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Family Fun in October 2020

It’s Finally Fall, Y’all!

Maybe it’s the vibrant leaves or the longer, chilly nights, but October just feels magical. Here in NEPA, we’re getting in the spirit for all things autumn, from picking pumpkins to getting lost in a corn maze. Load up the kids for a trip to the farm or fill those candy buckets at a safe, socially distant Halloween event. We’ve got plenty of fall memories in the making.

School might not be the same this year, but there are still so many opportunities to learn and explore outside of the classroom. NEPA’s cool art classes and STEM workshops are so much fun, the kids will never even suspect that it’s educational. And make sure to take some study breaks with movie nights under the stars and kids’ goat yoga. Yeah, you read that one right.

No matter where you look, NEPA has fall fun around every corner. Check out our list of family events for a little inspiration, and find even more adventures on our events calendar.

Events for the Whole Family:

  • Farm School Days

    Every Wednesday in October

    Brown Hill Farms in Tunkhannock is helping to make up for those lost field trips this fall. They’ll provide a lesson and craft based on a new topic each week. Farm School activities are included in general admission.

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  • The Pumpkin Walk

    Every Wednesday – Sunday Through November 1

    Take a stroll through Creekside Gardens in Tunkhannock and admire hundreds of painted pumpkins and gourds of every shape, size and color imaginable. Join a scavenger hunt and snap some family photos while you’re there. Tickets are available online only.

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  • Halloween Light Show

    Every Thursday – Sunday Through November 1

    Lakeland Orchard in Scott Township is flipping the switch on their first-ever drive-thru Halloween Light Show. Round up the kids and take a one-mile drive through the farm to see over 50,000 lights on display. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

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  • Chalkfest

    October 3

    Help fill Wilkes-Barre’s River Common with amazing artwork at the annual Chalkfest. This socially distant festival invites artists of all ages to come decorate the sidewalks with a pop of color. All children will receive a free container of chalk.

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  • Free Learn to Skate

    October 3

    Join the Blue Ridge Figure Skating Club for a free, 60-minute skating lesson at Revolution Ice Centre in Pittston. Kids ages 3 and up can come lace up a pair of skates and learn the basics. Skate rentals are included.

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  • Kids' Tie Dye Class

    October 4

    The Arts Barn in Schuylkill Haven is getting groovy with an outdoor tie dye workshop. All materials will be provided, including a t-shirt (or you can bring along your own items to dye).  Kids ages 3 and up are welcome.

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  • Knoebels Hallo-Fun Weekends

    Every Weekend Starting October 9

    Summer’s over, but you can still squeeze in some end-of-season fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg. They’re putting a spooky spin on some of your favorite rides, games and food stands all month long.

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  • Pumpkin Patch Express

    Every Weekend Starting October 10

    Hop aboard the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale for a train ride through the stunning fall foliage. You’ll make a special stop at the farm, where the kids will get to pick out their own pumpkins.

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  • Geeks Anonymous Social

    October 10

    Go ahead and embrace your nerdy side at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. This monthly club is all about gaming, comics, cartoons and more. Join for STEAM activities, special cosplay guests and refreshments. This event is recommended for ages 10 and up.

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  • Kids' Fall Goat Yoga

    October 11

    Put kids and farm animals together, and things are bound to get a little crazy… crazy fun! The kids will have a blast meeting the goats and practicing their poses at Buttinhead Farms in Hunlock Creek. Stick around to enjoy apple cider and cookies after the class.

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  • Girls Who Code

    Every Monday Starting October 12

    The Pottsville Free Public Library will host computer coding workshops, tech-themed games and STEM activities for girls ages 8-11. The program is free to attend, but space is limited. Call or email in advance to register.

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  • Pottery & Sculpture for Kids

    Classes Start October 15 & 16

    The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is hosting a four-week workshop where kids ages 5-12 can learn to use a pottery wheel and build their own clay creations. Sessions are available on Thursdays and Fridays. Class sizes are limited, so register early.

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  • Country Kids Jamboree

    October 17 & 18

    Roba Family Farms in North Abington Township is throwing a regular harvest hoedown. They’ll have a special entertainment lineup with magic shows, wood carving, juggling and more, plus their pumpkin patch, giant corn maze and other family attractions.

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  • The Addams Family Outdoor Movie

    October 24

    They’re creepy, they’re kooky and they’re playing on the big screen at the Slope Amphitheater in Pittston. Spread out your blankets for a free, socially distanced showing of the 2019 version of The Addams Family.

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  • Trunk-or-Treat Drive-Thru

    October 24

    The Greater Scranton YMCA is holding a socially distanced trunk-or-treat this year. Drive through the parking lot to check out cars that are all decked out for Halloween. At the end, you’ll vote for your favorite trunk, and the kids will receive a treat bag.

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For more fun fall events, be sure to check out our October Can’t Miss List.

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