Shawnee on Delaware, PA- Come experience the best of the wurst! Shawnee Mountain Ski Area will be hosting the 4th Annual Poconos’ Wurst Festival this July 14th & 15th with all the brews, brats, and music you could want. With both Polish and German themes, the event will feature 3 stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, ethnic craft vendors, and plenty of wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and cold brews. Kids’ entertainment will also include The Puppen Meister Marionette Show, Brat Man Living Statue, Rubber Duck Races, Bavarian juggling shows and face painting.
Eighteen-time Grammy Award winning Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra will be headlining the event. “America’s Polka King” will be performing on Saturday, July 14th with his ensemble on our main stage. The Chardon Polka Band from Ohio will also be playing on Saturday as well as Breidenbach a German quartet from New Jersey and Joe Stanky and his Cadets from Pennsylvania’s coal region. Sunday’s entertainment headliner will be Grammy Award winning Walt Groller and his Orchestra from southern Pennsylvania. This band, said to create the “happiest music in the world”, will have you clapping your hands, singing along, and dancing to traditional melodies and lively polkas. Also playing on the main stage on Sunday, the Poconos own traditional full German Band, The Jolly Rheinlanders. Eddie Derwin and the Polka Naturals as well as the Adler Family Band will join the lineup on Sunday, July 15th. Other entertainment will include Ron von Akkordeon-Darsteller the strolling Accordion Player, the Janosik Polish Dance Ensemble from Philadelphia, PA on Saturday and the HSV Bavaria Dancers from Connecticut on Sunday. Make sure to bring your lederhosen and beer steins to this Oktoberfest in July!
The festival will be held rain or shine. Advanced Festival Admission Tickets, Adults $12 and Children ages 5 – 12 $10, age 4 and under FREE, are now on sale. Plenty of FREE onsite parking is provided. For more Poconos’ Wurst Festival information, vendor applications, and online ticket sales visit www.shawneemt.com.
Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. For general information, call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 888-VILLA4U (townhomes and chateaus), 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (Visitors Bureau). Or visit Shawnee Mountain on-line at www.shawneemt.com.