On Saturday, October 14th, families, friends and visitors will gather in the charming town of Hawley, PA, for the town’s longest running seasonal festival, The Hawley Harvest Hoedown. This event has something for everyone including cider tastings, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods, and local business specials.
New to this year’s festivities is a fall crawl beer tour which will take place over the entire Hawley Harvest Hoedown weekend. Participants win a commemorative beer mug upon completion of the fall crawl. Fall Crawl Beer Tour cards will be available at participating bars and at the Wallenpaupack Visitor’s Center.
This year also marks the third annual Hawley Hoedown Bluegrass and Folk Concert at the Ritz Company Playhouse produced by the Downtown Hawley Partnership. Headlining this year’s talent is Driftwood, from Binghamton, New York, a bluegrass fusion band with a rock ‘n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Showcasing their unique version of bluegrass music will be Mountain Ride from Great Valley of south-central Pennsylvania, and Colebrook Road, winners of the 2016 D. C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest. Christopher Kearney, lead vocalist and guitarist from the recently departed Coal Town Rounders, will emcee for the evening. “I couldn’t be more excited for this year’s concert featuring the regions favorite bluegrass bands,” says concert organizer, Jill Carletti. She continues, “I expect the whole day to be fantastic. Our charming Hawley, PA is a perfect place for a fall festival and a foot-stomping bluegrass-folk concert.”
Many other Hawley Harvest Hoedown favorite activities will also be returning this year, including the petting zoo, fall craft vendors, and popular food vendors. For years, visitors and residents have enjoyed the beautifully decorated streets, the festive shop fronts, all against the backdrop of Hawley’s mountainous fall foliage. This not-to-be-missed event starts at 10:00 am on Saturday.
For more information on the festival or to purchase concert tickets, please visit www.hawleyharvesthoedown.com. For help purchasing tickets, please call (570) 588-8077.
The Downtown Hawley Partnership is a comprised of area businesses, organization and individuals working together to bring cohesiveness, aesthetics and structure to the grown and development of downtown Hawley.