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Pennsylvania’s Ski Resorts spice up the FUN this Fall with pumpkin festivals, hearty brews, races, and scary mountain thrills!

White Haven, PA – Sept. 23, 2019 – Leaf peepers looking for a quick weekend getaway, can find a variety of recreational offerings this season at one of Pennsylvania’s 21 Ski Resorts. Families can enjoy pleasing temperatures, eye-popping color and some of the region’s best fall festivals. The Pennsylvania’s Ski Areas Association (SkiPA) has announced a full line-up of events from traditional harvest celebrations featuring German food, fun and brews to haunted mountain adventures and even a few races for those looking to get in shape for the upcoming ski season.

Following are highlights of the 2019 Fall Event Schedule:

FALL EVENTS AT PENNSYLVANIA SKI AREA RESORTS
IN THE EAST

Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, September 29, 12 p.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 28, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fall Wine Festival
The Fall Wine Festival presented by The High Bridge House at Montage Mountain is the area’s biggest and best wine sampling event featuring wine from 15 Pennsylvania Wineries, food and shopping vendors, live music and more. Advanced purchase tickets $39. For more information visit, https://www.montagemountainresorts.com/winefest/.

Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
Sunday, September 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blue Burn Trail Challenge & One Mile Kid’s Fun Run
Blue Burn Course invites runners to experience the 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.facebook.com/events/2261428497508486/

Spring Mountain Adventures, Schwenksville
Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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 12 through Sunday, October 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Elk Mountain Fall Festival
Celebrating its 60th year, Elk Mountain’s Fall Festival features fun for the entire family. Soak in the Autumn colors with scenic chair lift rides and
hayrides or enjoy arts and crafts and a mountain bike ride on Sunday at 10 a.m. The weekend is a great time to relax with some live musical entertainment and festive food and drinks. For more information, visit, http://www.elkskier.com.

Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg
Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, October 13, 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.

Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton
Saturday, October 12, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
NePizza Festival
Pronounced: Neh-PEET-suh Festival this is a celebration of the best pizza people in NEPA. Come stroll the grounds and cash in food tickets for a plain or specialty sample slice or purchase from your favorite pizza places around the area. For more information, visit, https://www.montagemountainresorts.com/events/nepizza-festival/.

Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Lehigh Valley
Sunday, October 13, 12 p.m. – 6 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, pumpkin painting, moon bounce, ATV tours, archery target shooting, ax throwing and climbing wall. Also enjoy a country cookout featuring a pig roast, barbeque chicken and more. The first 500 pre-purchased adult tickets will receive a 16-oz Country Jam mason jar mug. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 6-12 are $5 and under 5 are free. This event is a shine only event. If weather is unfavorable, it will be cancelled. For more information, visit, https://www.bcmountainresort.com/play/events/country-jam-music-and-fall-festival/.

Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg
Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, October 20, 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 35 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 19, 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/.

Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton
Tuesday, October 22, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Winter Job Fair
Montage is hiring for the winter season. Join the team and take advantage of great competitive wages, free skiing and tons of fun. For more information, visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/2371671079617284/.

Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
Thursday, October 24, 4 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/upcoming-events/job-fair/.

Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton
Friday, October 25, 6 p.m. – 12 p.m.
Reaper’s Revenge Halloween Party
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. For more information, visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/498110994351027/

Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton
Saturday, October 26 through Sunday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Winter 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, https://www.skibluemt.com/upcoming-events/winter-tent-sale/.

Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Lehigh Valley
Sunday, October 27, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Harvest Wine Festival
Enjoy the flavors of fall with wine and food samples from over 40 vendors during the Bear Creek Harvest Festival. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 or $35 at the door. Each guest receives a commemorative wine tasting glass and guests that purchase two or more bottles of wine can utilize the complimentary Wine Check service. For more information, visit, https://www.bcmountainresort.com/play/events/harvest-wine-festival/.

Montage Mountain Resort, Scranton
Saturday, November 9, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Rhythm & Brews Festival
Enjoy live music, great craft beers and more at the 2019 Rhythm and Brews Festival. Tickets include festival entry, beer sampling and a commemorative tasting glass. Taste from over 40 different breweries and 75 craft beers and ciders. Live entertainment includes three tribute acts BSTREETBAND: The Original Springsteen Tribute, Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute and Separate Ways: Performing Journey. Advanced purchase tickets on sale for $35. Tickets day of the event are $45. For more information, visit, http://rhythmandbrewspa.com.

 

CENTRAL

Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg
Friday, October 4, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Oktoberfest
Tussey Mountain is bringing Oktoberfest to the mountain with a fun-filled night of authentic German food, beer and music featuring performances by Polkadelphia and The Bavarian Stompers at the Tussey Mountain Amphitheater. As the evening comes to a close, enjoy a cozy bonfire. Tickets are on sale starting at $5 per ticket. For more information, visit, http://www.tusseymountain.com/oktoberfest.

Blue Knob Resort, Claysburg
Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
October Wine Tasting & Dinner
Held in the Blue Knob Conference Center. Always a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Bring some friends to enjoy fine wines paired with each course of your 5-course dinner! Cost is $28 per person. Call 814-239-1035 to make a reservation. For more information, visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/465328654050362/

Blue Knob Resort, Claysburg
Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fall Family Fun Festival
Round up the family and celebrate fall at Blue Knob. There will be music, a petting zoo, kids crafts, hayrides, craft vendors and festive food and beverages. For more information, visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/1072114759844885/.

Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg
Saturday, October 26 through Sunday, October 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
19th 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: 7-17: $5 and Kids 5 and Under: Free. For more information, visit, http://www.skiwhitetail.com/content/18th-annual-great-outdoors-festival.

Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg
Saturday, October 26
Ski and Board Swap
Do you have some winter sports equipment or clothing that is just sitting around taking up space? Time to do some Fall cleaning and bring it to our Great Outdoors Festival Equipment Swap! It's a great way to sell those unused items and support the Whitetail Ski Patrol at the same time. For more information, visit, https://www.skiwhitetail.com/content/ski-and-board-swap.

Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry
Saturday, November 2, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oktoberfest And Equipment Sale
Roundtop will host its second Oktoberfest at Roundtop 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, Tree House, Cedar Maze and zip lines. This year the annual equipment sale will be going on as well as the Cyclocross bike race, so a great event to ramp up for the season. For more information, visit, http://www.skiroundtop.com/event/roundtop-oktoberfest-and-equipment-sale

 

IN THE WEST

Mount Pleasant of Edinboro, Cambridge Springs
Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 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 Run and Mountain Bike Race 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. For more information, visit, https://www.skimountpleasant.com/fallharvestcelebration.

Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington
Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Brews & Brats
Join in on the Fall festivities at Nemacolin’s Annual Brews & Brats Festival. Celebrate the season with German-themed food and craft beer tastings, along with activities, live music and fun for the whole family. Admission is $30 and includes tastings, games and activities and a souvenir mug. For more information, visit, http://www.nemacolin.com/events-calendar/brews-and-brats-2019.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs
Saturdays and Sundays, September 28 through
October 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
35h 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, Octoberfest Weekend, Chili Weekend and Kids’ Halloween Weekend.
For more information, visit http://www.7springs.com/events/autumnfest/.

Seven Springs Resort, Seven Springs
Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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 26. 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 https://www.7springs.com/events/marathon-on-the-mountain/.

 

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