1. 10th Anniversary Fall Fest
Head over to Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton, for a weekend of food, music, beer and more.
More than 20 bands and DJs are lined up to play at the event where guests can sample beers from dozens of breweries. There also will be a chili cook-off, raffles, games and a hot dog-eating contest.
The event takes place Friday, Oct. 5, from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 9 p.m. Day passes cost $5 and can be purchased at the door. All-weekend passes are available $20 at backyardalehouse.com, and include admission for the entire weekend, a Fall Fest T-shirt, a beer tasting glass and a beer koozie.
2. Jake Owen
Enjoy the music of country musician Jake Owen, who’s known for songs such as “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “American Country Love Song” and “Alone With You.” He will hit the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., on Thursday, Oct. 4. Special guests David Lee Murphy and Morgan Wallen also will perform.
Ticket prices start at $25.50 and can be purchased at the NBT Bank Box Office at the arena, on livenation.com or ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
3. The Dunmore Cemetery Tour
Put on your walking shoes and bundle up when you come out to experience this award-winning walk through history, presented by the Dearly Departed Players at Dunmore Cemetery.
The tours will take place Sundays, Oct. 7 and 14, and will begin at 2 p.m. Exhibits will be on
display beforehand. The players will partner with Feed-a-Friend, and donation barrels for non-perishable food items will be on hand at cemetery gates.
The event is free, and no reservations are required. For more information, call 570-344-3819.
4. Boo at the Zoo
Fall has finally arrived, so it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit.
Claws ‘N’ Paws Wild Animal Park presents its third annual Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the park, 1475 Ledgedale Road, Lake Ariel.
Bring the whole family to enjoy a walk around the zoo and meet the park’s animals. Other activities at the event will include face painting, an animal parade and more. Snacks will be available as well.
Admission to the park costs $18.50 for adults, $13.50 for kids 2 to 11 and $17.50 for seniors.
For more information, call 570-698-6154.
5. Dwight Yoakam
Singer, songwriter, musician and actor Dwight Yoakam brings his show to F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, on Friday, Oct. 5. Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide since he began his career and has had 14 singles peak in the Billboard Top 10. As an actor, Yoakam has appeared in movies such as “Panic Room” and “Logan Lucky.”
The show starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 6:30. Tickets cost $39.50, $59.50, $69.50 and $89.50 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com at the box office. For more information, call 570-826-1100.