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Your guide to fall in Hershey: 2021

Welcome, fall. The heat and humidity are making their way out of town, but that doesn't mean the fun stops! There is so much to do in The Sweetest Place On Earth this season. Keep scrolling and check out our guide to all things fall in Hershey, PA.


Whether you're staying in a cozy cabin or RV at Hersheypark Camping Resort or in deluxe accommodations at The Hotel Hershey or Hershey Lodge, fall is a beautiful time of year for an overnight getaway in The Sweetest Place On Earth. Take in the beauty of Hershey's fall foliage while enjoying some fall family fun on weekends, like s'mores roasts, chocolate bingo, and even some Halloween-themed resort activities, too. Plus, on select dates this season, you can save big with packages that include Hersheypark admission, breakfast and more.

Packages and offers available at The Official Resorts of Hersheypark this fall include:

  • The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge
    • 2-Day Stay & Play Package - available select dates through December
    • Hersheypark Package - available select dates through December
    • Kids Treat FREE Package - available select dates in October
    • Book One Night, Get One 50% Off - available select dates through December
  • Hersheypark Camping Resort
    • Hersheypark Camping Package - available select dates through October
    • Hersheypark In The Dark Camping Package - available select dates in October
    • Book One Night, Get One 50% Off - available select dates through December

Don't forget, all guests of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark also receive FREE Resort Benefits, including extra hours at Hersheypark with Preview Plan, free front-gate shuttle service to and from the Park and the best price on Park tickets!

Here's everything you need to know to plan a visit to the Resorts this fall.


September Weekends & Extended Summer Weekend

Spend the first two weekends of fall at Hersheypark! The Park is open for the final weekend of September and the first weekend of October to celebrate the end of summer season and the best of autumn weather for coaster riding. 

Note: Hersheypark is closed Columbus Day weekend.

3 Sweetest Weekends Of Halloween

Halloween will be here soon so don't miss the 3 sweetest weekends starting Oct. 15. 

Hersheypark In The Dark is filled with your favorite rides and coasters, chocolatey trick or treat adventures, wild zoo visits and festive Hershey Character experiences. 

Looking ahead - Hersheypark is also open Nov 5-7 for a bonus weekend before we get ready for Christmas Candylane!


Say hello to your favorite North American animals this fall at ZooAmerica! Guests can explore the 11-acre zoo that is home to more than 200 animals. ZooAmerica is open daily besides Thanksgiving Day. As the weather cools, our animals become even more active for our visitors.

Learn more about behind the scenes tours at the Zoo.


Though most popular for their chocolate treatments, our spas in Hershey celebrate the season with pumpkin-inspired pampering! Did you know that pumpkin is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants that can help the skin achieve a healthy glow throughout the fall and winter seasons?

MeltSpa by Hershey day spa offers an exclusive Pumpkin Spice Collection, available through Nov. 30. Treatments include a NEW Pumpkin Whip Perfecting Facial, plus a body scrub, body wrap, immersion, massage, manicure and pedicure. A Pumpkin Spice Package is also available for complete fall pampering.

The Spa At The Hotel Hershey resort spa features a Pumpkin Collection, also available through Nov. 30. Treatments include a facial, body scrub, body wrap, immersion, massage, manicure and pedicure. A Fall Pumpkin Package is also available.


There are more than 20 offerings at Hersheypark Stadium, GIANT Center and Hershey Theatre this fall. From the last Stadium concert of 2021 to comedy and Broadway to holiday shows, here is a sampling of what to expect:

View the full guide for fall entertainment in Hershey.


The Hershey Bears retake the ice for their 84th season in franchise history beginning Oct. 16! Whether you're watching in-person at GIANT Center (tickets are on sale now for home games in October and November!) or via AHLTV, get ready to chant "B-E-A-R-S BEARS, BEARS, BEARS, WOO!" with us.


Prepare your taste buds! Pumpkin season is here and restaurants throughout Hershey, PA are starting to roll out their fall menus with your favorite seasonal flavors. Whether you are looking to have a casual meal with friends, a date-night dinner for two, or a fun, family dining experience, there is a restaurant for you in Hershey.

New fall and winter seasonal items are planned for the latest culinary experiences in Hershey’s Chocolatetown - The Chocolatier Restaurant, Bar + Patio, Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor and The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen. 

The Chocolatier will mark its first fall season open daily with reservations now available online. It is also now offering happy hour specials Monday through Thursday from 4-6 p.m. Select hand crafted cocktails will be $8 with $2 off wine and draft beer with several appetizer options as part of a discounted menu available in the bar area and entire patio.

Be sure to save room for dessert. We recommend stopping by Cocoa Beanery at Hershey Lodge to try their new Pumpkin Cheesecake and Cinnamon Sticky Bun Milkshakes! Learn more about our dining offerings at DiningInHershey.com.

A visit to Hershey, PA isn't complete until you visit Chocolate World, Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story Museum:


The official visitors center of The Hershey Company, Hershey's Chocolate World offers a FREE Hershey's Chocolate Tour and various paid experiences such as Create Your Own Candy Bar, 4D Chocolate Movie and Hershey's Unwrapped.  

Don't miss out on various fall events!


Hershey Gardens is a 23-acre walk-through botanical display garden that offers 11 themed gardens and a Children’s Garden with chocolate-scented, named and colored flora. During your visit, be sure to check out the Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory, which includes a year-round indoor tropical Butterfly Atrium featuring 600 butterflies from around the world. The atrium is one of only 25 year-round indoor tropical butterfly atriums in the U.S.


At The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, you can learn all about the life and legacy of our founder Milton S. Hershey, the town he created, and the lives he touched. Additional paid experiences are also available, including the Chocolate Lab, where you can try your hand at chocolate pouring and decorating.