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Your Guide to the Best Festivals in the Poconos All Year Long  

Are you looking for the best festivals in the Poconos? Keep reading for our favorite festivals in the Poconos all year long!   

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request access to our free Pocono Mountains Vacation Guide for the best entertainment, outdoor activities, restaurants, shopping, and historical sites!  

Top 10 Festivals in the Poconos  


Wally Wine Fest | April  

Lake Wallenpaupack is the stunning feature of this annual wine festival! You’ll love sampling an extensive array of domestic and international brands from different wine regions of the world.  

Jim Thorpe Earth Day | April 

The entire family will love the annual Jim Thorpe Earth Festival with live music, crafts, food, a kid’s area, and more!  


Honey & Blueberry Festival | July  

Head out to this family-friendly festival and taste the sweetness of summer! Pick from wild blueberry bushes galore, learn about beehive farming, and so much more!  

Fireworks Over Lake Wallenpaupack | July  

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a stunning fireworks display over Lake Wallenpaupack!  

Shawnee Riverfest | July 

The entire family will enjoy this free music festival featuring all different types of music from international, national, and local bands and local food vendors! 

Greene Dreher Sterling Community Fair | August – September 

Head out to the Greene Dreher Sterling Fair for family-friendly fun! Marvel at the beautiful artwork, pick up some fresh preserves or homemade wine and peek at all the animals. Participate in or watch one of the many contests like the farm tractor pull or pie-eating contest. Be sure to check out other great things to do during Labor Day weekend


Night Lights at Pocono Raceway | September  

The magical Poconos Lantern Festival is a touring lantern festival called Night Lights: Sky Lantern Festival. Truly an awe-inspiring experience, people who have gone in past years speak of the event with an air of wonder. There’s something indescribably beautiful about the sight of countless glowing lanterns floating into the air as they light the sky. 

Harvest Festival | October 

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm hosts the Harvest Festival, where the whole family can enjoy unique festivities! Learn about heritage crafts and traditional skills and enjoy folk entertainment, hearty country food, wagon rides, and more at this celebration. 

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival | October 

The Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival occurs during the first three weekends of October. You’ll find artisan crafts, kids’ activities, scenic train rides, live music, delicious food, and even ghost tours during this festival. Local restaurants, shops, and galleries will have seasonal specials available. Historic Jim Thorpe is especially beautiful in the fall with its dramatic backdrop of mountains adorned in fall foliage. 


Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas | December 

Every weekend in December, you can enjoy the Victorian architecture, strolling carolers, and holiday decorations! Kids will love the train rides with Santa and special events at over 50 shops, galleries, and boutiques! There’s free family fun for everyone! Check out our annual events, too!

Stay Close to the Best Festivals in the Poconos  

After choosing the Poconos festival, you want to attend, start planning your trip here! We have cozy accommodations you can choose from, so you can stay as close to the fun as possible! Be sure to request access to our Vacation Guide for other great things to do while you’re here!  

We have all the local insight you need on the best things to do in the Poconos, including the best outdoor activities like kayaking, biking, ziplining, and paddleboarding! So, find your favorite Poconos festival and get ready to enjoy our local culture like you’re a local!  

Plan your trip to experience one of our amazing festivals in the Poconos today!  

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