Pennsylvania Laurel Festival Festival next week; full schedule of events


The 78th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival kicks off Saturday, June 8 and continues through Sunday, June 16 in Wellsboro, Pa.

Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is Family Day and the Children’s Health Fair on The Green, rain or shine. More than 35 organizations will have booths with information, activities and giveaways from helium balloons to free bike helmets in sizes toddler to large. A bounce house, a 15-foot inflatable slide and slack lines will all be part of the fun. Each youngster at Family Day can take home a free playground ball.

This Sunday, June 9 is the Pet Parade. Children with decorated bicycles and pets of all types from dogs to ducks will gather for judging at 12:25 p.m. in the Packer Park picnic area behind the Wellsboro Senior Center parking lot on Queen Street. At 1:30 p.m., the parade will leave the park, travel up Main Street to The Green where awards will be presented.

Every night, Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, will be a concert with different entertainers. Donations are always appreciated.

The Laurel Festival 10K at 9 a.m. and Two-Mile Fun Run at 9:05 a.m. will start events on Saturday, June 15. Both will begin at Packer Park on Queen Street. Packet pick-up and registration for the 10K and Fun Run will be from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the park. The 10K entry fee is $25 and Fun Run, $5.

At 2 p.m., the Laurel Festival Parade, themed “Find Your Adventure” will reach Main Street. Waving to the crowd from floats will be Laurel Queen Katelyn Loss and the 28 Laurel Queen candidates. Top-notch drum and bugle corps, bagpipers and high school marching bands and special units, such as the Bucktails and the Jaffa Shrine Lil Vettes.


78th Annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival

2019 Schedule of Events

June 8-16, 2019

Free unless stated otherwise

Saturday, June 8

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Family Day & Children’s Health Fair
The Green

Sunday, June 9
1:30 p.m.
Pet Parade
Main Street to The Green
(Judging: 12:25 p.m. at
Packer Park Picnic Area on Queen Street)

Monday, June 10
7 p.m.
Laurel Concert Series
Father-Daughter Duo

Megan and Chris McGarry

American roots music
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center

$5 Donation Recommended

Tuesday, June 11
7 p.m.
Laurel Concert Series
Drowsy Maggie – Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center

$5 Donation Recommended

Wednesday, June 12
  7 p.m.

Laurel Concert Series
Wellsboro Town Band
Outdoors on The Green
Rain location: Wellsboro High School Auditorium

Donation Recommended

Thursday, June 13
 7 p.m.

Laurel Concert Series

Wellsboro Men’s & Women’s Choruses

Broadway to Pop 

First Presbyterian Church
130 Main Street

$5 Donation Recommended

Friday, June 14

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Fair &
International Street of Foods
The Green

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jerry Brown & Django (capuchin monkey)

The Green

12 p.m.

Queen Candidates Welcome
Tioga County Courthouse Steps

4:30 p.m.
Queen’s Preview & 

Laurel Concert with 3D 

Deane Center Outdoor Stage
Rain location: Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center

7:30 p.m.
Gathering Time Tribute Concert to

Peter, Paul & Mary, Crosby, Stills & Nash

Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center
For ticket prices, call 570-724-6220

or visit

Saturday, June 15
9 a.m.

10K Foot Race & 2-Mile Fun Run
Entry fee: 10K $25; Fun Run $5
Packer Park on Queen Street

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Fair &
International Street of Foods
The Green

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jerry Brown & Django (capuchin monkey)

The Green

11 a.m. 

Mansfield University SaxAlums

The Green

12 p.m.

Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum Corps

Chamber Office Lawn

114 Main Street

2 p.m.
Laurel Festival Parade
Nichols, Queen, Main, King, Walnut Streets

3 p.m.
Downbeat Percussion

The Green

6:30 p.m.

Coronation of 2019 Laurel Queen
Coolidge Theatre, Deane Center

Sunday, June 16

10:30 a.m.
Union Church Service
The Green
Rain location: First Baptist Church

For more information, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce by stopping in at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro, by calling 570-724-1926, emailing or visiting

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