Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball home games this week: Wednesday, August 1 vs Pawtucket @ 7:05 p.m. and Thursday, August 2 vs Pawtucket @ 7:05 p.m.
The 75th Anniversary of the Warren County Farmers Fair continues through Saturday, August 4. Admission is $6/ $4 for ages 5-12. The fair features livestock and small animal shows, agricultural exhibits, antique and stock tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud bogging, crafters, carnival rides, a Traditional Arts Expo, and plenty of food. The olde time fair also includes a Hot Air Balloon Festival. The fairgrounds are located at the intersection of Rt. 519 and Strykers Road in Harmony Township, 3 miles north of Phillipsburg. For more information, call 908-859-6563.
The 49th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, one of America’s largest antique and classic car shows will be held August 3-5, at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Popular Street, Macungie. Gates open at 6:00 a.m. with show cars entering the fields after 7:30 a.m. A flea market goes through dusk, and arts and crafts vendors are open until 9 p.m. Entertainment goes until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Fireworks are on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.
This year is the 29th edition of Musikfest. The 10 day annual festival in downtown Bethlehem began as a small community event in 1984, but has since grown into one of the nation’s largest musical festivals. More than one million people will visit Bethlehem to experience this years’ Musikfest. There will be more than 500 performances on 15 stages and most are free! Stages are called “platzes,” homage to the city’s Germanic heritage (platz being German for “place”). Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, August 3; noon to midnight, August 4 through August 12. Musikfest ends with a grand display of fireworks from Sand Island on Sunday evening, August 12.
Also known as the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show, The New Jersey State Fair begins on Friday, August 3, and runs ten days through Sunday, August 12. It is one of New Jersey’s premier family activities of the year. The fair offers everything from farm tractor pulls to topflight entertainment; from home baked goods to exotic food from around the world; from kiddy rides to thrills on high speed carnival rides. The state’s agricultural tradition is well represented in the barns at the livestock exhibitions, in the horticultural exhibits and contests, and in the Horse Show Ring. The fair is located at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd., Augusta. For more information, call 973-948-5500. Regular Admission at the gate is $12/ $9 for seniors (60 and over), and is $6 for kids ages 6-12.
Sunday August 5th culminates a weekend of racing with the PA 400 at Pocono International Raceway. For tickets call: 1-800-RACEWAY.
The Philadelphia Eagles 2012 Training Camp at Lehigh University continues through August 14.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 21st season at DeSales University in Center Valley. Performances run through August 5. The PA Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company which is home to 150 artists from around the country. Events are held both indoor and outdoor. Visit their website for a complete listing of times and dates of performances.
The Easton Farmers’ Market, America’s longest running open-air market in its 260th season is held every Saturday through November 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centre Square in downtown Easton.
Yearlong indoor/outdoor Farmers’ Market at the Westgate Mall, 2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Visit the Westgate Mall on Facebook or call Laurel at 610-216-5343 for more info.
Emmaus Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday, until the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving in November in the KNBT parking lot, 235 Main Street, Emmaus, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Visit on Facebook.
Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market in its 7th season located on Water Street in Hellertown continues every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through November.
The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market at Campus Square, Lehigh University runs every Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October 25th at Morton and New Streets, Southside Bethlehem. There will be locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, meat orders, eggs, breads and pastries, cookies, specialty popcorn and trail mixes.
The Downtown Bethlehem Association Farmers’ Market is held at the Sun Inn Courtyard, 556 Main Street in Bethlehem. The market will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday until October 23.
The SteelStacks Farmers’ Market will not be held due to Musikfest until August 23 and will then continue through November 1.
Plaza Growers’ Market at Allentown Arts Park located on 5th Street between Linden and Court Streets, Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The market will run through October.