Hawley holds its heritage in high regards and celebrates the culture that has defined the town as a community. One of these 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 on October 1st 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 that everyone of any age can participate in! 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! Harmony Presents is proud to welcome some of the best up-and-coming talents in the nation to perform fun music that will leave you dancing the night away. After the concert, keep the festivities going at the after-party, usually held at the Hotel Belvidere.
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Oktoberfest at Hawley Silk Mill
An autumn festival is never complete without a taste of delicious craft beers. On October 8, Hawley Silk Mill will be hosting its own Oktoberfest celebration with a Beer Garden. Local breweries will be attending to share their tasty and unique crafts with you! If you’re not too fond of craft beers, Cocoon Coffee House provides their own brews that are definitely worth trying as you participate in the festivities!
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 for locally grown groceries at The Mill Market, 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!