Bazaars Are Back 2017: The Full Listing Of This Summer’s Festivals
Note: These listings are for 2017.
We’ve got the lowdown on bazaars, fairs and festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania:
Sweet Valley Fire Memorial Day Fair and Parade, May 25-26, 5:30 to 10 p.m.; May 27-28, 4:30 to 10 p.m.; May 29, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Main Road, Sweet Valley. Firefighters parade, Monday, 1:30 p.m. Entertainment: Thursday, Flaxy Morgan, 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday, RJ Scouton Band, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Cool Ride, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Tommy Guns Band, 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Glenn and Dan Hess, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Jeanne Zano Band, 4 to 8 p.m. For information, visit http://www.sweetvalleyfire.com/svfair.html.
St. Frances X. Cabrini Church Memorial Day Picnic, May 29, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 585 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. Memorial Day Mass, 11 a.m. Rain or shine. Flea market, bake sale, basket raffle and 50/50 drawing. Homemade foods: pork barbecue, wimpies, hot dogs, halushki, clam chowder, potato salad, baked beans and hot/cold refreshments. Flea market will also be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 28.
Divine Mercy Parish Picnic, June 1-3; 312 Davis St., Scranton.
Salem Township Berwick Carnival, June 1 to 10; 637 E. Fifth Street, Berwick. Pizza, stromboli, homemade soup, tacos, desserts and more. Games, bounce house and more.
St. Joseph Marello Parish Picnic, June 2, 5 to 11 p.m.; June 3, 4 to 10 p.m.; parish grounds, 237 William St., Pittston. Children’s games, raffle, giant indoor flea market. Ethnic and picnic foods include sausage and pepper sandwich, pasta fagioli, porketta sandwich, pizza, broccoli farfalle, cheesesteaks, tripe, potato pancakes, pizza fritta and cannoli. Entertainment: Friday, Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Flaxy Morgan, 6 to 10 p.m.
Sixth Annual St. Jude Parish International Fest, June 3, 4 to 11 p.m.; June 4, noon to 9 p.m.; parish grounds, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Ethnic foods from nine countries, Polynesian pig roast, American favorites, desserts from around the world and international beer and wine. Basket raffles, instant and regular bingo, children’s games and activities. Raffle grand prize of $5,000 or dream vacation.
Fourth Annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, June 9-10, downtown Edwardsville. Food and goods vendors, children’s activities and more. Parade, Saturday, 11 a.m. Cookoff contest, Saturday, 3 p.m., featuring pierogi, rosy cozy burgers and welsh cookies. Entertainment: Friday, John Stevens DoubleShot, 4 to 7 p.m.; Exit Sixxx, 8 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Cruise Control, noon to 2 p.m.; Flirt’n with Yesterday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Iron Cowboy, 7 to 10 p.m. Visit edwpierogi.com.
Wright Township Volunteer Fire Department Bazaar, June 9-10, 5 to 11 p.m.; June 12, 3 to 10 p.m.; St. Jude Church grounds, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Food, games, basket, big ticket items and more. Firefighters parade, Sunday, 2 p.m. A fan-built replica of Optimus Prime will be available for picture opportunities after the parade. Entertainment: Friday, Guilty Pleasure; Saturday, Flaxy Morgan; Sunday, DJ Carol and JT. Visit wtvfd.com.
Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church Block Party: June 15-16, 6 to 11 p.m.; June 17, 5 to 11 p.m.; corner of West Market Street and Wayne Avenue, Scranton. Ethnic foods, games, raffle baskets, wine and spirits. Entertainment: Thursday, Damian the Magician, Funky Dance Band, Pat McGlyn; Friday, Shiloh Baptist, Picture Perfect, Mary Mother of God Got Talent; Saturday, Jim Cerminaro, The Chatter.
McAdoo Fire Co. Annual Bazaar, June 15-16, 4 p.m.; June 17, noon; 34 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo. Entertainment: Thursday, Stillwater (Unplugged), 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, North of 40, 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Tommy Guns Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Firefighters parade, Friday, 7 p.m.
Salem Township Beach Haven Carnival, June 21-24; 1316 Salem Blvd., Beach Haven. Fireworks, July 23, midnight. Pizza and stromboli, sausage, ribs, beef jerkey, tacos, fries, doughnuts and desserts. Entertainment: Wednesday, Tim Harvey and the Hess Boys; Thursday, Licker’d Up; Friday, car show and The Legends; Saturday, New Taboo.
St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church Summer Festival, June 22-24, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley.
Corpus Christi Parish Seventh Annual Bazaar, June 22-23, 6 to 10 p.m.; June 24, 4:30 to 10 p.m.; Immaculate Conception Church grounds, 601 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Games, food, gigantic flea market, basket raffle, children’s games, instant bingo and more. Entertainment: Thursday, Handsome Devils, 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Iron Cowboy, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sperazza Band, 6 to 10 p.m.
Firwood United Methodist Church Annual Festival, June 22-24, 6 to 10 p.m.; 399 Old River Road, Wilkes-Barre. Games, white elephant, food, silent auction baskets and more.
St. Faustina Parish Homecoming Festival, June 23-24, 5 p.m. to midnight; June 25, 4 to 11 p.m.; St. Faustina Grove, 141 Old Newport St., Sheatown section of Nanticoke. Food, music and games. Entertainment: Friday, Chasing Ashlee; Saturday, Iron Cowboy; Sunday, Honey Pot Productions deejays and 40 Lb Head.
St. Mary’s Parish Annual Bazaar, June 24-25; 3529 St. Mary’s Road, Wapwallopen, Dorrance Township.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Flea Market, June 23, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 25, 1 to 5 p.m. for fill-a-bag and 50 percent off; State Route 209 and Weir Lake Road, Brodheadsville. Furniture, jewelry, handbags, electronics, tools, linens, clothing, shoes, toys, holiday, crafts, frames, prints, collectibles, kitchenware, books, movies, music, silent auction, bargain tent area, raffles and bake sale. Lunch available every day. Vendors accepted until early June. For information, visit www.qopchurch.org or call 610-681-6137.
Church of the Resurrection 18th Annual Summer Festival, June 23, 4 to 9 p.m.; June 24, 3 to 8 p.m.; Musser Lane and Main Street, Muncy. Rain or shine. Food, live music, basket raffle, wine and cake wheel, bake sale, children’s games, large prize raffle. Entertainment: Friday, Catawissa Military Band, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Richard and Nate Ahearn playing acoustic hits from the 1960s and 1970s, 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs; entertainment is free but donations are accepted. For information, call the church office at 570-546-3900.
Tunkhannock Founders Day, June 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Area of Tioga Street, Tunkhannock. Arts, crafts, food, artisans, musicians.
Nativity of Our Lord Parish Annual Picnic, July 7, 6 to 11 p.m.; July 8, 5 to 11:30 p.m.; July 9, 5 to 10 p.m.; 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. Giant indoor flea market, cash raffle, beautiful baskets, variety stands, children’s games and various games of chance. Ethnic and picnic foods, wings, hand-dipped ice cream, bake sale, homemade potato pancakes. For information, visit www. Nativityduryea.org. Pre-picnic flea market, July 6, 5 to 8 p.m. in Sacred Heart Hall. Entertainment: Friday, Jake’s Rockin’ Country Band, 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, The Sperazza Band, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, Flaxy Morgan, 6 to 10 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Church Summer Festival, July 7, 4 to 9 p.m.; July 8, 2 to 10 p.m.; July 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. Food, games, entertainment, flea market and Chinese auction. Saturday, 5K race, 8 a.m. For race information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slocum Township Volunteer Fire Company Bazaar, July 7-9; 1923 Slocum Road, Wapwallopen.
St. Patrick’s Parish Summer Festival, July 7-8, 5 to 10:30 p.m.; 1403 Jackson St., Scranton. Entertainment, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Flaxy Morgan; Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Old Friends.
Holy Family Parish Summer Festival, July 8, 5 to 10 p.m.; 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Rain or shine; under tents. Homemade potato pancakes, pierogi, haluski, lazy piggies, wimpies, sausage and peppers, clam chowder, french fries, hot dogs, ice cream and sno-balls. Games of chance, bingo and a lucky seven raffle. Raffle prizes are $1,000 in cash prizes, variety gift cards, food and dining gift cards and lottery tickets.
Good Shepherd Church Summer Festival, July 8, 1 to 9:30 p.m.; July 9, 1 to 7 p.m.; 87 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Rain or shine. Games for children and adults, face painting, tricky trays, instant bingo, raffles and more. Chicken fingers, halushki, smoked corn on the cob, sausage and peppers hoagies, pierogi, potato pancakes, pulled pork, steak hoagies, pizza and more. Entertainment: Saturday, DJ Donnie Dee, Elite Dance Co., Kartune and fireworks; Sunday, Lady A and Destiny Group and Tony Angelo and Bobby Seamon.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Lake Silkworth Summer Fest 2017, July 14-15, 5 to 11 p.m.; July 16, 3 to 9 p.m. 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek. Rain or shine, undercover. Entertainment: Friday, DJ Bouncin’ Bernie Castle, 5 to 7 p.m.; Jeanne Zano Band, 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, DJ Bouncin’ Bernie Castle, 5 to 7 p.m.; Flaxy Morgan 7 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, Joe Stanky and the Cadets; Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, 6 to 9 p.m. Polka Mass, Sunday, 2 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, July 13-15, 5 to 11 p.m.; 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Homemade pierogi, piggies, halushki, krepla, funnel cakes, ice cream, pizza and more. Games, cash raffle, 50/50 drawing, bingo, theme baskets and more. Entertainment, John Stevens’ Doubleshot; Friday, Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots; Saturday, Hoopla Band.
St. Nicholas Parish Bazaar, July 13-14, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; July 15, 6 to 11 p.m.; 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. American, Ethnic, Mexican and Caribbean foods. Giant indoor flea market, bountiful baskets, bingo, plant stand, baked goods, games and prizes. Raffle with 50/50 grand prize and 23 additional prizes. Entertainment: Thursday, Flaxy Morgan; Friday, The Sperazza Band; Saturday, The HomeTown Boyz.
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Bazaar, July 14-16; church grounds, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. Under the big tent; rain or shine. Homemade food, potato pancake express and full-service tiki bar. Entertainment: Friday, Souled Out; Saturday, OZ and Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots; Sunday, 40 Lb Head and Jeanne Zano Band. Mass, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Parish Picnic, July 14, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.; July 15, 5 to 10 p.m.; July 16, noon to 5 p.m.; Transfiguration Church site, 213 W. Green St., West Hazleton. Rain or shine; under tents. Games, grand raffle, bingo, bake sale and tricky trays. Homemade food, including potato pancakes, halupki, halushki, pierogi, fried dough, french fries, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, wings, sausage and peppers and soup. Entertainment: Friday, Jumpstart Band, 6:30 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Licker’d Up, 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, DJ Richie Green, 1 to 5 p.m.
St. Barbara Parish Annual Bazaar, July 20-22, 5 to 11 p.m.; Memorial and Erie streets, Exeter. Homemade ethnic foods, red and white pizza, potato pancakes, funnel cakes and more. Air-conditioned indoor flea market. Entertainment: Thursday, Flaxy Morgan; Friday, The Sperazza Band; Saturday, Jeanne Zano Band.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Summerfest, July 22, noon to 8 p.m.; 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. Blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities and more. Entertainment: Jesse and Friends.
St. Eulalia Parish Bazaar, July 20-21, 6 to 10 p.m.; July 22, 5 to 10 p.m.; Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp. Food, games and nightly entertainment.
Queen of the Apostles Parish Pig Roast, July 23, noon to 4 p.m.; St. Mary’s School grounds, Hawthorne and Spring streets, Avoca. Menu includes roasted pig on the spit, wimpies, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salads, dessert, soda and water. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children aged 5 and younger. For information and advance tickets, call the parish office at 570-457-3412 or visit Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca PA on Facebook.
St. Maria Goretti Parish Summer Festival, July 28-30; 31 Laflin Road, Laflin.
Christ the King Parish Picnic, July 28 and 29, 5 to 10 p.m.; July 30, 4 to 9 p.m., Betty and Main streets, Eynon. Homemade food, flea market, refreshment, art and crafts and games. Entertainment: Friday, Daddy-O and Sax Maniax; Saturday, A.M. Radio; and Sunday, The Poets.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 50th Annual Bazaar, July 29-30; 410 E. Main St., Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre.
St. Luke’s Church Annual Summer Festival, July 29-30; 818 Main St., Stroudsburg. Flea market, food, games and entertainment.
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish at St. Aloysius Church Bazaar, Aug. 3, 6 to 10 p.m.; Aug. 4, 6 to 11 p.m.; Aug. 5, 5 to 11 p.m.; Parish grounds, Barney and Division streets, Wilkes-Barre. Food, games, prizes and indoor flea market. Entertainment: Thursday, DJ Mikie Mike; Friday, Tommy and the Original Tones; Saturday, Sperazza Band. For information, call 570-823-3791 or www.facebook.com/bellarmine.aloysius.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Family Picnic, Aug. 3-4, 6 to 11 p.m.; Aug. 5, 5 to 11 p.m.; Parish grounds, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont. Pierogi, golombki (piggies), halushki, kielbasa, placki (potato pancakes), pizza, hot dogs, sausage and more. Entertainment: Thursday and Friday, John Stevens’ Doubleshot, 7 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Joe Stanky and the Cadets, 5 to 11 p.m.
St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Summer Festival, Aug 4-6, 5 to 10 p.m.; Parish Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. Indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor.
Holy Cross Parish Annual Chicken Barbecue, Aug. 6, noon to 4 p.m.; Delaware Ave., Olyphant. Dinner includes half chicken, potato, vegetable and dessert for $10. Children’s dinners include chicken nuggets, fries, dessert and soda for $5. Also available are hot dogs, soda, fries, ice cream, ice cream sodas, basket raffle, cash raffle, bake sale, children’s games, music and bingo. Tickets go on sale July 1-2 in the church. For information, call 570-489-0752.
St. Ann’s Basilica Parish Annual Car Show and Chicken Barbecue, Aug. 6; 1233 St. Ann St., Scranton. Advance sales only. For information, call 570-342-5166.
St. John the Evangelist Parish Annual Community Bazaar, Aug. 10-12, 5:30 to 10 p.m.; Parish grounds, Broad and Church streets, Pittston. Event is under tents. Book and DVD sale, flea market and jewelry booth in the cafeteria and auditorium in St. John the Evangelist Pastoral Center. Ethnic and American foods, bake sale, bingo, children’s games, quilts, raffles and more. Entertainment: Thursday, Hillbilly D’Lux, 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Emerald Isle Irish Dancers, 6 to 6:30 p.m.; Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots, 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Pat Ward Magic Show for children, 6 to 7 p.m.; Flaxy Morgan, 7 to 10 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Church Annual Family Picnic, Aug. 11-13; 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville.
St. Jude Parish Annual Picnic, Aug. 11-13; 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Wright Township.
Plymouth Alive Kielbasa Festival, Aug. 11-12; Main Street, Plymouth. Food, vendors, kielbasa contest, live entertainment.
Ss. Anthony and Rocco Italian Festival, Aug. 11-13; St. Rocco’s Church, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore. Food, games and live entertainment. Entertainment, Friday, Dunmore High School Marching Units and Cheerleaders, 6 p.m.; Picture Perfect, 7 p.m.; Saturday, The Jeffrey James Band, 7 p.m.; Sunday, The Luongo Brothers Band, 2:30 p.m.; Take Three, 6 p.m. Feast Day Mass, Sunday, noon, followed by procession at 1 p.m. Fireworks, Sunday, 9 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Parish Annual Festival, Aug. 11-12, 6 to 10 p.m.; Aug. 13, 1 to 6 p.m., 78 Ridgeway St., East Stroudsburg. Food, games, entertainment and prize raffle.
St. John Vianney Holy Cow Flop Barbecue, Aug. 12, noon to 6 p.m.; St. Pius X Church, 3615 state Route 106, Royal (one mile north of Clifford).
Pittston Tomato Festival, Aug. 17-20; North Main Street, Pittston. Food, vendors, 5K race, parade, tomato fight, contests.
St. John Neumann Parish Summer Festival, Aug. 17-19; Nativity of Our Lord Church grounds, 633 Orchard St., South Scranton.
St. John’s United Church of Christ Peach Festival, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Church Street, Wapwallopen. Heller’s tree-ripened peaches, peach shortcake sundae, homemade peach ice cream, craft vendors, peach pie, peach dumplings, hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. Entertainment: Jesse Fink and Friends. For information, visit stjohnspf.com.
St. Mauro Festival at Queen of Heaven Parish, Aug. 19, 2 to 9 p.m.; Aug. 20, noon to 8 p.m.; 750 N. Vine St., Hazleton. Ethnic foods, tricky trays, flea market and more. Entertainment by QB the DJ. Solemn Mass, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. followed by a procession at 11:30 p.m.
La Festa Italiana, Sept. 1-4; Courthouse Square, Scranton. Italian food, vendors, live entertainment. Visit www.lafestaitaliana.org.
Luzerne County Fair, Sept. 6 to 10. State Route 118, Lehman Township. Wednesday-Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. luzernecountyfair.com.
St. Boniface Carnival, Sept. 7-8, 6 p.m.; Sept. 9, 5 p.m. Church grounds, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport. Food, rides and nightly dinners served.
Ninth Annual Harvest Moon Festival, Sept. 15, 5 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Holy Name of Mary Church grounds, 278 S. Main St., Montrose. Wheelbarrow of cash, basket raffles, games for all ages, live entertainment each evening, crafters, ethnic foods, beer, wine and more.
St. Paul’s Block Party, Sept. 15-16, 6 to 10 p.m.; Sept. 17, 1 to 6 p.m.; 1510 Pennsylvania Ave., Scranton. Food, beer tent, raffle baskets, silent auction, children’s area and 3v3 basketball tournament. Entertainment: EJ the DJ and Michele Conaboy and Friends.
Harvest Moon Festival, Sept. 18, 19 and 20; Holy Name of Mary Church, 278 S. Main St., Montrose. Live music, games, beer tent, ethnic foods, crafters, raffles and theme baskets.
Bloomsburg Fair, Sept. 23-30; Bloomsburg.
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