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NEPA Weekend Round-Up 08.10.18

Gather the family for fun festivals and tasty treats this weekend!

Festival season is still going strong in NEPA! The Carbon County Fair offers classic country fun, food, and rides on Friday and Saturday. The Bloomsburg Nationals automotive show is an entire weekend of engine-revving excitement at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. They’ll host car shows, parades, and contests.

This weekend is full of free events that will keep the kids busy without breaking the bank. Main Street in Pittston will come alive with art exhibits and live music at the Second Friday Art Walk. Parents will enjoy browsing the local artwork and vendors, while the kids will have a blast making crafts. On Saturday, stop by the Avoca, Duryea, and Dupont National Night Out. They’ll have police and fire demonstrations, helicopters displays, and other family activities.

Save up your appetite for this weekend’s delicious food fests! The Scranton Food Festival at Nay Aug Park will feature over 20 local food trucks and vendors on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, sample some of NEPA’s best wings at Montage Mountain’s Wings at the Waterpark event.

You’ll get in a killer workout as your explore the great outdoors! Sign up for a 5K, 10K, or half marathon at the Promised Land Trail Challenge on Sunday. Cyclists of all skill levels can raise money for the American Cancer Society at the Endure for a Cure Bike Ride at Wilkes University on Sunday.

Mark your calendars for:

  • Plymouth Alive Kielbasa Festival

    The Plymouth Kielbasa Festival is held on Friday and Saturday on Main Street and features 80 vendors, live music, and a contest to judge who can make the best Kielbasa around. Festivities kick off at 12 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.

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  • Carbon County Fair

    The Carbon County Fair continues through Saturday. Friday’s featured entertainment includes a Tough Truck event and performances by The Brian Dean Moore Band. On Saturday, check out The Cramer Brothers Band and the antique tractor pull. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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  • Bloomsburg Nationals

    The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds will be packed with classic cars, trucks, racecars, and motorcycles at the Bloomsburg Nationals. This automotive festival features an entire weekend of car shows, parades, contests, live music, and vendors. Gates open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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  • Pittston City Second Friday Art Walk

    Pittston’s local businesses will host art exhibits, craft vendors, and live music at the Second Friday Art Walk. Take a stroll up Main Street and show your support for local artists. They’ll also have crafts and entertainment for the kids. This free event begins on Friday at 5 p.m.

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  • Avoca, Duryea, and Dupont National Night Out

    Head to the Healey Playground in Duryea for the National Night Out. You’ll get the chance to meet local police officers and emergency responders. Check out cool demonstrations, like a helicopter display and a fire safety house. They’ll also have music, games, and food. The event begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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  • Scranton Food Festival

    Over 20 food vendors will whip up delicious dishes at the Scranton Food Festival at Nay Aug Park. It’s two days of your favorite food trucks, craft vendors, and live music. On Sunday, grab a bite to eat and check out free performances at the Nay Aug Park Concert Series. The festival opens at noon on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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  • Wings at the Waterpark at Montage Mountain

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA and Montage Mountain are hosting the 5th Annual Wings at the Waterpark event. Sample wings from local restaurants and vote on your favorites. Attendees get discounts on waterpark admission—the perfect way to cool off after all that spice and sauce! Doors open at noon for VIP tickets and 1 p.m. for general admission.

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  • Promised Land Trail Challenge

    Take on a 5K, 10K, or half marathon at Promised Land State Park on Sunday. The race courses lead through scenic woodlands and pass the park’s iconic waterfall. All finishers score a medal and t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Lackawaxen Fire Department. Registration begins at 6 a.m. The first race kicks off at 7:30 a.m.

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  • Endure for a Cure Bike Ride

    Join the American Cancer Society on Sunday for the Endure for a Cure Bike Ride. Road cyclists can tackle a 32-mile course or embark on the full 64-mile ride. They’ll also have a shorter family-friendly ride on the levee trail. The rides take off from Wilkes University’s Ralston Athletic Complex. Registration starts at 7 a.m.

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