Labor Day Traditions: Travel and Tortellini

This Labor Day weekend, millions are hitting the highways, traveling to celebrate the unofficial end of summer.

This family is heading to Syracuse, New York to visit family and take in a fair.

"It's the end of our summer vacation, and we're back to school, so it's a beautiful thing," said Everett Thompson of New Jersey.

For some, the travel was easy. Others? Not so much.

This man is traveling from New Jersey to Buffalo with his young children.

"It's been horrible. I've been on the road for about three hours and have only gone like 80 miles," said Gary Sung, from New Jersey.

Another holiday weekend tradition is right here in Downtown Scranton, La Festa Italiana.

People of Scranton say they love the festival.

"We love it. It's a lot of fun, and I love meeting new people," said Judy Kollra, Scranton.

La Festa Italiana draws tens of thousands to the Electric City.

Folks who travel from near and far for the music and other entertainment - but mostly the food.

"I eat everything! The sausage, the pizza, pasta fagoila, whatever's available! I eat it!" said one festival goer.

"We were really excited, and they have the down home, homemade rice pudding. So, that's why we're here. That's why I'm here," laughed Elizabeth Yelito from Nesquehoning.

Whether it was travel or tortellini, everyone Newswatch 16 spoke with plans to enjoy this summer send-off weekend.

La Festa Italiana continues through Labor Day in Scranton.