SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 – Pocono Mountain Events for Wally Lake Fest

FREE SHUTTLE BUS, Runs every 5-10 Minutes. 10am-6pm.

FLY TYING DEMO, Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center. 9am – 1pm. Free fly tying demonstration and hands on instruction, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association. (Free)

PPL DAM AND POWER PLANT TOURS, PPL Environmental Learning Center, Saturday, 10am – 3pm. 570-253-7001. Not everyone has a chance to walk across the Wallenpaupack Dam and a trip to the power plant is a rare treat. Learn about the history surrounding the construction of PPL’s renewable energy plant and discover how electricity is created through the power of water. Q&A and fly casting demos provided by PA Fish & Boat. Rain or shine. Continuous tours throughout the day.

DECK CHAIR DEMO, Whatknots Trading Post – 216 Main Ave. 10am – 5:30pm. 570-226-4549. Come into our store and learn how to replace the webbing on your old frame, with colorful macrame cords.

DUCKS GONE WILD! The Village Bath, 518 Church Street, 10am-5pm. 570-226-7513. Free rubber duck for every purchase of $10 or more, while supplies last. Valuable in store specials all weekend.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPEN HOUSE, Miss Elly’s Antiques, 518 Church Street, 10am-7pm. 570-226-7513. We’re emptying the attic and will have some great finds during the weekend. There’s so much we’ll be offering, many bargains in the front yard (weather permitting).

CANAL FESTIVAL, WCHS Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31179 Rte 6, 1 mile west of Hawley, 10am-4pm. 570-253-3240. The Wayne County Historical Society will host the second Annual Canal Festival at the circa 1820s Lock 31 site. Featuring canal history, heritage activities, children’s games, food, music, crafts and educational exhibits. Please use shuttle bus for parking options in Hawley

CANOE, STAND UP PADDLEBOARD AND KAYAK DEMO, Palmyra Township Beach, 10am-4pm. 570-352-3444. On and in-water trials. Interested in kayaking? Demo kayaks, SUPs and canoes for free with Northeast Wilderness Experience and Sawmill Cycles.

FLY CASTING DEMO & INSTRUCTION, Wallenpaupack HS Ball Field. 10am – 12pm. Demonstration and hands on instruction of basic fly casting by the PA Fly Fishing Museum Association

OPEN MARKET FAIR, Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center, 10am – 5pm. 570-226-3191. Hosted by the Pocono Lake Region Chamber. On-site HNB Mobile ATM. Rain OR Shine Event. Stop by the lawn to shop, browse and enjoy handmade products. Free Admission.

BOAT, WATERCRAFT AND OUTDOOR SHOW, Wallenpaupack Area High School,  10am – 5pm. Browse through beautiful boats, watercraft and ATV’s. Lighthouse Harbor Marina, 1st Klas Marina and The Boat Shop will have products on display. Free Admission.

MOTORCYCLE “RIDE FOR THE LAKE”, Wallenpaupack Area HS, 2552 Route 6. 10am-12pm. 570-226-3865. Rain Date Sunday. A 41mi motorcycle ride around the lake benefiting the non-profit Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District. Map & Registration available online or call 570.226.3865. Join us to support the lake!

PAUPACK BLUEBERRY FARM TOURS, Gumbletown Rd. Paupack. 11am-3pm. 570-226-9702. Baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, homemade ice cream, gifts and more! $0.25 Homemade Blueberry Muffin Lake Fest Special.

GLASS STRETCHING AND GLASS BEAD MAKING, B. Madigan Jewelry & Gifts – 324 Main Street. 11am-4pm. 570-561-3629. See glass turned into beads and other items in a Victorian Setting and dress.  Demo is free.

BOOK SIGNING, Hawley Library. 11am-3pm. Natalie S. Harnett will be signing her debut novel, The Hollow Ground, inspired by the coal mine fires in Centralia and Carbondale, PA.

PET ADOPTION, Penny Lane Candies. 11am-4pm. Pike County Humane Society will be hosting the event and there will be plenty of cats and dogs looking for their forever home. Al and John of “Mixing it Up” will be playing on their porch for the afternoon and they will be giving a free complimentary shaved ice with the purchase of two hot dogs. (While supplies last).

BATTLE OF THE BANDS, Lake Wallenpaupack in front of Visitors Center. 11:30am-7:30pm. Three bands will perform throughout the day on a floating stage in front of the Dike and Visitors Center ON Lake Wallenpaupack. (Free)

  • 11:30 – 1:30 BLUE LONDON
  • 2:00 – 4:30 TRIBES
  • 5:00 – 7:30 MERCHANTS OF GROOVE
Drop anchor or lay out on the dike, enjoy the sun and tunes, but please do so safely and responsibly.

TUBE RENTALS, Palmyra Township Beach. 11am-7pm. 570-352-3444. Grab a tube from Northeast Wilderness Experience and head out to watch the Battle of the Bands! ½ Day: $15 // Full Day: $25

CRUISE THE LAKE ON A KAYAK OR SUP, Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour and Boat Rentals. 11am-4pm. 570-226-3293.  1 hour $10. Enjoy battle of the bands in your own kayak or SUP (stand up paddle board).  Cruise the band area and enjoy the music!  One hour: $10, based on availability.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, Hawley Silk Mill. 11am-3pm. An open-air market with artists and crafters.

FAMILY ACTIVITY SPOT AT GRESHAM’S LANDING, Gresham’s Landing, Rt 6. 11am-4pm. 570-226-3293. Enjoy the Pirate Ship Bounce House, Fox MotorSports team race car – information or donate to their car sponsors. Face painting, kids tattoos and balloons compliments of Cathy’s Flower Cottage. 10% off Bag Boutique at Judy’s Hairway to Heaven. Visit Lakota Healthcare booth with blood pressure checks, bike safety information, balloons and more.


  • Gresham’s Landing (Children’s Activity Area)
  • Palmyra Twp. Public Beach (Battle of the Bands, etc.)
  • Wallenpaupack Area High School (Boat & RV Show)
  • Hawley Silk Mill (Craft Fair)
  • Lock House 31 (Wayne Historical Society Canal Fest).

11am-6pm 570-253-2310. Families and individuals who visit four of the five stations can claim a prize at a post-event in downtown Hawley from 5 to 6 pm. Each booth focuses on a Red Cross preparedness message.  Collect the message and keep moving.  Donations always welcome.

SCULPTED ICE WORKS PRESENTS “MOJITO IBAR”, Cocoon Coffee House, Hawley Silk Mill. 12pm-6pm This “Don Q Rum” sponsored event will feature local mint mojitos.

FREE SAMPLES, Coutts Ice Cream/Antler Ridge Winery. 12pm – 4pm. 570-390-4888. Try some free samples of homemade ice cream, fudge and local wine (must be 21 or older for wine tasting).

ROARING 20’S AT HOTEL BELVIDERE, Hotel Belvidere. Main Street Hawley. 12pm – 10pm. 570-226-2600. Dining and music inspired from the 1920’s.

FREE SAILBOAT RIDES, Lighthouse Harbor Marina, Paupack Sailing Club. 1pm-4pm. 570-857-9050. Reservations are required, and fill up fast! Sailboats depart approx. every hour for a 1 hour FREE sail. Call 570-226-2141 (subject to weather). Lighthouse Marina is 8 miles south on RT 507 from the Visitors Center.–Sorry this event is already SOLD OUT!

GREAT CAMPS OF THE ADIRONDACKS, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel1:30pm. 570-689-9494. Interested in knowing more about what inspired the rustic architecture at Lacawac? Come explore the fascinating history and architecture of the Adirondack Great Camps with local writer Barbara Lewis, who spent several seasons as residential manager and staff photographer at Great Camp Sagamore, vacation home of the Vanderbilt family in Raquette Lake, NY.

LAKE LACAWAC PADDLE, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel3pm. 570-689-9494. Roy Chesseri leads a tour along the perimeter to see birds, exotic plants and much more. Swimmers only, please – ages 8 and up. Bring binoculars and a camera. Watercraft and personal flotation devices provided. $10 ($5 Members)

ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ, Lakeville Fire Department, Rt 590 & Daniels Rd. 3pm until sold out. 570-352-6782. Annual 650-Chicken Barbecue!  $9 includes 1/2 chicken, corn on the cob, sides and dessert.  Take-out or dine-in.  Pre-purchase tickets at Paupack Twp. building or at the fire house day of the event.

BOAT PARADE, Lake Wallenpaupack /Tafton Dike. Saturday, 4pm. 570-226-4518. A boat parade on Lake Wallenpaupack Sponsored by Chant Realtors.

  • $1,000 Grand Prize, $300 & $200 for runner ups
  • Many other prizes available
  • FREE boat registration.
  • Rain Date: Sunday Aug 24
  • Interested in entering a boat? Please call! 570-226-4518

NICHOLE GRANVILLE DUO, The Boat House Restaurant. 5pm – 8pm. 570-226-5027. Listen to a great live duo. No cover charge.

CAR CRUISE OF HAWLEY, The Dime Bank parking area & Keystone Street. 5pm-9pm. Come take a look at between 35-50 cars that will be cruisin with DJ Ricky Z the Pilot of the airways. Free Admission.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL & LIVE WAHS MARCHING BAND, AMSkier Insurance Gazebo, River St. Hawley. 6pm-7pmKick off the evening with ice cream donated by Coutts Ice Cream and live music. (Free)

JASON MILES GOSS AND BAND,  The Underground Theater of the Hawley Silk Mill. 7:30pm. 570-588-8077. Jason is a three time northeast finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song Contest and nationally touring artist.  Influences from Gillian Welch and A.A. Bondy to Ryan Adams and The Wallflowers.  Cocoon caters wine, beer and snacks on site at the shows.  $16 advance | $20 door

MERRILY WE DANCE AND SING || THE NAUGHTY BOY, Ritz Company Playhouse, Downtown Hawley. 8pm. 570-226-9752. Wildly funny musical comedy by Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore & Ed Alton. The sleepy hamlet of Himm will never be the same after the major-general plots to steal sweet carnation away from the naughty boy. $12 Adults | $10 Seniors

CABARET NIGHT,Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 8pm. 570-689-9494. Lacawac Sanctuary’s historic Carriage House serves as the backdrop for an evening of warm, relaxed swinging music. Featuring Nancy and Spencer Reed’s Quartet in a cabaret-themed setting. The quartet also features multi-instrumentalist Ralph Liberto and percussionist Patrick J. Marcinko, III ( $15 per person

HARKLAND, Ehrhardt’s Pub. 9pm-1am. 570-226-2124. Join us for delicious food, great drink specials and live music! No cover charge.

8 Responses to Saturday

  1. Katie L. says:

    The shuttle comes to the PPL center too!

  2. kristin w says:

    When is the lego building at?

    • admin says:

      Hi Kristin – unfortunately the Wayne County Builders Association is not hosting their Lego build on Wally Lake Fest weekend this year.

  3. Brian H says:

    What are the qualifications to win prizes for the boat parade?

  4. billy friday says:

    Where does the bike run start and ends at?

  5. Mary Stephens says:

    Everyday,any day is a good day on the lake. Looking forward to the boat parade. This will be the first year we see it.

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