7 of the Best Poconos Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

If you’re looking for entertainment during your Pennsylvania vacation, you have to check out these Poconos festivals! With everything from your favorite superstars to down-home Polish music, we’ve got something for everyone.

For more information on Poconos festivals and other local events, be sure you check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. We’ve packed it full of helpful tips, so you can have the best vacation ever (without wasting too much time planning)!


7 Amazing Poconos Festivals

Our quiet and luxurious French chateau is centrally located to all your favorite Poconos festivals, even the ones you haven’t discovered yet! So check out these great festivals in PA that you don’t want to miss.


1. Wally Lake Fest

With lots of live music and family-friendly activities all weekend long, Wally Lake Fest remains a top local favorite! You’ll find all kinds of music genres, lots of different types of food, plus a gorgeous setting. Many of the shows and events are free, and the rest are reasonably priced. Follow their Facebook page for more information as the event gets closer.


2. Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival

Can you imagine a better way to celebrate summer than consuming your fill of sweet corn, BBQ, and an icy cold beverage, along with non-stop entertainment? Stop by the Shawnee Mountain Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival in August to enjoy a wide variety of BBQ, treats, drinks, dancing, and overall fun!


3. Musikfest

Musikfest, one of the largest music festivals in the nation, provides something for everyone! Around 900,000 people will enjoy 500 shows across 14 different stages in August.  The phenomenal roster includes both free and ticketed performances. Check their website for more information on the upcoming lineup.


4. Oktoberfest in July

Oktoberfest in July is back, with kielbasa, wieners, pierogis, wursts, and brew at this Polish and German-themed event. Live bands will be playing contemporary hits, country music, and of course, polka music across four different venues.  Attendees can participate in Bier Stein Olympics consisting of stein hoisting, a liter stein bucket race, and the Wurst beer belly contest.


5. Blue Mountain Beer Festival

This two-day beer festival at Blue Mountain offers more than 100 brews for you to find your new favorite. Paired with BBQ, great vendors, and live music, this festival is one you don’t want to miss!


6. Shawnee Celtic Festival

Shawnee Celtic Festival, held every Memorial Day weekend, provides fun for the whole family. Tons of great music from the Emerald Isle will get your feet tapping, along with performances by Irish step dancers and more! The kids will enjoy a petting zoo, Celtic Wizard magic show, face painting, and a leprechaun juggling show.


7. Pocono Mountains Music Festival

The Pocono Mountains Music Festival, formerly the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, focuses on highlighting up-and-comers in the world of performing arts. That means the musical performances cover a gamut of styles from opera to cabaret to jazz. You can even enjoy musical theater performances as well. For upcoming announcements on the current season, be sure to follow their Facebook page.


Note: for other great shows and festivals, check out what’s playing at Penn’s Peak and The Mohegan Sun!


French Manor Inn & Spa – Music to Your Ears

After getting your fill of excellent music, food, and drink, we invite you back to the French Manor Inn to get your fill of relaxation. Our beautiful bed and breakfast in the Pocono Mountains is unlike any other place you’ve stayed.

The Marseilles, a La Maisonneuve Suite at The French Manor

Take in gorgeous mountain views from our luxurious rooms and suites; our lodging is fit for royalty! For example, our La Maisonneuve Suites (along with many of our other premium accommodations) feature amenities like whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Enjoy a sound sleep snuggled in luxe triple sheeting, or retire on the private wrought-iron balcony to take in 20-mile views over a glass of wine. Either way, your night will be an experience of pure bliss!

After a night in your perfect room or suite, start your day right with our delicious breakfast. Take a seat at our award-winning restaurant and dine in elegance in the evening as well. Also, our on-site spa is available to enhance your relaxation with massages, facials, skin care, nail care, and more.

We know you’ll love coming to the Newfoundland/Poconos area, so we created this complimentary Vacation Guide to help you plan your trip. Give us a call today to book your unforgettable Pennsylvania vacation!