Shawnee Sweet Corn and Barbecue Festival Packages at the Villas

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

BUSHKILL, PA (SUMMER 2017) – Nothing says summer like delicious sweet corn and finger-licking BBQ. The Villas and Fernwood Resort have joined with Shawnee Mountain to create a two-day festival package so guests can celebrate the taste of summer with delicious BBQ, locally grown sweet corn, live country show bands and country line dancing at the Shawnee Mountain Sweet Corn and BBQ Festival, just minutes down the street from the Resort. The festival is held at Shawnee Mountain on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th from 11 am to 5 pm. Gina Bertucci, spokesperson for the Resort, says, "The Sweet Corn and BBQ Festival is a popular event that celebrates the taste of summer. It is a great way to spend a summer weekend enjoying the Pocono Mountains."

Overnight packages include two one-day tickets to the Festival and two nights of accommodations in a studio villa starting from $252 per night. Bertucci continues, "We recommend spending the day at the festival eating your share of sweet corn and BBQ, then head back to the Resort to zip in the trees, canoe down the Delaware or just relax by the pool. After all that fun, you can head out to the links for a round of golf or have a nice lakeside dinner at Wintergreens Patio Grill.”

The Sweet Corn and BBQ Festival features award-winning vendors offering different styles of BBQ as well as roasted and steamed sweet corn with multiple seasoning. Enjoy along with cold brews, soft drinks and festival treats like funnel cake, soft pretzels and corn pie. With two outdoor stages, an outdoor activity area and multiple strolling acts, festival-goers will enjoy a wide variety of non-stop live music, interactive shows and summer picnic games. Guests are encouraged to bring a shopping bag, as fresh locally-grown corn, tomatoes and produce will be available for sale at the Farmers Basket produce tent.

The Villas and Fernwood are a 400-acre four-season resort located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains just minutes from Shawnee Mountain. In addition to Pocono TreeVentures aerial adventure ropes course, zip lines and Blue Lightning all-season tubing, they offer Pocono Zip Quest hybrid zip line course, Pocono KidVentures children’s ropes course, indoor and outdoor pools, golf on an 18-hole par 71 course, horseback riding, live entertainment, Wintergreens Patio Grill summer theme nights, massage, a fitness center, bumper boats, hiking in the nearby Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, canoeing on the Delaware River, paintball, miniature golf and trips to nearby attractions including The Crossings Premium Outlets and Bushkill Falls.

Tickets to the Festival are $9.00 in advance or $12.50 at the gate for adults; tickets for children ages 2-12 are $7.50 and $8.50. Parking is free. For package information, go to FernwoodResortPoconos.com. Bertucci concludes, "Get your fill of the best barbecue and sweet corn in the Poconos! We recommend calling early to guarantee accommodations for your summer weekend getaway. Come on out and celebrate the taste of summer."

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Contact: Gina Bertucci - 570-588-6661 x2118 – gbertucci@bushkillgroup.com 05/01/17