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FRESH: Canal Fest


HAWLEY, PA — The 7th Annual Canal Festival will be held Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delaware and Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 on Route 6. This free event will be held rain or shine.

The festival will feature live traditional music; blacksmithing; textile arts including spinning, weaving and quilting; early American decorative painting; wood working; early trapping and outdoor skills; guided history and nature walks; children’s activities including an archeology “dig”; the Stourbridge Lion “cub”; and site-related local nonprofit and government informational booths. The Living History Stage will again host the popular Frank Little Bear and folk musician Dave Matsinko.

Food, featuring grilled meats, sides, home-baked goods and local maple syrup will be available for purchase.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and spend the day enjoying this 16-acre park and historic site along the beautiful Lackawaxen River.

The festival’s schedule of events and park map can be found at www.waynehistorypa.org or hard copies can be picked up at the Wayne County Historical Society’s main museum, 810 Main St., Honesdale, PA.


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