Wayne County Fair opens Aug. 4

Honesdale. Expect nine days of shows, thrills, rides, games, food and, of course, the farm.

| 01 Aug 2023 | 03:22

The Wayne County Fair opens Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds off Route 191 north of Honesdale.

The nine-day fair has a packed schedule of shows, thrills, rides, games, food and of course, farm. The midway opens daily at noon and stays open until 11 p.m.

The barns on the northern end of the fair hold one of the fair’s biggest attractions ... the animals. In these barns you’ll find the Wayne County 4H kids displaying their sheep, cows, pigs, goats, rabbits and horses for competition. On the last day of the fair, the 4H and FFA will hold their livestock sale at 10 a.m. in the arena.

The paved midway include 26 thrill rides and a separate kiddie land on the south end of the fair holds rides for smaller children. Your pay one price admission of $12 per person, includes all the rides, all day long.

The Wayne County Fair board works hard all year to plan the fair’s packed daily entertainment schedule. Live entertainment includes a mix of thrill shows, harness racing, fireworks, the demolition derby, a huge monster truck show, truck pulls, and live music shows in the grandstand with national cover bands.

There’s also daily strolling entertainment throughout the fairway. You can find racing pigs, jugglers, magicians, a T-Rex dinosaur show, chainsaw carving and more woven throughout the midway.

And there’s live music every night on the small stage on the southern end of the fair.

The Wayne County Historical Society maintains a barn full of historical agricultural elements at the south end of the fairgrounds and is a wonderful example of farming from days gone by.

Most entertainment is included in the price of admission of $12 per person, with only the demolition derbies and the monster trucks charging a modest entry fee for each show.

Half price admission is offered on Friday, Aug. 4, and Wednesday, Aug. 9, to seniors 62 and over and for active military personnel and veterans.

For more information on entertainment and the full schedule of events, visit waynecountyfair.com.