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Steampunk Honesdale celebrates the historic town’s industrial era heritage.

Steampunk Honesdale chugs into town

HONESDALE, PA — Steampunk Honesdale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 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.

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. Then on Saturday and Sunday, browse the sidewalk sales. You can stop in at the newly expanded and remodeled Wayne County Historical Society, located at 810 Main St., to learn about the region’s history. A lot of that history revolves around rail and canal; you can experience some of that yourself on one of the rail excursions aboard a real steam locomotive offered on the Stourbridge Line Friday, Saturday and Sunday ( or call 570/470-2697).

Get your photo taken by Circa Photo in front of the Silsby Steamer under the Fred Miller Pavilion on Main Street. Take in the Steampunk art exhibit in the courtyard of The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. or enter the Steampunk Costume Contest at Black & Brass all three days. Plan on attending the Author Fest on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at The Cooperage. Top off the event by enjoying the Steampunk Film Festival, beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Loose Leaf Pages.

And don’t miss out on the Coal Drop raffle, for which numbered bags of coal will be dropped from a bucket truck onto a target, with the five closest drops earning cash prizes for the ticket holders. Tickets for a chance to win are available at area merchants and will be on sale at the Greater Honesdale Partnership tent all day Saturday and up to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Steampunk Honesdale T-shirts and window decals will also be sold at the tent.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Honesdale, PA downtown
COST: Free


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