The Poconos Mountains, located in Pennsylvania, offer breathtaking scenery and a myriad of activities, whether your ideal vacation consists of relaxation or adventure, or even a bit of both. In addition to the many outdoor adventure activities and relaxation options, the Poconos has a number of festivals to help visitors enjoy the last days of summer and welcome the fall! These festivals celebrate everything from Garlic and Chili to Elvis®, the Poconos end of summer/fall festival calendar is sure to please everyone.
Join locals and visitors alike as they celebrate the wonder and beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack and the surrounding Lake Region. Spend the day on the lake basking in the sun and splashing in the water or enjoy some of the special activities. Take home a one-of-a-kind gift or treat yourself at the Open Market fair at the Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, where local artisans get a chance to share their handmade products with the public. You’ll find everything from soaps to maple syrup and jewelry to artwork. Take a tour of the PPL Dam and Power House and get a behind the scenes look into how a hydroelectric plant works.
From September 22 to September 23 check out the Shawnee Mountain Rodeo and Chili Cook-Off! Watch as professional cowboys compete in several different rodeo events including saddle bronco riding, bareback bronco riding, bull riding, calf roping and team roping and bull dogging. Also, don’t miss the chili cook-off for your chance to sample some of the Poconos’ finest chili. For more information on this event, click here!
Celebrate the life, music and fans of Elvis Presley®, the King of Rock and Roll® at the three day 2012 Poconos Mountain Elvis® Festival from October 19 through 21. This event will feature the Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist Contest in which the winner from this regional event will go on to Memphis during Elvis® Week to compete against other winning bands. The event will also include a “Tribute to Rock and Roll History,” a Vegas style show featuring actors as some of the most beloved musicians of all time. Also, don’t miss the other great events including “Spooktacular,” a Halloween costume ball, Elvis Gospel Music Contest and a midnight Wrap Party. There will also be plenty of Elvis® merchandise on sale for all the die-hard fans. For more information, to purchase tickets or see the schedule of events, click here.
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Travel by October 31, 2012.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village is located on the Delaware River in the scenic Poconos Mountains. People have been venturing to this popular vacation destination for nearly two centuries! Whether you have a relaxing vacation planned with plenty of time lounging by the pool and leisurely strolls through picturesque mountainsides or you have an adventure planned with hiking and mountain biking, the Poconos provide a unique vacation destination for all types of travelers. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village provides its guests with tons of amenities including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna room, game rooms, a playground and tennis courts. This resort features one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and a fireplace, along with whirlpool tubs, washer and dryers and balconies in some suites.
*Travel by October 31, 2012. A two-night minimum stay is required. Subject to availability. Not valid over holidays and special events. Cannot be combined with any other offer.