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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 car shows to Vikings and pumpkins.

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.9, downtown Scranton
The Lackawanna Historical Society leads free tours focused on the history and architecture of downtown Scranton.

Clifford Parkfest & Car Show
Sept. 9, 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.

4th Annual Fleetville Fall Fair
Sept. 9, Fleetville Volunteer Fire Co. Grounds
An old-fashioned country style fair with petting zoo, horse rides, plenty of craft and specialty vendors, pumpkin painting, food trucks, junior firefighters obstacle course and more.

19th Annual Endless Mountains Fiber Festival
Sept. 9-10 Harford Fairgrounds, Harford
A celebration of fiber animals, such as sheep and alpaca, products and related goods. features demonstrations, vendors, contests, crafts and food..

13th Annual D&H Distance Run Half Marathon & 5K
Sept. 10, 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. 10, Carnival Grounds, Nicholson
Celebrate the 106th anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge with over 60 vendors, food, music and entertainment.

Autumn Marketplace
Sept. 23, Main St., Carbondale
Shop a collection of vendors in Memorial Park and around City Hall.

Fall Festival & Pumpkintown
Sept. 16-17, Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford
Meet “Pumpkintown” friends and take part in a plethora of harvest-time activities.

Scranton Fringe Festival
Sept.28-Oct. 7, downtown Scranton
An innovative audience walking tour of live performing arts staged behind the windows of various storefronts.

Fall Wine Festival
Sept. 30, Montage Mountain Ski & Waterpark Resort
Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, and fun with friends all while sipping delicious wine varieties!


Dunmore Cemetery Tour
Oct. 1 & 8
Guided history tour presented by Dearly Departed Players.

Wine & Arts Festival
Oct. 7, Dalton Fire Co. Grounds
There will be wine, food, craft, art vendors, live music, and more

Civil War Weekend
Oct. 7-8, 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. 13-14 & 20-21, 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.

Artists’ Open House Weekend
Oct. 7-9, 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. 7-8, 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.

26th Annual Steamtown Marathon
Oct. 8, 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.

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter’s Barktoberfest
Oct. 8, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Scott Twp.
This benefit event features food trucks, local vendors, raffles, live music, adoptable pets, costume contests for kids and pets, and more!

Bonfire Fall Festival
Oct. 14, Scranton Iron Furnaces
Gather round for a fun night of beverages, food, and fire, plus entertainment.

Chili & Wing Cookoff
Oct. 21, Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale
Taste test offerings from some of the area’s best restaurants and caters. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Broadway in Scranton- Jesus Christ Superstar
Oct. 27-29, Scranton Cultural Center
A new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage.

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

Biscuit Wag Away

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.