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Family Fun in September 2020

Don’t Settle Into That Back-to-School Grind Just Yet

Class is back in session, whether it’s in school or at the kitchen table this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up all the fun of summer break. There’s still plenty of time for you and the kids to ride the whitewater rapids and bike down NEPA’s rail trails. And as much as we love summer, we have to admit that we’re excited for apple picking and corn mazes to make a comeback too.

September really has it all, whether you’re clinging to summer or looking forward to the crisp leaves and cool days of fall. Plan that last-minute outdoor adventure, take a family field trip to a local historic site or cozy up for an outdoor movie under the stars. Check out these family events to keep the fun rolling all month long.

And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fun Events for the Whole Family:

  • Wee Ones Walk

    September 2

    Little explorers ages 3-5 can join for story time, a short hike and a nature-themed craft at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton. This month’s program is all about the fall migration. Spots are limited, and advance registration is required.

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  • U-Pick Apple Season at Lakeland Orchard

    Every Thursday – Sunday Starting September 3

    Apple season kicks off the first weekend of September at Lakeland Orchard in Scott Township. Take a hayride into the fields and fill your bags with farm-fresh fruit. While you’re there, check out their rides, animals and other family attractions.

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  • Kiddie Kamp Fall Edition

    Every Saturday Starting September 5

    Kids ages 5-12 will discover the world of music, theatre and dance at Act Out Theatre Group’s Fall Kiddie Kamp. The group will meet every Saturday for games, crafts and classes, all leading up to a performance at the last session. Spots are limited, so make sure to register soon.

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  • One Day Paddles and Battles

    September 5

    Two adventures, one epic day! Join Pocono Whitewater for a rafting trip down the roaring Lehigh River, then gear up for a paintball war at Skirmish. Ages 10 and up can sign up.

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  • Frackville Area Fireworks

    September 5

    Send off summer with a bang this Labor Day Weekend at the Frackville Area Fireworks. This year’s show will be aerial only so you can watch from a safe social distance. The rain date is September 12.

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  • Movie Train Express

    September 5

    Hop onboard the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale and ride the rails to their outdoor movie theater. You’ll take a trip through the Poconos and stop for a showing of Hugo, a magical mystery that will thrill the whole family.

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  • End of Summer Whitewater Spectacular

    September 5 & 6

    Close out the summer with a splash at Whitewater Rafting Adventures. You’ll take a 13-mile trip down the rapids of the Lehigh River, then kick back with a hotdog cookout. It’s a dam release weekend, so be prepared for a wet and wild ride.

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  • Family Promise Bike Trail Ride

    September 12

    Take a family bike ride on the D&L Trail, then swing by Weissport Park for live music, food and raffles. This outdoor, socially distant festival benefits Family Promise of Carbon County. You can also participate in a virtual ride, walk or run.

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  • Fall Tours at Quiet Valley

    September 12 & 19

    It’s starting to look like harvest time at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg. Take a family-friendly tour to explore the buildings and grounds at this 19th century farm.

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  • Opening Weekend at Roba Family Farms

    September 18 – 20

    We can smell the cider donuts already. Find your way through the corn maze, pick the perfect pumpkin, meet the farm animals and explore the attractions at Roba Family Farms in North Abington Township. They’ll have live entertainment all weekend to celebrate.

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  • Dino Day

    September 19

    Dinosaurs are on the loose at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum! Bring the kids to meet Tank the life-sized dinosaur and check out dino-themed crafts, activities and experiments. Spaces are limited, and advanced tickets are required.

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  • Frozen II Outdoor Movie

    September 25

    The Slope Amphitheater in Pittston is holding a free showing of Disney’s Frozen II. Spread out a blanket in the grass and watch as Elsa, Anna and friends take a magical journey into the Enchanted Forest.

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  • Free Outdoor Movie Night at Rohrbach’s

    September 25 & 26

    Spend a night at the pumpkin patch watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at Rohrbach’s Farm Market in Catawissa. Admission is free, but guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the local pantry.

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  • Hazleton Funfest Parade

    September 27

    The annual Funfest Parade will hit the streets of Hazleton once again, but with a bit of a twist. This year, the Quaker City String Band will travel through town on a flatbed truck so everyone can watch from a safe social distance.

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  • Fall Festival at Swoyersville American Legion

    September 27

    This small-town festival is fun for all ages. Stop by the Swoyersville American Legion Post 644. They’ll have kids’ activities, craft vendors, food and more. They’ll also be selling pumpkins, hay bales and cornstalks to raise funds for local veterans.

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

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