Almost 90 vendors signed up to sell ethnic foods, crafts, craft beers and other goods and foods at the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair the weekend after Memorial Day, an organizer said.
Designed to highlight local culture and heritage, the organizers expect the five-day fair — May 29 to June 2 at Montage Mountain Resorts — to attract 30,000 to 40,000 people, according to a news release.
The fair also set a $10 admission price. Admission includes rides and access to the nearby Montage Mountain Waterpark. The fair also has a website — lackawannacountyheritagefairs.com — where people can order tickets and learn more about attractions.
Organizers say the public can expect a fair packed with rides, live entertainment, craftsmen, exhibits by heritage and civic groups and other attractions. Fair operations manager Toni Graytock said fairgoers can choose from Ukrainian, Polish, German, Italian, Lebanese, Chinese and other ethnic and non-ethnic foods.
“I have a lot of different cultural foods coming in,” Graytock said.
The entertainment will include ethnic-dance groups, the Scranton Civic Ballet, children’s theater performances, cultural readings and videos and historical displays. Other attractions include a 4-H booth, glass blowers, wood carvers, pottery makers, puppet shows, a magician, a women’s lumberjack sports group, local wineries, craft breweries and numerous local bands.
“I can’t even tell how many different things and different organizations,” Graytock said. “There’s going to be something for somebody to do all of the time.”
The fair hours are 4 to 10 p.m. May 29 and 30; 2 to 11 p.m. May 31; noon to 11 p.m. June 1; and noon to 8 p.m. June 2, according to the fair website.
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