The hills around Bethel Woods Center for the Arts do not go silent when summer fades. Instead, the historic site turns its attention to the talents of the area’s artisans, crafters and specialty businesses. The 21st Annual Harvest Festival takes place every Sunday in September, features over 100 vendors and is one of the most anticipated fall festivals in the Pocono Mountains.
The event is the perfect addition to an early autumn getaway in the Pocono Mountains. Stay at The Settlers Inn and take advantage of spectacular weather, smaller crowds and stunning scenery. The short 30-mile drive from Hawley, PA to Bethel, NY traverses quiet country roads and quaint river towns. Be sure to download our Free Delaware Highlands Vacation Guide, chock-full of the best places to see and things to do during your visit to the area.
Harvest Festival ushers in the season with five fun, free, family friendly events. Each week incorporates a new theme into the collection of quality vendors, which includes crafters, a farmer’s market, beer, wine, spirits and food. Live music, a creative learning tent, corn and hay mazes plus horse and buggy rides enhance the festival atmosphere. See what bounty awaits at the 21st Annual Harvest Festival and reap the benefits of a weekend getaway to the Pocono Mountains.
September 1: Rosehaven Alpaca Festival
Bethel, NY based Rosehaven Alpacas brings a large selection of its handmade goods and friendly Alpacas to the festival. Shop the farm’s line of yarn, roving, rugs, socks, hats, gloves and luxury boutique items and meet some of the animals.
September 8: Abandoned Hard Cider Garden
Sample Sullivan County’s finest cider varieties from the Parksville, NY cidery. The offerings will be paired with light fare. Local landowners are invited to bring their “abandoned” apples to an Apple Crowdsourcing Station, which will be used in future cider productions.
September 15: Catskill Fiber Festival
Discover the wealth of handcrafted goods from knitters, weavers, spinners and felters. The day also features fiber harvest demonstrations with sheep, goats, alpacas and llamas.
September 22: Sullivan 180
Come on, get healthy! Enjoy activities, exhibits and screenings aimed at sparking a healthier lifestyle for every member of the family.
September 29: Vintage Pop Up Market
Restored, repurposed and re-homed! Browse everything from vinyl records and comic books to clothing, antiques and home goods.
Plus, October Bursts with Fall Flavors!
October 5: 8th Annual Fall Wine Festival
Some of the Hudson Valley and Finger Lake region’s finest wineries gather on the grounds of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Enjoy tastings, live music, games and food amid the blazing fall foliage.
October 12: 7th Annual Craft Beer, Spirits and Food Festival
Fall foliage is perfectly paired with a variety of beer, cider and spirits from craft beverage makers throughout the region. The day also includes live music, food and artisan vendors.
Room to Relax
All 23 rooms at The Settlers Inn offer guests a gracious stay. Each is thoughtfully appointed in The Arts and Crafts style, but with its own personality. Room 101 features a small, private deck so you can soak up the September sun plus a cozy fireplace, perfect when there’s a chill in the air. The room also offers a king bed and inviting sitting area with leather chairs and love seat, private bath with whirlpool tub and plush robes.