psaa Autumnfest KidsWhite Haven, PA – Sept. 15, 2018 – It may not be snowmaking time just yet, but with pleasing fall temperatures and eye-popping foliage, it is the perfect time to head to your favorite Pennsylvania Ski Resort for some of the region’s best fall festivals. The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) has announced a host of events for leaf peepers and festival goers alike to enjoy all season long from Oktoberfest and traditional Fall Festival celebrations to spooky mountain thrill rides, Halloween parties and even a race or two.

Following are highlights of the 2018 Fall Event Schedule:





Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg

Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, September 23, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pocono Puppy Palooza

The mountain is going to the dogs! Enjoy an action-packed weekend of canine fun, including many activities for pet owners and their companions. Demonstrations throughout the weekend will include agility, nose work, treibball, obedience, explosive/narcotic demos and rally obedience. The Marvelous Mutts and Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix will also perform. A portion of the gate proceeds will benefit each shelter and rescue in attendance. Advance tickets are $9 for adults and $7.50 for children. For more information, visit https://www.shawneemt.com/events/pocono-puppy-palooza.


Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Lehigh Valley

Sunday, September 23, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Country Jam Music and Fall Festival

Kick off the fall season at Bear Creek Mountain Resort with an afternoon of fun for all ages including live music from five bands, a farmer’s market, beer garden, petting zoo, pick your own pumpkin patch, moon bounce and climbing wall. Also enjoy a country cookout featuring a pig roast, barbeque chicken and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 6-12 are $5 and under 5 are free. For more information, visit, https://www.bcmountainresort.com/play/events/country-jam-and-fall-festival/.



Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, September 28 through

October 28

Monday through Sunday, October 29 through October 31

Fall Fest After Dark: Zip. Zoom. Scream!

Camelback Mountain Adventures offers an all-new spooky experience this October. When the sun goes down, the Pocono Classics transform into an exhilarating experience like never before. A few of the spooky highlights include:

Monster Coaster: Beware the dark and the creatures that come to life as you race through the woods on USA’s only Mountain Coaster. ZOOM past the phantoms of the forest with ghouls; specters & things that go bump in the night. 

Lights Out Zip Line: Race your friends through the night sky on the 1000’ Double Barrel Zip Line past the shadowy creatures below, where the only light is from passing fireflies and distant torches.

Kartrite’s Kurse:  Embark on the Trams of Terror when you join this eerie expedition to Kartrite’s haunted house. This year the experience features three haunted houses for one price. For more information, visit, http://www.camelbackmountainadventures.com.


Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Carbon County Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Resort

Head to Blue Mountain for a mountain-style Oktoberfest celebration including scenic chairlifts, live music, keg rolling, authentic German food & beer, crafters, artisan vendors and more. There are many events for kids, too, including tractor rides, pumpkin picking, face painting, pumpkin painting and bracelet making. Event is pet-friendly. Admission is Free. For more information, visit, https://www.skibluemt.com/upcoming-events/oktoberfest/.


Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton

Saturday, September 29, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall Wine Festival

The Fall Wine Festival presented by Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar at Montage Mountain is the area’s biggest and best wine sampling event featuring wine from 15 Pennsylvania Wineries, food and shopping vendors, dairies, live music and more. Advanced purchase tickets $39. For more information visit, https://www.montagemountainresorts.com/winefest/.


Spring Mountain Adventures, Schwenksville

Fridays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Scream Mountain

Spring Mountain transforms into a haunted adventure in October. Those looking to get their spook can enjoy a haunted hayride, haunted lift ride and walk or a full heart of darkness tour, which includes seven zip lines, four challenges, two rappels and a cargo net climb after dark. Prices vary by activity. For more information, visit http://springmountainadventures.com/scream-mountain/.

Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale

Saturday, October 6 through Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Elk Mountain Fall Festival

Elk Mountain is celebrating fall with a weekend of festive food and drinks, musical entertainment, scenic chair lift and hay rides, arts and crafts and a mountain bike ride on Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, visit, http://www.elkskier.com.


psaa Autumnfest BuffetBlue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.

Blue Burn Trail Challenge & One Mile Kid’s Fun Run

Blue Burn Course invites runners to experience the first annual Blue Burn Trail Challenge. Conquer the mountain with 4.5 miles of technical trails, grassy flats and climbs that take you to the top of Blue Mountain’s steepest trail. There will also be a kid’s one-mile fun run. For more information, visit, https://www.skibluemt.com/upcoming-events/blue-burn-trail-challenge/.


Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg

Saturday, October 6 through Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Autumn Timber Festival

Enjoy the fall foliage and head to Shawnee for a weekend of lumberjack competitions, chainsaw sculptures, blacksmith demos, scenic chairlift rides, pig races, novelty shows and live music at the base of the mountain. Plus festive food and arts and craft vendors. Advance tickets for adults $9 and $7.50 for children (5-12). For more information, visit, https://www.shawneemt.com/events/autumn-timber-festival.


Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Boos & Brews

Blue Mountain will host its Third Annual Boos & Brews Halloween event for adults at the Summit Lodge Courtyard. Adults 21 and over are invited for a night of trick-or-treating. Guests can choose their preferred pairing of beer or wine. From there, enjoy seven delicious beverages each paired with sweets and treats. Guests who show up in their best Halloween costume will be entered to win a Blue Mountain Resort prize pack, including a $25 gift card. For more information, visit, https://www.skibluemt.com/upcoming-events/boos-brews/.


Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Thursday, October 18, 3 p.m. - 7p.m.

Job Fair

Explore seasonal job opportunities at Blue Mountain Resort. Meet with department heads and be prepared to interview. More information on

current job openings and applications can be found at https://www.skibluemt.com/employment/.


Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg

Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pocono Food Truck & Art Festival

Bring the family for a weekend of fall foliage, delicious street eats, and art and craft show, chairlift rides and live music. Event features over 25 food trucks and more than 65 artists and crafters. Advance tickets for adults $9 and $7.50 for children. For more information, visit, https://www.shawneemt.com/events/pocono-food-truck-art-festival.

Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Monsterball Bash

Bring your favorite ghouls and goblins to Blue Mountain Resort's Slopeside Pub & Grill for a fun-filled evening of spooky libations, live music, giveaways and more. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in a variety of categories. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.skibluemt.com/upcoming-events/monsterball-bash/.


Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Lehigh Valley

Sunday, October 21, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Harvest Wine Festival

Bear Creek will feature local wineries, food samples and live music during the Harvest Wine Festival. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or $35 at the door. For more information, visit, https://www.bcmountainresort.com/play/events/harvest-festival/.

Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton

Friday, October 26, 6 p.m. – 12 p.m.

Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Wear your best Halloween costume and head to Montage Mountain for a Halloween Party featuring live band, DJ, games, drink specials and plenty of costume madness with $5,000 in cash prizes. $10 Admission, $20 Costume Contest Entry and Admission. For more information, visit



Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton

Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tent Sale

Skiers interested in getting a jumpstart on the season have an opportunity to save big on all the best gear including skis snowboards, apparel and more. Sale located at the Valley Lodge. For more information, visit, http://www.skibluemt.com.




Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg

Friday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Tussey Mountain is bringing Oktoberfest to the mountain with a fun-filled night of authentic German food, beer and music featuring performances by Smitty’s Polka Band and The Bavarian Stompers at the Tussey Mountain Amphitheater. Tickets are on sale starting at $5 per ticket. For more information, visit, http://www.tusseymountain.com/oktoberfest.


Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry

Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Roundtop will host its first Oktoberfest at Roundtop Tubing & Mountain Adventures. Enjoy a great selection of beers and German food, as well as live music from Polkadelphia from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Bring the kids and purchase a wristband for the Mountain Adventures Climbing structures and zip lines. For more information, visit, http://roundtopmountainresort.com/event/roundtop-oktoberfest.

Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Saturday, October 13 through Sunday, October 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Liberty Mountain Sports Fall Sale & Equipment Swap

Liberty Mountain offers a huge pre-season sale including skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, luggage, poles gloves, hats and other accessories in both youth and adult sizes. Additionally, there will be a Ski, Snowboard, Golf Equipment swap to shop for new gear or sell the old. For more information, visit, https://www.libertymountainresort.com/liberty-mountain-resort/enjoy/event-calendar/liberty-mountain-sports-fall-sale-equipment-swap-2018

Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Sunday, October 14, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fall Fest

Fall Fest is full of family fun for everyone! Festivities include chairlift rides, live blue grass entertainment, scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, hayrides and local craft beer and wine tasting. Yummy food from the Alpine BBQ is also available for purchase, Free Admission. For more information, visit, https://www.libertymountainresort.com/liberty-mountain-resort/enjoy/event-calendar/fall-festival-2018

Liberty Mountain Resort, Carroll Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2 p.m.

Dipsy Doodle Dash and Liberty Mountain Challenge

Liberty Mountain is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Runners with a Reason Dipsy Doodle Dash & Liberty Mountain Challenge to be held in conjunction with Liberty Mountain Resort’s 2018 Fall Festival, October 14 at 2 p.m. The distinctly different and daring Dash (one-mile race) and the Challenge for the courageous and slightly cautious (1-mile walk) to the top of Liberty Mountain will kick off this year’s festival. There will be a $30 registration fee for each participant in the Dipsy Doodle Dash and Liberty Mountain Challenge. Save time by pre-registering online at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Fairfield/DipsyDoodleDashLibertyMountainChallenge.


Blue Knob Resort, Claysburg

Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fall Foliage Photography Hike

Hike Blue Knob during the peak foliage. Learn to photograph and capture the beautiful colors and landscape of Fall while hiking and connecting with others. HBF Outdoors, LLC photographer and trail guide Hillary Dunning will teach outdoor photography and some tips on capturing that right moment as well as cover some of the technical aspects of your camera. Hike will end at Blue Knob Clubhouse for food, campfire and smores. Cost $30 per person. For more information, visit, https://blueknob.com.

Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg

Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

18th Annual Great Outdoors Festival

Help usher in the Fall season by heading to Whitetail Resort for a weekend of family fun at the 18th Annual Great Outdoors Festival. The festival will feature crafts, food, music, climbing wall, chairlift rides, paintball target shoot, haunted hall, pony rides, apple butter demo and more. Any Season Pass or Advantage Card holders who pick up their cards at the festival will receive complimentary admission for the day. Adults: $10, Seniors: $5, Kids: 6-12: $5 and Kids 5 and Under: Free. For more information, visit, http://www.skiwhitetail.com/content/18th-annual-great-outdoors-festival.


Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry

Saturday, November 3 through Sunday, November 4, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fall Mega Sale

Get ready for ski season and visit Roundtop Mountain for the biggest and best new and used equipment sale of the fall. Enjoy great deals on new and used equipment, clothing and accessories. Visit, http://www.skiroundtop.com.

Blue Knob Resort, Claysburg

Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fall Pack n’ Pub Hike

Come out and connect with other hikers and outdoor enthusiasts and hike some of the trails on the mountain. After the hike, enjoy some great food, hot chocolate or a cold fall brew, smores, a campfire and more at Blue Knob Clubhouse. For more information, visit, https://blueknob.com.



Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs

Saturdays, September 29, October 6, 13 and 20

Sundays, September 30, October 7,14 and 21

34th Annual Autumnfest

Autumnfest is a four-weekend celebration of the mountain’s dramatic and colorful transformation. Each weekend features unique family themed activities for all ages. Enjoy live musical entertainment of all kinds, discover the unexpected with a variety of novelty performers or hop on a chairlift of an aerial view of the beautiful fall foliage. Themed weekend events include an Oktoberfest Circus, Octoberfest Weekend, Chili Weekend and Kids’ Halloween Weekend.

For more information, visit http://www.7springs.com/events/autumnfest/.


Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, Cambridge Springs

Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fall Harvest Celebration

The Mount Pleasant Fall Harvest is back again featuring a variety of fun-filled family events. Highlighting the event is a 5K Challenge on Saturday. There will also be scenic chair lift rides, pumpkin decorating, tree scavenger hunt, kids fun run, ski swap, live music and food. Admission is Free. For more information, visit www.skimountpleasant.com.


Seven Springs Resort, Seven Springs

Saturday, October 27

Marathon on the Mountain

A unique marathon event in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Marathon on the Mountain will both challenge and inspire participants while they run through the beautiful mountain terrain at Seven Springs Mountain Resort on Saturday, October 27. Runners can choose the distance that fits their skill level including a marathon, half marathon or 5K. The race route features multiple ponds, charming country lanes and some of the most scenic woods in Pennsylvania. The courses utilize both ski trails and wooded hiking and biking paths deep into the forest. Minimal hard surfaces and very few road crossings are on the course, and multiple aid stations with water, Gatorade and fruit will be served. The marathon will make two laps of the picturesque course that starts and ends in front of the Foggy Goggle at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers, male and female in each race. All racers will receive a tech shirt as well as a finisher medal upon completion. For more information, visit http://www.7springs.com/events/marathon-mountain/.

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