THIS WEEK: Aug. 24 to 30, 2016
Harford Fair, the 159th annual agricultural event with the Bengal Tigers Show, Panfilov’s Performing Pets, free concerts, truck and tractor pulls, Woodsmen’s Contest, Championship Rodeo and a concert by country artists Chris Jansen and Old Dominion (Thursday; $35, $20). Fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 24 to 27. 570-434-4300 or harfordfair.com.
West End Fair, the 94th annual edition with agricultural and livestock exhibits, 4-H projects, demolition derbies, tractor and truck pulls, fireworks, rides and games. Performers include Pink Floyd tribute band Outside the Wall and Kansas tribute band Know Return. 570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 to 27. $5. Info at thewestendfair.com.
Summer Film Series, a showing of “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” about 24 male students taking on the roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situation. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.
Fee-Free Days at Steamtown. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday by waiving entrance fees on National Park Service Birthday Weekend (Aug. 25 to 28). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.
Coloring for Adults. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Antique Appraisals, by Dr. Lori Verderame of the Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings.” Breiseth Hall, Room 107, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25. $30 for two items. Reservations: 570-408-5615.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Code of Silence” (1985) starring Chuck Norris. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.
One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 27. Beginners welcome. 570-823-0156.
Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a former ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 27 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Ethnic Food Festival, the 18th annual event with potato pancakes, halupki, pierogies, haluski, pagach, pulled pork, goulash and more. Also homemade bread and baked goods, theme baskets, crafts and children’s games. St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 93 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27. 570-823-0146.
Hazleton Wine and Craft Beer Festival, the fifth annual fundraiser for the Hazleton Rotary Club Community Service Projects with 15 vendors offering drink samples along with food items, craft vendors, tricky trays and entertainment by Ostrich Hat and Kartune. Hazle Township Babe Ruth Field, 601 Hazle Township Blvd. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Age 21 and older. $20 advance; $25 at the gate; $5 designated drivers. Information at hazletonrotary.org.
Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at the corner of Linden Street and North Washington Avenue. 11 a.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.
Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27. 570-965-2208.
Cars and Coffee. Bring your exotic, classic or antique car, hot rod or motorcycle to the Waverly Community House back lawn, 1115 N. Abington Road. Coffee and pastries served. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 28. No registration necessary. 570-586-8191.
Arts at Hayfield, with 120 artisans, performers, crafters and food vendors along with tours of the historic Hayfield House (at 11 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.), a quilt show, open house at the Friedman Observatory, projects with the Master Gardeners, demonstrations and children’s activities. Performers include Teddy Young and the Aces, juggler Robert Smith, Tang Soo Do martial arts, Emerald Isle Step Dancers, magician Pat Ward, the Less Boys and More, Just Us and bagpiper Rene Rosier. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 28. $2. 570-675-9232.
Jewish Film Festival, a full day of Jewish-themed movies. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Aug. 28 with “Son of Saul” (R) at noon, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” (PG) at 2 p.m., “Dough” (R) at 6:30 p.m. and “Remember” (R) at 8:30 p.m. $15 per film or $50 for all. 570-961-2300, ext. 4.
Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at its restored passenger station and freight depot. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 28 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Denison House Tours. Learn about the life and times of early settler Nathan Denison while touring his 1790 two-story home full of period furniture. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 25. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.
Forty Fort Meeting House Tours, docent-led tours exploring the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through September 25 including Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.
Summer Film Series, a showing of “Guantanamo’s Child,” a documentary about Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “An American in Paris” (1951) starring Gene Kelly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sept. 2. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Railfest, the annual celebration of railroading with locomotive and model train exhibits, caboose rides, business-car tours, music, Scranton Limited train rides, Moscow excursions, machine-shop and turntable demonstrations, Big Boy Cab tours and more. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. $7. 570-340-5200.
Pocono Garlic Festival, with more than 60 garlic-themed food and craft vendors, garlic-eating contest, children’s activities, an artisans tent with woodworking, blacksmithing, ceramics and pottery, talks on garlic growing and recipes, local wildlife and entertainment by the Lost Ramblers, Juggernaut String Band, Pfeiffer Twins, La Cuchina and Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. $12.50 one day; $17 two days. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.
The Cooperage Project in Honesdale will host a Contra Dance with live music by Poison Love 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27. $10. 570-253-2020.