In the Pocono Mountains, Labor Day Weekend is the grand finale of the summer season. The holiday brings fairs, festivals and final days to attractions across the four counties.

Don’t miss your chance to squeeze a few more smiles into summer 2016! Pack up the car and plan for adventure. Here are 10 family-friendly things to do in the Pocono Mountains before the kids head back to school.



Make one last splash at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark
Pennsylvania’s biggest waterpark is open daily through Monday, September 5, 2016.

Cool off at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

Enjoy some old-fashioned fun at a fair
The 99th Greene Dreher Sterling Fair brings food, music and traditional fair fun to the Pocono Mountains August 26 through September 4, 2016.


Take a peek into the past at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Historic summer farm tours run Tuesday to Sunday through September 4, 2016.

Harnessing the Horses for a Wagon Ride at Quiet Valley

Spice things up at the Pocono Garlic Festival
This bold annual event takes over Shawnee Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 2016.

Pocono Mountains Garlic Festival

Cruise around the Big Lake on a Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour
Spend Labor Day Weekend on the lake! Fifty-minute captained cruises run Saturday to Monday, September 3-5, 2016.

Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours on Lake Wallenpaupack

Go all out on a Big Day Out
Pocono Whitewater’s Big Day Out packs rafting, hiking and biking adventures into one epic day. Take the challenge on Monday, September 5, 2016. Ages 13+ only. Reservations required.

Pocono Mountains Spring Bucket List

Attend the summer’s last rodeo at Malibu Ranch
Thrilling rodeo events include bull riding, bareback riding and barrel racing. Intermission features a Wild West show with trick roping and shooting. The action begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Bring the family to a rodeo at Malibu Dude Ranch

Unplug and reconnect in the great outdoors
PEEC’s Migrate to the Pocono Mountains Family Nature Getaway puts the focus on family fun with four days of campfires, hikes and teambuilding activities. Squeeze it in over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, 2016.

Family Adventure at PEEC on the Tumbling Waters Trail

Spend a long weekend at an award-winning resort
Woodloch Resort’s Labor Day Weekend package provides an all-inclusive escape at a very special rate. Redeemable Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5, 2016.

Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

Head downtown for the StroudFest street fair
Vendors line the sidewalks of Downtown Stroudsburg during this annual end-of-summer event. Catch it on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Highlights include food, music, sales and children’s activities.


See what else is happening over Labor Day Weekend in the Pocono Mountains. Find festivities on our Calendar of Events and browse overnight deals on our Holiday Special Offers page.

For more family-friendly activity ideas, look to our list of Family Fun things to do in the Pocono Mountains.