Go! August + September 2017
155th Annual Wayne County Fair | Aug 4-12 | 10am-11pm
$10/person includes parking, rides and most shows
Enjoy a huge midway with over 26 big-time rides, kiddie rides, games and fantastic fair food! Horse, tractor, and truck pulls, 4-H Club shows and judging, harness racing, fireworks and much more.
Kids’ Day at Monroe Farmers Market | Aug. 5 | 8am-1pm | FREE
Kids’ Day will have live farm animals, science exhibits and hands-on activities, balloon animals, live music and educational activities about agriculture.
Festival of Wood
Aug 5-6 | 10-5 Sat., 10-4 Sun.,
$5 per person, children under 12 free | www.greytowers.org
Handmade crafts, music, arts, children’s activities and educational exhibits. Free programs, events, parking and shuttle. Rain or shine.
Performing Arts Camp Showcase
Aug. 6 | 6:30-7:45pm
$10/students | www.poconofest.org
“Imagination: Go As Far As You Can Dream” encourages students to broaden their skills in acting, singing, dancing and playing instruments. At Pocono Mountain East High School.
Sunset Dinner in the Vineyard
Aug. 9 | 6:30-8:30pm | $79
A sunset dinner among the vines at Mountain View Vineyard begins with a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres on the porch at the new winery building. Head out into the vineyard for a special dining and wine tasting experience with live music. Seating is limited; reservations are required.
Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival
Aug. 12 – 13 | 11am – 5pm
In advance, $9/adults, $7.50/children, 4 and under free; At the gate $12.50/adults, $8.50/children, 4 and under free
Nothing says summer like delicious sweet corn and finger-licking BBQ all with a western theme. Great food, live country show bands and country line dancing.
ABC Supply 500 Race
Aug. 19-20 | Times, prices vary
Pocono Raceway will host the 2017 ABC Supply 500 Race, with Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying and practice on Saturday, and the ABC Supply 500 Race on Sunday.
West End Fair
Aug. 20-26 | Times vary
$5/ages 11 and older
A country fair with animals, homemade and homegrown items on display. Rides and food galore.
Beer Pairing Dinner
Aug. 25 | 7pm
Beer pairing dinner includes a 5-course meal with unique ShawneeCraft brews paired with each course. Tax and gratuity not included.
Wally Lake Fest
Various events through the region
This end-of-summer three-day event has fun-filled activities in locations all over Hawley, on and off the water: boat parade, market fairs, watercraft and ATV expo, unique vendors and more.
Pocono State Craft Festival
Aug. 26-27 | 10am-5pm
$6/person; Children under 12 free www.poconocrafts.com
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will have distinctive crafts on display such as fine jewelry, woodworking, clothing, metal work, stained glass, basketry, pottery, leather and furniture. Craft demonstrations, and Dixieland and bluegrass music plus festival food. Free parking. No pets allowed.
POCONO GARLIC FESTIVAL
Sept. 2 – 3 | 10am to 6pm
Over 65+ vendors will fill the mountain air with garlic-y goodness. Live music, cooking demos, wildlife education display, garlic cooking contest and children’s area.
Celebration of the Arts (COTA)
Sept. 8-10 | Times vary
$28/adults, $15/seniors over 65 and students, $10/children 5-12, children under 5 free
The 40th Annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts packs continuous ensemble jazz performances, plus theater and arts, into a three-day festival in scenic Delaware Water Gap.
Sept. 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
Master drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor provides an introductory lesson and drumming circle under the moonlit sky around a campfire. No experience necessary. Program requires a minimum of 15 preregistrations.
Baskets Galore/Tricky Tray
Sept. 16 | 11am-4pm
At Ross Township in Saylorsburg, a fun day to benefit West End Park and Open Space Commission. $10 for 25 tickets.
Sept. 23 | 6-10pm
$100/person or $125 with Social Patron Listing
The Developmental Education Services Foundation is celebrating all holidays year-round with its Holidays Jubilee, with fine dining and dancing to the music of Riverside Rhythm at the historic Shawnee Inn. Benefits individuals with intellectual disabilities. Evening dress attire suggested. RSVP by Sept. 8.
Pocono Puppy Palooza
Sept. 23 – 24 | 11am-5pm
In advance: $8/adults, $6.50/children; Gate: $10/adults, $8/children; Ages 4 and under free
First time ever: Shawnee is going to the dogs! Join an action-packed weekend of canine fun.