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20 Can’t Miss Events in September

Get the Best of Both Worlds this September with End of Summer Events & Beginning of Fall Fun

This month we celebrate the last of those sunny summer parties and the start of all those cozy fall activities. When you’re able to start September sunbathing on your favorite lake and end it picking apples at a local orchard, what’s not to love?

With so much fun to choose from, you might be wondering where to start. No worries, our comprehensive events calendar will put you on the right track. And for a bit more inspiration, check out this handy can’t miss list.

September Events in NEPA

  • Apple Harvest Festival

    Thursday-Sunday, Weekly

    Apple season is in full swing and what better way to celebrate than by picking your own at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery. If apple picking isn’t enough of a good time, wagon rides, live music and attractions fill the festival with even more fun.

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  • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

    September 1—4 & 13—18

    This month the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on the Syracuse Mets and the Worcester Red Sox in two head-to-head series at PNC Field. Get your fill of peanuts, crackerjacks and 7th inning stretches at the last few ballgames of the season.

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  • Wyoming County Fair

    September 1—5

    The Wyoming County Fair closes out summer this Labor Day weekend. Between musical acts, classic fair food and plenty of rides, games & attractions, Wyoming County ensures great times for all.

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  • La Festa Italiana

    September 2—5

    Honor NEPA’s rich Italian heritage at La Festa Italiana. This festival fills the streets of Downtown Scranton with traditional Italian cuisine and classic music. Be sure to show up hungry and ready for a good time.

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  • StroudFest

    September 3

    Head to Downtown Stroudsburg for this Labor Day Weekend tradition. StroudFest features live entertainment, over 100 local vendors, tasty festival foods, a fireworks display and even a few special guests.

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  • Labor Day 5K

    September 5

    Lace up your running shoes for a holiday weekend race. Kirby Park hosts a competitive 5K Run/Walk and an untimed 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk this Labor Day. Proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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  • Luzerne County Fair

    September 7—11

    Bright lights and funnel cakes mean one thing: it’s time for the Luzerne County Fair. Between live animals, games & attractions and, of course, delicious food, you’ll find all the classic fair fun.

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  • Fall Fest

    Every Weekend Beginning September 9

    Everyone’s favorite fall tradition returns this September with autumnal fun for the whole family. Roba Family Farms transforms into a fall wonderland complete with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, seasonal foods and plenty of games & attractions for all ages.

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  • Camp Punksylvania

    September 9—11

    Rock out with a full weekend of punk music at Camp Punksylvania. This 3-day festival at the Circle Drive-In features a lineup of diverse bands, camping, vendors, after parties and so much more.

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  • Tough Mudder Poconos

    September 10 & 11

    Get down and dirty at the Tough Mudder. The Pocono Raceway transforms into a challenging course that will push participants to extremes. Despite the difficulty, there is still plenty of room for good times and a bit of friendly competition.

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  • 44th COTA Jazz Festival

    September 10 & 11

    Swing with some incredible musicians and performers at the 44th COTA Jazz Festival. With a lineup of renowned jazz acts, this festival fills Delaware Water Gap with sweet sounds all weekend long.

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  • The Bike Train

    September 11

    See Jim Thorpe by rails and trails on the Bike Train. Enjoy beautiful fall scenery on a relaxing ride aboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway before hopping on your bike for a 25-mile ride on the Lehigh Gorge Rail Trail. Don’t forget your camera.

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  • The NEPA Fair

    September 15—18

    Find the best of NEPA in one place at the Circle Drive-In’s NEPA Fair. Rides, late-night movies, performances from local bands and a variety of vendors fill this weekend with a wide array of family fun.

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  • Oktoberfest & Anniversary Celebration

    September 15—30 (except Wednesdays)

    Celebrate the season at Wallenpaupack Brewing’s Oktoberfest. Indulge in some German beer & food, partake in a Steinholding competition, get a behind-the-scenes look with a brewery tour and much more.

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  • Multicultural Parade & Festival

    September 17

    Downtown Wilkes-Barre celebrates diversity and community at the Multicultural Parade & Festival. Follow the parade route before coming together to party on Public Square with neighbors, friends and local businesses.

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  • Fall Kick Off

    September 17

    Rohrbach’s Farm Market gives fall a warm welcome with autumnal activities galore. Pick a pumpkin, sling some apples, enjoy delicious treats or just sit back and take in the Rohrbach’s scenery.

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  • Bloomsburg Fair

    September 23—30

    For more than 150 years, the Bloomsburg Fair has entertained generations of NEPA families with live animals, games, vendors and, of course, fair food. Close out county fair season with the biggest one around.

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  • 5K All-Abilities Walk

    September 24

    Whether you’re running. walking or cheering, this 5K welcomes participants of all abilities and skill levels. Gather friends and family for a fun, inclusive race day.

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  • Girls in Aviation Day

    September 24

    Women in Aviation International encourages girls to take to the skies on Girls in Aviation Day. Spend the afternoon at the Wyoming Valley Airport learning the ins and outs of flying while participating in STEM activities and games.

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  • RiverFest 2022

    September 24

    The Lackawanna River Conservation Association hosts RiverFest 2022 at Sweeney’s Beach. Cheer on some feathery friends in the Duck-A-Thon and, most importantly, contribute to the conservation of the Lackawanna River and its watershed.

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