Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend

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The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival. $10. Do you like pumpkins? Do your pets like pumpkins? If your answer is yes, visit Country Junction’s Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival, starting Sept. 24 and running every day through Oct. 30 at the Route 209, Forest Inn, Lehighton location. The festival is $10 for adults, while children under 2 are free and pets are welcome. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, patrons can enjoy food, hayrides and a petting zoo. For more information, call 610-377-5050.

Wishbone Ash. $27. British rock band Wishbone Ash will bring their dual guitar sound to Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Doors open an hour before the 8 p.m. show time, tickets are $27. For more information, contact the venue at 570-325-0249.

Happy Anniversary! Free! Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, will hold an open house in recognition of its 40th anniversary. The 1 p.m. Sept. 25 event features tie-dye, critter Olympics, bird banding, live snakes, a mini-environmental education museum, refreshments and more. For more information, contact the center at 570-629-3061.

HarvestFest. Free! Food, arts & crafts vendors, child-friendly activities and more are on the schedule at HarvestFest, running from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival Grounds, 20 Murray St., Mount Pocono. Admission is Free. For more information, contact the Mount Pocono Visitors Bureau at 570-421-5791.

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