February 15 and 16
Presidents Day Weekend
Jim Thorpe, PA
Presented by the
Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency
Wood Carving Demonstrations
Masters of the
Chainsaw is a group of the nation's top professional
chainsaw sculptors, dedicated to promoting and preserving the
integrity of the art form and its performance.
The beautiful sculptures are then sold at the train station on
Sunday, February 16 at 4 PM. Proceeds benefit the Jim Thorpe Tourism
Ice Carving Demonstrations
Ice Carving demonstrations by
Sculpted Ice Works to be held both days of event in Asa
Packer Park and at Opera House Square.
Concerts at the Mauch Chunk Opera House:
Saturday February 15 and 16
Tusk-The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Sunday, February 17
Memories of Elvis
Civil War Re-enactments
More info soon!
The Famous Jim Thorpe Mug Walk
Buy a souvenir
Jim Thorpe Mug at the train station for only $10
(benefits the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency). It is white and tastefully
trimmed in maroon, and features a color version of the Jim Thorpe
Victorian logo. Businesses all over town will
fill it for you, free!
Kids' Shows with Al Grout
Grout is a sensational entertainer that has been performing
since 1977, and does over 200 shows a year. This performing artist
is tops in family entertainment. Audiences from small children to
senior citizens will enjoy the most difficult and entertaining
juggling being done today.
Shows on Saturday and Sunday at the
Opera House (Saturday) and the Mauch Chunk Museum (Sunday, 50 yards past the Opera House), both at 2 PM. FREE!
Shopping, Dining & Attractions
Most local shops, restaurants and attractions offer special
deals during WinterFest Weekend. Ask for a coupon flyer at the train
station in downtown Jim Thorpe and participating establishments.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Go back in time when carriages filled the streets of Old Mauch
Chunk! Weather permitting.
How to Get Here
here for maps
When to Get Here
you arrive as early as possible in order to reduce traffic wait
times getting into town.
Where to Park
Parking in town itself is very difficult on any weekend. The main thing is to
avoid trying to park on Broadway. Instead, use the Carbon County Municipal Lot
behind the downtown train station.
If you are arriving in Jim Thorpe on
209S from Stroudsburg,
bear right through the light and in approximately 50 yards on your
right, you'll see the lot entrance. If you are coming from 903S, then cross the bridge and go left at the
light. From Nesquehoning on 209N just proceed straight
through the light. In about 150 yards you'll see the lot on your left.