Whether you’re into tractors, ATVs, motorcycles, classic cars, or car races, you’ll find plenty of ways to get out enjoy the history and muscle behind these machines in the Laurel Highlands. Bring your own classic or marvel at the wide selection of antique cars at these great car shows. Have a blast with the family at the raceway. If revving the engine isn’t your style, check out great biking trails. Rent a motorcycle, and see the beauty of the Laurel Highlands on your hog. Whether you’re a spectator or looking for the thrill of the ride, the Laurel Highlands has you covered.
Show off your classic hot-rod, and enjoy fun for the whole family at these great events. Some with bounce houses, door prizes, awards, and a ton of other great fun. Celebrate your love of cars all summer long!
- July 9 – 6th Annual Car Cruise at Bushy Run Battlefield
- July 30 – 4th Annual Corn Cook-Out & Car Cruise
- August 12 – The Stroll in Ligonier
- August 13 – 46th Annual Somerset Antique Show
- August 14 – August Fun Fest at Cedar Creek Park
- September 15 – Downtown Irwin’s Fall Appreciation Car Cruise
For the Love of Tractors
August 4-7 – Stoystown Lions Antique Tractor Festival
From the Antique tractors and the tractor parade to the tractor ride, and tractor pulls, Stoystown Lions Antique Tractor Festival is tons of fun. Enjoy great food and entertainment as well.
September 7-11 – Farmers & Threshermens Jubilee
Where antique machinery takes center stage, the festival showcases the early machines of agricultural life, from steam engines to horse-powered machines. Catch a demonstration, watch the parade, and antique contests. Grab a bite from fantastic vendors while you’re there.
A Two-Wheeled Adventure
Escape the hustle and bustle of downtown with a motorcycle rental. Come see the beauty of the Laurel Highlands on a bike from EagleRider Pittsburgh. Have a one-day excursion or a long adventure.
National Road Heritage Corridor
Follow in George Washington’s footsteps along a trail originally carved through the Laurel Highlands by Native American tribes, traversed by pioneers, and transformed by the Industrial Revolution into a vital commercial route.
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Travel along the Lincoln highway, with everything from incredible views, to roadside attractions, like the Lincoln Highway Experience, where you can learn more about the history of the road. Stop in Ligonier for great food or check out Coal Miner's Cafe for grub on the way.
Laurel Highlands Scenic Byway
The byway follows Routes 711 and 381, from Seward through Historic Ligonier, Donegal, and Ohiopyle, ending south of Farmington. With fantastic overlooks, majestic Allegheny peaks, and rolling farmland along the way, there's beauty around every corner.
Mountain Ridge Trails Resort: with over 2500 acres and trails to fit any style and skill level, Mountain Ridge Trails Resort is an oasis for ATV & Motocross riders. This is a bring-your-own park with no rentals available.
Great Allegheny Passage: Go on a man-powered two wheel adventure on the Great Allegheny Passage. Bike through the beautiful scenery of the Laurel Highlands on nearly 150 miles of level trails.
Mountain Biking in the Laurel Highlands: Head to a state park for a great cardio workout on rugged mountain trails. Check out Seven Springs Mountain Resort for the ultimate downhill mountain bike park, with 11 trails packed full of berms, banks, rock gardens, drops, bridges and 20+ foot jumps. Ride the lift back to the top for never-ending downhill thrills.
Off to the Races
Hear the thunder in the mountains at Jennerstown Speedway. This half mile oval track has been the backdrop for family fun for generations.