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Shawnee Mountain 2015 Summer/Fall Festivals & Events

Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors - June 23, 2015

Shawnee on Delaware, PA – As temperatures rise and the snow melts, Shawnee Mountain is gearing up for the summer/fall season and its incredible festival line-up. Having become the center of outdoor festival activity in the Pocono Region and home to nine major special events, we are excited to announce the launching of our new summer/fall website with extensive information on all happenings at the mountain this season.

Below you will find a short description of the events or you can visit us at www.shawneemt.com for more details including entertainment schedules, hotel packaging, online ticket sales and more!



July 3, 2015
Shawnee Annual Fireworks Display
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area is holding its annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, which benefits the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company. There will be an outdoor DJ, Uncle Sam Stilt Walker, Mark Clark’s “All American Magic Show” and various food & craft vendors. A delicious Hickory Licks barbecue is planned. “The Best Show in the Poconos’,” fireworks display will be at dusk presented by the Interstate Fireworks, Inc. Friday evening, gates open at 7PM, fireworks display starts approximately at 9PM – Rain date July 5.

July 18 & 19, 2015
Poconos' Wurst Festival
This Oktoberfest in July is back for its 7th year with even more wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies, brats and brews! Featuring The Chardon Polka Band, various Polka bands and German Oom Pa Pa bands, German dancers, the Bier Stein Olympics and craft vendors, you’re sure to have the best of times at the Poconos’ Wurst Festival. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes to this weekend full of brews, brats and music! Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 6PM.

August 9, 2015
Pocono Chicken Wing-Off
Benefiting Monroe County Meals on Wheels, the Pocono Chicken Wing Off is the Pocono Mountain Region's largest wing event. Sample over 40 varieties of wing sauces while supporting Monroe County Meals on Wheels. Hot wings, spicy wings, specialty wings, smoked wings, fried wings - whatever you choose, you will be eating wings for a great cause. Festival att endees pay as they go for wings, beverages and other food. Parking is free. Free music & magic show for all. Sunday from Noon to 4PM.

August 15, 2015
Shawnee Mountain Mud Run
A mountain trail run with natural and man-made obstacles, challenging ups and downs, rocky, wooded and wet terrain, shallow water crossing(s) and lots of mountain mud! 13 obstacles and tons of fun for the entire family. All on Shawnee Mountain trails and grounds. Benefits the Pocono Chapter of Girls on the Run. Race begins 10:00am, Post Race BBQ, DJ music and awards party 12PM to 3PM.


September 5 & 6, 2015
Pocono Garlic Festival
A legendary local favorite! Now in its 21st year, this event will once again fill the Poconos with the aroma of garlic-y goodness over Labor Day weekend. Over 60 food and craft vendors will be offering everything from garlic vinegar and garlic ice cream to garlic-themed pottery and paintings. A showcase of local musical talent on 2 stages, educational demonstrations, cooking and garlic eating contests and plenty of children’s activities make this a great family event! Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 6PM.

September 19 & 20, 2015
PRCA Rodeo & Chili Cook-Off
It’s a rip-roarin’ real live Rodeo in the Poconos! Come experience the thrill of professional cowboys competing in fully sanctioned PRCA events including saddle bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping and bull dogging. Professional cowgirls will also be competing in barrel racing. Live country music and craft and food vendors add to the weekend festivities. Come early on Saturday and again on Sunday for the 9th annual Chili Cook-Off and sample some of the Poconos’ finest chilis! Saturday and Sunday Gates Open 11:30AM, Rodeo at 2PM.

October 10 & 11, 2015
Autumn Timber Festival
Catch a glimpse of nature’s splendor at beautiful Shawnee Mountain during prime fall foliage time in the Poconos! Join us for this action packed autumn event including Timber Team Lumberjack Shows, Mutt-allica Dog & Pony Show, chainsaw sculptures, scenic chairlift rides, wildlife shows, live music, children’s activities, and food and craft vendors galore. More details to come! Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

October 17 & 18, 2015
Pocono Food Truck Festival – 2nd Annual
Follow your taste buds… Over 30 Food trucks, trailers and carts from Philadelphia, NYC, Northern NJ and the Pocono region will serve up their best dishes and compete for the Best Food Truck Award. Monster Truck shows, Monster Truck rides, scenic chairlift rides and live music. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 off Interstate 80. Call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (Visitors Bureau). Click on www.shawneemt.com where advanced discount tickets and online hotel booking links are available.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors| June 23, 2015
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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