Hawley holds its heritage in high regard and celebrates the culture that has defined the town as a community. One its of many celebrations is the Hawley Harvest Hoedown, a festival that recognizes the oncoming autumn season and commemorates traditional activities. This family-friendly event is held the first weekend of October and boasts a wide variety of fun things to do! If you haven’t already made plans to attend, here are the reasons why you should!
Why You’ll Love the Hawley Harvest Hoedown
Get your shopping bags ready for the multitude of markets you’ll be browsing at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown! From farmers markets, flea markets, and a variety of craft vendors, you’ll be sure to find a unique souvenir and gifts for friends and family!
Kids love to attend this festival! Horse-drawn hayrides, petting zoos, and pumpkin-painting are events in which everyone can participate! It’s a great way for the family to get together and make memories.
Contests, Classes, and Other Activities
Learn to carve a pumpkin like a pro or make lovely glass jewelry. Compete in a scarecrow contest or enjoy live music and open mic nights. The options for fun at the Hawley Harvest Hoedown are nearly endless!
Hawley Harvest Hoedown Bluegrass and Folk Concert
The main event of the festival is the bluegrass and folk concert! Ritz Company Playhouse welcomes some of the best up-and-coming talent in the nation to perform fun music that will leave you dancing the night away.
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Oktoberfest at Vault 240
An autumn festival is never complete without a taste of delicious craft beers. On October 1, Vault 240 will host its own Oktoberfest celebration with a Beer Garden, traditional Bavarian food and live music.
Settlers Inn Pumpkin Carving and Storytelling Dinner
Over 100 pumpkins carved by professional artists adorn The Settlers Inn each year, and you’re invited to come and see them for yourself! Afterward, the Storytelling Dinner will serve fresh in-season foods as you listen to the tales of nationally acclaimed storytellers.
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Visit our Historic Silk Mill for a Taste of Hawley’s Culture
While the fall festivals greatly represent the heritage of our town, Hawley Silk Mill is the embodiment of an important part of its history. Built in 1880, the silk mill was a staple to the Hawley community for many years and continues to serve Hawley as a lifestyle center. Shop the eclectic retail stores, explore the art gallery, or take a class at the fitness center! We’re a one-of-a-kind location and definitely worth a stop during your Hawley, PA trip!