A sample of some of the main events coming up in the Wayne/Pike county area, which are open to the public.

WAYNE COUNTY FAIR - The 155th Wayne County Fair underway through Saturday, August 12. The fairgrounds are located one mile north of Honesdale off Route 191. Special attractions for the final days include:

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.

CANAL FESTIVAL - Wayne County Historical Society is hosting the 5th annual Canal Festival Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at D&H Canal Park at Lock 31. The park is one mile west of Hawley on out 6. Admission is free. New this year will be a costumed trapper who will demonstrate primitive early outdoor skills; doll repair; bicycling on the towpath; an environmental puppet show, and more. The day’s event schedule will be posted on WayneHistoryPA.org. Call 570-253-3240 for more information.


Wally Lake Fest, August 25-27 with most events either at Lake Wallenpaupack/Route 6 area and downtown Hawley. See wallylakefest.com or call 570-226-2200.

100th Anniversary GDS Fair, August 25- September 3, in Newfoundland. See gdsfair.com or call 570-676-4047.

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.