In my traveling experience, most small towns that have a Farmer’s Market are places worth visiting. It demonstrates that the community understands the value of promoting the bounty of the region and the economic benefits of shopping locally. Kudos to Wanda Eisenhauer and Susie George, the leaders of the Hawley Farmer’s Market, along with the more than 20 farmers and six producers who have made the commitment to be there every week.
The Hawley Farmer’s Market is in the coolest location in town – at Bingham Park, right next to the town icon, a 1920’s bandstand. It is also next to a really great kids playground. You can buy ice cream from Creamworks, where they make ice cream from their own cows. Then, send the kids off to climb and swing while you shop.
On a recent trip to the market, I had a list of products needed to complete a menu for a dinner party. I was amazed at how much I was able to purchase there from cilantro to beets and tomatoes and blueberries. There are at least four produce vendors and shockingly they do not mimic each other’s wares. Not to mention the bread from Myrtle Avenue Bakery – oh wow! This is truly an artisan bakery with an amazing variety of bread and baked goods. Quails are Us provides eggs and meats of superior quality.
There are products from the fields and woods – oh, the mushrooms! And soaps with scents, and other high-quality vendors in wood.
The place is packed – every Friday in season from 2:00 – 5:30 PM. If you haven’t been there you need to go.
Congrats Hawley, you are a super little town with a great Farmer’s Market!
On Sat, Oct 14, 2017, get into the spirit of fall and dive into a colorful pile of festive activities and autumn beauty during Hawley’s longest running seasonal festival!
Want to get involved?
The Hawley Harvest Hoedown has something for everyone, including games, brews, contests, demonstrations, family activities, crafts, day and night entertainment, fresh locally grown foods, local business specials and so much more on the main and side streets of Hawley beginning at 10 am. Attending the festival is free and open to the public, but some activities have a fee. Continue reading below to learn more,
New to 2017’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.
Many other Hawley Harvest Hoedown favorite activities will also be returning this year, including the petting zoo, hay rides, and pumpkin painting. 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.
The Evening Bluegrass & Folk Concert
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’ rollsoul 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 Coal Town Rounders will emcee for the evening. Learn more about the concert and purchase tickets! Watch the official Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass & Folk Concert promo video for 2017 below!
Tickets for the concert may be purchased via the button above or they may also be purchased in person at Doodles & Such located at 121 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428. When purchasing with cash or check in person, the additional appx. $2 online ticketing fee is avoided.
The 8th Annual Wally Lake Fest is just a few weeks away and local residents and visitors are looking forward to celebrating the good times of summer on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack with many activities from sailboat rides and a boat parade to an open market fair and a tour de towpath bike ride.
Wally Lake Fest takes place August 25th through the 27th. Families and friends attend the action packed event celebrating this scenic lake and all it has to offer. The festival gives people the opportunity to have a blast out on the water and on dry land. It’s also an ideal way to spend the last summer weekend together before back to school and the Labor Day holiday.
With many events offered at different locations, festival-goers may wonder how they can easily make it from one to the next without concerning themselves with searching for parking spots at each place. While a variety of activities are within walking distance of each other, there are some that require a short drive.
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 available at the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors Center and other area businesses. The brochure lists the complete schedule of events for the entire weekend.
Additional details and daily updates are posted on the Facebook page and on the Wally Lake Fest website
Nestled in the northeast Pocono Mountains lake region, Hawley is a growing, historic small town full of activity, culture and fun with an abundance of charm.
Your choices are endless in the lake region from outdoor adventure to historic exploration. Hawley is a great place to live, work, play, shop and of course visit.
Enjoy countless events and activities throughout the year. We have a full calendar of events, festivals, fairs, parades, shows and entertainment for you to enjoy every season all year long.
On behalf of the Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) members, we invite you to explore, experience, and appreciate our authentic small town. Enjoy … and come home to Hawley!