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.
Farmers & Threshermens Jubilee
September 7-11: The Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee has been known as the festival with the steam engines and the dog powered butter churn. The Jubilee has five days of events for the entire family. Come cheer for your favorite contestant at the Outhouse Dash Race, held after the wonderful Grand Jubilee parade. Many tractor, A.T.V., truck, semi-truck pulling contests and even a horse pulling contest are held during the week. Stage entertainment, crafts, quilt show and lots of good food await you at the Jubilee!
Mountain Craft Days
September 9-11: Over 125 craft artisans, musicians, and entertainers will be on hand to interpret the rich frontier heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania. Mountain Craft Days was founded in 1970 to preserve and interpret the wonderful historic craft and trades heritage of Somerset County, and with over 100 booths and a dozen outdoor performance sites located within walking distance of each other in gentle meadows and along wooded paths. A wonderful mix of historical demonstrations, music, and food is available for visitors to enjoy. The event is held rain or shine.
Mother Earth News Fair
September 23-25: The Mother Earth News Fair is a sustainable living event featuring dozens of hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, and more!
October 7-9: PumpkinFest begins on Thursday with a Queen Contest at Turkeyfoot School. Craft and food vendors open Friday at 2 PM-10 PM, Saturday from 9 AM-10 PM, and Sunday from 9 AM-7 PM. Various bands will entertain on Saturday and Sunday. Events include Balloon Bounce, Garden Tractor Pull, Car Smash, Photo Contest, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Largest Pumpkin, Tough Man Truck Pull, Bingo, 5K Run Walk, Chuck-A-Luck, Car Show, 1860's baseball game, Square Dance Demonstrations, Square Dancing Tractors. PumpkinFest concludes with a Sunday evening parade.