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Welcome

Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl. Pen Argyl Municipal Building is located at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning "head" and from the Anglo-Saxon word "argylite" meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of "pasties", a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.


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Events Bulletin

  • Calendar Notice

    All meetings at Borough Hall unless otherwise noted. To obtain further information, please use the contact form above.

  • Tuesday 29th of June at 7:00 PM

    Borough Council Workshop

    Council Chambers, 11 N Robinson Avenue

  • Tuesday 6th of July at 7:00 PM

    Borough Council Meeting

    Council Chambers, 11 N. Robinson Avenue.

Special Notices

  • NOTICES!

    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Weona Park Centennial Celebration
    Schedule of Events Friday, June 18, 2021 5:30 Skateboarding Exhibition (skate park) 6:30 Seating opens for Talent Show (band shell) 7:00 Talent Show (band shell) – (Community Center if rains) **************************************************************************************** Saturday, June 19, 2021 (rain date 6/20) Events History Presentations 12:00-? FREE Hotdogs & Birch Beer (until supplies run out – hamburger stand) 12-2:45 (Tour) Weona Park – 1921 Carousel History - Weona Park Walk (meet at carousel) 12:15-8 FREE Golf & Carousel Rides 12:30-1 Registration for Dog Parade/Contest (dog park) 1:00 - 8 Swing at the Stand (pavilion) 1 – 1:30 (Slide Show #1) Early Pen Argyl businesses Early and recent street scenes (community center) 1:00 Dog Park Dedication / Ribbon Cutting (dog park) 1:15 Dog Parade lineup (dog park) 1:30 Dog Parade / Contest (dog park) 2-2:45 (Tour) Weona Park – 1921 Carousel History - Weona Park Walk (meet at carousel) 2:30 Basketball w/ the PALs/Free Throw Contest (basketball court) 3-3:45 Registration for Baby Parade (band shell) 3-3:30 (Slide Show #2) Weona Park, Pen Argyl Fires, Pen Argyl Schools (community center) 4:00 Baby Parade (band shell) 5-5:45 (Tour) Weona Park – 1921 Carousel History - Weona Park Walk (meet at carousel) 6-6:30 (Slide Show #3) Pen Argyl Churches, Railroads, Hotels, Businesses (1955) (community center) Dale’s Concession available throughout day on Saturday. **************************************************************************************** Sunday, June 20, 2021 6:00 Large Flowerheads (bandshell)


    COVID 19 Information
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