Fall Into Fun With This Round-up Of Autumnal Festivals And Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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
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
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.