Pumpkins, Apples, Movies and More: Guide to Fall Break in Scranton

Staying in Scranton for Fall Break? Here are some options to maximize your time:

Roba Family Farms

This is the ultimate fall-fun spot near the University. Roba Family Farms features a lot of fun activities and not to mention, photo-ops:

University of Scranton students posing for a picture at Roba Family Farms.

  • Roba’s Mega Maze: This maze is 4.5 acres. Take the challenge to make it through the maze with your friends and/or family. 
  • Wagon Rides: You can see views of fields and pumpkins galore while on one of these classic wagon rides. It will take you back to fall days with your family before you even got to Scranton. 
  • Farm Animal Center: What would a farm be without animals? The Farm Animal Center features goats, sheep, llamas, bunnies, chickens and pigs. The Admission Barn and Wristband Checkpoint sells Roba Family Farms Feed Cups for feeding the animals.
  • The farm also has hillbilly pig races, a candy cannon, lots of pumpkins, delicious apple cider doughnuts, fall beverages and much more. 

Find more information here.



Lakeland Orchard & Cidery (formerly Roba Family Orchard)

A woman who just picked some apples at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery. Courtesy of Lakeland Orchard & Cidery.

Lakeland Orchard & Cidery has cider and attractions for those of all ages. The venue features Zinnia and Sunflower fields, which is always a great photo op! And of course, you can collect a bushel of fresh and crisp apples from the trees at the orchard. Further attractions include the Country Carousel and Axe Throwing. This year Lakeland Orchard & Cidery has added live music to the mix. Visit their website here.






NEPA Horror Film Festival

Flyer information for NEPA Horror Film Fest.

Get in the October spooky mood by going to the NEPA Horror Film Festival! The film fest will be at Circle Drive-in Theatre in Dickson City on Sunday, Oct. 13. The films will begin at dusk.

The festival will also feature celebrity guest meet and greets. Guests will include Felissa Rose (Angela from Sleepaway Camp), Frank Henenlotter (director of Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker) and Kevin Van Hentenryck (Duane Bradley from Basket Case).

The horror films will be shown on the biggest drive-in screen in Pa. Last year, hundreds of people came and packed the drive-in for the event.

Find further information about the event here.




DIY Pumpkin Succulent Decor

Pumpkin Succulent Decor

Make your own pumpkin garden piece on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The succulent pumpkin centerpiece you make will be easily transferable to a terrarium or pot after the fall season. 

Tickets to this event are $20. The ticket fee includes one medium pumpkin, three succulent plants and decorative tools such as moss and hot glue guns.

Purchase your tickets here.


NePizza Fest at Montage Mountain

The NePizza Fest at Montage Mountain is a ‘melting pot of the Pizza Capital of the World’s cheesiest, sauciest, square and round trays, not pies, from the best pizza people in NEPA!” You can go around and cash in food tickets for a plain or specialty sample slice, as well as buy your own pizza from places in the area. 

This is all happening on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 12 to 6 p.m. inside the lodge and rentals building at Montage Mountain.

General Admission with Food Tickets are $29.00 plus fees (10 Pizza Sampling Tickets included) if you purchase before the festival and $40 if you purchase at the door. There are also ticket options for youth and for those who just want entry to the festival (no sampling tickets– can still purchase pizza yourself at the festival). Buy your tickets and see further information here.

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