On Saturday, October 5th, 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.
A recent addition to the 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 Po’Ramblin’ Boys, from Nashville, TN, a knock your boots off, hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band with national and international awards dripping from their ears. Also featured in this triple bill is Colebrook Road, whose regional prowess made it all the way up the national Bluegrass Today’s top ten charts and The Dishonest Fiddlers, a local Americana-Roots band featuring clever songwriting by a few of the northeast’s finest caliber musicians . “Every year, we try to top what we did last year, and I have to say, I think we’re definitely doing it again this year,” says concert organizer, Jill Carletti. She continues, “I expect the whole day will 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 to the concert, please call (570) 588-8077.
The Downtown Hawley Partnership is comprised of area businesses, organizations and individuals working together to bring cohesiveness, aesthetics and structure to the grown and development of downtown Hawley.
September 2019 Issue