1. Wayne County Fair
Saddle on up and make your way down to the 156th Wayne County Fair.
Running every day from through Saturday, Aug. 11, the fair, on Route 191 in Honesdale, offers a variety of events for the whole family. Thefairgrounds open at 9 a.m., the midway and rides are open from noon to 11 p.m., and all exhibit buildings are open from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ages 2 and older enter for $10, which includes parking, rides and most grandstand shows. Tickets can be purchased at the admission gate. Seniors 62 and older can enter for $5 on Wednesday, Aug. 8th. Additionally, season tickets are available for $40 and include admission to the grounds only; they are available for purchase at Dirlam Brothers Lumber Co., 250 Sunrise Ave., Honesdale; Iron Hill, 225 Roosevelt Highway, Waymart; Turkey Hill Convenience Store, 1050 Main St., Honesdale; and Wayne County Fair Office, Route 191, Honesdale. For more information, visit waynecountyfair.com.
2. Clubs and Keys
Enjoy golfing and dueling pianos all in one day at Clubs and Keys.
Lauren Golden, a rising senior at Scranton Preparatory School, has organized the benefit to help bring awareness and support for the critical services and programs provided by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania for children and teens subjected to sexual and/or physical abuse. The event will include a nine-hole golf tournament and a dueling pianos show.
Clubs and Keys will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, at Glenmaura National Golf Club,
100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Registration for golf starts at 2 p.m., and the tournament begins at 3.
A complimentary cocktail hour follows the tournament, and the Killer Dueling Pianos will perform from 7:45 to 10 p.m.
Participants can register at the event or online. Tickets cost $100 for golfing, $100 for the dueling piano show and $150 for golfing and the dueling show together.For more information, visit cacnepa.org/event/clubs-and-keys.
3. Christy Mathewson Day
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Keystone College and the Factoryville community will celebrate Christy Mathewson, a Baseball Hall of Famer, Keystone graduate and Factoryville native.
Christy Mathewson Day will feature several events, including the display of Mathewson memorabilia, the annual Big 6K Run/Walk with a kids fun run, a community parade and a special performance about the life and career of Mathewson by actor Eddie Frierson.
Registration for the 6K and fun run begins at 7 a.m. at Hibbard Campus Center, Keystone College, 1 College Road, La Plume. The memorabilia display will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Keystone’s Theatre in Brooks.
A parade will begin at Keystone College at 5 p.m. and end at 6 at Factoryville Borough/Clinton Twp. Joint Municipal Park followed by food, refreshment, prizes, and games.
Visit keystone.edu/event/23rd-annual-christy-mathewson-day for more information and a full schedule of events.
4. Party on the Patio
For free live entertainment in some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best scenery, make your way to Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp..
The party runs every Thursday in August with free performances by local tribute bands and a selection of food and drink specials. Halfway to Hell, a tribute to AC/DC, will perform Thursday, Aug. 9, with hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Southwest Savory Grill and Fire & Ice food trucks also will attend.
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com/poi/venues/party-on-the-patio.html.
5. Ronald McDonald House Apple Orchard 5K
The Apple Orchard 5K is a family-friendly opportunity to run for a good cause.
The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton is partnering with Roba Family Orchard, 1649 Lakeland Drive, Scott Twp., to host the race and fun walk Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9:30 a.m. The event also will feauture Star Wars characters ready for pictures, a cookout and a celebration for the families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House over the years.
Registration costs $25, and registered runners and walkers receive a free quick-dry T-shirt and goodie bag. Robas Family Orchard also will be open for free to those who register.
For more information and to register, visit rmhscranton.org/32nd-show-your-stripes-5k-race-fun-walk.