Fall has it all in York County. From spooky Halloween fun to fantastic food festivals to the Wine Just Off The Vine signature event on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, here are more than 50 ways you can enjoy the season.

The pumpkins at Maple Lawn Farm are massive. 

Do something pumpkin-related, beyond ordering the PSL

1. Pick a huge pumpkin at Maple Lawn Farm.

Seriously, this place grows some massive pumpkins. Like 70 pounds. And in a bunch of colors.

2. Annihilate some gourds at the Pumpkin Smash Bash

On November 4, Flinchbaugh's Orchards & Farm Market will let you slingshot, catapult and flat out decimate pumpkins in all kinds of ways during the Pumpkin Smash Bash. The less destructive might want to stick to PYO pumpkins at the orchards.

Wine Just Off The Vine is the fall harvest festival for wine lovers.


Drink up the season

3. Try a nouveau during Wine Just Off The Vine

The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail's fall signature event returns November 11-12 and 18-19. Tickets include tastings at 16 wineries on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, light food and more. Plus, some wineries will feature "nouveau" wines pressed fresh from the harvest.

4. Find a pumpkin beer on the Susquehanna Ale Trail

Or any fall brew will do. With 13 breweries to explore, you'll find something fitting of autumn.

5. Toast fall at Yorktoberfest

With 70 different beers to try and nine wineries in attendance, it's no secret why organizers call this event "splendiferous."

6. Make time for Clocktoberfest

And think up more timely puns while exploring the National Watch & Clock Museum. With beer, food trucks, a steampunk fashion show and more, you'll see a whole other side of this museum.

7. Do the Fall Sip & Stroll in Hanover

Craft breweries and more make this an up-and-coming downtown to explore. There's no better time to see it than during special Sip & Stroll events, a ticketed event that offers attendees special wine, beer and food tastings at local businesses.

8. Experience Oktoberfest by the river

With food trucks, authentic music and 12 German beers to try, John Wright Restaurant does Oktoberfest the right way - or the "Wright" way as they say.

9. Pair your red with pumpkin painting at Galloping Goose's Harvest Party

Paint a pumpkin and play some Great Pumpkin Toss Games, while enjoying a la carte wine and food purchases a Galloping Goose Vineyards, a member of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

10. Try the apple cider at Brown's Orchards and Farm Market

This'll be among the freshest you ever taste.

11. Try Wyndridge Farm's hard apple cider

Made using apple cider from Brown's, Wyndridge's hard cider isn't too sweet. You're likely to find several seasonal flavors on tap, too, at this Susquehanna Ale Trail location.

12. Check out the 7th Annual Balderdash Brewfest

Explore the Dill's Tavern and Plantation while soaking up the history of distilling and more.

See how quickly you can navigate Corny-Copia at Flincbaugh's Orchard. 

Get lost in corn maze

13. Conquer the Corny Copia at Flinchbaugh's Orchard

Navigate the five-acre maze and then enjoy PYO apples and pumpkins available in September and October.

14. Escape from the Maize Quest Fun Park

Find your way through nine acres of corn at the Maize Quest before taking on a collection of people-sized puzzles. You can spend an entire fall day here.

The Hanover Chili Cookoff is one of York County's biggest foodie events.   

Find fall foodie delights 

15. Enjoy History on the Halfshell

Yorkers love their oysters, and the shellfish takes center stage during the York County History Center's History on the Halfshell fundraiser at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum.

16. Sample you way through the Hanover Chili Cookoff

So. Much. Chili.

17. Eat, eat and eat some more during What the Food Trucks

An ENTIRE park is closed and filled with food trucks.

18. Taste the world at Wyndridge Farm's Chef's Dinner

Executive Chef Matthew Siegmund takes guests on a culinary tour of the world every second Tuesday during September, October, and November.  The September 12 dinner features the exotic cuisine of Morocco.

19. Find the perfect pairing at the First Post Beer Dinners

The First Post pairs a five-course meal with five beer tastings from local brewers the first Tuesday of every month. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

20. Dig into some fresh-baked pie from The Markets at Shrewsbury

For delectable fall desserts, check out The Markets at Shrewsbury, an Amish marketplace bursting with fresh-baked goodness. As you explore the market, make your way to the Stoltzfus Bakery, where you can watch as donuts, pastries and more are made daily. While pumpkin rolls and red velvet whoopie pies and pumpkin rolls just bursting with cream cheese filling are tempting treats, the apple pie is a simple fall classic.

Roundtop Mountain Resort offers up plenty of challenges for adventurers.


Get outdoors

21. Paddle, taste and dine with Shank's Mare Outfitters

Hop into a kayak and paddle through the scenic Susquehanna Riverlands before returning to shore for a tasting from local crafter breweries and a delicious dinner. Three guided tours are available throughout the season and feature Black Cap Brewing Co., Meduseld Meadery and Collusion Tap Works.

22. Have an adventure at Roundtop Mountain Resort's Ropes Course Open Climb

Prove your mettle on zip lines, climbing walls and ropes and more.

23. Mark your calendars for this year's Pumpkin Walk

It's one of the most popular events of the season. The York County Heritage Rail Trail fills a half-mile swath of the path with hand-carved pumpkins. This year's walk will go off on October 14 at a to-be-determined location.

Trick or treat your way through campsites decked out with spider webs, monsters and more during Halloween in the Park. 

Scare up spooky fun during the Halloween season

24. See the godfather of the paranormal at the Pullo Center

With more than decades studying the paranormal, John Zaffis has covered thousands of creepy cases. He's the nephew of Ed and Lorraine Warren, the famed paranormal investigators who studied the Amityville haunting.

25. Have fun with the family at Halloween in the Park

Trick or treat your way through campsites decked out with spider webs, monsters and more during this family-friendly event at Codorus State Park. Go on a 1.5-mile hayride and enjoy tasty food - including s'mores!

26. Hunt for spirits - or antiques - at Greybeards of Jacobus

Check out the haunted house on Halloween.

27. Trick or treat at Flinchbaugh's

The kids will love dressing up and scoring some great treats at the farm market!

28. Go on a ghost ride with Steam Into History

Ghost Tracks, a family-friendly train ride, features fascinating ghost stories.

29. Solve the murder mystery at Bube's Brewery

Bube's Brewery offers up murder mystery dinners every Saturday, but it's particularly fun to check out during the Halloween season. Oh, and the brewery might even be haunted.

The York Fair is America's oldest fair. 

Check out a festival

30. Spend the day at the York Fair, America's First Fair

Really, it's a farewell event for summer, but we'll count it anyway. Tons of rides, games and great fair food. Don't miss Lynyrd Skynyrd.

31. Shop over the Susquehanna River during the 29th Annual Bridge Bust

More than 300 vendors set up on the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Wrightsville and Columbia.

32. Celebrate the apple during the Apple Fall Festival at the historic Haldeman Mansion

Featuring an apple peeling contest, an apple desert completion and cider press demonstrations, the Apple Fall Festival makes this humble fruit a star.

33. Explore the 34th Annual Native American Festival

This two-day event highlights Native American culture, dance and more at Indian Steps Museum.

34. Discover small-town fun at 13th Annual New Freedom Fest

Art, music and even a pet parade make this a family-friendly festival worthy of a day trip.

35. Bring the pups along for Wags on Wright

John Wright Restaurant features as day of vendors, groomers and more! Of course it's dog friendly!

36. Celebrate the season during the first-ever Fall Fairie Festival

After rain washed out the spring Fairie Festival, Spoutwood Farm returns with another chance to celebrate the four fairie tribes. This time, seasonal activities will include pumpkin painting, bobbing for apples and much more!

37. Check out the Freedom Fall Fest

Enjoy the season in quaint Red Lion, where the Freedom Fall Fest features live music, crafts, food and more.

38. Discover mirth and merriment at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

This annual extravaganza featuring jousting nights, colorfully costumed figures and 35 acres of a themed village runs through October 29.

39. Explore The Great York Toy Train Meet

Peruse vintage and new model trains alike during an incredible show that brings major manufacturers and more to one spot.

Joan Osborne comes to The Appell Center this October.  

See a show

40. Hear Joan Osborne channel Bob Dylan

The Appell Center for Performing Arts welcomes the seven-time Grammy nominee on October 13.

41. Experience the legendary comedy of Jim Breuer

One of the top comedians in history comes to the Hanover's Eichelberger Performing Arts Center on September 30.

42. Take in free concert by the orchards

Brown's Orchards & Farm Markets features live music every Sunday through October 15.

43. Catch ‘Jonah' at Sight & Sound Theatres before it's too late

This incredible show featuring one of the Bible's biggest stories runs through October 14.

44. Experience the life of the artist that helped change music forever.

A rock ‘n' roll legend comes to life during ‘The Buddy Holly Story' at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

45. Go country with Wynonna & The Big Noise

The five-time Grammy winner comes to the Pullo Center on October 7.

Peep some autumn leaves

46. Explore the colors of fall all across York County

We've already compiled a few spots perfect for viewing the reds, oranges and yellows of fall.

47. Hop aboard for Steam Into History's fall foliage rides

See the stunning colors of fall from aboard a replica Civil War-era steam engine. This is one ride you won't want to miss. Excursions start October 14.

See Harleys rumble through the city during York Bike Night. 

Go mad over motorcycles

49. Hear Harleys roar at York Bike Night

Feel the rumble of legendary Harleys during the Bike Night Parade through Downtown York before enjoying live entertainment, food, vendors and more during this favorite event of fall on September 29.

50. Test drive the 2018 models at 1st Capital Harley-Davidson's Fall Open House

A perfect follow-up to York Bike Night, this open house at the area's premier Harley dealer features entertainment and vendors daily.

51. Take in a Pro Motorcycle Hill Climb with the White Rose Motorcycle Club

When the event is described as "nitro-burning motorcycles on a 300-foot hill," what's not to love?

52. Roll into Bike Night at Lydian Stone Brewing

This new member of the Susquehanna Ale Trail is hosting its 1st Bike Night on September 7. Food, wine and, of course, great beer will abound.