Every year Jim Thorpe throws a three-weekend party. The preparations for this year’s edition of Fall Foliage Weekends are nearly complete.
In order to take advantage of the slightly-warmer weather, the event will begin on the first weekend of October instead of the second, and then extend through the third weekend. As always, we highly recommend that you get here a bit earlier to reduce the chance of a long wait associated with getting into town.
When you get here, park in the County Municipal Lot behind the train station. Parking anywhere in town is virtually impossible – the town was built essentially for horse-and-buggy so the streets are narrow and parking is at a premium, particularly on these weekends.
Then have a great time. Downtown and at the Opera House there are interesting vendors selling everything from clothing to food and jewelry. The festivities encompass the area around the train station and all the way up to the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation (right next to the Opera House) which it turns out is an outstanding and highly unusual venue for live music, which you’ll see throughout town. Each Sunday we’re featuring an inexpensive paid show at the Opera House at 6 PM. So stay a little longer, take in a great show, enjoy a bite to eat before you leave.
Here’s some more information about Fall Foliage Weekends. We look forward to seeing you!