Don’t Miss These Fall Festivals in PA

fall-festivals-in-pa.jpgWhen you come and stay with us here at The Settlers Inn in the coming months, don’t miss these fall festivals in PA.  In addition to the beautiful fall foliage and crisp autumn temperatures, these fall festivals are sure to get you into the spirit of the season.  Pumpkin carving, corn mazes, craft vendors and seasonal food are all things to look forward to at these upcoming events.  Whether it’s your first time or you are returning to one of your favorite festivals, be sure to mark your calendar for these fun, family fall festivals happening soon!

Every year, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts hosts The Harvest Festival.  The Harvest Festival takes place on every Sunday in September and is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year.  This free event is fun for the whole family with a farmer’s market, live entertainment, pony rides, a corn maze, a craft village and much, much more.  Festivities begin each Sunday at 11:00 am.  Bethel Woods will also be hosting a Wine Festival on October 3rd and a Craft Beer and Chili Cook-Off on October 10th.

Here in Hawley we are looking forward to the Hawley Harvest Hoedown the weekend of October 2nd through the 4th.  The event kicks off with live music at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort happening from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.  Events throughout the day on Saturday include a flea market, craft vendors, horse-drawn hayrides, a farmer’s market, a petting zoo and Oktoberfest events at Hawley Silk Mill from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The Ritz Theater will be the place to be on Saturday evening for the Bluegrass and Folk concert featuring The Coal Town Rounders, Roosevelt Dime, and Caribou Mountain Collective.  Doors open at 7:30 pm.

The town of Bethlehem, PA will be celebrating Oktoberfest at Steel Stacks presented by Yuengling during 2 weekends in October.  On the weekends of October 2nd through the 4th and again on the 9th through the 11th, German food and drinks, live entertainment, and even a 5k will be among the festivities to look forward to.  There will also be stein races, a scarecrow competition, hay mazes, water pong and much more.  The 21 and over crowd will also have to visit the brewer’s village featuring samples of more than 30 different beers.

The town of Milford, PA hosts the Black Bear Film Festival every year on the weekend after Columbus Day.  The 16th annual Black Bear Film Festival will take place October 16th through the 18th putting on 25 films over the course of 3 days at the Historic Milford Theatre.  The festival supports innovative and independent films, artistic expression, education, diversity and cultural enhancement.    The Film Salon at the Pike County Public Library will hold Q&A with the filmmakers and special guests.  Tickets range from $10.00 for a single ticket for Saturday and Sunday films.  There is a $75.00 ticket for Gala tickets which includes admission to the opening night gala with dinner and admission to the opening night film.  Lastly, there is a $150.00 Gold Ticket which gives VIP seating and admission to the Sunday Brunch.

Celebrate the fall season at Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage weekends in Jim Thorpe, PA.  On the weekends of October 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18 the town comes alive with arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, nightly ghost walks and a scarecrow contest.  Children of all ages will enjoy the kid’s activities and the scenic train rides.  The weekends will take place from Mauch Chunk Lake Park to the Opera House.

Here at The Settlers Inn, we’ve got the perfect special for your fall getaway.  Our Live Life to the Fallest special includes everything you will need to enjoy the weekend including a 2-night stay, full country breakfast and a driving tour and map of the region.  Call us at 570-226-2993 and let us help you book the perfect room.  We look forward to having you stay with us soon!

Photo courtesy of Giang