What To Do: Summer might be ending, but fun isn’t

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times

Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show

That scent of burning rubber that you smell in the air is most likely caused by summer screeching to a halt.

Hard as it is to believe, we’ve arrived at Labor Day Weekend — the weekend when summer unofficially draws to a close. The official end of summer arrives later in the month but for some, summer is already over because the new school year has already begun.

One thing that will never change about the Labor Day Weekend is the longevity of the annual events staged on the last holiday weekend of the summer. Many of the area’s annual Labor Day Weekend events have been held continuously for 40 years or longer.

The Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show (Routes 100 and 401, Bucktown, 610-458-3344, www.ludwigshorseshow.com) is in elevated status near the top of the list of the Chester County’s longest-running annual Labor Day Weekend events.

The show, which is held at Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show Grounds, has passed its diamond anniversary. The 2019 edition of the show, which is the 76th annual staging of the event, will be held August 31-September 2 at its long-time site in the northern part of Chester County.

The three-day event will feature a variety of fun activities. Families can enjoy rides, vendors, face-painting, hayrides, live music, games, food concessions and children’s games. There will also be a large number of booths with representatives of groups that are involved in the preservation of open space.

The very first Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show was staged in 1943 as a small show to raise money for local scout troops. It featured just 88 horses. Now, it is a very large show with over 400 horses competing for three days in both hunter and jumper classes.

The featured equestrian event is the Lexus Jumper Mini-Prix competition. Other competitions will feature dressage, cones and cross country — and over $3,000 in prize money.

The horse show features a number of special events including a country fair, a carriage parade, pie-eating contests, a costumed pet parade, Creepy Crawlers Big & Small, a “Mounted Parade of Hounds,” the Thorncroft Mainstreamers, hay rides, an antique tractor show, Silkie’s Farm Alpacas, “Pioneer Games” and amusement rides.

The show will run from 8 a.m.-dusk each day. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under).

There is a festival in northern Delaware that sailed past the century mark more than a decade ago.

It’s the Arden Town Fair (The Village of Arden, 2126 The Highway, Arden, Delaware, 302-475-3126, www.ardenclub.org) which is celebrating its 112th anniversary this year. It will be held August 31 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The well-attended holiday event has many popular features such as delicious homemade baked goods, the Library Gild’s used book sale, more than 120 vendors of handmade crafts and jewelry, children’s games and rides and the antiques and collectibles market with more than 50 dealers.

Other attractions at the fair are the food court, pony rides, the dunk booth, booths selling plants from the Gardeners Gild, dance demonstrations, the popular Beer Garden with continuous live entertainment and the Holistic Expo at the Buzz Ware Village Center.

The Fair’s lineup of live music in the Shady Grove this year includes Diamond State Concert Band, Pocket Fours, Fish Castle, 4 Piece and a Biscuit, Nicely, Smith, & Hawkins, Mark and the Unruhlies, Stackabones and MEGA.

Duryea Day

Having been around for more than a half-century, Duryea Day has one of Boyertown’s most popular annual events. This year, Duryea Day (Boyertown Community Park, Second and Madison streets, Boyertown, 610-367-2090, www.boyertownmuseum.org) is celebrating its 54th year with another top-flight “Antique and Classic Car Show.”

The one-day event, which is hosted by the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, serves as a showcase for antique and classic cars and trucks of all types. This year, it will be held on August 31 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the scenic park in downtown Boyertown.

Duryea Day was created as a tribute to local automobile pioneer Charles Duryea, who started building automobiles in Reading more than a century ago. Duryea was making automobiles long before most people in the area had even seen a car.

A Labor Day Weekend tradition, the “Antique and Classic Car Show” draws exhibitors from all over the Mid-Atlantic region with an amazing array of collector cars, antique trucks, hot rods, vintage motorcycles, custom cars and special interest vehicles.

Visitors have the opportunity to get up-close looks at a number of automobiles they probably have never seen before — cars made by long-defunct companies such as Franklin, Winton and Peerless. There will also be displays of timeless classics like the Ford “Model T.”

The auto show will feature awards in the following categories – Antique Pre-War Car, Antique Post-War Car, Antique Commercial Truck, Street Machine, Antique Pickup Truck, Street Rod, Antique Motorcycle and Antique Sports Car.

In addition to the car show, Duryea Day also features live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, a 50/50 drawing, a “car corral” and an auto flea market. There will also be a variety of entertainment and special activities for children.

Admission to Boyertown Park for Duryea Day is $7 for adults and $3 for children (ages 6-12). Visitors to Duryea Day can take advantage of complimentary admission to the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles. A special trolley will make continuous loops between the park and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles until 4 p.m.

The Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival (Salem County Fair Grounds, Route 40, Woodstown, New Jersey, 302-321-6466, www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org) has also been on the Labor Day Weekend schedule for a long, long time.

This weekend, the highly popular annual music event, which runs from August 30-September 1, will celebrate its 48th anniversary. The festival will feature three days of old-time music – the kind of music that takes you back to a bygone era and makes you feel good.

The event was first held on Labor Day Weekend in 1972 in Glasgow, Delaware and was known as the Delaware Bluegrass Festival. It remained in Delaware through 1989 and moved to its current location in 1990.

Live music at this year’s festival will start on August 30 with a lineup featuring Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, Becky Buller Band, Gibson Brothers, Steppin’ @ the Junction, and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.

The lineup for August 31 features John Reichman & Jaybirds, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, Tuba Skinny, Appalachian Road Show, and Travelin’ McCourys.

On September 1, live music will be provided by The Onlies, Tuesday Mountain Boys, Slocan Ramblers, Kathy Kallick Band, Special Consensus and Balsam Range.

Single day tickets are $60 (Friday and Saturday) and $50 (Sunday). Weekend tickets are $125 and senior citizens (62 and over) get $5 per day off daily tickets or $15 off weekend ticket price. Student tickets are $30 for Friday or Saturday, $25 for Sunday and $60 for the weekend.

Volksfest at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein

Another really, really old annual event in the area is the Labor Day Volksfest at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein (9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, http://cannstatter.org/).

Held every year since 1873, the Cannstatter Volksfest is the nation’s oldest German festival and one of Philadelphia’s longest-running Labor Day Weekend events.

The 147th annual staging of the festival, which is running from August 31-September 2, features tasty German food items such as Weisswurst, Bratwurst, Leberkaese, Heisser Leberkäse, Kartoffel-Salat, Schnitzel, Maultaschen, Spätzle, Pflaumenkuchen, Zwetschgenkuchen and, of course, Frankfurters.

One of the most popular sites at the fair will be the biergarten which will have an attractive variety of great-tasting German beer on tap.

The Volksfest is a family-oriented event that has amusement rides, games and an array of activities for every age group. There will be German music and dancing, souvenir booths, German traditional singing and vendors with German clothing.

The Volksfest will have live music each day with a roster of acts that includes Greater Kensington String Band, GTV Almrausch Schuplattlers, Altweibermühle (Old Ladies Mill), The Heimatklänge, and The Bratwurst Boys Band.

Admission is $6 for one day, $9 for two-day pass, and $11 for three-day pass. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

Polish Festival the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa

The 54th Annual Polish Festival the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, 215-345-0600, www.czestochowa.us) is being held from August 31-September 2 and again on September 7 and 8.

Visitors to the festival will be able to feast on such Polish delicacies as kielbasa, pierogies, placki, holubki and chruschicki. There will also be several beer booths on the grounds.

The festival will feature rides, games, a “Polish Wedding & Dozynki,” “Medieval & WWII Polish Living History Groups” and a full slate of Polish music and polka bands.

Admission to the festival is $12 per person.

Allentown Fair

When it comes to festivals in North America, the Allentown Fair (17th and Chew Street, Allentown, 610-433-7541, www.allentownfairpa.org) is without a doubt one of the oldest – if not the oldest. It’s an event that has been drawing large crowds ever since ’52 – that’s 1852.

The popular Allentown Fair was first staged in October 1852 when the Lehigh County Agricultural Society held its first fair. The huge annual fair in Allentown is still one of the state’s premier late-summer attractions.

Now known as “The Great Allentown Fair”, the 2019 edition opens on August 27 and runs through September 2. It will be the fair’s 167th anniversary this year.

The Allentown Fair is a fun-filled event that spans generations and appeals to people of all ages. The multi-day event at the Allentown Fairgrounds features thousands of farm, garden and home exhibits and competitions along with thrill rides, amusement games, variety acts, international food and some of the top entertainers currently on tour.

The Grandstand Stage’s 2019 schedule features Miranda Lambert on August 30; Why Didn’t We? on August 31; Hall & Oates on September 1; Demolition Derby on September 2.

The fair’s list of daily entertainment attractions also includes Zuzu Acrobats, The Uptown Band, Harvest Patio, “Bruno Blaszak Royal Bengal Tigers Show,” DialedAction Sports, “Texas Tommy’s Wild West Revue,” “World of Wonders,” Moodonna,  “Robinson’s Pig Paddling Porkers,” “Lil’ Farm Hands,” and “4-H Petting Zoo.”

As always, amusement games and rides are one of the fair’s main attractions. This year, the Great Allentown Fair will again feature thrilling rides and games of skill and chance presented by Powers Great American Midways.

There will also be a wide array of agricultural competitions and exhibits each day at the fair. Tickets are $8 for adults with children under 12 admitted free.

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (Mount Hope Estate and Winery grounds, Route 72, Cornwall, 717-665-7021, www.parenfaire.com) is in full swing right now.

This year’s 39th annual staging of the event, which bills itself as “the most wondrous event in all the Knowne World”, is running now through October 27. The festive annual event features authentic Elizabethan food and drink, traditional crafts from the guildsmen of yore and old-time games of skill — and a cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed re-enactors.

Each week, the Faire presents a themed weekend. On August 17 and 18, it will be time for Celtic Weekend.” Guests can share in the Celtic pride of pipers, Highland Games, Celtic wares, foods, music, dancing, and lots of “bonnie lasses and kilt clad boyos.”

Every summer, the Faire, which takes place at Mount Hope Estate and Winery’s authentic 35-acre recreation of a 16th-century village in Olde England, features a new story from a different year of England’s past. This year’s Faire will take you back in time to the year 1558.

More than 70 shows are scheduled throughout each day on the Faire’s numerous stages.

Without a doubt, the most popular attraction is the Jousting Arena. Visitors to the Faire flock to Bosworth Field whenever it’s time for the Ultimate Joust. Peasants lead cheers for their favorite knights while musicians pound out a heart-thumping beat. The Master of the List announces the combatants and soon an encounter of royal proportions ensues.

The Faire offers a wide variety of activities for visitors, including listening to bagpipe music, checking out handsome Lords in their colorful silks, watching a jester’s acrobatics, learning how to juggle, being the recipient of a gypsy woman’s flirtations and watching the march of Beefeater Guards.

Guildsmen’s Way is the area that features a large variety of merchants and artisans, including jewelers, candle makers, potters, herbalists, leather smiths, clothiers, and pewter makers — all offering for sale and demonstrating their ancient wares.

And, there are more than 20 Royal Kitchens located around the faire with menus featuring a wide variety of food and beverage.

Single-day tickets are available at the gate for $31.95 but can be purchased in advance online for $27.95. For children (age 5-11) single-day tickets are available at the gate and online for $12.95. Season Passes are also available at $125 for adult and $45 for children.

Lancaster has a pair of craft shows this weekend that definitely qualify as two of the top events in the longevity category.

The Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival (Harrisburg Pike and the Route 30 Bypass, Lancaster, 717-735-8883, www.longspark.org) and the Heart of Lancaster County Arts and Crafts Show (Root’s Country Market-Auction, 705 Graystone Road, Manheim, 717-898-6297, www.heartoflancasterartsandcraftshow.com) have both been around for decades.

The 41st Annual Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival runs from August 30-September 1 at Long’s Park in downtown Lancaster. The 31st Annual Heart of Lancaster County Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled to take place on September 2 and 3 at Root’s Country Market-Auction.

More than 200 fine artists and artisans representing 30 states were selected through a juried process for inclusion in this year’s show at scenic Long’s Park, an 80-acre park in the center of Lancaster. All proceeds benefit the free Long’s Park summer entertainment series.

A large contingent of artisans will be selling their wares and demonstrating their crafts each day at Long’s Park. The show will feature an array of categories, including drawing, glass, paper, musical instruments, ceramics, leather, printmaking, wearable fiber, mixed media, precious jewelry, painting, metal, decorative fiber, photography, sculpture, toys and wood.

The “Susquehanna Style Bistro” at Long’s Park will offer guests a tasty selection of food from some of the region’s finest restaurants and caterers. The selection of salads, pastas, sandwiches, seafood and desserts will be complemented by a selection of fine wines, craft beers and special mimosas.

The festival will also present live entertainment all three days.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for one day and $18 for multi-day.

The Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show is celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year — and its eighth anniversary as a two-day event. This year’s show will feature a roster of more than 200 artists and fine craftsmen from all around the East.

This juried event features a wide variety of traditional, primitive, and contemporary art and crafts. Importantly, all the items on display at this show are hand-crafted by the artists. The event also offers an array of crafts demonstrations.

There will be vendors with a wide variety of food and beverage items at the event, which is scheduled for August 31 and September 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Additionally, live entertainment will be provided by the Susquehanna Pipes and Drums and the jazz group Over Easy.

One of the nicest attractions offered by the Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show is free admission for all.

Chaddsford Winery (Route 1, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, www.chaddsford.com) is presenting its “Labor Day Jazz Festival” from August 31-September 2.

The festival will feature back-to-back sets from local jazz musicians. Visitors will be able to choose from a variety of seasonal wines and wine cocktails or select an ice-cold craft beer. Food trucks will be onsite dishing out snacks and street food.

The line-up of live music features Sam and Bruce from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Pearl Street Band from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday; Sam and Bruce from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Rob Zinn Jazz Band from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday; and Craig Satchell and the Dixie Trio from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday.

This year’s participating food trucks will be The Plum Pit and Gemelli Gelato.

Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) is a great place to enjoy nature’s summertime living flower show.

The biggest attraction at Longwood right now is the Festival of Fountains, which is running now through September 30.

With fountains that jet as high as 175 feet, gardens filled with colorful summer blooms, shade-friendly trees, exotic day and night blooming waterlilies, and live music outdoors, Longwood gardens has something for everyone.

The fountain project took two years and $90 million in renovations. The fountain features more than 1,300 jets and streams, a similar amount of LEDs, a variety of flame features and a wide array of plants from around the world.

Longwood’s popular Main Fountain Garden has returned for a second season after attracting more than 600,000 guests last year with its 1,719 jets twirling and dancing to music. At night, Illuminated Fountain Performances return featuring a selection of dynamic new shows and past favorites.

In addition to the Main Fountain Garden, Longwood is also home to a collection of other fountain gardens, including the enchanting Italian Water Garden and Open Air Theatre fountains, which also perform daily.

The ultra-popular Festival of Fountains features the gardens in their summer splendor. Flowering annuals and perennials abound, as well as the breathtaking Waterlily Display that showcases aquatic plants from all over the world.

The main special event this week will be “Fireworks and Fountains” on September 1.

Admission to Longwood Gardens is $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for youth (ages 5-18).

Clam Bake

On September 1, the Lionville Fire Company (15 South Village Avenue, Lionville, https://www.facebook.com/LFCO47/) is hosting its annual “Clam Bake.”

Guest are invited to come to the event and support the Lionville Fire Company in one of its biggest fundraisers of the year — and the biggest block party of the season.

Just $40 gets you three dozen clams, all-you-can-eat corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, deli salads, Fred’s Homemade Clam Chowder and drinks.

The $20 children’s tickets for kids 3-12 do not include clams. Kids under 3 are free.

Activities include live entertainment by the Chester County Lawmen, a horseshoe tournament, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

The West Chester Growers’ Market (intersection of North Church and West Chestnut street, West Chester) will host its annual Labor Day Weekend Picnic.

The merchants at the outdoor market hold the event at the end of every summer as a “thank you” for its customers.

They will be grilling free locally grown triple sweet corn and hot dogs for all market guests. They will also be offering free refreshing lemonade – and biodegradable mini corn shaped ballpoint pens.

This event, which is free and open to all, is a rain-or-shine event and will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

On August 31, The Colonial Theatre (227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, thecolonialtheatre.com) is hosting “Splatterfest 8.”

The theater is presenting five of the most outlandish and entertaining horror movies ever made, including, slasher favorite “The Slumber Party Massacre,” a brand-new restoration of “The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue,” supernatural satanic shocker “Demonoid,” the uncensored restoration of the cannibal classic “Death Line,” and Lucio Fulci & Bruno Mattei’s infamous “Zombi 3!”

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.

The event gets underway at 6 p.m. with general admission seating.

The West Chester Railroad (Market Street Station, West Chester, 610-430-2233, www.westchesterrr.net) is running its special “Summer Picnic Special” trains every Sunday now through September 22.

The round-trip train ride travels to the village of Glen Mills and back and lasts for 90 minutes. During the brief layover in Glen Mills, riders can explore the historic Pennsylvania Railroad station and have a snack in the railroad’s picnic grove along the Chester Creek.

Riders can order a boxed lunch when they purchase their tickets online. Sandwich choices are ham and cheese hoagies, turkey and cheese hoagies, and PB&J. All lunches, which are made fresh, come with chips, fruit, drink and cookies.

Additionally, the lunches are packed in a special reusable lunch bag emblazoned with the WCRR logo. Tickets for the train rides are $15 for adults, $13 for children ages 2-12 and free for kids under two.

The Wilmington & Western Railroad (2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-998-193, www.wwrr.com) will run its “Super Hero Express” on August 31 at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Jumping straight out of the comic books, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Leonardo the Ninja Turtle wil visit the Wilmington & Western to ride the rails.

Passengers will be able to ride to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove with the Super Heroes — and all are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite super hero costume. This is a 1½-hour round-trip.

Due to popular demand, the tourist rail has added an additional date for this event — Saturday, August 31.

This departure is powered by one of W&WRR’s historic first-generation diesel locomotives.

Tickets for these trains are $20 for adults, $19 for senior citizens and $18 for children.

The Native Plant Sale and Open Farm Days are scheduled for August 31 and September 1 at Yellow Springs Farm Native Plant Nursery and Artisanal Goat Cheese Farm (1165 Yellow Springs Road, Yellow Springs, 610-827-2014, www.yellowspringsfarm.com).

Visitors to the Farm on Labor Day weekend will be treated to a free, family-friendly outing. This is an outdoor event, held rain or shine.

There will have hundreds of plants ready in the nursery — flowers, ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees – and gardeners ready to offer expert advice on plant selection.

The two-day event will also have many goat cheese selections and yogurts ready for sampling and purchase.

On August 31, the Independence Seaport Museum (211 S. Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, 215-413-8655, www.phillyseaport.org) is offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront. Fireworks will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Advance tickets to the fireworks include admission to Independence Seaport Museum and its National Historic Ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna, plus a premium view of this illuminated spectacle from the top of its rotunda (reserved exclusively for ticket holders).

Visitors can make it a day on the waterfront by exploring the Museum, renting a boat at Paddle Penn’s Landing, and grabbing refreshments on Deck, the museum’s second floor terrace bar. Admiral’s Tavern, the museum’s pop-up beer garden on Olympia, will also be open on Saturday.

Independence Seaport Museum will be open on August 31 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. National Historic Ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors, youth and students.

The Blue Corn Green and Organic Festival will be held on September 1 at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (Chestnut Street and Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, 215-922-2386, http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com).

The Blue Corn Green and Organic Festival

The Blue Corn Green and Organic Festival is a cultural effort to gather communities from all walks of life under a common awareness theme that supports the need for promoting a sustainable lifestyle that fuses old traditions with new ways of living.

This festival is a gathering of agriculture experts, market owners, restaurateurs, artists, musicians and tribal groups to support farmers local to the area and from Mexico.

The event will be held from noon-5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Delaware River Waterfront will be a bustle of activity all weekend

On August 30, the Smooth Jazz Summer Nights concert series culminates with an electrifying performance by renowned violinist Damien Escobar and his eclectic mix of jazz, hip hop, classical, pop and R&B stylings.

The schedule for August 31 includes “Through the Decades: A Tribute Bands Concert” at Spruce Street Harbor Park, discounts and deals all day long at waterfront destinations, and a free concert by Philly Bloco at 8 p.m. followed by an amazing fireworks finale.
September 1 will feature the closing of Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest with a special Team Theme Skate Night with Really Philly Collective and skating to beats by DJ Mar.

Another popular activity will be  Sunday’s with Popup Play at Spruce Street Harbor Park  at 11:30 a.m. featuring free, themed, kid-friendly activities the whole family will love. There will also be the Art Star PopUp Market with more than 20 curated art and craft vendors .

September 2 will be the official closing day of Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest .

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted and are wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

On August 31 and September 1, the Museum of the American Revolution (101 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, www.amrevmuseum.org) will host an event called “Dog Days of Summer.”

What was canine culture like in 18th-century America?

Were people and pooches always best furry friends?

Throughout Labor Day Weekend, visitors to the museum can learn about memorable mutts, such as a British bulldog who chased after cannonballs at the Siege of Yorktown or General Charles Lee’s dogs who followed him to the battlefield.

Other activities include posing for your own pet portrait, searching for lost dogs in the galleries and making a historically-inspired dog button.
On Saturday, visitors will be able to enjoy special activities with their dogs at the museum’s Plaza, featuring PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), ACCT Philly, and Philly’s Pups for Independence.

Admission to the museum is $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and $14 for youth.

When MADE IN AMERICA (madeinamericafest.com) returns to Philadelphia for its eighth year this Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1), the annual event will feature food offerings as diverse and vibrant as Philadelphia. This year’s MADE IN AMERICA will celebrate the local food culture with festival’s offerings that include a mix of flavors.  This year’s options are situated throughout the festival site and include BBQ, Greek, Mexican, Turkish, Southern, Jamaican, Italian, Mediterranean, Korean, Asian fusion, along with Philadelphia favorites (cheesesteaks and pretzels) and traditional offerings including burgers, ice cream, French fries and Vegan options.

This year’s MIA line-up features Travis Scott, Cardi B, Juice WRLD, James Blake, Lizzo, Kaskade, Lil Uzi Vert, Rosalia, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Gucci Mane, Bazzi, Jorja Smith, KAYTRANADA, Blueface, Dominic Fike, Alina Baraz, Pink Sweat$, Jacob Banks, Grace Carter, Kayzo, Tierra Whack, Roddy Ricch, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Hippie Sabotage, SG Lewis (DJ Set), MadeinTYO, DaBaby, Jay Critch, Amber Mark, Megan Thee Stallion, Buddy, KASAI, Melii, IDK, Channel Tres, Elephante, Phantoms, Set Mo, 99 Neighbors, Calboy, Charly Bliss, Angelica Vila.

Two-day passes cost $175 and single-day passes cost $89.50.

There will be a fun and educational event this weekend at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, www.colonialplantation.org).

“Back to School Science Day” will be held on September 1 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Young students can take part in experiments such as dyeing cloth, churning butter, mixing soap and making candles. They will learn how to decide what it takes to breed “the perfect sheep.”

Participants will be able to meet Ben Franklin, learn about his inventions, and discover the everyday science we take for granted.

The event will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

A popular event in Delaware this weekend is “Steamin’ Days” at Auburn Heights Preserve (3000 Creek Road, Yorklyn, Delaware, 302-239-2385, http://auburnheights.org) on September 1.

“Steamin’ Days,” which is held on the first Sunday of the month through November, focuses on steam power.

During “Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights,” the site is bustling with activity. Visitors are encouraged to climb into an antique automobile or board one of the trains and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. They can also tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family.

Also included is entry to the Marshall Steam Museum, which features the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars along with a 1930s working Lionel electric train display, a hands-on engine display, kids’ activities and exhibits and the Museum Gift Shop.

Activities run from 12:30-4:30 p.m. each time. Combo Tickets, which cover all rides and building tours, are $19 (13 and older) and $12 (age 12 and under).

On August 31, the Delaware Children’s Museum (550 Justison St, Wilmington, Delaware, delawarechildrensmuseum.org) will present Star Wars Day.

Visitors are invited to join the DCM and the 501st legion Garrison Carida for an afternoon of Star Wars science and fun.

Participants will be able to meet their favorite Star Wars characters and enjoy Star Wars related programming throughout the museum.

The event will run from noon-3 p.m.

Admission to the museum is $9.

Bellevue State Park (800 Carr Road, Wilmington, Delaware, www.destateparks.com/History/bellevue) will host its annual “End of Summer Bash.”

The event, which starts at noon, will feature yard games, food trucks, a Cornhole Tournament, a hayride, a campfire and live music.

Food trucks at this event will be: Uncle Johns BBQ Stand and Nude Food and the dessert trucks will be Woodside Farm Creamery.

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