The first weekend of October is full of fun for families in Northeast Pennsylvania. Here are my weekly picks:

See a children’s play as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival. “The Bug Play” is about “an unlikely hero shrinks down to the size of a bug. Thrust into the world of butterflies, beetles and ants, our hero learns a big lesson about life, our planet and caring for others.” Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library.

Shop the work of local artists, visit shops and enjoy music, food and children’s activities at the fourth annual Green Ridge Fall Festival. The festival, which is a great place to see people you haven’t seen in a while, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pick up some new children’s books at the Friends of the Abington Community Library fall book sale. The sale begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, and it always includes great children’s selections.

Glam a pumpkin at Creekside Gardens in Tunkhannock on Saturday and Sunday. Use glitter, paint and glue to create a masterpiece to take home. As a bonus, if you go on Saturday, stop by the Tunkhannock Hometown Fall Fest.

Try some new ethnic foods at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s fall food fest, which runs until Friday in Scranton, or get some halupki, haluski, pirohi and kielbasa at the St. George’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church food festival, which is on Saturday and Sunday in Taylor.

Pick apples and pumpkins at many locations across NEPA. Check out the list here.

Looking for more? Check out Access NEPA’s event calendar here.