Fall Into Fun With This Round-up Of Autumnal Festivals And Events

September 26, 2018

We have kissed summer goodbye and embraced autumn, ready for the pumpkins and parties that come along with it.

From harvest gatherings to family-friendly festivities, Weekend Times has rounded up many of the fall celebrations taking place throughout Northeast Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.


Autumn Harvest: A Night Out in Green Ridge

This three-tiered event begins with a fall-themed, 75-minute gentle yoga class at Mission Yoga followed by a short walk to Zummo’s Cafe, where participants will enjoy dinner. They then will head to Nibbles & Bits for an autumnal dessert.

When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mission Yoga, 1440 Capouse Ave.; Zummo’s Cafe, 916 Marion St.; and Nibbles & Bits, 1759 Sanderson Ave., Scranton

Details: Admission costs $49. For tickets, visit the event page on Facebook.


Fall Harvest Cocktail Party

Proceeds from this celebration featuring an open bar and appetizers benefit Serving Seniors Inc.

When: Friday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Second floor, AV Restaurant, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton

Details: Admission costs $40. For tickets, call 570-344-3931 or email servsen@epix.net.



Celebrate Oktoberfest in traditional style with German food, brews and music. On both days, guests can hear music from Schutzengiggles Oompah Band and participate in stein-hoisting competitions. There is no cover charge.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to midnight

Where: Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton

Details: facebook.com/CoopersSeafoodHouse, 570-346-6883 or info@coopers-seafood.com


Fall Wine Festival

Guests can sample drinks ranging from sweet wines to sangria to wine slushies from 15 Pennsylvania wineries at this event that also features food, vendors and live music. Buy the basic wine sampling pass or splurge on a food-pairing pass that includes five wine and food pairing samples as well as access to the pairing pass tasters’ area.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton

Details: Wine sampling costs $39 through Friday, Sept. 28, and $50 the day of the event; the food-pairing pass costs $44.99 in advance and $70 the day of the event (if available). Visit montagemountainresorts.com/winefest or call 855-754-7946 for tickets.


Eynon Archbald Lions Club Harvest Fest

Grab some free food and drinks while you enjoy live entertainment and demonstrations, children’s activities such as a bounce house and tours of equipment from the local fire department and medical services. Guests also can enter basket raffles, and children can have their fingerprints taken by the Archbald Police Department.

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Archbald Memorial Park, Church Street

Details: Visit the event page on Facebook.


Greater Carbondale YMCA Fall Festival

Guests can pick up food from Southwest Savory Grill and join in activities such as games, bouncing, cookie walk, pumpkin painting, music workshop and pony rides. The festival also will offer chainsaw-carving demonstrations, a quiet sensory zone, goats and open swimming.

When: Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Greater Carbondale YMCA, 82 N. Main St., Carbondale

Details: GreaterCarbondaleYMCA.org or 570-282-2210


Third annual Green Ridge Fall Festival

The Green Ridge Business Association hosts this yearly gathering that shuts down Green Ridge Corners with food, vendors, live entertainment and more family fun. Shops and restaurants will offer seasonal treats and promotions.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 1700 to 1900 blocks of Sanderson Avenue and 600 and 700 blocks of East Market Street, Scranton


Fall Festival

This rain-or-shine event will include not only food and drink but also live music, arts and crafts, and hay rides. Guests also can meet at the picnic lodge on Sunday at 10 a.m. to join a mountain bike ride.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine

Where: Elk Mountain Ski Area, 344 Elk Mountain Road, Herrick Twp.

Details: Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 570-679-9300, or elkskier.com


Hawley Harvest Hoedown

On the streets of the Wayne County borough, guests will find children’s activities, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, vendors and crafts. Other spots, such as churches and the local library, will offer activities, too, and a bluegrass and folk show starring Man About a Horse, Serene Green and Hickory Project will close out the day at 7:30 p.m. at the Ritz Theater, 512 Keystone St.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Downtown Hawley

Details: hawleyharvesthoedown.com

Tunkhannock Rotary Harvest & Wine Festival


This rain-or-shine, 21-and-older event features wine tastings and sales plus music by Popstar Drive and Infinity.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Lazybrook Park, Route 6, Tunkhannock

Details: Tickets cost $25 for general admission (advance only) and $45 for the Rotary Lounge (seating limited); all guests receive a commemorative wine glass. For tickets, visit tunkhannockrotary.org or Gay’s True Value, 189 E. Tioga St.; Community Bank, 198 E. Tioga St.; Nimble Hill Winery ​& Brewery, 3971 Route 6; and Antonio’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 600 Hunter Highway, all in Tunkhannock.

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