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 eight 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 25 & 26, 2013
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 two stages, a bagpipers’ parade and fiery fiddlers, working sheep dogs, Scottish & Irish step dancers, magic and juggling shows, a petting zoo and a variety of Celtic craft and food vendors!!
Saturday and Sunday 11AM to 6PM
July 5, 2013
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.
Friday evening, gates open at 7PM, fireworks display starts approximately at 9PM – Rain date July 6
July 20 & 21, 2013
Poconos' Wurst Festival
This Oktoberfest in July is back for its 5th 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 and Sunday 11AM to 6PM
August 11, 2013
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 45 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 attendees 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 17, 2013
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 9:30am, Post Race BBQ, live music and awards party 12PM to 3PM
August 31 and September 1, 2013
Pocono Garlic Festival
A legendary local favorite! Now in its 19th 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 and plenty of children’s activities make this a great family event!
Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 6PM
September 21 & 22, 2013
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 7th annual Chili Cook-Off and sample some of the Poconos’ finest chilis!
Saturday and Sunday Gates Open 11:30AM, Rodeo at 2PM
October 12 & 13, 2013
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, Marvelous Mutts Dog Show, 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). Click on www.shawneemt.com where advanced discount tickets and online hotel booking links are available.