Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Wine and Craft Night. $25. From 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Oct. 6, guests at Mountain View Vineyard’s 5866 Neola Road, Stroudsburg location will make two wine bottle mummies, sip on harvest apple sangria and snack on light fare. The $25 ticket price includes mummy materials, one glass of wine and the aforementioned snacks. For more information call 570-69-0053.
Autumn Timber Festival. Free to $15. Lumberjack competitions, blacksmith demonstrations, chainsaw sculptures and saw mill demonstrations highlight Shawnee Mountain Ski Area’s Autumn Timber Festival, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9. Other attractions include chairlift rides, live music and food and craft vendors, as well as an all-ages canine-centric performance. Tickets to the event, held at the ski area’s 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg location, are free for children under 4, $10 in advance or $12 at the gate for children or $12 in advance or $15 at the gate for an adult. For more information call 570-421-7231.
42nd Annual Harvest Festival. Free to $10. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will celebrate its 42nd annual harvest festival with demonstrations of spinning, weaving, yarn dyeing, broom making, blacksmithing and more. They’ll also offer country food, pumpkin decorating and pony rides and horse-drawn wagon rides. In addition, the 142nd Civil War reenacts and The New Jersey Frontier Guard (French and Indian soldiers) will set up camp on the farm. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for children under 12.For more information call 570-992-6161.
Columbus Day Brunch. $39. Settlers Inn will host a $39 prix fixe (fixed price) Columbus Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at its 4 Main Ave., Hawley location. Brunch will include complimentary bottomless mimosas. To make reservations (which are suggested) or for more information call 570-226-2993.