The Greater Honesdale Partnership and all of Honesdale’s wonderful merchants invite you to attend Steampunk Honesdale on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., sponsored by Wayne Bank, Complete Health Dentistry of NEPA and Paulie’s Hot Dogs with support from Wayne County Tourism and The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.
Get ready for this fun weekend by purchasing a Steampunk Honesdale T-shirt! To order, please email the GHP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring Honesdale’s historic Sidewalk Sales, Main Street will be filled with all kinds of great merchandise offered by its fine local stores, area vendors, Steampunk artists and vendors, and area non-profits. You are all invited to come and explore all that Honesdale has to share.
Come to Honesdale; browse through the great variety of stores, learn about the wonderful local history and services, and dine at one of the many area restaurants, breweries, cafes or taverns. Honesdale has great shops on every block, so wear your walking shoes. For a full list, stop by one of the shops in Honesdale and pick up our brochure, complete with a colorful map, list of events and historic walking tour, or go to visithonesdalepa.com.
We invite you to visit the past and enjoy the great exhibits at the newly expanded and remodeled Wayne County Historical Society, located at 810 Main Street. The Historical Society is celebrating their 101st anniversary this year. Enjoy the great exhibits – 100 Objects of Wayne County, Moving Energy, Faces in Clay and the Glass exhibit. Bring the kids to enjoy the interactive Children’s History Lab. The Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Old Stone Jail will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Steam returns to Honesdale with rail excursions aboard a real steam locomotive on the Stourbridge Line Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please go to www.stourbridgeline.net or call 570-470-2697 for ticket information and departure times.
Enjoy the Wayne County Farmers Market, on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (located in front of Dave’s Food Town, 220 Willow Ave.) featuring many items made and grown locally.
While Honesdale is an extremely accessible town, scooter rentals will be available at Stephens Pharmacy/NE Med-Equip, located at 1101 Main Street on Saturday, July 21, for your shopping convenience. Full day rentals are available for $25.00 per day and hourly rentals begin at $15.00 for the first two hours with $5.00 for each additional hour up to $25.00. Please call 570-253-7700 for additional information.
There will be many fun activities during this event! Kick off the weekend with the Steampunk Ball at the Cooperage, Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. with music by the Whisky Killers and a cash bar. Costumes are encouraged! Visit the Library at 1406 Main Street for their Blind Book Sale, Friday, July 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Plan on attending the Author Fest on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. held at The Cooperage. There will be plenty to do for young and old. The Model Railroad Club will be open on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Be sure to stop in! They are located in the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall on Church Street. And don’t forget the antique car cruise around Central Park on Saturday, beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Visit the Tarot Card reader in front of Turano Insurance and Financial and see what your future has in store for you. There will also be special effects make-up artists from Reapers Revenge to paint you up, Steampunk style! Then get your photo taken by Circa Photo in front of the Silsby Steamer under the Pavilion. Take in the Steampunk art exhibit in the courtyard of The Cooperage, or enter the Steampunk Costume Contest at Black & Brass all three days. Top off the event by enjoying the Steampunk Film Festival, beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Loose Leaf Pages.
Don’t forget to purchase your Coal Drop raffle ticket for your chance to win one of five cash prizes! Tickets are available at area merchants and will be on sale at the GHP tent all day Saturday, and up until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Steampunk Honesdale T-shirts and window decals will also be sold at the tent.
Many more events are in the works! Stay tuned for details. Go to VisitHonesdalePa.com often for more updates.
(Information from Gail Bradley)