Keep Those Fall Vibes Coming All Weekend with Apple Festivals, Spooky City Tours, Haunted Houses and More
Get the whole family into the spirit of the season with a weekend visit to the Halloween Light Show at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery. Check out our list of scary (and not-so-scary) Haunted Attractions to help get you in the spooky mood. Or, take it easy, bring the camera out to the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale and enjoy a ride on the Pocono Foliage Express all weekend.
Fill up on everyone’s favorite fall fruit during the Annual Apple Festival at Heller Orchards on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday or Saturday, stop by the Mahoning Drive-In for their festive, annual celebration of the Middle Ages during Medieval Mahoning. And don’t miss the music-filled, Rocktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday at the Lehighton Borough Park.
Discover the creepy stories behind some of Wilkes-Barre’s most iconic landmarks on a Downtown Ghost Walk presented by the Luzerne County Historical Society on Friday and Saturday. Head to Dickson City’s Circle Drive-In for their famous NEPA Horror Film Fest on Saturday. Then, stop by Jim Thorpe during the weekend for one of the most popular Fall Foliage Festivals in NEPA.
Of course, October in NEPA isn’t just about apples, foliage and Halloween. It also marks the start of ice hockey season! Catch the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins during their home opening weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
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Pocono Foliage Express
Throughout October (Departure Times at 1 p.m. & 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.
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.
Halloween Light Show
Thursdays – Sundays throughout October at 7 p.m.
Get a jumpstart on your Halloween festivities this season with the spectacular light show at Lakeland Orchard and Cidery in Scott Twp. Enjoy miles of spooky scenes featuring ghosts and goblins, tasty fall treats, hard cider and more.
Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16 at 4 p.m.
Step back to a time of wandering troubadours, brave knights, beautiful princesses, scoundrels and more at Lehighton’s Mahoning Drive-In during this 2-day celebration of films depicting the Middle Ages. The event also features Medieval demonstrations and vendors.
Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks
Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Get a look at the spookier side of Wilkes-Barre during one of the city’s insanely popular walking tours. Join the Luzerne County Historical Society to hear stories of ghosts, murders and hidden graveyards. 6 tours per night – every 15 minutes.
NEPA Horror Film Fest & Scranton Punk Rock Flea Present: 13 Short Films VIII
Saturday, October 16 at 12 p.m.
Catch over a dozen creepy, horror shorts during this popular fall film festival at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. The event also includes vendors, Live bands and a DJ, celebrity guests, food trucks and more.
Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival
Saturdays & Sundays through October (All Day Event)
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.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Home Opener Weekend
Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17 at 6:05 p.m.
Get up close and personal to all the action on the ice as the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins open their 2021-2022 season at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre. The Pens offer 4 home contests in October.
Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17 at 12 p.m.
Rock out, celebrate the season and help raise cancer awareness at this music-filled, 2-day festival at the Lehighton Borough Park. Enjoy food, games, a car show, basket raffles, vendors, live music and so much more.
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