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Summertime Tradition in Wayne County

** See the adorable interview with one young fairgoer below **
DYBERRY TOWNSHIP —  A summer time tradition, a place where you can be a kid again.

The 152nd Wayne County fair!

For decades, folks from all over the northeast have traveled here to Dyberry Township, just outside Honesdale to enjoy the food, the atmosphere, and of course, the rides.

“”Because they’re really fun and fast, I like the orbiter because it goes really fast, ” said Mia Kaub of Hawley.

“It goes up and spins as it goes around and it goes really fast and it makes you really dizzy,” said Amber Tatro of New York.

And for one woman, the fair grounds have been home to her baked goods stand, Grandma’s Goodies,  for the past 20 years!

Grandma Mae, as all her friends and loyal customers call her, founded Grandma’s Goodies at the fair.

It’s become famous for its homemade pies, cookies, and cakes.

Grandma Mae said there’s only one thing that has kept her in business for such a long time.

“I don’t have a secret, it’s just I guess giving people a little treat, a little happiness, a little love,” said Grandma Mae.
The loyal fans come from near and far to enjoy the good food, and fun.

They told Newswatch 16 there is something nostalgic about the Wayne County fair, and the people here are some of the kindest they’ve ever met.

“”We love the country feel, my husband comes from a country background and this is close to home for him and we enjoy that with him and we love it,” said Michelle Conger of New Jersey.

Folks said some less than stellar weather won’t keep them from enjoying the fair.
“Well the weather might put a slight damper on things but i still think people will come out here, because it’s a fair, and who doesn’t love the fair,” said Ricky Sayer of Bryn Mawr.

Young Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre stole the show from our Sofia Ojeda, check out his adorable and hilarious interview below:


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