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It’s hard not get excited about fall in the Pocono Mountains. There’s a crispness in the air, the leaves begin to change into a sea of reds and yellows, and the events in town are fun for everyone. The fall season is a busy time of year, but for all the right reasons. The Pocono Mountains come alive each autumn with Oktoberfest events perfect for getting into the spirit of the season. Oktoberfest events in the Pocono Mountains are a must to add to your calendar when visiting the area.
In addition to Oktoberfest events, the Pocono Mountains offer visitors and locals many events throughout the year. Our Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide is a helpful tool for first timers or locals who want to know the best of what the area has to offer. The guide is free and also includes The Settlers Inn exclusives!
Since the 1970s, Honesdale has been celebrating Honesdale Oktoberfest. Each year the events take place over a three-day weekend in August. The Alpine Wurst and Meat House Restaurant hosts the event each year with a large tent that seats over 1,000 people. There will be live music and dancing, plenty of food and lots of beer. There is a cover charge to enter the event with food and drink an additional charge.
Another fall event to look forward to is Rocktoberfest at Hawley Silk Mill. The event will feature beer sampling, seasonal food, a vendor fair, and live music. There will also be soup sampling and soups to go. The fun will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 14th. This event is part of the Downtown Hawley Partnership’s annual Hawley Harvest Hoedown, a celebration of the season that includes entertainment, food, and lots of fun!
Downtown Honesdale will come to life October 7th and 8th for the annual Harvest and Heritage Days Festival. The streets will be lined with craft vendors and plenty of fall food vendors so be sure to come hungry. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Harvest and Heritage Days is a fun time of year to get out and meet the people in the town and also to take in the beautiful fall foliage.
Back again this October 14th is the always-exciting Hawley Harvest Hoedown. Enjoy a range of traditional fall activities including cider tastings, crafts, family activities, plenty of food and lots of entertainment (like Rocktoberfest at Hawley Silk Mill). Be sure you don’t miss the finale concert at The Ritz Theatre on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Admission to the festival is free with select events charging a fee.
Select weekends in October, board the Stourbridge Line for plenty of Oktoberfest fun. The Rail Road will have a selection of food including brats, pretzels, sauerkraut, pork, German chocolate cake, and apple dumplings. There will also be plenty of local beers to cheers when mingling with the other riders.
Of course one of our favorite events to look forward to each fall is our very own Storytelling Dinner and Annual Pumpkin Carving night. Each year more than 100 pumpkins are creatively carved down to the finest detail and put on display for all to enjoy. This year’s Storytelling Dinner will take place on October 27th and 28th at 6:30 p.m.
There is no denying the absolute beauty of a fall day in the Pocono Mountains. Whether you are planning a mid-week escape or a weekend away, we would love to host you here at The Settlers Inn. Our Inn offers guests 23 spacious guest rooms with most rooms featuring a seasonal fireplace for those crisp fall evenings.
The Settlers Inn is home to an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant on the property. When booking your reservations, let us know how we can make your stay out of this world. We are happy to help you customize your stay with fresh flowers, wine, a cheese board, gift baskets, and passes to local businesses like Silver Birches, Lake Region Fitness, and Woodloch Springs. Come and experience a stay with us this fall.
Photo courtesy of Nick Taylor