The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

There’s so much to see and do at the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, open daily late September through October. Pick pumpkins, play games, and enjoy some great food. Enjoy daily hayrides, family corn maze, haunted house, and much more. There’s even more fall fun on weekends, including wagon rides, midway rides, bumper balls, and a gourd grenade activity. The escape rooms will be open! Fees apply to weekend additions. See website for details.

Country Junction
Now – October 27th

Waldorf Estate of Fear

Every Friday and Saturday in October, visit the Waldorf Estate of FEAR for four terrifying haunts: The Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel haunted house, the Terror in the Corn haunted hayride, the Infection Zombie Apocalypse game, and the Zombie Escape Rooms. Brave one or attempt all four for an unforgettable adventure. Reservations are recommended for the Zombie Escape Room. Tickets for all haunts are available online. On-site ticket booth is cash only. Some attractions are weather permitting. See website for FAQ.

Waldorf Estate of Fear
October 4th – November 2nd, recurring weekly
on Fridays & Saturdays, 7 – 11pm

Farmers Market Explorer

Take the Hawley Explorer train to charming Downtown Hawley to experience the Farmers Market. Enjoy four wonderful blocks of Main Street with many shopping and dining options. Do some antiquing and catch the train back to Honesdale at 3:30pm. The ride is 3.5 hours, round-trip, including almost two hours in Hawley. The train departs on October 4, 11, 18, and 25.

The Stourbridge Line Honesdale Station
Now – October 25th, check website for times

Hotel of Horror featuring Altered Nightmares

The 2019 season will celebrate the 27th year that The Hotel of Horror has been fascinating and horrifying legions of fans from the far reaches of the U.S. and even internationally. The Hotel of Horror and Altered Nightmares Halloween Haunted House Attractions are both housed inside the Legendary Lake House Hotel in the picturesque Pocono Mountains, intertwined and breathing next to one another, sharing organs and a circulatory system like conjoined twins. The sinister subconscious of the Hotel of Horror feeds off the dark energy that stains the lumber skeleton of this once pristine mountain resort, while Altered Nightmares celebrates the chaos that grows stronger as each soul travels through its decaying halls and abandoned rooms. Please enter with caution as the inmates run this asylum. Both are indoor, walk-through haunted houses that are open rain or shine with a covered wait. This event takes place on October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 and November 1, 2. 

Lake House Hotel
Now – November 2nd, check website for times

Lights Out Ziplines

Race your friends through the night sky on the 1000’ Double Barrel Zip Line past the shadowy creatures below, where the only light is from passing fireflies and distant torches. With the popularity of the Lights Out Ziplines, please call ahead and reserve your launch time.

Camelback Mountain Adventures
Now – October 27th, recurring weekly
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 6 – 10pm

The Monster Coaster

Beware of the dark and the creatures that come to life as you race through the woods on the USA’s only Monster Coaster. ZOOM past the phantoms of the forest with ghouls, specters, and things that go bump in the night. Ticket sales end 30 minutes prior to the coaster’s closing time. The Monster Coaster will also be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 14 from 6-10pm.

Camelback Mountain Adventures
Now – October 27th, recurring weekly
on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 6 – 10pm

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. Some activities may include a fee to participate.

Downtown Hawley
October 5th, 10am – 10pm

Farm Fest

Come visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo for our 2019 Farm Fest! This year we will be featuring tours of our barn yard exhibit, oversized lawn games, farm themed crafts and activities, photos with tractors, music, and more! Each day we will have music courtesy of DJ Ray from Fling-A-Things and Animal Mingles! Be sure to try your hand at cow milking at our Milking Simulation Station or stop by our interactive exhibits to learn some fun facts about our awesome animals!

Lehigh Valley Zoo
October 5th & 6th

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

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, and seasonal specials from local restaurants, shops, and galleries. Witness Downtown Jim Thorpe in all its autumn splendor. See website for complete details.

Downtown Jim Thorpe
October 5th – 20th, recurring weekly
on Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Pickle Me Pocono Festival

Join Pickle Me Poconos and Pocono Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Pickle Me Poconos Festival, located on Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg. Enjoy all things pickle, food, drinks, and family fun!

Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg
October 5th, 12 – 5pm


Rocktoberfest is back! Join Hawley Silk Mill during the Hawley Harvest Hoedown on October 5th from noon – 5pm. Entrance fee includes beer tasting. Oktoberfest food is a la carte. Soup samplings and soups to-go a la carte.

Hawley Silk Mill
October 5th, 12 – 5pm

Monroe Farmers Market Saturday Mornings

The Monroe Farmers Market has been serving the Stroudsburg community for 40 years and is still growing strong. The market offers quality produce, flowers, meats, breads, preserves, and much more from local farmers.

Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg
Now – November 2nd, recurring weekly
on Saturday, 8am – 12pm

Old Jail Ghost Tours

On October 5, 12, 19 & 26, stroll the dark halls of the original 1871 Old Jail and HEAR haunting tales of true, ghostly happenings while you HUNT for spirits. Enjoy spine-chilling stories that really occurred in the Old Jail. This is not a made-up haunted house; the Old Jail is home to REAL spirits. Tours begin every 20 minutes. Children under 12 are not permitted. No advance tickets. Part of the proceeds from the October 26 tour will benefit the Jim Thorpe Fire Department.

Jim Thorpe
October 5th – 26th, recurring weekly
on Saturday, 6:15 – 9pm

Signs of Fall Hike

Take a hike and discover the science behind the wonderful season of fall. Discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about!

Pocono Environmental Education Center
October 6th, 10am – 12pm

Knoebels Hallo-Fun 2019

Every year when the crisp fall winds begin to blow and Halloween approaches, Knoebels transforms into a spooktacular place for ghosts and ghouls of all ages! Stay tuned for this year’s Hallo-Fun details! Book your Knoebels Park Campground or Knoebels Lake Glory Campground sites today, and purchase pay-one-price plans online. Visitors can experience tasty treats, thrilling games, freaktastic attractions and, of course, a selection of Knoebels’ hallo-riffic rides. Experience gentle haunts, scary attractions, and treats to suit everyone’s taste. There are even special treat stops for children 12 and under in costume! So join the boo crew at Knoebels Spooky Amusement Resort this fall… if you dare!

October 11th – 27th
see website for specific dates and times

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. Come out for this action-packed autumn event, and enjoy lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demos by Jim Doherty, saw mill demos, chainsaw sculptures, children’s activities, and live music with food and craft vendors galore.

Shawnee Mountain
October 12th – 13th, 11am – 5pm

NePizza Festival

Pronounced: Neh-PEET-suh Festival! A melting pot of the Pizza Capital of the World’s cheesiest, sauciest, square and round trays, not pies, from the best pizza people in NEPA! Come stroll the grounds and cash in food tickets for a plain or specialty sample slice or purchase from your favorite pizza places around the area. The event runs from noon until 6pm on Saturday, October 12th inside the lodge and rentals building at Montage Mountain. With good weather, the event will be indoor/outdoor. This event is held rain or shine.

Montage Mountain
October 12th, 12pm

PEEC’s 9th Annual Harvest Festival

Celebrate Fall at PEEC’s 9th annual Harvest Festival!  Enjoy animal presenters, arts and crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-time activities, and more!  Bring your family and friends to this great event!

Pocono Environmental Education Center
October 12th, 11am – 4pm


Grab your lederhosen and join us at the Lehigh Valley Zoo on Saturday, October 12th to celebrate OTTERtoberfest!
This annual event will incorporate a vast selection of gourmet food, craft, and gift vendors stationed throughout the zoo, DIY crafts and activities for children, live German music courtesy of the Happy Dutchmen German Band from 11am-2Ppm! For our 21+ guests, be sure to visit our Ottertoberfest Beer Tent to grab your favorite seasonal hard beverages!

Lehigh Valley Zoo
October 12th

Quiet Valley’s 45th Annual Harvest Festival

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates their 45th Annual Harvest Festival. Come enjoy harvest time on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills, such as spinning, weaving, broom making, scrapple making, apple butter making, basket making, and candle making. There will also be plenty of folk entertainment, good country food made by hand, 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. This event is great fun for all ages and will be held rain or shine.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
October 12th – 13th, 10am – 5pm

Boo at the Zoo

Happy Halloween! Join Claws ’N’ Paws on the 12th or the 13th for the annual Boo at the Zoo! Activities include face painting, animal parade, snacks, and more!

Claws ’N’ Paws Wild Animal Park
October 12th – 13th, 6pm

14th Annual Harvest Lake Stroll

Join Skytop Lodge for the 14th Annual Harvest Lake Stroll. Amid fiery foliage and crisp autumn air, celebrate the sights, smells and tastes that make the harvest season so spectacular. The day will include something for everyone, with live entertainment and rich food samplings set around pristine Skytop Lake. National and regional vineyards will be on site to offer samples, and Skytop’s culinary team will present a mouthwatering menu that blends the tastes of the season.

Skytop Lodge
October 13th, 12:30 – 3pm

Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company Open House

Bring the family for a day of family fun at the fire house! Check out the trucks, try your hand at handling a real fire hose, and see what firefighters look like in full gear. Most importantly, bring the kids for fire safety instructions and an opportunity to take a turn in the fire safety simulator.

Barrett Township Fire House
October 13th, 11:30am

Black Bear Film Festival

The Black Bear Film Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. The BBFF is one of Pennsylvania’s premier independent film festivals.

Milford Theater
October 18 – 20, visit website for details

Pocono Food Truck and Art Festival

The Pocono Food Truck Festival will feature 25+ food trucks. The food truck line-up will feature the best food on wheels ranging from sweet and savory to spicy and delicious. Festival attendees will get a chance to cast their vote for the best food truck. The annual Art on the Mountain Art Show and Sale will feature some of the region’s talented painters, crafters, photographers, sculptors, and more. The Hope Lodge at Shawnee Mountain will house 65+ artists and artisans on two floors. The artwork on sale will fit any budget and taste.

Shawnee Mountain
October 19th – 20th, 11am – 5pm

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is back and better than ever! This annual crowd favorite has quickly become one of the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s biggest events!
Get your costumes ready and join us on one of FOUR event dates! Trick-or-treating throughout the zoo!
We will have a variety of candy/treat stations, pumpkin painting, costume contests, and music from 12pm – 2pm each day courtesy of DJ Ray from Fling-A-Things! In addition to all that excitement, we will also be featuring a fun line up of interactive experiences including spooky animal mingles from 11:30am -1 2:30pm each day, tours inside our Lorikeet Landing, as well as a chance to hand-feed our giraffe lettuce!
Make sure to swing by and see why this event is becoming a local family Halloween tradition!

Lehigh Valley Zoo
October 19th & 20, October 26th & 27th

Fly in Early for Future Cardinals

Do you have a 3 or 4-year-old at home? Your family is invited for a future Cardinal story time! A goodie bag along with a book will be given out to the families who attend. Snacks will also be provided. Bring your family along with your child.

Swiftwater Elementary Center
October 24th, 6 – 7:30pm

Spooky Days on the Farm

Enter Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm after dark, if you dare. Activities take a turn towards the things that go bump in the night on the farm around Halloween that will thrill and chill visitors of all ages. For those unshakable nerves, on Friday and Saturday nights put your detective skills to the test by helping solve a murder mystery. A guide will help take you around the farm as you meet the suspects, gather clues, confront the Hag of the Woods, explore the creatures of the night, and more! During the day on Saturday and Sunday, gather your family and explore the traditions and history of Halloween. Play games, listen to stories, learn about the creatures of the season, take a horse and wagon ride, and much more! Get into the haunted Halloween spirit with something more unique than just another haunted house. This event takes place rain or shine and is both indoors and outdoors, so please prepare for the weather.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
October 25th – 27th, times vary

3rd Annual Red Shoe Luncheon

Attend the BW NICE Monroe County’s 3rd Annual Luncheon for a wonderful way to give back, have fun, and network. It is the only afternoon red carpet networking event in Monroe County! Featuring: A vendor lineup of local businesses starting at 10am, red carpet photography by Shootworks and Royal Cloud, complimentary red mimosas, presentation of Businesswoman of the Year Award, silent auction and tricky tray, and art auction. Music provided by DJ Johnny Johnson. Sit-down lunch at Camelback Lodge with delicious desserts created by local bakeries. Every attendee receives a swag bag. New and unique programming coming this year!

Camelback Lodge
October 25th, 10am

Halloween Costume Party @ The PourHouse

It’s that time of year – The PourHouse Halloween Party! Enjoy boos & booze, costumes, dancing, fun, friends and fright at the best costume party in town. Show us your best, scariest, funniest, sexiest, most original costumes. Over $500 in cash and prizes! This year, dance and party to the sounds of DJ Tiz Spinning. Mark your calendars!

The PourHouse Neighborhood Bar & Grille
October 26th, 9pm – 1am

HarvestFest & Trick or Treating at the Monroe Farmers Market

A celebration of peak season and the year’s harvest. Join the
Monroe Farmers Market as they celebrate the bounty of the harvest season. Enjoy live music, animal costume contests, extra vendors, and much more. After the market closes, keep the spirit going as you wander the shops of downtown Stroudsburg for more trick-or-treating fun.

Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg
October 26th, 8am – 12pm

Halloween Along Main

Save the Date! Halloween Along Main 2019 in Downtown Stroudsburg, PA with free entertainment and, of course, Trick-or-Treating from 3 – 5pm!

Downtown Stroudsburg
October 26th, 3 – 5pm

Barrett Township Halloween Parade

Throw on your Halloween costume, grab your candy bag, and maybe grab some gloves & a hat, too. Get ready for one of Barrett Township’s favorite traditions. Featuring creative floats, live music, fire trucks, antique cars and, of course, SANTA! Find your spot along Route 390 in Mountainhome. Parade begins at the former Barrett Elementary Center and ends at the Mountainhome Methodist Church.

Route 390 in Barrett Township
October 27th, 2pm (Raindate: November 3rd)

Lip Balm Tin Make & Take

Join Pocono Soap for a Lip Balm Make & Take Event! Make your own 1/2 oz tin lip balm – you pick the flavor (you can also tint it if you’d like!) Stop in any time between 10am – 3pm; groups will start approximately every 10 minutes. Please call ahead if you have a large group. $5 per lip balm – you can make more than one!

Pocono Soap
November 2nd, 10am – 3pm

A Christmas Wizard of Oz

Childrens Theatre. A snow blizzard carries Dorothy and Toto to the Magical Elfinsland where Glinda is the Good Witch of the North Pole. Dorothy must get home to open her Christmas presents in the morning, so she sets off to meet the Wizard who lives in the Great Palace of Toys.

Shawnee Playhouse
November 15th – December 21st


It’s time for Swiftwater Elementary PTO’s Tricky Tray! . Please join us on this great afternoon for a chance to win some amazing baskets and bigger ticket items. This years Tricky Tray will be held offsite and is open to the public so feel free to bring your friends and family and neighbors too.

Mt. Pocono United Methodist Church
November 16th, 2pm

Holiday Open House

Join Ross & Ross Nursery for a Holiday Open House November 29 & 30 and Dec 1. Return to basics with simple holiday decor, handmade wreaths, beautiful trees, and a wonderful selection of gift giving ideas. Sample local jams, butters and gourmet treats. Look for daily specials and door prizes.

Ross & Ross Nursery
November 29th – 30th from 9am – 5pm,
Sunday from 11am – 3pm

Steamtown’s Holiday Express

Take the train to visit with Santa Clause at the Reindeer Barn! Take the train through the “Magic Tunnel” which quickly transports the train close to the Arctic Circle and near the North Pole. Upon arrival at the station, Santa and some other North Pole residents will be nearby to help you get ready for Christmas and the holidays. Model train layouts are in the passenger station and the reindeer barn. Some crafts and the chance to write a letter to give to Santa are also available. Light refreshments and hot chocolate are available for purchase. A goodie bag is given to each child and a cookie for each rider on the train.

Steamtown National Historic Site
November 30th, 9am