This Year’s Best Summer Festivals in the Poconos

July 11, 2018

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Spending summer in the Poconos? Your outdoor oasis awaits as you embark on the ultimate vacation full of outdoor activities, indulgent spa pampering and some of the best festivals and fairs around. Event season is officially here. Get ready to kick back and relax at these upcoming summer festivals in the Poconos.


  • Oktoberfest in July
    Location: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
    Date:  July 14-15
    Cost: $9/adult, $7.50/child (gate price may vary)


Enjoy non-stop live music at the Biergarten and Brauhaus Bar. Food and craft vendors include a variety of Polish and German favorites like strudels, pierogies and bratwurst sliders. The kids can watch the wiener dog races and get their face painted in the kid’s area.



This event has been going on for over 30 years and is considered the finest art and craft show in the region. Owls, hawks, falcons, snakes, lizards and mammals will all be live at this event. Plus, browse through the indoor vendor area featuring work from artists and artisans inspired by the local wildlife. Kids can watch a live ice sculpture demonstration in addition to one of the many wildlife demonstrations. Look for these wild animals on your next hiking adventure!



Long before Skytop Lodge was built, this county fair began to take shape. Now a longstanding tradition, the Wayne County Fair is a must-see family event. Games, rides, daily shows, music and unique fair food — there’s so much to do and see. Don’t miss the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest or the Demolition Derby!


  • Wally Lake Fest
    Location: Lake Wallenpaupack
    Date:  August 24–26
    Cost: Free general admission


One of the newer summer events in the Poconos, the Wally Lake Fest is for the lake lovers. You’ll feel like part of the neighborhood with local art displays and homemade gourmet foods. Watch the boat races and take in the beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack. Check out this video recap of last year’s event!


  • The Pocono State Craft Festival
    Location: Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
    Date: August 25-26
    Cost: $6 (free for children under 12)


This low-key event will have you embracing the Poconos way. Discover unique, handmade jewelry pieces, original paintings and other displays of local craftsmanship. With the bluegrass music in the background and a variety of food vendors available, it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday.  

With tons of unique activities, on-site dining and the Skyview Spa, Skytop Lodge is your oasis to come home to after a fun day at the festival. Bring the family together for an unforgettable summer vacation at the Pocono Mountains premier family resort. Check out our Labor Day special and book your room today!

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