Eastern Pennsylvania Horseshoe Pitchers Association:

Dallas Area Horseshoe Pitching Club

Join us at the annual Luzerne County Fair!   (www.luzernecountyfair.com)

Friday night of Fair Week:
"Pitch in at the Fair!" 6-9 PM
Pitch 4 shoes (no charge), a Ringer wins a free Jr. Personal Pizza courtesy of Grotto Pizza.
Everyone who participates gets a prize!

Sunday of Fair Week:
Open Doubles Tournament
The registration fee for the tournament is $5, but all fees go towards prize money and trophies for the winning teams.
Please register between 11:00am and noon. The tournament starts at 1:00 PM. All teams are set-up by skill level, so those who compete regularly are teamed with people who perhaps only pitch a few times per year. Men, women, and children welcome!

      For more information contact:
       Dale Estep
      920 Park Avenue
      Shavertown, PA 18708
      (570) 696-3696

General location

We're located 5 minutes outside of downtown Dallas, PA in Northeastern Pennsylvania near Wilkes-Barre.

Our courts are at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds. Bring the family... the 4H club has horse shows at the fairgrounds almost every weekend and we're only 20 minutes from Ricketts Glen State Park (great camping, lake with fishing and swimming beach, and Falls Trail with 33 waterfalls), lots of game lands for hiking and fishing.We're also 20 minutes from Frances Slocum State Park (great fishing, lots of hiking trails, huge public swimming pool, campgrounds)

For more information on Ricketts Glen or Frances Slocum State Parks, you can link to: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/

We're 5 minutes from downtown Dallas. There are lots of antique shops in the area, and we're 20 minutes from Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming Valley Mall, & movie theaters. If you're in the area for the weekend, check out AAA baseball, or National Shows & Concerts at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Amphitheater at Sno Mountain, or the Mohegan Sun Casino.

For more information on local attractions, please link to Wilkes-Barre: the Diamond City at www.diamondcityweekly.com

Tournament locations

Tournaments are held in Dallas, PA at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds in Luzerne County


For GPS Directions, use 3605 State Route 118, Lehman, PA nbsp; 18627

On Route 118, the Luzerne County Fairgrounds are 1/2 mile west of intersection of Rts 118 & 415.

From Interstate 81, take Exit 170A to route 309 North, approximately 10 miles to route 415 north. Then approx 3 miles to left turn onto route 118 West for 1/4 mile. Watch for signs for Luzerne County Fairgrounds then turn left at the main gate at sign for Dallas Horseshoe Club.

For a map of the area, you can link to: http://www.mapquest.com


There are multiple hotels 20 minutes away in Wilkes-Barre, there's camping available at Ricketts Glen State Park and Frances Slocum State Park. You're also welcome to stay right at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds which charges $20/night for camping.

Description of Pits

8 outdoor clay courts renovated in 2001
Concrete pitching platforms for all pitchers
Outdoor lighting
2 indoor clay courts
Covered picnic pavillion
Food available at all tournaments including our "EPHPA Famous" strawberry shortcake
...pitchers have come from many states just to sample our food (and comaraderie)!

Fishing stream sometimes available during tournaments between courts 3 & 4

Our members

Al "Peanuts" Long: Pennsylvania Hall of Fame
Al & Jean Long: each have 5 State Championship titles and 1 World Championship title
Roger Wandell: State Champion, 1999 Eastern PA Points Championship (3rd place)
Butch Maisel: 1999 World Champion, 2003 Eastern PA Points Champion

League or regular activity

Summer league; call Dale at (570)696-3696 for more information.
Friday night round-robin games during the winter.
Outdoor courts open to the public

Did you know...?

We were the first building at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds

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