You are invited to kick-off your summer at historic Honesdale’s Arts, Crafts & Antiques weekend – North End Craft Fair, Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by The Dime Bank.


You are invited to kick-off your summer at historic Honesdale’s Arts, Crafts & Antiques weekend – North End Craft Fair, Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by The Dime Bank.
Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) points out the following highlights and invites the public to browse the many merchants and visit the restaurants and cafés in town.
Art and Antique lovers should make a point of visiting local galleries. Shoppers will enjoy browsing through Honesdale’s many fine gift and specialty shops.
 Wayne County Arts Alliances’ 2009 project is “SeatWaves”. This collection of colorful and artistically designed seats will debut in Honesdale’s Central Park on Sunday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 253-6850. Additionally, visitors will be able to view artwork created by Honesdale school students in many of Main Street business windows, and artwork from the Wayne County Correctional Facility can be seen displayed at 607 Main Street.
At the newly expanded Wayne County Historical Society musuem, visitors can see a full-scale replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive to run on a track in America. Train buffs can also enjoy a railroad exhibit depicting the history of the D&H Canal Co.  The Historical Society presents “Fire! Fire! History of Fire Fighting in Wayne County”, “Wayne County Faces & Places” and “Jones & Roa Expedition” as their special displays for 2009. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please call 253-3240.
Saturday Events – May 30
Enjoy the many craft vendors lining Main Street at the north end. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Wayne County Farmer’s Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Farmer’s Market is located trackside in front of the Visitor’s Center, just one block from Main Street, and features fresh, locally grown produce, flowers, plants, herbs, homemade baked goods, jewelry, and many more locally made items.
The Himalayan Institute Main Street, 630 Main Street, will be offering “The Art of Yoga” and “The Art of Pilates” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy dance demonstrations under the Fred Mill Pavilion. 11 a.m. – Dancers of the Dawn – performing Middle Eastern dance, followed at noon by tap and ballet performed by students of the Honesdale Dance Studio. Then at 1 p.m., Top Hats and Lace will perform Victorian and Civil War era dances. Join in with various groups for some high-kicking line dancing beginning at 2:30 and then ballroom dancing that you can watch or join in with provided by Wayne Highlands Community Adult Ed.
Watch the “Art of Massage Therapy” demonstrated in front of Selina’s Giving Tree, located at 931 Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
And at 4:15 p.m. DJ Tom Emanski will take over with some tunes from the 50’s as the Park & Shop lot begins to fill up with antique cars for the first “Car Cruize” of the season.
Sunday Events – May 31
Craft vendors will be back again at the north end of Main Street.
Watch the “Art of Massage Therapy” demonstrated in front of Selina’s Giving Tree, located at 931 Main Street from noon to 4 p.m.
1 p.m. kicks off the 4th Annual Antiques on Wheels Parade, sponsored by Wayne County Ford, B&B Dodge, Baer Sports Center, and Honesdale’s own Mayor Jon Fritz. Enjoy seeing antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors. Trophies will be awarded.
Join the HI Main Street between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a demonstration from the “Circus Yoga” workshop. Have fun spinning plates, juggling balls, hula hoops and more.
Top Hats and Lace will be back again at 2 p.m. followed by Dancers of the Dawn at 3 p.m. under the Fred Miller Pavilion.
The second “Airing of the Quilts” brings over 30 handcrafted quilts to be displayed.
Get your own antiques appraised at Honesdale’s own “Antiques Road Show”, which will be located in the garden at The Cottage, at the corner of 7th and Church Streets. Bring your valuables from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and let certified antique appraiser Darlene Moran tell you what they are worth. The charge is $5.00 per item, limit two items per person, no jewelry please.
At 2 p.m. meander over to Central Park to view the creativity of members of the Wayne County Art’s Alliance as their 2009 arts project “SeatWaves” takes over the park.
For more information on this or other downtown Honesdale events, call the Partnership at 253-5492 or go to visithonesdalepa.com.

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HONESDALE - Craft vendors, artists, and small specialty food vendors who wish to participate in Honesdale’s street events during the year should call the Greater Honesdale Partnership at 253-5492 or email ghp@visithonesdalepa.com (please put Honesdale Events in the subject line of any email) Other upcoming events include: Wild, Wild West Sidewalk Sales, July 23, 24, and 25; Harvest & Heritage Days, October 10 and 11; and Honesdale for the Holidays, November 27 and 28.