This weekend's calendar of events will bring a little bit of everything: the beginning of a craft beer week, a handful of fall festivals and a night hike through the forest. And those are just the highlights! It's never too early to start planning out your weekend.
Greensburg Craft Beer Week - Sept. 17-26
Calling all craft beer lovers! Greensburg Craft Beer Week is coming in hot this year with 10 days of some of the best beer and entertainment the region has to offer. The craft beer-centric events at various Greensburg breweries, restaurants and local businesses range from brunch and a dog-friendly yappy hour to kickball games and a home brew competition. Make sure to bring your Laurel Highlands Pour Tour Passport, or grab one at participating locations, to collect a few stickers throughout the week!
62nd Annual Ligonier Highland Games - Sept. 18
Break out your bagpipes! The Ligonier Highland Games brings more than 5,000 individuals together to celebrate their Scottish heritage through athletic events, food, Scottish and Celtic goods and, of course, music and dance! The event is complete with haggis hurling, a Scottish dog exhibit and plenty of craic (an Irish good time)!
Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival - Sept. 18-19
The Flax Scutching Festival was started in 1907 by Elmer N. Miller, who decided that old friends and new should gather annually and make linen cloth. 100 years later, the tradition still lives on in Stahlstown with the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, treat yourself to a buckwheat cake and sausage dinner, experience Civil War and Revolutionary War Mililtia encampments, watch educational demonstrations on flax scutching and more!
Derry Railroad Days - Sept. 18-19
The town of Derry was originally founded in 1852 to specifically serve the Pennsylvania Railroad due to its easy access to water and position upon a slight summit. Today, the heritage of Derry is celebrated by the annual Derry Railroad Days festival. Enjoy a parade, family activities, live entertainment, delicious food, unique craft booths and, of course, a model train display!
Harvest Night Hike - Sept. 18
Does wandering through the woods on a crisp fall night sound thrilling to you? Spend your Saturday night on this 2-mile guided hike through Forbes State Forest, where the only thing lighting your way will be the moon! Well, that's sort of true. If you have a headlamp, we recommend bringing it! Pre-registration is required, so reserve your spot on the trek today.
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