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Young visitors learning about the importance of the Delaware River Watershed at the 16th Zane Grey Festival.

The 17th Annual Zane Grey Festival to be held in Lackawaxen, PA

Beach Lake, PA Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and the Zane Grey’s West Society will host the 17th Annual Zane Grey Festival.  The free festival will be held on the grounds of Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 15th, 2023.

The Zane Grey Festival is geared towards fun for the entire family with many activities and events for children and adults throughout the day including:

  • Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center will present a live birds of prey program from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Brookvalley Farms will be offering horse-drawn wagon rides from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Adam Swartz, professional puppeteer will present a Children’s Puppet Show from 11:45 PM – 12:15 PM
  • Rosanne Vrugtman, President of Zane Grey’s West Society will present Legend & Legacy, the Life of Zane Grey from 12:30 PM-1:05 PM.
  • Adam DePaul, Tribal Council Member and Story Keeper of the Lenape of Pennsylvania, will present The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania from 1:15 PM- 1:45 PM
  • Local musician Dan Engvaldsen will perform folk music from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • The National Parks Conservation Association will hold interactive Water Table Demonstrations from 11:30 AM-11:45 AM & 1:30 PM– 1:45 PM

Ongoing throughout the day staff from Steamtown National Historic Site will demonstrate the “Ring of Fire” and the state of Pennsylvania will host their interactive Wood Mobile. There will be craft activities available for children of all ages, a children’s scavenger hunt, primitive skills demonstrations, weaving demonstrations, and free popcorn courtesy of the Honesdale National Bank!

Zane Grey’s legacy of literature and sportsmanship lives on in Lackawaxen. Come join the fun and learn more about the Western novelist from Lackawaxen and be sure to check out our new Little Free Library. Tubby’s Concessions will be grilling hamburgers, hotdogs, cheese steaks, funnel cakes, ice cold drinks, and so much more!

For more information call (570) 685-4871 or email

Location: 135 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA – 18435
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee Information: Free
Contact Name: Susie Kaspar
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 570-685-4871 x 6610


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