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Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River hosts the 18th Annual Zane Grey Festival on July 13 in Lackawaxen, PA

Beach Lake, PA: Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will host the 18th Annual Zane Grey Festival on Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the grounds of Zane Grey Museum in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. The festival is free and open to the public.

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 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Brookvalley Farms will provide horse-drawn wagon rides from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • The Lackawaxen River Conservancy will present Preserving & Protecting the Lackawaxen River from 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
  • The Upper Delaware Puppeteers will present A Wildlife Journey Down the Upper Delaware, with a special guest appearance from the Wayne County Library from 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
  • The Northeast Spirit Barbershop Quartet will present a compilation of melodies from 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Local musician Dan Engvaldsen will perform folk music from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Throughout the day, 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, weaving and 19th Century wood working demonstrations, “National Parks on Air” hosted by the Wayne County Radio Amateur Radio Club, and free popcorn courtesy of Honesdale National Bank.

Soigne Crepes Catering will be serving their signature strawberry & banana crepe along with hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork, french fries, ice cold drinks and more. Cash only please.

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 his books in our Little Free Library. For more information, please 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: 570-493-0021

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