Rich Howells

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

After the Scranton VegFest was canceled about a month before its inaugural event, a different event with different organizers has emerged to take its place – the NEPA Vegfest. The first-time event is “based on promoting compassion, health, and wellness in our community” and “will include craft vendors, plant-based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

42nd La Festa Italiana takes over downtown Scranton on Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-4

42nd La Festa Italiana takes over downtown Scranton on Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-4

From a press release: The ever-popular La Festa Italiana will return on Labor Day weekend – Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4 – for its 42nd year on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. More than 80 vendors will be offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment will be featured on multiple stages around […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

After being announced in February, the first Scranton VegFest has been canceled a little over a month before its inaugural event. Set for Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Co-op Farmers Market in Scranton, the festival planned to not only feature vegetarian and vegan food, but all aspects of that lifestyle, including physical fitness and health, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4th annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival cooks up food, music, and family fun June 9-10

4th annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival cooks up food, music, and family fun June 9-10

From a press release: The fourth annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, an event that kicks off the summer season with Northeastern Pennsylvania’s favorite Polish dish, will be held on Friday, June 9 from noon-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Featuring 25 homemade food vendors and 40 non-food vendors on Main Street and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PA and NJ cuisine battle in Food Truck Border Brawl at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 10

PA and NJ cuisine battle in Food Truck Border Brawl at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on June 10

From a press release: It’s Garden State lobster rolls vs. Philly hoagies and tasty tacos battling mouth-watering empanadas, as the Food Truck Border Brawl presented by Provident Bank returns to the PNC Plaza at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Saturday, June 10. The event at the PNC Plaza (645 E. 1st St., Bethlehem), which attracted […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival celebrates 10th anniversary on May 20

Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival celebrates 10th anniversary on May 20

From a press release: The annual Montrose Chocolate & Wine Festival will be celebrating its 10th year on Saturday, May 20. The historic town of Montrose is host to the only wine and chocolate festival in Susquehanna County, running from 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Regional wineries, numerous vendors, and local businesses will give visitors an opportunity […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017

VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017

La Festa Italiana and other Scranton food festivals have their vegetarian options, but now the city is getting a festival free of meat and full of leafy green alternatives. The inaugural Scranton VegFest was announced on Wednesday with a video by RizeOptix posted on the festival’s new Facebook page explaining how the idea came together […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Backyard Ale House’s Fall Fest takes over Linden Street in Scranton with beer, food, and music Oct. 7-9

Backyard Ale House’s Fall Fest takes over Linden Street in Scranton with beer, food, and music Oct. 7-9

From a press release: Fall Fest, presented by the Backyard Ale House in downtown Scranton, gets bigger and better every year, and this year is no exception. The eighth annual Fall Fest will rock an entire block of Linden Street starting this Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9. Events will include daily stein hoisting […]

 Rich Howells

PA Oktoberfest brings beer, food, and wiener dogs to Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre Sept. 16-18

PA Oktoberfest brings beer, food, and wiener dogs to Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre Sept. 16-18

From a press release: Pennsylvania’s largest Oktoberfest returns for another weekend full of beer, food, music, wiener dog racing, and more at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre next week. The PA Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4:30 p.m.-11 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

3rd annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival celebrates homemade food and fun on June 10-11

3rd annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival celebrates homemade food and fun on June 10-11

From a press release: The third annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, an event that kicks off the summer season with Northeastern Pennsylvania’s favorite Polish dish, will be held on Friday, June 10 from noon-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The festival features many types of homemade food and craft vendors on Main […]