Autumn is a special time in the Pocono Mountains region. While Mother Nature puts on a show, many communities and business in the region celebrate with a host of colorful events and festivities. Plan a weekend getaway around one of these many special events to take advantage of all the Pocono Mountains has to offer during autumn. Don’t forget to download our Free Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide for our expert picks on what to see and do to make the most of your time in the area.
23rd Annual Harvest Festival
Every Sunday August 28-October 2
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
Shop from vendors spread over the scenic grounds. Participants include craft and artisan goods, specialty food, a farmer’s market and take-home children’s activities.
Arts & Crafts Fair
Bingham Park, Hawley
Over 100 artisans and crafters fill the park to showcase and sell their handcrafted work.
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond
Watch hundreds of illuminated lanterns fill the sky over the Pocono Mountains. Each participant can decorate a biodegradable lantern with personal messages of hope, celebration or memories prior to the launch at dusk. Live entertainment enhances the family-friendly event.
Big Eddy Film Festival
The lineup of notable feature films, documentaries, animation and shorts often has a connection to the Upper Delaware River area.
Milford Reader & Writers Festival
Throughout Milford, PA
An impressive lineup of renowned authors from a variety of genres host panels and discussions at locations throughout town. Participants this year include Nelson and Alex DeMille, Richard Morais, Paul Freedman, James Kirchick, Jamie Raab and Regina Brooks.
Hawley Pocono Foliage Express
Sept. 23, 30-26 Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28
Honesdale to Hawley, PA
Board the Stourbridge Line in Honesdale for a scenic ride to Hawley, PA. The 1.5 hour round-trip excursion traverses the Lackawaxen River with glimpses of wildlife and historic sites.
Narrowsburg Honeybee Fest
Downtown Narrowsburg, NY
This charming river town is buzzing with activity for an event devoted to promoting bees. Take part in bee-centric workshops, a Pollinator’s Tea Party, costume contest, honey tasting and demonstrations. There’s also a food and vendors market, observation hive and entertainment.
Carbon County Oktoberfest
Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
It’s a celebration befitting Bavaria. Enjoy a Biergarten, live Oom-Pah music, Bavarian style foods, craft and artisan vendors plus tractor rides and pumpkin picking.
52nd Annual Peter’s Valley Fall Craft Fair
Sussex Co. Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
Over 150 artists from across the country showcase and sell their handmade crafts. The festival also includes artists demonstrations, a juried exhibition, live music, food and children’s activities.
National Public Lands Day and Festival of Wood
Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford
Art and nature collaborate for a weekend dedicated to the environment. Enjoy handmade crafts, music, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more!
Hawley Harvest Hoedown
Find all of the best of the autumn season including brew tasting, crafts, entertainment, children’s activities and specialty food. The day culminates with a bluegrass and folk show.
Pickle Me Poconos Festival
Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg
Join in this popular street festival celebrating all things pickle. Featuring food vendors, pickle contests, live entertainment and more.
Vault 240, Hawley
Savor the flavors of the season a beirgarten, traditional food from Alpine Wurst House and live music.
The Big Sip at Bethel Woods
Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Bethel, NY
Taste craft brews and vintages from the finest Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes wineries and breweries accompanied by live entertainment, games and a food court.
48th Annual Harvest Festival
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg
Celebrate harvest time on the farm featuring heritage crafts and traditional skills, folk entertainment, country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, wagon rides and more.
International Food Festival
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware
You won’t be-leaf how much there is to do! Take your tastebuds on a delicious journey around the globe. Sample dishes from a variety of cultures, shop the artists and crafters on hand and enjoy live entertainment.
12th Annual Harvest Festival
Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry
Enjoy a commemoration of the season with a nod to nature. The day features animal presenters, arts and crafts, hand-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, food and traditional activities.
Harvest & Heritage Days
Main Street, Honesdale
Country comes to town as hay bales, pumpkins and cornstalks decorate downtown. The weekend features live music, demonstrations, craft vendors, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more.
23rd Annual Black Bear Film Festival
Milford Theatre, Milford
It’s three days dedicated to innovative, independent films. In addition to main features, audiences can enjoy free events and films.
Narrowsburg Logging Days
Downtown Narrowsburg, NY
This community along the Delaware River gets back to its roots. The day-long celebration features a lumberjack contest plus music, vendors, food and children’s activities.
Live Life to the Fallest
This package was made to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of autumn. Create a Pocono Mountains getaway around some of these great fall events and enjoy a two-night stay at Ledges Hotel in the accommodation of your choice. With the Live Life to the Fallest Package, you’ll also receive a $75 dining voucher for our on-site restaurant, Glass- wine.bar.kitchen, a $25 for voucher for lunch at Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery, sampling of two or our “Hops” on tap plus breakfast each morning. We even have a driving tour and maps of the region, so you can explore the countryside awash in in autumn color. Check availability and book online before fall leaves you behind!