1. Harford Fair
Join the Harford Agricultural Society
for a fun-filled week at the Harford Fair.
Spanning from Monday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 25, the 161st edition of the event will take place at the fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford.
The week includes dozens of events to check out. On Sunday, the Poets will perform at 5 p.m. in the main arena, and vistitors can head to a free ice cream social at 8.
Highlights for Monday include a miniature horse pull and semi and gas pickup pulls along with a performance by Lone Ryderz Band at 7:45 p.m.The rest of the week includes events such as a baby show, monster trucks freestyle, championship rodeo, demolition derby and more. Tickets and camping information are available online at harfordfair.com.
2. Party on the Patio
For free live entertainment and a scenic view of northeast Pennsylvania, make your way down to Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. for Party on the Patio.
On Thursday, Aug. 16, Bark at the Moon, a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, will headline the event with hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Food trucks Taste Time to Love Us and Fire & Ice will visit, too.
The free event is open to guests 21 and older. For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.
3. Pioneer Nights
Celebrate the age of the American pioneers this week in downtown Carbondale.
The 15th annual Pioneer Nights will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Saturday, Aug. 18. The week is jam-packed with live music, children’s activities, authentic food and much more.
Wednesday’s events include a performance by the Wanabees, a band specializing in a wide-ranging mix of songs from the ’50s to the ’80s. Fuzzy Mud, a groovy trio specializing in rock music, is the main event for Thursday, and the Tommy Guns Band headlines on Friday. Music starts at 7 p.m. each night.
On Saturday, the festival closes with a parade starting at 6 p.m. and a performance by Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots at 8.
Street parking and outdoor seating are available.
For more information, visit Carbondale Pioneer Nights on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Superhero Night
As the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on the Norfolk Tides, what better way to cheer your favorite baseball players on then dressed as superheroes?
Fly up to PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, on Friday, Aug. 17, and join
the RailRiders for Superhero Night. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05.
The first 2,500 fans to enter the gate will receive an Avengers T-shirt. Fireworks follow
the game. Tickets are available at milb.com. For more information, visit swbrailriders.com or on the RailRiders’ Facebook page.
Five Finger Death Punch will join Northeast Pennsylvania natives Breaking Benjamin
on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton.
Nothing More and Bad Wolves also will perform there Friday night.
Breaking Benjamin formed in Wilkes-Barre about two decades ago and has performed steadily around the world since gaining fame. It recently released a sixth studio album, “Ember.”
Tickets start at $33. For more information or tickets, visit livenation.com.