Here is a sample of some of the main events coming up in the Wayne/Pike county area, which are open to the public.
1. WAYNE COUNTY FAIR - The 155th Wayne County Fair is set Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12. The fairgrounds are located one mile north of Honesdale off Route 191. Special attractions for the first three days include:
FRIDAY AUG. 4th: Noon, Horse Pull (Grandstand); noon, Open Beef Show; 6 p.m., Open Swine Show; 7 p.m., Demolition Derby (adults $5, children $3, Grandstand); 7 p.m., The Voyageur Brothers (Small Stage).
SATURDAY AUG. 5th: 8 a.m. Judging of 4-H & Open Rabbits; 9:30 a.m., 4-H Dairy Show; 2 p.m. Woodsmen’s Competition (Grandstand); 6 p.m. Pony Pull; 7 p.m., Yippie Kai Yay (Small Stage).
SUNDAY AUG. 6th: 8 a.m., Judging of 4-H & Open Poultry Show; 9 a.m., Open Market Meat Goat Show; 11 a.m., Open Sheep Show, breeding followed by market lambs; 12 noon, Harness Racing (Grandstand); 3 p.m., Farm Tractor Pull (Grandstand); 3 p.m., 4-H Sheep Show, breeding followed by 4-H Dairy Goat Showmanship and 4-H Open Dairy Goat Show; 5 p.m., Kid’s Pedal Pull (Grandstand); 7 p.m., Dead Man’s Hand (Small Stage).
MONDAY AUG. 7th: 2 p.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand); 7 p.m. 4wd Truck & Semi “Bobtail” Pull (Grandstand); 7 p.m. Laurie Anne (Small Stage)
TUESDAY AUG. 8th: 9 a.m. 4-H Swine Market & Showmanship; 2 p.m. Black Cat Hell Drivers (Grandstand); 7 p.m. Diesel Pickup Pull (Grandstand); 7 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers (Small Stage)
WEDNESDAY AUG. 9th: 9 a.m. 4-H Homebred Shows, all species; 4-H Sheep Showmanship followed by 4-H Market Lambs; 1 p.m 4-H Sheep Showmanship, 4-H Market Lambs; 4 p.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand); 4 p.m. Goat Showmanship followed by 4-H Market Goats; 7 p.m. Country Gentleman, David Wayne (Small Stage); 8 p.m. Jake Worthington (Grandstand) followed by fireworks
THURSDAY AUG. 10th: 8:30 a.m. 4-H Dairy Showmanship, followed by 4-H and open show; 11 a.m. Harness Racing (Grandstand); 1 p.m. 4-H Beef Showmanship, followed by 4-H beef breeding, 4-H feeder calves, 4-H market steers; 7 p.m. JM Motorsport (adults $12, children $8, Grandstand); 7 p.m. Guilty Pleasure Band (Small Stage)
FRIDAY AUG. 11th: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 4-H Fun Day; 2 p.m. Black Cat Hell Drivers (Grandstand); 5 p.m. Lawn Mower Races (Grandstand); 7 p.m., The Barn Cats (Small Stage); 8 p.m. Black Cat Hell Drivers (Grandstand)
SATURDAY AUG. 12th: 10 a.m. 4-H Livestock Sale; 7 p.m. Twisted T’z (Small Stage); 8 p.m., Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. (track seats $30, grandstand seats $25)
Pay-One-Price tickets are $10.00, which include parking, small stage shows, most grandstand events and unlimited rides. Season tickets cost $40.00. For the full schedule and more information, visit www.waynecountyfair.com or pick up a brochure.
2. FESTIVAL OF WOOD - The 13th Annual Festival of Wood takes place Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 6, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. There are craftsmen and artists, children’s activities, educational exhibits, a chain saw demonstrations and music. Tours of all three floors of the mansion will be available for a $5 fee. Refreshments will be on sale. For a schedule and more information, visit www.greytowers.org; call 570-296-9630 or email email@example.com.
3. HAWLEY FARMER’S MARKET is held every Friday from mid-May into October from 2 to 6 p.m. in Bingham Park. Downtown Hawley Partnership hosts this growing event.