The variety of events this weekend is outstanding! Some are inaugural and others have been happening for decades, but they all have one purpose: bring everybody together to experience the community and beauty of of the Laurel Highlands!
Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee - Sept. 4-8
The Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee celebrates Somerset County's agrarian heritage to the fullest and the star of the show is antique machinery. Old tractors, steam engines and other powerful machines gets rolled out for display, demonstrations, parades, contests and more! Other activities include arm wrestling contests, a quilt show, an apple pie contest, live music, arts and crafts, and, of course, FOOD!
Mountain Craft Days - Sept. 6-8
We're planning ahead for the rain on Sunday, with ALTERNATE PARKING & SHUTTLES arranged at the Growmark Company lot along route 601 — just past Giant Eagle, if you’re coming from Somerset. ***Access the festival grounds even faster with the shuttle! Park on a hard surface and take a short ride right to the main entrance!*** Follow the signs as you approach the festival -- they'll direct you where you need to go. So grab your umbrella and enjoy the last day of Mountain Craft Days!
Mountain Craft Days makes sure that the traditions and history of the Laurel Highlands is not forgotten. In a woodsy countryside setting, this can't-miss event features more than 125 craft booths, many musical performances, traditional foods and tons of living history. Around every corner, you will experience an artisan or entertainer interpreting life as it was "back in the day" in western Pennsylvania.
Moment of universe synergy when my dress angle perfectly matched this statue at the Southern Alleghenies Museum in Ligonier, PA! I’ve now edited 1,100 photos from the trip — 400 to go, then it’s time to start writing! Back to work... (Yes, I know some people just take a few snaps and throw together articles, but I take obsessive pride in doing the best possible work.) . . . #sculpture #travel #arts #travelfashion #fashion #dresses #leotainthewild #laurelhighlands #visitpa #pennsylvania #travelblogger #bostonmodel #ligonierpa
As a thank you, The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is hosting a Family Fun Day to wrap up the summer. The free event will allow kids to learn while getting creative through silk marbling, storytelling, necklace making, acrylic pouring, rock painting and more. Parents can stroll through the beautiful flower gardens, check out the rotating exhibits and purchase raffle tickets!
Fayette County Skylights - Sept. 7
Don't miss out on the inaugural Fayette County Skylights Festival! Every attendee receives a free 100% biodegradable lantern upon their arrival, and the release will be at dusk. But before the sun goes down, enjoy live music changing every hour, grab a bite to eat from food trucks, participate in various games and activities and decorate your lantern!
Paws in the Park at Bushy Run Battlefield - Sept. 7
Bushy Run Battlefield is a hot spot for furry friends to run, meet and play, and they're embracing it! The Paws in the Park event will be a fun day for all, featuring a scavenger hunt, DIY pet item stations, an obstacle course, a caricature artist to draw you and your pets and more.
Sandyvale Wine Festival - Sept. 7
The Sandyvale Wine Festival's main focus is obviously wine, but the event offers so much more than spirits! Gather with your friends in the Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and accompany your delicious bottle of wine with live music, great food (including cheese, of course), a palm reader, hot air balloon rides and more!
Wellness on the Yough 2019 - Sept. 7
We are thrilled to welcome Robin, of Sunterra Yoga! She will be leading a yoga for athletes this year at Wellness On The Yough! - She has been practicing yoga since 2010 and completed her 200 hour teacher training at Moonglow Yoga in 2017. She is also a life-long equestrian, enjoys hiking and mountain biking, and has competed in several sprint-distance triathlons. - Robin first found yoga when she decided to incorporate asana practice into her fitness routine for the physical and emotional benefits it provided during endurance and cross-training. Since then, she has found herself further exploring and deepening her practice holistically. - She chose to become a yoga instructor as a way of sharing her passion for the benefits of the physical aspects of the practice as well as encouraging others to seek out the deeper rewards of self-love, self-discovery, mindfulness, and fearlessness. - Robin's yoga style is one of exploration, creativity, and lightheartedness; she tries to never take things too seriously on the mat! You can find more information about Robin at www.sunterrayoga.com! - #wellnessontheyough2019 #woty2019 #woty #naturallivingfestival #healthylivingfestival #organic #holistic #healing #festival #local #handmade #natural #meditation #fitness #mindbodysoul #healtheducation #healthylifestyle #health #wellness
Wellness on the Yough is an annual event in Connellsville that brings together local businesses, instructors, health enthusiasts and even newbies to experience holistic living. Sit in on educational workshops, get physical with a 90-minute fitness class led by locals and enjoy a delicious healthy lunch all while meeting people with the same mindset as you!
Check out 60+ other events happening this weekend!