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.

Artisans on Ann

The Potting Shed
Dates: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Get creative this fall! Head to The Potting Shed on Ann Street in Stroudsburg to browse works by local artists, from photographs to pottery, from glass work to wood creations. Enjoy live music and food and drink vendors as well during Artisans on Ann.

StroudFest

Downtown Stroudsburg
Dates: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Times: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

 

 

StroudFest is back! Hosted by Sherman Theater, this free, family-friendly Stroudsburg celebration is the perfect way to see summer out and welcome fall. The sidewalks of Main Street from 5th to 9th Streets will be buzzing with vendor booths, live music stages and fun activities.

Night Lights at Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021 and Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Visit website for ticket pricing


 

If you've ever dreamed of taking part in a floating lantern festival, then you won't want to miss Night Lights at Pocono Raceway. The night sky above Long Pond, PA will shine with more than just stars as hundreds of decorated lanterns are released into the air. Grab your tickets now! Don't forget to bring snacks, folding chairs and a blanket, and get ready for a magical evening.

Arts and Crafts Fair at Bingham Park

Bingham Park in Hawley
Dates: September 18, 2021
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free

Discover exquisite and unique handcrafted creations in Hawley's Bingham Park during the annual Arts & Crafts Fair. With approximately 90 vendors from all over displaying their wares, you're sure to discover one-of-a-kind treasures.

Pocono Organics Fall Fest

Pocono Organics
Dates: September 18, 2021
Times: 10 a.m. to 4 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.

Pocono Latin Fest

East Stroudsburg University
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Time: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

 

Enjoy a day of authentic Latin American music, food and fun! 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.

Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Downtown Hawley
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: Varies by day
Cost: Free

Take a scenic drive to Hawley for the Hawley Harvest Hoedown. This week-long autumn event is free and family-oriented with great shopping, food, entertainment and fun-filled activities. Don't miss the popular Fall Brawl or the street fair on Saturday, October 2.

 

Mount Pocono HarvestFest

Downtown Mount Pocono
Date
: Saturday, September 25, 2021
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.

 

Pick Up The Poconos Day

Multiple Locations
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

 

Volunteer with Pick Up The Poconos to spend the morning helping to keep our region clean, green and pristine. You'll still have the rest of Saturday and Sunday to treat yourself to a visit to other great events and fall festivals happening this weekend.

 

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Times: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Saturday); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday)
Cost: Free

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival is open daily starting September 25, 2021. This annual event is fun for everyone, but it’s especially enjoyable for families with small children. Highlights include pumpkin picking, hay rides and mazes, a free petting zoo and games. Enjoy great food and shopping in the “World’s Largest General Store.”

 

Pickle Me Poconos Festival

Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
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.

 

PEEC's 11th Annual Harvest Festival

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Date
: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/car

Celebrate the fall season with PEEC at PEEC's 11th Annual Harvest Festival! 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, October 9, 2021 and Sunday, October 10, 2021
Times: Varies by activity; most available between 10 a.m. and 4 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.

 

47th Quiet Valley Harvest Festival

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Saturday, October 9, 2021 and Sunday, October 10, 2021
Times: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10/adult; $5/child 3-12

 

Give the kids a glimpse of the past during the 47th 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.

 

Pocono Food Truck Festival

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
Dates: Saturday, October 9, 2021 and Sunday, October 10, 2021
Times: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Advance: $3/person; Gate: $6/person; Free for children 5 and under

Bring your appetite! Expect food, fun and foliage views at the Pocono Food Truck Festival. 25+ food trucks will be serving up delicious eats at the base of Shawnee Mountain accompanied by live music. Menu items range from classic concessions to funky food fusions. All proceeds from admission sales will be donated to the Shawnee Fire Company.

 

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

Downtown Jim Thorpe
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2021
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission (fees apply to some activities)

 

 

Downtown Jim Thorpe turns on the charm during the annual Fall Foliage Festival in October. The town-wide celebrations boast a little bit of everything, from train excursions and haunted jail tours to free live music, children's activities and seasonal specials from local restaurants, shops and galleries.

 

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.