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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        www.shawneemt.com

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 24-25…………….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 19-20……………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!

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 5………………..7-10PM      Shawnee FIREWORKSSHAWNEEFIREWORKS

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  10, 2014

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 16mud-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        AUGUST 30-31 …………………………………………. 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 20-21……………………….11:30AM-5PM

RODEO & CHILI COOK OFF

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 11-12…………………………………………..11AM-6PM   

AUTUMN TIMBER FESTIVAL

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.

 

NEW:   THE GREAT POCONO FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
October 18 & 19, 2014……more info coming soon…..

 

 

NOVEMBER 15-16………………………………………………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.

570-424-0325                 manager@stroudsburg.net                   www.stroudsburg.net

 

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APRIL 5, MAY , JUNE 7, JULY 5, AUGUST 2, SEPTEMBER 6, OCTOBER 1, NOVEMBER 4, DECEMBER 6
6PM-9PM

The first Saturday of every month is when to stroll the art galleries and view opening exhibits. Mix, mingle and enjoy a new experience!
JANUARY
Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society’s Winterfest
Main St. in Stroudsburg! Live music and fun to get rid of that cabin fever.
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER ST. PATRICK’S DAY   (March 23, 2014)
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.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 17………3PM-8PM

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.

 

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JUNE 7

Pocono Raceway Festival

The 2014 Pocono Raceway Festival is back for its 6th Anniversary on Saturday, June 7th. This year it will feature 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 4, 2014………….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 30 …………………  12PM-6PM

Stroudfest

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

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
570-420-2808
www.shermantheater.com

 

 

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)
www.mountairycasino.com

CHECK OUT WWW.MOUNTAIRYCASINO.COM FOR EVERYTHING THEY OFFER. IT’S NOT JUST A CASINO! STAY, PLAY, AND ENJOY THE PARTY!

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

 

skischoolSKYTOP

Art in All Forms          Click here for more info

Dog sledding Adventures at Skytop

Skytop Skiing

Ice Skating

Tobogganing

Snowshoeing

 

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!

 

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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!!

EVENT DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION:

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.

MORE INFORMATION HERE…

 

New Year’s Eve Celebrations                  December 31

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

 

Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

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

Country Junction, Lehighton, PA        www.countryjunction.com

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.

 

 

Or be FRIGHTENED AT NIGHT…

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

FALL FOLIAGE WEEKENDS IN JIM THORPE PA 2013

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!

Experience Beautiful Downtown Stroudsburg

Strolling down Main Street in Stroudsburg, you can take in the historic architecture, beautiful flowers, and quaint, bustling shops all around. The crisp Pocono air accompanies you to delicious restaurants and unique boutiques that can only be found in hidden away towns like Stroudsburg. You can find any number of treasures, tangible and intangible, in downtown Stroudsburg.

Towns like Stroudsburg need organizations that keep them strong and beautiful. Luckily for residents and visitors, Stroudsburg has the Jacob Stroud Corporation. Ever wonder whose job it is to plant bright, gorgeous flowers in community areas? Have you ever considered who decides when and where holiday lights adorn the town? Who hangs the wreaths on the lampposts before all of the holiday downtown events begin? The Jacob Stroud Corporation is behind all of this, and more. Not only is JSC passionate about how Stroudsburg looks, it helps all of the local businesses build a sense of community towards each other. JSC shows businesses in the downtown Stroudsburg area how they can work together for their common good and the good of the town. Keeping consumers local helps everyone in the area. When Stroudsburg is revitalized and looking good and its business owners are helping each other stay strong, the area thrives. At this present time, JSC is working on a Market Analysis Study for the downtown area of Stroudsburg. The results will assist current businesses in improving sales, and help future entrepreneurs explore business development opportunities. The study will help local business leaders, economic development professionals and developers understand the changing marketplace and identify business and real estate opportunities that are realistic and make sense for the downtown Stroudsburg community.  JSC aids the entire Stroudsburg community, from employers and businesses to consumers, residents, and visitors.

When JSC focuses on visitors and residents, the organization is involved in many events in the downtown area throughout the year, including various holiday parades, firework displays, special “shop local” deals in the downtown shops, festivals, and more. You can find this schedule of events at www.stroudsburg.net. Stroudsburg lures visitors all year long with events to entertain families in every season. The Jacob Stroud Corporation is dedicated to the revitalization, beauty, and strength of the downtown Stroudsburg area – one visit to this great town will prove that.

Who is Jacob Stroud? 

Jacob Stroud was a very early settler in the Pocono area in the 1700’s. He married, raised a very large family, and developed very much of the Stroudsburg area. He was a soldier, businessman, and frontiersman all while taking care of his family. Jacob Stroud is a beloved figure in Stroudsburg history whose contributions to the area are far reaching and everlasting.

For more information on Jacob Stroud or the history of Stroudsburg, visit the Monroe County Historical Association at 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg or visit their website, www.monroehistorical.org.