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Shawnee Mountain Festivals & Events

SKiShawneeLOGO“The Pocono’s Favorite Family Ski Resort”; dependable snow conditions, award-winning children’s programs, a friendly helpful staff and 23 slopes and trails to ski, snowboard and snow tube make Shawnee Mountain Ski Area your first choice for winter fun.   Summer and fall offer 9 theme festivals and events featuring great foods, entertaining music and activities for all ages. Visit their website for detailed winter information and for a full schedule of upcoming events.
I-80 Exit 309, Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356

24 Hour Snow Report: 800-233-4218               570-421-7231





SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 23-24…………….11AM-6PM DAILYceltic fest

Shawnee Celtic Festival

Experience the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands with non-stop Celtic music, working sheep dogs, Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors!





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JULY 18-29……………11AM-6PM DAILY

Pocono’s Wurst Festival

The Poconos’ Wurst Festival is  back with even more wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies  and crafted brews!  Featuring various  Polka bands and German Oom Pa   Pa bands, Polish & German  dancers and craft vendors, you’re sure to have the best of times at the  Poconos’ Wurst Festival.  Bring your  appetite and your dancing shoes to this weekend full of brews, brats and  music!






Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is holding its annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, which benefits the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company.

Questions? Call (570) 421-7231                $10 per car load – Benefits the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company






wing offSUNDAY, AUGUST  9th

Noon to 4pm      – Rain or Shine

Pocono Wing-Off

Festival attendees pay as they go for wings, beverages and other food. Parking is free. Free music & magic show for all.

Benefiting Monroe County Meals on Wheels, the Pocono Chicken Wing Off is the Pocono Mountain Region’s largest wing event. Sample  45 varieties of wing sauces while supporting Monroe County Meals on Wheels. Hot wings, spicy wings, specialty wings, smoked wings, fried wings – whatever you choose, you will be eating wings for a great cause.
Join several thousand wing lovers as they vote for the “best” wings in the Pocono Mountains at Shawnee Mountain. As the single largest fundraiser for Monroe County Meals on Wheels, the Pocono Chicken Wing Off has been treating wing lovers to a delicious selection of wing sauces created by mid-Atlantic regional chefs for 18 years.




SATURDAY, AUGUST 15mud-run-logo

Shawnee MUD RUN
The Shawnee Mountain Mud Run is a 5k mountain trail run with natural and man-made obstacles, challenging ups and downs,  rocky, wooded and wet terrain, shallow water crossings and lots of mountain mud.

A timed  event, (limited age categories) with emphasis on FUN, TEAMWORK and helping each  other finish safely. All team members must cross finish together. Costumes  encouraged!

The run also features a Mini Kidz Run for ages 6-12 years of age. A post race BBQ, live music, raffles and awards will be held in the base area. The Shawnee Mountain Mud Run benefits the Pocono Chapter of Girls on the Run.

Families and spectators welcome. Additional BBQ food and beverages available at the post race   party. We have ample FREE parking.

NOTE: This Race has sold out the last two years. Be smart, register early!





garlic      September 5th & 6th…………………………………………. 10am-6pm

        Pocono Garlic Festival

Over 50 vendors will fill the mountain air with garlic-y goodness. Live music, cooking demos, wildlife education display, garlic-eating contest, and much more.




SEPTEMBER 19-20……………………….11:30AM-5PM


Come experience the thrill of professional cowboys competing in fully sanctioned PRCA events including saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping and bull dogging. Professional cowgirls will also be competing in barrel racing. Live country music, line dancing and craft and food vendors add to the weekend festivities. Come early for the 6th annual Chili Cook-Off and sample some of the Poconos’ finest chilis!

Slopeside seating will be available to all spectators, so bring your own blanket or lawn chair & enjoy the events.




OCTOBER 10-11…………………………………………..11AM-6PM   


Catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor at beautiful Shawnee Mountain Ski Area during prime fall foliage time in the Poconos! Join us for this action packed autumn event including lumberjack demonstrations, The Marvelous Mutts  frisbee, agility and trick dog shows, chainsaw sculptures,  live music, children’s activities and food and craft vendors galore.



October 18 & 19, 2014………………………. 




NOVEMBER 14-15………………………………………………SAT: 10-4    SUN:10-3

Art on the Mountain

Come join us for a casual and fun look at some of the area’s most talented artists!    FREE admission. FREE parking.




Downtown Stroudsburg Festivals & Events

downtownLOGOsnipDowntown Stroudsburg Business Association is an organization dedicated to a vibrant Downtown Stroudsburg. Its mission is to improve the downtown image by enhancing its physical appearance, building consensus among organizations and the community, promoting downtown’s unique characteristics, and restructuring and diversifying our economic base.




The first Saturday of every month is when to stroll the art galleries and view opening exhibits. Mix, mingle and enjoy a new experience!
Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s Winterfest
Main St. in Stroudsburg! Live music and fun to get rid of that cabin fever.
The Pocono Irish Parade
The Pocono Irish American Club was founded in 1978 to preserve and promote Irish culture.  Every year since it’s founding the club has organized and produced the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade covers a distance of not quite two miles, beginning in the borough of Stroudsburg and ending in East Stroudsburg.


MAY – Saturday 2nd week – May 16th, 2015

Arts On Main

Invite your friends and family to celebrate the Pocono Arts throughout downtown Stroudsburg. A variety of special performances, fine arts, and craft exhibits will be displayed. Downtown parking will be free during the event.




JUNE – Saturday the first week

Pocono Raceway Festival

The Pocono Raceway Festival features over 100 craft and retail vendors, tons of food vendors, multiple stages of music, a full carnival on Main Street, face painting, a rock climbing wall, beer tents, and more!




FRIDAY, JULY 4th Celebration………….12PM-10PM       FIREWORKS! 9PMamerican-flag

American Freedom Festival

As in years past, local non-profit groups, artists, businesses, and other institutions will be present to show the community what they have been up to all year. Visitors can enjoy food, carnival rides, games, music and much more throughout the day. Fireworks start at 9pm.


SATURDAY, AUGUST last week  12PM-6PM


This event will have free parking and free admission. There is something here for everyone!
Plenty of food from hot dogs, gyros, and more from local vendors. Activities for kids such as face painting. Enjoy looking at local artisans and crafters, plus a full day of listening to great music. Come everyone and enjoy this fun-filled day. To learn more about this event go to our website shermantheater.​com

Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration

thorpeSATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 17-18…………..ALL DAY


The 19th Annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration will be held at Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe. The celebration starts with a Native American tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum, followed by the carrying of the lighted torch by the Olympian Cross Country and Track teams to the Jim Thorpe High School Stadium.  The weekend includes free musical performances, Native American folklore, dancing and drumming, craft and food vendors, a clown for the children, a large Chinese Auction, and a headline show at the Opera House.

Pocono Nightlife, Theaters & Concerts

shermanThe Sherman Theater, located in downtown Stroudsburg, is a 1377 seat, 1800 standing room, technically-equipped facility with a 3000 square foot gallery. Scheduled shows are held at the Theater or staged at satellite locations and out-of-theater venues that attract audiences from Northeast Pennsylvania, the surrounding region, and visiting tourists. The organization also offers booking and technical consulting services for shows as well as event management and sometimes co-sponsors shows and events with partnering organizations. This is all in addition to the various outdoor festivals and events that are produced by the Sherman Theater each year.


524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA



MtAiry ExtMount Airy Casino Resort   Here in the mountains, excitement is always at its peak with over 2,000 slot machines and 72 table games. Take down a poker pot, hit a blackjack or double your dollars with a roll of the dice. If you want action, you hit the jackpot. Get your heart racing at our world-class casino, then relax like never before with a spa treatment. Play 18 holes on our championship course, then sink your teeth into a USDA prime steak. Here, the fun and excitement goes on & on & on. Please call or visit our website for reservations, full entertainment schedule, casino promotions, and more.

312 Woodland Rd. Mount Pocono, PA 18344         1-877-MTAIRY-1        (1-877-682-4791)


Celebrating the Holidays at Stroudsmoor

You are Inn-vited to spend your holidays at Stroudsmoor Country Inn…


Christmas at Stroudsmoor

Christmas Tree Lighting– December 7

12:00 to 5:00
Stroudsmoor Inn Towne Offers holiday baked goods
– 125 Broad Street, Stroudsburg 570-517-0663
10:00 to 1:30
Tree Lighting Brunch at The Main Inn For reservations call 570-421-6431, Ext. 409
3:00 to 5:00
Tree Lighting Characters by: ESU Fine and Performing Arts
3:00 to 5:30
Pony Rides – at Lawnhaven
3:00 to 5:30
Petting Zoo – on the Grand Lawn at Lawnhaven
3:00 to 5:00
Face Painting – at the Stroudsmoor Spa
3:00 to 5:30
Food Pavilion at Lawnhaven
• Hot Chocolate and Apples compliments of the Innkeepers
• Hot Dogs and Soft Pretzels are available for purchase
3:00 to 6:00
Art Exhibit at Auradell Gallery – A collection of work by artist Susan Bernadette and
the Embroiders Guild Association Holiday entertainment by Mountain Winds
Woodwind Directed by Jenny Galunic from 3:00-4:00
3:00 to 8:00
Tree Lighting Grand Buffet at The Main Inn Reservations Required call
– 570-421-6431, Ext. 409

Entertainment and Activities Schedule may vary slightly without notice.

Art in the Family at Auradell Gallery         December 7

New Year Celebrations               December 31-January 1


Winter Events at Skytop Lodge

Holiday Happenings


skytop gingerbreadLife sized Gingerbread House     Open Daily from November 1 through December 31, 2013.

Tree Lighting    Help us light our Spruce Tree every Friday night, at 8:15pm – join us for caroling, hot chocolate, and tasty treats while we celebrate the Holiday Season.  The ceremony will last about 30 minutes, and is located on the North Circle nightly from November 1 – December 25.

Storytime     From November 1 – December 24, every Saturday from 2pm-3pm, join our cast of holiday characters as we host Story Time inside our life size Gingerbread House.  From Christmas Elves, Reindeer, Toy Soldiers, Mrs. Claus, and St. Nick himself – this is an experience not to be missed!

Yule Log    Starting Saturday nights at 6:30pm from December 1 through Christmas Eve, join the experience of our annual tradition of The Yule Log Ceremony at Skytop Lodge.  Guests from prior years bring their Yule Log chips and toss them into the wood burning fire in the Pine Room, and receive a new Yule Log chip in the spirit of good luck.   All guests join together to decorate the Yule Log before it goes into the Fire.

North Pole     Standing tall on Skytop’s North Circle at the Main Lodge Entrance from November 1 through December 25, don’t miss an opportunity to capture family memories in action.

Sleigh Rides    Starting December 7th through December 28th, every Saturday, guests can take a horse drawn carriage ride to Indian Ladder Falls.

Santa on Ice   From December 1 through Christmas Eve – Ice Skate with Santa Claus every Sunday morning at 9 am in the Ice Rink at Skytop Lodge.  Bring your own ice skates or rent them from us!  Kids will get a kick out of seeing Old St. Nick having a jolly old time.

New Year’s Eve   Celebrate the holiday season with classic elegance at Skytop Lodge! Dance the night away at our New Years Eve party in the Pine Room with the Skytop Orchestra and complimentary hats and noise makers, a balloon drop and count down to the new year with a black-out at midnight followed by Chef Sundberg’s legendary midnight buffet. And be sure not to miss our spectacular fireworks display on December 31st.


Winter Activities



Art in All Forms          Click here for more info

Dog sledding Adventures at Skytop

Skytop Skiing

Ice Skating




Inn at Pocono Manor Holiday Events

Thanksgiving Feast            November 28, 2013

Reservations are necessary and overnight packages are available.

Please Call (800) 233-8150 ext. ‘0’ to make your reservation today.

Seating times are from noon to 7pm. Each seating is arranged in 1/2 hr increments

Adults: $36.95       Seniors: $28.95      Children 5-12: $17.95      Children 4 & Under: Free 

Join Us for the Grand Opening of our Annual Magical Fireside Christmas Event after Dinner!



A Magical Fireside Christmas Celebration for One and All!
Join a holiday tradition with a visit to the Pocono’s magical winter wonderland at The Inn at Pocono Manor. Immerse yourself in the twinkling sights, sounds & aromas of the season. Let the magic and spirit of Christmas on the Mountain warm your heart all season long.

A Magical Fireside Christmas begins as you wind along the holiday-tree-adorned drive rising up to The Inn. Experience the joy of colorful, twinkling Christmas lights illuminating the way as you see the distant glow of The Inn crowning the mountaintop. A horse-drawn sleigh whisks past you and you imagine riding with your loved one bundled up beside you. Just hear those sleigh bells jingle …

There will be festive icing of Christmas cookies, hot cocoa studded with melting marshmallows & peppermint sticks, Christmas carols playing, storytellers recalling tales of Christmas’ past, loved ones snuggling by the fire and learning to make perfect “S’mores.” Ho, ho, ho, of course there’s always time for a chat with the one and only, The Inn’s authentic Old World Santa.

Merry Christmas to one and all!!


This year’s event will begin on Thanksgiving Night (following our feast) when Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive to officially begin the celebration – 5pm to 8pm.

Open starting on Thursday, Nov. 27th, through Dec. 30th, 2014

Friday, Nov. 28th: 12pm – 8pm

Friday’s, starting Dec. 5th: 4pm – 9pm

Saturday’s, starting Nov. 29th: Noon – 8pm

Sunday’s, starting Nov. 30th: 11am – 5pm

Open daily between 11am – 8pm from Dec. 21st – 30th.


Other Hours available upon request for groups, charities, special events – based on availability

COST: $5 admission Per Person for outside guests (admission included if purchased with package), and additional activity tickets available for purchase.



New Year’s Eve Celebrations                  December 31

Adults only and family-friendly options to ring in the New Year in the Poconos! Check out for all the details!


Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Weekends, September 28-October 27, Open Columbus Day, October 14       11am-6pm

Country Junction, Lehighton, PA

FREE Festival Admission & FREE Parking!



Visit in the DAYTIME…

for Daytime Hayrides     $6    which includes: Magic Garden, Treasure Island, Enchanted Woods, & Corn Maze!

all Pumpkins $3 & up

Want even more daytime festival fun? Check out the new 3D Adventure, Midway rides, Pirate Ship or try your hand at Gourd Grenade, Archery, or Paintball.




at the Waldorf Hotel! or Terror in the Corn!

September 28-October 27                 Fridays & Saturdays     7-10pm             Sundays 7-9pm

High intensity frightening adventures, not for children 10 and under.  ENTER…if you DARE!

Fall Foliage Weekends in Jim Thorpe


OCTOBER 5-6          OCTOBER 12-13          OCTOBER  19-20
First Three Weekends in October in Downtown Jim Thorpe PA

Experience the biggest festival in Jim Thorpe this fall as art, crafts, music, food, kids’ activities, special evcnts, shops, and adventure spread from the train station, to the park, and all through the historic downtown Jim Thorpe area. Stroll up and down Race Street and Broadway, ride the train, browse the outstanding vendors in Josiah White Park. Hop aboard the horse drawn carriage. Gaze in awe at the mountains hugging Jim Thorpe as they transform in to a kaleidoscope of color. This is a Can’t-Miss extravaganza in Jim Thorpe, PA. Don’t forget to check out the line up and special concerts at the Mauch Chunk Opera House during these weekends!

Parking is available along the streets as well as in the county parking lot and various lots nearby. Arrive early. Grab your train tickets. Enjoy Fall Foliage Festival Weekends in Jim Thorpe PA  — one weekend or all three!

New renovated restrooms are conveniently located at the visitor’s center in the Train Station.

The spectacular fall foliage view is only visible this one month each year. It serves as the most breathtaking backdrop to the biggest, most fun festival in Jim Thorpe – Fall Foliage Weekends in Jim Thorpe PA.

CLICK HERE for directions to Jim Thorpe, PA to be sure you don’t miss the Fall Foliage Weekends in Jim Thorpe, PA.

Don’t forget to PRINT YOUR LOCAL COUPONS for savings during your visit to Jim Thorpe!

Pocono State Craft Festival

August 24 & 25

DonationQuilt_2010As summer reaches its summit, and the true splendor of Pennsylvania hits its apex, everybody knows it’s time for the Pocono State Craft Festival. Enjoy fine jewelry, woodworking, clothing, metal work, stained glass, furniture, leather, basketry, and pottery are some of the distinctive crafts on display for your shopping pleasure. Watch the craft demonstrations, enjoy festival foods, and listen to the best in Dixieland and Bluegrass music.

Please visit  for a $1 discount admission coupon.

10am-6pm/Saturday, 10am-5pm/Sunday            

$6 per person, children 12 and under free


Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
1000 Turkey Hill Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
 (570) 992-6161

Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival

3 weekendss of music!  JULY 26-28, AUGUST 1-4, AUGUST 8-10

MUSIC FEST LOGO  Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

Performances and Masterclasses by some of the best artists in opera, chamber music, dance, contemporary vocal arts, and jazz.

  Buck Hill Falls and Skytop Lodge
  270 Golf Drive, Buck Hill Falls, PA 18323 

   (570) 616-0317



Cherry Valley Festival

On Saturday, June 15, the third annual Cherry Valley Festival will be held to celebrate the unique natural environmental qualities of the valley and raise awareness of conservation efforts underway. 

The Brodhead Watershed Association (BWA), a non-profit organization committed to enhance public understanding of conservation and water issues is organizing the event in collaboration with the Josie Porter Farm.  Sponsors include The Pocono Visitors Bureau and Stroudsmoor Country Inn.  This year’s event will feature “Bird the Ridge – Conservation through Observation”, a public outreach program presented by Audubon PA.  Overall, the festival is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the natural and cultural resources of Cherry Valley while promoting healthy living options for residents and visitors.

BWAThe Festival, held at the Josie Porter Farm, Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA., will run from 10 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine.  This will be a fun-filled day with family activities designed for the participation of children and adults.  Planned events include educational speakers, nature walks, demonstrations, and environmentally themed vendors, arts and crafts.   In addition, there will be: food and beverages available, a variety of raffle items, and a silent auction with proceeds benefiting BWA.  Live entertainment throughout the day will include strolling musicians from the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society.  The festival is free to the public.  Directions and more information on the Farm and the Festival are available on the Farm’s website:

The Brodhead Watershed Association is a non-profit environmental organization formed in 1989.  BWA is dedicated to protecting and preserving water resources and the environment of the Brodhead watershed and the water quality of the Brodhead, Cherry, Marshalls, McMichael, Paradise and Pocono creeks and their tributaries. In addition, the BWA assists municipalities, residents, businesses and groups with protecting natural resources through education, workshops, seminars, public programs and stream monitoring.


For More Information Contact: Rob Sedwin


Phone:  570 236 1118

Pocono Run for the Red Marathon


SUNDAY, MAY 17th, 2015              8:30 AM

The 5K race is open to runners of all ages and will start and finish at the Stroudsburg High School Stadium. It is the perfect length for competitive runners who enjoy shorter distances. Register for the 5K, Marathon Relay, or full Marathon….or come on out to cheer on the runners!

Get all the INFO HERE…




Snowshoes on Loan at Promised Land State Park

Come out to the Promised Land State Park Office to borrow the Park’s snowshoes! Throughout the winter, a limited number of MSR-Denali snowshoes are available for use through a Snowshoe Loaner Program at the Park. Staff is available to give brief instructions and additional information. Make sure to wear hiking boots, dress in layers, and bring plenty of water. This program is designed for day-use only. After December 12, the Park Office is only open Monday through Friday.  Snowshoes cannot be loaned out during the weekends. A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow snowshoes.  Snowshoes must remain in the park and are only available when there is at least six inches of snow cover. Please contact the Park Office to check snow conditions and equipment availability. Snowshoes must be used at the Park and/or in the Delaware State Forest between the hours of 8am and 3pm.

Visit Website                 Location: Promised Land State Park 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown , PA 18426 Town: Greentown Phone: (570) 676-3428



A Long Winter’s Nap

The Fall Kettle Creek for Kids program involves your child in hands-on, outdoor learning experiences. This particular day will feature A Long Winters Nap – who sleeps all winter. The cost is $5/non-member, $3/EE member. The program will be held from 1-2pm is for children ages 4-6. Pre-registration is required, space is limited and parents must attend with their children.

Location: Monroe County Environmental Education Center                
8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Town: Stroudsburg
Phone: (570) 629-3061                     Visit Website

Shawnee Craft Brewery Tours

Brewery tours are available at 3:30pm of ShawneeCraft brewery on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. For additional times or for an appointment call 570-424-4050 x1295.