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Five Fun Things to Do With the Family This November


Anzhe Zhang

The weather is getting cooler but that doesn’t mean November isn’t jam packed with outings for friends and family. Whether it’s enjoying the scenic Autumn weather or getting into the holiday spirit, here are five things to do in November across Pennsylvania:

Lake Erie Wine Country Harvest Festival (November 4-6, 11-13)

What better way to celebrate harvest season than by sampling some of the state’s finest wineries? The Lake Erie Wine Country Harvest Festival offers 12 wineries in Pennsylvania, paired with food options. Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, visitors will get a chance to enjoy both the views and the history of a less-traveled part of the state.

Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville (November 5 – January 1) 

Visiting Koziar’s Christmas Village is compared to driving into a fairyland. Featuring over a million lights, the festive display is one of the best places to visit for those excited for Christmas and want to kick it off right. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, these sights are sure to impress.

PA Bacon Fest in Easton (November 5-6)

Entering into its 11th year, the PA Bacon Fest returns to Easton this month with 150 vendors, a live hog calling contest, music, and of course, an eating competition. An average of 80,000 visitors descend upon this bacon frenzy every year.

Slovak Heritage Festival in Pittsburgh (November 6)

Many don’t know that Pennsylvania has the highest number of Slovak Americans in the entire country. According to census data, 233,160 Slovak Americans reside in Pennsylvania, and the Slovak Heritage Festivalaims to celebrate that heritage, being billed as the largest Slovak cultural event in the country. Held at the University of Pittsburgh, visitors will get to try new foods, dance, and browse vendors.

Philadelphia’s 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade (November 24)

Don’t let the Dunkin’ sponsorship fool you, the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country, having first been held in 1920. The parade will happen on Thanksgiving and will feature staples like balloon floats, bands, performers, and more.