Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival. $10 for adults. Free for children 2 years old and younger. The festival takes place now until Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends at Country Junction general store, Route 209, Forest Inn, Lehighton. The pet friendly event features hayrides, food, a free petting zoo and pumpkins starting at $3. For more information email [email protected] or call 610-377-5050.
Haunted Trails of Screams. $7 haunted hayrides. $25 to drive the haunted ATV tour; $15 to be a passenger on the haunted ATV tour. Ghastly witches, flesh eating zombies, chainsaw maniacs and more inhabit this 70-acre haunted attraction open from 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 14 through Nov. 5 at Alvins Offroad Playground, 2069 Long Pond Rd., Long Pond. ATV drivers must be 21 and over, and passenger weights must not exceed weights of drivers. S’more kits and refreshments are available for purchase. For more information, call 570-355-5060.
Pocono Food Truck Festival & Art on the Mountain. Advanced tickets cost $8 for adults and $6.50 for children and are available by phone at 570-421-7231. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children at the venue the day of the event. Some of the region’s most talented visual artists will showcase their work and 25 food trucks from around the Northeast will vend food from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Rd., East Stroudsburg. For more information email [email protected]
Silver City Bound. $19 in advance. $22 the day of the show. American roots group Silver City Bound performs from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. The band is known for soulful harmonies, infectious grooves and dazzling improvisation. Visit harmonypresents.com for tickets in advance. For more information, call 570-588-8077.