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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 seven 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!
May 28 & 29, 2011
Shawnee Celtic Festival
The sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and Scottish Highlands are coming to the Poconos on Memorial Day weekend! Join us for non-stop Celtic music on three stages, a bagpipers’ parade and fiery fiddlers, working sheep dogs, Scottish & Irish step dancers, and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors!!
Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 6PM
July 3, 2011
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’,” a full one half hour fireworks display will be at dusk presented by the Interstate Fireworks Inc.
Saturday gates open at 7PM, show starts approximately at 9PM – Rain date July 9
July 16 & 17, 2011
Poconos' Wurst Festival
This Oktoberfest in July is back for its third year with even more wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies, brats and brews! Featuring Grammy Award winning Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra, various Polka bands and German Oom Pa Pa bands, Polish & German dancers 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 Noon to 7PM, Sunday Noon to 6PM
August 20, 2011
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! All on Shawnee Mountain trails and grounds. Benefits the Pocono Chapter of Girls on the Run.
Race begins 10am, Post Race BBQ, live music and awards party 12pm to 5pm
September 3 & 4, 2011
Pocono Garlic Festival
A legendary local favorite! Now in its 17th year, this event will once again fill the Poconos with the aroma of garlic-y goodness over Labor Day weekend. Over 50 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 3 stages, educational demonstrations and plenty of children’s activities make this a great family event!
Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 6PM
September 24 & 25, 2011
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, line dancing and craft and food vendors add to the weekend festivities. Come early on Saturday and again on Sunday for the 5th annual Chili Cook-Off and sample some of the Poconos’ finest chilis!
Saturday and Sunday Gates Open 11:30AM, Rodeo at 2PM
October 8 & 9, 2011
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 lumberjack shows, chainsaw sculptures, scenic chairlift rides, wildlife shows, country show band, children’s activities, and food and craft vendors galore. More details to come!
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6pm
Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. Call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (Visitors Bureau). You may also visit Shawnee online at www.shawneemt.com where online booking links are available.