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Fairs & Festivals
June 05, 2024
Celebrate Summer at NEPA's Fairs & Festivals
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As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, NEPA comes alive with an array of fairs and festivals. From bustling street fairs and charming firemen’s picnics to lively food festivals and cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

Whether you’re looking to indulge in delicious local cuisine, experience live entertainment, or simply show support for your communities, this list will help you discover the best events happening across the region. Gather your friends and family and get ready to make unforgettable memories at these must-visit summer celebrations in NEPA.

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Strawberry Festival

Thur-Sun, June 1-30 – Scott Twp., PA

Pick-your-own strawberries, check out their strawberry inspired food and beverages, and be entertained by the family-friendly Marvelous Mutts live show! Experience the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth varieties of strawberries they grow at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery.

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Pittston Twp. Fireman's Picnic

June 5-9 – Pittston, PA

Join the Pittston Twp. Volunteer Fire Department for their 2024 Fireman’s Picnic! Enjoy fresh foods made by their amazing volunteers, rides and games from S&S Amusements, music from local bands, and drinks aplenty in the beer tent.

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Wine Fest

June 8 & 9 – Palmerton, PA

Get ready for Blue Mountain Resort’s annual Wine Fest! Sample a variety of wines from over 10 local wineries, enjoy live music, shop vendors, and more all while soaking in views of the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

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Jefferson Twp. Carnival On The Mountain

June 11-15 – Jefferson Twp., PA

Come support the Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Company! The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Midway will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Look forward to nightly house entertainment and kitchen specials, along with their other regular menu items.

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Benton Firemen's Carnival

June 12-15 – Benton, PA

Join in on the fun for the 2024 Benton Firemen’s Carnival at Benton Park to raise funds for the Benton Volunteer Fire Department. There will me music, food, and games for the whole family. Look forward to live entertainment daily as well as awesome food trucks and stands.

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Garden Drive-In Picklefest

June 15 – Hunlock Creek, PA

The Garden Drive-In will host their first annual Picklefest on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate all things pickles. Stop by for homemade pickles, pickle flavored food, pickle themed clothing and more.

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RiverFest

June 21-23 – Wilkes-Barre, PA

Bring the family to Nesbitt Park along the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre for a day of kayaking, family-fun activities surrounding environmental education awareness, food, music and more hosted by the Riverfront Parks Committee. Friday night, Millennium Circle at River Common will host a free screening of the documentary film “Agnes”.

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Disability Pride Festival

June 22 – Pittston, PA

PA Inclusive, in conjunction with Disability Pride Pennsylvania and the Downtown Pittston Partnership, is hosting the First Annual Disability Pride Festival. The event promises a day filled with inspiring speakers, engaging activities, live music, food vendors, and resource booths from various local organizations.

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Pridefest Parade & Celebration

June 23 – Wilkes-Barre, PA

PrideFest 2024: Love Out Loud, presented by The Wright Center for Community Health and The Rainbow Alliance takes over Public Square for a colorful celebration. The day gets underway at noon with a parade followed by live entertainment, food, craft vendors, and so more.

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Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival

June 22 & 23 – Lake Harmony, PA

Selected wines, live music, culinary delights, craft and endless fun await you at the Annual Festival at Split Rock Resort!

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Summer Fest

Thur-Sun, July 5-28 – Scott Twp., PA

Head to Lakeland Orchard for a gathering of local wineries and breweries, lumberjack shows and live music all which pairs perfectly with the festivals exclusive blueberry-infused food and drink menu.

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Covington Twp. Firemen's Picnic

July 9-13 – Covington Twp., PA

Don’t miss the annual Firemen’s Picnic to support the Covington Twp. Independent Fire Company. In addition to food, rides and games, the picnic hosts the popular car show on Tuesday, parade on Thursday and fireworks display on Saturday.

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Hot Pepper Fest

July 13 – Forty Fort, PA

Don’t miss the Hot Pepper Fest hosted by NEPA CraftWorks. Look forward to food and drink vendors featuring spicy anything and everything, from sauces and pickles to cookies, lemonade and candy. Breweries, distilleries, and crafters with homemade spicy creations will also be on hand.

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Moscow Country Street Fair

July 25-27 – Moscow, PA

Don’t miss this 3-day festival in downtown Moscow filled with craft and food vendors, activities for children, live music, art and quilt shows, games, hometown and tractor parades, raffles, and so much more!

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Schuylkill County Fair

July 29-August 3 – Schuylkill Haven, PA

Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and classic carnival games at the Schuylkill County Fair. Check out the truck and tractor pulls, corn-hole tournaments, a coal-region boilo contest, horse shows and  children’s activities along with plenty of rides.

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Blooms & Butterflies Festival

Thur-Sun, August 1-25 – Scott Twp., PA

Meander through acres of cheery sunflowers, zinnias and snapdragons, cut your own bouquet, capture some Insta-worthy pictures, and stop in to see the butterflies in the Butterfly House at this popular event held at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery.

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Wayne County Fair

August 2-10 – Honesdale, PA

The annual Wayne County agricultural fair celebrates the regions rich farming history. This family-fun event includes rides, music, animals, exhibits and tons of entertainment!

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Carbon County Fair

August 5-10 – Palmerton, PA

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Carbon County Fair is the place to be each August. Rides, fair food, livestock, musical entertainment, a demolition derby and junk car race, fireman’s rodeo, tractor pulls, fireworks, line dancing, monster trucks, and more are on tap for this year’s event.

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Harford Fair

August 11-17 – New Milford, PA

The Harford Fair has been bringing agriculture, family, and community together since 1858! Look forward to rides, games, food, and fun.

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Pittston Tomato Festival

August 15-18 – Pittston, PA

Get ready for this year’s salute to the tomato featuring the 41st annual Pittston Tomato Parade with marching bands and floats, tons of delicious foods, games, arts & crafts, rides, live entertainment, dance performances and the popular Ultimate Tomato Run 5K.

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BBQ & Brew Music Festival

August 23-25 – Bloomsburg, PA

Get ready for a day filled with delicious BBQ, refreshing brews, and awesome music. This is a family-friendly festival, so pack your favorite foldable chair and enjoy a weekend of great tunes and even better beers.

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Greene Dreher Sterling Community Fair

August 23-September 1 – Newfoundland, PA

The Greene Dreher Sterling agricultural fair features delicious country foods, exhibits, rides and farm animals. Shop the many vendors, taste your way through the fairgrounds, and treasure the memories this family-friendly event has to offer.

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Wyoming County Fair

August 28-September 2 – Meshoppen, PA

Buy your entry tickets for $8 in advance or $10 at the gate and enjoy a full day of games, food, rides, livestock, and fun. One price pays all including free parking. Country star Ian Munsick performs live Saturday, August 31 at the fair. And don’t miss the livestock auction on Saturday as well.

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La Festa Italiana

August 30-September 2 – Scranton, PA

One of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most cherished traditions is La Festa Italiana, the four-day celebration of culture, cuisine and music that brings together people of all ethnic backgrounds from near and far. Don’t miss this year’s amazing food, entertainment, and craft vendors!

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Luzerne County Fair

September 4-8 – Dallas, PA

Don’t miss the 62nd annual Luzerne County Fair. This family-friendly event that kicks off the unofficial start to fall offers rides, entertainment, food, livestock auctions and shows, local agriculture, and so much more.

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