The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival
There’s so much to see and do at the Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, open daily from late September through October. Pick pumpkins, play games, and enjoy some great food. A $10 funband gets you access to the daily hayrides, family corn maze, ghost ship, haunted house and costumed characters. There’s even more fall fun on weekends, including wagon rides, midway rides, bumper balls, a gourd grenade activity, and Frozen Funland. The escape rooms will be open! Fees apply to weekend additions. See website for details.
Now – October 28
Follow the DH Canal through spectacular views of the Lackawaxen River. Head to Hawley from Honesdale Station. These scenic, round-trip rail rides take approximately 90 minutes. $20/adult (13 and over), $10/junior (3-12), free for children under 2 (lap seat)
Now – October 27
Trains depart: 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays
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. $5-$35/person
Hotel of Horror in Saylorsburg
Now – November 3
Fall Foliage Limited Excursions
Take an unforgettable trip along the Lackawaxen River during the fall foliage season. Glen Eyre and Lackawaxen Foliage Limited excursions depart Honesdale and coast past Hawley Station towards Lackawaxen. $25/adult (13 and up), $15/junior (12 and under), free for children 2 and under (lap seat)
Now – November 10
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.
October 5 – 27
JBF Wilkes-Barre’s Huge Kids’ Consignment Sale
Join us for Wilkes-Barre’s largest kids’ and maternity consignment sales event at the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome. JBF offers the largest selection of children’s consignment items under one roof at 50-90% off retail prices!
Come shop for just about anything related to children (from infant to teen!), including clothing, shoes, toys, books, movies, games, puzzles, infant gear, outdoor play equipment, furniture, maternity items, and so much more! Visit the website for more info and free tickets!
We will have reusable shopping bags to help you shop, or you can bring your own bag, basket, or wagon!
Wyoming Valley Sports Dome
October 5 – 7 (tickets required)
44th Annual Harvest Festival
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates their 44th Annual Harvest Festival. The 2018 theme is “Living Off the Land” and will showcase a variety of new offerings. A special children’s area will offer hands-on opportunities for the young folk to try old fashioned crafts and activities. Both the PA 142nd Volunteer Infantry Company G Civil War re-enactors and the NJ Frontier Guard, who portray French and Indian War soldiers, will be encamped on the farm. Come enjoy harvest time on the farm. Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills such as spinning, weaving, broom making, folk entertainment, good country food, pony rides, wagon rides, and much more. This event is great fun for all ages and will be held rain or shine. $10/adult; $5/child (ages 3-12)
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
October 6 & 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
October 6 & 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fall Festival & Block Party
Bring the family out to celebrate our community. Live music all day. Kids’ rides, pony rides, and all kinds of kid activities. Featuring Acme Hose Company #1, fire truck on display and meet our firefighters, East Stroudsburg Crime Watch, activities for kids, crime prevention displays, fingerprinting kits, Stroud Regional Police Department by the Sheriff’s Department, pony rides, SROSRC, pumpkin & face Painting, The Historic Dansbury Depot and the East Stroudsburg. Railroad Switch Tower, tours of the station & tower, and more. Kids’ carnival rides, Krafts for Kids, live music all day, food and beverages, and an assortment of vendors.
Eastburg Community Alliance
Crystal Street & lawn at the Historic Dansbury Depot
October 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest and 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.
Main Street in Honesdale
October 6 – 7
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.
October 6- 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Not So Scary Family Halloween Party
Perfect for the little kids and the teens who you want to keep out of trouble. Parents do need to stay and we encourage them to dress up. We do a costume contest for kids and parents (everyone gets a prize). We have yummy ghoulish snacks and games, like turn your “Mommy into a Mummy” (Daddys, Grandmas, and Aunties work well too). It is $8 per person, which includes all of the above and a studio fee. Pottery should be chosen that night. RSVP is mandatory and spots fill quickly.
October 12, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown
Get into the spirit of fall and dive into a colorful pile of festive activities and autumn beauty! Celebrate 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. As a finale to Saturday’s festivities, a high-energy bluegrass and folk show at the Ritz Theater. This year’s concert features regional bluegrass all-stars Man About A Horse, Serene Green, and Hickory Project.
October 13, 10 a.m.
Mazezilla PINK OUT 2018
Please Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Mazezilla is partnering with local women’s health issue awareness groups for a PINK OUT! Our goal for the day is to raise awareness and support for local women and their families affected by any health issue, not only limited to cancer. Please come for the day, wear your favorite pink attire, and see how these causes have made a difference in women’s lives. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the Pink Heals, Lehigh Valley Chapter.
October 13, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Country Kids Jamboree
We have loads of fun planned for all the kids who visit the farm on this weekend! We’ve invited all kinds of friends to the farm. Dave Dion, pumpkin carver extraordinaire, will be at the farm all weekend making pumpkin carving magic! A walking dinosaur will be visiting the farm on Saturday, too!
Roba Family Farms
October 13 & 14
Family Pottery Painting Class
Join us for a Family Pottery Painting Class making a Candy Bowl with a Haunted scene. Step-by-step instructions on how to make an ombre background and a lesson on how to use the paint pens to make the spooky (or not) design on top of the background color. $8 per artist plus the pottery piece you choose – small, medium, or large. RSVP is needed.
October 14, 3 p.m.
The Trinity Tour Motorcycle Ride & BBQ
Support youth ministry at Spruce Lake during the Trinity Tour Motorcycle Ride and BBQ. The Trinity Tour offers excitement and fun all day long! Register at Pocono Mountains Harley Davidson then head out and enjoy the tour ending at Spruce Lake. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, BBQ on the lawn, and worship by the band One Came Down and speaker Lowell Delp. Pre-registration is requested. See website for details.
Spruce Lake Retreat
October 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ecozone Discovery Room
Open select weekend dates throughout the year. Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability, and the local environment. No registration required. $2/person; free for children under 3
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Now – December 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Boos & Brews
Do you miss Trick or Treating? Boos & Brews at Blue Mountain Resort is sure to please every candy, beer, and wine lover! Beware, this event is for adults, ages 21+ only! 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 18, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Black Bear Film Festival
The Black Bear Film Festival, at the Historic Milford Theatre, is one of Pennsylvania’s premier independent film festivals.
Historic Milford Theatre
October 19 – 21, Varies by film
Haunted Trail at Zacharias Pond Park
Come enjoy trick-or-treating, kid friendly activities, scavenger hunt, and more! Family Friendly Trail & Scary Trail. Shuttle service will be available to the park.Tickets will be available online and in person at the Day Street Community Center, 15 Day Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Zacharias Pond Park
Rain Date, October 21
Pocono Food Truck & Art Festival
The Pocono Food Truck Festival will feature 25+ food trucks from the Pocono Mountains, Lehigh Valley, New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia. 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 & Sale will feature some of the region’s most talented painters, crafters, photographers, sculptors and more. The Hope Lodge at Shawnee Mountain will house 65+ artists and artisans on two floors.
October 20 – 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wetland Trail Hike: Fernridge Trail at Tannersville Cranberry Bog
Set aside the game controllers and smart phones. Come with a guide from Pocono Heritage Land Trust (PHLT), and enjoy a walk in the unique Tannersville Cranberry Bog. The Fernridge Trail is a single-loop trail that is ideal for introducing young and not-so-young family members to the joy of an autumn walk in the woods. The trail rises through an open oak forest. As the path flattens out along the top of the ridge, chestnut oaks grow in abundance. The path follows an old road and eventually proceeds down a slight hill to run along the edge of the bog. River otters, deer, and bears inhabit this area. Young explorers can find evidence of their passing by examining the foot prints in the thick ooze of the bog. Rain or shine.
Tannersville Cranberry Bog
October 21, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
5th Annual COACH Hand Bag Bingo
The 5th Annual COACH Hand Bag Bingo, a fundraiser for American Legion Post 413 in Pocono Pines, is coming! Only 150 tickets available. Doors open at 12 p.m. and games begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Jennifer at 570-977-1646 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook. $30 in advance gets papers to all games ($35 day of event)
Wilson-Fischer Post 413 of the American Legion 240
Olde Route 940, Pocono Lake
October 28, Doors Open 12 p.m., Games begin 1:30 p.m.
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. With activities to 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 26 – 28
Candy Corn Parade
Celebrate Halloween with all your friends at Roba Family Farms! Our Candy Corn Parade winds around the farm and ends at our Sundown Marshmallow Roast with s’mores, of course! Wear your costume and join the Halloween fun at the farm!
Mister Magic Man perform on stage at 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Candy Corn Parade, line up starts at 2 p.m. at the stage and parade begins at 2:15 p.m. TJ Belt twists balloons from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Roba Family Farms
October 27, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Halloween Along Main
Halloween Along Main 2018 in Downtown Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania – free entertainment, pet costume parade, and, of course, trick-or-treating!
October 27, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Halloween Fundraiser Party
Head to The Dock on Lake Wallenpaupack for a fun Halloween Fundraiser Party benefiting Pennies from Heaven. Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and, yes, there will be a costume contest. Come dressed to impress and win prizes for the scariest, best couple, best group, and most original costume. Come out for a fun night of haunting!
October 27, 5 p.m.
Turkey Hand Print Platter Weekend
November 3rd & 4th is our annual Turkey Hand Print Platter Weekend! We do a major discount on the design fee – 75% OFF, making the design fee only $5, no matter how many handprints are on it. (A family of turkeys look SO cute for the Thanksgiving table!)
November 3 – 4
Great Brews Beer Festival
The 28th Annual Great Brews Beer Festival is the beer event of the season with beer samplings, live 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 3 – 4,12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Veteran’s Art Show
Art Show featuring artwork by local veterans who served in the US Military. Proceeds from art sales will go to the American Legion 903 for preservation of the War Memorial on Route 611, Tannersville
Mountain View Park
November 9, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: Artist’s Reception, Saturday: Art Show
Come join us as we celebrate the light within each of us. The children will make lanterns and everyone will learn some special songs for our Lantern Walk. We will walk outside into the dark evening and take a walk with only the light of our lanterns guiding our way. We will sing our songs as we walk and fill our hearts with the beautiful light that we share. Come inside and join us for hot apple cider and vegetable soup (gluten free/vegan) while we warm up and enjoy the company of new friends. Be sure to dress for 15 minutes outside! All ages are welcome! No drop-ins. You must register by Monday, November 12th. Instructor: Flora Schubert
Bloom Waldessori Play Space
November 15, 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Holiday Hand Print Weekend
November 23rd & 24th is our annual Holiday Hand Print Weekend! We do a major discount on the design fee – 75% OFF, making the design fee only $5 no matter how many handprints are on it. (Santa, snowman, reindeer, wreath, mistletoes, cookies, menorah, Christmas tree, and angels!)
November 23 – 24
Honesdale for the Holidays
Historic Honesdale offers up its famous, holiday hospitality during their yearly tradition. Enjoy the Annual Santa Parade, tree lighting, and seasonal fun. Small businesses will host events for shoppers’ browsing pleasure. Call or visit the website for more information.
November 23 – 25
Jim Thorpe’s Olde Time Christmas
Downtown Jim Thorpe is decked in Victorian style for the annual Olde Time Christmas celebration, with special events held over three magical weekends in December. Festivities begin with the tree lighting ceremony in Josiah White Park on November 30. On December 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, there will be train rides with Santa, strolling carolers and musicians, holiday shopping and plenty of free family activities. Fees apply to some events, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Free! Fees apply to some activities
November 30 – December 16