Philadelphia is often thought of as a place to visit only for its historical significance, but as the nation’s fifth-largest city, it has much more to offer than that, including a thriving arts and culture scene. There’s no better way to take in the diversity of arts that the city has to offer than to attend one of its many festivals this fall. From indie arts to multi-cultural festivals, the city has celebrations covered.
Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
Peddler’s Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA 18931

Dates: Nov. 3 to 4
Price: Free

The entire family will love this fall festival happening out in gorgeous Bucks County. Enjoy artisans, vendors, family-friendly activities and of course, apple butter, cider, fritters, dumplings and caramel apples.

First Person Arts Festival
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 402-2055

Dates: Nov. 8 to 17
Price: On sale in Sept.

Enjoy ten days of provocative, personal, compelling stories from local storytellers during this memoir-centered organization’s annual festival. Events take place at Christ Church Neighborhood House as well as other venues around the city.

Katherine Ernst is a full-time novelist and freelance writer in Montgomery County. Follow her activity on her blog at Her work can be found at