Pineknotter Days set for Saturday, PennDOT plans new detour

File photo of Duke Street project


NORTHUMBERLAND – Northumberland’s summer tradition is back starting with a few activities this weekend, then the full festival Monday through Friday next week.  During the festival, PennDOT will not rest and the contractors will continue work on Duke and Front Streets, says Northumberland Mayor Daniel Berard. However, Berard says there will be a change in the Duke Street detour to accommodate the festivities, “The northbound detour will be Third Street to King Street, to Fifth Street, back to Duke Street. That way, Second Street will be in use, but they have a trailer set up for all the entertainment, set up at the end of King Street Park.”


A new attraction to this year’s festivities is an art show at the Northumberland Little House, formerly The Girl Scout Little House. Kim King, Pineknotter Days committee Secretary, “Barb Kistner is going to be having an art show there each evening. She’s planning to showcase local artists, as well as her art. It’ll be every evening from around 6-9 p.m. It’s just up on Third Street. She’s done some beautiful renovations in that building.”


Another change, Re-Creation will play Tuesday instead of their usual Monday night appearance. You can hear more about the upcoming Pineknotter Day’s celebration at


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