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 Fall Fest

Pocono Organics
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
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!


Pocono Latin Fest

Pocono Latin Fest

East Stroudsburg University
Date
: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 5 p.m. to 10 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.


Septemberfest

Septemberfest

Downtown Milford
Dates
: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Time: 1 p.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.


Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Country Junction - World's Largest General Store
Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free parking and petting farm

Enjoy seasonal produce and outdoor activities at the Harvest Festival at Country Junction - World's Largest General Store in Lehighton. It's the perfect opportunity for fall family fun!


National Public Lands Day and Festival of Wood

National Public Lands Day and Festival of Wood

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark​
Dates
: Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free; $5/person for mansion tours on Sunday

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.


Fall Fest at Yenser's Tree Farm

Fall Fest at Yenser's Tree Farm

Yenser's Tree Farm
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, September 23, 2023 through October 22, 2023
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.


The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Country Junction – World’s Largest General Store
Dates: Saturday, September 23, 2023 through Sunday, October 29, 2023
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free; pumpkins $3 and up

The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival is open daily starting September 23, 2023. 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.” Some activities are weather dependent and may be limited midweek.


Lansford Fall Fest

Lansford Fall Fest

Downtown Lansford
Dates: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Times: 10 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.


The Pocono Food Truck Festival

The Pocono Food Truck Festival

Shawnee Mountain
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2023
Times: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5-8/person

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


Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Hawley Harvest Hoedown

Downtown Hawley
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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, horse and wagon rides, cornhole tournament, scarecrow costume contest and more.


Fall Harvest Festival at Equestrian House

Fall Harvest Festival at Equestrian House

Equestrian House
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, September 30 and October 1 and October 7-8, 2023
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; aviary tours $15/adults; $10/ages 4-12

Enjoy the bounty of the season during the Fall Harvest Festival at Equestrian House, from pumpkins to raw honey tastings. Tour the bee farm, check out the haunted house and more.


Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

Jim Thorpe, PA
Date: Saturdays and Sundays, October 7-29, 2023
Time: Varies by activity
Cost: Free; fees apply to some activities.

Explore historic cobblestone streets on a ghost tour or take a scenic train ride through the gorge, surrounded by foliage on all sides. Autumn lovers flock to Jim Thorpe every October for the popular Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival! Enjoy the weekend vendors, live music, and fall specials throughout town.


Pickle Me Poconos Festival

Pickle Me Poconos Festival

Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
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.


Quiet Valley Harvest Festival

Quiet Valley Harvest Festival

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2023
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.


Harvest and Heritage Days

Harvest and Heritage Days

Downtown Honesdale
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2023
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 pumpkin painting as well as entertainment and lots of opportunities to shop downtown. Schedules vary by day; fees may apply to some activities.

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PEEC's 13th Annual Harvest Festival

PEEC's 13th Annual Harvest Festival

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Date
: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/car

Celebrate the fall season with PEEC at PEEC's 13th 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.


Skytop's Fall Festival

Skytop's Fall Festival

Skytop Lodge
Dates: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Take in the sweeping fall views from beautiful Skytop Lodge during Skytop's Fall Festival. From face painting to inflatables, there will be plenty of autumn activities as well as delicious seasonal treats from vendors and food trucks.


Harvest Festival at Mountain View Vineyard Winery

Harvest Festival at Mountain View Vineyard Winery

Mountain View Vineyard Winery
Dates: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Times: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Due to weather this event has been rescheduled from September 23 to October 22. 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.


Milford Fall Family Fun & Pooch Parade

Milford Fall Family Fun & Pooch Parade

Downtown Milford
Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Times: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Stroll through charming Milford as the last of the fall leaves drift down. Milford Fall Family Fun & Pooch Parade 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 beginning September 7, 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.

Fall Festivals in the Poconos

  

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