September 14 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm| Free
The Greater Honesdale Partnership invite you to attend Steampunk Honesdale – A Celebration of our Industrial Heritage on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2019. Planned events for all ages, such as themed train excursions, speeders, costume parade, tea dueling competitions, phonofiddle, ring of fire demonstration, historical tours and music. Many vendors will be selling their wares along Main Street. Festivities will be from 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday.
Sponsors include, President Circle, Honesdale National Bank, Platinum, Dime Bank, Bronze, Honesdale Greenhouse, supported by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and Wayne County Tourism.
The Stourbridge Line has a full schedule starting Friday, September 13 with Rails & Ales, Saturday, September 14, Big Sky TRAIN-IN Movie Theatre, Speeders & Ring of Fire. Tickets & more information can be found at www.thestourbridgeline.net Stop at the Station on Saturday, September 14, 9 AM – Noon to take a short trip in a restored speeder. These speeders or “motorcars” were used by railroads as track inspection vehicles. These little vehicles are almost like a go-cart that rides on rails. The Stourbridge Line also will be hosting a Ring of Fire demonstration, held at the Wayne County Visitors Center. The Ring of Fire is like changing a tire on a train but heated up to over 350 degrees. The kids will love it!
Want to duel? Would you like to resolve any differences in a genteel manner? The gentle art of Tea Dueling is a sport for all ages. There will be two duels a day at Honesdale Greenhouse at 11 AM and 2 PM. Prizes awarded to duel winners. Arrive 30 minutes prior to participate. The martial brew and biscuits will be provided.
Things to do downtown include Historical Society Museum open Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. and Sunday Noon to 4 PM. The Old Stone Jail will open from 10 AM to 1 PM. Maybe you will bump into our very own Phono-fiddle player as he strolls the streets offering music from a time long ago.
While Honesdale is an extremely accessible town, scooter rentals are available at Stephens Pharmacy/NE Med-Equip, call 570-253-7700 for more information.
Enjoy the Wayne County Farmers Market, on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (located in front of Dave’s Food Town, 220 Willow Ave.) featuring many items made and grown locally.