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Discover All Sorts of Fun for the Whole Family in the Pocono Mountains this Fall
Looking forward to fall in NEPA!
As summer wraps up in the Pocono Mountains, the arrival of stunning fall leaves and all things pumpkin spice is imminent! Get out your calendar and save the date: we’ve got lots of exciting autumnal activities and festivals to help you celebrate in style. Check out some of the season’s highlights below, and be sure to visit our Pocono Mountain Events Calendar to confirm dates and times and find any ticket or registration details that may apply.
August 28-29: Pocono State Craft Festival. This premier art and craft festival at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg will feature a wide variety of art and craft demonstrations as well as live music.
August 28-September 5: Greene Dreher Sterling Fair. Hop on the ferris wheel, stroll through the midway, view the agricultural exhibits and take in the excitement at the Greene Dreher Sterling Fairgrounds in Newfoundland.
September 4: StroudFest. The streets of downtown Stroudsburg will be filled with music, vendors, food and free family fun from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Head over to Ann Street to browse creations by Artisans on Ann from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well.
September 11: Irish American Fest. The Pocono Irish American Club will commemorate 9/11 victims and survivors during a ceremony followed by performances, pipe music, food and family fun in downtown Stroudsburg.
September 11-12: Night Lights. After dark, send a decorated floating lantern into the sky above Pocono Raceway, and watch it twinkle along with thousands of other lanterns. Bring a lounge chair and snacks for a memorable, magical night.
September 17: Farmers Dinner. It’s Farmers Week at The Settlers Inn in Hawley. Make a reservation for this special, seven-course, vegetarian, farm-to-table meal.
September 18: Arts and Crafts Fair in Bingham Park. Handcrafted treasures await in Hawley’s Bingham Park. Hosted by The Chamber of the Northern Poconos, the fair will feature approximately 90 vendors displaying wares from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 19: Pocono Latin Fest. Come out to East Stroudsburg for a day of authentic Latin food, music and fun, with plenty of bright colors and beautiful performances.
September 25: Mount Pocono HarvestFest. Join the family fun at this community festival in downtown Mount Pocono.
September 25: Pick Up The Poconos Day. Help us keep our region clean and green! Sign up to volunteer at various clean up locations from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
September 25-October 24: The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival. Head to Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store in Lehighton for hayrides, corn maze, haunted house and, of course, plenty of gourds!
October 9: Pocono Environmental Education Center’s 11th Annual Harvest Festival. From animal presenters to arts and crafts, all ages will enjoy an autumnal day in the great outdoors at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry.
October 9-10: Pocono Food Truck Festival. Make sure you come hungry! There will be over 25 food trucks to try at Shawnee Mountain plus live music. All proceeds from admission sales will be donated to the Shawnee Fire Company.
October 9-10: 47th Quiet Valley Harvest Festival. Travel back in time at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, and experience a fall day on the farm straight out of the 1800s, with heritage craft and trade skill demonstrations, folk entertainment, wagon rides and more.
October 9-24: Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival. Enjoy historic Jim Thorpe’s beautiful downtown in all its autumn splendor. Happening Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm, take in the beautiful leaves, live music, children’s activities, ghost tours, scenic train rides and more.
October 10: Holiday Artisans’ Market at the Cooperage Project. Start your gift shopping early and find a selection of unique, handcrafted items and artisan creations at The Cooperage Project in Honesdale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 15-17: Black Bear Film Festival. This cinematic community celebration brings innovative and independent films to Milford every fall.