Grape Stomping Harvest Celebration

Celebrate the harvest season with a seriously fun grape stomp. There will be vineyard and winery tours at noon and 1pm followed by stomping and live entertainment. Your ticket includes a glass of caramel apple cider sangria and a serving of brioche bread pudding with apple pie moonshine caramel sauce. There will also be local crafters selling some of their favorite wine and harvest-themed items.

Mountainview Vineyard Winery & Brewery
October 1

Fall Fest at Camelback

Zip. Zoom. Scream! Camelback Mountain Adventures offers an all-new, spooky experience this October filled with creatures, time warps and more. When the sun goes down, Camelback’s classics transform into high-energy haunts. Speed through the dark woods on the Monster Coaster, race through the night sky on the Lights Out Zip Line, and embark on Trams of Terror for an eerie expedition to Kartrite’s haunted house. Daylight adventures abound for the entire family. Enjoy fall festival classics from pumpkin painting to apple chuckin’ and kids’ crafts. Once the sun sets, the spooky trail lights up with adventure for all ages. Open on select dates September 29 through October 31, 2017.

Camelback Mountain Adventures
Now – October 31

Haunted Trail of Screams

Let the chills run down your spine while you experience ghastly witches, flesh-eating zombies, chainsaw maniacs and so much more on the 70 acres of Trails of Screams. Take a tractor-pulled hayride or ride one of the 2017 Kawasaki Brute Forces. While you wait for your tour to begin, brave the all-new, free Katie’s Garage haunted attraction. Haunted hayrides and ATV tours last approximately 20-minutes and are first-come, first-served. S’mores kits and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Alvin’s Offroad Playground
Now – October 28

Hotel of Horror featuring Altered Nightmares

Award-winning sound and lighting, live actors, and paranormal activity await at this Pocono Mountains haunt. The Hotel of Horror featuring Altered Nightmares presents three state-of-the-art attractions inside the legendary Lake House Hotel. The walk-through haunts are open rain or shine on select weekends September through November and on Halloween night.

Lake House Hotel, Corner of Old Route 115 & Cherry Valley Road
Now – November 4, recurring every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

There’s so much to see and do at the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival! Pick pumpkins, play games, and enjoy some great food. A $10 “funband” gets you access to daily hayrides, family corn maze, ghost ship, haunted house, and costumed characters. There’s even more fall fun on weekends, including the zombie paintball wagon ride, midway rides, bumper balls, gourd grenade activity, and Frozen Funland. The escape rooms will be open! Fees apply to weekend additions. See website for details.

Country Junction, Lehighton
Now – October 29

Hallowscream Nights

Experience Hallowscream Nights at Pocono TreeVentures! Fly through the dark forest on aerial ropes courses and zip lines and enjoy autumn activities like the haunted trail, pumpkin painting, and scary movies.

Pocono TreeVentures
October 7 – 29, check website for complete schedule

Insane Inflatable 5K

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to the Poconos! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild, and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart and insane by choice!

Pocono Raceway
October 5

Harvest Moon Hike at Kettle Creek

On the night of the Full Harvest Moon, Kettle Creek will open its gate for a special hike through the wooded trails, illuminated by the full moon from 6:30-8:30pm. We’ll listen and watch for animals that become active when the light begins to fade and learn about their unique nocturnal adaptations. We will try to avoid using flashlights or headlamps, but bring them along just in case (red filters are recommended). Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be available after the hike.

Kettle Creek
October 5

Barrett Paradise Concert in the Park & Fall Festival

Event celebrating Barrett & Paradise Townships!
With great live music and wonderful food from our local restaurants. Activities for children including, a hay maze, hay rides, face painting, bounce houses and pumpkin painting! And don’t forget to visit crafters row with all our local business displaying their wonderful goods! Admission is $5 and children 5 & under are free! (Rain Date Oct. 8) Admission proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of the Pocono Mountains

Former Barrett Elementary Center, Cresco
Saturday, October 7, 11am – 4pm

HarvestFest @ the Monroe Farmers’ Market

HarvestFest is brand new to Monroe Farmers Market in 2017. It’s a celebration of peak season and the year’s harvest. We’ll have live music, free face painting and balloon animals, costume contests, an apple pie baking contest, and more.

Courthouse Square
Saturday, October 7

43rd Annual Harvest Festival

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates their 43rd Annual Harvest Festival. The 2017 theme is “The Forgotten Arts and Crafts” and will showcase presentations of early American crafts. There will be plenty of visitors’ favorite traditional skills and heritage craft demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, yarn dyeing, black smithing, basket making, scrapple making, apple butter making, and much more. Enjoy folk entertainment, good country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, one-room schoolhouse presentations, outdoor brick bake oven and much more. The 142nd Civil War re-enactors will hold their yearly encampment, which is always a favorite. The NJ Frontier Guard, portraying French and Indian soldiers, will be encamped and trekking trough the farm. The festival will be held rain or shine. Demonstrations are under tents.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
October 7 – 8

Boo @ the Zoo

Happy Halloween! Come dressed up and join the Zookeepers with their favorite animals in the parade! There will be face painting, snacks and goodie bags for the kids!

Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park
October 7 – 8

Harvest & Heritage Days

Historic Honesdale rolls out the pumpkins, hay bales and fall colors for its annual Harvest and Heritage Days. Honesdale’s historic Main Street will be alive with music, demonstrations, vendors, great food and fun for the whole family. Highlights include pumpkin painting, horse-drawn hayrides, train excursions, historical exhibits and tours. There will be a farmers’ market on Saturday morning and an antique car cruise on Saturday night. Fees apply to some activities. See website for complete details.

Downtown Honesdale
October 7 – 8

Autumn Timber Festival

Catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor at beautiful Shawnee Mountain Ski Area during prime fall foliage time in the Pocono Mountains. Join us for this action packed autumn event including lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, scenic chairlift rides, live music, children’s activities, and food and craft vendors galore. New this year is Classic K-9 Performance Team. The Classic K-9 Show is known internationally as the most memorable and enjoyable canine arena show for audiences of all ages. Join us for a weekend of family fun and entertainment.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
October 7 – 8

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekends

Your whole family will enjoy fall foliage weekends in Jim Thorpe. There will be scenic train rides, handmade arts and crafts, delicious food, free live music, children’s activities, spooky ghost tours, headline acts at the Opera House, and seasonal specials from local restaurants, shops and galleries. VIP parking is available at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. Space is limited. See website for details.

Downtown Jim Thorpe
October 7 – 22, recurring every Saturday & Sunday

Free Concert: Frances Drost

Christian singer/songwriter Frances Drost will present a free concert at Spruce Lake Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Black Cherry on the first floor of Spruce Lodge. An exuberant concert artist, Frances has a knack for distilling real life experiences and stories into compelling songs and lyrics.

Spruce Lake Retreat
October 10

Spooky Fun @ High Acres Park

An afternoon of scarecrow making and other fun activities for kids! In the evening grab a blanket and join us for a movie in the park. Admission is free! (Rain Date Oct. 21)

High Acres Park
October 14
Canadensis, PA

Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Get into the spirit of fall and dive into a colorful pile of festive activities and autumn beauty! The Hawley Harvest Hoedown celebrates fall in the charming town of Hawley. Enjoy a Saturday full of cider tastings, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, entertainment, locally grown foods, shopping, and so much more.

Downtown Hawley
October 14


Attend Oktoberfest at Blue Lightning for a day of tubing, food, activities, live entertainment, and fall beer features! Tubing participants must be 4 years or older and 40″ or taller.

Blue Lightning
October 14

Family Field Day

Pocono Manor is partnering with Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitters to bring you an ultimate outdoor adventure. This event is perfect for beginners or experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy a day of activities with instruction including fishing and shooting .22 rifles, airsoft rifles, shotguns and compound bows. There will be lawn games for younger kids and a BBQ to keep you fueled and having fun. Visit the pumpkin patch, petting zoo and pumpkin painting/carving areas. Plus Dunkelberger’s will have a vendor area set up, perfect for getting a head start on holiday shopping! This event is open to the public and resort guests. Registration begins at 9:30am on Field Day. Pre-registration is available online.

Manor Sports at Pocono Manor Resort
October 14

Pocono Food Truck Festival & Art on the Mountain

The Pocono Food Truck Festival and Art on the Mountain have teamed up to bring you the best food trucks, art, crafts, and live music in the region. Featuring 25+ food trucks from the Pocono Mountains, Lehigh Valley, NJ, NYC and Philadelphia, the food truck line-up will feature the best food on wheels ranging from sweet, savory, spicy, and delicious. Festival attendees will get a chance to cast their vote for the best food truck. The 6th annual Art on the Mountain Art Show and Sale will also be featuring some of the regions most talented painters, crafters, photographers, sculptors, and more.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
October 14 – 15

Tipsy Tractor Hayrides

Enjoy a fun, fall day at the vineyard! Weather permitting, Tipsy Tractor Hayrides will be offered continuously from 1 to 4 pm. Admission includes the hayride and a glass of mulled wine or sangria. Tickets are available online. See website for details.

Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyards
October 14 – 22

Paint & Pour: Witch’s Hat

Join instructor Ann Marie Bossard of Bossard Board Works to create “Witch’s Hat” on a wooden board. Call 570-481-4330, email

The Friendly Community Center
October 17

Mommy & Me Halloween Confetti Soap

Come make soap with us! Confetti Soap is a perfect, unique activity for the little ones. Guide them as they use cookie cutters to cut colorful pieces of soap into shapes and create a full size bar to take home and use in the bath. Make a memory and let us handle the mess.

Pocono Soap
October 18

Black Bear Film Festival

The Black Bear Film Festival, at the Historic Milford Theatre, is one of Pennsylvania’s premier independent film festivals.

Milford Theater
October 20 – 22

Into the Woods

Into the Woods combines the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White into a story of deceit, dreams fulfilled and broken, wishes, death, love, deception, magic and almost happily ever after. Into the Woods has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.

Theatrical Gems
Presented @ Evergreen Community Charter School
October 20 – 22, 27 & 28

Harry Potter Festival

Wizardry and wonder fills the air each October when Chestnut Hill transforms for the Harry Potter Festival! The annual blockbuster festival takes over this charming town for spellbinding events that magically morphs the neighborhood into the much loved fictional world created by author J.K.Rowling.

West Apple Tours
October 21

Lehigh Valley Cider & Wine Festival

This is an on-field event featuring hard cider and wine tastings from local and regional cideries and wineries. There are two separate event sessions, one afternoon and one evening. Attendees will each receive a collector’s stemless glass to enjoy their cider and wine tastings and can also purchase a variety of food and crafts from local food trucks, vendors, and artisans. The festival also includes live entertainment, the ability to purchase cider and wine by the glass, bottle, or case, and other fun activities such as an apple launch competition.

Coca-Cola Park
October 21

Future Cardinals – Fly in Early

Do you have a 3 or 4 year old at home? Your family is invited to participate in the following activities…
• Fine and Gross Motor Activities
• Community Resources
• Developmental Screenings
• Vision Screenings
• Snacks
Raffles, prizes and a goodie bag along with a book will be given out to the families that attend. To register to attend the Future Cardinals Fly in Early event, families should contact Tracey Walker at 570-839-7121, ext. 29400

Swiftwater Elementary Center
October 26

Boos & Brews

Adults 21 and over are invited for a night of trick-or-treating at Blue Mountain Resort. Blue Mountain’s award-winning culinary team will pair a variety of treats with seven pours of beer or wine. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and you’ll be entered to win a Blue Mountain Resort prize pack, including a $25 gift card. Enjoy live music, views of the fall foliage, and fire pits to keep you warm. This event is rain or shine and will be moved indoors in case of rain.

Blue Mountain Resort
October 26

Spooky Days on the Farm

Join us for the 52nd Annual Barrett Township Halloween Parade. Relax along the parade route and watch some great floats and business displays roll by and don’t forget your candy bags!

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
October 27 – 29

Halloween Along Main 2017

Join us as we celebrate the 3rd Annual Halloween Along Main in Downtown Stroudsburg! Trick-or-treating, games, music, dancing, spooky stories, and more! Bring the whole family in costume (yes, even the dog!). More details to follow.

Downtown Stroudsburg
October 28

52nd Annual Barrett Township Halloween Parade

Join us for the 52nd Annual Barrett Township Halloween Parade. Relax along the parade route and watch some great floats and business displays roll by and don’t forget your candy bags!

Barrett Township, Route 390
October 29

“Wildlife Signs at Quiet Valley”

November brings colder temperatures and with it numerous animals are making their final preparations for winter. Join Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center staff from 1-3 pm on an outdoor hike to learn how to ID the signs these animals leave behind. Please dress to walk outside. The walk will begin in front of the Gift Shop. Cost: $6/non-members, $4/EE Center or Quiet Valley members. Children under 12 free. For more information or to pre-register, call the EE Center at 570-629-3061. As an added bonus, on the day of walks Quiet Valley is offering a reduced entrance fee to the farm for all walk participants.

Quiet Valley
November 5

Cupcakes & Canvases

Bring the kiddos ages 8 – 13 to create a masterpiece on canvas and enjoy a cupcake snack. $15 per child per class Registration required and and an adult must accompany child.

The Friendly Community Center
November 13 from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Great Brews Beer Festival

The 27th Annual Great Brews Beer Festival is the beer event of the season with beer samplings, live musical entertainment, games, giveaways, food and craft vendors, and more! Stouts, IPAs, ales, hard ciders, and more will be available for sampling.

Split Rock Resort
November 18 – 19

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Based on the classic 1983 movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, comes to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. The Associated Press calls A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinchsized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”

Scranton Cultural Center
November 17 – 19

Friendsgiving on Thanksgiving Eve

Celebrate the holidays with friends at Glass – Wine.Bar.Kitchen. This festive evening will feature live music by Eric Rudy. Call for reservations.

Glass – Wine.Bar.Kitchen
November 22

Fuss Free Thanksgiving

Join us for a family-style Thanksgiving meal at The Dock on Wallenpaupack. Call for reservations.

The Dock
November 23

Holiday Open House @ Ross & Ross Nursery

Come join us for our Holiday Open House. Return to the basics with simple, holiday decor. Handmade wreaths, beautiful trees, and a wonderful collection of gift giving ideas. Find just the right gift in our lavender inspired corner. Sample local jams and butters and gourmet treats. Daily specials and door prizes.

Ross & Ross Nursery
November 24 – 26

Holiday Bows and Boughs

Create your own holiday decorations using natural materials! We provide evergreen boughs and materials for you to make wreaths. You can also bring your own supplies and decorations, we’ll provide the music, drinks, and snacks! Preregistration is required for this program.

Pocono Environmental Education Center
November 26

6th Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace

Come explore the historic Scranton Cultural Center as it bursts at the seams with some of the area’s finest artisans! We’ll truly have something for everyone, from wine and cheese, to jewelry and accessories, handcrafted decor, beautiful fine art, children’s items, pet gifts, and more! We’ll feature approximately 120 vendors and offer FIVE FLOORS of shopping! Admission is $2 and the first 1,000 shoppers receive a FREE reusable shopping bag courtesy of FNCB Bank. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Scranton Cultural Center
November 26

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph and friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage this Holiday season in a spectacle-filled musical, featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Johnny Marks songs.  From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster™ to saving Christmas, Rudolph® and friends teach us that what makes us different can be what makes us special.

F.M. Kirby Center
November 29