Can’t Miss Fall Events in the Scranton Area

Fall’s got it all in Northeast PA. To celebrate the season with so much color, we’ve compiled our list of can’t miss fall events in the Scranton area. Find everything from fiber festivals and pow wows to train rides and bike tours.

Make Hotel Anthracite your home base while taking advantage of the fall festivities. Our location in downtown Carbondale makes locations throughout Scranton and the Lackawanna Valley easily accessible. Don’t forget to download our free Destination Guide, overflowing with information on all there is to see and do in the area.




Guided Downtown Walking Tours
Sept.10, downtown Scranton
The Lackawanna Historical Society leads free tours focused on the history and architecture of downtown Scranton.

2021 National Beard and Moustache Championships
Sept 11-12, Montage Mountain, Moosic
51 categories of competition plus vendors, artisans, breweries, wineries and food.

Clifford Parkfest
Sept. 11, Clifford Township Park, Clifford
Festivities include carriage rides, pony rides, crafters, antiques, flea market, petting zoo, chicken and biscuits, live music, vendors and petting zoo.

Courtesy Lackawanna Co Library System Facebook Page

16th Annual Endless Mountains Fiber Festival
Sept. 11-12 Harford Fairgrounds, Harford
A celebration of fiber animals, such as sheep and alpaca, products and related goods. features demonstrations, vendors, contests, crafts and food..

12th Annual D&H Distance Run & 5K
Sept. 12, D & H Rail-Trail, Forest City
Challenge yourself to a certified half marathon or 5K along the D & H Rail-Trail through Susquehanna County.

Nicholson Bridge Day
Sept. 12, Carnival Grounds, Nicholson
Celebrate the 106th anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge with over 60 vendors, food, music and entertainment.

Carbondale Lighted Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sept. 17, Main St., Carbondale
A celebration of Irish heritage featuring bands, illuminated floats and more.

Day of the Vikings Displays & Demos
Sept. 18, Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford
Explore the culture, art and skills of the first Europeans to visit North America.

Breaking Benjamin with Papa Roach
Sept. 18, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Moosic
The Wilkes-Barre bred rock band returns home to NEPA for a live show of hits and new music.

Interpretive Nature Walk
Sept. 18, Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, John Street Trailhead, Carbondale
Leisurely stroll with  naturalist Jane Frye to identify wildlife.

Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade
Sept. 18, downtown Scranton
Postponed from March, the celebration features bands, floats, characters and more.

6th Annual Pittie Palooza Festival
Sept. 19, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Scott Twp.
Outdoor dog-friendly music and wine festival benefitting local animal shelters and rescues. Featuring live music, adoptable pets, craft and artisan vendors and food trucks.

Scranton Fringe Festival
Sept. 23-26, downtown Scranton
An innovative audience walking tour of live performing arts staged behind the windows of various storefronts,

Fall Festival & Pumpkintown
Sept. 25-26, Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford
Meet “Pumpkintown” friends and take part in a plethora of harvest-time activities.

Fall Wine Festival
Sept. 25, Montage Mountain Resort, Moosic
Sample vintages from 15 Pennsylvania wineries. The day also includes shopping, food and live music.





Dunmore Cemetery Tour- Drive Through
Oct. 3 & 10
Self-guided history tour presented by Dearly Departed Players.

Broadway in Scranton- Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
Oct. 6, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton
Featuring the greatest hits of the legendary band.

Office Super Fan Festival
Oct. 8-10, Circle Drive-In, Dickson City
Dive into all things related to NBC’s hit show “The Office” with cast appearances, prop exhibits, cosplay, vendors, panels, trivia, competitions and more.

Betacon 10
Oct. 15-17, Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale
Experience 48 hours devoted to games, gaming and hobbies. Featuring vendors, artists and guests.

Civil War Weekend
Oct. 2-3, Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford
See re-enactors in period costumes portray life in Civil War era America.

Historic Ghost Walks of PA
Oct. 8-9 & 15-16, Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford
Take a candlelight tour of the historic village. Listen to tales of ghosts and hauntings along the way. Be rewarded with cider, hot chocolate and donuts after the tour.

Courtesy Artists Open House Weekend Facebook Page

Artists’ Open House Weekend
Oct. 9-11, throughout Susquehanna County
Enjoy a self-guided tour around Susquehanna County to visit 24 artists’ studios. Includes a display and sale of art work in a variety of media. Meet the artists, watch them work, take part in a treasure hunt to win prizes.

Elk Mountain Fall Festival
Oct. 9-10, Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale
Visit the ski resort in all its autumn splendor for chairlift rides, children’s activities, artisan and craft vendors, Oktoberfest foods and live music.

25th Annual Steamtown Marathon
Oct. 10, Forest City to Scranton
Challenge yourself, or cheer on the runners, at this USATF-certified event and official qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The scenic course runs through 14 communities with an elevation drop of 955 feet.


Unleash Your Vacation

Gracie’s Wagaway Package means every member of the family can enjoy a fall getaway. Stay in one of our designated pet-friendly rooms and take advantage of our HosPetality that includes daily treats, a brand-new chew toy, food and water bowls and a supply of waste bags. Ruby, our pet concierge, even has a list of her favorite walks and hikes you can enjoy together during your visit. Don’t let fall leave you behind! Check availability and book your getaway today.