Northeast Fair Kicks off Season of Fun

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PITTSTON TOWNSHIP-- Tuesday evening the Northeast Fair opened its gates, ushering in a season of festivals and fun.

While the fair may not have the traditional livestock displays, there were exotic animals ranging from alpacas to zebras, as well as racing pigs.

While some fair-goers tried to win prizes at the games of chance, exhibitors were aiming for a blue ribbon and a trip to the state fair

Rachel Michos, director of exhibitions said, "People from all over the state can enter their entries for whatever category, we have prizes in every category, so the more they enter the better chance they have of winning."

And when it comes to food there are the classic favorites, but fitting with local traditions, so there is also a taste of Italy.

Cheesecake vendor Joseph Ferrara said, "I run across a lot of people who don't know what a cannoli is, so I like to bring the Italian culture to the community."

The fair benefits the Pittston Township Volunteer fire department, a 10 dollar admission includes unlimited rides.