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    Recreation Board meets the 1st Thursday of each month @ 6:30 PM at the Borough Building (when needed).

  • About Tarentum

    About Tarentum


    The town of Tarentum was founded by Judge Henry Marie Brackenridge in 1829 when the Pennsylvania Canal was completed between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The canal gave birth to many towns along the route.


Scarecrow Contest

Scarecrows, Corn rows Pumpkins on the vine. 
Leaves curl, wind swirls fall is right on time

Tarentum Recreation Board Presents the 9th annual Scarecrow Contest

Eligibility: Our Scarecrow contest is open to all ages. You can be a family, friends, groups, club, school, business or etc...



Traditional - most likely to scare a crow. Typical farm & garden scarecrow made from clothing, burlap, jeans, overalls, straw hats, aprons, bonnets, raffia, straw, etc...

Whimsical - nontraditional, fairytale, humorous, fantasy, celebrity & etc. Design your scarecrow to copy your favorite character, animal. Let your imagination run wild.

Prizes :

1st prize $100.00 gift card

2nd prize $75.00 gift card

3rd prize $50.00 gift card

Mail to: Carrie Fox @ 170 Cedar St ~ Tarentum, PA 15084

For More Information Call:

**Please see documents tab then click community events and scarecrow consent form and rules link to view or download to print out your form. or come down to the boro office to pick up one.**

Door-to-Door Trick-or-Treat

Door-to-Door Trick-or-Treat in Tarentum will be on Saturday, October 28th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Halloween BooFest

Halloween BooFest
Saturday, October 28 @ 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Tarentum Borough Building

Annual Tarentum Fall Festival

Thursday, September 28, 6-10pm
Friday, September 29, 6-10pm
Saturday, September 30, 4-10pm

Free Admission

Food, Live Music, Crafts, Carnival & Entertainment

50/50 Bingo Sponsored by Arnold VFD #1

Tarentum Riverview Park

Any Craft Vendors interested in renting a booth:
Call: Larry @ 814-571-4636 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        Tarek @ 724-681-2467 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bands and Entertainment for Fall Festival

Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017 ------Live Music "Daniels & McClain" Classic Rock -------- 7-9:30pm
Fri. Sept. 29, 2017 ----------Live Music "American Pie" 60's, 70's & 80's ----- 7-9:30 pm
Sat. Sept 30, 2017----------Pie Tasting Contest------------------------------4 pm
Pies may be entered at 3pm at the FIREMAN'S FOOD TENT)
 Live Music "Michael Christopher" Country -------7-9:30 pm








Recreational Documents

Download events schedules, festival and fair applications, and contest entry forms.



Download boro applications and forms.  Other boro downloads are available HERE.

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Latest News

  • Hydrant Flushing

    Tarentum Borough will be flushing hydrants beginning Monday October 9th , thru October 20th  starting on 1st Avenue in East Tarentum. Your water may be cloudy or rusty temporarily due to the flushing. Please check before using and run until its clear .

    Thank you.

  • Side Yard & Community Beautification Program

    For a limited time only, Allegheny County will be accepting applications for side yards to primary residences and community beautification projects to be acquired at a minimal cost to the applicant.

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection (WM)

    As part of the residential solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management, you have a convenient new opportunity to dispose of your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) safely, easily and responsibly. Introducing At Your Door Special CollectionSM, a new residential service offered by WM to provide year-round HHW collections for you.

    Download the Flyer



    Now Available - Online Utility Payments

    Tarentum Borough now offers Online Utility Payments for your water, electric and garbage. Please see the link on the upper right corner of our web page (PAY ONLINE), and begin making your monthly payments online. Contact the borough office at 724-224-1818 with any questions.