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A season filled with phenomenal views and entertaining options…
Friday, October 24: Spooky Night at the Museum, Honesdale, (570) 253-3240, Children 6 to 9 years old are invited to put on their costume and join a scavenger hunt in the museum. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight! Spooky stories in the Eclipse train car and homemade treats and cider are all set to make this night at the museum special. $5 per child.
Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25: Eckley Miners Village Museum Haunted Halloween Lantern Tours, (570) 636-2070m www.eckleyminersvillage.com. Doors open 6 p.m. with a 6:30 start and 9 p.m. last call for tours. Prepare for 1 hour of walking with an equal time spent shrieking at $10 for adults and $5 for children age 6-12.
Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26: Quiet Valley’s Spooky Day on the Farm, Stroudsburg, (570) 992-6161, www.quietvalley.org. Learn some facts the farm’s Pennsylvania-German ancestors knew and believed and enjoy fun tours all with a Halloween theme. There’ll be some scary and not so spooky story telling and more!
Saturday, October 25: Family Fall Festival at Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry, (570) 828-2288, www.dfumc.com. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. join the fun with hayrides, face painting, a trunk or treat and more including free pumpkins!
Saturday, October 25: Learn about Wildlife at Bushkill Falls, Bushkill, (570) 588-6682, www.visitbushkillfalls.com. A naturalist from Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is onsite to talk about area wildlife including demonstrations with live birds and animals at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Bushkill’s pavilion.
Saturday, October 25: Olyphant Trunk or Treat, Olyphant, (570) 780-446, Dress kids from tots to teens up in costumes and celebrate Halloween at the 2nd Annual Olyphant Crime Watch Trunk or Treat at the Wargo-Monsignor Hrynuck-Beckage Baseball Park starting at 4 p.m. Even decorate your vehicle and join in the fun with the registration deadline to signup October 24.
Saturday, October 25: Roba Family Farms Trick or Treat Party, North Abington Township, (570) 563-2904, www.robafamilyfarms.com. You’re invited to a party on the farm from noon to 4 p.m. so wear your Halloween costume, and march in the parade then grab some treats at the Sundown Corral. The parade begins at the Roba Family Farms stage at 1:30pm.
Saturday, October 25: Thriller Flash Mob hits Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, www.thrillscranton.com. Put on your dancin’ shoes and head over to join this nationwide phenomenon gathering at 4 p.m. with the official dance kicking off at 5! $25 per person with students at $15.
Sunday, October 26: 2014 Fall Foliage Excursions at Steamtown NHS, Scranton, (570) 340-5204, www.nps.gov/stea. A total of eight fall foliage excursions are set with trips planned to: East Stroudsburg- October 4, 11 and 25 departing each day at 9:00 a.m. returning 5:30 p.m. Moscow- October 5 and 26 departing 12:30 p.m. returning 4:00 p.m. Tobyhanna Station- October 12 departing 11:30 a.m. returing 3:30 p.m. Delaware Water Gap- October 19 departing 9:00 a.m. returning 5:00 p.m. All departures and returns are at Steamtown.
Friday, October 31: Forevermore: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe at Grey Towers, Milford, (570) 296-9625, www.greytowers.org. A Halloween treat indeed as these dramatic readings at 6 and 8 p.m. of select works by the legendary author is sure to send chills. Appropriate for high school age and older. Tickets are $20.
Friday, October 31: Murder Mystery Dinner at the Big A Grillhouse! (570) 223-1700. Seeking a little mature festive fun? Enjoy a three course dinner participating in this interactive show for $29.95. Book your reservation ASAP by calling the Big A!
Saturday, November 1: 2nd Annual RSVP Antiques Appraisal Event, Pocono Summit, (570) 629-1756. Pocono Auction Gallery hosts this fun-draiser benefitting the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) with first item appraisals starting at $10 and up to three more at $5 each so grab your family heirlooms and garage sale finds then head on out from noon to 4 p.m. PAG is at 212 Summit Avenue in Pocono Summit.
Saturday, November 1: KC “Disco” Hike, Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, (570) 629-3061, www.mcconservation.org. 10 a.m. Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman takes you on a leisurely tour through the Sanctuary trails of this Discovery Hike. Cost is $5 for Non-EE members with children under 12 $3 and EE members free.
Saturday, November 1: Pumpkin Madness at Roba Farm, North Abington Township, (570)563-2904, www.robafamilyfarms.com. What a way to celebrate the season finale than a pumpkin massacre! For $8.95 per person, there promises to be “smashin’, mashin’ and bashin’ pumpkins galore from noon to 5:00 p.m. or while pumpkin supplies last.
Saturday, November 22: Craft and Vendor Show, Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, (570)839-1646. Jewelry, accessories and hand crafted decorative items await from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concession food joins the mix. Free admission.
Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30: Holiday Arts Festival at Skytop Lodge, (570) 350-6512. Pocono Mountain Arts Council presents this two celebration of the fine arts and crafts show and sale running 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
POCONOS EXCITEMENT GOES ON & ON………
Ongoing: Wednesdays Now through November 12: Guided Bog Walks,Tannersville, (570) 629-3060, www.mcconservation.org. Join an Environmental Educator from the Center for a 2 1/2 hour walk through Tannersville Bog each Wednesday morning at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required at $4 for EE & Nature Conservancy Members with Non-members at $6
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Now through November 23. Daily: November 28 through December 24: A Christmas Shop in the Christmas Spirit at The Briar Patch, Thornhurst, (570) 842-8072, www.briarpatchthornhurst.com. What a wonderful time of the year…Shopping Season! With wreaths, folk art, primitive crafts and more this is one stop you won’t want to miss! Checkout the website for hours.
Ongoing: Now through October 26: The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, Lehighton, (610) 377-8400, www.countryjunction.com. Country Junction’s Annual Fall Fun returns offering tons of fun for $10 including unlimited hayrides, bounce house play and much more! Weekend unlimited carnival rides on the Midway also await for $8.
Ongoing: Fridays and Saturdays, Now through 25: Eckley Miners Village Museum Haunted Halloween Lantern Tours, (570) 636-2070m www.eckleyminersvillage.com. Doors open 6 p.m. with a 6:30 start and 9 p.m. last call for tours. Prepare for 1 hour of walking with an equal time spent shrieking at $10 for adults and $5 for children age 6-12.
Ongoing: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Now through November 2: Nightmare on Grange Road Haunted House and Trail, (570) 839-1680, www.nightmareongrange.com. Frightfully fun nights are in store from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. then 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays. Check out their ad in TWIP for some sane savings to prepare you for chilling chaos!
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays, Now through October 26: Octoberfest at Memorytown USA, Mt. Pocono, (570) 839-1680, www.memorytownusa.com. Memory maker for sure! Ready for some wholesome family fun with hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and bounce houses? There’s also a Smoker BBQ and lots of fall foods each day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays October 25 through November 2: Bushkill Falls Haunted Miner’s Maze Returns! Bushkill, (570) 588-6682, www.visitbushkillfalls.com. Bushkill’s maze has been transformed inviting all to “get your boo on” for Halloween. This family oriented attraction filled with spooks, ghosts and zombies around any turn is considered appropriate for all ages. $5 per person.
Ongoing: Fridays: Friday Happy Hour, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainviewvineyard.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy $1 off a glass of your favorite wine, savor a signature drink, and indulge in complimentary snacks! Featured items vary. Ages 21+ only. See website for details.
Ongoing: Saturdays and Sundays: Vineyard & Distillery Tours, Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg, (570) 619-0053, www.mountainveiwvineyard.com. Saturdays and Sundays. Vineyard Tours at 1 p.m. & Distillery Tours at 2 p.m. Mountain View Vineyard, Join Randy & Linda as they talk about MV’s history, how the wine is made and the types of grapes that grow in our area. MV’s Winery and Distillery is one of only two winery-distilleries in the state! So take a tour of the facilities and see how your favorite wine and spirits are made! Ages 21+ only.
Ongoing: Free Brewery Tours and Beer Tastings, Barley Creek BrewingCompany, Sullivan Trail and Camelback Road, Tannersville, (570) 629-9399, www.barleycreek.com. Free brewery tours are offered every day at 12:30 p.m. See the tanks and mills at the brewpub and learn how great beer is made! Tours are followed by free tastings of assorted Barley Creek brews. All ages welcome for tours; tastings restricted to participants 21 and older. Group tours by appointment.
Ongoing: Candle Making Demonstrations, House of Candles, Route 715, Henryville, (570) 629-1953, www.houseofcandles.com. See candles made at the Oldest Candle Shop of the Poconos! Dip your own “wax hand” between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. See website for details.
Keep an eye on this site for frequent updates & features as the fun’s just begun for your next Pocono Mountains adventure!