published on September 2021

Get A Taste Of Crawford County’s Fall Flavors

Dining, Family-friendly, History and Culture, Wine and Brew

It’s the season of pumpkin spice, hot pies and hard ciders. If you’re on the hunt for some fall flavors, Crawford County has so many places to choose from. From dawn to dusk, there’s always something new for fall-lovers to try. Keep reading to plan your personal flavor tour in our favorite county.

coffee drink with caramel and whipped cream
Fall calls for caramel butter pecan cappuccinos in cozy coffeeshops. – Credit: French Creek Coffee & Tea Co., Meadville, PA

Time For A Morning Wake-Up

When the leaves fall outside, it’s time to “fall” back in a comfy chair with a hot cuppa. Thankfully, whether it’s time to rise and grind or sit and sip awhile, Crawford County’s coffee shops know how to brew it. Make sure to stop and check out these local venues and their fall coffee and tea flavors:

  • French Creek Coffee & Tea Co., JT’s SteamTable and Pampered Palate are our musts when visiting Meadville. With each shop having a unique atmosphere and menu, one thing is guaranteed: you will definitely be coming back soon.
  • If you’re driving through Conneautville, stop at The Station Coffeehouse for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation. The Station is a great spot to meet friends and is also known as the place “where everyone knows your name.”
  • Vacavi Cafe in Conneaut Lake is a beautiful and welcoming shop with a gorgeous view of the lake. It’s also owned and managed by lifetime Crawford County residents!
  • “Unique food in a unique little town,” Traveler’s Cafe in Saegertown is always experimenting with fun flavors! Espresso, coffee, tea… they’ve got it all in their sweet little shop.

Crawford County residents and visitors alike love to stop by these cafes in the morning. There’s nothing like a nice cup of coffee and a scone to make the day brighter. ☕

Many pies
Nothing says fall more than a slice of pumpkin pie! – Credit: Twin Pies, Linesville, PA

A Bunch of Brunch Options

Whether it’s breakfast, brunch or even post-lunch, Crawford County has a sweet tooth. This season is all about sugar, spice and everything delicious, making Crawford County a can’t-miss destination for anyone looking for great baked goods. These shops offer delicious pies, cookies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes and all your favorite fall flavors. Check out these standout local bakeries:

These bakeries are just the ticket for anyone with a serious sweet tooth! We hope you take the time to try your favorite seasonal snack at one of these special spots.

Glass of cider on a fall day
Davenport Cidery & Winery makes some excellent cider and wine for your crew to try – Credit: @jonnyapplefeed, Meadville, PA

It’s 5 O’Clock In Crawford County

For those looking to unwind with a festive drink, Crawford County delivers. Chilly days are the perfect chance to meet your friends and family over a drink. Many local watering holes also put on live music events to enjoy while you are having your festive drinks. We’ve got some great locations to recommend to you, so don’t miss out on these local favorites.

  • Voodoo Brewing Co. in Meadville has many fall craft brews to choose from with funky, quirky vibes to enjoy.
  • As the first distillery in the Lake Erie region of northwestern PA, Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery is dedicated to producing quality wines and spirits. It also distributes rye whiskey from Meadville Distilling, a local distillery that still uses the original 1860 recipe for authentic taste.
  • For hard ciders, Davenport Cidery & Winery is the stop for you. Made from their own apple and fruit blends, every bottle is an adventure of festive flavor.
  • Riverside Brewing Co. in Cambridge Springs is housed in a rustic barn from the 1800s. Expect to be wowed by the views and live music! Check out their events on their Facebook page.
  • Sprague Farm & Brew Works is a must when passing through Venango. The first local brewery in a barn, Sprague Brew Works is located on a beautiful property and offers 100% naturally keg-condition farm-brewed lagers and ales.
  • Orr’s Brewing Company is Titusville’s own microbrewery and taproom! They have 11 beers on tap and offer seasonal and rotating flavors. There’s always something new to try here.

We can promise that a trip to one of these breweries, distilleries or wineries will make it a day to remember. Take your spouse, friends or family and get ready for a night to remember.

Girl eating apples on pile of pumpkins
Big pumpkins make us smile, too! – Credit: Al’s Melons Farm Market, Conneaut Lake, PA

Take Fall Home With You

Picking pumpkins, tasting maple butter, drinking apple cider… it’s all the perfect fall experience. Take home some autumnal flavors of Crawford County with some local orchards and maple syrup farms!

These orchards and farms are proof of Crawford County’s rich agricultural history. Their great flavors are some of our favorite ways to get a taste of fall.

Enjoy Fall Before It Falls Away

There are so many ways to enjoy fall in Crawford County. Full of delicious flavors, you can experience a wide range of seasonal treats here that are sure to satisfy. From a classic cup of joe to specialty maple syrup, Crawford County has it all – with a gorgeous backdrop of fall leaves to boot! Book your getaway before the season ends!