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Family Fun Since 1945!

The 2024 North East Firemen's Cherry Festival is back and better than ever! Featuring your favorite rides, slides, festival foods and games, you are sure to have a great time for a great cause. 

Cherry Festival is the annual summer gathering in beautiful North East, PA. This gathering, often times a rally point of class reunions, weddings, family activities and time honored traditions will be here July 17th - July 20th. 

The Sausage Tent, a staple of the festival and home of our namesake "Cherry Festival Sausage" is sure to keep you coming back for more. A delicious fresh made, hand cut roll surrounds a secret recipe sausage with fresh cut onions and peppers. If fresh cut regular fries are your thing, then this is the place for you. 

The Fry Barn, home of the curliest of fries and tender cuts of delicious chicken served piping hot and fresh made just for you. Some potatoes are grown for salads, but only the best Idaho potatoes make the cut and get to become Cherry Festival Curly Fries. 

Ox Roast, Hot Dogs, Burgers and the sweetest Cherry Pies await you at the Ladies' Auxiliary tent. Serving the finest Smiths provisions products, the Ladies serve up crowd pleasing favorites year after year. 

Rides this year are provided by TDK Entertainment, LLC. Joining us for their first year, their trained staff provides clean and safe family entertainment for festivals, fairs and other events all across Pennsylvania. "Our staff is trained, and in company apparel, giving our guests the experience of an amusement park environment. We look forward to working with the volunteers at the North East Firemen's Cherry Festival this year to create a memorable family event", said Tim Krise, President of TDK Entertainment, LLC. 

And who can forget the largest volunteer firemen's parade in Pennsylvania?? Join us downtown North East on Saturday July 20th at 2pm to see bands, performing groups, horses and emergency vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Often its own form of party for the community, we like to think of it as our way of giving back to the town for the support shown to us throughout the year. 

All proceeds from the North East Fire Department tents benefit Fuller Hose Company #1 and Crescent Hose Company #2, and aid us in providing the best fire, rescue and EMS to the community of North East and surrounding areas. 


Wednesday - July 17th

5:30pm - Grounds Open
6pm-10pm - Ride a Rama

6pm - $50 cash / 50 Ticket Raffle 1

7pm - $50 cash / 50 Ticket Raffle 2

8pm - $50 cash / 50 Ticket Raffle 3

9pm - $50 cash / 50 Ticket Raffle 4

11:00pm - Grounds Close

Thursday - July 18th

5:30pm - Grounds Open
6pm-10pm - Ride a Rama

6pm - 76th Cherry Queen Crowning at Heard Park Grandstand

11:00pm - Grounds Close

Friday - July 19th

5:30pm - Grounds Open
6pm-10pm - Ride a Rama

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11:00pm - Grounds Close

Saturday - July 20th

7:30am - O'Neal Memorial / Cherry Fest 5K Run, register at Gibson Park
12:00pm - Fest Grounds Open

2:00pm - Cherry Festival Parade

3:00pm - 10:00pm - Ride a Rama

11:00pm - Grounds Close


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