2018 PA Covered Bridge & Arts Festival – Knoebels

October 4-7, 2018 Covered Bridge & Arts Festival surrounds by drawings of orange, yellow, pale green and brown leavesFall is here, and that makes The Inn, Farmhouse, and Brewing Co. at Turkey Hill the perfect place to stay and enjoy Northeastern Pennsylvania’s foliage and fall festivals, including the annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Foliage should be peaking October 4 – 7, 2018, and Knoebels is just 15 miles from the Inn in Bloomsburg.

Lots of nearby farms offer pumpkin patches and hayrides, but where else than the Covered Bridge & Arts Festival can you combine one of the largest craft festivals in Pennsylvania with old-fashioned amusement park rides and covered bridges? The festival has no entrance fee and offers free parking, but tickets are required to ride any of Knoebel’s amusement park rides.

Visitors to the festival will find artisans demonstrating crafts, free entertainment, tasty seasonal treats, live animals, and more. The over 400 artisans will offer handmade and traditional crafts in wood, glass, pottery, textiles, and metalwork, plus jewelry, new and repurposed primitives, and décor for holidays galore. Artists will display works in many media from painting to photography. You won’t go hungry – 38 food vendors will be tempting you throughout the park. The 2018 Edition of the Columbia & Montour counties Covered Bridge Puzzle Series also will be available for sale at the Festival (subject to availability).

Esther Furnace Covered Bridge - red covered bridge over rocky stream surrounded by green-leafed trees

Covered Bridge Bus Tours will visit eight area covered bridges, including Paar’s Mill, Esther Furnace, and East and West Paden Bridges on October 5 and 7, 2018. Reservations are required; tickets are $20 per person. The website has more detailed information about the Festival and a complete list of amusement park rides that will be open each day, weather permitting.

October’s beautiful foliage and all the fall festivals and things to do mean it’s a busy time at the Inn. Why not make reservations for your fall getaway now?

37th Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival at Knoebels Amusement Resort
Location: Knoebels Amusement Resort, 391 Knoebels Boulevard, Route 487 Elysburg, PA
Admission: FREE (does not include amusement park rides – tickets required)
Parking: FREE
Days and Hours:
Thursday, October 4, 2018:
     Park open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with craft & food vendors throughout the park and a limited selection of amusement park rides open.
Friday, October 5, 2018:
     Park open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with craft & food vendors throughout the park and a limited selection of amusement park rides open. 
     Covered Bridge Bus Tour departs at 10:00 am.
Saturday, October 6, 2018:
     Knoebels Lumber 5K Race at 9:30 am (for more information, or to pre-register, call 800-332-6755).
     Park open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with craft & food vendors throughout the park and amusement park rides open. 
Sunday, October 7, 2018:
     Park open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with craft & food vendors throughout the park and amusement park rides open.
     Covered Bridge Bus Tours depart at 11:00 am and 12:30 pm.

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