It’s less than a month away…the famous Wayne County Fair! 

I’m not even sure where to begin because this is one of THE BEST events in Wayne County, hands down.  I’m posting about it so far in advance so you can take time and make plans…those of you coming from out of state to visit the Lake Wallenpaupack area should make sure you include it in your itinerary.  For me, it speaks volumes about what Wayne and Pike county living is really about: a bunch of nice people getting together for some really good food, a little shopping, capped off at night with some great entertainment in a laid back atmosphere…all under the beautiful, clear sky and stars.

DATES: The fair runs from August 7th to August 15th

TIMES:  The fairgrounds open at 9 AM and the midway and rides open at noon.

COST:  $8 per person to enter.  This price includes parking, carnival rides and most shows.


  • GAMES on the midway, stuff like balloon darts, goldfish ring toss, knock down the milk jug, color wheel, basketball toss and more.
  • SHOPS on the midway, selling everything from jewelery to pets.  Yes, pets.
  • FOOD of all kinds…sausage and peppers, bratwurst, cheesesteaks, pizza, cotton candy, candy apples, funnel cake…mmm!
  • EXHIBITS that include vegetable competitions, flower arranging, quilts and lots of handmade items.
  • FARM ANIMALS from our community.  You’ll see ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, sheep, pigs, cows and horses. 
  • THRILL SHOWS and ENTERTAINMENT of all sorts, including FREE harness racing, horse pulling, woodsmen’s competitions, the Ricky Lee American Freedom Country Music Show, farm tractor pull, Imperial Stunt Drivers International Thrill Show, street stock and tri-axle pulls, local 4WD pull, the Rockie Lynn show,  and the 4-H livestock sale.  PAY SHOWS include the KSR Motorsports ‘Night of Destruction’ monster truck and stunt show, the FMX Motorcross Championship Series, and my favorite, the Demolition Derby. 
  • RIDES for the kids…and for those of us who should probably stay OFF them but are too much of a kid at heart to do so.  And remember, that Pay One Price of $8 allows you to ride all day long, as much as you want.  What a deal!

This will be the 147th annual Wayne County Fair…it doesn’t get any more local than that, does it?  It’s a great, inexpensive opportunity to take the family out for some real country fun while interacting with the community.  Located on Route 191 North just outside of Honesdale, the Wayne County Fair is easy to find and close to ‘civilzation’…WalMart is just down the road.  Come on up and feel like a kid again! 

If you see me there, be sure to say howdy!

EJ, Wayne & Pike County Real Estate.