EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
It’s always fun to share new events with our readers, and when we heard through the Social Media grapevine (aka Facebook) that the Electric City will host something new this weekend, we had to investigate.
Thank goodness we’re so nosy because our curiosity landed us an invite to the first Scranton Social Sports Club’s “Hunt N Crawl.” Anyone who enjoys a scavenger hunt combined with a few drinks and friends is welcome to join in the fun on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 7 p.m. The event is designed to inspire your creativity while testing your knowledge of the Scranton area. (Hmmm…. We wonder if this will be tough for those of us cursed with little or no sense of direction). Anyway, you’ll earn points as you complete various challenges and tasks along the hunt. Prizes will be awarded for the team earning the most points as well as to the team with the most creative outfits or uniforms – so dress to impress! To add to the fun, there will be drink specials at stops along the way.
Admission is $25 per person (and you must be age 21 to participate), which includes a wrist band for drink specials, your official “Hunt N Crawl” tee-shirt and admittance to the after party at the Backyard Alehouse. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/437123276328199/. Good luck!
Summer’s not over yet
If you’re starting to feel blue that summer is coming to an end, don’t despair. There’s still plenty of summer fun to be had in The 570. For example, the 155th Harford Fair is next week. If you’re like me and you haven’t been to the fair in many years (the last time I went, I watched my brother drive in the Demolition Derby. It was just like that episode of Happy Days when the Malachi Brothers took on the Fonz — well, minus the actual threat of violence and Pinky Tuscadero). Anyway, life gets hectic and before you know it, these great events can come and go if you don’t take the time to step back and enjoy them.
The Harford Fair runs from Aug. 20 through 25, and offers everything from that famous demolition derby to a motorcycle freestyle stunt show, a championship pro rodeo, carnival rides, demonstrations, great food and live entertainment. Advance one-day tickets are $5 and are available through Saturday, Aug. 18. Tickets at the gate are $6 for those age 12 and older. Children under age 12 are admitted free. For more information, visit www.harfordfair.com.
Be sure to check out our calendar events starting on page 49 and visit the570.com for more listings of summer fun near you.
Get your tickets
Speaking of tickets, you’ll want to be sure to order your tickets for PA Oktoberfest at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 14 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16. You can expect more than 50 beer selections this year — even more than last year’s event with more bartenders, too. There will be 50,000 square feet of tents on the track. Complete with great ethnic food, live entertainment and the ever-popular Wiener Dog Races, you won’t want to miss out on all the fun. Tickets are $5 per day or $10 for a 3-day pass. Tickets go on sale Aug. 21. For tickets and more information, visit paoktoberfest.com. (You must be age 21 to enter this event).
Calling all boxing fans
Here’s an important date for boxing fans: Friday, Aug. 31. KEA Boxing Promotions and Mount Airy Casino Resort will present an outdoor night of professional boxing under the stars on Aug. 31, featuring undefeated super middleweight Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7KO’s).
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the first bout at 7:30 p.m. Boxers Juan Rodriguez and Derrick Webster will host an after-party at Gypsies Nightclub. Tickets are $65, $45 and $35 and can be purchased by calling (877) 682-4791 or online at mountairycasino.com.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading and I’ll meet you here again next week.
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