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NATIONAL TRAIN DAYS
May 9, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 10, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kick-off your spring and summer at historic Honesdale’s "National Train Days”, Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is brought to you by the Greater Honesdale Partnership, with support from Wayne County Tourism.
You are invited to visit Honesdale; browse through the great variety of stores, learn about the wonderful local services, dine at one of the many area restaurants and cafes and stay the night at one of a variety of different lodging possibilities. Honesdale has great shops on every block, so wear your “walking shoes”. For a full list, please go to visithonesdalepa.com under Eat, Shop, Play or Stay or stop by one of the shops in Honesdale and pick our brochure, complete with a colorful map, list of this year’s events, and a historic walking tour.
We invite you to begin your National Train Days adventure on Friday evening at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street. Come and see the many Gig posters created for the 10th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with an artist’s reception. At 8:00 p.m. the duo “The Brakemen” take the stage and entertain with songs about trains and railroading. Admission to the music event is by donation. For more information, please call 570-253-2020.
The birthplace of the American Railroad, Honesdale is excited to announce the return of the Stourbridge Line Passenger Rail Excursions! After a three year absence, this weekend will feature departures from Honesdale on both Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For ticket information, please go to TheStourbridgeLine.net. Ticket prices are $20.00 per adult and $10.00 for children under twelve. We encourage you to “Throw Mama on the Train” on Mother’s day for a special Mother’s Day treat.
Honesdale is proud to be the home of the Wayne County Historical Society’s museum, where visitors can see a full-scale replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive to run on a commercial track in America, and enjoy viewing the many interesting photographs from the past. The museum will host an open house on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free admission to the museum, children’s activities and light refreshments. The museum will also be open on Sunday with free admission and activities for children.
Enjoy the craft vendors lining Main Street on both Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Wayne County Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Farmer’s Market is located in front of Dave’s Super Duper which is located at 200 Willow Ave. (Rte. 6), and features fresh, locally grown produce, flowers, plants, herbs, homemade baked goods, jewelry, and many more locally made items. There is something for everyone at the Wayne County Farmer’s Market.
Saturday evening, why not pick up a favorite meal at one of the restaurants in town and bring the kids and a blanket or chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars in Honesdale’s historic Central Park beginning at dusk