Food and music and wine, oh my! See what all the fuss is about; experience Pocono Mountains' festivals and fairs all season long starting this weekend through Labor Day.  From animals and arts to sculpting and suds, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy this summer in the Poconos. Browse the list below featuring 19 festival events to help plan your summer getaway.

~ June ~ July ~ August ~ September ~


Wine Me Up! Wine & Tapas Festival
Blue Mountain Resort
Date:
Saturday & Sunday, June 2 - 3, 2018
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Saturday: $45/general admission; $25/food passport only; $10/designated driver; Sunday: $40/general admission; $25/food passport only; $10/designated driver
Start of the festival season with unlimited wine! Try wine samples paired with delicious food prepared by Blue’s culinary crew, and enjoy live entertainment and unique vendors. So go ahead, and wine a little. Don’t forget to bring a raincoat because this event is rain or shine.


Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Experience handmade pieces from nearly 100 artists and crafters from all over the country. Food and entertainment is available in addition to the creative talents.


Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival 
Honesdale Central Park
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: All-day event
Cost: Free
Enjoy free music and entertainment from dawn until dusk downtown in historic Honesdale. Peruse a variety of food vendors and crafters.


Milford Music Festival
Milford Presents
Date: Friday - Sunday, June 22 - 24, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Come enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Milford during their annual music fest. With live entertainment, shopping, dining and fun throughout the streets, explore the town in all of its musical bliss.


Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival 
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 23 - 24, 2018
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: Advanced: $30/person, $25/group (25+), $50/weekend, $10/designated driver; Door: $35/person; $30/group (25+); $15/designated driver
Treat yourself this weekend while enjoying samples from 30 Pennsylvania wineries! Discover food and craft vendors and live music during this outdoor festival.


Oktoberfest in July
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 14 - 15, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Advanced: $9/adult, $7.50/child; Gate: $12.50/adult, $8.50/child
Enjoy non-stop music, children’s entertainment and traditional Polish and German themes that will have your mouth watering for more brats and brews.


Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival 
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 21 - 22, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $5/adult; children under 12 free
Learn about Pocono Mountains animals during live shows alongside nearly 100 wildlife-inspired artists. Ice sculpting demonstrations are just one of the children’s activities awaiting. Funds benefit the local community and school environmental education.


Steampunk Honesdale
The Greater Honesdale Partnership
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 21 - 22, 2018
Time: Varies
Cost: Free; fees apply to some activities
Downtown Honesdale invites the steampunk community and families to a one-of-a-kind celebration of their industrial heritage. Explore the local shops and vendors while enjoying artists and exhibits. All aboard The Stroubridge Line for a steam locomotive train ride.


156th Annual Wayne County Fair 
Wayne County Fairgrounds
Date: Friday – Saturday, August 3 - 11, 2018
Time: Fairground: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Midway & Rides: Noon to 11 p.m.
Cost: $10/person (includes most grandstand shows, free parking, and free rides)
With an abundance of food, entertainment, activities and rides for one price, make sure to experience everything at least once!


14th Annual Festival of Wood 
Grey Towers National Historical Landmark
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 4 - 5, 2018
Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free; Mansion Tours: $5/person
This year's "Goods from the Woods" theme features woodworking demonstrations, family-friendly activities, crafts and arts, music and more! Bring your rain gear because this event is rain or shine.


Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival 
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 4 – 5, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Advanced: $12/adult; $10/child. Gate: $15/adult; $12/child
Get your barbecue fix with over 25 vendors in addition to live performances and kid-friendly activities.


Carbon County Fair
Carbon County Fairgrounds
Date: Monday – Saturday, August 6 – 11, 2018
Time: Weekdays: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $5/day for everyone 6 years and older
Family fun awaits with agricultural displays, live entertainment, rides and inordinate food.


The West End Fair 
West End Fairgrounds
Date: Sunday – Saturday, August 19 – 25, 2018
Time: Varies
Cost: $6/person; free for children under 11
Homemade and homegrown items are a specialty; animals and rides are a favorite.


Beer Fest at Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain Resort
Date: Friday & Saturday, August 24– 25, 2018
Time: Friday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: General admission: $30/presale; $35/advance; $40/day of event; Entrance only tickets: $10/person
Delight in unlimited sampling of over 100 styles of beer at Pennsylvania's highest vertical. Enjoy tasty food and live music.


Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
GDS Fairgrounds
Date: Friday - Sunday, August 24 - September 2, 2018
Time: Varies
Cost: Midweek: $6/person; Weekend: $8/person; senior and multi-day rates available
For over one hundred years, the GDS Fair incorporates agricultural lifestyle with live music and craft & food vendors. Don't miss Connie the Cow, the fair's new mascot, as she makes another fun-filled appearance! 


Wally Lake Fest
Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center
Date: Friday – Sunday, August 24 – 26, 2018
Time: Varies
Cost: Free; fees apply to some activities
Appreciate summer and the beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack. Enjoy art exhibits, activity demos, food vendors, the Grand Boat Parade, a night on the town and so much more.


The Pocono State Craft Festival
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 25 – 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $6/adult; free for children under 12
For over 30 years, distinctive crafts, demonstrations, bluegrass and food has been appreciated at this premier event.


StroudFest 
Sherman Theater
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Encounter an end-of-summer bash during Labor Day weekend. Downtown Stroudsburg transforms into an outdoor party. Stop at multiple stages throughout the town to see live musical performances, and stop at the courthouse food court, shops and restaurants along the way.


Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival 
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 1 – 2, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Advanced: $9/adult, $7.50/child; Gate: $12.50/adult, $8.50/child
Say farewell to summer with a garlic ice cream cone. Try your hand at a garlic eating contest, or simply enjoy educational demos and local musical talent.


Discover all our upcoming festivals today! Be sure to check out our activities while in the Pocono Mountains, too. Need some rest? Find a place to stay to experience as much festival fun as you can.

Got the festival fever? Don’t worry, we’ll be posting a second blog highlighting our fall festivals and fairs. Stay tuned!