Escape for a Colorful Weekend in the Poconos!
Day 1 – Bethlehem Oktoberfest (B, D)
Spielplatz, Masskrugstemmen, Kunstler… what Bavarian secrets will you find? Add a little fest to your Oktober at the annual Bethlehem Oktoberfest, an authentic German festival with a special Pennsylvania flair. It’s a colorful party with live entertainment on two stages, a Festhalle Beer Tent, polka music and more! Don’t miss the live glass blowing, Kunstler Markt for shopping, barrel rolling, stein races and more!
Taste your way through the German fare for lunch on your own as you enjoy all the festival has to offer. The day finishes with Dachshund races, a long standing European tradition and a fan favorite in Bethlehem. Will you find the secrets of Masskrugstemmen? Tuck into a delicious family-style dinner at the Vineyard Restaurant, known for its Italian recipes made from scratch! Relax for the night at the comfortable Bethlehem Fairfield Inn & Suites.
Day 2 – Steam Through Jim Thorpe (B)
Be charmed by the town of Jim Thorpe, PA, often known as the “Switzerland of America.” Begin the day aboard the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, riding vintage coaches pulled by diesel engines. Follow the river over bridges, through Glen Onoko, high-rising cliffs and the colorful mountains of Lehigh Gorge State Park.
This afternoon, stroll through picturesque scenery on winding lanes and the village square as you celebrate fall at Jim Thorpe’s annual Fall Foliage Festival! The afternoon is yours to explore the quaint town and the unique fall celebration. Choose a restaurant or your favorite festival foods for lunch on your own. It’s peak time to enjoy the colors and flavors of autumn!
The Oktoberfest and Fall Festival will both take place rain or shine. The activities of both events could be subject to change by the event organizers.