What’s Happening at Laurel Festival?

Find out what's in store for the 75th Annual Laurel Festival!


by John Vogt - June 15, 2016

This week’s Chamber’s Highlights focuses on the 75th Annual State Laurel Festival, held June 11-19. Begun as a weekend event in 1938 by Larry Woodin, the festival has grown into a weeklong celebration that kicks off the summer. Each night of the 2016 Laurel Festival, there are a free concerts open to the public. The next performance will be Wellsboro Town Band on Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00pm on the Green.

Friday, June 17, the Queen Preview will take place on the outdoor Deane Center Stage at 12:0pm and 5:00pm, including a performance by Zydeco Trail Riders. Saturday, June 18, at 9:00am the 10k Footrace and the 2-mile Fun Run start at Packer Park. Later that afternoon, at 2:00pm, the Laurel Festival Parade will make its way down Wellsboro Main Street with many creative floats by various nonprofit organizations. Saturday will conclude with the Queen’s Coronation at 6:30pm in the Deane Center. Throughout the weekend, over 110 artisans plan to display their pieces at the Arts and Crafts Fair, on Friday 10:00am-8:00pm, and on Saturday 9:00am-7:00pm.

Sunday, June 19, at 10:30am the area churches will hold a Union Church Service on the Green. The final concert of the week will be performed by Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys at 2:00pm in the Deane Center.
Please, join us in Wellsboro this week to enjoy the festivities. We hope to see you there!

For more information, or to download the printable schedule, visit the Chamber of Commerce website here.



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