation Guide to discover more local events, restaurants, shops, and outdoor adventures in the Laurel Highlands of PA.
What You Can Expect at the Scottdale Fall Festival
What Is the Scottdale Fall Festival?
Scottdale’s Fall Festival happens every year at the gazebo in the heart of Scottdale, PA, only 30 minutes away from Oak Lodge. This three-day celebration is held on the third weekend of September and is free of charge! It was established more than 40 years ago to celebrate the town’s 100th anniversary. Today, the festival is a real crowd-pleaser. With its laid-back atmosphere, handmade crafts, yummy cuisine, and a variety of live entertainment, you’re bound to have a great time!
Vendors and Entertainment
Now that you have a general idea of what to expect at the festival, it’s time to see what you can do once you’re there! The festivities usually begin on Friday night and include a meet-and-greet with the Scottdale council, opening ceremonies, and the classic Pinewood Derby.
On Saturday, get ready for an overload of fun! It all kicks off with a 5K/10K Race followed by the highly anticipated parade, cornhole tournament and geocache competition. You can also explore the Scottdale marketplace and buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home. On Sunday, the last day of the festival, attend a car show and the dog parade. Kids activities are also available throughout the weekend.
Tip: Make sure you stop by the food vendors and try some delicious, local specialties! You’ll love the hot sausages, apple dumplings, soft pretzels, and pies.
Rest and Recharge at Oak Lodge
Once you’re done enjoying the festivities, hop in the car and come home to a cozy room at Oak Lodge. Our inn is nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands and offers gorgeous countryside views and a peaceful atmosphere.
Our cabins are perfect for nature lovers. Each one is equipped with a working fireplace, comfortable king bed, and luxury linens. Take a warm shower and slip into a complimentary robe. Then, make yourself a hot cup of tea in the kitchenette and fall asleep to the sound of nature right outside your window. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed in the morning! Before you head out for another adventure, join us for breakfast with pancakes and mouthwatering, homemade maple syrup. You can even buy some of our syrup to bring home with you!