1. Seventh annual Southern Rock Fest
Guests at Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts can celebrate Labor Day weekend with the seventh annual Southern Rock Fest.
Headlining the musical side of the weekend’s entertainment will be Southern Avenue on Friday, Aug. 31, at Pocono Palace Resort, 206 Fantasy Road, East Stroudsburg; Delta Rae on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Paradise Stream Resort, 6213 Carlton Road, Mount Pocono; and Don Felder on Sunday, Sept. 2, at Cove Haven Resort, 194 Lakeview Drive, Lakeville.
The venues also will offer pig roasts and drink specials during the 18-and-older festival.
For details and tickets, visit covepoconoresorts.com or call 800-432-9932.
2. Wyoming County Community Fair
Live music, animal entertainment, tractor pulls and more round out the schedule of the annual Wyoming County Community Fair, 9141 Route 6, Meshoppen.
The action takes place now through Sunday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rides open at noon. Entertainment includes numerous games plus performances by Dylan Scott and special guest Devin Dawson on Saturday, Sept. 1, and world champion chainsaw carver Dennis Beach. Visitors also can check out the petting zoo, antiques, a beer garden, hay wagon rides and more activities for all ages.
Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Seniors 62 and older can enter for free on Wednesday and Monday, and veterans receive free admission on Saturday. For more information, visit wyomingcountyfair.com.
3. Party on the Patio
Party on the Patio returns for another week filled with beloved hits from yesteryear.
Fleetwood Mac cover band Tusk will perform many of the group’s greatest hits at the free event, which takes place Thursday, Aug. 30, at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Tusk will perform hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Southwest Savory Grill and FonDippity will be the night’s featured food trucks.
For details, visit mohegansunpocono.com or call 570-831-2100.
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips and Grammy nominee Gavin DeGraw have paired up for a show at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. The pair will perform an all-ages, rain-or-shine show Thursday, Aug. 30, on the venue’s outdoor summer stage. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show follows at 7. Tickets cost $65, $50 and $35. For tickets and more information, visit mountairycasino.com or call 877-682-4791.
5. ‘The Office’ Night
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will celebrate everyone’s favorite Scranton-set comedy series on Saturday, Sept. 1.
During “The Office” Night at PNC Field, Moosic, the first 2,500 fans will receive a Dundie Award bobblehead. Robert Shafer, who played Bob Vance on “The Office,” will throw out the first pitch and sign autographs. A few fans will participate in “Office” Olympics that will include such games as Flonkerton and a pie-eating contest, and guests can dress up like their favorite “Office” character for a look-alike contest. There also will be “Office”-inspired photo stations throughout the concourse and an “Office” bar crawl in which participants can win a mini fridge. Saturday’s game also is Stand Up To Cancer Night and will raise money and awareness for cancer research.
The RailRiders will play the Pawtucket Red Sox at 6:35 that night. Gates open at 5. A pregame fanfest outside the stadium will mark the last home game of the season and include games, live music and special appearances.
For tickets, visit swbrailriders.com or the box office or call 570-969-2255.