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Jim Thorpe historic Race STreet

Banners and colorful mums welcome visitors to the Times House B&B and historic Race Street.

On Penn Live’s Bucket List of 28 Things to Do in PA Before You Die, Jim Thorpe’s Fall Foliage Festival Weekends are here!

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18 – Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival Weekends – Outstanding vendors (food, arts and crafts), free music events at four stages throughout the downtown area, ticketed headline shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, and seasonal specials from restaurants, and shops. For more information, visit http://www.jimthorpe.org/fallfoliage.htm

In addition to free live music throughout the historic district, there are some great shows lined up this weekend at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. Tonight Ted Vigil will put on an incredible John Denver tribute concert. Showtime: 8 p.m.; tickets – $26.

Damn the Torpedoes will rock the house Saturday night. The third visit to the venerable ol’ opera house for the group, the Tom Petty tribute band’s front man Rich Kubicz does Petty better than Petty does Petty, according to some. Showtime: 8 p.m.; tickets – $20. Check out video from May’s performance.