Last updated: 3/5/18 -- Check back on May 31st when this blog will be updated for 2018! Food and music and wine, oh my! See what all the fuss is about; experience Pocono Mountains summer festivals and fairs all season long starting today through Labor Day weekend. 

From animals and arts to sculpting and suds, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy this summer in the Pocono Mountains. Browse the list below featuring 19 fairs and festivals, or visit our calendar of events to help plan your summer getaway.

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
Downtown Jim Thorpe
Date: Thursday through Sunday, June 8 - 11, 2017
Time: Varies
Cost: $20/opening night pass; $10/individual film block; $100/all-access pass; Day passes: $35/Friday; $40/Saturday; $25/Sunday
Debuting its first year, the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival boldly showcases 86 films from 16 countries.

Arts & Crafts Fair in Bingham Park
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos 
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Experience handcrafted pieces from nearly 100 vendors from all over the country!

Festivals in the Pocono Mountains

Pocono Wine Festival
Stone Lake Inn 
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult
Taste the flavors exclusive to the Pennsylvania region in addition to food trucks and live entertainment.

Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival
The Greater Honesdale Partnership 
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: All-day event
Cost: Free
Enjoy free music and entertainment from dawn until dusk in historic Honesdale.

Roots & Rhythm Festival

Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 24 - 25, 2017
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: $30/advanced; $35/door; $25/group (25+); $50/weekend; $10/designated drivers and under 21
Treat yourself this weekend while enjoying samples from 30 Pennsylvania wineries! Enjoy food and craft vendors and live music.

Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 22 - 23, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $4/adult; children under 12 free
Learn about Pocono Mountains nature during live demonstrations alongside wildlife inspired art. Funds benefit the local community education programs.

Poconos’ Wurst Festival
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 22 - 23, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $12.50/adult; $8.50/child; $17/two-day ticket
Enjoy non-stop music, children’s entertainment and traditional Polish and German themes that will have your mouth watering for more brats and brews.

Poconos' Wurst Festival at Shawnee Mountain

155th Annual Wayne County Fair
Wayne County Fairgrounds 
Date: Friday – Saturday, August 4 - 12, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m./fair grounds; Noon to 11 p.m./midway and rides
Cost: $10/person (includes most grandstand shows, free parking, and free rides)
With so much food, entertainment, and shows you’ll have to experience everything at least once!

13th Annual Festival of Wood
Grey Towers National Historical Landmark 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 5 - 6, 2017 
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m./Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m./Sunday
Cost: Free activities; Mansion Tours: $5/for visitors; children under 12 free
Experience a day filled with crafts & arts, music, education and more! Bring your rain coat because this event is rain or shine.

Festival of Wood at Grey Towers in the Pocono Mountains

Carbon County Fair
Carbon County Fairgrounds
Date: Monday – Saturday, August 7 – 12, 2017 
Time: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m./Monday - Friday; Noon to 11 p.m./Saturday
Cost: $5/day for everyone 6 years and older
Family fun awaits with agricultural displays, live entertainment, rides, and inordinate food.

Pennsylvania Wing Fest
Pocono Raceway 
: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission; $1 Wing Tickets
Fans will vote for their favorites wings while enjoying family-friendly activities and music. Proceeds benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels.

Pocono Mountain Festivals

Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 12 – 13, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Advanced: $8/adult; $6.50/child. Gate: $10/adult; $8/child. Ages 4 and under FREE
Get your barbecue fix with over 25 vendors in addition to live performances and kid-friendly activities.

The West End Fair
West End Fairgrounds
Date: Sunday – Saturday, August 20 – 26, 2017
Time: Varies
Cost: $5/ages 11 and older
Homemade and homegrown items are a specialty; animals and rides are a favorite.

Wally Lake Fest
Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center 
Date: Friday – Sunday, August 25 – 27, 2017
Time: Recurring daily
Cost: Free
Appreciate summer and the beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack. Enjoy art exhibits, food vendors, the Grand Boat Parade, a night on the town and so much more.

Wally Lake Fest on Lake Wallenpaupack

100th Greene Dreher Sterling Fair
GDS Fairgrounds
Date: Friday - Sunday, August 25 - September 3, 2017
Time: Varies
Cost: Midweek: $5/person; weekend: $8/person; senior and multi-day rates available
Celebrating its centennial anniversary, the GDS Fair incorporates agricultural lifestyle with live music and craft & food vendors. 

Beer Fest
Blue Mountain Resort 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 26 – 27, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 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 BBQ food and live music.  

The Pocono State Craft Festival
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 26 – 27, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $6/adult, children under 12 are free
For over 30 years, distinctive crafts, demonstrations, bluegrass and food has been appreciated.

Pocono Garlic Festival
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area 
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 2 – 3, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $9/adult; $7.50/child; $15/two-day ticket
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.

Festivals in the Pocono Mountains

Be sure to check out things to do while in the Pocono Mountains. 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!