Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Pocono Garlic Festival. $7.50 to $15. For over two decades, the vampires of Northeastern Pennsylvania have had to plan their weekend mountain vacations around the Pocono Garlic Festival — from Sept. 3 through Sept. 4, 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg will once again be safe from the creatures of the night. Mortals can visit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. either day and should expect to pay $9 per adult, $7.50 per child and $15 per two-day pass. For more information, call 570-421-7231.
StroudFest. Free! From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sept. 3, blocks between 4th and 9th Streets in downtown Stroudsburg will be closed for StroudFest. Activities include live music, shops, restaurants and a food court in Courthouse Square. For more information, call 570-420-2809.
The Last Rodeo. $12 to $18. The final Malibu Ranch Championship Rodeo competition of the season will start 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the ranch’s 351 Foster Hill Rd., Milford location. Events include bull riding, steer wrestling, trick roping and shooting. Admission is $10 for adults, $12 for children ages 5 through 12 and free for children 4 and younger. For more information, call 1-800-862-5428.
Labor Day Brunch. $39. Are your leggings old and faded? Did all of your Instagram followers leave you because you couldn’t stop posting your Starbucks order? Are you sorry but also not sorry for liking the new Justin Bieber CD? Then the next logical step is brunch, and at 11 a.m. Sept. 5, The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park Restaurant will host a Labor Day Brunch with a prix fixe (fixed price) menu and bottomless mimosas. Julie Eschler will also perform at the 4 Main Ave., Hawley venue during the event. For more information or to ask the venue if it has optimal selfie lighting, call 570-226-2993.