Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Back-to-back concert nights. $29 to $45. Penn’s Peak will host two classic concerts this week. First up is Cheap Trick, playing the 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe venue 8 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Blue Oyster Cult will take the same stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 4, with tickets starting at $29. Standing room only seats in the pit are $34. For more information, call 1-866-605-7325.
The Doll Sisters. $19 to $22. Jenna Leigh Doll and Shelby Doll are a Canadian duo drawing on American and Celtic folk roots to create their own interpretation of heritage music. They’ll stop by Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley, for an 8 p.m. Nov. 4 performance. Tickets are $19 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information, call 570-588-8077.
Last chance to scream. $7 to $25.Halloween haunts are once again nearing their 11 month slumber, and this weekend is the last chance to seek out scares before next September. Alvins Offroad Playground, 2069 Long Pond Road, Long Pond, offers haunted ATV rides through 70 acres of zombies, chainsaw wielding maniacs and more at $25 for a driver or $15 for a passenger, along with traditional haunted hayrides for $7. For more information, call 570-355-5060.
Pocono Cupcake Challenge. $10. In a cupcake competition, everybody’s a winner and the participation trophies are delicious. From noon to 3 p.m., Nov. 6, the fifth Annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge will take over The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware. Participants will compete in a number of cupcake categories, and spectators can poach four cupcakes in exchange for a $10 donation to United Way of Monroe County. For more information, call 1-800-742-9633.