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.
July 9-16: Annual Laurel Highlands Somerfest event – a performing arts and demonstrating crafts festival with parade, music, food, live entertainment, artisans (only those who demonstrate their creative techniques), and more.
Seven Springs Rib & Wing Festival
Seven Springs Mountain Resort presents the sixth annual Rib & Wing Festival on Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, 2016! Enjoy mouth-watering ribs and wings, musical entertainment, a beer garden and Kids’ Zone.
Stoystown Lions Antique Tractor Festival
August 4-7: Antique Tractors, Tractor Parades, Tractor ride, Tractor Pulls, sawmill operation, good Food and Entertainment. Rain or Shine! Located 1/2 mile east of Stoystown just off Route 30 at Stoystown Lions Park.
46th Annual Somerset Antique Show
August 13: Celebrating our 46th year! More than 100 dealers on the streets of Somerset, exit 110 of the Pa. Turnpike. Includes antiques and collectibles, food vendors, and an antique & classic car show. Enjoy uptown antique shops.
America's 911 Memorial Ride
August 18: Remembering the Heroes, Volunteers and Victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and since.
Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival
August 20-21: The Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania is an outdoor playground with stunning natural beauty. This annual festival showcases musicianship, craftsmanship, stewardship, and friendship. The festival is nestled amongst the 4,000 acre Laurel Hill State Park in beautiful Somerset County. This location creates an ideal connection for visitors to enjoy their surroundings in a family friendly environment. Seven bands, artisans, food vendors, period reenactors, Cornhole Tournament, children’s activities, and wagon rides await. The festival is free of admission and sponsored by the Friends of Laurel Hill and many other local businesses.
Seven Springs Wine Festival
The Seven Springs Wine Festival, August 26 through 28, 2016, showcases wineries from all over Pennsylvania offering a tantalizing experience for anyone who loves wine. The festival features complimentary wine sampling from 30 wineries, daily seminars, live entertainment, a variety of crafts, and musical entertainment.
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.