The 157th 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 2-10.
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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 2 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 2 opens with a Horse Pulling Contest at noon and a Demolition Derby with 70 cars competing at 7 p.m. At 2 p.m. on August 3 there’s a Woodsmen’s Competition followed by a performance from Best of the Eagles tribute band at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, August 4, there’s a Farm Tractor Pull at noon and a Kids’ Pedal Pull at 3 p.m. A performance by the Luongo Brothers at 8 p.m. completes the day’s entertainment. Monday, August 5 brings a Semi Truck and Gas 4WD Truck Pull at 7 p.m. Fair favorite, harness racing, returns Tuesday, August 6 at 2 p.m. A Diesel Pick Up Pull is scheduled for 7 p.m. There’s more harness racing on Wednesday, August 7 then a performance Terry Lee Goffee, “the World’s Greatest Johnny Cash Experience” at 7:45 p.m. Fireworks follow the show. Black Cat Hell Drivers make an appearance on Thursday, August 8. The stunt-style show begins at 8 p.m. Families will love Monster Truck Freestyle on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. and the Demolition Derby on Saturday, August 10, which kicks off at 5 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, Lighten Up Trio, Ol Mountain Folk and Coal Mining Music Show, The Barn Cats and Mountain Sky Orchestra. Also, be on the lookout for Toodles the Clown and Dino-Roar Ohio Strolling Dinosaur 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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