NE Fair opens tuesday, June 18

June 27th, 2015 1:26 am

First Posted: 5/30/2013

One of Northeast Pennsylvania’s biggest and most affordable annual family events, the Northeast Fair, a Pennsylvania State Agricultural Fair, will begin on Tuesday, June 18 and continue through Sunday, June 23 at the 42-acre fair grounds located off Route 315 in Pittston Township.

Complete information about all activities and events at the fair, including reduced cost advance admission tickets, can be found at the Northeast Fair website

The Northeast Fair offers over 1,500 contests with thousands of dollars in prize money to be awarded, allowing plenty of opportunity for Pennsylvania residents to enter their favorite contests and show off their talents.

Contest categories in the 2013 Contest Guide include special baking contests, floral exhibits & horticulture, needlecraft, arts, photography, crafts, wine & beer making, home produced foods, vegetables & tomatoes, 4-H, evergreen trees, grain & hay, fruits & nuts, group exhibits, antique farm equipment, fair queen contest (limited to Luzerne and Lackawanna County residents), battle of the bands, apiary & maple products, home grown music, special categories limited to youth under 19 years of age, and the beautiful baby contest.

First place blue ribbon winners of several contests will represent the Northeast Fair at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, competing against the first place winners of other Pennsylvania Fairs for the title and cash prizes of Pennsylvania’s best.

The website includes simple instructions of how to register for a contest, how to exhibit, and how to claim awards. The 2013 Northeast Fair Contest Guide is available on the fair website

This year’s Motor Sports competitions promise to be more exciting than ever.

The events begin on Thursday, June 20 with the biggest motorsport event in fair history - a Monster Truck Freestyle Competition featuring the famous “Aftershock” and “Krazy Train”.

Motor Sports continue on Friday, June 21 with Championship Double Figure 8 Auto Racing and a Compact Car Demolition.

On Saturday, June 22 experience the Demolition Derby Championships featuring full sized modified and stock derby cars.

There will be a wide selection of food at this year’s fair, with over 30 food concessions with hundreds of delicious and varied food items.

One of the unique features of the Northeast Fair is that the fair board requires all food vendors to provide seating so fair guests have a place to sit and enjoy their food, rather than being forced to stand.

Group & Family Day will be Friday, June 21 and the fair will open at 9:15 a.m. and feature extensive morning and afternoon educational and entertainment activities specially designed for children and early teens, along with over 25 amusement park style rides. Group & Family Day information along with special group pricing and group offerings are available on the fair website or by calling the fair business office at 570-654-2503.

Fair gate admission is $10 and only $7 with advance purchase, which includes unlimited free rides, all shows and exhibits, concerts and Motor Sports. Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. gate admission is only $7 and is good to late night closing.