The 153rd 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 7th through the 15th.
The Wayne County Fair PA 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 $10.00 per person which includes parking, most shows, and rides. Senior Citizens can enjoy admission for $5.00 on the special dates of August 7th and 12th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Visitors also have the option to purchase a season ticket for $40.00 which does not include rides. Fairgrounds open daily at 9:00am. The exhibits are open from 10:00am to 10:00pm and rides from noon to 11:00pm.
The schedule for this year’s fair has been released and is packed with lots of fun for the whole family. Friday, August 7th, there will be a Horse Pulling Contest at 1:00pm and a Demolition Derby with 70 cars competing at 7:00pm. At 2:00pm on August 8th, there will be a Woodsmen’s competition and then a Black Cat Hell Drivers stunt show and 7:00pm. Sunday, August 9th, the local tractor pull will begin at 2:30pm and then a Kid’s Pedal Pull at 5:00pm. The Black Cat Hell Drivers return on Monday the 10th at 2:15pm. Monday evening concludes with a Semi Truck and Local Gas 4WD Truck Pull at 7:00pm. Tuesday, August 11th, Chase Rice will play on the grandstand stage at 8:00pm. This concert is presented by Froggy 101. The $20.00 grandstand seat prices are in addition to the $10.00 admission into the fair. Wednesday’s events include Harness Racing at 4:00pm and a fun evening with a performance by Sour Bridges followed by fireworks. Harness Racing continues on Thursday at 1:00pm and then a Diesel Truck Pull at 7:00pm. Families will love the KSR Motorsports Monster Truck Madness happening both Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be “Get-R-Done” Lawnmower Racing Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm.
At the south end of the fairgrounds, there will be a small stage with performances held throughout the week. A few of the performers will include entertainer Matt Episcopo, Buffalo and Brandy, Twisted T’z Band, Autumn’s Golden Oldies Band, and Nite Flyte Band just to name a few. Also, be on the lookout for Toodles the Clown 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, we would love to host you for the evening here at The Settlers Inn. We are proud to offer 23 spacious guest rooms, an award-winning restaurant on the property and 6 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 2 and jazz music played on the deck. For additional information, please call us at 570-226-2993.
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