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Festivals & Fairs



Come to Carbon County and enjoy our festivals and fairs

throughout the year...check back often for updates.

Winterfest at Blue Mountain Resort

 February 4 & 5, 2017

Jim Thorpe Winterfest

 February 18 & 19, 2017

Carbon County EXPO

 March 11 & 12, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Parade- Jim Thorpe

 March 12, 2017

Jim Thorpe Third Thursdays- April 20 thru September 21

 April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 21

Jim Thorpe's Birthday   

 May 20 & 21, 2017

Wine Me Up & Tapas Festival at Blue Mountain

 June 3 & 4, 2017

Carbon County in Bloom -National Pollinator Week

 Dates TBA

Split Rock Wine Festival- Pennsylvania Great Tastes

 June 24 & 25, 2017

Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, Wine on The Mountain at Penn’s Peak

 Dates TBA

Carbon County Fair

August 7 – 12, 2017

Beer Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Resort

 August 26 & 27, 2017

Carbon County Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Resort

September 30 & October 1, 2017

Fall Foliage Festival

 October 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2017

Split Rock Great Brews Beer Fest

 November 18 & 19, 2017

Olde Time Christmas

First three weekends in December 2017

Carbon County Hotel Tax Grant


Next Deadlines for Submission are February 28th & September 30th.


Room Tax Allocation Committee (RTAC) 
As Authorized by: The Office of the Carbon County Commissioners


The Carbon County Commissioners have delegated to the RTAC certain responsibilities concerning the solicitation, evaluation and recommendation of tourism-related projects to be funded in part by proceeds from the Hotel Room Tax imposed throughout the County.

This Committee has developed and submitted to the Office of the County of Commissioners a protocol that include: general guidelines, guidelines, application criteria and an evaluation procedure.

General Guidelines


1. Twice annually, the RTAC will provide releases to the media and place advertisements informing eligible non-profit organizations in Carbon County of the availability of grants for tourism-related projects (that primarily bring tourists into Carbon County and encourage overnight stays) and soliciting their inquiries.

2. The RTAC will provide an application to interested organizations together with a timetable of deadlines for submission.

3. Following each deadline, the RTAC will convene to evaluate all applications that have been received and will record its recommendations for funding. 

4.The RTAC will send the report to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Inc. (PMVB) for final approval per ACT 18.

5. Invoices from vendors for marketing expenditures will be sent directly to PMVB for payment up to the amount approved by the RTAC.

6. Funding recipients will be required to submit a summary of all expenditures and pertinent project information to the RTAC within 12 months of the conclusion of the funded project.

7. PMVB Branding guidelines will be provided. Branding materials should be added to print/digital advertising including, but not limited to, websites, billboards and brochures. Any questions should be directed to Brian Bossuyt, Director of Marketing (PMVB) bbossuyt@poconos.org 570-421-5791 x 3120.

8. Upon approval of funding, marketing invoices should be sent to Staci Barkalow, CFO (PMVB) staci@poconos.org for payment.

Please be sure to indicate the organizations name along with your contact information on each marketing invoice.