Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

Frequently asked questions

What are the dates of the Festival?

First three weekends in October. October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 2019

What are the times of the Festival?

The official times of the Festival are 10:00am-6:00pm. Music performances are typically scheduled between 10:30am-5pm. Shuttles run continuously to the Mauch Chunk Lake parking area and Sam Miller Field from 10:00am-6:00pm.

Where can I park?

Parking is available at the following locations: • Main Parking Lot in town at 1 Susquehanna Street Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 ($15/car).
• Metered Parking throughout the Historic District (very limited availability - $1/hour)
• Mauch Chunk Lake Park (625 Lentz Trail Jim Thorpe, PA) has general admission parking for $15/car or reserved VIP Parking for $20 and includes a FREE shuttle to the Festival.. • Sam Miller Field (122 North Ave Jim Thorpe, PA) has reserved VIP Parking for $25/vehicle and includes a FREE shuttle to the Festival. Please note that parking at the Main Parking Lot usually fills up fast.

What is there to do during the Festival?

  • In Josiah White Park (at the train station), there will be a nice selection of artisans and crafters (FREE to browse)
  • Eat unique foods from numerous vendors in Josiah White Park as well as over a dozen eateries throughout town
  • Take a train ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Fees apply.
  • Wine and mead tastings at several wineries in town. Fees may apply.
  • Shop in over 50 one-of-a-kind specialty stores, boutiques and galleries in our Historic District
  • Be entertained by talented musicians and dancers on five stages (FREE)
  • Follow along with a guide and take a ghost walk through town or at the Old Jail. Fees apply.
  • Vote on your favorite Scarecrow and be entered to win a prize (FREE)
  • Be amazed at the most beautiful scenery (FREE)
  • Visit museums and take tours of the Old Jail, Asa Packer Mansion, Mauch Chunk Museum and St. Mark's Church. Fees apply.
  • Enjoy horse and carriage rides through the Historic District. Crystal View Carriage will be having round trip rides from near the train station. Fees apply.

Are dogs allowed?

AT THE FESTIVAL: Absolutely! Many shops and even some restaurants in town are dog friendly. ON THE TRAIN: Well behaved dogs are allowed on the train rides from Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. ON THE SHUTTLE: Pets are NOT allowed on our shuttle and at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park. The only exception are certified service dogs.

Do you need vendors?

All of the food and craft vendor spots have been allocated for the 2019 festival. We suggest you follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FallFoliageWeekends/) and add yourself to our email newsletter (jimthorpe.org website footer) for updates for the 2020 festival.