Autumn in Northeastern Pennsylvania brings a beautiful harvest. Our pumpkin patches pop and apple trees ripe for the picking. Local farmers welcome you to spend the day plucking your perfect produce, or if you’re visiting during one of our Farmer’s Market days the spread is bountiful and no picking involved!
On those perfect fall days, hop in and cruise our country roads. The ride itself will offer a color pallet comparable to none with our picturesque fall foliage. Excursions by train are available during our annual RailFest event that offer rides to visitors along the tracks and through the trees. Or hop on our electric trolley and stop over on Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Scranton for La Festa Italiana, our annual event that offers authentic Italian food and continuous live entertainment.
For those who have been training all year to improve their running skills, be sure to show off your stuff in our city. Home to the Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Annual Steamtown Marathon, registration is filled with runners who have been waiting all year to set their personal best. Plan a trip for the whole family to cheer you on as you cross that finish line!
Take time to breathe in the fresh autumn air and soak in the scenery of our endless mountains. With local wineries and breweries sprinkled throughout our County you can sip a beverage and watch the sunset with good company, Cheers! The brisk Autumn air is best accompanied with our annual Scranton Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces. The event brings live music, local food vendors and hot apple cider. Another highly anticipated event is our Scranton Fringe Festival, which brings bold and engaging artists to our downtown.
If you’re looking for a little fright to spice up the Halloween season, cuddle up in a haunted hayride or catch a horror movie at America’s only Haunted Drive-In Theatre. Some of our old Scranton mansions have even been known to be the center of local ghost stories. Plan a Dunmore Cemetery Tour or cast yourself over to our Houdini Museum for a detailed history of the famous magician.