2016 New Events Announcement

Wally Lake Fest 2016: New Events Announcement
Wally Lake Fest: August 26-28, 2016

Hawley, PA. July 7, 2016. The highly anticipated 7th Annual Wally Lake Fest is a little over a month away and the excitement is mounting for this three day festival celebrating summer fun on Lake Wallenpaupack and around its shoreline with a multitude of activities from sailboat rides and a boat parade to an open market fair and  a tour de towpath bike ride.
Several new events have been added to the itinerary this year and it’s shaping up to be the best yet with additional shuttle busses and stops and even more live music. A few new additions include:
*Eat Some Fudge, Taste a Beer, Win a Souvenir at The General Store on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Stop in for unique Wally Lake Fest souvenirs, homemade fudge samplings, beer tastings and prize giveaways.
*Wild Mushroom Walk at Lacawac Sanctuary on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Delaware Highlands Mushroom Society shares a wealth of knowledge in how wild edibles are enjoyed by wildlife and humans. This is a short distance walk and comfortable shoes are recommended. Be sure to register for this event by calling (570) 689-9494 or contact educator@lacawac.org.  The walk is $10 per person and $5 for members.
*Making Music Matter for Kids Concert at Tanglwood Resorts on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. This concert supports local disadvantaged and low income youth music program opportunities for success based on passion; not income. Get ready for live music, food, games, raffles and vendors.  This event is $35 per person. Children four and under are free.
*Wally Fest Express in Downtown Hawley and Honesdale on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Hop on the train for the evening festivities in downtown Hawley. Arrive in Hawley in time for Saturday evening activities like the ice cream social, live music and car cruise. Many shops will be open late or grab a bite to eat at one of the local eateries! The return trip to Honesdale boards at 7 p.m.  The ride is $20 for adults (13 and up), $10 for 12 years and under and free for children two year and under.  For more details, call (570) 470-2697.
*Wally Beer Fest at Gresham’s Chop House on Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a number of drafts from local and national breweries.  Sip a cocktail or a beer as the live music from Wallypalooza plays across the street.
Back again is the popular Sand Sculpture Contest! Held on Saturday at the Palmyra Township Public Beach from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., this allows people to get creative with sand and make some amazing sand creations.  This is $5 per person or $10 per team.
The boat parade is a boating event people love whether they enter and decorate their own boat or watch from the shoreline. This year, there are even more categories (which will include PWCs) and additional prize money and awards!  Boat registration is free and entrants can win thousands in cash in prizes for the best “dressed” boats. Have fun and get creative! The parade line-up begins around 11 a.m. and judging at the Wallenpaupack Dike at approximately 2 p.m.
To make it possible for people to get the most out of their Wally Lake Fest experience, multiple free shuttle buses will run throughout the weekend, making a variety of stops. On Saturday, three buses will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, two will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wally Lake Fest is proudly hosted by the Downtown Hawley Partnership and presented by Lighthouse Harbor Marina.
For more information, pick up a Wally Lake Fest brochure at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and other area businesses. The brochure lists the complete schedule of events for the entire weekend.

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