Get Into the Spooky Spirit with a Pumpkin Walk, Ghost Tours, Festivals and Much More
Fall weather has arrived in NEPA, and we’re totally here for it. We put together this helpful guide to get your weekend started with autumn activities everyone will love! If you’re in the mood to be spooked or just want to take in the fall foliage, we’ve got you covered.
Consider yourself super ambitious and the ultimate weekender? Then check out our local events calendar packed with 200+ activities this weekend. First though, take a look below and see what events catch your attention.
Mark Your Calendar For:
Scranton Fringe Festival
Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. – Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
This vibrant 10-day festival focuses on theater and the arts with Scranton’s most creative and brightest individuals! Come out and see plays, musicals, visual art and so much more. Hop around the city to experience all the fun. Use their handy guide to stay in the know on all the happenings.
The Pumpkin Walk
Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2 at 10 a.m.
If you are a little pumpkin obsessed like us, you have to check out the Pumpkin Walk at Creekside Gardens! This fall display features thousands of pumpkins arranged throughout the garden in intricate, mosaic patterns. Feel free to purchase your tickets in advance or at the door.
The Pumpkin Walk runs through October 30.
GhostWalks in Old Mauch Chunk
Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Get your spooky on with a ghost walk in old Mauch Chunk! The historic town of Jim Thorpe is filled with spirits and chilling stories guaranteed to have you captivated and entranced. Space is limited for this very “ghoul” experience, so reserve your spot online or look for the GhostHost in the Inn’s basement conference room 15 minutes before walk time.
GhostWalks in Old Mauch Chunk run through October 15.
Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 – All Day
Fall is a magical time in the quaint and charming town of Jim Thorpe. Check out their annual Fall festival packed with vendors, delicious food, horse and carriage rides and much more! You can also head over to the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway for one of their iconic fall foliage rides.
The Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival runs every weekend through October 23.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m.
This annual event is the area’s largest fundraiser in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Locals of all ages are invited to come out and walk at John F. Kennedy Memorial Recreation Complex in Pottsville in support of finding a cure. There is no fee to participate in the walk. Donations are encouraged.
Tunkhannock Hometown Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m.
Art, music, shopping and much more await at the Tunkhannock Hometown Harvest Festival! Locally, handmade quilts will be displayed at the United Methodist Church as well as local residences and businesses. If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to stop into a few local restaurants serving up special fall menus for this event.
Color Me Pink 5k
Saturday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
Paint Pittston Pink is back in action! Come out to support those who have been affected by cancer by taking part in their 5k, Family Fun Walk, and Gentlemen’s Dash. To take part in this awesome initiative, you can register for any of the events listed the day of. Get ready to Paint Pittston Pink!
Fall Wine Festival
Saturday, October 1 at 12 p.m.
At the Fall Wine Festival on Montage Mountain you can sample the finest wines, take in the fall foliage, listen to live music, chow down on delicious snacks and much more. Fifteen of the very best local wineries and distilleries will be there for you to try, so sip away and enjoy the day with friends!
Pocono Foliage Express
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Take in the beauty of the Pocono Mountains on the Pocono Foliage Express. Depart from The Stourbridge Line in Honesdale, and head on a beautiful trip with tons of foliage and gorgeous views. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you venture through the woods.
The Pocono Foliage Express runs through October 20.
Bark in the Park
Sunday, October 2 at 12 p.m.
Head to Locust Lake State Park with your four-legged best friend for the Bark in the Park Event. Check out vendors, live demonstrations, food and a silent auction all catered for you and your pup! You definitely don’t want to miss out on this free event in one of NEPA’s beautiful state parks.
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