In the Pocono Mountains, we love fall and all the festivals that come with it. As the leaves turn to bright hues of red, orange and yellow, small towns and local businesses are filled with pumpkins and hay bales, ready to host seasonal events for the whole family.

Throughout September and October, autumn happenings range from community celebrations of harvest and history to weekend bashes full of music, food and fun. These fall festivities have something for everyone, and many feature special activities and offerings just for kids. Read on for a list of upcoming fall family festivals in the Poconos.

Pocono Organics Fall Fest

Pocono Organics
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Times: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Head to the beautiful fields and greenhouses of Pocono Organics, one of the largest Regenerative Organic Certified farms in North America, for Fall Fest, a celebration of the season with live music, food, vendors and activities. You won't want to miss the delicious "Farm FEAST" menu!

Harvest Festival

Country Junction - World's Largest General Store
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free; separate cost for carnival rides

Enjoy seasonal produce and carnival rides galore at the Harvest Festival at Country Junction - World's Largest General Store in Lehighton. Have a big appetite? Take part in the pie eating contest!

Fall Fest at Yenser's Tree Farm

Yenser's Tree Farm
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, September 17, 2022 through October 23, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, parking and hayrides; additional cost for some activities

Happening every weekend mid-September through mid-October, Fall Fest at Yenser's Tree Farm checks off all the must-dos on the list of family-friendly fall fun, from pumpkin patch to corn maze to hay rides. Stop by the gift shop to find fall decor including fresh mums grown on the farm.

Fall Harvest Festival at Equestrian House

Equestrian House
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2022
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $15/adults; $10/ages 12 and under; under 3 free

Enjoy the bounty of the season at Equestrian House, from apples to pumpkins to raw honey tastings. Tour the bee farm, take a hayride and more.

Lansford Fall Fest

Downtown Lansford
Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Craft and food vendors, live entertainment, activities for kids and fabulous cars from the Jukebox Cruisers Car Club will be coming to Downtown Lansford for their Annual Block Party Fall Fest, hosted by Lansford Alive and Grace Community Church.

Harvest Festival at Mountain View Vineyard Winery

Mountain View Vineyard Winery
Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Times: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

The family-friendly Harvest Festival at Mountain View Vineyard Winery outside Stroudsburg has fun for all ages! While the adults sip hand-crafted drinks (don't forget your free Pocono Beverage Trial digital passport!), the kids can enjoy bounce houses, grape stomp, hayrides, balloon animals and more.

Mount Pocono HarvestFest

Downtown Mount Pocono
: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Celebrate the fall festival season with a visit to downtown Mount Pocono for the Mount Pocono HarvestFest. Bring the family for children's activities, food, crafts, educational exhibits and more. It's fun for all ages. This event will be held rain or shine.


Downtown Milford
: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

Summer isn't the only time to enjoy Milford's popular music festival scene. Hosted by Milford Presents, Septemberfest is the fall edition of the borough-wide celebration of music with performances from local artists throughout town.

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National Public Lands Day and Festival of Wood

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark​
: Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2022
Time: TBD
Cost: TBD

Celebrate National Public Lands Day and Festival of Wood at the home of the "Father of the American Conservation Movement," Gifford Pinchot. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Grey Towers National Historic Landmark during this heritage festival.

Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain Resort
: Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Break out your lederhosen and dirndls for the Oktoberfest festivities at Blue Mountain Resort. There will be live German music, a Biergarten and plenty of Bavarian-style food to enjoy.

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022 through Sunday, October 30, 2022
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival is open daily starting September 24, 2022. This annual event is fun for everyone, but it’s especially enjoyable for families with small children. Highlights include pumpkin picking, hay rides, a free petting zoo and games. Enjoy great food and shopping in the “World’s Largest General Store.”

Pocono Latin Fest

East Stroudsburg University
: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Enjoy a day of authentic Latin American music, food and fun hosted by MYKE Productions! Come out to Pocono Latin Fest at the Old Rugby Field at East Stroudsburg University for delicious treats, games for kids, speakers, dances and music performances.

Pickle Me Poconos Festival

Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Join the Pocono Chamber of Commerce to celebrate everything pickle during the Pickle Me Poconos Festival! Enjoy a day of briny fun with themed food, beverages and activities.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Downtown Hawley
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2022
Time: Varies by day
Cost: Free

Take a scenic drive to Hawley for the Hawley Harvest Hoedown. This annual autumn event is free and family-oriented with great shopping, food, entertainment and fun-filled activities. Don't miss the lumberjack competition, bluegrass concert, horse and wagon rides, scarecrow costume contest and more.

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Wayne County Grown: Farm & Chef

The Cooperage Project
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40/person pre-registration

Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support (SEEDS) will be bringing together area farmers and producers for Wayne County Grown: Farm & Chef at The Cooperage Project. Be sure to pre-purchase your ticket for this fall community gathering. Beverages and desserts are included, and there will also be an old-fashioned pie auction and food-related vendors on hand.

PEEC's 12th Annual Harvest Festival

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/car

Celebrate the fall season and 50 years with PEEC at PEEC's 11th Annual Harvest Festival and 50th Anniversary! Your children will experience a fun-filled day packed with arts and crafts, hands-on learning stations, conservation exhibits and old-time activities. Local food, music and other fun will be available amid the stunning fall foliage of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Harvest and Heritage Days

Downtown Honesdale
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2022
Times: Varies by activity; most available between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission (fees apply to some activities)

Head to Honesdale for a weekend of wholesome harvest fun during Harvest and Heritage Days. Enjoy hayrides, demonstrations and historical tours as well as entertainment and lots of opportunities to shop downtown. Honesdale’s The Stourbridge Line runs scenic train excursions to Hawley and Lackawaxen during the festival—a memorable way to see the trees! Schedules vary by day; fees may apply to some activities.

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Quiet Valley Harvest Festival

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2022
Times: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $18/adult; $10/child 3-12

Give the kids a glimpse of the past during the Quiet Valley Harvest Festival at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Costumed re-enactors portray farm skills and crafts like spinning, weaving, blacksmith demonstrating and yarn dyeing. They cook in the outdoor brick oven, share stories in the one-room schoolhouse and drive horse-drawn wagons around the farm. Additional activities include pumpkin decorating, pony rides and a Civil War encampment. There will be food and folk music for all to enjoy.

International Food Festival

Shawnee Mountain
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2022
Times: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/person

Bring your appetite! Expect food, fun and foliage views at the International Food Festival hosted by Pocono Arts Council and Shawnee Mountain. Food vendors and trucks will be serving up delicious eats with live music, fine arts and crafts vendors and children's area as well.

Fall Fest

Lake Genero
Dates: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Lake Genero will be holding its second annual Fall Fest this October. Come out to this beautiful event venue and campground in Lake Ariel for axe-throwing, pony rides, corn hole, pumpkins, raffles, live music by Electric Rewind and more.

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CCTI Fall Festival

Carbon Career and Technical Institute
Dates: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Times: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

The fall festivities at Carbon Career and Technical Institute will include activities for kids, vendors, a car show and food trucks. Celebrate the beautiful foliage in historic Jim Thorpe.

Milford's Annual Fall Festival

Downtown Milford
Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Stroll through charming Milford as the last of the fall leaves drift down. Milford's Annual Fall Festival will happen just before Halloween with costume contests, pooch parades and more fun for all.

Browse all the fall fun you and your family can enjoy in the Pocono Mountains. Wondering what the leaves will look like during your festival of choice? Check the fall foliage forecast! Updated weekly, our fall foliage forecast compiles information from local foresters to track and predict changes across the Pocono Mountains’ three color zones. You can also see the trees through our live cameras. Our feeds stream 24/7 from attractions across the four counties.

For help planning your autumn escape, check out ways to experience fall foliage, day trips, happenings and more! Don't forget to plan out your activities, events and places to stay while visiting.