Tag - History

The Palace Theater

You can get pretty far flipping your fins in the Laurel Highlands this weekend! From a musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid to a Chili Cook-Off, this weekend is full of amazing events. Plus, the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour launches at 31 brewery, winery, distillery and cidery locations, so be sure to grab your passport at any of…

Voodoo Brewery | Spirits and Spirits

A 3-Day, 3-Night Trip Fall is the perfect season to pair spooky stops with sensational samples of beer, wine, ciders and shine. Considered the number one beer producer in the country, Pennsylvania’s brew trails have now expanded into the Laurel Highlands with endless opportunities to taste and travel on the Laurel Highlands Pour Tour. Tour…

Mother Earth News Fair

This September weekend is brimming with fantastic fall events! From haggis hurling to grape stomping to music festivals and historic reenactments, there is truly something for everyone! So come on out and enjoy everything the Laurel Highlands has to offer. Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort - Sept. 13-15 View…

Tower of Voices at Flight 93 National Memorial

Tower of Voices at Flight 93 National Memorial

Friday, September 6, 2019 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

On September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked in a planned attack against the United States. Two airliners were flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and a third aircraft into the Pentagon. A fourth aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into an open field in the Laurel Highlands near the small town of Shanksville,…

Yoga on the Yough

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 View this post on Instagram…

Kentuck Knob

Divine Design

Friday, August 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip As a region known for stunning scenery, significant history and unique connections to spirituality, the Laurel Highlands welcomes groups both big and small to take this tour. The trip includes stops at an exquisite basilica, drives along historic and scenic highways, visiting charming towns, taking in awe-inspiring views and…

Charlotte Pletcher, Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire, West Newton

During your 2019 Labor Day Weekend, squeeze in a few extra Laurel Highlands events and activities between picnics. If you don't have plans, snag a room or cabin to make it a long weekend getaway! Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival - August 31 - Sept. 1 View this post on Instagram Beginning Renaissance Parade…

Autumnfest Weekends

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Fort Necessity March

Before our nation was founded and before Pennsylvania was a state, a young George Washington traipsed through our forests and pivotal battles took place in our backyard. While walking through the Laurel Highlands, you get the sense that something great happened here, something important. The region's history is rich and filled with a trail of…

Win Big with the 2019 Westmoreland Heritage Passport Contest Blog

Summer has arrived. The kids are home from school. The in-laws are in town for a visit. Your long-distance significant other is spending a weekend at your home. You’re trying to fill every minute with activity, but at some point, the ideas run dry. You sigh, and think with growing frustration, “There’s just nothing to do around…

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