Make Plans for These Somerset, PA Events
There are a number of Somerset, PA events that take place each year that you won't want to miss. From a fascinating up-close look at folk history to the sweet sights and smells of sugaring time, you'll get plenty of chances for hands-on happenings during your visit to Somerset. Here are some of our staff favorites.
22nd Annual Fire & Ice Festival
"There's no place like home." January 13-15 join Somerset in celebrating the 22nd Annual Fire and Ice Festival. This year it will be Wizard of Oz themed. Enjoy ice sculptures, winter artisans, food, more!
Ligonier Ice Fest
January 21-22, it's Ice Fest's 26th Anniversary! Grab a warm drink and enjoy the ice masterpieces around town! The Ligonier Ice Fest features more than 50 ice sculptures, carved while you watch! Plus, kettle korn, and horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting) and live music both days.
Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities, January 23-29, 2017. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
A sure sign of the sweet return of spring in the Laurel Highlands is when the sap starts to run on the sugar maple trees in “Maple City, USA,” a.k.a. Meyersdale, Pennsylvania . . . home of the annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival. Thousands of visitors attend this event to observe the ritual of tapping trees and the maple production process and to stop at the town’s community center and sample the area’s renowned maple syrup on a huge stack of fluffy pancakes and sausage.
18th Century Miliary History Weekend
May 27-28, over 150 troops from Seven Years War, Inc. and the Detachment of the 8th PA Regiment will be encamped at Fort Ligonier throughout the weekend. Visitors will see and experience a variety of living history programs, drills, and artillery demonstrations. Open 10 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturday and 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM on Sunday.