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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.

Rosie Revere Engineer, May 6-10

The Mountain Playhouse presents "Rosie Revere Engineer." Presented by TheatreWorks USA. Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams.  Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). For elementary students.

Antiques of the Diamond, June 1 

Are you ready to do some antique shopping? More than 50 antique dealers will display a treasure trove of beautiful antiques on the Ligonier Diamond and on East and West Main Street.

Antique collectors from all over the region will travel to Ligonier to search for treasures of all shapes and sizes, including furniture, jewelry, art, home décor, vintage clothing, antique toys and so much more. You never know what kind of treasure you'll find!

 

Miner's Memorial Day Festival, June 13-16

The Miners' Day Festival is sponsored by the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation with assistance from WAVE (Windber Area Visioning Experience), the Windber Museum volunteers and the Windber Hotel staff. It is an annual event to honor the coal miners who worked and died in the mines, growing from a small parade on main street to the current four-day street festival. Visitors from around southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond come to enjoy events including car, motorcycle, truck and ATV shows with live entertainment, street dances each night featuring local bands, fireworks, food and craft vendors, a children’s petting zoo, games, a parade and other fun family activities. This event is designed to celebrate our rich heritage in coal and family values. Good, clean entertainment for the entire family! 

National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival, June 13-15

The National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival is managed by the Confluence Lions Club and hosts about 50 chainsaw carvers from all over the U.S. The Festival is held in Addison, PA at the Community Park. The carvers will be carving, displaying and selling their items to the public. The Carving Auction is on Saturday at 3pm. Net proceeds from the Festival are donated to the Somerset County Blind Center. $105,000 has been raised to date from ten Festivals.

Beer & Gear Festival, June 15

Circle the date on your calendar and come to Ohiopyle for an incredible Saturday of live music, vendors showcasing the best outdoor gear brands and ever-flowing awesome local microbrews on tap.

This wildly-popular one-day festival kicks off summer in style. Tickets are sold at the event only, there are no advance tickets. $25 gets you the festival experience and free beer sampling. Enjoy a great summer day with friends, see the latest new outdoor gear from your favorite vendors and sample the best brews in southwestern Pennsylvania. What could be better? Oh yeah – add awesome live music and kick up your feet dancing on Garrett Street!

Music TBD
Beer sampling is complimentary.
Everyone must have an ID. No ID = no entry. We do not make the rules, just abide by them.
No-one under 21 will be admitted (kids 12 and under are okay)
We love dogs as much as anyone. Please leave them at home in good hands.
Parking in Ohiopyle
Parking can be a bit difficult in Ohiopyle. There is no parking at the festival site on Garrett Street. Please remember that all Ohiopyle State Park parking lots close at dark. Do not plan on leaving a car overnight in a parking lot. Bring a designated driver!

Sugar Grove Antiques & Artisan Show, June 15

Outdoor antique show held rain or shine inside the courtyard at Georgian Place surrounded by the specialty shoppes. Many vendors will be set up selling antiques, collectibles and vintage treasures. Food vendors will also be selling their wares. We are located a quarter of a mile off of the PA Turnpike, (Rt 70/76) exit 110 in Somerset. Turn left at second light on Route 601 N then right at second light at Kings Restaurant.

The Irish and How They Got That Way, June 18-30

The Mountain Playhouse presents a  celebration of all things Irish through traditional and contemporary songs and stories as told by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela’s Ashes.

Summer in Ligonier Arts & Crafts Show, July 19-20

Enjoy arts, crafts, merchant sidewalk sales, kids activities including balloon artists, face painting and caricatures, kettle corn and much more!

Somerset's Chalk the Block Festival, July 27-28

Come out to Uptown Somerset for a day of interactive art! Watch as artists from the region transform the sidewalks into a patchwork of colorful murals and vote for your favorite. Professional artists will live-chalk over Saturday and Sunday. Live music and laughter will fill the air as local folk musicians take to the streets, children's games abound, artist and artisans demonstrate their trades and sell their wares. Food trucks and popup shops join local businesses in Historic Uptown Somerset as well!

49th Annual Somerset Antique Show, August 10

Shop from more than 100 dealers displaying quality wares on the streets of Uptown Somerset. The show includes food vendors and an antique and classic car show. Admission is free and free parking is available in the Somerset County parking garage on East Catherine Street. The show is held rain or shine.

Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival, August 17-18

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, a cornhole tournament, children’s activities and wagon rides await. The festival is free and sponsored by the Friends of Laurel Hill and many other local businesses.

4,000 Acres of Music Over Two Awesome Days
This festival started in 2008. The original idea was to create a signature event for the park that was family-friendly and free. The Friends of Laurel Hill and the staff at Laurel Hill State Park take great pride in hosting this event and creating memories for you, your friends and your family. ENJOY!

Somerset County Fair, August 17-24

A Showcase of Agriculture and our youth.

Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Western Pa.

The Somerset County Fair has some of the largest and best livestock shows in the state. We have nightly entertainment in the grandstand and amusement rides on the midway.

All for one price - $10.00 per person + $2.00 per car parking. (Advance sales $8)

Please visit us this year as we showcase our county.

Antiques on the Diamond, August 24

Are you ready to do some antique shopping? More than 50 antique dealers will display a treasure trove of beautiful antiques on the Ligonier Diamond and on East and West Main Street.

Antique collectors from all over the region will travel to Ligonier to search for treasures of all shapes and sizes, including furniture, jewelry, art, home décor, vintage clothing, antique toys and so much more. You never know what kind of treasure you'll find!

Farmers & Threshermens Jubilee, September 4-8

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!

 

 

 

 

 



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