Embrace the Spirit of Fall this Weekend with Fairs & Festivals, Light Shows and Spooky City Tours
Start your weekend with a visit to Hawley for the quaint Pocono town’s annual Harvest Hoedown all weekend. Spend some time at one of Pennsylvania’s largest celebrations of agriculture, food, entertainment and more at the Bloomsburg Fair. On Saturday, grab your bike and head out to the D&H Trail for the Rail Trail Council of NEPA’s Biketoberfest.
Bring the kids out to Lakeland Orchard and Cidery in Scott Twp. all weekend for this awesome apple-inspired Harvest Festival. Gather your friends and test your courage at one of NEPA’s terrifying haunted attractions all weekend long. Then, hop aboard the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale on Saturday and Sunday for the stunning Pocono Foliage Express.
Stop by Hazleton on Friday for the Mountain City’s popular First Friday celebration. Don’t miss the extraordinary Drive-In Laser Light Show at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond all weekend. Then, lace up and get to Frances Slocum State Park on Saturday morning for the annual SPCA Walk for the Animals.
It just wouldn’t be fall in NEPA without a visit to one of the region’s most iconic small towns. Make your way to Jim Thorpe all weekend for train rides, shopping, food and craft vendors and scenery at the ever-popular Fall Foliage Festival.
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Gather your friends for an evening of terrifying screams and creepy, crawly things that go bump in the night. Check out NEPA’s growing list of awesomely horrifying haunted houses, spooky hayrides and more all month long.
Hawley Harvest Hoedown
Wednesday, September 29 – Sunday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
Stop by Downtown Hawley for this small-town, fall festival. The festivities include a fall pub crawl, scarecrow display contest, hayrides and a petting zoo, a costume contest and plenty of live music all week long.
Apple Harvest Festival
Thursday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3 at 10 a.m.
Spend an autumn afternoon at Lakeland Orchard and Cidery in Scott Township during their annual celebration of all things apple. The fall festival features seasonally-inspired treats, fun & games for the kids and over 25 apple varieties for pickin’.
The Drive-In Laser Light Show
Thursday, September 30 – Sunday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Load up the car and head out to Pocono Raceway in Long Pond for this spectacular laser light show. The light show is choreographed to music and features special effects and large screen laser projection. Bring your own blankets, chairs and refreshments.
Friday, September 24 – Saturday, October 2 (All-Day Event)
Make your way to Bloomsburg for one of NEPA’s most popular county fairs. This 9-day celebration of Pennsylvania agriculture features hundreds of food and craft vendors, live entertainment, animal exhibits and so much more.
First Friday Hazleton
Friday, October 1 at 4 p.m.
Check out Downtown Hazleton’s creative side during this festive First Friday art walk. Look out for art exhibits, live music, theatrical productions and so much more. And don’t forget to visit the many local shops and restaurants.
Saturday, October 2 at 12 p.m.
Join the Rail Trail Council of NEPA for their annual celebration of fall with a scenic ride on the D&H Trail. Choose a 10 or 20-mile ride, or just ride on your own. Enjoy live music, refreshments for purchase from Cable’s General Store and plenty of fresh air.
Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival
Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m.
Celebrate the season in all its colorful mountain glory in one of NEPA’s most iconic small towns. The event features food vendors, crafts, displays from local artisans, fall-themed train rides and family friendly hayrides.
SPCA 30th Annual Walk for the Animals
Saturday, October 2 at 9 a.m.
Lace up your sneakers for this annual fundraising walk at Frances Slocum State Park in Wyoming. Help raise funds to support the efforts of the SPCA of Luzerne County. Enjoy complimentary pre- and post-walk refreshments. Dogs welcome.
Pocono Foliage Express
Saturday, October 2 & Sunday, October 3 at 3 p.m.
Enjoy a 1.5-hour round trip, fall foliage excursion on the famous Stourbridge Line in Honesdale. The trip carries passengers along the stunning Lackawaxen River to view the changing leaves of the eastern Pocono Mountains.
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