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Everything you need to know about this weeks Carbon County Black Forest Krampusnacht festival

Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation

137 South Street | Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: 610.379.5000


Contact: Marianne G. Rustad

Have you been naughty or nice? Everything you need to know about The Carbon County Black Forest Krampusnacht Festival

Carbon County, PA – October 31, 2022

The Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corp. and St. Luke’s Carbon Campus is proud to present the second annual Carbon County Black Forest Krampusnacht Festival. This year the festival is hosted at Pocono Whitewater located at 1519 State Route 903 in Jim Thorpe. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3rd 1pm – 6pm.

There is a rain date on Sunday, December 4th.

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You can also visit: Festival Organizers are thrilled to have St. Luke’s Carbon support this unique festival experience. “St. Luke’s is happy to support the Chamber’s Black Forest Krampusnacht Festival. As a community event in Carbon, we are proud to partner as the Presenting Sponsor this year” said John Nespoli, President of the St. Luke's Carbon campus. This festival is a Carbon County spin on the Krampusnacht traditions in Germany and Austria. Krampus is an Alpine monster that punishes naughty children. He is the counterpart of Saint Nicholas. This event may sound sinister; however, it is great fun for the whole family. We do recommend the age of five years or older at this event. If you and your children are fans of Halloween, you will love this festival. 1. You can expect dozens of Krampus roaming the festival and we encourage festival goers to dress up and join the fun. 2. We have Saint Nicholas blessing the festival and leading the Krampuslauft parade through the festival grounds. 3. Entertainment within the festival is sponsored by Pencor Service Inc. along with Blue Ridge Communications. 4. The beloved Pennsylvania Villagers Polka Band will be performing at 1pm, a live radio broadcast by AM 1410 WLSH between the hours of 3pm – 5pm, and a closing fire performance by Dani Long Legs of the Eclectic Circus.

5. Bring a toy to support Toys for Tots and enjoy a smore station fireside hosted by The Jim Thorpe Girls’ Basketball team! Our beer and wine garden are sponsored by Bright Path Brewing, and Big Creek Vineyard of Jim Thorpe. 6. We also have a kids tent, with free crafts sponsored by Stotz and Fatzinger Office Supply, and Jim Thorpe House of Jerky. Shop a variety of unique vendors including an official Carbon County Black Forest Krampusnacht merch store, sponsored by TCB Promotions, and Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. Food vendors will be onsite as well as amazing desserts for sale. This is an outdoor festival, please dress warmly. This year Café Arielle at the Stabin Museum in Jim Thorpe is hosting a Krampus Ball to kick off the festivities on Friday, December 2nd7pm – 10pm. This event features an eight-piece oompah band, food, and drinks. Dress to impress and contact venue directly for tickets 570-325-5588

The festival has easily accessible onsite parking for $15. There will also be a shuttle service available from downtown Jim Thorpe. This shuttle is recommended to lodging guests and local carbon residents. Shuttle tickets can be purchased at the Pocono Bike shop located at 7 Hazard Square. The shuttle will be departing the bike shop every hour and returning half hour through festival hours. Tickets can solely be purchased at the bike shop and not at the festival. Shuttle tickets are $5 roundtrip. There are no additional fees to enter the festival. This unique event would not be made possible without our partners at Pocono Whitewater, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

About The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation: The members of the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp. are a catalyst for continuously creating cooperative and prosperous businesses to enhance our community.

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