Be a tourist: events in the city from September 23 to 25

Looking for fun things to do this weekend? Look no further than here in Erie. Here is a list of some interesting activities taking place this weekend!

Port Farms Harvest Festival

Experience the fall harvest at Port Farms starting September 17 and running through October 30. Groups, families and friends can enjoy the fall air and ever-changing fall colors while touring their sprawling farm in Erie County, Pennsylvania. There will be over 25 exciting activities and attractions, shopping and dining experiences, and more while visiting a working farm! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website or call 814-796-4500.

Northeast Wine Festival

The 41st annual wine harvest festival, known as WineFest, will return to the Northeast, Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 at Gibson Park (with some activities in Heard Park). The festival is sure to be a welcoming weekend full of safe and fun wine tastings at 11 wineries. Entertainment will be provided by live bands and traveling entertainment and festival-goers will be able to shop locally at more than 50 vendors and retailers. Dining options will be offered by local restaurants and unique food vendors. Tickets are now available online and at these participating locations: First National Bank in the Northeast, The Borough Building, Yori Wine Cellars, Courtyard Winery and Penn Shore Winery. For more information, visit their website.

LEAF Free Market

This regular market consists of fresh bread and pastries, fruits and vegetables, oils and vinegars, honey, herbs, fresh flowers and plants, coffee and tea. Sometimes the markets also consist of vendors selling local crafts, artists, hard cider, beer, etc. The LEAF Open Markets will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frontier Park. To learn more about this market, check out their website.

West Bayfront Porchfest

West Bayfront PorchFest 2022 is here! Featuring local musicians hosted by West Bayfront neighbors on their beautiful porches dotted around the neighborhoods, PorchFest is a fun family music day! And new this year, stop by Gridley Park between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays for food and drink at local restaurants and breweries! More information can be found here.

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Copper Carriage Autumn Market

Join Copper Carriage and over 30 select antique, antique, and artisan vendors as they take the fall market to the streets at the Copper Carriage Fall Market. More information can be found on their website here.

Race of Champions Weekend

The three-day event is the final event on the 2022 Race of Champions asphalt racing calendar. The event is the second longest consecutive motor racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500. This marks the event’s return to Erie for the sixth consecutive year. Visit their website to learn more or call 814-725-3303.

Pop-up concert Penn Shore WineFest

Enjoy live entertainment on the back patio by Senn Clark and friends, plus Tariq’s best food truck serving up delicious menu options at the Penn Shore WineFest Pop-Up Concert. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle, along with wine slush, beer and soft drinks. This event is family and pet friendly. For more information, visit their website.

Lavery Brewing Craft Beer Festival

Celebrating all things craft beer, this festival will feature 20-25 breweries from the tri-state area, a Bavarian-inspired menu, and Lavery owner Jason Lavery decked out in lederhosen. The Lavery Brewing Craft Lager Fest takes place between noon and 4 p.m. September 24-25. You can find out more by visiting their website or calling 814-454-0405.

Johnson Estate Winery Grape Walks

Enjoy a self-guided walk through the vineyards. Taste up to 13 varieties of grapes grown on the estate, including the founder’s favorite, Chancellor. You will receive a basket of grapes and borrowed clippers to fill your basket. Learn more about this event by visiting their website or calling 716-326-2191.

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