The fall season is just around the corner! This means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your autumn getaway. We invite you to leave behind the mainstream destinations and discover the enchanting Poconos region. In addition to stunning fall scenery and ideal weather, Pennsylvania is home to several exciting fall festivals. If your fall break plans bring you to our lovely region, then you won’t want to miss celebrating one of our favorite seasons at these fun-filled fall festivals in PA.
If you are in town for any of the fall festivals in PA, be sure to stop by Hawley Silk Mill, one of Hawley’s most unique attractions. In addition to the rich history, our lifestyle center also boasts a wide variety of unique shops, Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery, and more.
6 of the Best Fall Festivals in PA
1.Hawley Harvest Hoedown (October 1-2)
The highly anticipated Hawley Harvest Hoedown is a fun and exciting way to enjoy fall in the Poconos Mountains. You’ll have the chance to enjoy a range of traditional fall activities including cider tastings, crafts, family activities, plenty of food, and plenty of entertainment (like Oktoberfest at Vault 240). Be sure you don’t miss the concert at The Ritz Theatre on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the festival is free with select events charging a fee.
2. Oktoberfest at Vault 240 (October 1)
Although Oktoberfest is a part of Hawley Harvest Hoedown, this event deserves its own spot on this list! This October, join us at Vault 240 for an afternoon of autumn festivities! From noon to 6 p.m., we’ll be offering craft beer tastings, a la carte seasonal food, a vendor fair, and more.
3. Mount Pocono HarvestFest (September 24)
Featuring plenty of food, crafts, exhibits, children’s activities, live music, and more, the Mount Pocono Harvest Festival is a must! You’ll be surrounded by the autumn spirit as you shop for unique souvenirs, try local foods, and revel in the laid-back culture of the Poconos Mountains.
4. Black Bear Film Festival (October 14-16)
The Black Bear Film Festival is one of the most popular events in the region, and for good reason. Showcasing innovative and creative independent films, this festival entertains hundreds of visitors every year. It also gives back to the community by partnering with schools and contributing to local arts and culture. For the ultimate experience, be sure to attend the Opening Night Gala for a red carpet entrance, a tasty dinner, delicious cocktails, and plenty of entertainment.
5. Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest (September 24)
Located just 30 minutes from Hawley, Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest gives visitors the chance to participate in some old-fashioned fun. Enjoy a vendor and food market plus workshops, a costume contest, honey tasting, demonstrations and an observation hive- all designed to promote and preserve honey bees.
6. Harvest and Heritage Days (October 8-9)
If you’re searching for family-friendly autumn fun not far from Hawley, head to Honesdale, PA for the Harvest and Heritage Days! Visitors will enjoy traditional fall activities including a pumpkin painting and horse-drawn hay rides along with a variety of unique activities such as historical exhibits and tours, train excursions, an antique car cruise, and more. There’s something to keep everyone in the family entertained during this festive weekend!
Accommodations for These Fall Festivals in PA
Need a place to stay? We’ve got you covered! These Hawley accommodations are located within an hour of the fall events we’ve listed, so you’ll never be far from the fun! Explore our options and find the one that is perfect for you and your family!
Settlers Inn: This authentic 1920s arts and crafts lodge provides a cozy and memorable atmosphere during your Poconos getaway. Enjoy the comfortable rooms, award-winning restaurant, and tranquil ambiance.
Silver Birches Resort: This lakeside paradise is perfect for a family vacation! Located right on Lake Wallenpaupack, the luxury resort offers several lodging options, fun-filled events, and many on-site dining options.
Ledges Hotel: Nestled right beside the stunning Paupack High Falls, Ledges Hotel is a luxury hotel adorned with modern amenities and rustic charm. The hotel celebrates its legacy to the community by blending its contemporary and sustainable design with the vibrant natural landscape.
Stop By Hawley Silk Mill
If you’re planning a trip to the Poconos this fall, you won’t want to leave without visiting Hawley Silk Mill! Since 1880, this historic factory has been a cornerstone of the Hawley community. Although its days as a textile factory have long-since ended, the mill has never been more vibrant than it is today! We invite you to find unique souvenirs in the shops, indulge in local foods at Cocoon Coffee House and Bakery, or take a pilates class. You could spend an entire day exploring everything there is to do at this one-of-a-kind lifestyle center.
We hope to see you in Hawley soon!