From live music performances and traditional dances to arts, crafts, mouthwatering German cuisine, and hearty German beers, there are many things to love about Oktoberfest. However, the majority of the population has to wait until October each year to celebrate it.
Not so in the Poconos! Every July, Oktoberfest in PA is celebrated early in the nearby town of Shawnee, meaning that you and your guests can enjoy a lovely preview of the fall festivities in the middle of a beautiful summer in the Pocono Mountains!
Oktoberfest in July is held at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area on the 2nd weekend of July every year, taking place over the course of Saturday and Sunday. The 2018 dates for this event are July 14th and 15th.
During the festival, there are live performances in music, dance, magic, and more, as well as a variety of beer and foods to try. Families will also enjoy the many kid-friendly activities, such as rubber duck races, face painting, and inflatable slides.
Tickets are priced between $7.50 and $9.00 for 1-day tickets and $15.00 for 2-day tickets purchased in advance. At the gate, 1-day tickets cost $8.50-$12.50 and 2-day tickets cost $17.00. Children under the age of 5 years are admitted for free.
Whether you’re in town for Oktoberfest in July or another great event going on in the Poconos, Pocono Mountain Rentals has the high standard of quality you’re looking for in your Poconos vacation rental. Our vacation rentals boast spacious layouts, a plethora of amenities, and fantastic locations just minutes from the best events, attractions, and activities that the Pocono Mountains have available. Call or email our office today to learn more!