New Castle Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 31, corner of East and East Washington streets, New Castle. Produce and organic produce, baked goods, gluten-free products, sugar-free products, pasta, plant cuttings, canned goods, honey, crafts, entertainment. For vendor or performing information, email

Fresh Marketplace at New Wilmington Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 5., at Chestnut Street behind Mugsies, New Wilmington. Featuring baked goods, eggs, meats, cheeses and much more. 

Ellwood City Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5, 500 Beaver Ave., Ellwood City. Fresh produce, baked goods and more. Live music from 9 to 11 a.m.

Pulaski Flea and Farmer’s Market, 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 11, 8417 Mercer St., Pulaksi. Produce and treasures to shop and browse.

James Rosati Art Exhibit, through Oct. 23, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. Sculpture and works on paper from the American sculptor. Free admission. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Cheeseman Fright Farm, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 31, 147 Kennedy Road, Portersville. Outdoor haunted attraction for teens and adults, weather permitting. $15 per person. (724) 368-3233.

Cheeseman Pumpkin Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays from through Oct. 31, 147 Kennedy Road, Portersville. Family-friendly event offering hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, hay maze, farm animals and concessions. $4 per person; free under 2 years old. (724) 368-3233.

Irons Mill Farmstead, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Nov. 1, 252 Greenfield Road, New Wilmington. Fall festival and corn maze for families of all ages. $12.95 per person.

Night at the Zoo, 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Oct. 1 to 31, Living Treasures Wild Animal Park, 268 Fox Road, New Castle. Take a walk in the dark through torch-lit walkways to see and hear the animals at night. Costume and jack-o-lantern contests and more. Normal admission rates apply. (724) 924-9571 or

Cheeseman Fright Farm, 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 2 to 31, 147 Kennedy Road, Portersville. A haunted attraction for teens and adults. Outside, weather permitting. $15 per person. (724) 368-3233.

New Wilmington Kiwanis Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3, at the building behind Jameson New Wilmington Health Center, 138 S. Market St., New Wilmington. Hardback books for $1; paperbacks for 50 cents. Thousands of books available, displayed by category. Proceeds support community programs, especially those serving children and youth. 

Northwest Pennsylvania Steam Engine and Old Equipment Association Fall Fling Festival, 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Oct. 3-4, Portersville Steam Show, 1512 Perry Highway, Portersville. Harvest show featuring apple butter and apple cider making, saw milling and train rides. Old gas engines, antique farm tractors and machinery and cars will be on display, as will model trains. Admission is $2 per person; children under 11 are free. (724) 285-7038.

11th annual Walk or Run to Help Children with Dyslexia, 9 a.m. Oct. 3, Children’s Dyslexia Center of Western Pennsylvania, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., New Castle. 5K course, rain or shine, and full breakfast following. Preregistration is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12; the price increases to $20 for adults on the day of the event. Registration is at 8 a.m. (724) 654-5408 or (724) 654-3989.

Indoor Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3, Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2424 E. Washington St. New Castle. Treasures, Christmas decorations, new and used items.Tables available to rent; call (724) 652-4646 or (724) 652-3919. 

Villa Maria Community Center Harvest Day, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 225 Villa Maria Road, Villa Maria. Free family event to honor agriculture heritage with farm fresh food, music, children’s activities, hayrides, vendors and more. (724) 964-8920, extension 3348.

Oktoberfest, 1 to 11 p.m. Oct 3, Cascade Park Dance Pavilion, 1928 E. Washington St. New Castle. Free festival celebrating German culture and song, and including dancing, food, and beer. Sponsored by the Eintracht Singing Society. (724) 652-7221.

5K Run and 1-mile Walk/Run in New Wilmington, 9 a.m. Oct. 4, Westminster College Field House. 8 a.m. sign in; 9 a.m. 5K start and 10:30 a.m. 1-mile walk/run starts. $15 per person in advance or $20 day of event for 5K; $10 per person or $15 day of event for 1-mile walk/run. Fee includes T-shirt. Benefits Wilmington Area Education Foundation.

Annual Fall Auction and Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Mahoning Valley Grange, 1208 Skyhill Road, Edinburg. $10 adults; $6 children 5 to 12; free for children 4 and under. Auction starts at 7 p.m.; includes crafts, baked goods, apple butter, pork chops, sausage, cider, Amish quilt, door prizes and raffles. 

Job Fair and Training Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7, PA CareerLink Lawrence County, 102 Margaret St., New Castle. Come dressed to make a good impression; meet local employers and training providers. 1 p.m. speed networking session.

33rd annual Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 10 Apple Castle, 2777 State Rout 18, New Wilmington. More than 60 crafters, live entertainment, hayrides, pick your own apples and pumpkins, donuts, cider and more. Free attendance; fees for some activities. (724) 652-3221 or

Volant Pumpkin Festival and 2nd Saturday Celebration, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 10, Main Street, Volant. Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the season with games, music, horse-drawn wagon rides, Amish doughnuts and local vendors. (724) 533-5611 or

Family Forest Fun, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 11, Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria. Join in a seasonal woodland walk with kids’ activities and a take-home project. $2 per person or $5 per family (more than two). (724) 964-8920, ext. 3387.

MomentuM 2025, 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., New Castle. Second annual entrepreneur conference, Entrepreneur 2.0 Growing Momentum to 2025. $25 per person includes morning refreshments, lunch, speakers and handouts. Sign up at (724) 378-2882.

Autumn Harvest Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17, Scott Township Volunteer Fire Department, 3712 Harlansburg Road, New Castle. Handmade crafts, Chinese auction, raffles, homemade foods, flower arrangements, wreaths, jewelry, wood crafts, crochet, paper crafts, candles and more. (724) 658-5966 or (724) 530-2235.

Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society’s Spooky Rails 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18, Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 2424 E. Washington St., New Castle. Features all gauges of trains, die cast cars and trucks, rail fan items, parts and videos, operating layout, and food. $4 admission; children 12 and under are free. For more information or for table reservations, call (724) 866-4142.

Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2424 E. Washington St., New Castle. Baked goods, jewelry, crocheted items, holiday flowers, arrangements, homemade candies and more. Proceeds benefit Shenango Township Ladies Auxiliary. (724) 652-3919 or (724) 652-4646.

Bessemer Mohawk Rotary Club Ziti Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Mohawk High School, 385 Mohawk School Road, Bessemer. $9 adults; $4.50 children 12 and under. Tickets available at the door; take-out also available. (724) 667-4181.

A Taste Of The Town, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. at the New Englander, 3009 Wilmington Road. Corporate/Family reserved table of 10 for $350. Individual tickets are $38. More than 20 area restaurants will serve samples of their cuisine. Make checks payable to the United Way of Lawrence County, 223 Mercer St. (724) 658-8528.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for St. Vitus School, 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Nov. 1, St. Vitus gym, 915 S. Jefferson St., New Castle. Take out or eat in. Adults $8; Children $5. Preorder tickets at (724) 654-9297. Tickets also available at door.

BrewFest, 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 7, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave., New Castle. A groovy night with inspiration from the peace-loving, bell-bottomed, civic-minded “Daddies” of the 60s. Hip brews, buffet, AMS entertainment, s’mores, hot dogs and more. Tickets $35. (724) 652-2882.

New Castle’s Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 7, downtown New Castle. Local bands, marching units, Veterans Color Guard, fire trucks and more. Sponsored by the American Legion.

Light Up Night, 7 p.m., Nov. 12, downtown New Castle. Ring in the holiday season with marching bands, floats, food, fireworks and Santa. 5 p.m. vendors open; 6 p.m. parade line-up. (724) 654-5593.

Christmas on Main Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 14, Volant. Santa arrives in a horse-drawn carriage to open the holiday season. Strolling musicians, family fun and more. (724) 533-5611.

Festival of Trees, 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28, Neshannock High School, 301 Mitchell Road, New Castle. Beautifully decorated trees and wreaths on display, with entertainment, food and craft booths. Benefits New Castle Public Library.

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