The 159th Annual Wayne County Fair PA is back this August in Honesdale. Since 1862, the Wayne County Fair has been a tourist favorite as visitors from all around the region come to check out the unique exhibits, concerts on the main stage and entertaining shows. This year’s fair will be held from August 6-14.
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The Wayne County Fair is sponsored by the Wayne County Cooperative Agricultural Society. The fairgrounds are located on Rte. 191 N in Honesdale. Tickets are a Pay One Price admission for just $10 per person which includes parking, most shows and rides. Senior Citizens can enjoy admission for $5 on the special dates of August 6 and 11 from 9 a.m. to closing. Visitors also have the option to purchase a season ticket for $40, which does not include rides. Fairgrounds open daily at 9 a.m. The exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and rides from noon to 11 p.m.
The schedule is packed with lots of fun for the whole family. Friday, August 6 opens with a Horse Pulling Contest at noon and a Demolition Derby with 70 cars competing at 7 p.m. On Sunday, August 8, there’s a Farm Tractor Pull at noon and a Kids’ Pedal Pull at 3 p.m. A performance by Hoopla at 7 p.m. completes the day’s entertainment. Monday, August 9 brings a Semi Truck and Gas 4WD Truck Pull at 7 p.m. Fair favorite, harness racing, returns Wednesday, August 11 at 4 p.m. A performance by Broken Hearts Band is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks. There’s more harness racing on Thursday, August 12. Then buckle up for a show by Black Cat Hell Drivers at 7 p.m. Fireworks follow the show. Monster Truck Freestyle makes an appearance on Friday, August 13. Families will love the Woodsmen’s Competition on Saturday, August 14 followed by a Demolition Derby at 7 p.m.
At the south end of the fairgrounds, there will be a small stage with performances held throughout the week. Performers include Buffalo and Brandy Magical Music Show, The Barn Cats, Brokedown and Rebuilt southern rock cover band, Taro, Bad Liars, Chosen Few, The Frost, The Luongo Brothers, Jay Smar and David Wayne. Also, be on the lookout for The Marvelous Mutts with multiple shows daily, Dino-Roar and T.J. Hill Magician walking the grounds and Rosaire’s Royal Racers, racing pigs in the southwest corner.
The town of Honesdale is located about ten miles from Hawley, PA. After a fun filled time at the fairgrounds, stay the night at The Settlers Inn. We are proud to offer 23 spacious guest rooms, an award-winning restaurant on the property and six-acres of picturesque land to explore. When booking your reservation, be sure to ask about our Jazzy Wednesday special if you plan on visiting mid-week. Enjoy welcome drinks, dinner for two and jazz music played on the deck. For additional information, please call us at 570-226-2993. You can also check availability and book online.
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