Shawnee Mountain Lumberjack Shows, Ultimate Air Dogs, Chairlift Rides, Fall Foliage & More
With the picturesque mountain as a backdrop during prime fall foliage time, the Autumn Timber Festival offers a weekend full of family friendly entertainment, music, food and festivities. Featured entertainment is the 2011 Timber Team Ironjack Shows. Each 40 minute show thrills spectators with both demonstration and competition as World Class Lumberjacks pole climb, log roll, chop, saw and chainsaw. A colorful announcer combines folk lore, comedy and history into each show to encourage a rowdy frontier spirit. Three shows will be performed daily.
New for 2011, come see the high flying Ultimate Air Dogs, one of the premier canine dock jumping events in the country. Milt Wilcox, the former Detroit Tiger Pitcher famous for winning the 1984 World Series, is the Ultimate Air Dog’s president and main announcer.
On stage live musical entertainment will be provided Saturday and Sunday by The Cramer Brothers, a country show band with six multi-talented musicians performing contemporary country, classic country and Blue Grass. The Lost Ramblers, will stroll the festival grounds both Saturday and Sunday playing high energy Appalachian music that runs the gamut from bluegrass to gospel, swing and old time music in three part harmonies.
Festival Americana and novelty entertainers include David Feimster’s “Sue Wee” Pig Racing, Magician Stephen Christopher’s Traveling Medicine Show, Paul Bunyon Stilt Walker, “Pie Man” the Living Statue, and balloon art by Aardvark Entertainment. Several Chainsaw Carvers will demonstrate and display chainsaw sculptures throughout the weekend.
Along with dozens of specialty food vendors, beverages will be available outdoors as well as indoors in the EZ Bumpps Saloon. The indoor Hope Lodge Café will also be open during the festival.
Autumn Timber Festival hours are 11AM to 6PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Advance discount tickets are available online at www.shawneemt.com- $12 Adult, $10 Child for either Saturday or Sunday. Toddlers 4 and under are admitted FREE. Group rates for 15 or more and Festival Lodging packages are also available online at www.shawneemt.com
For a spectacular view of the Pocono fall foliage, Scenic Chairlift Rides on Shawnee Mountain’s new Tomahawk Express Quad Lift will be available from noon to 4pm each day at an additional cost of $8 Adult and $6 for children (minimum height 48 inches).
Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. General information call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (visitor’s bureau). Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com