The National Apple Harvest Festival is located in scenic Adams County, in South Central Pennsylvania. The festival is held outdoors annually at the South Mountain Fairgrounds in Arendtsville, located just 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg.
We are a gas tank trip from Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, or Harrisburg, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, PA.
Take a lovely ride through farmland and apple orchards to the fairgrounds (use 615 Narrows Rd., Biglerville, PA 17307 with your GPS). Narrows road is also known as PA Route 234.
All admission tickets include parking in one of several parking fields and shuttle bus or wagon service to the festival grounds.
Also included in admission price is all live entertainment, attractions, exhibits & orchard bus tours.
Seniors 60+-- $9
Military w/ ID-- $9 (at gate)
Kids under 12-- FREE
Advance Sale tickets & Charter Bus Rates available. Call the National Apple Harvest office for more information at 717-677-9413.
As the festival is held outdoors (rain or shine), there are no refunds available. At times, traffic can get a bit congested. We thank you for your patience as you travel to enjoy our festival and the beauty of apple country.
Sorry, no pets allowed on festival grounds with the exception of properly identified service animals. No smoking permitted except in designated areas. Flying of drones, UAV's are strictly prohibited over festival grounds. Roadways & walkways consist of grass, stone/gravel or pavement.
Festival Dates & Hours
The festival is held outdoors annually the first two full weekends in October.
This year, it will be held October 1-2 and 8-9, 2016.
The festival is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily, rain or shine!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
One of the main questions asked about our festival is "where does the money go?".
All proceeds, (with the exception of 11% kept in reserve for emergencies & start-up for the next year's festival), from the National Apple Harvest Festival go back into the community & to other local, state & national charitable organizations with the bulk staying local.
49% goes toward funding Oakside Community Park, a 92 acre park located in Biglerville, PA, owned by the Upper Adams Jaycees. The park is open to the public.
20% goes to the Upper Adams Jaycees, sponsor of the festival to fund their many community projects such as a community Easter Egg Hunt, movie nights in the park, food boxes & gifts to less fortunate families at Christmas, Special Olympics volleyball, a fish rodeo, along with donations to organizations & families in need.
The remaining 20% is donated to civic, school, church, scouting organizations, fire companies, & others.
The pie chart shows our breakdown.
So when you visit our festival, you are supporting numerous organizations & groups, too many to individually list.